Tuesday marked a critical Central California Conference softball matchup between second place Buhach Colony and third place Pitman High, with the winner able to cement themselves in that second place position in league heading into the final two contests of the season.
Winds reached a peak of about 30 miles per hour on Monday at Pheasant Run in Chowchilla, but that didn't slow down the Turlock Christian golf team that captured its 11th Southern Athletic League title in a row after pulling away by two strokes against a tough Ripon Christian squad.
After splitting last year's Central California Conference title with Golden Valley High, the Turlock girls soccer team came back this year with a vengeance, to top out in league-alone-and they did after shutting out Golden Valley, 3-0, at home on Monday.
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.
The top two girls soccer teams in the Central California Conference in Turlock and Merced squared off on Monday in a much anticipated battle to see who would take the first place position heading into the final month of the season.
All of Pitman's five runs came in one inning and starting pitcher Alexis Mettler tossed a complete game, allowed only one earned run and struck out 11 en route to a 5-2 win over Central California Conference foe Atwater High on Friday.