STOCKTON - As players, coaches and spectators huddled inside the clubhouse at The Reserve at Spanos Park to look at the final results, Turlock High golfer Paul Smith decided to step outside. The clubhouse was getting crowded, especially with dozens of people trying to keep themselves dry from the soft drizzle.
The Hilmar High girls soccer team was tested last week, as the Yellowjackets played in the lone outbracket game of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Tournament. They prevailed, and moved on to another challenge.
Denair High and Turlock Christian won the boys and girls titles, respectively, as the top three moved on to this week's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV-V Championships at Modesto Junior College, which began Tuesday and wraps up Thursday.
The Pitman High girls soccer players and coaches had eight days of rest and practice between their regular-season finale and their highly anticipated playoff game - the first of its kind in three years.
It was Thursday afternoon and the Pitman High softball players were working on their fielding at Arrowhead Field near their school. It was a routine activity, but assistant coach Amanda Goulart noticed something strange.
Mallory Patino's reaction after the 300-meter hurdles run was priceless. She stuck both arms in the air, holding the pose for a couple seconds. Just moments earlier, she was able to beat out a foe.
PATTERSON - The Hilmar High girls track and field team entered the Trans-Valley League Championships on Wednesday with a mental advantage. The Yellowjackets went 6-0 in dual meets in the regular season to boast six league points, as they knew every team they finished ahead of at the league meet meant a point each.
Brandon Rogers, a 6-foot-5 guard who averaged 28 points for the Turlock Christian High boys basketball team last season, has signed a letter of intent to play at Mayville State University - a NAIA school in North Dakota - starting next fall.
Of course, it had to end this way.
Jason Boswell believes his Turlock High boys golf team is peaking at the right time.
Pitman High senior midfielder/defender Karina Maldonado signed last week her national letter of intent to play women's soccer at Huntington University, a NAIA school in Indiana.
The memory is still fresh for Pitman High boys tennis coach Jeff Hayes. Last season, his Pride traveled to Armijo High for a Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Tournament quarterfinal match. That's where his team's postseason run ended.
In the final dual meet of the Central California Conference season, both Pitman High boys and girls teams earned team victories over crosstown rival Turlock High at the renovated Debely Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
On April 21, the Pitman Pride girls varsity soccer team secured the Central California Conference championship.
This season, the Turlock High boys golf team returned just two players. The rest was made up newcomers.
There's an old adage in football: defense wins championships. Hilmar High is eager to see if those words ring true in today's Division IV Sac-Joaquin Section championship game against Central Catholic High. The Yellowjackets enter their second section title game in the past three years with a perfect 13-0 record, a feat due in large part to a dominant defensive unit that has allowed an average of 9.8 points a game. But ...
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. The 'Jackets were off their rhythm from the start and it wasn't until the third game that they began to get in any groove, but by then it was too little too late as they faltered to ...
Hilmar High is headed to Sacramento. Two years removed from their last Division IV Sac-Joaquin Section title appearance, the Yellowjackets are back in the big game after a thrilling 19-15 victory over Center High on Friday. With the semi-final win, Hilmar broke the school record for most wins with its 13-0 record and cemented a championship matchup with Central Catholic High-a rematch from the 2008 season. "It's special because these kids ...
CCC MVP – Lindsey Vander Weide, Pitman (third year in a row a Pitman athlete has earned this honor: 2012 - Sierah Miller, 2011- Ashley Solis) CCC Setter of the Year – Maddy Halteman, Pitman (2 years in a row) CCC Coach of the Year – Kristen Pontes-Christian, Pitman (4 years in a row) ...
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. The Cougars hail from Antelope and claimed the Pioneer Valley League title with a 4-1 league record. Center is known for its rush attack, averaging 273.6 yards a ...
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. Down by eight points in the first game, Hilmar's head coach Patti Harris called a crucial timeout that proved to be the difference maker, because the 'Jackets did not let down ...
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