Jando Diaz hit seven three pointers, had a game-high 28 points and nine rebounds, and the Pitman High Pride (7-6) beat Livingston 77-43 on Monday night to end the preseason in the winner's column and with a winning record.
Just a year ago, Hilmar High's varsity girls' basketball team had two freshman starters and really struggled to put up wins in an ultra-competitive Trans Valley League, which resulted in a 2-8 league record.
Denair senior Isaac Starks made the game winning shot as time expired and the Coyotes went on to defeat the Turlock Christian High Eagles in a thriller, 53-51, on Wednesday afternoon at Calvary Baptist Church.
After missing a two-point conversion attempt in the final touchdown of the game, all Hilmar High's varsity football team needed to do was hold Ripon Christian but the Knights weren't going down without a fight.
The Bulldogs and Yellowjackets each had their representatives competing in this past weekend's Sac-Joaquin Section tournament where Maria Varela, Hope Salsig, Adelae Fredeen and David Bosquez competed for Turlock and Hilmar sophomore Arianna Lara-Chavez made a tremendous leap.