It was almost expected, but Turlock High girls tennis player Elise Cusenza knew she couldn't just simply walk all over her opponent - though her undefeated record in No. 1 singles action in the past two years indicates otherwise.
For one set, the Pitman High volleyball team appeared unstoppable. The Pride were executing sets, coming up with digs and earning kills when they needed them. And this was all against Golden Valley High, their main challenger for the Central California Conference title.
The first time Jasmine Washington had any sort of encounter with Keith Larsen was when the Pitman High senior noticed his name on a business card. This was during a visit to the Backyard Sports Academy in Turlock, where aspiring athletes can get one-on-one tutoring in baseball and basketball.
Adam Vasconcellos had one of those rare feelings, and he had a tough time describing it.
DENAIR - Maybe it was just going to be a temporary stint. That would explain why Craig Miller's attitude about competing for the Denair High wrestling team seemed uncommitted. His coach said "he goofed around."
On Friday morning, members of the Cal State Stanislaus track and field teams were warming up and getting ready for the upcoming season. Nearby, coach Geoff Bradshaw talked about their anticipation.
For a team that is known to keep quiet even after a big win, the noise that the Turlock High girls basketball players made after demolishing crosstown rival Pitman High 56-31 on Thursday seemed uncharacteristic. They hollered and clapped inside their opponent's gym.
Turlock High junior center Connor Pearson had probably the toughest, energy-draining assignment in his team's annual meeting against crosstown rival Pitman High on Friday night.
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.
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.
Make it a perfect 6-0 record for the Turlock Seadogs summer swimming program.
A section title can happen no matter what adversities a team faces, especially working out of the loser's bracket.
The Stanislaus Cardinals Babe Ruth team nabbed the state champions for Babe Ruth baseball.
The 12-year-old Turlock American All-Stars were crowned the Section 6 champions Tuesday night after besting Hoover Tyler, 2-1.
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