There's an old adage in football: defense wins championships.
It was the most successful season a Hilmar High volleyball team has ever had. Unfortunately, the Yellowjackets' historic run came to an end on Saturday in the second round of the CIF Division-IV state championship tournament.
Hilmar High is headed to Sacramento.
CCC MVP – Lindsey Vander Weide, Pitman (third year in a row a Pitman athlete has earned this honor: 2012 - Sierah Miller, 2011- Ashley Solis)
With its undefeated record still intact after a 14-7 victory over rival Escalon High in last Friday's Division IV SJS quarterfinal playoff game, Hilmar High finds itself in its second semifinal matchup in the last three years as it prepares to host Center High tonight.
Hilmar High's volleyball team is not done, yet. After faltering to Sonora High in the section finale, the Yellowjackets traveled in the first round of the CIF State Division IV volleyball championships only to upset Section champs Justin Siena, in straight sets.
Ninety-seven high school water polo players got one last chance to find victory in the pool on Saturday, at a Central California Conference versus Modesto Metro Conference showdown, held at Turlock High's Steve Feaver Aquatic Center.
Pitman High's wrestling team officially began practice on the first week of November. After winning the Central California Conference three years ago, the Pride are striving for that same success and head coach Adam Vasconcellos feels that this may be their year.
It's back to the mat for Turlock High. With the official start of the 2013-14 prep wrestling season just one week away, the Bulldogs are in preparation mode as they get ready to finalize their roster at tonight's Blue & Gold wrestle-off.
For the first time in school history, Hilmar High's volleyball team will move on to the sectional finals after hosting an extremely talented Bear River High team that gave the Yellowjackets all they could handle, taking the match into five sets.
Turlock Christian High is on its way to its second consecutive Division VI Sac-Joaquin Section championship match after a convincing straight-game victory (25-7, 25-2, 25-12) over Victory Christian High Tuesday night at home.
Three local runners competed at the cross country Sections meet at Willow Hill Reservoir in Folsom on Saturday, with Pitman's Isaac Gonzalez bringing home the best time out of the three at 17:47, earning 45th place in Division-II.
Hilmar High's undefeated football season has been a product of complimentary play from its offense and defense, but on Friday, in the first round of the Division IV CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs, it was the Yellowjacket defense that carried the team past Liberty Ranch High and onto the second round.
Hilmar High's volleyball squad left no doubt on anybody's mind as to their abilities on Thursday, as the Yellowjackets were able to capture a win in the second round of the CIF SJS Division-IV playoffs over last year's section champs, Ripon Christian.
The 2013 prep football season is over for Pitman High (Div. I) and Delhi High (Div. V) after both teams fell short in their respective first round, post-season games against Franklin High of Elk Grove and Golden Sierra High Friday night.
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.
Cassie Balswick's triple-double helped lift her Turlock Christian squad over Stockton Christian at home in the opening round of the Sac Joaquin Section D-VI tournament on Tuesday night.
One step away from State. That's what a select few wrestlers are thinking after Saturday's conclusion of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Tournament at Delhi High.
Action resumed on the mat this past Saturday for Turlock and Pitman High in day two of the Division I Sac Joaquin Section tournament at Franklin High.
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