Fresh off their first defeat to Buhach Colony, 29-36, last week in the Central California Conference opener, the Turlock High wrestling team bounced back on Wednesday night with their first league win of the season over Atwater High, 56-13.
League play has begun for local high school student-athletes but just before things start to really get going, one final showdown took place on Saturday at Buhach Colony's gym between the Modesto Metro Conference and the Central California Conference.
Coming off a close loss to Las Vegas in their prior game, the Turlock Express looked to rally in Friday's home contest when they hosted the Seattle Impact in what resulted in the Express' most dominating performance this season thus far.
With only one game left in preseason, the Pitman High boys basketball team was looking for any spark and they got that on Tuesday night after Branson Garcia knocked in 24 points to lead the Pride into a 66-38 home shellacking over Livingston and snap a three game losing.
The Pitman High girls started their second annual holiday tournament with a dominating performance over Pacheco, 68-42, however the Lady Pride were not able to hold on to that momentum for the following two rounds of play, and ended the tourney in eighth place.
Former Turlock High graduate and boys basketball standout Alek Carlson is coming off one of the most successful seasons in school history but it wasn't with Turlock, it was with California State University, Stanislaus.
Action at the Denair High basketball tournament resumed on Friday when two local teams in Turlock Christian and Delhi met on the court in the consolation bracket with both teams seeking a win after falling in the first round.