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Pintos deliver early Christmas present to their coach, remain unbeaten heading into holiday break

With the holiday season approaching, California boys basketball coach Blair Scanlon made one request to his players heading into last week’s Linn Invitational.

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Lady Pintos keep Hermann scoreless in second quarter, hold on for 49-39 victory at Shootout

You can preach a message until the cows come home, but sometimes it takes more than words to get your point across.

California boys, Jamestown boys pick up wins at Missouri National Guard Shootout

The California boys basketball team got a win - and a little revenge - at Saturday’s National Guard Shootout in Jefferson City.

Lady Panthers get statement win to claim Pilot Grove Tournament championship

The Prairie Home girls basketball team got the “signature” win it was seeking at last week’s Pilot Grove Tournament.

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Lady Pintos lose control in third quarter, fall to Plato 60-51

The California girls basketball team learned another tough lesson Thursday night in a 60-51 loss to the visiting Plato Lady Eagles.

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Pintos honored on MFCA All-State and All-District football teams

With the Missouri Football Coaches Association preparing to vote on the Class 3 All-State teams, California senior running back Walker Borghardt made sure his head coach, Marty Albertson, had extra incentive heading into the process.

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Pintos head in the right direction, improve to 3-0 after convincing win over Russellville

California head coach Blair Scanlon had a message for his boys basketball players after Friday night’s 62-43 victory over Russellville. To sum up that message: There’s still room for improvement.

Eagles strengthen basketball schedule, hope for district title run

JAMESTOWN - With season No. 1 under his belt, Jamestown boys basketball head coach Brannon Bartlett wants to raise the expectations even higher for his program.

Cardinals eager for redemption after tough finish last season

TIPTON - After suffering a heartbreaking defeat to end last season, the Tipton boys basketball players still have a bitter taste in their mouths.

Pintos will try to shake off early-season rust, still expect to compete for conference and

California head coach Blair Scanlon puts different expectations on his boys basketball team from one month to the next.

Young Pintos keep high expectations for girls basketball season

Coaches often avoid the word “rebuilding” when sizing up their chances before a new season, but with a young roster and some key injuries, that may be the case for the California girls basketball team.

Indians look for positive results after disappointing record last year

RUSSELLVILLE - Don’t expect the Russellville boys basketball team to be satisfied with mere “improvement” from last year’s record. The Indians are looking for a significant turnaround.

Lady Panthers eye 20 wins, district championship in girls hoops

PRAIRIE HOME - The Prairie Home girls basketball program made great strides last season with a 17-8 record, but head coach Linda Scott believes even better things are ahead for the Lady Panthers.

Jamestown Lady Eagles excited for hoops season

JAMESTOWN - With a majority of their roster back from last season, the Lady Eagles and longtime head coach E.H. Hirschvogel are hoping for continued improvement on the basketball court in 2014-15.

Lady Cardinals seek deep run in state basketball tournament

TIPTON - Head coach Jason Culpepper is not afraid to speak his mind when it comes to the Lady Cardinals basketball program. He believes his team is good - really good.