Mountain Village RV Park Etna Track & Field Athletes of the Week: boys 4x400m relay team

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For the week of the NSCIF D-IV championships, Etna Track & Field Coach Les Helsley has chosen the, “Boys 4×400 relay team of Tristan Branson, Michael Martin, Morgan Bahen, and Devonn Layton. Due to injuries, this is the first time  this season for the group to get to run together. To persevere as individuals this season, come together to win divisions and qualify for the section meet for the second year in a row, is a tribute to all four team members. Their time of 3:43.28 was the fastest time run by a D-4 school this year.”

Congratulations guys. Coach has your gift certificates from Mountain Village RV Park and Shell Station.

Helsley also said, “Thank you Mountain Village RV Park of Etna for recognizing our student-athletes this season!”

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

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

Rhoades did not give up an earned run in the Bears’ two playoff games, according to Coach Blake Powers.

Congratulations Jolene. Coach Powers has your certificate.

Thanks Coffee Brake!

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Introduction to Cultural Anthropology class to begin in June at COS

Deb Ad300Students interested in learning about human cultures and the many remarkable ways in which humans adapt to their environment are encouraged to register for Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1010/#7129/3 units). This class will begin Monday, June 6 and will be taught as an Internet course. Rita Browne is the instructor.

The course is designed to present an overview of human cultures and the many remarkable ways in which humans adapt to their environment. The course includes sections on languages, archeology, ancient history and modern cultures, with an emphasis on living traditional cultures. It also meets Associate of Arts degree requirements and is transferable to California State University and the University of California. (more…)

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2016 NSCIF baseball champions

The 2016 NSCIF baseball champions are:


Chico 3 – Red Bluff 2


Sutter 7 - Gridley 0


Winters 14 – Durham 1


Hamilton 5 – Esparto 4


#2 American Christian @ #1 Chester scheduled for Thursday, May 26, 2016

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Wildwood Crossing Etna Lions Softball Player of the Week: Eiler 2X

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The Wildwood Crossing Etna Lions Softball Player of the Week is Dani Eiler.

Coach Harold Bennett chose Eiler for, “stellar defensive play at shortstop.”

Congratulations Dani. Coach has your certificate from Wildwood Crossing.

Thanks Wildwood Crossing!

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Final call for Siskiyou Heat softball

HEatThis is the final call for signups for travel summer softball. The Siskiyou Heat is still looking for a few more players, especially in the U12 age bracket. If you have a player who really likes fast pitch softball and wants to play travel summer ball please check our website at

Registration forms are available on the website. For questions or more info call Bill Pieruccini @ 598-6289. The club is also looking for a U12 coach or assistant coach.

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Mountain Village RV Park Etna Track & Field Athletes of the Week: Black, Bennett & Bahen

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For the week of the Shasta Cascade League championships, Etna Track & Field Coach Les Helsley has chosen:

“Delaney Black: 2nd place in the 800m with a personal best of 2:44.87, which bettered her previous best by almost eight seconds. Delaney represents what is great about track and field when student-athletes commit to a program and carry out that commitment for four years and their dedication is rewarded with their best performances at the conclusion of their high school competition.”

“Caitlin Bennett: double league champion in the shot put (29’6″) and discus 95’3.5″). Both marks are Caitlin’s personal bests.”

“Morgan Bahen: three medals- 3rd on the 4×400 team, 2nd in the 1600, and first in the pole vault. Morgan also placed 5th in the 800 and his 800 and 1600 were season bests.”

Congratulations Delaney, Caitlin and Morgan. Coach has your gift certificates from Mountain Village RV Park and Shell Station.

Thanks Mountain Village RV Park and Shell Station!

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Siskiyou County Law Enforcement Explorer POST 911: learning skills and giving back to the community


Information and photo submitted by Bob Buker

12665847_1026859310686570_697724252_nSiskiyou County Law Enforcement Explorer POST 911 is hosted by the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office. The advisors for POST 911 are Deputy Robert Buker, Deputy Gary Pannell, Ret. Dispatcher Kathy Overman and from Tri Counties Bank- Rachel Buker.

The Learning for Life Explorer Program:
Law Enforcement Exploring is a Learning for Life program through the Boy Scouts of America open to youth 14-20 years old. Explorers receive training in law enforcement skills and knowledge that is similar to that in academy training. They are allowed to observe dispatchers in the communication center and go on ride alongs with officers and deputies.

The POST sponsors the following community service projects:
– Child identification fingerprinting
– 911 Dialing Center- teach kids what to expect from a dispatcher when reporting an emergency
– NRA Eddie Eagle Gun Safety – to teach kids what to do if they find a gun.
– Bicycle Safety Rodeo
– Parking Detail at community events
– Color Guard Detail
– Ski & snowboard registration at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
– Senior Property ID -record serial numbers and photo document property of our senior citizens (more…)

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Siskiyou Golden Fair Grandstand event tickets go on sale June 1 online

The 2016 Scott Valley Bank Grandstand event tickets will go on sale online at 8:00 am Wednesday, June 1. Grandstand tickets sales historically begin on June 1, and the tradition continues in 2016. The tickets will be available ONLINE ONLY at

“Get the seats you want and never leave the house,” stated fair CEO Cliff Munson. “Online tickets will be printed right at home without coming into the fair office.”

The Scott Valley Bank Grandstand page will have a link right on the homepage at that will allow everyone to purchase tickets from “Admit One,” our online ticket agent.

The 2016 fair has three ticketed events in the Scott Valley Bank Grandstand. Friday night is the all new Wonderland Distributing “Redneck Roundup.” Saturday Night is the Scott Valley Bank CCPRA Rodeo, and Sunday is the McDonald’s Destruction Derby. Again this year, general admission bleacher seating will be on sale online along with the reserved grandstand and box seating. (more…)

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Summer Show Choir and Jazz Camp is back at COS

From Sunday, June 19, to Saturday, June 25, College of the Siskiyous will be rocking with teenagers (ages 10 to 18) as they gather together to sing and dance under the direction of world famous clinicians at the COS Summer Show Choir and Jazz Camp. Anyone interested in registering for the camp can find the flyer and registration forms online at The COS Summer Show Choir and Jazz Camp is offering students the opportunity to learn from the best!

Camp clinicians include: Ron Slabbinck, Director of Music at COS, is this year’s Camp Director. Slabbinck, is an educator, author, clinician, adjudicator, and guest speaker at camps and festivals throughout the United States.

Roger Emerson, who helped start the camp many years ago, will be back as a choral clinician. With over 500 titles in print, and 20 million copies in circulation, Emerson is one of the most widely performed choral composers in America today. Constantly in demand as a lecturer on choral methods, Emerson now divides his time between composing, arranging, lecturing, and teaching at COS. (more…)

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

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“Jessica Burch is well liked by her peers and she is very polite and respectful. She has a cute sense of humor and is a very positive person in the classroom. She always strives to do her best. She turns in her homework on time and has very good academic skills,” said Lorraine Giordanengo.

Congratulations Jessica. Enjoy eating at the Pizza Factory.

Thanks Pizza Factory!

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2016 NSCIF Softball Champions

The 2016 NSCIF softball champions are:


Pleasant Valley 6 – Chico 0


Foothill 3- Paradise 1


Lassen 4 – Sutter 3


East Nicolaus 1 – Colusa 0


Fall River 13 – Maxwell 4

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Black Bear Diner Scoreboard & Schedule 5/23 – 5/27


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 530-340-0811. Email:

Friday, May 27


All schools that have qualifying athletes @ NSCIF Championships, 3:00 pm (West Valley HS)

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23rd annual Agriculture Awareness Day

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Submitted story and photos

YrekaTransferNewOn Thursday, May 19, 370 students from 18 Siskiyou County elementary schools attended Agriculture Awareness Day at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds. Sponsored by Siskiyou County Cattlewomen and Cattlemen, Siskiyou Golden Fair, and the Siskiyou County Farm Bureau, 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 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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2016 NSCIF D-IV track & field finals results

The 2016 NSCIF D-IV track & field finals were held at West Valley High School last Friday.

In the team competitions, the Tulelake varsity girls had the best result for a Siskiyou County school, finishing 2nd. Etna was 3rd. Providence Christian was the winner.

For varsity boys, Redding Christian was 1st. Etna in 6th had the best Siskiyou County team placement.

Siskiyou County varsity event winners


Devonn Layton: 400m 52.88
Boys 4×400 Relay Team 3:43.28
Caitlyn Bennett: Shot Put 30-07.50, Discus 87-08

Golden Eagle

Caroline Ristuccia: High Jump 5-00.00


Cameron Williams: Pole Vault 12-06.00
Emily Adams: 400m 1:03.69, 800m 2:37.48
Girls 4×400 Relay Team 4:31.54


Jill Turner: Pole Vault 7-06.00 (more…)

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Beverly Morgan’s Fact of the Week: peanut butter patent

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Yreka results for 2016 NSCIF D-II track & field finals

Miners Isaac Fernandez (R) and Blake Chitwood finished 1st & 2nd in the JV 1600m

Miners Isaac Fernandez (R) and Blake Chitwood finished 1st & 2nd in the JV 1600m

The 2016 NSCIF D-II track and field finals were held at Miner Stadium on Friday. Yreka had no varsity event winner.

Mallory Ward had the best varsity performance, finishing 2nd in the 1600m (5:42.73) and 3200m (12:06.00). Patrick Bigelow was 2nd in the Pole Vault at 13-06.00, and Lacey Jackson finished 2nd in the 100m Hurdles (17.04).

The Miners did have some junior varsity winners, with Isaac Fernandez taking the 800m (2:11.01) and the 1600m (4:43.61). His 1600m time would have placed him 2nd in the varsity race. Blake Chitwood won the 3200m in 10:58.39. Sophia Gliatto took the 100m Hurdles (17:07). Her time would have been 3rd in the varsity race. Jazmin Ochoa won the JV Shot Put with a throw of 86-07, and Courtney Quirmbach won the Triple Jump at 29-06.75.

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