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Editor’s Note: Olympic Day was created in 1948 by the International Olympic Committee to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on June 23, 1894. 

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Due to time spent out of state, I missed my last two men’s league hockey games. It was disappointing. There’s no other way to say it. 


The Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox continued their onslaught on Friday night as the boys in white were firing on all cylinders en route to a 14-4 win at home against the California Bees.

The Sutter shotgun shooting team had great accuracy last weekend at the CYSSA state championships in Stockton. Both Sutter’s junior varsity and varsity teams took second place in their divisions respectively. 

The Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox returned home on Thursday night to Colusa Casino Stadium as they were able to win their sixth-straight game en route to defeating the California Bees by a final score of 5-1. 

The Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox dominated the South Bay Storm, 15-1, on Sunday at home.

I owe 100 percent of my love for sports to my dad, Jim Stevens. Thanks to him, I can’t remember there ever being a time in my life where I wasn’t vastly into sports. Probably because much of my childhood was spent watching SportsCenter with Stuart Scott or pretending to score a game-winning …

Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox continued their good fortune against South Bay with its third straight win over the Storm, 9-3 Saturday night at Colusa Casino Stadium. 


Before Friday night’s game at Colusa Casino Stadium, Gold Sox manager Michael Frantz told his team he wanted to see some better situational hitting. The boys in yellow would not disappoint. 

After dropping two games to the Medford Rogues earlier this week, the Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox bounced back on Thursday night at home as the boys in white routed the South Bay Storm by a final score of 10-5. 

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The path to professional baseball for a lot of players is usually one with many obstacles to overcome. For former Sutter Union High School baseball player Brad Bonnenfant it was just that and more. 

The Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox faced off in their rubber-match game against the Medford Rogues on Wednesday, but couldn’t work their offensive magic like the night before as they fell to the Medford Rogues by a final score of 6-0. 

The Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox fell to the Medford Rogues, 6-1, on the road Monday night. 

On Tuesday, the UCLA softball team clinched the national championship as the Bruins defeated Oklahoma 5-4 in dramatic fashion on a walk-off single. For former Sutter Husky Taylor Pack, it was the most outstanding finish to a long journeyed career. 


The Major League Baseball draft continued its Day 2 coverage on Tuesday as a familiar name was called in the sixth round by the Toronto Blue Jays: Former Yuba City Honker, Cameron Eden. 

The Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox fell to the San Francisco Seagulls in a doubleheader on Sunday at the Colusa Casino Stadium in Marysville, 7-4 in the first game and 3-2 in the second.

When I was younger I never really understood what my dad meant when he said it’s a lot harder for adults to stay skinnier than it is for kids. Metabolism was too complex of a word for me I suppose. As far as I was concerned I ate what I wanted, ran to my heart’s content and slept like a log. 

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With an eager crowd of 1,687 in attendance on Friday night at Colusa Casino Stadium, the Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox kicked off their 2019 season with a tally in the win column as they bested the Sacramento Heat by a final score of  7-6.

After a rather confusing and suspenseful offseason for the Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox and their fans, baseball will return to Colusa Casino Stadium as Marysville’s beloved ball club will take on the Sacramento Heat.

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Last weekend the River Valley High School track and field team was well represented at the California State Championships in Clovis when the Falcons’ own John Kroeger finished in third place overall with a long jump mark of 23’ 6.25”. 

Editor’s Note: In honor of Memorial Day tomorrow, the Appeal-Democrat sports department decided to feature a military person who exemplifies excellence in both their career and athletics. 

Once again the East Nicolaus Spartans are NSCIF Division V softball champions after routing the Etna Lions 10-0 in five innings on Monday. 

Despite the cold, rainy weather last weekend, River Valley junior John Kroeger won the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet long jump title with a leap of 23’3.75”. The Masters meet consists of all Sac-Joaquin Section Schools (193) and Divisions.

Earlier this week I was at the gym listening to a playlist titled “2000s pop.” Being a ’90s kid, I couldn’t have been more motivated to get fit as I was listening to some dare I say… classics?

The Yuba Sutter Gold Sox started work on a new scoreboard earlier this week as the team looks to make improvements around Colusa Casino Stadium before its home opener on May 31. 

The Yuba–Sutter Gold Sox announced the team’s finalized roster for the 2019 season in the Golden State Collegiate Baseball League on Tuesday. 

Moms are the single greatest creation known to mankind. They give you unconditional love, support and always believe in your ability. 

The Lindhurst High School coed tennis team competed in the Sac-Joaquin section finals on Wednesday and was able to secure its first ever title in a 5-4 victory.

The Yuba College women’s soccer team welcomed a new group of faces on Tuesday night in Linda as eight athletes from local high schools inked their commitment to play for the 49ers this fall. 

The Marysville High School track and field team competed in the Pioneer Valley League championship track meet on Thursday at Bear River. Qualifiers from this meet will compete in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division 4 and 5 championships next week.

Team Coon Creek athletes competed in the fourth series CYSSA series trap tournament last weekend at the Newman Trap Club. 

As a youngster Marysville tennis star Leticia Staples was always used to watching her older siblings on the court. When it came time for her freshman year in high school, she decided to pick up a racket and the rest is history. 

The Yuba College women’s track and field team took home some familiar hardware this week as the team won its third straight Golden Valley Conference title. 

The Sutter Union High School shotgun shooting team had a lot of success last weekend as the junior varsity team placed in first at the State Skeet Championship in Stockton. 

With temperatures on the rise and beautiful weather in the last few weeks, many local anglers in the Yuba-Sutter have already been out on the water in hopes of a trophy fish as well as dinner.