The Central California Conference has been the epitome of a rollercoaster this season in boys basketball. Every team has beaten each other up and every game seems to be a nail biter until the end. Things continued to go the same route on Friday night when Turlock High visited CCC foe Golden Valley in a game for first place in league.
The Turlock Christian boys basketball team nabbed back-to-back wins against a struggling Gustine High, which has yet to win a game this season.
Turlock High's girls basketball squad has lost 18 straight games - with every single one of those losses due to second half mistakes.
Pitman High, Turlock High, and Hilmar High marked the midpoint of the prep wrestling season with a weekend trip to Gilroy for the 2014 Mid Cals Tournament where wrestlers did their best to earn their team's respective third, sixth, and 38th place finishes.
The Turlock Christian girls' basketball squad has now won five consecutive Southern Athletic League games, after defeating Delhi High on Saturday then taking down Gustine High on Monday night.
In their homecoming bout on Saturday, the Turlock Christian boys' basketball squad was able to notch out a victory in their first meeting of the year against Southern Athletic League opponents Delhi.
The struggles continue for Pitman High's girls basketball team. After finishing 9-8 in pre-league play, the Pride have since dropped their first three Central California Conference matchups, with the most recent loss coming at the hands of Atwater High in a 51-37 final on Thursday.
Pitman High went to Golden Valley to face off against the Cougars in a Central California Conference matchup on Friday night but fell 57-77.
Turlock High's boys basketball team fell to the Atwater Falcons in Friday night's Central California Conference bout in what resulted in a one point loss of 53-54.
With league play resuming on Friday night, Turlock Christian and Denair clashed in a Southern Athletic League boys basketball bout.
All things went Merced's way when they came into Pitman High to square off in a Central California Conference showdown on Friday night.
Turlock High is walking out of week two of the Central California Conference boys basketball season with a perfect 2-0 record after Friday's 80-61 blowout of Buhach Colony High.
It's the game Pitman High's girls had been waiting for all season - the Central California Conference home opener against defending league champions Buhach Colony High.
Pitman High's Cyle Williams hit the go-ahead game-winning jumper against Central California Conference foe Buhach Colony at home on Friday night in the closing seconds of regulation in a match that ended tight at 52-50.
Turlock and Golden Valley High stood atop the wooden tiles that line the floor of Bulldog Arena in a familiar position Friday night. With the game clock minutes away from expiration, the scoreboard read 50-49-a one possession game.
The Turlock High boys tennis team is a perfect 5-0 in the Central California Conference after shutting out Pitman at their home courts on Tuesday afternoon, 9-0.
Turlock and Pitman High's girls soccer teams battled on the pitch on Saturday afternoon at Joe Debely Stadium in their first crosstown matchup of the season.
Turlock Christian starting pitcher Cassie Balswick allowed one run and the Eagles softball team walked 16 times as they surged to their second consecutive Central California Athletic Alliance win over Stone Ridge Christian at home on Monday in a mercy-rule victory, 16-1.
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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