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Boys D-II NorCal Semfinals: (10) Woodcreek 58, (6) Antelope 39

ANTELOPE, CA - The (10) Woodcreek Timberwolves' streak of upsets continued on Saturday night, as they knock-off the (6) Antelope Titans 58-39, in the boys Division II Northern California Regional Semifinals, earning them a trip to the Finals.

After a one-point win over (7) St. Francis (Mountain View) on Tuesday, Coach Paul Hayes' Timberwolves (29-5) went on to upset (2) Montgomery, and then Antelope on Saturday night.

Senior forward John Peska led Woodcreek with 24 points in the voctory over the Titans, earning the Timberwolves a trip to the Regional Finals, where they will face top-seeded Archbishop Mitty (), out of San Jose.

The Boys Division II Regional Finals will take place next Saturday, March 19 at 4:00pm at Sacramento's Power Balance Pavilion.

By Sean Cunningham, SCunningham@News10.net
Twitter:  @News10Sean

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Thursday's NorCal Boys & Girls Basketball Scoreboard

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Sheldon Huskies and Sacramento Lady Dragons headline the winners for the boys and girls high school basketball teams during Thursday's California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Nor-Cal Championships, second round action. 

BOYS DIVISION I:

(1) Castro Valley def. Franklin-Elk Grove 68-63

(4) Oakland def. Jesuit 73-57

(3) Sheldon def. Santa Teresa (San Jose) 76-57

(2) De La Salle (Concord) def. Granite Bay 51-39

SATURDAY at 7pm:

Oakland at (1) Castro Valley

Sheldon at (2) De La Salle

 

BOYS DIVISION II:

(1) Arch Bishop Mitty (San Jose) def. Casa Grande (Petaluma) 71-43

The City of Lincoln will not see an anticipated one-time revenue boost

The City of Lincoln will not see an anticipated one-time revenue boost as anticipated in its 2011-2012 budget.

The City has been informed by its affordable housing developer, Mercy Housing, that they will be leaving the single-family housing business to focus exclusively on developing and managing affordable rental housing properties. This means that the $1.1 million land sale for the Creekside Project in Lincoln that would have generated one-time revenue for the City’s General Fund for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 will not be moving forward at this time.

Last month, the projected deficit for the City’s General Fund for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 had been estimated to be approximately $1 million, and City staff has been working diligently to close that gap.

To Count or Not to Count... That's the Question!

To Count or Not to Count... That's the Question!

To count or not to count… that is the question!  The answer is not to count!  Count what you ask?  CALORIES!!

It was announced recently by David Kirchoff, President of Weight Watchers, the world’s largest diet company, " "Calorie counting has become unhelpful. When we have a 100-calorie apple in one hand and a 100-calorie pack of cookies in the other, and we view them as being 'the same' because the calories are the same, it says everything that needs to be said about the limitations of just using calories in guiding food choices."

Kirchoff and Weight Watchers have eliminated the company's popular "Points" system, which encouraged dieters to lose weight by eating any foods as long as they kept the portions small.

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Boys D-I NorCals: Granite Bay 56, McClymonds 55

GRANITE BAY, CA - The Granite Bay Grizzlies knocked off perennial powerhouse McClymonds Warriors 56-55 in the first round of the CIF NorCal Championships Tuesday night.

The Grizzlies (27-4) found themselves down one point with 12 seconds left in the game, when Kyle Howarth hit the game winning layup.

The Warriors (17-15) make an early exit after reaching the NorCal Finals three out of the last four years, winning the State Title in 2008.

Granite Bay will face De La Salle on Thursday in Concord.

Missing Yuba County man found 140 miles away

Missing Yuba County man found 140 miles away

YUBA COUNTY, CA - A missing elderly man was found in Burlingame after missing for 12 hours from Yuba County.

John Weststeyn, 84, was last seen Tuesday between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. at his home in Wheatland, said Yuba County Sheriff's Separtment spokesperson Melanie Oakes.

Weststeyn has dementia, but has never gone missing before. He also needs daily medications for high cholesterol and prostate cancer, which is in remission.

Weststeyn was found by the California Highway Patrol safe and sound, said Oakes.

Weststeyn is described as a white man 6-foot tall weighing about 170 to 180 pounds; he has thinning gray hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a khaki pullover sweater, blue jeans, a jacket and a cap.

Weststeyn speaks both English and Dutch, but would feel more comfortable speaking Dutch in a stressful situation.

Weststeyn was seen driving a white 2005 Ford F-150 with California license plate 7X35287.

Mechanic: Conservative driving will help save on gas

ROSEVILLE, CA - Mechanic Jason Rynearson of the Auto Service of Roseville calls the gas price hikes ridiculous.

INTERACTIVE: Map of gas prices in your area

However, he said if motorists use conservative driving habits, they will be able to save on gas.

Rynearson said one way to save is following the speed limit.

"It's less aggressive," Rynearson said. "You're not pushing it. You're driving at a constant speed and you're using less fuel."

Smooth driving is the key, said Rynearson, no abrupt stops or starts. That's why he recommends motorists drive with cruise control.

"You can't drive like your cruise control can," Rynearson said. "It will hold the vehicle at that speed and then you're not messing with the gas pedal on and off and on and off."

Attorney: Mall arsonist caught a break with feds

SACRAMENTO, CA - Westfield Galleria Mall arsonist Alexander Piggee can spend the next 10 years in federal prison imagining what might have happened if he had been convicted instead in Placer County Superior Court.

"The Placer County District Attorney's office told me it was a life case," said Piggee's attorney Johnny Griffin. 

"They were charging aggravated arson and they would not plea bargain.  They were going to seek the maximum punishment of life in prison," Griffin said.

Although no one was injured in the Galleria fire, the estimated $55 million in damage led to the enhanced charge.

Defendants generally want to avoid having federal prosecutors assume jurisdiction over a local criminal case because the penalties are often more severe in federal court.  The Piggee case was a notable exception.

Three Rocklin stores burglarized

ROCKLIN, CA - Rocklin police are investigating three burglaries that all occurred late Monday night.

In a news release, Rocklin police Corporal Adrian Passadore said police received an alarm call at the Don Quixote restaurant at 2164 Sunset Boulevard. When they arrived they found a shattered window, which they said is how the robber entered the building.

Just a few minutes later they got a call for a robbery farther down on Sunset. When they arrived to that location, they found a Big Chill Yogurt had also been broken in to and also had a front window smashed in. Then, just minutes after that police got another call for a burglary, this time at the Primos Pizza in the 2600 block of Sunset. That business also had been broken in to by having a window shattered, allowing the thief to enter.

High school students invited to enter Congressional Art Competition

GRANITE BAY - All high school students in the Fourth Congressional District are invited to participate in the Congressional Art Competition, "An Artistic Discovery," a nationwide high school art competition sponsored by the members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The contest is open to all high-school students within the Fourth Congressional District.

First-place entries from each Congressional district will be displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel, leading to the U.S. Capitol. Each winning student will be invited, along with one guest, to the unveiling of the exhibit and a reception for all winners in June. Two round-trip airline tickets will be provided to the winning student.

Contest guidelines and release forms are available on Congressman Tom McClintock’s website.

Students wishing to enter should fax a student release/entry form to the attention of Kathy Arts in McClintock’s office at 916-786-6364.