At the inaugural Sanger Swish Shootout, David Garza watched his son Eric coach a team of elementary school boys as they battled another team.
In 2018, Double Nickel Nine Motorsports, based right here in little Del Rey, Calif. won the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) Honda Challenge 4 road racing National Championship at the Circuit of the Americas race track in Austin, Texas.
Seniors Jeremiah Yang and Cu-Nisha Mitchell stood on stage at Sanger High’s multipurpose room on either side of athletic director Brian Penner still surprised they had been named male and female athletes of the year.
Coach Mike Morales stood in the center of the mat in the Reagan Elementary School multipurpose room as pairs of young wrestlers grappled, practicing their moves and working to accustom themselves to a sport trying to gain traction amongst Sanger’s younger folk.
Cu-Nisha Mitchell, Lynley Montano, Daylah Gonzalez and Jennifer Villalobos raced around the track at breakneck speed, intent on extracting every ounce of speed they could while making three passes of the baton.
The last Apache to leave the dugout May 17 was also the one who delivered the biggest offensive play of the night as Sanger dueled arch-rival San Joaquin Memorial for the Division II championship at Pete Biden Field in Bob Bennett Stadium.
Vern Summers leaned on the fence just beside the Apache dugout, watching Sanger take on rival El Diamonte from Visalia in the California Interscholastic Federation Central Section Division II playoff quarter final.
Coach Scott Okada hugged many of his varsity volleyball players and offered encouragement as they left the classroom that serves as a temporary locker room.
After the game with McLane, lacrosse goalie Jennifer Cisneros got out of the protective gear over her uniform and showed why it didn’t quite live up to its name.
The Apaches dispatched visiting Arroyo Grande in three games in the California Interscholastic Federation Central Section Division I quarter-finals May 2.
Right before the game with Madera South, Apache assistant coach Sam Bejeckian went to each player, and even the score keeper, touching each one lightly on the hat or uncovered head.
Birds cried out overhead as Seth Maxwell swung his club and hit the golf ball in a high arc over the fairway and toward the green of hole No. 4 at Sherwood Forest Golf Club.
Sophomores Adrian Cuellar and Jayden Olea crossed the finish line strong in the 800 meters amongst the fastest runners in the event, rewarded immediately by their coach and teammates.
Coach Alisandro Flores followed behind his soccer club team’s 16-passenger bus in a van as he and the team returned from a Phoenix tournament.
Playing water polo, Addison Williams dispatched other teams with ease, casting an intense gaze at her opponents and staring down goalies as she threw the ball into the back of their net.
Mission Oak athletes warmed up in left field while pitcher Emily Fortaney practiced with catcher Katelyn Estep just outside of Sanger’s Apache softball diamond fences.
Andrew Mitchell, sports information director at the University of California Merced, reached out about one of his school’s standout volleyball players — Jose Leon Gomez.
Most of the Sanger crowd that drove down to Tulare Union’s Bob Mathias Stadium remained long after home team Tulare Western celebrated winning the California Interscholastic Federation Central Section Division II Championship on Feb. 22.
Cameron Stanley knelt down and touched the oversized arrowhead logo painted on the newly refurbished hardwood at center court in the Coach Dean Nicholson Gym.
Sanger’s boys varsity soccer team kicked the ball around the field as officials temporarily delayed the second-round playoff game against visiting Righetti High of Santa Mara.
No matter the scoreboard read 79-41 in a win for the San Joaquin Memorial Panthers on Feb. 5 and the home crowd cheered the Fresno private school team like they had accomplished something like a playoff victory.
Near the start of the second half against San Joaquin Memorial, junior guard Jesse Piceno attempted a rebound at the Panthers’ basket, leaping so high it looked more like a block.