The 35th annual Frank Godinez basketball tournament almost ended with a showdown of local rivals, Turlock and Pitman High. Although both teams played well in the tournament they both lost in the second round, setting up a championship game between Davis High (6-4) and Valley High (6-1) on Saturday. When it was all said and done, Valley emerged from the tournament as champions, defeating Davis 71-62.
Confidence is contagious. It motivates and inspires athletes to perform to their expectations, and sometimes beyond. Such was the case Wednesday night when Turlock High's wrestling team hosted the Los Banos Tigers in its first home dual of the season.
The boys from Pitman High's basketball team handed Ceres High a first round loss at the Godinez tournament on Thursday, 55-39.
Turlock High's boys basketball team entered the first round of the Frank Godinez tournament on Thursday facing a Beyer High team that had only won two games in the past two seasons. Most expected the Bulldogs to pull off an easy victory and cruise into the second round.
With only one practice that included all of its players, Hilmar High's boys basketball team entered Tuesday's game against Atwater High under-prepared, yet enthusiastic. Their enthusiasm wasn't enough to finish the Falcons, however, as they lost 58-42.
It's a new season for Hilmar and Denair high's wrestling teams. Time to lace up their shoes, snap on their head gears and get ready to grapple with anyone who steps on the mat.
Hilmar High's girls basketball team entered Monday's home game against Central Catholic with high energy and expectations to win. Unfortunately, the Raiders were able to keep the Yellowjackets at bay, claiming victory 51-38.
Fans of high school girl's basketball should be ready for an exciting season this year. Denair, Hilmar and Turlock Christian High, in particular, have put together quality teams as they begin their chase for the playoffs.
The 2011-12 high school basketball season is in full swing. Players are putting in time and effort in school gyms across the Valley, practicing and preparing for successful seasons.
Hilmar High traveled more than 50 miles to face their league rival Escalon High in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Division IV section championship at Lincoln High in Stockton on Friday. From the size of the crowd it seemed like more than half of Hilmar made the journey with them.
For the past two years Pitman High's wrestling team's ambition of becoming league champions has been thwarted by Golden Valley High. In 2010, the Pride finished second in the Central California Conference as the Cougars took home the title. Last year, Pitman and Turlock finished the season with a tie as Golden Valley once again ended their season as champions. This season, with the return of head coach Chris Wolfley, Pitman looks to a young, but experienced team to bring home the league championship
Turlock High wrestling has a documented history of success, winning nine league championships since 2000. The past two years haven't gone so well for Turlock, however, as they watched Golden Valley High walk away with the league title. The Bulldogs enter this season determined to bring the title back to Turlock and restore its winning ways.
Hilmar High's football team entered its 14 semifinal playoff game on Friday, hosting a Liberty Ranch High team that, before this year, had never played in a playoff game. Whether it was the experience or the hard hits, the Yellowjackets (11-2) propelled themselves to the section championship with a final score of 37-7; proving that history does indeed repeat itself.
It's that time of the year again - turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes and the beginning of the high school basketball season. For Turlock and Pitman high's boys basketball teams it's a season of growth.
Last year the Turlock High girls basketball team went all the way, winning the Central California Conference league championship. This year, with targets on their backs, the Bulldogs are being pursued by an athletic Pitman High team that is driven by the desire to avenge the three losses Turlock handed them a season ago.
This year's Turlock High varsity basketball roster might be the deepest one head coach Doug Cornfoot has ever had.
Overcoming this year's Turlock roster won't be an easy task for Harvey Marable and the Pitman Pride but if there is any team ...
Last season belonged to Pitman High on the mat.
This year's Turlock Christian High varsity girls basketball team might be the most experienced squad that head coach Edwin Santiago has ever had.
Denair and Delhi High's wrestling programs are just beginning to flourish in the area and within the Southern Athletic League.
If you would have asked Turlock varsity girls head coach Mark Musselman what he expected from his team before the start of the 2014-15 season ...
Pitman High's varsity girls basketball team is better this year.
When Brian de la Porte took over as the head coach of the Delhi High varsity boys basketball team in early September, he made one ...
Denair and Delhi High have never really established their varsity girls basketball programs, but after an offseason of quality hires, things look to be shaping ...
Coming off Saturday's 3-1 Division I Sac-Joaquin Section title win over Pleasant Grove, the Pitman High volleyball team is already eyeing a Northern California ...
In their first year competing in the Central California Athletic Alliance, the Turlock Christian High boys basketball team failed to meet their own expectations in ...
Denair High boys basketball head coach RJ Henderson and assistant coach Garett Elliot have been working towards building a successful program over the last three ...
The Pitman Pride are back-to-back Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Volleyball Champions.
For the third straight year Hilmar High advanced to the Division-IV Sac-Joaquin Section Volleyball Championship match and for the third year in a row they ...
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