Sidelines: Chico, PV swim teams set for Fish Bowl; PV volleyball hosts cancer fight fundraiser

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The Chico and Pleasant Valley high swim teams are set for their annual Fish Bowl, the programs” version of the rival schools” annual Almond Bowl football game.

The dual meet is at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at In-Motion Fitness at 1293 E. First Ave.

The two teams have been two of the best swim programs in the Northern Section for several years.

Pleasant Valley won the boys” section team title last year with 313 points. Chico was second with 217.

The girls” team title couldn”t be any closer as the two schools tied for first with 327.

Pleasant Valley won both team titles at the NorCal Invitational held Friday in Anderson.

PV VOLLEYBALL HOSTS CANCER SOCIETY FUNDRAISER TONIGHT >> The Pleasant Valley High volleyball team is holding a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society with its second annual Fight Like a Viking Night today at Varley Gym.

The Vikings host Red Bluff with all three levels of teams — freshman, junior varsity and varsity — participating in the fundraiser. The program raised more than $1,900 in 2013 in its inaugural year.

The PV volleyball players will don special pink jerseys Tuesday, and the program”s aim is to break the $2,000 mark this year. Attend any of the three matches and wear pink or a Fight Like a Viking T-shirt and $1 of your admission cost will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

There will be a silent auction of items, and the pink uniforms the PV players wear will be up for bid as well. A bake sale is also planned.

Contact Pleasant Valley varsity volleyball coach J.J. Mitchell for more information at jmitchell@chicousd.org or 680-1996.

BUTTE COLLEGE BASEBALL GOLF TOURNEY >> The Butte College baseball program is holding its 12th annual Roadrunner Golf Tournament, to be held Monday at Butte Creek Country Club.

The cost is $105 per person and includes lunch, a baseball hat and a T-shirt. It is a four-person scramble that begins at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start. There will be free range balls and doughnuts before tee-off. There will be prizes, including hole-in-one giveaways of $10,000 cash, Callaway RAZR X Black irons, driver and woods, and a stay-and-play vacation to TPC San Antonio.

There also will be closest-to-pin and long-drive prizes, a raffle and all-you-can-eat barbecue and raffle after the tournament. Free drinks will be offered throughout the course. The dress code requires a collared shirt and no jeans will be permitted.

For more information, or to reserve your spot, call 895-2475.

BASS FISHING TOURNEY AT LAKE OROVILLE >> The Gold Rush Run bass fishing tournament is set for Oct. 18 at Lake Oroville.

This is the Coors Light Future Pro Tour is making its year-ending event, which is billed as the largest all-amateur bass fishing organization in the West.

The Gold Rush Run launches from the Spillway ramp off Oro Dam Boulevard.

Entry fee is $90 per team with cash and prizes for anglers of all ages and skill levels, including an exclusive children”s division.

For more information, call Vince Harris at 916-768-0938 or visit the website at www.futureprotour.net.

ALMOND BOWL GIVEAWAY TICKETS AVAILABLE >> Tickets are available for purchase for the 2014 Almond Bowl Car Giveaway, sponsored by Chico Nissan Hyundai. The dealership has donated a 2014 Nissan Sentra to be raffled off at the Almond Bowl on Oct. 24 at halftime, with the profit of ticket sales benefiting Chico and Pleasant Valley high schools. Over the last five years, the event has raised more than $500,000 for local schools.

Tickets can be purchased from student-athletes and parents, and will be available at Chico Nissan (575 Manzanita Avenue) and Round Table Pizza on Tuesday nights. There is no limit to ticket purchases, and the winner is not required to be present at the game. Additionally, license and sales tax will be covered by Chico and PV Sports Boosters. The cost is $20 per ticket. For more information, call Keriann Brennan at 891-1988 or email kerib@engelads.com.

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