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Eagles soccer builds for brighter future

Turlock Christian High suffered through a long run last year, failing to win a single match in regular season play. The Eagles hope 2012 will produce a different narrative, one which includes victories and cements a foundation for future success.

September 07, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


The time is now: Delhi soccer eyes SAL title

For the last three seasons Delhi High's boys soccer team has done considerably well, finishing in the upper tier of the Southern Athletic League standings and earning post-season appearances. But as a wise man once said, "If you're not first you're last," and that's exactly how head coach Armando Salazar feels this season.

September 04, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Lady Hawks striving for unity

The volleyball team at Delhi High School faces many challenges each year in the Southern Athletic League. In terms of competition, Ripon Christian High poses the greatest test for the Lady Hawks but there are other obstacles that Delhi and third year head coach Adriana Nunez must overcome. Lack of height is certainly an important one but for Nunez the most difficult task has been instilling a sense of commitment and dedication in her team.

September 04, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock golf ready to dominate

The year following a championship season can be hard for high school teams who must deal with losing team leaders while attempting to maintain consistency. But sometimes those worries don't exist; sometimes the tides align in a way that seems almost too perfect. Such is the case for this year's Turlock High girls golf team.

September 04, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Bulldog tennis back and hungry for more

With five consecutive undefeated seasons and five consecutive Central California Conference Championships on display there's no questioning the success and ability of Turlock High's girls tennis program. As the 2012 season begins to heat up the only real question to ask is, "can they do it again?"

September 04, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pride rains pain on Chavez

Pitman High steamrolled Chavez High on Friday, vanquishing the Titans 54-13 in the second game of the season.

August 31, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Bulldogs take down Wildcats in home field win

The Turlock Bulldogs and Sonora Wildcats met on the gridiron for the first time in 23 years on Friday, where they traded shots and lit up the scoreboard at Joe Debely Field. After an underwhelming performance against Oakdale High a week ago Turlock bounced back, unleashing a multitude of weapons in a 432-yard offensive effort that resulted in a 35-27 victory for the Bulldogs (1-1).

August 31, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pitman, Turlock runners ready to go the distance

It was sunny but the occasional breeze helped lessen the heat on Wednesday at Donnelly Park. Still, there was no avoiding sweat and fatigue as runners from Turlock and Pitman High took three laps around the park for the Cross County Turlock Scrimmage.

August 31, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Hilmar’s boys working their way up

A second place Trans Valley League finish and a first round playoff appearance were the fruits of Hilmar High's boys soccer team's labor last season but for head coach Louie Bettencourt and his players it wasn't enough. Now, with four returning starters, the Yellowjackets are back and ready to take another crack at the TVL championship.

August 28, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pride volleyball champs return for another title run

Pitman High made history last season, earning its first Central California Conference volleyball championship since the school's induction. After sending several players from last season's team to collegiate programs the Pride are back with another talented cast on the court and they're thinking repeat.

August 28, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


‘Jackets volleyball hungry for TVL title

Hilmar High's volleyball team is back and, for the first time in a long time, the Yellowjackets have height on their side. After tying with Ripon High for second place in the Trans Valley League last season, Hilmar is on a mission for first place and its girls have the weapons to achieve.

August 28, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Bulldogs volleyball looks to bounce back to winning ways

Turlock High's volleyball team returns with three experienced starters this season, one for each Central California Conference match the team won last year. Those Bulldogs - Courtney Crivelli, Sarah Day, and Amy Chiesa - are second year head coach Amber Castillon's foundation for 2012 as Turlock attempts to turn the corner after two less than stellar seasons.

August 28, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock football slips to Oakdale in opener

Sean Downs cut against the momentum of the defense, breaking hard into the middle of the field before a quick dash to the end zone and a game-tying score.

August 24, 2012 | BY IKE DODSON TURLOCK JOURNAL | High School Sports


Hilmar blasts Livingston in football opener

Corey Bayer, Tyler Freitas, Victor Teixeira, and John Brindeiro led Hilmar High onto the football field for the first time in eight months on Friday. The Yellowjacket captains stared down their Livingston High opponents from the 50 yard line, they were ready to get the game started and so was everyone in attendance.

August 24, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pride soccer prepares for season with home tourney

Pitman High didn't have the boys soccer season it had hoped for in 2011, but head coach Oscar Mercado and his new squad isn't dwelling on that fact. What they are doing is learning from last season's mistakes and forging a new path for the Pride, one rooted in youth and, hopefully, headed towards the post-season.

August 24, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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Coyotes start off tourney on top

In a complete turnaround from last year's disappointing start, the Denair High boys basketball team cruised its way out of the opening round of their home tournament with a convincing 52-29 win over Tioga High on Thursday night.

December 18, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


TC falls to Hughson in tourney opener

The Turlock Christian Eagles did not start off the Denair High basketball tournament how they had hoped, but instead fell into the consolation bracket after dropping the first game to Hughson in the opening round on Thursday night, 50-73.

December 18, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Hawks trumped by Lions

Delhi High's boys basketball team pulled double duty on Thursday. First they put their brains to the test for finals, then they kicked off the Denair Holiday Classic with a game against Linden High.

December 18, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Ripon edges Denair on the mat

Denair High nearly upset Ripon High on the wrestling mat Wednesday night, out-pinning the Indians four to six, but 18 points from a trio of forfeits was too much for the Coyotes to overcome. With holes at the 106-pound, 160-pound and Heavyweight weight classes, Denair dropped its first dual meet of the season, 30-41.

December 18, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Slow start costs Pitman a win in second day of tourney

The Pride of Pitman came into their second game of the 38th annual Frank Godinez tournament against Laguna Creek - which had to forfeit their first round game due to Thursday's storm -with hopes of turning things around after a crushing first round loss to Beyer High.

December 12, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Turlock headed to third straight Godinez final

Another solid effort from Turlock High on the court has landed the Bulldogs in the finals of the Frank Godinez Boys Basketball Tournament for the third year in a row.

December 12, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Coyotes primed for better year

Things are finally shaping up for Denair High boys basketball coach RJ Henderson, with the help of assistant head coach Garett Elliott and the commitment from this year's team.

December 09, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


New head coach, tempo for Hilmar basketball

With football being such a rich and successful tradition at Hilmar High, it seems like the basketball program takes the back seat - especially after coming away with only one winning season since 2007.

December 09, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Pitman falls short in state final

Pitman High volleyball has been synonymous with dominance in 2014. The Pride steamrolled nearly every opponent they faced this season with its combination of size, power and speed. And when a team rose to the occasion to provide Pitman with a challenge, its girls seemed to persevere through sheer force of will.

December 08, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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