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  • Terry Branigan of Branigana s Turkey Farm passes away
    published on Thu, 04 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT
    Woodland residents might have guessed something was out of the ordinary this past holiday season at Branigan's Turkey Farm. On Wednesday night, the almost-unthinkable happened, Terry Walter Branigan passed away at age 62, surrounded by his family....
  • Davis will wave as Tour of California passes it by
    published on Sun, 07 Feb 2016 05:11:17 GMT
    The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame had just moved here from New Jersey, and the Amgen Tour of California was starting a stage of the race downtown for the second straight year. The city's redevelopment agency was helping fund the future of the facility at Fifth and B streets....
  • High school wrestling: Woodland holds off rallying Pioneer in final dual-meet of the season
    published on Wed, 03 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT
    In the 134-pound weight class, Woodland's Zach Robles pinned Pioneer's Riley Holden to help Woodland out to a large lead in Wednesday night's match. Woodland and Pioneer, the cross-town rivalry of this city....
  • High school girls basketball: Woodland loses home contest to Inderkum 74-36
    published on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT
    With the season winding down, a young Woodland squad is looking to finish on a strong note. Ideally, that means upping the shooting percentage....
  • Area sports briefs: Diamonds click; golfers busy
    published on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:27:29 GMT
    It was a terrific weekend for Davis Diamonds' female gymnasts at the 2016 Roseville Invitational last weekend at the Mahoney Sports Complex. The Sunday afternoon Xcel Bronze session was dominated by Davis Diamonds' first-year performer Bryn Lacroix....
  • Luttrell, Helen Mae
    published on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT
    Jan. 30, 2016 Visalia Helen Mae Luttrell, 89, a long term resident of Visalia, CA, passed away in Woodland, CA on January 30, 2016. Helen was born to Hubert and Ruby Barkley in Prague, Oklahoma....
  • High school girls basketball: Woodland has foul experience with River Valley
    published on Fri, 29 Jan 2016 21:16:28 GMT
    Whatever else happens for the remainder of the Woodland High School girls basketball team's season, the Wolves plan to play with aggression. But with aggression comes risk....
  • Whata s Happening YOLO
    published on Fri, 29 Jan 2016 21:13:06 GMT
    Saturday, Jan. 30: 4 p.m. The Knights of Columbus, Woodland Council 2143, will be sponsoring their Annual Turkey Leg Dinner until 7 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Parish Community Center, 575 California St. The dinner will include not only a turkey leg, but also Spanish rice, beans, salad, roll and dessert. Beer, wine and other beverages will be available for purchase....
  • High school boys basketball: Pioneer of Woodlanda s a good guya approach plays into River Citya s hand
    published on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT
    As Barry Reese sees it, the young men who make up the Pioneer Patriots basketball team he coaches are a group of nice guys. That's both a complement and a good thing when Riley Birtwistle or Gerry Palomera are roaming the Pioneer High School campus during school days, or when Alex Rudi, Jose Figueroa or Kyle Galart are mixing with their fellow Woodlanders any day....
  • Davis youth wrestling resurrected, and is thriving
    published on Fri, 29 Jan 2016 01:37:10 GMT
    Lewis, with the guidance of Davis High coach Ty Brown and assistance from Ben Davis, is now fielding a combined middle-school team of 30 grapplers. Lewis believes his 2016 club team will have even greater numbers....
  • A call to community for Davis man with leukemia
    published on Wed, 27 Jan 2016 04:41:57 GMT
    Tommy, a private man who appreciates the help that family and friends are trying to provide, is hard-pressed to talk about the challenge he's faced already. Diagnosed last January with myelodysplastic syndrome - a precursor to leukemia - Jones needs a bone-marrow transplant....
  • Bruce Burton: A rivalry isna t always a rivalry
    published on Sat, 23 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT
    Over the past week there were three rivalry basketball games which had my attention. Two involved Pioneer and Woodland - the boys game on Tuesday, which Pioneer won 66-62, and the girls game Wednesday, won by Woodland 64-48 - and the third, also on Wednesday, featured the Sacramento Kings beating Los Angeles Lakers....
  • High school girls basketball: Woodland beats Yuba City for 2nd TCC win
    published on Sat, 23 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT
    Two days after a big win over Pioneer, it was perhaps predictable that the Woodland High School girls basketball team wouldn't have the same energy when facing Yuba City. Still, when the Wolves ended the first quarter of their follow up game with the visiting Honkers Friday leading by just 6-4, Woodland coach Javier Marin had a flashback....
  • High school boys basketball: Ita s home sweet home as Pioneer beats Woodland
    published on Wed, 20 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT
    Pioneer's Jose Figueroa, with ball, is in a pinch created by Woodland's Elias Ruby and Jason Howard. It was a typical Pioneer versus Woodland High School boys basketball rivalry game, preceded by what is threatening to become a typical Pioneer versus Woodland lead-in - a few days or so worth of handwringing and worrying that the game might be moved to a new site because of problems with the original site's bleachers....
  • High school girls basketball: Ariana Montez hangs 32 in Woodlanda s 64-48 win over Pioneer
    published on Wed, 20 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT
    The cross-town basketball rivalry enjoyed a change of scenery in Wednesday night's girls contest held at Woodland High School - the boys game the night before was held at Pioneer. As with Tuesday night's boys game, the home team won....
  • Memories shared as former Mobil workers gather together
    published on Tue, 19 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT
    Lauren King-Courtesy Long-retired workers for the former Mobil Chemical plant in Woodland met at the American Legion Hall on Saturday to share stories about the company. It was cold, wet, and overcast this past Saturday afternoon, but inside the American Legion Yolo Post 77 the atmosphere was warm and welcoming....
  • Arenacross at Allentown's PPL Center: The dirt on indoor motocross
    published on Wed, 20 Jan 2016 21:26:00 GMT
    Gared Steinke of Woodland, Calif., at the AMSOIL Arenacross event Jan. 9 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati. For the second time in less than a month, the fast-moving, high-energy world of motorsports will be brought indoors to Allentown's PPL Center....
  • Lower Lakea s Fredrickson places fifth at Tim Brown
    published on Tue, 19 Jan 2016 06:38:41 GMT
    SACRAMENTO >> Lower Lake High School's Blake Fredrickson, unseeded in the 108-pound division at the annual Tim Brown Memorial Wrestling Tournament in Sacramento, came away with a fifth-place medal on Saturday after beating Lalo Velsasco of Woodland by 11-1 decision that was every bit as lopsided as the final score indicates. “I thought his performance was amazing,” Lower Lake coach Ed Fuchs said of his star freshman after his 4-2 showing at one of the top preseason tourname...
  • High school boys basketball: Pioneer-Woodland game to be played Tuesday at Pioneer
    published on Sun, 17 Jan 2016 04:46:42 GMT
    Issues with the condition of the bleachers in Pioneer's gymnasium threatened to make it necessary for the game to be moved to Wednesday and switched to the home of the Lions. But Patriots coach Barry Reese confirmed via text Friday night that the Tri-County Conference battle will be played Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Pioneer....
  • High school girls basketball: Pioneer of Woodland beaten by Rio Linda, 64-25
    published on Sat, 16 Jan 2016 12:20:44 GMT
    As recently departed Yankees great Yogi Berra is credited as saying, it was deja-vu all over again Friday night for Pioneer High School basketball. Only this time when a Patriots team suffered a beating at the hands of a Tri-County Conference-leading squad from Rio Linda, it was delivered with a female touch....