Smith and Rizzardo are one win from playing in U-14 Softball World Series Championship

Cleo Smith (L) and Cailey Rizzardo have helped power the Upper Rogue Jr. Eagles to the Babe Ruth U-14 Softball World Series semifinals

Cleo Smith (L) and Cailey Rizzardo have helped power the Upper Rogue Jr. Eagles to the Babe Ruth U-14 Softball World Series semifinals

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Cleo Smith and Cailey Rizzardo from Etna will play in a Babe Ruth U-14 Softball World Series semifinal on Tuesday, in Florida. Smith and Rizzardo are part of the Upper Rogue Jr Eagles squad—the only team to march through pool play undefeated.

In Monday’s quarterfinal, Rizzardo was named player of the game for her play at shortstop, as well as her bat. She went 3/4 at the plate, scored three runs, doubled twice, and stole a base. Smith also swung the bat well, with a pair of doubles. She scored a run and knocked in a run, going 2/4. The Eagles won the game 8-3 over the West Volusia All-Stars.

It’s no surprise to anyone who followed Etna Lions softball this past season that the two would perform well on a big stage. As freshman, they started on the varsity team. Smith led Etna in home runs with seven, and hit .470 for the season. She was 9-3 in the circle for the Lions. Rizzardo hit .436 in her first high school season.

Smith’s power was evident in pool play, as she launched two home runs, including a grand slam in the Eagles 16-1 win over the Centennial Bombers on Sunday. She had a total of six RBIs, three runs scored, and was 3/4 at the plate. Rizzardo scored two runs and had an RBI in the game.

In the other three pool play games, the Eagles defeated JPRD West 3-2, TCAA Wildcats 5-4 and the Sikeston All Stars 11-0. Smith and Rizzardo each swiped three bases in the win over Sikeston.

The Eagles will face the Longwood Impact on Tuesday for a berth in the final to be held on Wednesday. Longwood finished bracket play at just 2-2, but knocked off the TCAA Wildcats 10-0 on Monday to reach the semifinals.

To follow the progress of Smith, Rizzardo and the Eagles, go to http://sbworldseries.com.

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Rams Summer Basketball Camp

Deb Ad300Want to play some summer hoops, and do it for free? Well, you can at the Rams Summer Basketball Camp! The camp for incoming 6th-8th graders runs August 14-19 at the Jackson St. School Gym, in Yreka.

Monday – Friday sessions go from 3:00 – 6:00 pm, and Saturday’s session is noon – 3:00 pm.

The camp’s goals are:

Skill development drills.
Improve basketball IQ.
Learn an offense and defense.
Compete in games.

Camp packages can be obtained at the Jackson St. School office.

For questions or more information, contact Coach Todd Robison at 530-598-8636

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Siskiyou Heat U-12s take silver

The Siskiyou Heat U-12 team. Standing (L-R) Head Coach Gerad Brasch, Ashlyn Zanni, Kanalei Brasch, Caitlin Miller, Grace Jones, Bliss Powers, Lexi Williams, Sammi Freitas, Coach Blake Powers. Kneeling: Charlie West, Ashli Bennett, Haley Williams, Morgan Bourke

The Siskiyou Heat U-12 team. Standing (L-R) Head Coach Gerad Brasch, Ashlyn Zanni, Kanalei Brasch, Caitlin Miller, Grace Jones, Bliss Powers, Lexi Williams, Sammi Freitas, Coach Blake Powers. Kneeling: Charlie West, Ashli Bennett, Haley Williams, Morgan Bourke

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The Siskiyous Heat U-12 fast pitch softball team finished second in the Silver Bracket at the Queen of Diamonds Tournament in Redding over the weekend.

The team played six games in temperatures hovering around 110 degrees.

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2017 Siskiyou Golden Fair: August 9-13

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2017 Junior Giants photos by Jordan Kennedy

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2017 Junior Giants photos, plus a few bocce ball bonus photos, by 13-year-old aspiring photographer Jordan Kennedy.

Editor’s note: I’m thinking the kid has an eye, and some pretty good timing as well.

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Siskiyou Pathways Independent Study

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Lane Street Diaper Derby returns to Siskiyou Golden Fair

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Another crop of future fair exhibitors will be entered up for their first fair event, the beloved Lane Street Children’s Center Diaper Derby, to be held on Sunday, August 13, at 1:00 pm at the Siskiyou Central Credit Union Mall Stage.

Every year, parents bring their tiny tots to compete in the “beginning fair exhibitor and patron contest” that begins a lifetime love affair with the Siskiyou Golden Fair. There is no doubt that parents, grandparents, siblings, and other team members are often much more entertaining than the babies themselves. All babies under 18 months of age are eligible to enter. Entry forms are available at the fair office anytime up to 15 minutes prior to the derby. All forms must be returned to the office by 12:45 pm on Sunday, August 13 to be eligible for this annual event.

All participants receive ribbons and the final heat competitors will win a great stuffed animal from Paul Maurer Shows. The champion will take home a $50 gift card from Lane Street Children’s Center.

For more information, contact the fair office at 842-2767 or info@sisqfair.com. The 2017 Siskiyou Golden Fair, “Pioneer Days to Modern Ways” runs August 9-13 in Yreka

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YHS Summer Volleyball Clinic and Fundraiser, featuring Shelly Smith

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A great education. A great location. COS Fall Semester begins August 29th

Open registration for 2017/18 fall semester, winter intersession, and spring semester classes at College of the Siskiyous is open. Early registration is recommended to get the classes you need and want. Visitors to the COS website will now notice a newly updated and refreshed website: www.siskiyous.edu. From the homepage, students may access their “mySiskiyous” account, register for classes, view the 2017/2018 ‘REG365’ class schedule, and more.

COS provides transfer classes to four-year colleges, associate degrees, vocational certificate programs, job skills classes, and courses for personal enrichment and recreation. The College offers many services to students including advising and counseling, two residential lodges, tutoring, financial aid, and an onsite Campus Gift and Book Shop where students may also purchase their books and supplies. (more…)

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Friends of Hibbard Field Free Movie Night

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10th DAA Board selects Janet & Dave Jones for Blue Ribbon Award

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Each year the Siskiyou Golden Fair honors an individual, organization or business that has gone above and beyond supporting our fairgrounds. For 2017, Janet & Dave Jones have been selected by the 10th D.A.A. Board of Directors to receive the Western Fairs Association “Blue Ribbon Award” for dedicated support of the junior livestock awards, the fair parking program and continued year-round support of the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds.

Designing and making champion blankets and award donations, directing, managing and painting the front parking lot as Klamath River Fire Department volunteers, and general support of the fairgrounds for years and years were all mentioned when Janet and Dave were selected for the award.

“Janet and Dave make a positive impact on our fairgrounds,” said CEO Cliff Munson. “I cannot think of better choices for the 2017 Blue Ribbon Award than Janet and Dave Jones.”

 “Community cornerstones like the Siskiyou Golden Fair thrive because of community minded individuals, businesses and organizations that get involved for the good of all. Janet and Dave have gone above and beyond to do good for our community,” said Munson. “Join Janet, Dave and our community at the flagpole on opening night at 5:00 pm as we all celebrate the 2017 run of our county’s traditions.”

For more information, contact the fair office at 842-2767 or info@sisqfair.com. The 2017 Siskiyou Golden Fair, “Pioneer Days to Modern Ways” runs August 9-13 in Yreka.

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Scott Valley Hall of Fame inductions scheduled for September

The Scott Valley Hall of Fame will hold it’s annual induction dinner on Saturday, September 9, at the Fort Jones Little League Park. The social will begin at 3:00 pm, with dinner to follow at 4:00 pm and the awards at 5:00 pm.

The 2017 inductees are Rob Dean 1990, Steve Meyer 1987, Kim Snapp 1999, Jack Smith 1970, the Ft. Jones varsity girls 1982 softball team members and the Etna varsity 1990 football team members.

The event will be catered by Mary’s BBQ Place, and advance meal tickets need to be purchased by August 30.

For tickets or info, contact:

Shelly Johnson 598-2998 sjohnson@svusd.us
Don Duncan 468-3595 or julied@sisqtel.net
Jim Isbell 598-4592 or jisbell@sisqtel.net

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2017 COS Eagles Basketball Camp photos

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The College of the Siskiyous Basketball Camp started on Monday of this week,  and will finish up on Thursday afternoon.

Over 40 campers are getting the opportunity to learn basketball from the COS men’s coaching staff, as well as current and former members of the Eagles men’s and women’s basketball teams.

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YMCA Flag Football Camp photos

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The 2017 YMCA Flag Football Camp got underway on Monday, with two sessions. The 1st-4th graders took the field from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, and the 5th – 8th graders tore up the turf from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

A tennis camp and a youth gymnastics camp are next up for the YMCA. Click here for more info.

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Siskiyou Heat U-16 Play for a Cure in Salem

The Siskiyou Heat U-16 squad. Back row (L-R):  Head Coach Blake Powers, Katie Heikura, Madison Offield, Katie White, Jolene Rhoades, Breanna Saltzgaver, Coach Nate Rizzardo. Front row: Bella Powers, Cleo Smith, Cailey Rizzardo, Halliday Hubbard, Delaney Whipple. (Not pictured: Ava Gomes, and coaches Bob Saltzgaver and Ross Smith)

The Siskiyou Heat U-16 squad. Back row (L-R): Head Coach Blake Powers, Katie Heikura, Madison Offield, Katie White, Jolene Rhoades, Breanna Saltzgaver, Coach Nate Rizzardo. Front row: Bella Powers, Cleo Smith, Cailey Rizzardo, Halliday Hubbard, Delaney Whipple. (Not pictured: Ava Gomes, and coaches Bob Saltzgaver and Ross Smith)

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PurrFectPawsADThe Siskiyou Heat U-16 took a break from the 100-degree heat to travel to Salem, Ore to compete at the Play for A Cure Tournament, where money raised is donated to cancer education and research. Manager Bill Pieruccini said the scores didn’t reflect the team’s performance.

“We are playing against teams comprised of older and more experienced girls, and we have been holding our own.”

The Heat defeated the Idaho Racers 16-8 in its first game. They lost the second game, 7-6, to the Rogue Waves.

The split in pool play, earned the Heat a 2-seed for bracket play, where they faced a U-18 team–the Menace from Eastern Oregon and lost 5-3.

The Heat was eliminated from the tournament early Monday by the Elite team from Bend, 20-15.
Pieruccini said the team was down 8-1 at one point, and came back to tie it at 12-12, and then again in extra innings 14-14. (more…)

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Thompson signs with Fullerton

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YrekaTransferNewHannah Thompson, who played basketball for the GVC Champion and state runner-up College of the Siskiyous Eagles last season, has signed with the Division-1 Cal State Fullerton Titans.

Thompson averaged 24.5 points per game in 2016-17 for the Eagles, second highest among community college players in the state. She was 8th in the state in 3-point shooting percentage (40.6), and 9th in free throw percentage (78.6).

Thompson took her time deciding where she would continue her sharpshooting, ultimately deciding on Fullerton.

“I chose Fullerton because it just turned out to be my best overall option. They are a great school with a good academic reputation. They have a new coaching staff that I really enjoy and am excited to play under. I’ll get a chance to compete at the highest college level,” said Thompson. “Being able to complete a bachelor’s degree with no student debt after college has always been one of my goals so it is really exciting that I’ll be able to achieve that through a great school such as Fullerton!” (more…)

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2017 YMCA Basketball Camp photos

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Photos by Tiana Sheridan

Approximately 40 girls and 40 boys are participating in the 2017 YMCA Basketball Camps this week. The camp began on Monday and will conclude on Thursday.

Miner Gym was home to the girls, and the YMCA hosted the boys and the K-3rd grade camp.

The YMCA will be holding a youth golf camp July 5-7. For more information, click here.

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