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 ...
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 ...
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:
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HILMAR - By the time the first quarter ended, it seemed like there were stunned faces all over the Hilmar High football stadium. The scoreboard looked like it was broken, considering what was at stake. Even so, here are some of the Yellowjackets' highlights in the first 12 minutes.
The Cal State Stanislaus women's soccer team improved to 10-4-1 overall as the Warriors defeated Cal State Monterey Bay, 3-1, Friday night under wet conditions at Warrior Stadium.
DENAIR - Simply, the first 40 minutes did in the Denair High boys soccer team. It was during the first-half stretch that the Coyotes watched and allowed Le Grand High to score three times, with each goal evoking celebration on the sideline and in the visiting stands of the Denair High soccer stadium on Wednesday night.
Pitman High's girls' tennis team fell, 3-6, to Central California Conference foe Atwater for the first time in Doug Reimers stint as the head coach.
Two failed penalty kicks cost the Pitman High boys soccer team an opportunity to go up two-games in the Central California Conference, after Atwater came into town and beat out the Pride in a 2-0 shutout on Thursday.
This year's Pitman High volleyball squad is already in the history books after a perfect start to the season with a 13-0 overall record that includes an early 2-0 start in the Central California Conference after topping out Golden Valley High at home on Wednesday in a 3-0 win, (25-15, 25-12 and 25-6).
Central California Conference cross country competition began Wednesday afternoon as runners from six schools braved a three-mile course through Merced's Applegate Park in the first CCC center meet of the season.
The only team to beat Turlock High at the 2014 Merced High Invitational on Monday was Turlock High, as the Bulldogs finished both first and second in the overall team standings.
Hilmar High rolled through its second Central California Conference team in a week Thursday night when the 'Jackets (14-4 overall) defeated Turlock High two days after doing the same to Atwater High. Hilmar beat the Bulldogs (8-4 overall) in straight sets (27-25, 25-11, and 25-18) as team defense and a powerful offensive attack from Emily Baptista paved the way.
Turlock's Sergio Jiminez knocked in the first goal of Wednesday's home game in the fifth minute against East Union but it wasn't enough as the Lancers tied the game about halfway through the second half to end the game at 1-1.
Pitman High's boys' soccer team visited the always tough Central Valley soccer squad on Thursday in one final preseason matchup, only this time it was the Hawks who trounced the Pride in a 1-0 game.
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