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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.
A team full of snipers… the Eagles can flat out knock it down from distance.
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.
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.
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.
When the Eagles start draining shots early, there is little you can do about it.
When Maddie Steele’s in front of you, good luck trying to dribble around her.
Jenna Adkins is finding a groove. And that’s dangerous for Northern Athletic League opponents.
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.
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.
When the ‘Twin Towers’ stand tall, the Eagles are going to be a tough out.
Pick your poison … because West Valley’s Sean Proscher can beat you in a number of different ways.
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.
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.
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.
West Valley’s Payton Fuller, center, signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday for track and field at Chico State …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The West Valley defense waits for the Rio Linda offense to break huddle in the NorCal 5-AA bowl game. The …
Follow the action of the CIF D-5AA Northern California Regional Championship game on the Tri Counties Bank Scoreboard.
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.
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.
Here are some players to watch for the CIF NorCal D-5AA championship game between Rio Linda and West Valley.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Photo gallery from the Lassen-West Valley Northern Section Division III semifinal game in the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week.
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.
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 …
West Valley advances to the Northern Section Division III semifinals with a dominant 55-6 win over University Prep on Friday Night.
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 …
West Valley High’s Bailey Sulzer holds up Tyson Wacker’s No. 8 jersey on the field. The Eagles earned the No. …
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.
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 …
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 …
“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.
Redding Christian earned the top seed in Division VI, while U-Prep also earned the one-seed in Division IV. (Photo by …
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.
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.
Five different players scored Friday night in West Valley’s 48-6 pounding of visiting Yreka at The Pasture.
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 …
Don’t bet against Bailey Sulzer. Actually, go ahead. He prefers another challenge to silence any doubters.
Like last year, round one undoubtedly goes to the Eagles.
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.
Defense isn’t used to getting a ton of recognition. Everyone is obsessed with statistics and high-scoring affairs.
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.
Bailey Sulzer might get all of the headlines when it comes to West Valley High’s football team.
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 …
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. …
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.
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 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 …
Ladies and gentleman, Leslie Cummings is finally healthy. And the rest of the Northern Section should be on notice.
Any sliver of confidence the Hornets could generate was enough to quickly erase last week’s blowout loss from their memory.
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.
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.
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.
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.