2015 NSCIF softball and baseball champions

The 2015 NSCIF softball and baseball championship games were held at various venues on Saturday, except D-II softball which was played on May 19.


D-II: Pleasant Valley 10 – Chico 1

D-III: Enterprise 4 – Shasta 3

D-IV: Sutter 3 – Lassen 2

D-V: Colusa 5 – Durham 4

D-VI: Biggs 3 – Redding Christian 0


D-II: Red Bluff 9 – Enterprise 1

D-III: Sutter 6 – Lassen 4

D-IV: Winters 4 – Pierce 3

D-V: Hamilton 20 – Etna 1

D-VI: American Christian 9 – Maxwell 6

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Lions are NSCIF D-V runner up

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The Etna Lions baseball team finished its season on Saturday in the NSCIF Division-V championship game, held at Shasta College. The Lions fell to the four-seed Hamilton Braves, 20-1. The championship is Hamilton’s fourth straight. It was Etna’s second trip to the title tilt in four years. In 2012, Etna lost to Hamilton 1-0.

While the final score was quite lopsided, the game was competitive for the first five innings. Hamilton scored a pair of runs in the top of the first inning, on four hits. Etna’s defense limited the damage with a double play, and catcher Rafael Lopez threw out a base runner attempting to steal.

Peyton Dickinson led off the home half of the inning for the two-seed Lions with a single, but was caught stealing. Robert Thom also singled in the inning.

Two hits, a sacrifice and a walk in the second inning led to two more Hamilton runs, 4-0.

The Braves made it 5-0 in the third on two hits, a walk, a sac and a wild pitch, and 6-0 in the fourth on two hits, a walk and a sac fly.

Etna broke the shutout in the bottom of the fourth inning. With one out, Wade Thackeray was hit by a pitch. Larry Lampert followed with a single. John Theofanides reached on a fielder’s choice that erased Lampert at second base, but also moved Thackeray to third. A single by Luke Schwall brought home Thackeray, 6-1.

Etna pitcher Kyle Smith, who had relieved Thom in the fourth inning, retired the Braves in order in the fifth. Etna also went down 1-2-3 in the fifth, leaving the score 6-1.

The Braves put together four hits and three walks to score five runs in the sixth inning, taking control of the game, 11-1.

The Lions managed to get a runner in scoring position in the bottom of the sixth, but were unable bring him home. During the regular season, the game would have ended there via the 10-run mercy rule. However, in the championship game, the trailing team has the option to continue.

“They asked me if we wanted to quit. I said ‘no way.’ We hadn’t worked that hard and come that far to throw in the towel early. The seniors deserved to get one more shot at the plate. The fans deserved watching us play after traveling down,” said coach Robbie Munson. “I didn’t see us coming back by any means. I just wanted the boys to try to have fun and go the distance after the great season we had.” (more…)

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Wildwood Crossing Scoreboard & Schedule 5/19 – 5/23

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 or call 530-340-0811. Email: siskiyouyouth@sisqtel.net

Saturday, May 23


#2 Etna 1 – #4 Hamilton 20 – NSCIF D-V Championship

Story and slide show coming on Sunday

Friday, May 22


Yreka, @ NSCIF D-II Championships (Central Valley)
Jade Permenter-Barnes wins Pole Vault

Mt. Shasta, Trinity @ NSCIF D-III Championships (Mt. Shasta)
Mt. Shasta wins both girls and boys varsity team competition (more…)

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Local fourth graders participate in the 22nd annual Agriculture Awareness Day

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DorenaFullSetOn Thursday, 350 fourth grade students from 15 Siskiyou County elementary schools attended Agriculture Awareness Day at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds. Sponsored by Siskiyou County Cattlewomen and Cattlemen, 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 and how those products affect their lives.

Although many of the workshops are provided by different agricultural organizations and agencies, several are provided by FFA students from Etna and Yreka High School. These students get the opportunity to sharpen their leadership and communication skills as they share their knowledge with the elementary students. Together these groups are making a difference in agriculture education.

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Mt. Shasta varsity sweeps NSCIF D-III Track & Field

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The host Mt. Shasta Bears swept the varsity team competition at the 2015 NSCIF Division-III Track and Field Championships. The Mt. Shasta boys scored 113 points to second place Hamilton’s 98. The Bear girls won over Hamilton 122-100. Trinity’s boys were fifth and girls seventh.

Below are Mt. Shasta and Trinity’s varsity event winners. Complete varsity and junior varsity results can be found at athletic.net


Chris Morzenti, Mt. Shasta: 800m (2:01.75), 1600m (4:29.67)

Jarrod Althaus-Cressman, Mt. Shasta: 110m Hurdles (16.71)

Garrett Bryan, Mt. Shasta: Pole Vault (12-06.00), Long Jump (20-08.75), Triple Jump (41-07.25)

Mt. Shasta Relay Team: 4x400m (3:47.47)

Ben Harper, Trinity: 3200m (9:55.32)


Madeline Moyer, Mt. Shasta: 300m Hurdles (50.91), Pole Vault (9-06.00)

Sophia Ackerman-Mero, Mt. Shasta: Shot Put (31-07.00)

Tyyler Enright, Mt. Shasta: Discus (106-00)

Mt. Shasta Relay Team: 4x400m (4:28.50)

Karly Gutermuth, Trinity: 1600m (5:26.15), 3200m (12:29.76)

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Rickey receives 2015 SiskiyouYouth.com scholarship

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Angela Rickey received the 2015 SiskiyouYouth.com Scholarship at Awards Night on Wednesday. Etna High School Counselor Regina Hanna presented Rickey with the scholarship.

Rickey has a GPA of 3.5 and will be attending Shasta College in the fall. During her time at Etna HS, Rickey was an FFA officer, Junior Fair Board member and ASB Class Officer. She also played basketball, showed fair animals, and participated in several community service projects as a volunteer.

The SiskiyouYouth scholarship is presented to a student at a local high school each spring. The school from which the student is chosen rotates each year. This year was Etna HS. Next year the student will be chosen from a different school. (more…)

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Tulelake girls win NSCIF D-IV Track & Field Championship, Etna boys 2nd

The NSCIF Division-IV Track and Field Championships were held at West Valley High School on Thursday. The Tulelake girls took first place in the team competition. Etna was fourth and Weed was fifth.

Etna finished second to Burney in the boys competition. Weed finished fourth.

Below are the varsity event winners from Siskiyou County. Full varsity and junior varsity results can be found at athletic.net


Rashaan Broomfield, Weed: 400m (53.90)

Taran Miller, Weed: 800m (2:10.22)

Max Michelon, Weed: Pole Vault (11-06.00)

Michael Martin, Etna: 1600m (4:54.56)

Etna Relay team: 4x400m (3:40.36)


Emily Adams, Tulelake: 400m (1:02.32), 800m (2:35.14)

Alejandra Gonzalez, Tulelake: Pole Vault (6-06.00)

Tulelake Relay Team: 4x100m (54.18)

Tulelake Relay Team: 4x400m (4:29.23)

Marron Bahen, Etna: 1600m (5:58.81)

Caroline Ristuccia, Golden Eagle: High Jump (4-10.00)

Mallory Pappas, Weed: Long Jump (16-10.25), Triple Jump (33-09.25) – both jumps are new school records. Long Jump is second best in North Section this season.

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SiskiyouYouth.com Yreka High School Scholar Athletes of the Year

2015 Yreka Scholar Athletes

The 2015 SiskiyouYouth.com Yreka High School Scholar Athletes of the Year are Kevin Williams and Corina Lange. The pair was chosen through voting by the Yreka High School teachers and counselors.

Lange is the Yreka HS Valedictorian with a 4.30 GPA, and plans to attend UC Davis. She ran Track and Cross Country for the Miners.

Williams will be attending the US Military Academy at West Point. He participated in Track and Cross Country, and sports a 3.98 GPA.

The scholarships are made possible by the sponsorship of Mittan Construction, Siskiyou Collision Center and Beverly Morgan. (more…)

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Etna girls tennis wins NSCIF D-III title, boys are runner up

Etna tennis team. Front row (L-R): Catie Schott, Janet Brownell, Diane Brownell, Becca Menne. Back row: Lexi Morrill, Abby Whipple, Eli Rickey, Collin Robinson, Trey Bradford, Quinn McGonigal, Coach Pam Rimmer

Etna tennis team. Front row (L-R): Catie Schott, Janet Brownell, Diane Brownell, Becca Menne. Back row: Lexi Morrill, Abby Whipple, Eli Rickey, Collin Robinson, Trey Bradford, Quinn McGonigal, Coach Pam Rimmer

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The Etna girls tennis team won the NSCIF D-III tennis championships last Saturday at Shasta College. The Etna boys were runner up. The Lions were also the team overall champion in the section.

Lexi Morill and Abby Whipple won the girls section doubles crown. Janet and Diane Brownell were 3rd in doubles. Morrill and Catie Schott were each third in singles.

Collin Robinson and Eli Rickey are sections doubles champions for the boys. Robinson is also the section singles champion. (more…)

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Coffee Brake Mt. Shasta Bears Track Athletes of the Week: Althaus-Cressman

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“Our athletes of the meet are relay team all-league selections. Each is trusted with the largest responsibility for their particular relay team…the lead off position,” said Coach Steve Nesheim.

Daniel Benham leads off the 4 x100. He is our most experienced sprinter. He has to use blocks, he has to react to the gun, he has to remember the baton (don’t laugh, I’ve seen that not happen), and every other relay team member depends on him in order to have a chance to compete.

Andrew (Drew) Miller leads off the 4×400. He is our only dedicated 400 meter runner of the crew. His split is more difficult because he doesn’t get the benefit of a running start; he comes out of blocks…always slower. Drew has to keep our team close so his three comrades can pull away from the field…maybe all the way to the State Championships. (more…)

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Lady Tigers fall to Bulldogs in playoffs

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By Richard Allan

The third-seeded Dunsmuir Tigers fell to the sixth-seeded Fall River Bulldogs, 11-1, Tuesday in the first round of the NSCIF Division-VI softball playoffs.

The game was more competitive then the score might indicate. The Bulldogs chipped away for a 4-1 lead after three innings of play, scoring all of their runs with two outs. The visitors found their timing in the fourth as they plated five runs, aided by a trio of doubles for a commanding lead, 9-1.

The best hits of the game came off Tiger bats with Breanna Saltzgaver and Alison Freeman belting deep fly balls to center field. Both players went 2/3 at the dish.

Fall River scored a pair runs in the first inning. Loni Denny hit a  two-out single with runners on second and third for a 2-0 edge. The Bulldogs added a run in the second inning and another in the third, for a 4-0 advantage.

Dunsmuir cut into the lead in the bottom of the third. Palmer laid down a bunt and went to third on the overthrow to first. Simpson hit a ground ball to short, plating Palmer to get the Tigers on the board, 4-1. (more…)

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Gold Rush Burgers Yreka Softball Player of the Week: Cox 3X

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Ashley Cox has been selected as the Gold Rush Burgers Yreka Softball Player of the Week for, “her consistent play throughout the season,” said the Yreka coaching staff.

Cox, a freshman, led the Miners in bating average (.529), runs scored (44), RBIs (27), doubles (12), home runs (4), walks (12), OBP (.571) and slugging (.778). She was 3rd on the team in fielding percentage, playing catcher and shortstop.

Enough said.


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Yreka Little League: Bluejays v Diamondbacks

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Photos by Howard Albecker

The Bluejays defeated the Diamondbacks 8-0.

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Pizza Factory Jackson St. School Student of the Week: Gibbons

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“Bright eyes and apt focus, Zakk Gibbons catches your attention when you enter the classroom. He is organized and ready to go! Zakk sparks conversation within his group on assignments and provides insightful questions and comments during history class discussion. His easy, fun demeanor make him an obvious choice for partner and group work,” said Jackson Street teacher Cathy Caddell. “Academically, he excels with high grades. He is competitive and definitely challenges his classmates to meet his high standards. He was/is on honor roll all year. Zakk makes my day and history class always has a role model for enthusiastic participation!” (more…)

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Etna defeats Quincy in the 9th with a balk-off, will play for championship

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Yep, you read the headline right. The Etna Lions defeated the six-seed Quincy Trojans in the ninth inning, not on a walk-off, but a balk-off.

The two-seed Lions trailed 4-3 entering the bottom of the ninth. After tying the game, 4-4, Etna had runners on first and third with two outs, when the Trojan pitcher was called for a balk on a third to first move. John Theofanides advanced to home on the call, giving Etna the 5-4 win. The explanation given after the game by a member of the umpiring crew was that the pitcher didn’t make his first move directly towards third base, and it was thus a balk.

Etna (25-6) will play Hamilton (17-8) for the NSCIF D-V title at Shasta College at 1:00 pm on Saturday. Hamilton defeated top-seeded Esparto on Tuesday, 12-4.

The Lions found themselves in a strange situation after the first inning, trailing 3-0. Quincy started the game with three straight hits, followed by an RBI ground out and a sacrifice fly.

“Rob Thom isn’t used to getting hit off of like that early,” said Coach Robbie Munson. “Rob was badass to be able to not lose his composure, and go from giving up hits early, to shutting them down late.”

After the first inning, Thom didn’t surrender another run and allowed only three more hits. He didn’t issue a walk in seven innings of work, and struck out five Trojan batters.

The Lions broke through with their first run in the bottom of the third inning. Luke Schwall reached on a two-base error on the Quincy center fielder. Peyton Dickinson brought Schwall home with a two-out base hit, 3-1. (more…)

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Miner Perk Baseball Player of the Week: Esparza

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The Miner Perk Baseball Player of the Week is Anthony Esparza.

Esparza was chosen by Coach Jason Freitas for his strong play in left field all season. (more…)

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Scott River Custom Cabinets Etna Baseball Player of the Week: Thom

SR Cabinets POW Thom

Thom gave up just three hits and a walk in five innings, while striking out six batters in Etna’s 14-0 playoff win over Weed last week. (more…)

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