As week four of the NFL season comes to a close, Kyle Clem, '21, talks with juniors Carston Saelzler and Bryson Graham on the highlights and significant headlines from this week of action.
For the past 7,000 years, board games have captivated the world and united mankind with a innate urge for competition. This year, FC chose the theme of board games for homecoming festivities.
Following the conclusion of week three of the 2019 NFL season, Kyle Clem, '21, sat down with juniors Bryson Graham and Carston Saelzler to discuss the major headlines from the week, Sept. 24.
Grandparents roam the campus as students and staff welcome seniors to the 28th annual FC Grandparents Day, Sept. 20. Each year, Grandparents Day provides a chance for families to spend time with each other and observe students' daily routine in the classroom. This tradition offers Fresno Christian an opportunity to show gratitude toward their guests and thank them for the role they play in students’ lives.
Following the massive headlines created during week two of the NFL season, Kyle Clem, '21, talked with juniors Carston Saelzler and Bryson Graham about their thoughts from the week, Sept. 17. Among the various high-profile headlines around the league, one of the most anticipated moments came that morning.
With week one of the 2019 NFL season starting this past weekend, Kyle Clem sat down to talk with juniors Carston Saelzler and Bryson Graham about Sunday’s game, Sept. 9. The weekend’s headlines spotlighted the rising drama surrounding Antonio Brown’s impromptu release from the Oakland Raiders at his request. Following the release, the New England Patriots took a chance on Brown and signed him to a one year contract worth up to $15 million with a $9 million signing bonus, Sep. 7.
A summer afternoon goes by on the Fresno Christian tennis courts. While under the Fresno sun, the doubles tandem of Jayna Roseno, ‘20, and Hannah Villines, ‘21, begin the next game of their match. Roseno stepped up to the service line and widened her stance. She lobbed the ball in the air and pounded it toward the opposing service square. Just as it neared the square, the green sphere collided with the back of Villines' head. This moment remains one of Roseno’s favorites from her years on the tennis team.
Cheering crowds followed the team as they sprinted onto the tennis courts. Hugs and cries of “Let’s go!” signified the crowning of the Fresno Christian Eagles as 2019 Valley champions. The seniors on the squad finished their career as winners and avenged their loss from the previous season. With a final score of 5-4, the FC tennis team clinched the Valley title against the Caruthers Blue Raiders, May 7. This is the first boys title since 2000. The previous team to win, led by coach Allen Tong, won five titles in seven years, first in 1994, then a four-year stretch from 1997-2000. This period of winning became known around campus as the “Tong Dynasty".
As the days grow warmer and the tennis season reaches its midpoint, Reese Brown, ‘19, continues to lead the campus team towards playoffs in his final chance at winning a championship. With the leadership of four other seniors on the team and a young core with playoff experience, Brown now believes that the team is capable of winning it all this year.
With the 2019 tennis season beginning, senior John Monke prepares for one final run at a Valley championship. After coming one match away from the title a year ago, Monke aims to avenge this loss and complete his senior season with a Valley title.