The wait is over. After five exciting weeks of pre-league prep football play, Turlock and Pitman High are ready for the beginning of Central California Conference competition. Both teams enter the CCC with a 4-1 record and the potential to vie for a league championship.
In a wild and rowdy game, the Pitman High girls' water polo team sank the visiting Turlock Bulldogs 10-1 in their first matchup of the season.
Turlock Christian High claimed its second league victory on Wednesday with a straight set victory (25-17, 25-10, 25-9) over its Monte Vista counterpart Denair High.
The Hilmar High Yellowjackets are now 5-0 in the Trans Valley League after taking down league rivals-Escalon High at home in Thursday's TVL matchup 3-1.
Pitman High is in prime position in the Central California Conference after Monday night's 2-0 defeat of rival Turlock High. But while the Pride (4-1 CCC) are currently brimming with confidence as they sit in first place -tied with Buhach Colony High-they are being careful not to let that confidence spill over as memories of last season's initial success and subsequent fall are still fresh in the mind.
The first round of the Central California Conference volleyball season is over and Pitman High is once again atop the standings with an undefeated record. The Pride (5-0 CCC) completed the first third of league play with a straight set victory (25-14, 25-21, 25-17) over rival Turlock High Tuesday night-though the Bulldogs didn't quite take the loss lying down.
The Turlock and Pitman High tennis teams squared off on Tuesday for a classic Central California Conference matchup as the 'Dogs swept the singles matches 6-0. However, the Pride were able to dominate the doubles, winning two of the three matches in straight sets 3-0.
In their first Trans Valley League meeting this season, the Hilmar High boys' soccer team was able to dominate their rivals, Escalon High, in a 3-0 shutout.
The Turlock High Bulldogs lost for the first time in five games this year as they visited West Valley High on Friday.
Hilmar High's defense continued its dominant performance on Friday, notching a fifth straight victory, this time in a Trans Valley League opener against Modesto Christian in a 30-0 shutout.
Delhi High stumbled and fell on the road Friday night when it took on Waterford High in the Southern League opener.
The Hilmar High volleyball squad dominated visiting Trans Valley League opponent Riverbank High in Thursday's home matchup, winning in straight sets.
There's no secret about it, Ripon Christian High is the powerhouse in Southern League volleyball. With three consecutive league championships and three consecutive undefeated seasons on their resume, the Knights' reputation has been just as much of a weapon as their skill on the court-and no one knows that better than Turlock Christian High.
The heavily favored Delhi High boys soccer team was held to a single goal against Denair High, who came out ready to play defensively in Monday's Southern Athletic League match.
Denair and Delhi High volleyball teams met for the first time this season in a Southern Athletic League match at the Hawks' home on Monday.
Pitman High is headed to the CIF Division I Sac-Joaquin Section championship match for the first time ever after Tuesday's 3-1 (19-25, 25-14, 25-13 and 25-20) victory over St. Francis High of Sacramento.
Maybe the second time is the charm.
The list of Turlock High athletes moving on to the collegiate level continues to grow.
It was déjà vu for the Bulldogs of Turlock High when they traveled to Tracy High for the first round of the CIF Division I Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. As was the case when the two Bulldog teams met in week 5, Turlock found itself just two points shy of victory after a failed two-point conversion attempt cemented a final score of 21-19
The Pitman Pride varsity football team went into Friday's Division-I CIF Sac-Joaquin Section round one tournament game looking to rebound from last week's disappointing Harvest Bowl loss to Turlock. However, the Pride met a very demanding Napa High team, who controlled the field from the onset.
The 2014 cross country season came to an end for Pitman, Hilmar and Turlock High School athletes last Saturday at the Subsection meet held in Angels Camp.
Turlock High's turnaround season on the volleyball court met its end at the hands of Lincoln High Tuesday night, but it wasn't without a fight.
The Turlock Christian High volleyball team picked up right where it left off in last year's postseason and that is with a victory, but this time it was an upset.
The Hilmar High volleyball team entered the CIF Division IV Sac-Joaquin Section Girls Volleyball Tournament on Tuesday as the number two seed and heavy favorites. The Yellowjackets lived up to their hype, defeating number 15 seed Orestimba High, 3-0, (25-13, 25-18 and 25-17).
Pitman High took its first post-season step Monday night when its girls hosted McClatchy High of Sacramento in the first round of the CIF Division I Sac-Joaquin Section Girls Volleyball Tournament. The top seeded Pride dispatched the Lions with relative ease, 3-0 (25-13, 25-5 and 25-6), as they outsized and overpowered their opponent on the court.
The Pitman High girls water polo team had one of the program's most successful regular seasons in 2014, as the Pride made the postseason for only the second time in seven years and the first since a five-year hiatus when the team made it in 2008.
The girls tennis season is over for Turlock High.
Denair High's Edwin Flores tallied five onside kicks and recovered all of them last Friday en route to the Coyotes' 62-21 victory over the visiting Waterford High team, ending their six-game Southern Athletic League losing streak.
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