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Wasco Coaches Inducted Into Kern County Bob Elias Hall of Fame
More On Coach Andy Darby
More On Coach Frank Thiessen
Local Tiger track coach Andy Darby and tennis coach Frank Thiessen inducted into the Bob Elias Kern County Hall of Fame at their annual dinner in February. Both coaches had long tenures here at Wasco with Darby starting in 1954 and Thiessen in 1965. Many of us were on their teams and enjoyed earning league championships many times. Thanks coaches for adding to our Tiger Pride. Click here for story. You many scroll down and click Skip Survey to read.
New Wasco High Student Services Building open house video, click here. This video is well worth a watch for the entire length as you will see many of the campus changes. Wasco High continues to be a class act!
TIGER UPDATE: Wasco was selected to enter the CIF Central Section Division 4 Playoffs and first game was with East Bakersfield Friday (11-2-18) night. The Tigers handily beat the EB Blades 33 to 13. See game details here. Wasco will travel to Porterville this coming Friday (11-9-18) for their second playoff game. Game at Porterville HS is on 465 W. Olive Ave at 7pm. Figure 90 minutes from your door to stadium seat.
The final Wasco High Tiger league football game Friday night (10-26-18) at Tiger Stadium was against arch rival undefeated Shafter. Wasco took a hard stand and held Shafter to their closest margin of victory of all games Shafter played but the Tigers ended up loosing 19-22. Shafter won league championship with 10-0 overall. Good job Tigers!
Dixie Schroeder 1932 - 2018
Beloved High educator and friend to students passed away October 23, 2018. Her service was held in Bakersfield on Tuesday
11-5-18. See obituary here.
Smith "Mac" Ellis, Wasco High class of 1956, passed away on October 18th, 2018. Mac was very active in student government and excelled in basketball and tract specializing in the high jump. He went on to Bakersfield College where he received a scolarship to Colorado State University in track. Later he returned to Tulare County where he developed a private pheasant hunt club called Ellis Game Bird & Hunt Club, and a fully automated hog farm. He received recognition from the White House with an "Administration Award for Excellence" for outstanding commitment to Delano's economy.
His service was Tuesday, October 30th at Christ Living Church in Tulare and internment was at the Wasco Cemetery.
Mac was inducted into the Wasco High Hall of Fame in 2011. His Hall of Fame video can be seen on the right clicking on 2011.
The Wasco High 2016 Hall of Fame video has been made available and can be viewed here.
2016 Hall of Fame inductees:
Virginia Bergthold 1932
Kathy Profitt 1995
Heather Skeels 1999
Joe Hively 1971
Jerry Scott 1970
Gary Cheatwood 1971
Wasco High winning track coach and Bob Elias Kern County Hall of Fame inductee Coach Andy Darby comments on honor...more
The Wasco High 2018 Hall of Fame dinner was recently held and the current inductees were announced as follows:
Angelia Davidson 1989
Bill Peck Coach
David Lucas 1974
Leonard Ortiz 1973
Nacho Martinez 1992
Tony Padilla 1977
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Wasco Tigers 20 Porterville 7 in quarter finals win...more
Jim Napier ('56) 1938 - 2018...more
Visalia Golden West 26 - Wasco 7
Wasco comes up short in the semi final CIF section IV valley playoff game against Visalia - Golden West Friday night 11-17-18...more
Bill Cole ('53) 1935 - 2018...more
Virginia Rorick ('38) 1919 - 2018...more
Alan Menser ('69) 1950 - 2018...more
This list is not all inclusive but is information we have received from viewers. WascoTimes@yahoo.com
Andrea (Andi) Struempf ('65) 194_ - 2018