Sports Briefs - 2/6/14 edition of the Sierra Star

February 4, 2014 

YHS girls soccer

The Yosemite girls soccer teams played Washington Union Jan. 28, with the varsity losing 1-0, and the JV team winning 1-0. The games were the half way point in league matches. Starting the second round of league play, the girls played Chowchilla at YHS Jan. 30, with the varsity playing to a 3-3 tie after overtime, and the JV team winning 3-1.

"It was cold, wet, and muddy, classic soccer weather and considering the conditions, I was happy with how we played," varsity coach Vanessa Jasper said.

Union beats Yosemite in soccer 4-3

The Yosemite High boys soccer team lost to Washington Union Jan. 29 at home, 4-3.

Union got off to a quick start in the game, scoring four goals in the first 30 minutes of the game.

"Our boys kept playing and got back in the game," said coach Rick Lemberg.

"First, Victor Salazar scored on a cross from Tyler McIntrye and then Alex Mello scored twice — the first on an assist from Carson Conti. We had several opportunities to tie the game in the last minutes of the game, but just couldn't."

Badger Paul Esposito sustained a concussion in the game and was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

"Thankfully he is doing well but will be out the reminder of the season," Lemberg said.

The Badgers hosted Chowchilla on Jan. 31, and the Redskins showed why they are in first place in the league, beating Yosemite 7-1.

The single Yosemite goal was scored by Conti.

The team travels to Sierra Friday.

Minarets basketball donates to shelter

About $800 raised from the recent Minarets High School basketball team vs. staff game, has been donated Spirit of Women, a Fresno-based women's and children's rehabilitation shelter.

The game was organized by team members Bo Campbell and Sam Millar with help from their mothers, Pam and Debbie, respectively. Bo's sister, Candis Campbell, a 2000 Yosemite High School graduate, it administrator of the program.

Spirit of Women was established as a means of providing safe housing, drug and alcohol prevention counseling, and an extensive job training and parenting assistance. The program has been providing services throughout Fresno and Madera counties for the past 25 years.

Herring scores 18 in Fresno Pacific win

Yosemite graduate Jenay Herring scored 18 points to go with nine assists and five steals, leading Fresno Pacific University to it's fourth straight PacWest win, 69-64 over Notre Dame de Namus.

Herring was 7-for-10 from the field and 4-for-6 from long-range.

The Sunbirds (7-11, 7-5 PacWest) also got 12 points apiece from Charde Stevens and Bree Alvarez. FPU led by as many as 19 in the second half, but the Argos (4-14, 3-9 PacWest) came back to get as close as four with 1:22 left in the game.

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