Meet the Students
The Pag Meter’s Student Section is only just beginning. As more students contribute the more that Central Valley sports will get coverage! Meet some of the smartest and most dedicated students to your schools/sports below!
Veteran Pag Meter writer- Kevin Arias-Romero is a graduate of Mendota High Class of 2013 and is currently a student at West Hills Community College, NDC Firebaugh. He’s been a freelance writer since 2012 and started with WSL Athletics in the Spring of 2012 and has been covering WSL Athletics sports since then… His goal is to transfer to Fresno State and study in the Department of Media, Communications, and Journalism.
First Year Pag Meter Writer – Tyler Pacheco is a well respected athlete at Clovis East High School. He is a three year Varsity Basketball Player and will be a captain this upcoming year for his Senior season. In addition to basketball, Tyler is involved in Leadership and Student Council and was named the CUSD Leadership Summer Camp Male Camper of the Year. Tyler also serves as the Senior Class Rally Commissioner and is the CE Football flag crew captain. He also maintains a 4.0 GPA and hopes to major in Sports Administration at either Cal Poly, UC Santa Barbara, Pepperdine or San Diego State and become a Sports Agent or College Basketball Coach. Tyler looks forward to helping all Clovis East student athletes get the recognition they deserve!
Tajinder Singh Nijjar, also known as TJ, is a veteran writer for Pag Meter. A recent graduate of Central High School, he is now a student at Clovis community college. He began Sports Journalism in high school to both his school newspaper and Pag Meter. TJ doesn’t just loves sports, he studies sports. Where education happens in the classroom, for TJ the real learning happened in front of the screen while studying players and coaches like Kobe Bryant, Nick Saban, and Tom Brady. He is determined to be a Sikh Punjabi voice in the realm of Sports Journalism, interviewing and giving light to successful athletes in the Sikh Punjabi community such as Jashan Kahlon and Ajay Kahlon . TJ learned the importance of diverse voices in his leadership development through the nation’s largest Sikh youth organizing non-profit, the Jakara Movement where he has served as a longtime volunteer and organizer. Over the weekends, you can find TJ as a volunteer at the Guru Nanak Sports Club, the first Sikh youth basketball development league in California.
Senior, Marianna Rios is a first-year Pag Meter writer. Marianna is a Varsity Cheer Captain at Porterville High School. In addition to cheerleading, she is involved in Student Council where she serves as the ASB Secretary, the Freshman Orientation Link Crew, the AVID Program, and dances at Deenie’s Dance Workshop. Porterville as well. Marianna plans to attend Cal State Fullerton after graduation in the spring; and is excited about the opportunity to write for Pag Meter this season.
Read all of her articles HERE.