Pitman and Hilmar football won't square off on the field this year, but at least their top-notch varsity volleyball teams were able to take their match to the court this Monday in the annual Foundation game.
Hilmar's varsity girls' golf team might have lost their three-time South Valley Foothill League Most Valuable Player in Makena Azevedo, but the new Yellowjackets are ready to roll into the 2016 year and have a positive outlook for the season ahead.
They might be humble and quiet, but the Turlock varsity girls' tennis team are winners and are ready and hungry to begin their chase for a 10th straight Central California Conference title in the upcoming season.
During the weekend, the Turlock Bulldogs were another of the varsity football teams in the Stanislaus District to compete in an organized scrimmage that was held at Inderkum High School in Sacramento with four total schools participating.
Saturday marked the unofficial kickoff for the 2016 high school football season as teams from across the Stanislaus District and beyond finally had the opportunity to go against another opponent in various scrimmages spread throughout the area.
Hilmar's varsity football team looks very capable of making 2016 a memorable year. This after the Yellowjackets kicked off their 2016 season with a scrimmage against a Division-I school in Los Banos High this past Saturday on the road.
The Journal visited with Turlock hometown favorite and Pitman High alum Colin Kaepernick after he and fellow Niners quarterback Blaine Gabbert participated in 7-on-7 drills at the training facility in Santa Clara earlier this month.