There was a mutual understanding between Turlock and Pitman High that Thursday's Central California Conference dual meet would be determined by the team who secured the most bonus points. Coaches and wrestlers on both sides expected a hard-fought and close contest and for more than half of the dual meet, they were right.
It is never an easy task to overcome when your team loses 18-consecutive games, let alone 57 days of not winning a game, but things changed on Thursday night for the hosts, Turlock High.
In the much anticipated Central California Conference cross town games, the crowds are a little bigger, louder and that usually leads to an exciting matchup every time.
It was pin or be pinned Wednesday night when Denair High hosted Southern League rival Delhi High in the third dual meet of the season. All 11 of the night's matches were determined via pin with Denair claiming six individual wins and Delhi claiming five individual wins, a practical even split.
Merced High had a large number of their top wrestlers back on Wednesday night as they squared off against Pitman in a Central California Conference showdown in what resulted in a win by the Pride with a score of 36-24.
The very young, yet talented Hilmar High wrestling squad had their hands full on Wednesday night as they traveled to take on the senior-heavy Escalon High in a tight Trans Valley League matchup.
Turlock High is still undefeated in the Central California Conference with Wednesday's defeat of Buhach Colony High in the third dual meet of the season. But while the Bulldogs walked away with the team victory, it was anything but easy as the Thunder played it close in a 41-30 final.
After falling to Central Catholic High this past weekend, the Turlock High Bulldogs boys' basketball team bounced back on Wednesday night in a Central California Conference showdown.
A second half outpour bolstered the Hilmar High girls' basketball squad over Ripon in a Trans Valley League bout on Tuesday night.
The girls of Delhi High played the role of the Washington Generals to Ripon Christian's Harlem Globetrotters Tuesday night as the Hawks (0-6 SL, 1-13 Overall) and Knights (6-0 SL, 12-4 Overall) competed in the sixth Southern League game of the season.
Pitman High claimed its second consecutive team championship at the Jim Root Classic on Saturday, besting a field of 41 teams with 228 points.
Turlock Christian and Denair High's girls' basketball teams met for a Southern Athletic League showdown on Thursday night.
California State University, Stanislaus' Men's Basketball team heads into tonight's home game against Cal State Monterey Bay with a 5-3 record in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, but with a 6-0 record at home, the Warriors are aiming to remain perfect inside the Ed & Bertha Fitzpatrick Arena.
Pitman High followed up last week's thrilling, one-point victory over Golden Valley High in the Central California Conference opener with a dominating performance over Atwater High on Wednesday in a contest that saw the Pride win all 10 of the night's matches.
The Central California Conference is known for many sports, but on Wednesday night, Turlock and Merced High battled it out on the mat as both wrestling squads proved why they are some of the top competitors in the state.
Close to 100 water polo athletes gathered in the waters of the Steve Feaver Aquatics Center last year for the first annual North vs. South High School Senior All-Star Game. The inaugural event featured eight teams and four matches and turned longtime opponents into teammates for one final high school competition.
The 2014 season is underway for Turlock's professional indoor soccer team and along with a new year, the Major Arena Soccer League has been implemented.
For the first time in school history, the California State University, Stanislaus women's soccer team is in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Division II Championship after toppling Western Washington, 1-0, this past Saturday.
Pitman High softball prodigy, Alexis Mettler is one of the rare gifted young talents from the area who have proven extraordinary qualities for a student-athlete that everyone wishes to inquire over their career.
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