Brad McIntire had a specific goal in mind when he took over as River Valley High's boys basketball coach prior to the 2011-12 season.
The veteran coach wanted to build the foundation for the Falcons'... Full story
Tiffany Friend scored 21 points and the Yuba City High girls basketball team topped Rio Linda 49-39 at the Lincoln Tournament on Thursday.
Alisha Aery added 14 points in the victory for Yuba City, which improved to 3-5 overall.
The Honkers will pla... Full story
For the first time in his life, James Trujillo is playing on a court that won't require any athletic skill.
The hours he spent working on his jump shot with Dad in front of his Plumas Lake home, miles he logged playing in hundreds of basketball gam... Full story
Half-hour to gametime, a gym full of players who've never met, let alone practiced with each other. They wore Vans, logo T's and sweats while showing no outward rush to get into the locker room and suit up. They didn't talk much either, simply relyin... Full story
Nathan Link will experience a rarity Tuesday night: He'll get a good night's sleep before a game.
The Gridley High boys basketball coach won't overanalyze. He won't think about implications and past results. Questions of preparedness won't fuel any ... Full story
The conditioning was brutal: Running, running, and more running. Runs up stadium stairs in weight vests, runs with elastic jump bands, 40-yard dashes on the football field.
One player threw up three times on the first day of this regimen.
T... Full story
It's a half-smile, half-smirk. There's a slight widening of the eyes then a shake of the head. The projection isn't as much cocky as it is confident, determined, zoned-in.
Matt Hayes' "look" first appeared on Dec. 17, right after he nailed a... Full story
Paradise Adventist 76, Maxwell 74
The Panthers were knocked out of the Northern Section Division VI playoffs after losing to top-ranked host Paradise Adventist Academy on the road.
Maxwell's Sam Alcarez tied the game on a fast break lay-up with 15 ... Full story
ANTELOPE — They wouldn't be intimidated.
Not by a No. 2 seed, a 6-foot-8, Division-I recruit, or the hostile environment at Center High on Friday night.
It's just not the style of Yuba City High's "Blue Collar Basketball" under first-year coa... Full story
The Wheatland High boys basketball team saw its season come to an end with a 62-44 loss at Orland in the second round of the Northern Section Division IV playoffs on Friday night.
Nolan West scored 14 points and Derick Seward and Eduardo Saavedra ad... Full story
They prepared all season just for games like this one.
From running the bleachers at Honker Stadium in the heat of summer in weight vests, to a difficult preseason schedule against some of the best teams the Sacramento area had to offer, Yuba City H... Full story