Clovis East Athletics Back in Action

Last Friday the Clovis East football team traveled down to face the Lemoore Tigers. Both programs came into the game attempting to get off to a 1-0 start. Senior, Ryan Hunt, and junior, Joe Nation, would be the leaders in this edition of the Wolfpack offense. Coming out of the gates, the CE defense would force an early turnover and give the offense tremendous field position. But this game served to be more of a chess match. Neither team was gaining or losing ground. The Timberwolves threatened early in the second quarter, however instead of taking an easy 3 points, they were forced to go for it and failed. And so the mythodical gameplay from both sides continued until the Tigers broke the tie in the 3rd. Falling behind, the Wolfpack looked to get on the board. Joe Nation scored a fourth quarter touchdown on a 4-yard run. The kicking game plagued the T-Wolves once again. Instead of kicking and sending the game to overtime, CE would go for two and fail the conversion. The final score would be 7-6 in favor of Lemoore. Clovis East looks to bounce back this Friday as the Wood Wildcats will travel to take on the Timberwolves. It is also CE’s home opener and PACK PRIDE Night at Lamonia Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:00 pm.

Clovis East water polo traveled to Visalia Tuesday to face the Redwood Rangers. Starting with the boys, the Timberwolves failed to defeat the Rangers the past two seasons, falling short by just a goal. This year’s squad would be led by 4-year varsity seniors, Cameron Frazier and Jacob Sill. The Wolfpack and the Rangers would exchange goals all the way until the 3rd quarter. Heading to the fourth it was all tied up, 6-6. However, the Timberwolves just seemed to run out of gas, while Redwood would score 5 unanswered goals, giving them an 11-6 victory. The girls team on the other hand features a young but talented team that will only get better with experience. Some very talented juniors will lead this team after losing very good seniors last season. The Lady T-Wolves handled Redwood with ease stealing a 7-6 win. On Thursday, both the bys and the girls headed to Madera to take on the Coyotes. The girls were the first game and junior Kena Waters took over the game scoring 3 goals for the Wolfpack. The ladies capped off another win, 9-3, and improve to 2-0 in their early season. The boys on the other hand looked to bounce back from their heartbreaking loss from Tuesday. And boy did they ever! The Timberwolves offense woke up in this one, with a victory over the Coyotes, 18-3. The Wolfpack move into the win column and look to build some momentum into next week.

The Lady Timberwolves volleyball team also took the court Tuesday against the Hoover Patriots. The young and talented T-Wolves eased their way to victory with a 3-0 sweep of the Pats. Thursday the Wolfpack took on Golden Valley in another non-conference matchup. Again the Timberwolves came out guns a blazing and swept Golden Valley, 3-0. The Lady T-Wolves improve to 2-0 to start their season. In Coach Winslow’s third season as head coach, the Wolfpack will look to get back where they were 3 seasons ago. Valley champions. It’s going to take a lot of work, but these ladies seem up to the challenge.


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