The Turlock Christian High varsity boys basketball team began its Southern Athletic League play on Tuesday night as they traveled to Delhi High, who came into the game having won the previous two meetings.
Pitman High claimed the tournament title at the inaugural Dragon Duals on Saturday as its wrestlers helped the Pride finish 5-0 with victories over Sir Francis Drake, Marysville, El Camino, Lindhurst, and McCLatchy High.
Turlock High wrestling has a history of dominating its annual Bulldog Classic tournament, and it was no different on Saturday.
The Turlock Christian Lady Eagles dominated the court from the tip-off Monday night, defeated a hosting Delhi team, 69-27, in Southern League play.
They did it. The Pitman High boys basketball team won the Oakdale Rotary Classic Tournament Championship for the first time in the team's sixth appearance after nipping Downey, then sweeping through Oakdale and Ripon Christian in the championship game.
The annual Modesto Christian Basketball tournament is one of the most competitive tournaments in the valley, as the Turlock High Bulldogs found out. The Bulldogs finished with a 2-2 record, taking 13th place after defeating Weston Ranch in one of the consolation brackets, 77-62.
Pitman High's wrestling team had a short lived Christmas break, foregoing time to enjoy their gifts and eat leftovers over the weekend for a competition-ridden two days at the California Coast Wrestling Classic in Aptos, Calif.
The Hilmar High girls basketball team had a strong start in the Ripon Christian Tournament last week, but fell short in the end.
Turlock Christian High's goal for its 2013-14 boys basketball season is simple-show the Southern League that its team is a top-three squad and make the playoffs.
Turlock High's girls varsity basketball team's youth and inexperience was on full display during Friday's preseason matchup on the road against Manteca High at Winter Gym.
Lauren Godde scored a season high and Ana Burch had a career-best night as the Cal State Stanislaus women's basketball team beat Chico State, 83-82, in overtime Saturday night inside Acker Gym.
Pitman High welcomed the visiting Downey Knights to its home court with open arms Friday night-arms that were used to rebound, force turnovers, and drain baskets.
The first day of the Hilmar Christmas Classic saw the Lady Yellowjackets put on an impressive outing against Mariposa.
The Hilmar High boys basketball team had major turmoil on Thursday night in the first round of the Hilmar Christmas Classic, as they struggled on offense and defense against Mariposa.
Daughters of Turlock squared off on the basketball court Wednesday night when Pitman High hosted Turlock Christian High in a pre-league clash of divisions. Though common conception would indicate that a Division I school should easily trump a Division V school, the Pride had their hands full with a scrappy Eagles squad who refused to bend to expectations.
Four more Pitman High athletes will soon be joining the collegiate ranks after signing letters of intent on Tuesday. Quentin Hernandez, Cristian Clementi, Gilbert Valadez and Angel Velasquez each put ink to paper in front of friends and family for their individual colleges as Hernandez signed on to play football for George Fox University in Oregon and Clementi, Valadez and Velasquez signed on to wrestle for Grand Canyon University in Arizona, Luther College in Iowa and Northern Illinois University, respectively.
Turlock High girls soccer owned the 2015 season as far as the Central California Conference was concerned, edging out Merced High in a tight race for first place en route to the Bulldogs' fourth consecutive league championship. That momentum was put to a halt immediately in the post season, however, when Turlock traveled to Bella Vista High on Tuesday for the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Tournament.
Local golfers represented their schools well at CIF Sac-Joaquin Divisional Tournaments on Monday, with Turlock Christian placing third in the Division VI tournament and Turlock High taking fourth in Division I competition. Hilmar's Landon Azevedo, Turlock's Logan Adams and Turlock Christian High's Logun Lundquist will all advance to the Master's level after notching qualifying scores in their respective tournaments.
Monday marked the start of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs for local high school tennis teams that included Delhi, Denair, Pitman and Turlock High. All but Turlock fell in the opening round after the Bulldogs edged out the visiting Folsom Bulldogs, 6-3, on Tuesday in a comeback victory.
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.
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.
A local face will be taking over the Denair High School football head coaching duties.
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.
The Hilmar High boys varsity golf team failed to pick up a Trans Valley League championship this past Monday at La Contenta Golf Course.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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