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It’s still early, but area wrestlers already thinking about state

For most high school wrestlers from the Turlock area, the goal every season is to take that drive down Highway 99 toward Bakersfield. It's there that all the state's best congregate for the CIF Championships in early March.

December 11, 2010 | Chhun Sun | High School Sports


Denair wrestlers challenge each other in practice

Two years ago, Nick LaFrancis achieved something rare for a Denair High wrestler. He qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament, which is just one step from the elusive CIF State Championships in Bakersfield. Even if he didn't win a medal or a single match, making it that far is an unforgettable experience.

December 11, 2010 | Chhun Sun | High School Sports


Pitman speed tops taller team

When going up against a boys basketball team full of giants, there's really only one thing you can do.

December 07, 2010 | Chhun Sun | High School Sports


Hilmar starts, ends strong to best Waterford

As the Hilmar girls basketball team started their season by facing Waterford High Thursday night, first year coach Don Inman paced the sidelines, afraid to celebrate his birthday until the final buzzer.

December 04, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | High School Sports


Basketball teams go into season with hopes of success

This season, the girls basketball teams in the Turlock area will experience many different changes.

November 30, 2010 | Chhun Sun | High School Sports


Bulldogs invest in tough preseason

For the Turlock High girls basketball players, it's hard to forget about what transpired on Feb. 25.

November 30, 2010 | Chhun Sun | High School Sports


Turlock basketball pulls through for season-opening win

MODESTO - The way the game started, it was safe to assume that the Turlock boys basketball team was going to give the few dozen fans inside the cold Panther Palace gym on the Modesto High campus reasons to go home early.

November 30, 2010 | Chhun Sun | High School Sports


After one season at varsity, junior Pitman guard looks to guide Pride

Zach Olsen is the type of high school kid who seems to have a smile painted on his face at all times. He's also the type that will ask a stranger how he's doing - and genuinely want to know the person's well being. But the Pitman High boys basketball player will admit that he wasn't in the most ideal situation last season.

November 26, 2010 | Chhun Sun | High School Sports


Eagles reaching for new heights

After fans get situated in their seats at the Calvary Baptist Gym for the Turlock Christian boys basketball opener on Tuesday, they might just see something that they haven't seen much of before. That's height.

November 26, 2010 | Chhun Sun | High School Sports


Pitman volleyball collects plenty of all-conference honors

The Pitman High volleyball team collected a few firsts this season, with the most important one arguably being the school's first-ever playoff win on Nov. 9 over Monterey Trail in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Tournament. Everything else seems to be, simply, icing on the cake.

November 26, 2010 | Chhun Sun | High School Sports


Turlock’s Hubbard adds scoring presence among other threats

Last summer, Anthony Hubbard was tested daily. He'd go to the weight room with a teammate or two knowing that one of the exercises they'd do was the bench press. Universally, this workout is considered a sort of measuring stick of masculinity for most men.

November 24, 2010 | Chhun Sun | High School Sports


Area basketball teams shooting for triumphant runs

For some, there might not be anything sweeter than the squeaking sound a shoe makes on a well-polished basketball court. Hearing that during this time of the year means one thing: Basketball season is here.

November 24, 2010 | Chhun Sun | High School Sports


TC senior lands rare scholarship offer with San Jose State

Turlock Christian senior golfer Kathleen Rojas is not too bashful to admit that she thrives under the pressure. It doesn't matter the circumstance. Even if it's the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament, which is the biggest collection of high school girls golfers from Sacramento to Merced, she welcomes the weight of it all.

November 16, 2010 | Chhun Sun | High School Sports


Fall sports created plenty of memories — some good, some bittersweet

The great thing about falls sports was that it gave fans enough opportunities to watch and admire local athletes. And this season, they gained a lot of memories.

November 16, 2010 | Chhun Sun | High School Sports


After suffering blowout last season, Turlock celebrates Harvest Bowl win

After the final whistle blew, several members of the Turlock High football team were searching for a special object.

November 06, 2010 | Chhun Sun | High School Sports


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Coyotes start off tourney on top

In a complete turnaround from last year's disappointing start, the Denair High boys basketball team cruised its way out of the opening round of their home tournament with a convincing 52-29 win over Tioga High on Thursday night.

December 18, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


TC falls to Hughson in tourney opener

The Turlock Christian Eagles did not start off the Denair High basketball tournament how they had hoped, but instead fell into the consolation bracket after dropping the first game to Hughson in the opening round on Thursday night, 50-73.

December 18, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Hawks trumped by Lions

Delhi High's boys basketball team pulled double duty on Thursday. First they put their brains to the test for finals, then they kicked off the Denair Holiday Classic with a game against Linden High.

December 18, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Ripon edges Denair on the mat

Denair High nearly upset Ripon High on the wrestling mat Wednesday night, out-pinning the Indians four to six, but 18 points from a trio of forfeits was too much for the Coyotes to overcome. With holes at the 106-pound, 160-pound and Heavyweight weight classes, Denair dropped its first dual meet of the season, 30-41.

December 18, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Slow start costs Pitman a win in second day of tourney

The Pride of Pitman came into their second game of the 38th annual Frank Godinez tournament against Laguna Creek - which had to forfeit their first round game due to Thursday's storm -with hopes of turning things around after a crushing first round loss to Beyer High.

December 12, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Turlock headed to third straight Godinez final

Another solid effort from Turlock High on the court has landed the Bulldogs in the finals of the Frank Godinez Boys Basketball Tournament for the third year in a row.

December 12, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Coyotes primed for better year

Things are finally shaping up for Denair High boys basketball coach RJ Henderson, with the help of assistant head coach Garett Elliott and the commitment from this year's team.

December 09, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


New head coach, tempo for Hilmar basketball

With football being such a rich and successful tradition at Hilmar High, it seems like the basketball program takes the back seat - especially after coming away with only one winning season since 2007.

December 09, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


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