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.
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.
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
There's nothing like a long-standing rivalry on the gridiron.
Barn burner, slobber knocker or nail biter. All three could be used to describe Turlock High's 48-47 victory over Buhach Colony High at Joe Debely Stadium on Friday night.
Q. What do you like most about the game of golf?
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