The very young, yet talented Hilmar High wrestling squad had their hands full on Wednesday night as they traveled to take on the senior-heavy Escalon High in a tight Trans Valley League matchup.
After falling to Central Catholic High this past weekend, the Turlock High Bulldogs boys' basketball team bounced back on Wednesday night in a Central California Conference showdown.
A second half outpour bolstered the Hilmar High girls' basketball squad over Ripon in a Trans Valley League bout on Tuesday night.
With league play resuming on Friday night, Turlock Christian and Denair clashed in a Southern Athletic League boys basketball bout.
All things went Merced's way when they came into Pitman High to square off in a Central California Conference showdown on Friday night.
Turlock Christian and Denair High's girls' basketball teams met for a Southern Athletic League showdown on Thursday night.
The Central California Conference is known for many sports, but on Wednesday night, Turlock and Merced High battled it out on the mat as both wrestling squads proved why they are some of the top competitors in the state.
It was a perfect year for the Shake 'n Bake U14 girls soccer team. Based out of Turlock, the team finished 19-0 in the Turlock Youth Soccer Association, taking them all the way to the Division IV State Cup-The Founders Cup in Modesto-as they dominated their opponents in a six game span.
Pitman High's Cyle Williams hit the go-ahead game-winning jumper against Central California Conference foe Buhach Colony at home on Friday night in the closing seconds of regulation in a match that ended tight at 52-50.
It was all Ripon Christian High girls basketball in Thursday's Southern Athletic League showdown against Turlock Christian.
After competing in the tough Bulldog Classic this past weekend, the Hilmar High varsity wrestling team returned for action in a dual matchup against the smaller Modesto Christian squad on Wednesday night.
The Turlock Christian High varsity boys basketball team began its Southern Athletic League play on Tuesday night as they traveled to Delhi High, who came into the game having won the previous two meetings.
The Turlock Christian Lady Eagles dominated the court from the tip-off Monday night, defeated a hosting Delhi team, 69-27, in Southern League play.
In a preseason matchup the day after New Year's, the Turlock High girls' basketball team hosted the Central Valley Hawks in what started off messy on both sides offensively but turnovers quickly transcended into points for CV and things went downhill from start to end for the Bulldogs.
In their first two years in the Professional Arena Soccer League, the Turlock Express were able to notch back-to-back winning seasons that included a playoff berth at 10-6 in 2011-12 and a 9-7 mark last year.
The valley's seemingly endless dry fall ended with a downpour on Friday. As the rain washed away harvest dust, it also took with it Turlock High football's dreams for a Central California Conference title - with just one play.
Making the playoffs is a difficult task, but it doesn't seem that way for the Dehli High Hawks. The Hawks clinched a postseason berth for the seventh consecutive season on Thursday after notching a 2-1 win over Southern Athletic League foe Mariposa County High.
Pitman High girls water polo, which had already solidified a spot in the postseason, came in to Thursday's crosstown game against Turlock with a lot of confidence. That confidence was soon shaken, however, when the Bulldogs pulled off a 5-4 victory.
Turlock and Pitman boys water polo teams met on Thursday night at Pitman High for one final Central California Conference showdown.
It's a season sweep.
Grind it out till you win; league champions couldn't feel sweeter.
Add another accolade and banner to Turlock High.
The Denair High Coyotes varsity football team is still winless in the Southern Athletic League after dropping its fifth straight league match last Friday.
Hilmar High's football team failed to play spoilers in their penultimate home Trans Valley League matchup against Hughson High, which ended with a 37-21 loss.
Don't lose it. Keep grinding.
Pitman High's girls' and boys' varsity water polo squads ended their penultimate match of the season with a win over Central California Conference foe Buhach Colony at home on Thursday.
For the Pride it should be four times the charm.
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