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Porterville High accepting Camp Fire donations | News  Porterville Recorder

Donations being collected until Nov. 30. Porterville High School is collecting donations for those effected by the Camp fire — the deadliest fire in the history of ...



Silva becomes first Questbridge Scholar from Porterville High  Porterville Recorder

Will attend Rice University next fall on full-ride academic scholarshipYesenia Ramos Silva is a exemplary Porterville student who comes from a humble ...



Granite Bowl: Return of the rock | Sports  Porterville Recorder

Porterville downs Monache 51-40 in Granite BowlThere was singing, dancing and cheering all along the Porterville High School sidelines as the Panthers ...



125 entries slated for 100th annual Veterans Day Parade  Porterville Recorder

When the 100th annual Porterville Veterans Day Parade steps off at 10 a.m. Monday, thousands of spectators will be treated to 125 entries.



Culture, pageantry take center stage at 16th annual Navidad Folklorica  Porterville Recorder

Thousands of community members packed the Porterville Memorial Auditorium Friday for an evening full of culture at the 16th annual Navidad Folklorica, ...



'Welcoming endless possibilities' | News  Porterville Recorder

Proud Panthers take home diplomasPorterville High School's Class of 2018— 421 strong— took center stage at Rankin Stadium Tuesday in front of a crowd of ...



PHS Band Concert: In good hands | News  Porterville Recorder

First under new director had mix of old and newOnce every generation or so, a new band director takes the podium in front of the Porterville High School Panther ...



Wall of Fame: Kusserow joins PHS greats | News  Porterville Recorder

Dedication of long-time band director honoredAfter being selected personally by Buck Shaffer to take over the reigns of the Porterville High School Panther Band ...



Nelson era begins at PUSD | News  Porterville Recorder

New supt. brings two decades of experience to new rolePorterville Unified School District's new superintendent may be young, but he brings with him nearly two ...



Over 1000 musicians to play at 49th annual Band-A-Rama  Porterville Recorder

A day full of Veterans Day festivities will once again be capped off Monday with a musical tribute to our armed forces at the 49th annual Buck Shaffer ...



Sarr is Homecoming Queen | Features  Porterville Recorder

Dressed in a glamorous red dress and vibrant jewelry, Porterville High School's Darcy Sarr was crowned as the new 2018-19 Veterans Homecoming Queen ...



Seven make All-EYL teams  Porterville Recorder

A total of seven boys soccer players from Porterville and Monache High School received All-East Yosemite League honors for their play this season.



Prep water polo: Rams too much for Panthers  Porterville Recorder

Porterville falls 17-5 to Garces Memorial Last season, Porterville High School's boys water polo team was dominating the East Yosemite League and outscoring ...



Local Sports Roundup: Marauders are outright EYL champions  Porterville Recorder

Finish EYL play vs. Porterville ThursdayFor the second time in three years, the Monache High School volleyball team are East Yosemite League champions after ...



PUSD ramping up for new year | News  Porterville Recorder

Numerous summer projects underway It's summer vacation for most Porterville Unified School District students and staff, but many projects like a new academy, ...



Porterville High School coach arrested for soliciting a minor  KFSN-TV

Authorities said David Carrasco, 36, contacted an underage boy with the intent of engaging in sexual behavior.



Prep Water Polo: Porterville's Boyd is All-EYL MVP  Porterville Recorder

Last year he was a first-team selection, but this year Porterville High School senior Colton Boyd outdid himself and earned the honor of All-East Yosemite ...



Panthers perfect record comes to an end | Sports  Porterville Recorder

Porterville falls 50-16 to Tulare WesternThings started off well for Porterville High School's football team against Tulare Western in Friday's East Yosemite ...



Water Polo Semis: Panthers into the finals | Sports  Porterville Recorder

Valley championship game is Saturday at Fresno StateAfter a semifinal exit last season, Porterville High School girls water polo is into this weekend's CIF ...



Panther Band Concert is Friday | News  Porterville Recorder

First one for new director KeeleThe 65th Annual Porterville High School Panther Band Concert will take place Friday at 8 p.m. at the Frank “Buck” Shaffer Stage ...



All city firework booths are open | News  Porterville Recorder

When to use fireworks and what kind you can useThe Fourth of July is just around the corner, but there are a few things residents need to be cognizant of.



Boys Soccer: Cardinals, Panthers draw at tourney | Sports  Porterville Recorder

Lindsay, Porterville and Granite Hills are top group teamsThe last time Porterville and Lindsay High School boys soccer teams faced off, the Cardinals came out ...



PHS has eye on new band director | News  Porterville Recorder

Kusserow to stay on as interimMurmurings, speculations and much talk has been made about who will carry the mantle of Porterville High School Band Director ...



History center stage | News  Porterville Recorder

Fourth grade students from all over Porterville and surrounding areas gathered at the Zalud Park Friday to learn about California and its history.



Porterville HS teacher arrested for allegedly having sex with underage student faces new charges  KFSN-TV

Bradley Collins was an auto shop teacher at Porterville High School and had been with the school district for more than 20 years.



PUSD addresses fear, rumors | News  Porterville Recorder

District, police say student safety is No. 1 as more threats surfaceAs the nation continues to react to the recent school shooting in Parkland, Fla., leaders of ...



Cross Country: Marauders sweep Panthers | Sports  Porterville Recorder

MHS Mendez, Ruiz place firstMonache High School girls and boys cross country teams showed why they're ranked second and third, respectively, in the CIF ...



Cross country roundup: Caesar sets record, wins ESL meet  Porterville Recorder

Lindsay High School senior, McKaylie Caesar, finished nearly a full minute and a half ahead of her competitors to lead the Cardinals' girls cross country team to ...



Porterville High teacher arrested on sex charges  KFSN-TV

A Porterville High School auto shop teacher is facing charges. He's accused of having sex with a former student, who police said was a minor when their ...



Former Porterville High School employee and sports coach arrested again for sex crimes against a minor  KFSN-TV

On Tuesday morning, the Porterville Police Department was contacted by an 18 year old male, who reported a sexual relationship with an adult male that took ...



Last of his kind | News  Porterville Recorder

Longtime Porterville realtor Jerry Letsinger passes away at 85A native son. Veteran. A consummate professional and working machine. The last of a dying breed ...



'A Starlight Christmas' | News  Porterville Recorder

Porterville's annual Children's Christmas Parade crowd packs Main Street Beanies, blankets, scarves and Santa hats could be seen everywhere Monday ...



Torres is Miss Porterville | News  Porterville Recorder

Some unexpected drama during the big reveal. Porterville High School's Brianna Torres earned the crown of Veteran's Homecoming Queen and Miss Porterville ...



NLI Signing: Taylor overcomes, becomes an Eagle | Sports  Porterville Recorder

MHS senior signs with university water polo program after heart surgerySigning days are special for every athlete and their family, but on Monday afternoon, ...



Fair celebrating 70th anniversary | News  Porterville Recorder

Here's Cheers to 70 Years,” is the theme for the upcoming Porterville Fair and the community is invited to celebrate this momentous milestone Wednesday ...



For Clark Keele, Panther Band director was a dream  Porterville Recorder

Clark Keele, the newly hired band director for Porterville High School, said he is a little overwhelmed, but “very, very excited.”Porterville Unified School District ...



Girls Basketball: Grizzlies, Panthers open with wins | Sports  Porterville Recorder

GHHS, PHS and SHS play today in tourney semisBoth Granite Hills and Porterville High School girls basketball teams opened with big wins in the first day of the ...



Valley champions are headed to college | Sports  Porterville Recorder

Rainey, Chapman sign NLIs to play collegiate water poloTogether, seniors Shyanne Rainey and Rosemary Chapman have been two of the brightest stars in the ...



Porterville (Calif.) freshman football coach arrested for soliciting a minor  USA TODAY High School Sports

Porterville's freshman football coach was arrested by Tulare County Sheriff's Cyber Crimes Unit. Coach David Carrasco, 36, was arrested and booked Monday ...



2016 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein speaks at PHS cafeteria  Porterville Recorder

Jill Stein, a candidate who ran in the 2016 presidential election, flew out from Massachusetts over the weekend to speak to the Green Party of Tulare County ...



MHS, PHS to get new classrooms | Features  Porterville Recorder

Porterville Unified School District trustees Thursday awarded two contracts for the construction of classrooms at two of the district's high school campuses.Oral E.



Better decisions, better scores | Sports  Porterville Recorder

Monache's improvement continues with win over Porterville As a season progresses, continued improvement is important and something coaches look for ...



TCSO's Scholarship recipient sworn in | News  Porterville Recorder

Sheriff Mike Boudreaux swore in recent Porterville College graduate Joseph Banda as a Sheriff's Deputy Trainee along with two other new employees at a ...



Letters to the Editor | Opinion  Porterville Recorder

Thanks for your help on the Rally Wagon and, Setting the record straight on CALPERS.



Education Spotlight:Passing the baton | News  Porterville Recorder

Keele's first day as Panther Band directorIf the new director of the Porterville High School Panther Band was feeling a bit nervous during his first official day on ...



Porterville senior a role model - Male Youth of the Year  Porterville Recorder

Suarez sets example for peers, familyAs members of Porterville's Chamber of Commerce burst into Porterville High School's (PHS) band room, Geovanni Suarez ...



Teacher rearrested on sex charges | News  Porterville Recorder

Several more victims step forwardBradley Collins, 52, a former instructor at Porterville High School (PHS), was re-arrested on Tuesday after the Tulare County ...



Graduation dates set for PUSD | News  Porterville Recorder

Porterville Unified School District has announced its end-of-the-year scholarship nights and commencement exercises.The festivities are all scheduled for May.



Sports Roundup: Sierra Pacific keeps rolling  Hanford Sentinel

The Sierra Pacific Golden Bears fast start continued on Dec. 17 with a 61-48 victory over Porterville High School in Hanford to move to 9-1 overall.



Panthers' Chapman MVP of league | News  Porterville Recorder

Seven Porterville High School boys water polo players were selected to the All-East Yosemite League teams, the most from any school.



14 area bands set for Band-A-Rama | News  Porterville Recorder

Will take place Saturday at Rankin StadiumThe annual Veteran's Day Buck Shaffer Band-A-Rama will feature 14 high school and middle school bands and ...



Prep Volleyball: Kelley tops All-EYL list | Sports  Porterville Recorder

Nine others receive All-League honors. It's hard to stand out on a championship team, but Monache High School's Hailey Kelley did. When the team needed an ...



Recorder names Sarr new editor | News  Porterville Recorder

Porterville Recorder Publisher Bill Parsons announced today the promotion of Matthew Sarr to the position of editor effective June 22. Sarr has served as The ...



Elementary school in Porterville raising money to honor teacher who recently passed away  KFSN-TV

A touching story of remembrance out of the South Valley as a Porterville elementary school is trying to honor one of their teachers who recently passed away.



Ten-hut! McCarthy announces appointment of local students to service academies  The Bakersfield Californian

Rep. Kevin McCarthy announced his nominations to the various U.S. *service* academies this week. Nominees were selected in a competitive process in which a ...



Spectacular night for Kusserow | News  Porterville Recorder

From the moment the 64th Annual Panther Band Spring Concert began Friday night at the Frank “Buck” Shaffer Theater inside the Porterville Memorial ...



PHS Band director Kusserow to retire | Features  Porterville Recorder

Porterville High School's commitment to an excellent band program began with Buck Shaffer. When Shaffer retired in 1990, a former student of Shaffer's, James ...



Later school start times voted down | News  Porterville Recorder

The California State Assembly voted down a bill last Thursday that would have mandated that California public schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. It ...



McCarthy selects Vigneault as principal nominee to USMMA  Ridgecrest Daily Independent

Congressman makes yearly nominations to US *service* academies, featuring Burroughs seniors and an alum. Gavin Vigneault, a senior at Burroughs High ...



PHS coach arrested, bail $75K | News  Porterville Recorder

Suspected of trying to lure a minorBail was set Tuesday at $75000 for a Porterville High School freshman football coach who was arrested Monday for soliciting ...



Old-fashioned fun and rib cook-off at Pioneer Days  Porterville Recorder

Event is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The 6th Annual Pioneer Days & Rib Cook-Off on Saturday in downtown Porterville is an old-fashioned celebration of the ...



Hoagie's Heroes closes doors | News  Porterville Recorder

Downtown has lost both one of its restaurants and also one of its strongest supporters.Steve and Joan Feleay on Saturday closed the doors to their Hoagie's ...



Monache kicks off 50th year | News  Porterville Recorder

Students arriving at Monache High School this morning could not help but notice what this year is all about — Monache's 50th year.Banners, big and small, have ...



Record-breaking number of bands | News  Porterville Recorder

17 bands performed at the Band-A-RamaThe 45th annual Veterans Day Frank “Buck” Shaffer Band-A-Rama was deemed a success, with 17 bands performing ...



Porterville High's FFA competes at Merced event | News  Porterville Recorder

Porterville High School FFA students have returned from a state-level competition at Merced Junior College.The FFA Career Development teams competed and ...



Homecoming Queen contestants | News  Porterville Recorder

Seven vying for crownSeven young women are vying for the title of Veteran's Homecoming Queen this year. The queen and her court will reign over the annual ...



Kusserow named 2016's Outstanding Music Educator | News  Porterville Recorder

James Kusserow, band instructor and director at Porterville High School (PHS), has been named 2016's Outstanding Music Educator by the California Music ...



Panther Band Hawaii-bound | News  Porterville Recorder

Members raising money for tripLeis, luaus and sun await members of the Porterville High School Panther Band in June 2017.



Panther Band Spring Concert is Friday | News  Porterville Recorder

Porterville High School is preparing to hold its annual Spring Concert on Friday, the final for long-time Panther Band Director Jim Kusserow.



PC Foundation names HOF honorees | News  Porterville Recorder

The Porterville College Foundation announced Wednesday the 2018 honorees for its Hall of Fame. Sharon Gill has been selected as the Distinguished Alumni ...



Band-a-rama honors veterans | News  Porterville Recorder

When it comes to honoring veterans with patriotic music, Porterville knows how to do it right — gathering every elementary, middle school and high school ...



City of Hope Spectacular given new name | News  Porterville Recorder

The City of Hope Spectacular which has been a show enjoyed by thousands over its 55 years of existence is getting a new name for the 53rd show.



Buck Shaffer Spectacular will benefit two local organizations  Porterville Recorder

Imagine Community Arts Center and VADS will benefitOver the summer the City of Hope Spectacular became the Buck Shaffer Spectacular and now organizers ...



Sounding off against bullying | News  Porterville Recorder

PHS freshmen girls protestTwo Porterville High School freshmen girls decided the best way to fight being bullied is to expose it. That is why they took to the ...



Youths of the Year are surprised by Chamber  Porterville Recorder

Two high school students were surprised Friday morning at their schools as Porterville Chamber of Commerce's Youths of the Year.Chamber President ...



Kelley named Miss Porterville | News  Porterville Recorder

Performed song from 'Les Miserables'A Porterville High School honor student claimed the 2016 duo title of Miss Porterville and Porterville Veterans ...



8 vying for title of Miss Porterville | News  Porterville Recorder

Local Pageant returns Oct. 24Following a one-year hiatus because no one stepped forward to seek the title of 2014 Veterans Homecoming Queen/Miss ...



Sierra Sunrise Rotary Club disbanding after 26 years | News  Porterville Recorder

A formal farewell dinner will be heldAfter 26 years of giving back to the community, the Springville Sierra Sunrise Rotary Club is disbanding.



Casting call for local film 'Wild Boys' | News  Porterville Recorder

PHS graduate shooting picture in SpringvillePorterville High School graduate and Springville native Vincent Catalina is coming home to film his first feature film ...



Dale Anderson is honored at CMEA annual conference  Porterville Recorder

Dale Anderson, Monache High School's first band director, is now listed among the best of the best.Anderson's name is now displayed at the California Music ...



PHS unveils new ATM | News  Porterville Recorder

Porterville High School's (PHS) Academy of Finance celebrated a new expansion to its campus credit union on Tuesday.



Woman with Porterville ties killed in apparent murder-suicide  Porterville Recorder

Family and friends from Porterville to the Central Coast are mourning the loss of Dana Neece. The Porterville High School graduate was killed in an apparent ...



Parade full of pageantry and tradition | News  Porterville Recorder

Thousands of people lined Porterville's Main Street to watch and enjoy the 90th Cinco de Mayo parade on Saturday. Besides the marching bands from Granite ...



New year, new name, new show, new stage manager | News  Porterville Recorder

When the Frank “Buck” Shaffer Theater inside the Porterville Memorial Auditorium opens its doors to “It's a Disney World” — the 56th annual spectacular for 2018 ...



January Crime Watch | News  Porterville Recorder

January saw an increase in burglaries and stolen vehicles. During the month, according to the Porterville Police Department, there were 16 reported residential ...



City council candidate Shelbie Akin means business | News  Porterville Recorder

Fully focused on solving issues affecting the communityFor city council candidate Shelbie Akin, serving on the council is not about money, not about status or ...



Vangsness to perform at Barn Theater | News  Porterville Recorder

'Criminal Minds' star returning to old stomping groundsKirsten Vangsness — that quirky geek from the CBS hit drama, “Criminal Minds” is performing a ...



Citrus judging comes to the Orange Belt | News  Porterville Recorder

FFA competition held at FairgroundsSponsored by citrus growers in the area and three local agriculture teachers, FFA students from 12 different local High ...



Sheriff promotes one to sergeant | News  Porterville Recorder

Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux promoted David Rhoads to the rank of sergeant Monday, during a ceremony at headquarters in Visalia.



Annual Memorial Day service set | News  Porterville Recorder

Porterville, along with the rest of the nation, will honor those killed in action and those veterans who have passed during the annual Memorial Day *Service* ...



PUSD superintendents accept ice bucket challenge | News  Porterville Recorder

A charity craze that is sweeping the nation, continues to thrive in Porterville.On Monday, dozens of Pioneer Middle School students surrounded a group of ...



Celebrating accomplishments | News  Porterville Recorder

Porterville youths, adults win medals at Special OlympicsTULARE — Family, loved ones, and school and program staff cheered, clapped and occasionally ...



Pheasant hunt for vets, disabled | News  Porterville Recorder

STCSA hosts annual event at Success LakeOn a cold and windy Friday morning at Success Lake recreational and hunting area at least 33 veterans, active duty ...



PHS Panther Band to march in Fairfax Independence Parade today  Porterville Recorder

The Porterville High School Panther Band, under the direction of Jim Kusserow, takes time for a group photograph Tuesday at Grant's Tomb at the National ...



Pageant will be held Oct. 22 | Features  Porterville Recorder

Eight local high school senior girls will vie on Saturday, Oct. 22, for the title of 2016 Veterans Day/Homecoming queen.



Educator at heart - Rockford's Andrew Schultz to retire June 30  Porterville Recorder

When Andrew Schultz played football for Porterville High School, there was one thing he knew he wanted — a career in criminology.



Honoring Tulare County heroes, first responders  Visalia Times-Delta

Porterville Exchange Club hosts 40th Public Safety Recognition Dinner Thursday night.



Standoff on Prospect Street | News  Porterville Recorder

Man believed barricaded in garage walks into police custodyA man who was allegedly locked in a garage with a gun in the 1500 block of North Prospect Street ...



July Crime Watch | News  Porterville Recorder

Reported crimes in July were vastly lower than in June. During the month of July, there were 11 reported residential burglaries compared to 17 in June and 11 ...



'Bit of History': Snow in Porterville | Features  Porterville Recorder

Snow fell in Porterville in 1937 and 1938 and Eschol “Bill” Hammond took this photo of the old Porterville High School. There was enough snow that it lasted for ...



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