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 Christian High varsity boys basketball team began its Southern Athletic League play on Tuesday night as they traveled to Delhi High, who came into the game having won the previous two meetings.
Pitman High claimed the tournament title at the inaugural Dragon Duals on Saturday as its wrestlers helped the Pride finish 5-0 with victories over Sir Francis Drake, Marysville, El Camino, Lindhurst, and McCLatchy High.
Turlock High wrestling has a history of dominating its annual Bulldog Classic tournament, and it was no different on Saturday.
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.
The Hilmar High (6-3-1) girls varsity soccer team is only two wins away from tying last year's win total and league hasn't even started.
Four consecutive errors in the sixth inning gave the Hilmar High varsity softball team its second straight Trans Valley League loss on Friday afternoon as Riverbank played the spoilers in a 3-8 loss.
Denair High came close to earning its first win of the season this week in a two-game showdown with Le Grand High on Wednesday and Friday, but late-inning slumps in both games instead led to a pair of defeats and extended the Coyote's record to 0-8.
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