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Jack Mitchell
5 days ago
You actually get tired just walking into the gym and taking in the surroundings. But not everyone is tired — not the 250 youth wrestlers set to compete. And not the parents — certainly not. If I were a betting man, I’d guess that wrestling coaches Gary Landergen, Brian Whaling and Emilio Estrada might be. I caught them setting up on Friday night, coaching and running the Argonaut Invitational on Saturday morning, and back for the kids on Sunday for youth wrestling. But if they were tired — you’d never know it judging from the smiles,... [Read more]
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Guest Commentator
5 days ago

Family and friends gathered together on December 20, 2014 to watch as Chelsea signed her letter of intent to play softball at McPherson College in Kansas.

It all began when Chelsea started playing recreational softball here in Amador County. From there she started travel softball with the Sirens and continued on to play 3 years with the Runnin’ Rebels before the USA Elite Gold team recruited her for her pitching.

Chelsea is going into her third year at the Varsity level for pitching for Argonaut High School. Last season, she was...

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Mike Meserole
5 days ago

MLL Varsity Girls Basketball — Week 3

As we approach the mid season mark in the Mother Lode League for varsity girls, it appears as if the Sonora girls will be heading to the playoffs. Sonora sits at 6-0, alone at the top of the MLL as the second half of league play gets underway. It would take a total collapse for Sonora to miss the playoffs. The Lady Mustangs are in great shape as they are in sole possession of second place at 4-1. Calaveras (the surprise of the MLL this year) is in the third spot at 3-2 with Bret Harte on their...

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Troy Claveran
5 days ago

On Friday, January 16 the Argonaut Varsity Girls Basketball Team played host to the Lady Bears of Summerville.

The Argonaut Varsity Girls Basketball Team Played host to the Summerville Bears on Friday night and they were determined not to lose another game to Tuolumne County in the same week. The Argonaut Varsity Girls are a good basketball team to begin with, but add a little dash of determination and look out visitors — you are in our house. Domination in basketball is most effective with tight defensive pressure. The Lady...

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Troy Claveran
5 days ago
The Amador Boys Varsity Basketball team traveled to Calaveras High School in San Andreas on Tuesday, January 20. The Calaveras boys, who were projected to win the Mother Lode League basketball competition, had their hands full with the Amador Buffalos. The Buffalos held the Tribe to just 7 points playing good defense while scoring 9 of their own. Going into the second quarter, they had hopes of making this a close contest, but the Buffs unraveled just a bit on offense by scoring only 5 points for the period. They played a good second... [Read more]
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Troy Claveran
5 days ago

Amador Versus Summerville

The Amador Girls Varsity Basketball Team Traveled to Tuolumne City on Wednesday January 14 to play the Lady Bears of Summerville

The Lady Amador Buffs lost a closely played game by a score of 43 to 40.

Amador Versus Calaveras

The Amador Buffalos Girls Varsity Basketball Team lost Tuesday’s home conference game against Calaveras by a score of 44 to 35.

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Jack Mitchell
5 days ago

Sonora, ROP, Amador, Weston Ranch, Red Bluff and Argonaut all met on Saturday, January 17, to battle it out on the mats. And battle they did. At the end of the day, some came out better than others, some missed close opportunities and sure, some have some work to do, but one thing is certain, they gave it everything they had.

The same can be said for the Amador County Jackson Lions Club, which did a fantastic job of keeping things moving along and taking care of anything that came up. With that said, here are the individual results:...

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Via Press Release
5 days ago

Scholarship Essay Contest

The Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility are seeking entries for an essay contest in which a total of $15,000 will be awarded to local area students.

The 2015 PSR/Sacramento Scholarship Essay Contest is open to high school seniors in Sacramento and surrounding counties — Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba. A total of $15,000 in scholarship money will be awarded to 12 students. The prompt for this year’s contest, chosen by a...

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Matthew Hedger
5 days ago

Ione Junior High’s “Principal’s Honor Roll” names of students earning a GPA of 3.50 and above for Second Quarter are:

Sixth grade: Hannah Behrman, Lance Der Manuelian, Jasmine Foosum, Nayely Franco-Aguayo, Autumn Haayer, Shealeen Immer, Haley Konvalin, Hailey Vasko, Isaiah Cortez, Megan Greenfield, Hailey Kirkbride, Warren Longeway, Celaya Riley, Elijiah Sanchez, Connor Schwing, Kyle Vaith, Isaac Weadon, Domanic Alorro, Casey Branyan, Garrett Elmore, Riley Hannah, Zachary Hernandez, Isaiah Hoyt, Mia Huss, Angelina Lizarraga,...

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Via Press Release
5 days ago
Madelynn Ballard, Evan Beck, Eli Beller, Lexi Buetow, Kirrah Carmack, Gabe Carson, Veronica Chambers, George Consolo, Joseph Cooper, Donna Jo Dalton, Hunter Dorris, Abbygail Drake, Amanda Flagg, Rachel Flagg, Jesse Flores, Gabbie Gascon, Joey Goldsmith, Jillian Hawley, Jaydin Harwood, Sadie Himmelmann, Julianna Lilly, Michael Martinez, Madison Mason, Bailee Mattingly, Madison Maysee, Chloe Morris, Katherine Morris, Caleb McElfish, Josie Metcalfe, Elizabeth Miguel, Angel Ou, Karla Owings, Anabelle Paul, Vela Porto, Ashley Santacruz,... [Read more]
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John Tuttle
5 days ago

Spring 2015 Sacramento FBI Teen Academy Application Available Online Now

Have you wondered if the TV shows featuring the Federal Bureau of Investigation are realistic? Are you curious about what it takes to be an FBI agent or member of the FBI’s professional staff? Do you wonder what case work is like? If you are a high school junior in the area served by the FBI’s Sacramento Field Office, a perfect opportunity to discover the answers awaits: The Spring 2015 Sacramento FBI Teen Academy.

The Spring 2015 Sacramento FBI Teen Academy...

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Via Press Release
2 weeks ago

Ione Junior High Honor Roll

Ione Junior High’s “Principal’s Honor Roll” names of students earning a GPA of 3.50 and above for Second Quarter 2014-2015 are:

Sixth grade: Hannah Behrman, Lance Der Manuelian, Jasmine Foosum, Nayely Franco-Aguayo, Autumn Haayer, Shealeen Immer, Haley Konvalin, Hailey Vasko, Isaiah Cortez, Megan Greenfield, Hailey Kirkbride, Warren Longeway, Celaya Riley, Elijiah Sanchez, Connor Schwing, Kyle Vaith, Isaac Weadon, Domanic Alorro, Casey Branyan, Garrett Elmore, Riley Hannah, Zachary Hernandez, Isaiah...

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John Tuttle
2 weeks ago
LPGA Women’s Professional Teresa Ishiguro teaching a golf student. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Junior Girls Golf winter session is open to girls 7 to 17 years. Registration is January 31 at Castle Oaks Golf Club from noon to 1 p.m. Sessions begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 7 through April 25. Registration forms are available at the pro shop at Castle Oaks on registration day, or visits the website at castleoaksjrgirlsgolf.org. Complete both the Participation and Waiver of Liability forms. Cost is $35 for the first child and $10 for each additional child in the same family. Checks are made payable to Castle Oaks Jr. Girls... [Read more]
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Via Press Release
4 weeks ago
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The application deadline for the 2015-2016 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad scholarship program is Jan. 7. The program provides full scholarships to American high school students to experience overseas communities and cultures, preparing students to collaborate on today’s global challenges such as human rights, community development, workforce development, climate change and global health.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the YES Abroad program enables...

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Tessa Marguerite
4 weeks ago
Children participate in activities throughout the week. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

As 2015 begins, millions of school choice supporters are making plans to raise awareness about the importance of greater opportunities in K-12 education.

Individuals, schools and organizations across the country have planned an unprecedented 10,100 events for January 2015, to bring attention to the issue. The events are timed to coincide with National School Choice Week 2015, which runs from Jan. 25 through 31.

Events, which are independently planned and independently funded will include information sessions, roundtable...

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Tessa Marguerite
4 weeks ago
New ACUSD board members Bob Laurent and Joel Mottishaw. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

The Amador County Unified School District Board met on December 16, 2014, to elect officers and approve a tentative meeting schedule for July 2015 through June 2016.

Current board members are Wally Upper, Mary Walser, who, along with new members Bob Laurent, Joel Mottishaw and re-elected incumbent Rose Oneto will lead the district. Both Upper and Walser were nominated, and seconded, for board president. With three votes against two, Upper was named board president. Walser was appointed board clerk once again, and Oneto was tapped...

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Tessa Marguerite
12/26/2014 11:16 AM
Kim Grady, standing in for her mother-in-law, Karen Grady, $200 winner, with Ryan Grady; and Dahkota Brown with $500 winner Sherri Carson, and her children Lilyahna and Kharisma. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

The Native Education Raising Dedicated Students club recently held a raffle offering prizes of $500 and $200, to raise funds for their second annual NERDS Youth Gathering. “We were hoping to raise $2,000,” said NERDS Founder and President Dahkota Brown. Brown and Vice President of Nerds, Ryan Grady, distributed tickets to various chapters of NERDS at Amador High School, Argonaut High School, Jackson Jr. High and Wilton Rancheria. Both Brown and Grady are juniors at Argonaut High School.

After approximately one month of selling...

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Matthew Hedger
12/19/2014 10:55 AM
Youth firefighters at a conservation camp took time to help nearly a dozen small Sierra Nevada foothill communities prepare for the holiday season. Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp inmates have helped craft the small towns’ decorations for decades. For many, they are also crafting pieces of their own rehabilitation. Jackson City Manager Mike Daly said the inmate firefighters are very involved in the community, ranging from marching in the town’s Veterans Day parade to creating 200 holiday decorations adorning the historic Main... [Read more]
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Via Press Release
12/19/2014 10:29 AM
Dahkota Brown and Ryan Grady at last year’s holiday benefit. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Argonaut Drama and Band Present their 2nd Annual Combined Holiday Benefit featuring, “A Christmas Carol,” live on Hometown Radio.

Hearkening back to the “good old days” when families gathered around the radio for their evening’s entertainment, the drama and band departments of Argonaut High School are joining forces with Hometown Radio to broadcast a live performance of, “A Christmas Carol,” on Friday night, Dec. 19, from the Multi-Purpose Room of Argonaut High.

Performed by the Advanced Drama class, the program is a one-hour...

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John Tuttle
12/19/2014 7:56 AM

The Sacramento Sports Commission, a division of the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau announced this week that the 2016 USATF National Junior Olympic Championships will take place in Sacramento July 25 through 31, 2016.

This event will represent a $10.1 million direct economic impact to the Sacramento region, with nearly 8,000 athletes, plus families, officials and supporters visiting the capitol city. The championship event is expected to generate approximately 25,000 hotel room nights over the 5-day competition.

Along with...

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