WSL Athletics, Week of Feb. 26th-March 2nd
Basketball Valley Championships & Softball
Firebaugh Lady Eagles Basketball is on their way to Selland Area after their 55-51 Semifinal win over East (Bakersfield) on Wednesday night; Firebaugh entered the Division 5 Playoffs as the 5th seed and started at home versus 12th seed Fowler and won the game 84-48, next was their Quarterfinal game which was a long trip to Lake Isabella and the 4th seed Broncs of Kern Valley and they punched their ticket into the Semifinals with a convincing 78-60 win which meant another long trip down south to Bakersfield to play against the top seeded Blades of East High and Firebaugh took them pulling the upset with the win and will now face off against the 2nd Seed Chowchilla Lady Tribe Friday afternoon at 2pm at Selland Arena for the Division 5 Valley Championship #AllRoadsLeadToSelland
Our Lady Eagle Basketball team travels to East Bakersfield HS on Wednesday, 2/28/18, for the Semifinals of Division 5! Game time is at 7pm! Travel south and support our Lady Eagles!!! #GoEagles pic.twitter.com/UGzyPavSUP
— Firebaugh Eagles (@FHSeaglesports) February 28, 2018
WSL Softball: Mendota and Coalinga in early action to kick off 2018 Softball Season.
Mendota Lady Aztecs, Defending D-6 Valley Champions were promoted to Division 5 this season and have already started with an even record of 1-1 with wins versus Division 5 Opponents Orange Cove 13-6 back on February 20th and then a road loss at Division 3 Hoover 7-5 on February 23rd with their next game scheduled for March 6th vs. Laton as it starts a 3-Game home stand series along with McLane on March 8th then Roosevelt on March 13th before Traveling to Madera South High School for The Madera South Stallion Shootout March 15th-17th. Coalinga Lady Horned Toads are also coming off winning a Valley Championship in Division 5 the previous season and were also promoted to Division 4 along with fellow WSL Rival and 2016 Valley Champions Firebaugh Lady Eagles this season. Coalinga opened their season on February 27th with an 11-4 home opener loss against Fowler with their next game set for March 6th on the road at Sierra Pacific (Hanford).
WSL Baseball: 5 teams in early action to kick off the Baseball Season
Firebaugh Eagles (3-0-1)
2/20 vs. Kingsburg 6-6 (T), 2/24 vs. Monache 9-4 (W), 2/27 vs. Exeter 6-2 (W), 2/28 vs. CVC 6-0 (W) Next Game 3/3 TBA, 3/6 Caruthers
Coalinga Horned Toads (2-1)
2/24 vs. Woodlake 7-0 (W), Pacheco 7-5 (L), 2/27 McFarland 10-5 (W) Next Game 3/1 vs. Orosi
Mendota Aztecs (2-1)
2/22 @ Liberty (Madera) 8-2 (L), 2/24 vs. Parlier 7-4 (W), 2/28 @ McLane 9-4 (W) Next Game 3/3 vs. Mariposa County
Tranquillity Tigers (1-2)
2/17 vs. McLane 8-7 (W), vs. McLane 4-3 (L), 2/23 vs. Caruthers 11-10 (L) Next Game 3/2 vs. Fresno Christian
2/27 vs. Fresno Christian 27-0 (L), 13 Runs Scored in the 1st, 6 Runs Scored in the 2nd, And 8 Runs Scored in the 3rd. Final/3
WSL Athletics Player of the Week, Week of Feb.20th-23rd: Ruth Butanda, Sophomore , 1B Mendota
Stats: 5-8, .625 Batting Average, 5 Singles, RBI Single, 2 Runs Scored
Kevin Arias-Romero, Editor-in-Chief, WSL Athletics & Contributor, www.thepagmeter.com
Have a Great Weekend and Stay Warm and Dry
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