Pitman High School's volleyball team expected a tough match against St. Mary's on Thursday in the Division I Sac-Joaquin Section quarterfinals and that's exactly what they got. The Central California Conference champions could not muster a win, falling 25-8, 25-10, 25-11 in their loss to the Rams.
It was 3 p.m. on a Thursday afternoon and the Pitman High School Library Media Center was full of people. No one was studying, researching or reading books; they were all there to watch Janessa Guevara sign on to play softball for Sonoma State University.
Wednesday marked the last time Steve Feaver would coach Turlock High School's boys water polo team.
Pitman High School's boys water polo team was unable to overcome second seeded Davis Senior High, losing 16-6 in the quarterfinal round of the Sac-Joaquin playoffs Wednesday at Tokay High School.
The first two sets were a breeze.
Hilmar High School's volleyball team suffered a close loss on Tuesday as they battled Bret Harte High in Angels Camp in the first round of playoffs. The game consisted of five sets, which were all won by close margins (22-25, 25-27, 25-22, 25-21, 15-9).
The Turlock Christian High volleyball team swept Forest Lake Christian High, 25-21, 25-15, 25-21, in Auburn as they advance to the quarterfinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs to face Ripon Christian High on Thursday.
MODESTO - It wasn't much of a challenge, not because Pitman High boys water polo faced a much lesser opponent.
MODESTO - In Saturday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division I opening round match against Modesto High, there was a sequence that made veteran Turlock High boys water polo coach Steve Feaver think, "Oh, wow."
Last week, the Pitman High and Turlock High football teams produced a Harvest Bowl classic.
The Hilmar High boys soccer team fell to West Campus High in Sacramento on Tuesday with a final score of 4-1.
The Turlock High boys soccer team was dealt a tough loss against West High in Tracy on Tuesday with a final score of 2-1. The quarterfinal loss knocks Turlock out of the playoffs and advances West into the semifinals, where the Wolf Pack will face Jesuit High.
AJ Derr is arguably the best athlete at Pitman High. If there was any doubt if he was or not, he changed that perception Friday night in one of the biggest games of the season - the 8th Harvest Bowl.
For the first few years, the main location of the Harvest Bowl trophy was on the Pitman High campus. But for the last four years, it's been moving from place to place like an unstable sports franchise.
By ruling all three doubles competitions, the Turlock High girls tennis team advanced in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Tournament after capturing five of the nine matches and topping Tracy High of the San Joaquin Athletic Association.
Turlock and Pitman High will meet on the baseball field in a game to watch, before league play even starts after both squads notched back-to-back wins in this year's Pedretti Tournament earning a spot in the championship round.
Turlock's Albino Orozco (170 pounds) is the last man standing for area wrestlers in the CIF State Wrestling Championships at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield.
The Central California Conference is known to be one of the most competitive leagues in the valley in nearly every sport-including softball.
Turlock and Pitman High kicked off track season on Friday by going the distance, joining 16 other high schools at Joe Debely Stadium for the Pitman Distance Wars. But while only a handful of each team's track competitors actually saw action on Friday, their respective rosters-sprinters, jumpers, and throwers-were in attendance to cheer their teammates on.
With preseason currently in play, the Southern Athletic League and Trans Valley League girls soccer teams prepare for another fresh season.
The California Interscholastic Federation State Wrestling Championships is two days away. After countless hours of practice and months of preparation-and in some cases years-seven local wrestlers are on the cusp of what will be the biggest stage of their wrestling careers. They're State bound.
The Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament, the final stop before every high school wrestler's apex dream-the State Tournament.
The Pitman High soccer tournament was supposed to be a launching point for the 2014 season, unfortunately, Mother Nature forced the tourney to get cancelled and sent most of the 36 scheduled teams back home.
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