Both Denair and Delhi boys basketball were aiming to snap their losing streaks and capture their first Southern Athletic League win of the season on Tuesday night in what turned out to be a tightly contested game that came down to defense and turnovers.
Pitman High hosted Atwater High Wednesday night for a six-match dual that saw the Pride beat the Falcons in convincing fashion, 74-6, for their third Central California Conference dual win of the season.
Delhi and Hilmar High are separated by less than half a dozen miles. While the population is nearly twice as big at Delhi, Hilmar is well known in the valley for its ability to compete in athletics at a higher level than many others of its size, however the Hawks bested them on Tuesday night when they hosted the Yellowjackets to a 3-2 final.
Pitman varsity boys' soccer had notched a 3-0-1 record in the Pitman Pride Cup tournament this weekend but failed to match that same intensity in Thursday's preseason home match with Buchanan of Clovis.
Turlock Christian graduated nine seniors from last year's varsity girls basketball team and for the first time in his coaching career, head coach Edwin Santiago has a team who has very little to no varsity experience heading into the 2016-17 season.