St. Francis QB Ferrer named NAIA Player of the Year

St. Francis quarterback Nick Ferrer was named NAIA National Player of the Year at the banquet of champions on the eve of the title game. He’s the third Cougars player to receive the honor. 

12/15 Highlight Zone – Key SAC Double Headers

Keion Brooks Jr. scored a school-record 52 points as North Side bested South Side in the Highlight Zone “Game of the Week” while the South Side girls edged Northrop in a match-up of unbeatens.

Residents flee as flames approach wealthy California enclave

Residents piled into cars and fled on Saturday, turning downtown Santa Barbara into “a ghost town” as surging winds drove one of the biggest fires in California’s history toward the city and the nearby wealthy enclave of Montecito.

Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set ‘to rock’

Closing in on the first major legislative achievement of his term, President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the Republican tax cut as a good deal for the middle class while boldly suggesting it could lead to explosive economic growth.

Body found after house fire

Fire crews responded to a fire around 1 a.m. at a home on Defiance’s north edge. The homeowner is living outside of the country.