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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 …

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

West Valley can’t hold off Rio Linda in 21-13 D-5AA NorCal championship defeat

All year long West Valley’s defense dominated the first three quarters. But the Eagles couldn’t hang on much longer against one of the top offenses in the state.

Eagles defense shines again despite 21-13 loss to Rio Linda in NorCal bowl game

The West Valley defense waits for the Rio Linda offense to break huddle in the NorCal 5-AA bowl game. The …

Tri Counties Bank Scoreboard: Updates from West Valley’s NorCal Championship

Follow the action of the CIF D-5AA Northern California Regional Championship game on the Tri Counties Bank Scoreboard.

Pressure’s off for West Valley in NorCal D-5AA championship against Rio Linda

The Eagles are in uncharted territory. For most football players in the North State, a Northern Section championship is the ultimate prize. West Valley for the first time, is seeing what it’s like to have a chance to play into December for a state title.

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.

VIDEO: No Pressure, No Diamonds – West Valley captures D-III title

Cinematographer and West Valley student Landon Cramer produced a video from West Valley High’s 7-0 win over Sutter in the Northern Section Division III championship and the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week.

NorCal Championship X-Factors: Rio Linda at West Valley

Here are some players to watch for the CIF NorCal D-5AA championship game between Rio Linda and West Valley.

GALLERY: West Valley blanks Sutter 7-0 for D-III title

Photo gallery from the West Valley beating Sutter 7-0 in the Northern Section Division III championship and the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week.

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 Player of the Game: Bailey Sulzer

It’s not always about big plays. Sure, they’re flashy and can be game-changing and momentum-shifting moments. But what about the grinder?

West Valley to host Rio Linda in NorCal D-5AA championship

The Eagles will welcome Rio Linda, the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV champion, to The Pasture Friday night at 7:30 p.m. for the D-5AA NorCal championship.

A PROMISE FULFILLED: West Valley edges Sutter 7-0 in D-III championship for late teammate Wacker

When West Valley senior Tyson Wacker died in October from injuries suffered in a car accident, the Eagles not only dedicated the rest of their season to their departed teammate, they wanted to deliver a section championship ring to the Wacker family.

Tri Counties Bank Scoreboard: West Valley-Sutter Championship

Follow the action of the Northern Section Division III championship between No. 1 West Valley and No. 2 Sutter in the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week.

Championship Preview: West Valley ready for heavyweight matchup with Sutter

The top-seeded West Valley hosts No. 2 Sutter in a heavyweight battle for the Northern Section Division III football championship and the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week Saturday at 7 p.m.

Championship X-Factors: Sutter at West Valley

A Northern Section championship is on the line between two rivals who always find a way to play deep into November.

Girls Basketball Player Rankings: Nos. 6-8

Shasta County Sports is continuing its countdown to basketball season with its Top 25 Girls Basketball Player Rankings, sponsored by Eagle Eye Painting Company.

Boys Basketball Player Rankings: Nos. 6-8

The Shasta County Sports Top 25 Boys Basketball Rankings are well inside the top 10, which means all of these next three returning varsity boys are MVP darkhorses.

Girls Basketball Player Rankings: Nos. 9-11

Shasta County Sports is continuing its countdown to basketball season with its Top 25 Girls Basketball Player Rankings, sponsored by Eagle Eye Painting Company.

Boys Basketball Player Rankings: Nos. 9-11

Shasta County Sports continues climbs to the No. 1 player in its look at the Top 25 returning boys basketball players.

Tri Counties Bank Player of the Game: West Valley’s special teams

It’s not often a special teams play can change the course of a game in high school football. It’s a little more common in college and a sacred commodity in the NFL.

GALLERY: West Valley tops Lassen 17-14 in semifinals

Photo gallery from the Lassen-West Valley Northern Section Division III semifinal game in the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week.

Boys Basketball Player Rankings: Nos. 12-14

The Shasta County Sports Top 25 Boys Basketball Player Rankings continue in countdown format with Nos. 12-14.

West Valley beats Lassen 17-14 in D-III semis without an offensive touchdown

It was going to take more than West Valley’s suffocating defense and the running ability of Bailey Sulzer to beat Lassen a second time in three weeks.

Tri Counties Bank Scoreboard: Semifinal edition

West Valley, the top seed in Division III, hosts No. 4 Lassen in the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week on Saturday at 1 p.m. at The Pasture.

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 …

NSCIF Semifinal X-Factors: Lassen at West Valley

The Northern Section Division III semifinal Friday at The Pasture is a rematch of an Oct. 26 Northern Athletic League tilt where the West Valley Eagles went to Susanville and shutout Lassen  21-0.

Top-seeded West Valley blows past No. 8 U-Prep 55-6 in D-III playoffs

West Valley advances to the Northern Section Division III semifinals with a dominant 55-6 win over University Prep on Friday Night.

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.

Northern Section football playoffs brackets release

West Valley High’s Bailey Sulzer holds up Tyson Wacker’s No. 8 jersey on the field. The Eagles earned the No. …

West Valley secures NAL title, top-seed in 49-0 Valley Bowl rout of CV

West Valley clinches the No. 1 seed in the Northern Section Division III playoffs with a defensive statement in a 49-0 lopsided win over Central Valley Friday night in the Valley Bowl.

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.

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 …

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 …

Team of the Week: West Valley Eagles

West Valley honors Tyson Wacker during its game against Corning on Oct. 19. Wacker was injured in a car accident …

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 …

Teammates, coaches vow to ‘Play for 8’ to honor Tyson Wacker’s memory

“Live for Tyson” – that was the message West Valley head football coach Greg Grandell said a neurosurgeon gave him and the father of Eagles football player Tyson Wacker shortly before the family had to make the choice to pull the 16-year-old off life support.

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 …

Week 8 Recap: West Valley, Fall River roll to lopsided victories

There’s no slowing down West Valley High’s football team as the Eagles thrashed the host Corning Cardinals 57-14 Friday night for their sixth straight win.

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.

Week 7 Football Roundup: West Valley rolls Yreka 48-6

Five different players scored Friday night in West Valley’s 48-6 pounding of visiting Yreka at The Pasture.

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.

Helmet Stickers: Week Six

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.

Volleyball Playoff Points

Redding Christian sits in first in Division VI after the initial round of volleyball playoff points were released Wednesday by …

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 …

Player of the Week: Bailey Sulzer

Bailey Sulzer led the Eagles to a resounding 26-0 win over rival Anderson in the South County Collision. (Photo by …

Team of the Week: West Valley

The West Valley Eagles dominated Anderson and earned Team of the Week honors for their 26-0 shutout of the Cubs. …

Tri Counties Bank Player of the Game: Bailey Sulzer

Don’t bet against Bailey Sulzer. Actually, go ahead. He prefers another challenge to silence any doubters.

VIDEO: West Valley blanks rival Anderson 26-0

West Valley High’s football team shut out rival Anderson 26-0 Friday night in the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week, winning the annual South County Collision.

By The Numbers: South County Collision

A rivalry is renewed. After years of West Valley and Anderson not being good at the same time, the two have finally met at the top of the division for the past two seasons.

X-Factors: West Valley at Anderson

Anderson hosts West Valley in the South County Collision for a monumental Northern Athletic League tilt Friday in the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week.

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.

Tri Counties Player of the Game: West Valley defense

Defense isn’t used to getting a ton of recognition. Everyone is obsessed with statistics and high-scoring affairs.

VIDEO: West Valley pounds Orland 55-7 on homecoming

Bailey Sulzer ran 22 times for 232 yards and scored four touchdowns as West Valley pounded Orland 55-7 Friday night in the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week. 

Sulzer’s 4 TDs fuels West Valley’s 55-7 rout of Orland

Bailey Sulzer might get all of the headlines when it comes to West Valley High’s football team.

X-Factors: Orland at West Valley

West Valley is coming off its bye week to host Orland in its final non-league matchup of the season Friday night in the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week.

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 …

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. …

Helmet Stickers: Week Three

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

West Valley defense key to 19-13 win over Paradise

Turnovers and red zone efficiency are keys in close football games. Both of them factored into the Paradise High football team’s tangle with visiting West Valley on Friday night.

Team of the Week: West Valley Eagles

West Valley’s 41-0 win over Red Bluff earned the Eagles Team of the Week honors from Shasta County Sports. It’s …

Sulzer, West Valley runs over Red Bluff 41-0

Both Red Bluff and West Valley were slow to start the game but the Eagles got a workhorse-like performance from Bailey Sulzer in a 41-0 win Friday night at The Pasture.

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.

Tri Counties Bank Player of the Game: Leslie Cummings

Ladies and gentleman, Leslie Cummings is finally healthy. And the rest of the Northern Section should be on notice.

GALLERY: Enterprise beats West Valley 35-14

Enterprise beat West Valley 35-14 in the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week on Friday night to pick up its first win of the year.

Enterprise shakes off rust with 35-14 win over West Valley

Any sliver of confidence the Hornets could generate was enough to quickly erase last week’s blowout loss from their memory.

VIDEO: Enterprise downs West Valley 35-14

Enterprise scored four first-half touchdowns to pick up early momentum and carry it to a 35-14 home victory over West Valley in the  Redding Rancheria Game of the Week.

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).

X-Factors: West Valley at Enterprise

Enterprise wideout Matt Amasaki caught five passes for 62 yards last week against McQueen. He will look to hook up …

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.

Helmet Stickers: Week Zero

The season is young, but there were some mid-season performances Friday in Week Zero action, led by Tri Counties Bank Player of the Game and Weaver Lumber Player of the Week Bailey Sulzer of West Valley.

Weaver Lumber Player of the Week: Bailey Sulzer

What a season-opener for Bailey Sulzer. The West Valley High two-way senior standout left no doubt who was the best player on the field in Friday night’s 16-0 home victory over Foothill in the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week.

Tri Counties Bank Player of the Game: Bailey Sulzer

Not only did West Valley running back Bailey Sulzer score the only two touchdowns against Foothill, he dominated on both sides of the ball in the season-opener.

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.

Football Player Rankings: No. 2, Bailey Sulzer

Bailey Sulzer might have had a more productive year, stat-wise, in his sophomore year. His impact last season, his junior campaign, went way beyond the stat sheet.

Team preview: West Valley Eagles

The 2017 season didn’t end the way the West Valley Eagles wanted to.

VIDEO: West Valley season outlook

West Valley High junior Cade Lambert and senior sBailey Sulzer and Devin Low talk about the 2018 season.

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: Nos. 11-15

Another day closer to the season means another group of player released for the 2018 Football Player Rankings. Basically, this group is considered the darkhorses to earn an MVP by seasons end.

Football Player Rankings: Nos. 21-25

One week left. That’s it until the first kick offs of the 2018 season. Friday features scrimmages all over the Northern Section and Shasta County. If you head out to any of them, keep an eye out for some of the 30 players the Shasta County Sports crew has highlighted so far.

Schedule Breakdown: West Valley Eagles

Photo by Mike Daly Photography The Eagles surged the second half of the season in 2017, winning the Northern Athletic …

By the Numbers: West Valley Eagles

West Valley’s surge the second half of the season set up an unblemished Northern Athletic League title. The Eagles will …