Sports

Reedley College Football: Head Coach Rob Hartenfels

by Jim Mulligan


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.

Mental Health Awareness Month Spotlight: Former MLB Legend & Minister, Darryl Strawberry

by Steven Sanchez



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.

Reedley High Modernizes and Adds Athletic Facilities

by Jim Mulligan


On the heels of a 2022 Division 1/Central Section boys soccer championship, Reedley High School opened up their doors to the public and media to show off an array of additions and improvements to athletic facilities. While many districts reeled from and scrambled to keep up with the myriad of problems that a pandemic caused over the last two years, Kings Canyon Unified kept its cool, addressed the needs of all students throughout a very stressful period, and decided to capitalize on the opportunities that some aspects of pandemic life presented.

7 Must-Have Safety Equipment For Your Boat

by Staff


Boating is one of the most fun and adventurous water sport. However, it is a source of many earning the bread and butter. Though it is a very exciting experience for many of us, it can at times become equally dangerous. Unexpected Storms, cyclones, tsunamis, and other harsh weather conditions can create a lot of trouble for the riders; hence, it is always a smart idea to carry all the safety equipment with you.

Sports Recap: Fresno State Football

by Steven Sanchez




The Fresno State Bulldogs football team beat Nevada 34-32 on October 23. The game featured the two-highest scoring teams in the conference. The teams combined for 984 yards of total offense. The Bulldogs (6-2 overall, 3-1 Mountain West) snapped a two-game losing streak to the Wolf Pack (5-2, 2-1) and lead the all-time series 30-22-1. Quarterback Jake Haener completed 26 of 38 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns. Jordan Mims filled in for starter Ronnie Rivers who didn’t play in the second half due to an injury.

Demetrius Porter: Fresno State Alumni Winin’ & Ballin’ in the Valley

by Steven Sanchez



People in the Central Valley are odd when it comes to their perceptions about the Valley. This is an area where the youth beg to leave to experience life whether it be going to college, traveling, finding a career, and the list goes on. They have good reasons to depart, and no one really enjoys the heat much. But yet, at the same time, no matter how long people are a way from the area, people always find a way to come back. Whether to visit or move back. The famous line is true, “There’s no place like home.” And for Demetrius Porter, he would agree.

The Soccer Diaries: A Clovis Woman’s Travels Through Sport

by Steven Sanchez




The majority of us have dreams of traveling the world. There’s so much out there we want to see. So many different cultures, customs, beliefs, ways of life, food, the list goes on. Those dreams are usually dashed by the aesthetic that is “so little time” to do all the things we want to do and see. For adults, more often than not, it’s our obligations—mostly our jobs and careers—and the time we dedicate to those commitments that don’t make room to travel. Another fantasy to add to that list is playing professional sports.

The Recipe For Success In Sports Coaching

by Staff



For most coaches, the difference between good and great will be based on their understanding of what it takes to fulfill the role. In order to be a great sports coach, which of course is someone who truly improves those who they are coaching, a fine balance of abilities needs to be struck.

Valley BMX Olympian Brooke Crain Rides Through a Rough 2020

by Steven Sanchez



The year 2020 has undoubtedly been a rough one for everybody. I don’t need to make a list of what has transpired during the last few months that hasn’t already been talked about, and thrown in our faces every day. It’s been quite an adjustment for all the people who have had to cope with just existing in this first year of the new decade. Some have found a way to thrive; some, unfortunately, have had a tough time. There are those who are just taking it day by day, and taking the good with the bad. For Valley resident and Olympic BMX rider, Brooke Crain, this year has been one heck of a ride.

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