The Turlock Christian boys basketball team has now won five of their last six games after taking down Southern Athletic League foe Le Grand on Friday night.
After trouncing through the Merced High Bears last month 54-40 at home, the Turlock High Bulldogs traveled to square off against their Central California Conference rivals for the opportunity to get that second spot in league.
Add another vigorous loss to Turlock Christian's boys basketball team's winless history against the Ripon Christian Knights, after an intense Southern Athletic League matchup on Tuesday night.
Pitman High marked the 10th anniversary of its Rumble in the Jungle tournament with a second place team finish on Saturday as seven of its wrestlers competed in the finals of their respective weight classes - with a total of 12 finishing top six or better.
The Central California Conference has been the epitome of a rollercoaster this season in boys basketball. Every team has beaten each other up and every game seems to be a nail biter until the end. Things continued to go the same route on Friday night when Turlock High visited CCC foe Golden Valley in a game for first place in league.
The Turlock Christian boys basketball team nabbed back-to-back wins against a struggling Gustine High, which has yet to win a game this season.
Turlock High's girls basketball squad has lost 18 straight games - with every single one of those losses due to second half mistakes.
Pitman High, Turlock High, and Hilmar High marked the midpoint of the prep wrestling season with a weekend trip to Gilroy for the 2014 Mid Cals Tournament where wrestlers did their best to earn their team's respective third, sixth, and 38th place finishes.
The Turlock Christian girls' basketball squad has now won five consecutive Southern Athletic League games, after defeating Delhi High on Saturday then taking down Gustine High on Monday night.
In their homecoming bout on Saturday, the Turlock Christian boys' basketball squad was able to notch out a victory in their first meeting of the year against Southern Athletic League opponents Delhi.
The struggles continue for Pitman High's girls basketball team. After finishing 9-8 in pre-league play, the Pride have since dropped their first three Central California Conference matchups, with the most recent loss coming at the hands of Atwater High in a 51-37 final on Thursday.
Pitman High went to Golden Valley to face off against the Cougars in a Central California Conference matchup on Friday night but fell 57-77.
Turlock High's boys basketball team fell to the Atwater Falcons in Friday night's Central California Conference bout in what resulted in a one point loss of 53-54.
With league play resuming on Friday night, Turlock Christian and Denair clashed in a Southern Athletic League boys basketball bout.
All things went Merced's way when they came into Pitman High to square off in a Central California Conference showdown on Friday night.
The Turlock and Pitman baseball programs enter the 2015 season coming from different places - the Bulldogs from earning three league titles in four years and the Pride from a disappointing 8-7 season in 2014 - but both hoping to clinch a top spot in the Central California Conference. Both teams have the potential to reach their shared goal.
Pitman High entered the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championships in Stockton on Friday with the aim to match or best its performance from a season ago in which four of its wrestlers qualified for the State Championships. While the Pride fielded the exact same number of qualifiers as last season, Angel Velasquez's (132 pound) championship effort on the mat solidified the 2014-15 season as Pitman's most successful ever. The Pride also put in its best team performance to date with an 8th place finish.
Pitman and Turlock High's girls varsity soccer squads kicked off the 2015 regular season with a two-day tournament event at Pitman with 16 schools from around the area competing for a chance to call themselves the best of the tourney.
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.
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