Sports Recap (02/19/2020)

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As the week closes out the end of the season, many of the county’s schools have entered into playoffs. The location of the games will be played at the highest seeded team.

Basketball

The Colusa RedHawks boys ended on a high note with a week of wins. On Feb. 10, the boys took down the Wolverines in Biggs, 96-66. A home game against Willows was won 68-53 on Friday. The boys will go against the Durham Trojans in the CIF Playoffs after bye week on Friday.

The Lady RedHawks won big in Biggs, 27-10, on Feb. 10. On Thursday, the girls will be in Hamilton to take on the Braves.

The Maxwell boys lost to the Quincy Trojans, 87-68, on Feb 10. The Spartans kept their 74-51 win in Esparto on Feb. 12. In Chico, on Thursday, the CORE Butte Lynx were unsuccessful against the Panthers, who won 61-43. The boys will be entering the playoffs on Friday against Fall River.

The Lady Panthers had a week of frustrations at away games. On Feb. 10, in Quincy, the Trojans were victorious 53-31. In Esparto, they lost to the Spartans, 44-20, on Feb. 12.
The Pierce Bears boys won in Winters when battling the Warriors on Feb. 11, 71-55. The Bears will resume play after bye week. On Feb. 21, they will play the winner of the Feb. 18 match between Lassen and West Valley.

The Lady Bears trounced the Winters Warriors with a overwhelming 52-7 win on Feb. 11. They faced the Oroville Tigers for the first round of the playoffs; results not available at time of press. The winner will play in the next round against West Valley Eagles on Thursday.

The Princeton Eagles boys were victorious, 65-52, against the Elk Creek Elks during the Feb. 11 match. The celebration did not last when, on Thursday, the Greenville Indians left Princeton with a win of 74-65. On Thursday, the Eagles will enter into the playoffs with a rematch in Greenville.

The Lady Eagles lost against Greenville at Thursday’s home game, 60-17. The girls are scheduled to play against the Hayfork Timberjacks in the playoffs tonight.

The Williams Yellowjackets boys had a difficult week. East Nicolaus kept the home win of 56-49 when the Yellowjacket played the Spartans on Feb. 11. The Durham Trojans then took siege of Williams on Thursday, when the Yellowjackets fell, 69-29. Williams (10-14) will host the Trinity Wolves (10-18) tonight at 7 PM, in round one of the CIF Northern Section Playoffs for Division 5. These two teams last matched-up in 2017 under then coach Tony Herman. Williams suffered a 70-56 loss.

“We are going to add some more size on the court,” said coach Jeff Lemus. “We have struggled the past two games with our lack of size and strength down low. Getting off to a good start will also be a key factor.”

The Lady Jackets were unable to gain a winning week. In East Nicolaus, the Spartans eked out a 36-33 win on Feb. 12. The Durham Trojans did not give a close Friday game, trouncing the Lady Jackets 60-18. The girls played the Mt. Shasta Bears in the first round of the playoffs on Tuesday; results were not available at time of press. Winner will go on to play against Durham on Thursday.

Soccer

The Colusa RedHawks boys had plenty to celebrate this week of wins. On Feb. 11, the Spartans were sent packing back to Esparto without a win, 3-1. In Durham, the boys won 5-1 against the Trojans on Thursday. The beginning of the playoffs were also off to a positive start for the RedHawks, with a 1-0 victory over the Lions of Redding Christian on Saturday. On Tuesday, they will play in round two of the playoffs against the winner of Thursday’s game between the Williams Yellowjackets and the Hamilton Braves.

The Lady RedHawks brought their A-game this week. The girls beat the Spartans visiting from Esparto, 1-0, on Feb. 11, then walloped the Durham Trojans 10-0 on Thursday. The girls will go on to play Feb. 25 against the winner of Thursday’s game between the Williams Lady Jackets and the Esparto Spartans.

The Pierce Bears boys struggled on their home turf against the Winters Warriors, losing 2-1 on Feb. 10. The Willows Honkers were an even match for the Feb. 11 game, with a 2-2 tie. The boys will go into the playoffs on Thursday, starting off against Esparto Spartans.

The Lady Bears took a heavy 8-1 hit at the hands of the visiting Winters Warriors on Feb. 10. The girls ended their season in Willows against the Honkers on Feb. 11, with a 1-1 tie.

The Williams Yellowjackets boys were victorious against the Bulldogs on Feb. 10, bringing a 6-2 win back from Los Molinos. The boys were equal to the Live Oak Lions, with a 1-1 tie on Feb. 11. The Lions from Redding Christian were not as lucky. A 5-0 Yellowjacket win sent the Lions back to Palo Cedro on Thursday. Williams will host round one of the NSCIF Boys Winter Soccer playoffs for Division 3 on Thursday against the Hamilton Braves at 3 PM. Williams (10-6-4) currently ranks fifth out the 12 teams in the division. With a big win over Redding Christian, the Yellowjackets have stayed evenly matched with the Braves (10-8-3), tying in both regular season games.

The Lady Jackets took a heavy hit when Live Oak Lions came to play, losing 12-0, on Feb. 11. The girls will go on to play the Hamilton Braves on Thursday in the playoffs.

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