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.
Zack Giuliano remembers the atmosphere at the University of Pacific in Stockton in early December 2008, when the Hilmar High football team was overwhelming Central Catholic High - which boasted players that were normally larger and stronger than most high school teams - in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Championship game.
One of the most important things Pitman High football coach Brandon Harris and his assistants do before the first game isn't picking out who the quarterback and running backs will be. Those positions will eventually fall into place.
James Riley doesn't like talking about James Riley.
Hilmar High is two matches away from finishing with an undefeated Trans Valley League record for the second straight year, and only one match away from clinching the outright 2014 TVL title.
Add another accolade and banner to Turlock High.
The Denair High Coyotes varsity football team is still winless in the Southern Athletic League after dropping its fifth straight league match last Friday.
Hilmar High's football team failed to play spoilers in their penultimate home Trans Valley League matchup against Hughson High, which ended with a 37-21 loss.
The Pitman Pride found redemption in this week's Central California Conference matchup against Golden Valley. Coming off a loss to Merced last week, the Pride held the Cougars to minimal yards and took the, 27-0, victory Friday night at Golden Valley High School.
Turlock High put in its best performance of the season Friday night during its homecoming matchup against Atwater High, dominating the Falcons 56-7.
Don't lose it. Keep grinding.
Q. What is the hardest part about playing water polo?
Turlock and Pitman high each had multiple singles players compete on Tuesday in the opening rounds of the Central California Conference girls tennis singles tournament in Atwater. However, only Turlock's number one singles player, Mila Johns, swept through her opponents and is now moving on to Thursday's championship match against Golden Valley's Dani Vigil.
Both the Turlock boys and girls water polo teams found victory Tuesday in the Bulldogs' home pool when they hosted Central California Conference foe Atwater.
For the 11th season in a row, Turlock High has finished Central California Conference competition as champions in girls golf. The Bulldogs cemented their place as 2014 CCC title holders by shooting a 448 at Monday's CCC Championships in Atwater-86 strokes ahead of second place Pitman High.
Bears stop Pride
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