O’s Badger Sports Bulletin, Vol. 1, Issue 2, by Yosemite High School Athletic Director Rusty Oetinger
This past week, our Yosemite Badgers not only dealt with their opponents, but also the elements, as well.
Early in the week, on Tuesday, Jan. 19, the lady Badgers soccer team had a game canceled at Liberty High School because of the rain. The athletic director at Liberty called up and let us know that the soccer field had transformed into a lake and was unplayable.
This turned out to be fortunate, because the large rock slide that closed Highway 41 happened at about the same time the girls would have been traveling. They could have been stuck in traffic for hours, rather than being safe at school. The game was re-scheduled for Monday afternoon, Jan. 25. The rest of the week was normal except for extended travel times.
On Wednesday, Jan. 20, the boys soccer team and basketball team traveled to Liberty. It ended up a split decision, with the basketball team winning their fourteenth game of the season and the soccer team losing to the Liberty Hawks.
On Thursday, Jan. 21, the Girls Soccer team headed for Washington Union where they defeated the Panthers and continue their roll in league. Peyton Garner scored two goals during the game.
That same evening the Wrestling team had a match against Washington Union and Kerman. The team did not fair well, due to the lack of athletes to fill each weight class, but there were some great individual performances. The individuals that did really well were Jess De La Cruz, Peter Martinez and Eric Johnson: all went 2-0 in their matches.
Friday, Jan. 22 was a big sports day at Washington Union. Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball and Boys Basketball took on the Panthers. In the end, Yosemite lost all their Varsity games, and the Badgers are all looking to rebound this next week against Kerman and Chowchilla.
On a high note, Kade Cross entered the career “1000” point club. Congratulations, Kade!
This upcoming week is going to be a very busy sports week. The girls Soccer teams will play Liberty on Monday, Jan. 25, at Liberty. Games start at 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Tueday, Jan. 26, Girls Soccer and Basketball will play Chowchilla at Home. Games begin at 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 27, the Boys Soccer and Basketball teams take on Chowchilla. The games, begin at 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 28, the Girls Soccer team will take on Kerman at Home. Games are at 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 29 is another big sports day. The Boys Soccer and Basketball teams take on Kerman, as well as the Girls Basketball team. The Girls JV will start it off at 3:30 p.m., followed by boys JV, Girls Varsity and Finally Boys Varsity. The Boys Soccer team will play at the same time and the JV will begin at 4 p.m., to be followed by the Varsity Game. Come out and catch our outstanding teams in action.
One final note from the AD: I want to thank those community members that have called or sent me a note to express that they have noticed the changes in our sports programs this year. The kids and coaches have bought into the program. Rome wasn’t built in a day, but we are at least trying to get the foundation laid first.