Monsters cruise in playoffs against Gulls
Parker Olson scored two third-period goals and the Fresno Monsters racked up 75 shots in a dominating 6-0 victory against the San Diego Gulls in their best-of-three West Coast Hockey League playoffs opener Friday at Gateway Ice Center.
Jonathan Bengtsson scored in the first period for the only goal the Monsters would need. Goals by Mike Nolan and Conner Osborne (power play) in the second made it 3-0. After Olson found the net twice in the third, Gianmarco Guidon added another Fresno goal with 46 seconds left in the game.
Monsters goalie Nathan Churchill stopped all 16 shots he faced.
The second game of the series is at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Gateway, with the finale, if necessary, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Gateway.
Junior Grizzlies seeking youth baseball players
The Fresno Grizzlies are recruiting new players for the 2015 Junior Grizzlies season.
The deadline to register, at $50 per player, is March 18.
Junior Grizzlies is a co-ed, non-competitive league that gives athletes aged 4 and older with special needs the opportunity to be a part of an organized baseball team.
The eight-week season opens with the Spring Training Jamboree on March 21, with games played on Saturdays from March 28 through May 30 at Gateway High in Clovis.
Details: www.fresnogrizzlies.com under the “Community Fund” tab or (559) 320-2547.
Clovis kart racer wins
Carter Williams of Clovis drove to his second victory of the ProKart Challenge season on March 7 at Willow Springs International Raceway in Lancaster.
Williams, 16, won the S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto class while racing in a combined field with S1 Pro Stock Moto, finishing third overall in the 16-lap race.