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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. 

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. 

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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. 

After claiming its first league title since 2002, the No. 7 Marysville boys basketball program came up short in the first round of the playoffs on Wednesday night at home falling to No. 10 West Campus by a final score of 76-51. 

Sometimes sports come in all different shapes and sizes. According to Lindhurst High robotics coach Todd Chambers, his students are just as much athletes as any player on the hardwood or gridiron. 

With last month’s loss fresh on their minds, the River Valley boys basketball team sought revenge on home court Wednesday against cross-town rival Yuba City High. However, in the end, it was the Honkers who got the last laugh, taking the showdown by a final score of 51-42.

The Lindhurst and Marysville varsity girls basketball programs faced off for another rivalry showdown on Friday night in Olivehurst. This time it was the Blazers who came out on top as they took down the Indians by a final score of 34-30. 

The year is 1982 and George Healy has been living in San Jose for over 15 years. After an incredible play – now deemed ‘The Catch’ – in the NFC Championship game against the Dallas Cowboys, the San Francisco 49ers have reached their first title appearance: Super Bowl XVI in Pontiac, Mich. 

It’s not every high school basketball game you see a team score more than 90 points. However, that was the case for the Colusa boys basketball team on Tuesday night in Willows as they bested the Honkers by a final score of 91-51. 

The Yuba City wrestling teams finished their weekends at the 27th Jason White Memorial Tournament in successful fashion. The varsity boys squad placed third overall while the varsity girls team placed first overall to take home the tournament title. 

Fans, players and alumni will see a new field general roaming the sidelines at East Nicolaus High this next season as Kramer Hagan was officially introduced as the new leader of the Spartan football program. 

Lindhurst High softball coach Bill Biggs wanted to make it abundantly clear that height –  or lack thereof – should not be a deterrent to any athlete striving to make it big and move on to to play college athletics. 

Gavin Mcauliff remembers Travis Barker as an ultra-competitive, super-dedicated head coach of the East Nicolaus High football team. 

The Yuba College men’s basketball team didn’t show any signs of quit on Friday night. After being down the entire game, the 49ers took their first lead of the contest with just under two minutes to go, defeating Contra Costa by a final score of 75-71. 

Coming into Friday’s game, Sutter head coach Michael Brantingham knew his team would be tested. Wheatland gave Sutter all it could ask for in the second half, but in the end it was the Huskies’ clutch free-throw shooting that would ice the game. 

The East Nicolaus boys basketball team secured another win on Wednesday night with a rather familiar opponent. After having just defeated the Warriors in tournament play last weekend, the Spartans downed Winters last night by a final score of 56-41. 

It’s not everyday that a high school athletic department gets to boast about one if its athletes signing to a Division I program. That was the case on Wednesday evening at River Valley High when track and field star John Kroeger inked his commitment to continue his athletic career at Stanfor…

The Yuba College men’s basketball team secured its ninth straight victory on Wednesday night, taking down Napa Valley College in dominant fashion, 97-66. 

After a statement win on Wednesday over Roseville, the Falcons’ boys basketball team took to the court on Friday night, hoping to keep up the momentum. Unfortunately for the home team, Woodcreek had other plans, taking down River Valley by a final score of 60-47.