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 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Shafter Boxing tops in the nation

The Shafter Boxing Club has spent the past two decades building a reputation of world-class boxers. At this year's National Silver Gloves Championships in Independence, Mo., they... — Updated 2/19/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Lady Generals shining big with a small bulb

The Shafter High Generals girls wrestling team may be small in numbers, but they make up for it in determination and talent. The Lady Generals have not had enough girls to field a f... — Updated 2/13/2023


WHS wrestling beats out Shafter

The Wasco High School boy's varsity, junior varsity and girls varsity wrestling teams all took wins against the Shafter Generals. It was a proud moment for them all and an... — Updated 1/31/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Clock strikes 12 on Generals as they lose State Championship game, 20-7

ORLAND -- The clock struck twelve on the Shafter High Generals, ending their playoff run as they lost to Orland High in the State Championship game 20-7 on Saturday night. The game... — Updated 12/20/2022


The 2022 Champion Generals

The 2022 Champion Generals 1 Ezekiel Osborne QB • Fr. • 6' 2" • 150 lbs 2 Mariyon Sloan DB, WR • Fr. • 5' 10" • 165 lbs 3 Alex Aguirre HB, ILB • Jr. • 5' 10" • 175... — Updated 12/8/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

CHAMPS! Generals come back for first Valley title in 67 years

The Shafter High Generals, for the first time since 1955, are Valley Champs in football. The Generals pulled one more victory out in their incredible playoff run by beating... — Updated 11/27/2022


Girls cross country team heads to State Championship

The Wasco High School varsity girls cross country team has had an outstanding year, winning back-to-back South Sequoia League championships. They qualified for the Valley Championsh... — Updated 11/27/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals earn title shot with 42-41 win

The Shafter High Generals are bound for the Valley Title Division IV game with an overtime win over the Matilda Torres Toros on Friday night, 42-41. The Shafter defense, which had... — Updated 11/27/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals stun Hawks, 14-13; move forward in playoffs

The Shafter High Generals went to Madera on Thursday night and stunned the #1 seeded Liberty-Madera Hawks 14-13 in their CIF Division IV quarterfinal. Liberty had entered the game u... — Updated 11/21/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals earn title shot in OT

The Shafter High Generals are bound for the Valley Title Division IV game with an overtime win over the Matilda Torres Toros on Friday night, 42-41. The Shafter defense, which had... — Updated 11/21/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Richland Trojans undefeated champions

The Richland Junior High Girls' 8th Grade Volleyball team finished an undefeated season recently as they went 18-0 for the season. Coached by Rosie Villagomez, the team, made up of... — Updated 11/20/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Tigers season ends with playoff loss to North

The Wasco High Tigers saw their season end after an opening round playoff loss to North High on Friday night. After beating rivals Shafter last Friday, the Tigers got the #5 seed... — Updated 11/14/2022


Girls golf team wins against odds

The Wasco High School varsity girls golf team made history after winning the Valley Championship in Visalia. This was after taking first place at the South Sequoia League... — Updated 11/14/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals win playoff opener

The Shafter Generals earned a matchup with top seed Liberty-Madera with a victory over #9 seeded Strathmore on Friday night, 42-21. The win for the Generals, who came in seeded #8,... — Updated 11/14/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Tigers win rivalry game in an overtime thriller

For the first time in the 90 year history of the Shafter/Wasco rivalry game, the standing-room-only contest in Wasco went into overtime Friday night. The Wasco Tigers scored on... — Updated 11/11/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Tigers mauled by Wildcats, 31-20

The Wasco High Tigers recorded their third loss of the SSL season when they lost to the Taft Wildcats 31-20, in a game that wasn’t even as close as the score indicates. The Wildca... — Updated 10/31/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals lose to Thunderbirds, 29-14

The Shafter Generals lost to the Thunderbirds of Kennedy High on Senior Night, 29-14. With a team that does not boast a lot of seniors this year, the lack of older players showed... — Updated 10/31/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals even league record with win over Delano

The Shafter High Generals evened their league record at 2-2 after a big win at Delano 56-14 on Friday night. In one of the most complete games of the season, the Generals had... — Updated 10/15/2022


Tigers put up a fight against Chavez

The Wasco High School girl's varsity volleyball team went head-to-head against Delano's Cesar Chavez High School. It was an exciting game, but in the end, they lost, 3-1. A spirited... — Updated 10/15/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Tigers lose to Titans, 28-20

The Wasco Tigers dropped to 1-2 in league play after a 49-8 loss to the Chavez Titans on Thursday night. The Tigers had a very close game a couple of weeks ago with Kennedy, the... — Updated 10/15/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Tigers suffer first SSL loss

The Wasco Tigers football team suffered their first league loss on Friday night, dropping a tough contest to the Kennedy Thunderbirds on Homecoming night, 20 -12. In a battle of... — Updated 10/12/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals maul the Cougars, 43-0

The Shafter Generals got their first SSL win of the season with a 43-0 thrashing of the McFarland Cougars on the road Friday night. The Generals didn't waste any time scoring, as... — Updated 10/11/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals drop to 0-2 in SSL

The Shafter High Generals dropped another one-point contest on Friday night, losing to the Taft Wildcats on Homecoming night, 29-28. This is the second week in a row that the... — Updated 10/4/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Tigers rout Golden Valley, 45-14

The Wasco High Tigers continued their winning ways on Friday night, beating the Golden Valley Bulldogs in a non-league contest 45-14. The Tigers upped their record with the win to... — Updated 10/4/2022


Girls golf team shines

The Wasco High School girl's varsity golf team has had an outstanding season thus far. They are ranked number one in the league and just came back from taking four wins at the... — Updated 10/4/2022


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