Championship weekend is here and it’s a hoops heaven for basketball lovers with 10 games spread out over two days, starting Friday at Butte College with Divisions IV and V and wrapping up Saturday at Shasta College with Divisions III, V, and VII.Read More
For every high school basketball player, a chance to play in the section championship game is what it’s all about. The West Valley Eagles are traveling to Butte College Friday night for their first D-IV Section title game since 2009.Read More
or the nine-point win and holding serve in the usually wild D-IV playoffs, the West Valley Eagles are the Astro Jump Boys Basketball Team of the Week for Week 12.Read More
He’s a grinder, who never stops moving on offense and defense and helped the Eagles move on to the Northern Section Division IV quarterfinals with a 72-61 win over No. 8 Colusa on Friday. Salvatierra had a triple-double in the win – 12 points, 11 assists and 10 boards – and is the Tri Counties Bank Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Week 12.Read More
When it’s the playoffs you do whatever you can to win.
West Valley came into Friday night’s match as the respective No. 1 seed in the Northern Section Division IV playoffs. After having a bye in the first round, West Valley would only get one day of practice in its second week of playoffs due to a snow storm. That wouldn’t stop the Eagles from knocking off eight-seeded seed Colusa 72-61 at home.Read More
The Eagles wrapped up Northern Athletic League play in a dominant 72-51 win over Yreka.Read More
U-Prep entered Friday night’s homecoming game in a dire situation, facing the top team in the Northern Athletic League without its leading scorer and last year’s league MVP.Read More
West Valley’s 3-point shooting is a thing of beauty.
West Valley’s impressive 3-point shooting continues in a dominating 61-38 win over Anderson on Friday night to remain on top of the Northern Athletic League.Read More
Years ago, when I was at the newspaper, I wrote a basketball piece where I highlighted those kids who I loved watching. Not because they would fill up the basket with points, but because they were solid contributors who came to the job daily and just worked. I called them the Lunch Pail Gang.Read More
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.Read More