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.
Family, friends, coaches, the baseball and softball teams recognized their seniors at the varsity baseball and softball senior night, May 2. Both teams won their home games: Baseball, 28-2, and softball, 11-1, against Laton High School. During baseball, The Eagles dominated their game from start to finish. Freshman Soren Sobrado led the team in batting with five base appearances, four at-bats, four runs, three hits, and two runs batted in. The pitching squad included seniors Sam Cross, Ronnie Peterson, and Anthony Lonardo.
English teacher Andrea Donaghe nominated sophomore Mackenzie Beckworth as Student of the Month due to Beckworth’s conduct in class as well as the quality of her work. Donaghe states that Beckworth possess a talent for writing and encourages her to take AP Literature her junior year.
As sports wind down during the last few months of the school year, FC winter guard prepares for upcoming San Joaquin Valley Color Guard Percussion Review (SJVCGPR) Championship Competition, March 30. High school teams gather to compete for the champion title at Clovis North High School. The team performs at 1:55 p.m. along with five campus guard members participating in the solo competition at various times.
With the spring season almost reaching its halfway point, the varsity softball team has been on a hot start. They currently hold the record of 7-1, while playing mainly higher division schools.
Suicide rates among teenagers continues to be a leading cause of death and an ever present issue in Fresno County. Suicide is either the second or third leading cause of death in ages 10-24, depending on the source. California claims one of the lowest suicide rates in the United States, but it is slowly on the rise. America as a whole has seen an increase in suicidal rates--the highest in 30 years. Furthermore, there is an average of just over 5,240 suicide attempts by 7-12 graders everyday in America.
Hundreds of alumni, teachers, and donors gather in the FC gym for the 36th annual auction, March 9. Every year, the auction raises money for classes, sports, and various activities around the school. At the end of the evening, the school raised $157,704, contributing to the vision of the school to develop a community of 'world changers'.
Heading into the spring season, the Blossom Trail remains a major tourist attraction in the Central Valley for its many rows of infinite blossoms. For 31 years, the trail has reached over 62 miles, covering Sanger, Reedly, Orange Cove, Selma, Clovis, Kingsburg and Fowler.
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.
Local non-profit combats hunger, supports families The Central California food bank provides 280,000 people food every month by food distributions, meal recovery programs, and school sites. While 97 percent of the food bank's expenses go to feeding the people of Fresno, 84 percent of the food provided was donated, and almost half of the food they [...]