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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…

One of the most anticipated events in high school sports is the kickoff of football season and it did not disappoint as action abounded last Friday night with Maxwell and Williams posting big wins and Pierce, despite being edged in thriller, putting on a great offensive show, although Prince…

With more than 5,000 people in attendance and media from every imaginable outlet on hand at Om Wraith Field in Paradise last Friday night, the Williams Yellowjackets had the task of facing the hometown Bobcats as they took the field for the first time since last year’s devastating Camp Fire.

There was plenty of volleyball to be had last week as all five county teams took to the court in preseason action. Colusa was perfect notching three wins, while Pierce opened strong falling just once in six games.

Local high school volleyball teams were gearing up last week as four of the five county teams took to the court. Maxwell, Princeton and Williams played regular preseason matches while Colusa headed to Woodland to participate in a six team scrimmage at Pioneer High School.

While there will be subtle changes in both player personnel and scheme for the Williams High football team when it kicks off the season against Paradise on Aug. 23, the most notable difference will be that for the first time in more than a decade, Dan McDonald will not be at the helm of the …

It’s no secret that community involvement is at the heart of great schools and nowhere was that more evident than in Arbuckle last Sunday at the Golf Club when 14 teams comprised of 52 golfers braved triple-digit temperatures to participate in the ninth annual Bear Pride Golf Tournament bene…

With the first official day of football practice less than a week away the voluntary noncontact summer workouts are winding down, and like their counterparts around the county, the Maxwell Panthers have been training hard.

Renovations taking place at LeMaster Field in Arbuckle are not the only preparations being made for the upcoming football season, as the Bears have spent the summer familiarizing themselves with their base offensive scheme, the triple option, in their biweekly 7-on-7 sessions.

In the 1500s, the British poet Edmund Spenser wrote a verse which includes the line, “Her angel’s face, as the great eye of heaven shined bright and made sunshine in a shady place,” and while it’s not often that such words make their way onto the sport’s page, when describing Natalie Corona,…

While most people rely on luck to win big in Las Vegas, the Colusa County Ducks Youth Shooting Sports team has proven that hard work and talent also produce the desired results, when they returned from the 2019 U.S. Open Youth Clay Shooting Championships with a multitude of awards to show fo…

There are a variety of ways to tell the story of a community and recognize the accomplishments of its residents, and in Colusa County, one group of dedicated individuals is doing just that as they seek to preserve the area’s remarkable athletic tradition through the Colusa County Sports Hall…

Another season of summer baseball has come to an end for the Tri-County Channel Cats 16U baseball team as they concluded play against some worthy competition at the Paso Robles Summer Classic, which ran from July 1- 3.

The Tri-County Cats hit the road for their final tournament of the summer season when they opened play on July 1 at the eight team Paso Robles Summer Classic with a resounding 11-1 victory over the Paso Robles 18U team.

Last January following the death of Pierce alumna and Davis police officer Natalie Corona, Colusa County turned its grief into an outpouring of goodwill and in doing so pledged to continue to honor the memory of a young woman who had been a part of so many lives.

Although school has been out for less than a month, preparation for the upcoming football season is underway as teams hit the weight room, run drills and look to engage in non-contact but competitive situations.

After finding some tough going in the early rounds at the Father’s Day Summer Slam in Chico, the Tri-County Cats finished strong by downing the Chico Suns Blue and Yuba City in their final two games. 

After picking up a win in a nine inning game last Thursday, the Tri-County Cats fell victim to some tough competition at the Father’s Day Summer Slam in Chico which began on Sunday and runs through Wednesday.

Although school ended last month, it didn’t put an in to baseball in Colusa County as the Tri-Counties Cats took part in their second tournament of their month long summer season playing in Sutter’s Summer Classic which ran June 5-9.

In 2006, just one year after graduating from Maxwell High School, Sonny Badaluco took on his first real coaching job as the manager of the Colusa County Channel Cats, an American Legion summer ball team in its second year in existence.

With the 2019 softball season in the books, the Northern Section CIF has released its list of All-League teams, acknowledging top performances in the corresponding leagues which included 10 from Colusa County.

After a four year absence, the Colusa RedHawks made a return to the NSCIF Division title game, however they did not achieve the desired result falling 11-1 to No. 1 seed and defending champion Warriors.