· Pitman at Hughson Invitational
SaturdayVolleyballGolden Valley Tournament
· TC 2, Orestimba 1
· Pitman at Atwater, 4 p.m.
After two momentum-building road wins, the Pitman High football team will have to resist the temptation of tackling someone since the Pride are off this week. Their next game won't be until Sept. 24, when they host Franklin High of Stockton at Joe Debely Stadium.
Forget all the cheering that occurred after dropping Downey High in the season opener. Forget all the jaws that fell to the ground after clobbering well-respected small school Oakdale High at the recently renovated Joe Debely Stadium in Week 2. And forget the 57-point spanking over Davis High the Bulldogs doled out just last week.
There was hope that Hilmar High quarterback Andrew Olson would be just fine after he had an ugly fall late in the Yellowjackets' game against Enochs High on Sept. 10, seeing that he was waving to his home crowd as he was being carried off on a stretcher.
Pitman High senior middle blocker Maci Murdock is a can't-miss presence anytime she's on the volleyball court. There are a number of reasons why.
A year ago the Turlock High Bulldogs were 0-10. This year, they're 3-0 after a 55-7 drubbing of Davis High on Friday night.
· Hilmar 267, Hughson 268
HILMAR - On Friday night, Hilmar High football's impressive streak of slaying bigger, stronger and faster teams was halted.
Attend any high school volleyball match and it's hard to deny the obvious: The sport revolves on team chemistry, with the girls often coming together for a quick group meeting after every play that usually involves the slapping of hands and words of encouragement.
· Pitman and Turlock at Del Campo Tournament
During the summer, Hilmar High football coach Frank Marques posted on the CIF Web site requesting teams to play during the Yellowjackets' preseason schedule. He had no agenda, no particular requests. In other words, he didn't want to discriminate against any teams.
SaturdayVolleyballJohansen High Tournament
· Denair 1, Ceres 1
· Pitman at Johansen, 3 p.m.
The 2014 season was arguably one of the most exciting years for high school sports in the area and it wasn't any different in varsity girls soccer.
The 2015 spring season just began on Wednesday for Hilmar High, but already the Yellowjackets have four matches under their belt and at least one more scheduled for today. It's the kind of starting schedule one would expect from a team trying to improve on a fourth place Trans Valley League finish last season.
Adolfo Maldonado of Pitman High has decided to attend California State University, Stanislaus on a soccer athletic scholarship.
The post season has always been a tough road for local wrestling teams, but with this year's shakeup of the post season format - specifically the inclusion of Folsom and Del Oro High in the new Sac-Joaquin Section Division I AA Championships - that road proved to be even more difficult for Turlock and Pitman High.
Hilmar, Delhi and Denair High are each sending one wrestler to this weekend's Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championships at the Stockton Arena after their respective 12th, 13th and 14th place finishes in the team standings at the SJS Division V Championships last weekend.
For the eighth straight year the Turlock Christian High girls varsity basketball team is in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV semifinal round of the postseason after trouncing Freedom Christian on Tuesday night, 66-26.
Despite claiming the Central California Conference championship this season, Turlock found itself seeded 15th in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Championships when the playoff brackets were released earlier this week, setting up a buy-in game at home against 18th seed Edison High on Friday.
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