The Hilmar High Yellowjackets are undefeated, and in their mind underrated, as they prepare for the beginning of Trans Valley League play next week.
It was a thriller Thursday night-full moon and all-when the undefeated Turlock High Bulldogs hosted the Modesto High Panthers.
Local cross country runners got a taste of league competition on Wednesday, as the first Central California Conference meet was held at Atwater High.
Don't let the numbers fool you. Although Hilmar High has one of the smallest volleyball rosters in its league, it is a team to be reckoned with.
Hilmar High's boys soccer team has now won three straight games while racking up 20 goals in the process. Yellowjacket offense and defense have been in sync for head coach Louie Bettencourt, as they recently dominated league opponents Modesto Christian High, 12-1, on Wednesday.
Pitman High's boys soccer team is currently ranked sixth in the state, according to maxpreps.com, after handling Central California Conference rivals Golden Valley, 2-1, on Wednesday.
Pitman High's volleyball squad was tested once again after having two league matches in three days. After defeating the Merced High Bears, 3-1, on Tuesday, the Pride was back on the court on Wednesday - this time against the Golden Valley High.
Pitman High's volleyball team opened its Central California Conference play on Tuesday in victorious fashion, 3-1, against Merced High.
The Delhi boys' soccer team started its Southern Athletic League play right this week with a 3-2 victory at home against Le Grand.
Last soccer season, Turlock High claimed the Central California Conference crown while Buhach Colony High managed only one win in a league campaign that landed the Thunder last in CCC standings.
Coming off of last week's 24-21 victory thriller over Sonora High, the Bulldogs of Turlock picked up right where they left off taking down Enochs High, 27-8, on Friday.
It was a long, rough night for Chowchilla High on Friday when it traveled to Hilmar High to face off against the Yellowjackets. After driving roughly 40 miles to McSweeney Field, the Redskins were hard fought to cover any more ground against the 'Jackets' defense as they netted -2 yards of total offense and managed to convert one first down all game.
The Turlock High girls' water polo squad topped out in third place in the Central California Conference last season, despite numerous tight contests against league opponents, including a one-goal loss to second place Buhach Colony to end the regular season.
The Central California Conference has become one of the premier leagues for high school water polo in the area and the state. That competition was too much for Pitman and Turlock boys' water polo teams last year; but it's a new season and new teams.
Typically, football teams take the first few weeks of the season to find themselves-to fine tune fundamentals, build team chemistry, and cement a foundation for success during league play.
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.