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Coed Varsity Swimming · Support GW Aquatics… Advertise with a Banner at the GWHS Pool

CLICK HERE for information about Advertising with GWHS Aquatics for 2015.

This is a great opportunity to support Trailblazer Athletics and promote your business with a banner displayed at the GWHS Pool.

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Coed Varsity Swimming · Blazer Swim & Dive Sweeps Tulare Western

GWHS vs Tulare Western Swim/Dive Meet

JV Girls – GW 116   TW  32

JV Boys – GW 80   TW 18

Varsity Girls – GW 111    TW 71

Winners Mary Akin 500 Free, Celeste Argueta 100 Fly, Brittany Spade 50 Free, and diving Kallyn Nordell

Varsity Boys – GW 119    TW 63

Winners Markus Konrad 200 IM and 100 Free, Spencer Johnson 200 Free, Jeffrey Wheeler 100 Fly, and Sawyer Nordell 100 Back.

CLICK HERE to see individual swimming results from the Tulare Western Meet

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Coed Varsity Swimming · GW Swim/Dive Faces Off Against Exeter

JV Girls – GW 96 Exeter 48

JV Boys – GW 90 Exeter 15

Varsity Girls – GW 89 Exeter 95

Double winner Mary Akin 50 and 500 Free and diving winner Heather Hutchinson.

Varsity Boys – GW 123 Exeter 62

GW won all 3 relays as well as double winners Markus Konrad 50 Free and 100 Fly, Sawyer Nordell 200 IM and 500 Free and diving winner Hunter Fisher.
CLICK HERE to see individual swimming results from the Exeter Meet

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Multiple Teams · Baseball Opening Day Dinner

The Golden West baseball program will hold their annual opening day dinner on February 22nd at 4pm. The dinner will be held at the Visalia Elks lodge. Along with a catered dinner there will be a silent auction and dessert auction. Tickets will be on available soon.

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Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · Boys Soccer Conditioning Begins!

The Golden West boys soccer team will begin training on Mondays and Wednesdays after school. Anyone who is interested in playing soccer this upcoming year, and is not currently playing a fall sport, is encouraged to attend.

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Girls Junior Varsity Tennis, Girls Varsity Tennis · Golden West Tennis Girls Win Season Opener

Golden West Tennis Girls win season opener against Mt. Whitney.  Playing number one singles, Erica Hendrick lead the trailblazers to a 6-3 victory, winning 6-1, 6-2.  Annie Rubio, number 2 singles and Julia Lee, number 3 singles also won in straight sets 6-4, 6-0 and 7-6, 6-3. Kelsey Coyne won the first set 6-4, lost the second 3-6 and almost pulled out the victory 7-10 in a third set tie breaker.  Cristal Pena-Mendoza also succumbed to the heat faltering, 3-6, 3-6.  In number 6 single, Alexis Valenzuela also struggled in the sweltering sun losing the first set 2-6, winning the second 6-3 and losing a close fought tiebreaker 6-10.  After singles we were tied 3 to 3.  Thats when the trailblazers teamed up in doubles to cruise to a victory, winning all three doubles matches.  Annie and Erica were on fire, leading the way, wiping out the competition 8-0. Julia and Kelsey teamed up to rock in number two doubles, 8-4 finishing the same time as number three doubles, Ava Leighninger and Katelin Akkerman. Walking off the same time with a unanimous victory in doubles, 8-5.  Mt. Whitney put up a valid fight, but teamwork and tenacity prevailed.  Varsity tennis girls blazed a trail to victory.

JV tennis girls also blazed a trail through Mt. Whitney with a 3-2 victory.  Emily Hou and Heidy Hou lost in singles but again the doubles teamed up to lead them to victory.  McKenna Glenn and Veronica Alvarado, Jessel Alvarez and Vanessa Bonnar, and Jade Zemudio and Brenda Avilez toppled Mt. Whitney.

Next match is Thursday, at Hanford West High School.

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Boys Varsity Tennis · GW Tennis Rolls into Semi Finals

The Blazer tennis team defeated Monache 8-1 in the quarterfinals of team valley playoffs.  The team is set to play Sanger on Thursday in the semi finals.  Once again the singles came up strong as Juan Carlos Silva led the way at the #1 spot, winning 6-1,6-2.  Stewart Bryan played his best match of the season winning 6-0, 6-0 in less than 35 minutes.  Ben Price was quite impressive with a 6-2, 6-2 win at the #3 spot.  Brandon Romer was solid as ever with a 6-2, 6-0 win.  Perhaps the most dramatic match of the day was Matt Duyst, as he pulled out a second set, come from behind win.  Matts’ win sealed the win for GW before doubles began.

In doubles play, Juan Carlos and Stewart Bryan played well for their first time as a team, winning 8-4.  Once again, the team of Price/Duyst were unbeatable with an 8-3 win.  Third doubles team of Andre Burgos / Billy Torres played great with an 8-1 win.

The team has individual playoffs beginning on Friday at Redwood.

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Coed Varsity Swimming · Blazer Swim/Dive Takes Down EDHS in the Final Dual Meet of the Season

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1 swimmer is not responsible for losing a meet and 1 swimmer is not responsible for winning a meet. Today was a perfect example. GW had nearly EVERY swimmer entered in the meet score points individually. The Varsity Girls & Boys and JV Girls BEAT El D in a very competitive and exciting meet. Varsity Girls & Boys are in second place in the WYL heading in to WYL Championships hosted by Redwood at the Golden West Pool next week.
VARSITY GIRLS       GW 97    El D 89
The Blazers won only 4 out of 12 events but their depth proved to be enough as they beat El D by 8 points. Golden West was led by winners Mary Akin 200 Free, Victoria Richardson 200 IM and Elaine Draper 50 Free.  GW season record 8-1, WYL record 5-1.
VARSITY BOYS        GW 96     El D 90
The dual meet came down to the final event as Golden West pulled ahead to win the meet by 6 points. The Blazers won 5 out of 12 events and were led by double winner Markus Konrad 50 Free and 100 Free, and winners Sawyer Nordell 500 Free, Seth Nordell diving. GW season record 8-1, WYL record 5-1.
JV GIRLS                    GW 109    El D  71
The JV Girls finished the WYL as undefeated CHAMPIONS!!! They are 6-0 after beating the Miners. Blazers were led by winners Rylee Yocum 200 IM and 100 Fly, Monica Sanchez 200 Free, Jessica Glick 50 Free, Kailyn Zwaagstra 100 Free and Cambria Duyst 500 Free.
JV Boys                      GW  40       El D 110
The JV Boys finished the season 4-2 in a loss to El D. Blazers were led by Eric Cregor with a win in 100 Free.
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Trailblazers News · Golden West’s Blazer Buddies compete in Special Olympics

There was an Olympic atmosphere at Bob Mathias Stadium in Tulare on Friday, April 25.  Schools from all over the Kings/Tulare county competed in the Special Olympics. Former Golden West student Mark Nussberger started the day by running in the stadium to light the Olympic torch. Golden West brought a few of their Athletic Leadership Academy leaders to help and cheer on their Blazer Buddies who competed in the Softball throw, 50 and 100 meter runs.  It was a great day of competition watching all ages compete with an attitude of sportsmanship and gratitude that has somehow disappeared at Athletic events.  To see the determination, teamwork, and the infectious smiles on these special athletes was quite rewarding for all to see.

 Here are the results of the Blazer Buddies at the Special Olympics:

Rita Garcia- Silver in 50m, Gold in Softball

Corey Vladez-4th place in 50m, Bronze in Softball

Celena Mercado- Gold in 50m, Gold in Softball

Greg Bejerano- Silver in 50m, Silver in Softball throw

Kyle Knox- Gold in 50m , Gold in softball throw

Justin Baer- Gold in 50m, Silver in softball throw

Jamie Arroyo- 4th in 25m, Gold softball

Daisy Rodriguiz- Gold in 50m, Gold in Softball

Emoni Wright- Gold in 50m, Gold in Softball

Lily Bledsaw- 4th in 25m, Silver in Softball

Vanessa Ortega- Silver in 50m, Gold Softball

Karli Stroben – Gold in 50m, Gold softball


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