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  • Undefeated Lady Tigers in state championships

    Marco Espinoza, For the Wasco Tribune|Updated May 26, 2022

    The varsity Lady Tigers continue to dominate the opposition this season as they enter the CIF playoffs with a 22-game win streak. Only dropping three games this season out of 25, they go undefeated in league play, going 12-0 as they prepared to go against Kerman (14-11) for the second time on Wednesday, May 17. This makes the Wasco Tigers first place in the Central Section South Sequoia League, placing them above schools such as Taft, Shafter, Chavez, Arvin, McFarland and Kennedy. Lady Tiger supremacy cannot be understated....

  • Tigers beat Generals 8-1

    Marco Espinoza, For the Wasco Tribune|Updated Apr 27, 2022

    The Wasco Tigers beat the Shafter Generals 8-1 in an explosive match Tuesday afternoon. An outcome which was not unexpected if you take a look at the Tiger's previous matches this season. With an overall record of 13-6, and an interleague record of 4-2, the odds were on Wasco's side. The Generals, on the other hand, are 8-9 overall and are completely void of a win so far in league play at 0 - 5. The varsity team has already beaten out some of the strongest teams the region has tooffer. So far this year, they've taken...

  • Tigers baseball shut out McFarland, 19-0

    Marco Espinoza, Wasco Tribune|Updated Apr 3, 2022

    The Wasco Tigers varsity baseball team enters interleague play with a huge win against the McFarland Cougars. Shutting them out 19-0, the Tigers now have an 8-2 overall record, and a 1-0 league record for the season, leaving the Cougars with 3-10 overall and 0-3 interleague, continuing McFarland’s losing streak. So far this season, the Wasco Tigers have reigned victorious over the Morro Bay Pirates, Corcoran Panthers, Exeter Monarchs, Independence Falcons, Chavez Titans, Golden Valley Bulldogs, North Stars, and now, the M...

  • Wasco baseball beginning season strong

    Marco Espinoza, For the Wasco Tribune|Updated Mar 28, 2022

    Wasco High’s varsity baseball team hit the ground running this season with a 7-2 win rate as they enter league play. The varsity played their first game of the year against Morro Bay High School and won, 9-3. Next, the varsity team made quick work of Corcoran, 16-3, and Exeter, 10-2. The team fought a close match against Independence from Bakersfield, coming out on top with a 3-2 win. Cesar Chavez, of Delano, got shut out, 3-0, and North High was beaten 13-3. Next, a landslide victory against Golden Valley, 25-3. So far t...

  • Wasco Track competes in first meet of the season

    Marco Espinoza, For the Wasco Tribune|Updated Mar 28, 2022

    Wasco High Track attended its first meet on Feb. 25 at Liberty High and showed good promise for the rest of the season. “Track is not about wins and loses, it is about individual improvement. Athletes are competing against themselves. I know if the athletes stick with it they will continue to improve weekly,” said Chad Martinez, Wasco High’s head coach for Track. Mens Varsity at Wasco High is off to a respectable start. Hector Magallanes, Elijah Gonzalez and Tommy Ruvalcaba placed 38th, 43rd, and 44th respectively in the 1...

  • Wasco Track competes in first meet of the season

    Marco Espinoza, For the Wasco Tribune|Updated Mar 20, 2022

    Wasco High Track attended its first meet on Feb. 25 at Liberty High and showed good promise for the rest of the season. “Track is not about wins and loses, it is about individual improvement. Athletes are competing against themselves. I know if the athletes stick with it they will continue to improve weekly,” said Chad Martinez, Wasco High’s head coach for Track. Mens Varsity at Wasco High is off to a respectable start. Hector Magallanes, Elijah Gonzalez and Tommy Ruvalcaba placed 38th, 43rd, and 44th respectively in the 1...

  • Wasco High softball begins first full season in 2 years

    Marco Espinoza, For the Wasco Tribune|Updated Mar 6, 2022

    The Wasco High softball team is back for a regular season for the first time in two years. The team is currently 2-2 in the regular season, which is more wins than any other team in the South Sequoia league so far. The team beat Ridgeview High from Bakersfield, 14-0, and Bakersfield Christian, 1-0. “After two short seasons, we are excited and blessed to get back to playing a regular season.” said Sonia Wedel, head coach for softball at Wasco High. This year is Wedel’s ninth year as head coach for Wasco High’s varsity team, a...

  • Wasco sports in full swing this spring

    Marco Espinoza, For the Wasco Tribune|Updated Feb 21, 2022

    This upcoming spring season has an exciting lineup of sports in store for fans of high school athletics. Spectators can expect boys tennis, softball, baseball, track, swim and golf this upcoming spring. Varsity softball played their first scrimmage matches against Corcoran on Feb. 3, and Highland on Feb. 8. Interleague play begins March 22 against McFarland on home turf. Play offs take place on May 18 through May 28. Sonia Wedel is the head coach of the softball team. Wasco High’s swim team goes up against Shafter and Taft i...

  • A Spotlight on talented drama students

    Marco Espinoza, Orange and Black|Updated Mar 19, 2020

    The Spotlight festival is an annual drama festival held at CSUB. Schools present a short 10-minute play to present in front of other schools. The best performance gets recognized at the end of the day and is given an award. Isaiah Santana, Isaiah Steward and Izzy Grace Diaz performed "The Secret Origins of Mojo Man" and received grand applause. There also were other award categories such as costume design, monologues and script writing. Students also may attend a workshop of...

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