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 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

 By Veronica Jacuinde    Sports 

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

 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    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    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 9/4/2022

 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 9/4/2022


Cheer team brings energy to each game

The Wasco Bengals cheer team will kick off their season in September. They cheer at all Golden Empire Youth Tackle Football and Cheer League football games in the area, including... — Updated 9/4/2022

 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 9/4/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals open season with big win

The Shafter High Generals opened their season with a big win over the West High Vikings, 46-6, on Friday night. With the task of replacing 80% of their offense with the loss of... — Updated 8/28/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals return home for upcoming season

The Shafter High Generals football team will bereturning to their home field after spending a season on the road while their stadium was renovated. With a brand new state of the... — Updated 8/22/2022


Varsity softball team receives prestigious awards

The Wasco High School varsity softball team was recognized as part of The Bakersfield Californian's 2022 BVarsity All-Area Softball Team. Sonia Wedel was named coach of the year,... — Updated 7/25/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Shafter team is state champ

A team of Shafter girls traveled to San Diego over the weekend to compete in the California State Games, coming back with a State Championship in the Girls 11 and under Basketball... — Updated 7/25/2022


Tigers more than cheerleaders

The Wasco High School Tigers cheerleading team brings enthusiasm and fun to each game while inspiring the new generation of cheerleaders. Recently the Tigers hosted a camp for 131 W... — Updated 7/13/2022


Tigers off to a good start

The Wasco Union High School varsity football team took top prizes at the Hanford High School Passing Tournament and Lineman Competition. "This tournament and competition is among... — Updated 7/8/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

General Godbehere wins medal at State Meet

Nick Godbehere of the Shafter High track and field team threw his way to a seventh place finish in the discus throw at the CIF State Track and Field Meet held at Clovis Buchannon... — Updated 6/8/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Lady Tigers runner-up in Valley Championships

The Wasco Lady Tigers softball team ended an outstanding season with a runner-up finish in the Division III Valley Championships, dropping the championship game to Monache High... — Updated 6/8/2022

 By Marco Espinoza    Sports

Undefeated Lady Tigers in state championships

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... — Updated 5/26/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Lady Generals outscore opponents 34-0

The Shafter High Lady Generals softball team took a shutout win last week as they blanked the McFarland Cougars in two games by a combined score of 34-0. On April 29, Shafter... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Marco Espinoza    Sports

Tigers beat Generals 8-1

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... — Updated 4/27/2022

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals have rough outings against rivals

The Shafter Generals softball and baseball teams had rough outings on Tuesday, both squads losing to rivals Wasco, 5-2 and 8-1 respectively. The Lady Generals took a 3-1 league... — Updated 4/26/2022


Tigers beat Titans, 6-0

The Wasco Tigers varsity baseball team gave their best and beat Cesar E. Chavez High School Titans out of Delano with a shutout 6-0. With this defeat, the team is two and one in... — Updated 4/10/2022


Wasco Bengals Football looking for players

The Wasco Bengals Football league is once again ready to kick off the new season, recruiting youth ages 6-14. The organization's mission is to cultivate and inspire a spirit of exce... — Updated 4/3/2022


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