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Badger girls looking for tennis title

The girls tennis team at Yosemite High School is a bit more fierce, a bit more motivated, and a bit more experienced this year. And that’s got their head coach confident about a run at the North Sequoia League championship.

Tony Krizan

Another forgotten stagecoach road

Wherever I travel within this golden state of California, someone introduces me to part of its history. Recently I visited friends in Southern California at the western end of the San Fernando Valley. From the 118 freeway I could see miles of irregular rock formations identified as the Chatsworth Mountains. Just east of those mountains, below those gigantic rock formations, I could see the town of Chatsworth.

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Mustangs prepare for season opener with Sierra

The Minarets Mustangs, under the direction of first year head coach Becher Marr, traveled to Orosi last Saturday to test a new offense against the Cardinals in a scrimmage before opening the on Sept. 2 against Sierra High at Tollhouse.

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Hunting season is here

With deer season now upon us, the U.S. Forest Service reminds all hunters of fire restrictions in the forest and that falling trees are a severe hazard when traveling in the Sierra National Forest due to the high degree of tree mortality.

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Rotary Golf Tournament

The 26th Annual Dale Miller Memorial Golf Tournament, will be held Sept. 24, with registration and breakfast beginning at 8 a.m, followed by golfing at 9, live auction and raffle at 3:30 p.m., and dinner served at 4:30.

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Badger Wall of Fame dinner Saturday

Four former Badger standouts - Chris Mullins (class of 1984), Bonner Cunnings (1991), Roosevelt Cooks (2001), Cole Popovich (2003) - and retired coach (1979 - 1989) Steve Raupp will be honored at the Badger Football Booster’s inaugural Wall of Fame Induction Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Masonic Lodge (across the street from the CHP office).

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Summer Olympics begin Saturday

More than 11,000 athletes (550 from the US) representing 206 countries have arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics (Aug. 6-21).

Tony Krizan

Aviation mystery solved

On June 28, I received an email from a hiker who stumbled across an aircraft crash site while cross-country hiking. He wasn’t positive of the model identification, and after he located my name on the internet, he sent me photos of the wreckage. Once reviewing each photo, I called for a second opinion from a professional restorer of WWII military aircraft, Kent Lentz. Twenty minutes later I received his response; yes that wreck-site is a Curtis Wright P-40 fighter aircraft.

Tony Krizan

Great swimming hole near Tenaya

The Lewis Creek Ditch hike is not to be confused with the Lewis Creek and Corlieu Falls hike along Highway 41. To start the Lewis Creek Ditch hike, keep traveling north up Highway 41 and turn right on Road 6S67, just before the entrance to Tenaya Lodge.

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Postcard from Rio: Prandini siblings ready for Jenna's semifinal

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Postcard from Rio: Prandini siblings ready for Jenna's semifinal

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Jenna Prandini set to run at the Rio Olympics

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