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Season ends for Yosemite boys varsity soccer team

The Yosemite High boys varsity soccer team ended it’s season with losses to Liberty (7-0), and Washington Union (2-0).

“Unlike our game with Liberty, we played a great game Washington Union, the No. 1 seed in the D-IV playoffs,” Coach Rick Lemberg said. “The game was 0-0- at halftime, but they scored two goals in the second half.”

Lemberg said seniors Tyler McIntrye, Oliver Curley, and Summit Pears all had a good season.

“They were our team captains really gave a great effort throughout the season,” said Lemberg.

Lemberg said the future looks good for the YHS soccer program.

“ our program. We will lose 5 seniors and 3 starters. That means we have 15-16 players from this team coming back next year. We have 8 starters from this team returning next year. Having so young a team gets you ready for the future, but it does mean you can have some rough games during the year. That pretty much explains our season. We congratulate our seniors and look forward to next year.

Minarets basketball season ends

The Minarets High School basketball team (4-16, 4-6 West Sequoia League) finished their season with a couple losses last week, with the Fowler Redcats (17-4, 10-0 WSL) easily defeating the Mustangs 79-50, on Feb. 20. Fowler had five players scoring in double figures. on Feb. 17, Riverdale (10-11, 5-5 WSL) beat the Mustangs 56-40. Jonathan Moreno scored a game high 18 points for Riverdale.

The Mustangs featured two seniors, Bubba Ward and Sam Delk, which means Coach Paul Varner will return a senior heavy squad next season as the Mustangs hope to put a much stronger unit on the court. As the season concluded Varner pulled up sophomore Luke Pritchett, Jacob Walker, and Micheal Rendon - all three made strong contributions as the season came to a close.

Mason Ellis will be hard to contain next season as the junior continues to develop his game. He led the team in nearly all categories and is expected to be selected to the WSL All-League team.

Registration dates set for flag football league

The Yosemite Badgers Football Boosters will hold registration for its youth flag football league starting Sunday, March 8. Registration will also be held March 15, 22, April 12, 19, and 26. Players are asked to bring their cleats to registration - games will also be played on those dates.

Registration for first through eighth grade boys and girls will be held on the practice field adjacent to the pool at Yosemite High School. Cost is $20 per player and includes a tee-shirt. Registration times are as follows:

• Grades 1 & 2: 1 p.m.



• Grades 3 & 4: 1 p.m.



• Grades 5 & 6: 2 p.m.



• Grades 7 & 8: 2 p.m.



• High school & adults: 3 p.m.



Details: Erik Peterson, (559) 760-3331.

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