Last week in Yosemite High sports began with a game at Liberty-Madera Ranchos for the girls soccer team. The teams were playing for first place in the NSL, but Liberty showed why they have won two section championships and the league title seven straight years by beating the Badgers 5-1.
On Jan. 26, the girls soccer team had an opportunity to rebound from their loss the next day, winning 5-1.
Jan. 27 brought the Chowchilla boys basketball and soccer teams to Yosemite ( for more details from the Sierra Star, click here), with the Badgers basketball team winning 72-56, but the Badger soccer team lost to the Redskins.
Last Thursday the Kerman girls soccer and basketball teams came to Oakhurst. The Badger girls soccer team won 6-1.
Last Friday was a big night for basketball. The Kerman Lions and Yosemite Badgers boys basketball teams were meeting for the first time in league. Both teams were playing to determine who was going to be the leader of the league by the end of the evening. Unfortunately for our boys Badgers, Kerman won and maintained their league-leading record.
The boys soccer team followed the basketball team and lost, but the girls basketball team avenged the boys by beating the team from Kerman 43-29. For more details from the Sierra Star, click here.
As the second half of the season begins, Yosemite has a few teams that are poised to do well and make it to the playoffs. The boys basketball team, girls soccer team, and girls basketball teams are all in second place in league standings. All of these teams have the potential to move up and go deep into the post season.
This week all teams are away at Sierra until Thursday. Thursday evening the Lady Badger Soccer team will host Liberty. Friday night, the basketball teams will take on the Liberty Hawks. Games will start one hour earlier than normal. Boys JV at 4 p.m., followed by the girls varsity at 5:30, and boys varsity at 7 p.m.. There will be no girls JV game.
YHS Athletic Director Rusty Oetinger
NOTE: For more game details and photos, see the Thursday, Feb. 4, edition of the Sierra Star and www.sierrastar.com.