basketball

Pride is parting gift for seniors

Christian Perkins had thoughts of dogging it. The senior’s efforts were not doing Lincoln High School’s boys basketball team much good, so he began to wonder whether he should ...

Zebras not tossing in towel

This season has not been kind to Lincoln High School’s boys basketball team. Coach Ben Palafox and his players have had to learn to live with losing, absorbing more than their fa ...

Gym would be dandy at William Jessup

A plan to build a larger cafeteria at William Jessup University could be a blessing for the basketball and volleyball teams. They are starving for a gymnasium that does not resembl ...

Eagles reaching rarified air

“Ubuntu,” or all for one. It’s an African word and the motto of the Del Oro High girls basketball team this year. The Golden Eagles prove their talent, coupled with unity on ...

Zebras misfire in league opener

By Kayla Nix News Messenger Correspondent Ben Palafox was pleased Tuesday night with the effort put forth by Lincoln High School’s boys basketball team in its Pioneer Valley Le ...

Zebras need injection of confidence

Eric Couter has not lost faith. Lincoln High School’s boys basketball team has absorbed its share of lumps in recent weeks, but the junior does not believe the Zebras are down fo ...

Basketball glass half full for girls

A 6-10 record is not causing Dan Hicks’ hair to turn white. It did long before he took the job as Lincoln High School’s girls basketball coach and made it clear that he will no ...

Coach questions Zebras' commitment

Ben Palafox takes roll as a history teacher at Lincoln High School, but he never imagined doing it with his boys basketball team. He figured his players would know better than to s ...

Homework before hardwood for Wolverines

John Fusano is all up in his players’ business all the time, and the Sierra College men’s basketball coach could not care less if anyone thinks he is being too intrusive. Let ...

Sister's love enables girl with cerebral palsy

Sean and Suzanne Ziswasser have enough bedrooms in their home that each of their two daughters can have one to call her own. There is even a spare room with a queen bed in it for g ...