Burney Homecoming game cancelled as Raiders forced to forfeit their last two victories

From the Bleachers – With Ron MosherTrevor Montgomery contributed to this article See related Op/Ed below. BURNEY, Calif., — The Raiders were hit with a triple dose of bad news over the last week, including the stunning blow of being forced to forfeit their last two games, both of which were Burney wins. Parents and players alike were shocked and […]

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Lack of officials & opposing teams forces local HS football schedule changes

From the Bleachers – With Ron Mosher BIG VALLEY GAME MOVED UP A DAY BURNEY MOVES HOMECOMING GAME FALL RIVER HOMECOMING IS THIS FRIDAY A couple of football game date and time changes were announced today, affecting Big Valley and Burney Jr/Sr High School’s. BIG VALLEY CARDINALS:  The Big Valley Cardinals were set to host Hayfork this Friday night (Oct. […]

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Bulldogs and Raiders post wins as Dixie Fire shakes up opponents’ rosters

From the Bleachers – With Ron Mosher Both the Fall River Bulldogs and Burney Raiders posted victories this past Friday night, as the far reaching tentacles of the monster Dixie Fire played a part in the on-field activities in both games. In the early days of the Dixie fiasco, the picturesque town of Greenville was pretty much destroyed by flames, […]

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Intermountain area football – Bulldogs & Cards win, Raiders fall to powerhouse Redding Christian

From the Bleachers – With Ron Mosher The Big Valley Cardinals thrilled their homecoming crowd with an impressive win, while the Fall River Bulldogs blanked their opponent, and the Burney Raiders fell to a perennial powerhouse – all in last Friday night under the lights. The Fall River Bulldogs ground out a 14-0 win over visiting Pierce at home, in […]

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From the Bleachers – With Ron Mosher: Fall River school honors recent bombing victims – “The 13”

On August 26, over 100 people were killed in a bombing at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul Afghanistan. Among the dead were 13 American military personnel. The death of these soldiers stunned and saddened the American public, coming at a time that the countries longest war was coming to an end, and as gigantic airlift was moving people […]

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From the Bleachers – With Ron Mosher: Kids Cheer Camp, Updated Schedules for Local HS Sports

From the Bleachers – With Ron Mosher KID’S CHEER CAMP The Fall River High School cheerleaders will hold their annual kid’s cheer camp September 20-24 at the bleachers at Fall River Jr/Sr high school. The camp will be divided into two groups – Li’l Pups for ages 3-6 and Bullpups for ages 7-12, and both groups will meet daily from […]

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The real story isn’t the score…

From the editor: If you have photos from this game that you are willing to share with the community please contact SCNS.-TM LOYALTON, Calif.  — Although the Burney Raiders lost the game here Saturday afternoon, 18-24, the real story has nothing to do with the score or who won or lost. Burney plays 8-person football, and after traveling for 3.5 […]

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“Lollipop Moments” abound at Cottonwood Elementary – Offer sweet & touching thoughts of gratitude for others

HEMET, Calif., — Cottonwood School students were recently empowered by the fact that their small gestures can have long-lasting effects on those around them. What started off as a lesson in leadership from Counselor Amanda Niaves, sparked a sense of gratitude for teachers, staff, students, and family members.  Counselor Niaves reviewed a social-emotional screener survey from students and found that students […]

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Lady Bulldogs “ace” bigger schools to start volleyball season

MCARTHUR, Calif., — With a lull in area sports over the Labor Day Weekend, it’s time to catch up on high school volleyball.   The Lady Bulldogs of Fall River returned to the court under direction of coach Laura Lakey in her third season as head coach, and immediately started the season against much larger schools in facing Central Valley, […]

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From the Bleachers – With Ron Mosher: The Original Four

BURNEY, Calif., — With the opening of Burney Jr/Sr High School some 50-plus years ago (and shortly thereafter), four men came to the school and set the standard for Raider athletics. These four could be deemed the Godfather’s of Raider athletics – that coupled with their teaching skills – led many of their student/athletes to a better life having experienced […]

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