ATWATER - Clay Cozzitorto just had one more inning left to pitch. He had shut out his opponents all afternoon, and he was mentally prepared to face them again. But there was something he wasn't ready for.
The goal is always to beat Turlock High. But for the Pitman High softball team, some years are just wishful thinking.
With one of their best pitchers on the mound, the Turlock High baseball team exacted revenge over Merced High on Wednesday afternoon in Merced. Sophomore Nick Voumard pitched three scoreless innings and the Bulldogs won 6-0 to regain control of the Central California Conference.
This is how much Turlock High junior Alexia Moreno and Santa Fe High's Tamara Tillman wanted a national wrestling title: In the second round of their 121-pound final match of the USAW Girls Folkstyle National Tournament in Oklahoma City, Okla., last weekend, the two bumped heads in an attempt to gain a shot at the same exact time.
It was an oh-so ordinary day for the Turlock High track and field athletes on Monday afternoon at Joe Debely Stadium. Hurdlers and jumpers loosened their limbs on an artificial turf field. Runners warmed up on an all-weather track. Pole vaulters battled a slight wind down a marked runway before extending skyward.
Swimming might be one of the tougher spring sports. It's not just because of the amount of pain a swimmer puts himself or herself through by swimming lap after lap. In this sport, there aren't too many days off.
It wasn't like Turlock High baseball didn't have opportunities.
Asked to recount her version of the goal that gave her Pitman High girls soccer team its first win over crosstown nemesis Turlock High in six years, senior forward Hannah Verschelden could not provide all the details. All she remembered was she wanted to lace the ball with some power and kick it away from the goalkeeper.
It's still early in the track and field season, but athletes from Pitman, Turlock, Turlock Christian, Denair and Hilmar high schools have already been challenged. It's not just all the time and effort they have to put in that will help them become faster or stronger. It's the weather.
Here's the scoop on this season's softball teams.
To say the least, there will be some shakeups in high school girls soccer this season.
In the 27th Atch Pedretti Tournament last week, the Turlock High baseball team outscored opponents 34-3. That's just one example of how dominant the Bulldogs have been.
The 38th annual Central California Lions All-Star Football Game will once again have representation from the Turlock area. The event will be held June 18 at the University of Pacific's Stagg Memorial Stadium in Stockton.
The scoring output wasn't the same as the previous night's, but the Turlock High baseball team's dominant ways did not change.
Pitman High's Brandon Lewis pitched a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts to carry the Pride to an 11-0 win in five innings over Modesto High on Friday afternoon in the consolation bracket of the 27th Atch Pedretti Tournament. Lewis, Clay Cozzitorto and Adam Nascimento all finished with two RBIs apiece, helping Pitman jump out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning. The Pride play again today at 1:30 p.m. at Pitman High for the consolation championship.
Coming off Saturday's 3-1 Division I Sac-Joaquin Section title win over Pleasant Grove, the Pitman High volleyball team is already eyeing a Northern California ...
In their first year competing in the Central California Athletic Alliance, the Turlock Christian High boys basketball team failed to meet their own expectations in ...
Denair High boys basketball head coach RJ Henderson and assistant coach Garett Elliot have been working towards building a successful program over the last three ...
The Pitman Pride are back-to-back Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Volleyball Champions.
For the third straight year Hilmar High advanced to the Division-IV Sac-Joaquin Section Volleyball Championship match and for the third year in a row they ...
Pitman shocked the high school volleyball world on Tuesday after upsetting the No. 1 team in the Division I Sac-Joaquin Section bracket, Oak Ridge.
The tables are set for a rematch of the previous two Division IV CIF Sac-Joaquin Section volleyball championship games.
It took four hard fought sets and a game to 15 to determine the match winner in Tuesday night's CIF Sac Joaquin Section Division ...
Hilmar High's boys soccer head coach Louie Bettencourt has always preached, "If you work hard then you will be rewarded." In Saturday's Division ...
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