With the return of the 2022-23 school year, Los Banos and Pacheco High Schools are gearing up for a full slate of fall sports programs.         

The Los Banos Tigers football teams will travel to Dos Palos for the annual Westside rivalry on Friday, August 19, with kickoff set for 5 p.m. for the junior varsity and 7 p.m. for the varsity.             

The Pacheco Panthers will open the schedule with a freshman game on Thursday, August 18 at home against the Golden Valley Cougars.  The varsity Panthers have a bye in week one.

(For a complete schedule of high school football, see the Football Preview special section in today’s Westside Express.)

Boys and girls cross-country programs will begin September 3, when the Los Banos Tigers travel to Buhach Colony. The Pacheco Panthers kick off their cross-country schedule on September 14 at River Bluff.

The girls tennis teams from both schools begin their seasons on September 23, when Pacheco hosts Dos Palos and Los Banos travels to Buhach Colony.

Pacheco will begin their water polo season on August 30 when they host the Livingston Wolfpack. Los Banos opens their water polo schedule two days later on September 1, by hosting Golden Valley.

Varsity girls golf for both schools will begin on August 30 when both the Tigers and Panthers travel to Pheasant Run golf course in Chowchilla for the first cluster match.

The girls volleyball teams for  school will have their first matches on August 19 with Pacheco traveling to Kimball high school in Tracy and the Los Banos  traveling to Livingston.