STEVINSON - By having all five scorers shoot 50 or under, including a freshman who was playing at Stevinson Ranch Golf Club for the first time, the Turlock High girls golf team surpassed crosstown rival Pitman High in the Central California Conference finale by 55 strokes (238-293) to complete a 10-0 record on Thursday afternoon.
They needed this win.
Both teams are undefeated.
Turlock High football coach James Peterson has said it before: There are no weak teams in the Central California Conference.
SALIDA - Right before the game, a Hilmar High football player was overheard yelling four very powerful words to his teammates.
The Pitman volleyball team avenged its only league loss of the season on Thursday night, when the Pride, led by Ashley Solis' 26 kills, fought through a long match and an exciting fifth and final set to beat Buhach Colony High, 25-8, 13-25, 23-25, 25-21, 16-14, in Atwater.
At this point in the season, Turlock High's Mary Krupka knows the little things can make the biggest impact.
Turlock High boys water polo coach Steve Feaver sensed that his players were nervous about Tuesday night's matchup with Pitman High, hours before it began.
The Turlock High girls water polo team aimed to make a statement against Pitman High, and that was to treat its crosstown rival just like any other team - an approach that helped erase all the special circumstances surrounding Tuesday night's match at the Pitman High pool.
Buhach Colony High football has been annihilating teams all season. In the Thunder's five wins, three of the teams couldn't score more than one touchdown, two were blown out by at least 53 points and only one opponent scored in double-digits.
In the game of football, it's difficult to give every player time on the field.
In the raised stands of the old girls gym at Turlock High, fans stayed cool by fanning themselves with sheets of paper or whatever they got their hands on. Near the entrance were two gigantic fans blasting air inside to keep everyone from sweating.
While Kim Corgiat was explaining the "rebranding" of Turlock Aquatic Club, the coach kept an eye on her swimmers, who were in the middle of a friendly competition toward the end of practice at the Pitman High pool. In this instance, swimming was not a task. It was a fun activity, and that's how Corgiat and her program want others to see it.
MODESTO - On Monday evening, the Hilmar High volleyball team won three of four sets against Modesto Christian High. But that one loss is not a big deal. According to coach Patti Harris, the Yellowjackets always find a way to win.
The Turlock High girls tennis team wants another Central California Conference title, and not even crosstown rival Pitman High could stop the Bulldogs.