Exeter 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.
Miguel Lara – boys’ team
Bryce Maurer – girls’ team
Tiffany Campbell – girls’ team
Aztecs finish strong in ESiL play
Farmersville’s six-game winning streak continued on Friday night, Feb. 9, with a road 70-44 win over the Wonderful College Prep Academy Wolves. Both Victor Castrejon and Raymond Paramo led the Aztecs with 17 points. Castrejon also had 10 assists to give him a double-double on the night. Farmersville will complete the season on the road tonight against the eventual ESiL champions Orange Cove Titans at 7:30 p.m.
Blazers tame Tigers 62-39
In an effort to remain in third place in the West Yosemite League, Golden West defeated the Lemoore Tigers 62-39 on Thursday, Feb. 8. Tonight, Golden West will play rival the El Diamante Miners at 5:30 p.m. before being seeded into the playoffs.
Tigers still looking for first ESL win of season
It has been a long road for the Woodlake Tigers in the East Sequoia League. All nine of their league games have resulted in losses. On Friday night, Feb. 9, the Tigers lost 72-19 to the eventual ESL champions, Sierra Pacific Golden Bears. The highest number of points the Tigers scored in the game was 8 in the first quarter. Woodlake took the court one last time this season last night in Porterville against the Granite Hills Grizzlies. The final results for that game was reached after press time.
CLUB GIRLS WATER POLO
Exeter takes second at Winterfest Tournament
The Exeter Water Polo Club took second place at The Winterfest Water Polo Tournament in Irvine last weekend, Feb. 10-11. In the championship game, they lost to West Valley 11-6. Wins included: Praetorian, 6-4; 680 Drivers, 13-8; NorCal, 13-6; LARPD Lazers, 7-5.
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. 20 and 21 at Straw Hat Pizza from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.