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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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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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



'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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Lady Trojans rally but can't quite eke out win against Wildcats  Hi-Desert Star

JOSHUA TREE — The Twentynine Palms High School varsity girls survived a third-quarter surge by the Trojans to win the first ever basketball Battle of the Ball ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



Lady Trojans tennis bring home landslide win | Sports  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The girls tennis players from Yucca Valley High School have entered a battle for second place in the Desert Valley League after notching a ...



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 volleyball team hosts playoffs match today  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY –– With a league title behind them, the Lady Trojan volleyball team will move into the first round of CIF Southern Section volleyball playoffs with ...



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 ...



Lady Trojan volleyball wins again | Sports  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The Lady Trojans volleyball team visited the Indio Rajahs in their 10th league match Wednesday afternoon and brought home another win ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Martinez honored for quarter century of success | News  Hi-Desert Star

TWENTYNINE PALMS — After 24 seasons working the sidelines as head coach of the Twentynine Palms High School varsity football team, Ernie Martinez ...



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.



Schools roll out free-for-all meals | News  Hi-Desert Star

Kaiden Smith, 6, skipped right past the carrot sticks but carefully scooped a ladle full of applesauce, and advised his fellow first-graders to do the same. “Guys!



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Rookie robotics team takes home award | News  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — What do electrical engineering, mechanics, programming, advertising, marketing and critical thinking skills all have in common? They are all ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



They never gave up! Trojan varsity boys fight back from the brink  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The boys on the varsity Yucca Valley basketball team clawed their way out of a 14-point hole to beat Banning High School's Broncos 59-58 ...



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 ...



YV brings home medals at Trojan War | Sports  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY –– The Trojan wrestling team hosted the annual Trojan War Saturday at the Yucca Valley High School gym, inviting nine other high school ...



The Joy of Giving: Basin Wide Foundation awards volunteers  Hi-Desert Star

The joy of volunteering and the benefits for those who give of themselves were displayed Thursday, Aug. 23, when the Basin Wide Foundation held its 22nd ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Trojan football dominates homecoming game | News  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — Generations of Trojans filled the stands at Yucca Valley High School's stadium Friday night for the 2018 homecoming game ± a game that ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



Yucca Valley dominates on Rancho Mirage field | Sports  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The Yucca Valley High School Trojan baseball and softball teams redeemed their home losses against Rancho Mirage Tuesday with ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Charles Lewis Soffel | Obituaries  Hi-Desert Star

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



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.



Chorus reunites with cultural center | Sports  Hi-Desert Star

JOSHUA TREE — The Hi-Desert Chorus has reunited with the Hi-Desert Cultural Center, becoming the new vocal division of the Joshua Tree National Park ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Lady Trojans catch fire in second half to beat Broncos  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The Yucca Valley Lady Trojans had a tough act to follow after the varsity boys' last-second win, but they took the court undaunted and ...



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Student artists show off their talents | News  Hi-Desert Star

WONDER VALLEY — High School student artists have their work on display at the Glass Outhouse Gallery, Twentynine Palms Highway and Thunder Road, ...



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 wrestlers pin spots in CIF contest | News  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — Five wrestlers from the Yucca Valley High School program earned slots in CIF competition with their performances at the De Anza League ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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.



Trojans take De Anza League crown | News  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The Yucca Valley Trojans started at the bottom of the high school version of Mount Everest at the beginning of the volleyball season. On the ...



David A. Ainsworth | Obituaries  Hi-Desert Star

On May 28, 2017, David A. Ainsworth left this earth to join his daughter Shelley and his parents, Alan and Beverley Ainsworth, in heaven. From diagnosis to his ...



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: ...



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.



Holiday light parade is Saturday in Yucca Valley  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The Festival of Light Parade in Yucca Valley will mark its 20th anniversary this year. The parade starts at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and runs on ...



Yucca Valley High School girls tennis rolls to 10-0  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — With only two games left to play on their De Anza League schedule, the Lady Trojans of the tennis team are on the verge of pulling off.



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...



Landers Earthquake: Days of fear and unity | News  Hi-Desert Star

For the people closest to the Landers Earthquake's epicenter, like Arlene Hanson, it felt like the shaking would go on forever. The earthquake itself, which hit at ...



Krue Karnbach | Obituaries  Hi-Desert Star

He was employed with Dollar Tree as customer *service* and spent all of his spare time with his soul mate, Natalie Craddock, also killed in the same accident on ...



Daryl Amara Harris | Obituaries  Hi-Desert Star

Daryl passed away May 28, 2017, at Loma Linda Children's Hospital.



Yucca Valley High grad killed in Tustin shooting spree  Hi-Desert Star

TUSTIN — A former Morongo Valley resident was killed Tuesday, Feb. 19, in a shooting rampage in Orange County.



Grubstake Days is back, getting better | News  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The tradition of Grubstake Days carried on strong this year with 13 events celebrating the enduring tradition. This year's theme, Western ...



Yucca Valley High School football dominate home opener  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The Trojans had the daunting task Friday night of hosting a Granite Hills team that beat them 62-0 last year to open the season.



'A ball of energy': War veteran mourned after motorcycle crash  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — Bryce Alan Lee Sterling survived Afghanistan, but he did not survive a motorcycle ride in his own hometown.



Yucca Valley High School distance team gets chance at state  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — “Your adrenaline is going to be up, but all you have to do is control your emotions and we are going to do what we do best.”



Yucca Valley teenager takes high spot at global CrossFit Games  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — While some students are enrolled in PE classes, Sequoia Barrera is pushing herself to the limits and pursuing CrossFit competitions.



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