LIVINGSTON - The Turlock Christian High football players weren't in the most ideal situation before Friday night's Southern League matchup with Gustine High.
The Turlock High Bulldogs (5-0) walloped Franklin High of Stockton (0-5) 28-7 in non-league play Friday night to remain perfect for the 2010 season.
It was sort of expected, considering the circumstances.
The coaches' office at the Steve Feaver Aquatic Center was where the Turlock High girls water polo team met after defeating Merced High 11-8 on Thursday afternoon. A few minutes into the post-match meeting, a strange noise was heard.
Considering what was at stake, the Turlock High-Merced High water polo matchup on Thursday afternoon had enough adrenaline to power a freight train. Both teams entered the highly anticipated meeting with undefeated league records, as the winner would undoubtedly earn a mental edge in future showdowns.
Just when Tuesday night's game against Merced High seemed to be comfortably in their hands, the Turlock High boys soccer players were given a cruel wakeup call in the form of an opposing goal slicing through the air and landing in the back of their net.
Central California Conference Tennis
The Turlock High football team is nearing the midway point of what seemed nearly impossible at the beginning of the season. Remember, the Bulldogs capped off their 2009 run with a horrible 0-10 record.
RIPON - Hilmar High's grand return to the Trans Valley League wasn't so grand.Not to start with, anyway.The defense jumped offsides on the game's first play from scrimmage, and on the next one it let Ripon's Louie Mejia squirt through the middle for an uncontested 85-yard touchdown run.The mistakes continued to pile on for the injury-ravaged Yellowjackets, but thanks to a big stop in the red zone followed by an impressive 8-minute, 1-second drive in the fourth quarter they were able to gut out a hard-earned 21-14 victory at Stouffer Field."We've had ...
The Pitman Pride improved to 3-1 on Friday night with a 53-7 victory over the Franklin High Yellowjackets (0-3).
DENAIR - For the Denair High football team, the game-changing moment happened just seconds after the fourth quarter started.
As soon as they got out of the pool for the last time Wednesday afternoon, the Pitman High girls water polo team didn't just come away with a victory.
The Pitman High boys water polo team was in a tight battle with Golden Valley High on Wednesday evening until the fourth period rolled around. After three unanswered goals, the Pride secured a 9-5 win to give them a 1-1 Central California Conference record.
Turlock has owned the tennis courts for the past four years against Pitman High and the streak continued on Tuesday for the defending Central California Conference champions.
The streak continues for the Pitman High Pride who recorded their 22nd consecutive straight-set victory on Monday with a 25-17, 25-17, and 25-4 win over Turlock High. Now ranked 74th in the nation and 14th in the state of California, the Pride comfortably sit atop the Central California Conference standings while Turlock sits in second place.
For the second consecutive year, head coach Tom Tyler has led the Pitman Pride varsity football team to a 3-0 start to the season - last year the Pride managed a 4-0 start.
The Hilmar volleyball team is on a 12-game winning streak, and that success continued Monday with a 3-0 victory over the visiting Turlock Christian Eagles.
Turlock golf maintained its successful ways, as the Bulldogs won the Central California Conference Mid-Season Tournament last Thursday at Rancho del Rey.
Southern Athletic League rivals Delhi and Denair High opened league play Friday night with a slug fest that was reflective of the two teams' equal standing. Entering the game with identical 2-1 records, the Hawks (3-1 overall, 1-0 SAL) and Coyotes (2-2 overall, 0-1 SAL) took turns thrilling their crowds with big hits on defense and scrappy play on offense.
Turlock High battled till the end on Friday night, but finished its preseason league play with a 41-43 home loss to Tracy.
Q. You were a standout sophomore on the court for Hilmar volleyball. Have you made any changes to your game for your junior season?
Delhi High's volleyball team fell short against Le Grand High in the Hawks' second Southern League matchup of the season on Tuesday. The Lady Hawks tested the Bulldogs through four sets, but ultimately walked away from the court with a 3-1 loss (13-25, 25-14, 21-25, and 13-25).
The undefeated streak for the Pitman Pride's varsity volleyball team continues.
The Turlock Bulldogs beat out the Pitman Pride, 214-249, during the first girls golf rivalry match of the season on Tuesday at the Turlock Golf & Country Club.
Pitman High's Fernando Maldonado scored a hat trick, securing the Pride's roll over win against crosstown and Central California Conference rival Turlock, 5-0, in a matchup at Warrior Stadium on Saturday.
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