Golf preseason is in full swing for local high schools. Turlock, Pitman, Turlock Christian and Hilmar High have been hitting the golf courses as they strive for another successful year with some new and also returning golfers.
The 2013-14 year was the most successful season to-date for the California State University, Stanislaus men's basketball team as the Warriors topped out in wins (21) for the season and won their first ever California Collegiate Athletic Association title after trouncing Chico State 82-70 last weekend.
Turlock and Pitman High will meet on the baseball field in a game to watch, before league play even starts after both squads notched back-to-back wins in this year's Pedretti Tournament earning a spot in the championship round.
The Central California Conference is known to be one of the most competitive leagues in the valley in nearly every sport-including softball.
For the second time in three years, the Turlock Christian girls' basketball unit fell in the section title game, this time to Valley Christian, in a game that didn't seem to fall TC's way from the outset.
Preseason is currently underway for the Trans Valley League and Southern Athletic League softball teams and also the hopes of a successful campaign this upcoming season.
Normally, fans from the area have to watch their favorite soccer players on TV, but on Wednesday night, the town of Turlock gathered to watch a professional Major League Soccer team in person as the San Jose Earthquakes came into town to wrap up their preseason with a friendly contest against Sacramento Republic FC.
With preseason currently in play, the Southern Athletic League and Trans Valley League girls soccer teams prepare for another fresh season.
The Pitman High soccer tournament was supposed to be a launching point for the 2014 season, unfortunately, Mother Nature forced the tourney to get cancelled and sent most of the 36 scheduled teams back home.
For only the fourth time in school history the Turlock Christian girls' basketball squad is moving on to the Sac Joaquin Section D-VI championship game after trouncing Sacramento Adventist 52-38, in the semifinal game on Thursday night.
It was a bittersweet ending for the Turlock Christian boys' basketball unit on Wednesday night in the opening round of the Sac Joaquin Section D-VI tournament against Stockton Christian.
Cassie Balswick's triple-double helped lift her Turlock Christian squad over Stockton Christian at home in the opening round of the Sac Joaquin Section D-VI tournament on Tuesday night.
Action resumed on the mat this past Saturday for Turlock and Pitman High in day two of the Division I Sac Joaquin Section tournament at Franklin High.
It has been a successful - and interesting - year for the Turlock High Bulldogs. After clinching a playoff spot in their final regular season game, the Bulldogs took full advantage of the opportunity earning a Round 1 victory over Stagg High at home on Friday.
Pitman and Turlock High brought in a total of 25 wrestlers to Franklin High in Elk Grove on Friday to compete in the Division I Sac Joaquin Section tournament.
Both Turlock and Pitman High's baseball programs have solidified themselves atop the Central California Conference, and this past week both squads proved why they are to be considered teams to be reckoned with.
It is that time of the year, for many Americans and local San Jose Sharks supporters, to get behind their favorite hockey squad as the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs are in full swing.
All season long, the fourth inning has been trouble for the Pitman Pride softball team - and Thursday's Central California Conference matchup against Atwater proved it once again.
The Central California Conference swim finals were underway on Thursday with Turlock and Pitman High present at Buhach Colony to see who would prevail as the league champions of 2014.
For the first time in head coach Juan Alanizs' five year tenure as the Turlock high boys tennis coach, they finished their season undefeated with a perfect 12-0 record in the Central California Conference after trouncing cross town rivals Pitman High on Thursday afternoon.
The second Central California Conference Center Meet was in full go on Tuesday morning at Atwater High as Turlock and Pitman looked to top out the charts in both the boys and girls track divisions.
Delhi High junior pitcher, Alyssa Stockton added more stats to her already young, yet impressive career thus far, after striking out 20 in a ten-inning, 4-3 win against Ripon Christian at home Monday.
Pitman and Turlock High met on the diamond again on Friday after squaring off on Wednesday to make it two games in three days between the two cross town rivals, and fortunately for the home team, Turlock, things would end well again.
With the Stanislaus County and Central California Conference championships only days away, Turlock and Pitman High's swim teams squared off in a dual meet on Friday in a battle to see who would come out atop in the annual cross town rivalry clash.
Pitman High starting pitcher, Alexis Mettler tossed a no-hitter and jacked a two-run homer in the fourth to put her team up 7-0, then after that it seemed like everybody for the Pride of Pitman were on as they tacked on five more runs.
Now is the time that the Delhi girls soccer team can make a playoff push with less than four league contests left, but the Hawks must win out in order to possibly clinch that third and final playoff berth.
The Pitman High baseball squad was looking to solidify their spot in the playoffs with a win over cross town rival Turlock High, but Bulldog Pitcher Blake Cederlind had other plans.
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