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How much is too much when it comes to high school sports and winning?

I've been covering local sports for more than a year, enough time to experience all the firsts that come with the job-or so I thought.

February 12, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock sweeps Pitman for final league victory

Turlock High put a cap on its regular season Friday night with a 48-36 win over rival Pitman High. The Bulldogs scored points in bunches, nine and 10 points at a time, and dictated the game's tempo on their way to victory.

February 08, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pitman girls rally second half comeback over energized Bulldogs

With post-season hopes gone, Thursday marked the final game of the season for both Turlock and Pitman High girls basketball teams. The Bulldogs, who experienced a season of struggle in 2012, were seen by many as the night's underdogs, but with a lively crowd watching their final home game they hit the court with renewed spirit.

February 08, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Bulldog wrestling claims league title, sends 12 to Divisionals

The Turlock High wrestling team entered Thursday's Central California League Tournament with heaping confidence. The Bulldogs had already bested their league foes through a string of duals, leaving one day of competition between them and an outright CCC Championship.

February 08, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Tom Tyler named Pitman’s new football coach

Pitman High announced Tom Tyler's selection for the vacant head football coach position on Friday. Tyler, former head coach for Turlock High from 1996-2006, will replace Brandon Harris who recently accepted a similar position at Columbia High in Nampa, Idaho. He will be the third head coach in the football program's history.

February 08, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock's Nicole Larson signs with CSU Stanislaus

Eight years ago Nicole Larson was introduced to a game called soccer. She had never played before but the call of competition sucked her in and hooked her instantly. Her Turlock Youth Soccer Association coach Jim Tejeda recognized her passion-and her talent-and made a bold prediction.

February 08, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Falcons take Bulldogs

Atwater High was back in Turlock Tuesday night, five days after a failed comeback attempt against Pitman High. This time the Falcons faced off against Turlock High in a game with a much different tone. Atwater hit the Bulldogs early and often with consistent scoring and rebounding en route to a 40-34 victory.

February 05, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Hilmar handles Orestimba

Hilmar High redirected its ship Monday night when the Orestimba High Warriors rolled into town. After dropping consecutive games to Modesto Christian and Riverbank High, the Yellowjackets (17-6 overall, 5-5 TVL) saved their Trans Valley League season with a dominant 57-41 victory over the Warriors (5-20 overall, 0-10 TVL) to put them in the top tier of league standings.

February 05, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Eagles drop tough loss to Knights

RIPON - The Southern League girls basketball title is likely to be shared by its two parochial schools for a second straight season.

February 01, 2013 | BY JONAMAR JACINTO Turlock Journal | High School Sports


Pride put down Falcons

It was all about control for Pitman High Thursday night when Atwater High rolled into town.

February 01, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock tops Pitman

It was the final dual meet of the season Wednesday night and fans from both Turlock and Pitman High sat in the stands of Turlock's girls gym, giddy with anticipation and ready to watch the cross-town rivals compete on the mat. For a few Bulldog seniors it would be their last chance to wrestle in front of a home crowd-but some never got the chance.

February 01, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Five Pride grapplers medal at home tourney

Normally Pitman High's aim is a top tier finish at its annual home tournament, the Rumble in the Jungle, but with eight wrestlers sidelined due to match count the Pride hit the mat on Saturday with their sights set on individual success.

January 29, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock lets Golden Valley slip by with win

It was the matchup of the season Friday night.

January 25, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Bulldogs push past Pride

It happens nearly every time they step on the same court.

January 25, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock wrestling notches 7th win

Turlock High wrestling improved to 3-0 in the Central California Conference this week with dual wins over Merced High in Tuesday and Buhach Colony High on Wednesday. The Bulldogs defeated the Bears by winning 10 of the night's 14 matches and put down the Thunder by winning 12 of 15 matches.

January 25, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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Pitman pitches shutout in third straight game

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.

March 24, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Lopez tosses no hitter

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.

March 24, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Turlock, Pitman take top spots in Nor Cal Relays

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.

March 24, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


‘Jackets fall to Sonora after five innings

It was a down game for the Hilmar varsity baseball team on Saturday afternoon when they hosted Sonora High.

March 24, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


'Jackets soccer off to good start

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.

March 20, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Sixth inning crumble costs Hilmar softball

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.

March 20, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Denair strikes out in late innings against Le Grand

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.

March 20, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock, Pitman end Pedretti with wins

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.

March 17, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Delhi, Denair tennis staring down RC

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.

March 17, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Hilmar golf suffers first TVL loss; still eying title

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.

March 17, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


New era for Turlock tennis; Pitman looks strong for 2015

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.

March 17, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


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