The San Joaquin River has been inhabited for thousands of years as early Native Americans settled in the Central Valley area. In the late 18th century, waves of explorers and settlers journeyed through the Valley, especially fueled by the Gold Rush in the mid 1800s. One of California’s longest, the San Joaquin River meanders for 366 miles, starting in the Sierra Nevada and eventually feeding into the San Francisco Bay. Presently, the river acts as a critical source of irrigation for the heavy agricultural production the Central Valley boasts. In addition, it is an expansive wildlife corridor, important to the environment and economy alike.
After defeating Caruthers High School, the Fresno Christian boys tennis team will host Liberty High School for the CIF Central Section Division V Valley Championship, May 15, at 2:30. The final match in a 11-3 season, the upcoming championship will be the first time the Eagles have reached Valley Championships since 2003.
Players, coaches honored for efforts Seniors Tyler Villines (left) and Cayla Rivas received the Senior Athlete of the Year awards at the Spring Sports Awards night, May 7, For the last time this school year, parents and athletes congregated in the Peoples Church gym to give out awards and recognition for [...]
Senior Jaden Ventura and junior Alexander Rurik took first place in the WSL indivdual doubles tournament at Copper River, April 24. As the No. 2 seed, the duo held a first round bye. After defeating Riverdale HS 8-2 in the second round, Rurik and Ventura were set to play Fowler in the semifinals. After quickly falling 1-5 in the first set to six, the duo found their rhymth and brought the first set close, eventually falling 4-6. The second set moved speedily, FC winning 6-2, which lead to a supertiebreaker.
The Feather will be providing daily updates for all FC sports events through a series of fall box scores. We encourage people to check in and see how the high school teams are performing in their respective seasons. For more information on stats and team sports, visit Maxpreps and the FC athletics page.
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.
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.