Local golfers Kathleen Rojas and Ester Rojas will continue to compete in this weekend's Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, an event that allows the two Turlock Christian High products an opportunity to play alongside professionals.
July 08, 2011|
|High School Sports
MODESTO - On Saturday, John Thurman Field, home of the Modesto Nuts, was covered with Turlock baseball products. Occasionally, the field and dugout had Turlock influences. And the stands, especially during the large-school game, were packed with Turlock supporters.
It's no secret that many of the Pitman High and Turlock High athletes are friends, despite their crosstown rivalry. Some of them played on the same youth sports teams or grew up in the same neighborhoods.
With Turlock High and Pitman High players overtaking the large-school roster in today's other half of the 22nd Stanislaus County All-Star Baseball Classic at John Thurman Field in Modesto, schools like Denair High and Turlock Christian High are also making an imprint in the small-school game.
Fifteen baseball players from the Turlock area will participate in Saturday's Modesto Sunrise Rotary Classic at John Thurman Field in Modesto. Pitman High and Turlock High each have five players in the large-school game at 7:05 p.m., while Denair High and Turlock Christian combine for five players for the small-school game at 3:05 p.m.
STOCKTON - The James Peterson-coached South team looked ripe for a comeback against the North in the 38th annual Central California Lions All-Star Football Game on Saturday night at the University of Pacific's Stagg Memorial Stadium. Three straight turnovers, including a late-game interception, spelled down for Peterson, the Turlock High coach, and his all-stars in a 21-6 loss.
In 2010, the Hilmar High football team's preseason looked like a prank of some sort, considering the amount of upper-division schools built into a small-school schedule - perhaps made for disaster. Beyer High, Ceres High, Enochs High and Buhach Colony High all made Hilmar's warm-up games before the regular season the toughest in school history.
Former Hilmar High defensive lineman/linebacker Trent Goiburn has been recently added to the lineup for the 38th annual Central California Lions All-Star Football Game on June 18 in Stockton, as he will be a part of the South team that is coached by Turlock High's James Peterson.
Hilmar High walked out of the Trans Valley League track season and into the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV/V Championship Trials with four TVL champions - Dani Olson, Hudson Harris, Kenzye Spears and Angelique Souza.
Since claiming the Southern Athletic League championship in 2012 for the first time in program history, Delhi High's boys track team has struggled to add another league title year to its banner. The Hawks have been in the running the past two years, but ultimately fell just short, and it seemed that would again be the case in 2015.
The Pitman High Pride were coming off a clutch one-run victory over Gregori last week and looked to continue their playoff streak as they had their eyes set on the quarterfinal match on Monday against a familiar foe from the Modesto Metro Conference-Beyer High.
The Turlock Christian High softball team was coming off not only their best postseason performance, but arguably the best season in nearly a decade after winning a playoff game by a margin of 12 runs. But on Thursday, the Eagles' hot bats ended.
Branson Garcia has spent a lot of time on basketball courts, practically growing up with a ball in his hands since the age of five. The game is a major passion for the Pitman High senior, so much so that it's hard for his family and friends to dissociate Garcia from basketball.