We had a lot to be thankful for during the month of November because of the variety of events offered. People rushed to them as if they were a Black Friday sale. They ranged from Fresno State football, to holiday themed concerts, to a jersey retirement ceremony. With the holiday season approaching, these events were great gifts for all those that attended.
My, oh my, this past October was an exciting month for events in the Central Valley. With the fall weather and the upcoming holiday season, everyone was excited to be out and about. There was a big selection of events to choose from, such as concerts, stand-up comedy shows, and sporting events. Most of those events were offered by The Big Fresno Fair. October is the month of Halloween, and the Valley definitely was given a major treat with events that were sweeter than candy.
The events just keep coming. Now that it’s fall and the weather is cooler, more people want to go out and do stuff. September definitely contributed to that momentum. There were shows, and it is football season which means it’s Bulldog time. A lot happening in September! The community really did show up. Here is a recap of what took place.
If you were in Fresno in the mid to late 1990s and you thought of Fresno State Basketball, one name comes to mind: Chris Herren, the basketball prodigy from Fall River, Massachusetts. At the time, he played under legendary coach Jerry Tarkanian, who won the NCAA National Championship in 1990 at UNLV and was commonly referred to as “Tark the Shark.”
Oh May, oh May! This was another great month of entertainment in the Central Valley. There was a festival, a rock concert, and a surfing competition. And this time, unlike in April, you didn’t have to travel to Bakersfield.
Kings River Life had the privilege of covering the Fresno Monsters hockey team for the 2022-2023 season. It was hockey at its finest. We’ve covered the sport before, but something was different about this team. There was excitement, the fans craved watching the games after the pandemic, and through witnessing the wild finishes and the perseverance of the team, it was a very solid year.
The wait is over! The Fresno Grizzlies 2023 season has arrived. The season will mark the team?s 21st year in Downtown Fresno and 25th baseball season since their inception in 1998. Last year they had 83 wins and 49 losses in the league’s North Division. They led the league with 911 runs, including 162 home runs. The team clinched a playoff berth for the second straight season, winning both the first and second halves. It was the first time in the team’s history that they made the playoffs in back-to-back seasons. They are the affiliate of the Major League Baseball team the Colorado Rockies.
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Reedley College has a newly appointed full-time, permanent, head football coach. Rob Hartenfels, while only recently chosen for the permanent position, has been at the helm of the Tiger’s football program for the last year. He also put in some time on staff as an assistant with the prior head coach. Additionally, Coach Hartenfels has an extensive experience in college coaching despite his relatively young age.
Former Major League Baseball legend and World Series champion of the New York Mets and New York Yankees, Darryl Strawberry, has a new position he plays now and that’s being an ordained minister. He came to CrossCity Church in Fresno on April 23 and 24 to do a service for those in attendance with the message of how God turned his mess into a message.