Yuba City High School
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|Yuba City High School|
|850 B Street
Yuba City, California
|School district||Yuba City Unified School District|
|Color(s)||Brown and gold
|Elevation||55 ft (17 m) AMSL|
Yuba City High School is a public secondary school in Yuba City, California. It had roughly 3,000 students before River Valley High School was opened in 2005. The school colors are brown and gold. Their mascot is the "Honker", a nickname for Canadian geese.
Yuba City High School's athletic program used to compete in Division I of the Sac-Joaquin Section as a member of the Sierra Foothill League (until 1970), North Metro League (1970–76), Delta League (1976–1998, 2000–02), Capital Athletic League (1998–2000) and Metro Conference (2002–06). However, with the opening of River Valley High School, Yuba City High School's enrollment split in half and the Honkers moved to the Tri-County Conference in the fall of 2006. The TCC consists of Yuba City, River Valley (Yuba City), Woodland, Pioneer (Woodland), Inderkum (Sacramento), Rio Linda and River City (West Sacramento) High Schools.
Football, Boys Soccer, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball, Girls Field Hockey, Cross Country, Cheerleading Girls Golf
Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Cheerleading
Every December, Yuba City High School is host to a basketball tournament called the Mel Good Holiday Classic, which is one of the biggest tournaments in Northern California. Teams from all over Northern California come to the school and are hosted by YCHS students.
Baseball, Boys Golf, Boys Tennis, Girls Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Gymnastics, Track & Field
Yuba City High School has a Marching and Concert band, full orchestra, and chorus. The Yuba City High School marching band was renamed the "Brown and Gold Brigade" in 2009. Additionally after school students are invited to participate in Pep Band, Jazz Band, and Winter Percussion.
Clubs and organizations
APISU (Asian Pacific Islanders Student Union), AP Spanish Literature, Art Club, ASB (Associated Student Body), AVID Club, Baseball Club, Cheer Club, CSF, Culinary Arts & Design, D.I.G, Football Club, French Club, (FFA) Future Farmers of America, Gamer’s Club (1337), German Club, Guitar Club, Interact Club, Japanese Culture Club, Key Club, M.E.C.H.A., Photography Club, Punjabi American Club, Running Club, S.C.A.W., Sikh Student Association, SLAM (Students Learning About Medicine), Snowboarding Club, Softball Club, Speech & Debate, Swim & Dive Club, Tennis Club, Wrestling Club
Yuba City High School Bus Tragedy
In the late morning on May 21, 1976, a bus filled with the school's choir veered off the Marina Vista/Martinez Exit off-ramp from southbound Highway 680 (now Exit 56 of Interstate 680), fell approximately 30 feet (9 m) and landed on its roof, crushing the roof towards the bottom. As a result, 1 teacher and 28 student lives were lost, and many families' lives changed forever. The Marina Vista exit has since been renamed to Waterfront.
The content was collected and maintained by Tom Randolph, '76, who was on the bus and lost his twin brother in the accident. Tom has since died, and classmates have updated and maintained his website with financial support from the Memorial Committee.
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- Chris Petersen – head football coach of the Washington Huskies, class of 1983.
- Max Stassi – Current minor league catcher in the Houston Astros organization, class of 2009.
- Robert Holley – South Korean television star, class of 1976.
- Jordan Holmes – former University of Oregon starting center football, Played in January 2011 NCAA National football Championship Game, class of 2006.
- Darryl Scott – Former Minor and Major League Pitcher California Angels 1993 and current pitching coach of the Albuquerque Isotopes the Triple A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, class of 1986.
- Ron Porter- Class of '63. NFL Linebacker for 7 seasons. Played for Colts, Eagles and Vikings. Was in Super Bowl III.