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 The Gold City Gazette

(from the archives)

By Cookie J. Arnett
September 28, 2013

The Las Plumas Thunderbirds succeeded in holding onto the Victory Bell Friday evening with a final score of 21-10.

While the Oroville Tigers made the first field goal, they fumbled the first play. Meanwhile, the Mighty T-Birds scored the first two official touchdowns.

School spirit and excitement was in the air all evening, as an intense battle took place on the field—first with the underclassmen playing a good game, with Oroville winning 14-13. Then came the much anticipated Bell Game. FULL STORY

You Win Some- You Lose Some
By Cookie J. Arnett
September 28, 2013

Las Plumas and Oroville High Schools duked it out on the football field last night. In the first game, the underclassmen put up a good fight on both sides. The final score was 14-13, with Oroville prevailing. Then came the most important game of the year—the Victory Bell Game. Oroville High Sc... FULL STORY

T-Birds and Tigers and Bells--Oh My!
By Cookie J. Arnett
September 25, 2013

The Big Bell Game is just a couple of days away, and players are working hard in preparation for the event. On Friday, the stands at Harrison Stadium will be full of Oroville Residents. Everyone will be cheering on their favorite players, and when the dust settles the Victory Bell will go home w... FULL STORY

Showing Team Spirit
By Cookie J. Arnett
September 16, 2013

The Oroville Rhino Cheerleaders were cheering on their team Saturday afternoon at Harrison Stadium. It seems to be working. The team has won the first three out of four games they have played, all preseason games. The opening week, they played the Paradise Bobcats taking home a 30-0 win. ... FULL STORY

Bell Game Quickly Approaching
By Cookie J. Arnett
September 16, 2013

The Las Plumas Football players are selling discount cards for a fundraiser. They have been setting up at local businesses to sell the $20.00 cards that give tons of discounts to the purchaser. They have also been getting ready for the big game in only 11 days. On September 27, 2013, they wil... FULL STORY

Tension in the Air
By Cookie J. Arnett
September 5, 2013

Cross town rivals are gearing up for the biggest game of the year—the Bell Game. Every September, Las Plumas and Oroville High Schools go head to head to see who will possess the Victory Bell for the next year. Right now, the prized possession is on the Las Plumas Campus—after last year’s game w... FULL STORY

A Basketball Game You Will Not Want to Miss
By Cookie J. Arnett
April 10, 2013

Support Safe Grad Night for the Las Plumas High School Seniors. The Varsity Boys Basketball team will be battling it out with the local SWAT team. It is sure to be an exciting evening of competition, fun, and trash talkin’ teamsters. Tickets are available for $3.00 for students and $5.00 fo... FULL STORY

Eagles Sign Ups
By Cookie J. Arnett
March 7, 2013

The Oroville Eagle Football and Cheer sign ups will be held on March 10th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, located at 2010 Montgomery Street. A birth certificate and insurance information is required at the time of sign up. A $25.00 deposit will also be required. For more information, ... FULL STORY

Playin' in the Rain
By Cookie J. Arnett
February 7, 2013

Oroville and Chico High Schools aren’t worried about a little rain-slush. That just makes the game more fun. Click on the link below to see a brief video of the scrimmage. Jugando bajo la lluvia Oroville y Chico High Schools secundarias no se preocupan un poco de lluvia-aguanieve. Sólo hac... FULL STORY

Wildcats Prepared to Put Public Servants to Shame
By Cookie J. Arnett
December 12, 2012

Oroville Area Youth Wrestling Wildcat Team is having a practice on December 18, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. and they profess to be tough- so tough that they feel they can beat local police and fire crews in a tug of war. The tussle will go down Tuesday evening at 1 Alverda Drive near the Feather Falls Casin... FULL STORY

Rhinos Game
By Cookie J. Arnett
September 22, 2012

The Oroville Rhinos will play two games Saturday, September 22, at Harrison Stadium. The first game will be at 9:00 a.m. Another game will begin at 5:00 p.m. Come out and root for your favorite player- or the whole team. They will be playing against Sutter. Donation containers will be set u... FULL STORY

Who Is Begging For Mercy?
By Cookie J. Arnett
September 11, 2012

There have been a lot of trash talkin’ teachers running around the LPHS campus this week. Teachers have been going around campus saying Mr. Bliss would, “serve up blistering serves that will leave the varsity girls begging for the match to end soon,” according to the student newsletter. Mr. Kn... FULL STORY

Benefit Dinner and Game
By Cookie J. Arnett
September 6, 2012

Can you hear it? The screaming…the cheering…the ringing of the bell… You have anxiously awaited this moment all year! Yes, in just 15 short days it will be time again. On Friday, September 21, at 5:30 p.m., the biggest battle of the year will take place at Harrison Stadium. On that momentous... FULL STORY

September Kicks Off Soccer Season
By Cookie J. Arnett
September 4, 2012

The time has come. Youth Soccer games will be held weekly at Riverbend Park starting September 8. OYS is encouraging all to bring banners for team support to opening day ceremonies. Banners can be constructed with fabric, vinyl, stencils, pictures, etc. Frames of PVC pipe are suggested for us... FULL STORY

It's A Whopper
By Cookie J. Arnett
August 22, 2012

Super fisherman Jim Barrett caught this humongous 10 pound catfish in Foreman Creek. Jim loves catching fish- and outfishing his friends. The only thing he likes better than catching fish is eating them—Fry ‘em up Lillian. Es un Whopper Pescador Super Jim Barrett atrapados este humongous s... FULL STORY

Kick-Off Classic- Are You Ready For Some Football?
By Cookie J. Arnett
August 9, 2012

A press conference was held at the Tri Counties Bank in Oroville today. Tri Counties Bank and Butte College joined together to host the press conference to announce their partnership in the Kick-Off Classic. On September 1, at 7:30 p.m., Butte College will kick off the football season by playi... FULL STORY

Oroville Youth Soccer Sign-ups
By Cookie J. Arnett
June 20, 2012

There are only two opportunities left to sign up in person for Oroville Youth Soccer. Those who wish to be on a team can register between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. tonight and next Wednesday. The sign up sessions are held at Round Table at 1124 Oro Dam Blvd. Suite D. You can also register online ... FULL STORY

Feather River Rowing Club High School Camp
By Cookie J. Arnett
June 18, 2012

Today was the first day of the High School Rowing Camp at The Feather River Rowing Club in Thermalito. Ten attentive high school students began their day with a safety video. Then it was on to a brief orientation and introduction to the water craft they would be using. Mike Seely oversees t... FULL STORY

Signs To Be Posted Around Town Saturday For 5K Run
By Cookie J. Arnett
May 16, 2012

There will be a 5K (just over 3 miles) run this Saturday in downtown Oroville. This is actually a run/walk, and anyone can participate. The trek will start at Myers and Robinson Streets at 8:00 a.m. Participants will begin their route by heading down Robinson Street to Third Avenue. They will ... FULL STORY

YSC Soccer Clinic Today
By Cookie J. Arnett
April 16, 2012

FREE camp. Just show up! Today, Monday, April 16th FREE SOCCER clinic at Riverbend from 4-7 pm! 4-5pm for 5-7 yr olds 5-6pm for 8-10 yr olds 6-7pm for 11-12 yr olds COACHES ARE BRITISH SOCCER PLAYERS You will also be able to sign up for the weeklong camp for $98 a get a free jersey! ... FULL STORY

Sports Fans
By Cookie J. Arnett
April 12, 2012

Do you know everything about your team and just love to fill everyone else in on the details. Share with all of Oroville. Submit stats, stories, etc. on all kinds of sports subjects. Whether it's local softball teams or professional sports, you can share your knowledge with others. We will... FULL STORY

Oroville Youth Soccer Meeting
By Cookie J. Arnett
April 11, 2012

Urgent Request for 4th Soccer Field at Riverbend Park!!! Oroville Youth Soccer Needs Your Show of Support this Friday, April 13 1 p.m.--City Council Chambers, Montgomery Street (across from Ford Dealership) Come show Your Support for the 4th Field at Riverbend Park. If you can’t attend,... FULL STORY