Oetinger sinks hole-in-one at Pheasant Run

Most amateur golfers and many pros can play their entire life chasing that elusive milestone - a hole-in-one, but it only took 16-year-old Yosemite High School student Claire Oetinger seven years to accomplish the feat after picking up a club for the first time at the age of 9.


Team scores season high 20 points

Last week was opening week for league play in the Central Sequoia League for the Yosemite High water polo teams, as they will face off against Selma, Exeter, Chowchilla, Sierra, Dinuba, and Kingsburg this year.


Miller moves up

Kendall Miller, the former No. 3 player on the Yosemite High girls tennis team, moved up this week to the top Badger spot as the team (8-3, 3-3 North Sequoia League) split an 8-1 victory over Washington Union with a 3-6 loss to Chowchilla last week.


Badgers crush Mustangs 50-0

It was a game anticipated for many years. Since the opening of Minarets High School, Mountain Area football fans have clamored for the Badgers and Mustangs to face each other on the gridiron. Last Friday in O’Neals, it finally happened.


Badgers - Mustangs

It finally happened. After years of hemming and hawing, bickering, and push-back, the Mustangs and Badgers met for the first time in the regular season of football. This is something the players, parents, and football fans have wanted for years. The hopes and dreams of the players finally came to fruition.

Tony Krizan

Mysteries of peak bagging

For those of you who have been following my progress within the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, especially my adventures along the San Joaquin River, you’ll know many historical places along this narrow corridor are difficult to locate because of its steep granite walls.


Badgers improve to 23-3

The Yosemite High School volleyball (23-3) team continued its winning ways last week beating Immanuel 3-2 (23-25, 25-15, 25-17, 17-25, 15-11) on Sept. 13, and winning another six games at the Sept. 16-17 Visalia Tournament.

Gregg Dodderidge

Plenty of offensive options for Badgers

Yosemite High School’s 5-foot-5, 140 pound senior running back Johnny “Boi” Varian, in only his second year of organized football, put on a show last Friday at the Mariposa Fairgrounds, carrying the ball 23 times for 332 yards (14.4 yards per carry average).


Minarets beats Sierra in volleyball

The Minarets girls volleyball team (9-5) have won four of six matches in the last week with wins against Sunnyside 3-0, and rival Sierra, 3-2, in a high-spirited match with the same Chieftains that stole the sectional title last year from the Mustangs.


Movie trailer: 'Deepwater Horizon'

Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russell star in "Deepwater Horizon," based on the true story of the April 20, 2010, oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.
Movie trailer: 'Deepwater Horizon' 2:29

Movie trailer: 'Deepwater Horizon'

Trump, Clinton clash in first presidential debate 4:36

Trump, Clinton clash in first presidential debate

Central Valley farmers keep drilling, even as groundwater limits loom 3:49

Central Valley farmers keep drilling, even as groundwater limits loom

Movie trailer: 'Storks' 2:52

Movie trailer: 'Storks'