Turlock Christian High is on its way to its second consecutive Division VI Sac-Joaquin Section championship match after a convincing straight-game victory (25-7, 25-2, 25-12) over Victory Christian High Tuesday night at home.
Three local runners competed at the cross country Sections meet at Willow Hill Reservoir in Folsom on Saturday, with Pitman's Isaac Gonzalez bringing home the best time out of the three at 17:47, earning 45th place in Division-II.
Hilmar High's undefeated football season has been a product of complimentary play from its offense and defense, but on Friday, in the first round of the Division IV CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs, it was the Yellowjacket defense that carried the team past Liberty Ranch High and onto the second round.
Hilmar High's volleyball squad left no doubt on anybody's mind as to their abilities on Thursday, as the Yellowjackets were able to capture a win in the second round of the CIF SJS Division-IV playoffs over last year's section champs, Ripon Christian.
The 2013 prep football season is over for Pitman High (Div. I) and Delhi High (Div. V) after both teams fell short in their respective first round, post-season games against Franklin High of Elk Grove and Golden Sierra High Friday night.
Gavin Gaffaney became the third Bulldog this week to sign a letter of intent to play baseball at the next level when he agreed to join California State University, Stanislaus at the conclusion of his high school career.
Hilmar volleyball came into Tuesday's CIF SJS Division-IV playoffs confident. The Yellowjackets had won 22 of their last 24 games, 14 of which came in straight sets. After their defeat of the visiting Summerville Bears, the 'Jackets have another straight set victory under their belts.
Pitman High has been a volleyball power house for the past few years with three consecutive Central California Conference championships and back-to-back undefeated seasons in league. But last year the Pride were dealt a devastating blow in the first round of playoffs when Bella Vista High beat them at home in straight sets.
One Pride runner and two Bulldogs will move on to Sections, after each individual runner had a good showing at the Sac-Joaquin Sub Section cross country meet last weekend at Angels Camp.
Two points. That was the difference between victory and defeat Friday night when Turlock High hosted rival Pitman High in the 10th annual Harvest Bowl.
The Hilmar High Yellowjackets football squad finished the 2013 regular season with a perfect 10-0 record for the first time since 2004.
The Turlock High girls cross country team ended its 2013 season with a first place finish in the Central California Conference championships at Applegate Park.
A visiting Franklin High soccer team gave the Pitman Pride all they could handle in Tuesday's CIF Sac-Joaquin Section first round playoff game - in the first half. The Pride weren't down for the count, however, as they pulled off an incredible second half run, and eventual 2-1 victory.
For the third straight year, the Pitman High volleyball squad is the Central California Conference champions, this after defeating Turlock High on Tuesday's Senior Night in a regular season finale at home, (25-9, 25-7 and 25-4).
Turlock High, the top seeded Central California Conference girls tennis team, dropped its first Division I Sac-Joaquin Section team playoff match to St. Francis High at home Tuesday afternoon. The Bulldogs managed only one match victory,1-8, against a Troubadours team with talent to spare.
Pitman High thoroughly beat Merced High on the baseball diamond Monday afternoon in the Pride's second Central California Conference game of the season. Four days removed from beating Golden Valley High 8-0, Pitman again pitched a shutout as they handed Merced its third consecutive loss by a score of 10-0.
Things have changed in the Central California Conference this year and this week marked the beginning of a three-game series, starting with game one at Turlock High as the Bulldogs hosted the Atwater Falcons.
The Central California Conference and the Modesto Metro Conference gathered together for Saturday's Nor Cal Relay at Johansen High with Turlock and Pitman owning the day on the pool.
It was a down game for the Hilmar varsity baseball team on Saturday afternoon when they hosted Sonora High.
The Hilmar High (6-3-1) girls varsity soccer team is only two wins away from tying last year's win total and league hasn't even started.
Four consecutive errors in the sixth inning gave the Hilmar High varsity softball team its second straight Trans Valley League loss on Friday afternoon as Riverbank played the spoilers in a 3-8 loss.
Denair High came close to earning its first win of the season this week in a two-game showdown with Le Grand High on Wednesday and Friday, but late-inning slumps in both games instead led to a pair of defeats and extended the Coyote's record to 0-8.
The sting of loss felt by both Turlock and Pitman High baseball teams in the second day of the Pedretti Tournament was quickly forgotten on Saturday, as each local team toppled their respective opponent to end with a win and 2-1 overall record.
The 2015 tennis season is shaping up to be a highly competitive one for Southern Athletic League teams, with Ripon Christian, Delhi and Denair High leading the pack. The Knights, as they did last season and in seasons past, sit atop the league standings while the Hawks sit with one loss and the Coyotes sit with two.
Just one day after placing fourth alongside Escalon High in the team standings of the 2015 Yellowjacket Invitational, Hilmar High suffered its first Trans Valley League loss at the hands of Ripon High on Tuesday. Despite beating Ripon by nearly 30 strokes on Monday, the 'Jackets found themselves on the losing end of a two-stroke game against the Indians, 237-235.
Last year Turlock High's varsity boys tennis team went a perfect 12-0 in the Central California Conference behind head coach Juana Alaniz, who after the season decided to call it quits while his assistant coach Bill Weber recently accepted the head coaching job at Denair High.
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