BARSTOW • After seeing a number of improbable comebacks, Barstow softball fans know better than to count their team out. On Tuesday, the Lady Aztecs showed why.
Last week, Barstow began the CIF-SS playoffs by winning its wild card game and officially entering the bracket. Once there, the Lady Aztecs beat their first-round opon
BARSTOW • The baseball season that just concluded may not have brought a championship, but that isn’t the only way to measure success. Along with the .500 record and a return to the playoffs, the Aztecs had fun, some great performances, and memories to take into the future.
On Sunday, the Barstow High School baseball pro
LOMPOC • The Lady Aztecs had to settle for a wild card berth to get to the CIF-SS Division 5 playoffs. But now, after many teams with higher seeds have been eliminated, Barstow softball plays on.
On Tuesday, the Lady Aztecs made short order of their wild card opponent, beating Marshall High School of Pasadena, 10-3. That win p
BARSTOW • The Hershey’s Games track & field competitions were held at Barstow High School earlier this month, and some local athletes took part.
Among girls 9-10 years old, Charlotte Smalls won the 50m race with a time of 10.34, with Kayla Washington right on her heels at 10.39, and Dylan McKinnon third with a time o
BARSTOW • The season just concluded for the High Desert Dart 301 League, and the champion team and players have been determined.
The team sponsored by Desert Springs Bar and Grill took the league championship, beating out last year’s champion, Lost Boys, also sponsored by Desert Springs. When the two faced off in the cha
WHITTIER • The Aztecs had a goal of returning to the postseason this year. They accomplished that goal. In their latest game, they tried to keep the season going, but came up short.
The Barstow baseball team, having secured a wild card bid to the CIF-SS Division 5 playoffs, took a long bus ride to Whittier High School on
CARPINTERIA • Despite some unexpected setbacks, the Silver Valley track & field teams put in some good performances at the CIF Division 4 Prelims on Saturday at Carpinteria High School.
“The team performed well despite the last-minute news of ineligibility for key members of the boys 4X100, 400 meter qualifier and th
BARSTOW • This year, the Barstow Community College baseball team came the closest it ever has to making the postseason as a member of the Foothill Conference. That effort culminated in five Vikings players being voted onto the All-Conference Team.
It’s no easy feat to make playoffs. There are nine teams in the Foothill,
BARSTOW • Students from the American Karate Association of Champions, through the City of Barstow Park and Recreation, competed in the Barstow Open Karate/Kung fu Championships, held at Barstow Community College on March 16th.
Students competed in sparring, forms and weapons divisions, according to their rank and age.
YERMO • The Silver Valley boys and girls track & field teams did well at the Desert Mountain League Finals, and are headed to Carpinteria High School for the CIF Division 4 Prelims on Saturday.
Trojans head coach Anthony Plummer thought the dual meet season went well, and his athletes are well-prepared for what comes next.
BARSTOW • When it came down to win or go home, the Aztecs won.
With a league record a game below .500, the Barstow baseball team needed a win in its last match of the regular season to give itself a chance at taking part in the playoffs. It was no easy assignment as the Aztecs were facing Granite Hills, at 9-2 in first place i
EL CAJON • Granite Hills scored a run in the first inning. It turned out to be the only run of the game.
The Barstow baseball team needs one more win for the possibility of a postseason. On Monday, the Aztecs came up just short, dropping a 1-0 decision to the Cougars in El Cajon.The first batter of the bottom of the firs
BARSTOW • With the families and friends of the seniors looking on, the Lady Aztecs scored a big win on Monday.
As it was the last home game of the regular season, it was Senior Day for the Barstow softball team. The Lady Aztecs left no doubt who was in charge, as they put six runs on the board in the first inning on the way to
BARSTOW • Slowly but steadily, boxing is growing in Barstow. And what took place on Friday at the Barstow Academy of Dance furthered that growth.
Trainer Manny Ramos has been working with some local fighters over the past few years, and last year caught the eye of former three-time world boxing champion Sugar Shane Mosley. Ram
VICTORVILLE • The Aztecs took one more step toward making the playoffs on Friday.
The Barstow baseball team pulled into Victorville needing to win two of its last three games for the postseason to become a reality. The Aztecs left with one of those wins accomplished, a 10-1 spanking of Silverado in Desert Sky League action.
VICTORVILLE • The Desert Sky League boys tennis finals had the making of a soap opera plot Thursday afternoon.
A bit of revenge and a long, drawn-out drama.
Barstow’s Nolan Earl won in singles, beating Victor Valley’s Miko Potes, 6-0, 6-3, to make amends for a loss in the finals last year.
BARSTOW • Though the Barstow Community College softball team finished in last place in the Foothill Conference this season, the Lady Vikings this week had three players named to the All-Conference teams.
It was a tough season for Barstow, which finished with records of 6-29 overall, 1-13 in the league. With a roster comprised
BARSTOW • The Barstow baseball team ended its losing skid on Wednesday, handing a 5-1 defeat to visiting Silverado.
The Aztecs went into the match having lost their last five games, so the victory was a very welcome one.
“We came out strong and had all our fundamentals down,” said head coach Kenny Phi
BARSTOW • The Lady Aztecs need some hits. And wins.
With the season winding down, the Barstow softball team needs to rack up some W’s, but wasn’t able to earn one on Wednesday. The Lady Aztecs hosted Silverado, and were outdueled by a 6-1 score at Barstow High School.
The home team, which has some slu
LAS VEGAS • Thirteen Barstow Judo students traveled to Las Vegas and competed in the Second Annual Ryoku Judo Club's Invitational Judo Tournament, held at the Las Vegas Sr. High School on April 20.
Ten of the Barstow Judokas brought home medals from the tournament. More than 200 competitors from throughout California, Ar
PHELAN • Melanie and Monique Alyea have only been separated in life for 30 minutes. That’s how far apart the two softball-playing sisters from Serrano were born. They’ve played softball together all their life and that will continue when they venture to the college level in the fall of 2013. The sisters
LAS VEGAS • The Barstow Superstar Shining Stars cheerleaders traveled to Las Vegas last weekend, to compete in the Sharp International Cheer National Championship.
The Shining Stars competed against six other teams, and took second place in the elementary youth division. All 18 of the girls worked very hard to perfect their ro
PHELAN • “We had ‘em, then had another one of those innings.”
That was how Aztecs head coach Kenny Phillips summed up the Barstow baseball team’s Thursday game. The Diamondbacks were trailing by one when they staged a six-run fifth inning and went on to take a 9-5 victory at Serrano High School.
BARSTOW • Wins don’t come in much more dramatic fashion.
After trailing for four innings, the Barstow Community College baseball team suddenly came to life against Chaffey on Thursday. The Vikings scored twice to tie the game in the ninth, then got another run in the 10th for a 5-4 Foothill Conference win.
POMONA • Boxer Eric Anderson, part of the Sugar Shane Mosley Team from Barstow, won his fight in Pomona last Friday night.
Anderson beat N. Ramos out of the Azusa Boxing Club. Anderson, who weighed in at 142-pounds, was outweighed by Ramos by 13-pounds, and their match was almost not permitted to go forward because of the diff