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Delhi wins in OT

Southern Athletic League rivals Delhi and Denair High opened league play Friday night with a slug fest that was reflective of the two teams' equal standing. Entering the game with identical 2-1 records, the Hawks (3-1 overall, 1-0 SAL) and Coyotes (2-2 overall, 0-1 SAL) took turns thrilling their crowds with big hits on defense and scrappy play on offense.

September 27, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


5 Questions for Hilmar volleyball's Emily Baptista

Q. You were a standout sophomore on the court for Hilmar volleyball. Have you made any changes to your game for your junior season?

September 26, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


'Jackets defeat Los Banos in three

It's been almost a full two weeks since the majority of local volleyball teams started league competition, with Trans Valley League teams being the exception. The late start to league-play has resulted in slim pickings for Hilmar High's volleyball team in terms of opponents, but on Thursday the Yellowjackets managed to lure Los Banos High to their homecourt during a bye week for the Tigers.

September 25, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Hawks test Bulldogs; fall in four

Delhi High's volleyball team fell short against Le Grand High in the Hawks' second Southern League matchup of the season on Tuesday. The Lady Hawks tested the Bulldogs through four sets, but ultimately walked away from the court with a 3-1 loss (13-25, 25-14, 21-25, and 13-25).

September 23, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Hilmar falls three points short for second week in a row

Hilmar High remains winless at home after Fresno High spoiled the Yellowjackets' homecoming celebrations with a 24-21 victory at McSweeney Field Friday night.

September 20, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


5 Questions for Hayden Steger

Q. How is this year's team different than last year's?

September 20, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Lady Bulldogs take second in first CCC center meet

Central California Conference cross country competition began Wednesday afternoon as runners from six schools braved a three-mile course through Merced's Applegate Park in the first CCC center meet of the season.

September 18, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Turlock volleyball opens league play with win

Turlock High's volleyball team bounced back from last week's straight-set loss to Hilmar High with a straight-set victory of its own in Monday's Central California Conference home opener against Golden Valley High.

September 16, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


49ers christen Levi’s Stadium with loss to Bears

It was a rough day at the office for Colin Kaepernick Sunday night when San Francisco hosted Chicago in the 49ers' first regular season game at Levi's Stadium.

September 16, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Turlock upsets Clovis West

Clovis West High entered Joe Debely Stadium as if it were its home turf Friday night, showcasing a brand of confidence against underdog Turlock High that is typically reserved for champions.

September 12, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock golf sweeps competition

The only team to beat Turlock High at the 2014 Merced High Invitational on Monday was Turlock High, as the Bulldogs finished both first and second in the overall team standings.

September 11, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Hilmar pushes past Turlock in straight sets

Hilmar High rolled through its second Central California Conference team in a week Thursday night when the 'Jackets (14-4 overall) defeated Turlock High two days after doing the same to Atwater High. Hilmar beat the Bulldogs (8-4 overall) in straight sets (27-25, 25-11, and 25-18) as team defense and a powerful offensive attack from Emily Baptista paved the way.

September 11, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Prep Football Roundup: Week 02

Denair High returns to winner's column

September 11, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Hilmar golf finishes 6th in home tourney

Hilmar High's golf team hosted its annual Yellowjacket Invitational Monday morning at the Stevinson Ranch Golf Club where the 'Jackets finished 6th in team rankings out of an 11-team field.

September 10, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Journal video catches eye of Tru TV

Who is equal parts cute and funny? Aspiring roller derby girl Keeley Parker.

September 09, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


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Bulldogs back on the mat

Turlock High has dusted off its wrestling gear and is back on the mat for the 2014 winter season. After finishing third in the Central California Conference last year and graduating two state qualifiers, the Bulldogs return with a handful of experienced wrestlers and a crop of fresh faces as they aim to take league and return to state once again.

November 26, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Three Turlock water polo players named to Fall All-Century Team

The sport of water polo has thrived in Turlock and the rest of the Central Valley since its introduction roughly 40 years ago by the late Steve Feaver.

November 26, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pitman onto round two

Four days after winning the CIF Division I Sac-Joaquin Section championship in one of its hardest matches of the season, Pitman High played Oakland Tech High in what could be argued was its easiest match.

November 25, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


D1 Champions: Pitman volleyball beats Pleasant Grove in five games

Pitman High volleyball etched a place for itself in Sac-Joaquin Section history Friday night with its first ever Division I championship victory.

November 22, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


All-Stars ready to compete

Close to 100 water polo athletes gathered in the waters of the Steve Feaver Aquatics Center last year for the first annual North vs. South High School Senior All-Star Game. The inaugural event featured eight teams and four matches and turned longtime opponents into teammates for one final high school competition.

November 20, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Pitman volleyball headed to championships

Pitman High is headed to the CIF Division I Sac-Joaquin Section championship match for the first time ever after Tuesday's 3-1 (19-25, 25-14, 25-13 and 25-20) victory over St. Francis High of Sacramento.

November 18, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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