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 High's girls varsity basketball team's youth and inexperience was on full display during Friday's preseason matchup on the road against Manteca High at Winter Gym.
Lauren Godde scored a season high and Ana Burch had a career-best night as the Cal State Stanislaus women's basketball team beat Chico State, 83-82, in overtime Saturday night inside Acker Gym.
Pitman High welcomed the visiting Downey Knights to its home court with open arms Friday night-arms that were used to rebound, force turnovers, and drain baskets.
The first day of the Hilmar Christmas Classic saw the Lady Yellowjackets put on an impressive outing against Mariposa.
The Hilmar High boys basketball team had major turmoil on Thursday night in the first round of the Hilmar Christmas Classic, as they struggled on offense and defense against Mariposa.
Daughters of Turlock squared off on the basketball court Wednesday night when Pitman High hosted Turlock Christian High in a pre-league clash of divisions. Though common conception would indicate that a Division I school should easily trump a Division V school, the Pride had their hands full with a scrappy Eagles squad who refused to bend to expectations.
A rematch of last year's Godinez tournament championship game between Turlock and Laguna Creek High was held Saturday night at Turlock High, and spectators were not disappointed as late free-throws became the critical deciding factor in a rocky game.
Pitman High's Branson Garcia led all scorers with 27 points in the seventh place game of the Godinez tournament on Saturday against McNair.
Turlock High is headed back to the Godinez Championship game.
Pitman and Patterson High faced off in the second round of the Godinez Basketball Tournament Friday afternoon as both the Pride and Tigers looked to bounce back from their respective first-round losses to Davis and Laguna Creek High.
Turlock High began its home tournament on Thursday by dominating the Bulldogs - the Ceres High Bulldogs, that is, pulling out a 62-46 victory.
Pitman and Davis High put on a game to remember Thursday night to open up the Godinez Tournament at Turlock High.
Denair High tennis head coach Bill Weber has his sights set on a long and prosperous future the Coyote program and he is off to a good start. After Friday's Southern Athletic League tournament, Denair can boast two league winners in the mixed doubles and the boys singles brackets.
Turlock High won the final game of its three-game series with rival Pitman High Friday afternoon, beating the Pride 8-3 after falling 0-7 on Tuesday and 5-6 on Thursday. But while Pitman walked away from Turlock's home field in the loser's column on Friday, its boys exited the week as winners, at least partially, of the Central California Conference with only one win needed to claim the outright championship.
A local face will be taking over the Denair High School football head coaching duties.
Hilmar High's Jacob Ahid has been a small-town, valley boy all his life. He's developed as a baseball player from child to adolescent, but for the next step in his baseball career Ahid will be leaving Hilmar and heading to Seaside where he will become the newest addition to California State University, Monterey Bay.
The Hilmar High boys varsity golf team failed to pick up a Trans Valley League championship this past Monday at La Contenta Golf Course.
Pitman, which has been neck and neck with Merced all season long, placed second for both the girls and boys in the Central California Conference Championship meet that took place at Golden Valley High on Saturday to finish just behind Merced in the CCC.
Turlock High's Ryan Asai went into Tuesday's Central California Conference singles tournament with high hopes. The Bulldog boasted an undefeated record heading into the tournament, but met his match in Merced's Juan Ciudad in the semifinal round.
The Turlock High boys varsity golf team has won its fourth Central California Conference tournament in the last five years after edging out Pitman and Buhach on Monday at the Merced Country Club.
It was a defensive deadlock for the majority of Tuesday's cross-town showdown between Turlock and Pitman High. After four innings of solid pitching from the Bulldogs' Nick Avila and Pride's Nick Jones, the scoreboard read 0-0 and everyone was left questioning, who would falter first?
After three years of getting dominated by Merced (10-2), the Pitman High (9-3) varsity softball team finally made history on Friday afternoon, topping the Bears at home, 3-2, and snapping an eight game losing streak that dated back to the 2012 season.
The Turlock Christian varsity softball team has now boasted back-to-back league wins after beating Stone Ridge Christian on Friday, 16-5.
The Turlock High (8-2) varsity baseball team has quietly yet steadily been creeping and stalling just behind or barely ahead of Pitman High for the top spot in the Central California Conference for most the year.
Friday marked the third time this season that both Delhi and Denair High met for one final showdown on the tennis courts as the battle for second place in the Southern Athletic League continued heading into the final two matches.
League championships for boys golf will be held on Monday for schools across the area. These tournaments are typically a place for teams to put in one final, solid performance in the hopes of qualifying for Divisionals as a team, but for Turlock and Hilmar High, its respective tournaments will instead be a formality as its boys have a ticket to Divisionals all but in the bag.
Alyssa Stockton has experienced her fair share of success during her 11 years in a softball uniform, but her biggest achievement was undoubtedly reached on Friday when she signed her letter of intent for California State University, Bakersfield where she will become one of the Roadrunners' pitchers.
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