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Turlock, Pitman wrestling teams each earn dual wins

Turlock High's wrestling team continued its impressive streak of dual wins on Wednesday. The Bulldogs (3-0 CCC) defeated Buhach Colony High 51-18, marking their 22nd consecutive dual win of the season.

January 20, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Pitman orchestrates dramatic comeback in overtime win against Turlock

Pitman High's gym was packed Wednesday night as students, teachers and parents from both schools filled the stands to watch the Pride (4-1 CCC) and Bulldogs (3-2 CCC) face off. It was the second meeting of the season but the first league matchup for the two teams who entered the game in a three-way tie with Buhach Colony High for first place in the CCC.

January 19, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Turlock comes out on top; Missed shots foil Pitman’s chances at victory

It was a festival of fouls Tuesday night when the girls of Pitman High stepped onto the court in Bulldog Arena to face Turlock High. The Bulldogs (4-1 CCC) defeated the Pride (3-2 CCC) in their first meeting of the season 37-27, finishing second in the first round of CCC matchups.

January 17, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Stanislaus wraps up four game homestand

The men's and women's basketball teams at California State University, Stanislaus wrapped up a run of four straight home games Saturday night against Cal State Dominguez Hills. The men's team played a close game, winning by the nail biting score of 59-58. Stanislaus' women also beat Dominguez Hills in a close matchup, defeating the Toros 57-53.

January 17, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | College

NFL predictions — take two

So, my earlier predictions did not exactly pan out.

January 17, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Columns

Turlock falls to Cougars at home

Turlock High had a rough outing against Golden Valley High Friday night. The Bulldogs (3-1 CCC) struggled to hit their stride as the Cougars (3-1 CCC) handed them their first league loss by a score of 65-38.

January 13, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Pitman comes close, but falls short against Buhach

Pitman High's girls basketball team hosted Buhach Colony High Thursday night in its biggest game of the season so far. The Pride (3-1 CCC) and Thunder (4-0 CCC) played a physical, back and forth game in an attempt to maintain a perfect league record and claim a spot atop the CCC. Both teams entered the gym determined to win but it was the Thunder who left with their undefeated record intact, beating Pitman 45-42.

January 13, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Pride overpowered by Cougars

Pitman High's wrestlers knew Wednesday's dual against Golden Valley High was going to be tough. Still, the Pride (1-1 CCC) entered their second dual of the year against the Cougars in high fashion, warming up to a theatrical multi-media introduction that projected a high degree of confidence. Unfortunately for Pitman, the intensity didn't translate onto the mat as the Cougars claimed victory 52-17.

January 13, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Girls basketball heats up

Turlock High's girls won their third straight game Thursday night against Golden Valley in a close contest. The 38-30 win positions the Bulldogs with Pitman in a tie for second place in the CCC, just in time for their first meeting of the season on Tuesday.

January 13, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Bulldogs beat Atwater, advance to 2-1 in CCC

The girls of Turlock High cruised to their second league victory against Atwater High Tuesday night. The Bulldogs (5-10 overall, 2-1 CCC) controlled the ball in every aspect in their 55-34 win over the Falcons (2-13 overall, 1-2 CCC).

January 10, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

TC’s team effort is too much for Denair

Turlock Christian High hosted Denair High's girls basketball team Monday night in another dominant performance. The Eagles (14-2 overall, 3-0 Southern League), who were without their star player Halie Bergman, won their fourth straight game, defeating the Coyotes (3-9 overall, 1-2 SL) 47-22.

January 10, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Pitman girls remain undefeated

Pitman High positioned itself atop the CCC with a 51-38 win over Golden Valley High on Tuesday. The Pride (5-9 overall) utilized a strong defense to hold the Cougars at bay and remain undefeated in league play.

January 10, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Turlock trumps competition at Bulldog Classic

Wrestlers from 23 schools, including Turlock, Denair and Hilmar High, crowded into Turlock's Bulldog Stadium Saturday morning to compete in the 20th annual Bulldog Classic. After dozens of matches and more than nine hours of wrestling, the Bulldogs claimed their third tournament title of the year with a total of 18 and half points and three champions.

January 10, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Pitman’s second half rally earns a win

It wasn't looking good for Pitman High's boys basketball team when they hosted Merced High Wednesday night. The Pride's first half was a slow one chocked full of missed shots and turnovers. Despite the rough start Pitman was able to battle back after halftime and defeat the Bears 57-44.

January 06, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Pride slashes Falcons for second straight win

Pitman High's girls basketball players entered their second league matchup against Atwater High on Thursday with a heightened sense of confidence. Two days after defeating a highly athletic Merced High team, the Pride won its second game in the CCC, beating the Falcons 59-38.

January 06, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

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Hilmar shocks Escalon

It was a wild, chaotic, dramatic, cold and unforgettable game.

November 18, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Denham target of healthcare bill protesters

A group of roughly 60 protesters lined the sidewalk in front of Dust Bowl Brewery Tuesday afternoon to protest Congressman Jeff Denham and his recent ...

May 09, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Government


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