It was a dazzling tournament this weekend for the Turlock-based Shake 'n Bake U8 girls' squad who managed to come out as the winners in the annual Santa Cruz Beach Soccer Championship.
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.
One pitch. One swing.
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.
The Turlock High Bulldogs season is over.
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.
As the regular season winds down for Turlock little leaguers, the playoffs are just in reach for both Turlock's National and American Little League minors and majors.
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.
Pitman High sophomore Natasha Sondeno placed first out of 20 girls present at the varsity diving Division I CIF Sectionals with a score of 274.5 in Thursday's trial run at Johansen High.
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.
The Turlock High boys' tennis team has punched their ticket into the third round of the Division I CIF Section tournament after trouncing Tokay High at home on Tuesday.
With Turlock High already the lone Central California Conference title holder, as well as cinching a postseason berth, it was Pitman who was looking for a must-win game in their home regular season finale to keep their postseason hopes still alive.
Southern Athletic League competitors Denair and Delhi High finished a respective third and fourth in the overall team standings at the SAL League Tournament last weekend with both breaking program records for divisional qualifiers.
Former Modesto Junior College football coach Bob Hoegh, who recently passed away this past Christmas Eve, will be commemorated on March 15 after the former coach insisted on no funeral service.
The Turlock FC U13 Elite boys' soccer team are the best in the state and they did in dramatic fashion this past weekend.
The Hilmar High (2-8) girls' varsity basketball squad hosted the top team in the Trans Valley League, Riverbank (9-1), on Tuesday night in their regular season finale for one last showdown for the seniors.
Hilmar High placed third in team standings at Saturday's Trans Valley League Championships and qualified eight of its ten active wrestlers for the Divisional Championships.
For the second time in as many weeks, Pitman High watched two of its student-athletes sign letters of intent and secure a future in athletics at the college level. Maddy Bowen and Alexis Mettler signed their respective letters for Chico State and the University of Deleware Tuesday afternoon in what has become a Pride tradition in the Pitman library.
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