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Like death and taxes, the annual Colusa County Cup golf tournament has become quite predictable.

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For only the second time, the eighth annual Arbuckle Fun Run 5K took place in the spring rather than the fall due to yet another COVID-19 scheduling change. 

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Makayla Frias was shut down a mere six games into her first varsity season with the Colusa High softball team a year ago. 

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Jeff Thomas of Arbuckle and Scott Bement of Elk Grove thought a chance to win slipped away when both four-putted the 18th green Sunday in the annual Almond Blossom Invitational Golf Tournament at the Arbuckle Golf Course.

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High school athletic competitions in the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa region are slowly returning with the first confirmed contest on the schedule starting today (Wednesday, Feb. 3). 

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While there is still much to be figured out in the next few months regarding high school athletics reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a few guidelines came into clearer focus at Wednesday’s Northern Section executive committee teleconference meeting. 

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The turn of the calendar to 2021 hasn’t changed the fact that high school sports in California remains in limbo due to the ongoing public health crisis surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a glimmer of hope that prep sports will begin at some point this year. 

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The following is a compilation of reactions from our area’s sports world following certain phases of the COVID-19 restrictions and cancellations that occurred throughout 2020. They were taken directly from published stories in the Appeal and the Colusa County Sun-Herald. 

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The safety protocol surrounding an indoor volleyball practice in California these days is complex with lots of rules and regulations in order to keep players and coaches safe from exposure to COVID-19. 

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The drop into the most restrictive tier (purple) for the vast majority of the 58 counties across California has forced a delay in any guidance regarding high school sports for the 2020-21 school year.

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Arbuckle Golf Club members enjoyed some “good ol’ home cookin’” last weekend in continuing their dominance of the Tri Club Ryder Cup play.

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With a lot of disinfectant at its disposal, the Colusa High football team returned to the field for two-day-a-week conditioning practices in preparation for a scheduled seven-game season beginning Jan. 8 at Pierce. 

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– Tyler Wells, a two-sport star for Maxwell High 10 years ago, set a season record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass (13). He also finished among section leaders in season yardage (3,237) in 2011. SJ Brown, a former quarterback out of East Nicolaus, amassed 3,199 yards in 2015…

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Thomas Steinhoff and Nic Weber produced ironman performances last week in the first Arbuckle Golf Club fundraising event to help fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease and to benefit junior golf.

There remains a chance that baseball will not be played in 2020 as Major League Baseball and the Players’ Association continue to lumber through labor strife without haste. While the absence of the sport during these uncertain times is daunting, it’s time to look forward and direct our atten…

In a call with the league’s Board of Governors, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver presented multiple return-to-play scenarios and set a target date of July 31 for a return to games, according to people with knowledge of Friday’s call.

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Editor’s Note: In a normal year it would be time for spring football camps to be gearing up around the area. This year, however; due to the ongoing public health crisis surrounding coronavirus, many teams are still uncertain about when they can begin working out, and if there will even be a …

Spencer Dinwiddie, the Brooklyn Nets guard who has become one of the most vocal players in the league during the COVID-19 pandemic, tweeted a date – July 15 – that’s been bandied about privately as a possible return date for the NBA.

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Kevin Harvick didn’t look the slightest bit rusty after a two-month hiatus from racing. Instead, on Sunday at Darlington Raceway, the Cup Series points leader sailed to his 50th career victory to continue a dominant 2020 campaign. He then exited his car for a quiet celebration.

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As the last minutes of last Tuesday’s CIF Northern California Regional Basketball Final ticked away, the realization that there would be no exhilarating comeback for the Pierce Bears this time and that their incredible season was coming to an end began to hit home.

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While weather is often a disruptive force during baseball and softball preseason, there isn’t usually an impact due to health-related reasons, but last week a number of teams withdrew from tournament competition due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus. 

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Not since the early 1990s has a Colusa County boys basketball team reached the regional finals of the CIF Division V Championship, but with a 54-50 come from behind victory on Saturday night over the No. 5 seed Eastside College Prep, the No. 1 Pierce Bears have done just that and now sit on …

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With spring just around the corner, the Colusa County Ducks Youth Shooting Sports team returned to the range last weekend opening the skeet season in Stockton while kicking off the trap series in Rancho Murieta.

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In the first softball action of the 2020 season, the Maxwell Panthers registered a victory in their opener with an 11-8 downing of visiting Mt. Shasta in a non-conference game on Feb. 28.

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After a thrilling 54-51 come from behind victory over No. 3 Gridley last Wednesday night in the Northern Section CIF Division IV semifinals, the No. 2 seeded Pierce Bears didn’t quite have enough left in the tank to dethrone reigning champion and No. 1 seed University Prep as they fell 52-44…

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At Colusa High School boy’s soccer is more than a sport, it’s a culture carefully cultivated by longtime coach Dan Kiely, who in addition to building a perennially competitive program, has created an extended family of players both past and present.

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In the Northern Section Division III girls soccer championship game Last Saturday in Winters, the No. 2 Colusa RedHawks gave it a their all, but for the second year in a succumbed to the No.1 seed and defending champion Warriors by a score of 3-1.

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While all four county boys basketball teams were in action in the second round of their corresponding division playoffs, only the Pierce Bears emerged victorious and will advance.