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PREP ROUNDUP: Turlock High swim team wins Merced County Championships
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Turlock High’s boys and girls swim teams combined to win the Merced County Swim Championships on Saturday at the Merced College pool.

Behind Turlock was Ripon High, followed by El Capitan.

Cohen Harris earned a pair of first-first-place finishes for the Bulldogs, taking the 200 individual medley in 2 minutes, 12.33 seconds, and the 100 breaststroke in 1:02.21. 

For the THS girls, Kaylee Amarant won the 100 (55.78) and 200 (2:02.59) freestyle events, and the teamed with Savannah Hasse, Kallie Parker and Abby Braley to win the 400 freestyle relay.

“The kids did great (Saturday),” said Bulldogs coach Zach Glidden. “A lot of fast swims and PRs and an overall first-place finish for the program. This was our first time at this meet since 2019.”

Turlock will return to Central California Athletic League competition on Friday at Enoch High in Modesto.

Bulldogs to play at John Thurman Field

Turlock High’s baseball team will take part in the High School Baseball Showcase on Friday at John Thurman Field, home of the Modesto Nuts the Low-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.

The Bulldogs will take on Central California Athletic League foe Enochs — weather permitting — in what is supposed to be the third and final game in their three-game league series.

Game time is 1 p.m.

Central Catholic will take on Oakdale at 4 p.m. in a Valley Take League matchup — the Showcase’s night cap. 

High school baseball was last played at Thurman Field before the COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets are available through each school and can be purchased at the gate on the day of the game.

Central Catholic will also play at Thurman on Saturday, taking on Lincoln (Stockton) at noon.

The Bulldogs defeated the Eagles 3-1 on Monday at Mark De La Motte Field and will play today at Enochs High at 4 p.m.

Junior Carson Gonzales picked up the win for the ’Dogs, allowing just two hits and two walks while fanning 12 seven innings.

Junior Tyler Castro and sophomore Josh Ramirez picked up two hits apiece for Turlock (4-6, 3-1 CCAL).