In his second season as head coach, Erik Martinez led the Turlock Christian High varsity baseball to a struggling 5-18 record, but this season he comes in with a new light and is sure to say that there is an upside to this team.
The Turlock and Pitman baseball programs enter the 2015 season coming from different places - the Bulldogs from earning three league titles in four years and the Pride from a disappointing 8-7 season in 2014 - but both hoping to clinch a top spot in the Central California Conference. Both teams have the potential to reach their shared goal.
Pitman and Turlock High's girls varsity soccer squads kicked off the 2015 regular season with a two-day tournament event at Pitman with 16 schools from around the area competing for a chance to call themselves the best of the tourney.
Since 1974, donkeys in Hilmar have played basketball. The annual fundraiser pits members of the boys and girls basketball teams against each other in a game played atop nature's most stubborn four-legged beasts.
The 2014 season was arguably one of the most exciting years for high school sports in the area and it wasn't any different in varsity girls soccer.
Adolfo Maldonado of Pitman High has decided to attend California State University, Stanislaus on a soccer athletic scholarship.
For the second year in a row the Turlock Christian High girls' varsity basketball squad has punched their ticket to the Division VI Sac-Joaquin Section Championship game after beating Sacramento Waldorf, 48-34, in the semifinal game at home on Thursday night.
A fourth quarter catastrophe cost the Turlock Christian High boys' basketball team an opportunity to move on to the semifinal round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI Tournament.
For the eighth straight year the Turlock Christian High girls varsity basketball team is in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV semifinal round of the postseason after trouncing Freedom Christian on Tuesday night, 66-26.
Former Modesto Junior College football coach Bob Hoegh, who recently passed away this past Christmas Eve, will be commemorated on March 15 after the former coach insisted on no funeral service.
The Turlock FC U13 Elite boys' soccer team are the best in the state and they did in dramatic fashion this past weekend.
The Hilmar High (2-8) girls' varsity basketball squad hosted the top team in the Trans Valley League, Riverbank (9-1), on Tuesday night in their regular season finale for one last showdown for the seniors.
The Delhi High (8-3) varsity boys basketball team clinched a playoff berth after toppling Orestimba in a Southern Athletic League showdown at home on Friday night.
Since the 2007-08 regular seasons, Turlock Christian head coach Edwin Santiago has not had a season where his team has won no less than 18 games.
The California State University, Stanislaus softball team has already kicked off their 2015 season with a 2-2 record thus far, but there are many things that make this year much different for the Warriors and head coach Jan Schefkowitz, who has been with the team since 1992.
Not even a car crash could keep Brian Dudley and Andrew Knapp, Denair tennis' number one and two singles players, from seeking retribution against league juggernauts Ripon Christian on Friday. The two Coyote players were involved in a head-on collision on their way to the match, but still managed to make it to the courts where they won their matches in the 7-2 effort over the Knights.
Pitman High junior Rayana Plancarte scored two goals in the second half of Thursday's game as the Pride controlled the tempo for the remainder of the contest and shutout their Central California Conference foe, Atwater, 2-0.
Coming off a 0-1 loss to Atwater late in the game, the Pitman Pride softball team was quick to learn from the loss and move on as they toppled Buhach Colony at home on Wednesday with a 5-1 win behind the arm of starter Alexis Mettler.
It had been nearly five years since the Turlock High varsity softball team defeated Merced and after half a decade of turmoil the Bulldogs ended the streak with a remarkable 4-3 win on Wednesday afternoon.
Things have changed in the Central California Conference this year and this week marked the beginning of a three-game series, starting with game one at Turlock High as the Bulldogs hosted the Atwater Falcons.
The Central California Conference and the Modesto Metro Conference gathered together for Saturday's Nor Cal Relay at Johansen High with Turlock and Pitman owning the day on the pool.
It was a down game for the Hilmar varsity baseball team on Saturday afternoon when they hosted Sonora High.
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