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Shasta County Sports Staff Aaron Williams (from left) Max Keokhamdy, Tracy Holmes, T.J. Holmes and Mike Daly pose at a NorCal basketball game . (Photo by Hung T. Vu)

About Us

The Shasta County Sports team assembled from a couple of former media members, four die-hard sports fans and people passionate about highlighting community athletic achievements. We all have full-time day jobs, a mix of children still at home or grown up, and felt like adding more into the mix to bring the North State the sports coverage the community deserves. And WE’RE EXPANDING thanks to local businesses and our sponsors for seeing the need in the community for what we do.

Our Approach

Shasta County Sports aims to build camaraderie and connect the community through our in-depth reporting to help provide exposure for student-athletes in hopes of them using athletics as a catalyst to further their education and their lives.

What We Cover

Shasta County Sports is here to provide coverage of varsity athletics for 10 Shasta County high schools — Anderson, Burney, Central Valley, Enterprise, Fall River, Foothill, Redding Christian, Shasta, U-Prep and West Valley — plus Shasta College. We are THE SOURCE for North State sports news.

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Stories connect people. And we love telling stories. It’s kind of our thing. If you have a story tip, email us here. We’d love to hear about it.

Join Our Team!

We’re always looking for people who share a passion for our community, journalism and sports. Please email us and tell us what you’d be interested in doing — writing, reporting, photography, videography, data entry or sales — a little bit about yourself and your qualifications (if any) and we’ll respond as quickly as possible.

Aspiring journalists — this is your foot in the door. Gain experience writing/reporting from a veteran staff and build a portfolio of published work.

Our Starting Lineup

Aaron Williams


Aaron is a journalist in the truest form — a crafty wordsmith with a keen eye for editing and design. He’s been a North State staple for nearly 20 years, entrenched in community athletics as a father, a coach and as a member of the media, earning a respected reputation and trustworthy source. He works as a National Editor for MaxPreps.

T.J. Holmes

C0-founder/Managing Editor

T.J. is a national-award winning journalist passionate about local news and telling the story no one else knows about. He’s roamed sidelines, baselines and bleachers in the North State since 2010 and is a content producer from sunup to sundown. Sports are a hobby he shares with his wife Tracy where they’ve spent many dates around a field or court of some sort.

Tracy Holmes

Co-founder/Lead Videographer

The better half of the Holmes duo, Tracy pours her passion into every aspect of her life. This comes from being a decorated high school and collegiate athlete to supporting her children through sports and life. She’s mastered 4-plus years of camera work for game highlights as she carries an instinctive eye for action-packed and highlight-reel plays.

Mike Daly

Chief Photographer

Mike, aka “Mr. National” from when his photography and tireless work ethic from covering the Carr Fire was picked up by national news outlets, captures the can’t-miss plays and raw emotion from competition. He might be best known for his emergency and wildfire coverage, serving the community as a volunteer information specialist through his lens. But he’s just as appreciated on the sidelines around all of the sports teams.

Max Keokhamdy


Max is a young up-and-coming journalist who carries shares a die-hard passion for sports with the rest of the SCS team and has loved sports ever since he can remember. He’s covered Northern Section championship football and basketball games as well as state playoffs games in his first year as a reporter for SCS. Max is currently enrolled at Shasta College and is working toward his Bachelors Degree in journalism.