The historic year for Porterville College volleyball officially came to a fitting end, as the team received several awards at the school’s fifth annual Academic and Athletic Achievement Awards event on Thursday night in the campus theater.
The volleyball team had winners in several categories, including Laura Jaggers (Female Schola
Porterville College sophomore athletes Amanda Monge (volleyball) and James Bingaman (baseball) will host the fifth annual PC Academic and Athletic Achievement Awards tonight in the PC Theatre. To sold out event presented by the PC Student-Athletic Advisory Council will honor 14 PC athletes in seven different categories. Also honored will be PC&r
How the Porterville College baseball team finished the season was pretty much representative of how the entire season went for the Pirates.
Porterville showed its share of improvement this season, but also showed inconsistency throughout the year, and that was all demonstrated in PC’s season finale on Friday in which the Pirates lo
The Porterville College baseball team has had its share of big wins this season, but on Thursday the Pirates may have picked up their sweetest win of them all.
Porterville won 5-4 at the College of the Sequoias to pick up its 12th win of the year and to improve to 8-15 in the Central Valley Conference. Both are high water marks under PC
SOFTBALLPC SPLITSPorterville College finished a somewhat disappointing season by splitting a doubleheader at West Hills on Tuesday, winning the opener 9-5 and losing the nightcap 7-4. Ashley Keener finished her career at PC with a bang, going 7-for-8 with four doubles, a home run and four RBI in the doubleheader. “She had a gre
FRESNO 12, PC 4Porterville College jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first, but it was all downhill from there against Central Valley Conference frontrunner Fresno City. Fresno scored seven runs in the fourth to take a 12-2 lead.
Offensively for PC, Dylan Watson and Kyle Verdegaal each had a hit and an RBI, Michael Villarreal and Zac
BASEBALLPC 6, WEST HILLS 1Porterville College’s Jaime Good (5-2) continued his outstanding pitching, going 8 1/3 innings for the win. Good allowed one run on seven hits while striking out five and walking two. Kurt Rathjens struck out both hitters he faced in recording the last two outs for PC (11-19, 7-14 in the Central Valley
The paths of Amanda Monge and Katrina Goulbourne have certainly crossed over the past two years while both have been an integral part of Porterville College women’s athletics. But, the two have never had the chance to play together.
Ironically, both athletes are moving halfway across the country for the chance to be a half hour apa
MERCED 11-11, PC 10-3Porterville College hit the ball well, but struggled defensively in being swept by Merced on Tuesday. Merced came back to win the opener 11-10 and won the nightcap 11-3.
Porterville banged out 20 hits in the opener, but left 12 runners and also committed five errors. PC led 10-8 when Merced scored three runs in
PC 3, MERCED 0Porterville College played the role of spoiler as Tyler Czech, Jaime Good and Dakota Kirkman combined on a nine-hit shutout for PC at Pirate Stadium. But again as has been the recipe when PC has been sucessful this season, Czech, Good and Kirkman were able to scatter the nine hits because they issued no walks. The only free p
REEDLEY 8, PC 3Freshmen Rocio Lupio, a Porterville High graduate, and Kaitlyne Thompson, a Monache graduate, sparked a three-run rally in the seventh to give Reedley an 8-1 lead against Porterville College. Lupio led off with a walk and Thompson hit a two-run double during the rally.
PC scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh.
It was Porterville College who put the first runs on the board Saturday at Reedley College, but it was the Tigers who had the final word against the Pirates baseball team, as it put together a convincing 11-4 win.
In the top of the second inning, second baseman Zach Johnson was hit by a pitch as PC’s (5-12 in the Centeral Valley Co
SOFTBALLTAFT 3, PC 2After a doubleheader earlier in the year in which Taft roughed up Porterville College, it was a much better effort for PC this time before it fell just short at Taft. Chelsie Childs provided Porterville with a solid effort on the mound. “Chelsie did a good job of holding their big hitters down,” PC coa
A two-home run became a solo shot just like that and in the end, the Porterville College baseball team had to be thinking what could have been.
One can’t definitively say if the bizarre play cost a chance at the win for PC in its 4-3 loss to Reedley on Thursday at Pirate Stadium. But it still had to be a bitter pill to swallow.
PC 5, REEDLEY 2Porterville College got back on the winning track, picking up an impressive Central Valley Conference win at Reedley. Jamie Good (3-2) pitched a complete game for the win, allowing just one earned run on seven hits. “Any time a guy does that, it helps substantially,” said PC coach Jake Kiser about Good’s co
BASEBALLBARSTOW 4, PC 2Porterville College’s pitching and defense was good enough to win, but its offense wasn’t in a 12-inning loss to Barstow at Pirate Stadium. “It’s better baseball than we’ve been playing, which is good,” PC coach Jake Kiser said. “But the fact is, it’s not good eno
Former Porterville College volleyball standout Jennifer Landers was one of 16 students honored at the 16th Annual California Community College Athletic Association Convention on Wednesday in San Mateo.
Landers, who played for the Pirates during the 2010 and 2011 seasons, was the Central Valley Conference Honor Roll winner – for all
COS 3, PC 0Kurt Rathjens provided an outstanding effort on the mound for Porterville College, but PC provided little support for him offensively and defensively as the Pirates could only muster three hits and committed four errors.
Rathjens allowed just one earned run on five hits while striking out four and walking one over eight
Porterville College baseball players display a frame with Tyler Curry’s jersey that was presented to the Curry family before Saturday’s game against College of the Sequoias at Pirate Stadium. Curry was honored during a ceremony before the game. It was at this time last year that Curry, a 2011 Monache graduate who played at PC, was ki
PC 5, WEST HILLS 4Porterville College had the right player at the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning in its hottest hitter, Maria West, who hit a game-winning three-run triple for PC. Justine Rhines began the rally with a single and then Shaycie Atene walked. Jessica Heffley followed with a perfectly placed bunt for a single to load
A year ago Thursday, Tyler Curry made his final appearance for the Porterville College baseball team.
The relief pitcher completed two-thirds of an inning to help his team defeat Merced College, 8-6, on a sunny day at Pirate Stadium.
Nine days later, on March 30, Curry, a 2011 Monache graduate, was involved in an auto accident th
COS 5, PC 1Porterville College had eight hits, but could only score one run against College of the Sequoias. “We couldn’t get any big two-out hits,” PC coach Jake Kiser said.
Zach Johnson had three hits, including a double, for Porterville.
COS 6-7, PC 3-3Chelsie Childs pitched a complete game in bot
The Porterville College baseball team has put together two straight solid games leading to two straight wins, with the second victory arguably its best all-around game of the season.
PC won 12-3 at Taft on Thursday to improve to 8-10 and 4-7 in the Central Valley Conference. PC had a season-high 17 hits and Johnny Sanchez pitched eight s
Jamie Good had carried the Porterville College baseball team through 7 1/2 innings, so the Pirates were determined to reward their pitcher.
After Good was done for the day and the game still tied 1-1, the Pirates were exhorting each other to break the deadlock so Good could be the winning pitcher as they came to the dugout before hitting
FRESNO 5,PC 2Porterville College tried to rally from a 5-1 deficit in the seventh before falling against Fresno City in a game that was delayed until Sunday due to the weather. Mitchell Villarreal walked, Christian Hamett singled and Kyle Verdegaal reached on a bunt single to load the bases. James
Lopez walked to force in a r