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YHS coaching positions on hold

The final appointment of two varsity coaching positions at Yosemite High School have temporarily been put on hold according to Athletic Director Rusty Oetinger.

The two positions, varsity baseball, and varsity softball, were held last season by Bob seaenberg, and Suzette Combs.

“We are currently opening the two positions in house (Yosemite staff),” Oetinger said. “If there are no qualified in house applicants, the positions would then be offered to the general public.”

Oetinger said the school anticipates finalizing the two coaching positions by the end of September.

Siebenberg, a long time assistant coach for the Badgers baseball team, was named head coach last year. The team finished the North Sequoia League season in four place with a 4-12 record - and an overall record of 8-18.

Siebenberg started the season with high expectations, and the team got off to a good start. Early in the season, Yosemite went 4-2 in the Fowler Tournament against some larger schools, posting its best tournament record in several years.

After the pre-season loss of senior starting catcher and team leader Evan Diehl due to an injury, and the loss of standouts Joey (senior) and Brian (junior) Woolsey mid-season, the team was left with just one senior, All-League pitcher/outfielder Tyler McIntyre.

The remainder of the team was made up of freshman and sophomores, and two juniors.

Combs, who played two years for Oregon state University, and two years for Portland State University, was also serving in her first year as varsity head coach. She led the Badger softball team, playing with just two seniors, Emma Reda and Savannah Rich, to a 5-19 overall record, 0-10 in NSL play.

Two of her players, junior pitcher Amy Whitcomb, and sophomore catcher Katie Thompson, were named to the NSL All League first team at the end of last season. Junior shortstop Lynette Combs, and freshman first baseman Gianna Mascola, were named to the All League second team.

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