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Yosemite’s Chris Ward Chosen For City County All Star Game

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School senior baseball player Chris Ward has been chosen for the City County All Star baseball game on Friday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Chukchansi Park, confirms the school’s athletic director, Rusty Oetinger. For the City County game, the number one position player is selected by the coach and is voted on by all coaches ...

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Minarets Baseball: Ready For The Challenge

By Colby Jobinger — O’Neals — Playoff baseball is in full swing at Minarets High School. On Wednesday, May 15, the semifinal game between the Minarets Mustangs and the Caruthers Blue Raiders was a high intensity matchup. Both teams’ starting pitchers pitched extremely well and the stakes were high going into the later innings. During the third inning Senior Chris ...

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Badger Baseball Bounces Back, Heads To Monache

OAKHURST — Badgers baseball continued their great season for a bit longer this week, says Yosemite High School athletic director Rusty Oetinger, and hopes are that today’s game at Monache  High School in Porterville will follow suit. “Coached by James Gillespy, the Badgers went to #4 Dos Palos as the 13th seed in the D-4 playoff Bracket,” says Oetinger. “The ...

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Bridging Veterans And Building Community Through Baseball

By Cheyenne Upton — O’NEALS — As a freshman, Aaron Hall was inspired to start his Senior Legacy Experience (SLE) because his dad was deployed and stationed in Afghanistan. He wanted to be able to do something for the veterans in the community and for those serving alongside his father. The primary focus for the Military Appreciation Game was to ...

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Aaron Hall Plans Minarets Military Appreciation Baseball Game

O’NEALS — Minarets High School senior Aaron Hall is once again working on a project to honor current and former military members, through the 4th Annual Military Appreciation Baseball Game. The son of Col. David Hall and Christina Lowry Hall, the Mustang senior has been a force behind this veterans baseball event since 2016, when his father was deployed to ...

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Badger Baseball Efforts Paying Off In League

OAKHURST — Badger baseball is off to a great start this season with a new coach and plenty of enthusiasm. “We have good attitudes and we’re playing pretty good baseball,” says head coach James Gillaspy. “It seems like the kids are having fun doing it, as well, which is the key to success.” The Yosemite High School varsity baseball team ...

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West Point Bound In NCAA Division 1 Baseball Commitment

O’NEALS — “What are you your plans for after graduation?” That’s the age-old question that high school seniors are asked during the last year at Minarets. For some, it causes stress. Senior Aaron Hall can proudly declare that he has committed to West Point Academy, making him the first-ever Minarets student to commit as a NCAA Division 1 baseball player. ...

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Challengers Little League Team Wants Better Access To Field

OAKHURST — There’s a ball field, and there’s a team. Problem is, the team can’t navigate the field. Despite its popularity, our busy local Little League field has inadequate access for about 20 softball players with special needs, say parents — and organizers agree. From walkers to wheelchairs, it’s extremely difficult to get around the facility. Severe disrepair and a lack ...

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Yosemite High Badgers Alumni Baseball Game This Sunday

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School seniors Chris Ward and Sage Crosswhite are organizing this year’s Badger Baseball Alumni Game for their senior project. It’s on Sunday,Oct. 14 starting at 3 p.m. at Yosemite High School. They’ve pulled together a terrific roster of players, ordered t-shirts, and even held a bake sale to help offset expenses for the cause. “I think ...

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Tee Up, Baseball Fans: Ted Lilly Badger Golf Tournament

FRIANT — Get ready to tee up for a good cause, especially if your blood runs Badger blue. Organized by the Badger Baseball Boosters to support Yosemite High School Baseball and the Yosemite Colts Travel Baseball Team, the annual Ted Lilly Golf Tournament will take place at Eagle Springs Golf Course on Saturday, Oct. 13.  The cost is $125 per player, ...

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