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.
From the very start, the Pitman Pride were in firm control of a blowout, 40-7 win over Chavez High of Stockton Friday night.
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.
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.
On Friday night, Kevin Kramer made a special appearance at Joe Debely Stadium.
The Pitman Pride football team kicked off the 2011 season with a comeback win Friday night, defeating the Modesto High Panthers 33-20.
Despite all the miles and workouts they demanded from their runners during the first week of fall practice, the cross country coaches at Pitman High and Turlock High had a problem. It was, essentially, a good kind of problem to have. They had too many runners.
Before AJ Derr was born, his soon-to-be parents took a trip to the Atwater High football field with his future grandma. At the time, Jon Derr was working at the school as a teacher and football coach, so he had access to the press box. While grandma Sue, and his mother, Mindee, were on the field, his father announced through the loud speakers various arrangements of initials, like DJ, RJ and AJ - ending each one with "Derr."
2010 record: 3-2 CCC, 7-4 overall
HILMAR - Hilmar High quarterback Andrew Olson couldn't have approached one of his most terrifying athletic moments in any other way, going full throttle despite the disappointing circumstances.
2010 record: 4-2 TVL, 6-5 overall
The Turlock (2-2) varsity girls water polo team came away with 19 steals in Tuesday's first meeting of the season against crosstown rivals, Pitman ...
Turlock's varsity boys water polo team came out ready to play on Tuesday night when they faced off against their crosstown rivals in Pitman ...
Turlock (20-2) High's varsity volleyball team accomplished a feat on Monday that had not be reached in over a decade.
On a cool and windy Saturday night, Pitman and Turlock High squared off on the pitch in both teams' first Central California Conference matchup of ...
Denair High hosted the Mariposa County Grizzlies on Friday night and was unable to come away with a victory after Mariposa's strong first half.
Pitman (3-2) senior running back Blake McBay rushed for 172 yards on 22 carries and a score and the Pride steamrolled through North Salinas High ...
After a scoreless first half at home on Tuesday, head coach Louie Bettencourt strung together some moving words for his Hilmar High varsity boys soccer ...
Both Turlock and Pitman tennis teams were 4-0 before Tuesday's league showdown, but only one team left undefeated in the Central California Conference matchup.
Head coach James Peterson and his Turlock Bulldogs felt like it was their time on Friday when they traveled to Tracy High to take on ...
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