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January 1, 2021

2020 was a year we all want to forget. Deaths by some of the biggest stars in the world, a pandemic that killed hundreds of thousands of people, and schools remaining closed since March. There were, however, some big stories throughout the year. We look back on those below. Basketball season was heating up. We…

November 19, 2020

November 19, 2020 As we approach another spike in Covid-19 cases country wide, the big question for anyone involved in High School sports is, when can we play here in California.  Currently 47 states are playing at the youth level despite the current pandemic but not us.   Is this the right decision?  Are we doing…

November 17, 2020

Listed below are the athletes from the North Bay that will be playing their sport at the collegiate level. This article will be updated frequently. Tatum Maytorena-Softball, Rancho Cotate (Nevada) Carson Crawford-Baseball, Cardinal Newman (California) Kylie Horstmeyer-Basketball, Redwood (University of San Diego) Tucker Bougie-Baseball, Tamalpais (California) Hunter Irons-Baseball, Healdsburg (Upper Iowa University) Rachael Bles-Softball, Petaluma…

September 15, 2020
Michael sits down with Rancho Cotate Softball player Tatum Maytorena. She just committed to University of Nevada, Reno for softball last week, as we talk about her decision to go to UNR, her travel softball experience, as well as the first 2+ years of her Rancho Cotate Cougar Softball career. Listen to the full interview...
July 25, 2020

YSN365’s Michael Baribault and Napa Sports News’ Kyle Foster sit down with Athletic Directors from 4 Vine Valley Athletic League schools including George Nessman from Justin Siena, Mike Boles from Sonoma Valley, Cam Neal from Vintage, and Ray McClintock from Petaluma to talk about the new league, and the new CIF and NCS sports season…

July 20, 2020

The North Coast Section has followed suit with other sections in the CIF and has released their calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. In examining the most effective way to deliver Fall, Winter and Spring sports for the 2020-2021 school year, the decision was made to condense three seasons of sport into two seasons of…

July 20, 2020

The CIF has announced that all sports will be moved to 2021. Each section, including the North Coast Section, will determine when to begin their sports. The CIF released their calendar, which indicates the last day a sport can be played.   One of the big rule changes is that the CIF will allow athletes…

June 23, 2020

Feature Image above by Christina Kong (Follow her on Instagram @xtinashootss)   This has been a troubling time for everyone. Schools have been closed, jobs have been lost, and we have been in a shelter in place order since mid March. With most of the country reopening, and KRON 4 reporting that San Francisco announced today…

April 3, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Based on the recent statements issued by Governor Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, regarding schools turning to distance learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) does not see an avenue for the spring sports season to continue. As such, in consultation…

March 17, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Today the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Office and the 10 Section Commissioners held their annual scheduled spring meeting. The agenda included a discussion concerning the impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 CIF spring sports season. While the time may come when we have to cancel post-season events, today is not that…

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