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COLUMN: Why every student should go to NOTS

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“Night of the Stars”: the name of FC’s annual formal alone is enough to strike fond memories in my heart. NOTS is something that I have had the pleasure and privilege of being involved in every year of my high school tenure.

If you are unfamiliar with the nature of our formal, each class gets together over the months preceding the event to film, edit, and produce a shortened parody or recreation of a movie. During the actual events, students dress up and enjoy a nice dinner while they sit back and enjoy the movies. At the end of the night, awards are given out based on the on-screen performances.

My freshman year, our class produced a laughably bad rendition of “The Blind Side“. New to the idea of NOTS , we scraped together a 15 minute film over a couple weekends of hard work. Whatever opinion you have formulated in your mind as to how poor it turned out, I can assure you: it was much worse.

The night was a great time with some of my closest friends, and I can still picture pulling up to the venue in a limo with my best buds. It was a great night; for however awkward we were and how bad our movie was, I can honestly say it was one of the best memories I have of freshman year.

I will not bore you of the details of the following two years, because it would simply be more of what you’ve already read.

Night of the Stars is truly a FC exclusive. My friends at church who do not attend FC continually express their jealousy of the event, and I consistently feel blessed by the opportunity to partake in it.

I can say with absolute confidence that some of the best times I’ve had at FC have been a result of NOTS. Between the filming, inviting dates, awards, and generally just sharing in all of it with my best friends, my high school experience would not have been the same without it.

Every student should make an effort to get involved in and attend Night of the Stars. I know from personal experience that Student Leadership is working their very hardest to put together the nicest night possible.

Knowing that this will be my last year to have a hand in the affairs of NOTS, I am suddenly aware of how lucky I have been to experience it.

I’ve always thought that concept to be so funny. We as humans (kids especially) have a tendency to be so caught up with simply living our lives that we don’t take the time to realize how important or fortunate our present circumstances can be.

There’s a quote that goes along the lines of “You never know what you have until you lose it”, but I prefer a slightly different view on the idea: “You always know what you have, you just never think you’d lose it.” I can’t be sure where I first heard either quote, but I can be sure of how we will lose the things we have as high schoolers.

Do not be a person who looks back with regret in regards to getting involved at FC. This is your high school experience, and I encourage you to make the very most of it.

Follow The Feather via Twitter and Instagram: @thefeather and @thefeatheronlilne. This writer can be reached via Twitter: @ChrisGrossman.

For more opinions, read the Feb. 17 article, EDITORIAL: Lending a helping hand.

By |2015-02-18T00:00:00+00:00February 18th, 2015|Column, Uncategorized|0 Comments

COLUMN: Halfway there

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Senior Christopher Grossman

Here we stand, halfway through the school year. For some, the first of four such years. For others (like me), this is the end of a long, difficult journey. That being said, it allows for a moment of reflection and understanding concerning what has been accomplished and what I still need to do.

This turning point reminds me of halftime of a basketball game. As a basketball player, I consistently parallel life experiences with my experiences playing the beautiful game. Halftime is the midway point in a basketball game, where both teams take a short break to rest and talk strategy.

In our lives, we must go over strategy concerning not only school, but life in general. Life has a tendency to get in the way of the things we want, and our character can unknowingly change as a result of that.

I personally have been taking strides in my life and walk with God to rethink my priorities in life, and continue to search out His plan for my future. The recent strides that come to mind were made in the past few weeks, the “halftime” (if you will) of the school year.

In student leadership, we have spent a good amount of time reiterating the importance of self-development and usage of partners or small groups to nurture spiritual and intellectual growth. Through this time, we have revamped the class structure and usage of the leadership period, pointing towards an increasingly efficient group of leaders.

It is my encouragement to you to take a step back from the daily struggles and business of your lives to think about what it is that you stand for. With a better understanding of what it is that one stands for, I believe that that person is better suited to make gains in their life, no matter what area of life it is in. — Christopher Grossman

Through these times, I have seen those around me in the class develop their own mental and spiritual characteristics that will influence how they lead their peers and how they develop into young adults.

Knowing that I will be headed off to college next semester, I’ve been trying to grow my own character in a way that reflects Christ. Though I face challenges daily at Fresno Christian, I simply see them as opportunities to minister to those around me and grow in my spiritual walk.

One of my favorite childhood references is from Calvin and Hobbes; when Calvin would be forced to put up with a less than favorable situation, he would always be told that it “builds character”. There was always a silver lining.

It is my encouragement to you to take a step back from the daily struggles and business of your lives to think about what it is that you stand for. With a better understanding of what it is that one stands for, I believe that that person is better suited to make gains in their life, no matter what area of life it is in.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @Chrisgrossman.

For more opinions, read the Jan. 13 article, New staffers reflect on fall semester.

By |2015-01-14T00:00:00+00:00January 14th, 2015|Column, Uncategorized|0 Comments

COLUMN: Winter school spirit opportunities

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Senior Christopher Grossman share Winter school spirit ideas to get involved during the winter season.

So, we have made it through the first few months of school; there’s only a couple weeks left. Now what?

Well, we’ve already passed Homecoming, fall sports are over, and holidays advocating “family time” are upon us. So how are we to stay involved in school? Well, Student Leadership has your back. There are a few different ways to get involved before we all buy new calendars. New winter school spirit opportunities to get involved are lining up.

The first is the annual Fall Festivus, to be held Nov. 25. Tickets are only $15, and can be bought in the High School office. Just as last year, dinner will be served, and we’ll be watching a movie outside. That being said, make sure to bring your own blanket! There will be fire pits, complete with “s’more stations” to accommodate all of your marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker needs.

This is sure to be a chill, relaxing night with your friends and a great way to meet and socialize with other students. It will be from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., and if you have any other questions, be sure to ask myself, or any other member of the Student Leadership team.

An ongoing event that will be ending December 9 is the Canned Food Drive that we participate in every year. Students are encouraged to bring canned food for families in need in the Pinedale area. Each class will have their donations recorded, and whichever class brings the most will be rewarded before the semester comes to a close.

A new event that is starting up this year is the Christmas Tree Lane Walk, where all students are invited to meet at Fig Garden to walk Christmas Tree Lane, Dec. 10. Student Leadership would love to see you participate in a Ugly Christmas Sweater competition, and the student with the ugliest sweater will win a free Starbucks drink.

After meeting to hold the contest and take a few pictures as a group, students are free to break off and walk the lane with friends.

While this is all going on, be sure to be preparing for your NOTS movie, as filming and editing always take longer than expected. Classes should be deciding on what movies they will be recording during advisory periods, and script writing should be wrapped up by Christmas break.

All this aside, involvement starts with you. Student leadership would love to see every student be a part of some sort of school event, and if you have any questions or comments, my door is always open.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @Chris_Grossman.

For more opinions, read the Nov. 20 article, College Corner: Financial Aid. For more ASB columns, read the Oct. 27 article, COLUMN: Be a spirited participant at homecoming.

By |2014-11-24T00:00:00+00:00November 24th, 2014|Column, Community Events, FC Events, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Student leadership promotes 30th homecoming week through media

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In an effort to get students involved, student leadership has been promoting the events for the 30th homecoming week, Oct. 27-31. Through social media, posted signs, and live announcements, a total of 28 members work to inform the student body of dress-up days, pageants and the football game.

In collaboration with The Feather Online, the student leaders have been using the newspaper’s aid with twitter, Instagram, and online publication of news and updates considering the events of the notorious week.

Vice president Ashley Garcia, ’15, has been a major proponent in the advertising of homecoming week. She believes that the breadth of avenues the class is using to promote the events is a big factor in catching students’ attention.

“I know for the dress up days we have been putting up posters everywhere, and we made a very cool video that we showed in chapel to make everyone aware,” Garcia said. “We also have been posting on Twitter and Instagram, getting everyone pumped up for what’s happening.”

Throughout the excitement of the week, Garcia has been sure not to overlook the importance of the game itself.

“For the game, we’ve been doing pageants throughout the week,” Garcia added. “We’ve also made movie trailers for the night of homecoming to match the Hollywood theme; we even had the senior candidates make a movie.”

Student leadership’s public relations representative Sydney Belmont, ’17, has been sure to keep herself busy with getting the word out.

“We made signs, we made sure everyone is aware of it by talking about it in advisory, in chapel, with our friends, and wherever else we can,” Belmont said.

As first year public relations representative on the team, Belmont has been sure to exceed the expectations considering homecoming week.

“This year is different because we’ve been putting quite a bit more time into running the pageants,” Belmont said. “Making movie-style posters, and we are going to have the candidates parade around the game in cars.”

Sophomore student leadership member Dawson Triplitt, ’17, has been involved in preparing the material.

“The posters we made really set the tone for the publicity we arranged for,” Triplitt said. “Students see them literally every time they walk down the hallway; repetition has been proven to be a way of subconsciously ingraining an idea in people’s minds.”

He has been impressed by the result of utilizing the talents of the photo-journalism class.

“The photoshopped movie-style posters turned out great,” Triplitt added. “They really play into the whole Hollywood theme.”

Leadership Advisor Vickey Belmont stresses the importance of getting the word out for homecoming events and activities; she believes it is vital to the success of the week as a whole.

“I think it’s important because not everyone in the school goes to the school,” Belmont said. “There’s extended family, there’s people from past classes, there’s supporters in the community; everyone is able to be tuned in to the events the week holds, so they are better suited to be involved.”

For more features, read the Oct. 29 article, Queens got talent, sashay down the runway (VIDEO).

By |2014-10-30T00:00:00+00:00October 30th, 2014|Features, Uncategorized|0 Comments

COLUMN: Be a spirited participant at homecoming

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Senior Christopher Grossman

Well, once again students are faced with the biggest week of first semester: homecoming. Dress-up days, pageants, floats and of course, the football game.

As you may know, this is my senior year, which means I have been around for many homecomings, even stretching back to the days when it was held at Clark Intermediate, not Eagle Field.

Through it all, I’ve figured out that there is nothing quite like homecoming. It captivates the high school spirit, embodying the unique intensities and competitions we experience during our four years.

This being said, homecoming is an event to be savored. I will be going to formal events throughout my life, people grow out of sports, but homecoming is special. I will never again be helping my classmates prepare our float. I will never again be rushing around all day to make sure a pageant is ready to go; and I will not be feeling the camaraderie of dress-up days with 180 of my closest friends in the foreseeable future.

Student Leadership has spent over a month in preparing for the event, as it recognizes the enormity of the week. Through scheduling events, staying updated with representatives from classes, and decisive discussions, the class has figured out every last detail to the best of their abilities.

Homecoming needs to be honored, it needs to be executed, and it needs to be remembered. I imagine that in 20 years, when I look back at my days on FC’s campus, I will remember graduation, I will remember the random moments with my friends, and I will remember homecoming.

Though there is not really a single negative element of the week, there is a clear favorite in my mind; the pageants. From the hilarious videos to the King Dance, a pageant is always a promise of a good time.

This year, I was fortunate enough to be nominated for Homecoming King. To say the preparation for the King pageant is extensive would be an understatement. I can tell you this much: it will be a memorable one.

Homecoming needs to be honored, it needs to be executed, and it needs to be remembered. I imagine that in 20 years, when I look back at my days on FC’s campus, I will remember graduation, I will remember the random moments with my friends, and I will remember homecoming. — Christopher Grossman

To those {and yes, there always are a few} who speak negatively of homecoming week and the events during it, one should first understand just how much work is put into every single element.

The student leadership class is going all out this year to provide the best homecoming experience, and it will certainly be one for the books. This is my plea: Be a spirited participant at homecoming.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @ChrisGrossman.

For more opinions, read the Oct. 24 column, COLUMN: Invitation to homecoming.

By |2014-10-27T00:00:00+00:00October 27th, 2014|Column, Uncategorized|0 Comments

COLUMN: Societal pressures continue to influence personal decisions

We live in a world which prioritizes and promotes self-glorification. People are seemingly active in pointing this out, yet society is quite hesitant to act upon it. More and more, it seems that there is a clear choice to be made between winning and doing the right thing.

In playing basketball, I have idolized many professional players throughout my life. From an early age, I have tried to model my own game after my favorite player – Kobe Bryant. Bryant is widely considered to be one of the best players of the 21st century, racking up five NBA Championships, over a dozen All-NBA mentions, and MVP titles for all-star games, NBA Finals, and for complete seasons. He averages over 25 points per game for his career.

Now why am I telling you this? Because through all this success, he averaged below 5 assists per game. Conversely, John Stockton, in his 19 years of play, averaged nearly 11 assists per game. Though selected to the all-star team roughly every other year of his career, he was never rewarded with a league MVP honor, nor won an NBA championship.

Now, my true colors as a basketball fan are becoming all too apparent, so I will get back to my main point. Bryant lives his life being called selfish, ignorant of teammates, and often a player who acts in the gray area of the rules. With that said, he has always been a winner. Winning follows him like a disease.

Stockton is widely considered to be the best to ever play his position (point guard), yet still did not attain the holy grail of basketball players (an NBA championship). So did Kobe’s selfish play and defiance for equal scoring opportunities get outweighed by his victories? Was Stockton’s “team-first” mentality wasted on 19 underwhelming seasons?

This of course is all just a metaphor, but it has been on my mind as of late. As Christians, we are called to act in a way pleasing to God on a daily basis; stewardship is the backbone of our daily routine.

In my life, I often let my pride and desire to win outlast my morals, and I have seen negative outcomes as a direct result.

Through this ever-present battle, I have been constantly directed in my faith to Mark 8:36: “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?”

At the end of the day, it becomes clear to me that the old adage of “when much is given, much is expected” should be taken as seriously as it can be. Power can be misused, and I believe that God has gifted us all with our own respective powers and strengths.

So with seven months of school left, I look to not only make a change in my life, but I also encourage readers to understand that putting others ahead of personal gain results in a payoff much more lasting than anything this world can provide.

Follow the Feather via Twitter: @thefeather. This writer can be reached via Twitter: @Grossman_Chris.

For more opinions, read the Oct. 17 article, College Corner: More bang for your buck.

By |2014-10-21T00:00:00+00:00October 21st, 2014|Opinions, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Starting the school year off right

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Student Body President, Chris Grossman, shares his thoughts on the legacy of his class and his expectations of the senior class.

Student Body President Christopher Grossman, will provide monthly installments of his thoughts on student life.

It’s another fresh year. We all know that with a new year comes an onslaught of cliches and efforts that will ultimately fall short of their goals. A little bleak? I suppose, but there’s both nothing and everything to live up to when elected Student Body President.

Throughout my seven years of elementary school, I looked at high schoolers with a mythical awe. I had seen Star Wars; they were among the likes of those supernatural beings. Their freedoms, their responsibilities, and most of all, their ability to define themselves continually blew me away as I thought about everything I would do once I walked those same halls.

Now, I am a senior. Let me tell you, it doesn’t feel like I thought it would. Everything is covered by a blanket of exhaustion, and I know I speak for my classmates when I say we can already see graduation around the corner.

But I would also be speaking for the Class of 2015 when I say that we are not ready to be done at FC. Our legacy will not end when we walk out the door; our influence will not be restrained to the confines of the past.

We fully plan on blowing away all precedents, smashing all expectations and truly making sure that our senior year is a special year for better reason than our finishing the school year.

During senior retreat, we decided that the Class of 2015 had a chip on its shoulder. Though growing up, our social activity would tend to disrupt classroom activity, we now see that we’ve been growing our greatest weapon: influence.

Jay Cross, a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School, who is CEO of eLearning Forum, has published a paper claiming that 80% of learning is “informal” or “social.” Upon hearing this, my thoughts on my class changed; social skills are our speciality.

In life, some of our biggest moments come from encounters from those we least expect to be changed by. The things that change us the most are the things we never see coming, and that is a concept I have taken to heart.

The idea that any single moment could make or break somebody’s day has completely changed the way I walk the halls of FC. Senior year isn’t a countdown until graduation, it’s a chance to wake up every day knowing you could potentially change somebody’s life forever.

With that being said, I encourage everybody to take a moment and reflect on a defining moment in your own life. Though we may not have a specific breaking point at which we look back and realize “That was when everything changed,” we will be able to piece together the important parts.

I speak for the senior class, as I do not yet know the heart of the entire student body as well as I would like. Do not wait for senior year to take advantage of the little things. Students should take these four years to see how lives change.

Take initiative, be proactive. Underclassmen, take advantage of every moment. Those bright eyed Witters’ Critters have their sights set on you as well as I; maintain an honorable precedent.

Through these next months, perhaps we can see a change at FC that is able to spread through the hearts and lives of all parties connected to the school which I have lived my life at for the last 12 years. I realize that I only have one year on campus left, but that doesn’t mean FC won’t always be my home.

Follow The Feather via Twitter: @thefeather. This writer can be reached via Twitter: @Grossman_Chris.

For more opinions, read Sept. 17 article, International student visits native country, encounters cultural struggles.

By |2014-09-19T00:00:00+00:00September 19th, 2014|Opinions, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Football sport shorts: Coast Union (PODCAST)

FOOTBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2014
For a preview to the Eagles football season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Fall sport box scores, 2014, for dates, scores, and all fall sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagles’ schedule for the upcoming season at Max Preps. FC is currently 1-1 overall and 0-0 in the Central Sierra League as of Sept. 8. FC’s next game will be on Sept. 12, as the Eagles play Anzar High School.

FOOTBALL SPORTS SHORTS, 2014
EAGLES HOME OPENER A STRONG DISPLAY OF POISE, Sept. 8

The Coast Union High School Broncos visited Eagle Field to take on FC, Sept. 8.

This non-league matchup would be the second game of the year for the Eagles, but would be the opener for the Broncos. Though FC went into the battle winless, they sought revenge for the loss they sustained last year at Coast Union High School.

(PODCAST) Eagles win home opener: Sept. 8, 2014–

The game would be an uphill battle for the Eagles, who dropped to a deficit of 14-8 at the end of the first quarter, due in large part to the explosive passing game of the Broncos, particularly quarterback Alexis Mireles, who completed multiple passes over 20 yards in the opening minutes, and ended with 219 yards through the air.

FC shot into the lead behind the legs of junior Chris Kollenkark, who finished the game with 138 yards on the ground, and three touchdowns to boot. He averaged over 10 yards per carry on the night.

The night wrapped up under the glimmering lights of a scoreboard. The Eagles won their home opener: 40-26.

Sophomore Matthew Tanaka, who plays center on offense and nose guard on defense savors the excitement and mystique of the Friday night lights, and feels that the game was a good venture for the Eagles.

“So being a linemen is fun, but it also kinda stinks,” Tanaka said. “Being able to help and be part of the foundation of the team is awesome. When the runner or receiver score, it makes us all feel like we are doing our job.”

Some other bright spots for FC included senior Taylor Howard’s performance, as he gathered 178 all-purpose yards on his way to both a rushing and a receiving touchdown. The other touchdown came from a 22-yard run by Julian Castro, ’17.

The Cambrian newspaper of San Luis Obispo published a sports article, Sept. 11, about the Coast Union game.

The Eagles improved to 1-1 on the season, and will next play Anzar High School on Eagle Field, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m.

Follow The Feather via Twitter: @thefeather. This writer can be reached via Twitter: @justtoochrisp.

For more sports, read the Sept. 8 article Volleyball sport shorts: Paramount.

By |2014-09-09T00:00:00+00:00September 9th, 2014|Fall, Uncategorized|3 Comments

Baseball prepares for league rivals (VIDEO, PODCAST)

The baseball team will host Fowler High School later today to play the Redcats in a WSL matchup. The rivalry between the two schools dates back many years and crosses multiple sports.

The Eagles currently stand at 8-7-1 overall, while the Redcats hold a 8-12 record. However, Caruthers holds the league advantage, boasting a 3-2 WSL record compared to FC’s 1-4 stand.

The two teams met earlier this year, with the Redcats taking the game 8-1, April 1.

The Eagles won their last game, a 9-7 victory over Riverdale, unlike Fowler, who lost a 8-2 contest to Caruthers High School. FC will need to mount a successful stretch in the coming games in order to make a run at playoffs.

Sophomore Tyler Breedlove looks forward to the competition and the Eagles’ chance to prove their merit.

“We really need this game,” said Breedlove. “With the losses that we’ve had over the past few weeks, a victory would be a huge turn for us mentally, and would help our dwindling league record. We need to come out sharp on defense and make solid contact at the plate. If we do that, we should have a great chance at taking home the W.”

For more information, see the

By |2014-04-29T00:00:00+00:00April 29th, 2014|Spring, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Boys basketball sport shorts: Liberty (PODCAST)

BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013-14
For a preview to the Eagles basketball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Winter Sports Box Scores, 2013-2014, 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 19-7 overall and 9-1 in the West Sequoia League as of Feb. 27. The Eagle’s next game will be Feb. 27, as they travel to play Bakersfield Christian.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORTS SHORTS, 2013-14
EAGLES ADVANCE IN POSTSEASON PLAY; DEFEAT LIBERTY, 63-53, Feb. 25

The Eagles hosted the Liberty (Madera-Ranchos) Hawks in a Division IV playoff game, Feb. 25. The game would be the first contest between the two teams this year, with the Hawks coming into the game with a 15-10 overall record, compared to FC’s 18-7.

The Eagles got off to a hot start, taking an early lead. However, the Hawks refused to be shut down, fighting back with a run of their own. Liberty was led through the game by their center Stetson Woods, who came into the game averaging 17 points, 15 rebounds, and 8 blocks per game.

The tight play continued, and at halftime the scoreboard showed a score of 30-30. The home crowd played a big part in producing and maintaining momentum throughout the night.

In the third quarter, FC came out strong, and regained a solid lead. They were able to fend off a few Liberty runs in the last 16 minutes, winning the game 63-53.

Senior Brian Scott led the Eagles with 30 points. He felt that the game was a big win for the program and that the team is starting to really come together.

“Big win for us, especially in a huge playoff situation,” said Scott. “It’s win or go home at this point and we have a group of guys that just aren’t ready to to turn in our uniforms yet. In my opinion every aspect of the game was amazing; the fans were great, the bench was loud, and everyone who stepped on the court played with a high level of intensity. I think I speak for the whole team when I say we love playing together, we love all our supporters, we love the game of basketball, and we aren’t ready to end our season any time soon.”

Scott added that the game against Bakersfield South will be an interesting matchup, and that he looks forward to the challenge.

“This is definitely a tough program to be matched up against,” Scott mentioned. “They haven’t lost a game in league so I can imagine they’re confident in their play. We just got to stay calm, play our game, and go 1-0 each game we play. There’s no doubt in our minds that we can play, we just have to go out there and prove it to everyone else.”

The winner of the game at Bakersfield South will move onto the Division IV semifinals.

This writer can be reached via Twitter @Grossman_Chris.

For more information, see the Feb. 25 article, Boys basketball sport shorts: Fowler (PODCAST)

(PODCAST) Eagles travel to Bakersfield for playoffs: Feb. 27, 2014–

By |2014-02-27T00:00:00+00:00February 27th, 2014|Uncategorized, Winter|0 Comments

Boys basketball sport shorts: Caruthers (VIDEO, PODCAST)

BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013-14
For a preview to the Eagles basketball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Winter Sports Box Scores, 2013-2014, 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 17-7 overall and 8-1 in the West Sequoia League as of Feb. 19. The Eagle’s next game will be Feb. 21, as they travel to play the Fowler Redcats.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013-14
EAGLES KEEP CHAMPIONSHIP HOPES ALIVE WITH CLUTCH HOME WIN; 75-68, Feb. 18

The Eagles held their Senior Night against the rival Blue Raiders, Feb. 18, defeating Caruthers, 75-68. First place in WSL standings was on the line and, going into the game, the Eagles were in second.

Continuing the storied tradition of close, physical, and intense games, the two teams have met twice so far this year. FC beat Caruthers on a neutral court in a tournament held in Selma, and the Blue Raiders beat the Eagles in a game held in Caruthers, Jan. 31.

The Eagles held their Senior Night ceremonies before the tip-off, honoring the team’s four seniors: Levi Browatzke, N’Gai Jones, Caleb Nale, and Brian Scott. The home team looked to take advantage of the increased crowd size and make the night one to remember.

From the tip, the Eagles dominated the floor, getting out to a 21-8 lead by the end of the first quarter. FC was playing strong offense and eliminating Caruthers’ threats on the other end of the court, two major aspects of their game plan that they needed to execute in order to play with confidence.

Though the Eagles were playing well, fouls were a problem for multiple players, who played less minutes than normal in an effort to stay away from fouling out.

In the second, FC continued their hard play but the Blue Raiders started to claw back. The score was 42-35 going into the half after Caruthers scored 27 points – one of the higher numbers scored in one period the Eagles had seen all year.

The Blue Raiders continued to fight back against the home court advantage, driving to the hoop and taking high-percentage shots. However, the Eagles maintained their hot shooting. When the third quarter ended, the score was 62-48.

Caruthers came out strong in the fourth quarter, chipping away at the FC lead. With around 3 minutes left to play, the Blue Raiders tied it up and then took their first lead of the game, 65-62.

The Eagles responded with clutch “and-ones” on back-to-back possessions by Nale and Scott to take back the lead.

FC would hold onto this lead for the last 90 seconds, winning 75-68 and tying for the lead of the WSL.

The student section stormed the court following the final buzzer, celebrating alongside family, players, and coaches alike.

Scott felt that the Eagles played confidently, taking charge of their abilities and proving their worth in the WSL.

“We knew coming in this would be a game we had to win in order to leave our legacy,” Scott said. “Being league champs has been the first goal since day one. During the game we got off to a great start, got a little shaky, but when it came down to a minute left we did what champions do and pulled away.”

He also added that the home court and crowd played a big role in the Eagles’ confidence and momentum.

“And not to mention the crowd support was amazing!” Scott said. “Definitely one of those games you dream about playing in as a kid and when it actually happens it’s very overwhelming and exciting!”

Coach Robert Hubbard was pleased with the team’s ability to dominate the pace and physicality, especially in such a big game.

“This was a great win for our program against a really good and well coached Caruthers team,” Hubbard said. “I was really proud of the way our guys responded to adversity.”

Hubbard was also ecstatic concerning the turnout of students and their energy in the bleachers.

“I also can’t say enough about our student section,” added Hubbard. “Their energy played a huge part in the team’s success. We have a good two days off in preparation for Fowler on Friday and our goal is to earn a league championship with the win.”

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By |2014-02-20T00:00:00+00:00February 20th, 2014|Uncategorized, Winter|1 Comment

Boys basketball sport shorts: Parlier

BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013-14
For a preview to the Eagles basketball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Winter Sports Box Scores, 2013-2014, 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 15-7 overall and 6-1 in the West Sequoia League as of Feb. 12. The Eagle’s next game will be Feb. 14, as they host the Riverdale Cowboys.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013-14
EAGLES DEFEND HOME COURT WITH EASY WIN; 77-53, Feb. 11

The Parlier Panthers travelled to FC to play the Eagles, Feb. 11. This would be a game counting towards both their league and overall records, as both squads are in the WSL. The two teams faced each other in Parlier earlier in the season, and the Eagles were able to pull out the win.

The Eagles came out of the locker room ready to play, building a strong lead that they would hang on to for the rest of the game. Though the Panthers did their best to keep up with the Eagles, FC was able to put them away.

Junior Cole Nale felt that the Eagles played well and that it was a good stepping stone towards their postseason hopes.

“It was nice to beat (Parlier Coach and former personal trainer) Jared [Kaiser],” said Nale. “We went out there and fought hard and it paid off for us. But this is just one game, and when you think about all the things we didn’t do to our best abilities, we get serious again. Especially with that game against Caruthers next week.”

Freshman Trevor Trevino felt that the Eagles played well but still need to improve on weak areas.

“A win is a win,” Trevino said. “But we really need to stay hungry. When we get complacent, that’s when we are at our worst, and I’m starting to get that feeling a little bit.

“If we take some games and practices for granted, we aren’t getting better,” Trevino added. “When we’re not getting better, we’re getting worse. Now that’s a problem.”

FC is now 2-0 against Parlier this year, and will look forward to continuing their strong league play with a home “White Out” game against Riverdale.

By |2014-02-12T00:00:00+00:00February 12th, 2014|Uncategorized, Winter|0 Comments

Boys basketball sport shorts: Fowler

BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013-14
For a preview to the Eagles basketball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Winter Sports Box Scores, 2013-2014, 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 13-7 overall and 4-1 in the West Sequoia League as of Feb. 5. The Eagle’s next game will be Feb. 7, as they travel to play the Minarets Mustangs.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013-14
EAGLES WIN HOME CONTEST; 72-65, Feb. 4

The Fowler Redcats travelled to FC to take on the Eagles in a league game, Feb. 4. The Eagles stood in second place in the WSL at the beginning of the day, behind only Caruthers, and were looking to get another victory.

The Eagles came out strong, but the Redcats refused to be put away, keeping the score close throughout the game.

However, the Eagles were able to stretch out the home win at a score of 72-65. Senior Brian Scott led the way for the Eagles, along with Caleb Nale, ’14.

Sophomore Justin Houts thought the team played well and looks forward to finishing the season strong.

“It was a solid team win,” said Houts. “We are still struggling with the concept of just going out there and playing basketball the way we know we can, but improvements are being made in terms of effort and heart. We’re playing like we want it, which is a very important thing considering the enormity of league play.”

The Eagles next play at Minarets, Feb. 7.

This writer can be reached via Twitter @Grossman_Chris.

By |2014-02-05T00:00:00+00:00February 5th, 2014|Uncategorized, Winter|0 Comments

Eagles look forward to league play

The boys basketball team’s season is fully underway, and WSL league play is starting up. The Eagles play in the West Sequoia League alongside teams such as the Caruthers Blue Raiders, Fowler Redcats, Minarets Mustangs, Parlier Panthers, and the Riverdale Cowboys. After 17 games, FC stood at 11-6. Their losses came to teams ranging from Division II to Division V.

The Eagles had an opportunity to play in two different tournaments: the Dinuba Holiday tournament and the Jesse Lujan Memorial Tournament. Though playing against very talented teams from around the valley, the Eagles held strong, going 5-3 in the two tourneys combined; FC also managed to claim the consolation championship of the latter.

However, WSL play is the most important part of the season as it is the most crucial component in terms of weighing their chances to make the Division IV playoffs, the ultimate goal of the season.

Last year, the Eagles went 6-4 in league play, posting a 12-13 overall record. Unfortunately, this was not enough to qualify for D-IV playoffs, and the Eagles’ season ended abruptly.

Two of FC’s new students, Brian Scott, ’14 and N’Gai Jones, ’14, decided to play basketball and have ushered in a promising attack alongside fellow senior and Student Body President Caleb Nale.

Scott, a team captain and the Eagles’ leading scorer, is looking forward to the challenge league play presents and the opportunity to show off what the Eagles have worked for.

“I think league is going to be an exciting experience overall,” Scott said. “We had a decent preseason but I think as a team we want to take it and step further and leave our mark as WSL league champs! It’s not going to be easy, especially with facing a very good Caruthers team twice. But I think we have a pretty good feeling for the most part. We’re ready, and losing really isn’t an option anymore.”

Unfortunately, Jones sustained a fractured wrist in the game against Chowchilla High School, Jan. 15. This injury prevents him from playing at the current time, and the length of time until he returns to the court is up in the air.

Scott had a few words to say about how playing without his cousin (Jones) will effect the team.

“Playing without N’Gai is hard for our team as a whole. He is a great teammate, smart player, and gets everyone better with his energy and love for the game,” said Scott. “Personally, it’s hard because after playing every game together since 3rd grade it feels like half of me isn’t on the court. Without saying a word we know what the other is thinking and that has been a huge advantage for awhile now. We’re just hoping for a speedy recovery and hopefully he’ll be on the court again soon.”

Junior Aaron DeWolf feels that the team has a fresh, hungry feel compared to last year’s squad, and that it will help team morale.

“This year’s team plays really well together,” DeWolf said. “It was pretty tough to say goodbye to playing with the guys who graduated last year, but this year’s team has a very clear identity as to what defines it and how it operates. The on-court chemistry contributes to a certain unspeakable confidence that is very hard to find, and even harder to stop. Any team can run plays, but the ability to improvise on the fly as a unit is what really defines the special teams. League play should be a good chance for us to show that off.”

The Eagles are currently 2-0 in WSL play after a 66-48 win at home against Parlier. Their next game is in Riverdale, as they take on the Cowboys at 6:30, Jan. 28.

This writer can be reached via Twitter @Grossman_Chris.

For more information, see the Jan. 21 article, “Boys basketball sport shorts: Strathmore”

By |2014-01-28T00:00:00+00:00January 28th, 2014|Athletics, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Basketball sport shorts: Jesse Lujan Memorial Tournament

BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013-14
For a preview to the Eagles basketball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Winter Sports Box Scores, 2013-2014, 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 8-4 overall and 0-0 in the West Sequoia League as of Dec. 11. The Eagle’s next game will be Jan. 14, as they host the Tranquillity Tigers.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013-14
EAGLES TAKE CONSOLATION CHAMPIONSHIP, BEAT FIREBAUGH, 68-62, Jan. 11

The Eagles were invited to play at the 2014 Jesse Lujan Memorial Basketball Tournament hosted by Selma High School, starting Jan. 8, with games everyday through the eleventh. The Eagles went into the tourney with a record of 5-3; their last game they defeated Firebaugh High School, 68-62.

The Eagles opened against South Bakersfield High School, a Division III team. Though FC was able to keep the game close through the first half, the Rebels’ depth proved too much for the Eagles, as South ended up winning, 60-43.

Trevor Trevino scored a personal-best 10 points in the game, but felt that the team needed to play a more rounded game in order to handle strong teams.

“There was some intensity,” Trevino said. “We played as a team but we needed more effort. Especially on defense. On the press break we needed to make smarter choices and take better care of the basketball.”

These tweaks seem fixable to Trevino, who looks forward to more opportunities.

“We’ll be in good shape,” said Trevino. “It all starts with the little things, Like running harder or playing smarter.”

In their second game, the Eagles played Reedley High School, Jan. 9. The Pirates, another D-III team, are struggling this year, and FC was looking to take advantage. The Eagles got out into a lead and never looked back, taking the game 58-41 and prolonging their chances at the consolation title.

Coach Robert Hubbard was pleased with the intensity of the team and thinks that the problems they face are easy to deal with.

“I liked the effort of our kids in the first two games,” said Hubbard. “I thought we played well but had too many turnovers and missed too many free throws. Those are areas we can fix though. As for the rest of the tournament, I expect us to get rolling and make a run at the consolation championship.”

FC readied for their third game, to be played against Kingsburg High School, Jan. 10. The Vikings proved to be a rough matchup for the Eagles, and the score was close throughout the contest. Senior Brian Scott was able to bank in a highlight-reel buzzer beater at the end of the first quarter from beyond half-court, a shot that would motivate FC to fight back and stay in the game.

Senior N’Gai Jones also added in his share of flashy plays, including an off-balance layup after being fouled late in the second half to give the Eagles a big morale boost. With time ticking away, FC was down a point to the Vikings. Then, with under 10 seconds left in the game, Scott drove and converted the go-ahead layup for the Eagles, winning the game 49-48.

Caleb Nale was a bit disappointed with the Eagles’ effort against a team they see often, but felt glad they were able to pull out a win thanks to their chemistry.

“We worked better as a team,” said Nale. “Aggressive defense always helps. We forced a lot of turnovers wich is good. We still need to rebound better and limit our turnovers.”

The low score was a major catch point for the senior, who looks to improve the offensive efficiency.

“We’re still working on our shots and getting the team to run an offense without turning over the ball,” Nale added.

Thanks to the win, FC was put into the Consolation Championship against D-IV and WSL rival Caruthers High School. The stage was set, as the Eagles were put into an intense game against a team they will be seeing twice in the next month.

FC came out strong, up 17 at one point in the second quarter. However, Caruthers’ strong offense was able to put more points on the board, getting back to within single digits by halftime. The Blue Raiders clawed their way back into the game, but the Eagles fought off the effort and won the game 69-61.

Scott felt that the team showed character in the way it bounced back from the first round loss.

“It wasn’t easy,” Scott said of the tournament. “After a poor performance in the first game we all felt we were better than what we had displayed; and we were. It feels good to finally get some recognition as a team and be ranked fourth in our division, we honestly deserve it. This is a huge step in our journey to a Valley Championship.”

In addition to taking the Consolation Championship, Scott was elected to the all-tournament team after averaging over 20 points during the four-game stretch.

“Being an All-Tourney selection is an honor, especially in a big tournament,” added Scott. “I couldn’t have done it without my teammates. None of our success would be possible without the support of our coaches, family, and friends.”

The tournament carried a certain amount of significance for Scott, who first stepped onto the floor at Selma High School.

“My dad used to coach in Selma and that’s the first place I stepped on a real court to play. This tournament was special because that is where it all started.”

This tournament improved the Eagles to 8-4 overall, and their next game will be a “Taco Tuesday” homestand against the Tranquility Tigers, Jan. 14.

By |2014-01-12T00:00:00+00:00January 12th, 2014|Athletics, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Boys basketball sport shorts: Woodlake

BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013-14
For a preview to the Eagles basketball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Winter Sports Box Scores, 2013-2014, 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 2-0 overall and 0-0 in the West Sequoia League as of Dec. 11. The Eagle’s next game will be Dec. 18, as they travel to Dinuba to participate in the Dinuba Holiday Tournament; their first game is against the hosting Emperors.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013-14
EAGLES TAKE HOME OPENER BY 24, BEAT YOSEMITE, 76-52, Dec. 11

The Eagles played their home opener against Woodlake High School, Dec. 10. This game would be their second of the year, after beating Yosemite High 64-46 in Oakhurst, Dec. 3.

FC started unbelievably hot, getting to a 19-0 lead in the first quarter. It was clear that Brian Scott, ’14 would have a big game, after he hit his first three shots within the opening minutes. Between acrobatic layups and long 3-pointers, Scott ended with 26 points, the most by and Eagle this year.

The first quarter ended with FC in the lead, 26-6. The Eagles continued to build their lead, and won the game 76-52.

Senior Caleb Nale thought that the game was a solid way to open the home season, but there is always room for improvement.

For more information, see the Winter sport box scores, 2013-14.

This writer can be reached via Twitter @Grossman_Chris.

By |2013-12-11T00:00:00+00:00December 11th, 2013|Athletics, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Boys basketball prepares for league (VIDEO)

The boys basketball program is in it’s winter season, in which league and postseason games will be played. The varsity team is coming off the 2012-13 season in which they finished 6-4 in league, but did not make playoffs.

This season will be the second played by the Eagles in Division IV, after being moved up in 2012 from Division V.

Junior Trevor Beal is optimistic about the year, hoping to capitalize on the momentum the team garnered from preseason play.

“I’m looking forward to the upcoming season,” Beal said. “Our team has great potential to make a deep postseason run and improve from last year’s efforts. We’re gonna have a good chance to take the West Sequoia League (WSL) title and make Fresno Christian’s first D-IV postseason appearance.”

The Eagles are currently 1-0, after beating Yosemite High School 64-48, Dec. 3. For more information on this game, see the Dec. 3 article, “Basketball sport shorts: Yosemite”.

FC returns two starters from last year, brothers Caleb, ’14, and Cole, ’15, Nale. Other starters include senior cousins Brian Scott, N’Gai Jones and junior Trevor Beal rounds out the front five.

Head coach Robert Hubbard is in his second tenure with FC, and has brought many new aspects to the program, including hosting a tournament, running a camp for younger kids and fundraising.

For a full schedule of the Eagles season, see the Maxpreps page.

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By |2013-12-04T00:00:00+00:00December 4th, 2013|Athletics, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Basketball sport shorts: Yosemite

BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013-14
For a preview to the Eagles basketball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Winter Sports Box Scores, 2012-2013, 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 1-0 overall and 0-0 in the West Sequoia League as of Dec. 3. The Eagle’s next game will be Dec. 10, as they host Woodlake Christian.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORTS SHORTS, 2013-14
EAGLES OPEN SEASON WITH ROAD WIN–64-46, Dec. 3

The varsity basketball team started off the 2013-14 season with a definitive road victory over Yosemite High School, Dec. 3. The Eagles were coming off of a 12-13 season, whereas the Badgers endured a 2-22 run last year.

The Eagles got off to a strong start, leading at the end of the first, second, and third quarters. They finally finished off the Badgers, despite missing senior guard N’Gai Jones, with a score of 64-46.

Head coach Robert Hubbard took the game as a step in the right direction, but sees much room for improvement.

“I thought for the first game we played ok, but there’s a lot of things to improve on, especially on the defensive end,” Hubbard said. “We need to stop reaching on defense and use our feet, we definitely have got to rebound, we definitely need to attack the basketball. We have to be smarter and be more aggressive.”

Senior guard Brian Scott, who scored 18 points in the contest, felt that the game was a good starting point, and looks forward to the improvement of the team.

“It could have been better,” said Scott. “It was a learning experience, I liked it though. I’m looking forward to practice tomorrow, honestly. To get a look at some film, get better. We’ll worry about Woodlake after that.”

Junior Trevor Beal led the team in scoring Tuesday, putting up 23 points.

For more information, see the Winter sport box scores, 2013-14.

This writer can be reached via Twitter @Grossman_Chris.

By |2013-12-04T00:00:00+00:00December 4th, 2013|Athletics, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Students aid in Convoy preparation, support (VIDEO)

Every year, the Convoy of Hope visits hundreds of towns spanning 46 states and 109 countries to provide food and other human services to the less fortunate. This year the Convoy of Hope hit the Fresno Fairgrounds in west Fresno, Nov. 23.

The first Convoy was held in 1994, and since then, over 62 million people have been served, with $304 million of resources distributed. This year, the churches of NorthPointe Community, Peoples and Cornerstone joined together to bring the Convoy of Hope to Fresno.

In an effort to help set up for the event that would help out 15,000 locals, FC’s Campus Pastor, Robert Foshee, worked together with Peoples Church to send a group of FC students to the fairgrounds to help set up.

Roughly 70 students made the trip; they worked along other volunteers from the community for about two hours to pack 10,000 bags of tangerines, persimmons and lettuce.

Freshman Amber Wilson reflects on the event as a positive experience, since she got to impact the community on her trip.

“This seemed like a good opportunity to help people,” Wilson said. “Looking back, afterwards I felt like I had helped a lot, which is a really good feeling.”

This trip was one of the many ways in which FC encourages students to reach out in their community.

Sophomore Brittany Bender felt like she became closer to her fellow classmates while working.

“I came out to help bag food for people,” Bender said. “It was really fun. The best part was getting to spend time and bond with everyone else there.”

The general consensus among students was that after trying out community, they really enjoyed the chance to help others and make a difference in their world.

Although junior Jonathan Brushwood was required to go on the trip, he was glad to be there.

“I had to go on the trip because I?m in leadership,” Brushwood said. “The best part was realizing that the work we were doing was going to impact 15,000 people. Even though it was a lot of work, in the back of my mind I knew that we were doing this for others, which made the work worth it.”

Senior Zack Jakusz signed up to help out, and enjoyed spending time with his friends and bonding through the experience.

“I came to get out of school,” Jakusz said. “It was cool though. We got to hang out with people. The best part was the taco truck afterward.”

Free hair cuts, health services, lunch, group prayer, live entertainment, a job fair, family photos and clothing distribution were some of the services that went along with the distribution of food during Saturday.

For more information, see the
Fresno Convoy of Hope website.

This writer can be reached via Twitter @Grossman_Chris.

By |2013-11-25T00:00:00+00:00November 25th, 2013|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Volleyball sport shorts: Kings Christian

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013
For a preview to the Eagles volleyball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Fall sport box scores, 2013, for dates, times and all fall sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagle’s schedule for the upcoming season on Max Preps. FC is currently 13-11 overall and 5-5 in the West Sequoia League as of Nov. 13. FC’s next game will be at home on Nov. 14, as the Eagles play the Minarets Mustangs.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SPORTS SHORTS, 2013
EAGLES ADVANCE THROUGH FIRST PLAYOFF CONTEST, Nov. 12

The Eagles played the Kings Christian Crusaders in the second round of the CIF Division V playoffs, after both teams had a bye in the first round. The game was played at FC, on Nov. 12.

Kings Christian came out strong and won the first set 29-27. But FC fought back and won the second set 25-19. The Eagles, looking to capitalize on their strong play, took the third set 25-20.

However, Kings Christian put up more of a fight than FC expected, capturing the fourth set 25-13. In the fifth and final set, the Eagles went out and won 15-6.

Junior Gaby Siqueiros, went into the game with a mindset of winning. She shared her thoughts on the match.

“We thought we were going to win going into the game and we were right,” Siqueiros said. “We knew it was going to be a difficult game because both teams were so evenly matched. It was a really long game and I think we could have won it a lot quicker if we would have played harder. It doesn’t matter though because we won.”

This writer can be reached via Twitter @Nhoj_namood.

By |2013-11-14T00:00:00+00:00November 14th, 2013|Athletics, Uncategorized|3 Comments

Football sport shorts: Alpaugh

FOOTBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013
For a preview to the Eagles football season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Fall sport box scores, 2013, for dates, times, and all fall sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagles’ schedule for the upcoming season at Max Preps. FC is currently 7-3 overall and 4-1 in the Central Sierra League as of Nov. 11. FC’s next game will be on Nov. 15, as the Eagles play Kings Christian High School.

FOOTBALL SPORTS SHORTS, 2013
SENIOR NIGHT PROVES TO BE AN EASY WIN FOR EAGLES, Nov. 8

FC held their last home game of the regular season against Alpaugh High School, Nov. 8. The Buffaloes sat at 2-5-1 before taking on the Eagles, who were ready for the postseason at 6-3 overall.

The Eagles came out strong, putting up the only 14 points of the first quarter. They followed suit in the second, adding another 35 while only giving up 6. These six points would be the only points scored by Alpaugh throughout the night.

In the second half, the Eagles scored a touchdown, making the final score 57-6.

The Eagles were once again led offensively by senior Hunter Bachman, who rushed six times for 87 yards and three touchdowns.

Touchdowns were also scored by freshman Timothy Melendez, juniors Taylor Howard and Adam Khouzam, and senior Christian Saylor, who had two.

Defensively, Bachman and his brother, Sawyer Bachman, each racked up nine tackles; two of Sawyer’s tackles were sacks.

This writer can be reached via Twitter @Grossman_Chris.

By |2013-11-12T00:00:00+00:00November 12th, 2013|News, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Volleyball sport shorts: Riverdale

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013
For a preview to the Eagles volleyball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Fall sport box scores, 2013, for dates, times and all fall sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagle’s schedule for the upcoming season on Max Preps. FC is currently 12-11 overall and 5-5 in the West Sequoia League as of Nov. 8. FC’s next game will be at home on Nov. 14, as the Eagles play the Riverdale Cowboys.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SPORTS SHORTS, 2013
MADISON CELEBRATES SENIOR NIGHT WITH HONORS, WIN, NOV. 7

The Eagles hosted their final league matchup of the season, Nov. 7. The Riverdale Cowboys were in town to take on FC, who stood at 4-5 in WSL play, while the Cowboys were at 2-7.

These two teams had met not once, but twice earlier in the season, with FC taking both games – one was in Riverdale, one was at a neutral court. A loss here would end the Eagles season, while a win would send them to playoffs. As previously mentioned, the game was the final league game of the season at home, so as per tradition, FC honored the lone senior on the squad – Annaleah Madison – before the game.

The Eagles came out strong in the first set, holding the Cowboys to only 7 points. It was clear that FC was ready to defend their home court.

In the second set, the Eagles relaxed a bit, allowing 15 points from Riverdale on their way to a win.

In the third and final set of the game, the Cowboys made a comeback, evening the score at 11 before the Eagles pulled away, the score at the end of the set was 25-18.

The Eagles will next play against a team to be decided via elimination, Nov. 14.

This writer can be reached via Twitter @Grossman_Chris.

By |2013-11-08T00:00:00+00:00November 8th, 2013|Athletics, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Volleyball sport shorts: Parlier

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013
For a preview to the Eagles volleyball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Fall sport box scores, 2013, for dates, times and all fall sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagle’s schedule for the upcoming season on Max Preps. FC is currently 11-11 overall and 4-5 in the West Sequoia League as of Nov. 6. FC’s next game will be at home on Nov. 7, as the Eagles play the Riverdale Cowboys.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SPORTS SHORTS, 2013
EAGLES WIN WSL GAME AT HOME, NOV. 5

The Eagles took on the Parlier Panthers, Nov. 5. Both teams participate in WSL play and were looking for a win to improve their league standings. Though the Panthers were winless going into the game, both teams were ready to give their whole effort.

In the first set, it was clear that FC had the advantage in terms of both skill and size, and won 25-11.

Even in the first set, both teams were subbing in younger players, shuffling the lineups. The Eagles continued to dominate the pace of the game, winning the second set.

In the third set, FC finished off the Panthers and took their fourth league victory of the year.

Freshman Hannah Nale thinks that the team blew off a bit of steam in the game.

“The game was simple,” Nale said. “It was actually a little boring, but that’s fine I guess. I don’t know if all of us really tried as hard as we could have, just because we knew what we were up against. Like I personally only touched the ball once.”

Though the game was won easily by the Eagles, they never stop working on aspects of the game in practice.

“We’re working on free balls,” said Nale. “Just getting them to turn into kills and hits.”

For more information, see the Fall sport box scores, 2013.

This writer can be reached on Twitter @Grossman_Chris.

By |2013-11-06T00:00:00+00:00November 6th, 2013|Athletics, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Football sport shorts: Northwest Christian

FOOTBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013
For a preview to the Eagles football season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Fall sport box scores, 2013, for dates, times, and all fall sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagles’ schedule for the upcoming season at Max Preps. FC is currently 6-3 overall and 3-1 in the Central Sierra League as of Nov. 2. FC’s next game will be on Nov. 8, as the Eagles play Alpaugh High School.

FOOTBALL SPORTS SHORTS, 2013
EAGLES GRAB SIXTH WIN OF THE SEASON ON THE ROAD, Nov. 1

The Eagles travelled to Bakersfield to play the Guardians of Northwest Christian, Nov. 1. FC sat at 5-3 overall while being 2-1 in the Central Sierra League prior to the game, Northwest had the exact same record. This matchup determined who would head to playoffs, it being the last league game of the season for both teams.

FC came out strong, putting up 8 points in the first quarter, followed by 14 more in the second. At halftime, the Eagles were up 22-0. However, the Guardians did not want to let the game slip through their grasp so easily; they scored the only 8 points of the third quarter.

The Eagles put up another touchdown in the fourth quarter, sealing the game. The final score was 28-8, sending FC to the postseason, regardless of the outcome of their remaining non-league game, to be played Nov. 8.

Despite turning the ball over 5 times, the Eagles managed to pull out a convincing win. Junior quarterback Richard Morrison ran the ball 14 times for 36 yards, along with one score. Seniors Bobby Christopher and Hunter Bachman also had a rushing touchdown each; Christopher rushed the ball 11 times for 66 yards and Bachman did 15 times for 89.

Bachman also led the Eagles defensively, with an interception return for a touchdown and 22 total tackles.

For more sports, see the Fall sports box scores.

This writer can be reached via Twitter @Grossman_Chris.

By |2013-11-04T00:00:00+00:00November 4th, 2013|Athletics, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Football sport shorts: Riverdale Christian

FOOTBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013
For a preview to the Eagles football season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Fall sport box scores, 2013, for dates, times, and all fall sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagles’ schedule for the upcoming season at Max Preps. FC is currently 5-3 overall and 2-1 in the Central Sierra League as of Oct. 28. FC’s next game will be on Nov. 1, as the Eagles play Northwest Christian.

FOOTBALL SPORTS SHORTS, 2013
EAGLES WIN HOMECOMING GAME WITH EASE, Oct. 25

The Eagles played Riverdale Christian in their annual homecoming game, Oct. 25. With floats, pageantry, and alumni surrounding the field, FC stepped up to the plate, beating the Christ Ambassadors 56-6.

The Eagles crushed in the first two quarters, taking a 50-0 lead at halftime. In the second half, FC cruised, allowing a single touchdown by Riverdale Christian in the third quarter and adding on one of their own in the fourth.

Senior Hunter Bachman had a career night on both sides of the ball, racking up 134 yards of rushing on 10 carries, including four touchdowns, while grabbing five tackles on defense.

“The game (football) is very small in the scope of everything,” Bachman said. “But I think God really uses it for His kingdom. It feels good to have a win, but it means so much more when you have a good week of practice, and when you’re going out and doing it for a different reason and you’re going hard. Not just because the other team is maybe worse than you, but because you’re going hard.

The senior feels that the game was a team effort, with everybody doing their part; just as they should.

“I’ve got to give it to Chris [Kollenkark],” “He needs to know that more. The line, the defensive line, the secondary… Everybody did their part. Everyone built their part of the wall.”

The Eagles rushed for a total of 359 yards; senior Christian Saylor and sophomore Chris Kollenkark both added a touchdown for FC on the ground.

Sophomore Sawyer Bachman brought in a receiving touchdown, as did Levi Browatzke, ’14.

Kollenkark also had eight tackles on defense, Christopher had five.

For more information on Homecoming, see the Oct. 25 articles Homecoming rally prepares for night’s event and BRIEF: FC commences 29th annual homecoming.

This writer can be reached via Twitter @Grossman_Chris.

By |2013-10-28T00:00:00+00:00October 28th, 2013|Athletics, Uncategorized|0 Comments

BRIEF: FC commences 29th annual homecoming

High schools all across the nation celebrate a sort of “homecoming” in one way or another, often by promoting school spirit for a crazy week ending in a home football game.

FC participates in the building of decorated “floats” to display during the game, encouraging a bit of competition and rivalry between classes. Each class picks a different topic under an overarching theme; this year’s theme being “It’s a bird, it’s a plane. No! It’s homecoming!” with each class picking a different superhero to portray.

FC also nominates and then votes for a princess representing each underclass, and a king and a queen from the senior class. The nominees are announced the week during homecoming half time. The days leading up to Friday’s game against Riverdale Christian High School are filled with pageantry, giving the students an opportunity to know more about the nominees.

Alumni Jenna Orcutt, ’13, and Matthew Jenkins, ’13, won the queen and king titles, respectively.

With the Queen Pageant and Princess Pageant already over, students look forward to the King Pageant, Oct. 24. Be sure to return to The Feather for more articles, slideshows and videos from this week’s events in the days to come.

The Feather provides coverage to all homecoming week activities, and last year’s Queen Pageant, Princess Pageant and King Pageant are all available for viewing.

Every year, FC students look forward to the homecoming game as it gives them a chance to catch up with alumni, view the floats, find out the winners of the homecoming court and watch the football game.

FC is in it’s first season of 8-man football, its first since 1992. Coaches and administration decided to switch back as a safety precaution for its players. The Eagles are 4-3 overall as of Oct. 24.

The Eagles take on the Christ Ambassadors of Riverdale Christian at 7 p.m., a team that is 1-4 going into Friday’s matchup.

Dusty Buns Bistro & Bus will provide food at the game, selling sandwiches, soups and sweets from their food truck.

Alumnus Director and Former Principal Gary “Papa” Schultz will be hosting an alumni reception area, as done in previous years. However, this year it will be in the newly refurbished library rather than a tent outside.

Students will be setting up their floats immediately after school, but some may start preparing during lunch time.

There will also be a 5th quarter following the game, hosted by People’s Church, highlighting FC.

Be sure to check The Feather in the following days for updates on the homecoming court, football games and floats.

For more news, read the Oct. 17 article, Kearney Park to host 24th Civil War Revisited.

By |2013-10-24T00:00:00+00:00October 24th, 2013|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Football sport shorts: Faith Christian (PODCAST)

FOOTBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013
For a preview to the Eagles football season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Fall sport box scores, 2013, for dates, times, and all fall sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagles’ schedule for the upcoming season at Max Preps. FC is currently 4-3 overall and 1-1 in the Central Sierra League as of Oct. 18. FC’s next game will be on Oct. 25, as the Eagles play Riverdale Christian.

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EAGLES PULL OFF HUGE HOME VICTORY, Oct. 18

The Eagles hosted the Faith Christian Warriors in their seventh game, Oct. 18. The Eagles were coming off of a home victory against Maricopa High School.

The Eagles and the Warriors combined for 21 points in the first 3 minutes, and the scoring would not slow down. The Eagles pulled away throughout the game, eventually winning 76-12.

Head Coach Mick Fuller and the other coaches were pleased with the chance for the younger players on the team to recieve playing time.

“The game against Faith Christian was a good opportunity for the younger players to get significant playing time,” said Fuller. “The coaches were pleased with their performance as well as the outcome of the game. It is important to keep improving the players’ understanding and execution of their assignments.”

Sophomore Chris Kollenkark led the team with 77 yards rushing off of six carries for four touchdowns.

“It was a really fun game,” Kollenkark said. “Scoring four touchdowns for the team was awesome, because obviously that’s not something that happens for me every game, so the opportunity to get those carries and play such a big role in our offense felt great.”

The Feather had a chance to catch up with quarterback Rick Morrison, ’15, after the game.

PODCAST: Faith Christian post-game interview: Oct. 21, 2013–

Kollenkark feels that although the team played well and got the win, they should never stop pressing on.

“We’re working on staying together as a team and just going hard at practice, and the results are already showing,” said Kollenkark.

Faith Christian was led by their quarterback Joshua Johannson, who ended the game on a 65 yard touchdown run.

The Eagles were led defensively by sophomore Joshua Freeman, who had seven tackles. Juniors Nick Morrison and Daniel Valdez both had an interception, sophomore Sawyer Bachman had two fumble recoveries, and an additional fumble was recovered by Slater Wade, ’17.

The Eagles will next play their homecoming game, against Riverdale Christian, Oct. 25.

This writer can be reached via Twitter @Grossman_Chris.

By |2013-10-21T00:00:00+00:00October 21st, 2013|Athletics, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Volleyball sport shorts: Minarets

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013
For a preview to the Eagles volleyball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Fall sport box scores, 2013, for dates, times and all fall sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagle’s schedule for the upcoming season on Max Preps. FC is currently 8-9 overall and 0-3 in the West Sequoia League as of Oct. 16. FC’s next game will be at home on Oct. 17, as the Eagles play the Parlier Panthers.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SPORTS SHORTS, 2013
EAGLES DROP THIRD STRAIGHT LEAGUE MATCHUP, OCT. 15

The Eagles hosted the Minarets Mustangs, Oct. 15. FC was playing their third league game; they had lost the first two.

The Mustangs came out strong, establishing their prowess on the road by winning the first set 25-13.

Minarets played well in the second set, limiting the Eagles to only seven points on the way to a victory.

In the third set, FC gained some ground, fighting off the Mustangs to win 25-20.

However, Minarets took the fourth set 25-16, sealing the match. This would be the third straight loss for the Eagles, all in league play.

Senior Annaleah Madison thinks that FC had no energy in the match.

“We came out weak,” said Madison. “If we want to defend our home court, we’re gonna have to act like we own it. When we have no confidence, we play as if we don’t know what we’re doing, and then games like this happen.”

The Eagles will next play the Parlier Panthers in Parlier, Oct. 17.

This writer can be reached via Twitter @Grossman_Chris.

MINARETS 3, FC 1, (25-13, 25-7, 20-25, 25-16) Oct. 15

By |2013-10-16T00:00:00+00:00October 16th, 2013|Athletics, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Football sport shorts: Maricopa

FOOTBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013
For a preview to the Eagles football season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Fall sport box scores, 2013, for dates, times, and all fall sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagles’ schedule for the upcoming season at Max Preps. FC is currently 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the Central Sierra League as of Oct. 14. FC’s next game will be on Oct. 18, as the Eagles play Faith Christian.

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EAGLES WORK TOGETHER, WIN HOME GAME, Oct. 11

The Eagles played the Maricopa Indians at home, Oct. 11. Fresno Christian was coming off of a 49-24 road loss to Kings Christian High School the previous friday, and were looking to bounce back.

The Eagles had a 16-0 lead at halftime and never looked back, eventually winning 48-6, with 26 of those points coming in the fourth quarter.

The Eagles were led by Senior Hunter Bachman, who ran for 116 yards on 13 carries with two touchdowns, while also leading the team defensively, racking up 10 tackles.

Junior quarterback Richard Morrison rushed for 41 yards and two touchdowns of his own, and Adam Khouzam, ’15, added on 34 yards off of four carries with a touchdown of his own.

Morrison, who helped the Eagles pick up their third victory, felt that often times, the team that makes the least amount of mistakes will win, and that that’s what happened friday.

“Our defense did a great job of containing their offense,” Morrison said. “We’ve been working on limiting mistakes, and it really showed against Maricopa.”

Morrison thinks that the Eagles played as a team and showed their ability to work together.

“As I said, our defense was really on top of things,” said Morrison. “and to compliment that, our offense was getting the job done as well. We trusted the guys around us and played with confidence.”

The Eagles will next play the Faith Christian Warriors, Oct. 18.

This writer can be reached via Twitter, @Grossman_Chris.

By |2013-10-14T00:00:00+00:00October 14th, 2013|Athletics, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Football sport shorts: Kings Christian

FOOTBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013
For a preview to the Eagles football season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Fall sport box scores, 2013, for dates, times, and all fall sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagles’ schedule for the upcoming season at Max Preps. FC is currently 2-3 overall and 0-0 in the West Sequoia League as of Oct. 8. FC’s next game will be on Oct. 11, as the Eagles play Maricopa.

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EAGLES DROP THIRD GAME OF LAST FOUR CONTESTS, Oct. 4

On Oct. 4 the Eagles traveled to face off the Kings Christian Crusaders in Lemoore. Coming off of a win against El Sobrante, the Eagles were looking for a win.

Both teams came off to a slow start, and Kings Christian was the first to score. The Eagles returned the favor, but could not keep up in the long haul, losing 49-24.

Head coach Mick Fuller is looking for improvement with the team and minimizing the amount of mishaps within each play.

“There is always room for improvement,” Fuller said. “The team had moments where they played well and everyone executed their assignments. But there were also situations when we had severe breakdowns in awareness and execution and the result was giving up big plays. We must continue to improve our skills and understanding of the game so we minimize the breakdowns.”

Fuller thinks that the ability to cut out mistakes from their game will be the quality that makes the team great.

“Successful football teams are able to execute their systems with the fewest mistakes while exploiting the mistakes and weaknesses of their opponents. The coaching staff is challenging each member of the team to higher levels of individual and group accountability, not tolerating anything less than maximum effort, focus and intensity.”

Quarterback Tyler Breedlove was disappointed with certain parts of the how he played but he knew he and the team played their best.

“I think i played pretty good,” Breedlove said. I could’ve done better but with a hurt collar bone I played the best I could. The team never quit, we played fair and with class against a team with unorthodox playing methods.”

The Eagles will next play the Maricopa Indians at home on Oct. 11.

By |2013-10-09T00:00:00+00:00October 9th, 2013|Athletics, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Football sport shorts: El Sobrante

FOOTBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013
For a preview to the Eagles football season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Fall sport box scores, 2013, for dates, times, and all fall sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagles’ schedule for the upcoming season at Max Preps. FC is currently 2-2 overall and 0-0 in the West Sequoia League as of Sept. 28. FC’s next game will be on Oct. 4, as the Eagles play Kings Christian.

FOOTBALL SPORTS SHORTS, 2013
EAGLES DEFEND HOME TURF, PICK UP SECOND WIN, Sept. 27

The Eagles hosted the El Sobrante Christian Eagles, Sept. 27. FC was coming off a 49-14 loss to Coast Union, Sept. 20. The Eagles played well on both ends of the field, pulling off a 38-20 home win.

FC quarterback Tyler Breedlove, ’16, felt that the Eagles played well enough to defend their home turf, but improvements should be made.

“The game went well,” Breedlove said. “We played kinda sloppy but we came out with a win. Their quarterback [Markell Whiten] was pretty good, and the way he played showed how we need to work on our containment and how we handle exciting players.”

Whiten, who ran the ESHS spread offense, had a number of big plays, including a 60 yard interception return and a 76 yard touchdown run. Breedlove thinks that in order to match the intensity of their offense, FC should improve their air game.

“We need to work on passing,” said Breedlove. “Especially our deep passes, we need to work on our route running and knowing our assignments.”

The Eagles will next play at Kings Christian, Oct. 4.

For more sports, see the FC Sports Page

By |2013-10-04T00:00:00+00:00October 4th, 2013|Athletics, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Football sport shorts: Coast Union

FOOTBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013
For a preview to the Eagles football season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Fall sport box scores, 2013, for dates, times, and all fall sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagles’ schedule for the upcoming season at Max Preps. FC is currently 1-2 overall and 0-0 in the West Sequoia League as of Sept. 23. FC’s next game will be on Sept. 27, as the Eagles play El Sobrante Christian.

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EAGLES FALL TO BRONCOS ON ANNUAL BEACH TRIP, Sept. 20

The Eagles travelled to the coast to play the Coast Union Broncos, Sept. 20. This game was played on the annual beach trip. The Eagles played this game a week after losing their home opener to Vacaville Christian, hoping to garner their second victory of the season.

The Eagles struggled to match the Broncos’ offensive intensity, dropping the game 49-14. Lineman Dillon Owens attributes the loss to a lack of being prepared physically, the commute causing all players to feel tired.

“Well, first of all, not the best game,” Owens said. “We could have done a lot better. I guess we all had a little ‘bus lag’, but we’ll just treat it as a learning experience, and we can improve because of it.

Owens said that although the long day may have dampened the Eagles’ energy, the problems they had were inexcusable.

“I think we all have got to get lower,” said Owens, “and we have to come out with a lot more intensity.”

Quarterback Rick Morrison felt that the offense did not show up to play the game the way the Broncos’ offense did, but the defense was the real reason the game got so out of hand.

They were a good team, obviously,” Morrison said. “Our defense wasn’t playing well, and that’s probably the reason why we lost. They struggled with getting back to the ball, covering the wide receivers, and just reading the offensive plays.”

Morrison, as the leader of the offense, shoulders some of the blame that inevitably comes to one who carries such responsibility.

“That being said, we (the offense) only put 14 points on the board, which is pretty hard to work with,” said Morrison. “We need to work on hurrying to the line before the snap and getting down. Also, catching the ball would be nice.”

The Eagles will next play the El Sobrante Christian Eagles at FC, Friday, Sept. 27.

For more of this writer, follow him on Twitter @Grossman_Chris.

By |2013-09-22T00:00:00+00:00September 22nd, 2013|Athletics, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Volleyball sport shorts: Sierra

sierraJarrod Markarian

The Eagles volleyball team traveled to Sierra High to take on the Chieftains in Tollhouse, CA, Sept. 10.

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013
For a preview to the Eagles volleyball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Fall sport box scores, 2013, for dates, times and all fall sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagle’s schedule for the upcoming season on Max Preps. FC is currently 6-5 overall and 0-0 in the West Sequoia League as of Sept. 18. FC’s next game will be on Sept. 24, as the Eagles play the Liberty Hawks.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SPORTS SHORTS, 2013
CHIEFTAINS DEFEAT EAGLES, SEPT. 10

The Eagles volleyball team traveled to Sierra High to take on the Chieftains in Tollhouse, CA, Sept. 10.

In the first game, the Eagles only put up ten points as the Chieftains outscored the Eagles in the first set of the game, 25-10.

The Chieftains continued their winnings in game two where the Eagles suffered another upset with another loss, 25-8.

In the third game, after an inspirational speech from head coach Jeff MacNeill, the Eagles put up a fight. However, this was to no prevail when the Eagles lost game three, 25-19.

Senior Annaleah Madison felt that the loss could be attributed to the Eagles’ poor communication and lack of overall effort.

“It was bad. It was really bad,” Madison said. “We didn’t play as a team, and we didn’t have fun or anything.”

Madison thinks the energy of her team attributed to her loss. She hopes that the next game the Eagles can pick up their energy and play better overall.

“We need to work a lot more on communication and getting our energy up before the game,” Madison said. “It felt like we were dead, like zombies out there. People were just like ‘You look like you hate life,’ and we’re like ‘Yep.'”

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For more sports, read the Sept. 12 article, Sports Center: Sept. 13 through Oct. 12.

By |2013-09-18T00:00:00+00:00September 18th, 2013|Fall, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Football sport shorts: Vacaville Christian

FOOTBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013
For a preview to the Eagles football season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Fall sport box scores, 2013, for dates, times, and all fall sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagles’ schedule for the upcoming season at Max Preps. FC is currently 1-1 overall and 0-0 in the West Sequoia League as of Sept. 15. FC’s next game will be on Sept. 20, as the Eagles play Coast Union.

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EAGLES DROP HOME OPENER TO LARGER TEAM, Sept. 13

The Vacaville Christian Falcons visited Eagle Field to participate in FC’s home opener, Sept. 13. The Falcons, though normally an eleven-man team, played 8-man ball for friday night’s contest. The game was played despite an explosion before the game, as the propane tank in a snack bar caught fire and then imploded. For more information on this, see the Sept. 13 article, “BREAKING: Explosion occurs on North Field, 6:30 p.m. (UPDATE, VIDEO)”.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Falcons put up 28 points in the second, taking the halftime lead. They managed to put up another 13 points in the third, while the Eagles scored their lone touchdown. In the fourth, Vacaville tacked on another touchdown before the end of regulation, the final score being 48-8.

Head coach Mick Fuller, was content with their effort but say?s they need to fix some major functions on the team.

“The team played hard,? said Fuller. “Vacaville is a good team and they outplayed us on friday night. With the knowledge that there are teams better than us, I hope the team uses it as something to fight for as the season progresses.”

Sophomore Chris Kollenkark was happy with how he played and hopes for the best in next weeks game.

“I thought we played well,” Kollenkark said. “I gave a hundred percent on every play and it just wasn’t enough for a win. The team played well considering how experienced the other team was. By going out to practice everyday and not messing around I hope that the team will improve and become a better unit as a whole.”

Junior Adam Khouzam was ecstatic with his touchdown and made it his goal to give his full effort, no matter the number of minutes he played.

“I was super pumped that I got a touchdown,” said Khouzam. “Since i didn’t get much playing time, each time I went in I gave it my all and it finally payed off with the only touchdown of the game. As a team we played well but we let up after the first quarter which was when Vacaville made their move, plowing straight through our defense.”

The Eagles will next play the Coast Union Broncos on Sept. 20.

For more information, see the Sept. 9 article, “Football sport shorts: Riverdale Christian”.

By |2013-09-17T00:00:00+00:00September 17th, 2013|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Volleyball sport shorts: Raisin Harvest Tournament

volleyballJarrod Markarian

The Eagles volleyball team continued their preseason games in the 26th annual Raisin Harvest Tournament, playing in Pool D, Aug. 31.

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013
For a preview to the Eagles volleyball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Fall sport box scores, 2013, for dates, times and all fall sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagle’s schedule for the upcoming season on Max Preps. FC is currently 5-3 overall and 0-0 in the West Sequoia League as of Sept. 6. FC’s next game will be on Sept. 10, as the Eagles play the Sierra Chieftains.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SPORTS SHORTS, 2013
EAGLES PLAY IN PRESEASON TOURNAMENT, Aug. 28-31

The Eagles volleyball team continued their preseason games in the 26th annual Raisin Harvest Tournament, playing in Pool D, Aug. 28, 31. FC competed with Mendota, Firebaugh, Dos Palos, Riverdale and Kerman.

In match one against Mendota, the Eagles cleaned house, winning 2-0. The scores were 25-18 both games.

In match two, they continued their winning spree, beating out Dos Palos 2 games to 0. The scores were 25-8 in game one and 25-21 in game two.

But in the match against Firebaugh, the Lady Eagles lost 2-0. The scores were 25-8 in game one and 25-21 in game two.

Then, the Eagles returned for bracket play on day two of the tournament, winning against Coalinga (Pool A), 2-1. The scores were 25-20 in game one, 25-17 in game two and 15-9 in game three.

In the next match against Riverdale (Pool C) FC won yet again 2-1. The scores were 25-15 in game one, 25-21 in game two and 15-8 in game three.

in the Eagle’s final match of the tournament, they lost to Kerman (Pool A), 2-1. The scores were 26-24 in game one, 25-23 in game two and 15-3 in game three.

The Eagles will next travel to Sierra High School where their game will begin at 5 p.m., Sept. 10.

For more sports, read the Sept. 9 article, Freshmen add to team dynamic, strive to improve.

By |2013-09-10T00:00:00+00:00September 10th, 2013|Fall, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Football sport shorts: Riverdale Christian

FOOTBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2013
For a preview to the Eagles football season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Fall sport box scores, 2013, for dates, times, and all fall sports.

Also, please be sure to check out the Eagles’ schedule for the upcoming season at Max Preps. FC is currently 1-0 overall and 0-0 in the West Sequoia League as of Sept. 8. FC’s next game will be on Sept. 13, as the Eagles play Vacaville Christian.

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EAGLES WIN FIRST GAME OF YEAR, Sept. 6

In their first contest of the season, the Eagles traveled to Assembly of God Church in Riverdale to take on the Riverdale Christian High School Christ Ambassadors, Sept. 6.

After scoring 14 points in the first quarter, the Eagles put up 24 in the second, eventually scoring an insurmountable 46 points to the Christ Ambassadors’ 16.

Sophomore quarterback Tyler Breedlove felt that the team played well and proved that they could hold their own in the 8-man format.

“We started off pretty sloppy, honestly,” Breedlove said. “But then we picked it up a little bit and soon enough we had dominated the first half.”

Head coach Mick Fuller was pleased with the win and how his team played in their first game of the season.

“Well, we got a win,” Fuller said. “I’m proud of how they played even with the downside of the extreme heat that afternoon. The team fulfilled each of their assignments which were given to them and we started the season off well.”

The Eagle defense was led by Seniors Bobby Christopher and Hunter Bachman, who had 10 and 13 tackles, respectively.

Tyler, standing 5’7″ in his first start at quarterback, felt that his side of the ball brought a potentially unstoppable element to the Eagles’ game.

“Our offense was very effective,” Breedlove said. “In only six pass completions we had three touchdowns, and we had another three scores on the ground.”

Senior Zachery Jakusz was proud of how the team played and hopeful to do it again at the home game on Friday, Sept. 13.

“We played very well,” Jakusz said. “We executed great and pulled out on top for the win. Both lines played well but still practice is needed to pull a win against the better teams. Im looking forward to the game this friday and hoping for a win.”

Breedlove completed 6 passes on 8 attempts, garnering 99 yards and three touchdowns. Christopher and Bachman both ran for a touchdown, as did fellow senior Christian Saylor, as the Eagles put together 333 yards on the ground.

Breedlove looks forward to the chance to play in front of a home crowd next week when the Eagles play Vacaville Christian High School at Eagle Field.

“I’m looking forward to coming home to a big, welcoming crowd next week,” Breedlove said. “The home opener is always an exciting night, so we’ll do our best to replicate last week’s efforts.”

For more information, see the Fall Sport Box Scores.

This writer can be reached via Twitter @Grossman_Chris.

By |2013-09-09T00:00:00+00:00September 9th, 2013|Athletics, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Deffenbacher assimilates into new role, classes (VIDEO)

The English program is one of Fresno Christian’s proudest areas of academics, so when 20-year teacher Molly Sargent left the school for a job at Kerman High School late this summer, the school was forced to fill the postition. Thankfully, Amy Deffenbacher, who was hired to teach elementary, was able to step in and fill the position. By accepting the role, Deffenbacher not only teaches four English classes, but a Bible class and yearbook as well.

As an alumna of Fresno Christian, Deffenbacher wanted to return to teach on campus because she believes in the idea of Christian education. She also stands by the school’s Expected School-wide Learning Results (ESLRs), which encourage students to become critical thinkers.

“My philosophy for teaching, especially as it relates to English, is to expose students to as many different texts from around the world as possible,” Deffenbacher said. “Truly the ultimate goal is to help the students become critical thinkers and tests are just the tools we use to get to that point. To be able to send students out into the world who are able to look at things around them and make educated opinions is important to me.”

Previously living in Oregon, Deffenbacher and her family moved back to California after six years. Originally, Deffenbacher was hired on campus to teach a fifth, sixth combination class, but when the English department position opened up, she changed course.

“I missed the sunshine and I missed my family,” Deffenbacher said. “My husband and I knew it was time to come back home. The job at Fresno Christian really opened a door for us to be able to do that. So, we are really thankful we got to come back.”

Deffenbacher knew that following a teacher of 20 years is no easy task, Deffenbacher is taking one step at a time, trying to make the change as easy as possible for the students.

“It’s a little bit overwhelming because I’m following in the footsteps of such a well-loved, iconic teacher,” Deffenbacher said. “But I love it, and I’m enjoying reintroducing myself to a lot of the literature and kind of getting my feet on the ground and looking forward to what comes next.”

Senior Jonathon Nyberg feels Deffenbacher is a great addition to the school. He thinks that she really connects with the students well and will adequately prepare them for the AP test.

“She’s {Deffenbacher} very knowledgeable, and she’s really up front with us,” Nyberg said. “Because she wasn’t planning on teaching this class [AP Literature and Composition], she realizes that and is doing a great job of acclimating us to what an AP class is like while preparing herself for the class.”

By taking Sargent’s job, Deffenbacher also teaches a Bible class and directs the yearbook. Though she has no past experience with yearbook, Deffenbacher is ready to learn alongside the students.

“The yearbook is going to follow a pretty traditional format, but the theme we’re going to have fun with,” Deffenbacher said. “I’m excited about the students that are in the class. Hopefully, it will be a pretty good yearbook.”

Mikayla Messer, ’14, as editor of the yearbook, feels that Deffenbacher has done an excellent job of stepping into a position she may not be fully prepared for.

“I think she is an amazing teacher and I’ve learned a lot already in her class” Messer said. “As far as her yearbook class, she is doing a great job. She has never done a yearbook before and I think she is doing a wonderful job and is handling it very well. I greatly appreciate her presence and leadership at Fresno Christian.”

A bit overwhelmed by the enormity of work required by a high school English teacher, Deffenbacher is focused on taking things one week at a time. Though she is still adjusting to the changes, one aspect of differences from her previous schools that she enjoys is being in a Christian atmosphere.

“Because I was told about the job a week before school started, I’m looking forward to getting to a point where I’m enough ahead of the students that we all feel good about where we’re going,” Deffenbacher said. “It’s a new experience for me, having come from public schooling and having to adjust to the literature and texts at hand. It’s a treat to be able to point those back to it {Christianity} and show them what we believe and why we believe.

Nyberg was impressed by her initiative to keep the class informed about all news regarding the course. By creating a blog, Deffenbacher has increased her communication with both students and teachers, Nyberg said.

“She’s {Deffenbacher} a really good communicator,” Nyberg said. “Again, she’s very up-front, and she has impressed me with how she keeps everybody in the loop with any updates she might have. Her blog is another way she communicates well.”

Follow The Feather via Twitter: @thefeather.

For more features, read the Aug. 26 article, Speaker challenges students to get involved.

By |2013-08-28T00:00:00+00:00August 28th, 2013|Features, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Goin Pro (2013-14) Ep. 1 (PODCAST)

Every day something new happens in the world of sports. A game is played, a practice is run, a transaction is completed, etc. Whether pro, college, or high school sports, there is always something going on.

Junior Christopher Grossman and second-year teacher Eric Witters have joined forces to bring the patrons of The Feather Online a podcast about all things sports dubbed “Goin Pro”. The duo analyzes the ongoings of things in the sports world and then regurgitates them with their own opinions in an up-beat, conversational style.

The duo starts off their 16th podcast by discussing the playoff race in the MLB, talking about the beginning of the NFL season, and analyzing the effect of performance enhancing drugs in pro sports.

Grossman and Witters start off with talk of the MLB and how the season played out. As playoffs draw closer, the two argue over World Series favorites and potential losers. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves lead the discussion.

Next, the co-hosts go over the NFL and make predictions concerning not only the first week, but possible Super Bowl picks.

Finally, the two end with talk of performance enhancing drugs. In a world full of inhuman recoveries, breakout seasons, and court cases, the duo have plenty of fuel for this conversation.

PODCAST: MLB, NFL, and steroid use discussed: Aug. 22, 2013–

For more sports talk, see the podcast, Goin Pro Ep. 13 (PODCAST).

By |2013-08-26T00:00:00+00:00August 26th, 2013|Athletics, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Day 2: Students settle in, assimilate to class schedules

After the first day of school, students begin to become accustomed to classes, lockers, schedules, rooms and everything in between, Aug. 13. Now, students have experienced their first full school day of the 2013-14 year.

Excitement was in the air as teens walked the familiar halls of FC. Hugs, handshakes, high-fives and “hello’s” filled the space in between the walls adorned with messages of “Welcome Back” and “Eagle Up!” Following the shortened schedule of the first day, students endured seven 50-minute class periods as they digested the first true taste of the year.

Although the joyful greetings were bountiful, returning students could not help but notice those no longer with us. The Class of 2013 was only to be found on college campuses, and two new teachers settled into the desks of Molly Sargent and Jennifer Oren, who accepted jobs at Kerman High and Clovis West High School, respectively.

Freshman Nevan Gonzalez feels excited for this next year. After being around high schoolers for two years, he is finally able to call himself one. The new year brings new opportunities and classes that he is already diving into.

“My favorite class is Spanish one,” Gonzalez said. “I think that people in Spanish one often struggle with the new concept of a foreign language. But because I come from a Spanish family, it might be a little bit easier.”

Gonzalez looks forward to the ability to learn new things in interesting ways. Opportunities such as these are one of the main reasons he attends FC.

“I can’t wait to learn more about Geometry, because that seems like a really fun class,” Gonzalez said. “The teachers here make it more accessible and present the material in different forms to help keep things fresh. The fun learning style is what I think gives Fresno Christian the edge over other schools.”

With returning students working hard to get their year under way, students that transferred from other schools experience a bit of a learning curve. New student Chloe Mueller, ’16, feels that the school will be a new twist after being in a charter school for the previous years of her education.

“Everybody is really nice here,” Mueller said. “At my charter school, everything was really independent, so it’s really nice to get more involved here. I’m excited to just remain a part of a high school. I’ve really enjoyed the start of the year here, and I might try to play a sport like softball or run track. It should be interesting to see how things go.”

Senior Annalise Rosik feels a sense of commitment to being a leader, as all seniors are towards younger students.

“I’m really excited about the sense of community our school shares,” Rosik said. “Not only are we connected as seniors, but the whole of Fresno Christian is a team. I definitely feel a sense of urgency as the ‘big man on campus’ to be a role model to the underclassmen.”

Rosik also looks forward to the memories and “lasts” that come with her final year of high school.

“As seniors, we have the rare ability to shape the outcome of the year and have a major impact on the school’s feel,” Rosik said. “It should really be an exciting year, and I just can’t wait for my last run at big events like NOTS {Night of the Stars}. We’ll see what this year has in store.”

This author can be reached via Twitter: @Grossman_Chris. Follow The Feather on Twitter: @thefeather.

For more features, read the Aug. 13 article, Day 1: First day brings excitement, rule changes.

By |2013-08-14T00:00:00+00:00August 14th, 2013|Features, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Feather Gamecast (VIDEO)

With the ever-greatening presence of multimedia, a few Feather staffers decided to start a series devoted to reviews, walkthroughs and tips for many video games and consoles. These staffers use their interest in gaming as an outlet to expand The Feather’s multimedia diversity.

Senior Nathan Bender and Freshman Dalton Cowin channel their gaming expertise to provide tips for viewers. Every episode features a new game, and may contain a review, campaign walkthroughs, multiplayer tips, personal preferences or simple gameplay.

In the initial episode of The Feather Gamecast, Bender and Cowin feature Halo 3: Orbital Drop Shock Trooper (ODST) guiding the viewer through the first level of the campaign.

Bender personally believes that ODST is the best installment in the Halo series in terms of the single player game quality. The storyline and new approach to Halo provided a completely new gaming experience to the Halo veteran.

Cowin thinks that ODST has great gameplay and a mysterious, adventurous feel. Out of the Halo franchise, the game is unique and underrated, as the experience was not what the fans of the series were expecting.

The Show (2012-13): Ep. 16 (VIDEO)

With The Feather Online expanding its multimedia program during the 2012-2013 school year, two sophomores continue a video series started late last year.

Sophomores Christopher Grossman and Aaron DeWolf bring a new twist to video entertainment that will present news to the students of FC in a fun and exciting way that will engage their peers and to encourage them to stay online longer.

The 16th installment of The Show revolves around Sadies, Spring Break, and a “lowrider” edition of 10 Seconds of Dooman.

Unfortunately, the members of The Show have been recently occupied with other projects and have not been able to publish with their traditional consistency.

For more information, see the April 2 article, FC Underground, 2012-13, No. 34 (VIDEO).

By |2013-04-16T00:00:00+00:00April 16th, 2013|Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

Golf sport shorts: Kingsburg

BOYS’ GOLF SPORT SHORTS, 2013–
(Scrimmages do not count toward win/loss record. Visit the Sports Section for boys’ golf features. For a simple overview of scores and upcoming matches, check the Spring sport box scores, 2013 for dates, opponents and times for all Eagle sports).

Be sure to visit the 2013 boys’ golf home page, for all matches, stats, and standings. The Eagles are currently 1-5 overall and 0-0 in the West Sequoia League. The Eagles will next play against Bullard and Yosemite High School, April 4.

Eagles fall to non-league opponent in close match, 225-225

FC played against Kingsburg on the home course at Riverside golf course.
Despite having a low score on the course as a team, FC tied to Kingsburg just as the team did last year against the opponents. However, the sixth man rule once again helped the opponent team.

Normally, when there is a tie, the sixth man’s score from each teams are compared to decide wins or losses. As a result, Eagles were defeated, 225 (51)-225 (55).

Despite repeated rare outcome of the match coach Jeff Hopper remained positive.

“This was the second year in a row that we tied Kingsburg at home. When that happens, you go to the sixth man, and they beat us 51-55,” Hopper said. “The weight isn?t all on the sixth guy, though, as everyone could have found a place to reclaim one bad shot, and then we would have avoided the tie altogether and secured the win.”

Sophomore Trevor Beal, ’15 first time playing for the sixth man, looks forward to improve and win more upcoming matches.

“It is disappointing that we lost to a tie but I hope that next time we beat them,” Beal said. “I really wish to get rid of errors to lower my score and score better.”

The Eagles will next play at Sierra Meadows against Bullard and Yosemite, April 4.

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Golf sport shorts: Reedley

BOYS’ GOLF SPORT SHORTS, 2013–
(Scrimmages do not count toward win/loss record. Visit the Sports Section for boys’ golf features. For a simple overview of scores and upcoming matches, check the Spring sport box scores, 2013 for dates, opponents and times for all Eagle sports).

Be sure to visit the 2013 boys’ golf home page, for all matches, stats, and standings. The Eagles are currently 0-3 overall and 0-0 in the West Sequoia League. The Eagles will next play against Kingsburg High School, March 12.

FC CAPTURES FIRST WIN OF SEASON, 223-275

The Eagles
Thursday, March 7 – FC 223, Reedley 275
Cliff 40, Borrego 44, Grossman 44, Saylor 46, Culver 49, Kim 54

The Eagles played their third match of the year against Reedley High School, March 7. Sherwood Forest Golf Course would be the location where FC would grab their first win of the season, posting scores of 40, 44, 44, 46, and 49, for a total of 223. This score proved to be more than enough to overcome the 275-stroke effort of Reedley.

Coach Jeff Hopper was impressed by the effort of Sophomore Daniel Cliff and how he used strategy to overcome the difficulties of the course.

“A really nice day for Daniel, with a birdie at the third to balance against his bogeys” Hopper said. “He had nothing worse than bogey, and that?s the way to turn in a 40. That?s not an easy score for a big hitter on the tight fairways at Sherwood Forest, but he kept the driver under control and got out of trouble well when he found himself under the trees.”

Though the Eagles won handily, Hopper believes that the team did not play to their full potential.

“We keep working to eliminate 3-putts, but we?ve got a ways to go,” said Hopper. “If we can cut out these nasty stroke-wasters, we?ll stand a good chance of reaching our target of 210-215 for nine holes.”

The Eagles will next play Kingsburg High School, March 12.

This writer can be reached via Twitter @Grossman_Chris.

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Golf sport shorts: Yosemite

BOYS’ GOLF SPORT SHORTS, 2013–
(Scrimmages do not count toward win/loss record. Visit the Sports Section for boys’ golf features. For a simple overview of scores and upcoming matches, check the Spring sport box scores, 2013 for dates, opponents and times for all Eagle sports).

Be sure to visit the 2013 boys’ golf home page, for all matches, stats, and standings. The Eagles are currently 0-2 overall and 0-0 in the West Sequoia League. The Eagles will next play against Reedley High School, March 8.

YOSEMITE DEFEATS FC, 213-228

The Eagles hosted the Yosemite High School Badgers in their second match of the season, March 5.

The Eagles took this match as an opportunity to prepare for their inevitable meeting with the Division II leader at the Area Championships, May 6.

Coach Jeff Hopper felt that the match was a good learning experience, the contest being an exhibition match, and that the Eagles have nowhere to go but up.

“Davis? steady play led the way again, and he and Daniel played very well in matching up against Yosemite?s top two, who are both seniors,” said Hopper. “With Chris coming in at 43 as well in the third spot, we looked very strong through the first three. Unfortunately, Alec and Christian struggled and we lost ground on the lower half.”

“Yosemite proved again to be a friendly rivalry, and they should be a team with a very good chance to win the North Area (and maybe the Section) for Division 2 later this year. I?d like to see us keep improving, though, especially avoiding the big score holes, and see how far we can go in trying to catch them. We?ll get a second look at them at their place in April.

The Eagles will next play Reedley High School, March 8.

This writer can be reached on Twitter @Grossman_Chris.

By |2013-03-07T00:00:00+00:00March 7th, 2013|Athletics, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Golf sport shorts: Kerman

BOYS’ GOLF SPORT SHORTS, 2013–
(Scrimmages do not count toward win/loss record. Visit the Sports Section for boys’ golf features. For a simple overview of scores and upcoming matches, check the Spring sport box scores, 2013 for dates, opponents and times for all Eagle sports).

Be sure to visit the 2013 boys’ golf home page, for all matches, stats, and standings. The Eagles are currently 0-1 overall and 0-0 in the West Sequoia League. The Eagles will next play against Yosemite High School, Mar. 5.

KERMAN DEFEATS FC, 218-221

In the first match of the season, the Eagles fell to Kerman High School by a difference of only three strokes, Feb. 28. The match was played at Kerman’s home course; Madera Municipal Golf Course, a course new to a few FC players. Five of the six FC players shot below their nine hole average of all rounds played beforehand.

The playing format most often used in high school golf consists of all six players on a team playing nine holes. Then, one score is left out as the best five are added together to form the final score.

Sophomore Daniel Cliff thought that the day went well, but he was disappointed with his personal efforts.

“For me, it wasn’t what I wanted, but I thought our team played well,” Cliff said. “I was excited to see how the score would turn out. The course was in good shape, I was pleased with the fairways and the greens and it was just a beautiful day for golf.

For the first time in the six year tenure of the Fresno Christian Golf program, all 6 players shot under 50. The players’ individual scores are as follows: Daniel Cliff (’15) – 46, Davis Borrego (’16) – 42, Christopher Grossman (’15) – 44, Alec Culver (’14) – 44, Christian Saylor (’14) – 45, Jason Kim (’14) – 49.

Despite this accomplishment, the Lions ended up with a better team score and handed the Eagles a loss in their first year of the match.

A major highlight of the match was Junior Christian Saylor, joining Cliff, Borrego, and Grosssman on the “birdie board”: the team’s chart tracking all birdies individuals have made this season. The birdie came on the fourth hole – a 506 yard par 5. Saylor hit the ball onto the green in two, using a 3 wood for his approach shot. After barely missing an “eagle” putt (two strokes below par), he tapped it in for birdie.

The Eagles’ next match will be at Riverside Golf Course against Yosemite High School, Mar. 4.

For more information, see the article, BRIEF: Golf season commences with Madera match.

By |2013-03-01T00:00:00+00:00March 1st, 2013|Athletics, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Show (2012-13): Ep. 15 (VIDEO)

With The Feather Online expanding its multimedia program during the 2012-2013 school year, two sophomores continue a video series started late last year.

Sophomores Christopher Grossman and Aaron DeWolf bring a new twist to video entertainment that will present news to the students of FC in a fun and exciting way that will engage their peers and to encourage them to stay online longer.

By |2013-02-15T00:00:00+00:00February 15th, 2013|Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

The Show (2012-13): Ep. 14 (VIDEO)

With The Feather Online expanding its multimedia program during the 2012-2013 school year, two sophomores continue a video series started late last year.

Sophomores Christopher Grossman and Aaron DeWolf bring a new twist to video entertainment that will present news to the students of FC in a fun and exciting way that will engage their peers and to encourage them to stay online longer.

To start things off, Grossman and DeWolf add another installment to EXTREME ATHLETES, interviewing players from the girls soccer team.

Next, the hosts banter as Gaby Siqueros returns to the set. Grossman anchors the sports updates and gives a quick rundown of Facebook’s new “graph search”.

As always, John Dooman has a short clip of his random on-campus antics.

The Show wraps up with an interview for Valentine’s Day and the observation that the table is without decoration for the first time in The Show’s history.

The editors surprise viewers with a quick music video montage after the credits.

For more information, see FC Underground 2012-13, No. 24 (VIDEO).

By |2013-02-14T00:00:00+00:00February 14th, 2013|Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments