2014 NSCIF Volleyball Champions

 style=The 2014 NSCIF volleyball championships were held on Saturday at Red Bluff High School.

Pleasant Valley (32-5) was the only D-II school in the section that qualified for playoffs…easy championship.

#1 Shasta 3 – #2 Foothill 1 (25-22, 25-21, 14-25, 25-20)

#1 Willows 1 – #2 West Valley 3 (23-25, 27-29, 25-14, 14-25)

#1 Durham 3 – #7 Colusa 1 (23-25, 25-13, 25-14, 25-22)


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Lady Eagles go to 4-0 with win over American River

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Photos by Howard Albecker

The College of the Siskiyous Eagles women’s basketball team defeated the 0-3 American River Beavers 92-54 on Friday night in Weed. The Eagles turned in another dominating performance, leading 51-21 at the half.

Eagle Casie Johnosn led all scorers with 14 points, 12 in the first half. She was 6/6 from the free throw line. Megan Morris and Brydie Burnham each put up 12 points. Elisha Anderson scored nine points. Jillian Neel and Maryann Parker contributed eight points a piece. Ashely Ensminger added 6 points. Every player on the COS roster scored at least two points.

The Eagles (4-0) were ranked number-nine in the CCCWBCA North Region Preseason Poll, and will host number-eight Chabot (5-0) on Tuesday at 5:00 pm. The Eagles lead the state in scoring, averaging 92.7 points per game. They allow 53.7 PPG. Chabot scores 76.8 PPG and allows 51 PPG. (more…)

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Lions throw a collar on Bulldogs, will play for title

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There are good football games. There are great football games. And then there are special football games–the kind that become legendary. The Etna Lions 20-0 upset of Fall River on Friday night was that special kind of game. Fall River was undeniably the best Division-V team in the North Section. The Bulldogs were a perfect 10-0. During the regular season, Fall River averaged 47 points per game and had defeated all of the teams seeded two through five in the playoffs–Maxwell (45-3), Modoc (27-8), Chester (42-27) and Etna (47-34). At one point in the season, Etna was 2-5. The Lions didn’t secure a playoff berth until the last game, finishing the regular season at 5-5. The fifth-seeded Lions reached the NSCIF semi-final game by going to Chester and defeating the Volcanoes 19-14 in the first round.

Etna assistant coach Butch Bigham has been involved with Etna football seemingly forever, and put the win in perspective after the game.

“For what we were and for what they (Bulldogs) have been for nine or ten games, there’s no bigger win in Etna history.”

At half time the game was scoreless, thanks in large part to a very physical Lion defense. That was a victory for Etna.

“I told them (Lions) on the bus, if they (Bulldogs) can’t score, they can’t beat us. I think they took it heart,” said Etna head coach Wade Dickinson.

Despite being huge underdogs, the Lions came into the match up believing they could win.

“We felt like after our first performance we could play with these guys, and we came in confident. We changed some things on defense from the last game, and figured they might have to adjust, and then we might have to adjust during the game,” said Dickinson. “Basically we were more physical than them. I think they were shocked.”

The Bulldogs were likely even more shocked when they found themselves down 7-0.

Early in the third quarter, Etna was backed up to its own five-yard-line. The Lions didn’t move much from there and were forced to punt. Wade Thackeray unleashed about a 60-yard boomer that went over the Bulldog returner’s head, and Fall River started at its own 35-yard-line. Thackeray did a masterful job of kicking all night. Fall River moved the ball near midfield. The Bulldogs were able to move the ball, sometimes in big chunks of yardage, but each time the Etna defense would come up with big plays. Often those plays were a tackle for a loss in the Bulldog backfield. This time, it was Collin Robinson coming up with a loose ball on the Lion 48-yard-line.

Etna had a rocky start to what would be its first scoring drive, heading backwards five yards via penalty on the first play. Harrison Hogun then connected with Marquis Pitts for about 15 yards and a first down at the Fall River 42.  Zac Hansen ran for eight yards, but a holding penalty erased the gain and then some. No problem. On the next play, Hansen ripped off a 32-yard run, and the Lions gained an extra 15 yards on a helmet-to-helmet contact penalty against Fall River. That gave the Lions a first down at the Bulldog eight-yard-line. Etna moved back five yards on a penalty, but Marquis Pitts went 13 yards on the next play, diving into the end zone for a 6-0 Etna lead. Rafael Greene added the PAT, making it 7-0 with 4:52 to play in the quarter.

As would be expected from the Shasta Cascade League champion Bulldogs, they responded by marching down the field on their next possession. However, once again the Etna defense came up big, with John Michael Theofanides picking off a pass at the Etna nine-yard-line. (more…)

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Wildwood Crossing Scoreboard & Schedule 11/17 – 11/23

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, November 22

COS 35 – Shasta 27 – North State Bowl

Women’s Basketball
COS v Chabot, postponed to 11/25

Men’ Basketball
COS v Cabrillo @ Shasta Tourney

Friday, November 21

#5 Etna 20 – #1 Fall River 0 – NSCIF D-V semi-final

#5 Trinity 6 – #1 Winters 54 – NSCIF D-IV semi-final

Women’s Basketball
COS 92 – American River 54

Slide show coming

Men’ Basketball
COS 41 – American River 64 @ Shasta Tourney (more…)

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NSCIF volleyball championship match ups

The NSCIF volleyball playoff championships are this Saturday at Red Bluff High School.

Pleasant Valley (32-5) is the only D-II school in the section that qualified for playoffs…easy championship. PV also won last season.

#1 Shasta (27-17) v #2 Foothill (22-14), 5:00 pm
Shasta defeated #4 Oroville 3-0 in a semi-final match. Foothill won over #3 Enterprise 3-0. Shasta swept Foothill in league (3-0, 3-1). Enterprise had been the defending champion.

#1 Willows (29-9) and #2 West Valley (25-8), 3:00 pm
Willows defeated #4 Sutter in the semi-finals 3-0. West Valley beat #6 Anderson 3-0. West Valley is the defending champion.

#1 Durham (32-3) v #7 Colusa (24-14), 1:00 pm
Durham downed #5 Mt. Shasta 3-1 in a semi-final. Colusa defeated #3 Hamilton 3-2. Durham swept Colusa in the regular season (3-0, 3-0).

Los Molinos had been the defending champion.


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

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The Pizza Factory Jackson St. School Student of the Week is Erica Leyva.

“Erica is a positive example to her peers both on and off the court. She is a kind spirited young lady who is always encouraging her teammates. Erica is a delight to both her coaches and teachers because of her eagerness to learn and improve herself and her ability to work cooperatively with others. Her hard work and dedication to both athletics and her school work are evident and do not go without notice. Keep up the great work Erica!” said Jackson St. math teacher and 7th grade girls basketball coach Sarah Jankowski. (more…)

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Pepsi Lady Eagles Basketball Player of the Week: Parker

Lady Eagle Basketball Player of the Week Parker

The Pepsi of Mt. Shasta Lady Eagles Basketball Player of the Week is Maryann Parker.

Maryann started against Mendocino, “due to Casie Johnson being injured, and the sophomore forward came in and played excellent on both ends of the floor,” said Coach Tom Powers.

Parker led the team in rebounds with 9, and also put up 9 points. (more…)

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Beverly Morgan’s Fact of the Week: Roche coaching record

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Miner Perk Yreka Cross Country Runners of the Week: Fernandez & Ward

Miner Perk XC Fernandez Ward

The Miner Perk Yreka Cross Country Runners of the Week are Isaac Fernandez and Mallory Ward.

“Isaac Fernandez, freshman, ran a huge PR on his way to being our fifth runner and solidifying the overall win for the Miners (at section finals),” said Coach Pam Borg.

“Mallory Ward overcame, “health issues to help us win the league and section titles,” said Borg.

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Subway COS Eagles Football Players of the Week: Ocasio & Kretschman

Football POW Ocasio Kretschman

The Subway COS Eagles Football Players of the Week for the game against Butte are Anthony Ocasio and Tyler Kretschman.

Linebacker Anthony Ocasio had 11 tackles, including three tackles for a loss. “Played very tough!” said COS Coach Charlie Roche.

Quarterback Tyler Kretschman led the team on the final drive for the game-winning TD. Kretschman ran for the game-winner, and also threw for a TD in the game. (more…)

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NSCIF football 8-man final and 11-man semi-final playoff match ups

The North Section will crown it’s first 2014 football champion this Friday, when the Redding Christian Lions (12-0) host the Big Valley Cardinals (9-1) in the 8-man title tilt.

Redding Christian defeated Loyalton 51-32 in the first round, and Mercy 32-12 in the semi-finals. Big Valley won 50-10 over Greenville in round-one, and 24-14 at Princeton in a semi-final.

Redding Christian hosted Big Valley in the regular season, winning 30-26. However, after Redding Christian built a 30-12 lead at the half, Big Valley shutdown the Lions in the second half, while scoring 14 points. Redding Christian is the defending NSCIF 8-man champion.

11-man semi-final match ups this Friday

#1 Enterprise (9-1) v #5 Paradise (7-4)
Enterprise had a first round bye. Paradise defeated #4 Shasta 26-7. Enterprise defeated Paradise in league play 28-10. Enterprise is the defending champion

#2 Chico (8-2) v #3 Pleasant Valley (9-2).
Chico had a first round bye. PV defeated #6 Oroville 10-7.

#1 Sutter (11-0) v #4 Orland (10-1)
Sutter crushed #8 Wheatland 48-0 in the first round. Orland defeated #5 Corning 51-30. Sutter defeated Orland 44-13 in league play.

#2 West Valley (9-2) v #3 Lassen (8-3)
West Valley struggled in a 27-13 win over #7 Yreka in round-one. Lassen dismantled #6 Anderson 48-7. West Valley is the defending champion, and beat Lassen 33-21 in league play. (more…)

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

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The Pizza Factory Jackson St. School Student of the Week is Charnelle Reynolds.

“In class, Charnelle is helpful to students and teachers. She goes out of her way to be polite and attentive. Charnelle is an excellent student who works hard to maintain good grades and she can do a great Cha Cha Slide! Congratulations to super student, Charnelle Reynolds!” said Jackson St. teacher Shanna Schack. (more…)

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Eagles upset #4 Butte, will host bowl game

Going into Saturday’s game at fourth-ranked Butte College, the Eagles had no chance for a conference championship, and a bowl game probably wasn’t going to happen. At 2-2 in the NorCal Conference and 5-4 overall, COS was just looking for an upset to finish with a winning season. When the dust settled, the Eagles had pulled it off in the final two minutes, 21-20, to end the regular season 6-4. On Sunday afternoon, the coaching staff received word that the Eagles would be hosting their third straight bowl game.

The win moved COS up from ninth to number-seven in the National Division. The Eagles will host the Shasta Knights in the Top of the State Bowl this Saturday at noon. Shasta (8-2) is ranked number-four in the American Division, and finished second in the Pacific 7 Conference. The National Conference is the higher level of the two conferences. In high school terms, think of the National as D-1 and the American as D-2.

It didn’t take long for the upset dream to look like reality on Saturday. The Eagles drove 71 yards on the first possession of the game for a touchdown. Tyler Kretschman completed four passes for 10 yards or more, including an 16-yard strike to Wyatt Houghtby, giving COS a first down at the Roadrunner two-yard-line. Two consecutive one-yard runs by Zach Floyd put the Eagles in the lead. Taylor Grimmett added the PAT, for a 7-0 advantage at 9:21.

The Eagles recovered the ball at the Butte 29, on what amounted to an onside kick following their TD. On the second play of the drive, Kretschman found Kendrick Murphy for a 27-yard TD pass play. COS added the extra point for a 14-0 lead, with 8:29 left in the opening quarter.

While the Eagle start was exceptionally strong, the NorCal Conference champion Roadrunners (4-1, 7-3) were not going down easily. With 4:21 to play in the quarter, Butte made it 14-7 on a 17-yard TD pass and conversion.

About four minutes into the second quarter, the Roadrunners added a field goal, 14-10.

With 2:22 to play in the first half, Butte took the lead 17-14 on a two-yard run and PAT.

COS attempted an onside kick to start the second half, but the Roadrunners recovered at their own 48. Butte added a field goal on the drive, extending its lead to six points, 20-14, with 11:23 on the clock.

Midway through the fourth quarter came what COS Coach Charlie Roche considers the turning point of the game. Butte gained a first down at about the COS one-yard-line, but the Eagle defense came up with a huge stand. Here is Roche’s play-by-play description: (more…)

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Scott Valley v Sisson “A” girls basketball

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Miner Perk Yreka Cross Country Runners of the Week: Krier & Jochim

Miner Perk XC Krier Jochim

The Miner Perk Yreka Cross Country Runners of the Week are Meri Krier and Matt Jochim.

Krier finished second in the Northern Athletic League finals two weeks ago, helping the Miners to an NAL title.

Jochim won the NAL individual title and also helped the Miners to a NAL championship. (more…)

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Scott Valley v Sisson “B” girls basketball

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Pepsi Lady Cougar Volleyball Player of the Week: The Seniors

Pepsi Lady Cougars Volleyball Senior

The Pepsi of Mt. Shasta Lady Cougar Volleyball Players of the Week are the Seniors.

“Jacque Dodson, Tia Palangvanh, Johanna Stensaas, Paige Miller, and Elyssa Fisher have dedicated themselves to WHS volleyball program for the last four years and have had a great amount of successes.  They have all maintained above a 3.0 gpa and have been scholar-athletes for 4 years. WHS will miss these great young girls and wish them luck in their future journeys,” said Athletic Director Steve Neel. (more…)

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