As the field gets painted and the Friday night lights come out, the football team prepares for another winning season. Competing in the Central Sierra 8-man football league, the team strives to receive another Valley Champions title
The nets tighten and the courts are prepared as the determination for a winning season grows among the volleyball team. Moving from the West Sequoia League into the East Sierra League, the volleyball team competes for the Valley champions title. The varsity volleyball team begins their season with ten players, consisting of three seniors, five juniors, one sophomore and one freshman. With the team losing five seniors, this season's players prepare to step up and fill the spots left behind.
As FC students heads into the school's 43rd year, they begin to readjust to school schedules and responsibilities. Extracurriculars, clubs, and sports start up as everyone works to balance their schedules. Next week, fall sports including tennis, football and volleyball kick off their season with their first games. Each team gears up mentally and physically for their matches as each sport utilized summer break to practice.
The campus softball program has completely turned around this year. Going 1-21 overall during the 2017 season and 9-10 last season, the Eagles finished as undefeated East Sierra League champions with an overall record of 16-2. However, the Eagles season came to a close after losing in the second round of playoffs to Foothill, 5-1, May 9.
As the varsity track team ends their successful season with four seniors on the team and 13 meets in the books, they begin to end the school year with summer approaching and only two weeks left of the 2018-19 year.
The golf season comes to an end and FC golf team members reminisce over a season of victories and losses. In his 12th season of high school golf, senior Jonah Lozano strives to grow in his skill and develop friendships with his teammates. Being one of the most skilled golfers on the team, Jonah plays in the higher competition for high school. At every practice, second-year FC golf coach Brent Deffenbacher offers correction and encouragement as seniors compete in their final season.
Ronnie Peterson expresses a long fed fire for the game of baseball. At the age of five, Peterson’s grandfather encouraged him to take part in T-ball. Now as a senior, Peterson aspires to do his very best to improve as a player.
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".
The Feather Online traveled to Anaheim for the National High School Journalism Convention, April 25-27, with various sessions for students to go and learn. Over the next few days I was able to attend multiple sessions such as covering tragedy, covering controversy, some of our feather staffers sessions and succeeding in sports journalism. I was most eager to attend succeeding in sports journalism but had no idea what to expect.
As the baseball season heads into full swing, senior Aaron LaCroix gears up for his last sports season of his high school career. As a three-sports varsity athlete, LaCroix hopes to bring his athletic ability onto the baseball diamond for his final season of high school sports.LaCroix has been playing sports at Fresno Christian for four years, beginning his sports season with football. Coaching him three out of his four years, Russ Counts explains what he admires about Aaron and why he will be missed on next year’s team.