Briana Cotton found the right time to get hot Saturday night. Her long-range bombs, and Lauren Godde's 28-point night, propelled the Warriors to their first CCAA win of the season in a 72-65 victory over Sonoma State.
A late rally by the Warriors came up just a little shy of taking over the game as Sonoma State held on by making its free throws for a 70-67 decision Saturday night at Fitzpatrick Arena.
The 2011-12 women's basketball season was supposed to be a great opportunity for Camille Roberts. The recently graduated Turlock Bulldog had made her way onto Modesto Junior College's starting roster, fulfilling a dream 14 years in the making, and was averaging 11 points a game as a freshman as she worked to draw the attention of four year universities.
Turlock Christian went two for three at this year's West Coast Jamboree in Dublin. Competing in the Onyx Division, the Eagles earned a first day win over McKinleyville High, 48-44, fell short against International High on Friday 59-32, and bounced back against Berean Christian on Saturday to earn their 10th win in 11 games with a 48-45 victory.
The Cal State Stanislaus women's basketball team picked up its first win of the season just before the Warriors turned the calendar as they beat Holy Names, 68-61, Saturday night.
Chico State didn't miss many shots and the Warriors were not on target with their field goal tries as the Wildcats came into Fitzpatrick Arena on fire and left Turlock with an 86-48 win on Saturday.
California State University, Stanislaus students may be on winter break, but the University's basketball teams don't get a Christmas vacation.
Four starters scored in double figures and Ray Mitchell turned in another double-double performance as the Warriors defeated previous unbeaten Cal Baptist, 88-78.
It may not be a victory, but at this point it could be a small moral win for the rebuilding Cal State Stanislaus women's basketball team. Saturday night, on the road, the Warriors came close before No. 20 Chico State held on for a 68-58 conference win.
The on-again, off-again contest versus Pacifica was played as scheduled - and the Warriors used it to flex their offensive muscles as Cal State Stanislaus doubled-up the Gladiators, 116-58, Monday afternoon.
The Cal State Stanislaus women's soccer program continues to succeed, not only on the field but also excelling in the classrooms as a group. The Warriors received another Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
At this time last year Alek Carlson was preparing for the annual Frank Godinez Basketball Tournament with his Turlock High teammates. The then senior was the anchor of a Bulldog squad that had won the Central California Conference title a year prior and was the unquestioned leader on and off the court.
With a big lead, Cal State Stanislaus head coach Larry Reynolds was able to use his bench depth in Wednesday night's men's basketball home opener at Fitzpatrick Arena. The result was a huge 105-57 win over UC Merced.
Despite a career high of 18 kills by Jennifer Marsh, the Cal State Stanislaus volleyball team fell to Cal State Dominguez Hills in four sets, 26-28, 25-22, 25-15, 25-14.
The 2012 football season has been a good one for the Fresno State Bulldogs. With one game remaining in the regular season, Fresno finds itself atop the standings in the Mountain West Conference. In only their first season in the MW, the Bulldogs (8-3 Overall, 6-1 MW) are in position to claim the conference title and extend their 2012 campaign into the post season.
Last year's defensive coordinator for Turlock High, Eddie Abassi, has found a new home with Modesto Junior College's football team as the new inside linebacker coach.
There aren't many local football players who get the opportunity to play Division I college ball, but count Patrick Green in as one of the lucky few. A 2014 Turlock High graduate, Green entered his senior year as the 45th ranked tight end in the nation according to ESPN and earned All-Conference and All-State honors by season's end.
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