For nearly four weeks, before his plans for a successful 1972 wrestling season, Ernie Flores dropped into a coma from which many thought he would never return.
Excerpts of sports articles published in The Madera Tribune newspaper.
By Roger Munoz
Coming off a grueling one-point loss to the Sierra Chieftains, the Chowchilla Redskins head back home to take on a familiar foe — the unbeaten Liberty Hawks.
With one match left to go in the regular season, Madera South girls volleyball coach Nathan Perez didn’t think he had to work to get his team prepared for its match against San Joaquin Memorial-Fresno.
For the first time in Madera High School history, much like the blocking he provided for his teammates as center on the 1959 football team, Richard Allen marched his way into the ranks of All-American.
By Tomas Kassahun
The Fresno State Bulldogs stand on the brink of a season to forget.
With a 3-6 record, the Bulldogs must win their remaining three games to become bowl eligible.
Nearly 3,000 runners — including more than 150 from Madera County — participated in running and walking events at the Two Cities Marathon & Half on Sunday.
When Al Wilburn’s parents, Grady and Cornelia, made the move from a small rural town in Texas to a diverse community in California, they had simple, yet straightforward, intentions for their five children.