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YHS’ Nicolas Guynn To Japan For Wrestling Cultural Exchange

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School (YHS) junior Nicolas Guynn embarks for Japan today as a member of USA Team California Wrestling Cultural Exchange Program. Guynn joins eleven teammates and three coaches to depart San Francisco for Tokyo, reports his mom, Anne Guynn. The team’s ten day itinerary includes trainings, school visits and six competitions in Okinawa, Kagoshima, Oita, Fukuoka, Kurume ...

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Yosemite Grad Sprinting Toward 2020 Olympics

LONG BEACH — Former Oakhurst resident and 2012 Yosemite High School (YHS) valedictorian Riley Cooks has emerged as a top contender to make the 2020 U.S. Olympic heptathlon team. Riley, 25, is now living in southern California and working as a substitute school teacher while training to compete in the Tokyo Olympics. Her next major hurdle — and javelin throw ...

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Hundreds Splash, Dash In Bass Lake Triathlon

BASS LAKE — Hundreds of competitors and several thousand spectators converged here early Saturday morning for the annual Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon. Organizers say this year’s event was one of the biggest ever, drawing more than 625 triathletes from across the state and around the world. Adam Mitchell, 38, a captain at Cal Fire, placed third in his age group ...

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Healthcare Workers Have Time For High School Sports

OAKHURST — Some 20 healthcare professionals volunteered their time to conduct required sports physicals for students at Yosemite High School (YHS) last week, with more than 120 athletes seen in under two-and-a-half hours. With the low-cost physicals and the volunteered time, over $2,000 was raised for the YHS Athletic Training class, which will help cover cost for a new concussion ...

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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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CIF-Central Championship For Yosemite Boys Varsity Tennis

OAKHURST — Coached by a recent district graduate, and for the second year in a row, the Yosemite High School boys tennis team has completed an amazing run. On Tuesday, May 7, they beat Mt. Whitney of Visalia in the CIF Central Section D-III Boys Tennis Championship held at Yosemite High, according to school athletic director Rusty Oetinger. “By winning ...

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5th Annual Yosemite Half Marathon Near Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – Centered around breathtaking vistas on the Bass Lake Ranger District, the 5th Annual Yosemite Half Marathon race will take place on Friday and Saturday May 10-11, produced by Vacation Races. New this year is a free shuttle around the Oakhurst area on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., sponsored by Visit Yosemite | Madera County, so ...

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