Trailing by four in the sixth, without a hit in three innings and star pitcher Dustin Niles chased an inning earlier, the Cougars appeared dead in the water.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 2018-19 All Northern Section boys basketball team includes seven Shasta County players, two Mount Shasta brothers and six others who all led their teams to impressive seasons and equally impressive postseason runs.Leading this year’s boys selections is MVP Kole Riccomini of Mount Shasta, who led the Bears to the CIF Division V state title game.Read More
Before Friday’s game against Eureka at the Jim Morley Invitational, Foothill coach Todd Buck talked about that clutch hit that had been eluding the Cougars in the early part of the season.It took a couple of inning – and five runners left on base in the first two frames – before Foothill got the first clutch hit of the day. Add in a stellar nine strikeout, three-hit complete game gem from Dustin Niles and Foothill handled the Loggers 7-1 after getting five insurance runs in the top of the seventh.Read More
Don’t count out the Cougars just yet.Foothill High’s boys basketball team rallied from a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit to pull off another upset victory in the CIF NorCal Division III playoffs, rallying late to beat No. 7 Fortuna 58-56 Thursday night, presented by Redding Rancheria.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
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
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
It was only a matter of time before Josiah Hutt took over.
And this time he brought his fluid jumper along for the ride to send the Cougars into the finals for the fourth time in five years.Read More