On July 7, a group of Hilmar High students woke up with football on their minds. That's what happens when you're a Yellowjacket. They were in the middle of summer workouts, a very crucial element in preparing for the fall season. Their main focus were strengths and conditionings, with much of the responsibility sitting on the shoulders of assistant coach Franky Silveira.
Like most places in the Central Valley last week, Turlock was hit with a relentless heat wave with the temperatures reaching triple digits. Luckily for the Pitman High football team, the Pride had the week off.
Local golfers Kathleen Rojas and Ester Rojas will continue to compete in this weekend's Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, an event that allows the two Turlock Christian High products an opportunity to play alongside professionals.
July 08, 2011|
|High School Sports
MODESTO - On Saturday, John Thurman Field, home of the Modesto Nuts, was covered with Turlock baseball products. Occasionally, the field and dugout had Turlock influences. And the stands, especially during the large-school game, were packed with Turlock supporters.
It's no secret that many of the Pitman High and Turlock High athletes are friends, despite their crosstown rivalry. Some of them played on the same youth sports teams or grew up in the same neighborhoods.
With Turlock High and Pitman High players overtaking the large-school roster in today's other half of the 22nd Stanislaus County All-Star Baseball Classic at John Thurman Field in Modesto, schools like Denair High and Turlock Christian High are also making an imprint in the small-school game.
Fifteen baseball players from the Turlock area will participate in Saturday's Modesto Sunrise Rotary Classic at John Thurman Field in Modesto. Pitman High and Turlock High each have five players in the large-school game at 7:05 p.m., while Denair High and Turlock Christian combine for five players for the small-school game at 3:05 p.m.
STOCKTON - The James Peterson-coached South team looked ripe for a comeback against the North in the 38th annual Central California Lions All-Star Football Game on Saturday night at the University of Pacific's Stagg Memorial Stadium. Three straight turnovers, including a late-game interception, spelled down for Peterson, the Turlock High coach, and his all-stars in a 21-6 loss.
Pitman High track and field head coach Thad Moren said the Pride has had one goal in mind since finishing the last league meet in April. That goal was to put all the season's hard work into a top showing at last week's CIF Sac-Joaquin Division I Section finals.
Hilmar High walked out of the Trans Valley League track season and into the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV/V Championship Trials with four TVL champions - Dani Olson, Hudson Harris, Kenzye Spears and Angelique Souza.
Since claiming the Southern Athletic League championship in 2012 for the first time in program history, Delhi High's boys track team has struggled to add another league title year to its banner. The Hawks have been in the running the past two years, but ultimately fell just short, and it seemed that would again be the case in 2015.
The Pitman High Pride were coming off a clutch one-run victory over Gregori last week and looked to continue their playoff streak as they had their eyes set on the quarterfinal match on Monday against a familiar foe from the Modesto Metro Conference-Beyer High.