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Pitman drops game in OT to Merced

Fresh off a tight loss to Atwater, the Pitman High girls' basketball was searching any way possible to pick up their first Central California Conference victory, but came up just short after an overtime thriller with Merced Thursday night.

January 15, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Atwater no match for Turlock on the mat

Fresh off their first defeat to Buhach Colony, 29-36, last week in the Central California Conference opener, the Turlock High wrestling team bounced back on Wednesday night with their first league win of the season over Atwater High, 56-13.

January 15, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Pitman beats Atwater at home

Pitman High picked up its first Central California Conference win Wednesday night with a 59-45 defeat of visiting Atwater High. Coming off a loss to Golden Valley High that saw their boys allow 24 points in the fourth quarter, the Pride shored up its defense against the Falcons with bookend quarters, allowing only eight points in the first quarter and only nine in the fourth.

January 15, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Memorable 2014 sports highlights

This year saw plenty of noteworthy sports moments in Turlock and the surrounding areas. Here's what stood out for the sports department as some truly remarkable feats.

December 30, 2014 | BY FRANKIE TOVAR BY EDDIE RUIZ | SPORTS


Pitman ends Godinez in winner’s circle

After starting off the 38th annual Frank Godinez basketball tournament on a slow pace, the Pitman High boys' varsity team turned things around at the end as they finished in the winner's column after topping Ceres High, 65-46 on Saturday.

December 16, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Turlock wins third Godinez title

For the third straight year the Turlock High boys' basketball team won the 38th annual Frank Godinez tournament after sweeping their opponents, Ceres, Ripon and Beyer in the finale.

December 16, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Turlock's Quakes leaves for the Bay

After just one year in Turlock the Premier Development League partnership with the San Jose Earthquakes under-23 team has been bought, renamed and moved to Burlingame.

December 16, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Gonzalez seeks redemption in the cage

Four months have passed since Lewis Gonzalez suffered his first career loss at the hands of Luis Palomino in the World Series of Fighting 12 main event in Las Vegas. Those familiar with Gonzalez had grown accustomed to watching the Lightweight prospect pummel his way through the division and a loss, especially via KO, was the last thing that was expected.

December 11, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Pitman drops first game of Godinez

Pitman came into the 38th annual Frank Godinez Boys Basketball Tournament hoping that the start would result in a victory but they met the undefeated Beyer Patriots (6-0) who are off to one of the best starts to-date and for the second time in six games, lost by a score of 43-63.

December 11, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Turlock rolls through Ceres in day one of Godinez Tournament

Turlock High hit the court with a bang Thursday night in the first day of the 38th annual Frank Godinez Boys Basketball Tournament with a 66-37 win over Ceres High, snapping a two-game losing streak and setting up a game with Ripon High tonight.

December 11, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Hawks add newcomers to court

The basketball season is underway for the Delhi High Hawks boys and girls squads, who each seek a successful campaign in the always competitive Southern Athletic League.

December 11, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Bulldog girls look strong on the court

When Turlock High girls basketball head coach Mark Musselman took over a struggling program last year, the Bulldogs had not made the postseason since the 2010-11 season, but now with an official offseason it looks like the right moves were made and things look as bright as ever.

December 04, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Delhi and Denair expecting strong year in SAL

The Southern Athletic League is a smaller, yet very competitive league when it comes to wrestling and this year, with Denair and Delhi High returning a large portion of their key athletes, things look to be on the upswing for the Coyotes and Hawks on the mat.

December 04, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Bulldog boys aiming for top CCC finish

Turlock High's boys basketball team has kicked off the 2014 season with a pair of hard-fought wins over Modesto High and McNair High, improving to a 2-0 record by a combined margin of five points. For the Bulldogs, this type of close competition is nothing new.

December 04, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


All-Stars ready to compete

Close to 100 water polo athletes gathered in the waters of the Steve Feaver Aquatics Center last year for the first annual North vs. South High School Senior All-Star Game. The inaugural event featured eight teams and four matches and turned longtime opponents into teammates for one final high school competition.

November 20, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


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Pitman girls snap losing streak

The losing streak is finally over for the Pitman High (8-13, 1-6) girls' basketball team after Thursday's Central California Conference showdown at home.

January 29, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Turlock upsets Merced in OT

The last time the girls of Turlock High faced Merced High on the basketball court the Bulldogs were beat by double digits in their second league loss in as many league games. Turlock continued to fall short in the Central California Conference up until last week when it earned its first league win of the season against rival Pitman High.

January 29, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Turlock's second half surge too much for Atwater

Since dropping their first Central California Conference matchup last week to Golden Valley in devastating fashion, the Turlock High Bulldogs have quickly responded by winning two straight.

January 29, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Turlock loses in closing seconds to GV

After a 3-0 start in the Central California Conference this season, the Turlock High Bulldogs were looking to make it four straight league wins at home, but Golden Valley became the spoilers of the night as they topped the 'Dogs, 55-52, after a big stop at the end that included a questionable call.

January 22, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Coyotes in position to challenge for share of league title

Denair High's wrestling team has once again gained control if its destiny with Wednesday's 57-18 win over Delhi High. Having lost their first dual of the season to Waterford High, the Coyotes (2-1 SAL) were pleased to find out that the Wildcats were handed their first league loss by Mariposa High on Wednesday. Denair is now in position to claim a share of the Southern Athletic League Championship if it can beat Mariposa when the two schools meet next week.

January 22, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


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