As the 2018 FC basketball season begins, so does the final year of basketball for many seniors. One of these seniors, Landon Goldsborough, has played basketball ever since he was in the 4th grade. At this age, Goldsborough participated in an annual summer basketball camp.
From being the loudest student in the Nut House to senior captain on varsity basketball team, senior Suky Cheema is a person easily seen and heard around campus. Caring, considerate and understanding are words Cheema would use to describe himself.
Coming from the tennis court and becoming a WSL champion, senior Ashley Zamarripa heads to the gym for one last basketball season. Ashley first played basketball for Upward Sports in first grade and continued playing when she enrolled at Fresno Christian her sixth-grade year. Zamarripa has played on varsity her past three years of high school and will continue her fourth year on varsity as well. She tells her favorite thing about playing basketball and what she expects from her last season.
Arriving at FC in 2015, campus math teacher Kristina Breshears employs patience and kindness in her teaching style. After becoming a stay-at-home-mom to care for her three kids, Breshears decided to return to instruct math. After teaching for seven years at Central High East campus, she is entering her fourth year at FC.
From singing onstage with the worship team to competing in basketball on the court, you can find senior Macie Thompson in many different settings. Thompson is a life at FC and continues to stay involved with worship team, T.E.A. talks, athletics, ensemble on top of participating in the campus mentoring program, sister to sister.
Picture this: You are the number one pick of the 2008 NBA Draft. You average 16.8 points and 6.3 assists per game, earning you the title of Rookie of the Year as you lead your team to the playoffs and win a gold medal on the US National Basketball team. In just your third year, you have become the youngest MVP in the history of the NBA at 22 years of age. As the hometown hero, your future has no limitations.
When push comes to shove, one senior shows the dedication and drive it takes to succeed in playing multiple sports. Coming from his first year of playing football, senior Griffin Schmidt heads from the field to the gym for his last season of basketball.
With the winter season approaching, senior Alexander Rurik gears up for soccer one last time. Entering his final season, Rurik hopes to win league and go far in playoffs. Rurik is one of few lifers at Fresno Christian, meaning he has attended since kindergarten and now is in his senior year.
With conditioning beginning and a new head coach for this season, newcomer Jacob Scully, '19, anticipates this years soccer season. The Eagles are ready to make a statement this year following a disappointing season. With new coaching and a possible a new playing style, the Eagles are ready to shake things up on the pitch. I sat down with Scully and discussed multiple topics about this upcoming season, what he looks forward to and how training has gone so far.
Junior Macy Little has proved herself worthy of the student editor position on yearbook through her creativity and hard work and leads the team in hopes of winning an award. Written by Annaleise Anderson.