Turlock High, the top seeded Central California Conference girls tennis team, dropped its first Division I Sac-Joaquin Section team playoff match to St. Francis High at home Tuesday afternoon. The Bulldogs managed only one match victory,1-8, against a Troubadours team with talent to spare.
The Harvest Bowl – a game defined by rivalry.
It seems like a lifetime ago that Turlock was a one high school town. In reality it's been a mere 12 years since the opening of Pitman High School - and only a decade of that most exhilarating of high school football games, the crosstown rivalry known as the Harvest Bowl.
In a must-win game for Pitman High's football team, the Pride outperformed Golden Valley in their semi-final Central California Conference contest on Senior Night.
Turlock High's football squad came away with a thrilling victory over Central California Conference foe Buhach Colony on Friday night in the Bulldogs' first league victory to keep their postseason hopes alive.
Delhi High climbed into the Southern League winner's column and snapped a five-game losing streak Friday night as it defeated Turlock Christian High, 64-7, in the Eagles' homecoming away from home at McSweeney field in Hilmar.
When it comes to effort, one couldn't have asked for much more than what Turlock High coach Linda Bejaran received from her three Bulldogs in the Central California Conference singles tournament at Turlock Tuesday.
To the uninitiated soccer fan, seeing Pitman and Atwater high schools play for the first time Monday, one probably would have thought the first-place team was the visiting Falcons, especially during the game's first 40 minutes.
Turlock Christian and Denair High met for the second time this season on the volleyball court Monday night in a Southern Athletic League matchup with the Eagles prevailing as the winners.
If Friday night's prep football game between Denair and Turlock Christian had a title, it may have been called "The Battle of The Beaten."
On a night when they wanted to cement their standing atop the Trans-Valley League and stand tough on their own turf, Hilmar accomplished both, sending the visiting Escalon Cougars away with a 28-14 loss on Friday night.
Turlock High's football team dropped its fourth consecutive game of the season on Friday, and their third straight Central California Conference contest, after a crushing loss to Atwater High on homecoming night.
One minute and 65 yards-that's all that stood between Pitman High's defense and a chance to knock Merced High out of its first place position in the Central California Conference.
The Pride hosted visiting Central California Conference opponent Merced High on Tuesday in what began as a sluggish start for Pitman but was quickly fixed after a pep talk from head coach Kristen Pontes, as they won the next three sets en route to a 3-1 slam, (23-25, 25-9, 25-6 and 25-14).
Turlock High golf coach Mary Krupka admittedly had high hopes for her team when it competed in the 2013 Sac Joaquin Section Division I South Tournament at Turlock Country Club Monday.
Denair High tennis head coach Bill Weber has his sights set on a long and prosperous future the Coyote program and he is off to a good start. After Friday's Southern Athletic League tournament, Denair can boast two league winners in the mixed doubles and the boys singles brackets.
Turlock High won the final game of its three-game series with rival Pitman High Friday afternoon, beating the Pride 8-3 after falling 0-7 on Tuesday and 5-6 on Thursday. But while Pitman walked away from Turlock's home field in the loser's column on Friday, its boys exited the week as winners, at least partially, of the Central California Conference with only one win needed to claim the outright championship.
A local face will be taking over the Denair High School football head coaching duties.
Hilmar High's Jacob Ahid has been a small-town, valley boy all his life. He's developed as a baseball player from child to adolescent, but for the next step in his baseball career Ahid will be leaving Hilmar and heading to Seaside where he will become the newest addition to California State University, Monterey Bay.
The Hilmar High boys varsity golf team failed to pick up a Trans Valley League championship this past Monday at La Contenta Golf Course.
Pitman, which has been neck and neck with Merced all season long, placed second for both the girls and boys in the Central California Conference Championship meet that took place at Golden Valley High on Saturday to finish just behind Merced in the CCC.
Turlock High's Ryan Asai went into Tuesday's Central California Conference singles tournament with high hopes. The Bulldog boasted an undefeated record heading into the tournament, but met his match in Merced's Juan Ciudad in the semifinal round.
The Turlock High boys varsity golf team has won its fourth Central California Conference tournament in the last five years after edging out Pitman and Buhach on Monday at the Merced Country Club.
It was a defensive deadlock for the majority of Tuesday's cross-town showdown between Turlock and Pitman High. After four innings of solid pitching from the Bulldogs' Nick Avila and Pride's Nick Jones, the scoreboard read 0-0 and everyone was left questioning, who would falter first?
After three years of getting dominated by Merced (10-2), the Pitman High (9-3) varsity softball team finally made history on Friday afternoon, topping the Bears at home, 3-2, and snapping an eight game losing streak that dated back to the 2012 season.
The Turlock Christian varsity softball team has now boasted back-to-back league wins after beating Stone Ridge Christian on Friday, 16-5.
The Turlock High (8-2) varsity baseball team has quietly yet steadily been creeping and stalling just behind or barely ahead of Pitman High for the top spot in the Central California Conference for most the year.
Friday marked the third time this season that both Delhi and Denair High met for one final showdown on the tennis courts as the battle for second place in the Southern Athletic League continued heading into the final two matches.
League championships for boys golf will be held on Monday for schools across the area. These tournaments are typically a place for teams to put in one final, solid performance in the hopes of qualifying for Divisionals as a team, but for Turlock and Hilmar High, its respective tournaments will instead be a formality as its boys have a ticket to Divisionals all but in the bag.
Alyssa Stockton has experienced her fair share of success during her 11 years in a softball uniform, but her biggest achievement was undoubtedly reached on Friday when she signed her letter of intent for California State University, Bakersfield where she will become one of the Roadrunners' pitchers.
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