Latest PostsView All
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Photo gallery of Shasta High’s girls basketball loss to Eureka in the Harlan Carter Invitational.
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.
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.
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 Shasta-Vallejo Harlan Carter semifinal game.
In a game of one-upsmanship, the Shasta boys basketball team saw Vallejo’s 10-0 third quarter run and upped the ante with a 20-8 run in the fourth period to pull away with a 62-53 win in the second round of the Harlan Carter Invitational on Friday to advance to Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. championship against host Foothill.
The Shasta High boys basketball team raced out to leads of 18-7, 25-10, 37-16 and 46-20 before cruising to a season-opening 79-50 win Thursday over Placer in the first round of the 49th annual Harlan Carter Invitational.
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.
Shasta’s Caden Turner lands at No. 1 in Shasta County Sports’ countdown of returning boys basketball players. The senior averaged …
Shasta County Sports is continuing its countdown to basketball season with its Top 25 Girls Basketball Player Rankings, sponsored by Eagle Eye Painting Company.
Top 5!! After more than a week, Shasta County Sports enters the starting five of returning boys basketball players.
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
Shasta’s Britney Blomquist serves during the Wolves sweep of Mt. Madonna on Thursday in the Division IV Northern California volleyball …
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 …
West Valley High’s Bailey Sulzer holds up Tyson Wacker’s No. 8 jersey on the field. The Eagles earned the No. …
With a home playoff game secured last week, Foothill High’s football team is seeing just how far it can push it.
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 …
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 …
Shasta running back James Weaver scores four TDs in the Wolves’ 47-10 River Bowl win over Enterprise and earned Tri …
Shasta High’s football team got four touchdown passes from Brian Kilgore and four total touchdowns from James Weaver in a 47-10 rout of crosstown rival Enterprise in River Bowl XXVI – the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week.
For the first time in the River Bowl era, the coveted trophy stays on the West side for a fourth straight year.
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.
Perhaps no one has been around the Shasta-Enterprise football rivalry than Kirk Ramage.
When Chris Combs steps on Thompson Field Friday night to coach Enterprise against crosstown rival Shasta in River Bowl XXVI, he’s in a class all by himself.
For Shasta and Enterprise fans, winning the River Bowl is a source of school pride … the feeling that you can hold that victory over them for an entire year.
Shasta High head coach J.C. Hunsaker and players James Weaver, Blake Blomquist, Tony DeBlasio, Isaiah Pena and Dominic Hicks talk about the upcoming River Bowl XXVI on Friday against crosstown rival Enterprise in the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week.
The latest Northern Section Media Poll is out and there are some interesting takes when you look at the rankings.
Our favorite River Bowl memories: Shasta County Sports remembers back on the Shasta-Enterprise rivalry
The Shasta team hoists the River Bowl trophy in 2016, one of our Top 10 River Bowl memories (Photo by …
Shasta College coaches Craig Thompson, Bryon Hamilton, Anthony Cavalli and Nate Stephens talk about playing in the River Bowl and what it means to them and the city.
The Shasta Wolves fell 10-7 to Paradise at Om Wraith Field on Friday. (Photo by Shasta County Sports) For the …
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 …
Shasta broke its four-game losing skid with a 49-26 win over Red Bluff on Friday. (File photo / Shasta County …
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.
Dalton Walker made the most of an opportunity to redeem himself.
Get your popcorn ready, North State football fans. It’s about to get wild.
Shasta’s Courtney Oilar goes up for a kill Tuesday in the Wolves’ straight sets loss to Pleasant Valley. (Photo by …
For the first time since 2014, the cannon was silent at Thompson Field. The Chico Panthers (5-0, 1-0 Eastern Athletic …
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. …
Alec Meek, taking the ball from Shasta quarterback Brian Kilgore, rushed for 64 yards and caught a TD pass in …
Shasta coach JC Hunsaker told his team in the post-game huddle, he knew the final score of the game the Wolves had just played but wasn’t sure if a 5-0 Eureka team had beat them or the 1-2 Wolves had beat themselves.
JC Hunsaker knew this season would be a test. A test of character, dedication and hard work.
Fall River remained No. 1 in the Division V media poll released Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Craig Harrington / Intermountain …
The season is heading into the fourth week and Shasta High is finally playing at home and is going to be featured in the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week this week against an unbeaten Eureka squad that is coming off a 64-point outburst against Foothill.
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.
All but one top ranked team held on to its spot as the second week of games. Sutter, which had …
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.
The good news for the Wolves is that they had a historic season culminating with a state title game appearance. The bad news for the Wolves is that now everyone will be looking to knock the big dogs down a peg. Shasta revamped its non-league schedule – can’t call it preseason since the Wolves play Lassen in Week 10. And while the 2018 team will have a few holdovers from the 2017 squad, no one is going to take it easy on the Wolves or feel sorry for them at any point in the year.