Colusa Redhawks volleyball win one, lose one over the week

Colusa Redhawks volleyball win one, lose one over the week

Enjoying home court advantage on Sept. 6, the Colusa Redhawks (11-10) defeated the Esparto Spartans (3-7) in a 3 sets. The Redhawks were both strong defensively and offensively against the Spartans, with an opening set score of 25-8. Not much would change as Colusa went on to capture a quick second set win with a […]


Bears overcome early mishap to beat U Prep

Bears overcome early mishap to beat U Prep

The Pierce Bears varsity football team walked away with a win on homecoming night, riding a stifling defense to overcome the visiting University Prep Panthers 20-7. The Bears defense pitched a shutout, but the Panthers nevertheless found their way onto the scoreboard. University Prep actually struck first, intercepting Pierce quarterback Dutch Kalfsbeek on the Bears’ […]


Maxwell edges winless Etna in home opener

Maxwell edges winless Etna in home opener

It may not have been the prettiest win of the Panthers’ season thus far, but the Maxwell varsity football squad notched a win in their first home contest of the 2016-17 season. Despite the fact that Etna was without a win coming into last Friday’s contest, Maxwell head coach Russ Jones said that he wasn’t […]


RedHawks top ‘Jackets in defensive battle

RedHawks top ‘Jackets in defensive battle

While not offering much in the way of offense, last week’s varsity football contest between Williams and Colusa was defined by defensive and special teams play. In what was an evenly matched, hard-hitting affair between the intra-county rivals, a 38-yard field goal in the fourth quarter by RedHawks place kicker Freddy Casillas was the deciding […]


Bulldogs nip turnover prone Panthers

Bulldogs nip turnover prone Panthers

Brian Pearson & Cheri Azevedo | Williams Pioneer Review The two top teams in Division 5 of the Northern Section faced off in McArthur on Friday, with second-ranked Maxwell coming up short against top-ranked Fall River in a 35-28 contest between the two undefeated teams. After opening the contest with 12 unanswered points in the […]


Around the County: Prep Football Recap

Around the County: Prep Football Recap

Colusa: Redhawks Fall to Durham In a game that was 0-0 heading into the second quarter, the Trojans looked to their passing attack for a spark and senior quarterback Jared Heath delivered, helping propel Durham to a 17-0 victory at home. Wide receiver Nick Murphy had a step on Colusa cornerback Lucas Davison and Heath […]


Around the County: Prep Volleyball Recap

Around the County:  Prep Volleyball Recap

Cheri Azevedo | Williams Pioneer Review Colusa: Redhawks sweep Wheatland in Three Sets Colusa Redhawks (6-5) captured a win on the road on Sept. 13 against Wheatland (0-9).  Colusa set a precedent in the first set, with a 25-19 win. The RedHawks battled through a close second set, 25-22, and ran away with a 25-12 […]


Honkers’ go to the air to blow out ‘Jackets

Honkers’ go to the air to blow out ‘Jackets

In last week’s varsity football match-up between the Williams Yellowjackets and Willows Honkers on Sept. 16, the gamesmanship began well before the opening kickoff. Following the conclusion of the junior varsity contest, which Williams won 14-7, the Honkers’ varsity squad lined up under the goalpost in the eastern end-zone. The Willows band and cheer squad […]


Kids, coaches, and dollars

Kids, coaches, and dollars

With foundation in place, upstart youth shooting club seeks support, participants The Colusa County Youth Shooting Sports (CCYSS) program is well on its way to becoming a reality: It has held its 501(c)(3) status for more than two years, it has received nearly $28,000 in donations to date, and it now has a home at […]


THREE PEAT! Williams wins 86th Rice Bowl

THREE PEAT! Williams wins 86th Rice Bowl

Three years, three one-possession games, three consecutive wins for the Williams Yellowjackets: 222 Eleventh Street will be the home of the Rice Bowl trophy until at least 2017. In a game that was billed to be emotionally charged, hard hitting, and tightly contested, Pierce (2-1) and Williams (3-0) delivered on all fronts, but the ‘Jackets […]


Game of the Week: Williams vs. Maxwell Volleyball

Game of the Week: Williams vs. Maxwell Volleyball

While the longstanding rivalry between the Williams Yellowjackets and Maxwell Panthers football teams was placed on hold for the 2016 fall sports season, that isn’t the case with the two schools’ volleyball squads: The intra-county rivalry is alive and well. Despite Maxwell’s smaller enrollment, the Panthers have owned bragging rights in recent history. Dating back […]


Yellowjackets add two wins over the week

Yellowjackets add two wins over the week

Cheri Azevedo | For the Pioneer Review Last Tuesday, Williams traveled to Princeton for another non-league match-up with the Eagles and came out victorious in a three set match: 25-21, 26-24, 25-7. “It was a slow start for the first two matches, but we were able to get our offense corrected and slide right into a […]


Maxwell beats Elk Creek to end week on a high note

Maxwell beats Elk Creek to end week on a high note

The Panthers varsity volleyball team completed a three-match road trip last week and were on a three-match losing streak prior to their match-up with Elk Creek on Thursday. A hard-fought, five-set loss to the Live Oak Lions on Tuesday, Sept. 6, was the first of two tough losses for the Panthers last week. Against the […]


Maxwell breezes past Foresthill

Maxwell breezes past Foresthill

The Maxwell Panthers gained momentum early on in their game against the Foresthill Wildfires on Friday, and maintained it throughout the entire game en route to a 46-0 win. The Panthers were dominant across all three phases of the game. On offense, that was particularly the case in the first quarter, when the Panthers seemingly […]


Davison, Rodriguez carry ‘Hawks to win over Blazers

Davison, Rodriguez carry ‘Hawks to win over Blazers

The Colusa RedHawks varsity football team bounced back from a loss to defending state champions East Nicolaus, defeating the Lindhurst Blazers 33-19 on Friday. Colusa (2-1) rushed for total of 283 yards on 42 carries against Lindhurst (0-2), with Lucas Davison and Nan Rodriguez seeing the majority of the work. Davison rushed 18 times for […]


Pierce volleyball drops first match to Woodland

Pierce volleyball drops first match to Woodland

Even when they’re down, they aren’t out: the Pierce Bears varsity volleyball team proved that again last week in their match against the Woodland Wolves on Thursday, Sept. 8. The Bears were down early to the Wolves, who emerged from a tightly contested first and second set to jump out to an early two set […]


Player of the Week: Lauren Ornbaun

Player of the Week: Lauren Ornbaun

Lauren Ornbaun – Pierce High School Weekly Stats: Vs. Sutter 32 Assists, 3 Kills, 3 Aces Vs. Pioneer 41 Assists, 7 Kills, 2 Aces How She Earned It: The Bears are 4-0 to start the season, following wins at Pioneer (Woodland) and at home against Sutter. Ornbaun has been a force for Pierce’s varsity volleyball squad, […]


‘Jackets and Bears to face off for 84th time in Rice Bowl

‘Jackets and Bears to face off for 84th time in Rice Bowl

The current moniker for the rivalry game between the Pierce Bears and Williams Yellowjackets football teams is relatively new, the rivalry itself is not: On Friday, the Bears (2-0) will travel to McCarl field in Williams to face off with the Yellowjackets (2-0) for the 84th time in the schools’ history. This year, both squads […]


Volleyball: Bears handle Huskies in three sets

Volleyball: Bears handle Huskies in three sets

Brian Pearson | Williams Pioneer Review The Pierce Bears varsity volleyball team capped a solid week of play on Thursday with a statement win over the Sutter Huskies, a perennial volleyball power and the defending Northern Section Division 4 Champions. “That was a good confidence building win for us,” Bears coach Kim Travis said. The […]


Spartans offense too much for RedHawks

Spartans offense too much for RedHawks

Brian Pearson | Williams Pioneer Review For the second week in a row, the Colusa RedHawks varsity football squad started a contest off slow. This week, however, they did so against the defending state champions, and the East Nicolaus Spartans made them pay for it, handing Colusa a 53-28 loss. For one and a half […]


Fisher carries ‘Jackets to win over U-Prep

Fisher carries ‘Jackets to win over U-Prep

Cheri Azevedo | Williams Pioneer Review Overcoming a slow start at home, the Williams Yellowjackets went head to head with the University Prep Panthers last Friday night and walked off of McCarl Field with a 28-18 victory. After a scoreless first quarter, the ‘Jackets struck in the second. Williams running back Juan Fernandez blazed by U-Prep’s […]


Maxwell cruises past Woodland Christian

Maxwell cruises past Woodland Christian

Cheri Azevedo | Williams Pioneer Review Friday night marked the first full-contact action for Maxwell’s football team since the 2015-16 season, as the Panthers opened their season with a match-up against the Woodland Christian Cardinals. It was the first time that the two football programs have ever faced off, and while Maxwell would win the game […]


Pierce football surges late to shut door on Hamilton

Pierce football surges late to shut door on Hamilton

Brian Pearson | Williams Pioneer Review The Pierce High varsity football team found itself in a close game heading into the latter goings of their contest against the Hamilton Braves last Friday, but found a way to put the game out of reach by the time all was said and done, walking away with a […]


Volleyball: Williams bests Maxwell in five set match

Volleyball: Williams bests Maxwell in five set match

By Cheri Azevedo | Williams Pioneer Review The Williams Yellowjackets varsity volleyball team rallied last Thursday to defeat the Maxwell Panthers at home in a back-and-forth five set match. In close first and third sets, the Yellowjackets (3-2) held off the Panthers (1-1), taking both sets with a 25-21 score. The Maxwell squad, determined to add […]


California Outdoors Q&A

California Outdoors Q&A

By Carrie Wilson | California Department of Fish and Wildlife Antibiotics in Hatchery Fish? Question:  I would like to fish at a local stocked pond. Do the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) fish that are stocked there have antibiotics in their systems? Are they fed antibiotics on a routine basis or even on an occasional […]


Burgess takes second in Northern California Senior PGA Pro & Stroke Play Championship

Burgess takes second in Northern California Senior PGA Pro & Stroke Play Championship

Ric Burgess, the head golf professional at Colusa Golf and Country Club, finished tied for second in the Northern California Senior Stroke Play Championship Tournament at Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club on Aug. 29 and 30. It was Burgess’ best finish since 2008, when he won the tournament for the third straight year. The golf professional from […]


Pierce football cruises past Esparto in opener

Pierce football cruises past Esparto in opener

The Pierce High varsity football team was in a tight battle with Esparto for more than half the contest between the two schools last Friday, but the Bears offense got rolling late in the game and lifted them to an emphatic 35-6 victory. “We started a little slow, but we picked ‘er up,” Pierce head […]


Maxwell volleyball takes down Princeton in three sets

Maxwell volleyball takes down Princeton in three sets

By Cheri Azevedo | For the Pioneer Review Maxwell Panther volleyball team descended upon the Princeton Eagles on Thursday, August 25, for a three-set win. Persistent rallying from both teams in the first match would make a close game of 20-25, but the Panthers poured on the heat with an 11-25 win in both the second […]


Calling not your calling? Event will have something for everyone

Calling not your calling? Event will have something for everyone

More than just the California State Championship Duck Calling Contest, the extravaganza on Aug. 27-28 at Veterans Memorial Park will have something to offer for just about everyone, according to Pat Kittle, owner of Kittle’s Outdoor and Sport. “We really want to integrate the women and young people,” Kittle said. There are numerous seminars and […]


California Outdoors Q&A’s (08/17/2016)

California Outdoors Q&A’s (08/17/2016)

Carrie Wilson | CalOutdoors@wildlife.ca.gov Hunters Should Use Caution with Wild Rabbits Question: I’d like to try some rabbit hunting but hear they may carry some kind of disease. Is this true? If so, is this anything to be concerned about and what precautions should I take? (Jeff J., Stockton) Answer: You may be referring to “tularemia,” […]


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