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Yellowjackets stung by Escalon in Section final

Hilmar struck first - plating a run in the top of the third inning - but Trans-Valley League rival and defending state champion Escalon was up to the task, scoring two runs in the fourth inning and hanging on for the win.

May 29, 2012 | BY MARG JACKSON TURLOCK JOURNAL | High School Sports


Local athletes record personal bests at Masters

Turlock, Pitman and Hilmar High each saw its track season come to an end at the SJS Masters tournament in Elk Grove last Thursday. A combined nine athletes from the three schools competed in various events throughout the day, with a majority competing in the girls division.

May 29, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


NCGA, Stevinson Ranch and Delhi High team up to develop youth golf

Golf is viewed as an elitist sport by many, on par with tennis when it comes to the high cost to participate and develop as a player. Because of this, a lot of young athletes don't consider golf to be a viable option, resulting in a large, untapped demographic of potential golfers.

May 25, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Hilmar baseball to compete for Div. V title

With an upset over Linden High under its belt, Hilmar High baseball planned on cruising by Dixon High, in a best two out of three series, on its way to the SJS Division V Championship game. Things didn't quite go as smoothly as they hoped, though.

May 22, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock, Pitman track near end of season

The SJS Division I Section Finals were a success for both Turlock and Pitman High. After two days of competition at Elk Grove High, the Bulldogs advanced eight athletes to the Masters Meet Trials and the Pride advanced five.

May 22, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pitman softball comes up short in first round

Pitman High was elated at the end of the regular season, winning its first Central California Conference softball championship in school history. The Pride's (16-11 overall) enthusiasm was short lived, however, as Sheldon High (19-9 overall) destroyed their post-season dreams in the first round of the SJS Division I Playoff Tournament, 16-1.

May 22, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Softball All-League Honors

Central California Conference

May 22, 2012 | | High School Sports


Hilmar track shines at Sections

Local athletes put in solid performances last week at the SJS Division IV/V Track Finals that were held at Modesto Junior College. Denair High, Turlock Christian High, and Hilmar high each brought athletes to the competition and experienced varying degrees of success. Hilmar walked away with the most success, however, finishing 12th as a team in the girls division and advancing five athletes to the finals of their respective events.

May 18, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Bulldogs undefeated season ends at the feet of Franklin

Turlock High's playoff run is over. After two emotional, sudden death, post-season victories, the Lady Bulldogs (13-3-7 overall) succumbed to Franklin High of Elk Grove, 1-0, on Thursday in the semi-final round of the SJS Division I Playoff Tournament.

May 18, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Hilmar soccer loses to Dixon in PK shootout

Hilmar High traveled to Dixon High on Thursday, one game away from the SJS Division V Championship game. With a Trans Valley League championship already under their belt, the Lady 'Jackets strived to bring another section title to Hilmar, but in the end it wasn't meant to be. Hilmar and Dixon fought hard in regulation and overtime but it was the Rams who emerged victorious after a penalty kick shootout, 4-2.

May 18, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Hilmar baseball upsets Linden in first round of playoffs

Hilmar High's baseball team entered the first round of the SJS Division V playoff tournament with a chip on its shoulder. The Yellowjackets (14-7 overall), who ended their regular season with a pair of losses to rival Escalon High, stepped onto Billy Hebert Field in Stockton eager to show Linden High they were true contenders. The Lions (22-5 overall), Mother Lode League Champions and number one seed, were outmatched by Hilmar's pitching and fell 5-1.

May 17, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Hilmar softball suffers first round elimination

Hilmar High entered the SJS Division V softball playoff tournament with high hopes after finishing second in the Trans Valley League. The Yellowjackets (11-8-1 overall) found themselves pitted against Marysville High (23-5 overall) in the first round of the tournament, and for the first couple of innings they played up to those hopes. Unfortunately, the Indians' offense ignited in the third inning, ultimately pressuring Hilmar into defeat, 8-1.

May 17, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock advances to semi-finals after sudden death

TWB, together we're better. It's written on the wrists of Turlock High's girls soccer team and it's a source of pride and inspiration for the Bulldogs. It can be seen not only on their flesh but in the style of play during any given Bulldog game, and Tuesday's SJS Division I quarterfinal matchup with Tracy High was no different.

May 15, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


First round win for Hilmar’s girls

The reigning Trans Valley League champions, Hilmar High, continued its winning ways on Tuesday with a 2-1 victory over Calaveras High in the first round of the SJS Division V Playoff Tournament.

May 15, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Lady Coyotes finish as track champions

Coaches can often be heard preaching to their athletes about the importance of details. "It's the little things that count" - a common cliché in high school athletics, but true all the same. On Saturday, during the SAL Track Finals at Joe Debely Stadium, several teams learned this truth firsthand and, for one team in particular, it meant the difference between second place and a championship.

May 15, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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