Turlock's Alex Lima and Pitman's Nick Gianfortone battled for the Central California Conference singles championship on Thursday in boys' tennis. Unfortunately, there had to be one loser and one winner, and in the end, Lima was able to grind out a match that saw turmoil strike both competitors during the third set.
For the third consecutive season the Turlock varsity boys' tennis team is perfect in the regular season and for the second straight year, under head coach Jack Schneider, the Bulldogs are Central California Conference champions.
Hilmar baseball topped Hughson 6-2 on Tuesday at home but failed to muster that same magic on Wednesday after a game that ended in a mercy-rule decision and gave the Yellowjackets their first league loss of the year.
In their first meeting of the year on the softball diamond, Pitman was able to claim victory over Turlock in a one-run decision that ultimately came down to defense and a three-run inning in the third.
In a battle for first place in the Central California Conference, Turlock's varsity boys' tennis team proved to be the superior ones in league after an outright sweep over Pitman in their first meeting of the year, 9-0.