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Sponsors needed for free-throw contest

Sponsors are needed for the Knights of Columbus annual Free Throw Contest for boys and girls nine to 14 will be held at 2 p.m., Jan. 29, at Yosemite High School. New this year will be a three-point shot competition for boys and girls ages 12-17. Registration for the contests begins at 1 p.m..

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Badgers open league with a win

Yosemite High School’s girls soccer team (8-2, 1-0 North Sequoia League) started league play with a bang last week as they defeated the Chieftains of Sierra High (3-9-1, 0-1 NSL) 4-0 Jan. 13 at home.

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In memory of Shania

Before the start of the Yosemite-Sierra girls JV basketball game Friday afternoon, team leader Shania Costella, who lost her life in a Jan. 7 auto accident on Crane Valley Road (426), was honored by her teammates and coaches before an emotional crowd.

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YHS Soccer

Michael Stieler of the Yosemite High soccer team charges forward before scoring a goal in a Badger win over Immanuel Jan. 3. Last week, the boys team split a win with a victory, besting Immanuel High School 5-1, then losing to Firebaugh 4-3 Jan. 5. Against Firebaugh, the Badgers were up 3-1 in the first half, but fell behind. Goalkeeper Matt Williams recorded 11 saves in that game. “I am really pleased at how we have played the last few games,” Head Coach Rick Lemberg said. “This is a very young team and they are showing great improvement.” The boys team is 2-9 and league play began Tuesday against Kerman High School. The girls team improved to 7-2 on the year last week with 9-0 victories over both Caruthers on Jan. 3, and Sunnyside Jan. 5. “The girls are playing well together,” Head Coach Vanessa Jasper said. “The defense have let only six goals go by so far this year. That’s a very impressive number.” The team has the best defense in the North Sequoia League so far in terms of allowed goals.

Tony Krizan

Chasing history

Sometimes we make major decisions after some forethought and other times they are just spur of the moment ideas. Roughly 30 days before I decided to visit family in Ohio for the holidays, I thought to myself ... what if I shared one of those historical hikes into Kings Canyon National Park looking for those five P-40 fighter aircraft that crashed? Maybe someone in Ohio may be interested in our California aviation history.

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Mustangs defeat Hawks 57-47

The Minarets boys basketball team (5-6) started the New Year with a win against the Hawks of Liberty Madera Ranchos. The Mustangs and Coach Paul Varner lost to the Hawks Dec. 12 in the Liberty Hawk Classic 57-47.

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Free throw and 3-point contest

The Knights of Columbus annual Free Throw Contest for boys and girls nine to 14 will be held at 2 p.m., Jan. 29, at Yosemite High School. New this year will be a three-point shot competition for boys and girls ages 12-17. Registration for the contests begins at 1 p.m..

Gregg Dodderidge

Remember Shania

I had something completely different in mind for this week’s column instead of what you are about to read. I am still in emotional shock at the tragic accident and death of Shania Costella Saturday night. As I write this, I cannot stop wiping away my tears. Why did this happen?

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