2017 NSCIF Track and Field Championships results

Etna's Teagan Ford was took 3rd in the High Jump at 5'2"

Etna’s Teagan Ford was took 3rd in the High Jump at 5’2″

Photos by Richard Allan

The 2017 NSCIF Track and Field Championships were held at West Valley High School on Friday. While no Siskiyou County athletes won an event, several came home with medals.

Girls

Meri Krier, Yreka: 2nd 800m – 2:21.74

Yreka 4×100 Relay Team (Sophia Gliatto, Alisha McFall, Lena Fogle, Anya Ireson-Janke): 2nd – 50.54

Yreka 4×400 Relay Team (Kylie Goodrich, Meri Krier, Lena Fogle, Anya Ireson-Janke): 2nd – 4:12.89

Teagan Ford, Etna: 3rd High Jump – 5-02.00

Alisha McFall, Yreka: 4th 100m – 13.01

Caroline Ristuccia, Golden Eagle: 5th High Jump – 4-10.00

Boys

Johnny Barton, Mt. Shasta: 2nd 300m Hurdles: 40.60

Jaden Anderson, Mt. Shasta: 2nd 1600m – 4:29.17

Isaac Fernandez, Yreka: 4th 1600m – 4:31.73

Blake Chitwood, Yreka: 4th 3200m – 9:49.49

Shawn Baham, Weed: 4th Pole Vault – 13-06.00

Devonn Layton, Etna: 5th 400m – 51.71

For complete results, go to athletic.net

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24th annual Agriculture Awareness Day held at Fairgrounds

Ag Awareness Day Front copy

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On Thursday, May 18, 334 students from 17 Siskiyou County elementary schools attended Agriculture Awareness Day at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds. Sponsored by Siskiyou County Cattlewomen and Cattlemen and the Siskiyou Golden Fair, Agriculture Awareness Day focuses on applying science, technology, engineering and mathematics to real world agriculture. Students were able to learn about a variety of agriculture commodities, careers, and technology that affect their lives.

Although several of the workshops are provided by different agricultural organizations and agencies, a majority are provided by FFA students from Etna, Yreka and Butte Valley High Schools. Over 40 FFA students had the opportunity to sharpen their leadership and communication skills as they shared their knowledge with the elementary students. Together these groups are making a difference in agriculture education.

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Wildwood Crossing Etna Lions Softball Player of the Week: Meyer

Softball Player Meyer

The Wildwood Crossing Etna Lions Softball Player of the Week is Madie Meyer.

“Meyer has worked really hard this year on her offense and defense. She made an amazing diving catch in right-center against Colusa,” said Coach Harold Bennett.

Congratulations Madie. Coach has your certificate from Wildwood Crossing.

Thanks Wildwood Crossing!

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Coffee Brake Mt. Shasta Bears Softball Player of the Week: J. Rhoades 2X

Coffee Brake POW Softball J Rhoades

The Coffee Brake Lady Bears Softball Player of the Week is Jolene Rhoades.

“Rhoades pitched a great game against Durham, and had a hit and scored in the last inning,” said Coach Blake Powers.

The Bears came from behind in the seventh inning to win the NSCIF D-V quarterfinal game and advance to the semi-finals.

Congratulations Jolene. Coach has your certificate.

Thanks Coffee Brake!

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Support COS athletics, register today for COS Golf Tournament

All golfers (and non-golfers) are invited to support COS Athletics by registering to play in the 2017 Swing into Action Golf Tournament at the Lake Shastina Golf Resort on Saturday, June 17. Funds raised by the tournament will be used to support COS Athletics.

The day of the tournament will begin with registration/check-in and a continental breakfast at 8:00 am, with the tournament beginning at 9:00 am. The tournament format is four-member team scramble with a shotgun start (best ball). Tournament winners will be determined by the lowest GROSS and lowest NET scores. In addition, various individual contests will be held. Players will have the opportunity to take a chance on two Hole in One Contests; Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive and an Opportunity Drawing. Prizes may include golf packages, dinners, lodging, and more. (more…)

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Siskiyou Heat Softball Club to continue?

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HEat LogoWhile the Siskiyou Heat is taking registrations from Siskiyou County girls for summer softball, there is a very serious concern from the Board of Directors relative to the clubs continued existence. In the past few years there has been a lack of volunteers who have wanted to step up and take positions on the Board relative to the running of the club.

According to vice president of the club Bill Pieruccini the current board has been serving for a long time, some up to over twelve years. They started when they had players in the U-10 brackets and now are graduating from college.

“We have girls that want to play and always have certified coaches who donate their talents and time but the organization needs new board members to step up and perform the vital jobs needed to keep the organization functioning,” said Pieruccini. “We need people such as a player representative who has to register and qualify players through the ASA. We need a person to maintain and purchase equipment, and someone to settle player parent coach disputes, as well as make sure we are compliant with ASA regulations and of course money.” (more…)

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Black Bear Diner Scoreboard & Schedule 5/22 – 5/26

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It’s a good idea to check with the individual schools to make sure games are still a go…just saying. Don’t blame us if you get there and no one else is there. Also, there may be some games not on the schedule because coaches haven’t posted on MaxPreps or haven’t sent SiskiyouYouth.com a schedule.

To report scores or schedule changes, text 530-340-0811. Email: siskiyouyouth@sisqtel.net

Friday, May 26

Track

Butte Valley, Etna, Mt. Shasta, Tulelake, Weed, Yreka @ NSCIF Championships, 3:00 pm (West Valley HS)

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Tickets for Siskiyou Golden Fair Scott Valley Bank Grandstand events on sale June 1st

Pioneer Days to Modern Ways – the 2017 Siskiyou Golden Fair will run August 9-13, 2017, and once again tickets for all three big nights in the Scott Valley Bank Grandstand go live online Thursday, June 1, on the fair website – www.sisqfair.com!

Friday night begins three big nights in the Scott Valley Bank Grandstand with the Wonderland Distributing Red Neck Roundup featuring the Sousa Ready Mix Quaderators! The Jefferson State Stampede Committee will once again be directing traffic in one of the most exciting new events the fair industry has ever seen! Tickets will be $5.00 online or $6.00 at the gate on Friday night.

On Saturday, 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. Save $2.00 per ticket and buy online! $20 per box seat, $18 for reserved grandstand and $16 for general admission. (more…)

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Miners have multiple winners at 2017 NSCIF D-II Track championships

Yreka's Isaac Fernandez (R) and Blake Chitwood finished 1st and 2nd in the 1600m race.

Yreka’s Isaac Fernandez (R) and Blake Chitwood finished 1st and 2nd in the 1600m race.

GirdnerThe Yreka Miners varsity girls team tied with West Valley for the 2017 NSCIF D-II Track championships, held at Miner Stadium on Friday. The Yreka varsity boys finished 4th. West Valley won the boys team competition.

Yreka athletes with top-3 finishes

Girls

Alisha McFall: 1st 100m – 12.54

Meri Krier: 1st 800m – 2:24.15

4×100 Relay Team: 1st 51.23

Anya Ireson-Janke: 2nd 200m – 26.69

Sophia Gliatto: 2nd 100m Hurdles – 17.48 (more…)

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Etna girls 2nd, boys 4th, Tulelake girls 3rd at 2017 NSCIF D-IV Track & Field Finals

Weed's Shawn Baham won the pole vault.  Photo courtesy of Richard Allan

Weed’s Shawn Baham won the pole vault.
Photo courtesy of Richard Allan

PurrFectPawsADThe Etna varsity girls team finished 2nd at the 2017 NSCIF D-IV Tarck & Field Finals, held at West Valley on Friday. The Etna boys were 4th. The Tulelake girls took 3rd.

Top-3 Siskiyou County varsity finishers

Girls

Caitlin Bennett, Etna: 1st Shot Put – 31-11.50, 1st Discus – 86-06

Teagan Ford, Etna: 1st High Jump – 5-03.00, 3rd 400m – 1:06.81

Tulelake 4×100 Relay Team (Lizeth Alcala, Samantha Flores, Gabriela Gonzalez, Darlene Alcala): 1st – 53.29

Tulelake 4×400 Relay Team (Pilar Garcia, Samantha Flores, Gabriela Gonzalez, Darlene Alcala): 1st – 4:34.58

Lizeth Alcala, Tulelake: 2nd 100m – 13.49, 2nd 200m – 28.32

Gabriela Gonzalez, Tulelake: 2nd Discus – 85-10, 3rd 800m – 2:44.13

Caroline Ristuccia, Golden Eagle: 2nd High Jump – 5-00.00 (more…)

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Miner St. Meat Market Yreka Baseball Player of the Week: Marks

MSM Baseball Marks

The Miner St. Meat Market Yreka Baseball Player of the Week is Tanner Marks.

“As a senior, Marks came in new to baseball and worked hard to get better, and was a great teammate,” said Coach Jason Freitas.

Congratulations Tanner. Coach has your certificate for the Miner St. Market.

Thanks Miner St. Meat Market!

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Mt. Shasta boys win NSCIF D-III Track & Field Championship

The Mt. Shasta varsity boys won the North Section D-III Track and Field championship on Friday, in Mt. Shasta. The varsity girls tied with Live Oak for 4th.

Mt. Shasta varsity athletes with top-3 finishes

Girls

Samantha Benedict: 1st Discus – 91-06

Kristine Lujan: 1st Pole Vault – 8-00.00

4×400 Relay Team: 3rd – 4:35.64

Boys

Jaden Anderson: 1st 1600m – 4:44.10, 2nd 800m – 2:07.38, 3rd 3200m – 11:58.74

Johnny Barton: 1st 300m Hurdles – 41.28, 2nd 110m Hurdles – 16.41 (more…)

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Doc Swenson’s Quick Clips: 2017 NSCIF D-II Track and Field Finals

Video clips of Alisha McFall, Sophia Gliatto and Pricila Jaimes at the 2017 NSCIF D-II Track and Field Finals, held in Yreka on Friday, May 19.

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Black Bear Diner Scoreboard & Schedule 5/16 – 5/20

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It’s a good idea to check with the individual schools to make sure games are still a go…just saying. Don’t blame us if you get there and no one else is there. Also, there may be some games not on the schedule because coaches haven’t posted on MaxPreps or haven’t sent SiskiyouYouth.com a schedule.

To report scores or schedule changes, text 530-340-0811. Email: siskiyouyouth@sisqtel.net

Thursday, May 18

Softball

#3 Etna 5 – #2 Colusa 8 – NSCIF D-V Semifinal

#5 Mt. Shasta 0 – #1 East Nicolaus 10 (5) – NSCIF D-V Semifinal

Tuesday, May 16

Softball

#6 Quincy 4 – #3 Etna 7 – NSCIF D-V Quarterfinal

#5 Mt. Shasta 8 – #4 Durham 7 – NSCIF D-V Quarterfinal

#6 Maxwell 26 – #3 Tulelake 15 – NSCIF D-VI Quarterfinal

#7 Dunsmuir 0 – #2 Hayfork 16 (5) – NSCIF D-VI Quarterfinal

Baseball

#3 Modoc 7 – #2 Etna 5 (8) – NSCIF D-V Semifinal

Friday, May 19

Track

Yreka hosts NSCIF D-II Championships, noon

Mt. Shasta hosts NSCIF D-III Championships, noon

Butte Valley, Dunsmuir, Etna, Happy Camp, Tulelake, Weed @ NSCIF D-IV championships (West Valley), 10:00 am (more…)

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Lions come up short against Modoc, but remain winners

Connor Eastlick rips a double for Etna.

Connor Eastlick rips a double for Etna.

On Tuesday morning I gave a talk to a group of adults about having a winning mindset, and then illustrated what that looks like with a couple of examples from the world of sports. Little did I know that a few hours later in Etna I would watch a great contest between two winners, the #2 Etna Lions and the #3 Modoc Braves.

The Lions ran the table in the Shasta Cascade League this season, including a sweep of Modoc. Etna arguably had the best pitcher in the division, Robert Thom.

So, Modoc could’ve come into the NSCIF D-V semifinal playoff game with a, “We’ve already lost,” thought process, but they didn’t. Instead they came to do battle.

Things started well for the Braves with a lead off home run, and then two more runs for a 3-0 lead in the first inning. With one down and two runs already in, Etna coach Robbie Munson replaced Steve Lampert on the hill with Thom.

Modoc added a run in the second inning, making it 4-0.

Going into the third inning, Etna had already had runners in scoring position twice and failed to bring one home. Things were looking pretty bleak, and the shocked Lions had the opportunity to choose to give up.

However, that’s not what happened. With two outs, the Braves opened the door a bit when Tyler Robinson reached on an error. Lampert singled, moving Robinson to third base. A double by Kevin Stapleton drove in both runners, cutting the deficit in half to 4-2. (more…)

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Mt. Shasta softball notches 8-7 road win at Durham

Despite having dominated the Durham Trojans 16-7 on a neutral field earlier in the season, the Mt. Shasta Bears were seeded behind the Trojans by the NSCIF, and had to make the trip south on Tuesday to once again prove they are the superior team.

The #4 Trojans were first on the board with a run in the bottom of the first inning via an error, a sacrifice and a double.

Mt. Shasta, the 5-seed, tied the game 1-1 in the third, when Sydney Scott led off with a triple and later scored.

The Bears went up 3-1 in the top of the fourth inning. Leslie Rhoades led off with a single, and was sacrificed to second base by Miranda Zanni. Rhoades scored when Lily Hitchcock reached on an error. Hitchcock also scored on an error.

Helped by Bear miscues, the Trojans got a run back in the home half of the fourth, 3-2.

Kacey Cain led off the fifth with a triple for Mt. Shasta, and scored on an error, 4-2.

Durham tied the game 4-4 with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth, on a single, two doubles and an error.

A double and an error in the bottom of the sixth gave the Trojans a temporary lead, 5-4.

Mt. Shasta responded by plastering four runs on the board in the seventh, for an 8-5 advantage. Cain, Sydney Cross, Jolene Rhoades and Leslie Rhoades all found their way home. Zanni had a triple, Cross a double, and both Rhoades singled in the inning.

The Trojans turned four singles into two runs in their final at bat for an 8-7 final score. Durham didn’t go quietly, but they were eliminated by the Bears…as it should be.

Jolene Rhoades notched the win in the circle (7 IP, 4 ER, 10 H, 0 BB, 7 K).

Mt. Shasta (14-7) travels south again to East Nicolaus for a semifinal match up with the 25-5 Spartans.

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Lions take out Quincy, advance to D-V softball semifinal

Halliday Hubbard drives in a run for Etna.

Halliday Hubbard drives in a run for Etna.

The Etna Lions softball squad took care of business at home on Tuesday, defeating the sixth-seeded Quincy Trojans 7-4. Etna, the 3-seed, put up two runs in the first inning and led the entire way. With the win, Etna advances to a North Section Division-V semifinal game against #2 Colusa on Thursday.

Cailey Rizzardo led off the bottom of the first with an infield hit, and advanced to second on a ground out by Carson Dickinson. Katie Turner also reached via an infield hit, moving Rizzardo to third base. Turner swiped second. Cleo Smith brought Rizzardo home with a sacrifice fly to right field, and Turner went to third. Quincy attempted to appeal the tag up play, but an errant throw to third allowed Turner to score, making it a 2-0 Lion lead.

Quincy capitalized on a hit batter, a steal, a ground out and a sac fly in the second inning for its first run, 2-1.

Etna came right back with two more runs in the home half of the inning. With two outs, Evie Duerr singled. A single by Tania Burrone moved Duerr to third. Burrone went to second on the Quincy throw to third. Rizzardo’s second infield hit of the game plated Duerr. Burrone scored on a wild pitch, making it 4-1. (more…)

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