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 By Jamie Stewart    Sports 

Generals suffer first loss of the season

The Shafter High Generals suffered their first loss of the season on Friday night, dropping a heartbreaker to Chavez High, 35-34, after leading for most of the game. Early in the ga... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Sports 

Tigers roll in SSL opener, 45-14

The Wasco Tigers football team opened its 2022 SSL campaign in a dominating fashion, with a 45-14 victory over the McFarland Cougars. The Tigers, led by Coach Chad Martinez, have a... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Big Stop gets approval for expansion

Big Stop Market in Shafter has received approval from the Shafter Planning Commission to go ahead with expansion plans on their Shafter Avenue property.. They submitted plans to... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Council approves plans for a new recreation and sports park in Shafter

The Shafter City Council approved moving forward with plans of building a new recreation and sports park at Golds Avenue and East Ash Avenue. The park is to be built in two phases,... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Richland schools host assemblies, get fast start in volleyball

The Richland School District has been busy since the beginning of the fall semester, with numerous assemblies, as well as the start of their sports seasons. This month, Sequoia... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Shafter High celebrating stadium grand opening

The Shafter High Generals will celebrate an official grand opening of their new stadium on Homecoming night, Sept. 23, with a variety of activities on the menu. For the price of... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Olvera looking to help the community grow and prosper

Latest in a series profiling the candidates for Shafter City Council prior to the Nov. 8 election. Stories on the other candidates can be seen on TheShafterPress.com. Gustavo... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News 

SHS celebrating Homecoming in Disney-style

Shafter High School is busy this week with their Homecoming Week activities. The week is a fun one for the students, getting to dress up the different days of the week and play... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Tigers suffer first regular season defeat in over a year

The Wasco High Tigers saw their regular season winning streak come to an end with a 27-20 loss to the undefeated Tehachapi Warriors on Friday night. The Tigers dug themselves an ear... — Updated 9/18/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals stay perfect on the season

The Shafter High Generals beat the Orosi Cardinal on Friday night, keeping them unbeaten on the season. The game was called midway through the third quarter when there was a second... — Updated 9/18/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Rotarians get a visit from an old friend

The Wasco Rotary Club played host this last month to an old friend, when former a finance director for Wasco and Shafter, Jim Zervis, came to talk about the proposed one cent tax... — Updated 9/18/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Shafter High celebrating stadium grand opening

The Shafter High Generals christened their new stadium on Friday night with a 25-6 victory over the Orosi Cardinal. They will be celebrating an official Grand Opening of the... — Updated 9/18/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Evaluation: City's rail system a real asset

The Shafter City Council was given a presentation of the value and possibilities of rail system that the city owns near the Wonderful Industrial Park. In the past, Shafter had made... — Updated 9/18/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Toni Johnston passes 2 weeks after husband

Just two weeks after her husband passed, longtime resident Antoinette "Toni" Johnston died Tuesday. Johnston was very active in a variety of clubs and organizations in Shafter,... — Updated 9/18/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Candidate Profile: Shafter native wanting to make a difference

Second in a series on the candidates for Shafter City Council in November. Prior stories can be found at TheShafterPress.com. Rafael Zamudio wants to run for City Council to help... — Updated 9/18/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Commanders gearing up for a new season

The Shafter Commanders youth football program is preparing for its first games of the season, which will be played on Saturday, Sept. 10. The opponents have not been named yet. "The... — Updated 9/5/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

1-0 Tigers to open at home against Monache

The Wasco High Tigers football team, after a bye week, will be playing their home opener on Friday night against the Monache Marauders. Wasco is 1-0 this season after a road win... — Updated 9/5/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals beat Arvin 20-19

The Shafter High Generals stayed undefeated on the season with a 20-19 victory over the Arvin Bears on Friday night. This year's team is a very young one, and they showed some... — Updated 9/5/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Former Shafter Mayor Jon Johnston dies

Jon Johnston, a former mayor, City Council member and community leader for over two decades, died last week. He was 83. Johnston served on the council for many years, as well as... — Updated 9/5/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Tony Mestaz qualifies for World Championships

Tony Mestaz, of Shafter, has qualified for the Spartan Trifecta World Championships to held in Sparta, Greece, Nov. 3-6. Mestaz has been competing in the Sparta events for years,... — Updated 9/5/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Brandi Root helping keep community moving

In a continuing series of difference-makers in Shafter, we turn the spotlight on local woman Brandi Root, who has kept Shafter moving for over a decade. Brandi Root has been... — Updated 9/5/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Minter Field Air Museum to display WWII surrender documents

The Minter Field Air Museum will have original copies of World War II surrender documents on display on the anniversary of the event. At 11 a.m. on Sept. 3, an exhibit highlighting... — Updated 9/5/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

GROW students learning how food is created, from field to table

The students GROW Academy are getting an up-close and personal experience in what is involved in bringing food to their tables. According to Row Academy Principal Lacie Harris, the... — Updated 9/5/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Shafter receives $2.5M grant from San Joaquin Valley Air District

The San Joaquin Valley Air District has approved a $2.5 million grant for improvements in Shafter, focused on a cleaner air environment, as well as improvements in the safety of... — Updated 8/28/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Katie Wiebe making a difference, in many ways

This is the first of a series highlighting local residents who are making a difference in the community. Katie Wiebe is the librarian at the GROW Academy during the school year,... — Updated 8/28/2022

 

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