Denair basketball's Dominyc Silva erased a forgettable first half in Wednesday's preseason matchup against Hilmar High with a fourth quarter game-winning shot to lift the Coyotes over the 'Jackets.
Turlock Christian High's boys basketball team cruised to its fifth pre-league victory Wednesday night with a lopsided 95-49 defeat of Stone Ridge Christian High at home.
Turlock and Davis High met on the basketball court Tuesday for a pre-Godinez Tournament game. Both the Bulldogs and Spartans proved to need the extra court time, but Turlock prevailed in the end with a 68-53 victory.
It was a tale of two halves Saturday afternoon when the Hilmar Yellowjackets and Central Catholic Raiders met on the field of Lincoln High in Stockton for the Division IV Sac-Joaquin Section championship game.
The Trans Valley League met the Central California Conference on the court Monday in a girls' basketball showdown between Pitman and Hilmar High that proved to be a tight match until the closing quarter.
After tasting defeat at the hands of Madera High in its first dual meet of the season, Turlock High bounced back with an impressive showing at this year's Vacaville Duals Tournament with an 8-1 finish.
There's an old adage in football: defense wins championships.
It was the most successful season a Hilmar High volleyball team has ever had. Unfortunately, the Yellowjackets' historic run came to an end on Saturday in the second round of the CIF Division-IV state championship tournament.
Hilmar High is headed to Sacramento.
CCC MVP – Lindsey Vander Weide, Pitman (third year in a row a Pitman athlete has earned this honor: 2012 - Sierah Miller, 2011- Ashley Solis)
With its undefeated record still intact after a 14-7 victory over rival Escalon High in last Friday's Division IV SJS quarterfinal playoff game, Hilmar High finds itself in its second semifinal matchup in the last three years as it prepares to host Center High tonight.
Hilmar High's volleyball team is not done, yet. After faltering to Sonora High in the section finale, the Yellowjackets traveled in the first round of the CIF State Division IV volleyball championships only to upset Section champs Justin Siena, in straight sets.
Ninety-seven high school water polo players got one last chance to find victory in the pool on Saturday, at a Central California Conference versus Modesto Metro Conference showdown, held at Turlock High's Steve Feaver Aquatic Center.
Pitman High's wrestling team officially began practice on the first week of November. After winning the Central California Conference three years ago, the Pride are striving for that same success and head coach Adam Vasconcellos feels that this may be their year.
It's back to the mat for Turlock High. With the official start of the 2013-14 prep wrestling season just one week away, the Bulldogs are in preparation mode as they get ready to finalize their roster at tonight's Blue & Gold wrestle-off.
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.
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.
A local face will be taking over the Denair High School football head coaching duties.
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.
The Hilmar High boys varsity golf team failed to pick up a Trans Valley League championship this past Monday at La Contenta Golf Course.
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.
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.
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.
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?
After three years of getting dominated by Merced (10-2), the Pitman High (9-3) varsity softball team finally made history on Friday afternoon, topping the Bears at home, 3-2, and snapping an eight game losing streak that dated back to the 2012 season.
The Turlock Christian varsity softball team has now boasted back-to-back league wins after beating Stone Ridge Christian on Friday, 16-5.
The Turlock High (8-2) varsity baseball team has quietly yet steadily been creeping and stalling just behind or barely ahead of Pitman High for the top spot in the Central California Conference for most the year.
Friday marked the third time this season that both Delhi and Denair High met for one final showdown on the tennis courts as the battle for second place in the Southern Athletic League continued heading into the final two matches.
League championships for boys golf will be held on Monday for schools across the area. These tournaments are typically a place for teams to put in one final, solid performance in the hopes of qualifying for Divisionals as a team, but for Turlock and Hilmar High, its respective tournaments will instead be a formality as its boys have a ticket to Divisionals all but in the bag.
Alyssa Stockton has experienced her fair share of success during her 11 years in a softball uniform, but her biggest achievement was undoubtedly reached on Friday when she signed her letter of intent for California State University, Bakersfield where she will become one of the Roadrunners' pitchers.
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