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Pitman softball out to hot start

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 ...

March 18, 2011 | Chhun Sun | SPORTS


Pitman soccer earns another shutout

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 ...

March 18, 2011 | Chhun Sun | SPORTS


Down and out

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 ...

November 13, 2010 | Chhun Sun | SPORTS


Pitman, Hilmar, Denair all lose

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.

November 13, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | SPORTS


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


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MJC Pirates look for another successful year on court

Modesto Junior College volleyball head coach Tiger Shelton took over a struggling program last season and boosted them from a five-win season to a shocking 21-win season that included a postseason berth.

August 28, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Three former Pride now with MJC football

The 2013 Modesto Junior College football season was a 'roller coaster ride' as described by head coach Sam Young.

August 28, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Mountaineer ready for a winning season

Three years ago, Tyler Juncker was a senior at Hilmar High where he played offensive tackle and defensive end for the Yellowjackets and helped earn his alma mater a Division IV SJS Championship.

August 28, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


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