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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 …