Clovis News: Sports

Sports briefs: Reedley baseball team given $10k

Reedley College's baseball program is $10,000 richer, after a donation by former Fresno State and minor league player Terance Frazier.

The money will help pay for uniforms, jackets, bats, shoes and banners, Tigers baseball coach Steve Pearse said. A new hitting cage and a windscreen around the field are planned.

Frazier played in Oakland's minor league system, is on the board of the State Center Community College Foundation and owns Frazier Realty and TFS Investments, LLC.

After the arrival of Pearse this past offseason, Frazier pledged the donation if the team could match it. The Tigers created the Reedley College Bullpen Club, held a dinner and auction and sold T-shirts to meet the goal.

Valley product helps Cal finish 2nd in NCAA relay

Former Clovis West High star Josh Daniels helped Cal finish second in the 200-yard free relay at the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in Minneapolis.

Cal finished in 1:15.34. Auburn with Kohlton Norys (El Diamante) was third in 1:15.58 and USC with Jeff Daniels (Clovis West) was fifth in 1:16.98.

That trio also competed in the 50 free, with Norys 11th (19.46), Josh Daniels 12th (19.58) and Jeff Daniels 28th (19.780). Norys was on Auburn's that was ninth in the 400 medley relay (3:06.76). Peter Kline (Memorial) was 38th in the 200 IM (1:46.99).

Cal's Nathan Adrian broke his American short-course record with a time of 18.66 seconds in winning the 50 free. Stanford opened the championships by setting an American record in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:15.2.

Texas is the team leader through Day 1 with 139 points, three points up on Stanford. Cal is third (134), Auburn sixth (74) and USC seventh (62).

COS rallies, beats Reedley

College of the Sequoias rallied from three runs down in the bottom of the sixth -- kick-started by Ryan Rieger's solo homer -- to defeat Reedley 5-3 in a Central Valley Conference baseball game in Visalia.

The Giants (16-5, 9-2) went ahead of the Tigers (12-10, 9-5) on Devin Lee's bases-loaded single, along with an error, that produced three runs.

  • Rain washed out Fresno City's home game with Merced and the teams will try again at 6 p.m. today.

West Hills-Lemoore AD earns top state honor

West Hills College-Lemoore's Bob Clement will be honored as Athletic Director of the Year at next week's spring convention of the California Community College Athletic Association.

The ceremony is scheduled for Thursday in San Mateo.

Clement has been director of athletics, health and wellness at the Lemoore campus since 2007.

Rams fall in badminton

Fresno City felt the power of the defending state women's badminton champion, losing 20-1 to San Francisco in a Coast Conference opener.

Yupar Khin defeated the Rams' Nicole Seymour 21-3, 21-11 at No. 1 singles.

Fresno City, Reedley push tennis matches to Tuesday

Fresno City College and Reedley postponed men's and women's tennis matches because of the threat of rain.

Both of the CVC matches were rescheduled for Tuesday.

Reedley College calls off softball doubleheader

Reedley College put its drive toward the CVC softball title on hold, as rain left its field unplayable for a scheduled doubleheader with Porterville.

The Tigers (13-10, 8-0) host Merced at 2 p.m. Tuesday.