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California Pintos football holds Media Night

Published Aug. 21 2019

California football players interacted with fans at the team's media night Aug. 16.

California cross country looking to fill varsity roster

Published Aug. 21 2019

This season, the California Pintos cross country team is looking to see who will complete their varsity roster.

California Pintos volleyball wants to go far in post season

Published Aug. 21 2019

The California Pintos volleyball team is looking to aim as high as possible after a winning season last year.

California girls golf looks to senior leadership on young team

Published Aug. 21 2019

The California Pintos girls golf team started practices Aug. 12, preparing for the upcoming season. The team's first competition is...

Pintos football looks to bounce back this season

Published Aug. 14 2019

The California Pintos football team is getting ready for the upcoming Jamboree Aug. 23 at California High School and for...

Pintos have experience heading into softball season

Published Aug. 14 2019

The California Pintos softball team is getting ready for the upcoming season, starting with the jamboree at 10 a.

VanDeZande takes over as Russellville JV football coach

Published Aug. 7 2019

Roger VanDeZande is the head coach for the Russellville Indian's new junior varsity football team.

Dwight Fitzwater happy to take softball coaching role

Published Jul. 31 2019

Dwight Fitzwater is the new head coach for the California Middle School softball team.Fitzwater has already been a softball coach...

New football coach wants to build team cohesion

Published Jul. 24 2019

The California Pintos new head football coach has plenty of experience under his belt.Derek Scroggins has been a football coach...

Hampton awarded Mission Milestone Award

Published Jul. 10 2019

A California Elementary School physical education teacher was awarded the Mission Milestone Award from the American Heart Association for her...

Jefferson City bowling leagues come to California

Published Jun. 20 2019

California Lanes bowling alley has seen a number of teams from Jefferson City come to the alley to play their...

Jefferson City bowling leagues come to California

Published Jun. 19 2019

California Lanes bowling alley has seen a number of teams from Jefferson City come to the alley to play their...

Blank enjoys racing at Double-X

Published Jun. 12 2019

Tyler Blank, of California, has won four races in a row at Double-X this year.Blank, who has been racing sprint...

Lawson finds similarities between coaching, parenting

Published Jun. 12 2019

Bryan Lawson said it is fun coaching his own children.Lawson and his wife of 16 years, Becky, are both from...

California season ends with loss to Blair Oaks

Published May. 22 2019

The California Pintos baseball team season ended with a tough 12-1 loss to the Blair Oaks Falcons in five innings...

California boys golf earns seventh place at state

Published May. 22 2019

The California Pintos boys golf team finished in seventh place at the Class 2 state championship May 13-14 at Springfield.

Indians lose late in sectionals

Published May. 22 2019

The Russellville Indians baseball team ended its season in a 6-5 loss on May 20 to the Skyline Tigers in...

California advances to baseball district championship

Published May. 15 2019

The California Pintos advanced to the Class 3 District 14 championship game after beating the Cole Camp Blue Jays 12-6...

Blair Oaks shut out Pintos, limit to 3 hits

Published May. 8 2019

The California Pintos offense had no luck on May 6 during the team's 9-0 loss to the Blair Oaks Falcons.

Simmons enjoys working at Prairie Home

Published May. 8 2019

Prairie Home health aide Nina Simmons has been working at the school for four years.