RIPON - Hilmar High's grand return to the Trans Valley League wasn't so grand.Not to start with, anyway.The defense jumped offsides on the game's first play from scrimmage, and on the next one it let Ripon's Louie Mejia squirt through the middle for an uncontested 85-yard touchdown run.The mistakes continued to pile on for the injury-ravaged Yellowjackets, but thanks to a big stop in the red zone followed by an impressive 8-minute, 1-second drive in the fourth quarter they were able to gut out a hard-earned 21-14 victory at Stouffer Field."We've had ...
The Pitman Pride improved to 3-1 on Friday night with a 53-7 victory over the Franklin High Yellowjackets (0-3).
DENAIR - For the Denair High football team, the game-changing moment happened just seconds after the fourth quarter started.
As soon as they got out of the pool for the last time Wednesday afternoon, the Pitman High girls water polo team didn't just come away with a victory.
The Pitman High boys water polo team was in a tight battle with Golden Valley High on Wednesday evening until the fourth period rolled around. After three unanswered goals, the Pride secured a 9-5 win to give them a 1-1 Central California Conference record.
· Pitman at Frogtown Invitational at Calaveras Fairgrounds
It's a daily occurrence to have Chris Callahan, a Turlock High senior water polo player, pull himself out of the pool with his teammates and opponents to only find himself out of place. His muscular physique is not very common for a high school student and his towering height is a neck-bender.
DENAIR - Not even a full minute after the referee's whistle blew to signify the start of the game, the Denair High boys soccer team sent a loud and clear message: The Coyotes were here to dominate.
On Friday night, the Pitman High football team will go up against a winless nonconference team that has suffered a few heartbreaks so far.
· Turlock at Golden Valley, 6 p.m.
The Division 5 Turlock Christian Eagles (1-2) matched up against the much larger Division 1 Chavez High Titans (1-2) on Friday and lost their final preseason game, 47-0.
The last few minutes of Turlock High's football game against Modesto High on Friday night was filled with many dramatic moments, enough to cause near-heart attacks for the fans who watched it from the stands of Joe Debely Stadium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pitman High volleyball has been synonymous with dominance in 2014. The Pride steamrolled nearly every opponent they faced this season with its combination of size, power and speed. And when a team rose to the occasion to provide Pitman with a challenge, its girls seemed to persevere through sheer force of will.
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