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Monarchs of the Week and Sports Extra

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.

Sal Briones

Julie Rocha

Rosalind Dixon – girls’ team
Christian Genetti – boys’ team

Boys Golf
Jaycob McDaniel 

Lyncoln Miller – girls’ team
Caleb Peltzer – boys’ team

Courtney Leonard – girls’ team
Daniel Trujilo – boys’ team

Sports Extra

Monarchs fall to third in CSL
Just as quickly as Exeter rose to a three-way tie atop the Central Sequoia League they’ve fallen to third. Back-to-back loss to the Kingsburg Vikings last week cost them the top spot. Friday Exeter’s Jaykob Acosta was unable to deliver his team the win in a close 6-4 barn burner. Sal Briones accounted for three of Exeter’s runs by driving in two RBIs and scoring a run. Last Tuesday it was another close outcome with Exeter ending up on the wrong side of a one run game 7-6. Last night they began their final series of the regular season against Dinuba. Final happened after press time. Friday night the Monarchs and Emperors will play again in Exeter beginning at 7 p.m.

Spartans closing in on post season
Strathmore has not made the valley playoffs in more than ten years. That however, may be changing entering the final week of the regular season. A split series against the Woodlake Tigers has them one game below five hundred in their overall record. Woodlake took the second of the two games on Friday by a score of 8-7. Last Wednesday it was Strathmore who got the win 17-3. Tonight Strathmore begins a two game series with rival Lindsay at home beginning at 4 p.m. Friday the site changes to Lindsay for the final game of the regular season. The Spartans will have to win both games to be in the discussion for the Division VI playoffs.

Cardinals in danger of missing playoffs
Lindsay has constantly made the Division IV post season for the past 10 seasons. Now entering the final week this year they are in danger of missing the playoffs. They are six games and one game below five hundred in their overall and league records, respectively. A 9-8 loss to Sierra Pacific last Friday dropped them below that line. Tonight they look to get a win back as they host the Corcoran Panthers at 4 p.m. Lindsay will thin hit the road for their final game of the year at the Strathmore Spartans.

Exeter youth registration now open
The Exeter Youth Football League is now accepting registration every Monday at VIP Pizza, 180 E. Pine St. in Exeter. The fee is $100. Players must be entering kindergarten through the eighth grade for the 2018-2019 school year. For more information, visit the program’s Facebook page at Exeter Youth Football or email exeter_football@yahoo.com.

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