Growing All the Time: West Hills College Lemoore and West Hills College Coalinga Square off in Battle of the Birds

It’s been a busy year for West Hills College Lemoore, including the introduction of two new athletic teams: a men’s basketball team and women’s volleyball team.

And those additions have meant something else: for the first time ever, two West Hills College teams would face off. West Hills College Lemoore and West Hills College Coalinga women’s volleyball have since played each other twice in a “Battle of the Birds”, with Coalinga coming out victorious twice. WHCL and WHCC will also face off in men’s basketball in the coming weeks.

“It is an exciting time at West Hills College Lemoore,” said WHCL President Dr. Kristin Clark. “These changes reflect our continued growth as a college, and our new teams will provide opportunities for enrollment growth and an increased recognition in the Central Valley.”

West Hills College Coalinga also sees the excitement that comes with being able to play your sister school.

 “It’s exciting to be part of a new competitive rivalry that brings out the best in school spirit and the student-athlete experience at each campus,” said Eric Mendoza, Associate Dean of Athletics.

 Battle of the Birds Part 1

WHCL vs WHCC: Battle of the Birds

Battle of the Birds Part 2

WHCC West Hills' Raptors Rumble


WHCC Men's Basketball Team


WHCC Basketball

WHCL Men's Basketball Team

WHCL Men's Basketball