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 Turlock and Pitman baseball programs enter the 2015 season coming from different places - the Bulldogs from earning three league titles in four years and the Pride from a disappointing 8-7 season in 2014 - but both hoping to clinch a top spot in the Central California Conference. Both teams have the potential to reach their shared goal.
Pitman High entered the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championships in Stockton on Friday with the aim to match or best its performance from a season ago in which four of its wrestlers qualified for the State Championships. While the Pride fielded the exact same number of qualifiers as last season, Angel Velasquez's (132 pound) championship effort on the mat solidified the 2014-15 season as Pitman's most successful ever. The Pride also put in its best team performance to date with an 8th place finish.
Pitman and Turlock High's girls varsity soccer squads kicked off the 2015 regular season with a two-day tournament event at Pitman with 16 schools from around the area competing for a chance to call themselves the best of the tourney.
The 2014 season was arguably one of the most exciting years for high school sports in the area and it wasn't any different in varsity girls soccer.
The 2015 spring season just began on Wednesday for Hilmar High, but already the Yellowjackets have four matches under their belt and at least one more scheduled for today. It's the kind of starting schedule one would expect from a team trying to improve on a fourth place Trans Valley League finish last season.
Adolfo Maldonado of Pitman High has decided to attend California State University, Stanislaus on a soccer athletic scholarship.
The post season has always been a tough road for local wrestling teams, but with this year's shakeup of the post season format - specifically the inclusion of Folsom and Del Oro High in the new Sac-Joaquin Section Division I AA Championships - that road proved to be even more difficult for Turlock and Pitman High.
Hilmar, Delhi and Denair High are each sending one wrestler to this weekend's Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championships at the Stockton Arena after their respective 12th, 13th and 14th place finishes in the team standings at the SJS Division V Championships last weekend.
For the eighth straight year the Turlock Christian High girls varsity basketball team is in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV semifinal round of the postseason after trouncing Freedom Christian on Tuesday night, 66-26.
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