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March 26, 2012 by Pamela Moorhouse Naylor (Register to contact)

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Attention all graduates of Yucca Valley and Joshua Springs High School!!!!!! This year we are adding an additional award at the annual Hi-Desert Start Sports Awards Banquet. We have created a "Hall of Fame" and will induct our first alumni at the June 3 banquet. Nomination forms are available at the YVHS or JSHS websites - just click on the link and you can download a nomination form. You can submit it in person at YVHS, JSHS or the Hi-Desert Star or you can e-mail it to me at *****@gmail.com Nominations are due no later than April 27 so please get them in as soon as possible. The criteria for nomination is included on the nomination form. If you have any questions let me know!

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What if you were gone | News  Hi-Desert Star

TWENTYNINE PALMS — Twentynine Palms High School student and Interact club member Anh Vo was “sentenced” to 30 years in state prison at the conclusion ...



School board tackles rehab of high school track and field  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — Morongo Unified School District trustees engaged in a lengthy discussion over a plan to modernize the Yucca Valley High School track and ...



Yucca Valley's junior varsity boys beat 29 Palms in basketball battle  Hi-Desert Star

JOSHUA TREE — The Yucca Valley High School boys varsity basketball team lost the first ever Rotary Club Battle of the Ball on Tuesday, Jan. 8, after a sluggish ...



Yucca Valley High School awards top students | News  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY –– Some of the best and brightest of Yucca Valley High School were awarded for their achievements in academics, leadership, athletics and ...



Trojans win home game, prep for Battle of Bell  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY –– The Trojan varsity football team won its fifth straight game Friday night, beating the Desert Mirage Rams 38-22.



Teenager arrested for school shooting threat | News  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — A 15-year-old boy was arrested Monday after he was heard making threats to bring a gun to Yucca Valley High School.



School gardens springing up throughout the district | News  Hi-Desert Star

MORONGO BASIN — Students at public schools throughout the Basin are embracing spring and tending to gardens on their campuses.



Closed school comes back to life as career academy  Hi-Desert Star

TWENTYNINE PALMS — Six years after Monument, the area's alternative public high school, closed, the school has reopened to offer a new kind of alternative ...



Yucca wrestling pins the competition | Sports  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The Yucca Valley High School wrestling teams had an eventful seven days, traveling to Banning High School Nov. 30 and hosting Indio ...



Animal ethics in science class: is dissection necessary to learning?  Hi-Desert Star

Morongo Basin — A bill introduced by California Assemblyman Ash Kalra Feb. 22 would ban dissection in public and private schools grades one through 12.



Yucca Valley Trojan golfers are unstoppable | Sports  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The Yucca Valley High School golf team defeated the Banning Broncos 224-336 Tuesday to extend their consecutive win streak to 11 ...



New football coach called a 'game-changer' | News  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — Yucca Valley High School administrators hope John Stewart, the former head coach at Silver Valley High School, will lead the way into a ...



Yucca Valley High School student dies after being thrown off SUV hood  Hi-Desert Star

MORONGO VALLEY — A 16-year-old Yucca Valley High School student suffered fatal injuries when he and a friend fell off the hood of a Land Rover that they ...



Storm closes highway, strands Wildcats in Yucca | News  Hi-Desert Star

TWENTYNINE PALMS — The storm that blew through the Morongo Basin early Saturday morning, Oct. 13, left a trail of destruction, power outages and indirect ...



Trojan golf beats cross-town rivals, stays unbeaten  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The Yucca Valley High School golf team defeated its cross-town rivals from Twentynine Palms at a home game Tuesday afternoon, March ...



Trojans beat Wildcats in cross-Basin meet | Sports  Hi-Desert Star

TWENTYNINE PALMS — In their first league meet of the year, the Yucca Valley track and field team traveled across the Morongo Basin to Wildcat territory, ...



Trojan football loses Battle of the Bell, but lives to fight another day — in playoffs  Hi-Desert Star

The Battle of the Bell began in 1968, shortly after YVHS was formed from members of Twentynine Palms High School. Every year the two high schools' football ...



Miss Yucca Valley contestants learn about integrity and attraction before pageant  Hi-Desert Star

“The pageant is mostly about character and integrity on top of how well you speak, how well you interview,” Babrowski said. “It's not about beauty. Attraction ...



Yucca Valley High School to host tennis playoffs match Tuesday  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The Yucca Valley High School girls tennis team will host a CIF playoffs match at 2 p.m. Tuesday.



Trojan wrestlers pin Rams on Senior Night | Sports  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY –– The Yucca Valley Trojan wrestlers had a night of celebration Tuesday when they beat the Desert Mirage Rams and hosted their annual ...



'The lighthouse': Trojan family mourns after death of John Frakes  Hi-Desert Star

People speak of life as a light and dying as the light going out, but when John Frakes died, his light had already been distributed, with his hallmark generosity, ...



Students with disabilities are honored by school board  Hi-Desert Star

MORONGO BASIN — It's National Disabilities Awareness Month and students with disabilities are being recognized for their efforts and achievements in the ...



Cradle to career education celebrated | News  Hi-Desert Star

JOSHUA TREE — Music and robots were part of the show when the Basin Wide Foundation hosted a workshop on the Morongo Basin State of Education ...



Candidates promote their experience, share goals | News  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — Candidates running for the Town Council and public districts for health care and education made their cases to a room full of voters last ...



Angie Reutgen signs to play college ball at Cornell  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — Nine years of hustle for Angie Reutgen and her parents paid off last week as she signed an agreement to play for the Cornell College ...



29 Palms boys strike first in quest to keep Elks Cup  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The Twentynine Palms High School varsity boys beat the Trojans of Yucca Valley 2-1 Tuesday in the first round of the annual Elks Cup.



Goodpaster and Trojan baseball shut out Desert Hot Springs Eagles  Hi-Desert Star

DESERT HOT SPRINGS — The Yucca Valley High School Trojan varsity baseball team got back into the win column Monday, March 25, with a 4-0 shutout ...



Nail-biters end in win, loss and two ties for Yucca Valley soccer  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — Yucca Valley High School soccer took on Desert Hot Springs Thursday night and ended the day with two ties, a win and a loss.



Campos named to DVL first team as Trojans soccer awards players  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY –– The Trojan boys varsity and junior varsity soccer teams celebrated the end of the season with a banquet Saturday at Yucca Valley High ...



High school science teachers talk dissection | News  Hi-Desert Star

Morongo Basin — California assembly member Ash Kalra introduced Assembly Bill 1586, the Replacing Animals in Science Education (RAISE) Act, on Feb. 22.



Wildcats knocking on playoff door | Sports  Hi-Desert Star

TWENTYNINE PALMS — After overcoming a rough start, five losses in a row, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat varsity football team is poised to earn a ...



Yucca Valley varsity lose one, win league opener  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The Yucca Valley High School boys basketball team hosted Sultana High School from Hesperia Monday night in a non-league match to test ...



Marching band, color guard go into semifinals | Sports  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The Yucca Valley High School marching band and color guard are gearing up for semifinals competition after an impressive weekend of ...



'You will stand before us as leaders:' 50th class graduates from YVHS  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — As the sun set on Trojan Field Thursday night, the students of Class of 2018 walked the stage, ending their high school careers and marking ...



Beverly Ann Pretty | Obituaries  Hi-Desert Star

In the earliest hours of Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, Beverly Ann Pretty joined her son, Robert Charles Pretty, in an unexpected passing.



Yucca Valley golfers notch 16th win in a row  Hi-Desert Star

RANCHO MIRAGE — The Yucca Valley High School golf team shot a 223 Thursday, April 11, to defeat Rancho Mirage High School in an away game.



With aquatics center in the future, town questions how to pay for pool  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — Town instructors gave 314 children swimming lessons this summer, making the classes the most popular and cost-effective of the summer ...



Trojan football shines in tournaments | News  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — Trojan football is gearing up for its 2018-19 season and, with a new coach at the reins, the players making a name for themselves at summer ...



Trojans bring home the gold at cheer camp  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY –– The Trojan cheerleaders are gearing up for an exciting season after an across-the-board win at the World Class Cheer Camp in Indian ...



Katie Brattain wins league singles crown | News  Hi-Desert Star

INDIAN WELLS — Katie Brattain capped off her undefeated season in singles play for Yucca Valley High School by winning the Desert Valley League title ...



Four boys arrested for High Desert school burglary  KESQ

Four teenage boys were arrested in Joshua Tree in late March for breaking into a school building, burglarizing it, and causing several thousand dollars in ...



Local musician inducted into YVHS Hall of Fame  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY –– Yucca Valley High School alumni Jarrod Radnich, class of 1999, was inducted into the 2018 Hall of Fame at the Renaissance Awards May ...



Storm lashes Hi-Desert | News  Hi-Desert Star

MORONGO BASIN — A monsoonal storm loosed a torrent of rain across the Basin Wednesday, dropping more than an inch of rain in some places.



CMC prepares for new season and invites the community to meet the team  Hi-Desert Star

JOSHUA TREE — The Fighting Cacti are kicking off their new basketball season with showcase scrimmages, a trunk-or-treat Halloween event and intense ...



Musician, cook and kicker: Holly Gessler wins Youth of the Year  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — Holly Gessler has envisioned being the local Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year since she was a small child playing in the club's ...



Teenager fights for his life after car collision  Hi-Desert Star

LANDERS — Nineteen-year-old Timothy “Tim” Parker was in a car accident a few miles from his house on Sept. 23 and is still in critical condition at Desert ...



Yucca Valley man races in toughest rally in world  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — Blade Hildebrand, a Yucca Valley High School alumnus, is making a name for himself in the off-road racing community. After six months of ...



Trojan girls soccer team snaps back at Coachella Valley  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The Trojan girls varsity soccer team brought home an impressive win Thursday night against a top-ranking team in the Desert Valley League ...



Yucca Valley, Joshua Springs high school alumni inducted into halls of fame  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — Three alumni of Yucca Valley and Joshua Springs Christian high schools shared words of wisdom and inspiration with students at the hall of ...



A survivor tells her story: Jennifer Asbenson shares her path to self-acceptance and love  Hi-Desert Star

MORONGO BASIN — Jennifer Asbenson made headlines in the Morongo Basin last year when she testified against serial killer Andrew Urdiales, who raped ...



Truck hauling 138 calves crashes in Yucca Valley  KESQ

YUCCA VALLEY, Calif.- - On Monday afternoon, a semi-truck hauling livestock on Twentynine Palms Highway in Yucca Valley crashed into a Chevy Silverado.



From Trojan to Wildcat: Ruggiero moves up to be head of the pack  Hi-Desert Star

TWENTYNINE PALMS — Michael Ruggiero will be heading Twentynine Palms High School starting this fall and is thrilled about the change.



Trojan wrestlers battle for lineup spots in new season  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The Yucca Valley wrestling team gathered in the Trojan Gym Thursday night for the Black and Gold Scrimmage — an annual event where ...



Trojan track and field athletes qualify for playoffs at league finals  Hi-Desert Star

BANNING — Yucca Valley High School track and field athletes qualified to compete in CIF next month with strong performances at the Desert Valley League ...



High desert community speaks out after CHP officer's alleged sex crime arrest  KESQ

Yucca Valley residents are in shock after learning of the arrest of CHP officer Robert Stephano, who is accused of sex crimes involving 14 and 17-year-old girls.



Trojan football player suffers concussion in practice | News  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — A Yucca Valley High School football player says he was disoriented and vomiting after slamming heads with another boy during practice ...



Job-training academy to open in January | News  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The Academy of College and Career Excellence, a new project of the public school district, will open next month at the Town Center Mall.



Trojan soccer wins big despite heavy rain | Sports  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY –– The Yucca Valley High School girls soccer team didn't let bad weather stop them from making a big splash in their home opener Thursday ...



Trojan tennis serves losses to Wildcats in run-up to postseason  Hi-Desert Star

TWENTYNINE PALMS — The Yucca Valley boys tennis team finished regular-season play with an 11-7 victory against Twentynine Palms Thursday, giving the ...



Tamayo, Mills break Yucca Valley records | News  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — Andy Tamayo and Emma Mills broke Yucca Valley High School course records at the Trojans' first cross country meet of the season, the ...



YV Youth of Year advances to state contest  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — Holly Gessler, Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Club in Yucca Valley, won the regional competition Saturday in Palm Springs and will ...



Yucca Valley High School Band heading to finals  Hi-Desert Star

“Band, ten hut!” A swift hit on the snare drum and the lines of musicians and color guard snap to attention. “Pride!” they holler. It's 3 p.m. on Tuesday, four days ...



Budding scientists win gold at school district-wide fair  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — Students from across the Morongo Unified School District came out to Yucca Valley High School Tuesday to participate in the district science ...



Denny Leo DJ Munoz | Obituaries  Hi-Desert Star

Denny Leo DJ Munoz, a resident of Landers, died at the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree on Nov. 1, 2018. He was 25 years old.



Trojans visit 'Cats, clinch co-championship  Hi-Desert Star

TWENTYNINE PALMS — The Wildcats hosted the Lady Trojans in the teams' last match of the season, leading to a win for the Trojan varsity team –– a match ...



Yucca Valley Lobos dominate Apple Valley Rattlers | Sports  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The Lobos youth tackle football teams took three wins and a single loss when they hosted the Apple Valley Rattlers Saturday at the Yucca ...



Vice principal hopes to bring positive change to YVHS  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — As the school year approaches, administrator Tracy Allen is settling in her new role as the assistant principal at Yucca Valley High School ...



Sands to take over continuation school | News  Hi-Desert Star

JOSHUA TREE — If there is one word to describe how Jennifer Sands is feeling for this upcoming school year, it's “excited.” Sands is the new principal of Black ...



Trojan boys come through in the last frame  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — Anthony Gutierrez and Christian Elias remember walking through the halls of Yucca Valley High School four years ago and seeing the De ...



Basketball: Lady Trojans trounce visiting Desert Hot Springs teams  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — Both Lady Trojan basketball teams cruised to victories over the Desert Hot Springs Golden Eagles Thursday at Yucca Valley High School.



High school teacher charged with sex with a minor  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY— A Yucca Valley High School teacher was arrested Thursday on charges he had sex with a minor.



Yucca Valley aquatics center passes in state budget  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — Tucked into one of the propositions passed by voters June 5 is a benefit very specific to Yucca Valley: a $22 million grant to build an ...



High schools honor student's lost life together | News  Hi-Desert Star

TWENTY-NINE PALMS — Yucca Valley High School students traded in their classic black and gold for pink and white on Tuesday, Jan. 31, for a special reason: ...



Boys soak Banning Broncos in stormy game | Sports  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The Trojan varsity boys soccer team took a rain-soaked 3-1 victory against the Banning Broncos Tuesday night.



Sheriff's Department says man was shot when he wouldn't drop his gun  Hi-Desert Star

Armed man shot by deputy, sheriff says. 22-year-old expected to survive. By Stacy Moore. Hi-Desert Star. YUCCA VALLEY — A Twentynine Palms man who did ...



Deputy shoots man Sheriff's Department says was armed, running through yards  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The man shot by a sheriff's deputy Monday morning was armed and refused to drop his gun, a Sheriff's Department news release states.



Matthew William Monsimer | Obituaries  Hi-Desert Star

Matthew William Monsimer, a Yucca Valley resident and a lifelong resident of California (except for his years in the *service*), died in Colton on July 21, 2018.



Students imagine their own deaths in drunk-driving scenario  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — Juniors and seniors watched their classmates lying in the wreckage of a staged car crash, getting arrested and being rushed to the hospital ...



New voting districts for Yucca Valley released online  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — Maps showing four proposed ways to create districts for the Yucca Valley Town Council were released Friday afternoon.



Triple win for Trojans at cross country race  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The Yucca Valley High School Trojans took first place for varsity girls, varsity boys and junior varsity girls at the second De Anza League ...



Jury can't reach verdict in trial of former teacher accused of unlawful sex with student  Hi-Desert Star

JOSHUA TREE — Judge Bert Swift declared a mistrial in the case against former Yucca Valley High School history teacher Zachary Miller Wednesday afternoon ...



Charles Lewis Soffel | Obituaries  Hi-Desert Star

Charles was born June 24, 1968, in San Bernardino and lived his young years in Redlands.



High school senior gets accepted to top universities  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY –– Yucca Valley High School senior Josiah Gouker was sitting in the car scrolling through his phone when he saw an email from Stanford ...



Yucca Valley High kids hope to make prom possible for all classmates  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The S-Club at Yucca Valley High School wants to make sure every girl can go to this year's prom.



The Hi-Desert Star's Year In Review looks back at 2017  Hi-Desert Star

Jan. 17: Deadly SWAT standoff. A man fires a handgun at sheriff's deputies through the door of his room at the Motel 6 in Twentynine Palms. The standoff with ...



Young artists get gallery exposure | News  Hi-Desert Star

TWENTYNINE PALMS — A beautiful woman holds a Marlboro Reds box with flowers instead of cigarettes bursting from the opening. In her mouth, a nonchalant ...



31 arrests made in Yucca Valley & 29 Palms warrant sweep  KESQ

A warrant sweep conducted by the Yucca Valley Multi Enforcement Team and the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department yesterday resulted in 31 arrests.



Newspaper awards student athletes of the year | Sports  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The Hi-Desert Star recognized top students in athletics and sportsmanship at Yucca Valley and Joshua Springs high schools Sunday, ...



Start-up robot program steps up to compete | News  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — Once the final bell rings for Yucca Valley High School marking the end of the school day, STEM (science, technology, engineering and ...



YVHS yearbook pictures have some parents up in arms  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — A pair of pictures depicting violence have drawn attention to the 2015-16 Yucca Valley High School yearbook.



Teacher Cindy Zacks honored as champion of desert lands  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — Yucca Valley High School teacher and environmentalist Cindy Zacks was honored with the annual Minerva Hoyt California Desert ...



Statewide bond would get aquatics center for Yucca Valley  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The town will get a new pool and fitness center if a bond measure passes in the June 5, 2018, statewide ballot.



Head to pool for fun swims and fitness programs  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The town's summer aquatics program opened with a splash this week. Open pool hours, lap swimming and classes all take place at the ...



Yucca Valley comes back to fight in second half of Battle of the Bell  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY —This year looked like the year Yucca Valley might take back the bell from Twentynine Palms after an 11-year drought.



Trojan cheer team leading wave of school spirit  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — “We are YV!” can be heard echoing the halls at Yucca Valley High School. With an emphasis on spirit this school year, the Yucca Valley ...



Dennis Arthur Wittwer | Obituaries  Hi-Desert Star

Dennis Arthur Wittwer, the son of Lewis and Augusta (Kopischke) Wittwer, was born March 12, 1941, in Eagle Bend, Minnesota.



Maddy Tuttle crowned new Miss Yucca Valley | News  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — Maddy Tuttle, an honor-roll student at Yucca Valley High School who plans to go to medical school, was crowned Miss Yucca Valley at the ...



Yucca Valley High School teacher nominated for state award  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — Jennifer Jungwirth, a French and Spanish teacher at Yucca Valley High School, has been selected as a finalist for the California League of ...



Heroes in Classrooms: 'The Bad Kids' Documentary Shows the Amazing Work Being Done at an Alternative Yucca Valley High School  Coachella Valley Independent

The documentary The Bad Kids begins as a probation officer follows up on a young man named Joseph McGee. McGee tells the officer that his father is cu...



National Night Out showcases local resources | News  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — Laughter and family-oriented games and activities filled the Wal-Mart parking lot during the second annual National Night Out Tuesday.



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