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.
The Turlock Christian Lady Eagles dominated the court from the tip-off Monday night, defeated a hosting Delhi team, 69-27, in Southern League play.
They did it. The Pitman High boys basketball team won the Oakdale Rotary Classic Tournament Championship for the first time in the team's sixth appearance after nipping Downey, then sweeping through Oakdale and Ripon Christian in the championship game.
The annual Modesto Christian Basketball tournament is one of the most competitive tournaments in the valley, as the Turlock High Bulldogs found out. The Bulldogs finished with a 2-2 record, taking 13th place after defeating Weston Ranch in one of the consolation brackets, 77-62.
Pitman High's wrestling team had a short lived Christmas break, foregoing time to enjoy their gifts and eat leftovers over the weekend for a competition-ridden two days at the California Coast Wrestling Classic in Aptos, Calif.
The Hilmar High girls basketball team had a strong start in the Ripon Christian Tournament last week, but fell short in the end.
Turlock Christian High's goal for its 2013-14 boys basketball season is simple-show the Southern League that its team is a top-three squad and make the playoffs.
Turlock and Pitman High will meet on the baseball field in a game to watch, before league play even starts after both squads notched back-to-back wins in this year's Pedretti Tournament earning a spot in the championship round.
Turlock's Albino Orozco (170 pounds) is the last man standing for area wrestlers in the CIF State Wrestling Championships at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield.
The Central California Conference is known to be one of the most competitive leagues in the valley in nearly every sport-including softball.
Turlock and Pitman High kicked off track season on Friday by going the distance, joining 16 other high schools at Joe Debely Stadium for the Pitman Distance Wars. But while only a handful of each team's track competitors actually saw action on Friday, their respective rosters-sprinters, jumpers, and throwers-were in attendance to cheer their teammates on.
With preseason currently in play, the Southern Athletic League and Trans Valley League girls soccer teams prepare for another fresh season.
The California Interscholastic Federation State Wrestling Championships is two days away. After countless hours of practice and months of preparation-and in some cases years-seven local wrestlers are on the cusp of what will be the biggest stage of their wrestling careers. They're State bound.
The Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament, the final stop before every high school wrestler's apex dream-the State Tournament.
The Pitman High soccer tournament was supposed to be a launching point for the 2014 season, unfortunately, Mother Nature forced the tourney to get cancelled and sent most of the 36 scheduled teams back home.
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