Colusa County Hall of Fame – Coach’s Award: David Driffill, Colusa

Colusa County Hall of Fame – Coach’s Award: David Driffill, Colusa

2017 Hall of Fame inductee David Driffill spent more than 20 years coaching various sports teams at Colusa High School, including baseball, basketball, football, and golf. A 1967 graduate of Mira Loma High School in Sacramento, Driffill was a standout high school basketball player, and was named his team’s MVP. Driffill continued playing basketball after […]


Colusa County Hall of Fame – Female Student-Athlete: Jocelyn Velazquez, Williams

Colusa County Hall of Fame – Female Student-Athlete: Jocelyn Velazquez, Williams

Sports have always been a big part of Jocelyn Velazquez’s life. As a little girl, her parents signed her up for Little League and AYSO soccer. Before high school, Valazquez was involved in nearly every sport her school offered, including soccer, basketball, softball and volleyball. During high school, she was a standout athlete in volleyball […]


Colusa County Hall of Fame – Male Student-Athlete: Julius Fisher, Williams

Colusa County Hall of Fame – Male Student-Athlete:  Julius Fisher, Williams

Julius Marthel Fisher is the son of Dedra Marthel and Val Fisher. During his four years at William High School, Julius played basketball, baseball, track and field, but particularly excelled on the Yellowjackets football team. A three year starter at defensive end and running back on the Yellowjackets’ varsity squad, Fisher made an immediate impact […]


Pierce’s Worl propels South to win in Lions All Star Game

Pierce’s Worl propels South  to win in Lions All Star Game

Five Colusa County athletes help South end eight-year drought After his team had secured the first Lions All Star Football Game victory for the South in nearly a decade, head coach Mark Cooley (who heads the football program at Pleasant Valley High School) and his staff huddled to deliberate on who they would name the […]


Maxwell football players putting in summer work

Maxwell football players putting in summer work

School has been out on summer break for less than three weeks. Although the Class of 2017 took with it ten varsity players, that is no deterrent to the remaining athletes at Maxwell High School. Seniors Jake Bell and Angel Velazquez have coordinated a two-day-a-week conditioning routine for both JV and Varsity players, who are […]


Colusa County Hall of Fame – Team Inductee: 1985 Williams Volleyball

Colusa County Hall of Fame – Team Inductee: 1985 Williams Volleyball

For a stretch of years spanning the mid-1980s to the late 90s, the varsity girls’ volleyball program at Williams High School was nothing short of dominant, playing their way to roughly a dozen straight Mid-Valley League titles. While there were many talented teams over the program’s twelve-year run of supremacy, there was one team that […]


Colusa Junior Golf Clinic sets new high in attendance

Colusa Junior Golf Clinic sets new high in attendance

Colusa Golf & Country Club had 103 kids sign up for its annual Free Junior Golf Clinic this year, which was held last week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. While only 91 ended up coming out for the clinic, it was still the largest turnout in the event’s history. In years past, the event could […]


Colusa hosts Volleyball Camp

Colusa hosts Volleyball Camp

More than two dozen Colusa Unified School District youth wrapped up five days of Volleyball Camp at Egling Middle School on Thursday. Under the direction of Tina Lyons, the students, ages 7-14, learned and practiced serving, setting, and spiking the ball. Both Egling and Colusa High School offers the sport, which was invented by William […]


Ducks cap season with trip to California Youth Shooting Sports Association’s State Trap Shoot, high finishes

Ducks cap season with trip to California Youth Shooting Sports Association’s State Trap Shoot, high finishes

Looking at the number of medals as the Colusa County Youth Shooting Sports club has brought home over the course of the California Youth Shooting Sports Association season, it’s easy to forget that the club is only in its infancy. The Ducks inaugural season competing in the CYSSA has been a fruitful one for many […]


Colusa, Pierce golfers earn all-league honors

Colusa, Pierce golfers earn all-league honors

Five members of Colusa High School’s golf team were among the ten lowest-scoring golfers in Sacramento Valley League matches this season. As a result, each of those five golfers earned themselves an all-league nod. The five all-league selections for Colusa were the most for any team in the Sacramento Valley League. Durham had the second-most […]


Colusa boys basketball ends season with loss to Williams in Northern Section semi-final

Colusa boys basketball ends season with loss to Williams in Northern Section semi-final

An hour before tip-off, there was barely a seat to be found in the Williams High School gym, and the crowd was already buzzing with excitement in anticipation of the matchup between heated rivals Colusa and Williams. Dozens were turned away at the door after the gym had reached capacity, and when all was said […]


Pierce boys hoops fall to undefeated Corning squad in section title

Pierce boys hoops fall to undefeated Corning squad in section title

Until this year, it had been a long time since the Pierce Bears had won a playoff game: nine years, to be exact. As one of the smallest schools in the Northern Section CIF Division IV, the Bears’ impressive run through the NSCIF D-IV bracket to the section championship ended with a 54-34 loss to […]


Williams hoops falls to Trinity in title game

Williams hoops falls to Trinity in title game

The Williams high school boys basketball team, the top-seeded team in the Northern Section Division V tournament, fell to the third-seeded Trinity Wolves 70-56 last Saturday night at Shasta College in the NSCIF finals. The Yellowjackets traded baskets with the Wolves in the early goings of the first quarter, but Trinity was able to pull […]


SEASON PREVIEW: Williams softball looking to rebuild

SEASON PREVIEW: Williams softball looking to rebuild

With about two-thirds of the Williams softball team’s 23 players being newcomers, the Lady Yellowjackets are hoping they can make a smooth transition. The Jackets have eight returners from last season, including senior Caroline Molina, who will be the starting pitcher. “For this season, I hope my team and I will learn more skills through […]


SEASON PREVIEW: Maxwell Panthers baseball opens play today

SEASON PREVIEW: Maxwell Panthers baseball opens play today

Maxwell High School’s baseball team is still a week away from the season opener, and the Panthers have been working hard to prepare their field and hone hitting, pitching, and defensive skills for the 2017 campaign. On a preliminary roster of 13 players, Maxwell has six players returning from last season. Wyatt Charter and Donnie […]


SEASON PREVIEW: Maxwell softball rolls in opener

SEASON PREVIEW: Maxwell softball rolls in opener

Maxwell High School sophomore Audrey Pearson launched a solo home run over the left-field fence and pitched five relief innings to nab the victory in the Lady Panthers softball team’s 19-9 rout of Gridley in Thursday’s season opener. Pearson combined with starter Madi Miller on a three-hitter. Miller, a senior, cruised through the first inning […]


Colusa takes down Sutter at home Bell records second double-double in three games

Colusa takes down Sutter at home Bell records second double-double in three games

Colusa’s senior forward Graeson Bell turned in a 27-point, 11-rebound performance for his second double-double of the season — and his second in three games — to help push the RedHawks past the visiting Sutter Huskies for a 66-61 victory. Bell added 6 assists and a steal and finished 15-for-17 at the line in a […]


Panthers basketball romps Quincy Lovelace’s double-double helps snap five-game slide

Panthers basketball romps Quincy Lovelace’s double-double helps snap five-game slide

Conner Lovelace boasted an 18-point, 10-rebound double-double Friday night to lift Maxwell High School’s varsity boys basketball team to a 66-44 drubbing of Quincy. Lovelace, the Panthers’ 6’3”, 290-pound senior center, also dished five assists and stuffed three of the Trojans’ shots for blocks to dominate in the paint. Senior Donnie Manson netted a game-high […]


Williams boys thrash East Nicolaus at home Spartans struggle to contain Velazquez, Williams’ bigs

Williams boys thrash East Nicolaus at home Spartans struggle to contain Velazquez, Williams’ bigs

While he wouldn’t call it a rivalry, Williams’ head basketball coach Tony Hermann admitted that the fans that packed the high school gym brought a little something extra in Williams’ (15-5, 2-1) home game against Mid-Valley League foe East Nicoluas (5-12, 0-3) last Friday. According to Hermann, a lot of it goes back to football: […]


Strong rebounding not enough for Maxwell Lady Panthers lose league opener to Quincy

Strong rebounding not enough for Maxwell Lady Panthers lose league opener to Quincy

Despite a strong rebounding effort, Maxwell High School’s varsity girls basketball team suffered a 51-31 defeat against visiting Quincy on Friday night. The Lady Panthers, who have been idle since a power outage in Esparto suspended their Jan. 18 game in the fourth quarter, committed nine turnovers in the first eight minutes to aid Quincy’s […]


Vann hat trick vaults Pierce Lady Bears earn league win over Live Oak

Vann hat trick vaults Pierce Lady Bears earn league win over Live Oak

Sophomore left wing Sarah Vann fired three goals to vault Pierce High School’s girls soccer team to a 3-2 victory over Live Oak on Monday afternoon in Sacramento Valley League play. Vann eluded multiple defenders on the go-ahead strike, dribbling up the sideline and weaving toward the center of the goal box with less than […]


Williams Girls hang tough versus Durham

Williams Girls hang tough versus Durham

Williams High School’s varsity girls basketball team dropped its Mid-Valley League contest to visiting Durham, 56-10, on Tuesday night. Despite a running clock taking place before halftime, the Lady Yellowjackets battled their hearts out the entire game. “Two seconds left on the clock and we have a girl on the floor scrapping for the ball,” […]


Game of the Week Preview: Williams looks to redeem league loss to Hamilton on Friday

Game of the Week Preview: Williams looks to redeem league loss to Hamilton on Friday

One point. That was all that separated the Williams Yellowjackets (15-5, 2-1) and the Hamilton Braves (11-8, 2-1) when they last met in Williams on Jan. 20. Hamilton head coach Brian Erickson said that his team was able to rebound relatively well against a bigger Yellowjackets squad in that contest, and played solid pick-and-roll defense […]


Buzzer-beater lifts Pierce over Orland in Ram Jam Consolation Championship

Buzzer-beater lifts Pierce over Orland in Ram Jam Consolation Championship

After Orland knocked down a three-pointer off an offensive rebound with just over seven seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, the Pierce Bears found themselves down 39-40 to the Trojans in the consolation championship game of the Ram Jam Tournament in Dixon on Dec. 29. Bears coach Scott Burnum called a timeout and drew up […]


Top Sports Stories of 2016

Top Sports Stories of 2016

Five Colusa county athletes compete in Lions All Star Game While the South Squad lost the Lions All Star Game for the eighth straight year, the game was a once in a lifetime opportunity for four Colusa County football players. Among the Colusa County high school seniors selected to play in the game were Pierce’s […]


Weekly Sports Recap (11/28/2016)

Weekly Sports Recap (11/28/2016)

Boys Basketball Colusa cruises past East Nicolaus 73-43 Thirteen players scored for the RedHawks in their Dec. 20 home non-conference game against the East Nicolaus Spartans (2-7), with senior forward Graeson Bell leading the charge. Bell played well for the RedHawks, shooting 67 percent from the field and 88 percent from the stripe to finish […]


Colusa wins at Yuba-Sutter youth soccer “Turkey Trot” Tourney

Colusa wins at  Yuba-Sutter youth soccer  “Turkey Trot” Tourney

Three Colusa youth soccer teams brought home some hardware in the Yuba-Sutter Youth Soccer Turkey Trot tourney this weekend. The U-15 girls team, coached by Dan Kiely, took home first  place after winning the championship game. The U-15 boys team, coached by Armando Garcia, made it to the championship game but lost in penalty kicks, […]


Troughton paves way for Roadrunners

Troughton paves way for Roadrunners

Butte College’s football team is headed to the NorCal title game riding a seven-game winning streak, and Maxwell High School graduate Zachary Troughton is helping pave the way for the Roadrunners. Troughton, a sophomore tackle at Butte College, decided to return to Butte this year despite being selected all-league and receiving three scholarship offers from […]


Game of the Week: Maxwell Vs. Portola

Game of the Week: Maxwell Vs. Portola

At first glance, Maxwell’s homecoming game against the visiting Portola Tigers might look, well, like a stereotypical homecoming game. The Panthers enter Mountain Valley League play sporting a 3-1 record, with their only loss coming against a talented Fall River squad, 35-28. Maxwell has outscored its opponents 132-68. The Tigers, on the other hand, are […]


‘Jackets best Panthers again

‘Jackets best Panthers again

Most of the statistics from the Yellowjackets volleyball team (9-8) were exactly what coach Kristi Hill was hoping for in last Tuesday’s match up against the Maxwell Panthers. The only numbers that mattered to the Yellowjackets at the end of the game, however, were the ones on the scoreboard that showed a win. “We came […]


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