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Angel Velasquez advances to State semifinal

Angel Velasquez is only two matches away from becoming a State champion. It's an unexpected position for the Pride senior, not because of lack of skill or ability, but because he was barred from competition for much of the 2014-15 wrestling season while his eligibility as a transfer was reviewed.

March 06, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Denair baseball welcomes new coach; Delhi set on fundamentals

Delhi and Denair High baseball programs have begun their 2015 regular season on the diamond and with aspirations of competing for a Southern Athletic League title. Achieving those champion dreams will be a tough road ahead for both teams as they are coming off losing seasons.

March 06, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Turlock baseball looks to repeat as league champs; Pitman ready to compete with deep lineup

The Turlock and Pitman baseball programs enter the 2015 season coming from different places - the Bulldogs from earning three league titles in four years and the Pride from a disappointing 8-7 season in 2014 - but both hoping to clinch a top spot in the Central California Conference. Both teams have the potential to reach their shared goal.

March 03, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Pride field 4 State qualifiers

Pitman High entered the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championships in Stockton on Friday with the aim to match or best its performance from a season ago in which four of its wrestlers qualified for the State Championships. While the Pride fielded the exact same number of qualifiers as last season, Angel Velasquez's (132 pound) championship effort on the mat solidified the 2014-15 season as Pitman's most successful ever. The Pride also put in its best team performance to date with an 8th place finish.

March 03, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pride, Bulldogs finish 1-2-1 in Pitman tourney

Pitman and Turlock High's girls varsity soccer squads kicked off the 2015 regular season with a two-day tournament event at Pitman with 16 schools from around the area competing for a chance to call themselves the best of the tourney.

March 03, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


CCC girls soccer looking strong as ever

The 2014 season was arguably one of the most exciting years for high school sports in the area and it wasn't any different in varsity girls soccer.

February 27, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


'Jackets hit the pitch running

The 2015 spring season just began on Wednesday for Hilmar High, but already the Yellowjackets have four matches under their belt and at least one more scheduled for today. It's the kind of starting schedule one would expect from a team trying to improve on a fourth place Trans Valley League finish last season.

February 27, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pitman's Maldonado chooses Stanislaus

Adolfo Maldonado of Pitman High has decided to attend California State University, Stanislaus on a soccer athletic scholarship.

February 27, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Pitman sending nine wrestlers; Turlock sending four to Masters

The post season has always been a tough road for local wrestling teams, but with this year's shakeup of the post season format - specifically the inclusion of Folsom and Del Oro High in the new Sac-Joaquin Section Division I AA Championships - that road proved to be even more difficult for Turlock and Pitman High.

February 24, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Rentfro, Flores and Mendoza qualify for Masters

Hilmar, Delhi and Denair High are each sending one wrestler to this weekend's Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championships at the Stockton Arena after their respective 12th, 13th and 14th place finishes in the team standings at the SJS Division V Championships last weekend.

February 24, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


TC headed for D-IV semifinals

For the eighth straight year the Turlock Christian High girls varsity basketball team is in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV semifinal round of the postseason after trouncing Freedom Christian on Tuesday night, 66-26.

February 24, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Bulldogs eliminate Vikings

Despite claiming the Central California Conference championship this season, Turlock found itself seeded 15th in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Championships when the playoff brackets were released earlier this week, setting up a buy-in game at home against 18th seed Edison High on Friday.

February 20, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Eagles downed by Lions

Turlock Christian High's league finale against Big Valley Christian High on Thursday came down to the wire as the Eagles were dealt their second closest lost via a four-point margin, 57-61.

February 13, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Delhi boys clinch playoff berth

The Delhi High (8-3) varsity boys basketball team clinched a playoff berth after toppling Orestimba in a Southern Athletic League showdown at home on Friday night.

February 13, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Delhi spoils Denair’s homecoming with one-point victory

Homecoming night didn't fare well for the Denair High boys basketball team on Friday (3-7). The Coyotes seemed almost destined for the victory, but the visiting Hawks of Delhi (6-3) managed to nudge out the one-point victory in the final seconds, 47-46, in dramatic fashion.

February 06, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


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Four Pride athletes secure collegiate careers

Four more Pitman High athletes will soon be joining the collegiate ranks after signing letters of intent on Tuesday. Quentin Hernandez, Cristian Clementi, Gilbert Valadez and Angel Velasquez each put ink to paper in front of friends and family for their individual colleges as Hernandez signed on to play football for George Fox University in Oregon and Clementi, Valadez and Velasquez signed on to wrestle for Grand Canyon University in Arizona, Luther College in Iowa and Northern Illinois University, respectively.

May 05, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Bulldog soccer falls in first round

Turlock High girls soccer owned the 2015 season as far as the Central California Conference was concerned, edging out Merced High in a tight race for first place en route to the Bulldogs' fourth consecutive league championship. That momentum was put to a halt immediately in the post season, however, when Turlock traveled to Bella Vista High on Tuesday for the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Tournament.

May 05, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


3 local golfers move on to Master's

Local golfers represented their schools well at CIF Sac-Joaquin Divisional Tournaments on Monday, with Turlock Christian placing third in the Division VI tournament and Turlock High taking fourth in Division I competition. Hilmar's Landon Azevedo, Turlock's Logan Adams and Turlock Christian High's Logun Lundquist will all advance to the Master's level after notching qualifying scores in their respective tournaments.

May 05, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Turlock tennis advances in playoffs

Monday marked the start of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs for local high school tennis teams that included Delhi, Denair, Pitman and Turlock High. All but Turlock fell in the opening round after the Bulldogs edged out the visiting Folsom Bulldogs, 6-3, on Tuesday in a comeback victory.

May 05, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Denair tennis finishes league tournament with two wins

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.

May 01, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Pitman finishes series with Turlock 2-1

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.

May 01, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Familiar face, new coach for Denair football

A local face will be taking over the Denair High School football head coaching duties.

May 01, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Hilmar’s Jacob Ahid signs with CSU Monterey Bay

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.

May 01, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Hilmar's Azevedo finishes second at TVL golf championships

The Hilmar High boys varsity golf team failed to pick up a Trans Valley League championship this past Monday at La Contenta Golf Course.

April 28, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Pitman girls, boys take second at CCC swim meet

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.

April 28, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Turlock's three move past first round at CCC singles tourney

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.

April 28, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Turlock golf wins CCC tournament

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.

April 28, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Pitman in first with two-game lead

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?

April 28, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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