Monarchs of the Week and Sports Extra
Exeter Monarchs of the Week
Each week, Exeter Union High School coaches will nominate outstanding players in each sport. These players will be featured here in the newspaper as well as at Kirkman’s VIP Pizza. This week’s players are listed below.
Bryce Buchanan – boys’ team
Elizabeth Guillen – girls’ team
Chloe Welch – girls’ team
Monarchs bounce back with win
One week after the Smith Gym was cleared for the final seconds of Exeter’s 55-47 loss to Dinuba, the Monarchs defeated the Kingsburg Vikings 80-67. The Monarchs were up by 20 points by halftime, 50-30. Two days later, Exeter suffered another Central Sequoia League loss to the Immanuel Eagles 61-47. Exeter hosted the Selma Bears last night, final of which happened after press time. The last home game of the season will be tomorrow night, Feb. 8, against the Central Valley Christian Cavaliers at 7:30 p.m.
Corcoran pounces Woodlake in cat fight
The Tigers are still looking for that first win in the East Sequoia League this season. It did not come last Thursday night as they lost to the Panthers 49-30. Woodlake was only able to score a total of 11 points in the first half, 9 points in the third quarter and 10 points in the fourth. Tonight, the Tigers host the Lindsay Cardinals at 7:30 p.m.
Farmersville looks for strong finish in ESiL
With the Aztecs’ defeat of the McFarland Cougars 65-46, they pull into a tie for second place in the East Sierra League. Raymond Paramo had a double-double in the game with 28 points and 11 rebounds, followed by Donovan Minton with 16 points. Farmersville will host the Kings Christian Crusaders tonight at 7 p.m.
Exeter Community Recreation is having signups for the 2018 baseball and softball leagues. There are a variety of levels. Tee ball is open to boys and girls ages 3 to 4. This program teaches the fundamentals of baseball in a non-competitive environment using a soft-core ball. Start date is April 3.
Midget coach is for boys and girls 5 to 6 years old. Coaches will pitch the ball in this league as the players still learn the fundamentals. Baseball is scheduled to start on April 5, while softball begins on April 4.
For boys and girls ages 7 to 8 there is a new intermediate league. Players who are not ready for the next level can play in this league while still learning the fundamentals. They will use a pitching machine. Baseball is scheduled to begin on April 3, and softball on April 4.
Minor and major league softball are for girls 9-14 and will begin on April 5. The number of teams in a bracket will be determined by the number of participants. There will be an evaluation day on March 5 and 6 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Dobson Complex. Fee for all leagues is $40 by Feb. 23. (fee raises to $50 on Feb. 24). Opportunities to register are on Feb. 12, 13, 20, 21 at Straw Hat Pizza from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.