After Tuesday's loss to Golden Valley High, the Turlock High boys soccer team thought its hopes of a Central California Conference title were gone.
In front of hundreds of cheering fans, and as the night fell cold underneath the lit up Turlock sky, Steve Feaver took a dip into the swimming pool. With his clothes on.
When the season started, Turlock High girls water polo coach Sonja Raynes wasn't sure about her team.
Though seemingly out of breath, Ron Barton walked past race officials and other runners around the finish line area and found a tree to lean on - well beyond his team's designated park tables, while other finishers slapped hands and talked about their performance.
Sean Downs, the tough and relentless Turlock High sophomore who quarterbacked the Bulldogs to a playoff berth, is out for the season.
MODESTO - Turlock High girls golfer Hannah Gong didn't have her best day at last Monday afternoon's Sac-Joaquin Section Division I South Championships at Creekside Golf Course.
As he sat on the team bus, feeling rather relieved from another close win, Turlock High football coach James Peterson overheard his players' conversations. He liked what came out of their mouths.
For the first eight weeks of the high school football season, the most a team scored on Pitman High was 24 points. And that was by Buhach Colony High, a state-ranked team chasing back-to-back Central California Conference titles and boasting a couple of highly recruited athletes.
After not having a league race since Oct. 5, the Pitman and Turlock cross country teams will get back at it today in the third and final Central California Conference Center Meet at Donnelly Park in Turlock.
Besides Pitman, the Hilmar High and Turlock Christian High volleyball squads are also trying to make moves up their respective playoff spots.
Three more wins.
With his lightning quick speed, Morley Baker won the opening match swim-off to give his Turlock High boys water polo team an early advantage. He then passed the ball to the trailer, who sent it to the middle of the pool to Antovan Davtians.
Against the league's best, the Turlock High girls water polo team fell 11-5 to Merced High on Thursday at the school's Steve Feaver Aquatic Center.
For the Pitman High boys water polo team, this doesn't happen often.
MERCED - Turlock High junior Natalia Lima entered this week's Central California Conference Singles Tournament as an unseeded girls tennis player, which was ideal for her.
Turlock and Pitman High will meet on the baseball field in a game to watch, before league play even starts after both squads notched back-to-back wins in this year's Pedretti Tournament earning a spot in the championship round.
Turlock's Albino Orozco (170 pounds) is the last man standing for area wrestlers in the CIF State Wrestling Championships at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield.
The Central California Conference is known to be one of the most competitive leagues in the valley in nearly every sport-including softball.
Turlock and Pitman High kicked off track season on Friday by going the distance, joining 16 other high schools at Joe Debely Stadium for the Pitman Distance Wars. But while only a handful of each team's track competitors actually saw action on Friday, their respective rosters-sprinters, jumpers, and throwers-were in attendance to cheer their teammates on.
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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