DENAIR - For the Denair High football team, the game-changing moment happened just seconds after the fourth quarter started.
As soon as they got out of the pool for the last time Wednesday afternoon, the Pitman High girls water polo team didn't just come away with a victory.
The Pitman High boys water polo team was in a tight battle with Golden Valley High on Wednesday evening until the fourth period rolled around. After three unanswered goals, the Pride secured a 9-5 win to give them a 1-1 Central California Conference record.
· Pitman at Frogtown Invitational at Calaveras Fairgrounds
It's a daily occurrence to have Chris Callahan, a Turlock High senior water polo player, pull himself out of the pool with his teammates and opponents to only find himself out of place. His muscular physique is not very common for a high school student and his towering height is a neck-bender.
DENAIR - Not even a full minute after the referee's whistle blew to signify the start of the game, the Denair High boys soccer team sent a loud and clear message: The Coyotes were here to dominate.
On Friday night, the Pitman High football team will go up against a winless nonconference team that has suffered a few heartbreaks so far.
· Turlock at Golden Valley, 6 p.m.
The Division 5 Turlock Christian Eagles (1-2) matched up against the much larger Division 1 Chavez High Titans (1-2) on Friday and lost their final preseason game, 47-0.
The last few minutes of Turlock High's football game against Modesto High on Friday night was filled with many dramatic moments, enough to cause near-heart attacks for the fans who watched it from the stands of Joe Debely Stadium.
WednesdayCross countryBoys1. Buhach Colony 36, 2. Golden Valley 50, 3. Atwater 73, 4. Turlock 107, 5. Pitman 122, 6. Merced 147Girls
1. Atwater 38, 2. Buhach Colony 52, 3. Pitman 84, 4. Turlock 96, 5. Merced 116, 6. Golden Valley 120
· Pitman at Hughson Invitational
SaturdayVolleyballGolden Valley Tournament
· TC 2, Orestimba 1
· Pitman at Atwater, 4 p.m.
Pitman High entered Friday's home game against Downey High with a team characterized by its youth. With only two returning starters from last year's squad and the bulk of its roster comprised of juniors, the Pride knew that the Knights, back-to-back winners of the Modesto Metro Conference title, would be a difficult challenge to overcome in their season opener.
Turlock High began the 2014 football season the way every team hopes to -with a win. The Bulldogs traveled to Modesto to face Enochs High and came home with a tight 25-20 victory.
Denair's volleyball team has been through a rough patch the last three years, but 2014 is a whole new season.
Ty Pettigrew's girls golf squad has won three of the last four Valley Foothill League titles, and the Hilmar Lady Yellowjackets are looking to make it four out of five after the 2014 year concludes.
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