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Meet the Citrus Heights girl who’s tied for state touchdown record

By Sara Beth Williams– High school senior Alyssa Lauriano of the Mesa Verde Mavericks scored two touchdowns in the “Citrus Bowl” on Friday, Sept. 8, an annual intra-city matchup against San Juan High School, tying her with a…

News Briefs: Mavericks win Citrus Bowl, WWII veteran, indecent exposure

Latest local news briefs include the outcome of Friday night’s Citrus Bowl game, a 100th birthday celebration for a local World War 2 veteran, and a suspect wanted for allegedly exposing himself in front of Citrus Heights homes…

San Juan High School, MacArthur Field

Spartans, Mavericks to face off Friday in ‘Citrus Bowl’ rivalry

By Sara Beth Williams– The annual “Citrus Bowl” is slated to take place Friday evening, Sept. 8, at San Juan High School’s football stadium, with the Mesa Verde Mavericks (2-0) facing off against the San Juan Spartans (0-2)…

Jr. Mavericks football, cheer program make comeback for 2023-24 season

By Sara Beth Williams– After a six-year hiatus, the Mesa Verde Jr. Mavericks youth football and cheer program is returning for the 2023-24 season…

Two MVHS seniors awarded college sports scholarships

By Sara Beth Williams– Mesa Verde High School on Friday celebrated two senior athletes as they signed letters of intent and accepted college level athletic positions in football and softball…

San Juan Spartans

AB 734: Proposed youth tackle football ban won’t move forward this year

By Sara Beth Williams– A Citrus Heights City Council agenda item to consider opposing a bill that would ban tackle football for youths under age 12 was removed from the agenda following word that the bill will not…

Citrus Heights vice mayor speaks out against AB 734 youth tackle football ban

By Sara Beth Williams– Citrus Heights Vice Mayor Bret Daniels is seeking to gain the support of his fellow council members to officially oppose a proposed assembly bill that would ban tackle football for youths under 12 in…

Heavy rains delay construction of new Mesa Verde stadium

By Sara Beth Williams– More than 40 days of rain have caused construction on the new stadium at Mesa Verde High School to be delayed, pushing back the estimated completion date from…

2022 Citrus Bowl: Mesa Verde beats San Juan 53-0

By Sara Beth Williams– High school football teams from Mesa Verde and San Juan went head-to-head on Monday night in the annual Citrus Bowl.

San Juan High School, Citrus Heights

Citrus Bowl game cancelled at last minute due to poor air quality

By Sara Beth Williams– Players and fans arrived at San Juan High School on Friday evening to find that the annual Citrus Bowl had been canceled less than an hour before kickoff.

San Juan High School, Citrus Heights

Citrus Heights high school teams to face off this Friday in ‘Citrus Bowl’ rivalry

By Sara Beth Williams– San Juan High School and Mesa Verde High School football teams are scheduled to face each other on the field this Friday in the annual Citrus Bowl.

Citrus Heights middle school basketball team goes undefeated for season

By Nanik Tagore— Following two years without a game due to COVID-19, almost all of the girls of Lichen K-8 were new to middle school sports.