All season long, Turlock High girls tennis coach Juan Alaniz has expressed confidence in all his players, no matter where they stand in the strength ladder.
DENAIR - James Behrens learned he was going to start as the Denair High quarterback only about 10 hours before the Coyotes were set to face Turlock Christian High in the Monte Vista Showdown, which is the annual meeting between the two schools that reside on the same road. The news didn't make him sweat or caused him to hide in a dark place somewhere.
The Pitman Pride (7-2, 3-1 CCC) won a comeback conference thriller against the Merced Bears (3-6, 1-3 CCC) Friday night by a final score of 30-27, sealed by a missed last second Merced field goal.
Josue Barajas doesn't necessarily look at his preceding three years on the Turlock High boys soccer team as a series of disappointments. All that matters to the senior forward right now is that his Bulldogs, who have endured many years of frustration, aren't calling it a season just yet.
What's the best way to put into words Turlock High's capturing of the league championship in girls water polo?
The other day, Turlock High boys water polo coach Steve Feaver was struck speechless when his players asked him a question.
Though the Eagles had two tough games, they still managed to pull off another Southern League win - this time over Waterford High in three sets (25-11, 25-23, 28-26) on Thursday night at Calvary Baptist Gym. Thanks to Rebakah Mullers' nine kills and 15 digs, Farrar's 13 assists and Kaisa Spycher's two block and four aces, Turlock Christian improved to 18-12 overall and 10-3 in the SL before the league finale at Delhi High on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The Eagles are ranked third behind Ripon Christian High and Big Valley Christian High in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division ...
MERCED - Despite competing for rival schools, Pitman High's Frank Finch and Turlock High's Jorge Guzman have a simple plan whenever they're in a cross country race: They want to stick together.
The first two sets between the Pitman High and Turlock High volleyball teams seemed uncharacteristic, as one rival was more dominant than the other. But it all changed in the third game, when rallies from both sides got the crowd of hundreds more involved in the crosstown rivalry meeting.
Turlock High junior golfer Emma Mendes began play at the Central California Conference Championships on Tuesday with a disadvantage. She didn't get a chance to practice on the Pheasant Run Golf Course in Chowchilla, where the tournament was held.
In two days, the Pitman High football players will get a chance to redeem themselves. And they're facing the ideal opponent.
Prior to the 2010 season, Hilmar High girls golf coach Ty Pettigrew was concerned about having enough athletes to play.
The Turlock Bulldogs (6-1, 1-1 CCC) erased the memory of last week's gut wrenching last-second loss to Buhach Colony (7-0, 2-0 CCC) to earn their first Central California Conference victory in a 40-35 comeback road win over the Merced Bears (3-4, 1-1 CCC).
Stanislaus County dominated Merced County on Friday at the County Clash track meet, with Pitman, Oakdale and Turlock High finishing first, second and third, respectively.
Not even a car crash could keep Brian Dudley and Andrew Knapp, Denair tennis' number one and two singles players, from seeking retribution against league juggernauts Ripon Christian on Friday. The two Coyote players were involved in a head-on collision on their way to the match, but still managed to make it to the courts where they won their matches in the 7-2 effort over the Knights.
Pitman High thoroughly beat Merced High on the baseball diamond Monday afternoon in the Pride's second Central California Conference game of the season. Four days removed from beating Golden Valley High 8-0, Pitman again pitched a shutout as they handed Merced its third consecutive loss by a score of 10-0.
Things have changed in the Central California Conference this year and this week marked the beginning of a three-game series, starting with game one at Turlock High as the Bulldogs hosted the Atwater Falcons.
The Central California Conference and the Modesto Metro Conference gathered together for Saturday's Nor Cal Relay at Johansen High with Turlock and Pitman owning the day on the pool.
It was a down game for the Hilmar varsity baseball team on Saturday afternoon when they hosted Sonora High.
The Hilmar High (6-3-1) girls varsity soccer team is only two wins away from tying last year's win total and league hasn't even started.
Four consecutive errors in the sixth inning gave the Hilmar High varsity softball team its second straight Trans Valley League loss on Friday afternoon as Riverbank played the spoilers in a 3-8 loss.
Denair High came close to earning its first win of the season this week in a two-game showdown with Le Grand High on Wednesday and Friday, but late-inning slumps in both games instead led to a pair of defeats and extended the Coyote's record to 0-8.
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