Sports Briefs for 1/16/14 edition of the Sierra Star

January 14, 2014 

Wood named to Bee's water polo team

Yosemite High School senior Jared Wood has been named to the Fresno Bee's all-valley water polo team as an honorable mention.

Wood was named the Badgers MVP and the North Sequoia League Co-Most Outstanding Player of the Year (along with teammate Kevin Lauterback and Paul Siebenalar of Kingsburg).

"Jared was our go-to guy all season long," said coach Brandon Brokaw. "He was great offensively and defensively. He's going to be impossible to replace next season.

Wood scored 60 goals on the season.

Yosemite alumni doing well in college

Yosemite girls basketball alumni have been busy with conference play. At UC Davis, 2011 graduate Sydnee Fipps has led the team in scoring and the Aggies are 1-1 in Big West Conference play. Fipps recorded her third double-double of the season in a 63-60 victory over Long Beach State finishing with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

She has scored more than 20 points in each of the five games prior to beginning conference play. This season UC Davis has played at Stanford and Uconn.

At Fresno Pacific University, 2010 YHS graduates Jenay Herring and Sienna Gonzales scored 16 and 14 points respectively in a close loss to Cal Baptist.

Herring returned this season after missing last year due to injury and has been the leading scorer for the Sunbirds while Gonzales had to work her way into the starting lineup. Gonzales showed flashes of her days as a Badger sharpshooter, hitting four 3-pointer in a recent Fresno Pacific win that gave the team a 3-3 record.

A Reedley College, 2013 graduate Dahlia Lopez joined the team late after playing Volleyball but is one of the Tiger's leading scorers and rebounders.

Free throw contest Jan.26

The annual Knights of Columbus free throw contest, open to Mountain Area boys and girls between nine and 14 years old, will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Yosemite High School Harry Baker Gymnasium.

All boys and girls will compete in their respective age divisions.

For entry forms or additional information, contact Tony Tucker, (559) 760-7406,

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