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The freedom of movement Buchanan High School graduates Angie and Hillery Gunner teach barre classes at LiveFit at Maple and Copper Avenues. Buchanan High School graduates Angie and Hillery Gunner teach barre classes at LiveFit at Maple and Copper Avenues. Paul Da Silva/Da Silva Studio Photography Read more here:

When 24-year-old Angie Gunner graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, she returned to the Central Valley with more than a diploma. …In 2007, Hillery graduated from Buchanan and moved to Santa Barbara to study at Westmont College. The private liberal arts college gave Hillery a chance to broaden her horizons. more

Leading the charge

The school year will begin Monday for Clovis Unified, and while the familiar face and booming voice of the district’s founder, Floyd “Doc” Buchanan, will be missing, five schools will see a new face in the principal’s office. …Eisele went to Westmont College in Santa Barbara, then received his teaching credential from Fresno State. more

Clovis West athletes sign letters of intent

Clovis West had nine athletes sign letters of intent, featuring nine-time All-America swimmer and water polo player Tristin Baxter (Arizona State) and state wrestling champion Chris Martinez (San Francisco State). Others to sign are Allison Case (soccer, Cal State Stanislaus), Ashley Ferguson (volleyball, Great Falls), Emily Jacobson (volleyball, Embry Riddle), Mallory Rettig (water polo, Fresno Pacific), Jason Ritchey (basketball, Westmont) more

2010 Boys Basketball All-Star Team

Clovis East High senior is The Bee’s Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Robert Sandoval. Team: 25-8 (co-Tri-River Athletic Conference championship; Central Section Division I championship)…Pacific has expressed interest, and NAIA schools Westmont and Azusa Pacific have offers on the table. more

Clovis West star Ritchey signs with Westmont

Jason Ritchey, one of the leading scorers in Clovis West history, has agreed to play for Westmont College in Santa Barbara on a full scholarship. The 6-5 guard averaged 23 points a game and had 12 games of 25 points or more, despite routinely drawing defenses geared for him. more

Visalia's rose pioneer dies

Ralph Moore, the Visalia rose breeder hailed as the “father of modern miniature roses,” died this week in Visalia. He was 102. With 500 rose varieties to his credit, Mr. Moore brought fame to himself and pride to his hometown. Mr. Moore founded Sequoia Nursery in 1937 with “$800 and a few hundred roses,” he once said. Besides roses, Mr. Moore also developed a popular evergreen bush that Monrovia Nursery in Southern California grew for 20 years. He gave the royalties to Westmont College in Santa Barbara for scholarships. A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 3 at First Presbyterian Church in Visalia. more

Ties run deeper than just soccer

Nearly 10 years ago now, Westmont soccer coach Dave Wolf came to the home of Jaime Ramirez. He wanted to recruit Jaime’s son, Orlando, to play college soccer. He had asked Jaime if that would be OK, and while most dads would have been thrilled to have a college coach court their son, this had the potential to be awkward. You see, Jaime Ramirez was also a college soccer coach, also recruiting Orlando Ramirez, his own son. more