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Local sixth, seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams from the Mother Lode are set to compete for championships at the 50th installment of the annual AMA Boys Basketball Tournament starting Monday, February 6 and running through Saturday, February 11 at Mark Twain Elementary School in …

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There was no shortage of school and community spirit on display when Amador and Argonaut high school teams faced off for the first of this season’s two rounds of basketball Big Games on Friday, January 20 in Sutter Creek.

Austin Hills is excited about the chance to play alongside some of the top high school seniors in Northern California and show that he has what it takes to play football at the college level. But more than that, the Argonaut High School senior is just excited to get a chance to play football again.

The Amador High School wrestling program is hosting its annual Alumni/Senior Night in conjunction with its only home match of the season on Wednesday, January 25 at 6 p.m. against Sonora in the Amador High School gym. All former Amador High wrestlers and coaches – from the earliest teams (es…

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On Tuesday, January 17 in Sutter Creek, senior Kaylee Smith scored two goals and freshman Carmen Arellano scored one as the Amador High School varsity girls soccer team defeated the Calaveras Red Hawks 3-0 to pick up their second Mother Lode League victory of the season. In JV action, Amador…

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They are national champions and all-Americans and multi-sport stars. They were successful from the 1940s to the present time. The list of 16 inductees into the 2020 and 2022 classes of the Sac-Joaquin Section Hall of Fame includes many of the best and brightest athletes, coaches, administrat…

In its final tune-up before the start of MLL competition, the Amador wrestling team had five varsity wrestlers place in the top 10 of their respective divisions at the No Guts, No Glory Tournament at Natomas High School on December 29 and 30. Chris Chalupa placed sixth in the 220-pound divis…

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The Mustang/Tiger Athletic Hall of Fame originated as a means to honor alumni and community members from Argonaut, Ione and Jackson high schools. Earlier this year, a group of seven athletes, coaches and community members who exemplify the true spirit of athletic excellence and community pri…

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Julia Kalika, a Calaveras County native, former Amador County Fair Rodeo Queen (2019-2020), former Calaveras County Saddle Queen (2013), former Folsom Pro Rodeo Queen (2021) and current coordinator of the Amador Rodeo Queen contest, has added the title of 2023 Miss California Cowboy’s Profes…

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Tyler McMahan of Sutter Creek, a Class of 2022 Amador High School graduate, capped his first season of college football by earning first team all-Northern California Football Conference honors as an offensive lineman for the Modesto Junior College (MJC) Pirates.

Underground MMA fighter Ryan Firinaiu put a bow on a year full of big wins for local fighters with a submission victory at the World Fighting Championships 143 event on Saturday, December 10 at Bally’s Lake Tahoe.

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The Argonaut High School varsity boys basketball team is king of the annual Argonaut Quarterback Club Basketball Tournament once again. In the 72nd installment of the tournament, held December 7 through December 10 at Mark Giannini Memorial Gym in Jackson, Argonaut dominated the competition,…

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Ryan Firinaiu of the Amador County-based Underground MMA/Buster Nighthawk Fight Team will be back in action for the first time since June when he takes on Wes Ruffer of Susanville in a light heavyweight bout at the World Fighting Championships 143 event this Saturday, December 10 at Bally’s …

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Optimism is high in the Amador High School wrestling room this winter and for good reason. Coming off a 2021-2022 season that included a third place finish in the Mother Lode League – the program’s best league finish in at least 15 years – Amador has 10 varsity returners back this season who…

Argonaut High School junior Maeve Klement placed 45th in a field of nearly 200 runners in the Division V girls race at the CIF State Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 26 at Woodward Park in Fresno.

Twelve-year-old Ian Smylie of Ione capped a big season fishing on the Gold Country Junior Bass Tour with a first place finish – and Big Fish honors – at the organization’s season-ending Tournament of Champions on October 9 at Lake Pardee.

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The 20th annual Amador County Turkey Trot was held at Lake Tabeaud on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 24 with 244 hearty walkers and runners participating in either the short course (2.7 miles) or long course (5.4 miles). They were accompanies by 20 canine friends. All proceeds from…

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The Amador High School varsity girls soccer team recorded its first victory of the season with a 6-2 win over Encina Prep of Sacramento on Monday, November 28 in Sutter Creek. Emily Bullard scored two goals for Amador with Kaylee Smith, Sage Smith, Jasmine Alorro and Ashlyn Churchill scoring…

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On November 5, the Calaveras Crushers – a team of athletes from Amador and Calaveras counties – competed in the Special Olympics annual flag football tournament in Concord. It was the first time the Crushers participated in the tournament. The team practiced weekly at the Calaveras High Scho…

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The 20th annual Turkey Trot, with proceeds benefitting the Amador Interfaith Food Bank, will be held on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 24, at 8 a.m. at Lake Tabeaud. There will be a 2.7-mile walk/run (once around the lake) and a 6.4-mile walk/run (out and back). For entry, please c…

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Long before Aaron Judge was terrorizing pitchers as the most feared power hitter in Major League Baseball, the 2022 American League Most Valuable Player was a three-sport star at Linden High School, giving opposing players and coaches around the Mother Lode League nightmares.