Sports Briefs - week of Feb. 18

Season comes to an end for Badger soccer

The Yosemite boys soccer team (0-15-1, 0-10 North Sequoia League) played a great game last week, but couldn’t keep up with the Chowchilla Redskins (6-14-3, 5-5 NSL) in a 2-1 loss.

In the final game of the season, Joe Campbel lined up for a shot from more than 30 yards out, hitting the net and going 1-0 into halftime.

Unfortunately, from that point, the Badger defense failed and allowed some goals.

Regardless, head coach Rick Lemberg said he was proud of his team.

“They hung together and played together,” Lemberg said. “I am grateful to our large senior class ... they showed good leadership and worked very hard through the end of the last game.”

The Badgers are looking to the future, Lemberg added, with a strong JV team set to transition to varsity.

Babe Ruth baseball

Yosemite Gateway Babe Ruth baseball will be holding free spring training clinics 10 a.m. - noon, Feb. 20 and 27, at Minarets High School.

Clinics will focus on fundamentals as younger players graduate to the larger high school field. Babe Ruth is for players 12-15 years of age that have exceeded their little league eligibility.

Clinics will focus on proper fielding, hitting, and pitching.