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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.

Pintos pull away from Harrisburg in 5th inning

Published May. 1 2019

The score was knotted and low for much of a rainy, windy night Thursday, but the Pintos broke the game...

Basketball is big for Porter mom, family

Published May. 1 2019

Melanie Porter and her husband, Doug, have six children and five of them play basketball.

27th Lions Club track meet set for May 3

Published May. 1 2019

The competition at the 27th annual California Lions Club track meet is set to get started at 9 a.m. May...

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...