It was all Ripon Christian High girls basketball in Thursday's Southern Athletic League showdown against Turlock Christian.
After competing in the tough Bulldog Classic this past weekend, the Hilmar High varsity wrestling team returned for action in a dual matchup against the smaller Modesto Christian squad on Wednesday night.
It was a dual match to remember Wednesday night when Pitman High traveled to face off against Golden Valley High in the Central California Conference season opener. The Pride and Cougars entered 2014 as two of the top contenders in the CCC, making Wednesday's dual a matchup of potential champions - and the two teams competed accordingly.
Turlock High signaled the beginning of Central California Conference competition with a lopsided 68-12 defeat of Atwater High in the opening league dual of the season Wednesday night. The Bulldogs rode seven pins, a pair of forfeits, a pair of tech falls, and one major decision to victory as they downed the Falcons and positioned themselves alongside rival Pitman High atop the CCC standings.
In a preseason matchup the day after New Year's, the Turlock High girls' basketball team hosted the Central Valley Hawks in what started off messy on both sides offensively but turnovers quickly transcended into points for CV and things went downhill from start to end for the Bulldogs.
In their first two years in the Professional Arena Soccer League, the Turlock Express were able to notch back-to-back winning seasons that included a playoff berth at 10-6 in 2011-12 and a 9-7 mark last year.
Halie Bergman was a proverbial beast in high school. As Turlock Christian High's leader on the court, she helped guide the Eagles to a pair of Southern League championship and a pair of Division V State Tournament appearances, while averaging 24 points in her freshman and junior seasons before upping her average to 27 points her senior season. By graduation, Bergman has tallied a total of 1,761 points to set TC's school record.
The inexperienced Turlock High girls' basketball team showed its youth on Tuesday night after displaying a complete second half meltdown with a combination of turnovers and missed shots that led to easy points for the visiting Wildcats.
Turlock Christian High faced off against Stone Ridge Christian High for a game of pre-league basketball for the second time in eight days Tuesday night. While the location of the game was different, the outcome was not.
Cal State Stanislaus senior forward Karenee Demery was named the Ron Lenz National Player of the Year to headline the 2013 Daktronics NCAA Division II Women's Soccer All-America Team.
Wrestling is an old tradition at Hilmar High. Though the small school has had trouble with numbers in the past, a storied history rich with talent still persists in the minds of those who have grown up in the area.
It was a bit of downward spiral year last season for the Hilmar High boys' basketball team as they struggled with inexperience along with competing in one of the tougher leagues in the Trans Valley League.
To start things off this year, the Hilmar High girls' basketball team are 2-0 after posting an 18-9 overall stint along with a 5-7 Trans Valley League outing last season.
Delhi and Denair High have young up and coming wrestling teams but it does not mean that they lack talent, because they don't.
With the season underway for the varsity girls' basketball Southern Athletic League, we look at Denair, Delhi and Turlock Christian High's squads for the 2013-14 campaign with a new season, different team, and a disparate perspective.
For the second time in three years, the Turlock Christian girls' basketball unit fell in the section title game, this time to Valley Christian, in a game that didn't seem to fall TC's way from the outset.
Preseason is currently underway for the Trans Valley League and Southern Athletic League softball teams and also the hopes of a successful campaign this upcoming season.
Normally, fans from the area have to watch their favorite soccer players on TV, but on Wednesday night, the town of Turlock gathered to watch a professional Major League Soccer team in person as the San Jose Earthquakes came into town to wrap up their preseason with a friendly contest against Sacramento Republic FC.
Basketball season is over and wrestling season is winding down. Winter is making way for spring, and you know what that means-baseball is upon us.
For only the fourth time in school history the Turlock Christian girls' basketball squad is moving on to the Sac Joaquin Section D-VI championship game after trouncing Sacramento Adventist 52-38, in the semifinal game on Thursday night.
It was a bittersweet ending for the Turlock Christian boys' basketball unit on Wednesday night in the opening round of the Sac Joaquin Section D-VI tournament against Stockton Christian.
Turlock already has a professional indoor soccer team in the Turlock Express, two collegiate teams that represent California State University, Stanislaus, a pair of high school programs with several championships to their names, and established youth and travel leagues that develop talent on a regular basis. It's safe to say the game of soccer is well represented in the area.
After defeating Stagg High in the Division I Sac-Joaquin Section out-bracket game last week, Turlock High's boys' basketball team knew it would have to play perfectly if they were upset number one seed Jesuit High in Tuesday's first-round playoff game-and for one half of play they did just that.
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