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PREP ROUNDUP: Hilmar cross country runner set for state meet

Hilmar High freshman Sidney Logsdon qualified for the state cross country meet with her eighth-place finish in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV meet. Logsdon clocked in 20 minutes, 58.9 seconds,  which helped the Yellowjackets to an eighth-place team finish.

Turlock High’s boys finished 10th overall at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I meet Saturday at Willow Hill Reservoir. 

Lincoln (Stockton) won the D-I boys meet with 59 points, edging out perennial powerhouse Jesuit (Carmichael), which finished with 60 points.

Folsom’s Nathan short was first to cross the finish line, breaking the tape in 15:35.8 seconds, four-tenths of a second ahead of Davis-Yolo’s Ryan Mitchell (15:36.2).

Theodore Santos was Turlock’s top individual, finishing in 40th overall in17:45.4.

Turlock’s girls did not place in the Top 10. Arianna Hurtado was the Bulldogs’ top performer, taking 49th with a 22:56.4 clocking.

In Division II, Pitman’s boys finished ninth, getting a strong performance from Diego Cisneros, who was 29th in 17:31.7. Adelyn Persons led the girls with a time 21:56.5, good for 62nd overall.

In Division IV, Hilmar’s boys finished fifth overall, led by sophomore Jeffrey Mendonca, whose time of 17:25.0 was good for 14th place and narrowly missed qualifying for the state meet as an individual.

In the D-V girls' race, Turlock Christian’s Vieira McClendon was 44th overall with her time of 28.23.7.


Pitman volleyball season comes to an end with NorCal loss to Branson

Branson 3, Pitman 0 — The Pride’s 2022 season came to an end Nov. 15  with a 25-18, 25-10, 25-20 loss to Branson in the first round of the Northern California Division I regional tournament. 

The No. 5 Bulls advance to take on No. 13 Salinas, an 18-25, 25-21, 25-17, 25-18 upset victory over No. 4 Amador Valley (Pleasanton).

Pitman, seeded 12th, won this tournament in 2016 when it went to face SoCal Redondo for the state championship.

Individually for the Pride (30-4), freshman Maryn Hall and junior Ella Sniezek had five kills each, while freshman Aila Reich, junior Madison Eissayou and senior Lauren Hamilton added four kills apiece. Eissayou also had four of the Pride’s five ace serves, while senior setter Ruth Banuelos had 26 assists.