Exeter Monarchs of the Week
Each week, Exeter Union High School coaches will nominate outstanding players in each sport. These players will be featured here in the newspaper as well as at Kirkman’s VIP Pizza. This week’s players are listed below.
Sydney McNulty – girls’ team
Caleb Peltzer – boys’ team
Emily Adams – girls’ team
Sergio Arias – boys’ team
COS starts the season 10-3
An uncharacteristically cold shooting night – on its home court, no less – cost College of the Sequoias’ men’s basketball team during the finale of the Wyndham/Mannon Classic. The state No. 9-ranked Giants shot 29 percent (18 of 62) from the field and 26.9 percent from 3-point range (7 of 26) during a 67-56 loss to unranked Cerritos on Dec. 21 at Porter Field House. COS is shooting 42.2 percent from the field and 33.6 percent on 3-pointers for the season. COS opens conference play at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 when it hosts West Hills-Coalinga at Porter Field House.
COS wins 11 of first 16 games
College of the Sequoias has a 17-day hiatus from competition on tap after concluding their non-conference schedule with a 2-1 run at the Bulldog Classic tournament in San Mateo. The state No. 16-ranked Giants (11-5) dropped their last game before the break, 67-61 to No. 18 Butte (14-4) on Dec. 21.COS opened the Bulldog Classic with a pair of routes over unranked opponents: 75-46 over Gavilan (3-9) on Dec. 19 and 91-58 over Shasta (10-5) on Dec. 20. COS is set to open conference play at 5 p.m. Jan. 8 against Taft (2-10) at Porter Field House.
Panthers pounce on strong 2020 start
The Panthers seemingly can’t be stopped. They have won 15 of their 16 games this year. They are coming off back to back seasons where they fell one game short of a valley championship appearance. Both of those years saw a similar start to this season, but they’re hoping that the third time is the charm.
Strathmore begins the season 14-2
The Spartans are having another strong start to the season. They finished last year 23-8 with a 10-2 record in the East Sequoia League. Their two losses came against the league champions, Sierra Pacific. The Spartans will have their first shot at redemption against the Golden Bears on Tuesday, Jan. 14.