COVINA • “We’ve been living on the edge, winning all these one-run games,” said Lady Aztecs head coach Richard Johannsen. “It was bound to catch up with us.”
If that was an inevitability, it came to pass on Thursday, as the Barstow softball team played in Covina, taking on Northview High School. I
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
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
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 • 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
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.
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 • 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.
BARSTOW • It may have been a non-league game, but it was still a win the Lady Aztecs wanted. They left no doubt about that.
University Prep came to town on Tuesday, and Barstow wasted no time being a rude host. The Lady Aztecs put three runs on the board in the first inning, and went on to notch a five-inning, mercy rule 11-1
BARSTOW • The Barstow softball team has hit a rough stretch.
After getting off to a good start to their schedule of DSL games, the Lady Aztecs are in the midst of a losing skid. They hosted Victor Valley for the second game of a home-and-away series on Friday and came up short by a 20-9 score.
On Wednesday, Barst
BARSTOW • The Lady Vikings are putting some of the pieces together as they approach the finish line.
On Wednesday, the Barstow Community College softball team hosted Rio Hondo in its penultimate game of the season. Though it was a 9-1 loss, it was much more cleanly-played than the previous home match, with solid hits and some
BARSTOW • Making the postseason is no easy task for teams in the Foothill Conference, but Barstow is keeping its hopes alive.
The Vikings played a rollercoaster of a game on Saturday, in which they ended up on the short end of an 11-10 score against San Bernardino Valley. The Wolverines are in first place in the conference and
BARSTOW • As the season winds down, Barstow Community College softball head coach Jennie Fregoso finds herself in the same position as last year: playing a numbers game.
The Lady Vikings lost to San Bernardino Valley, 10-0, on Friday. While the Lady Wolverines showed up with a full bench to complement their starters, Barstow h
BARSTOW • Barstow baseball head coach Kenny Phillips has said that one of the things he admires most about this year’s team is its never-say-die attitude. On Wednesday, Burroughs was victimized by that attitude.
It was an up and down afternoon for both teams, but when the Burros took the lead in the top of the seventh in
BARSTOW • The last time Barstow faced Burroughs, it needed a bottom-of-the-seventh, six-run rally to get the win. This time wasn’t quite as dramatic, but it was another victory.
The Lady Aztecs staked themselves to a sizeable lead, then made their fans nervous as they let their opponent back into the thick of the action
BARSTOW • The Barstow baseball team always seems to have a tough time handling Granite Hills, and their latest game was no exception.
The Eagles came to town on Friday, and on the strength of one big inning - the third - came away with a 6-2 win at Barstow High School.
While it was a loss, it was nothing like the
BARSTOW • The Barstow baseball team didn’t just win on Wednesday. It made history.
The Aztecs beat visiting Silverado by a 3-0 score and got a Desert Sky League win. It was also a memorable game for pitcher Austin Willis, who threw his first no-hitter.
The Barstow junior did so in dominating fashion. Willis
BARSTOW • What a difference a day can make.
On Friday, the Barstow Community College baseball team lost a game to Compton in which they never stepped up to the plate, rapping out only five singles in a 3-0 loss. After displaying that weak offense, they got right back out on the field on Saturday afternoon, and looked more like
BARSTOW • The postseason is not that far off, and the Vikings are getting ready.
Barstow hosted a non-league game against Compton Center on Friday and went about it in a somewhat unorthodox manner. The home team used four pitchers, each tossing two or three innings, and the Vikings never really seemed to get in sync against th
BARSTOW • It was another win and another hitfest for the Lady Aztecs.
The Barstow softball team hosted Victor Valley on Wednesday, and had the bats going full force. The home team smacked out 13 hits, including two home runs, as the Lady Aztecs beat Victor Valley, 11-5, in a Desert Sky League match.
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