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The Roundup’s Top 7 sports stories of 2017

As we approach the end of 2017, it's always fun to look back and revisit all the thrills, chills and championships that Clovis Unified...

Around the TRAC

Kendall Milton (MVP) and Brock Jones star in USA football game Buchanan teammates Kendall Milton and Brock Jones were on the football field together again,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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!...

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 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....

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,...

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,...

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...

Lowe places second at CIF state cross country meet, defending champ Smith falls ill

Buchanan senior Meagen Lowe found herself in unfamiliar territory before the biggest race of the year. Lowe’s teammate and trusted friend, Corie Smith, a junior...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Legendary Clovis wrestling coach retires

Longtime Clovis High coach Steve Tirapelle is retiring from high school wrestling to take a more active role in coaching the next generation of...

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 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...

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