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Hilmar’s boys working their way up

A second place Trans Valley League finish and a first round playoff appearance were the fruits of Hilmar High's boys soccer team's labor last season but for head coach Louie Bettencourt and his players it wasn't enough. Now, with four returning starters, the Yellowjackets are back and ready to take another crack at the TVL championship.

August 28, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pride volleyball champs return for another title run

Pitman High made history last season, earning its first Central California Conference volleyball championship since the school's induction. After sending several players from last season's team to collegiate programs the Pride are back with another talented cast on the court and they're thinking repeat.

August 28, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


‘Jackets volleyball hungry for TVL title

Hilmar High's volleyball team is back and, for the first time in a long time, the Yellowjackets have height on their side. After tying with Ripon High for second place in the Trans Valley League last season, Hilmar is on a mission for first place and its girls have the weapons to achieve.

August 28, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Bulldogs volleyball looks to bounce back to winning ways

Turlock High's volleyball team returns with three experienced starters this season, one for each Central California Conference match the team won last year. Those Bulldogs - Courtney Crivelli, Sarah Day, and Amy Chiesa - are second year head coach Amber Castillon's foundation for 2012 as Turlock attempts to turn the corner after two less than stellar seasons.

August 28, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock football slips to Oakdale in opener

Sean Downs cut against the momentum of the defense, breaking hard into the middle of the field before a quick dash to the end zone and a game-tying score.

August 24, 2012 | BY IKE DODSON TURLOCK JOURNAL | High School Sports


Hilmar blasts Livingston in football opener

Corey Bayer, Tyler Freitas, Victor Teixeira, and John Brindeiro led Hilmar High onto the football field for the first time in eight months on Friday. The Yellowjacket captains stared down their Livingston High opponents from the 50 yard line, they were ready to get the game started and so was everyone in attendance.

August 24, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pride soccer prepares for season with home tourney

Pitman High didn't have the boys soccer season it had hoped for in 2011, but head coach Oscar Mercado and his new squad isn't dwelling on that fact. What they are doing is learning from last season's mistakes and forging a new path for the Pride, one rooted in youth and, hopefully, headed towards the post-season.

August 24, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Denair soccer rebuilds with young team

Last year, the Denair High School boys soccer team just missed the Southern League playoffs (10-10-2, 7-6-1 SL).

August 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | High School Sports


Denair volleyball expecting improvement

Four years ago Courtney Nutcher was a server for Denair High's volleyball team, running up and down the court as the Coyotes tried to best Ripon Christian High and the rest of the Southern Athletic League. Now, after a two year stint as a Modesto Junior College player, Nutcher is back on the courts of Denair only this time she's the head coach.

August 21, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Youth on Course with golf program graduates

Stevinson Ranch hosted a celebration of the first Youth on Course program on Saturday, capping 20 weeks of lessons and hands on experience from golf pros to Delhi High students. Family and friends were welcomed with an opening ceremony where participants were awarded certificates of completion and Northern California Golf Association cards allowing them to play at local courses at discounted prices.

August 21, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


TC, Denair football start season under new management

When the Southern Athletic League's football season begins this month there will be some new faces on the sidelines. The majority of those faces will belong to players who have stepped up to fill the roles of last season's seniors but in the case of Turlock Christian and Denair High new faces will also belong to their head coaches.

August 07, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


No summer break for football

They've lifted tires, weights, and even sandbags; ran laps, sprints and plays. They've spent summer days competing and sweating under the heat of the sun. Coaches have yelled, offered reassurance, and even a congratulatory nod, all in the vein of motivation and preparation.

August 07, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Journal to cover Delhi athletics

Historically, the Turlock Journal has covered Turlock, Turlock Christian, Pitman, Hilmar and Denair High athletics as well as other youth athletes from these areas, providing our readership with up to date results and information for everything from football to swimming.

July 27, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Local All-Stars win 3rd annual cross-county baseball game

Stanislaus County continued its streak of dominance over Merced County with an 8-0 shutout in the Merced-Stanislaus County All-Stars game on Sunday.

June 26, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock, Pitman All-Stars to represent Stanislaus County

Last weekend, West met East at the 23rd annual Modesto Sunrise Rotary Baseball Classic. The best high school players from Stanislaus County faced each other in an evenly matched showdown, treating the spectators at John Thurman Field to a thrilling and fittingly competitive game.

June 22, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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Second half comeback lifts Pride over Knights

Pitman High entered Friday's home game against Downey High with a team characterized by its youth. With only two returning starters from last year's squad and the bulk of its roster comprised of juniors, the Pride knew that the Knights, back-to-back winners of the Modesto Metro Conference title, would be a difficult challenge to overcome in their season opener.

August 30, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Bulldogs hold on for win against Enochs in season opener

Turlock High began the 2014 football season the way every team hopes to -with a win. The Bulldogs traveled to Modesto to face Enochs High and came home with a tight 25-20 victory.

August 30, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Coyotes volleyball seeks a better year

Denair's volleyball team has been through a rough patch the last three years, but 2014 is a whole new season.

August 26, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Hilmar golf looks to make it four out of five

Ty Pettigrew's girls golf squad has won three of the last four Valley Foothill League titles, and the Hilmar Lady Yellowjackets are looking to make it four out of five after the 2014 year concludes.

August 26, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Bulldogs water polo ready to compete in 2014

It was a bit of a struggling season in 2013 for both boys and girls Turlock High water polo squads.

August 19, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Cross country teams chase title dreams

The 2014 season is here, and Turlock and Pitman's cross country teams have been preparing for the start of the new season in the always competitive Central California Conference.

August 19, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Turlock golf looks to continue winning ways

Turlock High has dominated girls golf in the Central California Conference over the past decade, capturing the previous 10 CCC titles, including last year's title, but don't count out Pitman for the 2014 season.

August 19, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Pride reboots for better year in the pool

The boys and girls water polo squads of Pitman High are ready to put the past behind them and start fresh in 2014.

August 19, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


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