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  • BCC’s Black-Smith mulls move to four-year school By: MATTHEW PETERS, STAFF WRITER
    The learning curve for Ebony Black-Smith appeared to be a very short one. The former Silverado girls basketball star made the jump to junior college ball as a freshman with Barstow Community College this season. She opened the season scoring 26 points and finished the year with the 13th-best scoring average in California. And for
    Sat Apr 12, 2014
  • Willis focuses on the present By: JOSE QUINTERO
    Despite having pro scouts coming to watch him play, Austyn Willis remains focused on seeing his team succeed. Since being named a co-captain for the Barstow baseball team, Willis has embraced the role and likes what’s transpiring on the field. “We’re really gelling together,” Willis said. “The chemis
    Mon Mar 17, 2014
  • Aztecs coach feels confident squad will finish atop of Desert Sky League By: JOSE QUINTERO
    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. “The l
    Wed Mar 05, 2014
  • Barstow baseball coach looking to his pitcher-catcher connection to lead Aztecs to playoffs By: JOSE QUINTERO
    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
    Mon Mar 03, 2014
  • Boston brothers embrace new roles on court By: JOSE QUINTERO
    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’
    Tue Feb 18, 2014
  • Hawks clinch DSL title By: JOSE QUINTERO
    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
    Wed Feb 12, 2014
  • Area Roundup By: STAFF REPORTS
    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
    Wed Feb 12, 2014
  • Aztecs beat Saints despite sloppy play By: JOSE QUINTERO
    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
    Fri Feb 07, 2014
  • BWSL seeks players for upcoming season By LAURA MCCUSKER, SPORTS EDITOR
    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
    Mon Jan 20, 2014