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Josh Latham is used to carrying the underdog role.
The only thing better than beating your rival during the season is beating both of your rivals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 High’s wrestling team won the NorCal ‘Beast of the North’ 2019 wrestling tournament Saturday at Anderson High School.
It was only a matter of time before Foothill High’s Jenna Wallace hit her groove.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Melissa Mitchell, seen last season, led the Foothill Cougars to a 69-44 win over Shasta in the Harlan Carter consolation …
Enterprises’s Jadyn Matthews paced the Hornets in their 51-39 win over Eureka on Friday to move to Saturday’s Harlan Carter …
The Shasta girls basketball team lost its Harlan Carter opener Thursday, falling 52-37 to Eureka as the young Wolves dug an early hole they couldn’t climb out from.
With a full week or more under our belts, it’s time for the ladies. The 45th annual Harlan Carter basketball tournament tips off Thursday at Shasta High School and runs through the championship game on Saturday. The Enterprise Hornets are defending champions and look to make it two in a row. They open against Willows, while fellow district school Foothill opens with Placer and the host Shasta Wolves have Eureka at 7 p.m. Thursday in the marquee game. Other schools include Chico and Sacramento High.
The girls got next. That’s right, it’s the girls turn to shine as the 45th annual Harlan Carter girls basketball tournament tips off Thursday at Shasta High School. The Shasta Union High School District trio – Shasta, Foothill and Enterprise – are joined by Placer, Chico, Eureka, Willows and Sacramento for this weekend’s action.
With a 4-0 start and a pair of early season signature wins, including one in the Harlan Carter Invitational title game, the Foothill Cougars have earned the Astro Jump boys basketball Team of the Week honors.
Here’s a compilation of the various all-league teams from throughout the Northern Section. The all league selections are based on league bylaws and coach voting. The All-Section volleyball teams, voted upon by media members from throughout the north state, will be release soon.
The Shasta County Sports boys basketball Player of the Week is the same guy who led Foothill to its first Harlan Carter Invitational title since 1993, earning MVP honors while averaging nearly 19 points per game for the three-night tournament.
Photo gallery from the Harlan Carter Invitational championship game between Shasta and Foothill.
It might have been a defining moment in his four-year varsity basketball career. Josiah Hutt, the unquestioned on-court leader of the Foothill Cougars, did not start Saturday’s championship game of the Harlan Carter Invitational. He and a teammate were late and for Cougars’ coach Bill Elliott, rules are rules.
Not many were sure what to expect from the Cougars in the season-opening tournament.
Photo gallery from the Foothill-Enterprise Harlan Carter Invitational semifinal.
Hustle one night, high energy the next. Combining those two traits with a growing confidence has translated into wins on back-to-back nights for the Cougars.
Photo gallery from the opening round of the 49th annual Boys Harlan Carter Invitational.
One thing the Cougars have going for them early on in the season is hustle. With it, anything is possible for a young squad.
Basketball in the North State officially began Monday, but the Harlan Carter is the first real taste of action for hoop heads. The fundraiser for the Shasta Union High School District programs, this year’s Harlan Carter is back to an 8-team bracket after experimenting with a 6-team, round-robin format last year.
With this being the largest basketball tournament in Shasta County, we thought we’d bring you the Top 10 Players to Watch for the weekend.
We are down to the Top 2 in the Shasta County Sports Top 25 Girls Basketball Player Rankings, sponsored by Eagle Eye Painting Company.
Eight Northern Section teams and several individuals competed in the CIF State Cross-Country Championships in Fresno on Saturday
Wildfires unfortunately served as bookends for the Foothill High football season.
The Shasta County Sports Top 25 Boys Basketball Rankings is inside its “starting five.”
Mitchell put up numbers across the board last year for Stephanie Ahluwalia’s Cougars.
Win or lose Saturday night, Fall River High’s football team is done for the season.
The Redding Rancheria Game of the Week between No. 1 West Valley and No. 4 Lassen has been rescheduled for Sat., Nov. 17 at 1 p.m.
West Valley knows all too well what can happen when teams get a second chance.
The Chico-Foothill playoff game, originally scheduled to be played in Chico on Friday, was moved to Enterprise High School because …
This has turned into the norm for Foothill High quarterback Jayden Gordon.
That’s more like the offensive machine the Cougars have been known for this season.
Follow the high school football scores and action from the opening week of the Northern Section playoffs, highlighted by No. 4 Foothill (5-5) hosting No. 5 Shasta 3-7) in the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week.
Foothill’s Osborne second at NSCIF cross-country championships, leads girls to D-III title
Twenty Shasta County runners qualify for CIF State cross-country championships
In only one year, the tables have turned for the Shasta High football team. The Wolves, last year’s CIF 3-AA …
The Shasta volleyball team poses with the section title plaque after its four-set win over Foothill on Saturday. (Photo by …
With a home playoff game secured last week, Foothill High’s football team is seeing just how far it can push it.
At the start of the third quarter with Foothill leading Shasta 28-6 in a contest that decided a home playoff game, Cougars quarterback Jayden Gordon told offensive coordinator Sam Diskin through a smile, “you’re calling a pretty good game tonight.”
The only thing for certain in the Division II playoff chase is that the Shasta Wolves are locked in the …
Shasta’s Skyler Royse swims Saturday in the Northern Section Masters at Shasta College. Royse won three events and earned Male …
Foothill High quarterback Jayden Gordon has more than just speed.
The ‘Big 3’ schools in the Shasta Union High School District have an extra element of bragging rights when they face off every year in the “Battle for Redding.”
When Shasta last stepped onto Foothill’s Bill Johnson Community Stadium on Aug. 17 in a scrimmage, the Wolves didn’t have a lot to lean on.
West Valley will #Playfor8 this week against Lassen less than a week after teammate Tyson Wacker died from injuries sustained …
Redding Christian earned the top seed in Division VI, while U-Prep also earned the one-seed in Division IV. (Photo by …
The coveted River Bowl trophy is starting to get comfortable on the west side. And that’s a problem for those in Black and Gold who have yet to experience holding the cup.
The latest Northern Section Media Poll is out and there are some interesting takes when you look at the rankings.
Jayden Gordon is more than just a running quarterback. It’s well overdue to start respecting his arm.
The game is starting to slow down for Jayden Gordon. And that’s a dangerous thing for Eastern Athletic League defenses.
Not every rivalry has a trophy or a title attached to it. Foothill has played the third-wheel to historic Shasta and Enterprise’s annual River Bowl despite being better than both squads some years.
Paradise jumps into the top spot in Division II after its 28-24 win over previously unbeaten Chico last Friday. (Photo …
One of the biggest games of the year is finally here – and it’s not River Bowl, Fair Bowl or even involve a single Redding team.
The latest Northern Section Media Poll has two divisions in turmoil.
Get your popcorn ready, North State football fans. It’s about to get wild.
The below players were the Shasta County Sports top six preseason players for 2018.
Fall River remained atop the Northern Section Division V standings in the latest Media Poll (File photo courtesy of Craig …
Taking a loss is always tough. When you account for five touchdowns in that defeat, it’s downright brutal.
Foothill High’s football team set itself up for a second straight comeback victory but couldn’t hang on to the lead and allowed a last-minute touchdown from Paradise in a 43-40 homecoming defeat Friday night in the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week.
Anything can happen in any given week in the Eastern Athletic League.
The gauntlet begins. For Foothill, how’s about starting with Eastern Athletic League perennial power Paradise to start?
Bailey Sulzer and the West Valley Eagles jump into the top spot in Division III in the latest media poll. …
Foothill has been waiting for a signature win to propel it for the rest of its season.
JC Hunsaker knew this season would be a test. A test of character, dedication and hard work.
It’s been an up-and-down year for the Foothill Cougars. Friday night was down as 4-0 Eureka handled Foothill on the …
The past few years, U-Prep has been a program on the rise. A new head coach with a winning pedigree in Darren Trueblood and his former staff from Enterprise is inserted to lead the way and the players have followed.
Burney’s Ricardo Jiminez tries to bring down Fall River’s Bailey Small during the Bulldogs’ 40-0 win Wednesday in the annual …
All but one top ranked team held on to its spot as the second week of games. Sutter, which had …
Foothill quarterback Jayden Gordon (seen in an Aug. 17 scrimmage) had a big night in the Cougars’ 41-7 win over …
Don’t discount the Eagles just because they play in a lower division. They have proven they belong with the best …
One week is in the books for the Northern Section high school football season. Even with only that one game played, there is quite a bit of shakeup in the weekly Media Poll.
Two-hundred, eighty days. That’s how long its been since both Foothill and West Valley took the field, losing in the Northern Section semifinals in their respected divisions.