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  • 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
  • Aztecs clip Burroughs By LAURA MCCUSKER, SPORTS EDITOR
    BARSTOW • The Aztecs’ playoff hopes are still alive. The Barstow boys soccer team was at home in its latest game, hosting Burroughs. On a day where the strong wind turned every ball in the air into an adventure, the Aztecs were able to fight the elements enough to get the one goal they’d need, as they won, 1-0, on
    Fri Jan 31, 2014
  • Slow second half sinks Lady Vikings By LAURA MCCUSKER, SPORTS EDITOR
    BARSTOW • With just five games left in the regular season, every trip out on the court is an important one for the Lady Vikings these days. In the heat of a battle for postseason position, each win is crucial. On Wednesday, Chaffey College came to town. The Lady Panthers came in with one more loss than Barstow, but the league
    Thu Jan 30, 2014
  • Lady Aztecs suffer power outage By LAURA MCCUSKER, SPORTS EDITOR
    APPLE VALLEY • “We played a good 55 minutes,” said Lady Aztecs head coach Frank Maldonado. The rest of the match, however, belonged to the Lady Cougars. Granite Hills scored six times in the last 25 minutes and took a 6-1 win from Barstow, in Desert Sky League soccer action on Tuesday. The victory kee
    Wed Jan 29, 2014
  • Vikings vanquish Roadrunners By LAURA MCCUSKER, SPORTS EDITOR
    BARSTOW • The Barstow Community College men's basketball team played the nightcap on Saturday and also won its game, jumping out to a big early lead and going on to thump College of the Desert, 112-91. While the women's game wasn't put away by the home team until the final minutes, this one was never in doubt, as the Vikings w
    Mon Jan 27, 2014
  • Aztecs soccer takes on Hawks By LAURA MCCUSKER, SPORTS EDITOR
    BARSTOW • The Barstow boys soccer team was on a three-game winning streak going into Thursday’s match. It would be a task to keep that streak going, however, as the Aztecs had to take on Silverado, which is currently slugging it out with Granite Hills for first place in the Desert Sky League. The Hawks came out swinging
    Fri Jan 24, 2014
  • Barstow thumps Adelanto By LAURA MCCUSKER, SPORTS EDITOR
    BARSTOW • Everyone got in on the action in the Lady Aztecs’ latest game. The Barstow girls basketball team hosted Adelanto on Tuesday, and played to a big, 59-15, Desert Sky League victory at Barstow High School. The Lady Saints, new to the DSL, are having a rough inaugural year. They’re a scrappy bun
    Wed Jan 22, 2014
  • Vikings hoops falls to Wolverines By LAURA MCCUSKER, SPORTS EDITOR
    SAN BERNARDINO • It was a tough weekend in San Bernardino, as the Barstow Community College basketball teams both dropped road games at San Bernardino Valley Community College on Saturday. The women played first and lost by a 65-45 score. It was a game that got away in the second half, as it was all tied up at 29
    Tue Jan 21, 2014
    BARSTOW • The Barstow girls soccer team surpassed last year’s win total early in the season. Now there are loftier goals to shoot for. The Lady Aztecs hosted Victor Valley in their latest match, and handed the Jackrabbits a 5-0 blanking on Thursday afternoon at Barstow High School. The Lady Aztecs have quie
    Fri Jan 17, 2014
  • Burros beat Lady Aztecs By LAURA MCCUSKER, SPORTS EDITOR
    BARSTOW • The Lady Aztecs had their work cut out for them on Tuesday. The Barstow girls basketball team has been doing well so far this season, but faced a daunting challenge in its latest game. The Lady Burros came to town, bringing their undefeated Desert Sky League record with them. The Lady Aztecs got off to
    Wed Jan 15, 2014
  • Barstow crushes Granite By LAURA MCCUSKER, SPORTS EDITOR
    BARSTOW • The Barstow defense was just too much for the Lady Cougars to handle. Some stifling defensive play by the Lady Aztecs had Granite Hills back on its heels all night, as the Barstow girls basketball team notched a handy, 60-18, victory in Desert Sky League action Thursday night. The home team came out pre
    Sat Jan 11, 2014
    BARSTOW • The Barstow girls soccer team already has more wins than it did last season. The Lady Aztecs went into Tuesday’s game with an overall record of 5-3-3. Last year, the squad finished up at 5-10-2, so a victory would surpass that win total with the league schedule having just begun. The team went on
    Wed Jan 08, 2014
  • Aztecs finish fourth in Ontario By LAURA MCCUSKER, SPORTS EDITOR
    ONTARIO • The Barstow High School wrestling team took part in another tournament, and though short-handed, placed in the top five. The Aztecs grappled in the 12th Annual Raymond Willimstein Wrestling Tournament, held at Ontario High School this weekend. Barstow was fourth out of 24 teams with 141 points, behind San Marcos (209
    Mon Jan 06, 2014
  • Anderson fights for King of the Cage By LAURA MCCUSKER, SPORTS EDITOR
    BARSTOW • One of Barstow’s own is getting set to go back in the cage. The last time mixed martial artist Eric Anderson took on Ronnie Moore in a King of the Cage match, Anderson won by TKO in the second round. Since then, Moore has wanted a rematch with the Barstow fighter, which has been scheduled, as he and Anderson wi
    Sat Jan 04, 2014