It's a new season for Hilmar and Denair high's wrestling teams. Time to lace up their shoes, snap on their head gears and get ready to grapple with anyone who steps on the mat.
Hilmar High's girls basketball team entered Monday's home game against Central Catholic with high energy and expectations to win. Unfortunately, the Raiders were able to keep the Yellowjackets at bay, claiming victory 51-38.
Mya Sanchez earned a first place trophy Sunday in the Punt Pass and Kick competition at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
Fans of high school girl's basketball should be ready for an exciting season this year. Denair, Hilmar and Turlock Christian High, in particular, have put together quality teams as they begin their chase for the playoffs.
The 2011-12 high school basketball season is in full swing. Players are putting in time and effort in school gyms across the Valley, practicing and preparing for successful seasons.
Hilmar High traveled more than 50 miles to face their league rival Escalon High in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Division IV section championship at Lincoln High in Stockton on Friday. From the size of the crowd it seemed like more than half of Hilmar made the journey with them.
For the past two years Pitman High's wrestling team's ambition of becoming league champions has been thwarted by Golden Valley High. In 2010, the Pride finished second in the Central California Conference as the Cougars took home the title. Last year, Pitman and Turlock finished the season with a tie as Golden Valley once again ended their season as champions. This season, with the return of head coach Chris Wolfley, Pitman looks to a young, but experienced team to bring home the league championship
Turlock High wrestling has a documented history of success, winning nine league championships since 2000. The past two years haven't gone so well for Turlock, however, as they watched Golden Valley High walk away with the league title. The Bulldogs enter this season determined to bring the title back to Turlock and restore its winning ways.
This Sunday when the 49ers host the St. Louis Rams at Candlestick Park in San Francisco Turlockers will be able to see two local faces if they watch closely, Colin Kaepernick and Mya Sanchez.
Hilmar High's football team entered its 14 semifinal playoff game on Friday, hosting a Liberty Ranch High team that, before this year, had never played in a playoff game. Whether it was the experience or the hard hits, the Yellowjackets (11-2) propelled themselves to the section championship with a final score of 37-7; proving that history does indeed repeat itself.
It's that time of the year again - turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes and the beginning of the high school basketball season. For Turlock and Pitman high's boys basketball teams it's a season of growth.
Last year the Turlock High girls basketball team went all the way, winning the Central California Conference league championship. This year, with targets on their backs, the Bulldogs are being pursued by an athletic Pitman High team that is driven by the desire to avenge the three losses Turlock handed them a season ago.
California State University, Stanislaus' men's basketball team kicked off the season with a win over Pacifica University on Friday. The Warriors are hoping the win will set the tone for the rest of the season as they shoot for the CCAA championship with a revamped team.
California State University, Stanislaus' women's basketball team is rebuilding this season, grooming a young team to help make up for the loss of its top three players from last year.
The Turlock Vikings won the 2011 JV Super Bowl Championship on Saturday at Atwater High School when they defeated the Manteca Jaguars 30-12.
There aren't many local football players who get the opportunity to play Division I college ball, but count Patrick Green in as one of the lucky few. A 2014 Turlock High graduate, Green entered his senior year as the 45th ranked tight end in the nation according to ESPN and earned All-Conference and All-State honors by season's end.
The first foundation game of the season, the prelude to the much anticipated start of league play, is less than a month away for Delhi High.
Lewis Gonzalez' name is preceded by the moniker of "Lethal" for a reason. Leading up to Saturday's main event fight against Luis Palomino at World Series of Fighting 12 in Las Vegas, Gonzalez had won eight of his nine professional fights via stoppage, with four of those fights being called in the first round.
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