Turlock High had the CCC title within its grasp when they hosted Golden Valley High on Wednesday in the final league game of the season. After five emotionally driven victories the Bulldogs (10-5 CCC) were unable to match Golden Valley's intensity, falling to the Cougars (11-3 CCC) for the third time this year, 61-37.
Last year Turlock High took the CCC title but it was Pitman High's turn this time around. Thursday marked the third and final matchup between the Bulldogs (9-6 CCC) and Pride (11-4 CCC) this season and Pitman's 45-33 victory marked the first ever basketball championship for the school.
Denair High's final game against Delhi High had no implications on a conference title or for playoffs. The Coyotes (3-11 Southern) entered Friday's game against the Hawks motivated by a will to win for themselves and end their season on a high note. Delhi (8-6 Southern) had similar motivation, however, and its intensity overwhelmed Denair for a 67-62 win.
The last time the Turlock American Junior All-Stars stepped onto the baseball field of Pedretti Sports Complex, they waited until the final inning to knock in runs and make a rally.
It's safe to say that the girls of the Modesto-Stanislaus Water Polo Club, coached by Pitman High's Drew Clute, has been tested and that's one reason why the 18-under team is ready for the next challenge: the Junior Olympic national tournament.
Former Cal State Stanislaus pitchers Eric Cendejas and Dakota Watts were both promoted last week to Double-A teams within their respective organizations.
For the second consecutive season, Paul Smith's golf season ended at the CIF Northern California Boys Golf Championships. At the same time, not many golfers in the Central Valley can say the same.
In their third match against national powerhouse programs in as many days, the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors nearly pulled off an upset before falling to No. 7 Hawaii Pacific, 5-4, on Wednesday.
Against the No. 8 team in the country, the Cal State Stanislaus baseball team rallied twice from behind but wasn't able to hold off Chico State in the first game of a doubleheader, losing 7-2 in 12 innings on Thursday in Chico. In the nightcap, the Wildcats squeaked by with a 3-2 win in seven innings.
As the weeks and games go by, the Turlock High baseball team is beginning to look more and more like an unstoppable force.The latest evidence of this came Thursday afternoon at the Bulldogs' own baseball field, where they powered through with another win. This time, it a 4-1 triumph over Buhach Colony High in Central California Conference action, improving Turlock's league record to 2-0 to go along with an undefeated mark of 8-0.The Bulldogs' schedule gets more difficult, however.Next up is a series against Merced High, as Turlock hosts the first game at 4 p.m ...
The Pitman and Turlock boys tennis teams will face each other in their annual meeting on Tuesday afternoon at the Pitman High tennis courts. Expect the match to be a close one, especially since the Pride and Bulldogs split the CCC title last season.The meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m.It also marks one of two crosstown rivalry games between Turlock's two big high schools, with the other being the girls soccer matchup at 4 p.m. Tuesday at nearby Turlock Sports Complex.
Judging by how things are working out so far, the Pitman High Pride's softball season is going to be unlike recent years. The Pride are already 7-2 overall after Wednesday's Central California Conference opening victory over league favorite Merced High. That number of wins has already surpassed last season's total.Against Merced, the Pride won 2-0 with production from all over the field.Janessa Guevara finished with 13 strikeouts, Jennifer Squires laid down a bunt to score Miranda Taylor on a squeeze play and, as second-year coach Cassie Sheppherd noted, "Pitman's defense was unstoppable with no ...
Every time the ball was kicked into the vicinity of the goal, the Pitman High girls soccer players morphed into a swarm of bees and treated the round object as if it was honey. This approach frustrated their opponent.It also resulted in two goals.And they were more than enough in a 2-0 win over the Merced High Bears in a critical Central California Conference contest on Thursday afternoon at Turlock Sports Complex, considering the two squads were fighting for first place. But now, the Pride are sitting alone at the top with a 4-0 league record to go ...
As the ball went skyward, all the Turlock High football team could do was watch, almost helplessly.Once the ball came down, it was over. It was the Bulldogs' fifth interception of the night, this time coming from senior Ricky Fuentes on a halfback pass. If the ball landed in the hands of a Turlock receiver, it wouldn't have mattered much.The play signified the type of night the Bulldogs had - the equivalent of getting kicked while being down.Despite having more than 400 yards of offense, No. 5 Turlock stumbled in key moments and lost 24-7 to No ...
The eleventh ranked Pitman Pride's (7-4, 3-2 CCC) season came to an end Friday night in Granite Bay, with the Grizzlies (7-3, 4-1 SFF) moving on to the quarter finals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 Tournament on a final score of 35-19.
It's been half a year since Turlock's Lewis Gonzalez was forced to withdraw from what would have been his first shot at a World Series of Fighting championship belt. Scheduled to face Justin Gaethje on Jan. 18, Gonzalez suffered a knee injury weeks prior to the event and was forced to sit and watch as Gaethje defeated his replacement, Richard Patishnock, via TKO to become WSOF's inaugural Lightweight Champion.
The Turlock National Senior All-Stars had a storied year after winning the District and Section title, but at the Northern California divisional tournament, things didn't quite turn out the way head coach Daryl Finney anticipated.
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