Hughson is a city in Stanislaus County, California, United States. It is part of the Modesto Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 6,640 at the 2010 census, up from 3,980 at the 2000 census. Hughson is surrounded by orchards and has been a long-time farming community. Initially, it was known for its enormous production of peaches, which garnered the area the title “The Peach Capital of the World”. Peaches are no longer the primary crop in the area and have been replaced for the most part by almond trees. Almond production in the area is one of the largest in the world. The crops grown in Hughson include almonds, peaches, walnuts, nectarines, cherries, apples, and the occasional vineyard.
Hughson High School and Emily J. Ross Junior High School serve the students of Hughson and Waterford. The Hughson Huskies football team claimed victory in the 1997 State Championships via Cal-Hi sports before CIF state Championships came along in 2007. Cal-Hi Sports would rank each individual high schools sports teams for each divisions Throughout the state of California . Cal-Hi sports would use a system Strength of opponent and statistics. Hughson Huskies also were CIF San Jouquin Division 3 Title holders in 1991, 1992,1997, and 2000. The Huskies were also Trans Valley League Champions 1969, 1973, 1977, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998.
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