The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team traveled to Desert Mirage High School last night and came home with a 67-26 De Anza League win over the host Rams in Thermal.

Coach Jess Geeson said freshman Sara Mills paced the team with a game-high 23 points, while junior Angie Reutgen added 18 points. Senior Kiley Pitts pumped in eight points and junior Coy Smith netted seven points. The win moves the team’s record to 18-6 on the season and 7-2 in league action. The girls finish the regular season Friday at Desert Hot Springs and begin CIF playoff games Thursday, February 15, with the opponent and site announced this Sunday. 
Yucca Valley High School boys’ soccer played its last home game of the season. Varsity lost 5 to 1; junior varsity lost, 1-0.
Coach Jorge Rodriguez said, “Tonight we honored our senior players. The coaching staff wants to thank all of you for all your support this season. You truly matter in the lives of these student athletes.”

Junior Captain Aldo Villalba scored the goal by way of a penalty kick. Rodriguez said the team played well and was organized. They had a few very good chances to score goals but were not able to put them in the back of the net. “I would like to thank the administration at YVHS for their help and support. Also I want to thank the players and all the parents for their support, and our coaching staff for their dedication to our Trojan Soccer program, we look forward to next season.”
Junior Varsity Coach Adan Mendoza said. “Our Trojan players played the best game of the season tonight, we had multiple goal scoring opportunities. Our team never gave up and they continued to play as a team.”
Yucca Valley girls’ varsity soccer lost last night 1-0 to Desert Mirage High School.
Yucca Valley High School junior varsity girls’ soccer won against Desert Mirage High School, 3-1.

Coach Jolene Pessa said goals were scored by Caitlynn Venezia (two goals) and Markina Evdokimoff (one goal). Deja Valeur made two assists, both from a throw in. Pessa said, “The girls have had a great season; their improvement and growth as a team is apparent both on and off the field.  I commend them for sticking together as a team and staying positive through the challenges that come with being a new addition to our soccer program. We are all excited to see this program grow and have high hopes for our next season.”

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