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After playoff loss, Pitman facing bright future

It probably wasn't a pleasant ride back home for the Pitman High volleyball players and coaches, who ended their season after facing powerful St. Mary's High in Stockton in the quarterfinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Tournament on Thursday night. But the Pride had at least one happy thought: They gave the Rams a scare.Though they lost 25-21, 21-25, 25-16, 25-16, the No. 10 Pride handed No. 2 St. Mary's its first losing set since Oct. 2.This was the same Rams team that breezed to another Tri-City Athletic League title with an undefeated season ...

November 12, 2010 | Chhun Sun | SPORTS


Turlock tennis falls to defending champ

The inevitable happened.The Turlock High girls tennis players knew before Wednesday afternoon's match against St. Francis High in the semifinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Tournament was going to be a tall task, considering the Troubadours have been the superiors of their sport for the past few years.To be clear: St. Francis is the five-time defending Section champion.The Troubadours took another step toward their sixth straight title after taking all nine matches (9-0) against the Bulldogs on the St. Francis tennis courts in Sacramento, ending their successful season that included four consecutive Central California Conference ...

November 12, 2010 | Chhun Sun | SPORTS


Despite late rally, TC falters to Bradshaw Christian in semis

The gym seemed to vibrate, with some fans standing without truly knowing it. They were caught in the moment, and the Turlock Christian volleyball players did the same.After submitting in the opening two sets and finally winning one, the Eagles had created a rare opportunity to scare a confident Bradshaw Christian squad in the semifinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Tournament at Calvary Baptist Gym on Thursday night. But the opposing players from Sacramento were just too powerful.The No. 3 Eagles had to submit, losing in four sets, 25-17, 25-19, 22-25, 25-22, to No. 7 Bradshaw Christian ...

November 12, 2010 | Chhun Sun | SPORTS


Kaepernick returns home

Back in 2006, Jordan Inabnit was part of an epic battle that not too many people outside of the Pitman High football program have heard of. He beat out a certain future NCAA Football record-setter to become the quarterback of the Pride junior varsity squad.That episode was enough motivation for the loser of the battle to come back the next season to make a point."Of course, he leapfrogged me and I became his wide receiver," Inabnit said. "And history took off from there."It certainly did.The story of Colin Kaepernick doesn't start with him throwing a ...

November 12, 2010 | Chhun Sun | SPORTS


Turlock tennis moves into semis

Once again, the Turlock High girls tennis team showed its depth in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Tournament. The players on the lower half of the strength ladder came through in the Bulldogs' quarterfinal home matchup with West High on Monday afternoon to give them a 5-4 win and a bittersweet prize.Turlock, which is the top team in the Central California Conference, will travel to Sacramento today for the semifinal matchup with St. Francis, the Delta River League and five-time defending Section champion.The match is scheduled for 2 p.m.On Monday, Turlock's top four singles players ...

November 09, 2010 | Chhun Sun | SPORTS


Eagles take first-round sweep

The most telling play had to be the last. The Turlock Christian volleyball players just needed one more point to finish off visiting Stone Ridge Christian in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Tournament on Tuesday night at Calvary Baptist Gym.The Eagles had plenty of advantages at this point.This was a home playoff game. By this time, they were up two sets to none. And then the ball went toward the ground and Molly Zuhlke went in for a scoop. It was difficult to see if the senior had gotten to it in time or ...

November 09, 2010 | Chhun Sun | SPORTS


Turlock, Pitman, Hilmar, Denair football ready for playoff action

It wasn't until two weeks into the 2010 season that Turlock High football coach James Peterson realized that he had something special in his team. Sure, the Bulldogs won their first game in two years against Downey High in the season opener a week earlier, but it wasn't until the scoreboard at Joe Debely Stadium displayed this that he knew:

November 09, 2010 | Chhun Sun | SPORTS


Pitman volleyball win first playoff match

Before Tuesday night's Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff match at Monterey Trail in Elk Grove, Pitman High volleyball coach Kristen Pontes promised her team ice cream if her players pulled off the upset win.By the end of the night, they savored all different sorts of flavors.They also enjoyed a piece of history, as the No. 10 Pride knocked off No. 7 Monterey Trail in four sets (25-23, 21-25, 25-20, 25-14) on the road for Pitman's first-ever playoff victory. This is also the first time the Pride are playing in D-I."It's awesome to start something ...

November 09, 2010 | Chhun Sun | SPORTS


‘We beat ourselves’

HILMAR - Maybe it was a good thing that the Hilmar High boys soccer team held the postgame meeting in complete darkness. That way, no one could've truly seen the sadness in the faces of the coaches and players.

November 09, 2010 | Chhun Sun | SPORTS


Turlock Christian sisters, golfers make Section cut

Kathleen Rojas remembers the heartbreak. On Monday afternoon, the Turlock Christian High senior girls golfer earned her ticket for a chance at redemption after winning the individual title of the Division V Championship at Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club in Galt with a score 8-over-par 80.

October 26, 2010 | Chhun Sun | SPORTS


Stanislaus athletes earn weekly honors

Cal State Stanislaus junior Denali Foldager was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association's Female Cross Country Runner of the Week, while Stanislaus women's soccer freshman Karenee Demery has been selected as the CCAA's top player for her sport. The announcements were made this week.

October 26, 2010 | | SPORTS


Hilmar soccer wraps up season with title

If you ask coach Louie Bettencourt about his Hilmar High boys soccer team's 11-1 record in the Trans-Valley League, he might offer some denial.

October 26, 2010 | Chhun Sun | SPORTS


Turlock girls golf qualify for Masters

STOCKTON - As the golfers were finishing up their respective last holes, they were already thinking about lunch. Some of them were overheard talking about what they wanted to eat, minutes before their final putts sunk into the ground.

October 26, 2010 | Chhun Sun | SPORTS


On a collision course

It's easy to simply cross off the remaining days of the calendar until Nov. 5, the day of the annual Harvest Bowl. Everything seems to be set for an epic battle between crosstown rivals Pitman High and Turlock High, considering both schools have winning teams that'd be ready to play right now - if it were possible - at the renovated Joe Debely Stadium.

October 26, 2010 | Chhun Sun | SPORTS


Homecoming win for Bulldogs

In a sloppy, rain-drenched game, the Turlock Bulldogs (7-1, 2-1 CCC) were able to overcome five turnovers to defeat the Golden Valley Cougars (5-3, 1-2 CCC) 42-27 at their homecoming game Friday night.

October 23, 2010 | BY ALEX CANTATORE Turlock Journal | SPORTS


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Youth quarterback earns trip to Florida

Brady House has grown up on a steady diet of football, so it's no surprise that his life's dream is to be an NFL quarterback.

July 31, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Lady Warriors begin season without star player

The California State University, Stanislaus' women's soccer team had a historical season in 2013 with a record of 18-1-2, which included an undefeated season up until the NCAA tournament where they picked up their first loss of the season against Cal State San Bernardino.

July 31, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Seasoned university soccer squad looks to have a bright year

The men's soccer team from California State University, Stanislaus has been on the rise ever since head coach Dana Taylor stepped on to the pitch, amassing over 10-win seasons since 2009, including a conference title in 2012 and an NCAA tournament berth.

July 31, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Junior Olympic hopeful notches up more wins in the ring

Local amateur boxer, Sandra Tovar nabbed her fourth win after defeating Gabrielle Cassaro on July 19 in Brentwood.

July 31, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Gonzalez back in action in Las Vegas main event

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.

July 24, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Historic run ends at divisionals for Turlock National Senior All-Stars

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.

July 24, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


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