For the fourth consecutive season, the Turlock High varsity boys' water polo team will have a new head coach but this time it looks to hopefully be a longer stay with former alum, Manny Bettencourt, taking on the duties after last year's coach Aaron Weiss, who was forced to step down to the junior varsity role.
The Pitman varsity girls' water polo team made a splash in the Central California Conference last year after contesting for a postseason berth in a tight race near the end that eventually resulted in a third place finish for the team.
It was a dramatic ending to the Mid Valley Swim League Championship Saturday at the Pitman High pool with the Turlock Seadogs skimming through at the end to pull out a 6.5 point victory to claim their fifth consecutive title.
It took five games in five days, but the Turlock American 12-year-olds are the 2016 Section 6 Champions after the Little League All-Star team battled its way out of the loser's bracket and went on to top the Delta All-Stars in back-to-back games, ending on Wednesday, 9-6.
Tuesday and Wednesday marked the Section 6 final for the Turlock American 11-year-old All-Stars who met Morada at Madison Park in Stockton, but in the end, none of the games went well for the Americans who met their match.
The Turlock American 10-year-olds have looked different since losing in their opening contest to Los Banos in the District 73 All-Star tournament, capturing back-to-back wins in a distinguished fashion.
Turlock National 12-year-old Joseph Pagola drilled a three-run homer over the left field wall at Julien field in Wednesday's elimination game against Los Banos to give his team a 16-4 mercy-rule win after a powerful performance that ended in the fourth inning.