Hilmar's varsity girls' golf team might have lost their three-time South Valley Foothill League Most Valuable Player in Makena Azevedo, but the new Yellowjackets are ready to roll into the 2016 year and have a positive outlook for the season ahead.
They might be humble and quiet, but the Turlock varsity girls' tennis team are winners and are ready and hungry to begin their chase for a 10th straight Central California Conference title in the upcoming season.
During the weekend, the Turlock Bulldogs were another of the varsity football teams in the Stanislaus District to compete in an organized scrimmage that was held at Inderkum High School in Sacramento with four total schools participating.
Saturday marked the unofficial kickoff for the 2016 high school football season as teams from across the Stanislaus District and beyond finally had the opportunity to go against another opponent in various scrimmages spread throughout the area.
Hilmar's varsity football team looks very capable of making 2016 a memorable year. This after the Yellowjackets kicked off their 2016 season with a scrimmage against a Division-I school in Los Banos High this past Saturday on the road.
The Journal visited with Turlock hometown favorite and Pitman High alum Colin Kaepernick after he and fellow Niners quarterback Blaine Gabbert participated in 7-on-7 drills at the training facility in Santa Clara earlier this month.
For the fourth consecutive season, the Turlock High varsity boys' water polo team will have a new head coach but this time it looks to hopefully be a longer stay with former alum, Manny Bettencourt, taking on the duties after last year's coach Aaron Weiss, who was forced to step down to the junior varsity role.
The Pitman varsity girls' water polo team made a splash in the Central California Conference last year after contesting for a postseason berth in a tight race near the end that eventually resulted in a third place finish for the team.