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Around the TRAC Getting all your Tri-River Athletic Conference kicks in before playoffs begin

Please don't look at the calendar because if you're anything like me (hopefully you're not a bald middle-aged man who just bought his first...

The coaching life of Vance Walberg: sliding doors, the dribble-drive and what matters most

By Paul Meadors, Sports Editor Vance Walberg sits in a chair in the middle of the Sacramento Kings practice facility, sweat dripping from his face...

Clovis West girls rise to No. 21 in nation, No. 13 in state

By Paul Meadors, Sports Editor The Clovis West girls basketball team doesn't shy away from competition and now they're being rewarded in national and state...

TRAC attack: log-jam at top boys’ basketball standings

By Paul Meadors, Sports Editor If the first three games of the boys TRAC basketball are any indication of the final seven, well, we're in...

Clovis West soccer pulls off pair of upsets over TRAC rival Buchanan

By Daniel Leon, Sports Intern First it was the Clovis West boys. The Eagles flew into Buchanan High School and pulled off a 3-0 upset victory...

Around the TRAC: What’s new, what’s happening and all the goodness that makes up...

Wil Hooker looks to take Clovis basketball to new heights  Wil Hooker looks invigorated, running from drill to drill, yelling out encouragement with some fire...

Fast breaking around the TRAC Your 2016 Tri-River Athletic Conference boys’ basketball preview

By Paul Meadors, Sports Editor Young? Check. Talented? Check. A crop of seniors who are ready to let it rip on the court? You betcha....

Buchanan takes home second place trophy, Clovis third at Doc Buchanan Invitational

National wrestling powers meet at prestigious tournament named after late Floyd “Doc” Buchanan  By Daniel Leon, Sports Intern When the 39th annual Doc Buchanan Invitational came...

Around the TRAC Ready to start the new year off with a bang

By Paul Meadors, Sports Editor You might notice a theme here in this edition of Around the TRAC. Yep, check out those awesome team pictures...

Surprise! Caleb Kelly wins Butkus Award as nation’s best linebacker

By Paul Meadors, Sports Editor Caleb Kelly thought he was called to another football meeting in the school's lecture hall at the conclusion of lunch,...

Young Golden Eagles, shine at home invitational

By Paul Meadors, Sports Editor With most basketball teams in the TRAC playing in out-of-section tournaments during Christmas break, the Clovis West boys team stayed...

Early statement: Buchanan wrestling beats Clovis in Zinkin Classic

By Paul Meadors, Sports Editor Buchanan cleared a wrestling hurdle against old foe Clovis, both mentally and physically, and in the process set up one...

Around the TRAC: Keepin’ it real, on the right side of the TRAC

In between multiple trips to the refrigerator for leftover mashed potatoes, pausing our annual family tradition of watching “A Christmas Story” on a 12-hour...

Rodeo in the DNA: Fresno State rodeo coach Tony Branquinho has long-time love for...

For Tony Branquinho, rodeo is more than something that happens one weekend in Clovis in April. Rodeo is his life, and has been since...

Heartbreak city: Clovis loses Valley championship football game

Too fast, too explosive, and unfortunately for Clovis, too much Love. Liberty-Bakersfield turned on the afterburners and throttled Clovis 56-21 in the D-1 Central Section...

With a heavy heart, Clovis North boys basketball plays on

Clovis North played the games because Jordan Rutledge would have had it no other way. The Broncos hosted the 2nd annual Valley Children's Hospital Tip-Off...

Clovis West girls falls to No. 1 team in nation

An early season gauge for an extremely talented team, the Clovis West girls basketball team took on the No. 1 ranked high school team...

Around the TRAC Flying around the Tri-River Athletic Conference related, just like Beggar’s Canyon...

‘Tis the season for Candy Cane Lane, strolls down beautifully lit Old Town Clovis and gallons upon gallons of piping hot cocoa. Well, maybe...

Gunning for glory: Clovis beats Clovis North to reach Valley title game

By Paul Meadors, Sports Editor One more game. Attempting to become the first Clovis team since 2002 to win a Central Section football championship, this 2015...

Clovis North rolls over Buchanan in heated rematch to advance to semifinals

By Daniel Leon, Sports Intern The quarterfinals of the CIF Central Section Division I playoffs on Nov. 20 at Veterans Memorial Stadium featured a rematch...

Clovis girls beat familiar foe Clovis West for Valley polo title

By Paul Meadors, Sports Editor Clovis 4, Clovis West 3. No, that wasn't the final score in the Division 1 Central Section girls water polo final,...

Golden West boys polo beats the odds, Clovis for Valley title

By Paul Meadors, Sports Editor The only thing missing was the theme music from Rocky. The underdog Golden West Trailblazers from Visalia sent shock waves throughout...

Clovis East volleyball rises up, makes history with Valley title

By Paul Meadors, Sports Editor At Valley championship match point, senior setter Christina Tran had a vision: Pass, set (by her) and spike by one...

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