U-Prep boys capture first Masters title in school history, Stephens medalist with 67

University Prep’s boys golf team can call it a clean sweep.The Panthers followed a perfect Northern Athletic League run and the Northern Section Division II title with a Northern Section Masters championship Tuesday at The Links at Rolling Hills in Corning, their first Masters team title in program history.

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Shasta County Sports 2018-19 All-County boys basketball team

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.

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2018-19 boys All Northern Section basketball teams released

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.

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Astro Jump Boys Basketball Team of the Week: U-Prep Panthers

There can only be one first time – and for the U-Prep boys basketball team, that first happened Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. The Panthers handled West Valley 53-42 to win the Northern Section Division IV boys basketball title – the first in school history. For their historic accomplishment, U-Prep is the Astro Jump Boys Basketball Team of the Week for Week 13.

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Astro Jump Boys Basketball Team of the Week: U-Prep Panthers

Three days after losing its leading scorer in a Northern Athletic League win over Anderson, the U-Prep Panthers went into a Friday showdown with West Valley knowing a loss would likely sink their league title aspirations. Adding to the difficulty factor, last season’s league MVP, Jordan Miller, was also out against the Eagles with an ankle injury.

But the Panthers responded with a 59-54 win over the Eagles to deadlock Dub-V at 7-1 in NAL play heading into the final week of the regular season. For their perfect week and gritty homecoming win, the U-Prep Panthers are the Astro Jump Boys Basketball Team of the Week. It’s the second time the Panthers have earned the honors.

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Shasta County Sports Basketball Lunch Pail Gang

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.

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