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YHS Girls Basketball Earns #2 Seed In Division II Playoffs

OAKHURST — The YHS Girls Basketball team went undefeated in North Sequoia League play for the second straight year, winning their third straight league championship and finishing the regular season 24-4 overall. Ranked #4 in the entire Central Section by the Fresno Bee (behind only Clovis West, Clovis North and San Joaquin Memorial), they enter the postseason as the #2 seed ...

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Guynn And Micallef Win League And Division 5 Championships

Written by Anne Guynn — OAKHURST — 152 lb. sophomore Nicolas Guynn and 170 lb. sophomore Justin Micallef won gold medals in both the North Sequoia League Championship and the Central Section Division 5 Championship Wrestling Tournaments. The Yosemite High School Wrestling Team was happy to see the community’s support at the Jan.30 North Sequoia League Wrestling Championship Tournament, hosted by ...

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North Fork Parents Fight To Save Head Start Program

NORTH FORK – Parents, grandparents and children gathered in the office of the Head Start program at the North Fork School on Tuesday after learning their center would be closed at the end of the school year. Mattie Mendez, Executive Director of the Community Action Partnership of Madera County (CAPMC), told the group that with the increases in the minimum ...

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YHS Mock Trial Wins County, Heads To State

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School won the 2018-2019 Honorable Edward P. Moffat Madera County Mock Trial competition held on Jan. 17, 24 and 26 in the Madera Superior Courthouse. YHS battled Liberty, Madera, and Madera South High Schools in what turned out to be YHS’ second consecutive County championship and 28th win overall in the 35 year history of the ...

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The Red Velvet Cake War On Stage At YHS

OAKHURST — Two theater arts students in the Yosemite High School class of 2019 are taking to the stage in order to create a legacy. And they’re doing it in a really funny way, as in, you’ll laugh your way through this familiar show. Cindra Jimenez and Haley Hammond are directing and starring in The Red Velvet Cake War — ...

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Wildcats’ Global Solar Suitcase For Students In Africa

AHWAHNEE — A graduating class of local middle school students is anxiously awaiting news that portable solar power units they made themselves are delivered more than nine thousand miles away to kids they haven’t met, but hope to help. They’re excited because they know they’re making a difference. Eighth graders at Wasuma Elementary School are still talking about the Solar ...

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Yosemite Unified’s New Superintendent, Glen Billington

OAKHURST — There’s a new superintendent in town when it comes to Yosemite Unified School District. Last month, after a thorough search and participation by staff, students, parents and administration, the Board of Trustees appointed Glen Billington by unanimous vote. “Mr. Billington comes to us with more than twenty-five years’ experience in public education,” notes Interim Superintendent Mike Berg. “He was ...

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The Story Behind New Picnic Benches At Local School

By Kathleen Murphy — OAKHURST — “These picnic tables are huge!” exclaim dozens of kindergarten students at Oakhurst Elementary School. The students are enjoying their new playground picnic tables purchased by the Oakhurst Elementary Parent/Teacher Club (PTC). “We love our new picnic tables,” shares kindergarten teacher Karen Forbes. “The students use them for morning snack time and to chat with their ...

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Minarets Football 2018: One For The Books

By Greta Zeigler — O’NEALS — For the first time in school history, the Minarets varsity football team made it to the Division 6 Central Section playoffs. Although the boys fell to Orange Cove in the final game, the football team is now part of several Minarets teams such as volleyball, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, and ...

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Oak Creek Intermediate Donates To Manna House

OAKHURST — Students at Oak Creek Intermediate school brought in just shy of 500 canned and non-perishable food items to benefit Manna House, says Principal Brad Barcus. “Classrooms were challenged to bring in items as part of a class competition,” he explains. “Mrs. Duckworth’s class brought in the most items with 174. Mrs. Bodine’s Class brought in the highest percentage ...

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