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April Arnett

Stories by April

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Berry, Wineland, Benson, Cornell taste victory at Double-X Speedway

It was another night of 'Sunday Night Thunder' at the Double-X Speedway, California, June 1, with feature events in the Street Stock division, Hobby Stocks, 600cc Micro Sprints, and the 360 Winged Sprints.

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Tribute to Jesse and Daniel held May 25 at Double-X Speedway

The May 25 edition of Sunday Night Thunder at the Double-X Speedway, California, was the 'Tribute to Jesse and Daniel,' the annual race in memory of the late Jesse Hockett and Daniel McMillan, two beloved members of the racing family who called the California track home.

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CHS Track and Field Awards Banquet held May 27

The annual California High School Track and Field Awards Banquet was held May 27 at the high school commons, where athletes, coaches, family and friends gathered for a dinner and awards ceremony to reflect on the 2014 season.

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California's Squires garners All-State honors at state track championships

Five members of the California High School varsity track team competed at the MSHSAA Class 3 State Track Championships Friday-Saturday (May 30-31) at Dwight T. Reed Stadium, Jefferson City, where junior Nathan Squires garnered All-State honors as he placed seventh in the Shot Put event Saturday with 50'6.25".

City of California Parks and Recreation Summer 2014 Ball Schedule

T-Ball Teams 1. Central Bank- Coach T.J. White 2. Jerrod Leathers Farm Bureau Insurance - Coach Shawn Bax 3. Lewis Hybrids - Coach Eric Maness 4. New Creation Automotive - Coach Kelly Hogan 5. Something Sassy - Coaches Bob Sumner & Sean Farmer 6. Chamber of Commerce - Coach Heath Ringwald 7. Hawthorn Bank - Coaches Bryan Lawson & Chase Trimble 8. Spieler's Inc. - Coaches Brandon Dunham & Chris Dunham 9. American Family Insurance - Coach Matt Pardoe

Upcoming Summer Sports Camps in California

• Softball Camp (for grades 3-12) June 2-6 at Cargill Fields (gr. 3-5, 3:30-5 p.m.; gr. 6-8, 5-6:30 p.m.; gr. 9-12, 7-9 p.m.)

Sports physicals offered at Moniteau County Health Center

Sports physicals needed to participate in high school sports and camps will be given at the Moniteau County Health Center at 401 Francis Street, California, on the following dates:

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CHS Track Program bids farewell to Coach Rick Edwards

After 16 years as the head track coach at California High School, Rick Edwards, California, is leaving the position (as well as his position as sixth-grade Social Studies teacher at California Middle School) to take on a couple of new roles. He will start off the 2014-15 school year as the new CMS Assistant Principal and athletic director for the California R-I School District.

Indians earn All-Conference, All-District honors

Three members of the Russellville High School varsity baseball team were recently named to the 2014 Show Me Conference baseball teams.

Summer activities at California Pool

• Open swim - 12-6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 12-8 p.m. Friday; and 12-7 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $1 and concessions are available.

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Area athletes compete at sectional, state track events

Area high school track athletes competed at Class 3 Sectionals Saturday at Eldon, and Class 1-2 state track championships Friday-Saturday at Dwight T. Reed Stadium, Jefferson City, where a number were top finishers. (The top four finishers at sectionals qualify to advance to the state championships, and the top eight at state earn All-State honors.)

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Annual California last-day-of-school pool party held May 21

The ninth annual California Last-Day-of-School Pool Party was held for California R-I students in grades pre-k through 12 Wednesday, May 21, at the California Country Club, where approximately 90 children enjoyed an afternoon of swimming, music, food and games, including a sponge relay race, marshmallow toss, and vertical bucket toss.

Eagles, Panthers named All-Conference

Five members of the Jamestown C-I varsity baseball team and five members of the Prairie Home R-V baseball team were recently named to the 2014 CCAA All-Conference baseball teams.

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CMS track team ends season with conference meet

The California Middle School track team competed at the middle school conference meet May 12 at Osage, where a number of CMS athletes were top finishers.

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Pintos fall to Bearcats

The California Pintos participated in the Class 3 District 8 Baseball Tournament Saturday at Montgomery County High School, Montgomery City, where fourth-seeded California lost 9-3 to fifth-seeded Hermann to end the season 10-9.

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California track athletes advance to Class 3 Sectionals

Members of the California High School varsity track team competed at the Class 3 District 5 Track Meet Saturday at St. Borgia Francis High School, Washington, where California athletes qualified in four events to advance to Class 3 Sectionals Saturday, May 24, at Eldon.

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Jamestown defeats Prairie Home in district opener

Jamestown faced Prairie Home in the first round of the Class 1 District 10 Baseball Tournament Friday at New Franklin, where the fourth-seeded Eagles defeated the fifth-seeded Panthers 4-3.

Indians fall to Wildcats

The Russellville Indians defeated Father Tolton 3-2 in eight innings Saturday in the first round of the Class 2 District 8 Baseball Tournament at New Bloomfield to advance to semifinals Monday night, where the Indians suffered a 10-7 loss to top-seeded Linn to end the season.

Pintos Basketball Clinic at CHS May 27-30

The California High School Pintos Basketball Clinic will be held Tuesday, May 27, through Friday, May 30, at California High School for boys who will be in grades 7-12 in the upcoming school year (2014-15).

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Pintos wrap up season with golf banquet

The California High School varsity and JV boys' golf teams wrapped up the 2014 season at the annual CHS Golf Banquet held Thursday at Pizza Hut, California.

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'Tribute to Jessie' Sunday at Double-X Speedway

It was another night of Sunday Night Thunder May 18 at the Double-X Speedway, California, which resulted in wins for Jacob Johnson in the Winged Sprint division, Dale Berry in the Street Stocks, Gage Wineland in the Hobby Stocks, and Quinton Benson in the 600cc Winged Micro Sprints.

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Jamestown's Barbour and Strother advance to state track championships

Six members of the Jamestown varsity track team competed at the Class 1 Sectionals track meet Saturday at Central Methodist University, Fayette, where two finished in the top four of their event to advance to the Class 1 State Track Championships Saturday, May 24, at Dwight T. Reed Stadium, Jefferson City.

Pintos to play in district tourney Saturday

The California Pintos will see action on the diamond next at the Class 3 District 8 Baseball Tournament beginning May 17 at Montgomery City. The seeding meeting is tonight (Wednesday), therefore game times have not been released, but will be available at californiak12.org and www.mshsaa.org.

Pintos Basketball Clinic at CHS May 27-30

The California High School Pintos Basketball Clinic will be held Tuesday, May 27, through Friday, May 30, at California High School for boys who will be in grades 7-12 in the upcoming school year (2014-15).

Indians defeat Bulldogs 21-1

The Russellville High School baseball team hosted Stover Friday, where the Indians captured a 21-1 win from the Bulldogs.

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California's Dylan Kramel competes at Class 2 Sectionals

California High School freshman Dylan Kramel competed at the Class 2 Sectional Golf Tournament Monday at Eagle Knoll Golf Club, Hartsburg, where he finished 37th with 100.

Koestner leads Russellville at Class 1 Golf Sectionals

Three Russellville Indians participated in Class 1 Sectionals Monday, May 12, at the Golf Club at Deer Chase, Linn Creek, where senior Devin Koestner led the trio as he finished tied for 21st with 93.

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Pintos, Lady Pintos garner All-Conference track honors

The CHS track team competed at the Tri-County Conference Meet Tuesday, May 6, at Versailles, where a total of 10 California athletes earned All-Conference honors for their top finishes. (The top three finishers in each event are All-Conference, excluding relay events, in which the top two finishers are All-Conference.)

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Jamestown track athletes advance to Class 1 Sectionals

The Jamestown varsity track team participated in the Class 1 District 5 track meet Saturday at Marshall, where five Lady Eagles and two Eagles finished in the top four of their event to earn All-District honors and qualify to advance to Class 1 Sectionals at Central Methodist University Saturday at Fayette.

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Annual Lions Club Track and Field Meet held in California

The annual Lions Club Track and Field Meet was held Friday, May 2, at the California High School track, where area youth in grades 4-6 had the opportunity to compete in various events throughout the day. Participating area schools were California, Tipton, Latham, Jamestown, Prairie Home, Bunceton, Clarksburg, High Point, St. Andrew, and Fulton Christian Academy. The top finishers in each event were awarded during the awards ceremony.

Men's Golf League point standings

Current point standings in the Men's Golf League, which alternates play at the Tipton Country Club and the California Country Club, as of May 5, are as follows:

Class 1 District 10 Baseball Tournament

May 16-21 at New Franklin High School

Class 2 District 8 Baseball Tournament

May 17-20 at New Bloomfield High School

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California's Dylan Kramel advances to Class 2 Sectionals

The California Pintos participated in the Class 2 District 4 Golf Tournament Monday at Redfield Country Club, Eugene, where they finished eighth out of 10 teams with 382. California freshman Dylan Kramel shot a 91 to finish 22nd individually, qualifying to advance to Class 2 Sectionals at Eagle Knoll Golf Club Monday, May 12, at Hartsburg.

Indians host double-header with Eldon

The Russellville Indians hosted Eldon in a doubleheader Saturday, where they came back from a 12-5 loss to win the second game 4-3.

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Pintos, Lady Pintos win California Invitational

The California Invitational was held April 29 at the California High School track, where the Pintos and Lady Pintos finished in first place.

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Lady Eagles place first at CCAA Track Meet

The Jamestown varsity and junior high track teams competed at the CCAA Conference Meet April 29 at Boonville, where the varsity girls won the championship with 160 points.

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Bellm, Clancy Jr., Hathman and Wineland claim wins at Double-X Speedway season opener

Sunday Night Thunder marked the 25th season of racing at the California speed plant May 4, where a large field of drivers and the faithful contingent of fans were on hand to start the year off.

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Three Indians advance to Class 1 Sectionals

The Russellville Indians participated in the Class 1 District 2 Golf Tournament Monday at the Oaks Golf Club at Tan-Tar-A, Osage Beach, where they finished fourth out of seven teams with 437.

Pintos wrap up week on the road with win at Harrisburg

The California Pintos were on the road last week, where they started off with a loss at Warsaw, but finished with a win at Harrisburg. "It was a busy week that started off rough, but we finished well at Harrisburg," California Coach Jason Gatlin said. "We hope to finish the season strong."

Pintos excel at Boonville Invitational

The California High School track team competed at the Boonville Invitational April 17, where a number of Pintos and Lady Pintos were top finishers in their events.

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Pintos down Bluebirds 17-2

The Pintos traveled to Cole Camp for a make-up game Monday, April 21, where the varsity captured a 17-2 win in five innings.

Indians down Lions

The Russellville High School baseball teams traveled to Tuscumbia April 23, where the varsity defeated the Lions 4-2.

Indians host Russellville Invitational

The Russellville Invitational was held Wednesday, April 23, at the Eldon Country Club, where the Indians finished fourth as a team with 373.

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California places third at Centralia Invitational

The California High School varsity boys golf team participated in the Centralia Invitational April 21 at the Centralia Country Club, where the Pintos finished in third place out of 12 teams.

Upcoming area district baseball tournaments

The 2014 spring baseball season for area high schools will wrap up with the MSHSAA (Missouri State High School Activities Association) District Baseball Tournaments, which will be held in May.

Sunday Night Thunder at Double-X Speedway May 4

With only two weeks until Sunday Night Thunder will rumble once again at the Double-X Speedway, California, the countdown is underway for local race fans.

Pintos pocket conference win against Indians

The California Pinto baseball teams hosted Osage Thursday at the California Sports Complex, where the varsity pocketed a big 12-2 conference win against the Indians.

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California hosts track meet April 15

The California High School Open Track Meet was held April 15, where a number of Pintos and Lady Pintos were top finishers.

Kramel leads Pintos at Southern Boone Classic

California freshman Dylan Kramel finished in the top 15 out of 85 participants to medal at the Southern Boone Classic April 16 at Eagle Knoll Golf Club, Ashland, leading the Pintos to a seventh place team finish out of 18 teams.