FC athletics has sports events throughout the week of April 23 to April 27.
Spring sports including baseball, softball, golf, boys tennis and track are underway. Many new students involve themselves in these sports seeking the development of relationships and the chance to better their athletic abilities.
Whether under the Friday night lights, cheering in the Nut House, or spitting seeds in the dugout, chances of students spotting Brandon Krueger, '18, at an FCS athletic event are high. From joining baseball his freshman year to trying out for football as a sophomore, homeschool student Krueger has filled his FCS letterman jacket with more than a couple patches.
With spring just around the corner and news sports already underway, the campus Winter Sports Awards Banquet honored athletes who have already turned in their uniforms. The banquet recognized both varsity boys and girls soccer, varsity boys and girls basketball and JV boys basketball, March 5, in the Peoples Church gym.
Golf is one of the most recent official sports that Fresno Christian has started competing in. Many students who play outside of school were excited to compete with FC. This year Brent Deffenbacher is coaching. It is his first year coaching the team and he feels optimistic about the team this year.
Fresno Christian Varsity Cheer competes at Buchanan High School in the CIF cheer and dance competition, March 10. Fresno Christian competes at 2:16 p.m., but times are subject to slight changes. In division two, they will go head to head with Clovis West, Bullard, Clovis North, and Tulare Western.
Track and field is one of the oldest sport in the world. Consisting of running, jumping and throwing, athletes compete in different types of events from sprinting to long jump to shotput. For the past month, the FC track team practiced every day after school to prepare for this season. They have their second meet March 10 at the CVC Invitation.
After a successful season in league, the Eagles girls soccer team looked to be a favorite to win the Valley Championship as the No. 1 seend. The Lady Eagles showed their strength early in playoffs, defeating Riverdale and Parlier 4-3 and 3-1, respectively. However, the Eagles faced their toughest opponents for the championship game at home, Feb. 23.
Varsity girls basketball hosted the CIF Central Section Division V playoff game in the FC Gym, Feb. 21. The Eagles battled Central Valley Christian, losing the game 57-42. Although their season is over, the team made significant improvements throughout the year. Underclassman Kayla Vanderlinden, ‘20, says goodbye to her senior teammates. Despite the loss, she enjoyed the season with her team.