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Clovis Unified grads Wells and Chachere sign NFL contracts

There was great news for a couple of Clovis Unified grads with professional football hopes, albeit mixed with just a dash of disappointment after...

Around the TRAC: Relying on hope

It was 8:59 the morning of Jan. 19 when my classroom phone rang with a different ringtone than usual. It was a longer tone,...

Kelly, Prentice nominated for Allstate Good Works Team

Caleb Kelly from Clovis West and Adam Prentice from Clovis High, two local football stars who are now producing at the college level, were...

CCC’s Katrina Thompson named Scholar All-American

Katrina Thompson, a student-athlete at Clovis Community College, was recognized by the United Soccer Coaches Association (USCA) as a First Team Scholar All-American at...

Buchanan stands tall against Central in defeat

It’s rare when a game lives up to the hype, and Central and Buchanan had plenty of that coming into their league opener. And when...

Growing sport of beach volleyball reaches Clovis

Beach volleyball is a relatively new sport in the Central Valley and one Clovis man is doing his best to help it grow. Michael DeRaffaele...

Clovis West’s Madison Campbell commits to USC

HOME AT LAST!! Thank you to my parents, teammates, coaches, and those who have recruited me for being a part of this amazing process!...

Clovis North soccer to represent NorCal in 2018 Special Olympics USA Games

Nine Clovis North High School soccer players will make history as they compete in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games this July in Seattle....

Clovis’ seven-run inning lifts Cougars to Easter title over Buchanan

The way Clovis softball head coach Mike Noel sees it, the Cougars had two choices down 5-0 to rival Buchanan: fold up and live...

Clovis beats Modesto 42-14 behind Robles’ five TD passes

Clovis marched out onto Lamonica Stadium wearing the traditional gold pants, blue jerseys and gold helmets with the classic blue “C,” and on a...

Stronger Than Sisters: The singular bond that ties the Clovis West girls basketball team

By Paul Meadors | Sports Editor paulmeadors@gmail.com @paulmeadors “Right there is my best friend.” Five at a time they are a blur of maroon and gold,...

Around the TRAC: Bringing good cheer this special time of year

Elf. A Christmas Story. Home Alone. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. And yes, Die Hard. For me and my family, those are our go-to Christmas movies,...

Going to the ‘ship: Buchanan beats Clovis West 30-28, advances to Valley title game

In big games, big-time players step up. And for Buchanan it wasn’t just two or three or even four or five, but it was a...

Samansky, Preble shine at Clovis West Invitational

Not even the rain could slow down the fast pace at the 2018 Clovis West Invitational where a couple of impressive girls shined in...

Like a Champ: Clovis West girls advance to SoCal regional finals on Pulliam’s 3-pointer

The message in the huddle from Clovis West assistant coach Duane Steward to Champney Pulliam was clear, concise, encouraging and hopeful: “You’ve got a...

Prep golfers tee off in Clovis Cup

The greater Clovis/Fresno area boys and girls high school golf seasons came to an end last Thursday with a flourish at the Clovis Cup...

Clovis North soccer loses heartbreaker to Sunnyside in D-I final

Sports can be certainly be cruel. One minute momentum is on your side, the thrill of victory well within your grasp and the next,...

Clovis West second-half explosion leads to big win over Buchanan

Sometimes the best adjustments a coach can make are the ones where they toss the game plan aside, and go with their gut. This was...

Clovis holds off Bullard, moves to 3-0

Clovis coach Rich Hammond knew coming into their game against Bullard his team would be tested, especially after winning its first two games of...

Central beats Buchanan in football Valley final

Tears dripped like icicles onto the turf at Koligian Stadium on a cold night while the scoreboard in the distance stood frozen: Home 29,...

Around the TRAC: A real life clash of the titans

Have you ever watched a movie or read a comic book where a superhero is battling a supervillain and their powers are so evenly...

Clovis East graduate wins marathon in record-breaking fashion

Former Clovis East runner Gage Marquez made a big splash at the Lexus Ventura Marathon on Oct. 22. Marquez, who now attends UC San Diego,...

Heinz takes over Clovis boys basketball program

Jon Heinz has been hired to take over the boys basketball program at Clovis High, and the Clovis Unified product is certainly familiar with...

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