A rematch of last year's Godinez tournament championship game between Turlock and Laguna Creek High was held Saturday night at Turlock High, and spectators were not disappointed as late free-throws became the critical deciding factor in a rocky game.
Pitman High's Branson Garcia led all scorers with 27 points in the seventh place game of the Godinez tournament on Saturday against McNair.
Turlock High is headed back to the Godinez Championship game.
Pitman and Patterson High faced off in the second round of the Godinez Basketball Tournament Friday afternoon as both the Pride and Tigers looked to bounce back from their respective first-round losses to Davis and Laguna Creek High.
Turlock High began its home tournament on Thursday by dominating the Bulldogs - the Ceres High Bulldogs, that is, pulling out a 62-46 victory.
Pitman and Davis High put on a game to remember Thursday night to open up the Godinez Tournament at Turlock High.
Denair basketball's Dominyc Silva erased a forgettable first half in Wednesday's preseason matchup against Hilmar High with a fourth quarter game-winning shot to lift the Coyotes over the 'Jackets.
Turlock Christian High's boys basketball team cruised to its fifth pre-league victory Wednesday night with a lopsided 95-49 defeat of Stone Ridge Christian High at home.
Turlock and Davis High met on the basketball court Tuesday for a pre-Godinez Tournament game. Both the Bulldogs and Spartans proved to need the extra court time, but Turlock prevailed in the end with a 68-53 victory.
It was a tale of two halves Saturday afternoon when the Hilmar Yellowjackets and Central Catholic Raiders met on the field of Lincoln High in Stockton for the Division IV Sac-Joaquin Section championship game.
The Trans Valley League met the Central California Conference on the court Monday in a girls' basketball showdown between Pitman and Hilmar High that proved to be a tight match until the closing quarter.
After tasting defeat at the hands of Madera High in its first dual meet of the season, Turlock High bounced back with an impressive showing at this year's Vacaville Duals Tournament with an 8-1 finish.
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.
Stanislaus County dominated Merced County on Friday at the County Clash track meet, with Pitman, Oakdale and Turlock High finishing first, second and third, respectively.
Not even a car crash could keep Brian Dudley and Andrew Knapp, Denair tennis' number one and two singles players, from seeking retribution against league juggernauts Ripon Christian on Friday. The two Coyote players were involved in a head-on collision on their way to the match, but still managed to make it to the courts where they won their matches in the 7-2 effort over the Knights.
Pitman High thoroughly beat Merced High on the baseball diamond Monday afternoon in the Pride's second Central California Conference game of the season. Four days removed from beating Golden Valley High 8-0, Pitman again pitched a shutout as they handed Merced its third consecutive loss by a score of 10-0.
Things have changed in the Central California Conference this year and this week marked the beginning of a three-game series, starting with game one at Turlock High as the Bulldogs hosted the Atwater Falcons.
The Central California Conference and the Modesto Metro Conference gathered together for Saturday's Nor Cal Relay at Johansen High with Turlock and Pitman owning the day on the pool.
It was a down game for the Hilmar varsity baseball team on Saturday afternoon when they hosted Sonora High.
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