The wait is over. After five exciting weeks of pre-league prep football play, Turlock and Pitman High are ready for the beginning of Central California Conference competition. Both teams enter the CCC with a 4-1 record and the potential to vie for a league championship.
In a wild and rowdy game, the Pitman High girls' water polo team sank the visiting Turlock Bulldogs 10-1 in their first matchup of the season.
Turlock Christian High claimed its second league victory on Wednesday with a straight set victory (25-17, 25-10, 25-9) over its Monte Vista counterpart Denair High.
The Hilmar High Yellowjackets are now 5-0 in the Trans Valley League after taking down league rivals-Escalon High at home in Thursday's TVL matchup 3-1.
Pitman High is in prime position in the Central California Conference after Monday night's 2-0 defeat of rival Turlock High. But while the Pride (4-1 CCC) are currently brimming with confidence as they sit in first place -tied with Buhach Colony High-they are being careful not to let that confidence spill over as memories of last season's initial success and subsequent fall are still fresh in the mind.
The first round of the Central California Conference volleyball season is over and Pitman High is once again atop the standings with an undefeated record. The Pride (5-0 CCC) completed the first third of league play with a straight set victory (25-14, 25-21, 25-17) over rival Turlock High Tuesday night-though the Bulldogs didn't quite take the loss lying down.
The Turlock and Pitman High tennis teams squared off on Tuesday for a classic Central California Conference matchup as the 'Dogs swept the singles matches 6-0. However, the Pride were able to dominate the doubles, winning two of the three matches in straight sets 3-0.
In their first Trans Valley League meeting this season, the Hilmar High boys' soccer team was able to dominate their rivals, Escalon High, in a 3-0 shutout.
The Turlock High Bulldogs lost for the first time in five games this year as they visited West Valley High on Friday.
Hilmar High's defense continued its dominant performance on Friday, notching a fifth straight victory, this time in a Trans Valley League opener against Modesto Christian in a 30-0 shutout.
Delhi High stumbled and fell on the road Friday night when it took on Waterford High in the Southern League opener.
The Hilmar High volleyball squad dominated visiting Trans Valley League opponent Riverbank High in Thursday's home matchup, winning in straight sets.
There's no secret about it, Ripon Christian High is the powerhouse in Southern League volleyball. With three consecutive league championships and three consecutive undefeated seasons on their resume, the Knights' reputation has been just as much of a weapon as their skill on the court-and no one knows that better than Turlock Christian High.
The heavily favored Delhi High boys soccer team was held to a single goal against Denair High, who came out ready to play defensively in Monday's Southern Athletic League match.
Denair and Delhi High volleyball teams met for the first time this season in a Southern Athletic League match at the Hawks' home on Monday.
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.
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.
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