Stories by April
The California High School junior varsity track team competed at the Osage Invitational for grades 9-10 April 8, where a total of eight teams participated.
The Russellville baseball teams hosted St. Elizabeth April 8, where the varsity Indians defeated the Hornets 9-3.
The California Pintos hosted Tipton April 7 at the California Sports Complex, where they defeated the Cardinals 15-10.
The California Pintos traveled to Hallsville Tuesday afternoon where they suffered a 7-2 loss to the Indians.
The California varsity boys golf team hosted Boonville Tuesday afternoon, where the Pintos captured a win with 180. The Pirates finished with 183.
Upcoming City of California Parks and Recreation activities; deadline for youth baseball and softball enrollment is April 10
• Youth Baseball and Softball Youth summer baseball and softball league registration forms are available at California City Hall or online at: www.cityofcalifornia.net/wp- content/uploads/2014/03/APP-2014- YOUTH-BASEBALL_SOFTBALL1.pdf.
The California Pintos hosted Russellville March 31 at the California Sports Complex where they defeated the Indians 2-1.
The California High School varsity boys golf team participated in a match at Arthur Hills Golf Course, Mexico, March 31, where the Pintos finished in second place with 189.
The Jamestown varsity baseball team hosted Higbee March 31, where the Eagles captured a 6-1 victory.
The Russellville Indians traveled to California March 31, where they lost a close contest to the Pintos, 2-1.
The Russellville Middle School volleyball team played their first home matches of the 2014 season March 24, where the Lady Indians won the B game 26-24 and 25-14.
The California High School varsity baseball team opened the 2014 season with a home game against Eugene March 24 at the California Sports Complex, where the Pintos' hot bats proved to be too much for the Eagles and California captured a 15-4 win in six innings.
The California High School boys golf teams opened the 2014 season by hosting a quad with Russellville, New Bloomfield and Versailles March 24 at the California Country Club, where the Pintos came away with a win.
The Russellville Indians participated in the Show-Me Conference Baseball Tournament Friday-Saturday at New Bloomfield, where they ultimately lost the third-place game 10-3 to Linn Saturday.
The California High School varsity track team competed at the University of Central Missouri (UCM) indoor track meet at Warrensburg March 24, the first meet of the season for California, where approximately 30 teams of 3A and 4A schools participated, and the top six finishers in each event medaled.
Swimming Lessons Session I: June 2-13; Session II: June 16-27; Session III: July 7-18; Session IV: July 21-Aug. 1. Times for sessions are: 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sessions for preschool and preschool plus: Session I: June 2-23, Monday evenings; Session II: July 7-28, Monday evenings.
The Jamestown Eagles varsity baseball team hosted Otterville March 25, where they captured a 23-1 win in five innings.
The Jamestown C-I sophomore class is hosting Volleyball Fun Night at 5 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the school gym.
California High School Head Boys Golf Coach Doug Miller said despite losing two varsity golfers, he's optimistic about this season. "We lost Damon Shaw, our All-Conference guy, to knee surgery, but he'll be back next year. And Conner George, one of our top guys, decided to try track this year, and he ended up liking it, so senior Cole George and freshman Dylan Kramel got those two varsity spots."California High School Head Boys Golf Coach Doug Miller said despite losing two varsity golfers, he's optimistic about this season. "We lost Damon Shaw, our All-Conference guy, to knee surgery, but he'll be back next year. And Conner George, one of our top guys, decided to try track this year, and he ended up liking it, so senior Cole George and freshman Dylan Kramel got those two varsity spots."
The California High School varsity and JV baseball teams are starting the 2014 season under the direction of new head coach Jason Gatlin.
"We want to finish as a team as high as we can in conference and districts and qualify as many as we can for the state meet," California High School Varsity Track Coach Rick Edwards said of the 2014 season. "Our goal is to keep improving each meet."
The Russellville High School varsity baseball team opened the 2014 season on the road Saturday with an 8-2 win against Union.
The Russellville Middle School volleyball team opened the season with a loss at Chamois March 17.
Members of the varsity, JV and freshman Lady Pinto basketball teams, coaches, family and friends gathered at the California High School commons Thursday evening for the annual California Lady Pintos Basketball Awards Banquet to reflect on the 2013-14 season.
Members of the varsity, JV and freshman Pinto basketball teams, coaches, family and friends gathered at the California High School commons Sunday evening for the annual California Pintos Basketball Awards Banquet to wrap up the 2013-14 season.
The Russellville High School varsity boys and girls cross country teams were invited by Representative Mike Bernskoetter and Senator Mike Kehoe to be introduced as guests of the House of Representatives and Senate Floor Thursday, March 13, where they were recognized as the 2013 Class 1 Boys and Girls State Cross Country champions.
The annual Joshua's Angels Relay for Life 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will be held Saturday, March 22, at California High School.
The annual California High School Lady Pintos Basketball Banquet will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the CHS commons.
District Play for area teams
Lady Pintos fall in semifinal round of district play
Russellville knocks out Tipton
Pintos fall to top seed
The California Pintos hosted Blair Oaks for Senior Night Tuesday, Feb. 18, where they defeated the Falcons 63-55 to pocket a conference win.
Deeken and Brant crowned queen and king Friday night
Russellville Boys The Indians were on the road Tuesday, Feb. 18, where they suffered a 60-40 loss to New Bloomfield.
Despite the absence of starters Sydney Deeken and Kelsey Roush, the California Lady Pintos trotted to a 59-32 win against Eugene in the first round of the Class 3 District 8 Tournament Monday night at Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville.
California hosted Tipton for Courtwarming Friday night at California High School, where the Pintos defeated the Cardinals 59-38. This was also the Pintos' final games of the regular season.
The California Pintos hosted Blair Oaks for Senior Night Thursday, where they lost a close contest, and the Tri-County Conference title, to the Lady Falcons, 63-60.
The California Pintos were on the road Wednesday night, where they suffered a 71-54 loss to the Iberia Rangers.
California hosted Blair Oaks for Senior Night Tuesday, Feb. 18, where the Pintos came away with a 63-55 victory.
The California Lady Pintos hosted Mexico Feb. 11, where they defeated the Lady Bulldogs 56-21.
After a win at Warsaw Feb. 11, the California Pintos played back-to-back games Friday and Saturday where they captured two more wins to wrap up a busy but successful week.
Russellville Girls The Lady Indians hosted Versailles Feb. 3, where they captured a 66-32 win from the Lady Tigers.
The California High School varsity boys and JV girls basketball teams hosted Pilot Grove Saturday, where the Pintos captured a 79-61 victory, while the Lady Pintos lost 46-31 to the Lady Tigers.
The California Middle School eighth grade girls basketball team hosted Osage for the Lady Pintos' final game of the season and Eighth Grade Night Jan. 30, where they defeated the Lady Indians 36-14 to end the season with just two losses, 13-2.
Jamestown hosted Bunceton for the 2014 Jamestown C-I Homecoming Friday night, where the Eagles defeated the Dragons 73-25.
The California Lady Pintos hosted Eldon Friday night, where they defeated the Lady Mustangs 52-45 to pocket another conference win.
After a loss to North Callaway in the opening round of the Southern Boone Classic Thursday night at Ashland, the California Pintos defeated Linn Friday, followed by a win against Fatima Saturday to secure a fifth place finish in the tourney.
The Russellville Indians traveled to Tuscumbia Friday, where they suffered a 60-34 loss to the Lions.
The California Middle School seventh grade girls basketball team wrapped up the 2013 season with a 23-19 win at Sedalia Jan. 28, followed by a 33-19 loss to an undefeated Osage at home Jan. 30, to end the season 11-3.