Miners volleyball opens 2016 season with varsity and JV wins

Jazmin Ochoa served up 16 straight service points for the Miners' JV squad

Jazmin Ochoa served up 16 straight service points for the Miners’ JV squad

The Yreka Miners varsity volleyball squad opened its 2016 campaign with a 3-2 victory over the visiting Orland Trojans.

Yreka took the first set 25-19, but fell in set-two 25-23. The third set went the Miners way in convincing fashion 25-15, but the Trojans bounced back to grab set-four 25-23.

Yreka sealed the match win with a 15-13 triumph in the fifth set.

Ashley Cox led the Miner attack with 13 kills and 23 digs. Hailey Conner notched 9 kills. Rebekah Kimball had 23 digs and Callie Currie registered 21 digs. Katie White said, “ain’t happening,” six times with blocks, and also dealt three aces.

Orland’s junior varsity presented little challenge for the Miners. Jazmin Ochoa stepped behind the line with Yreka up 9-5 in set-one, and proceeded to rattle off 16 straight service points for the 25-5 win. The second set was also a breeze, with the Miners prevailing 25-13. (more…)

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Black Bear Diner Scoreboard & Schedule 8/22 – 8/27


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 SiskiyouYouth.com a schedule.

To report scores or schedule changes, text 530-340-0811. Email: siskiyouyouth@sisqtel.net

Wednesday, August 24


Orland 2 – Yreka 3 (25-19, 23-25, 25-15, 20-25, 15-13)

Orland JV 0 – Yreka JV 2 (25-5, 25-13)

Orland Frosh 2 – Yreka Frosh 0 (25-18, 25-14)

Thursday, August 25


Mercy @ Mt. Shasta, 6:00 pm

Etna @ St. Mary’s, 6:00 pm

Weed @ Burney, 5:00 pm

Friday, August 26


Yreka @ Modoc, 7:00 pm

Pershing County @ Mt. Shasta, TBA

Burney @ Etna, 7:30 pm

Weed @ Los Molinos, 7:00 pm

Westwood @ Dunsmuir, 6:00 pm

Butte Valley @ Happy Camp, 6:00 pm

Saturday, August 27


COS @ Mendocino, 3:00 pm

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2016 Mt. Shasta football scrimmage

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The Mt. Shasta Bears 2016 football scrimmage was held on Friday, at Mt. Shasta High School.

The Bears open up their season next Friday when they host the Pershing County Mustangs.

The Yreka Miners, who also participated in the scrummage, travel to Alturas to battle the Modoc Braves.

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Scott Valley Bank CCPRA Rodeo results

YrekaTransferNewThe Scott Valley Bank CCPRA Rodeo brought cowboys and cowgirls from across the west into Yreka, along with Four Star Rodeo Company from Cottonwood to showcase the traditions of the American West.

Four Star’s herd has some of the rankest bulls and horses in the rodeo business and with 17 bull riders and no qualified rides in the California Outdoor Properties Bull Riding, the bulls stole the show.

In the other events, Mutton Busting was won by Jasper Boudro, Jasper made it into the Siskiyou County Championship by qualifying at the Scott Valley Pleasure Park Old Time Rodeo. (more…)

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COS offers late-start Alcohol and Drug/Human Services classes

College of the Siskiyous announces a number of late-starting Alcohol and Drug/Human Services (ADHS) classes will be starting over the next several weeks at the Yreka Campus. Classes scheduled include:

Community Outreach and Referral (ADHS 1011-01 / #7377) – Students will explore the concepts of alcohol and other drug prevention, substance abuse, community education, Human Services communication and crisis counseling techniques and theories. This class will begin Saturday, August 27 and will meet weekly from 9 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. until November 19, 2016 at the Yreka Campus.

Relapse Prevention (ADHS 1013-01 / #7372) – This course will provide students the opportunity to understand better the dynamics of chemical dependency relapse and its prevention, delineate the role of aftercare planning, and provide techniques for consultation and referral. This class will begin Tuesday, August 30 and will meet on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4 to 5:50 p.m. until September 27, 2016 at the Yreka Campus. (more…)

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YHoops fall signups

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2016 Siskiyou Golden Fair CCPRA Rodeo photos

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Photos by Violet Carter

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2016 Siskiyou Golden Fair Redneck Roundup photos and more

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Photos by Violet Carter

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2016 Siskiyou Golden Fair Day-2 photos

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COS Fall Semester registration is open

Registration for College of the Siskiyous’ fall and spring semester classes is open. Fall classes will begin the week of August 15. New students must first apply for admission, which may be completed online and is now under way for the fall semester. Visit the college website at www.siskiyous.edu and then clicking the Apply Now button in the upper right of the home page to begin.

The fall and spring 2016/2017 “Schedule at a Glance” is available at both the Weed and Yreka Campus (while supplies last). This schedule contains a basic listing of classes being offered at the time of publication for both the 2016/2017 fall and spring semesters. For a complete, up-to-the-minute list of courses and class details needed to register, students should access the online Class Schedule, which provides real-time information and allows students to search 24/7 for the classes they need. Search options include term, subject, time of day, instructor, location, credits and more. To access the online Class Schedule, click the Navigator button on the bottom right corner of the home page. (more…)

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Chelsea White’s next conquest

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PurrFectPawsADYreka High School grad Chelsea White has had quite the volleyball career. Her senior year in high school, she was team MVP and all-league. In college, she garnered “Most Inspirational” for both the Shasta Knights and the Simpson University Redhawks, where she played on scholarship.

But alas, the court career has ended, and now Chelsea has moved on to…soccer?

Here’s her explanation for this audacious move, and self assessment on progress.

With zero experience as a soccer player, what led you to the Simpson soccer team?

Due to taking more classes to accommodate my graduate school plans after I receive my bachelor’s degree at Simpson, I ended up bulking up on units each semester, as well as pushing my graduation date one semester farther out.

Since playing volleyball was my second main source of income to pay for college (thanks Dad), I was at a loss of what to do. Fortunately, the soccer program was looking for players and I was more than willing to put my nose to the grindstone and be the best soccer player I could be.

What position will you be playing?


How’s that going so far?

It’s going great! Coach Alex Mathias is an incredible individual. Every drill or circuit has benefited me as a player, and made the steep learning curve of playing a new sport much smoother for me. (more…)

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Around the turn and down the stretch they’ll come at the 2016 Diaper Derby

Another crop of  future Siskiyou Golden 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 14, at 1:00 pm on 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 life time 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 14 to be eligible for this annual event. (more…)

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Scott Valley Bandits Tri-Tip dinner fundraiser


The Scott Valley Bandits ten-year-old traveling youth baseball team coached by Mike Lytken is having a fundraiser trip-tip dinner on Wednesday, September 7.

Tickets are $12.00 each. Dinners will be available for pick up at Fort Jones Elementary School from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Contact Nicole Stacher (530)598-0199, Cody Stacher (530)598-5858 or Mike Lytken 530-598-8697 for dinner ticket sales or additional information.

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2016 Etna Old Time Rodeo photos

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Photos taken by Sarah Knoles at the 2016 Etna Old Time Rodeo, held at Scott Valley Pleasure Park on Saturday, July 30.

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Yreka Miners football fundraiser at Grocery Outlet this Wednesday

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Kaufner to receive Siskiyou Golden Fair Lifetime Pass


The 10th District Agricultural Association Board of Directors is happy to announce the 2016 Lifetime pass will be presented to Shari Kaufner of Montague during opening ceremonies at the 2016 Siskiyou Golden Fair.

Since 1991, a full 25 years, Shari has been a fixture wherever needed for the 10th D.A.A. With her own children active in livestock projects, Shari quickly offered to help and just this year finally stepped down as an advisor for the Junior Fair Board. In the 25 years, Shari has served on the Junior Livestock Auction Committee, been the supervisor for both Home Arts and the Livestock Area, assisted the Junior Fair Board as an adult advisor and has even been the fairground RV park attendant, getting all the fair time campers into their correct spots. (more…)

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