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It was a tribute to old school football on Friday night at Wayne Gadberry field as the Sutter Huskies defeated the Gridley Bulldogs, 27-0 in a ground and pound battle that ended with only 12 passing plays. 

The River Valley Falcons came to play on homecoming night, but so did the Roseville Tigers. After a back-and-forth slugfest by both teams – including eight lead changes – Roseville hung on late to take the victory, 32-31.

With both students sections chanting loud and proud, it was all Yuba City High in the end Friday night as Honker Stadium. The Honkers defended their possession of the Mayor’s Cup defeating River Valley, 40-7.

The Marysville and Lindhurst volleyball teams faced off on Wednesday night for a hardwood edition of the Battle of the Bell. Ultimately, it was the Indians who won the bragging rights as they defeated the Blazers in a three-set sweep: 25-15, 25-9 and 25-19. 

The Yuba College football program was able to tally its first win of the season on Saturday as the 49ers defeated Merced College, 22-21. 

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With last year’s contest in mind on Friday night at Wayne Gadberry Field, Chico and Sutter took to the gridiron to battle it out yet again. This time it was the Huskies coming out on top as they defeated the Panthers, 40-0.  

The Sutter Huskies will be well-represented on Saturday in Jamestown, North Dakota when Dordt University plays Jamestown University. 

For the crowd at Live Oak High on Friday night it was an electric start as the home team scored on the first play of the game and didn’t look back cruising past Hamilton, 45-12.

The River Valley High girls volleyball team answered its first test in defense of its Capital Valley Conference title Thursday with a three-set victory at home over rival Yuba City, 25-13,  26-24, 25-11. 

The Yuba College volleyball team played in a tournament at Solano College on Wednesday but lost two matches. The first to Reedley College in scores of 25-17, 18-25, 25-16 and 25-17 and the second to Sacramento City by scores of 25-21, 26-24, 27-29 and 25-12.

The Sutter and East Nicolaus volleyball teams faced off on Wednesday night down in Nicolaus. Having just lost to top-ranked Pioneer, Sutter was out for revenge and unfortunately for the Spartans, they were the target. 

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It seems that a lot of the time we view leaders as the loud and proud athlete on the team. However for the Sutter volleyball program, this isn’t necessarily the case. With the season just two weeks in, Sutter’s Maddie Kunkle has proven that she can lead by example on and off the court. 

With offensive line coach Andy Hopper recovering from a health condition in a Reno hospital, the Paradise High School varsity football team used a dominant running attack to beat Gridley High 28-6 Friday night.

The Yuba City offense flocked the field on Friday night at Honker Stadium as the boys in gold came out of the gate firing on all cylinders defeating Fairfield by a final score of 70-7.

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With a host of capable ballcarriers, including one of the best early stars in the Northern Section in Tariq Parker, the Wheatland High football team came in to Olivehurst on Friday with the firepower to score quickly and in bunches. 

The Yuba College men’s soccer team grabbed its second win of the season on Thursday went it travelled to Ohlone College and won in resounding fashion, 4-1. 

Whether it’s a long history, a close proximity between the two schools or competitive equity between the two teams, a rivalry game can intensify game preparation throughout the week, players’ mindsets on game day and community spirit.