Every boy who has ever padded up to play competitive football knows that it is possible to get hurt or injured during practice or in games.
And there's a very good chance those same boys have been told by at least one coach that there's a difference between playing hurt and playing injured.
It's the dangerous line between "being
The following questions were asked on the state Department of Fish & Wildlife website:
QUESTION: As an avid abalone diver, it is disturbing to see all of the poaching going on. It is also disturbing that when the poachers are caught, they have such large numbers of abalone. Why do the wardens observe individuals poaching tens
New regulations for sturgeon fishing went into effect Tuesday.
The regulations are meant to increase the survival and spawning success of sturgeon caught and released by anglers in California and will support development of data for management of the fishery.
The regulations promote sustainable management of the white sturgeon po
The Sacramento Valley League boys basketball title will likely come down to Pierce High and Live Oak, but newcomer Hamilton could play spoiler in their first season in the league.
Led by seniors Andy Corona (18 points per game), Oscar Dorantes (12.8) and Hayden Kalfsbeek (8.9), Pierce is a veteran t
The Love of the Game Tournament at East Nicolaus High signaled the end of the holiday break for the Maxwell and Pierce high boys and girls basketball teams on Thursday.
Maxwell, Pierce, Biggs and East Nicolaus sent their entire basketball programs to the tournament, a round-robin format which allows all four teams to bring their junior v
Maxwell Little League sign-ups
The dates to sign up for Maxwell Little League are set for Jan. 15, 22 and 29 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Maxwell Fire Hall. All residents from within Westside Little League boundaries are welcome, though there will be sign-ups held in Williams and Arbuckle at later dates. Players ages 5-14 can sign
The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has selected Wildlife Officer Mitch Carlson as the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's (CDFW) Wildlife Officer of the Year for 2012.
Each year, NWTF honors a California wildlife officer who serves as an outstanding example of its mission on behalf of wild turkeys, turkey hunting and wil
JV Boys Basketball
Pierce 55, Maxwell 53
The junior varsity boys basketball game between Maxwell and Pierce came down to the wire just like the varsity counterpart on Saturday in the final game of the East Nicolaus Love of the Game Tournament.
Pierce pulled off a victory with the help of Wes Leighty's defens
Stifling defense by the Colusa High girls basketball team shut down Wheatland on Friday in a non-league tune-up game in Colusa.
The RedHawks (7-6) took the lead at the start of the second quarter and pulled away for a 37-26 victory.
Sophomore forward Teale Stacey scored eight of her game-high 12 points in the first half and senio
The final day of the East Nicolaus Love of the Game Tournament featured two extremely close games between the Maxwell High and Pierce basketball programs on Saturday.
The Bears rallied for a 32-31 victory and survived a scare in the final second to beat the Panthers for their first win of the varsity girls tournament. Both teams finished
It was comedian Groucho Marx who quipped, "I wouldn't want to belong to any club that would have me as a member ." The quote seemed ironically appropriate coming from him, because the Baseball Writers' Association of America this week showed that the voting process for electing players to the National Baseball Hall of Fame has become a big joke.
The following questions were asked on the state Department of Fish & Game website:
QUESTION: I live in Washington State and need some help with a question that pertains to California rules. I have a friend who lives in California that wants my old mounted bear head for his cabin. It is about 60 years old, been in the family fo
Sign-up and try-outs for Colusa Little League
Sign-ups for Colusa Little League are set for four dates in January and try-outs will be held on Feb. 9 at Colusa Area Little League. Parents are encouraged to sign players up early, as fees will increase after the first two sign-up dates. The fee is $50 for players at the first two da
Varsity Boys Basketball
Princeton 46, Westwood 27
Fernando Sotelo made his return to the Princeton line-up in a big way on Tuesday, leading the Eagles to a victory against visiting Westwood.
Sotelo scored a team-high 15 points and the Eagles (4-7) out-scored the Lumberjacks (6-7) in all four quarters.
If you show it, they will come.
Approximately 700 people, mostly clad in the black and orange of their favorite baseball team, waited in line at the Red Bluff Community Center on Thursday, where the San Francisco Giants had their 2012 and 2010 World Series Championship trophies on display.
The World Championship Trophy Tour was p
Mercy High football and soccer opponents might think they're seeing double when going up against the Warriors, and you can hardly blame them.
That's because twins Juan and Jose Rosales have been major threats in both sports, and share one view when it comes to any talk of competitiveness or sibling rivalry.
Playing for a smaller
One day after everything seemed to go wrong, everything went right for the Colusa High girls basketball team and the RedHawks beat visiting Biggs 51-26 on Thursday in the Mid-Valley League opener for both teams.
The RedHawks had the hot hand at the start of the game, making three of their first four shots — all 3-pointers.
Time and time again the Willows High boys soccer team swarmed the Colusa goal in the first half, blasting shot after shot at what seemed to be an impenetrable defense.
On the rare occasion the Honkers beat goalkeeper Fernando Amador, who made an astounding 16 saves, the RedHawk defenders were there to clear the ball out with inches to sp
A burst of intensity early in the second half was enough for the Colusa High girls soccer team to earn a tie with Willows on Wednesday after falling behind two goals, but the host Honkers clamped down in the final 30 minutes to earn a 2-2 tie.
Willows scored twice in the first half but the RedHawks tied the game with two goals in the fir
Sign-up and try-outs for Colusa Little League
Sign-ups for Colusa Little League are set for four dates in January and try-outs will be held on Feb. 9 at Colusa Area Little League. Parents are encouraged to sign players up early, as fees will increase after the first two sign-up dates. The fee is $50 for players and the next sign-u
Varsity Girls Basketball
Maxwell 59, Quincy 41
The Panthers started strong and pulled away from Quincy in their first Mid-Valley League game of the season Friday in Maxwell.
Maxwell (7-4, 1-0 MVL) led 12-4 after the first quarter and three players scored 10 points or more.
Jenna Powell led the Panthe
The Colusa County Rugby Football Club is back for the third consecutive year after an eight-year hiatus.
Starting Saturday, the men in green from Colusa are set for another season of wild fun in the Northern California Rugby Football Union's Division III.
The first game of the season begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Egling Middle
Christmas came a week early for Zane Petty in 2012, as the 2010 graduate of Corning Union High School received a gift that can keep on giving.
On Dec. 19, Petty, a free safety for American River College in Sacramento, signed a national letter of intent to play Division I college football for the University of Illinois at Champaign.
The Providence High girls basketball team was tamed by Princeton on Friday, as the Lady Eagles swooped into Orland and bested the Lions 55-29.
Both teams started off fast and fresh, but kept each other's scoring to a minimum with the score resting at 9-9 at the end of the first quarter.
Maryssa Martin came out shooting for the Ea
The Princeton High boys took flight from the start of their match-up against Providence on Friday, taking the lead in the first quarter and maintaining it until the end, beating the Lions 59-39 in Orland.
Eagles coach Travis Bennett said, "We pressured them early, pressured their point guard and it worked out. We respect Providence a lot