PONDEROSA FIRE: 2500 ACRES BURNED, HOMES DESTROYED, NO CONTAINMENT

Ponderosa Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: August 30, 2017 6:05 am
Date/Time Started: August 29, 2017 1:16 pm
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire
County: Butte County
Location: Ponderosa way and Lumpkin road, 2 miles NW of Forbestown
Acres Burned – Containment: 2500 acres
Evacuations: Immediate Evacuation Order: Lumpkin Road from Forbestown Road to Station 51 and all connecting roads.

Evacuation Warning: Lumpkin Rd from The Enterprise Bridge to Lake View Terrace. All roads/areas within the perimeter of these boundries:
(North West) Bald Rock Road at Catella
(South West) Big Ridge Road to Oro Quincy Hwy, Including Little Ridge Road
(South East) Bean Creek at Eckards Lane
(North East) Bald Rock Road to Enumclaw Road
Long/Lat: -121.30209/39.57701
Phone Numbers (530) 538-7826 (Ponderosa Fire Information Line )

IMMEDIATE EVACUATION ORDER AS PONDEROSA FIRE RAGES…..

The #PonderosaFire is now at  600 acres. ZERO percent containment. Immediate Evacuation order is from #PonderosaFire (Update) Immediate Evacuation Lumpkin Rd from Forbestown Rd to The community of Feather Falls.

Cal Fire aggressively attacking the fire with ground support and air tankers. Emergency officials urging those in the fires path to heed the evacuation orders.

 

Sanchez wins Colts punter job; Harvey continues to wreak havoc

Former Hamilton High and Butte College Roadrunner punter Rigoberto Sanchez has won the job with the Indianapolis Colts.

Sanchez beat out Jeff Locke who had signed at two-year deal in the off-season. Sanchez says the timing of the decision was a surprise but Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said Sanchez, “clearly won the job.”

Sanchez was an undrafted free agent who played at the University of Hawaii after a two-year stint with the Roadrunners.

Sanchez becomes the third local product and Butte College Roadrunner to be on an NFL roster, joining the Packers Aaron Rodgers and former Pleasant Valley Viking and current Dallas Cowboy Geoff Swaim.

(AP) — Corey Kluber outpitched Luis Severino in a marquee matchup of All-Stars, and slumping Jose Ramirez homered twice to power the Cleveland Indians past the New York Yankees 6-2 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory.

Carlos Santana hit a tiebreaking homer off Severino in the seventh inning and Austin Jackson also went deep for the AL Central leaders, who increased their cushion to seven games over idle Minnesota.

Coming off three consecutive shutouts in a sweep of Kansas City, the defending AL champions ran their scoreless streak to 30 innings before Chase Headley homered against Kluber (13-4) leading off the third. The 2014 AL Cy Young Award winner went eight innings and allowed only three hits, rebounding from a loss to Boston last week that ended a five-game winning streak and marked his first defeat since July 4.

Kluber struck out seven and walked one as the Indians (74-56) won for the 14th time in 18 games.

In other games:

– Toronto relievers surrendered four earned runs on five hits, including a two-run homer to Christian Vazquez, as the Boston Red Sox edged the Blue Jays 6-5. Vazquez hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning as the Red Sox snapped a four-game losing streak. Boston’s AL East lead goes back to 3 1/2 games over the New York Yankees.

—Rhys Hoskins ended his homer streak but did drive in the go-ahead run with a sixth-inning double, Aaron Nola pitched seven strong innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 6-1. Cameron Rupp homered for the Phillies, who have connected in 10 straight games and totaled 21 homers over that stretch.

—Jayson Werth returned from a long injury layoff to hit a 2-run home run to lead the Washington Nationals to an 11-2 victory over the visiting Miami Marlins. Miami trailed the Nationals by 12 games coming into Monday night’s game, and lost a chance to close the margin in the NL East Division. Righthander Max Scherzer, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, got his 13th win of the season, also returning from an injury.

—Adam Jones hit a milestone home run, Wellington Castillo had three hits and two RBIs and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Seattle Mariners 7-6 for their fifth straight victory. Baltimore jumped past Seattle (66-66) to within 1 ½ games of idle Minnesota for the final AL wild-card spot. Jones’ solo home run in the fifth inning gave him 25 for an Orioles-record seventh consecutive season.

—The Kansas City Royals extended their scoreless streak to an AL record-tying 43 innings, getting shut out for a fourth straight game in a 12-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Royals haven’t scored since the second inning of a 3-2 loss to Colorado last Thursday. Austin Pruitt (7-4) pitched six one-run innings for Tampa Bay, and Matt Andriese allowed one more hit while getting a three-inning save, his first this season.

—Mike Montgomery pitched six-hit ball into the eighth inning and helped himself at the plate, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Montgomery (5-6) struck out four and walked none in his second start since he was inserted into the rotation after Jon Lester was placed on the 10-day disabled list. The left-hander was pulled after Jordy Mercer snapped his 17 1/3-inning scoreless streak with a leadoff homer in the eighth.

— Nicholas Castellanos had three hits, including a two-run triple, and Jordan Zimmermann rebounded from early trouble to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Monday night. The Rockies stranded 11 baserunners as they began a nine-game homestand. Their lead for the second NL wild-card spot dwindled to three games over idle Milwaukee.

— Andrew Heaney struck out a career-high 10, Martin Maldonado had three hits and scored twice and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1. Heaney (1-0), making his third start since Tommy John surgery, struck out the side in the first and the sixth innings. He had his best outing since the surgery.

— Jeff Samardzija allowed just three singles in pitching his first shutout since 2015, and Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik homered to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 3-0 victory over the San Diego Padres. The former Notre Dame wide receiver struck out five and walked none.

HARVEY-SPORTS

Flooding forces Astros, Texans to move home games

HOUSTON (AP) — Hurricane Harvey has forced both the Houston Astros and Houston Texans to play home games miles away from the flood-stricken city with players wondering when they will be able to come back.

The Astros will play a three-game series against the Texas Rangers at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, this week, starting Tuesday, and the Texans will wrap up their preseason schedule against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington instead of NRG Stadium.

Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph said it’s difficult to concentrate on his game “and then think about your family that’s back home when there’s constantly updates going on around the clock about things that are going on back in your hometown.”

Both the Astros and Rangers flew to Dallas after games in California on Sunday to await news of where the series would be held.

BILLS-WENNING

AP Source: Bills to sign Wenning to plug banged-up QB spot

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills have agreed to sign Keith Wenning to address their injury-depleted quarterback position entering their final preseason game.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday because the Bills have not yet announced the deal first reported by ESPN.com.

Buffalo turned to Wenning because starter Tyrod Taylor and third-stringer T.J. Yates are both being evaluated for concussions suffered Saturday in a 13-9 preseason loss at Baltimore. The injuries left the Bills with fifth-round pick Nathan Peterman as the only quarterback available for their preseason finale against Detroit on Thursday.

The 26-year-old Wenning has yet to play in an NFL game since being selected by Baltimore in the sixth round of the 2014 draft. He was signed by the New York Giants late last season before being cut in May.

ALABAMA PLAYER SHOT

Coach says Alabama defensive lineman Davis was shot in leg

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban says defensive lineman Raekwon Davis has been released from the hospital.

Davis was shot in the right leg outside a Tuscaloosa bar early Sunday morning. Saban said Monday he’s getting treatment and is “day to day” for Saturday’s opener for the top-ranked Crimson Tide against No. 3 Florida State.

Saban says he’s not happy about them being out that late but that “it doesn’t seem like our players were guilty of anything other than being out late.”

The 6-foot-7, 306-pound Davis is battling with Joshua Frazier for a starting defensive end spot. He played in seven games as a freshman.

A Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s spokesman said Sunday that a 20-year-old was shot in the right leg Sunday morning and a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to AP that Davis was the victim.

JERSEY RETIREMENTS

Number retirements for Rangers’ Ratelle, Flyers’ Lindros

UNDATED (AP) — New York Rangers Hall of Famer Jean Ratelle will finally get his No. 19 raised to the rafters at Madison Square Garden, the same season Eric Lindros will have his No. 88 retired by the Philadelphia Flyers.

Lindros will be honored by the Flyers before their Jan. 18 game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Ratelle will have his night Feb. 25 before the Rangers face the Detroit Red Wings.

Ratelle, who played parts of 16 of his 21 NHL seasons with the Rangers, entered the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1985 and is second on their franchise goals list with 336 and third in assists with 481 and points with 817. Lindros is the sixth Flyers player to have his number retired after Bernie Parent, Mark Howe, Barry Ashbee, Bill Barber and Bobby Clarke.

BILLS-CHIEFS TRADE

Bill trade linebacker Ragland to Chiefs for a fourth round draft pick

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Linebacker Reggie Ragland will get a fresh start in Kansas City after the Chiefs acquired the second-year player in a trade with the Buffalo Bills.

In exchange, the Bills acquired a fourth-round pick in the 2019 draft.

The Chiefs land a player with the potential of being an upgrade for Josh Mauga, who was released earlier in the day. Ragland also gets a chance to play in a three-lineman, four-linebacker-styled defense, which he was accustomed to at Alabama.

For the Bills, they cut ties with a 2016 second-round draft pick who was in jeopardy of being cut this weekend when teams establish their 53-player roster. The Bills drafted Ragland because he was considered an ideal fit in former coach Rex Ryan’s defense. That changed when Ryan was fired and replaced by Sean McDermott, who prefers a 4-3 system.

Ragland missed all of last season after tearing a ligament in his left knee during training camp.

OBIT-JUD HEATHCOTE

Former Michigan State coach Jud Heathcote dies at 90

UNDATED (AP) — Jud Heathcote, who led Michigan State and Magic Johnson to the 1979 NCAA championship, has died. He was 90.

The school says Heathcote died Monday in Spokane, Washington.

Spartans coach Tom Izzo was hired by Heathcote and was promoted to replace him when he retired in 1995.

Heathcote won three Big Ten titles and appeared in nine NCAA tournaments during his 19-year career at Michigan State. He got his start as a head coach in college at Montana in 1971.

Izzo says the basketball world is a sadder place because of his mentor’s death, adding no one cared more about the welfare of the game than Heathcote. Izzo helped the Spartans win their second NCAA basketball title in 2000 and often leaned on Heathcote for advice, counsel and humor.

STETSON FOOTBALL PLAYER DIES

Player collapses, dies during football practice in Florida

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — A sophomore from Georgia collapsed and died during football practice at a Florida university.

Stetson University officials say that 19-year-old Nicholas Adam Blakely collapsed during a Monday evening practice. The accounting major from Lawrenceville, Georgia, was the sidelines when he complained of not feeling well. He collapsed and was taken to Florida Hospital Deland, where he died.

The university says Coach Roger Hughes broke the news to his team and counselors are on hand to help them deal with their loss.

Blakely was a defensive back who was redshirted last season and never played in a college football game. The team was preparing for its season opener at Sacred Heart University on Saturday in Connecticut.

US OPEN-TRUMP’S SUITE

Trump Organization gives up US Open suite, but wants it back

NEW YORK (AP) — Do not look for President Donald Trump to show up at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, for a change.

U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Chris Widmaier said that the Trump Organization suspended its suite agreement at the U.S. Open, which began Monday, while Trump is in the White House — but wants to renew it when he is out of office.

Widmaier told The Associated Press: “Following Donald Trump’s election, we were approached by the Trump Organization.”

He said the Open officials were asked to suspend the suite agreement but added that “they also asked that at the conclusion of his presidency, would we agree to re-engage with them on their traditional suite.” He said the suite would be renewed.

Widmaier said that particular suite, which is adjacent to the television broadcasting booth in Arthur Ashe Stadium, would be sold on at most a one-year basis and “there will be no long-term agreement” with anyone else.

 

Old-fashioned baseball brawl between Yanks and Tigers……

(AP) — The Yankees and Tigers were engaged in a real slugfest this afternoon, and in more ways than one.

Detroit’s 10-6 win over New York included three bench-clearing altercations that included the ejections of five players, both managers and a coach.

Tempers began to flare in the sixth inning after Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle (KAHN’-lee) threw a brushback pitch to Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, leading to the ejections of Kahnle and Yanks manager Joe Girardi. Play was about to resume when Cabrera and Yankees catcher Austin Romine got into an argument that escalated into a wrestling match that caused both dugouts to empty. Cabrera and Romine were tossed from the game.

The next benches-clearing incident came after New York’s Dellin Betances (beh-TAN’-sehs) drilled Detroit catcher James McCann in the helmet with a pitch in the seventh inning. Betances and Yankees coach Rob Thompson were ejected.

One inning later, Tigers reliever Alex Wilson and manager Brad Ausmus were thrown out after Wilson hit Todd Frazier around the thigh with a pitch. The benches cleared for a third time, although the Cabrera-Romine fight was as nasty as things got.

Oh, and there also was some conventional baseball hitting. Jose Iglesias smacked a tiebreaking, a three-run double in the seventh, a half-inning after the Tigers blew a 6-3 lead. Iglesias was 3-for-3 with four RBIs to help Detroit salvage the series finale.

Justin Upton and James McCann homered for the Tigers, while Yankees slugger Gary Sanchez went deep for the fourth time in the series.

The loss leaves the Yankees five games behind the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox, who are taking on the Indians in Cleveland tonight.

Elsewhere in the majors:

— Robbie Ray was a winner in his first game since being hit in the head by a line drive last month, fanning 10 and allowing a run and just two hits over five innings to lead Arizona past the Mets, 3-2. Ray suffered a concussion when hit by a 108-mph line drive against St. Louis last month. The Diamondbacks took three of four from New York, leaving them a half-game ahead of the Rockies for the first NL wild-card berth.

— Colorado kept pace by beating the Royals, 3-2 on Pat Valaika’s (vah-LAY’-kahz) two-run homer in the eighth inning. Greg Holland finished for his 36th save, one night after he served up a three-run, walk-off homer to former teammate Eric Hosmer. The Rockies ended a four-game skid and won for just the fifth time in their last 17 games.

— Alex Cobb combined with four relievers on a six-hitter in the Rays’ 2-0 shutout of the Blue Jays. Cobb started for the first time in 19 days and was taken out of the game in the fifth inning after throwing 94 pitches. Center fielder Kevin Kiermaier made a pair of spectacular catches for the Rays, who also caught a break when Josh Donaldson’s two-run double became a foul ball through a video challenge.

— Giancarlo Stanton slammed his major league-leading 47th home run and the Marlins overcame an 8-3 deficit in a 9-8 downing of the Phillies. J.T. Realmuto (ree-al-MOO’-toh) provided the tiebreaking, sacrifice fly in the eighth, two innings after knotting the score with a two-run, inside-the-park home run. A.J. Ellis and Christian Yelich (YEH’-lihch) also homered for Miami.

MLB-NEWS

More bad news for Mets

UNDATED (AP) — The stumbling Mets will be spending some time without their best hitter after unloading four of their top regulars.

Outfield Michael Conforto dislocated his left shoulder while swinging at a pitch in the fifth inning against the Diamondbacks. He is hitting .279 with 27 home runs and 68 RBIs this year.

In other major league news:

— Astros shortstop Carlos Correa will begin a rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Fresno. Correa has been out since July 17 following surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb.

— The Twins have put catcher Jason Castro on the seven-day concussion list and recalled outfielder Zack Granite. Castro took three foul balls off his face mask in Wednesday night’s 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox.

NBA-SPURS-GINOBILI

Ginobili staying with Spurs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili (MAN’-oo zhih-NOH’-blee) still isn’t ready to quit.

The Spurs have re-signed the 40-year-old Argentine to a one-year package.

Ginobili will become the eighth player in NBA history to spend his entire career with one team and play at least 16 seasons. He averaged 7.5 points, 2.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 69 games last season

NFL-NEWS

Elliott expected to play Saturday

UNDATED (AP) — Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is likely to make his preseason debut Saturday against Oakland.

The game is expected to be his only action before the 2016 NFL rushing leader begins a suspension for a domestic violence incident.

Elliott has appealed the six-game suspension he received after the NFL concluded he used physical force against his girlfriend at the time last summer in Columbus, Ohio. The appeal is scheduled for next week.

Checking out other NFL news:

— Texans receiver Jaelen Strong has been suspended without pay for the team’s season opener for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The punishment comes after Strong was arrested for possession of marijuana in Arizona in February 2016.

— Bills running back LeSean McCoy has chimed in on Colin Kaepernick’s (KAP’-ur-nihks) inability to sign a contract with a new team. McCoy says he believes one reason teams haven’t signed the quarterback is because he represents too much of a distraction for a player who would likely be a backup. Kaepernick remains unsigned and received criticism for refusing to stand for the national anthem.

— Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall said he’s considering reviving his take-a-knee protest during the national anthem. Marshall was prepared to focus solely on football this season after being was one of the first NFL players last year to follow the lead of Kaepernick. But in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Marshall indicated this week that several players are considering doing so prior to kickoff Saturday night against Green Bay.

— The Cardinals received a visit Thursday from Ariz. Sen. John McCain during the team’s final workout at University of Phoenix Stadium. McCain chatted with team officials and players just a week after he completed his first round of radiation and chemotherapy treatment for brain cancer.

— Former Packers running back Ahman Green has pleaded not guilty to child abuse charges. The 40-year-old Green is accused of striking his teenage daughter in the head in a dispute over household chores in June at his Green Bay area home.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL-FLORIDA-ARRESTS

Freshmen Gators cited for marijuana possession

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida freshman football players have been cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Receiver James Robinson and linebacker Ventrell Miller were cited for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana early Monday. Miller is one of seven players under indefinite suspension for misusing university funds.

LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES

Mexico moves on

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Mexico has advanced to the international championship game in the Little League World Series.

Mexico stayed alive in the tournament by beating British Columbia, 6-2. That sets up a Saturday matchup between Mexico and Tokyo.

Fairfield, Connecticut, takes on Lufkin, Texas, tonight, with the winner advancing to the U.S. title game against Greenville, N.C.

 

Chico and Lincoln will settle summer long rivalry tonight

Rarely does a rivalry take on a life of its own in one ten week summer baseball season. But, with tonight’s 15th installment of the Chico Heat and Lincoln Potters their summer long dispute will come to a decisive end.

Tuesday night the Potters beat Chico 10-7 forcing the third and final game in the series to determine who will play Medford or Portland on Friday in the best-of-three Championship Series.

Chico and Lincoln have been primary antagonists all season long. Both Chico and Lincoln have had thrilling wins against one another, snatching victories in dramatic fashion. The Heat captured Game One of the series on Monday in a 10-inning 4-3 thriller.

Rarely does a 10-week summer lend itself to the birth of rivalry but in the case of Chico and Lincoln it is clear. While the respect is clear, the joy and zest they get from beating one another is evident. Tonight’s winner will lay down the final gauntlet in what has been a tremendous 10-week ride. One team advances to try and capture a title, while the other is left to wonder what happened on a muggy Wednesday night in Chico.

Belt Placed On Concussion DL; Giants Add Panda

By Chandler Guadagnin

In the sixth inning of last night’s 2-1 loss to the D-Backs, Brandon Belt took a breaking ball to the helmet and was forced to exit the ballgame. Belt has allegedly experienced concussion symptoms. As a result, San Francisco has place Belt on the 7-day Concussion DL.

In a corresponding move, the Giants called Pablo Sandoval back up to the majors. Sandoval, who signed a minor league pact with the Giants on July 14, went 8 for 38 with 2 extra base hits, 8 RBIs and 3 strikeouts in 12 games with San Jose and Sacramento. Pablo will wear number 48 in his second stint with the Giants. It’s time to dust off those Panda hats.

Statistics courtesy of www.mlb.com

All Sports-All the Time

By Chandler Guadagnin

If you can’t get enough sports, there is no need to worry. KPAY Sports is proud to announce that in addition to broadcasting 2017 Chico Heat Baseball live, the station will air archived games from local sports teams. These games include High School Football, Butte College Football, Chico State Basketball and Baseball, as well as Chico Heat Baseball.

Listen now on the KPAY Sports App and www.kpaysports.com. Follow KPAY Sports on social media:

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