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Cardinals survive to advance in D-IV playoffs

By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN lindsay – The playoffs have not been a good place for the fourth seeded Lindsay Cardinals (21-2-1; 8-1) as they had been eliminated in the quarterfinals or before each of the last four seasons. It might have taken two overtimes to decide their latest playoff game, but the Cardinals are finally […]

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Spring sports are back in swing

By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN tulare county –The crack of the bat and cheers from the dugout will be heard around the valley as the sports of baseball and softball go into full swing. Six local schools look to build from last year’s results and quite possibly bring home a title. Exeter Baseball Last season’s tie […]

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Spartans, Golden Bears share ESL title

By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN lindsay – It has been a long six years, but the Strathmore Spartans (25-4; 9-1) are once again the champions of the East Sequoia League (ESL). That feat was accomplished last Tuesday, Feb. 14, when the Spartans’ 58-47 defeated their arch rivals the Lindsay Cardinals (14-12; 6-4). While the title for […]

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Joining the 1,000+ club

By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN visalia – Over the course of his life, Jason Pascua has played in hundreds of basketball games and scored an innumerable number of points. But on Feb. 10, while playing a road game against the Lemoore Tigers, this Golden West senior joined an exclusive club. Pascua kept to his style in […]

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Top seeded Blazers burn Blades in comeback win

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN visalia – The Golden West Trailblazers (17-3; 11-1) entered their Division II matchup against the East Bakersfield Blades (8-15-4; 3-6-1), as the number one seed. Suspected to easily take a win against the ninth seeded Blades last Friday, Feb. 17, the Blazers instead came out flat and gave up two easy […]

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Resilient Monarchs advance to D-IV semis

By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN wasco – Despite having to overcome a countless number of injuries, the fifth seed Exeter Monarchs (14-5-1; 6-4) now find themselves in the semifinals of the D-IV playoffs. The Monarchs advanced after their come-from-behind 2-1 win over the fourth seed Wasco Tigers (15-4-1; 6-3-1) on Feb. 16. But this postseason run […]

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Spartans use wind in playoff win 2-0

By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN porterville – The strategy for the third seed Strathmore Spartans (12-5; 7-2) this post season is to put as much pressure on their opponents as possible. The Spartans got some help in accomplishing that strategy on Feb. 17 in their D-VI quarter finals 2-0 win over the sixth seed Central Valley […]

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Blazers take down Miners for third

By Patrick Dillon @pdillon_sgn visalia – An outright third place finish in the West Yosemite League (WYL), as well as significant playoff seeding implications, were on the line last Wednesday, Feb. 15, as the Golden West Trailblazers (17-12; 7-5) played the El Diamante Miners (14-13; 6-6).The Blazers constant presence inside the key was the deciding […]

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Blazers take second in WYL

By Patrick Dillon @pdillon_sgn visalia – The fate of the West Yosemite League (WYL) title was decided at two separate locations last Wednesday night, Feb. 15. The Redwood Rangers defeated their arch rivals the Pioneers at Mt. Whitney’s gym 75-54. That meant in order to share the WYL title the Golden West Trailblazers (22-6; 8-4) […]

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Eagles end Monarchs season

By Patrick Dillon @pdillon_sgn porterville – The impressive run for the fourth seed Exeter Monarchs (12-9-1; 7-3) came to an end in the D-VI playoffs in a 2-1 loss on Feb. 17 against the fifth seed Firebaugh Eagles (12-15-1; 4-6). The Eagles defense made things difficult for the Monarchs as they missed a multitude of […]

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