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Badger Baseball Bounces Back, Heads To Monache

OAKHURST — Badgers baseball continued their great season for a bit longer this week, says Yosemite High School athletic director Rusty Oetinger, and hopes are that today’s game at Monache  High School in Porterville will follow suit. “Coached by James Gillespy, the Badgers went to #4 Dos Palos as the 13th seed in the D-4 playoff Bracket,” says Oetinger. “The ...

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Bridging Veterans And Building Community Through Baseball

By Cheyenne Upton — O’NEALS — As a freshman, Aaron Hall was inspired to start his Senior Legacy Experience (SLE) because his dad was deployed and stationed in Afghanistan. He wanted to be able to do something for the veterans in the community and for those serving alongside his father. The primary focus for the Military Appreciation Game was to ...

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CIF-Central Championship For Yosemite Boys Varsity Tennis

OAKHURST — Coached by a recent district graduate, and for the second year in a row, the Yosemite High School boys tennis team has completed an amazing run. On Tuesday, May 7, they beat Mt. Whitney of Visalia in the CIF Central Section D-III Boys Tennis Championship held at Yosemite High, according to school athletic director Rusty Oetinger. “By winning ...

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33rd Annual Pitman Awards Celebrate 30 YHS Valedictorians

BASS LAKE — Whether they’re heading out of town or staying close to the foothills, the 30 valedictorians of the Yosemite High School Class of 2019 are ready to pursue their passions. Their paths were further defined and celebrated on the Gazebo Deck at The Pines Resort on Tuesday, May 7 at the 33rd annual Paul and Martha Pitman Awards ...

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Yosemite High School Basketball All-Stars

OAKHURST — Four Yosemite High School Basketball players will take part in the 49th Central Valley l Area All-Star Basketball games on Saturday, May 11 at Bullard High School, says Yosemite girls basketball coach Gary Blate. Yosemite player Paul Antonis will participate on the East team in the 4:30 p.m. game, says the coach, adding that “Antonis was a first team ...

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Celebrate Creativity At Free Madera County ArtsFest

MADERA — Families are invited to attend the sixth annual Madera County ArtsFest on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event will promote art in Madera County in a carnival-type atmosphere. Madera County Schools Foundation and Madera County Superintendent of Schools are hosting the event at Madera County Superintendent of Schools. Children will be able ...

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Students Celebrate Reading With Week Of Words — WOW!

By Jeannie O. Harsha —  OAKHURST — Students at Oakhurst Elementary School (OES) just completed their annual Week of Words – a celebration of the wonder and magic of reading.   Local author and illustrator Michael Elsohn Ross kicked off WOW week with an informative assembly about his experience as a writer-illustrator of nearly four dozen books. His newest one, ...

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Comedy And Improv Bring The Bard To Life

OAKHURST — In a bold move, theatrically speaking, students at Yosemite High School are mounting a comedic play with attempts to condense all of the Bard’s works into one 90-minute production. Now, the community is invited to see the results as the Badgers present The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged). The show opens on Thursday, May 2 through Saturday, May ...

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Students Step Back In Time For Science And History

By Kearsten Hymer — COARSEGOLD — On Thursday, April 25 ,Coarsegold Elementary welcomed Golden Gulch Adventures. Students from Mrs. Hymer’s, Mr. Jones’ and Mr. Medley’s classes were able to go back in time to the Gold Rush Era. The day started with an entertaining and interactive presentation. Students got to help act out the moment gold was first discovered in ...

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Madera County Math Tournament Results

MADERA COUNTY — Sherman Thomas STEM Academy swept the overall Madera County Math Tournament and took first place for both the 7th and 8th grade competitions on Friday. Ranchos Middle School came in second place in the overall 7th grade math competition and Coarsegold Elementary School placed third. Dairyland Elementary Schools 8th grade team placed second in the competition and ...

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