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Badger Boys Sweep; Now Tied for 2nd in NSL

By Gregg Dodderidge OAKHURST — The Badger boys’ basketball program quite simply is on a roll, winning both of its North Sequoia League games last week. On Wednesday (Jan. 29) the Badgers traveled to Sierra and defeated the Chieftains 74-46. It was a strong performance considering winning at Tollhouse is never an easy task. YHS also defeated Sierra 71-61 on ...

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Badger Girls Close Season with 2 Key Contests

By Gregg Dodderidge OAKHURST — The Yosemite High girls’ basketball team went 2-1 last week. On Tuesday (Jan. 28), the Badgers defeated Sierra 65-42 in Tollhouse and on Friday YHS crushed Liberty 60-24 at home. YHS then played Saturday against Sierra Pacific of Hanford. The Golden Bears snapped a 5-game Badger winning streak, defeating YHS 57-47. The Badgers now move ...

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Madera South Wins 2020 County Academic Decathlon

MADERA — For the first time in county Academic Decathlon history, the student team from Madera South High captured the championship at the 38th Madera County Academic Decathlon, held Saturday in Madera. With the victory, Madera South, which hosted this year’s event, advances to the state competition March 27-29. Seven schools took part in Saturday’s 10-event competition, answering questions based ...

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Madera Community College Moves Closer to ‘Full’ College Status

MADERA — The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) has granted the Madera Community College Center (MCCC) “candidacy,” which brings the Madera campus one step closer to being recognized as a full college. The successful step in MCCC’s evolution to becoming an independent community college was announced late last week. ACCJC accredits community colleges and other associate degree ...

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New Club Wants to Help Axe Rare Disease, Save Local Boy

OAKHURST — Yosemite Axe Throwing and the Hamilton family are hosting a fundraiser on Feb. 9 to help save the life of seven-year-old Kalel Hamilton. Kalel, who lives in Ahwahnee, suffers from a terminal muscle wasting disease known as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. His father Rick’s marathon-running efforts to help raise funding for Duchenne MD research was featured in a recent ...

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Minarets Girls’ Basketball Teams Fight On

Picture of Junior Makayla Lundgreen taking the ball down the court during the recent Orosi game.

By Benjiman McMillan and Haley Carlton, student journalists for Minarets Press O’NEALS — The Minarets High School girls’ JV and varsity basketball teams both had home games on Monday, Jan 27. They played the Parlier Panthers, which is the Mustang’s second game against them. Unfortunately, the first varsity game against them wasn’t so successful and they ended up losing 34-21. ...

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Minarets FFA Hosts 10th Annual Speaking Invitational

Picture of Minarets High School FFA Team

By Katelyn Hough, student journalist for Minarets Press O’NEALS — Minarets High School FFA held their 10th annual speaking invitational competition on Saturday, Jan. 25. At the invitational, Parliamentary Procedure teams, Creed Speaking competitors, and Impromptu Speaking competitors from all around California attended, ranging from Sierra to Nipomo High School. Three different competitions took place and awards were given to ...

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Actress Helps Local Students Prep for ‘Poetry Out Loud’

MARIPOSA — Mariposa County High students participating in the Mariposa County Arts Council’s Poetry Out Loud (POL) program — a national poetry recitation contest — welcomed actress Lynn Herring Northrop (Lucy Coe of General Hospital) to their classroom last week. The experienced actress volunteered over seven hours of her time, coaching 21 students in performance, body language, emotional cadence and ...

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Citizens on Patrol Seeking New Volunteers

MOUNTAIN AREA — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a few good men — or women — to join its Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P.) team. C.O.P. is a community volunteer organization created and formed by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Trained and uniformed C.O.P. volunteers patrol neighborhoods in marked vehicles to help sworn deputies and assist in deterring ...

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