Turlock High is now in first place in the Central California Conference girls soccer standings with only two regular season games remaining. After a dominating 5-0 victory over then first place Golden Valley High on Monday -a win that pulled them within two points of the league lead- the Bulldogs took on and took down Merced High on Wednesday, 3-0, to usurp the Cougars as the top team in the CCC.
Three weeks ago Turlock High was on the brink of its second tournament championship of the season when fate and the weather intervened. The Bulldogs were slated to take on Trans Valley League stalwarts Escalon High in the Dick Windemuth championship game when heavy rains delayed the matchup.
Two points. That's all that now separates Turlock High's girls soccer team from first place Golden Valley High in the Central California Conference standings.
Denair High continued its successful Southern Athletic League campaign on the track Saturday morning in the third SAL meet of the season. The Coyotes earned another first place finish in the boys division and nabbed a third place finish in the girls division despite a couple of absent athletes. Delhi and Turlock Christian High also experienced varying degrees of success with the Hawk boys taking third.
Denair High ousted Turlock Christian High 8-1 in Tuesday's Southern Athletic League finale.
Six Turlock athletes entered the Central California Conference singles tournament on Tuesday at Merced High with high hopes, but only two players made it past the first round.
Pitman High's track and field team placed 33rd out of 50 schools at the Oregon Relays this past Friday and Saturday. Out of the 17 Pride invitees, 10 finished in the top 10. Kelsee Derr placed first in the 100 meter hurdles heat with a time of 15.57 becoming the first Pitman representative to win a race at this event.
Turlock High's record-breaking consecutive win streak has been extended to 19 games after back-to-back victories against rival Pitman High on Wednesday and Friday. The Bulldogs shutout the Pride in both matchups-9-0 on Wednesday and 8-0 on Friday- with the help of ace hurlers Nick Voumard and Tyler Murphy, maintaining their undefeated status in the Central California Conference.
Pitman High's softball team is easing its way into playoff contention after a 5-2 victory over cross-town rival Turlock High at home on Thursday.
Turlock High's baseball team has two more players who have secured a future in the sport. Senior Nick Voumard and junior Dakota Edwards signed their respective letters of intent on Wednesday to play for California State University, Stanislaus and the University of Bridgeport.
Turlock High's boys tennis returned to winning form after back-to-back losses to Merced High and Golden Valley High in its last two matches. The Bulldogs defeated Pitman High 9-0 at home on Thursday, securing a second place league finish.
Pitman High's varsity girls swimming team defeated Turlock High 119-61 on Friday while the Bulldog boys defeated the Pride 92-84, in a cross-town and league matchup.
Turlock High's boys and girls swim teams dominated Golden Valley on Friday. The Bulldogs hosted the Cougars with the boys winning 103-73 and the girls taking a 93-86 victory.
Turlock High leapfrogged into second place in the Central California Conference standings on Monday with a 2-0 victory over cross-town rival Pitman High. The Pride were eager to maintain their second place position in league prior to the matchup and waged a defensive battle with the Bulldogs for much of the wind-whipped match. Pitman was ultimately unable to withstand Turlock's offensive pressure, however, and fell to third place in the CCC with the loss.
The Turlock Christian Eagles softball team already surpassed last year's total win number of zero to a turnaround record of 8-8 thus far after defeating Big Valley Christian 15-4 on Tuesday.
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.
The sting of loss felt by both Turlock and Pitman High baseball teams in the second day of the Pedretti Tournament was quickly forgotten on Saturday, as each local team toppled their respective opponent to end with a win and 2-1 overall record.
The 2015 tennis season is shaping up to be a highly competitive one for Southern Athletic League teams, with Ripon Christian, Delhi and Denair High leading the pack. The Knights, as they did last season and in seasons past, sit atop the league standings while the Hawks sit with one loss and the Coyotes sit with two.
Just one day after placing fourth alongside Escalon High in the team standings of the 2015 Yellowjacket Invitational, Hilmar High suffered its first Trans Valley League loss at the hands of Ripon High on Tuesday. Despite beating Ripon by nearly 30 strokes on Monday, the 'Jackets found themselves on the losing end of a two-stroke game against the Indians, 237-235.
Last year Turlock High's varsity boys tennis team went a perfect 12-0 in the Central California Conference behind head coach Juana Alaniz, who after the season decided to call it quits while his assistant coach Bill Weber recently accepted the head coaching job at Denair High.
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