Turlock High's boys basketball team secured its post-season fate a week ago, earning a spot in the Division I Sac-Joaquin Section playoff bracket as the third team from the Central California Conference. But even with that knowledge, the Bulldogs (6-4 CCC, 18-9 overall) entered Tuesday's cross town rival game and CCC season finale against Pitman High as if a post-season berth depended on it.
Hilmar High hit Saturday's Trans Valley League Tournament by storm as it qualified nine wrestlers-its entire varsity lineup- for the Division V Tournament while two of its wrestlers walked away from the mat as champions in their respective weight classes.
The Southern Athletic League wrapped up the regular season for prep wrestling on Saturday with the SAL League Tournament at Big Valley Christian High.
This past year was not only a successful one for the Turlock Christian varsity boys basketball squad, who finished with an 18-9 overall record, but it was one to remember as they posted the best regular season record since the 2004-05 year when the team went 26-3. But there is still one thing left to do-win sections.
The Turlock Christian boys basketball squad on Tuesday finished a season sweep against their Southern Athletic League rivals, the Denair Coyotes, after a 62-43 win at home.
Turlock High's Central California Conference slide continued on Tuesday against Merced High-but so did its streak of no-quit play.
Pitman High's wrestling team made its way to Lincoln High on Saturday for the program's first appearance at the Sac Joaquin Section Team Duals.
Make it a sweep for the Turlock Christian girls basketball team against the Denair Coyotes this season.
The Hilmar High girls basketball team hosted their rivals, Escalon, on Thursday night in a critical Trans Valley League homecoming bout.
The Turlock Christian boys basketball team has now won five of their last six games after taking down Southern Athletic League foe Le Grand on Friday night.
After trouncing through the Merced High Bears last month 54-40 at home, the Turlock High Bulldogs traveled to square off against their Central California Conference rivals for the opportunity to get that second spot in league.
Add another vigorous loss to Turlock Christian's boys basketball team's winless history against the Ripon Christian Knights, after an intense Southern Athletic League matchup on Tuesday night.
Pitman High marked the 10th anniversary of its Rumble in the Jungle tournament with a second place team finish on Saturday as seven of its wrestlers competed in the finals of their respective weight classes - with a total of 12 finishing top six or better.
The Central California Conference has been the epitome of a rollercoaster this season in boys basketball. Every team has beaten each other up and every game seems to be a nail biter until the end. Things continued to go the same route on Friday night when Turlock High visited CCC foe Golden Valley in a game for first place in league.
The Turlock Christian boys basketball team nabbed back-to-back wins against a struggling Gustine High, which has yet to win a game this season.
Most high school athletes hope to find a college willing to offer them an athletic scholarship, but very few are chosen-especially twice.
Hilmar High walked out of the Trans Valley League track season and into the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV/V Championship Trials with four TVL champions - Dani Olson, Hudson Harris, Kenzye Spears and Angelique Souza.
Since claiming the Southern Athletic League championship in 2012 for the first time in program history, Delhi High's boys track team has struggled to add another league title year to its banner. The Hawks have been in the running the past two years, but ultimately fell just short, and it seemed that would again be the case in 2015.
The members of the Pitman High softball team held their heads high on Monday afternoon.
The Pitman High Pride were coming off a clutch one-run victory over Gregori last week and looked to continue their playoff streak as they had their eyes set on the quarterfinal match on Monday against a familiar foe from the Modesto Metro Conference-Beyer High.
The Pitman High varsity softball team continues to thrive.
Playoffs, St. Mary's High and heart break. It's a familiar formula for Turlock High baseball.
The Turlock Christian High softball team was coming off not only their best postseason performance, but arguably the best season in nearly a decade after winning a playoff game by a margin of 12 runs. But on Thursday, the Eagles' hot bats ended.
In his first two at-bats, Pitman High baseball captain Matt Carrigg struck out twice before exceeding all expectations in his final plate appearance of the game.
Branson Garcia has spent a lot of time on basketball courts, practically growing up with a ball in his hands since the age of five. The game is a major passion for the Pitman High senior, so much so that it's hard for his family and friends to dissociate Garcia from basketball.
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