Sports Briefs for 9/26/13 edition

September 24, 2013 

YHS tennis team 3-1

The Yosemite High School girls tennis team (3-1 in league) has defeated Chowchilla, Kerman, and Sierra. The team's lone league loss this season was a close 6-3 defeat to Liberty.

"We lost three tiebreakers against Liberty, so our second match against them is winnable for sure," said assistant coach Stan Lawrence.

Seniors Natalya Choin and Angie Du are both undefeated in singles for the year. The team finished the first half of league play Tuesday against Washington Union. Results were not available at press time. Chowchilla visits Yosemite today (Thursday) for a 3:30 p.m. match and the Badgers travels to Liberty Tuesday.

"There is some parity in the league this year, so the second half will be interesting," Lawrence said.

Water polo team beat 14-10

The Yosemite High boys varsity water polo team (1-2) lost 14-10 to Kingsburg Sept. 19. After scoring the first three goals of the fourth quarter, the Badgers lead by one, but Kingsburg scored the last five goals to win by four.

Kevin Lauterbach had six goals, Alex Mears two, and Jared Wood and Jeff Foster had one goal each. 1.

The JV boys beat Kingsburg 11-0 with strong play from Travis Wood with six goals and Dylan Thacker in the goal. Peter McLean and Harry Thearle added two goals and Ron Luther had one.

Golf team wins again

The Yosemite High girls golf team took first place Sept. 18 at the North Sequoia League Mini-Tournament at the Madera Municipal Golf Course, with Yosemite players finishing in the top three spots.

Junior Kelsi Stieler won the tournament shooting a 39 with a double bogey. Junior Jessica Rudd finished second with a 43 and Jordyn Ahrens was third.

The team plays in another NSL Mini Tournament at 2 p.m., Oct. 2 in Madera.

CDFW reminds Hunters to be safe

As the fall big game hunting season opens, California hunters are urged to remember basic hunter safety practices, to know and comply with all the laws and regulation and to carry all required licenses and tags in the field. Hunters are also reminded to pay close attention to weather conditions while in the field and to follow all applicable rules and regulations for using any public lands while hunting. Details: and

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