Moving from Storm Lake, Iowa to Fresno, California, and arriving just before the start of the school year, senior Jacob Scully, captain of the boys soccer team enjoys his last year of playing high school soccer.
FCS lifer Brandon Brogan plays in his second and final year of basketball. Brogan is driven to push his teammates forward through the hard times of the season, aiming to run deep into playoffs. He started playing basketball for FC in elementary school, but took a break for soccer shortly after.
The FC boys varsity basketball team was not off to a hot start at the beginning of the season. Going two for eight in the first part of the season, the varsity team is bouncing back with a nine-game winning streak. Coming off two huge wins against league opponent Laton and non-league opponent Riverdale, the eagles take on another league opponent, Jan. 25.
As the court switches from volleyball to basketball, senior Julia Fikse shifts from one sport to the next. Coming out of a 13-2 record on the volleyball team, Fikse stays in the gym to help her basketball team play in the newly joined East Sierra League.
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After a record breaking season, track and a field aims to return in the spring stronger than before. The first track and field informational meeting for the 2019 season is planned for lunchtime in room 608, Jan. 17. Head coach Mick Fuller will continue his six year coaching streak and looks to build to his team. Interested students should attend the lunch meeting to learn more about the sport and receive practice and meet schedules.
As the winter sports season reaching the end of preseason, both basketball and soccer will begin league play. Central Interscholastic Federation (CIF) redid the leagues at the end of last season and placed the Eagles in a new league.
As the number three seed in the division, girls participate in winter and spring sports to prepare for the season ahead. Junior high sports have shorter seasons than high school because Fresno Unified School District holds their sports per quarter, where high school has more of a seasonal duration.
The FC girls soccer team are looking to make a huge statement after finishing just short of a Valley Championship. Lead by head coach Matt Markarian the squad is ready for anything standing in front of them. They are looking to continue their success going into January once league starts. As of right now the lady eagles are 2-2 in their pre-season matchups.
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.