SACRAMENTO — Yuba City High baseball coach Dave Rodriguez was fully confident his team would play 14 innings on Wednesday — it was either that, or the Honkers would be heading up Highway 99 disappointed for the third straight season.
Rodriguez is a firm believer in a team overcoming insurmountable odds — he can't help i
Winning Sac-Joaquin Section championships almost became a tradition for the Yuba City High baseball program.
From 2007-2010, the Honkers took home four consecutive Division III banners, posting a 16-1 postseason record, while outscoring playoff opponents 122-43.
Recently, things have trended toward the other direction.
The Golden Empire League has selected its all-league squads for the 2013 spring sports season with several Lindhurst and Marysville High athletes earning accolades.
Marysville do-it-all senior Chad Perry was named MVP of the GEL after a stellar season on the mound and at the plate.
Perry batted .636 this s
Top athletes in spring sports were selected as the Tri-County Conference released its all-conference teams for 2013.
Several River Valley and Yuba City High athletes earned all-conference honors as well as MVP selections.
The Yuba City Honkers won their ninth consecutive conference championship this season
The meteoric rise of the University of Oregon softball program has coincided with the arrival of former Sutter High standout Jessica Moore, who continues to help the Ducks soar to new heights.
Moore, now a senior with the program, helped the Ducks win an NCAA Regional for the fourth consecutive year as they went 3-0 in Eugene, Ore., over
Sutter High softball coach Keith Gravel was up at 5 a.m. on Saturday and needed to take a little walk around the block.
While on his morning jaunt, Gravel thought ahead to Saturday afternoon's Northern Section Division IV title game, and wasn't concerned with the past or any stats.
His No. 2-seeded Huskies came into the game with
OROVILLE — When it comes to pressure-packed situations, there are players who have a knack for coming up clutch and others who wither in the spotlight when the chips are down.
Sutter High senior Colton Minton is one who rises to the occasion.
This past fall, Minton clinched the section title for the Huskies' football team b
Power was never the strong suit of the Colusa High baseball team throughout the season, but the RedHawks mashed four extra base hits deep into the left-field gap and won the second Northern Section championship in school history.
The top-seeded RedHawks responded to a terrible top half of the first inning with four runs in the bottom hal
Several local track and field athletes qualified for next week's Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet after strong showings at the section's Division II-III meet at Bella Vista High in Fair Oaks.
The top seven placers in each event move on to the Masters meet at Elk Grove High on Thursday and Friday.
River Valley High was represented
The Marysville High softball team's bid for a Sac-Joaquin Section Division V championship fell short on Friday night.
The Indians dropped both games of a twinbill at the Arnaiz Softball Complex in Stockton and were eliminated from playoff contention.
Marysville fell 12-6 to Hughson and were eliminated by Linden in a 3-0 loss in t
Longtime Gridley High track and field coach Ed Roach will be honored by the CIF Northern Section for his contributions to the sport over the past 35 years.
Roach has been selected as the Northern Section's honored coach and will receive a plaque with an honorary presentation at the section's track and field championships on May 24 at Wes
SACRAMENTO — Chandler Eden's reputation as one of the top high school pitchers in the nation continues to grow.
Ranked No. 72 on Baseball America's top 100 prospect list for the upcoming MLB Draft, Eden will certainly have suitors from the Major Leagues calling in June, although he does already have a scholarship to Oregon State on
Sutter High's softball program has built a winning reputation over the years, and pitching has been the key reason for its success.
From 2006 to 2010, the Lady Huskies rolled to four section titles and appeared in the championship game in each of those five years behind big-game pitchers Jessica Moore and Jolene Graham, both of whom took
Tressa Arostegui celebrated her 18th birthday in style on Thursday.
The Marysville High senior ace tossed a pair of shutouts at the Arnaiz Softball Complex in Stockton as the Indians advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V semifinals with playoff wins over Ripon and Escalon.
Arostegui struck out eight and allowed eight hit
The Wheatland High softball team hopes the third time is the charm.
The Pirates punched their ticket to the Northern Section Division IV championship game for the third consecutive season with a 12-2 win over Corning in Wheatland on Thursday.
The top-seeded Pirates will host No. 2 Sutter on Saturday at 2 p.m. Wheatland (31-2-1) s
Taylor Elkins just wanted a chance to be able to throw a football again.
It didn't matter where, Elkins just craved that opportunity to continue his career as a quarterback.
Though he's never stepped foot in the rural town of Hillsboro, Kan., Elkins is ready to make the 1,650-mile trek to America's heartland — that's how mu
The Marysville High track and field squad sent three girls on to the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet after strong performances at the Division IV-V trials on Tuesday at Sierra High School in Manteca.
Topping the list was sophomore Hannah Stueve, who placed second in the pole vault with a mark of 9 feet, 5 inches. The vault set a new sch
Each of Randi May's 109 pitches had a little something extra on them on Tuesday afternoon.
May knows the clock is ticking on her prep softball career. This is her last season and she only wants to go out one way — on top.
With each pop of the catcher's mitt, May knows she's inching closer and closer to Wheatland High's goal
With an average of more than 10 runs per game, Sutter High's baseball team has been known for the way it has swung the bats this season. In the playoffs, however, it's been the Huskies' starting pitching that has taken center stage.
In a first-round win over Orland on Friday, it was junior Trenton McDaniel who pitched the Huskies to vict
Kyle Cervantes and Estevan Frias broke open a tie game in the bottom of the fifth inning with RBI singles and the Colusa High baseball team earned a berth in the Northern Section Division III championship game with an 8-3 victory against Pierce on Tuesday in Colusa.
The top-seeded RedHawks (25-5) advanced to the Division III championship
The Falcons had chance after chance, but in the end, they came up short.
The River Valley High baseball team fell 2-0 to Placer in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs at home on Monday — despite outstanding performances from Rickey Ramirez and Stuart Bradley on the hill.
"We had runners at thi
Eight Mid-Valley softball programs will begin their postseason runs this week as both the Northern and Sac-Joaquin Sections released their playoff seedings.
The state-ranked Wheatland High Pirates (29-2-1) look to earn a spot in the Northern Section Division IV championship game for the third consecutive season, though this time the Pira
The accolades keep rolling in for 2009 Sutter High graduate Jessica Moore.
On Wednesday, the University of Oregon senior pitcher was named to the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Top-10 Finalist List. The former Husky standout was one of five senior pitchers selected for the nation's most prestigious honor after leading the No.
River Valley High hosted the Tri-County Conference track and field championship meet on Thursday at Falcon Stadium as members from both the RV and Yuba City squads posted strong numbers.
The top four in each event advanced to Wednesday's Sac-Joaquin Division II-III meet at Bella Vista High in Fair Oaks.
River Valley's varsity gir
Just five months ago, Trenton McDaniel was playing in the biggest game of his life. Of course, that situation was quite different than his game on Friday.
In December, he was wearing a helmet and shoulder pads as Sutter High's starting cornerback, fighting through the biting cold in Oroville as his Huskies competed in the CIF Northern Ca