After being postponed due to the massive rainfall on Tuesday, the much anticipated rivalry between Turlock and Pitman High grew higher as the two met on the tennis courts on Wednesday in a Central California Conference bout.
It was Pitman High girls soccer, the third ranked team in league, against the top seeded squad in Merced with the chance to make a statement to stay in the playoff hunt but the game transcended into what has been the story for the Pride all year long-missed opportunities.
With the weather not being a factor just yet, the Hilmar girls softball squad was able to pull off a two-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Central Catholic 6-5 in a non-league game on Monday.
Out of 16 schools and over 80 golfers at Monday's Pitman Invitational, Hilmar High's Landon Azevedo was the best after finishing the day atop with a score of 73, five strokes ahead of second place Brandon Gordian of Buhach Colony.
Turlock rolled to a 2-0 victory, despite a lackluster performance on a cold, wet night at Joe Debely Stadium on Monday.
The Pitman and Turlock soccer teams finally met on the field Friday after Wednesday's game was postponed due to much-needed rain. The delay only increased the tension, as the rival Central California Conference teams battle for the full 80 minutes.
A late seventh inning rally from Atwater saw two runs scored to put the Falcons up by two against Pitman High as the defense kept cool in the next half inning and the game ended in a 5-3 home loss for the Pride.
A walk-off RBI single from Turlock Christian's Mason Mark to score Jack Farrar in the bottom of the eighth with two outs did it for the Eagles who pulled out a 3-2 victory over Southern Athletic League foe Denair High on Thursday at Pedretti.
Things never go well when a player goes down, let alone your ace pitcher. For Pitman High's softball squad it was a blow they couldn't recover from when junior Alexis Mettler went down in the middle of the third inning Thursday afternoon.
Rivalries, especially in high school sports, can be very competitive and come down to the wire and that's exactly what happened on the tennis court on Tuesday when Denair traveled to Delhi to take on the Hawks in a Southern Athletic League matchup.
The sun was shining bright and early on Saturday, an added bonus to the local swimmers competing as part of the 12 school teams at the Nor Cal Relays at Johansen High. The bright outlook continued, at least for Pitman High, which ended the day on top in overall points.
Despite Turlock Christian's small tennis team, the Eagles still managed to come away with two wins against Delhi on Friday in five matches after forfeiting four for the day.
The Pitman Pride boys tennis team has gone through a few learning curves, but on Thursday they seemed nearly unstoppable after dominating Buhach Colony 9-0 at home.
Just before meeting up with Turlock High in that annual crosstown rival clash on the softball field, the Pitman Pride downed Golden Valley High 6-1 on Thursday.
After falling to Central California Conference foe Merced High on Wednesday, 3-2, the Turlock Bulldogs bounced right back on Friday as the picked up the win with the help of starting pitcher, sophomore Jon Temple.
Modesto Junior College volleyball head coach Tiger Shelton took over a struggling program last season and boosted them from a five-win season to a shocking 21-win season that included a postseason berth.
The 2013 Modesto Junior College football season was a 'roller coaster ride' as described by head coach Sam Young.
Denair's volleyball team has been through a rough patch the last three years, but 2014 is a whole new season.
Ty Pettigrew's girls golf squad has won three of the last four Valley Foothill League titles, and the Hilmar Lady Yellowjackets are looking to make it four out of five after the 2014 year concludes.
The 7th annual Running of the Warriors event saw nearly 250 runners - including members of Turlock and Pitman highs cross country teams - come out to launch the start of the California State University, Stanislaus cross country season.
The Oakland Raiders have suffered another 4-12 season in 2013, which was good for last place in the AFC West.
Why fix it if it isn't broken?
California State University, Stanislaus men's soccer head coach, Dana Taylor, has been all over the northern California region lately but this time with the San Jose Earthquakes East Valley U14 soccer team who competes in the Nor Cal League.
It was a bit of a struggling season in 2013 for both boys and girls Turlock High water polo squads.
The 2014 season is here, and Turlock and Pitman's cross country teams have been preparing for the start of the new season in the always competitive Central California Conference.
Turlock High has dominated girls golf in the Central California Conference over the past decade, capturing the previous 10 CCC titles, including last year's title, but don't count out Pitman for the 2014 season.
The boys and girls water polo squads of Pitman High are ready to put the past behind them and start fresh in 2014.
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