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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.

It was an inauspicious beginning for the Colusa RedHawk baseball team in their NSCIF Division III playoff game with U-Prep on May 14, as they yielded an unearned run even before getting the game’s first out.

Despite the inclement weather last Saturday at the Sacramento Valley Shooting Club in Sloughouse, the Colusa County Ducks persevered to claim two first place and two second place medals in the final regular season event before the state tournament next month.

A bid by the Colusa RedHawks softball team to reach the NSCIF Division IV championship game ended last Thursday in Yreka as the No. 6 Miners staged a late inning rally to overtake the No. 7 RedHawks in a 6-4 heartbreaker.

Three local track athletes punched their tickets to the Northern Section CIF Track Finals after winning events at the NSCIF Division III Championships last Friday at Yuba College.

Last week was a quiet one around the county for baseball and softball teams with only the Colusa RedHawks’ softball team getting in some pre-playoff action as they faced off at home against Division IV rivals Orland and Sutter coming away with a 12-5 win over the Trojans before falling to th…

As respective league play concluded last week for the four local baseball teams, Colusa finished strong collecting two wins over Willows while Maxwell, Williams and Pierce struggled to keep their opponents off the board and all went down to defeat.

With the state trap competition less than a month away, the Colusa County Ducks Youth Shooting Sports Team continued its preparation at the Coon Creek Trap and Skeet Club in Rio Oso last Saturday, and at the conclusion of the fifth series event, five Ducks had reached the podium.

As track season draws to a close, local athletes convened at Yuba College last Friday for the Sacramento Valley League Championships and when the dust finally settled the Pierce varsity girls had claimed the league title in dominating fashion, while the Colusa varsity boys settled for third …

Last week was a difficult one for the county softball teams in their final week of league play as only Pierce picked up a win after splitting the series with Winters, while Colusa, Maxwell and Williams each suffered two setbacks. 

Last week was a busy yet successful one for the Colusa County Ducks as they participated in a trap series event at the Yolo Sportsman’s Club on April 27 before finishing the skeet season at the state tournament in Stockton on April 28 from which they returned with a truckload of hardware for…

While rain has limited opportunities for local track teams to compete, near 100 degree temperatures did not as both Colusa and Pierce headed to Winters on April 23 for a Sacramento Valley League meet.

Colusa’s boys’ tennis team concluded its season last Thursday at the Yuba City Racquet Club after coming up short against powerful teams from Sutter and Orland in the Butte View League championships.

Things did not go as planned for the Colusa RedHawks, the only county baseball team in action last week, as they fell to the Winters Warriors twice by decisive margins, and as a result dropped two games behind in the Sacramento Valley League standings with just a two games remaining in the r…

While spring break limited the amount of baseball action, both Colusa and Pierce got in a full slate of games at the Sutter Spring Classic, however while the RedHawks fell just one game shy of reaching the championship, the Bears went winless. Williams, the only other local baseball team to …

Dry weather last week allowed for a full slate of softball games in which Colusa continued to roll, picking up two wins at the expense of county rival Pierce, while Maxwell dropped a doubleheader and Williams fell twice to Durham.

In varsity baseball last week, Colusa extended its win streak to five games and remained perfect in league while Maxwell split a double-header at home and both Pierce and Williams went down to defeat.

Colusa County baseball teams have mixed results to show for their work last week as the Maxwell Panthers and Colusa RedHawks rebounded from losses to post wins while the Williams Yellowjackets continued to suffer growing pains.

Over the past two years, one of the county’s most successful teams has been the Colusa County Ducks Youth Shooting Sports team and the trend continued last Saturday and Sunday in Stockton at the California State Youth Shooting Sports Association’s third series event as they sent six to the m…

In two Butte View League matches at home last week, Colusa’s boy’s tennis team finished 1-1 as they downed Live Oak 7-2 on April 2, before being swept by Orland on April 4.

On the softball diamond Maxwell went unbeaten last week claiming three victories while Pierce ended with a split and Williams dropped two games. Colusa had a bye week and did not play.

Last week was a tough one for the RedHawk tennis team as although they showed improved play, they were defeated at home by the Butte View League’s top two teams.

As it has so often this season, rain interfered with last week’s softball schedule and while Colusa played three games, thanks to a double-header last Friday, Maxwell and Williams both got in one game, and Pierce was kept off the field altogether.

There was plenty of baseball for teams in Colusa County last week although the resulting scores were decidedly disproportionate, with Colusa pummeling Live Oak while Pierce and Williams suffered run rule shutouts. Maxwell had the most competitive games finishing with a win and a loss.

Twenty-six track and field teams that included nearly 900 participants converged on Durham High School last Friday for the ninth annual Vern Regier Invitational, an event hosted by the Colusa RedHawks in honor of their long-time former educator and coach.

Colusa’s boys tennis team took to the road to meet Live Oak last Thursday and claimed a league victory after winning six of the nine matches.

Both the Pierce and Colusa track teams traveled to Yuba College on March 21 to compete amongst the 17 team field at the John “O” Invite and came away with some impressive performances as the Bears registered 10 top 10 placings, while the RedHawks recorded five.