The Harvest Bowl – a game defined by rivalry.
It seems like a lifetime ago that Turlock was a one high school town. In reality it's been a mere 12 years since the opening of Pitman High School - and only a decade of that most exhilarating of high school football games, the crosstown rivalry known as the Harvest Bowl.
In a must-win game for Pitman High's football team, the Pride outperformed Golden Valley in their semi-final Central California Conference contest on Senior Night.
Turlock High's football squad came away with a thrilling victory over Central California Conference foe Buhach Colony on Friday night in the Bulldogs' first league victory to keep their postseason hopes alive.
Delhi High climbed into the Southern League winner's column and snapped a five-game losing streak Friday night as it defeated Turlock Christian High, 64-7, in the Eagles' homecoming away from home at McSweeney field in Hilmar.
When it comes to effort, one couldn't have asked for much more than what Turlock High coach Linda Bejaran received from her three Bulldogs in the Central California Conference singles tournament at Turlock Tuesday.
To the uninitiated soccer fan, seeing Pitman and Atwater high schools play for the first time Monday, one probably would have thought the first-place team was the visiting Falcons, especially during the game's first 40 minutes.
Turlock Christian and Denair High met for the second time this season on the volleyball court Monday night in a Southern Athletic League matchup with the Eagles prevailing as the winners.
If Friday night's prep football game between Denair and Turlock Christian had a title, it may have been called "The Battle of The Beaten."
On a night when they wanted to cement their standing atop the Trans-Valley League and stand tough on their own turf, Hilmar accomplished both, sending the visiting Escalon Cougars away with a 28-14 loss on Friday night.
Turlock High's football team dropped its fourth consecutive game of the season on Friday, and their third straight Central California Conference contest, after a crushing loss to Atwater High on homecoming night.
One minute and 65 yards-that's all that stood between Pitman High's defense and a chance to knock Merced High out of its first place position in the Central California Conference.
The Pride hosted visiting Central California Conference opponent Merced High on Tuesday in what began as a sluggish start for Pitman but was quickly fixed after a pep talk from head coach Kristen Pontes, as they won the next three sets en route to a 3-1 slam, (23-25, 25-9, 25-6 and 25-14).
Turlock High golf coach Mary Krupka admittedly had high hopes for her team when it competed in the 2013 Sac Joaquin Section Division I South Tournament at Turlock Country Club Monday.
The Central California Conference got a little shaken up on Monday after Turlock High's soccer squad was able to defeat second place Atwater in what was an impressive outing from the Bulldogs.
Pitman High thoroughly beat Merced High on the baseball diamond Monday afternoon in the Pride's second Central California Conference game of the season. Four days removed from beating Golden Valley High 8-0, Pitman again pitched a shutout as they handed Merced its third consecutive loss by a score of 10-0.
Things have changed in the Central California Conference this year and this week marked the beginning of a three-game series, starting with game one at Turlock High as the Bulldogs hosted the Atwater Falcons.
The Central California Conference and the Modesto Metro Conference gathered together for Saturday's Nor Cal Relay at Johansen High with Turlock and Pitman owning the day on the pool.
It was a down game for the Hilmar varsity baseball team on Saturday afternoon when they hosted Sonora High.
The Hilmar High (6-3-1) girls varsity soccer team is only two wins away from tying last year's win total and league hasn't even started.
Four consecutive errors in the sixth inning gave the Hilmar High varsity softball team its second straight Trans Valley League loss on Friday afternoon as Riverbank played the spoilers in a 3-8 loss.
Denair High came close to earning its first win of the season this week in a two-game showdown with Le Grand High on Wednesday and Friday, but late-inning slumps in both games instead led to a pair of defeats and extended the Coyote's record to 0-8.
The sting of loss felt by both Turlock and Pitman High baseball teams in the second day of the Pedretti Tournament was quickly forgotten on Saturday, as each local team toppled their respective opponent to end with a win and 2-1 overall record.
The 2015 tennis season is shaping up to be a highly competitive one for Southern Athletic League teams, with Ripon Christian, Delhi and Denair High leading the pack. The Knights, as they did last season and in seasons past, sit atop the league standings while the Hawks sit with one loss and the Coyotes sit with two.
Just one day after placing fourth alongside Escalon High in the team standings of the 2015 Yellowjacket Invitational, Hilmar High suffered its first Trans Valley League loss at the hands of Ripon High on Tuesday. Despite beating Ripon by nearly 30 strokes on Monday, the 'Jackets found themselves on the losing end of a two-stroke game against the Indians, 237-235.
Last year Turlock High's varsity boys tennis team went a perfect 12-0 in the Central California Conference behind head coach Juana Alaniz, who after the season decided to call it quits while his assistant coach Bill Weber recently accepted the head coaching job at Denair High.
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