Local high school golfers took their final swings of the 2014 season in Monday's Masters Tournament at the Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton with the ambition to reach the Northern California Tournament, but it was not to be.
The sixth seeded Turlock High Bulldogs fell to Lodi at home in Tuesday's opening round of the Division I CIF Sectional tournament, 2-1, after a very physical matchup that saw a stalemate for most of the game.
After a successful year that saw the Lady Pride soccer team finish third in the Central California Conference, the 15 seeded Pride traveled to Elk Grove to take on the number two seed in Franklin High, in the opening round of the Division I CIF Sac-Joaquin section tournament.
Pitman High honored six college-bound seniors Monday afternoon as classmates, teammates, parents, coaches, and administrators piled into the Black Box Theatre to witness each athlete sign their respective letters of intent. In the school's biggest mass signing to date, three football players, a softball player, a baseball player, and a volleyball player secured their athletic futures while being praised for their commitment and dedication.
Parents of Turlock Christian High School will get to meet the school's newly hired athletic director/head coach, as well as the new principal of the high school, in an official meet and greet set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Monte Vista Chapel Gym.
Tuesday marked a critical Central California Conference softball matchup between second place Buhach Colony and third place Pitman High, with the winner able to cement themselves in that second place position in league heading into the final two contests of the season.
Winds reached a peak of about 30 miles per hour on Monday at Pheasant Run in Chowchilla, but that didn't slow down the Turlock Christian golf team that captured its 11th Southern Athletic League title in a row after pulling away by two strokes against a tough Ripon Christian squad.
After splitting last year's Central California Conference title with Golden Valley High, the Turlock girls soccer team came back this year with a vengeance, to top out in league-alone-and they did after shutting out Golden Valley, 3-0, at home on Monday.