The atmosphere was electrified at the Turlock High pool on Tuesday night after a much anticipated crosstown rivalry clash between Turlock and Pitman's varsity boys water polo squads resulted in a back and forth game.
Turlock High girls golf trounced Atwater on Tuesday by a score of 221 to 282.
The Pitman Pride girls varsity water polo squad is a perfect 5-0 in the Central California Conference to start off the 2014 season after defeating crosstown and league rivals Turlock, 12-6, at the Bulldogs' home pool on Tuesday.
Turlock High's girls tennis team is a perfect 6-0 in the Central California Conference thus far, after defeating Merced High, 6-3, on Tuesday at home.
Hilmar volleyball added yet another win to its prestigious record, beating out Modesto Christian 3-0 Monday evening, for its 14th consecutive victory.
The Delhi High varsity football team saw its three-game win streak come to a bracing halt on Friday in an 8-40 loss to a visiting Orestimba High team on the Hawks' homecoming night.
It was a perfect preseason for the Pitman High varsity football team.
After being outscored 208-18 through its first four games, Turlock Christian High put in its best performance of the season Friday night against Brookside Christian High. Down by two touchdowns in the first quarter, the Eagles rallied behind freshman quarterback Jakob Skinner and junior running back Dominique Zendejas and kept pace with the Knights for the remainder of the game.
Q. How is it playing at the varsity level of Turlock High football as a sophomore?
Turlock has owned the tennis courts for the past four years against Pitman High and the streak continued on Tuesday for the defending Central California Conference champions.
The streak continues for the Pitman High Pride who recorded their 22nd consecutive straight-set victory on Monday with a 25-17, 25-17, and 25-4 win over Turlock High. Now ranked 74th in the nation and 14th in the state of California, the Pride comfortably sit atop the Central California Conference standings while Turlock sits in second place.
For the second consecutive year, head coach Tom Tyler has led the Pitman Pride varsity football team to a 3-0 start to the season - last year the Pride managed a 4-0 start.
The Hilmar volleyball team is on a 12-game winning streak, and that success continued Monday with a 3-0 victory over the visiting Turlock Christian Eagles.
Turlock golf maintained its successful ways, as the Bulldogs won the Central California Conference Mid-Season Tournament last Thursday at Rancho del Rey.
Southern Athletic League rivals Delhi and Denair High opened league play Friday night with a slug fest that was reflective of the two teams' equal standing. Entering the game with identical 2-1 records, the Hawks (3-1 overall, 1-0 SAL) and Coyotes (2-2 overall, 0-1 SAL) took turns thrilling their crowds with big hits on defense and scrappy play on offense.
The 2014 season was arguably one of the most exciting years for high school sports in the area and it wasn't any different in varsity girls soccer.
The 2015 spring season just began on Wednesday for Hilmar High, but already the Yellowjackets have four matches under their belt and at least one more scheduled for today. It's the kind of starting schedule one would expect from a team trying to improve on a fourth place Trans Valley League finish last season.
Adolfo Maldonado of Pitman High has decided to attend California State University, Stanislaus on a soccer athletic scholarship.
The post season has always been a tough road for local wrestling teams, but with this year's shakeup of the post season format - specifically the inclusion of Folsom and Del Oro High in the new Sac-Joaquin Section Division I AA Championships - that road proved to be even more difficult for Turlock and Pitman High.
Hilmar, Delhi and Denair High are each sending one wrestler to this weekend's Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championships at the Stockton Arena after their respective 12th, 13th and 14th place finishes in the team standings at the SJS Division V Championships last weekend.
For the eighth straight year the Turlock Christian High girls varsity basketball team is in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV semifinal round of the postseason after trouncing Freedom Christian on Tuesday night, 66-26.
Despite claiming the Central California Conference championship this season, Turlock found itself seeded 15th in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Championships when the playoff brackets were released earlier this week, setting up a buy-in game at home against 18th seed Edison High on Friday.
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