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Sonora High School Football Player Takes His Own Life

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Sonora, CA — A story of tragedy in the Mother Lode; 16 year old Michael Olenchalk died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday in the Cedar Ridge area.

Olenchalk was a member of the Wildcats´ football team. Last year the 5-9 200 pound sophomore was a fullback and linebacker on the junior varsity team.

The Tuolumne County Sheriff´s Department is continuing to investigation.

Written by Bill Johnson