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Turlock boys water polo falls in semifinal

The Turlock High boys varsity water polo team was close to pulling off an upset in the CIF Division I Sac-Joaquin tournament on Friday when the Bulldogs traveled to take on Granite Bay.

Unfortunately, Granite Bay was able to outlast the Bulldogs in the second half and win it 10-6.

“We almost pulled off a huge upset. The score difference is larger than the game really was. They got a couple of cheap ones late,” said Turlock head coach Aaron Weiss. “We played really well, but they just swam us to death.”

Turlock's seven swimmers had to contest against a fresh Granite Bay team with over 15 deep. Turlock still managed to go up by three goals at the half.

Granite Bay came out and went on a shooting frenzy, taking control of the game. The Grizzlies pulled away with the win, knocking out Turlock in the playoffs.

Turlock ends the year with a 21-7 overall record.

“I feel we had a good season and we took a step in the right direction,” Weiss added. “I have learned a lot and know what aspects of how I coached that I want to keep, and what I need to change so we can win league and advance further in the playoffs in the future.”


Denair football wins season finale

The Denair High football team finished off Anthony Armas' first season as head coach with a solid 14-7 win over Waterford this past Friday night.

In the season finale, the Coyotes of Denair shut the door down on Waterford's offense, holding the team to only 98 yards for the game.

Denair held Waterford to negative 42 yards on the running game after 33 carries and the Wildcats only tallied 140 yards in the air along with a pick as the Coyotes won their second league game of the year.

Denair ends the year with a 3-7 overall record and 2-5 in the Southern Athletic League.


TC football falls in final game despite strong running effort

The Turlock Christian High varsity football team ended their season with a 67-36 loss over Valley Christian on the road this past Friday.

Although the TC Eagles held Valley Christian to only 169 rushing yards, it was the air attack that devastated the Eagles as VC's Casey DeMello threw for 379 yards and six touchdowns, holding TC's aerial attack to a lone 63 yards.

TC ran a  ground game with 337 yards behind Dominic Zendejas' 185 yards on 19 carries in his final varsity game.

TC ends the year with a 1-9 overall record while Valley Christian goes 3-6.


Playoffs out of reach for Delhi after loss to RC

The Delhi High Hawks had a chance to make the playoffs with a win in their final game on Friday. The Hawks fought till the end when they hosted Ripon Christian in the Southern Athletic League finale but it just wasn't enough.

Unfortunately, the Hawks were incapable of fending off the Knights' high-powered offense and Delhi's effort on offense wasn't enough as they fell 34-14.

“RC is that good; our guys fought hard,” said Delhi assistant coach Erik Martinez. “They came out in the second half and showed they are the real deal.”

Delhi still had a chance for comeback going into the half, trailing 21-14. RC turned things up a bit, however, with Connor Mcgoven's 90 rushing yards and Derek Dotinga's two passing touchdowns.

“Our guys made a few mistakes to keep them in the game, but I tip my hat to RC a better team that night,” Martinez added.

With the loss, the Hawks fall to 2-5 in the SAL and 5-5 for the year.