The Turlock High varsity volleyball program is coming off its first league title in over a decade after finishing last season with an overall record of 32-10, including a draw with Pitman at 9-1 in the Central California Conference, which earned them the title of co-champs after winning in the finale at home.
It's hard to repeat as champions in any sport but the Pitman High varsity volleyball team knows a thing or two about winning. The Pride were back-to-back Section champions and the team looks just as poised and ready to repeat this year.
After more than a decade of overseeing Bulldog athletics, Anthony Belew has passed the baton of athletic director responsibilities to Mike Brown, a long time Turlock High cross country and track and field coach.
While the high school baseball season is still eight months away, soon-to-be Turlock High seniors Damon Treadwell and Tate Soderstrom haven't put down their mitts and bats, in fact the two standout Bulldogs have spent the summer striving to better their game.
In a few weeks, Julia Handy will start her junior year at Turlock High and ready for the upcoming prep volleyball season. The young setter, however, won't just be weighing the Central California Conference competition, she will also be looking to narrow down her future college prospects.
Jon Temple of Turlock and Pitman's Colton Evans stole the show on Saturday night in the 27th annual Modesto Sunrise Rotary All-Star game in front of over 1,000-plus spectators at Stanislaus State's Warrior Baseball Field.
Although a combined 17 athletes from Turlock and Pitman high track and field teams made it to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet at Elk Grove High last week, no locals will move on to the State meet.