Those dedicated to winning have already signed up and assigned coaches for the powderpuff season. It’s time for the HS girls to put on their game face and gather together to practice drills and set plays. Powder puff will be at the North Field, May 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The roles are switched for powder puff, the girls act as the players while the boys are cheerleaders for each class. Parents and family are welcome to watch the girls compete against each other.
With the second semester well underway, FC’s most anticipated event, Night of the Stars (NOTS), took place March 28. The event took place at a new location, Wolf Lakes, in the flower garden venue. The venue overlooked the lake and was surrounded by various gardens. Students were scheduled to arrive 5:30 p.m. for photos taken by Milne. While waiting for dinner to be served, students went on boat rides, took pictures with friends in the photo booth and enjoyed various drinks and snacks whilst mingling with their peers.
With two full days in New York under their belts, the editors prepared themselves for their third full day in the city. One more day and the team will spend the rest of the week at Columbia University for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's 91st convention. Warm clothes were strongly suggested and the group departed from the hotel at 9:30 a.m to take the subway as FC hits NY and visit the 9/11 Memorial.
In hopes of better educating campus students on different career paths, FC hosted the 4th annual career fair, March 11. Students attended three sessions throughout the afternoon followed by a meet and greet in the court yard. The session included a variety of different speakers such as ABC 30 reporter Amanda Venegas, ultrasound technician Robyn Hill, superintendent Jeremy Brown, Engineering student Danielle St. Marie, NASA project manager Suzy Dodd, nurse Laura Sherfield, speech pathologist Christie Edmondson, Detective David Fries, CEO of High Tech Homes Jay Cobb, veterinarian Todd Conlan, occupational therapist Dorothy Siqueiros, and senior gas estimator Scott Belmont.
The Frazier Mountain Falcons traveled to the FC field to play in the first Valley Championship game since 2003 and the first ever championship hosted at home for the Eagles. However, the home team could not contain the visitors and lost, 2-0, in the Valley Championship, Feb. 24.
The second annual school-wide serve day took place, Feb. 19. Students signed up for their location of choice earlier in the week during chapel and prayed to leave a positive impact on the community. The different service sites include: the Community Food Bank, Poverello House, park clean up, Neighborhood Thrift, two graffiti clean up sites, connecting with students at Kepler Elementary School and a yard work group. The students were assigned their chaperones and buses after a rally like chapel and were encouraged to serve with a joyful heart and spread the love of Christ.
The Mystery Spot is something that has both puzzled and amazed its visitors for 75 years. The attraction is centered around a gravitational anomaly in the forest near Santa Cruz, California. Tours began in 1940 and have remained successful since, the Mystery Spot is a circular area of 150 feet that questions the laws of physics and gravity. A small cabin was built to enhance the effects the Spot has on it's visitors.
The Parlier Panthers traveled to the FC field to play what was supposed to be a 'winnable' game, however it did not go as planned. With the Panthers starting the first half with ball, the Eagles were determined to gain possession quick and maintain it for the majority of the match. However the Eagles simply were unable to make any shots on goal and lacked manpower up top. Even after the half time pep talk, the Eagles found themselves struggling against the Panthers. Both teams became frantic and desperate for a goal as the half continued to drag on. Neither team was able to score, thus leading in to overtime.
The Riverdale Cowgirls stepped up their game this year defeating the once undefeated Caruthers Blue Raiders and dominating almost every match they've played this year. The Eagles were prepared to fight till the end no matter what the outcome. Eagles started off the first half with ball, making a good run on the starting play. About ten minutes into the half the Cowgirls scored on a corner kick, only to be countered with a goal by FC (with the help of one of the Riverdale defenders) just a few minutes later. Both teams continued to play hard yet were unable to score for the rest of the half.
Friday is a busy day in terms of athletics, every winter sports team plays at Minarets High school and the girl's soccer team has the pleasure of kicking off the evening. GIRLS' SOCCER SPORT SHORTS, 2014-15 (Scrimmages do not count toward win/loss record. Visit the Sports Section for girls' soccer features). [...]