Foothill’s Wilson, WV’s Raby capture Masters wrestling titles; seven locals advance to state tourney

Last year, Earnest Wilson couldn’t earn his starting slot on the Foothill roster.

He was forced to go up two weight classes to 160 pounds to make room for more polished wrestlers on his team, fitting in where he could. And despite giving up 15 pounds to nearly every opponent, he accepted the experience as a building block for his junior campaign.

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Top-seeded West Valley downs No. 8 Colusa 72-61 in D-IV quarterfinals

When it’s the playoffs you do whatever you can to win.

West Valley came into Friday night’s match as the respective No. 1 seed in the Northern Section Division IV playoffs. After having a bye in the first round, West Valley would only get one day of practice in its second week of playoffs due to a snow storm. That wouldn’t stop the Eagles from knocking off eight-seeded seed Colusa 72-61 at home.

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Twelve Shasta County grapplers into the semis at NSCIF Masters

Twelve Shasta County wrestlers have reached the semifinals after the opening day of the Northern Section Masters wrestling championships on Thursday at the Redding Civic Auditorium. Another 27 are still alive in the consolation bracket with 1-1 records. Among the semifinalists are top-seeds Rocky Raby of West Valley at 132 pounds and Earnest Wilson of Foothill at 145 pounds.

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Tri Counties Bank Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Sean Proscher, West Valley

Junior Sean Proscher helped the Eagles check off both boxes with wins overs Central Valley and Yreka and earned the Tri Counties Bank Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Week 11, the third time this season he’s grabbed the honor. Proscher, a scoring machine, dropped 23 against the Falcons and followed that 22 points on Senior Night against Yreka.

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Enterprise girls, West Valley boys, Redding Christian boys, girls all grab No. 1 seeds

The Enterprise girls carved through the Eastern Athletic League, going 10-0 in league play and 23-5 over all.

As expected, the Hornets grabbed the No. 1 seed in Division III when the playoff seeding committee met today in Chico. Enterprise has a first-round bye and will draw the winner of the game between No. 4 Red Bluff and No. 5 Shasta.

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