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The Wheatland High girls basketball team maintained its ascent atop the Butte View League and Northern Section Division IV perennial powers this past season. 

“Every New Yorker was there when Bobby Thomson hit his home run to win the pennant, when Bill Buckner let the ball go through his legs in Game 6, when Roger Maris got No. 61, when the Rangers finally got the Stanley Cup. So they’ll say. And now they’ll say they were there the night Michael w…

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Postseason accolades have begun to roll in, and first up is the prep boys and girls soccer honors following the 2019-20 winter season. 

Editor’s Note: Two of our bigger leagues within the Sac-Joaquin Section are the Pioneer Valley League and Capital Valley Conference. PVL houses two of our main schools in Marysville and Lindhurst, while the CVC schedule has Yuba City and River Valley squaring off. Today: We look at statistic…

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Editor’s Note: High school softball teams have only played a handful of games in 2020, but there are still a variety of area talent putting up big numbers in the small sample size that was played prior to the temporary postponement of spring sports due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

LOS ANGELES – Thoroughbred racing at Santa Anita Park was shut down shortly before its first post Friday by the Los Angeles County Health Department in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Editor’s Note: Baseball is a numbers sport and we have some stat darlings through the first few games played in the Northern Section before everything was put on hold amid public health concerns surrounding coronavirus. Today we take a look at the Northern Section’s prep baseball stat leaders. 

Hailey Peterson and Emma McConville signed their national letters of Intent to play for Simpson University (Redding) and William Jessup University (Rocklin) the day before Sutter High School closed its doors amid public health concerns surrounding coronavirus. 

Due to the ongoing safety concerns surrounding coronavirus, Yuba College’s  Hall of Fame sports committee decided to cancel this year’s dinner celebration. 

LOS ANGELES – Imagine waking up Christmas morning, exchanging gifts with the family, having a midday brunch and then gathering around the television to watch ... Game 6 of the World Series?

For more than a century, the modern Olympics had persevered through floods, disease and political unrest. Only the first and second World Wars had forced them to step aside.

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Editor’s Note: The Appeal is working to feature as many area teams as possible following the temporary shutdown of spring sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today: East Nicolaus High softball speaks out about a forced hiatus to help stop the spread of coronavirus. 

LOS ANGELES – The ‘S’ in ESPN stands for sports. So what happens to one of the most-watched cable networks when its programming staple – live contests – shuts down?

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In light of recent developments surrounding COVID-19, Marysville Raceway has decided to postpone the 2020 championship auto racing season until April 11, according to a news release submitted on Thursday. 

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Editor’s Note: The Appeal is working to feature as many area teams as possible following the temporary shutdown of spring sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today: Yuba City High baseball coaches and players speak out about a forced hiatus to help stop the spread of coronavirus. 

Last week Sutter High softball player Reagan Ford inked her commitment to play collegiate softball at Oklahoma Baptist University. 

The Yuba men’s basketball team got off to a hot start against College of the Sequoias on Saturday night in Linda. The 3-point shots were raining down and Joseph De’laCerda’s post presence was excellent. The 49ers were rolling. 

A deep playoff-run is nothing to new to the Yuba College men’s basketball program. However, something that is unfamiliar for the 49ers is their opponent tonight at the Yuba College gym: The No. 5 College of Sequoias Giants.

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.

BUTTE VALLEY – The Butte women’s basketball team hosted its first home playoff game in just over a decade. Meanwhile, the Yuba women’s team had just won its first conference title in school history. 

The Yuba College men’s basketball team took care of business on Saturday night at home as the 49ers took it to the visiting Las Positas College Hawks by a final score of 98-78.

There’s nothing quite like postseason college hoops and for fans of Yuba College basketball they get a two-for-one deal this season as both the men’s and women’s teams have qualified for the state playoffs. 

When a team gets behind early, coaches typically see one of two routes transpire: One is a sense of urgency and the other a feeling of despair. 

The distance between a player standing at the free-throw line and the basketball hoop is 15 feet. In theory, it’s a fairly easy shot. It’s just you, the ball and the hoop. There isn’t a clock counting down on you, nor is there a defender in your face guarding you. It’s just you and the basket. 

With March Madness right around the corner, the Wheatland High girls basketball team decided to give us a little taste of what’s to come. Thursday night the Pirates secured an upset win after taking down No. 1 ranked Willows by a final score of 55-52. 

At home to begin the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs for the first time in 10 years, the Yuba City High boys basketball team got the pleasure of starting its postseason push against one of the premier leagues in the Sacramento Region.