Sports Briefs - 2/13/14 edition of the Sierra Star

February 11, 2014 

Fipps continues scoring streak at UC Davis

Yosemite High School graduate Sydnee Fipps, now a junior at UC Davis, finished with a game-high 21 as the Aggies beat Cal State Northridge 82-74 Feb. 6. Two days later she again scored 21 points in the Aggies 79-73 overtime lose to UC Irvine.

UC Davis is now 10-12 overall and 5-4 in Big West Conference play.

Fipps, who was featured in the Feb. 6 Sierra Star for hitting the career 1,000 point milestone at Davis, finished 7-of-13 from the field and 3-of-6 from beyond the arc for the game against Northridge. Perhaps, her biggest basket of the game came with 1:41 left in a two-point contest when she buried a right corner 3-pointer after Northridge had all but erased a 13-point deficit. She added four rebounds, three assists, and two steals.

Against Irvine, Fipps added six rebounds and dished out four assists. It was her 11th 20+ point game of the season.

The Aggies host Cal State Fullerton at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday).


Wrestling coming to Oakhurst Feb. 22

Lucha Xtreme Pro Wrestling matches will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Oakhurst Elks Lodge, 42484 Highway 41.

Tickets are available at the Hitching Post in Ahwahnee, The Produce Place, and the Elk's Lodge.

Details: (888) 989-4448, luchaxtreme.com.


Babe Ruth baseball

Yosemite Gateway Babe Ruth baseball is looking for volunteers interested in coaching for the May through June baseball season, with a schedule of about 20 games. Babe Ruth starts play when the high school baseball season ends.

The league will play games at Mariposa, Minarets, and Yosemite high schools, as well as in the valley. This is the fifth year for Yosemite Gateway Babe Ruth. Last year the league was a member in the "Cotton League" consisting of 18 teams throughout the valley.

Babe Ruth is a league for 12 to 15 year old players of all level of play. The league stresses fundamentals needed to play at the next level following Little League. All players are encouraged to learn multiple positions including pitching.

Details: Pete Reardon, (559) 683-0706, humbaby2@sti.net.


Badger Pass now open

Yosemite National Park's Badger Pass Ski Area has opened downhill skiing Feb. 8 after recent storms in the park. The Nordic Center offering snowshoeing and cross-country skiing is also open for the season. The Badger Pass Ski Area's Snowtubing Hill will open at a later date as more snow is needed.

Badger Pass Ski Area opened in 1935 and is California's original ski area. With 10 slope runs and five convenient lifts, families can experience a Yosemite winter getaway with skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Details: yosemitepark.com, (801) 559-4949. 24-hour ski conditions, (209) 372-1000. View current conditions of Badger Pass Ski Area via the webcam.

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