DAVIS - After getting shut out in the biggest game of the season, the players and coaches of the Pitman High girls soccer team quietly and quickly grabbed their bags and equipment from underneath the visiting bench at Halden Field at Ron and Mary Brown Stadium, the home of Davis Senior High.
In most cases, high schools will hold an intimate affair in front of a small group of supporters when a student-athlete signs his or her national letter of intent to compete at the college level. Pictures are taken, speeches are given.
They knew it wasn't going to be easy.
The plan is in motion.
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.
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. Things were not pretty in the first half as both offenses failed to score on easy opportunities, along with Turlock star Kenny Fraser sitting on the bench for the majority of the first half due to ...
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. Hilmar entered the matchup with an undefeated record, a sense of destiny, and the full support of its small town. CC entered with a 12-1 record, imposing size, and an aura of confidence that comes with a tradition of ...
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. It was anybody's game going into the fourth, but the Pride rose to the occasion and went on an offensive run to close it out 57-47 against a 'Jackets team that had won their first two games to start ...
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. Turlock's lone loss came in its final dual against host team Vacaville by a score of 21-47 on Saturday. But while the Bulldogs came up short against their orange and black counterparts, their string of seven victories over ...
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 ...
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