Rick Silva, ChicoER

Rick Silva


Chico, CA, United States

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Past articles by Rick:

PV girls, Chico boys open NorCal soccer regionals at home Tuesday

The Norcal Regional Soccer brackets were released Sunday afternoon; the Chico High Boys and Pleasant Valley Girls soccer teams were each seeded #4 in the Division II playoffs. Gridley boys earn the… → Read More

Early goal leads Pleasant Valley to Northern Section soccer crown

When the Chico High School Panthers and Pleasant Valley Vikings girls’ soccer teams need on the pitch it is usually a very close and competitive game. → Read More

Chico beats Red Bluff 80-66 to move on to semifinals

Following Thursday night’s 80-66 victory by Chico High School over Red Bluff in the first round of the Northern Section Division III playoffs, both coaches agreed that the Spartans were compe… → Read More

Chico High beats Enterprise, 55-14; now eyes Foothill

For the third time this year, the Chico High School girls basketball team will face off against Foothill this time with a Northern Section Division 3 Championship playoff berth on the line. → Read More

Corning man dies in plane crash

Tehama County Sheriff Dave Kain confirmed on Wednesday night that one person is dead in a plane crash that occurred west of the Corning Airport. → Read More

Vikings hold off Las Plumas with second-half goal

Top seed Pleasant Valley advances to the Northern Section Division I girls soccer final with a 1-0 win over Las Plumas. → Read More

PV boys shut out Shasta, set up showdown for section title

Pleasant Valley moves into the Northern Section Division I boys soccer final with a 2-0 home win over Shasta. → Read More

PV basketball secures top seeds in both girls and girls section playoffs

The Northern Section released its basketball playoff schedule Saturday morning with very few surprises, particularly in the highest brackets. In the first round of NSCIF Division III boys playoffs,… → Read More

Viking girls, Panther boys claim top spots in Division I soccer playoffs

The Pleasant Valley varsity girls soccer team will be the top seed in the Division I girls’ soccer playoffs while the Chico High School boys soccer team will be the top seed in the boys&#8217… → Read More

Panthers topple Vikings with late goal

The Chico Panthers girls soccer team scored early and late to defeat the visiting Pleasant Valley Vikings 2-1 to secure second place in the EAL standings and a home game against Shasta in the semif… → Read More

PV-Chico matchups highlight final week of regular season

The CIF Northern Section wraps up its 2022-23 winter sports as both soccer and basketball finish off their regular seasons this week. The Eastern Athletic League girls soccer title was settled Frid… → Read More

Pleasant Valley atop both boys and girls in basketball points

The Northern Section released the playoff points standings on Monday as the winter season winds down in basketball and soccer. → Read More

Red Bluff, Pleasant Valley to meet in basketball, soccer

Match-ups between Red Bluff and Pleasant Valley high schools in two sports highlight the week ahead in the north state. → Read More

Viking girls capitalize on opportunities, beat Chico 3-0

In a game where shots on goal were few and far between, the Pleasant Valley High Vikings were able to capitalize on their opportunities in a 3-0 win over cross-town rival Chico High at Asgard Yard … → Read More

Chico, Pleasant Valley matchups highlight week’s action

The north state high school sports action is highlighted this week by Pleasant valley against Chico High matchups in basketball and soccer at the end of the week. Girls’ soccer Chico High Sch… → Read More

Local soccer teams set to play in the elements

Unless Mother Nature cancels this week’s action, starting Tuesday Northern California soccer teams and their fans should prepare to play and watch soccer in some wet weather. Boys Soccer No s… → Read More

Spartans lose EAL opener at PV, 5-0

The Red Bluff High boys soccer team dropped their Eastern Athletic League opener at Pleasant Valley High on Friday afternoon, 5-0 to the Vikings, who were motivated to bounce back from a 2-1 loss T… → Read More

Vikings on the road to open state playoffs, Orland earns home game

The Pleasant Valley high school football team fresh off a 10-7 win at Foothill in the Northern Section Division 2 Championship game will open its state playoff run Friday night at Escalon High Scho… → Read More

Chico police arrest man allegedly armed with knife

The Chico Police Department say they arrested a man Saturday afternoon in the park who had allegedly been people in the park with a knife. Police said they received multiple calls at about 2:40 p.m… → Read More

Pleasant Valley seeks to claim section title in Palo Cedro

For Pleasant Valley head coach Mark Cooley a Northern Section championship game it isn’t a new experience, but for his players it is. → Read More