After visiting Turlock's Academy of Martial Arts, one thing is apparent - you don't want to mess with Derrick Williams.
To say the Harvest Bowl is unlike any other rivalry football game in high school sports would be an understatement.
It's a season sweep.
Grind it out till you win; league champions couldn't feel sweeter.
Turlock has a rich tradition of football excellence. From Turlock High to Pitman High, and even Turlock Christian High, coming-of-age Turlockers have spent a majority of their formative years on the gridiron, locked in competition. As is the case in many other towns in the area, these players often get their start at the youth level where they learn the game, sharpen their skills and build friendships that can last a lifetime.
Turlock High swept both the Central California Conference Singles tournament and Doubles tournament for the second year in a row on Thursday. Competing on the home courts of Atwater High, Mila Johns claimed the singles title while the newly formed team of Lauren Carlson and Courtnie Chan took the doubles title.
Pitman High's girls' and boys' varsity water polo squads ended their penultimate match of the season with a win over Central California Conference foe Buhach Colony at home on Thursday.
For the Pride it should be four times the charm.
Pitman and Turlock High's volleyball teams met on the court Tuesday night, in the second meeting of the season at Pitman High.
The Turlock High girls' golf team is only one match away from winning their 11th consecutive Central California Conference title, after beating Pitman on Thursday in the regular season finale at Stevinson Ranch by a score of 230-272.
Former Turlock High baseball players are being recruited to reunite on Saturday for the third annual Turlock High Alumni Baseball game.
Turlock High edged out cross-town rival Pitman High on its home court Thursday afternoon, 6-3, in the Bulldogs' second consecutive undefeated championship season. With the win, Turlock claimed its 8th consecutive Central California Conference title-7th outright-and secured three spots in the upcoming CCC Singles Tournament.
Delhi and Denair High have searched for the same thing all season - Southern Athletic League victory.
The first time Delhi and Denair High's boys' soccer teams met on the field last month, it was a lopsided victory for the Hawks of Delhi over the Coyotes with a 6-1 win, but this time it was much closer than that.
Results from the second Central California Conference Cross Country Center Meet, held at Buhach Colony High on Wednesday, virtually mirrors those of the league's first Center Meet which was held three weeks ago.
This year's 16U Rage Volleyball squad based out of Ripon - a true 15U team that placed second in last year's 14U Junior National Championships - won the Windy City Qualifier in Chicago last weekend with a 9-0 effort that included a straight-set finals win over the Texas Tornadoes.