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.
December 30, 2013|
|High School Sports
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.
December 19, 2013|
|High School Sports
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.
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 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 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.
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.