Marines and Timber Cowboys (August 23, 2000)

When I returned home to our beautiful Anderson Valley from my tour of duty with the Army Paratroopers just before Christmas of 1962, it was an extraordinarily brilliant day — crisp, but cloudless with the blue sky stretching to the golden hills in the east and reaching back over to the tall, green redwoods to […]

Mystic Miles (January 21, 2004)

The big Yurok — 6’5”, 270 pounds — standing for the first time in the light rain on the high bluff over Requa which overlooks the merger of the Klamath River and the Pacific Ocean was my son-in-law, Donn Holston. I wrote of Donn a couple of years ago in the AVA in an article […]

Fire on High Greenwood

At 5:50 in the early morning of Friday, November 16, 2018, my wife woke me up to say the house was on fire and we had to get out quickly or we would die. We ran outside and asked where it started. Joanadele said, “It seemed to be coming from the porch.” Suddenly, I remembered […]

AV Wins Second Championship In A Row

Saturday, November 7, 2015, a day that will live on the memories of Anderson Valley football fans. It was the high school football championship game for North Coast League III between the Anderson Valley Panthers versus the Upper Lake Cougars at Upper Lake. It was a mild, sunny day in Upper Lake, a perfect day […]

AV Panthers Are League Champs!

On a wild and wonderful day, the Anderson Valley Panthers Football team defeated the good and proud Point Arena Pirates in Point Arena 42 to 22. With this impressive win, the Panthers have sewn up the league championship for 2014. Congratulations to Coach Dan Kuny and all of his excellent football players. As the final […]

The Conference Championships

The San Francisco 49ers game against the Seattle Seahawks at Centurylink Stadium in Seattle was a bare knuckle brawl of a football game. The Seahawks ground out a 23-17 win.

Sports Notes

‘Flick’ McDonald, coach of this year’s championship girls volleyball team, has retired. His legacy is of an AV High girls volleyball program of sustained excellence for 30 years, plus the admiration and fondness for him by his Lady Panthers and their families. He has won more games and championships than any other coach in Anderson […]

49ers & Incognito

As most of you probably know, the 49ers lost to the Carolina Panthers on November 10th in Candlestick Park on a sunny San Francisco day. Carolina does have a superb defense but their offense, not so much. The 49ers drove to the Carolina two yard line where I thought Frank Gore, the magnificent “bell cow” […]

Sports Notes

I was out of the Valley two Saturdays ago when our AV Panthers Varsity football team defeated the visiting Laytonville Warriors, 62-16. The varsity Panthers had a 5 win/3 loss record this season to finish third in League standings. The three players who missed all of the Point Arena loss, or most of it, all […]

Pirates Best Panthers

It was the 2013 Homecoming Game, and the Anderson Valley Panthers were playing the Point Arena Pirates for the right to play the Mendocino Cardinals on November 9th for the NCL III Football Championship. It was another big game, but as the players took the field, game announcer Ernie Pardini and I didn’t realize that […]

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