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Figura Advances to Regionals After Girls Golf Makes D2 Shift

Figura Advances to Regionals After Girls Golf Makes D2 Shift

Daveion Robinson

December 1, 2016


Filed under Sports

Having received two valley championship wins for the last two years, the girls golf team was focused on taking it all the way this season. However, after being moved up from Division 3 to the more competitive Division 2 level, the team was admittedly nervous  . Though they did not garner a...

High School Cross Country: Working Hard for Success

High School Cross Country: Working Hard for Success

Daveion Robinson, Staff Writer

November 29, 2016


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After training and attending newly established camps over the summer, our Cross Country team is ready to dominate this year. Head Coach Kristen Johnston and Assistant Coach Michael Hess say their plan this season is to have at least four athletes make it to The State Championships as well as setting...

Centrals own 4-Star All American Jaylon Johnson

Centrals own 4-Star All American Jaylon Johnson

Summer Olivas, Claw Staff Editor

November 28, 2016


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Centrals very own Four-Star Corner Back, Jaylon Johnson received 18 official Division 1 offers. He has played on the varsity team since the end of his freshman year and has been starting wide receiver and corner back for the past three years. The 6-foot-2 is rated one of the top ten defensive backs in...

Strive for Perfection to reach Greatness

Strive for Perfection to reach Greatness

Summer Olivas, Claw Staff Editor

November 28, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

At this time last year the Grizzlies had a season record of 4-8, when seeded No. 10 in Division 1 they lost the second round of playoffs. This season the Grizzlies being ranked No. 1 in the valley, went on an 11 game winning streak and fell amongst 3 other teams who fell short and lost the chance of...

Varsity Girl’s Season Progress

Varsity Girl’s Season Progress

Sabreen Atwal, Staff Writer

November 28, 2016


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The Fresno Bee has the varsity girls volleyball team ranked 2nd in the valley. They came 2nd in their past two tournaments in Clovis and Las Vegas tournaments in August. Last year they tied for 2nd at League Championships, with 33 wins. This year they are currently ranked 2nd in league. The team is ve...

Mamba Moments

Mamba Moments

Conner Weigant, Staff writer

June 7, 2016


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Kobe Bryant has had a prolific 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers he’s been known in the NBA for so many things and here are some of his greatest moments but before I get into any of that I must say Kobe has had one of the greatest careers by a Los Angeles Laker ever Kobe has helped win 5 NBA championships...

The Future Is Bright:

The Future Is Bright:

Summer Olivas, Staff Writer

May 17, 2016


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On February 3rd, the Central High performing arts center filled with friends and family there to support the four signees: Robert Bohanna, Alyssa Ramos, Ashtyn Bracamonte, and Ciera Montalvo. The athletes and their families had been through a long, hard recruiting process. There were plenty of mixed...

Kyle Biggs chosen as New Head Football Coach

Kyle Biggs chosen as New Head Football Coach

Summer Olivas, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016


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“Coach Biggs is a high character coach, who brings lots of excitement and energy to the football program with his fast paced offense. He understands Central and is what I call a “player’s coach”. Players love to play for him” explains Athletic Director Ray Hightower. As the one time valley...

Wrestling breaks record with six state qualifiers

Wrestling breaks record with six state qualifiers

Cassandra Johnson, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Picture standing on a mat, face to face with your toughest competitor. This is it. You resolve to give it all you've got and hope for the best. You’ve practiced hard all season, you’ve fought your hardest in past matches, and now, this is the match that truly determines who is the champion. This...

Dennis Laney, Brock Lee awarded $500 Scholarship

Dennis Laney, Brock Lee awarded $500 Scholarship

Summer Olivas, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016


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The JT Taylor Memorial Scholarship first began in 2006 in memory of the late JT Taylor, who was not only a an outstanding student athlete but also an outstanding person in our Central community. JT's mother, Nora Taylor, continued her sons legacy by offering scholarships to boys basketball athletes. In...

Wrestling goes to Las Vegas tournament

Wrestling goes to  Las Vegas tournament

Cassandra Johnson, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016


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On October 23rd through the 25th, our own Central wrestlers competed in the Freak Show Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada. They battled against the best of the best throughout the country and with this kind of opportunity they gained experience and a chance to show off their skills nationally. In pre...

Rise Above

Rise Above

Summer Olivas, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016


Filed under Sports

RB Jordan Stanley 27 ran the ball down into the end zone to make the final score 64-44 against Clovis East on his senior night. The crowd erupted as they realized their Central Grizzlies were on the way to playoffs. It was an utter blow out. Central had possession of the ball as the clock ran out from...

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