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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
As the pitcher winds up to throw a strike, the batters hands grasp the bat tighter as they prepare to hit ball and advance to the bases. Moving from the West Sequoia League into the East Sierra League, the softball team competes for the Valley Champions title.
With the school year coming to an end, athletes around the campus prepare for the postseason for their sports. The Fresno Christian varsity tennis team prepares to capture its first-ever valley championship
The Fresno Christian baseball season was ended last year with a loss in the first round of East Sierra League playoffs against the Roosevelt Rough Riders. The Eagles look to get back to the postseason coming off a record last spring, going 12-9 overall. With incoming freshmen catchers and pitchers, the boys look to grow and compete with new talent.