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Pleasant Valley Vikings Capture D-II CIF Section Title getting ultimate revenge on Chico High.............
Orland overwhelms Lassen with 29-point 2nd half barrage.....captures D-III CIF North Section Football Title.........
5th-ranked Chico State Basketball beats Dominican......readies for CCAA opener versus San Bernardino.......
Career-high for Duckett as Chico State Women's basketball beats Urban Knights.....hosts CCAA opener Thursday versus San Bernardino......
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49ers and Eagles get ready for titanic NFC clash on Sunday.........

Sports News Archives for 2023-02

Chico High Girls win Thriller versus Foothill; PV girls cruise to Section Title Game





     The Chico High Girls Basketball team saw the end of their season flash before their eyes. Trailing by eight with just over five minutes left, the would close the game on a 15-5 run spurred by Sophomore Josie Carlos who would hit the Panthers first two three's of the game and hit a big free throw giving Chico a 54-52 win over Foothill.

     The win sets up a rematch for the Division III Section Title on Friday night against Pleasant Valley.

     The Vikings easily outdistanced Shasta High 76-40. The game was close after one quarter but the Vikings would push the lead to double digits in the second quarter and would never look back.

      The top-seeded Vikings beat Chico twice this year and look to make it three in a row for the Section Championship, while Chico looks to sting their cross-town rival in the biggest match-up of the season. Game time from Cowan Gym on the Butte College campus will be at 7:45pm




     The top-seeded Pleasant Vikings would love to play for another section title, but first they need to beat the Enterprise Hornets at Varley Gym on Wednesday night. If the Vikings can pull it out, they might see a familiar foe.

     The Chico High Panthers would love nothing more than to get another shot at PV, but to set up that match-up they need to beat Shasta at The Pit on the Chico High campus Wednesday night at 7pm. 

      If both teams can take care of their business, they would be this Firday night for the Division III North Section Championship game at 6pm at Butte College....preceeding the girls PV/CHICO match-up. It could be quite a night of rivalry hoops......


      But, as both coaches will tell you, there is still work to be done


      They may not be be playing but the Butte College Women's Basketball team will be interested observers in a CCCAA NorCal State Playoff game being played between Hartnell and Merced. The Roadrunner women will host the winner on Saturday at 6pm. The Butte College Women are the top seed in the Northern California with a record of 24-3 and have won nine straight heading into the post-season.


     The Butte College men (14-13) will be on the road to start the playoffs as they travel to Ohlone College. Game time is at 7pm. With a win the Roadrunners would get a date with the NorCal's top seed San Francisco City on Saturday.



Butte College Women's Hoops Top Seed in NorCal Playoffs


      The Pleasant Valley Girls get a 1-0 win over Chico High to capture the girls Division III North Section Championship.

      The Chico boys pull out a 3-2 win over Pleasant Valley to capture the Division III Boys North Section Championship. 


     Chico State softball splits a four game series with Monterey Bay to open their CCAA play thrilling win in the series finale as the Cats score two in the bottom of the 7th to beat the Otters 4-3. Chico Softball now 7-5 overall and 2-2 in CCAA. They will host Humboldt this Friday and Saturday resuming CCAA play. 


     Chico State Baseball takes game one of a three game series with national power

Colorado Mesa. The Wildcats bang out 15 hits in beating Mesa who swept West powerhouse Azusa Pacific in Colorado last week. Chico's heart of the order Cameron Mahaffy, Sha-vee E-parra-gear-ray and Jacob Jablonski combined for 9 hits and 6 RBI's and 7 runs scored.

     Freshman right-hander from Colusa Ethan Lay pitched 5 gutty innings scattering 4 hits to pick up the win....Double-header today at Nettleton Stadium at 12 noon with

our pregame at 11:45am.


     Chico State Golf in the Bay Area Invitational today as they tee it up at 10am

Chico State joined by Sonoma, Cal State LA, East Bay, Acad of Art

Taylor Stewart will attempt to pick up where she left off in the fall—the junior is averaging 74.7 strokes per round on the season while racking up a pair of top five tournament finishes.   Trinity Hernandez (80.8 strokes per round in three fall tournaments) was a top 30 finisher at the  October 3–4 Sonoma State Fall Invitational




     Butte College men's hoops is in the state playoffs on Weds they travel to the Bay Area to take on Ohlone College. Butte is the 17 seed in NorCal playoffs went 14-13 on the season and was 6-4 in the GVC With a win they would get a shot at top seed SF City on Saturday


     Butte College women are the NUMBER ONE SEED in the NorCal Community College Playoffs The 24-3 Roadrunner women will play on Saturday and take on the winner of Merced and Hartnell on Wednesday night. 


     Eight straight wins for the Butte College Baseball team as they sweep American River over the weekend. The Roadrunners blitzed ARC 28-2 in a three game sweep. Butte will host Siskiyous this Friday and Saturday 


     It's been a fantastic two weeks for the Butte College Softball team. After sweeping double-headers on the road against Mendocino College and Santa Rosa on Feb 10th and 11th.....the Roadrunners swept Folsom Lake on the road on Friday winning 3-2 and 6-3. Butte also swept West Valley at home on Saturday 6-3 and 2-1

They have won eight straight and now sit at 10-5 overall......Butte softball has their double-header against Delta College postponed  to be played at a later date

They will host Solano in a noon double-header on Saturday




      Aaron Rodgers' days with the Green Bay Packers are numbered.  That's according to Bob McGinn, who joined Tyler Dunn on the Go-Long-TD podcast.  The veteran Packers reporter said, "They are done with Rodgers.  He's not coming back.  I mean, they're disgusted with him, and they're done with him."  McGinn was speaking on information he gathered from "discussions with someone who has first-hand knowledge" of the Packers.  Rodgers is wrapping up a four-day darkness retreat and expects to have a clearer decision on his NFL future once he emerges.


       Team Giannis [[ YAHN-iss ]] defeated Team LeBron 184-175 in the 2023 NBA All-Star Game in Salt Lake City.  Jayson Tatum set a new All-Star game record with 55 points to lead Team Giannis to his first win over Team LeBron in three tries.  Donovan Mitchell recorded 40 points and 10 assists, while Damian Lillard came off the bench to notch 26 points for Team Giannis.  Jaylen Brown came off the bench to pace Team LeBron with 35 points.  Joel Embiid and Kyrie Irving totaled 32 points apiece in the losing effort.  Giannis scored two points before leaving the game after 20 seconds with a wrist injury he sustained last week.  LeBron did not return for the second half after injuring his finger by hitting the rim in the second quarter.  The NBA's all-time leading scorer is now 5-and-1 as an All-Star game captain. 

Chico State Women's Hoops Rallies; Chico State Baseball gets first 2023 win.......





     It didn't look good for the Chico State women's basketball team after one quarter of basketball on Saturday. Humboldt couldn't miss. They went 12-of-18 from the field and 7-of-10 from three point range to jump out to a 36-16 lead. 


     Then the game completely flipped...........


     Humboldt would go nearly eight-and-a-half minutes and wouldn't score a point going 0-for-13 from the field. In the meantime the Wildcats would grind their way back into the game, cutting the deficit to seven by halftime. Mid-way through the 3rd quarter the Cats had surged to the lead and would beat Humboldt going away 79-66. Brandy Huffhines led the Cats with 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting and going 5-for-6 from three-point range. Zhane Duckett had a tremendous overall floor game scoring 7 points dishing off 5 assists and pulling a team-high 12 rebounds.


     After surrendering 36 points in their first ten minutes of the game the Wildcats would give up only 30 points over the final 30 minutes of the contest. The win was the Wildcats seventh in a row and they remain in a tie for third in the CCAA with Cal State Los Angeles.


     The Chico State men saw a 13-point second half lead slip away as they fell to the Humboldt State Lumberjacks 71-67. The loss drops the Cats to 5th in the CCAA.

Both the Chico State men and women travel to San Marcos and Cal State Los Angeles next weekend for a pivotal two-game road trip.





     The first twelve innings of baseball for the Chico State Wildcats in this 2023  were forgettable. Chico was beaten soundly on Friday by Arkansas Tech 5-0. The Wildcats set a school record by striking out 17 times while their pitchers walked seven batters. But, the Wildcats would respond on Saturday in their second match-up against Flagler University (Flagler) as part of the Houstin Winter Invitational at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.


     With Chico trailing 4-0 in the 4th inning the Wildcats would respond with a four-spot of their own. Senior returner Jacob Jablonski would hit a solo home run into the Crawford Boxes at Minute Maid getting Chico on the board. three straight singles would follow with Jarret Lindsay driving in a pair with a two run single. Chico tied it in the 4th on an RBI ground out by Ernie Arambula. 


     Chico would grab the lead on a wild pitch in the fifth and add to the lead with a safety squeeze bunt for a run by Lindsay in the 7th. Aside from  four Flagler runs in the 1st inning, the Wildcats pitchers would shut the Saints down. Left-handed reliever Cody Gentry would pitch two and two-thirds innings of shut-out relief to pick up the win. Newcomer Marco Ibarra was superb in relief pitching three-and-a-third innings of shut-out relief to pick up the save.


     The Wildcats close out their three-day stay in Houston with a match-up against the defending Division-II National Champions North Greenville from South Carolina. Greenville beat host Central Missouri 12-1 on Friday and on Saturday night rallied from a late deficit to beat Arkansas Tech 11-9.


     First pitch from Texas comes your way at 8:00am with our pregame on KpaySports 1290am and 102.9 FM at 7:50am. Don't forget to listen to Chico State baseball on the KpaySports app that you can download for free in the App Store.