March 6, 2012
The California Pintos ended last year's basketball season with a discouraging loss to Eugene in the semifinal round of district play, however, this season is another story. Saturday the Pintos claimed their first district title since 1990 after defeating top-seeded Eugene in the championship game at the Class 3 District 10 Tournament at Versailles. Savoring the win, front row, from left, are Jaden Barr, Head Coach Blair Scanlon, Nathanial Caudel, team manager Josh Witthaus, Jerry Lutz, Austin Gump, Adam Burger, Leo Lutz, Connor Volkart, Cole George (kneeling), and Assistant Coaches Lance Conner and Dustin Jeffries; back row, manager Zach Merrill, Chase Ramsdell, Dylan Albertson, Alec Ramsdell, Phillip Longan, Taron Morris, Curtis Lehman, Stephen Price, Jason Wolverton and Conner George. The Pintos will play Blair Oaks at 7:45 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Class 3 Sectionals at the Missouri University of Science and Technology at Rolla.
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California faced top-seeded Eugene in the championship game of the Class 3 District 10 Boys Basketball Tournament Saturday at Versailles, where the #2 seeded Pintos won their first district title since 1990 as they defeated the Eagles 61-55.