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The game started off fiery despite the nip in the air as the Monache girls soccer team was able to beat Cesar E. Chavez 10-0 on Thursday at MHS.

Bundled up against the cold Valley fog the Granite Hills girls soccer team and Kennedy Thunderbirds warmed up while the mist gathered around o…

It had been almost two full calendar years since the last time the annual Granite Bowl was played, 728 days to be exact.  On Friday night, if …

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STRATHMORE - The machine that’s the Strathmore Spartan football team kept firing on all cylinders, handing the Orange Cove Titans a loss they …


Serrato scores two in Porterville’s comeback

With possession since midfield, Gyssele Serrato reached the top of the box and kicked the ball into the back of the net to give Porterville High School girls soccer a 3-1 lead over rival Monache. 

The Panthers (2-6, 1-3 EYL) defense stayed solid for the next 20 minutes and the team converted the lead into a 3-1 victory for Tuesday’s East Yosemite League game.

“Hats off to Monache, they’re well-coached and they’re always ready to play us,” PHS head coach Jacob Rivas said. “It was a tough game and we were happy to stick with it and stay on them and we got those goals and it kind of turned everything around.”


PHS’ Brookelyn Gutierrez to play softball for PLU

When COVID-19 hit, Brookelyn Gutierrez didn’t miss a beat.

The Porterville High School softball player knew her junior season was lost, but instead of only mourning it, Gutierrez used all of her downtime to improve her skills and perfect her game.

Now with her senior season beginning, Gutierrez can go into it knowing she will also be playing somewhere else next year. 

In early March, the infielder signed to play softball at Pacific Lutheran University, in Tacoma, Washington. The Lutes are an NCAA Division III program that plays in the Northwest Conference. 


It was a long time coming but on Thursday, Porterville Unified School District announced that voluntary summer workouts for high school athletics can begin next week on July 1.

However before players can start practicing, they and their parents must sign a COVID-19 Parent Waiver and Release Form. The forms are provided by the schools.

Following the recently released Return to Physical Activity/Training Guidelines from the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), PUSD also released a COVID-19 Action Plan that details how teams can be safe while beginning their transitions back to sports.