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.
They did it. The Pitman High boys basketball team won the Oakdale Rotary Classic Tournament Championship for the first time in the team's sixth appearance after nipping Downey, then sweeping through Oakdale and Ripon Christian in the championship game.
The annual Modesto Christian Basketball tournament is one of the most competitive tournaments in the valley, as the Turlock High Bulldogs found out. The Bulldogs finished with a 2-2 record, taking 13th place after defeating Weston Ranch in one of the consolation brackets, 77-62.
The Hilmar High girls basketball team had a strong start in the Ripon Christian Tournament last week, but fell short in the end.
A new dawn of time in San Francisco for the loyal red and gold is underway-what many 49er fans call the Niner Faithful. Monday's 34-24 victory against the Atlanta Falcons marked the 36th Monday Night Football game that Candlestick Park has hosted since opening in 1971, the most of any stadium in NFL history. This was the official regular season home finale game for the 49ers at the historic stadium.
The first day of the Hilmar Christmas Classic saw the Lady Yellowjackets put on an impressive outing against Mariposa.
The Hilmar High boys basketball team had major turmoil on Thursday night in the first round of the Hilmar Christmas Classic, as they struggled on offense and defense against Mariposa.
The inexperienced Turlock High girls' basketball team showed its youth on Tuesday night after displaying a complete second half meltdown with a combination of turnovers and missed shots that led to easy points for the visiting Wildcats.
A rematch of last year's Godinez tournament championship game between Turlock and Laguna Creek High was held Saturday night at Turlock High, and spectators were not disappointed as late free-throws became the critical deciding factor in a rocky game.
Pitman High's Branson Garcia led all scorers with 27 points in the seventh place game of the Godinez tournament on Saturday against McNair.
Turlock High began its home tournament on Thursday by dominating the Bulldogs - the Ceres High Bulldogs, that is, pulling out a 62-46 victory.
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.
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