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 By Toni DeRosa    Sports

Lost Hills runners compete at Nationals

Lost Hills School District sent five runners to the AAU Cross Country National Championship on December 4, 2021. Natali Gregory, Maria Ballesteros, Emmanuel Bustamante, Joshua Chave... — Updated 12/31/2021

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Tigers beat Generals in rivalry contest

In the 94th battle between the Shafter Generals and the Wasco Tigers, Wasco used a hurry-up offense that eventually battered the injury-riddled Generals into submission with a... — Updated 11/7/2021

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals to face title contenders

The Shafter High Generals football team is undefeated in SSL play, dominating their opponents for the most part. It hasn't always been pretty, but the Generals have found ways to wi... — Updated 10/25/2021

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals celebrate Homecoming with win over Arvin

The Shafter High Generals celebrated their Homecoming night with a big win against the Arvin Bears 47-7, keeping their SSL record unblemished at 4-0. Shafter's stadium is in the... — Updated 10/15/2021

 By Lamont Gridiron    Sports

Defense, pass game keeps Wasco undefeated

Once again, it was another heroic defensive effort that helped the Tigers secure another South Sequoia League victory on Homecoming Friday night 41-8.over the Cesar Chavez Titans (1... — Updated 10/15/2021

 By Lamont Gridiron    Sports

Undefeated Tigers head to Delano

This Friday, the Tigers (4-0, 1 -0 in the South Sequoia League) will travel to Delano to compete in their second conference game in a first-place match-up against Kennedy High (4... — Updated 10/5/2021

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals stay unbeaten in SSL play

The Shafter High Generals were perfect in SSL play on Friday night, playing arguably the most complete game of their season to date, beating the Taft Wildcats by a score of 34-13. T... — Updated 10/5/2021

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals still looking for win

The Shafter High Generals dropped their matchup with the Highland Scots on Friday night, 20-13. For the second straight week, the Generals failed to capitalize on scoring... — Updated 9/8/2021

 By Toni DeRosa    Sports

Wasco Reserve 0-3 after first games

The Wasco Reserve season has started out rocky after the team lost the first three games they played. The Reserve is in the six-team Pecos League Pacific Division with Bakersfield,... — Updated 6/26/2021

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Lady Generals to play for Valley title

The Shafter High Lady Generals softball team advanced to the Central Section Division V Championship game with a 5-4 win against Bakersfield Christian on Tuesday afternoon. The... — Updated 6/26/2021

 By Toni DeRosa    Sports

Introducing Reserve pitcher Ryan Schroeder

This year is pitcher Ryan Schroeder's first year on the Reserve team. He was born and raised in San Diego and played at University City High School and San Diego City College. Schro... — Updated 5/6/2021

 By Toni DeRosa    Sports

East Bay Area player Sean Jackson joins Reserve

Sean Jackson joined the Reserve team this year and is an outfielder and pitcher. Jackson was born and grew up in Vallejo and Rodeo in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. He... — Updated 5/6/2021

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals stomp Golden Valley, finish season undefeated

The Shafter High Generals football team ended their abbreviated season with one of the only three undefeated records in the county, going 5-0. Their final game was on Friday night,... — Updated 5/6/2021

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals stay undefeated with blowout of Mira Monte

The Shafter High Generals proved on Friday night that they are able to step up and win even when they are not at the top of their game. Against the Lions of Mira Monte, the... — Updated 4/25/2021


Tigers displays good defense, but fall behind

The Wasco Tigers fought hard against Tulare Western High School last week, but came up short 12-8. Elias Salinas scored the touchdown and Jacob Ruiz scored the 2 points in last... — Updated 4/12/2021

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals stomp Broncos, continue undefeated

The Shafter High Generals shut down the Kern Valley Broncos, 48-0, continuing their undefeated streak since their recent win against Arvin. Celebrating their seniors during Senior... — Updated 4/12/2021

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals win big in season opener

The Shafter High Generals took to the football field for the first time since the pandemic began, winning 52-3 against the Arvin Bears. The Generals began the game strong, scoring... — Updated 4/7/2021


Wasco football suffers loss against Tulare Union

Wasco suffered a tough loss last week against Division 1 opponent Tulare Union, 53-7. The touchdown was scored on run by Jacob Ruiz in the 2nd quarter. Wasco’s team consists of young talent that will be in the program for years.... — Updated 4/4/2021

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Tigers defeated in opener at Templeton

The Wasco High Tigers couldn't dig out of a first half hole when they traveled to Templeton to take on the Eagles on Friday night, dropping their season opener by a score of 39-22.... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

All spring sports suspended

All of the spring sports in Kern County High Schools have been suspended at least until April 14. The California Interscholastic Federation says that there is still a possibility of... — Updated 3/19/2020

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Lady Generals spring into action

The Shafter High Lady Generals softball team opened their season with a tournament championship on their own turf, defeating the Chavez Titans in the Shafter Slugfest's title game,... — Updated 3/7/2020

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Winter is cool for SHS

The Shafter High winter sports teams had several of squads make the post-season, with the Shafter boys varsity soccer team making their way into the Valley Championship Division IV... — Updated 2/29/2020

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals in hunt for SSL titles

The Shafter Generals winter sports teams are having a great season as a school, with both boys and girls basketball and soccer teams at or near the top of their league standings.... — Updated 2/7/2020

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Generals shine in league games

The Shafter Generals basketball and soccer teams have flexed their muscles in the first half of the SSL season,with each team at or near the top in the league standings. The... — Updated 1/26/2020

 By Jamie Stewart    Sports

Boxers KO competition at Regionals

The Shafter Boxing Club came home from the Silver Gloves Regional Championships with five competitors qualified to advance to the National Championships in Kansas later this year.... — Updated 1/11/2020


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