The Pitman Pride's water polo teams swept visiting Golden Valley High School on Thursday afternoon with both the boys' and girls' varsity teams finishing up 17-6, and 11-7, respectively against the Cougars.
It's been almost a full two weeks since the majority of local volleyball teams started league competition, with Trans Valley League teams being the exception. The late start to league-play has resulted in slim pickings for Hilmar High's volleyball team in terms of opponents, but on Thursday the Yellowjackets managed to lure Los Banos High to their homecourt during a bye week for the Tigers.
It was a battle between the two winless soccer teams in the Central California Conference.
Pitman High's girls' tennis team fell, 3-6, to Central California Conference foe Atwater for the first time in Doug Reimers stint as the head coach.
Two failed penalty kicks cost the Pitman High boys soccer team an opportunity to go up two-games in the Central California Conference, after Atwater came into town and beat out the Pride in a 2-0 shutout on Thursday.
This year's Pitman High volleyball squad is already in the history books after a perfect start to the season with a 13-0 overall record that includes an early 2-0 start in the Central California Conference after topping out Golden Valley High at home on Wednesday in a 3-0 win, (25-15, 25-12 and 25-6).
Central California Conference cross country competition began Wednesday afternoon as runners from six schools braved a three-mile course through Merced's Applegate Park in the first CCC center meet of the season.
The only team to beat Turlock High at the 2014 Merced High Invitational on Monday was Turlock High, as the Bulldogs finished both first and second in the overall team standings.
Hilmar High rolled through its second Central California Conference team in a week Thursday night when the 'Jackets (14-4 overall) defeated Turlock High two days after doing the same to Atwater High. Hilmar beat the Bulldogs (8-4 overall) in straight sets (27-25, 25-11, and 25-18) as team defense and a powerful offensive attack from Emily Baptista paved the way.
Turlock's Sergio Jiminez knocked in the first goal of Wednesday's home game in the fifth minute against East Union but it wasn't enough as the Lancers tied the game about halfway through the second half to end the game at 1-1.
Pitman High's boys' soccer team visited the always tough Central Valley soccer squad on Thursday in one final preseason matchup, only this time it was the Hawks who trounced the Pride in a 1-0 game.
The Turlock High varsity boys' soccer team kicked off their 2014 season with a 0-0 tie against visiting 2013 Sac-Joaquin Section Division III finalists, Central Valley, at Joe Debely stadium on Wednesday night.
The Pitman Prides' varsity girls' tennis team struck a win in their first preseason match-up of the 2014 season after trouncing Central Valley 6-3 on Wednesday.
Denair High's varsity boys' soccer team dominated Big Valley Christian, 7-0 at home on Thursday in a preseason matchup.
Less than two miles separates the home courts of Turlock High and Turlock Christian High, yet Wednesday marked the first time in four years that the volleyball teams faced each other in competition.
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.
The 2014 season is underway for Turlock's professional indoor soccer team and along with a new year, the Major Arena Soccer League has been implemented.
For the first time in school history, the California State University, Stanislaus women's soccer team is in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Division II Championship after toppling Western Washington, 1-0, this past Saturday.
Pitman High softball prodigy, Alexis Mettler is one of the rare gifted young talents from the area who have proven extraordinary qualities for a student-athlete that everyone wishes to inquire over their career.
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