delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:04:22 +0000 Lions Go Winless in Tourney Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:39:59 +0000 James McDaniels  

After losing their last two games, the Live Oak Lions varsity baseball squad hoped to rebound in the Sutter Baseball Tournament during spring break.  The week-long tournament, which took place at Appeal-Democrat Park in Marysville last week, also included teams from Sutter, Hamilton, Wheatland, Lindhurst, and Las Plumas high schools.  During Monday and Tuesday, each team faced off in two [...]]]>
Keeping Fit: Improve your golf game with this exercise regimen Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:29:40 +0000 By Wayne L. Westcott More Content Now A well-designed strength training program could increase golfers' muscle strength and decrease their risk of [...]]]> A League of Her Own: Cinderella stories Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:09:35 +0000 By Heather Harris More Content Now Because, let's be honest, Cinderella did little to help her cause. She was already a beauty, dressed in rags. All it took was a fairy godmother to doll her up. It was only in her beautiful gown that she was able to turn the prince's head.
I have my doubts that he was that great of a catch. With Cinderella back in rags, and out of her [...]]]>
SCWAY Folkstyle Wrestling Championships Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:16:05 +0000 Corey Roberts Of the five Gridley wrestlers competing at the 2014 State of California Wrestling Alliance for the Youth State Folkstyle Tournament at Buchanan High School in Clovis this past weekend, four brought home medals.

Team USA Gold’s Raiden Montero took third place in the 85-90lbs. middle school division.

Montero pinned Colton Davis of the Motherlode Wrestling Club in [...]]]>
Villapania, Montero medal at TOC Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:14:05 +0000 Corey Roberts Five Gridley youth wrestlers travelled to Loomis on March 15 to compete in the Nor Cal Tournament of Champions, with two of the locals earning medals.

Gridley Gladiator’s 122-pounder Jace Villapania went 4-1 at the event, earning himself a second place medal.

Villapania won his first two matches by major decision before pinning his third opponent in the [...]]]>
Gridley Grappler heads to Nationals Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:11:32 +0000 Corey Roberts Jonathon Villapania will travel to Virginia Beach, VA for the most prestigious high school event, in any sport, throughout the country this weekend.

After a stellar performance throughout his junior wrestling season, Villapania was selected to attend the 25th Annual NHSCA National High School Wrestling Championships earlier this year.

The event will be filled with [...]]]>
Kent Bush: How important is a team name? Thu, 27 Mar 2014 08:03:38 +0000 By Kent Bush More Content Now I find myself more concerned about why people do things instead of merely what they do.
It has taken a decade, but Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder finally decided to get to the root of his team's racist controversy. It took a lot of protests and proposed legislation to get Snyder to dive deep into what his team means in general and specifically to the Native Americans who are often offended by the team's mascot.
Many Native [...]]]>
Locals honored with all-league Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 The Gridley Boys Basketball team added three players to the All Butte View League team after winning the league championship. Senior Shobi Khan was named first team All-BVL, as were sophomores Quinn Spring and Sam Cota. On the girls’ side, senior Megan Anthony and junior Elizabeth Osbourn were both selected to the all-league team.

The Live Oak boys’ team had two All Sacramento Valley players in [...]]]>
Gridley Barbarian Rugby travels to Sacramento to take on the Grant Jr. Pacer and Jr. Titans Rugby Clubs Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000  

On March 1st the Gridley Barbarian Youth Rugby Club traveled to Robla Park in Sacramento to take on the Grant Jr. Pacer and Jr. Titans Rugby clubs. The three clubs participated in a round robin style of match play in the 10 and under and 12 and under team divisions.

The Barbarian 10 and under team kicked the action off against the Grant Jr. Pacers. [...]]]>
Bulldogs to play Salesian in state playoffs Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:09:11 +0000 Corey Roberts Though the odds were stacked against them, the Bulldogs made it apparent how they ended up in the Northern Section title game on Saturday.

After shutting down the Orland Trojans for the second time this season in Wednesday’s semifinal game, the Bulldogs planned to use the same defensive strategy against the reigning Northern Section Division IV champions.

Last [...]]]>
Biggs Winter Sports Awards Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:05:26 +0000  


Juan Vera, MVP/All League

Fabian Ramirez, Mr Wolverine



Vanessa Ayala, Most Improved

Mason Clark, Mr. [...]]]>
The road to Bakersfield Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Corey Roberts
Since the first time he took the mat in the second grade, his sights were set on being a champion. Starved and exhausted after his final match on Saturday, he refused to waste a moment of preparation making that dream come [...]]]>
Barbarian youth rugby pillage the pitch Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:01:00 +0000 The Gridley Barbarian Rugby Club hosted the Mother Lode Rugby Club and the Carmichael Hawks Rugby Club for an action packed day of rugby on Saturday the 22nd of February. The three clubs participated in a round robin style of match play that was very entertaining for the large crowed in attendance at the Barbarian’s pitch.

The action began with the [...]]]>
Bulldogs take the title Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Corey Roberts Last week Gridley Head Coach Nathan Link released a newsletter to the Gridley Unified School District and the various local media outlets.

In sum, it explained the "ups and downs" the Bulldogs had faced in the latter part of their 2013-2014 seasons. But the letter also implied that hope was not lost.

After starting out league play with a perfect 4-0, Gridley lost [...]]]>
Fourteen local wrestlers headed to Masters Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Corey Roberts GHS Johnson and Villapania take firstJonathan Villapania and Haiden Johnson brought Gridley two first places after their performance at the CIFNS Sub-Sections this past weekend.

Gridley’s 147-pounder has been unstoppable as of late. Villapania, who was crowned the BVL champion last weekend after a major decision over Orland’s Connor Fleming, did it again. [...]]]>
Younger Villapania wins section crown Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Corey Roberts It was a proud week for the Villapania family after this past weekend.

As his big brother—Jonathan—was making his way through the brackets of the Northern Section Division II championships, the younger Villapania—Jace—made his way through a different set of championship brackets.

While older brother Jonathan was crowned the CIFNS-DII champion, [...]]]>
Olympics update: Canada wins hockey gold Sun, 23 Feb 2014 06:31:03 +0000 Top news

Canada shut out Sweden 3-0 to capture the gold medal in the men's hockey tournament. Canada got goals from three different players, including Jonathan Toews.

Evgeni Plushenko to have back surgery

He is forced to withdraw from the men's short program.

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The U.S. Olympic Committee announced today that hockey player Olympics update: US hockey team to face Canada in semis Thu, 20 Feb 2014 07:21:02 +0000 Sochi update: USA men's hockey team defeats Czech Republic

Will now face Canada in the semifinals.

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