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Pitman still perfect in CCC

Three days after five of its wrestlers placed in the top-six at Midcals, Pitman High was back on the mat for a Tuesday night dual with Central California Conference foe Buhach Colony High. The Thunder entered the dual with only one league loss, a one-point defeat at the hands of Golden Valley High, and an aim to blemish Pitman's perfect CCC record.

January 27, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Coyotes in position to challenge for share of league title

Denair High's wrestling team has once again gained control if its destiny with Wednesday's 57-18 win over Delhi High. Having lost their first dual of the season to Waterford High, the Coyotes (2-1 SAL) were pleased to find out that the Wildcats were handed their first league loss by Mariposa High on Wednesday. Denair is now in position to claim a share of the Southern Athletic League Championship if it can beat Mariposa when the two schools meet next week.

January 22, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Pitman beats Atwater at home

Pitman High picked up its first Central California Conference win Wednesday night with a 59-45 defeat of visiting Atwater High. Coming off a loss to Golden Valley High that saw their boys allow 24 points in the fourth quarter, the Pride shored up its defense against the Falcons with bookend quarters, allowing only eight points in the first quarter and only nine in the fourth.

January 15, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Denair girls trump Delhi

Denair High bounced back from last week's fourth-quarter letdown against Le Grand High with its most dominant performance of the season on Monday. Hosting Delhi High, the Coyotes (6-7 overall; 2-2 SAL) controlled the court both offensively and took the win with a score of 72-44 - their highest output yet. Denair is now 2-2 in the Southern Athletic League and is set to face league frontrunner Gustine High on Tuesday.

January 13, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Two Yellowjackets medal at home tourney

Hilmar High hosted its third annual Hilmar Lions Tournament on Saturday and welcomed five wrestling teams from the surrounding area to compete in the recently revamped tournament.

January 13, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Eagles over Wildcats

Turlock Christian High is new to the Central California Athletic Alliance, so this year's league campaign on the basketball court is being waged against unfamiliar opponents. Gone from the Southern Athletic League where its girls won league titles in four of the past five years, TC is looking at this season as a chance to establish itself as a team to be reckoned with in the CCAA.

January 09, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Atwater beats Turlock in CCC opener

Turlock High's girls basketball team has struggled through a string of injuries in 2015. With the loss of sophomore standout Shae Williams for the season due to an ACL tear and issues with sprained ankles and concussions with a couple other players, the Bulldogs found themselves pulling up reserves from the JV ranks last week just to be able to compete.

January 08, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pitman rolls Golden Valley in CCC home opener

Pitman High and Golden Valley High waged a neck-and-neck race for last year's Central California Conference wrestling championship that saw the Pride edge out the Cougars to claim their first CCC title in program history.

January 08, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock takes first at Bulldog Classic

The Bulldog Classic has been a destination tournament for wrestlers for years. Scheduled at the end of pre-league competition, Turlock High has used its home tournament as a way to prepare its wrestlers for the Central California Conference, pitting them against talent from a variety of local schools.

January 06, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Lady Pride come up big in first day of home tourney

Pitman High signaled the beginning of the second annual Pitman Pride Holiday Classic with a dominant performance against Pacheco High Friday night as its girls pounced on the Panthers for a 68-42 win.

December 26, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock falls to Ingelwood in day one of MC tourney

Turlock High fell short of orchestrating a fourth-quarter comeback Friday afternoon in its game against Inglewood High in the 15th Annual Modesto Christian Holiday Hoop Classic, losing 53-58 in the first day of the four-day tournament.

December 26, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Camille Roberts and Jasmine Washington lead CSUS women’s basketball in 2014

Camille Roberts and Jasmine Washington are Warriors on the court, teammates on the Women's basketball team at California State University, Stanislaus.

December 26, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | College


TC beats Pitman by one point

Turlock Christian High's home game against Pitman High on Monday came down to the wire, putting cheering sections from both sides on edge as the game was decided in the final seconds of regulation and by a margin of only one point. The Eagles walked away from the fray with the 43-42 victory, but even though the game's finale was close and theatrical, the bulk of the game was anything but.

December 23, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Falcons soar over Coyotes with third-quarter effort

Denair High will be playing for third place in its Denair Holiday Classic today after dropping Friday's game against Millennium High, 52-62. The Coyotes (4-8) hit the court strong against the Falcons (6-0) in the first half, but a third quarter slump that saw Millennium nearly double Denair's offensive output dashed the Coyotes' hopes at a championship run in their home tournament.

December 19, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Hawks trumped by Lions

Delhi High's boys basketball team pulled double duty on Thursday. First they put their brains to the test for finals, then they kicked off the Denair Holiday Classic with a game against Linden High.

December 18, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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Pitman tops out at County Clash

Stanislaus County dominated Merced County on Friday at the County Clash track meet, with Pitman, Oakdale and Turlock High finishing first, second and third, respectively.

March 27, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock golf gearing up for mid-season tournament

All Turlock High had to do to beat Atwater High on Thursday was show up to the Turlock Golf and Country Club with a complete team. With only four golfers, the Falcons were forced to forfeit to the Bulldogs in the third Central California Conference match of the season.

March 26, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Missing pieces lead to loss for Delhi

It's not unheard of for a team to play with a person down due to injury, illness or other unforeseen circumstances. Playing with two holes in your starting lineup, however, is rare and hard to recover from, especially when the missing players fill important positions like third base and catcher.

March 26, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Pitman pitches shutout in third straight game

Pitman High thoroughly beat Merced High on the baseball diamond Monday afternoon in the Pride's second Central California Conference game of the season. Four days removed from beating Golden Valley High 8-0, Pitman again pitched a shutout as they handed Merced its third consecutive loss by a score of 10-0.

March 24, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


One-on-one with Travis Souza

The Journal tracked down Turlock High graduate and former Bulldog basketball standout Travis Souza fresh off his final game for the University of California, Irvine, where he made school history. Here's what Souza had to say:

March 24, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | College


Denair strikes out in late innings against Le Grand

Denair High came close to earning its first win of the season this week in a two-game showdown with Le Grand High on Wednesday and Friday, but late-inning slumps in both games instead led to a pair of defeats and extended the Coyote's record to 0-8.

March 20, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pitman overtakes Atwater by one match

It was a reversal of roles for Pitman High tennis when its boys hosted Atwater High on Thursday. Two days after losing to Golden Valley High 4-5, the Pride pulled off a one-match win of their own, 5-4, against the Falcons to bring their record in the Central California Conference to 1-1.

March 19, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


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