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 ...
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.
ARCATE -- Lianne Vicchio had 16 kills and Andrea Fett added 10 as the Warriors defeated Humboldt State in straight sets, 25-18, 25-17, 25-19, Friday night at Lumberjack Arena. The Warriors improved to 11-9 ...
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.
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.
Manny Avila and Arturo Pulido gave the Warriors two first half goals as Cal State Stanislaus held on to beat Cal State Monterey Bay, 3-1, in men's soccer Friday night at Warrior Stadium. With the victory, the Warriors keep pace with North ...
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.
Pitman High's boys finished off their season with a 55-50 upset over Buhach Colony High Wednseday night. The Thunder (9-5 CCC) arrived at Pitman's gym tied with Turlock in the CCC but a determined Pride (8-7 CCC) team knocked them down to third place and out of title contention.
The lady Eagles of Turlock Christian High earned their third consecutive Southern Conference title with Thursday's 76-31 victory over Waterford High. TC once again hit the court without Halie Bergman but the trio of Rebekah Muller (22 points), Natalie Snyder (22 points), and Marly Burton (15 points) stepped up to help the Eagles close out conference play decidedly. Muller and Burton also controlled the boards on defense, recording fifteen and fourteen rebounds respectively.
Turlock High had the CCC title within its grasp when they hosted Golden Valley High on Wednesday in the final league game of the season. After five emotionally driven victories the Bulldogs (10-5 CCC) were unable to match Golden Valley's intensity, falling to the Cougars (11-3 CCC) for the third time this year, 61-37.
Last year Turlock High took the CCC title but it was Pitman High's turn this time around. Thursday marked the third and final matchup between the Bulldogs (9-6 CCC) and Pride (11-4 CCC) this season and Pitman's 45-33 victory marked the first ever basketball championship for the school.
Denair High's final game against Delhi High had no implications on a conference title or for playoffs. The Coyotes (3-11 Southern) entered Friday's game against the Hawks motivated by a will to win for themselves and end their season on a high note. Delhi (8-6 Southern) had similar motivation, however, and its intensity overwhelmed Denair for a 67-62 win.
The last time the Turlock American Junior All-Stars stepped onto the baseball field of Pedretti Sports Complex, they waited until the final inning to knock in runs and make a rally.
It's safe to say that the girls of the Modesto-Stanislaus Water Polo Club, coached by Pitman High's Drew Clute, has been tested and that's one reason why the 18-under team is ready for the next challenge: the Junior Olympic national tournament.
Former Cal State Stanislaus pitchers Eric Cendejas and Dakota Watts were both promoted last week to Double-A teams within their respective organizations.
For the second consecutive season, Paul Smith's golf season ended at the CIF Northern California Boys Golf Championships. At the same time, not many golfers in the Central Valley can say the same.