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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Tri Counties Bank Scoreboard: CIF State Quarterfinals

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

GALLERY: Enterprise girls down Foothill 73-31

Photo gallery from Enterprise girls beating Foothill 73-31 on Jan. 24, 2019.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rank ’em: Vote for Boys Midseason MVP

Rank the players from the Midseason MVP Watch List by click on the Up Arrow or Down Arrow next to each player’s name.

Rank ’em: Vote for Girls Midseason MVP

Rank the players from the Midseason MVP Watch List by click on the Up Arrow or Down Arrow next to each player’s name.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 …

Hornets chop down Loggers 51-39, earn trip to Harlan Carter finals

Enterprises’s Jadyn Matthews paced the Hornets in their 51-39 win over Eureka on Friday to move to Saturday’s Harlan Carter …

Shasta flat in 52-37 loss to Eureka in Harlan Carter opener

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.

Football all-league teams announced

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

Harlan Carter Invitational girls preview

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.

10 Players to Watch at Girls Harlan Carter Invitational

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.

Astro Jump Boys basketball Team of the Week: Foothill Cougars

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.

Volleyball all-league teams announced

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.

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

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.

GALLERY: Foothill tops Shasta to win Harlan Carter Invitational

Photo gallery from the Harlan Carter Invitational championship game between Shasta and Foothill.

Josiah Hutt named Harlan Carter MVP after Cougars take boys title

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.

Foothill rallies late to win Harlan Carter 57-52 over Shasta

Not many were sure what to expect from the Cougars in the season-opening tournament.

Foothill bests Enterprise 62-52 in Harlan Carter semis

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.

GALLERY: Harlan Carter Invitational – Thursday, Nov. 29

Photo gallery from the opening round of the 49th annual Boys Harlan Carter Invitational.

Hustle lifts Foothill to 70-55 Harlan Carter win over Washougal

One thing the Cougars have going for them early on in the season is hustle. With it, anything is possible for a young squad.

Harlan Carter Invitational boys preview

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.

10 Players to Watch at Boys Harlan Carter Invitational

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.

Girls Basketball Player Rankings: No. 2, Jenna Wallace

We are down to the Top 2 in the Shasta County Sports Top 25 Girls Basketball Player Rankings, sponsored by Eagle Eye Painting Company.

Locals compete at CIF State Cross-Country championships

Eight Northern Section teams and several individuals competed in the CIF State Cross-Country Championships in Fresno on Saturday

Top-seeded Chico downs Foothill 42-22 in D-II semis

Wildfires unfortunately served as bookends for the Foothill High football season. 

Tri Counties Bank Scoreboard: Playoffs – Nov. 24

Semifinal/Final Playoffs Football Scoreboard presented by Tri Counties Bank — Nov. 24

Boys Basketball Player Rankings: No. 4, Josiah Hutt

The Shasta County Sports Top 25 Boys Basketball Rankings is inside its “starting five.”

Girls Basketball Player Rankings: No. 4, Melissa Mitchell

Mitchell put up numbers across the board last year for Stephanie Ahluwalia’s Cougars.

Girls Basketball Player Rankings: Nos. 12-14

The Shasta County Sports Top 25 Girls Basketball preseason player rankings sponsored by Eagle Eye Painting Company are climbing closer to the Top 10 and today we hit the players at 12, 13  and 14 in our countdown.

Girls Basketball Player Rankings: Nos. 15-17

The Shasta County Sports Top 25 Girls Basketball preseason player rankings sponsored by Eagle Eye Painting Company are inside the top 20 and reaching the top 15 now with the next crop of players.

UPDATED: Football playoffs time changes, Lassen-WV moved to Saturday

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.

Northern California sports juggle venues, create contingencies after Camp Fire tragedy

The Chico-Foothill playoff game, originally scheduled to be played in Chico on Friday, was moved to Enterprise High School because …

Tri Counties Bank Player of the Game: Jayden Gordon

This has turned into the norm for Foothill High quarterback Jayden Gordon.

No. 4 Foothill downs No. 5 Shasta 42-21 in D-II quarterfinal

That’s more like the offensive machine the Cougars have been known for this season.

Tri Counties Bank Scoreboard: Quarterfinal edition

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.

Quarterfinal X-Factors: Shasta at Foothill

It was only two weeks ago these two squared off and Foothill proved it was the better team.

Tri Counties Bank Player of the Game: Ty Thomas

Foothill High’s Jayden Gordon is used to grabbing all of the headlines for quarterbacks in Shasta County. He’s got wheels and has proven he can fire it into tight windows.

Shasta volleyball earns three-peat with four-set win over Foothill

The Shasta volleyball team poses with the section title plaque after its four-set win over Foothill on Saturday. (Photo by …

GALLERY: Chico buries Foothill 42-7

Foothill High’s football team lost 42-7 to Chico at home on senior night Friday night at Bill Johnson Community Stadium in the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week.

Foothill falls flat in 42-7 loss to Chico

Foothill High’s Jayden Gordon entered the final week of the regular season as arguably the most electrifying quarterback in the Northern Section. But it was Chico’s Ty Thomas who stole the show.

Tri Counties Bank Scoreboard: Week 10

Follow the high school football scores and action from Week 10, highlighted by Foothill (5-4) hosting Chico (8-1) in the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week, which could be for the 3-seed in the NSCIF D-II playoffs.

X-Factors: Chico at Foothill

At stake in the final regular season game is a whole lot of playoff positioning.

Final Northern Section football Media Poll

West Valley, along with Paradise, East Nicolaus and Fall River are unanimous No. 1 choices in the season’s final media …

Weaver Lumber Player of the Week: Jayden Gordon

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.”

Northern Section releases final football playoff points

The only thing for certain in the Division II playoff chase is that the Shasta Wolves are locked in the …

Chico girls, Shasta boys win Masters Swimming titles

 Shasta’s Skyler Royse swims Saturday in the Northern Section Masters at Shasta College. Royse won three events and earned Male …

Tri Counties Bank Player of the Game: Jayden Gordon

Foothill High quarterback Jayden Gordon has more than just speed.

‘Redding’ belongs to Foothill after 49-20 rout of Shasta

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.”

Week 9 Previews: Shasta going into Foothill with confidence

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 remains No. 1 in D-III in latest Media Poll

West Valley will #Playfor8 this week against Lassen less than a week after teammate Tyson Wacker died from injuries sustained …

X-Factors: Shasta at Foothill

Playoffs are still two weeks away but Friday night’s Redding Rancheria Game of the Week winner between Shasta and Foothill in Palo Cedro determines which team will earn a home playoff game. 

Team of the Week: Shasta Wolves

The Shasta Wolves, this week’s Team of the Week, celebrate their 47-10 River Bowl XXVI win over Enterprise. (Photo by …

Northern Section volleyball playoff brackets released

Redding Christian earned the top seed in Division VI, while U-Prep also earned the one-seed in Division IV.  (Photo by …

Northern Section releases football playoff points

The West Valley Eagles are the Division III top seed in playoff points released Monday by the Northern Section. (Photo …

PV pulls away from Foothill in 34-7 win

Had a holding penalty not wiped out Foothill’s game-tying touchdown in the third quarter, Pleasant Valley could’ve easily seen a different result in Friday’s home game.

Game of the Week: Bragging rights on the line in River Bowl XXVI

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.

Media Poll: Unanimous No. 1s in Division III, IV, V

The latest Northern Section Media Poll is out and there are some interesting takes when you look at the rankings.

Player of the Week: Jayden Gordon

Foothill QB Jayden Gordon led the Cougars to a 42-28 win over Enterprise, scoring six TDs and earning Player of …

Tri Counties Bank Player of the Game: Jayden Gordon

Jayden Gordon is more than just a running quarterback. It’s well overdue to start respecting his arm.

VIDEO: Foothill downs rival Enterprise 42-28

Foothill High’s football team went up 21-0 at halftime and hung on to its lead for a 42-28 victory over rival Enterprise Friday night in the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week.

Gordon’s 6 TDs lifts Foothill to 42-28 win over Enterprise

The game is starting to slow down for Jayden Gordon. And that’s a dangerous thing for Eastern Athletic League defenses.

Game of the Week: Dynamic QBs on display in Foothill-Enterprise

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.

X-Factors: Foothill at Enterprise

For the next three weeks, the ‘Big 3’ square off in every way, starting with Foothill going to Enterprise for the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week. 

Paradise jumps into Division II top spot in latest Media Poll

Paradise jumps into the top spot in Division II after its 28-24 win over previously unbeaten Chico last Friday. (Photo …

Helmet Stickers: Week Five

It’s time to hand out our weekly Shasta County Sports Helmet Stickers for those players who turned in Prime Time performances this past weekend.

What We Know (or think we know): Week 4

Foothill’s loss to Paradise might not keep the Cougars from a home playoff game, but might nudge them out of …

Helmet Stickers: Week Four

Central Valley’s Will Flowers scored three times and had an interception to earn a Shasta County Sports Helmet Sticker. (Photo …

Only one new No. 1 in latest media poll as Los Molinos takes D-VI top spot

Fall River remained atop the Northern Section Division V standings in the latest Media Poll (File photo courtesy of Craig …

Tri Counties Bank Player of the Game: Jayden Gordon

Taking a loss is always tough. When you account for five touchdowns in that defeat, it’s downright brutal.

VIDEO: Foothill comes up short to Paradise 43-40

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.

Foothill loses homecoming heartbreaker 43-40 to Paradise

Anything can happen in any given week in the Eastern Athletic League.

X-Factors: Paradise at Foothill

The Eastern Athletic League gauntlet begins for the Big Schools, including Foothill, which hosts Paradise in the Redding Rancheia Game of the Week Friday at 7:30 p.m.

West Valley moves into Division III top spot in latest media poll

Bailey Sulzer and the West Valley Eagles jump into the top spot in Division III in the latest media poll. …

What We Know (or think we know): Week 3

We may not know much sometimes, but we do know that Anderson’s Parker Phillips is a game changer. (Photo courtesy …

Team of the Week: Foothill Cougars

Is there a team that is emulating Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde more than the Foothill Cougars?

Helmet Stickers: Week Three

Anderson’s Parker Phillips had a night on Friday , rushing for a school record 375 yards and six touchdowns in …

VIDEO: Foothill reacts to comeback win

Foothill High players Chris Jacobsen, Jayden Gordon and Chris Ostergren talk about the Cougars’ 31-28 victory over Lassen Friday night.

Gordon spearheads Foothill’s 31-28 comeback win over Lassen

Foothill has been waiting for a signature win to propel it for the rest of its season.

VIDEO: Foothill rallies past Lassen 31-28

Foothill High’s football team erased an 18-point halftime deficit by scoring on four of its five second half possessions en route to a 31-28 home win over Lassen Friday night.

Tri Counties Bank Scoreboard: Week 3

Week 3 Football Scoreboard presented by Tri Counties Bank — Sept. 14 Follow the high school football scores and action …

Helmet Stickers: Week Two

The U-Prep defense earned a Shasta County Sports Helmet Sticker for its 15-0 shutout of Clear Lake on Friday. (Photo …

Foothill can’t strike gold vs. Eureka, falls 62-14 to Loggers

It’s been an up-and-down year for the Foothill Cougars. Friday night was down as 4-0 Eureka handled Foothill on the …

GOTW: U-Prep building momentum heading into matchup against Clear Lake

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.

Helmet Stickers: Week One

Leslie Cummings led Enterprise to a 35-14 win over West Valley on Friday and is one of four Hornets earning …

What We Know (Or Think We Know) after two weeks of football action

Burney’s Ricardo Jiminez tries to bring down Fall River’s Bailey Small during the Bulldogs’ 40-0 win Wednesday in the annual …

Foothill bounces back after Week Zero loss with 41-7 thumping of Carson

Foothill quarterback Jayden Gordon (seen in an Aug. 17 scrimmage) had a big night in the Cougars’ 41-7 win over …

Week 1 Scoreboard: Aug. 31

Follow the high school football scores and action in the second week of the season in Shasta County. In the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week, West Valley (1-0) travels north to Redding to face off with Enterprise (0-1).

Shasta drops, West Valley climbs to top spot in Media Poll

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.

VIDEO: West Valley beats Foothill 16-0

The West Valley High football team shut down Foothill on the opening night of the 2018 season, coming away with a 16-0 victory.

West Valley blanks Foothill 16-0 in opener

When West Valley head coach Greg Grandell flipped offensive and defense coordinators in the offseason, he knew the transformation from Ross Griffith to Jim Vert would work out.

GOTW: Offenses on display for Foothill, West Valley

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.

X-Factors: Foothill at West Valley

Kick off is finally here. Well, almost. The Shasta County Sports crew heads to The Pasture in Cottonwood on Friday for the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week between Foothill and West Valley.

Football Player Rankings: No. 4, Jayden Gordon

Photos by Mike Daly Photography Jayden Gordon is not Trent Banner. Not many are. Gordon’s not going to throw for …

Team Preview: Foothill Cougars

The Foothill Cougars are entering the 2018 season with one of the top players in not only Shasta County but all of the Northern Section. 

VIDEO: Foothill Cougars scrimmage recap

Foothill High head coach Joey Brown and dual-threat quarterback Jayden Gordon talk about the Big 3 scrimmage from Friday and looking ahead at the 2018 season.

VIDEO: Big 3 Scrimmage highlights

The Big 3 Shasta County high school football teams converged at Bill Johnson Community Stadium Friday for a three-way scrimmage.

GALLERY: Big 3 Scrimmage

ake a look at some of the photos from the Big 3 scrimmage between Enterprise, Shasta and Foothill on Friday night at Bill Johnson Community Stadium. 

Football Player Rankings: Nos. 16-20

Today was the last Friday without a football game until the day after Thanksgiving. Let that sink in. The season starts next week and the North State celebrated it by heading out to see some scrimmages.

Football Player Rankings: Nos. 26-35

Photo by Mike Daly Photography Taking a look at the next group of players in the Football Player Rankings, which …

Schedule Breakdown: Foothill Cougars

Photo by Mike Daly Photography Foothill is coming off a 6-6 season where it lost to Shasta in the Northern …

By the Numbers: Foothill Cougars

Optimism swirls around Bill Johnson Community Stadium as Foothill High head coach Joey Brown returns his standout quarterback Jayden Gordon …