California State University College softball pitcher Jessica Gaumnitz on the mound vs Sonoma State in Turlock. (Bart Ah You / firstname.lastname@example.org)
Enochs' Ashley Davis, right, fights for possession against Turlock's Anne Coleman, May 12, 2009. (BRIAN RAMSAYemail@example.com)
Adam Crowell and Matt Nascimento fight for the ball while Jason Boudreaux rests at the goal. CSUS parking lot, Thursday evening. June 4, 2009. (BART AH YOUfirstname.lastname@example.org)
Lorenzo Martin, first time bike polo player, practices before competition at the CSUS parking lot, Thursday evening. June 4, 2009. (BART AH YOUemail@example.com)
Matt Nascimento (center) brings the ball forward between defenders David Bonvicino (left) and Adam Crowell during competition in the CSUS parking lot, Thursday evening. June 4, 2009. (BART AH YOUfirstname.lastname@example.org)
Cal State Stanislaus women's tennis wrapped up league play at home against Cal Poly Pomona on Wednesday, April 22, 2009. Katie Eng, CSUS, pictured. (Brian Ramsay / The Modesto Bee)
Teddy Schrier of California State University Stanislaus in the the 4th fairway, playing in the Hanny Stanislaus Invitation at the Turlock Country Club, Tuesday morning. April 14, 2009. (Bart Ah You/The Modesto Bee)
Turlock’s Vince Wheeland, right, was safe in front of Buhach Colony third baseman Connor Oldcorn at third base in the Thunder’s 4-3 Central California Conference victory. (Debbie Noda / The Modesto Bee)
Matt Voris of Buhach leaps to avoid hitting Julian Rojas of Turlock after the out at 2nd base during game play against Turlock and Turlock High School March 18, 2009. (Debbie Noda / The Modesto Bee)
Vince Wheeland of Turlock pitches against Buhach of Atwater and Turlock High School March 18, 2009. (Debbie Noda / The Modesto Bee)
Turlock's Fabian Garcia wrestling Foothill-Pleasanton's Chase Aura in a second-round match at 119 pounds during the CIF State wrestling meet in Bakersfield, Calif., Friday, March 6, 2009. Garcia pinned Aura in 1:38. (John Sachs)
Golden Valley's John Sykes looks for a shot while rushing past the defense of Turlock High School's Travis Souza during Wednesday evening's game in Merced. (George Macdonald / Merced Sun-star)
Turlock High wrestler FABIAN GARCIA, one of our preps of the week.
Rachel Finnegan has helped Turlock to a No. 2 seed in Division I, trailing only Kennedy of Sacramento. (Steve Kosko / The Modesto Bee)
Turlocks Rachel Finnegan drives around Merced's Shelly Blackwell. (Steve Kosko /The Modesto Bee)
Pitman’s Edgar Lopez (23) drives against Turlock’s Anthony Hubbard during Friday night’s game. (BART AH YOU/THE BEE)
Turlock’s Robert Mendes (24) and Pitman’s Matt Lavender go up for a jump ball during Friday night’s Central California Conference game in Turlock. Mendes and the Bulldogs beat Lavender’s Pride’s 52-46. (Bart Ah You/The Modesto Bee)
Turlock High star Rachel Finnegan (24), The Bee’s player of the year last season, is fouled during a layup attempt during the Bulldogs’ victory over Los Banos on Tuesday night. (Bart Ah You/The Modesto Bee)
Melisa Sanders, right, and Los Banos couldn’t get past Rachel Finnegan and Turlock Tuesday. (Bart Ah You/The Modesto Bee)
Turlock's Rachel Finnegan, driving here in a game last month against Merced's Jealinda Mills, has helped guide the Bulldogs to a No. 2 ranking in the Sac-Joaquin Section's first power ratings of the season. (Steve Kosko/The Modesto Bee)
Megan Fahey (33) of Los Banos makes the entry pass during Thursday evening’s Central California Conference clash with Turlock High. Turlock won the game 53-37. (JOHN-JOEL GRIFFITHS/The Enterprise)
Turlock High’s Johnny Gutierrez, top, struggles for position in overtime against Daniel Lopez of Golden Valley. (Bart Ah You/The Modesto Bee)
Golden Valley’s Nathan Terry, left, tangles with Taylor Mobley of Turlock in a 189-pound match. Mobley pinned Terry. (Bart Ah You/The Modesto Bee)
Merced's (21) Allen Huddleston. right, along with Turlock's (24) Robert Mendes, left, and (12) Shane Kumar second from right, go for the rebound in a game at Merced High on Friday January 9, 2009. (Marci Stenberg/Merced Sun-Star)
Robert Mendes, far left, who hit a pair of clutch free throws with 13.9 seconds left, chest bumps a teammate following Turlock’s narrow 66-63 victory over Stagg in the Tracy Winter Holiday Classic. The Bulldogs advanced to the finals. (JOHN-JOEL GRIFFITHS / LOS BANOS ENTERPRISE)
Matt Lavender led Pitman High with 13 points Thursday at the Frank Godinez Tournament, but it wasn’t enough against Davis High. The Spartans, led by 13 points from Jake Sisco (background), topped the Pride 56-36 at Turlock High. The loss was Pitman’s first of the season.(Brian Ramsay/The Modesto Bee)
Turlock Christian senior Erin Santiago (24) will play at Cal State Stanislaus next season.
Turlock High golfer Sam Smith signs his national letter of intent to play at USC. He was one of many local athletes to make their college choices Wednesday.
Turlock’s No. 1 doubles team of Monica Duarte (front) and Lauren LaVelle earned a 6-0, 6-3 win in their match Wednesday, helping the Bulldogs advance to the section semis.
Turlock HS's Derek Woods (#44) running in first half. (Bart Ah You/The Modesto Bee)
Merced High defender Nathan Mayfield (32) grabs Turlock High quarterback Kevin Kramer by the face mask during Friday night’s game in Turlock.
Merced’s Eddie Beavers (9) grabs the gamewinning touchdown pass over Turlock’s Adrian Quintanar on Friday night in Turlock.
Turlock’s Elise Cusenza returns a shot during her semifinal match against Los Banos’ Kelsey Wormstall on Tuesday. Cuzensa won the match 6-3, 6-2.
Pitman’s Jose Ban, left, and Atwater’s Jorge Carmona mix it up during Monday’s match in Turlock.
The Turlock High fans packed the house on Friday night, cheering their Bulldogs on to an important 7-0 Central California Conference victory over archrival Pitman. (Marty Bicek/The Modesto Bee)
Turlock's Colton Pifer runs for yardage against Oakdale. Photo by Bart Ah You.
Oakdale's Tyler Murdoch tries running for yardage in the defeat against Turlock. Photo by Bart Ah You.
Turlock quarterback Adam Ragsdale completed 3 of 7 passes for 43 yards in the victory. Photo by Bart Ah You.
Turlock's Tharon Gallegos runs toward the end zone to cap a 43-yard scoring run that gave the Bulldogs a 7-0 first-quarter lead over Oakdale. He rushed for 219 yards on 30 carries. Photo by Bart Ah You.
Modesto High School player William Shallou attracts a bunch of Turlock High School defenders during one of the many meetings this storied rivalry has seen. (ADRIAN MENDOZA / THE MODESTO BEE)
Turlock High School player Ramall Reed (21) shakes hands with Oakdale High School quarterback Mitch McIntyre (12) prior to the coin toss before their game in 2005.
Turlock High cross country runners Camille Roberts (198) and Channing Wilson (100) dash through the mud pit during and over the hay during the Stanislaus County Supercross Country Invitational.
Pitman’s Luis Aguilar is a step ahead of Buhach Colony’s Tanner Gleason during Monday’s soccer match in Turlock. Aguilar had an assist for the Pride in its 3-1 victory over the Thunder in a Central California Conference opener. Pitman goalie Anthony Narsi blocked a penalty kick among his seven saves. For video of the game, go to videos.modbee.com.
Turlock's Theron Gallegos runs for a TD against Oakdale. Photo by Bart Ah You.
Turlock’s Tatiana Fregosi, top left, drills the ball past Downey’s Victoria Mullin during Tuesday’s nonleague volleyball match at Turlock High. Above, Turlock’s Hillary Hernandez pounds the ball over the net as Downey’s Sarah Mucha, left, and Elise Nevilla defend. Fregosi had 7 aces and Hernandez 8 kills in the Bulldogs’ 3-0 win over the Knights.
Downey’s Elise Neville blocks a shot from Turlock’s Tatiana Fregosi, left, but the Knights couldn’t block the Bulldogs from a win Tuesday.