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.
MODESTO - Even without their top scorer, the Turlock High girls golfers got it done.
It was nothing to fret about.
Turlock High's Natalia Lima will battle for the Central California Conference singles title Thursday, when she faces Merced High's Charlotte Sofranek in the tournament finals at the Millennium Sports Club in Merced. Lima defeated Turlock teammate Jill Temple 6-0, 6-0 in Tuesday's semifinals to get to this point.
There were reasons to have their heads down, with the biggest being the fact that the Turlock High football players almost allowed a three-touchdown lead to completely slip away. But the Bulldogs did not partake in the blame game. They stayed composed, even with an opposing crowd surrounding them.
After every home game, the Pitman High football team walk toward the west end of Debley Stadium, stand on the track and wave their helmets and their hands to the home crowd.
Frank Marques said he is honored to be part of the tradition of Hilmar Yellowjackets football (7-1, 4-0 TVL) as the team's head coach during Hilmar High School's centennial celebration and homecoming.
It wasn't difficult to predict this outcome.
STEVINSON - By having all five scorers shoot 50 or under, including a freshman who was playing at Stevinson Ranch Golf Club for the first time, the Turlock High girls golf team surpassed crosstown rival Pitman High in the Central California Conference finale by 55 strokes (238-293) to complete a 10-0 record on Thursday afternoon.
They needed this win.
Hilmar High's softball team hosted first place Hughson High on Tuesday in a Trans Valley League matchup the Yellowjackets needed to win to keep their playoff hopes alive.
The Hilmar girls soccer team is on the brink of elimination from playoff contention if they fail to win out all four of their final Trans Valley League bouts this season.
The top two girls soccer teams in the Central California Conference in Turlock and Merced squared off on Monday in a much anticipated battle to see who would take the first place position heading into the final month of the season.
All of Pitman's five runs came in one inning and starting pitcher Alexis Mettler tossed a complete game, allowed only one earned run and struck out 11 en route to a 5-2 win over Central California Conference foe Atwater High on Friday.
After Friday's 6-3 win over Atwater High, the Turlock baseball squad has won five consecutive games, four of which were Central California Conference clashes.
In a Southern Athletic League showdown between Denair and Turlock Christian on the tennis courts, it was the Coyotes who prevailed with a 7-2 victory on Friday.
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