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'Jackets hit the pitch running

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.

February 27, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pitman's Maldonado chooses Stanislaus

Adolfo Maldonado of Pitman High has decided to attend California State University, Stanislaus on a soccer athletic scholarship.

February 27, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Pitman sending nine wrestlers; Turlock sending four to Masters

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.

February 24, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Rentfro, Flores and Mendoza qualify for Masters

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.

February 24, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


TC headed for D-IV semifinals

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.

February 24, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Bulldogs eliminate Vikings

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.

February 20, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Eagles downed by Lions

Turlock Christian High's league finale against Big Valley Christian High on Thursday came down to the wire as the Eagles were dealt their second closest lost via a four-point margin, 57-61.

February 13, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Delhi boys clinch playoff berth

The Delhi High (8-3) varsity boys basketball team clinched a playoff berth after toppling Orestimba in a Southern Athletic League showdown at home on Friday night.

February 13, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Delhi spoils Denair’s homecoming with one-point victory

Homecoming night didn't fare well for the Denair High boys basketball team on Friday (3-7). The Coyotes seemed almost destined for the victory, but the visiting Hawks of Delhi (6-3) managed to nudge out the one-point victory in the final seconds, 47-46, in dramatic fashion.

February 06, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Turlock boys win CCC

Turlock High has won the Central California Conference boys basketball championship for the first time since the 2010-11 season after defeating the defending CCC title holders, Golden Valley High, 52-36 on Friday.

February 06, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Slim Coyotes no match for Le Grand

It was a crucial league game on Tuesday night for the Denair High boys varsity basketball team and their dreams of a postseason run this year. Unfortunately for the Coyotes, things went downhill quickly as the home team dropped its second straight against Le Grand, 30-53.

February 03, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Two local wrestlers take gold at the Rumble in the Jungle

More than 700 wrestlers from 36 high schools flooded Pitman High on Saturday to compete in the 11th annual Rumble in the Jungle. For many, the tournament served as a tune-up for the fast approaching post-season, a chance for top-ranked wrestlers to square off against each other and get a feel for the elevated levels of competition they will soon face.

February 02, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


TC boys fall at home by one point

The Turlock Christian High boys basketball team (9-12, 4-5) went into Friday's Central California Athletic Alliance game with a goal: get one step closer to playoffs. A late push from the visiting Sierra Ridge Academy High (5-5) Rams, however, made the Eagles' road to the postseason that much harder.

January 30, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Pitman still perfect in CCC

Three days after five of its wrestlers placed in the top-six at Midcals, Pitman High was back on the mat for a Tuesday night dual with Central California Conference foe Buhach Colony High. The Thunder entered the dual with only one league loss, a one-point defeat at the hands of Golden Valley High, and an aim to blemish Pitman's perfect CCC record.

January 27, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Escalon stuns Hilmar boys with buzzer-beater

The Hilmar High boys varsity basketball team suffered a devastating loss in the closing seconds of Friday's matchup against Trans Valley League foe Escalon High.

January 27, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


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Denair tennis finishes league tournament with two wins

Denair High tennis head coach Bill Weber has his sights set on a long and prosperous future the Coyote program and he is off to a good start. After Friday's Southern Athletic League tournament, Denair can boast two league winners in the mixed doubles and the boys singles brackets.

May 01, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Pitman finishes series with Turlock 2-1

Turlock High won the final game of its three-game series with rival Pitman High Friday afternoon, beating the Pride 8-3 after falling 0-7 on Tuesday and 5-6 on Thursday. But while Pitman walked away from Turlock's home field in the loser's column on Friday, its boys exited the week as winners, at least partially, of the Central California Conference with only one win needed to claim the outright championship.

May 01, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Familiar face, new coach for Denair football

A local face will be taking over the Denair High School football head coaching duties.

May 01, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Hilmar’s Jacob Ahid signs with CSU Monterey Bay

Hilmar High's Jacob Ahid has been a small-town, valley boy all his life. He's developed as a baseball player from child to adolescent, but for the next step in his baseball career Ahid will be leaving Hilmar and heading to Seaside where he will become the newest addition to California State University, Monterey Bay.

May 01, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Hilmar's Azevedo finishes second at TVL golf championships

The Hilmar High boys varsity golf team failed to pick up a Trans Valley League championship this past Monday at La Contenta Golf Course.

April 28, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Pitman girls, boys take second at CCC swim meet

Pitman, which has been neck and neck with Merced all season long, placed second for both the girls and boys in the Central California Conference Championship meet that took place at Golden Valley High on Saturday to finish just behind Merced in the CCC.

April 28, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Turlock's three move past first round at CCC singles tourney

Turlock High's Ryan Asai went into Tuesday's Central California Conference singles tournament with high hopes. The Bulldog boasted an undefeated record heading into the tournament, but met his match in Merced's Juan Ciudad in the semifinal round.

April 28, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Turlock golf wins CCC tournament

The Turlock High boys varsity golf team has won its fourth Central California Conference tournament in the last five years after edging out Pitman and Buhach on Monday at the Merced Country Club.

April 28, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Pitman in first with two-game lead

It was a defensive deadlock for the majority of Tuesday's cross-town showdown between Turlock and Pitman High. After four innings of solid pitching from the Bulldogs' Nick Avila and Pride's Nick Jones, the scoreboard read 0-0 and everyone was left questioning, who would falter first?

April 28, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pride softball pulls off 3-2 win over Bears

After three years of getting dominated by Merced (10-2), the Pitman High (9-3) varsity softball team finally made history on Friday afternoon, topping the Bears at home, 3-2, and snapping an eight game losing streak that dated back to the 2012 season.

April 24, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Eagles softball rolls over Stone Ridge

The Turlock Christian varsity softball team has now boasted back-to-back league wins after beating Stone Ridge Christian on Friday, 16-5.

April 24, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Turlock baseball ends losing streak, tops Merced

The Turlock High (8-2) varsity baseball team has quietly yet steadily been creeping and stalling just behind or barely ahead of Pitman High for the top spot in the Central California Conference for most the year.

April 24, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Delhi tennis tops Denair

Friday marked the third time this season that both Delhi and Denair High met for one final showdown on the tennis courts as the battle for second place in the Southern Athletic League continued heading into the final two matches.

April 24, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Turlock, Hilmar golf headed to league championships with sense of security

League championships for boys golf will be held on Monday for schools across the area. These tournaments are typically a place for teams to put in one final, solid performance in the hopes of qualifying for Divisionals as a team, but for Turlock and Hilmar High, its respective tournaments will instead be a formality as its boys have a ticket to Divisionals all but in the bag.

April 24, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Alyssa Stockton signs with CSU Bakersfield

Alyssa Stockton has experienced her fair share of success during her 11 years in a softball uniform, but her biggest achievement was undoubtedly reached on Friday when she signed her letter of intent for California State University, Bakersfield where she will become one of the Roadrunners' pitchers.

April 24, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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