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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.

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.

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.

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. 

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 …

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

As playoff action began on the pitch last week, both Colusa soccer teams had first-round byes, but in three matches that did transpire, only the Williams boys advanced to the second round, while the Pierce boys and Williams girls were both narrowly defeated.

The Northern Section CIF basketball playoff picture is now clear as the seven of the eight local teams will advance to post-season play after completing league competition last week.

Sacramento Valley League soccer play concluded last week with the Colusa RedHawks boys team laying claim to the to the championship and securing the No. 1 seed in the playoffs while Williams and Pierce will also proceed to the post-season.

In high soccer action, the Colusa boy’s continued to stockpile Sacramento Valley League wins while all the other local teams engaged in competitive matches with mixed results.

Wins by the Pierce boys and Colusa girls highlighted a full slate of basketball games last week for county teams as the regular season draws near the end.

On the pitch last week, the Colusa boy’s soccer team won the week with three triumphs while the Williams boys also had a strong showing earning two wins. However, the rest of the county teams finished with mixed results.

As the midway point of the regular season approaches, local high school boys and girls basketball teams are in the midst of league battles which will ultimately shape the playoff picture.

A little weather did nothing to detract from a full slate of games on the pitch last week as both the boys and girls high school soccer teams clashed in Sacramento Valley League action.

Williams senior Aldo Ambriz along with Pierce junior Luke Voorhees were the only representatives from Colusa County named All-Northern Section for 2019 football season as they earned spots on the second team when they were released earlier this month.

There was plenty of Sacramento Valley League soccer action last week as all the local high school teams took to the pitch.

The power of a rivalry was on full display last Friday night at Don Bransford Gymnasium in Colusa as the underdog RedHawk boys basketball team gave a talented Pierce squad everything it could handle for four quarters before the Bears found their rhythm in overtime to escape with a 73-63 victory.

Once again brisk temperatures did nothing to hamper the local high school soccer teams as they squared off in tough matches last week.

The final individual acknowledgments for the 2019 volleyball season were made last week with the release of the 2019 CIF All-Northern Section team.

Last week was a light one on the hardwood although the Colusa, Pierce and Maxwell girls each got in a non-conference game, while the RedHawk boys took to the court at the Dennis Burnum Classic in Oroville.

Fresh off their win at Colusa’s Georgia Raczniak Tournament 10 days ago, the Pierce Bears made it two in a row as they topped a highly competitive field at the Dixon Ram Jam to claim their second tournament title of the preseason.

With the 2019 volleyball season now in the books, the Northern Section CIF has released its list of All-League performers as chosen by the coaches from the respective leagues.

Colusa’s Georgia Raczniak Tournament provided the backdrop last week for the Pierce, Colusa and Williams boys basketball teams to participate in more preseason competition.

Last week in county boys basketball Maxwell hosted Williams and Princeton among others at the 67th Irene Wells Memorial Basketball Tournament while Pierce traveled to the Red Brown Tournament in San Anselmo and Colusa ventured to Marysville for the Les Schwab Tournament.

Each of the county’s four girls basketball teams were also involved in tournament play last week as Colusa and Pierce were underway at the Jim Ernst RedHawk Classic in Colusa, Maxwell competed in the Greenville Tournament, while Williams tipped off at the Biggs Tournament.

Sacramento Valley League soccer play commenced last week as the three local boys teams kicked off the season.

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.