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Senior reflection: Aaron Dewolf

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Senior Aaron Dewolf recounts the treasured memories of his 13 years spent at Fresno Christian.

August 2001, I walked into Linda Tapley’s kindergarten classroom that would spark a 13-year long journey through the halls of Fresno Christian Schools. It would be at this school that I would learn, grow in Christ, bond with classmates, and meet lifelong friends.

I do not remember my North East campus days very well, but there are a few fond memories I still hold to. I remember my first “time out” in kindergarten, running laps around the field for PE, playing kickball during recess, and Mrs. (Nancy) Keck’s scrumptious gummy bears as rewards for good behavior. Sunny days and smiles were a very common theme on that small little campus.

We then graduated from the simple establishment of the North East campus to the immensely large Peoples Church property. As a third grader in Mrs. Yantis’ class, I walked into Building 5 in pure awe; a two-story building was too large to comprehend! And a playground complete with basketball courts, foursquare, wall-ball, and full sized football field made me feel like a real big kid! By my sixth grade year I was comfortable on campus and felt like I owned the school as I walked around at recess midst the younger students. However, what lingered ahead of me I never saw coming.

Junior high, those wretched, intimidating years were full of awkward changes and uncomfortable situations. Two years of my life so many people regret and would love to do over, but not for me. Contrary to popular belief, I loved junior high. Why? I am not entirely sure. I do know however, I was surrounded by a great support cast of friends, teachers who cared for me, and a God who loved me. For it was in my junior years that I found out who I was, and how much God cared for me, and how loved I am. Through mentorship, chapels, and the love people showed my, I grew in my faith and made it my own.

It was here I realized this place was more than a school; it was a home. A home for students to always feel welcomed, a place for God to work into peoples’ lives, and a refuge for those to fall back on in times of trouble. For me, Fresno Christian has been all those things and more. It has been my home away from a home. A place I can go to for help, a place for learning, and a place for fun. This school has meant more to me than mere words can say and will always have a special place in my heart.

Specifically, these past four years of high school have molded and shaped me into the person I am today. Junior high was a place where I discovered Aaron Dewolf was, and high school was a place for me to grow and test that character. I have been through highs and lows, ups and downs, and can say, by the grace of God, I made it through. This school has placed people in my life and given me role models that have helped me get to where I am today. I cannot even imagine how different my life would have been had I not attended here.

Yet it was not only emotional and spiritual support that makes me love this school, I have had more fun at this school, especially these past four years than I could have ever had anywhere else.

The small school environment has allowed me to get involved and partake in all sorts of events and activities. I have been able to try my hand in almost everything, from three different varsity sports, to CSF President, to being in the drama production The Music Man.

On top of that, classes are small enough to get involved in ways that at a bigger school I would not have the opportunity to, such as float building for homecoming or filming our NOTS movie each year. Plus cheering at events, from football and volleyball games, to powderpuff and MCing rallies and chapels; this school has given me the opportunity to not only get involved, but to be myself while I’m doing it.

As my days come to a close at this beloved place, I find myself with mixed emotions. So much of my life, so many of my memories come from this one place. Thirteen years of laughing, crying, fun, and love are coming to a close. I will cherish these 13 years and take them with me forever. Yet at the same time, I know I am ready for a new challenge, ready to embark on a new adventure.

This school has equipped me with the skills needed to reach the next level, and now it is my turn to take those skills and put them to use. I know ahead of me lies many more memories, many more friends, and many new adventures, but I will never forget Fresno Christian, the people here, and the things I have learned.

In closing, I have too many people to thank individually, so I will say this. Thank you Fresno Christian. Thank you everyone who I have come in contact with over these past 13 years, each and every of you touched me in a unique way. Thank you to my parents, John and Kimberly DeWolf, who made the sacrifices in their lives to bless me with this opportunity. And lastly, thank you Jesus Christ everything. Absolutely everything. I love you, Fresno Christian. God bless you.

Aaron DeWolf will be attending California Baptist University in Riverside, CA, and majoring in mechanical engineering.

By |2015-05-14T11:23:26-07:00May 14th, 2015|Column, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Baseball sport shorts: Firebaugh

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For a preview to the Eagles baseball season and look at their scores so far, check out the score on Maxpreps, 2014-2015, for dates, times, and other winter sports.

Also check out the schedule for this year baseball season on Fresno Christian athletic website. The overall score for FC is currently 8-1. The first league game will be played on April 7.

Disappointing loss for FC, March 24

Looking to extend their win streak, the Fresno Christian Eagles travelled to Firebaugh High School Tuesday to play the reigning West Sierra League Champions. With the wind howling that afternoon, defense was sure to be more difficult than normal.

The game started well for FC, loading the bases early in the first inning with only one out. However, after hitting into a double play to end the inning, momentum quickly swung the other way. Firebaugh carried over that momentum into their at-bats, as they drove in five runs on three hits in the bottom of the first. In the second, FC was forced to go to their bullpen after starter senior Dillon Owens’ arm was throbbing with pain.

As a result, the Firebaugh bats continued to roll, and the Eagle defense continued to struggle and get outs. In the top of the third, FC again loaded the bases but was unable to capitalize. Over the course of the game, FC left 7 runners on in scoring position and were unable to drive them in. The game was called after five innings, as Firebaugh took the 17-0 shutout win.

Senior John Dooman was disappointed with the result and said the team was just lacking focus during the game.

“The game was terrible,” Dooman said. “I dont know if we just expected to win because we were on such a big winning streak, or if we played timid because they were a better team then us, but we couldn’t make the routine plays or make solid plays on defense and we let the game get out of hand.”

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By |2015-03-26T00:00:00-07:00March 26th, 2015|Announcements, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Baseball sport shorts: Coast Union

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Freshman Roman Endicott defended the plate against a would-be Coast Union runner, March 21.

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For a preview to the Eagles baseball season and look at their scores so far, check out the score on Maxpreps, 2014-2015, for dates, times, and other winter sports.

Also check out the schedule for this year baseball season on Fresno Christian athletic website. The overall score for FC is currently 8-1. The first league game will be played on April 7.

An easy win for the Eagles, March 21

Saturday, March 21 the Fresno Christian baseball team travelled to beautiful Cambria California to play a double header against Coast Union High School. The Eagles entered the weekend on a six game winning streak and looked to keep the hot streak going.

The game started just the way the Eagles wanted it to, scoring one run early in the top of the first. However, Coast Union came back with a run of their own to tie it early. After that, neither team was really able to pull away. Every other inning or so, each team would get a few hits to help get their team going, but both defenses shut things down before either team really gained momentum. Heading into the seventh, the Eagles led 6-3.

In the top of the seventh, FC got some runners on base but were unable to capitalize and bring them in. In the bottom of the inning, the Coast Union offense came alive, loading the bases with nobody out, and threating to end the game on a walk off hit. Senior Dillon Owens came into the game to try and hold CU from taking the lead. Union was able to tie the game and it was sent into extra innings.

Well past noon, the game dragged on for quite a while. Neither team was able to drive in a run, although there were many opportunities on each side. Clutch defensive plays by the Eagles kept their dreams of winning alive, including a double play that ended with a play at the plate to save the game. Finally, after their starter went 11 innings, Union finally went to their bullpen. As a result, the Eagles offense exploded, scoring seven runs and putting the game away in the top of the 12th. The final score listed FC the winner, 13-6.

After about a 25-minute intermission, the second game was underway. With players, coaches, and fans alike all drained of energy following the first game’s excitement, the second game was a struggle. However, the Eagles were able to keep focus and jumped out to an early lead. FC never looked back, as they remained in the lead for the rest of the game and came away with the 12-1 victory.

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By |2015-03-24T00:00:00-07:00March 24th, 2015|Announcements, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Baseball sport shorts: Mendota

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Coming off wins against Kings Christian and Mendota, FC will next take on Coast Union, March 21.

Boys Baseball Sport Shorts, 2015

For a preview to the Eagles baseball season and look at their scores so far, check out the score on Maxpreps, 2014-2015, for dates, times, and other winter sports.

Also check out the schedule for this year baseball season on Fresno Christian athletic website. The overall score for FC is currently 7-1. The first league game will be played on April 7.

FC pulls through to take the win, March 17

Coming off a victory against Kings Christian the Friday before, the Eagles of Fresno Christian looked to continue their hot streak and extend their winning streak. Sophomore Jorge Castro was set to take the ball for the Eagles and try to stop the Aztec offense.

The Eagles came out and fired early, scoring five runs in the top of the first and sent a message to the Aztec’s defense. Mendota came back with a force of their own, getting runners on early in the bottom of the inning and driving in three runs of their own.

After the first, both teams began to settle into their grove and slow down the offense. FC was able to score one more in the second before Mendota went to their bullpen and began to quiet the Eagles bats. Meanwhile, Castro was able to keep Mendota at check for the rest of the game, with the defense solid behind him.

Late in the game, the Eagles tacked on one more in the sixth, and another in the top of the seventh to stretch the lead to 5. Castro stayed in for the final inning to try to secure the win and a complete game. With only one out, the Aztecs were able to get a runner on second and put some pressure on the Eagle D. However, a great play in the outfield by Junior Tyler Breedlove led to a double play and secured the win for FC.

Junior Bailey Brogan said the game went well, and their execution showed the team they can compete with anyone.

“The game went well,” Brogan said, “We executed as a team and made the plays we needed to. Our hitting came through and once our defense settled down we were playing our best. The game showed we can play with the best in our division, and we can get hits off even the best pitchers teams have to offer. I look forward to many more games like this one.”

The Eagles are now 7-1 and play their next game Saturday, March 21 as the team takes a road trip to Cambria to play a double header against Coast Union.

For more sports, read the article Baseball sport shorts: Kings Christian.

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By |2015-03-18T00:00:00-07:00March 18th, 2015|Announcements, Spring, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Baseball sport shorts: Kings Christian

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The Eagles traveled to Lemoore and defeated the Crusaders of Kings Christian, 9-3, March 13. Be sure to catch the Eagles in action against Mendota, March 17.

Boys Baseball Sport Shorts, 2015

For a preview to the Eagles baseball season and look at their scores so far, check out the score on Maxpreps, 2014-2015, for dates, times, and other winter sports.

Also check out the schedule for this year baseball season on Fresno Christian athletic website. The overall score for FC is currently 6-1. The first league game will be played on April 7.

Eagles win 9-3 over rival, March 13

Travelling to Lemoore Friday, the Fresno Christian baseball team was set to play the Crusaders of Kings Christian. The two schools had a bit of history between their football programs, being in the two previous 8-man championship football game, and much of that emotion was set to be shown on the diamond that afternoon.

Throwing their ace, the Crusaders were able to keep the eagles bats at check early in the game, leading to a scoreless top half of the inning. In the field, Senior Dillon Owens took the ball for the Eagles, and pitched a scoreless few innings. After scoring one run in the second, the Eagles’ offense exploded in the third for four runs during a two-out rally, and quickly jumped out to a five run lead. Kings was able to close the margin, bringing in one in the bottom of the inning, but struggled to bring in runs for the remainder of the game.

The Eagles picked up one more in the fourth, and three more in the top of fifth, increasing their lead. Meanwhile, Kings was able to bring in one more in the bottom of the sixth, which would be the last time they would see Owens. In the seventh Taylor Howard came in to relive Owens and struggled early on. Freshman Roman Endicott came in with one out and the bases loaded to try to put the game away. After striking out the first batter and forcing a ground ball for the next, the Eagles got out of the jam and came away with the 9-3 victory.

Tyler Sellers, ’16, was very excited about the outcome of the game and was really encouraged by how everyone played.

“The game was great,” Sellers said. “It showed us we were able to compete with and beat one of the better teams in our division. The guys played well and played hard until the end. we faced a good picture and proved to ourselves we cam hit off the best teams have to offer. Overall I’m very excited for what the rest of the season holds.”

The Eagles are now 6-1 and are currently on a five game winning streak. The Eagles next game will be on Tuesday, March 17 as the team travels to Mendota High School.

For most sport, read the article Baseball sport short: Stone Ridge Christian

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By |2015-03-16T00:00:00-07:00March 16th, 2015|Announcements, Spring, Uncategorized|1 Comment

World of Sports: Say our goodbyes

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With the retirement of NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon, it’s appropriate to say our goodbyes.

A legend announced it would be his last season participating in his beloved sport, in Janurary. Starting his professional career in 1993, the 23-year veteran decided to give it one more go-around (literally) before calling it quits. 2015 marks the last time you will see Jeff Gordon driving the 24 car around the track.

Now I understand there are mixed opinions regarding the “sport” of NASCAR; how hard is it to turn left a couple hundred times and win a race, right? I’m not here to convince you how great NASCAR is, I’m here to pay respect to one of the all-time greatest of his sport.

It’s appropriate to say our goodbyes.

Over the years, everyone has had that one player to elevate his sport and his team to an elite level. And like all things in life, they eventually come to an end. Baseball and the Yankees had Derek Jeter, who retired this past season. Basketball and the Bulls had Michael Jordan. Football has two greats: Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, who are nearing the ends of their careers that helped transform the game to what it is today. And NASCAR has Jeff Gordon.

Gordon burst onto the scene in the mid 90s, where legend Richard Petty was wrapping up his career, and star Dale Earnhardt Sr. was in his prime. Both stars said this kid was going to be great one day, and he certainly was.

Starting in 764 consecutive races, Gordon has never missed a race. In those races, he has 79 poles, including two this season already, which leads all active drivers. He has a total of 92 wins, ranking third all-time in NASCAR, including three back-to-back seasons with 10 or more wins (1996-1998).

Gordon changed NASCAR and the racing world. His success and likeable personality not only set an example of winning, but how to win with character. His final season will be one that will certainly be cherished, and he will definitely be missed on the track in the years to come. –Senior Aaron DeWolf

Three time Daytona 500 winner (1997, 1999, 2005) and four time Sprint Cup Champion (1995, 1997, 1998, 2001), the numbers speak for themselves. There is no doubt his greatest, but now we are beginning to ask “How great”? In response to that, we can hear whispers of “The greatest of all-time.”

Gordon not only made a name for himself throughout his career, but he brought the sport of NASCAR from a recreational event to a full scale season. His popularity as a driver not only put NASCAR on the television sets of Americans, but captured the attention of those in Europe as well, where racing is much more popular.

Taking the sport to the big time, Gordon elevated not only his standards, but the standards of the entire racing world, making his contributions to the sport that much more valuable, and that is why his farewell season is so bitter-sweet.

Gordon changed NASCAR and the racing world. His success and likeable personality not only set an example of winning, but how to win with character. His final season will be one that will certainly be cherished, and he will definitely be missed on the track in the years to come.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @dewolf14.

For more sports, read the March 9 article, Senior shines on field, leaves legacy.

By |2015-03-12T00:00:00-07:00March 12th, 2015|Sports Column, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Baseball sport short: Stone Ridge Christian

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The Eagles defeated Stone Ridge Christian, 22-7, March 7, and now will travel to Lemoore to play Kings Christian, March 14.

Boys Baseball Sport Shorts, 2015

For a preview to the Eagles baseball season and look at their scores so far, check out the score on Maxpreps, 2014-2015, for dates, times, and other winter sports.

Also check out the schedule for this year baseball season on Fresno Christian athletic website. The overall score for FC is currently 5-1. The first league game will be played on April 7.

The Eagles take home another win, 22-9

For the Eagles second double-header of the season, Fresno Christian hosted the visiting Knights of Stone Ridge Christian, Sat., March 7. The Eagles were looking to keep their momentum coming off a big game against Laton earlier in the week.

In the first game, Junior Tyler Sellers took the ball and started off with a nine pitch, nine strikes inning and held the Knights scoreless. In the bottom of the inning, the Eagles bats made a statement early, driving in four runs. However, in the top of the second, Stone Ridge came back with six runs of their own to take the lead.

From then on neither team would let the other get hot. With both teams scoring a few runs here and there, by the sixth inning the Eagles led 11-9. However, after holding the Knights scoreless in the top of the inning, the Eagles were able to get their offense scoring again and were able to put the game away. The final score read 22-9.

Overall the games went very well. The underclassman played really well in the first game and gained some valuable experience. The starters in the second game came through as well and hit the ball effectively. We still have to work defensively on simply ground balls and throwing errors, but the game was helpful for the team to get some confidence before some tougher games coming up. –Senior Dillon Owens

In the second game Senior Dillon Owens took the ball for the Eagles and kept the Knights in check. Offensively, the Eagles could not be stopped. Scoring five runs in the first and 11 in the second, they quickly put the game away. The Knights showed some life in the fifth, but by then it was too late. Owens pitch a complete game and got the win, as the Eagles easily came away with a 19-4 victory.

Owens was happy with the way the team played as a whole, but says they still have to work on the little things.

“Overall the games went very well.” Owens said. “The underclassman played really well in the first game and gained some valuable experience. The starters in the second game came through as well and hit the ball effectively. We still have to work defensively on simply ground balls and throwing errors, but the game was helpful for the team to get some confidence before some tougher games coming up.”

The Eagles next game will be on March 13, as the team travels to Lemoore to face Kings Christian.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @DeWolf14.

For more sports, read the March 9 article, Sports Center: March 6 – April 6.

By |2015-03-10T00:00:00-07:00March 10th, 2015|Announcements, Spring, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Boys basketball sport shorts: FC loses to Liberty in first round

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With a 11-15 overall record, the Fresno Christian Eagles landed as the fifth seed in CIF Central Section Division V playoff bracket and were defeated by Liberty Madera-Ranchos, 65-33, Feb. 27.

With a 11-15 overall record, the Fresno Christian Eagles landed as the fifth seed in CIF Central Section Division V playoff bracket. They were set to travel and play the four seed Liberty Madera-Ranchos for the first round of the playoffs and beat FC, 65-33, Feb. 27.

The game opened with the Eagles unable to make a shot, but along with the offensive inefficiency, their defense struggled to hold its own against the Hawks shooting. Only scoring seven points in the first quarter and nine in the second, FC managed only 16 points in the first half. Meanwhile, the Hawks annihilated the Eagles zone and went for 40 in the first half.

In the second half, FC’s scoring woes struggles continued, scoring only four points in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, they were finally able to get something going, scoring 13, but it was far too late as the Hawks coast by with a 65-33 victory. The Eagles’ 33 points was the lowest scoring game for FC since their season opener.

Coach Jonathan Penberthy was sad to see the season end so soon, but was proud of his team, how far they had come, and the effort they put forth against Liberty in first round.

“Obviously, no one wants to see their season end that way. especially for the seniors,” Penberthy said. “We had a great season and learned a lot, our seniors showed the underclassman what hard work it takes to be successful, and left our program in good hands. I wish them well in the future, but am also looking forward to next year and all the promise it holds.”

The Eagles season is over and many of the players are already gearing up for the baseball season.

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By |2015-03-02T00:00:00-07:00March 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized, Winter|1 Comment

World of Sports: NBA vs NCAA

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National Basketball Association has some serious completion from the college game: NCAA.

The National Basketball Association, or NBA, is the world’s premier professional basketball league. As a sports fan, and a basketball player myself, I love the game of basketball. However, the NBA is a sad excuse to even carry the name of basketball in its name.

With little to no defense being played, vastly different rule changes, and very little team play involved, in this World of Sports spotlight, the NBA is not where the best basketball is being played.

Growing up playing basketball and falling in love with the game, basketball is a fantastic sport; both to be a part of as a player or to just watch for fun. The intensity, fast pace, and almost constant highlight reel plays keep everyone engaged. However, the NBA has become more focused on entertainment rather than the game itself.

Start with the clock; I have no beef with the four quarters rather than two halves, but with a shot clock that is one-third shorter than other leagues (24 seconds versus 35 seconds), it barely gives a team enough time to run an actual offense. The reason for this is to encourage a quick paced game with quick shots to keep the fans excited.

However, it takes away from the beauty of the game; executed a set offense to perfecting, even if it takes 34 of the 35 seconds is one of the most rewarding things to experience as a player. Essentially, the clock takes away from the team aspect and encourages whoever has the ball to show off their stuff.

Growing up playing basketball and falling in love with the game, basketball is a fantastic sport; both to be a part of as a player or to just watch for fun. The intensity, fast pace, and almost constant highlight reel plays keep everyone engaged. However, the NBA has become more focused on entertainment rather than the game itself. — Senior Aaron DeWolf

Besides just the clock, there are other subtle, but big differences in the rules that change the game. A jump ball, for instance, is normally granted to whoever has “possession” (or the team that did not get the ball last). However, in the NBA, it results in an actual jump ball, that more often that not features a 7-foot big man and a less-than-that guard or forward. Defensively, the NBA has a “Defensive three-in-the-key”, prohibiting defenders to camp in the zone and block shots (essentially to increase scoring).

When it comes to fouls, players are given six fouls, rather than five, and I have no idea why. Perhaps because the games are eight minutes longer (48 minutes rather than 40 in college) but I think it only allows players to stay on the court longer. Coaches are given seven timeouts rather than five, decreasing strategy of when to call timeouts and the drama when teams run out.

Lastly, for the most part, very few people actually try to play defense in the NBA, in large part because they are facing the best ballplayers in the world, but it leads to less effort and thus higher scoring games (which afterall that is what the NBA is geared towards).

Meanwhile, in collegiate basketball, while we may not see LeBron James score 30 a game, or a spectacular Chris Paul to Blake Griffin alley-oop, or see Stephen Curry break anyone’s ankles, you will see genuine, team basketball. Five players working together like a well-oiled machine, feeding off each others energy and key plays.

Fundamental defense, no cheap, offensive oriented rules, and an actual effort put in to every game is what you will find in NCAA competition. On top of that, every spring we witness the greatest tournament any sport has every managed to produce in March Madness, with Cinderella stories coming from no name schools year after year.

There is no doubt the best athletes play in the NBA, so if you are looking for entertainment and highlight reels plays, go ahead and watch it; but if you are looking for great basketball, close games that actually mean something, key strategies and an actual effort put into every game, look no further than the NCAA. Collegiate basketball is the essential, pure form of basketball at its finest, the way it should be played.

This wrier can be reached via Twitter: @ DeWolf14.

For more sports, read the Feb. 12 article, Boys soccer sport short: Minarets.

By |2015-02-25T00:00:00-07:00February 25th, 2015|Sports Column, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Boys basketball sport shorts: Fowler

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For a preview to the Eagles basketball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Winter Sports Box Scores, 2014-2015, for dates, times, and all winter sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagle’s schedule for the upcoming season at Max Preps. The Eagles are currently 10-11 overall record and 2-3 in league play. The Eagle’s next game will be Feb. 27 as they take on Liberty High School.

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Disappointing final league game , Feb. 17

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Junior Tyler Breedlove attempts a free throw during the Fowler game.

For their final game of the regular season, the boys varsity basketball team traveled to Fowler High School to take on the Redcats. The two teams went into double overtime the first time they met, so both squads were looking to play their best for the win.

The first quarter was a back and forth affair; neither team able to pull ahead by more than five points. Bucket after bucket from both sides led to a good quarter, with Fowler holding a slight advantage 17-15. In the second quarter, FC began to fall apart. Multiple turnovers and little offensive efficiency led to the Eagles only scoring five points in the second quarter. going into half, they found themselves down 33-20.

After halftime, the Redcats came alive. With the majority of their points coming from behind the three point line, they quickly extended their lead. Meanwhile, the Eagles struggled on the offensive end, leading to missed opportunities and uncommon errors. The trend continued throughout the entirety of the second half, as the Eagles fell 69-42.

Senior Christopher Grossman was very disappointed after the game. The only words he had for the media were “I’m only here so I don’t get fined.”

With the loss, the Eagles finished the season 11-15 overall and a 3-7 record in West Sequoia League play. The team is waiting to hear back from the playoff committee to determine their playoff schedule.

For more sport articles read the World of Sports: NBA vs NCAA

By |2015-02-18T00:00:00-07:00February 18th, 2015|Uncategorized, Winter|0 Comments

Boys basketball sport shorts: Caruthers

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For a preview to the Eagles basketball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Winter Sports Box Scores, 2014-2015, for dates, times, and all winter sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagle’s schedule for the upcoming season at Max Preps. The Eagles are currently 10-11 overall record and 2-3 in league play. The Eagle’s next game will be Feb. 17 as they take on the Fowler Redcats.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2014-2015
Disappointing loss for the Eagles, Feb. 13

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Senior Cole Nale attempts a Lay up in the game vs. the Caruthers Blue Raiders.

For their second to last game of the regular season, the boys varsity basketball team traveled to Caruthers High School to take on the Blue Raiders. Losing to them earlier in the season, the Eagles were looking to rebound and upset the Raiders on their home court.

The game started slow, with both teams struggling to find offensive success, leading to a low scoring first quarter. In the second, the Blue Raiders started to hit their outside shots and move the ball, jumping out to an early lead. Meanwhile, the Eagles continued to struggle, getting up shots but not having them fall, they found themselves down at half 24-14.

In the third quarter, Caruthers began to pull away. Getting hot from beyond the ark and pushing the ball, the Blue Raiders had momentum on their side. The Eagles began to be more successful and have their shots fall, but the could not contain the Raiders shooting. In the fourth, the Eagles were able to stop the bleeding, but it was too late. At the final buzzer, the score read Caruthers 59, FC 37.

Senior Cole Nale was disappointed with the result, but says the team needs to stay focused on playoffs in the coming days.

“The game went terrible as most can tell by the score.” Nale said, “There were times that we struggled to break the press which led to a turnover and a score for Caruthers. We could have improved on many things, but it doesn’t affect playoffs though. We might be making changes to defense and adding plays but im just ready to win a playoff game!”

The Eagles fall to 11-14 and 3-6 in WSL.

The team’s next game will be on Tuesday, February 17 as FC travels to Fowler for their last regular season contest.

For more sports, read the article Boys soccer sport short: Caruthers

By |2015-02-17T00:00:00-07:00February 17th, 2015|Uncategorized, Winter|1 Comment

Boys basketball sport shorts: Riverdale

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Tuesday, February 10, the Eagles of Fresno Christian travelled to Riverdale High School to take on the Cowboys.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2014-15
For a preview to the Eagles basketball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Winter Sports Box Scores, 2014-2015, for dates, times, and all winter sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagle’s schedule for the upcoming season at Max Preps. The Eagles are currently 10-11 overall record and 2-3 in league play. The Eagle’s next game will be Feb. 27 as they take on Liberty High School.

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Disappointing loss, Feb. 10

Tuesday, February 10, the Eagles of Fresno Christian travelled to Riverdale High School to take on the Cowboys. The Eagles were looking to keep momentum on their side coming off a close game against Parlier.

Out of the gate, the Cowboys came ready to play, scoring the games first eight points, six of which came on the team’s first three possessions. The Eagles struggled on the glass, stiff rims led to long rebounds that found the ball back in the cowboys hands time after time.

At the end of the first quarter, the Cowboys led 17-8. In the second, the Eagles continued to struggle, with their starts in early foul trouble and another out with injury the team found themselves short handed. However, in the final minutes of the half, the team was able to go on a quick run and keep the game close. At the intermission, Riverdale led 31-28.

After halftime, the Eagles defensive struggles continued. Despite their offensive efficiency, they could not keep the Cowboys from putting the ball in the basket. At the end third, the Cowboys led 49-41. In the fourth, much of the same trend continued. Despite their offense, the Eagles defense lacked. At the final buzzer, the score read 68-59.

Justin Houts, ’16, said the game was disappointing to lose and that the team needed to execute better.

“We should’ve beat them.” Houts said, “They made some shots but they out rebounded and out hustled us. We played decently offensively but couldn’t stop them on defense. We need to execute better by boxing out and not giving them more shots if we want to win our next few games and make playoffs.”

With the loss, the Eagles fall to 11-13 overall and a 3-5 record in WSL.

The Eagles next game will be Friday, February 13 as the team travels to Caruthers to take on the Blue Raiders.

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Boys basketball sport shorts: Parlier

Following a loss on the team’s Senior Night, Fresno Christian looked to rebound as they travelled to Parlier High School Friday night. The Panthers, in their new gym, looked to upset the visiting Eagles and send them home with a loss.

The game started with good defense; both sides found it difficult to kind success against the team’s respective zones. In the second, the defensive trend continued and led to a very low scoring affair. At halftime, the Eagles held a slight advantage 19-18.

Coming out of the half, the Eagles came alive. Starting with solid defense leading to easy buckets in transition, they quickly jumped out to an early lead. They continued the trend for the remainder of the quarter, and found themselves up by as much as 13. However, Parlier would not go away without a fight.

Roaring back in the fourth quarter, the Panthers found themselves within two points of the lead with less than a minute left. The Eagles managed to execute in the closing seconds, make their free throws and rebound, and squeaked by with a 44-39 victory.

Sophomore Trevor Trevino said the game started well but the team lost fire late in the game, and that they need to keep that intensity up throughout the entire game.

“I thought we got off to a good start in the beginning,” Trevino said, “but we started to slack off in the fourth quarter and we should’ve started to make adjustments earlier. We could’ve pushed the ball more and had more helpside defense. We need to get better at staying aggressive, attacking the basket, and making good passes.”

The Eagles are now 11-12 overall and 3-4 of WSL.

The Eagles next game will be in Riverdale as the team travels to take on the Cowboys.

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Boys basketball sport shorts: Minarets

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For the final Fresno Christian varsity boys’ home basketball game, the Eagles were set to take on the Mustangs of Minarets.

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For a preview to the Eagles basketball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Winter Sports Box Scores, 2014-2015, for dates, times, and all winter sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagle’s schedule for the upcoming season at Max Preps. The Eagles are currently 10-11 overall record and 2-3 in league play. The Eagle’s next game will be Feb. 6 as they take on Parlier High School.

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Eagles are defeated by the Minaret’s Mustangs, Jan. 27

For the final Fresno Christian varsity boys’ home basketball game, the Eagles were set to take on the Mustangs of Minarets. The Eagles lost to the ‘Stangs earlier in the year and were looking to redeem themselves on the team’s Senior Night.

Before the game, time was taken to honor the seven seniors on the Varsity team. Christopher Grossman, Daniel Cliff, Aaron DeWolf, Anthony Zhang, Toby Pan, Trevor Beal, and Cole Nale were all honored before the game for their efforts throughout their high school basketball career.

Both teams came out with energy. The Mustangs’ full court press quickly caught the eagles off guard and led to easy buckets. However, the Eagles’ shooting and deadly range from beyond the perimeter kept them in the game.

By the end of the first quarter, the score was knotted at 20. In the second quarter, the Eagles’ defense picked up, holding the Mustangs to only seven points in the quarter. Meanwhile, their offense remained hot, hitting their shots and jumped out to a quick lead heading into halftime, 35-27

In the second half, at the start of the third quarter, the Eagles scoring ceased to exist. Much like it has all season, the scoring woes in the second half continued, as the Eagles were unable to put the ball in the hoop, helping keep Minarets in the game.

In the fourth quarter, the game was close, with Minarets holding a slight three point lead with under three minutes to play. However, the ‘Stangs were able to get hot, score some three-point shots, and nurse the lead with free throws, as they pulled away with a 65-56 victory.

Senior Aaron DeWolf said it was disappointing to lose on senior night and the team has a lot of work to do.

“It was a disappointing loss,” DeWolf said. “Any lose is tough, but being senior night we all really wanted to come away with the win. We need to stay focused and get better as a team if we want to make a run in playoffs, and it is going to take a lot of hard work to get there.”

The Eagles fall to 10-12 on the year with the loss and a 2-4 record in WSL play.

The Eagles next game will be on Friday as the team travels to Parlier to take on the Panthers.

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60 seconds with Dooman returns (Video)

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The senior duo of Aaron DeWolf and Christopher Grossman do not currently create videos, a team has decided to resurrect a short segment those to did as freshmen: 5 seconds with Dooman with this longer segment.

In an effort to celebrate video goofiness, The Feather video staff has decided to return to a 2012 favorite video series. While the senior duo of Aaron DeWolf and Christopher Grossman do not currently create videos, a team has decided to resurrect a short segment those to did as freshmen: 5 seconds with Dooman.

Today the duo creates an extended version: 60 seconds with Dooman.

For those viewers who missed the series, they might check out the advanced search button at the top of the menu bar and search for John Dooman. However, another way to check out DeWolf and Grossman as freshmen and their novice ways, please look for The Show (2012-13) with Grossman and DeWolf. A reasonable place to begin might be with Episode No. 1 in August 2012.

At the end of each episode, the next video is promoted. Viewers may wish to comment on the youthful look of the two guest hosts but a not so different look of Dooman.

In this week’s episode, Dooman attempts a flip in the hall way (key word is attempts) and revisits the once popular sport of ghosting made famous by former P.E. and video teacher Scott Callisch. The Feather hopes views will leave comments and suggestions below for Dooman to try or be involved in.

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Boys basketball sport shorts: Fowler

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For their second to last home game of the season, the Eagles of Fresno Christian hosted the Fowler Redcats, Jan. 30.

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For a preview to the Eagles basketball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Winter Sports Box Scores, 2014-2015, for dates, times, and all winter sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagle’s schedule for the upcoming season at Max Preps. The Eagles are currently 10-10 overall record and 2-2 in league play. The Eagle’s next game will be Feb. 3 as they take on Minarets High School.

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Eagle loose in overtime, Feb. 2

For their second to last home game of the season, the Eagles of FC hosted the Fowler Redcats, Jan. 30. The Redcats entered the game with a 14-3 overall record and 4-0 in West Sequoia League.

In the first quarter both teams came out strong and competitive. Trading the lead back and forth and making key shots from both sides kept the game close. The same storyline continued in the second quarter. At the half, the Redcats held a slight lead, 19-18.

In the third quarter, momentum shifted to Fowler. Knocking down shots and keeping the Eagles from score helped them gain an advantage, heading into the fourth with an 11-point lead. In the fourth, the Eagles came fighting back; scoring seven straight points to quickly make it a four point game with five minutes left in the final quarter.

It was a great game. We came back after being down big and competed for the entire game. That’s all you can ask for as a coach. –Jonathan Penberthy, Co-Athletic Director

The Eagles had the ball and found themselves trailing by two with less than 30 seconds left. A clutch basket from senior Trevor Beal with two seconds left tied the game at 39 and sent the game into overtime.

In overtime, the same game continued. The Redcats were able to gain a slight lead heading into the final minute of the four minute period. Down by three, senior Cole Nale was able to hit a game-tying three with eight seconds left to send it into the seconds overtime.

In the second overtime, the Redcats were able to force a few key turnovers to take the lead, and with the Eagles forced to foul, were able to pull away with a 54-48 victory over the Eagles.

Head coach Jonathan Penberthy was pleased by how well the team played, as it proved how well they can compete, but it was a tough loss to swallow.

“It was a great game.” Penberthy said, “We came back after being down big and competed for the entire game. That’s all you can ask for as a coach. They were only a couple plays better than us but that’s all you need in a game like this. It should us that we can compete with anyone; Fowler is the fourth ranked team in D4, and we gave them a run for their money.”

The Eagles next game will be Senior Night as the team hosts the Minarets Mustangs.

For more sports, read the article World of Sports: NBA vs NCAA

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Boys basketball sport shorts: Caruthers

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For a preview to the Eagles basketball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Winter Sports Box Scores, 2014-2015, for dates, times, and all winter sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagle’s schedule for the upcoming season at Max Preps. The Eagles are currently 10-10 overall record and 2-2 in league play. The Eagle’s next game will be Feb. 3 as they take on Minarets High School.

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Eagles are defeated by the Blue Raiders , Jan. 27

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Senior Cole Nale goes for the three in the game versus the Caruthers Blue Raiders.

The Caruthers Blue Raiders (2-1 in WSL) and the FC Eagles (2-1 in WSL) took to the floor for the much anticipated rivalry game between the two schools. The past two years, the Blue Raiders have been winless when traveling to Fresno, and they were looking to break that streak with a win.

However, the Eagles came out strong and ready to play, scoring the game’s first points and pulling out to an early lead. Aided by the scoring of senior Christopher Grossman, the Eagles were able to have a ten point lead at the end of first quarter, 15-5. In the second, the Blue Raiders slowly began to find ways to score against FC’s zone, and were able to limit Grossman’s hot-hand. At halftime, the eagles held a slim 22-21 lead.

In the third quarter, despite scoring early and gaining the initial advantage, the Eagles struggled offensively throughout the third quarter and for the remainder of the game. Late in the third and early in the fourth, Caruthers was able to get hot and knock down their shots, allowing them to hold a healthy lead and force the eagles to play more aggressive than they were used to. Late in the fourth, the Eagles were forced to foul and allowed Caruthers to increase their lead, making the score closer than it was. At the final buzzer, the score read Caruthers 57, FC 40.

Senior captain Trevor Beal said it was a disappointing loss after all of the hype, but Caruthers is a very beatable team and he looks forward to playing them again.

“Yesterday’s game was a tough test for us.” Beal said, “They are a good team and we need to continue to get better in order to best them and other good teams in the future. I believe that eventually we will be on their level and beat them.”

With the loss, the Eagles fall to 10-10 overall with a 2-2 record in West Sequoia League. Caruthers improves to 11-7 with a 3-1 record in WSL.

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For more sports, read the Jan. 22 article, Boys basketball sport shorts: Parlier.

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World of Sports: Super Bowl XLIX

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Super Bowl XLIX is expected to be home to one of the greatest Super Bowls ever, Feb. 1, and students are picking sides, ready to defend their team.

This Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, will see plenty of action. Greasy fingers grabbing TV remotes, soda spilling on the couch, loud cheering, unrestrained laughing and toilet-clogging flushing.

It’s Super Bowl Sunday.

Despite the popularity of the junk food on hand, the annually anticipated commercials, and always talked about Halftime Show, Super Bowl XLIX is expected to be home to possibly one of the greatest Super Bowls ever.

A few of you may remember back in fall; Week 9 of the NFL season. At the halfway point in the year, I picked the Arizona Cardinals and the Indianapolis Colts to be playing Super Bowl XLIX. We all know how that turned out. At the time the 8-1 Cardinals were playing some of the best football in the league, but that went out the window when quarterback Carson Palmer suffered his season-ending injury a few weeks later and the team lost in the first round of the playoffs.

Meanwhile, the Colts, lead by my boy Andrew Luck, managed to make it to the AFC Conference Championship game where they proceeded to lose in a very controversial 45-7 game against the New England Patriots. (Controversial because of Deflategate, but that’s another topic entirely). Nonetheless, here we are the week of the big game with the New England Patriots set to play the defending Champions Seattle Seahawks.

In a Super Bowl that the media has loved to cover, their have been plenty, perhaps too many headlines that both casual and hardcore fans have found themselves reading over the past two weeks. It all starts with the proven rumors that the Patriots deflated their footballs in the AFC Championship game against the Colts. While people have been focusing most of their attention to bitter remarks toward this storied franchise, they have forgotten some of the other headlines this Super Bowl offers.

First of all, we have to address the greatness of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. Brady, already owner of three Super Bowl rings, looks to become only the third player in NFL history to bring home four rings in his career (the others being Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw). Meanwhile, Belichick finds himself in his sixth Super Bowl in fifteen seasons, an unheardof accomplishment around the league today.

Secondly, the Seahawks defense looks to prove itself against the future Hall of Famer Brady. “Legion of Boom”, led by superstar Richard Sherman , Boast numbers equivalent to, if not better, than some of the best team defenses in NFL History. The Steel Curtain of the 1970s, the ’85 Bears, and early 2000s Baltimore Ravens have sat by these past two years and watch their beloved records slowly fall to the ground. And when you consider how much more offensively oriented the NFL is nowadays compared to back then, it makes this Seahawks defense even more respected.

We also have the pleasure of watching one potential dynasty play a former dynasty. The Patriots of the 2000s, led by Brady back in his prime, was the last team to win back-to-back Super Bowls in ’03 and ’04. They continued their success and have dominated the AFC for the past decade. If Rusell Wilson and company were to get the job Sunday, like it or not but the dynasty talk will begin. Wilson, in his third year as a starter, is already in his second Super Bowl.

Backed by arguably the best running back in the game (although his future is uncertain), and not only one of the best defenses in NFL history, but also one of the youngest. This team could be a powerhouse for years to come. As some of these players are continuing to get better or just now hitting their prime, win or lose Sunday, the Seahawks will be a force to be reckoned with for a while.

Lastly, this game will beyond a doubt be home to some gutsy play calling. Both coaches and their staff have been known to have quite a few trick plays up their sleeve. Pete Carroll and the Seahawks faked a kick that scored a touchdown in the NFC Championship game, that helped spark them on to victory over the Green Bay Packers.

Meanwhile, as of late, Belichick has developed some of the leagues oddest formations, including four down linemen to seven down linemen, to wide receiver throws and more, Belichick always seems to be one step ahead of the curve. So do not be surprised if you find yourself blinking at the television in awe on Sunday after an unbelievable play.

I’m not going to sit here and tell you who is going to win, because frankly I have no idea; it could go either way. Coaching, quarterback play, defensive match-ups and the running game will all be factors for both teams. I will tell you, however, that this will be one Super Bowl you will not want to miss, as it has the potential to be one of the best in the history of the game.

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For more sports, read the Jan. 30 article, Boys basketball sport shorts: Caruthers.

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Boys basketball sport shorts: Parlier

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FC boys basketball face the Parlier Panthers for their second league game of the season.

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For a preview to the Eagles basketball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Winter Sports Box Scores, 2014-2015, for dates, times, and all winter sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagle’s schedule for the upcoming season at Max Preps. The Eagles are currently 9-9 overall record and 1-1 in league play. The Eagle’s next game will be Jan. 23 as they take on Riverdale High School.
Eagles bring in yet another victory, Jan. 20

For their second West Sequoia League (WSL) game, the FC Eagles faced the visiting Parlier Panthers in what would kick off a five game home-stand for the Eagles. FC was looking to rebound after their league opener loss to Minarets.

The Eagles came out strong and starter the game fast, forcing turnovers and disrupting the Panther offense. Offensively, the Eagles were able to get their shooters going and hit their shots. At the end of the first, the Eagles led 17-2. In the second quarter, Parlier strategized and was able to find success against the Eagle defense. Closing the margin before half, the score read FC 27, Parlier 17.

In the third, the Eagles were able to extend their lead ever so slightly. Finding themselves up by fifteen or more for most of the third quarter, FC kept Parlier on their heels. However, the Panthers closed the quarter strong and made it a ten point game heading into the fourth. In the fourth, Parlier continued to keep the game close, but was never able to get the deficit under seven points. After impressive defense and making late-game free-throws, the Eagles were able to come away with the victory, 55-44.

Senior Christopher Grossman said that he was pleased to get back on track with the win, but need to be more consistent as a team.

“It was a competitive game throughout,” Grossman said, “we came out strong, but allowed them to stick around in the second half instead of putting them away. We need to come out stronger and the second half and continue to play as a team throughout the game rather than being content with the lead we have.”

The Eagles get back to .500 with a 9-9 overall record and 1-1 in WSL play. The Panthers fall to 3-16 and 0-2 in League.

The Eagles next game will be against Riverdale High School as they host the visiting Cowboys.

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For more sports, read the Jan. 16 article, Boys basketball sport shorts: Avenal.

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Boys basketball sport shorts: Minarets

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FC boys basketball compete against the Minarets Mustangs in their first league game of the season.

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For a preview to the Eagles basketball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Winter Sports Box Scores, 2014-2015, for dates, times, and all winter sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagle’s schedule for the upcoming season at Max Preps. The Eagle’s next game will be Jan. 20 as they take on Parlier.
Eagles fall to the Minaret Mustangs

To kick off League, the Eagles of Fresno Christian traveled to Minarets High School to take on the Mustangs. The Mustangs entered the game winless on the season and was hungry for the taste of victory.

The Eagles started out strong, forcing turnovers and scoring quickly, and jumped out to an early 11-3 lead. However, Minarets came back and finished to quarter strong to keep the margin at a minimum. They carried that momentum into the second quarter and took the lead. Heading into the half, Minarets led FC by five.

In the third quarter, the game remained tight. One team would go on a run, and w few minutes later the other would come right back. Minarets excelled on the offensive glass, getting multiple second and third chance opportunities that helped them stay in front. Late in the fourth, the Mustangs were able to force turnovers and extend their lead. By the final buzzer the score read Minarets 63, Fresno Christian 44.

Neither team submitted their scorebook following the game.

Junior Tyler Breedlove said it was a disappointing way to start League and they have a few things to work on in the weeks to come.

“I felt like we didn’t play to our full potential.” Breedlove said, “I feel like we played hard but they just played harder. Well first off we need to get all our guys back and healthy, but basketball wise we need to limit turnovers and just play the game and don’t get caught up with the fans and players. But the biggest thing would be rebounding. I feel like it will be a wakeup call like hey let’s step it up. If we played to our full potential against the bigger teams I don’t believe it will effect that bad.”

The Eagles next League game will be on Tuesday, January 20 as the Eagles host the visiting Parlier Panthers.

For more sports articles read the Girls soccer sport shorts: Parlier.

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Boys basketball sport shorts: Avenal

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The FC boys basketball faced the Avenal Buccaneers for their first league game of the season.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2014-15
For a preview to the Eagles basketball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Winter Sports Box Scores, 2014-2015, for dates, times, and all winter sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagle’s schedule for the upcoming season at Max Preps. The Eagle’s next game will be Jan. 17 as they take on Sierra High School.
Eagles defeat Avenal, 44-41

Traveling to Avenal before their first West Sequoia League (WSL) game, the Eagles of FC faced the Buccaneers of Avenal High School. Avenal entered the game undefeated at home and looked to keep that streak going.

The Eagles came out hot right from the tip, jumping out to an early 10-0 lead before a Buccaneers timeout. The continued their roll throughout the quarter and led after one, 23-7. In the second, all the Eagles momentum stalled, as the Bucs came roaring back in the second and kept the game close. Avenal outscored the Eagles 18-7 in the second quarter, but still trailed at half 25-30.

In the third, both teams struggled. Turning the ball over possession after possession, neither team was able to gain momentum. In the fourth, things only got worse. After Avenal came back and finally tied the game at 41 with six minutes left in the quarter, neither team scored until the final seconds. With 13 seconds left on the clock, the Eagles had possession of the ball.

After struggling to get the ball inbounds, the Eagles found Chris Grossman, ’15, on the left wing. After a hectic ten seconds, Grossman found himself with the ball dribbling to his right and launched a three from the top of the key as time expired. By the grace of God, like the touch of a feather, the ball bounced off the backboard and into the hoop to win the game for the Eagles, 44-41.

“It was a game that defies explanation,” Grossman said. “Despite our hot start, we played really poorly. Even the buzzer beater was off a broken play. We couldn’t help but laugh after the game, because it was just such a strange 32 minutes. As far as the game-winner goes, I guess God does care about basketball.”

The Eagles next game will be on Friday, Jan. 16 as FC travels to Minarets High School for their first league game of the season.

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For more sports, read the Jan. 12 article, Boys basketball sport shorts: Riverdale Christian.

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World of Sports: College football transitions to playoffs

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For the first time in history, the college football world experienced a playoff. Not the typical multiple team, multiple division playoff, but a simple four team bracket; taking the top four teams in the nation and letting them play their hearts out.

After years of controversy and attempts to persuade minds to include a college playoff, the voices finally got through. Along with the new format came a new committee. No longer will the weekly AP polls tell the story of football power rankings.

Instead, a special selected playoff committee looks at each team week to week to see who are the best in the nation. While the top 25 teams still get a ranking, it is only the top 4 that get a chance in the playoff.

One reason collegiate football went away from the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) was the chance for smaller, lower conferenced teams to have a shot at the big time. In the format’s first year, small private school Texas Christian University came out and proved its worth, floating inside the top ten all season long. Despite winning their final game by 52, the team failed to land in the nation’s top four and settled for a lowly bowl game.

The four teams that did make it, (4)Ohio State (3)Florida State (2)Oregon and top ranked Alabama had the chance to make history, and they did! Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota from Oregon proved his dominance over previous winner Jameis Winston of Florida State.

While 3rd string quarterback Cardale Jones and Ohio State shocked the world by upsetting Nick Saban and the University of Alabama. Ohio State, with Ezekiel Elliot in the backfield, ran over the Ducks and went on to surprise the nation for the College Playoff trophy.

I can honestly say I have never been a big college football fan. I never liked the idea of ranking teams and bowl games, they just seemed boring to me. However, with the new playoff system, I became a big fan. — Senior Aaron DeWolf

However, looking back on the season, was the playoff and all the hype worth it? The BCS National Championship would have been undefeated Florida State against top ranked Alabama with the old ranking system, and our college football playoff, Oregon v. Ohio State, likely would have been the Rose Bowl.

With the playoff, however, it provides for much more excitement (as any playoff does). Not only is there a literal playoff, but a subliminal one as well. In the weeks leading up the season’s conclusions, top ranked teams are playing for their lives, knowing anyone has a shot in the final weeks to jump up the standing and have a shot at the trophy.

With the BCS, we never saw that. So essentially, though the “playoff” only takes place in January, the playoff really takes place all December long as teams fight to get in.

In addition, in its first year, the playoff allowed for a third string QB and a fourth ranked team to shock the nation and win the National Championship, something that would have never happened before. Initially I wanted TCU to make it over Ohio State, because I did not think a 3rd string QB could compete against such prestigious defenses, but Jones and Urban Myer’s game plan and execution proved me wrong. It just proves the beauty of the playoff that we have never gleaned from past years.

I can honestly say I have never been a big college football fan. I never liked the idea of ranking teams and bowl games, they just seemed boring to me. However, with the new playoff system, I became a big fan. In this world of sports rant, I love it.

In the years to come, as they fine tune the system and people get used to the format, other people will be attracted to the sport outside of just rooting for their alma mater. And hopefully the college fan crowd will increase with every game.

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For more sports read the Jan. 9 article, Boys and girls Garces tournament sport short.

By |2015-01-15T00:00:00-07:00January 15th, 2015|Sports Column, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Boys basketball sport shorts: Riverdale Christian

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During the home game against Riverdale Christian, Christopher Grossman drives toward the basket to make a point.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2014-15
For a preview to the Eagles basketball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Winter Sports Box Scores, 2014-2015, for dates, times, and all winter sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagle’s schedule for the upcoming season at Max Preps. The Eagle’s next game will be Jan. 13 as they take on Avenal High School.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2014-2015
Eagles loose to Firebaugh, Jan. 6

Concluding their final home game before the initiation of West Sequoia League (WSL) play, the Eagles of FC would host the Christ Ambassadors of Riverdale Christian. The Eagles were looking to rebound after a disappointing lost in their previous game against Firebaugh.

Initially, both teams started very slow. Missing easy lay-ups, free-throws and being off on their jump-shots, both teams struggled to put the ball in the hole. Despite both teams’ offensive woes, the Eagles defense at least stepped up in the low scoring affair.

Forcing turnover, steals and quick rebounds, they were able to get most of their points in transition. At the conclusion of the first quarter, the Eagles led 13-1. In the second, much of the same gameplay continued. Despite their struggles, Riverdale Christian managed to keep the gap the same as they trailed 22-10 at the half.

In the second half, the Eagles made an effort to get the ball inside since their outside shots were not falling. This combined with their continued success on defense helped increase the team’s lead. However, with their ability to get offensive rebounds and draw shooting fouls, the Christ Ambassadors would not go away without a fight. Nonetheless, by the fourth quarter, the Eagles had proved to be too much for RCHS, as they came away with the victory 49-25.

In the low scoring affair, the Eagles were led by Senior Aaron DeWolf with 11 points. Riverdale Christian did not submit their scorebook after the game.

DeWolf said the game was frustrating as shots were not falling, but was happy with the results and looks forward to next week.

“We could have, and maybe should have, won by a lot more,” DeWolf said. “Our shots were falling, and by the end [/fusion_builder_column]

[of the game] we were getting lazy on defense and rebounding. But I’m happy we came away with the won. Looking forward, League starts next week and we need to be at our best if we want to be successful.”

Aaron DeWolf, writer, also contributed to this article.

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By |2015-01-12T00:00:00-07:00January 12th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Boys basketball sport shorts: Firebaugh

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Aaron DeWolf, senior, dribbles the basketball with expertise.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2014-15
For a preview to the Eagles basketball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Winter Sports Box Scores, 2014-2015, for dates, times, and all winter sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagle’s schedule for the upcoming season at Max Preps. FC is currently 6-7 overall and 0-0 in the West Sequoia League as of Jan. 6. The Eagle’s next game will be Jan. 9, as they take on Riverdale Christian.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2014-2015
Eagles loose to Firebaugh, Jan. 6

During the three week Christmas break, the Fresno Christian boys basketball team played five games, going 3-2 over the course of those games. One of their two loses come to the Eagles of Firebaugh High School. Looking for a different outcome, the Eagles took on Firebaugh High School at home January 6.

Coming out, FC struggled early. Firebaugh forced turnovers early with their press and disrupted Fresno’s offense, allowing them to get out to an early lead. At the end of the first, the score read Firebaugh 22, FCS 13. In the second, Firebaugh’s size and depth began to take its toll. Getting offensive rebounds and subbing in fresh legs periodically allowed Firebaugh to keep up the tempo. By the half, Firebaugh led by a score of 42-23.

The second half was filled with more ups and downs for Fresno Christian. Initially, FC managed to chip away at the deficit and close the gap. However, at the end of the quarter, Firebaugh went on a run to go up by nearly 30. In the fourth, FC brought the score back down to a presentable margin, but nonetheless the score was nothing to be proud of. At the final final buzzer, Firebaugh came out victorious by a score of 76-52.

Fresno Christian was led by senior Cole Nale with 13 points on the night. Meanwhile, Firebaugh was led by star player Jason Allen, with 23.

Senior forward Trevor Beal says it was a dispointing loss, but the team has to get better and move forward.

“It was a tough game,” Beal said “We played them over the break and we knew their strengths coming in. We played hard but just couldn’t stop them. We need to move on and focus on the rest of season; learn from it and get better.”

The Eagles next game will be Friday, January 9th at home as Fresno will host Riverdale Christian High School.

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Boys basketball sport shorts: Alpaugh

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The FC boys basketball team competes against the Alpaugh High School Buffalos.

Eagles defeat Alpaugh High School

For FC’s first home game following their spirit of tournament games and road games, the Eagles took on the Buffalos of Alpaugh High School. Both teams entered the game with losing records, so the game was a necessary win for both teams to jump start their seasons.

The Eagles struggling early offensively. Alpaugh came out in a 1-3-1 defense, distrupting the Eagles’ offensive efficiency. Forcing turnovers and rebounding allowed the Buffalos to take an early lead. About halfway through the quarter, the Eagles began to find their groove offensively, clawing back into the lead to win the first quarter, 18-11.

In the second, the Eagles disrupted the Buffalo defensively, Holding Alpaugh to only 5 points in the second quarter. Meanwhile, the Eagles continued to find success against the Buffalo zone and finished the second half with a 33-16 lead.

In the third, both teams began to shoot the ball well. While Alpaugh began to knock down shots, they could not stop the Eagles on defense. This lead to a high scoring second half, with the Eagles barely outscoring Alpaugh 34-31. But at the final buzzer, the Eagles could not be denied the victory, 67-47.

This writer can be reached at via Twitter @dewolf14 or via email: Aaron DeWolf

By |2014-12-12T00:00:00-07:00December 12th, 2014|Uncategorized, Winter|1 Comment

Boys basketball sport shorts: Woodlake

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The Eagles face the Woodlake High School Tigers and receive their first league win for the season.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2014-15
For a preview to the Eagles basketball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Winter Sports Box Scores, 2014-2015, for dates, times, and all winter sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagle’s schedule for the upcoming season at Max Preps. FC is currently 2-4 overall and 0-0 in the West Sequoia League as of Dec. 9. The Eagle’s next game will be Dec. 11, as they take on the Alpaugh Buffaloes.
Easy pre season win for the Eagles, Dec. 9

For the Eagles’ first official non-tournament game, the FC Varsity boys basketball team took the drive to Woodlake High School to play the Tigers. Neither team had won a game up to this point of their respective seasons, so tonight would be the night for the teams to kick start their seasons.

The Eagles came out strong and jumped out to an early 7-2 lead. However, after turning the ball over, the Tigers climbed their way back into to trail by only one at the end of the quarter, 13-12. In the second, the Eagles came out strong. Scoring early and often, they kicked the game into high gear and elevated their play, outscoring their opponent 23-7 in the second quarter to take a 36-19 lead at half.

In the second half, the Eagles continued their success on both sides of the ball. Knocking down shots from three point range and holding the Tigers to one shot defensively, the Eagles could not be shaken. In the fourth quarter, with most of the bench getting their minutes, the Eagles came away with the clean victory 62-42.

Senior Trevor Beal led the Eagles in scoring with a season high 24 points on the night. Woodlake was led by guard Jacob Uarela with 20.

Junoir Tyler Breedlove, who scored 12 points on the night, says the team played well and that it was an important game to win. But as always, the team could have done better.

“The game went well,” Breedlove said. “We got the W. We started off rocky, not knowing all the offensive game plan. Deffensively we didn’t do too bad, just missed a few assignments. As a team we learned we can all shoot the ball fairly well and that the more we pass the better we do. We started to click before the half and had a smooth ride from there. We still need to work harder in practice in order to get our teammates better, and we can always shoot the ball more consistently.”

With the win, the Eagles improve to 1-4 on the year, as the Tigers of Woodlake fall to 0-2.

The Eagles next game will be at home Alpaugh High School, Dec. 11.

For more sports, read the World of Sports: MLB Off-season proves comparable to league

This writer can be reached via Twitter @dewolf14 or via email: Aaron DeWolf

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Boys basketball sport short: Madera South Tournament

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The Eagles travel to Madera South to enter their first tournament of the season.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2014-15
For a preview to the Eagles basketball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Winter Sports Box Scores, 2014-2015, for dates, times, and all winter sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagle’s schedule for the upcoming season at Max Preps. FC is currently 0-0 overall and 0-0 in the West Sequoia League as of Dec. 8. The Eagle’s next game will be Dec. 3, as they take on the Madera South Stallions.
Eagles loose all four games of tourney, Dec. 3-6

The Eagles entered their first tournament of the season at Madera South just two days after their win over the Yosemite Badgers. The Eagles would play four different teams, ranging from division two schools all the way down to division five over the course of four days.

The Eagles first game was a primetime game against the host team Madera South. South had many key players return from their successful season last year to play for their senior year. The Stallions came out strong and fast, forcing turnovers and pushing the pace, outscoring the Eagles 16-6 in the first quarter. In the second and third quarters, the Eagles managed to keep the margin minimal. Despite their efforts, South came back strong in the fourth, and pulled away with the victory 65-30.

The Eagles were lead offensively by senior Trevor Beal, scoring 14. Meanwhile, South’s Josh Johnson lead all scores with 21.

Playing in the Madera South Tournament was a great opportunity for us to play division 2, 3, and 4 schools. It provided great competition that we would have had a hard time being able to schedule. I walked away encouraged, seeing the way we competed. –Jonathan Penberthy, Co-Athletic Director

For the second game of the tournament, the Eagles would take on Division II school Madera High Coyotes. Led by their 6’7″ center, the Eagles would have to stop the Coyotes post game. The Eagles came out strong, scoring first and taking an early lead. After a back and forth first half, Madera lead by six at intermission. In the second half, with the Eagles starters in foul trouble and unable to defend well in the post without fouling, the Coyotes began to pull away. At the final buzzer the score read Madera 60, Fresno Christian 40.

The Eagles were lead offensively by guard Trevor Trevino, scoring 11. Madera’s center Ethan Richardson led all scores with 28.

The Eagles would take on Corcoran High School for their third game of the tournament. After a close first half, the Eagles pulled away in the fourth, mounting a ten point lead going into the fourth. However, after hitting a couple of shots to start the quarter, Corcoran climbed their way back into the game. Taking a lead late in the fourth, the Eagles had the ball in the final seconds. However after a controversial final seconds, the Eagles fell short 55-53.

The Eagles were led by Sophomore guard Trevor Trevino, who scored 18 points. Corcoran did not submit their stats from the game.

For the fourth and final game of the tournament the Eagles would play the Chieftians of Chowchilla High School. Again, the Eagles came out strong in the early quarters, trailing at half 26-21. However, Chowchilla came out and hit two early threes in the third to pull away and they never looked back. The final score read Chowchilla 58, Fresno Christian 43.

Neither team submitted their scorebooks from the game. Individual player stats were unavailable.

Head Coach Jonathon Penberthy says despite the results, he liked what he saw, and with a healthy and full lineup, is optimistic the results could have been different.

“Playing in the Madera South Tournament was a great opportunity for us to play division 2, 3, and 4 schools.” Penberthy said, “It provided great competition that we would have had a hard time being able to schedule. I walked away encouraged, seeing the way we competed. If we were completely healthy, I believe the results would have been a little different. Overall, we need to continue to get better in practice and use that time to better prepare for games.”

The Eagles fall to 0-4 on the year after the tournament. The team’s next game will be Tuesday, December 9 as they travel south to Woodlake High School.

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Boys basketball sport shorts: Yosemite

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With a new head coach and a new season, the Eagles face the Yosemite Badgers and come out with a win.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2014-15
For a preview to the Eagles basketball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Winter Sports Box Scores, 2014-2015, for dates, times, and all winter sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagle’s schedule for the upcoming season at Max Preps. FC is currently 0-4 overall and 0-0 in the West Sequoia League as of Dec. 6. The Eagle’s next game will be Dec. 9, as they take on the Woodlake Tigers.
Eagles win first game of 2014-2015 season, Dec. 3-6

After making it to the second round of the Division IV playoff last year, the FC Eagles basketball team looks for a similar, if not better result for the 2014-2015 season.

With an offseason full of excitement; getting moved back down to Division V, graduating four seniors, and having their head coach Robert Hubbard resigning, the Eagles received a makeover for the start of the season.

Newly hired Co-Athletic Director and head volleyball coach Jonathon Penberthy was put in charge of coaching the Varsity basketball tam. Bringing in his new coaching staff, he looks forward to a positive season and first year of coaching at FC.

The Eagles first game was a foundation game at home against the Yosemite Badgers. The Eagles beat the Badgers in the season opener last year, but with an almost entirely new lineup, the Eagles would have to dig deep to taste victory.

The game went very well especially for it being our first time out. We need to improve on our chemistry but that’ll come with time. We will get better as we play more games and learn each other’s tendencies. –Trevor Beal

Yosemite relied on their height advantage over the Eagles and looked to get the ball inside. Post entries and back cuts fed their offense, and the Eagles struggled early to find a way to stop the Badgers inside. After the first quarter, the Eagles held a slight lead, 12-11.

In the second, the Eagles adjusted their gameplan and fronted the post, forcing the Badgers to throw over the top into a double team. Offensively, FC was helped out by a few key baskets and offensive rebounds and stretched their lead to 29-21 going into the half.

In the second half, the Eagles began to get hot, knocking down three pointers left and right and extending their lead with each possession. Meanwhile their defense continued to perform at a high level and limit the Badgers offensively.

Heading into the fourth, the Eagles held a double digit lead, 43-32. In the Fourth, Yosemite made a comeback and got within 6 halfway through the quarter. However, the Eagles picked up the intensity and began to drive the ball offensively, leading to easy baskets and break away lay-ups. Coming on strong at the end, the Eagles came away with the victory 59-46.

The Badgers were lead offensively by big man Kade Cross, scoring 17 points to lead the team. Senior forward Trevor Beal led all scores with 22.

Beal was happy with the outcome of the game and is pleased with what he saw. Although not perfect, Beal is excited for the future and to see the players grows as a team.

“The game went very well especially for it being our first time out.” Beal said, “We need to improve on our chemistry but that’ll come with time. We will get better as we play more games and learn each other’s tendencies.”

For more articles, check out the World of Sports Column. This writer can be reached via Twitter @dewolf14.

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World of Sports: MLB Off-season proves comparable to league

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This year, not even two months after the conclusion of the postseason, teams are at it again.

The MLB off-season is always full of excitement. Blockbuster trades, high-rolling free agents, and big money signings have all been trends over the MLB’s past off-seasons. This year has been no exception.

Thanks to the MLB, being one of the only sports without a salary cap, the off-season can sometimes be just as fun to follow as the regular season. Watching your team cash in on an up-and-coming young star, or seeing them trade away their best player for pocket change is both rewarding and stressful. This year, not even two months after the conclusion of the postseason, teams are at it again.

When choosing a topic to discuss, I was reluctant to cover a sport which I’ve already focused on, but with all the moves and money being tossed around in the MLB, I had to come back to baseball.

It all started in early November, when the below average Miami Marlins extended the contract of their beloved outfielder and power hitter Giancarlo Stanton, signing the 26 year old for an unheard of 13 year, $325 million dollar contract. Is the slugger really worth the money? No. Or more importantly, why would the Marlins spend all this money on one player? They need to be spending it on other players who can come in and support him so Stanton will not have to carry the offense.

Meanwhile, the Boston Red Sox, my arch nemesis, now has one of the most powerful lineups in all of baseball. Signing both Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez. The heart of their lineup is now stacked. Plus, considering their trade with the Oakland Athletics mid season to acquire Yoenis Cespedes, the team now boasts some of the leagues most feared hitters.

However, as all baseball fans know, hitting can only get you so far. In order to get Cepedes, the Sox traded away their ace and only consistent pitcher Jon Lester, and as he floats around the free agent mill, fans can’t help but wonder who will pitch for Boston come spring.

Other big names have been tossed around the league as if they were rag dolls. The Atlanta Braves best power hitter and star defender Jason Heyward was traded to the St. Luis Cardinals, for in my opinion, the less than spectacular Shelby Miller. Josh Donaldson, the Oakland Athletics overall best player, was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for Brett Lawrie and a few young prospects.

The overused catcher Russell Martin is heading to Toronto on a five year, $82 million contract. While last years breakout hitter Nelson Cruz is heading to the Seattle Mariners to help my old pal Robinson Cano carry the load. Lastly, the highly talented Cuban prospect Yasmany Tomas signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks in order to hopefully bring some power back to the desert.

With many more months still to come in the off-season, rumors are floating around the league like never before. My beloved Yankees, usually the leaders in free agent signings this time of year, have not acquired one player. Rumors are they are looking to Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres in order to replace the washed up Alex Rodriguez, but nothing is for sure.

Big name pitchers, such as Jared Samardziji, Max Scherzer, David Robertson, and Jon Lester are awaiting their destinies. Other big bats have been tossed around the mill, rumored to be looking to be traded, such names include Matt Kemp, Evan Gattis, Jordan Zimmerman, Justin Upton, and Brandon Moss, just to name a few. This off-season is shaping up to be a blockbuster to say the least.

As a Yankee fan, I am sitting here waiting for us to land one of those big name players to improve our chances come spring. While every baseball fan at home is wishing for the same thing. Some are in fear of losing their best player to such trades, like the A’s with Donaldson. Some cellar dwellers are hoping to bring some people in to reignite their teams. But fans everywhere can only sit and wait, earnestly watching, hoping, and praying for a beneficial off-season.

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