Foothill’s Bishop runs away with four wins at Northern Section Masters Track and Field finals

Foothill’s Zoey Bishop was among a handful of athletes who had themselves quite a day on Friday at the Northern Section Masters Track and Field finals at West Valley High School.The Cougars’ junior had a hand in four victories – two solo and two relays – for Foothill. She won the 200-meter race in 26.07 seconds and grabbed the 400 in 59.16. She then joined Sophia Porzio, Teagan Richards and Melody Wu in winning the 400-relay in 50.30 and anchored the Cougars’ 1,600-relay win in 4:06.50 with Savanna Dutton, Wu and Grace Dudley.

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Shasta blanks Las Plumas in D-II quarterfinals behind combined two-hitter

It took the Shasta Wolves less time to dispatch Las Plumas in Tuesday’s Northern Section Division II baseball quarterfinal than it did for the Thunderbirds to drive to Redding from Oroville.Simon Turner tossed six innings of one hit ball and Jordan Chabolla wiggled out of a seventh-inning jam to preserve a 2-0 win for the Wolves in 80 minutes. The win secures a semifinal date with No. 1 seed Pleasant Valley on Friday.

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Baseball playoff seeding announced for Divisions II and III

Hoping to spoil Red Bluff’s annual baseball title trek is, among others, Foothill.  The Cougars (18-9, 9-6 Eastern Athletic League) earned the third seed in the postseason and host No. 6 Chico at 7 p.m. in the single-elimination opening round. A Foothill win earns a three-game set with No. 2 Red Bluff (17-9, 10-5 EAL).

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Enterprise basketball standout signs with Division I Weber State

The irony of Enterprise senior Jadyn Matthews trading in her Black and Gold colors for the Purple of Weber State wasn’t lost on the crowd assembled to watch her Monday sign her National Letter Intent to play basketball for the Division I program in Utah. And while Matthews will sport the colors of rival Shasta next season for the Wildcats, there’s no doubt Matthews is among the all-time greats to play basketball at Enterprise.

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Foothill’s Josiah Hutt named Shasta County Sports boys basketball MVP

Next month, Josiah Hutt will decide where he’s going to play collegiate basketball.The announcement will cap a decade-long journey that’s seen Hutt grow from a grade-school gym rat playing pickup games at the YMCA against grown me to high school prodigy playing varsity ball as a freshman to a senior leader pushing Foothill to heights its never before accomplished. And finally as the Shasta County Sports boys basketball Most Valuable Player for 2018-19.

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Central Valley chooses WV alumni Aaron Richards as new football coach

Aaron Richards has a championship football pedigree, and plans to bring that lineage to Shasta Lake City as the Central Valley Falcons’ new football coach.Richards grew up in southern Shasta County learning “how to tackle from Coach (Bob) Reid,” before playing high school football with Matt Nichols and Manny Magana at West Valley and college ball at William Penn University. He said he believes he’s the right man for a program that saw the start of success last year after several down seasons since the departure of Matt Hunsaker.

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2018-19 boys All Northern Section basketball teams released

The 2018-19 All Northern Section boys basketball team includes seven Shasta County players, two Mount Shasta brothers and six others who all led their teams to impressive seasons and equally impressive postseason runs.Leading this year’s boys selections is MVP Kole Riccomini of Mount Shasta, who led the Bears to the CIF Division V state title game.

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2018-19 girls All Northern Section basketball teams released

Six Shasta County girls basketball players dot the All Northern Section basketball teams, including the unanimous MVP choice and two of her Enterprise teammates.Jadyn Matthews had a season for the ages in dominating regular season opponents and pushing the Hornets to the Northern California Division II finals.

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