The first weekend in June is circled on Andy Phillips’ calendar every year.It’s not because of a close relative’s birthday or even his anniversary. In some ways it’s bigger than that for his family and friends.Read More
Next month, Josiah Hutt will decide where he’s going to play collegiate basketball.The announcement will cap a decade-long journey that’s seen Hutt grow from a grade-school gym rat playing pickup games at the YMCA against grown me to high school prodigy playing varsity ball as a freshman to a senior leader pushing Foothill to heights its never before accomplished. And finally as the Shasta County Sports boys basketball Most Valuable Player for 2018-19.Read More
Chances are that if you rolled into a gym with any of the 26 members of the 2018-19 Shasta County Sports’ All Shasta County boys basketball team and called “Next” you’d be playing for a while. The collection of players represents the best the North State has to offer, with All Section players, section-title winners, explosive offensive threats and defensive stalwarts.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Four times Foothill had an opportunity to take a lead in the final 70 seconds. And four times, the Cougars couldn’t connect.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Nearing the end of January and it’s the Hornets who have the rhythm everyone is longing for.Read More
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.Read More