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Denair softball earns comeback win against TC

In the world of sports there are two options for struggling teams; either lie down or step up.

April 17, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Pride tennis finish season on top, followed by Turlock

Pitman High finished its season undefeated on the tennis court with a 9-0 victory over Buhach Colony High on Tuesday. The Pride (10-0 CCC) had already solidified their position as Central California Conference Champions prior to the match.

April 17, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Turlock, Pitman see mixed results at tourney

The four day Dick Windemuth Easter Baseball Tournament was cut short on Thursday as heavy rain forced officials to cancel the event. After only two games Turlock and Pitman High were sent home, the Bulldogs 0-2 and the Pride 2-0 in the tournament.

April 13, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS

Caught in the rain

While baseball and softball teams watched Wednesday's downpour, wondering if they would play or not, Denair and Turlock Christian high athletes stepped on to the track at Joe Debely Stadium ready to compete in the third Southern Athletic Track meet of the season. The Coyotes and Eagles joined the other SAL schools on the track and field as the rain came and went in 15 to 20 minute intervals, undeterred by the windy, wet, cold weather.

April 13, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS

Hilmar bests Le Grand before tourney cancellation

Hilmar High's 3rd annual Easter baseball tournament kicked off on Wednesday, welcoming six schools from across the area for four days of friendly, yet fierce competition. The Yellowjackets (4-2 TVL) played their first game on Thursday, facing off against the Southern Athletic League's Le Grand High. Prior to the game some feared that the heavy rain would delay the matchup but the weather cleared long enough for Hilmar to take a 12-6 win over the Bulldogs.

April 13, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS

Former Pride standout helps Visalia rout Modesto

It was a homecoming of sorts on Monday night for former Pitman High standout baseball player Bradin Hagens. Hagens, a current member of the Visalia Rawhide, was back in the Valley to face the Modesto Nuts.

April 10, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional

Junior Merafuentes, CBBL give back to martial arts community with free tournaments

Martial arts has experienced an uptick in enthusiasm in the last few years as kids, teenagers and adults flock to the various disciplines to learn self defense and respect while satisfying their competitive tendencies. Enthusiasm alone often isn't enough for some, however, as the cost to train, equip oneself, and compete has kept some potential martial artists away from the sports.

April 10, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Community

Pitman capsizes Turlock in dual swim meet

Pitman High's boys and girls sailed to convincing victories over Turlock High on Thursday. The Pride hosted the Bulldogs in their first Central California Conference meet of the season as their boys won 112-64 and their girls won 108-75.

April 06, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Pitman, Turlock track athletes leave field dead even

It was windy and cold when Turlock and Pitman high met on the track of Joe Debely Stadium on Wednesday. In their first and only head to head meet of the season the Bulldogs and Pride competed neck and neck in nearly every event as their athletes vied for personal bests and a team victory.

April 06, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Pitman softball sweeps Turlock for fifth consecutive win

Pitman High continued its quest to the top of the Central California Conference softball standings this week with its sweep of rival Turlock High. The Pride (6-2 CCC) played the Bulldogs (0-8 CCC) on Wednesday and Thursday, winning their first matchup 8-2 and their second 10-0.

April 06, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Turlock golf prevails over Pride

After some scheduling changes, Turlock and Pitman High finally met at the Turlock Country Club for their first Central California Conference matchup. Wednesday's winds proved to be a daunting obstacle as the Bulldogs (6-0 CCC) and Pride (4-2 CCC) chipped away at the course hole by hole.

April 06, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Pitman tennis clinches seventh CCC title with win against Turlock

Last time Turlock and Pitman High met on the tennis court the Pride (9-0 CCC) defeated a Bulldog (7-2 CCC) team that was missing its top three singles players. On Tuesday the cross town rivals met once again, in their final matchup of the season, to decide who would claim this year's Central California Conference championship.

April 03, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Turlock baseball exits first game against Pitman with a win

Turlock and Pitman high met on the baseball field Tuesday afternoon for the first time this season. The Bulldogs (4-3 CCC) and Pride (3-4 CCC) entered their matchup in a tie for third place in the Central California Conference, adding fuel to the already heated rivalry.

April 03, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Bulldogs, Pride soccer deadlocked once again

The girls of Turlock and Pitman high's soccer teams met for the second time on Tuesday night, this time under the lights at Joe Debely Stadium.

April 03, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

TC, Denair baseball split series

Turlock Christian High and Denair High played a series of baseball games on Wednesday and Friday, splitting the matchups. The Eagles (5-1 SAL) entered Wednesday's game at Pedretti Park undefeated but left with a loss after the Coyotes (2-4 SAL) earned a hard fought 4-3 victory. TC responded with vengeance on Friday, beating Denair 7-3.

March 30, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

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Articles By Author - Frankie Tovar

30 years of TYF excellence

Turlock has a rich tradition of football excellence. From Turlock High to Pitman High, and even Turlock Christian High, coming-of-age Turlockers have spent a majority of their formative years on the gridiron, locked in competition. As is the case in many other towns in the area, these players often get their start at the youth level where they learn the game, sharpen their skills and build friendships that can last a lifetime.

October 30, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS

Hilmar volleyball almost perfect, again

Hilmar High is two matches away from finishing with an undefeated Trans Valley League record for the second straight year, and only one match away from clinching the outright 2014 TVL title.

October 28, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Turlock rolls through Atwater

Turlock High put in its best performance of the season Friday night during its homecoming matchup against Atwater High, dominating the Falcons 56-7.

October 25, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

5 Questions for Turlock water polo's Zach Glidden

Q. What is the hardest part about playing water polo?

October 25, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Turlock sweeps CCC competition

Turlock High swept both the Central California Conference Singles tournament and Doubles tournament for the second year in a row on Thursday. Competing on the home courts of Atwater High, Mila Johns claimed the singles title while the newly formed team of Lauren Carlson and Courtnie Chan took the doubles title.

October 23, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS

Bulldogs golf claim CCC championship, again

For the 11th season in a row, Turlock High has finished Central California Conference competition as champions in girls golf. The Bulldogs cemented their place as 2014 CCC title holders by shooting a 448 at Monday's CCC Championships in Atwater-86 strokes ahead of second place Pitman High.

October 21, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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