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How much is too much when it comes to high school sports and winning?

I've been covering local sports for more than a year, enough time to experience all the firsts that come with the job-or so I thought.

February 12, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock sweeps Pitman for final league victory

Turlock High put a cap on its regular season Friday night with a 48-36 win over rival Pitman High. The Bulldogs scored points in bunches, nine and 10 points at a time, and dictated the game's tempo on their way to victory.

February 08, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pitman girls rally second half comeback over energized Bulldogs

With post-season hopes gone, Thursday marked the final game of the season for both Turlock and Pitman High girls basketball teams. The Bulldogs, who experienced a season of struggle in 2012, were seen by many as the night's underdogs, but with a lively crowd watching their final home game they hit the court with renewed spirit.

February 08, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Bulldog wrestling claims league title, sends 12 to Divisionals

The Turlock High wrestling team entered Thursday's Central California League Tournament with heaping confidence. The Bulldogs had already bested their league foes through a string of duals, leaving one day of competition between them and an outright CCC Championship.

February 08, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Tom Tyler named Pitman’s new football coach

Pitman High announced Tom Tyler's selection for the vacant head football coach position on Friday. Tyler, former head coach for Turlock High from 1996-2006, will replace Brandon Harris who recently accepted a similar position at Columbia High in Nampa, Idaho. He will be the third head coach in the football program's history.

February 08, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock's Nicole Larson signs with CSU Stanislaus

Eight years ago Nicole Larson was introduced to a game called soccer. She had never played before but the call of competition sucked her in and hooked her instantly. Her Turlock Youth Soccer Association coach Jim Tejeda recognized her passion-and her talent-and made a bold prediction.

February 08, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Falcons take Bulldogs

Atwater High was back in Turlock Tuesday night, five days after a failed comeback attempt against Pitman High. This time the Falcons faced off against Turlock High in a game with a much different tone. Atwater hit the Bulldogs early and often with consistent scoring and rebounding en route to a 40-34 victory.

February 05, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Hilmar handles Orestimba

Hilmar High redirected its ship Monday night when the Orestimba High Warriors rolled into town. After dropping consecutive games to Modesto Christian and Riverbank High, the Yellowjackets (17-6 overall, 5-5 TVL) saved their Trans Valley League season with a dominant 57-41 victory over the Warriors (5-20 overall, 0-10 TVL) to put them in the top tier of league standings.

February 05, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Eagles drop tough loss to Knights

RIPON - The Southern League girls basketball title is likely to be shared by its two parochial schools for a second straight season.

February 01, 2013 | BY JONAMAR JACINTO Turlock Journal | High School Sports


Pride put down Falcons

It was all about control for Pitman High Thursday night when Atwater High rolled into town.

February 01, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock tops Pitman

It was the final dual meet of the season Wednesday night and fans from both Turlock and Pitman High sat in the stands of Turlock's girls gym, giddy with anticipation and ready to watch the cross-town rivals compete on the mat. For a few Bulldog seniors it would be their last chance to wrestle in front of a home crowd-but some never got the chance.

February 01, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Five Pride grapplers medal at home tourney

Normally Pitman High's aim is a top tier finish at its annual home tournament, the Rumble in the Jungle, but with eight wrestlers sidelined due to match count the Pride hit the mat on Saturday with their sights set on individual success.

January 29, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock lets Golden Valley slip by with win

It was the matchup of the season Friday night.

January 25, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Bulldogs push past Pride

It happens nearly every time they step on the same court.

January 25, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock wrestling notches 7th win

Turlock High wrestling improved to 3-0 in the Central California Conference this week with dual wins over Merced High in Tuesday and Buhach Colony High on Wednesday. The Bulldogs defeated the Bears by winning 10 of the night's 14 matches and put down the Thunder by winning 12 of 15 matches.

January 25, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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Delhi wins in OT

Southern Athletic League rivals Delhi and Denair High opened league play Friday night with a slug fest that was reflective of the two teams' equal standing. Entering the game with identical 2-1 records, the Hawks (3-1 overall, 1-0 SAL) and Coyotes (2-2 overall, 0-1 SAL) took turns thrilling their crowds with big hits on defense and scrappy play on offense.

September 27, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock late comeback falls short against Tracy

Turlock High battled till the end on Friday night, but finished its preseason league play with a 41-43 home loss to Tracy.

September 27, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


5 Questions for Hilmar volleyball's Emily Baptista

Q. You were a standout sophomore on the court for Hilmar volleyball. Have you made any changes to your game for your junior season?

September 26, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Hawks test Bulldogs; fall in four

Delhi High's volleyball team fell short against Le Grand High in the Hawks' second Southern League matchup of the season on Tuesday. The Lady Hawks tested the Bulldogs through four sets, but ultimately walked away from the court with a 3-1 loss (13-25, 25-14, 21-25, and 13-25).

September 23, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pride volleyball takes Harbor Tourney

The undefeated streak for the Pitman Pride's varsity volleyball team continues.

September 23, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Turlock bests Pitman on golf links

The Turlock Bulldogs beat out the Pitman Pride, 214-249, during the first girls golf rivalry match of the season on Tuesday at the Turlock Golf & Country Club.

September 23, 2014 | BY JON TERRY Turlock Journal | High School Sports


Pitman scores five in shutout against Turlock

Pitman High's Fernando Maldonado scored a hat trick, securing the Pride's roll over win against crosstown and Central California Conference rival Turlock, 5-0, in a matchup at Warrior Stadium on Saturday.

September 23, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Denair rallies in final minutes for home field win

The Denair Coyotes held down their home turf at Jack W. Lytton Stadium Friday night when they defeated the visiting Argonaut High Mustangs, 18-14, in an all-out defensive battle.

September 20, 2014 | BY JON TERRY Turlock Journal | High School Sports


Hilmar falls three points short for second week in a row

Hilmar High remains winless at home after Fresno High spoiled the Yellowjackets' homecoming celebrations with a 24-21 victory at McSweeney Field Friday night.

September 20, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock surge ends at Modesto

The Turlock High varsity football team, fresh off a 27-21 upset victory over Clovis West last week, was looking to start a winning streak heading into week five action. But things didn't end well on Friday for the Bulldogs, who lost to Modesto High, 33-28, at Downey High's field.

September 20, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


5 Questions for Hayden Steger

Q. How is this year's team different than last year's?

September 20, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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