BARSTOW • A No. 8 ranking in the CIF-Southern Section Division 5 poll doesn’t mean much for the Barstow High School softball team.
At least not to coach Richard Johannsen.
Even though Desert Sky League rival Silverado is third, Johannsen feels confident his team will end the season atop the league.
BARSTOW • If the Barstow High baseball team is going to improve on last season’s 10-10 record, coach Kenny Phillips said they’ll have to find a way to win more close games.
In Phillips’ first season as coach last year, the Aztecs were 4-4 in games decided by two runs or fewer. Phillips feels that was the reason the
BARSTOW • One of the qualities of being a leader is making those around you perform at their best.
Barstow boys basketball coach Prestonn Biggs says Cody Boston has taken on that role and made his teammates “that much better,” including his twin brother Joseph Boston.
When Biggs took over the as the Aztecs’
VICTORVILLE • The Barstow boys basketball team couldn't hold to a halftime lead against Silverado in the teams' final Desert Sky League matchup Tuesday, as the Hawks ran off to 78-56 win and their fourth outright title in a row.
With the win Silverado (18-6, 12-2 DSL) clinched the league title, but received help from Burroughs, whic
Barstow surprises Silverado in girls bball
BARSTOW • Mirion Mims’ big game with 22 points, 20 rebounds and five steals helped carry Barstow past Silverado in a girls basketball game on Tuesday.
Maxine Cooks added eight rebounds and three steals. Sisters Tieria and Vasa Alefio both grabbed eight rebounds. Vasa
ADELANTO • The Barstow girls basketball team is looking to end the season strong and fighting for a playoff spot.
The Aztecs (12-10, 5-5 Desert Sky League) beat Adelanto on Thursday night 60-37, but despite the 23-point margin, coach Jerry Enriquez was disappointed in his team’s performance.
Barstow, coming off a 55-54
BARSTOW • Women who love to play sports often find themselves without a team once they’re done with school. The Barstow Women’s Soccer League has stepped in to help fill that breach.
The league is currently holding registration for its upcoming third season. It was begun three years ago by Yari Cavallo, as Barstow
IRVING, TX • Two Barstow judo students traveled to Irving, Texas to compete in a pair of judo tournaments, held the last weekend of November at the Irving Convention Center.
The Dallas Open Judo Tournament was held on November 23, with the USA National Presidents Cup being staged the following day.
OKLAHOMA CITY • The National Cowboy and Western Museum in Oklahoma City recently inducted the late rodeo champion and former Barstow High School art teacher, Earl W. Bascom, into its Rodeo Hall of Fame.
Bascom’s Hall of Fame honor, given posthumously, places his name among the highest honored rodeo cowboys in the world.
BARSTOW • Barstow High School will serve as host of the High Desert Youth Football Conference Super Bowl on Saturday, and a local team will be one of those vying for the title.
The Barstow Juniors will take on Apple Valley in contention for the championship of the league. The fact that BHS is the site of the game was the resul
BARSTOW • The Barstow Fall League baseball team coached by Daniel Figueroa, Matt Pino and B.J. Hernandez, went 13-1 overall and won the league championship.
The team finished with a 9-1 league record and was a perfect 4-0 in postseason tournament play.
The winning players, ages 7-9 years-old, are Gabe Hernandez,
YERMO • The team that called itself the Swingers won the Third Annual Butch Smith Memorial Co-ed Softball Tournament on Nov. 10 at Silver Valley High School.
The team consisted of Jerry Chavez, Victor Maestas, Winnie DePue, Courtney Clothier, Brittany Christiansen, Alejandra Rodriguez, Tessa Saenz, Jorge Rodriguez, Alex Graham
LENWOOD • Lenwood School’s Lenwood Running Club hosted a meet against Cameron School last Friday.
A total of 70 boys and 54 girls from the schools’ running clubs competed in the one-mile race on the Lenwood School grounds. The runners were divided into four groups: 4th-6th graders made up the arsity boys and girls
LENWOOD • The Lenwood Running Club held its second race of the season on Friday.
A total of 62 runners participated, comprising students in the first-sixth grades, taking on a one-mile course on the grounds of Lenwood School.
Finishing first in the boys’ division was fifth-grader Jalen Griego, who clocked i
BARSTOW • The Barstow Fire Department hosted its second annual Open House 5K Run and 1-mile Kids Run last Saturday.
Both runs started at the Cora Harper Fitness Center and ended at the Barstow Fire Department, after following a cross country-style desert trail.
Among the males, there was a tie for first pl
LENWOOD • The Lenwood Running Club held its first race of the season last Friday, with 59 students, ranging in age level from first through sixth grade, taking part in the one-mile run.
Taking first place in the boys division was sixth-grader Elias Ramirez, who finished with a time of 6:36. Following one second behind was fift
SAN DIEGO • On Aug. 24, eight members of the Gutierrez Martial Arts Studio in Barstow traveled to San Diego to compete in the AKA American Open Martial Arts Championships.
The Championships is one of the premier tournaments held in the U.S. There were competitors not only from California, but from Arizona, Colorado and New Yor
LAUGHLIN, NV • Karate instructor Linda Pugliese, 7th degree black belt and head instructor of the American Karate Association of Champions through the City of Barstow Park and Recreation, competed at the Yukan NA Samurai Karate Championships, held in Laughlin Nevada at the Tropicana Casino on July 13.
Pugliese placed first in
LONG BEACH • Six Barstow judo students traveled to Long Beach on Aug. 11 to compete in the Nikkei Games Judo Tournament, held at the Pyramid Sports Complex.
Four of the Barstow judokas emerged as winners.
Setting the pace for Barstow was 6 year-old Paulo Valdez, who made a clean sweep of his age and weight divisi
SAN DIEGO • Four Barstow judokas traveled to San Diego to compete in the California State Games Judo Championships, held July 14 at the Town and Country Hotel.
Approximately 300 competitors were entered in the tournament, with three of the Barstow Judo students winning medals.
Finishing the tourney an undef
BANNING • On July 20, four students from Barstow’s Gutierrez Martial Arts Studio traveled to Banning to compete in the annual Desert Open Karate Championships, held at Banning High School.
The event hosted martial arts schools from all around Southern California, as well as Arizona and Mexico.
Two of the Ba
DALLAS • On June 28, 11 year-old Isaiah Ramirez, the sole competitor from the Barstow Judo Club, traveled to Dallas to compete in the 2013 USA National Jr. Olympic Judo Championships, held at the Irving Convention Center.
Over 900 Competitors from throughout the United States were entered in the tournament. Ramirez finished as
RIALTO • The Barstow 11-12 year-old Little League All-Stars got off to a rough start in the Section 8 tournament on Saturday, falling to District 21 champ Ken Hubbs Little League of Colton, 13-4, at Frisbee Park in Rialto.
Barstow had some uncharacteristic trouble with errors. The All-Stars played clean, efficient ball and wen
BARSTOW • If it’s the middle of summer, it’s football and cheer time in Barstow.
Registration is presently ongoing for Barstow Community Football and Cheer, with practices starting on the 22nd of this month. With sign-ups having begun, John Williams, president of the organization, wants local kids and parents to kn
VICTORVILLE • The Barstow 11-12 year-old All-Stars is another team that will be moving on to the next level next week.
Barstow blew through the District 49 tourney with a record of 5-0. On Saturday night, it capped off a perfect run with a 12-3 victory over Apple Valley National, the loser’s bracket champ, at Sunset Ridg