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Basketball season tipped off last week for both the Colusa RedHawks girls’ and boys’ teams as they traveled to Shasta Lake to face Central Valley although neither came away with a victory.

It wasn’t the ending the Pierce Bear football team had hoped for at Wahl Stadium in Trowbridge last Wednesday night after they succumbed to the East Nicolaus Spartans 61-14 in the Northern Section CIF Division IV title game.

Students at Johnson Junior High School in Arbuckle got into Thanksgiving spirit last Friday as they held their inaugural Turkey Trot fun run.

The last time a Pierce football team made it to the section championship was in 2004, when then high school freshman Anthony Tapia was a JV player watching the game from the sidelines.

Over the past few games the Pierce Bears have been in a self described “funk”, but fortunately were able to break out of it last Friday night just in time to edge the Modoc Braves 14-12 at Gregg LeMaster Field and advance to the second round of the NSCIF Division IV playoffs.

An historic run by the No. 3 seeded Colusa RedHawks in the Nor Cal CIF Division V State Tournament came to end last Saturday in San Mateo as they fell in straight sets to No. 2 The Nueva School 25-27, 23-25, 17-25.

It was a disappointing end to the regular season for the Colusa RedHawks as they could not muster enough offense to offset the visiting Live Oak Lions and as a result dropped their final Sacramento Valley League game 28-7 to finish fourth in the standings with a record of 3-3.

Having come up short twice in their previous appearances in the NSCIF Division V finals, the Colusa RedHawks made the third time the charm as they downed Etna in straight sets 25-6, 25-16, 25-14 to win the school’s first volleyball section title.

Princeton and Williams were the only other county football teams in action last week and came away with opposite results as the Eagles cruised to a win while the Yellowjackets were humbled by one of the section’s best teams.

Yogi Berra’s old adage, “it ain’t over till it’s over” proved an unfortunate reality for the Pierce Bears last Friday night at Gregg LeMaster Field in Arbuckle as despite leading for nearly 47 minutes in the game, they saw the Live Oak Lions stage a late rally to steal a 14-13 victory and cl…

Northern Section volleyball playoff games began in earnest last week with both Colusa and Pierce advancing easily in their respective divisions while Maxwell won a first round match before seeing its season come to an end in the Division VI quarterfinals with a loss to the No. 1 seed.

County cross country runners fared well at the Mid-Valley League Finals in Corning last Wednesday as the Colusa varsity and JV boy’s teams captured their corresponding division titles, while five individuals, representing the RedHawks, Pierce Bears and Williams Yellowjackets, earned all-leag…

Returning home last Friday night after three weeks on the road, the Maxwell Panthers did not have the homecoming they had hoped for.

Last week was a good one for county football teams as Pierce, Colusa, Williams and Princeton all emerged victorious in their respective league games.

Regular season volleyball concluded last week with Pierce and Maxwell collecting two wins, Colusa notching one and Williams dropping a pair.

Also on the gridiron this week, Pierce and Maxwell earned league wins while Colusa and Princeton

Parity among volleyball teams this season made for some exciting volleyball last week as playoff positioning is reaching a critical stage and wins are at a premium.

In football, while much attention is given to the offense and defense, special teams can often be the difference and such was the case last Friday at McCarl Field in Williams as the visiting U-Prep Panthers scored on both a kickoff and punt return to break the game open and put a damper on t…

A blustery north wind did not slow down Mid-Valley League cross country runners as they took to the completely flat course at Durham High School on Oct. 9.

Last week was an important one for local volleyball teams as Maxwell claimed a share of first place in the Mountain Valley League by posting two wins, while Colusa and Pierce ventured south to compete in highly competitive tournaments and Williams continued to play hard but could not break t…

While not a thing of beauty, the Pierce Bears overcame turnovers and penalties to post a resounding 44-7 victory in Willows last Friday night to remain tied with Live Oak atop the Sacramento Valley League standings.

It was a happy homecoming for the Colusa RedHawks as they ended their two game slide with a resounding 48-7 Sacramento Valley League win over the visiting Willows Honkers and gave the hometown crowd much to celebrate.

Maxwell was the only local other football team in action last Friday night, but after making the long trip to Portola on a cold night, came away on the short end of the 54-20 score.

In local volleyball action Maxwell won the week notching two victories in league play while Pierce went 1-1 and Colusa finished 0-1 as did Williams.

While windy conditions increased the difficulty for the Colusa County Ducks Youth Shooting Sports Team, they still turned in a strong  showing at the second sporting clays series shoot on Oct. 6.

A change of scenery greeted local cross country runners last week as Mid-Valley League competition resumed through the hilly terrain at the Arbuckle Golf Club on Oct. 2.

One of the most anticipated volleyball matches of the season took place last Wednesday night at Don Bransford Gymnasium in Colusa, but it did not go as planned for the hometown team as the visiting Pierce Bears methodically dismantled the RedHawks, notching a straight set 25-18, 26-24, 25-14…

Neither the 100 degree temperatures nor the gusty north wind deterred 78 cross country runners who gathered for the second time in two weeks to compete in a Mid-Valley League meet at Williams High School on Sept. 25.

In the newest rendition of one of Colusa County’s longest standing rivalries dating back at least 91 years, the Pierce Bears propelled themselves to the top of the Sacramento Valley League standings by soundly defeating the visiting Colusa RedHawks 34-14 last Friday night in Arbuckle.

Elation turned to despair in the final minute of play last Friday night in Colusa after the RedHawk defense had made an impressive stand, the offense was unable to run out the clock and gave visiting U-Prep another chance which they then turned into a game-winning field goal with eight ticks…

With a full moon shinning down on Gregg LeMaster Field in Arbuckle, the hometown Bears turned the annual Rice Bowl into a nightmarish experience for the Williams Yellowjackets as they carved up the visitors en route to a 38-12 victory in the 89th meeting between the two rivals.

It was a busy week for county volleyball teams as Colusa and Pierce each played three matches while Maxwell and Williams each had home games before heading to Los Molinos for the Beth Pilger Invitational Tournament.

In other football action this weekend, both Colusa and Maxwell, unbeaten coming into Week 3 played competitively, but saw games slip away in the third quarter, while Princeton won by forfeit for the second time this season.

Last Friday night was a good one for county teams as they flexed their muscles on the road and came away with convincing wins.

There’s an adage in sports that says “it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish” and no where did that ring truer than at McCarl Field in Williams last Friday night as the Yellowjackets overcame a disastrous start to dismantle the visiting Durham Trojans 52-21.

As the preseason continues in earnest, Colusa County volleyball teams are “playing up” as they say, competing against larger schools, albeit with mixed results, in the hope that early adversity will prepare them for not only league, but also the postseason. Pierce, Colusa and Williams each c…

Last November, the Colusa RedHawks went on the road and defeated the Mt. Shasta Bears in a defensive struggle to advance to the second round of the Northern Section Division IV playoffs, but the rematch played last Friday night in Colusa was the complete opposite as the RedHawks scored early…