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.
Pitman High's Melinda Gonzalez has signed a letter of intent to attend UC Merced.
The tennis teams of Delhi, Turlock Christian, and Denair High have had to deal with Ripon Christian High all through the regular season, each team falling to the Knights and contributing to their perfect record.
The Central California Conference doubles tournament was hosted at Turlock High on Thursday with the sun shining bright early in the morning as 16 doubles squads looked to catch a CCC title.
The girls' soccer regular season could not have ended any better for Turlock and Pitman High as both teams met for the third time this season at Pitman with the game being one to remember.
Turlock High's baseball team picked no better way to end their regular season home finale then with a Central California Conference title clinch by trouncing last place Golden Valley, 13-0, in Wednesday's mercy-rule win.
Pitman High's softball team notched up both a victory and a defeat Thursday in the first day of the Nor Cal Tournament, the biggest softball tournament in Northern California.
The defending champions, Turlock High, ended the 45th annual Dick Windemuth tournament the opposite way of how they started - on fire.
After dominating Johansen High in their first game of the annual Dick Windemuth baseball tournament, the Pitman Pride fell in back-to-back games on Wednesday, 15-6 to Enochs followed by 7-6 to Beyer, only to end the tournament with a huge 18-0 win against Davis on Thursday at Enochs High.
The Turlock High varsity volleyball team bounced back from their 3-2 loss to Atwater on Monday with a 3-0, (25-19, 25-20 and 27-25) victory over Merced on Wednesday. The 'Dogs are now 3-1 in the Central California Conference, making it their best start in league since the 2006 season.
The Pitman Pride's water polo teams swept visiting Golden Valley High School on Thursday afternoon with both the boys' and girls' varsity teams finishing up 17-6, and 11-7, respectively against the Cougars.
It's been almost a full two weeks since the majority of local volleyball teams started league competition, with Trans Valley League teams being the exception. The late start to league-play has resulted in slim pickings for Hilmar High's volleyball team in terms of opponents, but on Thursday the Yellowjackets managed to lure Los Banos High to their homecourt during a bye week for the Tigers.
It was a battle between the two winless soccer teams in the Central California Conference.
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