Ask any athlete who's serious about their sport and they'll tell you that one of the most important factors of success is to establish goals.
Pitman High is number one in the Central California Conference standings with one half of the regular season complete. The Pride maintained their top position on Monday with a 2-0 victory over Buhach Colony High as they braved winds as high as 45 miles per hour.
Two weeks ago Turlock High dropped its first match of the season against Merced High, 5-4. Though the loss was a shock to the Bulldogs' system, it was an understandable outcome considering two key players were missing from the lineup.
In late February Turlock High began its season of baseball by losing a one run game to Lincoln High. After shaking off the initial disappointment, the Bulldogs responded with an Atch Pedretti Tournament Championship and a perfect 6-0 start to their Central California Conference season-parts of the sum of a current 15 game win streak.
The Delhi High softball team hasn't done much losing this season. The Lady Hawks completed the first half of their Southern Athletic League season with a 5-1 record and on Friday they continued their winning ways with back-to-back victories over Turlock and Patterson High during the first day of the NorCal Tournament in Tracy.
Turlock High's Central California Conference success was carried over to the Dick Windemuth Tournament on Monday and Tuesday. With an undefeated CCC record, the Bulldogs took on and trounced Modesto Metro Conference contenders Gregori and Enochs High 8-5 and 9-2, respectively.
It's been a victorious start to this year's Windemuth Tournament for Pitman High. After splitting games with Atwater High to mark the mid-point of the Central California Conference season, the Pride enjoyed a break from league play on Monday and Tuesday with games against Modesto and Beyer High.
It's spring break, a time for high school kids to relax, take a vacation, catch up with friends, and get their minds off of school work.
Denair High struggled through the first two days of this year's Art McRae Ceres Tournament, losing a close 4-1 game to Rio Vista High on Monday and dropping Tuesday's game against Orestimba High, 14-1.
The girls of Hilmar High were stung a week ago when they were handed their first Trans Valley League loss by none other than rival Escalon High. Despite outshooting the Cougars 12-3, the Yellowjackets were shut out, 3-0, and left with a bad taste in their mouths.
It started with an offensive flurry on Wednesday and ended with steady pressure on Thursday, but the constant in both of Turlock High's victories over Golden Valley High this week was stingy defense.
Isaac Bertalotto's 2013 season as a Turlock High wrestler was a successful one, to say the least. Bertalotto ended his sophomore year with an eighth place finish in the California High School State Championships and placed himself in elite Turlock company. But, as it turns out, the young Bulldog wasn't finished.
Turlock High's Claire Silva signed on to run for William Jessup University's cross country team on Tuesday, ensuring herself a new home once her senior year as a Bulldog comes to an end in June.
The second Southern Athletic Meet took place at Turlock High on Saturday and for the second time Denair High walked away from Joe Debely Stadium as the most productive team in its field. Delhi High improved greatly from its first league outing, testing the Coyotes with its array of athletes, but in the end a combination of missed opportunities and no shows kept the Hawks from claiming victory.
Stanislaus vs. Merced- that's how Friday's first ever Country Clash Meet was billed.
The Hilmar High Yellowjackets put up quite a fight on their home field Friday, but couldn't hold off the Sonora High offense, which scored the tie-breaking touchdown in the final seconds of an overtime game.
Clovis West High entered Joe Debely Stadium as if it were its home turf Friday night, showcasing a brand of confidence against underdog Turlock High that is typically reserved for champions.
Delhi senior Hayden Steger led the ground game for the Hawks after rushing for 110 yards and scoring two touchdowns in Friday's 41-0 win over Riverbank after controlling the pace from start to finish.
Denair High returns to winner's column
The Pitman Pride water polo teams gave Sonora High School a run for their money during a preseason matchup at Pitman High School's pool Tuesday afternoon with both varsity and junior varsity teams taking the win.
Turlock High's water polo program saw mixed results on Tuesday in the Bulldogs' preseason opener against Modesto High.
Four second half goals from the Delhi High soccer team proved to be enough against Hilmar in Monday's non-league contest as the Hawks trounced the Yellowjackets 4-2.
Hilmar High's golf team hosted its annual Yellowjacket Invitational Monday morning at the Stevinson Ranch Golf Club where the 'Jackets finished 6th in team rankings out of an 11-team field.
For the first time in school history, the Pitman High volleyball team won the Golden Valley tournament. The Pride continued their success on Monday after trouncing Oakdale in straight sets (25-9, 25-14, 25-15).
It's cliché, but when it comes to football the team that commits the most errors typically ends up on the losing side of the scoreboard, especially when it's a neck and neck competition.
The Delhi High boys soccer team went into Friday's home contest on a high note, coming off a 2-1 road victory over Pacheco on Wednesday. Two days made a lot of difference, however, as the Hawks were unable to make it into the net and fell to the visiting Livingston squad, 1-0.
It was a battle of last year's section runner-ups in San Benito and Hilmar High on Friday night.
Q. This is your third year as a varsity starter. How do you feel you've grown as a volleyball player over the past three years?
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