Pitman and Hilmar football won't square off on the field this year, but at least their top-notch varsity volleyball teams were able to take their match to the court this Monday in the annual Foundation game.
Hilmar's varsity girls' golf team might have lost their three-time South Valley Foothill League Most Valuable Player in Makena Azevedo, but the new Yellowjackets are ready to roll into the 2016 year and have a positive outlook for the season ahead.
They might be humble and quiet, but the Turlock varsity girls' tennis team are winners and are ready and hungry to begin their chase for a 10th straight Central California Conference title in the upcoming season.
For the fourth consecutive season, the Turlock High varsity boys' water polo team will have a new head coach but this time it looks to hopefully be a longer stay with former alum, Manny Bettencourt, taking on the duties after last year's coach Aaron Weiss, who was forced to step down to the junior varsity role.
The Pitman varsity girls' water polo team made a splash in the Central California Conference last year after contesting for a postseason berth in a tight race near the end that eventually resulted in a third place finish for the team.
It was a dramatic ending to the Mid Valley Swim League Championship Saturday at the Pitman High pool with the Turlock Seadogs skimming through at the end to pull out a 6.5 point victory to claim their fifth consecutive title.
It took five games in five days, but the Turlock American 12-year-olds are the 2016 Section 6 Champions after the Little League All-Star team battled its way out of the loser's bracket and went on to top the Delta All-Stars in back-to-back games, ending on Wednesday, 9-6.
Tuesday and Wednesday marked the Section 6 final for the Turlock American 11-year-old All-Stars who met Morada at Madison Park in Stockton, but in the end, none of the games went well for the Americans who met their match.