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Mercy basketball can’t find wins against Redding Christian

RED BLUFF — The Mercy boys and girls basketball teams were served loses by Redding Christian Friday night. The boys team fell to the Lions 60-30. Redding Christian stuck first and put points on the board early. Mercy would hit back when Trey Bramon blocked a shot. Riley Sickney stole the ball from the Lions with 5:10 left in the quarter and scored a layup for the Warriors. The Lions scored a 3-pointer soon after and started taking the lead. They would get another 17 points in the quarter mainly from Drew Nelson-Crowell, who scored 8. Sickney scored again and Joe Carlos sank a basket by quarter’s end. The Warriors held Redding Christian scoreless for the first minute and a half of the second quarter. A foul on the Lions’ Jackson Black broke the streak when he hit one of his free throws. The Loins went on an unanswered 12-point scoring running until Sickney scored a layup with 0:35 left in the quarter. The Warriors went into half time down 31-8. Again Mercy held the Lions scoreless to start the quarter, but this time, it…

George Kittle explains his first-down celebration, borrowed from Mexican wrestler

George Kittle says he wants to take the souls of the defenders he blocks. Such a metaphysical goal is bizarre in the game of football, where everyone is focused on the matchups and techniques. It belongs more in the world of wrestling, where the physical world and the imagined world coincide much more readily than an NFL coach would ever allow — beyond the visualization of a Lombardi Trophy, of course. But it’s no surprise that Kittle is the man to bridge that gap, as a big-time wrestling fan when he’s not busy starring as the league’s best player. His first-down gesture has drawn attention, as some have noted its similarity to a white supremacy gesture. But Kittle explains, as he has before, it’s taken from Pentagón Jr., a Mexican wrestler. Kittle begins his “cero miedo” first-down celebration. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) The circle made with his thumb and forefinger form a “0”, and when he flicks his wrist, his other fingers create an “M”. Together, they signify Pentagón Jr.’s catch phrase: Cero miedo, or “zero fear” in English. Friday at the 49ers’…

Court roundup: Jan. 25, 2020

The following defendants were sentenced in Tehama County Superior Court, according to the Tehama County District Attorney’s Office. Those listed as being charged are innocent until being proven guilty: Recent State/Local Prison Commitments: People vs. Zane Andrew Kaufman: Driving or Taking a Vehicle without Consent, a felony; Failure to Appear While Release on Own Recognizance, a felony; Assault with Force Likely to Cause Great Bodily Injury, a felony. Brief history: The defendant was pulled over for poor driving. He appeared to be under the influence. He provided a false name. The car he was in was stolen, had false plates on it, and there was another set of license plate in the car, which belonged on another stolen vehicle. Methamphetamine and paraphernalia were located. He was driving without a license.He later failed to appear in court while on his own recognizance. On another occasion he threw a glass bong at an individual. The bong missed the intended victim and broke, cutting a child. Sentence: 6 years 8 months State Prison People vs. Kristofer Brady Herren: First Degree Burglary, a felony; Grand Theft Personal Property, a…

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