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
BARSTOW • With military installations so nearby, there are many local student/athletes who decide to join the service after graduating high school. Some go to college first and some delay attending, but one local grad will be doing both.
Autumn Hazelett graduated from Barstow High School last month. She was a member of the Lad
The Barstow High School cheerleaders recently took part in a camp put on by Premiere Cheer Camps, and were recognized with top honors.
The Barstow squad was the recipient of the Premiere Cheer Camps Award of Excellence.
The team was selected by the Premiere staff based on its outstanding sportsmanship, spirit, and gro
HESPERIA • The Barstow Junior Little League All-Stars kicked off District 49 play with a pair of wins over the weekend.
Barstow took a mercy rule win in its first tournament game, a 13-3 victory over Apple Valley American on Saturday evening at Lime Street Park in Hesperia.
The victors set the pace by scoring fou
ADELANTO • Like the Barstow Little League 9-10s All-Stars, the softball Majors are undefeated in All-Star play.
After mercy-ruling Hesperia National on Tuesday, the Barstow girls won again on Thursday, taking a 15-4 victory over Hesperia American.
This one wasn’t a mercy rule win, as the 10-run rule didn&rs
ADELANTO • The Barstow Little League Softball Majors team got started with a win in District 49 All-Star play.
The 11-12 year-old girls from Barstow faced Hesperia National in the first round, and took a five-inning, 15-5, mercy rule victory in Adelanto on Tuesday.
While it took some time to get going, when Barst
BARSTOW • The Robert A. Sessions Sportspark was the venue for the second annual Juneteenth Love Run/Walk, held last Saturday morning.
There was a one-mile kids run, as well as a 5k adult run/walk around the park and through the desert. About 20 runners took part.
Taking first place in the kids run was eight year-
BARSTOW • On June 9, 22 Barstow judokas entered the Barstow Invitational Judo Tournament, held at the Cora Harper Community Center.
When the competition was completed, 18 of the Barstow participants had won medals in the tournament, and had collected enough points to take first place, and capture the team trophy.
Barstow city officials took first place Saturday in a softball tournament against officials from four other High Desert cities.
The tournament, which included officials from Adelanto, Apple Valley, Hesperia and Victorville, was held at Stater Bros. Stadium in Adelanto.
The idea for the goodwill competition came at a monthly High
GARDEN GROVE • Sandstorm Tactic’s brazilian jiu-jitsu team had two students compete in Cleber Luciano’s Copa Pacifica 16, a jiu-jitsu tournament held in late April in Garden Grove.
Riley Garrett competed in the 12 year-old white belt division and won first place with two submissions, while Preston McNutt defeated t