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Boys Basketball: Blazers edge Monarchs 73-64 at home

Golden West wins first two games of the year by single-digit margins By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN VISALIA – Just two weeks into the season and the Golden West Trailblazers are proving that they have what it takes to win close games. On the heels of a seven-point win over Kingsburg two weeks ago, the Blazers defeated […]

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Monarchs of the Week and Sports Extra

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. Soccer Jamie Lara – boys’ team Isabel Martinez– girls’ team Basketball Teagan Bryant– girls’ team […]

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Immersion is the only way for Raya

After coming back to the states at age 12, Lucas Raya learns English and becomes a starter for the Spartans By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN STRATHMORE – Immersion has become a way of life for Strathmore’s nose guard Lucas Raya. Since moving in permanently with his father, Larry Raya, he has learned everything from English to the […]

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Football: Spartans head back to regionals

After surviving a double overtime play-in game 53-52, Strathmore heads for rematch with St. Vincent-St. Patrick By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN HILMAR—For the second straight year, the Spartans are in the California Regional Championships. Only this year, it is for the north after surviving a play-in game 53-52 (2OT) over the Hilmar Yellowjackets. Midnight almost struck five […]

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Jr. Monarchs make second straight Valley Championship appearance

Fourth and fifth graders learn more than the game of football while competing for championships By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN EXETER – Since Steve Lentz took over the Exeter Jr. Monarchs football team in 2016, his mission has been to change the culture. After setting in motion new philosophies and training, you can say it is working. […]

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Golden West defeats CVC 27-21 in overtime to take home first football Valley championship

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN VISALIA– By the end of Friday night’s Division IV Valley Championship tilt, Golden West players were crying tears of joy. Whether it was because they finally grasped the school’s first valley championship in football or because of the nail-biting battle is anyone’s guess. One thing is for sure though: players, coaches and […]

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Football: Golden West defeats Kerman 31-19 to qualify for first Valley Championship appearance in school history

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN VISALIA – Golden West came within a single second of punching their ticket to the D-IV Valley Championship game last year. Unfortunately a game ending plunge into the end zone by Coalinga left the 2016 Trailblazers knocking at the door. But this year they kicked the door wide open with a 31-19 […]

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Football: Spartans are back-to-back D-VI champs

Strathmore makes one more big play to defeat Rosamond 42-32 in Valley Championship shootout By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN STRATHMORE – One play. After months of hard work that is all it came down to for the Spartans to make history and win their second straight D-VI Valley Championship 42-32 over the Rosamond Roadrunners. “This is a […]

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Boys Basketball: Monarchs dominate paint in 63-23 win

Exeter begins 1-0 after taking away control of the key from in win over Woodlake  By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN WOODLAKE – Luis Muro, head coach of the Exeter Monarchs, wants this year’s team to establish their dominance in games. The key was definitely the Monarch’s dominion last Wednesday night, Nov, 22, as they defeated the Woodlake […]

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Cross Country: Exeter graduate Alyssa Block finishes at COS with state title

By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN FRESNO – There will be no second place at the State Championships for College of the Sequoias’ Alyssa Block this season. The sophomore won the individual title on, Nov. 18, at Woodward Park in Fresno where she clocked a winning time of 17:43, nearly 30 seconds faster than the second place finisher. […]

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