For awhile, there was ringing in the ears of the Turlock High football players and coaches. It came right after the Bulldogs stunned everyone - perhaps themselves, too - by convincingly beating Downey High 33-20 in Modesto on Aug. 27.
It's not easy to talk about Turlock High boys water polo without having Steve Feaver's name float around in the discussion.
When a teammate reached from behind and pulled him down by his shoulders, Ricky Fuentes knew something bad was about to transpire. This was during last season's Blue and Gold intra-squad game that the Turlock High football team puts on before the first official game.
Holding a football in one hand, Anthony Harding recently watched some of the younger running backs of the Pitman High football program go through a footwork drill. He watched them intently, seeing things that the casual observer wouldn't notice.
· East Union at Turlock, 3:30 p.m.
There's no denying that the Turlock High girls tennis players are going to be favored to win every time they step onto a court, especially when it comes to Central California Conference play.
For local cross country runners this season, there's going to be more pressure to be healthy on the day of a meet.
Entering the 2010 season, Pitman High volleyball player Maci Murdock will have another accolade to boast on top of all the other honors and awards she has accumulated during her teenage years.
In the Sac-Joaquin Section record books, small-school Hilmar High has made quite a mark when it comes to boys soccer.
2009 record: 0-6 Central California Conference, 0-10 overall
2009 record: 4-2 Central California Conference, 6-5 overall
2009 record: 2-3 Southern League, 6-4 overall
2009 record: 3-2 Southern League, 5-6 overall
2009 record: 3-2 Western Athletic Conference, 8-3 overall
While most of the class of 2011 was enjoying their summer break, Dylan Souza was hitting the gym. The varsity running back spent his off season preparing for his last, and what he hopes will be his best, year of Denair Coyotes football. Souza knows what he wants from his team this season.
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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