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CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs announced Theo Epstein is stepping down as team president on Friday and will be succeeded by general manger Jed Hoyer.

Every year, the second Saturday of November poses something of an omnivore’s dilemma for California hunters. That’s when the state’s wild pheasant, fall turkey and second dove seasons open, presenting California game bird hunters with lots of options in the state’s forests, uplands and wetlands.

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Editor’s Note: High Schools around the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa region have resumed training under county health protocols, which means schedules are getting released for the upcoming fall season in January. 

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The Yuba Community College District worked with Yuba College administrators Thursday night via a teleconference meeting on guidelines for how the school would move forward with state and county protocols on COVID-19 testing for the upcoming season scheduled to begin in January. 

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Editor’s Note: High Schools around the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa region have resumed training under county health protocols, which means schedules are getting released for the upcoming fall season in January. If you’re a coach or athletic director who has yet to submit your fall sports schedules pl…

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Editor’s Note: High Schools around the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa region have resumed training under county health protocols, which means schedules are getting released for the upcoming fall season in January. If you’re a coach or athletic director who has yet to submit your fall sports schedules pl…

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Editor’s Note: High Schools around the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa region have resumed training under county health protocols, which means schedules are getting released for the upcoming fall season in January. If you’re a coach or athletic director who has yet to submit your fall sports schedules pl…

SANTA CLARA — No game in 49ers history will compare to Thursday night’s, not when four offensive mainstays were isolating at home for coronavirus precautions amid this year’s pandemic.

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Auburn’s Andy Forsberg won the Paul Hawes Memorial Sprint Spooktacular 20-lap winged 360 feature event last weekend at Marysville Raceway.  Forsberg, who also won the 2020 track championship, took the lead on lap nine when he passed Nick Larsen.  It was Forsberg’s fourth main event win of 2020.  

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Despite a valiant effort, Dordt University fell short last weekend at home to Morningside, 35-30, snapping its three-game win streak. Dordt fell to 5-2 overall heading into its bye week on Saturday, Nov. 7. 

Each week I’ll list the best widely available free agents for fantasy football — I define “widely available” as being owned in around half of all ESPN or Yahoo leagues — and some guys who are probably better off in the free agent pool than collecting dust on your roster.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s events, both in-person and digital for the month of November. 

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Editor’s Note: High Schools around the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa region have resumed training under county health protocols, which means schedules are being released for the upcoming fall season in January. If you’re a coach or athletic director who has yet to submit your fall sports schedules plea…

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Editor’s Note: High schools around the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa region have resumed training under county health protocols, which means schedules are being released for the upcoming fall season in January. If you’re a coach or athletic director who has yet to submit your fall sports schedules plea…

Hendrick Motorsports announced Wednesday that it has signed NASCAR driver Kyle Larson to a multi-year deal to race its No. 5 Chevrolet car starting in 2021. Larson, an Elk Grove native who used to race in Chico, was reinstated by NASCAR last week following a six-month suspension for using a …

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This past May, the Marysville Raceway was saddened to learn that former track promoter Paul Hawes had passed away from cancer.  Hawes, along with his wife Kathy, made numerous improvements to the racing venue throughout their time promoting the races.  With approval from the family, the race…

Editor’s Note: Coaches in the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa region are adapting to the world of sports in a pandemic as most teams gear up for a restart to begin 2021. If you’re a local coach with a story to tell and are ready and willing to hit the ground running please reach out to Appeal Sports Edit…

With a lot of disinfectant at its disposal, the Colusa High football team returned to the field this week for two-day-a-week conditioning practices in preparation for a scheduled seven-game season beginning Jan. 8 at Pierce. 

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This Friday night, the ARCA Menards Series West, Jaws Gear & Axle Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, and F4s will close the 2020 season for All-American Speedway in Roseville. The special night of action will include the NAPA AUTO PARTS 125 presented by CashInTheCan.com, televised live on …

The NorCal Rebels baseball 10-and-under club will be having open tryouts on Sunday, Oct. 25 beginning at noon at Sutter Buttes Little League’s North Field, located at 1151 Market Street Yuba City.

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The Gold Fever Taxi Cab Challenge did not disappoint as all four divisions provided action-packed racing throughout the night.  The pits were packed with 31 Hobby Stocks, 17 Pure Stocks, eight Limited Late Models and six Street Stocks.  Winners included Dan Brown Jr., Brent Lawrence, Jarred …

In collaboration with Yuba County, the Norcal Series will bring a sanctioned professional disc golf tournament to Hammon Grove Park beginning today (October 17). 

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Editor’s Note: Coaches in the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa region are adapting to the world of sports in a pandemic as most teams gear up for a restart to begin 2021. If you’re a local coach with a story to tell and are ready and willing to hit the ground running please reach out to Appeal Sports Edit…

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On a Saturday morning in early June, as Southern California’s summer shutdown dragged on amid spiking cases of COVID-19, a collection of some of the region’s top high school football athletes gathered on a red turf field in Corona, desperate for an opportunity to be seen.

In what was basically a Sutter High reunion with seven former Husky football players on both rosters, it was Dordt that prevailed over Jamestown 66-13 Saturday afternoon in Iowa. 

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Several former Yuba-Sutter prep football players will reunite on Saturday when Dordt University hosts Jamestown in college football at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) level. 

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Editor’s Note: Today is the second of a two-part series chronicling the return of Yuba College sports during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re a Yuba College coach making plans for sports amid a pandemic please reach out to Appeal Sports Editor Jeff Larson at jlarson@appealdemocrat.com. 

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Editor’s Note: Today is the first of a two-part series chronicling the return of Yuba College sports during the COVID-19 pandemic. Football will follow on Friday. If you’re a Yuba College coach making plans for sports amid a pandemic please reach out to Appeal Sports Editor Jeff Larson at jl…

William Carey women’s volleyball, helped in part by Sutter High product Gillian Tripp, opened its 2020-21 season defeating Mobile in nonconference action, 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-22 Friday night at the Ben Waddle Complex in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 

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While most Yuba-Sutter volleyball players are home champing at the bit to return to the court, there is one homegrown talent from Sutter who is opening her final collegiate season tonight (Friday) against the school’s rival. 

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Reigning SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour champion Cole Moore of Granite Bay closed in on the 2020 NASCAR Late Model championship at All American Speedway, sweeping last weekend’sTwin 35-lap features. The races were part of a seven main event card of Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series action that was…

A 2020 Oakland A’s club that went 36-24 and secured the No. 2 seed in the American League playoffs went exactly one game before having to fear elimination. 

Yuba City High product Max Stassi returned to the starting lineup in the seven spot Friday for the Angels’ season-ending series opener against its SoCal freeway series rival, the Dodgers. 

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Major League Baseball’s pandemic-shortened regular season is wrapping up this weekend around the country, with the postseason scheduled to begin Tuesday. 

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The fifth night of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series at All American Speedway is Saturday night, serving as the penultimate round for the 66th season of stock car racing in Roseville. The Jaws Gear & Axle limited modifieds will chase after more than $1,250 in cash awards, joine…

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The end of the month SAYlove community clean-up will have a slightly different twist to it on Saturday with the addition of the Yuba College women’s soccer team coming to help clean-up Yuba-Sutter. 

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Max Stassi’s season amidst a pandemic is wrapping up with only five games remaining including Tuesday night’s affair at San Diego. 

Two days after a three-hit performance and first home run since Aug. 6, Yuba City High product Max Stassi returned to the starting lineup for the Angels Friday night in the series opener against Texas.