Siskiyou County Swim Meet results and photos

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The South Siskiyou Swim Team (SSST) hosted the Siskiyou County meet with the Scott Valley Swim Team (SVT) on Wednesday evening. Individual results are posted below.

Six and under Girls
1. Grace Deala, SVT 18
2. Samantha Miller, SVT 13
2. Alia Carr, SSST 13

Six and under Boys
1. Malakai Wemmer, SSST 18
2. Nathan Dolf, SSST 7

7-8 Girls
1. Danielle Miller, SVT 42
2. Karina Rodenberger, SSST 29
3. Kenna Viturino, SSST 20

7-8 Boys
1. John Bevis SVT 40
2. David Rivera, SSST 25
3. Noah Hubbard, SVT 22
3. Christian Morris, SSST 22 (more…)

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Siskiyou Central Credit Union Mall Stage full of free entertainment at the SIskiyou Golden Fair


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The Siskiyou Central Credit Union Mall Stage will be rocking at the Siskiyou Golden Fair all week long – with Clint and Ila on Wednesday, and Music Mania on Thursday including – the Buffalo Broadcasting Talent Show, the Pepsi Battle of the Bands and the Red Scarf Country Artist Tribute featuring music by Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Eric Church. The three guys that perform the Country Artist Tribute not only look like the real deal, they are amazing talents on the microphone!

Battle of the Bands winners will perform on Friday night and Sunday afternoon. On Saturday, it is Siskiyou County favorite, the Chris Gardner Band!

Hypnotist Steve Bayner, Captain Billy and the Five String Banjo show are all free, all week!

On the grounds be sure to see: The Procrastinators strolling act, the NorCal exotic animal petting zoo featuring Pacific Animal Production, the Western Chainsaw Carvers, the Friends of the Fair Walk on the Wild Side animal exhibit, The Fairchild Ag-Avenue kids exhibit and the Bella Art Works Arts and Crafts area in the Ag Hort Building.

It’s all free family fun at the fair this year. Enjoy the Shade, grab a lemonade and see old friends because it’s “Fun for the Whole Herd August 12-16 in Yreka!

The 2015 Siskiyou Golden Fair “Fun for the Whole Herd” will run August 12-16 in Yreka. For more information call the fair office at 530-842-2767, or e-mail at

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Junior Giants action from July 29, 2015

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Photos are from Junior Giants 7-9 year old game on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in Mt. Shasta.

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Three big nights in the Scott Valley Bank Grandstand for the whole herd!

Friday Night begins three big nights in the Scott Valley Bank Grandstand at the 2015 “Fun for the Whole Herd” Siskiyou Golden Fair. Scheduled for night one, Wonderland Distributing presents the Western Sprint Tour with the Les Schwab Heats and the Sousa Ready Mix Shoot out. Action on Friday night will include the McDonald’s Mini class from the Siskiyou Motorsports Association.

Saturday August 14, Cowboys and Cowgirls from all over the west will be in Yreka California to compete in the Scott Valley Bank sponsored CCPRA Rodeo. Four Star Rodeo Company from Cottonwood will produce the fair rodeo and provide the rough stock. Four Star’s herd has some of the rankest bulls and horses in the rodeo business. (more…)

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South Siskiyou All-Stars’ season comes to an end against Pleasanton


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The South Siskiyou All-Stars Junior Little League team had quite a run this year, sweeping both the District-1 and Section-2 tournaments to earn a trip to the Northern California State Divisional Tournament in Fremont.

South Siskiyou lost its first game of the NorCal State tourney in a hard fought match against Spreckle Park, 6-4, last Saturday. Siskiyou rebounded on Sunday with a 6-2 win over Porterville.

On Monday, South Siskiyou went up against Pleasanton in an elimination game, falling 4-2.

Pleasanton took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first on an error, a walk and a double.

Ian Allen, Gage Kinkade and Kaimana Ferguson each singled in the top of the third inning for South Siskiyou, with Allen and Kinkade scoring for a 2-1 lead. (more…)

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Want to play some football or cheer lead? Sign up for the Siskiyou Knights!

Do you or someone you know have a child who is interested in playing Pop Warner football or participate in cheerleading? If so, the South Siskiyou Knights will be having sign-ups this Saturday, August 1 at 10:00 am at the Weed High School stadium. Come out and get signed up for a season of fun and excitement with the Siskiyou Knights!

The cost is $150, which can be paid by parents or via sponsors. Visit the Siskiyou Knights Facebook page for more information.

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2015 Shelly Smith Volleyball Clinic photos

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The Yreka High School Shelly Smith Volleyball Clinic got underway on Monday at Miner Gym. The clinic, directed by former Yreka and Oregon State University star volleyball player Shelly Smith, had about 15 participants in the 5th-8th grade afternoon session, and about 50 in the evening session for high school age players.

Smith, who played professionally in Sweden for two years, currently coaches club and high school volleyball. Smith was a Pac-10 All-Freshman team selection in 1991, and is OSU’s career kills leader with 1,763.

In addition to helping local volleyball players improve their skills, the clinic serves as a fundraiser for the Yreka Miners Volleyball team. Smith donates her time.

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Heat U-14s have tough time with older teams at Queen of Diamonds tourney

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GirdnerIt was a long five-game tournament in upper 90 degree heat for the Siskiyou Heat U-14 team ,who were unable to bring a trophy home this past weekend. The team played in the Queen of Diamonds Tournament at Big League Dreams in Redding. The tournament was a combination of U-14, U-16 and U-18 teams.

“We actually were able to put our bats on the ball, but were unable to find gaps to get players on base. Our pitchers did a great job holding some of the older teams down recording 16 strike outs over the five games opposed to suffering only six strike outs by Heat players. Several times with players on base and a chance to turn things around for us, excellent defensive plays shut us down,” said Manager Bill Pieruccini. “Considering we were competing against older more experienced teams, the coaches and myself were not disappointed with our team’s performance and desire to keep battling.”

The Heat was defeated by the Gridley Heat 5-2, the Nor Cal Rage 8-2, Chico A’s 17-2 and the Chico C4 6-2.

The Heat will play Wednesday evening July 29 in Redding, and finish their season August 1-2 in Newberg, OR at the “Dog Days of August” tourney.

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COS Camp Broadway to present “Peter Pan Jr.”

Disney’s “Peter Pan Jr.” is playing at College of the Siskiyous Friday and Saturday, July 31 and August 1 and Sunday, August 2. The 60-minute musical, designed for middle-school aged performers, is based on the play by J.M. Barrie and the 1953 Disney film. The Camp Broadway cast contains approximately 50 students led by Wendy James.

In summer 2014, James and the cast of Camp Broadway presented the fantastic musical “Once on this Island Jr.” Most recently James was the director of the COS Spring Musical “Rent”.

Peter Pan Jr. is the story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up and the girl who has to. After finding his shadow in the Darling family nursery, Peter teaches Wendy, Michael and John how to fly and sweeps them off to Never Land, where they meet Lost Boys, mermaids, indians and, of course, pirates. If the children are ever to return home, Peter must defeat Captain Hook with the help of Tinker Bell and her fairy friends.

Peter Pan Jr. features classic songs from the 1953 film such as, “You Can Fly!,” “Following the Leader,” and “The Second Star to the Right,” as well as songs from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and the 2008 Disney film Tinker Bell. (more…)

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South Siskiyou rebounds with win over Porterville

The South Siskiyou Junior Little League All-Stars knocked off Porterville, 6-2, on Sunday to remain alive in the Northern California State Divisional Tournament. Siskiyou had lost its opener to Spreckle Park, 6-4, on Saturday.

South Siskiyou took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. Myles DeLeon took a one-out walk. Kaden Crisci followed with a single. DeLeon scored on a ground out by Gavin Paisley.

Three more runs in the fourth made it a 4-0 advantage for Siskiyou. Kaden Riccomini walked to lead off. DeLeon was hit by a pitch. Both runners moved up 90 feet on steals, and then scored on a hit by Crisci. Crisci scored when Abraham Barr reached on an error.

Porterville broke the shutout in the home half of the inning on a double and a pair of ground outs, 4-1. (more…)

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Enter up for the 2015 Scott Valley Bank CCPRA Rodeo at the Siskiyou Golden Fair

Cowboys and Cowgirls from all over the west will be in Yreka California on Saturday August 9 to compete in the Scott Valley Bank sponsored CCPRA Rodeo at the 2015 Siskiyou Golden Fair.

This year entries can be called in on August 4, 2015 from noon to 7: pm to the CCPRA office at (208) 845-2020. Web entries accepted from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm if contestant is a member of the CCPRA at

Four Star Rodeo Company from Cottonwood will produce the fair rodeo and provide the rough stock. Four Star’s herd has some of the rankest bulls and horses in the rodeo business.

Each year, generous fair partners provide top-notch buckles to the winners in each event and a specialized breast collar is given to the all-around winner. This year’s chute partners include Cross Petroleum, Siskiyou Laser Products, Tree House Motor Inn, Dr. Bruce Riger, Scott Valley Bank, Hi-Lo Café, and John Brinton Well Drilling. (more…)

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South Siskiyou suffers first tournament set back

The South Siskiyou Little League Junior All-Star team lost its first game on Saturday afternoon at the Northern California State Divisional Tournament, falling to Spreckle Park 6-4. South Siskiyou went undefeated through the district and section tournaments.

Spreckle put up four runs in the bottom of the second inning on an an error, three hits and a passed ball.

South Siskiyou got on the board in the fifth. Kayden Crisci reached on an error to lead off, and later came around to score. With two down, Kekai Ferguson singled and went to second on an outfielder’s error. A wild pitch and an error allowed Kole Riccomini, who pinch ran for Ferguson, to find his way home, making the score 4-2. (more…)

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Beverly Morgan’s Fact of the Week: largest turkey

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Heat U-14 v Heat U-16 photos

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The Siskiyou Heat’s U-14 and U-16 teams battled it out in an end of season game at the Yreka HS varsity softball field on Wednesday evening. The winner? The Heat of course.

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Cross Country runners take on the Steens Mountain High Altitude Running Camp

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Photos courtesy of Pam Borg

Deb Ad300A trip to the difficult, yet rewarding, Steens Mountain High Altitude Running Camp has become a yearly tradition for the Yreka Miners, one of California’s top Division-IV high school cross country teams.

The base camp is at about 7,500 feet, with training taking place between 7,500 and 9,500 feet. To reach the 9,500 foot elevation in Siskiyou County would require a trip to Mt. Shasta.

Tuesday at the camp is referred to as Big Day–a 33-mile hike and run with multiple challenges.

“Big Day is when we get up at 4:30 am, pack our lunch and camel backs, and head off to our starting point, Big Indian Canyon. There, the athletes hike/run the 14 miles through the canyon over rock cliffs and sage brush, thru creeks and high grass. At the halfway point in the campground, they upload their trash, use the restroom, and fill up their water bottles,” said Yreka Coach Pam Borg. “Then off into the Little Blitzen Gorge where they run up the gorge in which the last 1500m ascends 500ft. Once they successfully ascend the gorge, they have another seven miles of running to the camp.”

Even the fun and games at the camp require a high level of athletic conditioning and determination. (more…)

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2015 Yreka-Etna Football Mini Camp photos

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The 2015 Yreka-Etna Football Mini Camp started on Tuesday at the Yreka HS practice field. The camp ends on Thursday.

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