It was a pretty busy winter around here for high school sports.

The Gridley boys basketball team advanced all the way to the CIF Division V semifinals, while the girls had a nice playoff run of their own.

Both teams won their BVL titles.

Gridley senior wrestler Jace Villapania advanced to the state tournament as well, a nice way to wrap up his career.

And the Gridley boys soccer team made a good playoff run as well.

Now it’s time to pass the torch to spring sports.

Someone needs to CC the memo to Mother Nature, though!

I always enjoy getting outside to cover baseball, softball, track and field, tennis and golf. 

It’s a nice change after being cooped up in gyms all winter.

And I can tell already that we have some good teams in the area this spring, in a variety of sports.

So our spring sports season is probably going to extend well into June.

Fine by me!

See you out there this spring!

Contact Gridley Herald sports/news reporter David Vantress at 846-3661, ext. 123 or by email at Follow him on Twitter at @dvantressGH.