Thursday was the start of the Denair Boys Basketball Invitational and the home team and Turlock Christian squared off for the nightcap in what turned out to be a full effort from the Coyotes to end it with a 65-34 win.
Mike Turpin has had a busy five months. The longtime coach returned to Turlock Christian High School in August to lead the Eagles football program. Going straight from one season to the next, Turpin was preparing to coach the Ceres High varsity girls basketball team when tragedy struck.
December 16, 2016|
BY DALE BUTLER
|High School Sports
Turlock High girls soccer is off to a hot start this season in their inaugural year competing in the winter season after playing their sixth preseason match against Downey High of Modesto on Monday night at Joe Debely.
The Bulldogs of Turlock nearly topped Ceres High in the opening matchup of the 40th annual Godinez Basketball Tournament, but ultimately their final buzzer beater shot bounced in and out of the rim as the 'Dogs fell 42-40.
Turlock high girls basketball is off to a 3-1 start in preseason, but that doesn't mean they are satisfied, not even a little bit. Especially not coach Candace Sakuda, despite the Bulldogs' 57-29 victory over Los Banos in Tuesday's home preseason contest.
High school winter sports will soon begin their respective league runs but before fully taking in the end of fall, Courier sports editor Dale Butler and I wanted to first take a look back at the prep football season.