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.
Turlock High's 2013 baseball team is officially in the record books. With back to back wins over Atwater High-a 7-5 victory on Wednesday and a 10-2 victory on Friday- the Bulldogs (17-1 overall, 8-0 CCC) broke the 16 game consecutive win streak that was set two years ago.
Delhi High has a new volleyball coach for the 2014 season. Valley local, Lauren Ruell, who graduated from Buhach Colony in 2005 and then went on to play volleyball at Merced Junior College, is the Hawks' new head coach.
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