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Eagles Field Trip To Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove

By Jeannie Harsha — OAKHURST — On a cool, misty day in early October the second graders from Oakhurst Elementary School embarked on a field trip to Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Intrepid chaperones and students headed up the fog-enshrouded trail gathering information on Sequoias, forest ecology and factors that make a healthy forest. The mist was short lived and ...

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Yosemite High Badgers Alumni Baseball Game This Sunday

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School seniors Chris Ward and Sage Crosswhite are organizing this year’s Badger Baseball Alumni Game for their senior project. It’s on Sunday,Oct. 14 starting at 3 p.m. at Yosemite High School. They’ve pulled together a terrific roster of players, ordered t-shirts, and even held a bake sale to help offset expenses for the cause. “I think ...

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YHS Water Polo Is Looking Strong

By YHS correspondent — OAKHURST — YHS Boys Water Polo improved to 4-2 in the North Sequoia League (NSL) and 9-9 overall, avenging close losses to Chowchilla and Sierra with an easy win at Chowchilla (12-3) and a convincing defeat of Sierra (11-7) at home on Oct. 4. BOYS TIED FOR FIRST IN NORTH SEQUOIA LEAGUE Their other league wins ...

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Minarets Equestrian Team: A League of Their Own

By Greta Ziegler —  O’NEALS — Minarets High School is home to one of the very few school-sponsored equestrian teams in the Central Valley. Though competition with other schools is limited, the Minarets Equestrian Team dominates. In fact, they have such a prestigious competitive record that schools who do have equestrian teams do not want to compete with them. The ...

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Tee Up, Baseball Fans: Ted Lilly Badger Golf Tournament

FRIANT — Get ready to tee up for a good cause, especially if your blood runs Badger blue. Organized by the Badger Baseball Boosters to support Yosemite High School Baseball and the Yosemite Colts Travel Baseball Team, the annual Ted Lilly Golf Tournament will take place at Eagle Springs Golf Course on Saturday, Oct. 13.  The cost is $125 per player, ...

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Focus on OCI Staff: Erik Peterson

By Paige Bartlett —  OAKHURST — We have a fabulous teacher at Oak Creek Intermediate (OCI); his name is Mr. Erik Peterson. We wanted to ask him a few questions about his teaching career and background. Mr. Peterson has taught for 28 years. Before his move to Oakhurst, he taught at Simi Valley High School, McKinley Elementary, Spencer V. Williams ...

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Wildcats Raise Extra Money With A Rainbow Of Color

AHWAHNEE — Wasuma Elementary School is holding its first annual Color Run fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 5. Students will be collecting pledges and jogging around the Color Run course to raise money for Wasuma PTA. These funds will go back to the school in the form of assemblies, field trips, and other fun special events for the kids. The day ...

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Teaming Up For New Backpacks At OES

OAKHURST — Say hello to Savannah Noone, a third grade student in Mrs. White’s classroom at Oakhurst Elementary School. Savannah is modeling a brand new backpack she recently selected at the OES Backpack Store. Through the generosity of the school’s friends from the Boys and Girls Club, and the staff at Oakhurst Physical Therapy, OES has 40 backpacks in the ...

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Katie’s Gymkhana Benefits FFA

By Kaitlynn Linderholm — COARSEGOLD — My name is Katie Linderholm — I’m a senior at Minarets High School and live in Coarsegold. I’m hosting a Gymkhana at the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds on Sunday, Nov. 4, for my Senior Legacy Experience project. All proceeds of the gymkhana and raffle will benefit the O’Neals-Minarets FFA Chapter. The money raised will help Minarets ...

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New Sheriff On Minarets Campus

By Ashley Davis —  O’NEALS — Minarets High School is adding to the school year by year, including this year — with deputy on campus. Michael Murphy is a Madera County Sheriff’s deputy who is eager to be part of Chawanakee Unified School District. This is the first year that Minarets will have a designated sheriff’s deputy on campus. He will be ...

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