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.
Pitman High dropped its first Central California Conference match Monday afternoon when it hosted the now league-leading Buhach Colony High. After earning 2-1 victories over both Merced and Golden Valley highs last week, the Pride (9-2-3 Overall, 2-1 CCC) were unable to fend off a three-goal, second half effort by the Thunder (11-1-1 Overall, 3-0 CCC) and lost 4-2.
The Turlock High Tennis team remains undefeated (4-0) after taking down the Merced High Bears in Tuesday's home match.
Turlock High took 1st place at the Central California Conference Mid-Season 18-hole tournament that was held at Pheasant Run in Chowchilla, as they shot 460 as a team, Merced placed second (461) and Pitman in third (493).
Stanislaus County dominated Merced County on Friday at the County Clash track meet, with Pitman, Oakdale and Turlock High finishing first, second and third, respectively.
Not even a car crash could keep Brian Dudley and Andrew Knapp, Denair tennis' number one and two singles players, from seeking retribution against league juggernauts Ripon Christian on Friday. The two Coyote players were involved in a head-on collision on their way to the match, but still managed to make it to the courts where they won their matches in the 7-2 effort over the Knights.
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.
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