Four goals from Milan lifts the 'Jackets past Bruins
Hilmar High's Bryan Milan had an outstanding game on Wednesday at home. The sophomore, who was vital to last season’s Division VI Sac-Joaquin Section title, scored a season-high four goals as the Yellowjackets put themselves in second place in the Trans-Valley League after a 4-3 win over Riverbank.
“Bryan picked up his game today,” said Hilmar head coach Louie Bettencourt. “I told him to keep fighting even when we were down 2-1. I told him to learn how to come from behind and be positive and not let your guard down and limit mistakes and hopefully we learned from that.”
Milan scored his first goal of the game with just one minute left in the first half. Not even 60 seconds later, Riverbank responded with the tying goal to go into the half at 1-1.
Riverbank took their only lead of the game just five minutes into the second half before Milan notched a goal just nine minutes later to tie it at 2-2.
Milan added his third and fourth goals at the 54th and 55th minute.
Riverbank scored their third goal at the 79-minute mark.
“We had one that hit the bar, two or three that hit the side post by not even a foot, some close calls, but they also had some opportunities in the first half,” said Bettencourt. “With a minute left, we kind of let our guard down. One thing I tell the kids is if we want to go deep in the playoffs we have to learn how to hold on.”
Hilmar improves to 4-2 in the TVL.
Eagles basketball falls to Orestimba in exhibition battle
Turlock Christian's varsity boys’ basketball team met the current Southern Athletic League first place Orestimba Warriors on Wednesday in a friendly exhibition contest.
Unfortunately for the Eagles, the Warriors proved too much in an off night that ended in a 68-33 loss.
“We did not show up. Our guys are mentally drained from activities and senior projects this last week. Orestimba is tough. Great shooters, they are 17-4 for a reason,” said TC head coach Eddie Sai. “Nothing else on tonight’s game; it was not a good one. We have to get ready for Rite of Passage on Friday; we have to keep that third spot.”
TC will host Rite of Passage at 6 p.m. today.
Turlock and Pitman wrestling matchup set for possible CCC title
Pitman High wrestling improved to a perfect 5-0 in the Central California Conference after defeating Golden Valley on Wednesday, 37-21.
Turlock who was coming off a first place finish at the inaugural Rod Gaines Invitational this past weekend, continued to find success on Wednesday in the team’s penultimate dual.
The Bulldogs of Turlock battled against Buhach Colony, and despite injuries, they managed to overcome and earn a 36-27 victory over the Thunder.
This now sets a first place match for regular season duals in the CCC between Turlock and Pitman, who will square off at 7 p.m. Wednesday.