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Sonora 'Splash Brothers' lift Raiders to best record since ‘09

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Sonora ‘Splash Brothers’ lift Raiders to best record since ‘09

Posted on 20 February 2017

By Jason Burch La Habra Journal Rarely does one high school basketball team possess a pair of the top three-point shooters in the county. Having a trio, virtually unheard of. In Sean Murphy, Kevin Marlow and Lucas Everett, the Sonora Raiders possess a tandem of sharpshooters, each of whom confident they are the best. And […] Continue Reading

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Raiders CIF run ends after falling to Coyotes

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Raiders CIF run ends after falling to Coyotes

Posted on 18 February 2017

By Jason Burch La Habra Journal Unlike Sonora, Calabasas didn’t get the luxury of a first round bye, but that didn’t seem to bother them one bit. In fact, the Coyotes felt playing twice this week helped keep them sharp in their 80-69 victory over the Raiders, who conversely appeared out of sync after the […] Continue Reading

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Raiders repeat Freeway League Finals success

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Raiders repeat Freeway League Finals success

Posted on 12 February 2017

By Jason Burch La Habra Journal Sonora may have graduated many of their top wrestlers from last season, but that didn’t stop David Carrizosa’s Raiders from dominating the 2017 Freeway League Finals tournament Friday night. The Raiders finished with seven individual titles a year ago, last night they crowned six league champions. The Raiders will […] Continue Reading

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Raiders secure 5th straight title on Murphy's 600th win

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Raiders secure 5th straight title on Murphy’s 600th win

Posted on 04 February 2017

By Jason Burch La Habra Journal Sonora closed out the regular season with a wire-to-wire 77-48 victory over Fullerton at home Thursday night to capture their fifth straight Freeway League title, and seventh in the last eight years. The win also ranked has Sonora Head Coach Mike Murphy’s 600 career win. The Raiders forced five […] Continue Reading

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Emma Zener: The Lady Highlanders Sharpshooter Breaks 1,000

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Emma Zener: The Lady Highlanders Sharpshooter Breaks 1,000

Posted on 26 January 2017

By Jason Burch La Habra Journal Lady Highlander senior Emma Zener had a day to remember. Just a few hours after she was named La Habra’s class of 2017 co-valedictorian, Zener surpassed a milestone never before reached in school history on Tuesday night. With her 10 points against Sunny Hills on Tuesday, Zener eclipsed 1,000 […] Continue Reading

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Highlanders upset rival Raiders to end drought

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Highlanders upset rival Raiders to end drought

Posted on 14 January 2017

By Jason Burch La Habra Journal Senior Devin Howlin hit a floater in the paint with :16 left to cap the La Habra’s 64-63 upset over rival Sonora Friday night, snapping the Highlanders 21-game losing streak in Freeway League play. It was a back and forth battle all night, with neither team extending the lead […] Continue Reading

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Lady Raiders dominate opening act on rivalry night

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Lady Raiders dominate opening act on rivalry night

Posted on 14 January 2017

By Jason Burch La Habra Journal The Sonora girls team took the opening game of rivalry night, defeating the Lady Highlanders 60-31 behind Meghann Henderson’s 27-point game. Sonora lead from tipoff through the final whistle Friday. The Raiders took a 20-point lead into the half, but came out in the third quarter with even more […] Continue Reading

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LH Rotary honors performing students

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LH Rotary honors performing students

Posted on 12 January 2017

By Jane Williams La Habra Journal Jessica Harms came to Rotary’s Student of the Month Lunch December 15 to receive the outstanding senior in fine arts award at Whittier Christian.   Along with major roles in her school’s production as the Fairy Godmother in “Cinderella” and Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz,” she also has been […] Continue Reading

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Lady Raiders halt Santa Margarita late

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Lady Raiders halt Santa Margarita late

Posted on 08 January 2017

By Jason Burch La Habra Journal The Sonora girls basketball team grabbed its first lead on the opening possession of the fourth quarter, then held Santa Margarita without a field goal the rest of the way to down the Eagles 32-29 Saturday afternoon in the Matt Denning Hoops Classic at Mater Dei High School.   […] Continue Reading

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Raiders pounce on Wildcats

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Raiders pounce on Wildcats

Posted on 08 January 2017

By Jason Burch La Habra Journal  Austin Carter and Kevin Marlow combined for 16 in the opening quarter to give Sonora an early lead and the Raiders outpaced Wildcats the rest of the way to win their seventh straight Friday night at Brea 83-57. After winning four consecutive games over top notch competition to take […] Continue Reading

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Highlanders start year off with win

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Highlanders start year off with win

Posted on 04 January 2017

By Bryant Freese La Habra Journal La Habra extended its’ winning streak to four games after a 65-51 victory over Vista del Lago High School Wednesday night at La Habra. The Highlanders started off the game slow, giving up easy points in the paint and multiple offensive rebounds while not being able to create open […] Continue Reading

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La Habra couple celebrates 75 years of marriage

Posted on 19 December 2016

By Leonardo Romero La Habra Journal When La Habra resident Burnice Riggin’s brother brought home his friend, Herbert Riggin, to stay with them in July 1941 she was extremely upset that she had to give up her room for him to sleep in. That anger towards him eventually turned into love, because five months later […] Continue Reading

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