DENAIR - The start couldn't have been more sweeter.
Nearly 50 high schools and 1,500 athletes competed at the Al Brenda Invitational on Saturday, one of the biggest track and field events so far this season. The event was held at the brand new facility, also named after Al Brenda, at Cal State Stanislaus in ideal spring weather of 76 degrees.
The Turlock High softball team hosted the Central California Conference defending champion Buhach Colony High on Tuesday in what was a showcase of dominant pitching. The game ended in extra innings in favor of Buhach, 1-0.
The stands behind the fence of the Turlock High tennis courts were filled with spectators on Thursday afternoon as the Bulldogs hosted their annual rivalry meeting against Pitman High. There was plenty to admire with nine matches going on.
Ashley Lair is a Pitman High senior who has spent endless hours cheerleading for the school's sports team on top of her duties as a Student Council member. She's petite and greets people with a smile. But behind all this lies quite an ambitious athlete, one who's chasing a feat that no other Pride athlete in track and field has ever done.
It looked like it was going to be a good day for the Pitman High baseball team in their non-league game against Oakdale High on Friday afternoon.
Ron Cornell spent four decades coaching at Denair High until he called it a career in 2009.
Five different softball teams, five different story lines.
The girls soccer season didn't necessary begin for Turlock High on Feb. 27, when the Bulldogs faced Central Valley High in a nonconference game. No, it started months before that -- going all the way back to fall of last year.
It was a bit of a struggling season in 2013 for both boys and girls Turlock High water polo squads.
The 2014 season is here, and Turlock and Pitman's cross country teams have been preparing for the start of the new season in the always competitive Central California Conference.
Turlock High has dominated girls golf in the Central California Conference over the past decade, capturing the previous 10 CCC titles, including last year's title, but don't count out Pitman for the 2014 season.
The boys and girls water polo squads of Pitman High are ready to put the past behind them and start fresh in 2014.
The past two years have been a roller coaster of success for Turlock high school soccer teams.
The 2013 Hilmar High boys' soccer team is coming off an interesting yet successful year.
The Southern Athletic League had a facelift in 2013 and so did Delhi and Denair high schools.
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