Lady Bears roll over Raiders

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The Mt. Shasta Lady Bears softball team continued its double-digit mastery of the Shasta Cascade League with a sweep of Burney on Friday, winning 15-0 and 13-3. The Bears have scored 10 or more runs in seven out of eight SCL games this season, with the only exception a 5-1 win over Modoc. Mt. Shasta is averaging 13.5 RPG in league, while allowing 2.25 RPG, with four shutouts.

In game-one, Sydney Cross hammered a 3-run homer. Kacey Cain went opposite field for a two-run dinger, and Cami Brooks launched a 2-run big fly. Cain scored four times, Cross crossed the plate three times, and Brooks and McKenlee Bryan each found their way home twice.

Cross leads the bombing Bears with eight home runs this season, is first in D-V for homers and is second in the entire North Section. Kacey Cain is second in the division and tied for 5th in the section, with five home runs. Ashley Cain has three home runs for the Bears and Cami Brooks has two.

Carissa Tereba had two hits for Burney in game-one. Summer Schottel and Maddie Luntey had the Raiders only other hits.

Kacey Cain, Brooks, Sydney Cross, Ashley Cain, and Quince Cross each scored twice for the Bears in game-two. Brooks, Sydney Cross, Ashley Cain and Mary Taylor each hit doubles in the game.

Lauren Schneider hit a two-run home run for Burney in the second game.

Ashley Cain notched both wins in the circle for the Bears.

Mt. Shasta hosts Fall River next Friday with a chance to clinch the SCL crown. Burney hosts Etna on Tuesday.

Shasta Cascade League standings as of 4/25/15

Mt. Shasta 8-0, 17-7
Fall River 5-1, 9-10-1
Trinity 5-3, 11-12-1
Etna 3-3, 9-11-1
Modoc 1-3, 9-11-1
Burney 2-6, 13-7-1
Weed 0-8, 6-17

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Bears back in SCL title hunt with sweep of Burney

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After starting their Shasta Cascade League season 1-3, the Mt. Shasta Bears baseball squad has battled back into the title hunt with doubleheader sweeps of the Weed Cougars on Tuesday and the Burney Raiders on Friday. The Bears won game-one against Burney in relatively easy fashion, 5-1. Game-two was considerably more of a challenge, as Mt. Shasta came from behind twice in the last three innings, for a 13-12 victory.

Parker Page led off the bottom of the first inning of game-one with a single, and scored on an error. Kaimana Ferguson reached on an error and, after stealing third base, scored on a ground out by Abe Radabaugh, giving the Bears a 2-0 lead.

The Raiders halved the deficit in the top of the fourth inning. Ray Guerrero took a walk and moved to second on a sacrifice from Drew Harrington. Guerrero scored when Jared Hovis reached on an error, making it 2-1.

Three runs in the home half of the inning put the game away for the Bears. With two gone, Kirby Kindley singled. Myles DeLeon walked. Kindley scored on a base hit by Page. Ferguson doubled home DeLeon and Page, upping the Bear advantage to 5-1.

Kirby Kindley notched the win on the hill (7 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 8 K).

Burney grabbed the early lead in game-two. Guerrero got things started with a two-out double. A double by Jason Searl drove in Guerrero.

Burney struck again in a big way in the top of the fifth. Marvin Jackson led off with a walk. Kaden Tiran singled. Guerrero was issued an intentional pass. Jackson scored when Searl was hit by a pitch. With one out, Wyatt Hibbeln walked, forcing in Tiran. A bloop singled from Hovis scored Guerrero and Searl. Hibbeln and Hovis scored on a base hit by Kyler Marks, for a 7-0 Raider advantage.

Burney looked to be in control at that point, but Bear Coach Gary Woods made a coaching change. Chuck Mahan moved from first to third, and Kellen Waite came off the bench to coach first base. (more…)

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Wildwood Crossing Scoreboard & Schedule 4/20 – 4/25

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 a schedule.

To report scores or schedule changes, text or call 530-340-0811. Email:

Saturday, April 25


Mt. Shasta, Butte Valley, Etna, Golden Eagle, Dunsmuir, Weed, Tulelake @ Lithia Track Invite (OIT)

COS @ GVC Championships (Yuba)

Friday, April 24


Yreka 3 – Central Valley 1

Burney 3 – Mt. Shasta 13 G-2

Burney 0 – Mt. Shasta 15 (5) G-1

Weed 0 – Fall River 10 G-2

Weed 1 – Fall River 14 G-1

Modoc 1 – Trinity 3 G-2

Modoc 2 – Trinity 1 G-1

Princeton 7 – Dunsmuir 8

Princeton 3 – Dunsmuir 13


Burney 12 - Mt. Shasta 13 G-2

Burney 1 – Mt. Shasta 5 G-1

Weed lost to Fall River

Weed lost to Fall River

Modoc 10 – Trinity 0 G-2

Modoc 14 – Trinity 1 G-1

Princeton 9  Dunsmuir 5 G-2

Princeton 0 – Dunsmuir 7 G-1
Dylan Calzoni pitched the complete game shutout with 11 Ks

Happy Camp 1 – Greenville 18 G-2

Happy Camp 1 – Greenville 16 G-1 (more…)

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Struble is proppin’ for the Pack

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By Ray Wolf

It’s not unusual for Siskiyou County high school athletes to continue playing sports when they move on to college. Some play for community colleges, a few play for a university, and many play a club sport at their college. However, it’s a bit unusual when one of those athletes decides to play rugby. Former Butte Valley Bulldog Lizzie Struble discovered rugby, and she’s loving it.

Struble plays the Prop position for the University of Nevada, Reno Wolfpack women’s club team. UNR reached the Division-II national sweet-16, where they fell to Cal State Northridge in overtime, 41-32.

I’ve known Lizzie for several years and thought it might be interesting to find out a bit about how she became involved in rugby, and to get her views on the sport. There may be several terms folks aren’t familiar with in the questions and answers below, so here’s a link to a glossary of rugby terms: Glossary of Rugby Union terms.

What made you decide to start playing rugby?

The team had a booth set up at orientation this summer and my uncle and brother play and so I thought it would be a fun thing to do. I’ve been playing sports forever and I knew I would enjoy still being involved in a sport in college.

What is the best part of playing rugby?

The best part of playing rugby is all of the traditions. I love that after the game, win or lose, we go out with the other team and celebrate. We sing songs that are known by rugby players all around the world and it’s just a great feeling to be having fun with the people you just beat up on the field.

What is the most challenging aspect of the game?

When I first started playing, the most challenging thing for me was just learning how to play a new sport that was like nothing I have played before. Rugby is such a complicated game with so many rules and it was hard to keep up in the beginning. Now that I understand the game and know how to play, the most challenging thing is pushing through the pain and making it to the end of the match.

What specific skills or abilities are important to play your position of prop?

As a prop in the scrum I need to be strong and I need to be able to control it. Our coach has us try and turn the scrum a little to put our flanks and 8-man in a better position and to put the other team’s players in a bad position. As a forward I need to try and make as many tackles and hit as many rucks as I can to try and save the backs from doing it.

Who has helped you the most or had the biggest impact of your rugby playing?

My uncle who plays rugby has helped me a lot as well as my brother. They give me tips on how to be better and encourage me a lot. It’s also nice to be able to just talk about rugby with them since not a lot of people know very much about it. My parents were looking up the rules the entire way to my first game. They are learning quickly though.

When you’ve already played 70 minutes of a match, and you’re tired and bruised, how do you motivate yourself to keep going for the final 10 minutes?

The last ten minutes or so of the match is often the hardest, especially when we are losing. It’s the second half of the second half and everyone is exhausted and hurting. If we are losing I think about how bad I want to win and I push myself as hard as I can. If we are winning I think about how great it would be if we scored another try to win by even more and I push myself just as hard. (more…)

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Subway Trinity Softball Player of the Week: Williamson

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Williamson went 4/9 in the doubleheader against Burney, with three RBIs, a sacrifice and a double.

Congratulations Katie. Coach has your certificate for Subway.

Thanks Subway!

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Quality Assurance & Ethics Awareness Course scheduled for Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair

As a prerequisite for entering market animals in the annual fair, The Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair requires all 10-A District 4-H and FFA exhibitors to attend a Quality Assurance and Ethics Awareness course every two years prior to exhibiting and selling at the annual Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair.

Independent Exhibitors are required to attend the course every year. The course is designed to educate and inform exhibitors in the proper care and treatment of animals, the production of wholesome food and the development of sound moral character in oneself and in others. The program will further develop each exhibitor’s ability, knowledge and skill as the feeder and fitter of livestock.

The Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair will be providing a Quality Assurance and Ethics Awareness course this year. The course is scheduled for Monday, May 18 at 4:00 pm, at the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fairgrounds in the Home Economics building. The course is open to all the 4-H, FFA and Independent members, parents and leaders.

For more information, call the fair office at 530-667-5312, or email

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Miner Perk Baseball Player of the Week: Carlson

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The Miner Perk Baseball Player of the Week is Mikey Carlson.

Carlson was 5/7 at the plate last week, and pitched six innings of shutout ball in the West Valley games. (more…)

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South Fork Baking Company Etna Track & Field Athlete of the Week: Del Carlo

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Quentin had a, “personal best in the 400 meters and shot put and placed third in the discus with a throw of 100’6″ at the John Frank Invitational on Saturday,” said Coach Les Helsley. (more…)

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Pixels, Grain & Noise photographic art exhibition at COS


Photo credit: “Rustic Beauty” by Chelsey Payne

Each year College of the Siskiyous Photography Instructor, James Gilmore, and his intermediate photography students transition into the world of professional artists through co-curating and showing work in a collaborative student show. The event allows the students to go go beyond the creation of art and asks them to think about the organization that goes into creating a successful photographic art exhibition.

This years’ show, Pixels, Grain & Noise, gathers its title from the wildly diverse variations of photographic style of each exhibiting artist. The COS Photo Student Alliance hopes the title will reflect their “think outside of the box” mentality that shapes much of the art in the upcoming show.

Students’ will be showcasing work ranging from digital photography to film photography to processes as old and simple as a pinhole camera. Each artist has challenged themselves, to not only create their best work, but to analyze and create a cohesive vision for their pieces and how they fit within the show. Pixels, Grain & Noise is a collaboration in photography with COS photography students: Angelea Heartsong, Benjamin Osborne, Chelsey Payne, Christian De Leon, Christine Tolman, Joshua Dye, Dokota Pena and Frances Gorman. (more…)

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Coffee Brake Mt. Shasta Bears Track Athlete of the Week: Anderson

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“Jaden represents the future of the team. Performing on the JV level (last) Saturday, Jaden won the pole vault, 3oo hurdles and was second in the 1500m. He had personal records in the vault and 1500m. We are only beginning to discover what events are Jaden’s most advantageous,” said Coach Steve Nesheim. (more…)

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YMCA Healthy Kids Day!

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Gold Rush Burgers Yreka Softball Player of the Week: Bevacqua

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Rory Bevaqua is the Gold Rush Burgers Yreka Softball Player of the Week.

Rory was selected for, “her play against Lassen (2/5 with a  run)  and her hard work everyday on the field. She has a great attitude and is a great teammate,” said the Yreka coaching staff. (more…)

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Miners wipe out Wolves

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A day after playing possibly their worst game of the season, the Yreka Miners rebounded with a 15-5, six-inning wipe out of the upper-division Shasta Wolves in a non-league contest on Wednesday.

The Miners (3-2, 17-8) will be looking to regain a share of the lead in the Northern Athletic League on Thursday in a rematch against Lassen (4-1, 13-9) in Susanville. Yreka lost to the Grizzlies 9-0 on Tuesday.

Yreka put up eight runs against Shasta in the first inning. Extra base hits abounded. Cade Parker, Derek Howard and Dylan O’Gorman doubled, and Mikey Carlson tripled. Garrett Plucker went yard with a 2-run shot that capped the score-fest. Parker scored twice in the inning.

The Miners made it 10-0 in the second inning. O’Gorman led off with a walk, stole second, went to third on a passed ball and scored on a wild pitch. Brandon Swenson walked, and scored on a single by Greyson Plucker.

Shasta (10-11) fought back with five runs in the fourth inning, but that would be the only damage done by the Wolves. (more…)

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Cedar Lanes Weed Softball Player of the Week: Bangert

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The Cedar Lanes Bowling Alley Weed Softball Player of the Week is Christine Bangert.

Bangert hit .500 in the Cougars’ doubleheader with Burney last week. (more…)

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Mt Shasta v Trinity track meet photos and results

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The Mt. Shasta Bears hosted the Trinity Wolves for a Mid-Valley League dual track and field meet on Wednesday. Below are the varsity event winners. For full junior varsity and varsity results, go to

Girls varsity winners

100m – Tatiana Pedrotti, Trinity 13.50

200m – Nicole Fornaciari, Trinity 27.60

400m – Kelsey Jenkins, Trinity 1:12.30

800m – Monica Garner, Trinity 2:41.46

1600m – Monica Garner, Trinity 6:17.60

100m Hurdles – Madeleine Moyer, Mt. Shasta 18.10

300m Hurdles – Madeleine Moyer, Mt. Shasta 53.60 (more…)

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Coffee Brake Mt. Shasta Bears Track Athlete of the Week: Dunlap

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“Carlie is a ‘utility athlete.’ If she wanted to, she could excel in all 16 events offered in California High School Track & Field. Over the last three seasons she has acquired marks in 8 events. Her versatility makes a coach’s life easier; there are so many ways she can help her team. (Against U-Prep) she won the 100m (with a personal record), led off the 4 x 100m Relay, won the Shot (with a personal record) and threw the discus. Yeah…four events in a meet where we were trying to compete individually in LESS than four events (to save a little for Saturday). That’s the dilemma of utility athletes; they like to do everything,” said Coach Steve Nesheim. (more…)

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Miners lose to Lassen 9-0…what?

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It’s not a normal thing for the Yreka Miners to get blasted in a Northern Athletic League game. It just doesn’t happen–except it did at Hibbard Field on Tuesday when the Miners fell to the Lassen Grizzlies 9-0.

Sometimes stats don’t tell the story, this time they probably do a pretty good job of weaving the tale.

The Miners

Four Errors
Four hits and six walks
One extra base hit
Ten runners left on base

The Grizzlies

No errors
Fifteen hits and three walks
Three extra base hits
Lead off hitter had a single or better in five of seven innings, including a home run to start the second inning.
Shortstop was involved in eight of 21 Miner outs

Bonus stat: at least one drop of rain fell during six of seven innings.

“It was a game that we got flat out beat in. We had some good hits, but their defense made all the plays,” said Yreka Coach Jason Freitas. “Sometimes it just happens, but we have to move forward and focus on our next task.”

That next task will be taking on the upper-division Shasta Wolves (10-10) on Wednesday in a non-league contest. The Miners defeated the Wolves earlier in the season 12-8. Game time is 4:00 pm in Yreka.

On Thursday, the Miners (3-2, 16-8) travel to Susanville for a rematch with Lassen (4-1, 13-9).

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