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A weekly schedule of this week's prep sports.

Russellville set to start football program

It’s something Russellville superintendent Jerry Hobbs has wanted for a long time.

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California baseball field nearing completion

CALIFORNIA — Soon the California baseball and softball teams will have a new field to call home. California Athletic Director Rick Edwards is hoping for May 7 - against Jamestown - to be the first home game played on the new, turf field located behind the high school, but he wasn’t prepared to make any promises.

Russellville Round Robin Tournament

A schedule of the Russellville Round Robin Tournament this weekend at Russellville High School.

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Southern Boone powers past California

CALIFORNIA -- Southern Boone scored four runs in the third inning and eight runs in the fourth to run away with the 14-3 win in a run-ruled shorten game against California on Tuesday. The Eagles totaled 14 hits and four batters had multiple hits to lead the offensive attack that saw 12 players have an at-bat, and 10 of those 12 batters recording a hit.

Auditor names 2 top staff members

New Auditor Nicole Galloway announced the appointment of two stop staffers to her new administration.

Has Welch served enough time

Has Larry Gene Welch served enough time in prison that he should be released before the end of his original sentences?

Pool closed Saturday April 25

The decision was made to close the California municipal swimming pool for the day on Saturday, April 25, by the City of California Board of Aldermen.

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California School Board accepts election results

On Wednesday, April 15, as required by statute, the California R-I School Board accepted the results of the recent election, dissolved the board, swore in the two winners, and reorganized. The board meeting was held at the high school library media room.

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CHS Drama Club presents ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’

The 2015 play production “The Man Who Came to Dinner” by the California High School Drama Club, directed by California’s Ann Maxson, turned out to be a rousing success. In performance of the three act play, the actors, crew and director met, and exceeded, the expectations of the audience. Even the Set Crew, made up of the CHS Theatre Arts Students, rose to the task of actually preparing a set which appeared to be a large living room of a substantial house in which all three acts took place.

CPI works to continue community revitalization

The California Progress, Inc. (CPI) Board of Directors discussed the continuance of revitalization of the community through the activities the organization has been engaged in since its beginning about 1989 and continues to this day, aided by activities through the California Historic District (CHD). The meeting was at the Moniteau County Library at Wood Place, second floor, on Thursday, April 16.

Tipton school holds monthly meeting

Tipton R-VI Superintendent Scott Jarvis spoke of being pleased with the passage of the $1.8 million school bond issue at the Monday, April 13, meeting in the board room. He thanked the bond advisory committee members and the board members for all of their help and the voters for giving the bond issue a 77 percent yes vote. The funds are for school improvements and repairs. A special meeting is planned for April 27 to make decisions related to “Proposition K.I.D.S.” Larry Hart plans to be at the meeting.

Canine Influenza spreads in Midwest, not yet reported in Missouri

An outbreak of canine influenza virus (CIV) has spread to the Midwest, with reports of more than 1,300 affected dogs in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin. At least six canine deaths have been reported. The respiratory illness was first reported in the Chicago-area. So far, no cases have been reported in Missouri, but it is likely only a matter of time.

Baseball: California roundup

OSAGE — The Pintos totaled 14 hits in their 16-6 win over the School of the Osage last Thursday, a day before playing in the Calvary Lutheran/New Bloomfield tournament over the weekend.

Baseball: Jamestown roundup

JAMESTOWN —The Eagles hosted the Tigers on Saturday for a varsity doubleheader and came away with two wins to improve their record to 7-1. They won the first game 4-2 and completed the sweep with the 5-3 in the afternoon.

Baseball: Russellville roundup

RUSSELLVILLE - The Indians hosted a 7-0 South Callaway team last Thursday, losing 11-0 in six innings. South Callaway put up crooked numbers in three different innings, and outhit Russellville 12-5.

Pintos golf finish fourth at Southern Boone Classic

HARTSBURG - California and Russellville competed in the eighth annual Southern Boone Golf Classic last Wednesday at Eagle Knoll Golf Club, and the Pintos had a strong showing, placing fourth. The Indians placed 13th in the 17-team field.

Track results

BOONVILLE — The Pintos competed in their second meet in three days, and they were able to put up impressive numbers at the Jack McCush Invitational Friday.

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Pintos have strong showing in Calvary/New Bloomfield Tourney

NEW BLOOMFIELD — Just about every story line played out for the diamond Pintos in the Calvary Lutheran/New Bloomfield Invitational last Friday and Saturday. California went on the lose the championship game 5-4 against New Bloomfield in extra innings.

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Jamestown has sights set on District title

Jordan Hoecker’s squad is looking to turn the corner this season by winning the district title. But that doesn’t mean they’re not staying focused on every game.

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