WARY EYES Thatcher Little (33) looks for an opening in the Elsie Allen defense during the Jan. 17 game in Healdsburg. The Lobos defeated the Greyhounds, 45-34.

Healdsburg’s boys basketball team remains without a win in league play this year, 0-4, and only three wins on the season against 15 losses.

Their latest game saw them fall to the powerful Ukiah Lobos, who dominate the North Bay Redwood league with their 4-0 record (17-5 on the year). The final score of 80-14 suggests a match best played out of town, as this one was last Friday, Jan. 19.

Two days earlier the Greyhounds showed signs of improvement, mounting some strong drives but falling 45-34 at home. Thatcher Little continues to lead team scoring, with strong contributions from James Parmeter and Ethan Overdorf.

But the clock is ticking on the 2023-24 season, with just a handful of games remaining. Next up is a Jan. 27 meeting at St. Vincent de Paul (19-2 overall, 2-2 in the league), followed by a home rematch against Rancho Cotate (9-11, 3-1) on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 7:30pm.

Rio Lindo Boys

While the Rio Lindo girls team is undefeated in their league play, the boys team is not doing as well, 6-7 overall, 1-4 in the league. They also play Summerfield Waldorf on Jan. 31, with a 5:30pm tipoff. The school is located at 3200 Rio Lindo Ave., just over two miles up Bailache Road.

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Christian Kallen has called Healdsburg home for over 30 years. A former travel writer and web producer, he has worked with Microsoft, Yahoo, MSNBC and other media companies, usually in an editorial capacity. He started reporting locally in 2012, moving from Patch to the Sonoma Index-Tribune to the Kenwood Press before joining the Healdsburg Tribune in 2022.

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