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Time flies when you’re having fun in Mid-Missouri

Well, I’ve been at the California Democrat for almost two months now (yes, time does fly when you’re having fun!), and it’s hard to comprehend all the sporting events I’ve covered in a short period of time.

Tipton’s Dylan Cooper earns All-District football honors

Individual accolades in football are nothing new for Tipton senior Dylan Cooper.

Host Cardinals finish runner-up at the Tipton Basketball Tournament

Seeing his boys basketball team in live game action for the first time this season, Cardinals head coach Billy Jeffries got a taste of what he can expect moving forward.

Lady Cardinals go 3-0 to win their own basketball tournament

After getting all they could handle from a feisty Jamestown squad in the semifinals of the Tipton Basketball Tournament, the host Lady Cardinals carried their momentum into Saturday’s final, dropping New Bloomfield 57-53 to win the tournament championship.

Pintos begin season on a positive note, roll past Warrensburg at Norm Stewart Classic

With plenty of reasons to NOT play well in its season-opener Sunday night, the California boys basketball team went the opposite direction and cruised past an overwhelmed Warrensburg squad 53-42 in the Norm Stewart Classic at Columbia College.

Tipton holds off Lady Pintos in rivalry matchup, wins overtime thriller

All the ingredients were in place Monday night for a memorable girls basketball game between longtime rivals California and Tipton - and it certainly did not disappoint.

Pintos begin season on a positive note, roll past Warrensburg at Norm Stewart Classic

With plenty of reasons to NOT play well in its season-opener Sunday night, the California boys basketball team went the opposite direction and cruised past an overwhelmed Warrensburg squad 53-42 in the Norm Stewart Classic at Columbia College.

Lady Pintos drop close game to Tolton Catholic at Mexico tournament

The California girls basketball team showed signs of improvement in Monday night’s game at the Mexico tournament, but it wasn’t quite enough to pull out the victory.

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Football team’s meet-and-greet helps build community support for Pintos

California school superintendent Dwight Sanders was surprised by the large turnout at last week’s meet-and-greet between the Pintos football team and community members in the high school commons area.

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Lady Pintos stay positive after season-opening loss to Boonville

California head coach Bobby Sangster expects growing pains from his girls basketball team, but he’ll point out the positive aspects from each and every game.

California falls to Oak Grove in semifinals, 49-14

The Oak Grove Panthers rushed for 532 yards and seven touchdowns Friday night in a 49-14 victory against the California Pintos in a Class 3 semifinal game.

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California to face Oak Grove

No offense to Aesop or his fables, but apparently he was wrong when he penned the phrase “familiarity breeds contempt.”

This Week in the SEC for Nov. 22, 2014

Here's a preview of SEC football games scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.

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Pintos roll past Orchard Farm in state quarterfinals, face Oak Grove in final four

With the California football team holding a decisive advantage over visiting Orchard Farm in Friday night’s Class 3 state quarterfinal, it was the team’s public address announcer receiving some of the loudest cheers from the cold, but energetic, crowd at Riley Field.