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Hilmar defeats Pitman in thrilling win

The scoreboard read 48-47 with 37 seconds left in regulation. Pitman High was clinging to its only lead of the night and on the brink of a hard fought team victory against an undefeated Hilmar High.

December 18, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Delhi falls to Big Valley in second quarter slump

Delhi High's Monday night game against the girls of Big Valley Christian High was a chance for the Hawks to recover from four straight losses and a less than stellar showing at the Le Grand Tournament.

December 18, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock, Delhi wrestling find tourney success

The last couple weekends have been busy for Valley wrestlers, full of preparation, travel, and formidable competition. Both a gauge for potential and a forge for talent, pre-season tournaments like the Reno Tournament of Champions and the Modesto Junior College Western Invitational provide coaches with a chance to form long-term expectations for their wrestlers, individually and as a team.

December 18, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Denair’s girls building towards playoffs

The girls of Denair High got a taste of the playoffs last season for the first time in nearly a decade. Now, the Lady Coyotes are hungry for more and back on the court-well, almost.

December 14, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Growth continues for Coyote wrestling

Six years ago Denair High's wrestling program was virtually non-existent, boasting a three man roster and receiving little to no interest from the student body. This season's squad is still small compared to the likes of Turlock or Pitman High, but with 18 Coyotes in the wrestling room head coach Don Helnore can say that Denair wrestling is growing-and with a middle school wrestling program cultivating interest in the sport, it's safe to say that growth will continue for years to come.

December 14, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Coyotes head in new direction on the court

Denair High is in the process of forging a new foundation for its boys basketball program, complete with a new scheme, a new approach, and a newish face at head coach.

December 14, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Eagles best Pitman in close game

Fresh off a Big Valley Christian Tournament Championship, Turlock Christian High put another feather in its cap with a 52-45 victory over Pitman High on Monday. Senior Halie Bergman once again led the Lady Eagles, scoring 27 points despite being double and even triple teamed throughout the night by the Pride.

December 11, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock trounces Laguna Creek for Godinez title

Turlock High faced a big challenge on Saturday, a 6-foot 8-inch obstacle to be exact. After defeating Beyer and Modesto High in the first two rounds of the 36th annual Frank Godinez Tournament, the Bulldogs found themselves pitted against big man Malik Pope and his Laguna Creek Cardinals in the Championship round.

December 11, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock heads to Godinez Championship

Turlock High drove through two of the Modesto Metro Conference's best teams on Thursday and Friday to earn a shot at tonight's Godinez Tournament Championship. The Bulldogs beat Beyer High by the skin of their teeth, 43-40, in the first round on Thursday and then proceeded to manhandle Modesto High 68-40 Friday night. But Turlock's biggest test lies in the form of Laguna Creek High who handedly defeated Davis and McNair High.

December 08, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock wrestling out duals Madera

For the past nine years Turlock High's wrestling season has begun with a Madera High dual, and for the past seven years the Central Section stalwart Coyotes have stepped off the mat as victors. The Bulldogs hosted Madera on Wednesday and for a short time it looked like history would repeat itself.

December 08, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Lady Eagles shoot for Champion status

Turlock Christian High's girls basketball team has found itself in a unique position this season. After claiming the Southern Athletic League title, competing for the SJS Division V Championship, and advancing to the quarterfinals of the Northern California Playoff Tournament, the Eagles return to the court with both star player Halie Bergman and some new faces that are set to be the future of TC girls basketball.

December 08, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


TC boys look for turnaround season

Turlock Christian High's boys basketball team struggled with numbers, height, and Southern Athletic League competition last season. How the Eagles stack up against the SAL in 2012 remains to be seen, but new head coach Eddie Sai has team size and height covered.

December 08, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pitman undefeated at Hilmar Invite

Five teams traveled to Hilmar on Saturday to join the Yellowjackets in the revived Hilmar Irwin-Stevinson Lions Invitational. Pitman, Buhach Colony, Atwater, Livingston, and Gregori High each competed in the tournament but only one walked away on top. That honor belonged to the Pride who finished the day 5-0 as a team, while Hilmar finished fourth with a team score of 2-3.

December 04, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pitman girls look to build on last season's success

Last season Pitman High's girls claimed the Central California Conference basketball crown for the first time in program history, posted a season's best 11-4 record, and advanced to the post-season for the third year in a row. Now, the Lady Pride are back and ready to run the court again, equipped with new pieces to fit what they hope to be a repeat season.

December 04, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Re-tooled Pride making progress

High school coaches regularly deal with the need to replenish their teams each year as players are lost to graduation, but rarely do they find themselves in a position of replacing an entire starting lineup.

December 04, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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Locals fare well in all star football game

Local players made some big plays in Friday's 30th annual Rotary North v. South All Star football game at Veterans Stadium in Merced.

June 30, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


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