Fresno City baseball player Jackson Glines gives oral commitment to Michigan

Jackson Glines

Fresno City College outfielder Jackson Glines (Yosemite) gave an oral commitment to Michigan on Wednesday morning.

After the Rams’ 15-8 victory over West Hills on Saturday, Glines gathered his belongings and headed to Fresno Yosemite International Airport and left for a weekend visit in Ann Arbor.

Glines said he liked what he saw on campus and that was more than enough to convince him that he wanted to become a Wolverine.

The sophomore is batting .369 with three home runs, eight doubles and 18RBIs for Fresno City.

Young Fresno City softball team off to a quick start

Kassandra Workentine

Kyla Cisneros

With a quick glance at her softball roster before the season started, Fresno City College coach Rhonda Williams took a deep breath:

“One returning starter. You don’t know how freshmen are going to respond.”

So far, pretty well, with the Rams 5-2 heading into Thursday’s game at Modesto. Kassie Sierras (Yosemite High) is the returner, but she played second base last season and is now the starting catcher.

Kyla Cisneros (El Diamante) is hitting third and has two home runs and four RBIs. Freshmen Adriana Bencomo (Bullard) is batting .450 with two homers and four RBIs, and Dana Moritz (Clovis) leads the team with a .467 batting average.

The roster also includes Kassandra Workentine, who’s recovering from a knee injury and hasn’t played softball since graduating from Washington High in 2010, and Grace Combs (Memorial), who transferred in from Southern Idaho.

“We didn’t have any expectations,” Williams said. “We thought, ‘Here we go and let’s see how they do.’ They looked good in practice and in the fall semester. Some of the players we have, have experience competing at a high level from the programs they’ve come from and travel ball.”

Rams women basketball clinch a tie for CVC title

Fresno City College’s Keyora Wharry scored 10 points in the Rams’ 80-48 victory over Porterville on Wednesday. (ERIC PAUL ZAMORA/THE FRESNO BEE)

The Fresno City College women’s basketball team is on the verge of clinching another outright Central Valley Conference title.

The Rams took care of business Wednesday night and routed host Porterville 80-48. Fresno City did clinch a tie for the CVC title but would be outright conference champion with a victory Saturday against Reedley at Fresno City College gym.

Either way, Fresno City has its sixth consecutive conference title under coach Brian Tessler. The Rams are winners of 60 straight games overall in CVC play.



Rams extend CVC hoops streak under Tessler

Fresno City College women’s basketball coach Brian Tessler works with the team Jan. 31, 2013. (ERIC PAUL ZAMORA/THE FRESNO BEE)

Fresno City College women’s basketball coach Brian Tessler continues to have his way in the Central Valley Conference. And so have his teams.

The Rams defeated Merced 59-48 behind Madison Parrish’s 31 points Saturday night, and Fresno City ran its win streak in conference play to 57 games under Tessler.

Tessler, who previously coached at Reedley College (streak started in 2006) then took the job at Fresno City in 2007, has seen his teams win 72 in a row.