Local sports fans with loyalties to both Turlock and Pitman high schools had their dreams come true Wednesday when the varsity boys basketball regular season finale resulted in the two Turlock teams sharing the Central California Conference title - a first in the schools' rivalry history.
Friday night's Central California Conference matchup between Turlock and Merced was not your average game. It was the night of Winter Formal, the game saw blood, and near the end, it got so touchy that a technical was called against Merced after a questionable call.
Pitman High's varsity girls basketball team solidified their second place spot, for now, in the Central California Conference after an exciting turn of events that occurred on Thursday night in Atwater.
The Pitman (13-6 overall, 4-2 CCC) High girls basketball team had an opportunity to redeem their loss to Golden Valley (19-4 overall, 6-0 CCC) from earlier in the year but things didn't pan out the way they expected.
Turlock (6-16 overall, 5-0 CCC) head coach Doug Cornfoot had been patiently waiting for a return of the defensive brand of basketball that was the Bulldogs' calling card and on Friday night they brought it, erasing all doubt about their preseason woes with a big home win over Pitman (11-7 overall, 4-1 CCC) High.