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Late season improvements takes Butte Valley to title game

The Butte Valley Bulldogs football team is off to the NSCIF 8-man championship game against Redding Christian on Friday night. Butte Valley beat top-seeded Dunsmuir 25-22 in last weekend’s semifinal after losing the first meeting by 35. Butte Valley senior quarterback Bobby Vaughan said a hot start paced the Bulldogs. Bobby Vaughan on Goofing...
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Trail Blazers beat Bucks 91-82, win 8th straight

MILWAUKEE — The Portland Trail Blazers kept up their strong start and extended theMilwaukee Bucks‘ early-season woes. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points, Damian Lillard added 19 and the Trail Blazers got their eighth straight win, beat the Bucks 91-82 Wednesday night. Portland held the lead throughout the second half but had difficulty pulling away until late in the fourth...
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Heisman voters should reconsider Mariota

Whining is not part of Oregon football. Whining doesn’t win the day. Whining is not forward-looking. Whining means you’re concerned with outside influences and things beyond your control. None of that jibes with the carefully constructed culture around the Ducks program.  So you won’t hear many folks inside the Oregon football offices spout off...
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49ers-Redskins Preview

Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III took the NFL by storm last season as full-time starters for the first time. This season hasn’t gone smoothly for the quarterbacks of the San Francisco 49ers and theWashington Redskins. Both players have faced criticism as they meet for the first time Monday night in Washington with both clubs trying to avoid a...
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Projecting Seattle’s path to the playoffs

RENTON, Wash. — One of the many sayings Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson lives by is “Have a 1-0 mentality.”  He means stay focused on the task at hand and don’t look too far ahead. Good idea, but it’s not what I’m going to do today.  Let’s look ahead to the final five games of the regular...
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Three 49ers are HOF semifinalists

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Three key figures from the San Francisco 49ers’ Super Bowl era areamong the 25 semifinalists up for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014: former owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr., running back Roger Craig and pass-rusher Charles Haley. Linebacker Kevin Greene, who played his last season with the 49ers, also...
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Gems 2014 schedule released

The Klamath Falls Gems released their 2014 schedule and the season will start with a home game against the Medford Rogues on June 5. Klamath Falls Gems Marketing Director Dustin Howell Klamath Falls is also hosting next season’s West Coast League All-Star Game on July 21. All the Gems games will be heard on...
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Joseph Young helps No. 17 Oregon pull away to finish off Utah Valley

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon coach Dana Altman was expecting more from the Ducks in their first game in six days. “I thought we’d be sharper,” Altman said. So much for that idea. The Ducks used a big scoring run in each half to claim a 69-54 victory over Utah Valley on Tuesday night. Joseph...
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Key Seattle numbers at the bye week

RENTON. Wash. — Some key numbers for the Seahawks after Sunday’s 41-20 victory over Minnesota: Seattle’s 13-game home winning streak, a franchise record, also is the longest active home streak in the NFL. Denver has won 12 in a row at home. Marshawn Lynch now is tied with Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson with nine rushing touchdowns this season....
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49ers: What to watch in Kaepernick contract talks

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers and the agent of Colin Kaepernick will surely talk about a contract extension in the offseason.  Let’s look at the situation:  Why he’s up for a deal: Kaepernick was a second-round pick in 2011. His contracts runs through 2014. He is set to be an unrestricted free agent in March, 2015. ...
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