The Turlock High girls water polo team aimed to make a statement against Pitman High, and that was to treat its crosstown rival just like any other team - an approach that helped erase all the special circumstances surrounding Tuesday night's match at the Pitman High pool.
Buhach Colony High football has been annihilating teams all season. In the Thunder's five wins, three of the teams couldn't score more than one touchdown, two were blown out by at least 53 points and only one opponent scored in double-digits.
In the raised stands of the old girls gym at Turlock High, fans stayed cool by fanning themselves with sheets of paper or whatever they got their hands on. Near the entrance were two gigantic fans blasting air inside to keep everyone from sweating.
MODESTO - On Monday evening, the Hilmar High volleyball team won three of four sets against Modesto Christian High. But that one loss is not a big deal. According to coach Patti Harris, the Yellowjackets always find a way to win.
Doug Sperry thought his Turlock High boys soccer team came out slow and flat against Golden Valley High on Tuesday night. His players agreed, as they succumbed to a game of long ball - "that's not our style," Sperry said - and allowed an early goal to the defending Central California Conference champion.
MODESTO - In coach James Peterson's mind, perhaps as well as in the minds of hundreds of spectators on the visiting side of Downey High's Hughes Stadium, the game should've ended with Sean Downs' knee softly touching the turf field.