The Pitman High volleyball team has now won six straight matches, in straight sets, after defeating their Central California Conference opponents, Buhach Colony on Thursday (25-16, 25-19, and 25-14).
Central California Conference runners converged on Donnelly Park Wednesday afternoon for the second CCC center meet of the season. After circling the park and covering three miles worth of ground, the boy Bulldogs emerged as the story of the day as they took second place in team standings with 59 collective points - a 64 point improvement from their last race where they finished fourth overall.
Turlock High's Jose Aguilera netted the first two goals and Mason Harp added the finisher in the second half of Wednesday's match en route to a 3-2 win over the Cougars from Golden Valley.
The Pitman High tennis squad faced off against Central California Conference opponents Merced High on Thursday at home in what was a critical league match. Unfortunately for the Pride, it was the Bears that emerged victorious in the 5-4 match.
For the second time this season, the Pitman High soccer team defeated Central California Conference opponent Golden Valley; this time at home, in shutout fashion.
The Turlock High Bulldogs prevailed by nine strokes, 231-240, over the Pride on Tuesday at the Turlock Golf and Country Club, in the teams' second Central California Conference matchup of the season.
The Hilmar Yellowjackets (7-8-1) started Monday's league matchup against the Ripon Indians (11-5-1) strong, only to lose momentum - and the game - in the second half, 4-2.
Turlock High varsity volleyball (6-7) hosted Atwater (4-4) Tuesday night and was defeated in three sets (11-25, 16-25, 15-25).
Denair High is still searching for its first win of the season after Friday's 44-14 loss to Ripon Christian High. The Coyotes showed flashes of offensive productivity in the first half as Dominyc Silva led from under center, but their defensive unit had no answer for the Knights' rushing attack which was led by Andrew Brown.
Orestimba High was pumped up for a homecoming win on Friday night, but the Hilmar Yellowjackets barely allowed the Warriors one score in a 49-6 blowout.
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.
Hilmar High's track team is, as it has been for some time, on the small side this year. Not physically, but in overall numbers. There are roughly 40 athletes filling the overall roster, most of whom are young, which has made the 2015 hunt for the Trans Valley League title a non-issue for the Yellowjackets.
Pitman sent eight athletes and Turlock High had six representatives competing alongside students from 75 high schools at the 40th annual Stanford Invitational on Saturday.