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!
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Derek Righetti


Veteran Pag Meter Writer – Derek Righetti is going to be a 3rd year varsity baseball player at Clovis East. He enjoys watching and playing baseball. This summer he attended University of Oregon’s next Generation Storytelling camp through their School of Journalism and Communication. He was also a representative for Clovis East at Camp Royal, a 5 day camp sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of the central valley. This fall I will be applying to UCLA, Oregon, Washington, Long Beach State, CSU Fullerton, and Fresno State hopefully majoring in journalism. His goal is to be a sports broadcaster, and would love to call MLB games. He is a leadership student, on ASB student council, and an active member of the CEHS flag crew for football games. On top of it all, he is a 4.0+ student and an employee at Classic Catering in Old Town Clovis

Twitter: @derek_righetti | Read all of his articles HERE.

TJ Nijhar

Veteran Pag Meter writer – Born and bred in Fresno, California, TJ is a junior at Central East High School, where he’s had the honor of fulfilling his passion for sports by serving as a columnist and photographer for the school’s newspaper. For the last 3 years of high school, he’s served as an officer for the Sikh Honor & Service Society, and this leadership position has allowed him to combine his dedication to sports and his dedication to his community, by hosting a Sports Day for the young Sikh and Punjabi children of the community. He’s also served as a primary volunteer in organizing and hosting a Basketball Tournament for the Punjabi community, which advocates healthy, drug-free lifestyles. When he’s not volunteering, studying or playing sports, you can find him behind the lens of a camera, capturing people, nature, and the scenes around him. In the future, hopes to attend Arizona State, University of South Carolina, or CSU Sacramento.

Twitter: @tnijhar2 | Read all of his articles HERE.

thumbnail-1.jpgKrissy Hetherington is a first year writer for the Pag Meter. She’s a sophomore at Redwood High School. She has participated in cross country, basketball, and track last year and this year she is a varsity member for all three. She is the the chief editor of her school newspaper, the Redwood Gigantea, and is also a member of the yearbook class. She wrote most of Redwood’s sports stories for the school newspaper last year and since the beginning of the year, she has fallen in love with sports journalism and hopes to work for ESPN someday. She attends as many sports, social, or school events as possible and try to reach all parts of the school or for sports specifically, get all teams noticed.

Twitter: | Read all of her articles HERE

Kevin Romero

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.

Twitter: @Kromero21 | Read all of his articles HERE.