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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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Raiders cold from downtown, drop championship to Matadores

Posted on 17 December 2016

By Jason Burch La Habra Journal Sonora had a knack for knocking down 3-pointers with the game on the line as they advanced through the first four rounds of the North Orange County Championships this week, but against La Mirada in Saturday night’s championship game they couldn’t find it from beyond the arc. The Raiders […] Continue Reading

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Local high schools prepare for the new sport of Competitive Cheerleading

Posted on 16 December 2016

By Jay Seidel La Habra Journal As the calendar moves to 2017, high schools are starting the groundwork to prepare for the newest interscholastic sport, competitive cheerleading. The sport becomes official with the 2017-18 school year, but athletic programs will start preparing this spring. The California Interscholastic Federation, which is the governing body for high […] Continue Reading

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Raiders overcome shaky start to down Wolverines

Posted on 15 December 2016

By Jason Burch La Habra Journal The Sonora boys basketball team struggled to find the basket early on, but erupted with a monster third quarter to come from behind and beat Aliso Niguel 70-59 Thursday night at home, advancing the Raiders to the semifinals of the North Orange County Championships tournament. With guard Bryce Rutledge […] Continue Reading

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LH Chamber encourages shopping small, shopping local

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LH Chamber encourages shopping small, shopping local

Posted on 02 December 2016

By Jay Seidel La Habra Journal With all the rush for holiday shopping this time of year, one of the initiatives by the La Habra Chamber of Commerce is Shop La Habra. The Shop La Habra and Win campaign, in its fourth season, has recorded over $1.5 million in La Habra sales receipts. According to […] Continue Reading

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LH Rotary honors outstanding athletes

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LH Rotary honors outstanding athletes

Posted on 02 December 2016

By Jane Williams La Habra Journal Fall sports teams have finished their season, except for those climbing the CIF tournament ladders, so it was time for La Habra Rotary to recognize the best female and male athlete from each local high school. The smallest athlete in the room was  Sonora’s Isabella Camacho, a member of […] Continue Reading

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