Turlock lost a legend Wednesday morning with the passing of longtime swim and water polo coach Steve Feaver.
It was a tale of two halves Saturday afternoon when the Hilmar Yellowjackets and Central Catholic Raiders met on the field of Lincoln High in Stockton for the Division IV Sac-Joaquin Section championship game.
After tasting defeat at the hands of Madera High in its first dual meet of the season, Turlock High bounced back with an impressive showing at this year's Vacaville Duals Tournament with an 8-1 finish.
There's an old adage in football: defense wins championships.
Wrestling is an old tradition at Hilmar High. Though the small school has had trouble with numbers in the past, a storied history rich with talent still persists in the minds of those who have grown up in the area.
Pre-league play is already underway for Southern League teams Delhi, Turlock Christian, and Denair High. After finishing third, fifth, and eighth last season, respectively, the Hawks, Eagles, and Coyotes are ready to make a push towards improvement in what will be the final year of the existing SL lineup as three-time defending league champs Ripon Christian High will be moving back to the Trans Valley League next season.
The long lines that snaked out of Alquist Arms during the past busy shopping weekend were nothing out of the ordinary for Turlock's downtown gun shop, as they've experienced a boom in business that has been spurred in part by impending gun laws. The increased interest in bearing arms by locals has prompted the store to expand its operations in the coming year.
Hilmar High is headed to Sacramento.
With its undefeated record still intact after a 14-7 victory over rival Escalon High in last Friday's Division IV SJS quarterfinal playoff game, Hilmar High finds itself in its second semifinal matchup in the last three years as it prepares to host Center High tonight.
It's back to the mat for Turlock High. With the official start of the 2013-14 prep wrestling season just one week away, the Bulldogs are in preparation mode as they get ready to finalize their roster at tonight's Blue & Gold wrestle-off.
Palpable history. That's what Trans Valley League rivals Hilmar and Escalon share.
Back to back section champions. That's the title Turlock Christian High now claims after Thursday's defeat of Stone Ridge Christian High, 3-1 (25-23, 17-25, 25-6, 25-17), in the Division VI Sac-Joaquin Section final match at UC Davis.
Turlock Christian High is on its way to its second consecutive Division VI Sac-Joaquin Section championship match after a convincing straight-game victory (25-7, 25-2, 25-12) over Victory Christian High Tuesday night at home.
The 2013 prep football season is over for Pitman High (Div. I) and Delhi High (Div. V) after both teams fell short in their respective first round, post-season games against Franklin High of Elk Grove and Golden Sierra High Friday night.
Gavin Gaffaney became the third Bulldog this week to sign a letter of intent to play baseball at the next level when he agreed to join California State University, Stanislaus at the conclusion of his high school career.
Turlock and Pitman High kicked off track season on Friday by going the distance, joining 16 other high schools at Joe Debely Stadium for the Pitman Distance Wars. But while only a handful of each team's track competitors actually saw action on Friday, their respective rosters-sprinters, jumpers, and throwers-were in attendance to cheer their teammates on.
Basketball season is over and wrestling season is winding down. Winter is making way for spring, and you know what that means-baseball is upon us.
Wrestling is arguably the oldest sport in history, but what won't be argued is that it is one of the toughest and most demanding. A one-on-one contest that requires peak physical conditioning and lasting mental fortitude, wrestling is a test of true grit. Young athletes develop dedication for the sport through years of practice, but that's not the only quality that can be cultivated in a wrestling room. Dedication, perseverance, and self-determination-these qualities are also shaped by the sport and often influence more than just the athletic aspect of a person's character.
The California Interscholastic Federation State Wrestling Championships is two days away. After countless hours of practice and months of preparation-and in some cases years-seven local wrestlers are on the cusp of what will be the biggest stage of their wrestling careers. They're State bound.
The Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament, the final stop before every high school wrestler's apex dream-the State Tournament.
Late February and early March is crunch time for high school wrestlers. After months of hard work in wrestling rooms, wrestlers either see their labor rewarded with divisional, sectional, and state success or they see the flame of their season extinguished. It's the defining high stakes nature of a sport that requires a high degree of dedication.
Turlock already has a professional indoor soccer team in the Turlock Express, two collegiate teams that represent California State University, Stanislaus, a pair of high school programs with several championships to their names, and established youth and travel leagues that develop talent on a regular basis. It's safe to say the game of soccer is well represented in the area.
After defeating Stagg High in the Division I Sac-Joaquin Section out-bracket game last week, Turlock High's boys' basketball team knew it would have to play perfectly if they were upset number one seed Jesuit High in Tuesday's first-round playoff game-and for one half of play they did just that.
One step away from State. That's what a select few wrestlers are thinking after Saturday's conclusion of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Tournament at Delhi High.
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