I still remember a memo my former boss sent around to the staff working the sports section of this newspaper. It wasn’t a surprise. Football is the most popular high school sport. That was true back in the day and it remains true today. Yes, they play games on Thursday nights, and there is the occasional high school football Saturday contest. But those Friday Night Lights still shine the brightest, and a lot of people pay close attention to the scoreboard.
If there is a guiding principle to Jason Allen’s volleyball coaching philosophy, it would be something he distilled from a movie. Not a volleyball movie. Believe it not, there aren’t that many volleyball movies out there to draw from. No, this would be a vintage Richard Dreyfus movie: “Mr. Holland’s Opus.”“I do love that movie – it’s one of my favorites,” the first-year Central Valley coach laughed.
Butch Walter has followed through on his plans to retire as an assistant principal and activities director at Central Valley High School. The longtime AD had initially announced his plans to retire after the 2015-16 school year, then postponed those plans for an extra year and stayed on for 2016-17. In the end, one postponement was enough. “I have some big shoes to fill,” she said.
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Selecting a term
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