Both boys and also girls' soccer were added to winter sports for the upcoming season and for a small school like Hilmar, who had one coach doing double duty during their former respective seasons, a new coach was needed to take over one of the teams.
The addition of soccer in the winter season meant some schools needed to adjust and certain student-athletes perhaps choose one sport over the other. Turlock and Pitman High varsity girls soccer adjusted a little better than the smaller schools as they head into the 2016-17 season anxious for the new year.
The Turlock High Bulldogs were unable to claim their 10th straight victory to advance to the semifinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Football Playoffs Friday night, losing to the Elk Grove Thundering Herd 42-19.
November 18, 2016|
|High School Sports
Just because the 2016 Pitman volleyball team is done for the season after losing to St. Ignatius, 3-1, in the first round of the Open Division CIF State tournament, doesn't mean they are finished entirely.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Hilmar High volleyball team made it to the Division-IV Sac-Joaquin Section Championship game, and for the fourth straight year they came up just short of winning the banner.
Delhi High football, ranked No.7 in the Division VI Sac-Joaquin Section playoff bracket, was chasing history and a possible upset but they were unable to muster a good enough game plan against a near flawless Bradshaw Christian squad (last year's Div. VI champions) which rushed for 295 yards on Thursday and continued their win streak with a 35-3 beating over the Hawks of Delhi.
No. 7 Pitman football snapped their three-year losing streak in the postseason by topping No. 10 Monterey Trail in the opening round of the Division-I Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs on Friday in a 35-21 win.
For the first time ever Pitman and Turlock varsity volleyball teams will battle for the Division-I Sac-Joaquin Section Championship game after each pulled off upsets over the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds, respectively, on Tuesday night.