Halie Bergman entered the ballgame midway through the third quarter with Turlock Christian trailing Ripon Christian 19-16 in Thursday's encounter between the Southern League's two best girls basketball teams.
Pitman High's girls basketball team might have come into Tuesday night's game against Atwater High expecting an easy victory but what they got was a highly motivated group of Falcons hungry for a third win. The Pride triumphed in the end, 51-45, keeping their hunt for the CCC title alive.
Denair High knew Monday's matchup with the girls of Ripon Christian High was going to be a challenge. Instead of accepting defeat the Coyotes (5-6 Southern) challenged the Knights (10-1 Southern) early, using their defense to open up scoring opportunities and build confidence. In the end Ripon Christian was too much though, and Denair fell to the Knights 60-28.
On Friday the Bulldogs hosted second place Buhach Colony High (7-4 CCC) while the Pride hosted fourth place Merced High (3-8 CCC).
It was a low scoring affair when Turlock High and Pitman High met for their second league game of the season Wednesday night. The Bulldogs (7-4) and Pride (7-4) once again engaged in a close contest but it was Turlock who got the better of the exchanges this time, holding on for a 46-39 win.
Turlock High's wrestlers earned their seventh Central California Conference title since 2002 on Wednesday with their dual victory over Pitman High. The Bulldogs (5-0 CCC) entered Pitman's gym with an undefeated league record and 23 straight dual wins behind them. The 53-22 win over the Pride (2-3 CCC) made it 24 straight dual wins for Turlock, making them the team to beat at the Section team duals today.
Pitman High's girls basketball team avenged its previous loss to Turlock High Tuesday night at home. The Pride held a lead for more than three quarters in their 52-27 win, showcasing accurate shooting and a strong team defense.
The eighth annual Rumble in the Jungle at Pitman High saw 595 wrestlers compete in 748 matches over the course of 11 hours on Saturday. When all the mats were cleared and the tournament ended Turlock High emerged as team champions, accumulating 220 team points. It was the Bulldogs' fourth tournament title this season.
Turlock Christian High's girls basketball team stepped onto its home court with a quiet sense of confidence Monday night when they hosted Gustine High. The Eagles (9-0 Southern) once again cruised to a lopsided victory, defeating Gustine (2-7 Southern) 72-13.
It was another blow out win for Turlock Christian High's girls Thursday night when they visited the Lady Hawks of Delhi High. Per usual, the Eagles' offense lit up the boards as they continued their streak of wins, defeating an overwhelmed Delhi team 74-39.
For the second time this week Atwater High traveled to Turlock to play a basketball game, and for the second time they came up short. This time the Falcons (0-8 CCC) faced Turlock High in a Wednesday night showdown that was completely controlled by the Bulldogs (5-3 CCC). Turlock defeated Atwater 60-36, creating a tie with Pitman High for third place in the CCC.
Turlock High (4-0 CCC) and Golden Valley (3-1 CCC) entered their Wednesday night dual with undefeated league records. With the end of conference competition just a week away the matchup was, as one assistant coach put it, "for all the marbles." In their closest league dual of the season the Bulldogs managed to edge out the Cougars 27-18, maintaining an undefeated league record and extending their consecutive dual win streak to 23.
Pitman High had an opportunity to maintain a number one position in the CCC Wednesday when they hosted Golden Valley High. The Pride (5-3 CCC) and Cougars (6-2 CCC) came into the game in a three way tie with Buhach Colony for first place, creating a highly competitive atmosphere for the game. Unfortunately for the Pride, they let the opportunity slip through their fingers as they lost 58-50.
Turlock High's girls were without their team captain and leading scorer Tuesday night when they hosted Merced High. The Bulldogs (6-1 CCC) weren't fazed, however, and breezed by the Bears (2-4 CCC) 43-29.
Last Friday Pitman High followed up a huge win against rival Turlock with a disappointing loss to Merced High. On Monday the Pride were back in winning form when they hosted Atwater High. Pitman (5-2 CCC) defeated the Falcons (0-7 CCC), 65-52, in the first of three games this week.
Tuesday was a good day for Turlock and Pitman High baseball teams at the 45th annual Dick Windemuth Tournament as both squads came away with victories.
Turlock High runners made their mark at the Woody Wilson Invitational on Saturday, held at UC Davis, with nine students competing in their respective events.
Both Turlock and Pitman High's baseball programs have solidified themselves atop the Central California Conference, and this past week both squads proved why they are to be considered teams to be reckoned with.
All season long, the fourth inning has been trouble for the Pitman Pride softball team - and Thursday's Central California Conference matchup against Atwater proved it once again.
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