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California holds on against Tigers

Published Apr. 24 2019

VERSAILLES — The Pintos jumped out to a quick lead against the Versailles Tigers on April 17 and held on...

California attends McCush Invitational

Published Apr. 17 2019

The California Pintos track team competed at the McCush Invitational at Boonville on April 12.The Pintos were one of 12...

Prairie Home FBLA raises money for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Published Apr. 17 2019

The Prairie Home FBLA raised $434.43 in one week from March 25-29 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

California baseball beats Jamestown

Published Apr. 17 2019

The California Pintos won their second straight game after defeating the Jamestown Eagles 12-3 on April 9.

California baseball pulls away late thanks to big inning at Russellville

Published Apr. 10 2019

RUSSELLVILLE — A nine-run sixth inning helped the California Pintos top the Russellville Indians 14-4 on April 8.

Golf wins vs. Fatima

Published Apr. 10 2019

The California Pintos boys golf team defeated Fatima on April 2 at the California Country Club with a score of...

Indians lose close one to Eugene

Published Apr. 3 2019

The Russellville Indians (5-2) lost 2-1 to the Eugene Eagles (3-4) in a game where both team's pitchers had big...

California pulls away from Eldon after big first inning

Published Mar. 27 2019

The California Pintos scored seven runs in the bottom of the first inning and held on to defeat the Eldon...

Big fourth inning leads to blowout victory for California

Published Mar. 20 2019

By Kevin Labotkasports@californiademocrat.comEUGENE — The California Pintos baseball team (1-0) won its first game of the season 14-1 against the...

California Pintos get ready for upcoming track season

Published Mar. 20 2019

The California Pintos track and field team is preparing for the upcoming season.

Russellville wants to play their best baseball in May

Published Mar. 13 2019

By Kevin Labotkasports@californiademocrat.comLast season, the Russellville Indians baseball team finished in third place at the Class 2 state tournament.

California prepares for upcoming golf season

Published Mar. 13 2019

The California Pintos golf team is getting ready for a new season after finishing in fourth place in the Class...

Pintos get ready for new baseball season

Published Mar. 13 2019

Last year the California Pintos baseball team finished the season with a record of 13-10 and finished in second place...

Shore takes over as Prairie Home principal

Published Mar. 6 2019

Mark Shore became the principal for Prairie Home in January.Shore, who has been a principal and a vice principal, said...

Defense is key for Eagles' turnaround this season

Published Mar. 6 2019

The season started off a bit rough for the Jamestown Eagles boys basketball team.

Ash enjoys being a scorer

Published Feb. 27 2019

California Pintos senior Isaac Ash said he has always been known as a scorer.

Pintos fall in final seconds

Published Feb. 27 2019

The California Pintos boys basketball team is (15-10) season ended with a 65-62 loss to North Callaway (20-6) in the...

South Callaway slips past Pintos

Published Feb. 27 2019

The California Pintos girls basketball team (18-8) ended its season with a 57-48 loss to South Callaway (21-6) in the...

Russellville hosts Special Olympics event

Published Feb. 27 2019

Russellville hosted a Special Olympics basketball event, Feb. 22. It was the first time the school had hosted a Special...

Pintos girls basketball moves on to semifinals

Published Feb. 20 2019

The California Pintos (18-7) girls team advanced to the semifinals of the Class 3 District 9 Tournament after their 57-42...