Three of the top summer swimming programs took to the pool this weekend in a tri meet at Ripon High. In a very critical meet between Turlock, Ripon and Tracy, the Turlock Seadogs were the ones to come out victors after pulling away with a big lead.
Vickie Rouse was a volleyball powerhouse for Pitman High during her time on the court for the Pride. After leading her team to a Central California Conference championship her senior year and earning CCC player of the year with 178 kills, 77 blocks, and 66 assists along the way, it was no surprise when UC Merced came calling and offered her a chance to play for the Bobcats in 2012.
The Turlock Seadogs summer swimming program placed first out of five schools at the Tracy Invitational, ousting second place Ripon Sea Lions en route to their second title in two years at the Pink Phillips memorial pool at West High in Tracy on Saturday and Sunday.
Before the 2014 season no athletic team in Delhi High School's history had even made a section championship, let alone win one, but on Saturday the Hawks softball team made their mark by becoming the first sports squad to reach the big game.
The U10 Modesto Ajax youth girls' soccer head coach, Ricarrdo La Barbera of Italy, has only been in the states for a handful of years but with his insight on soccer play from Europe he has brought a whole new style of play that most people in the area are not accustomed to seeing.
Delhi tennis was the only squad to make the CIF Sectional tournament in the Southern Athletic League as a squad but Denair also sent a handful of players to compete in the always competitive Division III co-ed team tournament.
In their final home regular season dual meet, the Hilmar Yellowjackets track and field squad hosted Hughson High in a day where most of the team was missing due to personal reasons, but the 'Jackets did not see it that way as they looked for personal records.
Pitman High's girls continued their streak of dominance on the track Tuesday afternoon as they sealed their sixth consecutive Central California Conference championship as the third CCC Center Meet of the season. It's the Lady Pride's eight championship in the last ten years.
Small-school track teams made it happen at this year's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV/V Championships, specifically Hilmar and Delhi High who exited the final day of the two-day competition at California State University, Stanislaus on Thursday with a combined five qualifiers for next week's SJS Masters Championships.
Turlock Christian High found success on the track in its inaugural year in the Central California Athletic Association with its girls' team winning the league championship and its boys' team finishing second overall.