It didn't take long for the Turlock High football players to get rid of the doubts and frustrations in their heads. They took that all out on Davis High last Friday night, when the Bulldogs controlled the nonconference game from the beginning.
Perhaps the only major problems the Pitman High football team experienced in Thursday night's game against Gregori High were the warm weather and the fact that the Pride weren't playing on a Friday night, a time of the week high school players are groomed for.
The truth is, Turlock High is a considerable favorite to finish atop the Central California Conference girls tennis standings, thanks to the Bulldogs having won the past four titles and owning a 34-0 league record in the three previous seasons. Pitman, the crosstown rival, knows this.
Especially during the hot afternoons, being a water polo player seems like it's the life. While everyone else is sweating underneath their clothes during the final days of summer, water polo players are in the pool, swimming in nice cool water - sometimes for a long period of time.
In their late-game rally, the Turlock Christian Eagles scored two touchdowns in the final two quarters against Big Valley Christian High in last Friday's nonconference meeting in Modesto. But it was too late, since the Lions had already built a commanding lead en route to a 33-14 victory.
A heroic 28-yard heave from sophomore quarterback Sean Downs to senior tight end Tyler Cook gave Turlock High's varsity football team a glimmer of hope in the third quarter, but Oakdale extinguished it with suffocating defense during a 33-7 Mustang victory at The Corral on Friday.
September 02, 2011|
|High School Sports
Golf is one of those sports that looks effortless. Actually, it might be the most effortless-looking sport in the world, seeing that golfers don't sweat as much as, say, basketball and football players.
It's hard to dismiss Hilmar High's 30-27 loss to Beyer High last Friday night as just another game, mostly because of the finish. Beyer, which was down 27-14 entering the fourth quarter, made a furious 16-0 rally that was capped off by Patriots kicker Zachary Bradley, who nailed a 25-yard field goal as time expired.