The Pitman Pride softball team has done something they have never done before in school history-win a postseason game-after failing to do so in the previous four appearances.
Local high school golfers took their final swings of the 2014 season in Monday's Masters Tournament at the Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton with the ambition to reach the Northern California Tournament, but it was not to be.
The Turlock High boys tennis team's successful season came to an end on Monday, in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinal match against a visiting Armijo High team.
The sixth seeded Turlock High Bulldogs fell to Lodi at home in Tuesday's opening round of the Division I CIF Sectional tournament, 2-1, after a very physical matchup that saw a stalemate for most of the game.
After a successful year that saw the Lady Pride soccer team finish third in the Central California Conference, the 15 seeded Pride traveled to Elk Grove to take on the number two seed in Franklin High, in the opening round of the Division I CIF Sac-Joaquin section tournament.
Pitman High honored six college-bound seniors Monday afternoon as classmates, teammates, parents, coaches, and administrators piled into the Black Box Theatre to witness each athlete sign their respective letters of intent. In the school's biggest mass signing to date, three football players, a softball player, a baseball player, and a volleyball player secured their athletic futures while being praised for their commitment and dedication.
Local golfers put their best swings forward on Monday, as they competed in their respective Division I, VI and V Section tournaments.
One game was all that was needed to clinch a playoff spot for the young and inexperienced Delhi High softball team - and the Hawks pulled off the win in convincing fashion.
Parents of Turlock Christian High School will get to meet the school's newly hired athletic director/head coach, as well as the new principal of the high school, in an official meet and greet set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Monte Vista Chapel Gym.
Tuesday marked a critical Central California Conference softball matchup between second place Buhach Colony and third place Pitman High, with the winner able to cement themselves in that second place position in league heading into the final two contests of the season.
Turlock High hosted the Central California Conference Singles Tournament for the first time on Tuesday, however, the Bulldog competitors didn't fare too well in the home tourney.
Winds reached a peak of about 30 miles per hour on Monday at Pheasant Run in Chowchilla, but that didn't slow down the Turlock Christian golf team that captured its 11th Southern Athletic League title in a row after pulling away by two strokes against a tough Ripon Christian squad.
After splitting last year's Central California Conference title with Golden Valley High, the Turlock girls soccer team came back this year with a vengeance, to top out in league-alone-and they did after shutting out Golden Valley, 3-0, at home on Monday.
Day two of the Nor Cal Tournament did not end well for the Pitman Pride softball team as they dropped two consecutive games against Argonaut and Escalon High on Friday at West High in Tracy.
Tuesday was a good day for Turlock and Pitman High baseball teams at the 45th annual Dick Windemuth Tournament as both squads came away with victories.
Pitman High is headed to the CIF Division I Sac-Joaquin Section championship match for the first time ever after Tuesday's 3-1 (19-25, 25-14, 25-13 and 25-20) victory over St. Francis High of Sacramento.
Maybe the second time is the charm.
The list of Turlock High athletes moving on to the collegiate level continues to grow.
It was déjà vu for the Bulldogs of Turlock High when they traveled to Tracy High for the first round of the CIF Division I Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. As was the case when the two Bulldog teams met in week 5, Turlock found itself just two points shy of victory after a failed two-point conversion attempt cemented a final score of 21-19
The Pitman Pride varsity football team went into Friday's Division-I CIF Sac-Joaquin Section round one tournament game looking to rebound from last week's disappointing Harvest Bowl loss to Turlock. However, the Pride met a very demanding Napa High team, who controlled the field from the onset.
The 2014 cross country season came to an end for Pitman, Hilmar and Turlock High School athletes last Saturday at the Subsection meet held in Angels Camp.
Turlock High's turnaround season on the volleyball court met its end at the hands of Lincoln High Tuesday night, but it wasn't without a fight.
The Turlock Christian High volleyball team picked up right where it left off in last year's postseason and that is with a victory, but this time it was an upset.
The Hilmar High volleyball team entered the CIF Division IV Sac-Joaquin Section Girls Volleyball Tournament on Tuesday as the number two seed and heavy favorites. The Yellowjackets lived up to their hype, defeating number 15 seed Orestimba High, 3-0, (25-13, 25-18 and 25-17).
Pitman High took its first post-season step Monday night when its girls hosted McClatchy High of Sacramento in the first round of the CIF Division I Sac-Joaquin Section Girls Volleyball Tournament. The top seeded Pride dispatched the Lions with relative ease, 3-0 (25-13, 25-5 and 25-6), as they outsized and overpowered their opponent on the court.
The Pitman High girls water polo team had one of the program's most successful regular seasons in 2014, as the Pride made the postseason for only the second time in seven years and the first since a five-year hiatus when the team made it in 2008.
The girls tennis season is over for Turlock High.
Denair High's Edwin Flores tallied five onside kicks and recovered all of them last Friday en route to the Coyotes' 62-21 victory over the visiting Waterford High team, ending their six-game Southern Athletic League losing streak.
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