Pitman High senior middle blocker Maci Murdock is a can't-miss presence anytime she's on the volleyball court. There are a number of reasons why.
A year ago the Turlock High Bulldogs were 0-10. This year, they're 3-0 after a 55-7 drubbing of Davis High on Friday night.
· Hilmar 267, Hughson 268
HILMAR - On Friday night, Hilmar High football's impressive streak of slaying bigger, stronger and faster teams was halted.
Attend any high school volleyball match and it's hard to deny the obvious: The sport revolves on team chemistry, with the girls often coming together for a quick group meeting after every play that usually involves the slapping of hands and words of encouragement.
· Pitman and Turlock at Del Campo Tournament
During the summer, Hilmar High football coach Frank Marques posted on the CIF Web site requesting teams to play during the Yellowjackets' preseason schedule. He had no agenda, no particular requests. In other words, he didn't want to discriminate against any teams.
SaturdayVolleyballJohansen High Tournament
· Denair 1, Ceres 1
· Pitman at Johansen, 3 p.m.
A week ago, the Turlock High football team had a major breakthrough by capturing its first win in two years in the season opener.
In an incredible comeback – and quite possibly the game of the week – the Hilmar Yellowjackets (2-0) came back from a 20 point deficit to win 21-20 over the Ceres Bulldogs (1-1).
· Hilmar at Gregori Invitational in Modesto
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.
Turlock has owned the tennis courts for the past four years against Pitman High and the streak continued on Tuesday for the defending Central California Conference champions.
The streak continues for the Pitman High Pride who recorded their 22nd consecutive straight-set victory on Monday with a 25-17, 25-17, and 25-4 win over Turlock High. Now ranked 74th in the nation and 14th in the state of California, the Pride comfortably sit atop the Central California Conference standings while Turlock sits in second place.
For the second consecutive year, head coach Tom Tyler has led the Pitman Pride varsity football team to a 3-0 start to the season - last year the Pride managed a 4-0 start.
The Hilmar volleyball team is on a 12-game winning streak, and that success continued Monday with a 3-0 victory over the visiting Turlock Christian Eagles.
Turlock golf maintained its successful ways, as the Bulldogs won the Central California Conference Mid-Season Tournament last Thursday at Rancho del Rey.
Southern Athletic League rivals Delhi and Denair High opened league play Friday night with a slug fest that was reflective of the two teams' equal standing. Entering the game with identical 2-1 records, the Hawks (3-1 overall, 1-0 SAL) and Coyotes (2-2 overall, 0-1 SAL) took turns thrilling their crowds with big hits on defense and scrappy play on offense.
Turlock High battled till the end on Friday night, but finished its preseason league play with a 41-43 home loss to Tracy.
Q. You were a standout sophomore on the court for Hilmar volleyball. Have you made any changes to your game for your junior season?
Delhi High's volleyball team fell short against Le Grand High in the Hawks' second Southern League matchup of the season on Tuesday. The Lady Hawks tested the Bulldogs through four sets, but ultimately walked away from the court with a 3-1 loss (13-25, 25-14, 21-25, and 13-25).
The undefeated streak for the Pitman Pride's varsity volleyball team continues.
The Turlock Bulldogs beat out the Pitman Pride, 214-249, during the first girls golf rivalry match of the season on Tuesday at the Turlock Golf & Country Club.
Pitman High's Fernando Maldonado scored a hat trick, securing the Pride's roll over win against crosstown and Central California Conference rival Turlock, 5-0, in a matchup at Warrior Stadium on Saturday.
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