Sharon Martin, ChicoER

Sharon Martin


Chico, CA, United States

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Past articles by Sharon:

Central High overpowers Pleasant Valley to win NorCal title

The No. 2-seeded Vikings were dealt a 62-51 loss to fourth-seeded Central High of Fresno on Tuesday night in the CIF Division II NorCal Regional final inside a packed Varley Gym. → Read More

Butte women’s basketball pulls off comeback, advances to Elite Eight – Chico Enterprise-Record

The hopes of keeping the Butte College women’s basketball team’s season alive started to diminish following the first half against Folsom Lake College, but a second half flip-of-the-switch carried … → Read More

Pleasant Valley girls battle past Chico for another Northern Section title

The section title marks the Vikings’ third straight as they won the last two years, in addition to the 2019-2020 season. Section championships were not held during the abbreviated 2020-2021 s… → Read More

Chico boys soccer captures section championship over rival PV

CHICO – Anthony Contreras watched a quick pass from Ruben Flores trickle in front of his feet. With the net straight ahead and the Vikings keeper crashing in, Contreras slid in the goal that sent C… → Read More

Pleasant Valley shakes slow start, topples Corning

Luke Kremer sank a flurry of baskets — a layup, a turn-around jumper and a 3-pointer — all in a 5-minute span. → Read More

Chico boys soccer beats PV for eighth straight win

Chico held off rival Pleasant Valley for a 4-3 victory Friday night at Panther Stadium, notching their eighth straight win. → Read More

Defense, special teams make the difference for Trojans in CIF Division 5-A title game

Foster stood out on all facets of the game – offense, defense and special teams. But his pick-6 in the third quarter may have been the biggest difference maker. → Read More

Orland captures first section title in 11 years with win over University Prep

ORLAND — After 11 long years, the Orland High football team has been crowned champions. The top-seeded Trojans and their 13-0 unblemished record took down No. 3 seed University Prep of Redding 33-1… → Read More

Orland runs away from Lassen in section semifinal

Orland will host the section title game Saturday, Nov. 3 against University Prep of Redding. U-Prep defeated West Valley 33-16 in the other semifinal. → Read More

Pleasant Valley wallops Red Bluff in NSCIF football playoff opener

Every year, the goal for the Pleasant Valley High football team is a Turkey Day practice. → Read More

Once again, unpredictability rules the day at Almond Bowl

Friday night’s game between crosstown rivals Chico High and Pleasant Valley (4-3, 1-1 Eastern Athletic League) proved that the Almond Bowl is always unpredictable. After Chico led 14-0 in the openi… → Read More

Cal quarterback Chase Garbers to declare for NFL Draft

Chase Garbers, Cal’s starting quarterback for the past four seasons, will forgo his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft. → Read More

Share the Spirit: Former homeless woman gives back to the center that gave her hope

Leslie Banks spent 17 years on the streets before she received the help she needed from Trinity Center Walnut Creek. Now, she's paying it forward, working at the Trinity Center running the shower and laundry area. → Read More

Longtime Mercury News columnist Mark Purdy becomes first journalist to be inducted into San Jose Sports Hall of Fame

Mark Purdy, former Packers, Raiders wide receiver James Jones, Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders and former 49ers coach George Seifert were honored as part of the 26th induction ceremony Tuesday night at SAP Center. → Read More

Bay Area will make its bid this weekend to host 2026 FIFA World Cup matches

A group featuring the San Francisco 49ers, several Bay Area businesses and political figures are making a bid to for Levi’s Stadium to host FIFA World Cup matches in 2026. → Read More

Fan rushes field, throws punch at Quakes player during friendly vs. Cruz Azul

An on-field brawl where a fan stormed the pitch during the San Jose Earthquakes friendly against reigning Liga MX champions Cruz Azul resulted in a wave of violence surrounding the stadium Thursday… → Read More

After 7 years, it’s time to end my E-R run

It’s not too often a job can lead you to a steak dinner alongside Will Clark, a phone conversation with Tony Hawk and spending an entire day inside San Quentin State Prison. → Read More

Defense leads the way as Butte football takes down Laney, improves to 2-0

The Roadrunners never surrendered the lead as they defeated Laney 23-10 Saturday afternoon during the home opener at Cowan Stadium. → Read More

Butte football team readies for Laney in Saturday’s home opener – Chico Enterprise-Record

The Roadrunners return to Cowan Stadium to host Laney College at 1 p.m. Saturday. Saturday’s game will also feature a special tribute for the 20th anniversary of 9/11. → Read More

Dion Coleman scores 3 times to lead Chico football over Foothill

Dion Coleman broke free to score all three touchdowns including a 42-yard run that extended Chico’s cushion and sealed the 24-14 victory over Foothill on Friday night during homecoming. → Read More