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North comes together looking for 10th Lions All Star win in past 11 games

The game is played for charity and bragging rights. But West Valley coach Greg Grandell said Wednesday the key to winning the Lions All Star Football game is something altogether different.

2019 All-Northern Section softball team released

Three Shasta County girls were named to the 2019 All-Northern Section softball team, released Tuesday morning.

Shasta’s Alyssa Pope, headed to Penn on a softball scholarship, is the lone first-team pick from Shasta County, while pitchers Shelby Keltner of Enterprise and Central Valley’s Raegan Breedlove were named as second teamers.

2019 All Northern Section baseball teams released

Foothill junior Dustin Niles was the lone Shasta County representative to the All-Northern Section first team, while the second team saw fellow Cougar Tyler Muszanowski named as well as Shasta’s Brian Kilgore and U-Prep’s Dylan Cabral.

GALLERY: Redding 3 on 3 — Sunday action

The 23rd annual Redding 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament hit the Redding Civic Auditorium blacktop Saturday and Sunday to benefit Elevate Camps.

GALLERY: Redding 3 on 3 – Saturday action

Photo gallery of Saturday’s action at the Redding 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.

Who to watch for at 3-on-3: The Legends

The Redding 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the Redding Civic Auditorium is a true North State spectacle. From the youngsters to the “old(er)” players, the 3-on-3 marks the passing of not just generations, but the passing of the torch.

Who to watch at 3 on 3: High School hoopers

The Redding 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the Redding Civic Auditorium is a true North State spectacle. From the youngsters to the “old(er)” players, the 3-on-3 marks the passing of not just generations, but the passing of the torch.

Who to watch for at 3-on-3: The Future Stars

The Redding 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the Redding Civic Auditorium is a true North State spectacle. From the youngsters to the “old(er)” players, the 3-on-3 marks the passing of not just generations, but the passing of the torch.In the lead to the this weekend’s tournament, Shasta County Sports – a sponsor of the tournament – is taking a look at three groups of players to keep an eye on. We’re calling them “The Legends,” “The Present” and “The Future.”

U-Prep’s Stephens 26th at boys golf state championships

University Prep’s Mark Stephens finished tied for 26th place with a 3-over par 74 at the CIF State Boys Golf Championships Wednesday at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.

Foothill’s Walker, Enterprise’s Winterburn win NAIA softball national title at Southern Oregon

Tayler Walker doesn’t remember what she was thinking as the final out was made in Southern Oregon University’s 8-3 win over Oklahoma City on Wednesday that clinched the NAIA softball national championship.

Redding 3-on-3 tournament spans the generations

Just like the Harlan Carter Invitation to kick off the high school basketball season, the annual 3-on-3 tournament is a right of passage in Redding.While JV and varsity kids get the spotlight during the first week of December for Harlan Carter, the 3-on-3 event, presented by Elevate Camps and sponsored by Lithia Chevrolet and Shasta County Sports, the limelight shines on all ages on the blacktop of the Redding Civic Center.

West Valley’s Rogers, Trinity’s Harper earn top 10 finishes at CIF State track and field championships

West Valley’s Natalie Rogers had her best three discus throws of her prep career in the final week of the season. One turned out to be a personal record to win the Northern Section championship on May 17 and she followed that up with two more for a top 10 finish at the state championships.

Anderson’s Davis inks to D-III Luther College in Iowa for hoops

ANDERSON – College basketball wasn’t a thought for Robbie Davis until his junior year.Despite finishing eighth grade at 6-foot-2, starting ninth at 6-3 and carrying a passion for the game that was pure, it took more than that.

Bull Frogs continuing 20-year tradition at annual Redding 3-on-3 tournament

The first weekend in June is circled on Andy Phillips’ calendar every year.It’s not because of a close relative’s birthday or even his anniversary. In some ways it’s bigger than that for his family and friends.

Baseball all-league teams announced

Here’s a compilation of the various prep baseball all-league teams from throughout the Northern Section. The all-league selections are based on league bylaws and coach voting — not media input.

Softball all-league teams announced

Here’s a compilation of the various prep softball all-league teams from throughout the Northern Section. The all-league selections are based on league bylaws and coach voting — not media input.

Win a Z06 Corvette at the annual Redding 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Lithia Chevrolet of Redding just took the annual Redding 3 on 3 to a whole different level.The two-day basketball tournament presented by Elevate Camps has an extra element to this year’s edition of the summer’s kickoff blacktop event.

Disco Cooper keeps hoopin’ it up at annual 3-on-3 tournament

Growing up in Chicago’s South Side, Lamont “Disco” Cooper knows a thing or two about hoopin’ it up.And that education served him well, not just on the rough-and-tumble courts of the Windy City, but on the blacktop of the Redding Civic Auditorium and the annual Redding 3-on-3 tournament.

U-Prep’s Stephens fourth at NorCal boys golf championships, Panthers finish 11th

At first, Mark Stephens dominated the field in Shasta County. Then it was the Northern Section. On Monday, the U-Prep senior made his mark in all of Northern California.

Shasta College’s Easton Waterman signs to play baseball at Point Loma University

In the end, Easton Waterman’s decision had less to do with the beautiful Point Loma University campus than with the feel he got from the Sea Lions’ baseball coaching staff. Waterman signed his letter of intent Monday to play baseball for the Sea Lions after a standout career at Enterprise High School and Shasta College.

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.

Bottom of lineup propels Chico past Enterprise in Northern Section softball semifinals

Shelby Keltner’s last start in the circle ended with a 14-strikeout performance to top Las Plumas. Keltner, the senior pitcher for the Enterprise High softball team, was efficient once again limiting the hard-hitting heart of the order from the Chico High softball team.However, it was the bottom of the order that did the most damage as the top-seeded Panthers prevailed 3-1 over No. 5 Enterprise Friday afternoon at Chico. 

Martinez, Carrillo stay teammates by signing to play football for Tabor College in Kansas

From Cubs to Blue Jays, both Anderson High football players Joe Carrillo and Mario Martinez are keeping their friendship and brotherhood alive by signing Thursday to continue their education and athletic career for Tabor College, an NAIA program in Wichita, Kansas.

U-Prep boys capture first Masters title in school history, Stephens medalist with 67

University Prep’s boys golf team can call it a clean sweep.The Panthers followed a perfect Northern Athletic League run and the Northern Section Division II title with a Northern Section Masters championship Tuesday at The Links at Rolling Hills in Corning, their first Masters team title in program history.

Keltner pitches No. 5 Enterprise to 3-0 quarterfinal win over No. 4 Las Plumas

Two ace pitchers held the game in the palm of their hands for much of Tuesday afternoon to start the Northern Section softball playoffs.

Past champion Wallen relishes her time on the blacktop in Redding’s 3-on-3 Tournament

Riley Wallen has played in a Northern Section Division III girls basketball final. The Foothill product scored more than 500 points in her high school career.

Foothill wins girls, boys D-I track and field championship

Foothill High won the Northern Section Division I boys and girls track and field championships on Friday at Chico High School.

West Valley wins boys, girls NSCIF D-II track and field championship

West Valley won both the Northern Section Division II boys and girls track and field championships Thursday at Orland High School.

Softball playoff brackets released: Fall River, CV, Redding Christian each a top two seed

The release of the Northern Section softball playoff brackets on Saturday means three Shasta County schools were awarded either the top seed or the No. 2 seed in their respective divisions.

U-Prep boys golf wins D-II championship

University Prep captured the Northern Section Division II boys golf championship on Tuesday at the Links at Rolling Hills in Corning.

Fall River, American Christian Academy earn top seeds in small school baseball playoffs

Two of the four small school baseball teams in Shasta County were awarded the top seed in the Northern Section playoffs when the section office released the Division IV-VII brackets on Thursday.

Niles, Foothill down Chico 5-2 in D-II quarterfinal

Early run support paired with one of the best pitchers in the North State was a perfect recipe shove third-seeded Foothill to a 5-2 home victory over No. 6 Chico in a Northern Section Division II quarterfinal game Tuesday night, presented by Redding Rancheria.

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.

PV boys win D-I golf championship, Chico’s Russo top individual

Brayden Russo’s day began with a test, and ended with one, too.Before Russo, the Chico High boys golfer was to compete in the Division I Championship at Bidwell Park Golf Course Monday, he was scheduled to take an AP Government exam from 8 a.m. to noon.

Foothill boys, girls win EAL track and field championships

Foothill High’s boys and girls track and field team won the Eastern Athletic-Sac River League championship meet on their home turf Friday.

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).

IT’S ON: Redding’s annual 3 on 3 hoops tourney a ‘can’t miss’ event

Stop for a moment and tap into your memory bank to the good old days of blacktop basketball. Friends, teammates and classmates mixing with sunshine, bragging rights and competition.

Foothill’s late rally lifts Cougars past Red Bluff 10-6

Trailing by four in the sixth, without a hit in three innings and star pitcher Dustin Niles chased an inning earlier, the Cougars appeared dead in the water.

Shasta College manages one hit in 4-0 season-ending loss to Butte

Thirty wins — the milestone within Butte’s grasp on more than one occasion in the past, but never secured in the regular season.

GALLERY: Shasta College football spring practice

Shasta College opened up its spring football camp this week and got back on the practice field for the first time since promoting offensive coordinator Bryon Hamilton to head coach in March.

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.

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.

Shasta County Sports 2018-19 All-County boys basketball team

Chances are that if you rolled into a gym with any of the 26 members of the 2018-19 Shasta County Sports’ All Shasta County boys basketball team and called “Next” you’d be playing for a while. The collection of players represents the best the North State has to offer, with All Section players, section-title winners, explosive offensive threats and defensive stalwarts.

Enterprise’s Matthews is the Shasta County Sports Girls Basketball MVP

When last year’s basketball season came to a close, there was a little fear around the county knowing what was coming back.

Shasta County Sports 2018-19 All-County girls basketball team

When you want to put together a complete team, the term “balance” usually lingers around the top of the conversation. Yes, you want a strength and an identity. But when you talk look at the 2018-19 All-Shasta County girls basketball team filled with all-Northern Section and all-league talent, and league and section champions, it will take you awhile to find a weakness.

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.

U-Prep boys golf wins two tournaments in one week

U-Prep’s golf team won the Northern Athletic League match on Tuesday at the Tierra Oaks Golf Club behind Mark Stephens’ 4-under 68.

College bound: West Valley’s Gonzalez signs to play football at Montana’s Rocky Mountain College

Logan Gonzalez didn’t consider himself a college football prospect before his senior year.“I figured I would just start working coming out of high school, it wasn’t even a thing,” Gonzalez said.

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.

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.

West Valley football delivers on promise, presents section championship ring over to late teammate’s family

West Valley High’s football team took on a few different nicknames and identities during the 2018 season.

Enterprise’s Archibald overcomes odds to earn basketball scholarship, signs to Simpson University

Two years ago Karina Archibald’s hopes of playing college basketball were in jeopardy when she dislocated her knee cap and tore the ligament that held it in place.

UC Davis’ Hawkins highlights Lions All-Star Football roster announcement banquet

Dan Hawkins is living proof a small school player can not only hang with the “big guys” on the gridiron but succeed in the sport on the biggest of stages.

GALLERY: Shasta baseball sweeps Enterprise

Photo gallery from the Shasta-Enterprise baseball game on March 22, 2019.

Shasta baseball earns sweep of Enterprise with extra-inning victories

Shasta swept the ninth inning , the day and the series on Thursday, taking a bizarre three-game set over Enterprise that saw two games go extra frames, including one that was played on two different days and two different sites.

Shasta County Sports Report: March 18-24

Here’s a daily recap of prep sports action around Shasta County. We will update the scores and highlights daily (with the newer games on the top). We invites coaches to send in scores and game information at shastacountysports@gmail.com.

West Valley’s Payton Fuller chosen as 2018-19 Spring CIF Spirit of Sport State Award winner

West Valley senior Payton Fuller was selected recently as a recipient of the California Interscholastic Federation Spirit in Sport winner for the 2018-19 spring season.

BREAKING: Thompson steps aside as Shasta College head football coach after 23 years

For the first time since the turn of the century, Shasta College will have a new head football coach.

Foothill’s Dustin Niles fans nine in two-hit, complete game 7-1 win over Eureka

Before Friday’s game against Eureka at the Jim Morley Invitational, Foothill coach Todd Buck talked about that clutch hit that had been eluding the Cougars in the early part of the season.It took a couple of inning – and five runners left on base in the first two frames – before Foothill got the first clutch hit of the day. Add in a stellar nine strikeout, three-hit complete game gem from Dustin Niles and Foothill handled the Loggers 7-1 after getting five insurance runs in the top of the seventh.

GALLERY: Foothill pulls away from Eureka for 7-1

The Foothill High baseball team scored five runs in the top of the seventh to pull away from Eureka for the 7-1 victory in the Jim Morley Invitational at Shasta High School on Friday.

GALLERY: Shasta-West Valley baseball ends in tie

Photo gallery from the Shasta-West Valley baseball game at the Jim Morley Invitational at Shasta High School.

Shasta, West Valley play to 4-all tie in opening game of inaugural Jim Morley Invitational tournament

West Valley scratched out a run in the bottom of the six as Odin Hughes scored from second on a failed pickoff as the Eagles and Shasta finished the time-rule game tied at 4 in the opening game Thursday at the Jim Morley Invitational at Shasta’s DeForest Field.

Shasta County Sports Report: March 11-17

Here’s a daily recap of prep sports action around Shasta County. We will update the scores and highlights daily (with the newer games on the top). We invites coaches to send in scores and game information at shastacountysports@gmail.com.

All-league girls basketball teams announced: Wunner, Alexander co-MVP for Five-Star League

Redding Christian had a unprecedented season for the program.The Lions captured their first Northern Section championship and won a CIF Northern California Regional playoff game

Championship dreams fall short for Mount Shasta Bears in 78-66 loss to Foothill

Kaden Riccomini scored a game-high 29 points for Mount Shasta, but that “moment” would not come for the Bears as Foothill used its length, physicality to create numerous second-chance opportunities in bringing home the school’s second state title with a 78-66 win Friday at Golden 1 Center.

Rosters set for Phil Bryant All-Star basketball games

The lineups have been set for the 24th annual Phil Bryant All-Star basketball games. The boys and girls games are set for March 17 at Pleasant Valley’s Varley Gym. The girls tip off at 4 p.m., while the boys take the floor at 6 p.m.

State final preview: Mount Shasta faces test against Foothill of Bakersfield in Division V championship

The Mount Shasta Bears knew they’d be good heading into the 2018-19 season. They’d come off a 26-4 year in 2017-18 that saw them win the Northern Section Division V crown. But then the Bears drew an unusually high seed – a 15 seed many in the area thought was unfair under the CIF’s new competitive equity model – that resulted in a tough  58-56 road loss to San Francisco’s Urban. The Bears responded this year with a season for the ages, blitzing through all Northern California competition to a 33-1 mark and a chance at an elusive state crown.

Four Shasta College women players earn all-conference honors

Shasta College’s women’s basketball team finished in second place in the Golden Valley Conference this season, one game behind GVC winner College of the Siskiyous, and the Knights had four players earn all-conference honors. The Knights were 7-3 in GVC play.

Knights named to all-conference team

The Shasta College men’s basketball team tied for third place in the GVC in 2018-19 with a 5-5 conference record. Butte won the conference at an 8-2 mark and Lassen followed at 7-3. All Shasta College basketball coverage is sponsored by Sierra Pacific Industries.

Mount Shasta boys earn trip to Division V state title game with 80-56 NorCal finals victory

Coming into the 2018-19 season Mount Shasta coach Cliff Blakely wanted his team to win one state playoff game. Now, Blakely wants his team to win one more.The Bears, who hadn’t won a NorCal game in the two previous years, won their fourth Northern California Division V playoff game and punched their ticket to the state finals on Friday with an 80-56 win over second-seeded Dinuba in a stuffed Mount Shasta gymnasium.

Enterprise comes up short to No. 1 Menlo 53-38 in CIF NorCal D-II final

Enterprise might be the most polished team in the Northern Section and definitely north of the Bay Area in Division II.

Tri Counties Bank Scoreboard: CIF NorCal Regional Championships

Follow the action on the Tri Counties Bank CIF NorCal Regional Championship scoreboard with three games featuring Northern Section CIF teams.

GALLERY: Redding Christian boys win NorCal D-VI semis over Jewish Community

Photo gallery of the Redding Christian-Jewish Community boys basketball CIF NorCal Regional Division VI semifinal on March 3, 2019.

GALLERY: Enterprise girls beat Cosumnes Oaks in NorCal D-II semifinals

Photo gallery of the Enterprise-Cosumnes Oaks girls basketball CIF NorCal Regional Division II semifinal on March 3, 2019.

Enterprise advances to NorCal Division II finals after 56-49 win over Cosumnes Oaks in semis

Karina Archibald provided a calming influence early, Jadyn Matthews stepped up with a monster second half and freshman Abby Shoff came up with several huge moments down the stretch as No. 3 seed Enterprise bounced seventh-seed Cosumnes Oaks (Elk Grove) 56-49 to advance to the Northern California Division II finals on Tuesday.

Nelson-Crowell, Larson come up big for Lions in 49-47 win over Jewish Community in NorCal D-VI semis

PALO CEDRO – A little over a year ago, Drew Nelson-Crowell was cut from the Foothill freshman basketball team. Now, the 6-foot-5 sophomore center is one win away from capturing a CIF Northern California championship.

Top-seed Mount Shasta set to host D-V NorCal title game after 87-79 OT win over Eastside College Prep

The Mount Shasta Bears are hosting the Northern California Division V title game on Tuesday with a spot in the state finals on the line.The top-seeded Bears needed overtime to beat No. Eastside College Prep (East Palo Alto) 87-79 in the shadow of Mt. Shasta on Saturday.  It was the closest game the 32-1 Bears have played all season, the 73-68 Dec. 7 loss to Klamath Union not withstanding. Mount Shasta is unbeaten in California this season.

Foothill’s ‘Cinderella’ run comes up short with 69-63 OT loss to No. 3 University in NorCal Semis

In the heart of San Francisco, at the famous Kezar Pavilion, the clock finally struck midnight on the Foothill Cougars’ Cinderella run.After beating the second-seeded Las Lomas, and No. 7 Fortuna — both on the road — the 15th-seeded Cougars fell short, losing a double-overtime 69-63 thriller to University.

Late turnovers sink Redding Christian girls in 48-47 NorCal D-VI final loss

Saturday night’s CIF NorCal Region Division VI semifinals saw No. 5 Forest Lake Christian Falcons upset the top-seeded Redding Christian Lions (27-4) in a nail-biter 48-47, sponsored by Redding Rancheria.

Tri Counties Bank Scoreboard: CIF State Quarterfinals

Follow the action of the Northern Section boys and girls basketball teams in the CIF NorCal semifinals.

GALLERY: Enterprise girls pound Palo Alto in CIF NorCal Quarterfinals

Photos from the Enterprise-Palo Alto girls CIF NorCal Regional Quarterfinal game on Feb. 28, 2019, sponsored by Redding Rancheria.

Third-seeded U-Prep gets close, falls 51-36 to Wood of Vacaville in NorCal D-IV quarterfinals

Every time the U-Prep boys basketball team would cut into the Wood (Vacaville) lead on Thursday, the Wildcats had an answer. Whether it was a pressure turnover or a clutch bucket, the No. 6 seed in the NorCal Division IV playoffs countered everything the No. 3 Panthers (26-7) threw at them as Wood (25-7) advanced to the quarterfinals with a 51-36 win. All playoff coverage is presented by Redding Rancheria.

Foothill rallies from 12-point deficit to stun Fortuna 58-56 in NorCal D-II Quarterfinals

Don’t count out the Cougars just yet.Foothill High’s boys basketball team rallied from a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit to pull off another upset victory in the CIF NorCal Division III playoffs, rallying late to beat No. 7 Fortuna 58-56 Thursday night, presented by Redding Rancheria.

Shasta County Sports Report: Feb. 25-March 3

Here’s a daily recap of prep sports action around Shasta County. We will update the scores and highlights daily (with the newer games on the top). We invites coaches to send in scores and game information at shastacountysports@gmail.com. This week’s SCS Report is brought to you by Tri Counties Bank.

Enterprise not slowing down after 65-42 drubbing of Palo Alto in NorCal D-II Quarterfinal

Anthony Williams wasn’t happy when he found out his Enterprise girls basketball team was moved up to Division II for the state playoffs.

Redding Christian overcomes slow start to down Mendocino 60-48 in NorCal D-VI Quarterfinals

Redding Christian’s second half surge helped the Lions defeat Mendocino 60-48 Thursday night in the CIF NorCal Division VI Quarterfinals, presented by Redding Rancheria, and remain perfect at 32-0, advancing to the NorCal D-VI semifinals on Saturday.

Top-seeded Lions win big over Calistoga in NorCal D-VI Quarterfinals

Getting up on top early is huge. Especially in the state playoffs.Coming off their first section title in school history, the Redding Christian Lions (27-3) came into the NorCal Division VI playoffs as the top seed, which earned them the home game against no. 8 Calistoga (15-12) on Wednesday night.

Shasta College falls short to Mission College 79-74 in state playoff game

Jerry Brown and the Shasta College women’s basketball team knew
they were up against one of the highest scoring teams in the state, full of
shooters and a team that liked to push the tempo.

No. 3 U-Prep boys squeeze out CIF D-IV state win over No. 14 Ripon 46-42

Sometimes the shots don’t fall early on, but you just keep shooting.After capturing The Northern Section Division IV title on Friday, the University Prep Panthers earned themselves the No. 3 seed and a home game in the CIF D-IV State Playoffs against No. 14 Ripon.

Enterprise girls gut out 52-41 Division II win over Whitney

Defense might win championship, but making free throws doesn’t hurt.Enterprise senior Jadyn Matthews made 8-of-12 free throws in the second half – and 12-of-16 overall – in the Hornets’ 51-42 NorCal Division II first-round win over Whitney (Rocklin) at Manatowa Gymnasium.

Foothill girls pull off ugly 45-40 win over Colfax for program’s first state playoff victory

Leading by two with 19 seconds left, Riley Wallen made both ends of a 1-and-1, walked over to her teammates in the following timeout and jokingly wiped her brow.It was that kind of a game for the Cougars.

Tri Counties Bank Boys Basketball Team of the Week: Austin Larson, Redding Christian

It’s been a big week for Austin Larson.The Redding Christian senior forward hit both a career milestone and followed it up with an even more incredible accomplishment. In three games last week (all wins), Larson surpassed 2,000 career points in his four-year varsity career, becoming the 24th person in California state history to do so.

Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Redding Christian Lions

Redding Christian’s girls basketball team got to hoist a Northern Section championship plaque for the first time in program history on Saturday when it beat Etna in the Division VI final.

Astro Jump Boys Basketball Team of the Week: U-Prep Panthers

There can only be one first time – and for the U-Prep boys basketball team, that first happened Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. The Panthers handled West Valley 53-42 to win the Northern Section Division IV boys basketball title – the first in school history. For their historic accomplishment, U-Prep is the Astro Jump Boys Basketball Team of the Week for Week 13.

Tri Counties Bank Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Abby Shoff, Enterprise

Abby Shoff jumped in the deep end of the pool – going from junior high to varsity basketball over the summer. And rather than needing a life preserver, the Enterprise freshman is doing metaphorical triple gainers off the high dive as she helped the Hornets win the Northern Section Division III girls crown on Saturday at Shasta College.The ninth-grader scored 15 in Enterprise’s dominant 71-50 win over Foothill and is the Tri Counties Bank Girls Basketball Player of the Week in Shasta County for Week 13.

Shasta College women to host state playoff game Wednesday

The California Community College Athletic Association released the bracket for the Women’s Basketball State Tournament and Shasta College is seeded 16th and hosts a play-in game on Wednesday against No. 17 Mission of Santa Clara.

CIF State Basketball brackets released: 6 Shasta County hoops teams awarded home state playoff game

All four of the Shasta County girls and boys basketball teams who won a Northern Section title this weekend were given a home game in the CIF State Basketball Tournament brackets when they were released on Sunday afternoon.

Foothill comes up short 43-41 to top-seeded Pleasant Valley in D-III boys title game

Four times Foothill had an opportunity to take a lead in the final 70 seconds. And four times, the Cougars couldn’t connect.

Hutt’s ride from elementary school to the section finals makes for a fun trip down memory lane

As a freshman, Josiah Hutt scored three points in Liberty Christian’s 2016 Northern Section Division VI 45-27 title win over Chester. One year later, Hutt and the Patriots were trounced 85-26 by Fall River in the 2017 D-VI title game.Hutt has made a career out of making it to the section finals, transferring to Foothill after Liberty Christian shuttered its doors and helping the Cougars to the 2018 championship game. This time, Hutt and the Cougars ran into Kevein Kremer and the eventual state champion Pleasant Valley Vikings.On Saturday, Hutt and the Cougars had a shot at redemption and revenge, again playing the Vikings, who again came in as the Division III top seed. For the third time in four years, Hutt’s team fell short as the Vikings beat Foothill 43-40.

Shoff, Matthews deliver D-III title for Enterprise with 71-50 win over No. 2 Foothill

Abby Shoff almost wasn’t a varsity player three months ago.

Fast forward to Saturday and the Enterprise freshman post was a catalyst for delivering the Hornets a 10th Northern Section banner.

Enterprise girls show the present, future are both bright

The present and the future collided Saturday night in the Northern Section Division III girls title game as the Enterprise Hornets showed why they might be considered a favorite to advance deep in the NorCal playoffs and beyond. They also showed a glimpse of what could be coming in the next few years.

Larson wills No. 1 Redding Christian to 54-50 D-VI championship over American Christian with big fourth quarter

What Austin Larson can do on a basketball court will leave you speechless. And then he’ll find a way to top that yet again.

Clutch shot propels Redding Christian girls to 41-37 overtime win in Division VI finals

Redding Christian’s Aleah Matos scored eight points in the Lions’ 41-37 win over Etna on Saturday in the Northern Section Division VI girls championship game. None were bigger, however, than the game-tying 3-pointer the sophomore drained from the right corner to give RC life and send the game to overtime. In the extra period, Sammie Wunner took over down low and helped Redding Christian win the battle of the Lions and avenge last season’s 46-36 section title loss to Fall River.

Butte Valley pulls away from McCloud late for 72-64 Division VII boys title victory

The Butte Valley Bulldogs got 24 points from Levi Robertson, Zach Hensley scored 20 and Jacob Field added 14 as the Bulldogs beat the upstart McCloud Loggers 72-64 in the Northern Section Division VII boys championship game. All playoff coverage is presented by Redding Rancheria.

Miller scores 43, leads Surprise Valley to back-to-back Division VII girls titles

Not Oops, she did it again. But WOW, she did it again.Surprise Valley’s Sydney Miller scored 43 points, leading the Hornets to a 67-62 overtime win over Greenville on Saturday in the Northern Section Divison VII girls basketball championship game. It was an encore performance for Miller, who dropped 20 in Surprise Valley’s 41-38 win last season over Happy Camp.

Tri Counties Bank Scoreboard: NSCIF Basketball Finals

Follow the action of the Northern Section boys and girls championship basketball games from Shasta County Sports staff at Shasta College.

GALLERY: U-Prep beats West Valley 53-42 for boys D-IV championship

The University Prep boys basketball team took advantage of a cold-shooting West Valley squad in the first-half and held its composure to fight off the Eagles’ push in the second half for a 53-42 win in the Northern Section Division IV championship at Butte College on Friday night.

Mount Shasta boys slice through Durham with second-half blitz to win Division V title 61-41

Mount Shasta came back from a 28-24 halftime deficit to make it 24 straight wins and back-to-back Division V championships as Kole Ricomini scored 27 and brother Kaden Ricomini added 20 in the Bears 61-41 win over the Trojans.

Three Northern Section wrestlers advance in CIF State Wrestling Championships

Three Northern Section wrestlers are still alive after two days of action at the CIF State Wrestling Championships in Bakersfield.

U-Prep boys top West Valley 53-42 in D-IV championship, to capture first section title

The West Valley Eagles couldn’t have been any colder from the field in the first half, and the U-Prep Panthers couldn’t have been more resilient in the second half.

Players to watch for in each of the 10 Northern Section basketball finals

Championship weekend is here and it’s a hoops heaven for basketball lovers with 10 games spread out over two days, starting Friday at Butte College with Divisions IV and V and wrapping up Saturday at Shasta College with Divisions III, V, and VII.

Foothill’s Williford picks up two wins at CIF State Wrestling Championships, four locals eliminated

Three Shasta County wrestlers out of seven made it to the second day of competition in the CIF State Wrestling Championships Thursday in Bakersfield but only one earned a win.

Foothill grad Wallace signs to play volleyball for College of Idaho

Cameron Wallace had her taste of playing volleyball at a four-year university before. After a year back at junior college ball with Shasta College, Wallace is ready to take the next step.

Redding Christian stays perfect at 30-0 with 54-44 semifinal win over Weed

The Redding Christian boys basketball team will return to the Northern Section Division VI championship game to defend their title thanks to a 54-44 victory over the Weed Cougars Wednesday night. Shasta County Sports playoff coverage is sponsored by Redding Rancheria.

Relentless Lions handle Fall River 57-42 in D-VI semifinals

The top-seeded Redding Christians girls basketball team jumped out to a 12-0 lead and never looked back in a 57-42 win over No. 4 Fall River Wednesday night in a Northern Section Division VI semifinal, presented by Redding Rancheria.

Foothill’s Mr. Hustle, Luke Lindsey, helps fuel Cougars past Enterprise and into section finals

If the coaching axiom that hustle never takes a night off is true – and it is – then meet Luke Lindsey, hustle’s posterboy.

The Foothill junior is part spark plug, part Red Bull in a uniform, part gnat at the picnic that you can’t quite swat away. And the sum of those parts is a dynamic floor presence that’s a perfect complement to the scoring ability of the Cougars’ unquestioned senior leader Josiah Hutt and the smooth under-the-radar game of fellow junior Bekdoo Lewis.

Hutt, Foothill gut out 55-50 win over Enterprise in D-III semifinals

It was only a matter of time before Josiah Hutt took over.

And this time he brought his fluid jumper along for the ride to send the Cougars into the finals for the fourth time in five years.

Top-seeded West Valley blows out Paradise for trip to D-IV finals

For every high school basketball player, a chance to play in the section championship game is what it’s all about. The West Valley Eagles are traveling to Butte College Friday night for their first D-IV Section title game since 2009.

PV starts fast to dismantle Shasta 78-59 in D-III semifinal

Nine days without playing a game left the Pleasant Valley boys basketball team wondering how it would start against a red-hot Shasta squad in the Northern Section semifinals.

Seven locals headed to the CIF State Wrestling Championships in Bakersfield

The CIF state wrestling championships begin Thursday at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield with the first-round of action kicking off at 1 p.m. and the fourth round on consolation should wrap up around 8:45 p.m.

GALLERY: Enterprise girls dominate Red Bluff 77-36 in D-III semis

The top-seeded Enterprise High girls basketball team blew out No. 4 Red Bluff 77-36 Tuesday night in a Northern Section Division III semifinal, sponsored by Redding Rancheria.

Top-seeded Willows hangs on to beat No. 5 West Valley 51-48 in girls D-IV semis

It’s been a while since the Willows High girls basketball team has truly been tested on the court.

The Honkers have rolled through opponents, often doubling up other teams, which earned them a No. 1 seed in Division IV.

Enterprise girls race into Division III finals with team effort in 77-36 win over Red Bluff

Make no mistake – the Enterprise girls basketball team is no one-trick pony. Yes, Jadyn Matthews is the senior leader of the 24-5 Hornets, but the cast that surrounds her can ball.

And the top-seeded Hornets did just that Tuesday in a 77-36 Northern Section Division III semifinal win over Red Bluff at Manatowa Gym that saw 11 of the 14 rostered players score. All playoff coverage is presented by Redding Rancheria.

No. 2 Foothill rallies past PV 65-52 to earn first section finals berth since 2005

To reach the Northern Section finals for the first time in 14 years, the Foothill High girls basketball team was going to have to slay its biggest nemesis during that drought.

Larson reaches 2,000 career points in Redding Christian’s 80-56 quarterfinal win over Quincy

Rotate bodies onto Austin Larson, pound him, pull him, grab him, wear him down.  That is how the Quincy Trojans decided to try and beat the Redding Christian Lions.

Tri Counties Bank Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Sammie Wunner, Redding Christian

When one player scores as much as the entire opposing team, it’s sure going to catch some attention. Stats aside, Redding Christian junior center Sammie Wunner has turned a corner the second half of the season and is a rising talent to keep an eye on as the Lions push for a Northern Section championship.

Astro Jump Boys Basketball Team of the Week: West Valley Eagles

or the nine-point win and holding serve in the usually wild D-IV playoffs, the West Valley Eagles are the Astro Jump Boys Basketball Team of the Week for Week 12.

Girls Basketball Team of the Week: West Valley Eagles

Winning in the playoffs isn’t always easy. Winning on the road in the postseason is even tougher. West Valley High’s girls basketball team happened to do both last week.

West Valley thrower Rogers headed to Cal Poly for D-I scholarship

West Valley High senior track and field standout Natalie Rogers signed a full-ride athletic scholarship to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo over the weekend, West Valley athletic director Scott Fairley said in a press release.

Tri Counties Bank Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Lambert Salvatierra, West Valley

He’s a grinder, who never stops moving on offense and defense and helped the Eagles move on to the Northern Section Division IV quarterfinals with a 72-61 win over No. 8 Colusa on Friday. Salvatierra had a triple-double in the win – 12 points, 11 assists and 10 boards – and is the Tri Counties Bank Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Week 12.

Shasta loses to Chico 4-0 in girls NSCIF D-I soccer championship

The week has been anything but normal for the Shasta High girls soccer team. 

GALLERY: Shasta College men dropped by Siskiyous 73-69

The Shasta College men’s basketball team lost 73-69 at home on sophomore night to College of the Siskiyous in the Sierra Pacific Industries College Game of the Week.

Knights can’t clinch GVC title, falter late to lose to Siskiyous 65-61

The wait to capture the Golden Valley Conference title will have to come down to the final game of the season.

GALLERY: Shasta College women fall to Siskiyous 65-61

The Shasta College women’s basketball team lost at home on sophomore night to College of the Siskiyous 65-61 in the Sierra Pacific Industries Women’s College Game of the Week. 

Rally falls short for Shasta College men in 73-69 loss to Siskiyous

The College of the Siskiyous men’s basketball team led Shasta College for 39 minutes and 54 seconds Saturday while holding off a furious Knights rally late in the second half to hang on for a 73-69 Golden Valley Conference win in the Sierra Pacific Industries College Game of the Week.

Shasta boys run to 91-64 win over Chico in Division III playoffs

There were two quintessential moments – one in each half – in the Shasta boys basketball team’s 91-64 Northern Section Division III playoff win over Chico on Friday night at Harlan Carter Gym.

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.

GALLERY: NSCIF Masters wrestling championships

Two Shasta County wrestlers captured their respected weight classes Friday night at the Northern Section CIF Masters wrestling championships at the Redding Civic Auditorium while another five earned a state bid.

Foothill pounds Las Plumas 69-21 in D-III playoffs

Impressive league performances allowed for a rare doubleheader playoff basketball tilt in Palo Cedro on Friday night featuring both Foothill High School varsity basketball teams.

Hot start leads to Foothill girls blowing out Las Plumas in D-III quarterfinals

The Foothill High School varsity girls basketball team was riding a four-game win streak coming into Friday night’s Division III quarterfinal playoff game against Las Plumas. Mark it five wins.

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.

Redding Christian girls hammer Tulelake 65-23 in D-VI quarterfinal

The top-seeded Redding Christian’s girls basketball team hammered Tulelake 65-23 Friday night at Fitzpatrick Gymnasium in a Northern Section Division VI playoff game.

Eagles’ strong finish ends Tigers season, WV girls advance to D-IV semis

Ahead by just three points, the West Valley High girls basketball team was able to shut down Oroville over the final seven minutes. 

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.

Cold shooting night dooms No. 7 U-Prep girls in 44-34 loss to No. 10 Wheatland

The playoffs are a tough time to have a bad shooting night. The seventh-seeded U-Prep girls basketball team found that out Tuesday in a 44-34 loss to No. 10 Wheatland in the Northern Section Division IV playoffs.

Defense propels No. 5 West Valley to 46-35 win over No. 12 Anderson in D-IV playoffs

Playing a team four times in one season has its perks.

On one hand, there aren’t many surprises come playoff time. And if one side finds success, there’s no shortage of confidence to propel another win.

Astro Jump Boys Basketball Team of the Week: Shasta Wolves

The Shasta Wolves are right there, especially after a 2-0 week to end the regular season and heading into the Northern Section Division III playoffs with the No. 4 seed and momentum. The Wolves exacted revenge over Enterprise on Tuesday and then beat Red Bluff in a statement game and earned the the Astro Jump Boys Basketball Team of the Week. It’s the second time the Wolves have earned the honors.

Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Enterprise Hornets

Enterprise capped its 23-5, 10-0 EAL regular season with blowout wins over Shasta and Chico last week and assured itself that the road to the D-III crown runs through the Hornets. For that, the Hornets are the Shasta County Sports Girls Basketball Team of the Week for the third time this season.

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.

Tri Counties Bank Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Jenna Wallace, Foothill

There are several reason the Foothill girls basketball team is enjoying its best season in more than 15 years. None bigger, however, than the play of senior post Jenna Wallace, the Tri Counties Bank Girls Basketball Player of the Game honors for Week 11.

Shasta men fall 60-57 to Butte; women rout Roadrunners 76-58

After trailing in the free-throw attempt battle all night, the Shasta College men’s basketball team found itself at needing to … miss.

With Butte College leading 60-57 with under 10 seconds remaining, Marco Tapia was fouled with 7.3 seconds left and a chance to ice the game with a pair of freebies. He missed both and the Knights called a timeout. On the ensuing inbounds, Mikey Maasen was fouled near midcourt with 5.1 seconds left and sent to the line in the double bonus.

After missing the first, Maasen needed to carom the free throw off the rim and hope it bounced to a teammate who might find a game-tying 3-point opportunity. Maasen’s intentional miss missed the rim and the Roadrunners inbounded the ball and came away with a hard-fought 60-57 Golden Valley Conference road win on Saturday in the Sierra Pacific Industries College Game of the Week..

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.

Shasta, PV girls soccer play to 2-all tie in regular season finale

Entering halftime of Friday’s soccer match between the Pleasant Valley and Shasta High girls soccer teams, the Vikings seemed to be in control of the game.

While the Vikings may have looked to be dominating the early stages of the game, playing their best half of soccer all season in their final regular season game according to coach Eric Snedeker, Shasta picked up play in the second half, using two late goals to tie PV 2-2 at the end of the 80 minutes of regulation.

Eagles finish with 72-51 win over Yreka, wait on Division IV seeding

The Eagles wrapped up Northern Athletic League play in a dominant 72-51 win over Yreka.

Shasta boys head into playoffs on hot streak after 79-34 win over Red Bluff

The Wolves got 54 points in the middle quarters to pull away from Red Bluff for a 79-34 win in the regular-season finale. Shasta (15-12, 5-5 Eastern Athletic League) got 18 points from Caden Turner and JT Beasley, while Caden Cushamn chipped in 14 and James Weaver added 11.

Shasta County Sports Report: Feb. 4-10

Here’s a daily recap of prep sports action around Shasta County. We will update the scores and highlights daily (with …

Chico girls soccer gets late goal to down Shasta 1-0

Entering Wednesday’s matchup of the the top two girls soccer teams in the Eastern Athletic League and the second and third ranked teams in the Northern Section, Shasta needed a win to tie Chico for the top spot in the division, while Chico was looking to secure the No. 1 seed.

Foothill’s Jayden Gordon signs Division I football offer to play at Idaho State

Jayden Gordon is among a handful of players to sign to schools on Wednesday, including West Valley’s Devin Low, who signed to play football for Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Mont, and Enterprise’s Sydney Whetstone, who is inked to play basketball at Pacific Union College in Napa.

Shasta boys put pieces together in dominating 75-58 win over Enterprise

For Shasta, it was a night where everything clicked. For Enterprise, it was a wake-up call.

The Wolves came out from the gate, raced out to a 17-point halftime lead and never looked back en route to a 75-58 win over the Hornets on Tuesday at Harlan Carter Gym.

Northern Section releases final basketball playoff points before Saturday’s seeding meeting

The Foothill girls basketball team is having its best season in 15 years. The proof is in record … and playoff points released by the Northern Section today. The Cougars are No. 2 in Division III heading into the final week of the regular season, having jumped Pleasant Valley since the initial playoff points release last week. The playoff seeding committee meets Saturday to set the playoffs and there’s a good chance Friday’s meeting between the Cougars and Vikings could decide the second seed.

Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Foothill Cougars

With two games left in the regular season, the Foothill girls basketball team is having a high-water mark year. The Cougars’ 16-9 overall mark is the second-best mark in the MaxPreps era (2004-present) and can tie the 04-05 team with 18 wins if Red Thunder goes perfect this week against Red Bluff and Pleasant Valley.

Last week, Stephanie Ahluwalia’s bunch went 2-0 with wins over Shasta (54-40) and Chico (56-53) to earn the Girls Basketball Team of the Week honors.

Tri Counties Bank Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Jadyn Matthews, Enterprise

Death, taxes and Jadyn Matthews – some things are just reliable. The Enterprise senior again put up monster numbers helping the Hornets to clinch the Eastern Athletic League title last week with a road win over Pleasant Valley.

Matthews dropped 32 in the 64-59 victory over the Vikings, the reigning section champions. She followed that up with a 22 and 11 night in a 65-55 win over Red Bluff. Her efforts earned Matthews the Tri Counties Bank Girls Basketball Player of the Game honors for Week 10. It’s the second consecutive week she’s grabbed the honor and the fourth time this season.

Tri Counties Bank Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Josiah Hutt, Foothill

Josiah Hutt dropped 21 on the Wolves and followed that with a 17-point night in a 62-43 win over Chico. His efforts earned him the Tri Counties Bank Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Week 10, the second time this season Hutt has grabbed the honor.

Astro Jump Boys Basketball Team of the Week: U-Prep Panthers

Three days after losing its leading scorer in a Northern Athletic League win over Anderson, the U-Prep Panthers went into a Friday showdown with West Valley knowing a loss would likely sink their league title aspirations. Adding to the difficulty factor, last season’s league MVP, Jordan Miller, was also out against the Eagles with an ankle injury.

But the Panthers responded with a 59-54 win over the Eagles to deadlock Dub-V at 7-1 in NAL play heading into the final week of the regular season. For their perfect week and gritty homecoming win, the U-Prep Panthers are the Astro Jump Boys Basketball Team of the Week. It’s the second time the Panthers have earned the honors.

Chico captures 11th straight EAL wrestling title, Foothill finishes second

The Chico High wrestling team began the postseason the same way it has for the past 11 years — with a league title.

Shasta College leans on experience to beat Redwoods 65-59, stay atop GVC standings

Jordan Martinez and the core sophomores that make up Shasta College’s women’s basketball team have been patiently waiting for their time to shine.

Knights come alive in 91-44 pounding of Redwoods

It’s not often everyone on a college basketball team gets playing time when you get into conference play. It’s more even rare when every player scores…in the first half.

U-Prep boys rally late to top West Valley 59-54

U-Prep entered Friday night’s homecoming game in a dire situation, facing the top team in the Northern Athletic League without its leading scorer and last year’s league MVP.

West Valley pushes its way to the top with 37-35 win over U-Prep

The Eagles’ Northern Athletic League title hopes are still alive.

Ashlee Lewis banked in a six-footer for the go-ahead bucket with 36 seconds left to lift West Valley High’s girls basketball team to a 37-35 road victory to not only spoil U-Prep’s homecoming night but prevent the Panthers from clinching the NAL title.

Shasta County Sports Report: Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Here’s a daily recap of prep sports action around Shasta County. We will update the scores and highlights daily (with the newer games on the top). We invites coaches to send in scores and game information at shastacountysports@gmail.com.

West Valley’s Sulzer named Shasta County Sports Heisman winner for 2018 football season

Bailey Sulzer wasn’t satisfied with being a difference-maker. He wanted more.

After a three-year varsity career at West Valley, Sulzer sits second in school history in nearly every rushing stat category behind Eagles’ legend Austin Clark. Sulzer, only five years younger than Clark, once idolized his on-field persona and leadership qualities.

Foothill’s Jayden Gordon named Shasta County Sports Offensive MVP

Foothill quarterback Jayden Gordon became the ultimate high school football weapon over the course of his senior season. Gordon threw for 1,488 yards this season on 88-of-199 passing attempts and 14 touchdowns while adding 1,477 yards rushing and 24 TDs on the ground for the Cougars to earn the Shasta County Sports Offensive Most Valuable Player honors.

All-Shasta County Football Team: Offense

The inaugural Shasta County Sports All-County Football Team, sponsored by Redding Rancheria, highlights those players in the 10-school region and their athletic achievements.

All-Shasta County Football Team: Defense

The inaugural Shasta County Sports All-County Football Team, sponsored by Redding Rancheria, highlights those players in the 10-school region and their athletic achievements.

U-Prep girls cruise to 55-33 non-league win over Redding Christian

The U-Prep girls got 18 points from freshman Jordan McCoy, 13 from Kaleia Mizuta and 12 from Madi Friebel as the Panthers downed Redding Christian 55-33 on Wednesday at home.

Enterprise boys can’t overcome talented PV squad in 65-54 loss

Enterprise can’t keep the fire going as the Hornets fall short to Pleasant Valley.

Enterprise girls own top spot after Northern Section releases first playoff points

It should be no surprise that the Enterprise girls basketball team has the top spot in Division III in the first round of playoff points, released by the Northern Section this week.

The 19-5 Hornets are tops in record and divisional record and No. 2 in strength of schedule (SOS), earning 4 points. The playoff point formula takes into account those three factors to rank teams. The playoff committee meets Feb. 9 to set the brackets.

Enterprise girls clinch EAL title with 64-59 win at PV

The Pleasant Valley High girls basketball team led by nine with about 5 ½ minutes left in the third quarter of Tuesday‘s monumental showdown at home against Eastern Athletic League leader Enterprise.

Foothill outlasts Shasta for 72-67 overtime win

The Shasta Wolves played 30 minutes of pretty good basketball Tuesday against Foothill. Problem is, including the overtime period, the game lasted 36 minutes.

Foothill (18-7, 5-2 Eastern Athletic League took advantage of ice-in-the-veins free throw shooting late, five players in double figures and a few bad possessions by the Wolves to come away with a 72-67 EAL win at the Cougars’ Palace.

Astro Jump Boys Basketball Team of the Week: Enterprise Hornets

When it all comes together, it’s a beautiful thing.

For the past few weeks, the players on the Enterprise High have accepted their roles.

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

There’s a player in southern Shasta County who is quietly putting up a banner season for one of the best teams in the area and the Northern Section.

Tri Counties Bank Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Jadyn Matthews, Enterprise

It isn’t just that Jadyn Matthews might be the most complete girls basketball player in the Northern Section. It’s that Matthews makes those around he better too.

Girls Basketball Team of the Week: U-Prep Panthers

The U-Prep girls basketball team is sitting at 5-1 in Northern Athletic League play heading into a tough three-game week that culminates with a showdown against West Valley, also 5-1 in league.

Last week, the Panthers did a good job of TCB (taking care of business) in NAL play, getting a tough home overtime win over Lassen and a road win against a CV team that’s not faring well in league but is vastly improved. For the perfect week, U-Prep is the Shasta County Sports Girls Basketball Team of the Week.

14 Shasta County wrestlers ranked in California state rankings

The wrestling league championships in the Northern Section are less than a week away and the Shasta County Sports staff wanted to dive into the California state rankings by weight class, involving only Northern Section grapplers.

Shasta College can’t fall out of first in GVC with 57-47 loss to Feather River

Shasta College’s confidence has been growing since getting into Golden Valley Conference play, winning three of its past four games.

West Valley puts on shooting display to down rival Anderson 61-38

West Valley’s 3-point shooting is a thing of beauty.

West Valley’s impressive 3-point shooting continues in a dominating 61-38 win over Anderson on Friday night to remain on top of the Northern Athletic League.

Catching Fire: Enterprise knocks off Foothill 54-51 for fifth straight win

Nearing the end of January and it’s the Hornets who have the rhythm everyone is longing for.

Shasta boys use second-half burst to distance themselves from Chico in 69-56 win

Chico coach Abe Simmons said before Friday’s game that the Panthers Achilles heel all season has been the third period. The uber-young Panthers do well, he said, in the opening 16 minutes, but have had a hard time coming out of intermission.

The Shasta boys basketball team made Simmons’ words prophetic as the Wolves came out of the locker room nursing a 28-25 lead and proceeded to – after four-possession blip – blitz the Panthers for a 12-0 run over a two-minute span to extend the halftime lead from three to a 38-25 edge en route to a 69-56 victory at Harlan Carter Gym.

Enterprise pounds Foothill 73-31 for ‘statement win’

If one thing is confirmed after Thursday night, it’s that the Hornets are on a different planet compared to the rest of the Northern Section.

Foothill falls short to Chico 41-30 in dual of section powerhouses

Hours before Chico High’s home dual against Foothill, Zach Soto wasn’t quite ready to take the mat.

Redding Christian’s Larson nominated for McDonald’s All-American honors

Austin Larson never thought before the season started he’d be in consideration for an All-American honors.

Shasta boys soccer ties PV, Wolves trail Vikings for top spot in EAL

For the sake of standings, a draw typically favors the road team. The Pleasant Valley High boys soccer team certainly felt that way after Wednesday’s home stalemate against Shasta.

Tri Counties Bank Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Sadie Alexander, Redding Christian

Sadie Alexander has made a name for herself in the North State as one of the better on-ball defenders in the area. It took her two years of varsity to start to emerge as an all-around threat, going from solid complementary piece to Livi Lindsey to blossoming into a leader and dominant guard for Redding Christian.

Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Anderson Cubs

Anderson High’s girls basketball team wasn’t supposed to beat Lassen and Yreka in back-to-back games.

Astro Jump Boys Basketball Team of the Week: Enterprise Hornets

Jim Deaver knew his Enterprise boys basketball team was getting close. The Hornets had been on a roller coaster of wins and losses before a 45-42 overtime loss to rival Foothill. In the loss, the east siders had shown moxie and a fire. The Hornets fell two nights later at Pleasant Valley, but Deaver’s crew bounced back and completed a three-win week last week, handling Red Bluff and rival Shasta at home before dispatching Ceres on Saturday in an MLK showcase game. The trifecta is good enough to earn this week’s Astro Jump Boys Basketball Team of the Week.

Tri Counties Bank Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Khristian Clements, Enterprise

Khristian Clements had a monster week last week, averaging 14 points in Enterprise’s three wins and earns the Tri Counties Bank Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Week 8.

CV boys edge Anderson 53-48 in OT

When you don’t have an explosive lights-out offense, you get it done in other ways.

Different day, different result as Shasta girls handle Red Bluff 63-47

New week, new attitude, new results. Four days after being thumped by Enterprise, the Shasta girls basketball team came out sharp on Tuesday and closed the first half of its Eastern Athletic League schedule with a resounding 63-47 win over Red Bluff at Harlan Carter Gymnasium.

Foothill falters in 4th in 70-61 loss at Pleasant Valley for top spot in EAL

With first place in the Eastern Athletic League up for grabs between Pleasant Valley and Foothill Tuesday at Varley Gym, it was the road team that came out as the aggressor.

Redding Christian girls control FSL with 39-20 win over Burney

The Five-Star League has belonged to the Lions for the past half-decade. And after Tuesday’s 39-20 home victory over Burney at Fitzpatrick Gymnasium, it doesn’t look like Redding Christian is slowing down any time soon.

Shasta County Sports Basketball Lunch Pail Gang

Years ago, when I was at the newspaper, I wrote a basketball piece where I highlighted those kids who I loved watching. Not because they would fill up the basket with points, but because they were solid contributors who came to the job daily and just worked. I called them the Lunch Pail Gang.

Hutt, Foothill down West Valley 53-45 in annual ‘Think Pink’ game

When it’s crunch time, put the ball in Josiah Hutt’s hands.

The Foothill senior’s clutch nine-point fourth quarter helped Foothill knock off West Valley 53-45 on Saturday at Shasta College in The Annual “Think Pink” game.

Enterprise aces exam as school subjects play part in 51-42 win over Shasta

School lets out for Shasta and Enterprise around 2:30 p.m. every day but Wednesday.

Thursday night, the Hornets’ boys basketball team used a little night school to earn a 51-42 win over crosstown rival Shasta. The annual rivalry game featured courses in history, arithmetic, chemistry and physics.

Enterprise finding its groove in 51-42 win over crosstown rival Shasta

At the midpoint of the season, the Hornets are finally settling into their roles and starting to figure it out.

Shasta County Sports Report: Jan. 13-19

Here’s a daily recap of prep sports action around Shasta County. We will update the scores and highlights daily (with the newer games on the top). We invites coaches to send in scores and game information at shastacountysports@gmail.com.

U-Prep girls down West Valley 43-30 to seize control of NAL

The Panthers’ defense is a force to be reckoned with.

The physical defense and ability to draw fouls for the University Prep Panthers helped knock off inner division West Valley 43-30 on Tuesday night.

Larson’s versatility leads Redding Christian to 66-34 blowout win over Chester

Double team Austin Larson they say. Make the other guys beat you. Well, that didn’t work so well either.

Getting defensive: Redding Christian smothers Chester 57-33

When it comes to defense, there might not be a more tenacious girls basketball team in the Northern Section.

Shasta shows grit, can’t get over the hump in 63-53 loss to Pleasant Valley

The equalizer. Trailing teams seek it and teams with the lead fight to not give it up.

Tuesday, the Pleasant Valley boys basketball team kept Shasta from grabbing the equalizer en route to a 63-53 Eastern Athletic League win at Harlan Carter Gym.

Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Enterprise Hornets

To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. As cliche as it seems, it’s a rallying cry for many teams seeking the heights of their sport.

The Enterprise Hornets took a step toward that axiom with their Eastern Athletic League win Friday over Pleasant Valley, last year’s Division II state runner up. And while this year’s Vikings team is different from last year’s squad, PV beat Enterprise last season in the Northern Section Division III finals and the Hornets want to be in the Vikings’ shoes this year.

Tri Counties Bank Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Jadyn Matthews

You don’t have to be a die-hard hoop head to be able to make a case for Jadyn Matthews to win the Tri Counties Bank Girls Basketball Player of the Week nearly every week. The Enterprise senior is next level in the Northern Section, leading in scoring and at the top of most other statistical categories. She’s the first two-time winner of the Shasta County Sports weekly honor.

Astro Jump Boys Basketball Team of the Week: Foothill Cougars

The only thing better than beating your rival during the season is beating both of your rivals.

Midseason girls basketball MVP Watch List

We offer 15 players who’ve shown they can come night in, night out and give their team an opportunity to win. Making the list doesn’t ensure postseason honors (just as not making this list doesn’t exclude from a possible MVP run).

Midseason boys basketball MVP Watch List

There’s still a ton of basketball still to be played between now and the section finals in late February. But the start of league, it’s time to take a look at those players that have stepped up their game over the preseason and enter league as legitimate MVP candidates.

Second-half struggles doom Shasta College women in 71-60 loss to Butte

Live by the 3, die by the 3.

The Knights women’s team couldn’t help but think about the deep-shooting disparity after it helped them in the first half, only to finish shooting 17 percent for the game.

Knights sputter in second half in 76-69 loss to Butte for first GVC loss

As Shasta’s offense stalled for a six-minute period in the second half, Butte feasted on the Knights’ sudden famine.

GALLERY: Foothill girls bury Shasta 71-49

The Foothill High girls basketball team pounded Shasta 71-49 Friday night in Eastern Athletic League play, scoring 20 of its 26 field goals in the paint to move to 11-7 on the year and 1-1 in the EAL.

Inside-out game on point for Foothill girls in 71-49 win over Shasta

When the best of both worlds combine, there’s no stopping the Foothill High girls basketball team.

The Cougars got their shots to fall from the outside early on and it opened up the inside game for senior Jenna Wallace & Co. to take over in a 71-49 dominating home win over Shasta Friday night at The Palace.

Hot-shooting Eagles pound Lassen 72-48 for sixth straight win

Watch out, the Eagles are rolling.

Another impressive outing for the West Valley Eagles as they cruised to another dominant league victory Friday night over Lassen 72-48.

Foothill outmuscles Shasta for a 65-53 road league win

There’s a 1954 book called “How to Lie with Statistics.” The premise is that numbers can, at times, be distorted and twisted to tell half-truths and partial stories.

There was no stretching the truth Thursday to the fact that the stat sheet said the Foothill boys basketball team outrebounded Shasta 36-18 in a 65-53 Eastern Athletic League win at Harlan Carter Gym. The other telling stat was that the Cougars made as many free throws as the Wolves had boards.

GALLERY: Foothill tops Enterprise 45-42 in OT

Foothill High’s basketball team survived a scare, beating rival Enterprise 45-42 on Jan. 8, 2019 to open Eastern Athletic League play with a win.

All-Northern Section football team released; Sulzer & Gordon named MVPs

Seven West Valley Eagles were named to the All-Northern Section Football Team, announced Wednesday. Among the honors for the Eagles included Bailey Sulzer earning the Defensive MVP and Greg Grandell earning the Coach of the Year nod.

Jackson leads Shasta girls to 56-39 league-opening win over Chico

Before Tuesday’s Eastern Athletic League opening, Shasta coach Alicia Dahl talked about how her young Wolves’ squad was learning to play together as a team.

The group of mainly sophomores and juniors have struggled, at times, to play as a unit in a sub-.500 preseason.

Against Chico on Tuesday, the Wolves (7-8, 1-0 EAL) showed flashes of what their coach wants in a 56-39 over the Panthers (8-10, 0-1).

Foothill escapes with 45-42 OT victory over Enterprise in EAL opener

Foothill might be the favorite in the Eastern Athletic League entering Tuesday’s league-opener with rival Enterprise but the Cougars got a bit of a wake-up call.

Tri Counties Bank Boys Basketball Player of the Week: JT Beasley

JT Beasley is like a basketball ninja … if you aren’t constantly vigilant, he will strike and it will be painful.

The Shasta junior is 11th in the Northern Section in scoring at 17.1 points per game, but Beasley isn’t a high-profile spot-up shooter in the section or a dominant low-post threat. Instead, the 5-foot-10 guard is a multi-faceted player who helped lead Shasta to a Dennis Burnum Classic title last week and earned the Tri Counties Bank Boys Basketball Player of the Week honors.

Astro Jump Boys Basketball Team of the Week: Shasta Wolves

Trailing by five in the third period of the Dennis Burnum Classic, the Shasta boys basketball team was at a crossroads. A few weeks back, the Wolves might’ve folded after having a lead and surrendering it.

Tri Counties Bank Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Jenna Adkins

Jenna Adkins is finding a groove. And that’s dangerous for Northern Athletic League opponents.

Girls Basketball Team of the Week: West Valley Eagles

When it comes to high school basketball, it’s easier to work inside then out. West Valley has it easier than most thanks to its duo of forwards Jenna Adkins and Ashlee Lewis.

Mid-season report: 10 boy basketball players to watch

As league play rolls around this week, Shasta County Sports is taking a look at 10 players who impressed during preseason and who we think hoop heads should keep and eye on.

Mid-season report: 10 girl basketball players to watch

As league play rolls around this week, Shasta County Sports is taking a look at 10 girls players who impressed during preseason and who we think hoop heads should keep and eye on.

Shasta boys take Dennis Burnum title with 58-54 win over Paradise

The strategy was simple … don’t let Joe Lawrie beat you. The Shasta boys basketball team was clinging to a 56-53 lead over Paradise with 11.9 seconds left in the title game of the Dennis Byrnum title game at Oroville High School. Shasta’s Caden Turner had just connected on both ends of a one-and-one to put Shasta up by three as the Wolves called timeout to finalize their strategy.

Girls Basketball Mid-season Update: Standings & Stats

League play begins this week and that means it’s time to take a look at the standings and top stat leaders (updated on MaxPreps) so far this season for girls basketball.

Boys Basketball Mid-season Update: Standings & Stats

League play begins this week and that means it’s time to take a look at the standings and top stat leaders (updated on MaxPreps) so far this season.

West Valley wins ‘Beast of the North’ tourney, Foothill has two champions

West Valley High’s wrestling team won the NorCal ‘Beast of the North’ 2019 wrestling tournament Saturday at Anderson High School.

Shasta County Sports Report: Jan. 2-6

Here’s a daily recap of prep sports action around Shasta County. We will update the scores and highlights daily (with the newer games on the top). We invites coaches to send in scores and game information at shastacountysports@gmail.com.

GALLERY: West Valley girls thump Sutter

Photo gallery from West Valley girls basketball team beating Sutter 60-39 in the semifinals of the Eagles’ New Year’s Hoops Tournament.

Enterprise works for 51-38 win over U-Prep at Lady Hornet Class

The Enteprise girls basketball team showed why it’s one of the best, if not the best, team in the Northern Section on Friday, gutting out a 51-38 win over U-Prep that was closer than the final score indicated in the four-team Lady Hornet Classic.

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

Pick your poison … because West Valley’s Sean Proscher can beat you in a number of different ways.

West Valley girls pound Pierce in New Year’s Tourney opener

When you’re rolling, you’re rolling. West Valley got the momentum going early in the first quarter and never looked back in the 67-31 win over Pierce on Thursday night in the opening round of the West Valley New Year’s Hoops Tournament.

Astro Jump Boys Basketball Team of the Week: West Valley Eagles

What do you get when you take perhaps the best pure shooter in the section, pair him with a seasoned point guard and add in cadre of complementary players (who can all ball out)?

You get perhaps the best Division IV team in the Northern Section, the West Valley Eagles.

Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Anderson Cubs

It’s been a season of highs and lows in the young season for the Anderson Cubs so far this season, coach Jeremiah Jones said.

Shasta College goes cold in second half in 65-56 loss to Cabrillo

The night after pounding Gavilan, the Shasta College women’s basketball team couldn’t keep its hot start flowing and dropped a 65-56 contest to Cabrillo College Saturday in the Shasta Crossover.

Knights losing streak reaches eight games after 75-56 loss to Yuba

For more than two decades, Kele Fitzhugh has been pushing the Shasta College men’s basketball team to work hard and the success will come.

Shasta County Sports Report — Dec. 24-30

Here’s a daily recap of prep sports action around Shasta County. We will update the scores and highlights daily (with the newer games on the top). We invites coaches to send in scores and game information at shastacountysports@gmail.com.

Hot-shooting West Valley drops U-Prep 58-43 in Jamie Angley Hornet Classic

West Valley is finding a recipe for success through the first month of the season: get the jump shots going early on and wear teams down by attacking the rim to close it out.

Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Redding Christian Lions

Redding Christian will always lean on its defense. When you have a shutdown guard like Sadie Alexander who carries out the passion of her father and coach Scott Alexander and his defensive mindset, it’s a given.

Tri Counties Bank Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Jenna Wallace

It was only a matter of time before Foothill High’s Jenna Wallace hit her groove.

Astro Jump Boys Basketball Team of the Week: Redding Christian Lions

Most teams don’t play more than three games in a week — even in the preseason. Most teams also usually have depth. And most teams are usually dependent on upperclassmen.

Tri Counties Bank Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Austin Larson

Points, rebounds, wins, records. It’s all starting to pile up for Redding Christian’s Austin Larson.

West Valley fends off Shasta for 57-47 win at Jamie Angley Hornet Classic

the Shasta Wolves got within one with just over 5:30 left to play, but couldn’t climb ahead of West Valley and fell 57-47 to the Eagles in the opening round of the Jamie Angley Hornet Classic. It was the second time in just over two weeks that the Wolves lost to the Eagles, the first being a 68-54 loss in Cottonwood on Dec. 11.

Enterprise boys roll Tokay 69-21 after sluggish start in Jamie Angley Hornet Classic

For the first four minutes, the Hornets looked like they were still enjoying Christmas break.

Merry Christmas from Shasta County Sports

We hope you’re enjoying family, friends and the traditions we all hold dear.

As we all pause to celebrate the season, we’d like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Shasta County Sports team – TJ, Aaron, Tracy and Mike.

Anderson boys, Shasta girls win inaugural Toys4Tots games

The Anderson boys basketball team left the Harlan Carter Gym holly and jolly on Thursday after coming away with a 58-55 win over Shasta in the inaugural Toys4Tots game. The Shasta girls earned a win in the evening’s varsity opener with a 47-42 victory over Big Blue.

The night was a benefit for the Marine Corps Toys4Tots campaign as fans were given free entrance to all four games – jv boys and girls played earlier in the afternoon. The bins in the foyer of the gym were overflowing before the start of the boys game.

Shasta’s Alyssa Pope signs National Letter of Intent to play softball at Penn

About 40 people gathered Wednesday in the Shasta High School library to watch Wolves junior Alyssa Pope sign her National Letter of Intent to play softball at the University of Pennsylvania.

Family members, friends, coaches and former teammates joined the Pope family for the short signing ceremony and cake afterward.

West Valley’s Payton Fuller signs Letter of Intent to Chico State for track and field

West Valley’s Payton Fuller, center, signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday for track and field at Chico State …

Enterprise’s Jadyn Matthews earns nation basketball honor

Enterprise senior Jadyn Matthews was honored last week with the Region 8 Player of the Week award by MaxPreps and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.

Tri Counties Bank Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Kiley Tiran

Don’t let the small school mystique fool you. Kiley Tiran is coming to play this season.

Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Burney Raiders

The Raiders are experiencing a renaissance season. After another 3-0 week (the second of the year), it’s time to start considering them a contender in Division VI.

Astro Jump Boys basketball Team of the Week: Anderson Cubs

Down 11 to its rival, things weren’t looking goof for Anderson in Saturday’s title game of the Cubs’ own tournament. But Big Blue dialed up the defense, chipped away on offense and got the winning play at the buzzer to beat West Valley 38-37 and the Shasta County Sports’ Boys basketball Team of the Week honors in the process.

Tri Counties Bank Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Robbie Davis

Christian Teague hit the game-winning putback in Anderson’s 38-37 title-game win Saturday over Anderson. But that shot doesn’t happen if not for the tireless work on the tournament MVP, Robbie Davis.

The Big Blue senior scored 14 in the championship win – 10 in the tourney-opening win over Orland – and worked tirelessly on both ends of the floor. That’s why he’s the Tri Counties Bank Boys Basketball Player of the Game.

Anderson boys get last-second bucket to down rival West Valley, win Anderson Tournament

The play was an isolation for Anderson’s Christian Teague. When it didn’t work out that way, Teague was still the game-decider as the junior found the rebound off a Jesse Brophy last-second 3-pointer and hit the putback as time expired to lift the Cubs to a 38-37 win over rival West Valley in Saturday’s title game of the Anderson Tournament.

Enterprise girls overcome early freeze, get hot to down Foothill 63-48

Enterprise girls basketball coach Anthony Williams wasn’t worried when his Hornets were down 9-3 after the first eight minutes of play Saturday against Foothill at the Rally in the Valley at Central Valley High School.

Williams’ Hornets continued to shoot and found their shot in the third period, racing to a 63-48 win.

West Valley boys run away from CV 62-34 in Anderson Tourney semis

Well-balanced scoring combined with hard-nose, harassing defense has been the key to success thus far in the preseason. Add in the Shasta County Sports No. 9 ranked player (Sean Proscher) and it is a nightmare for the opposing team.

Larson outscores Loyalton in Redding Christian’s 61-31 rout

Lopsided games are becoming the norm for Redding Christian’s boys basketball team.

Seven Shasta County players land on All Northern Section Volleyball Team

The 2018 All Northern Section volleyball team was announced today and Shasta County saw eight players land on the three teams, including three first-team selections.

Foothill girls surge past U-Prep 58-44 in Rally in the Valley tourney

Building confidence is a major focus in the preseason. Add in overcoming a little adversity and it could be a recipe for a building a championship caliber team.

CV girls back to winning ways with 49-40 win over Trinity

“Trust the process” is a popular moniker being thrown around with the resurgent Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA. The Central Valley girls basketball team bringing the mentality to the local level.

Anderson boys use relentless pressure, balanced scoring in 72-37 win over Live Oak

Coaches want their teams playing the best ball in late February and into March.

On Thursday, the Anderson Cubs boys basketball team looked, at times, in mid-season form against Live Oak in a 72-37 win in the opening round of the Cubs’ own tournament.

Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Redding Christian Lions

It’s a given, teams are going to score in basketball. Some more than others. When teams play Redding Christian, though, it’s a different story. How about hardly? Barely? Take your pick.

Proscher’s 22 lifts West Valley over Shasta 68-54

The West Valley Eagles (6-3) defeated upper division foe Shasta Wolves (4-3) 68-54 on Tuesday night’s preseason matchup with the help of Sean Proscher and company.

Tri Counties Bank Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Austin Larson

If you aren’t paying attention to Austin Larson this season,clear your schedules. It looks like he’s playing 2K on “Rookie” mode.

Tri Counties Bank Player of the Game: Bailey Sulzer

When Bailey Sulzer walked off the field Friday night in a West Valley uniform for the last time, he wasn’t in tears or angry for a loss in the CIF D-5AA NorCal Championship Game.

Astro Jump Boys basketball Team of the Week: U-Prep Panthers

Kaden Jones and the U-Prep Panthers are off to a 6-2 start and earned this week’s Astro Jump boys basketball …

Tri Counties Bank Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Jordan McCoy

As a freshman on varsity, the expectations can be lofty. U-Prep’s Jordan McCoy seems to be balancing expectation and performance just fine in the early part of the Panthers’ basketball season.

GALLERY: West Valley falls to Rio Linda in CIF D-5AA NorCal Championship

West Valley High’s football team gave up two fourth quarter touchdowns in a 21-13 loss to Rio Linda in the CIF D-5AA Northern California Regional Championship game and the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week on Friday night.

Hot shooting paces Foothill girls to 69-44 win over Shasta in Harlan Carter consolation final

Melissa Mitchell, seen last season, led the Foothill Cougars to a 69-44 win over Shasta in the Harlan Carter consolation …

Shasta County Sports report – Dec. 2-8

Here’s a daily recap of prep sports action around Shasta County. We will update the scores and highlights daily (with the newer games on the top). We invites coaches to send in scores and game information at shastacountysports@gmail.com.

Harlan Carter all-tournament team announced

Enterprise High’s Jadyn Matthews averaged 18.3 points per game to be named to the all-tournament team for the 45th annual …

Enterprise falls to Sac High 73-41 in Girls Harlan Carter final

Enterprise High head coach Anthony Williams (center) addresses his team during a timeout in the 45th annual Girls Harlan Carter …