Panthers win SCAL “A” Divison Volleyball Tourney, Wildcats 2nd

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Photos by Howard Albecker

The Scott Valley Junior High Panthers won the “A” Division of the 2014 SCAL volleyball tourney on Saturday. The Grenada Wildcats were second.

The Panthers defeated the Wildcats in the hard-fought title match 2-1 (14-25, 25-18, 15-13).

Butte Valley defeated Jackson St. in the “B” Division championship match on Friday.

Both divisions of the tournament were held at Jackson St. (more…)

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Scott River Custom Cabinets Etna Football Player of the Week: Theofanides

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Scott River Custom Cabinets Etna Football Player of the Week is John Michael Theofanides.

Theofanides led Etna in receiving against Fall River, scored a touchdown and picked off a pass. (more…)

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Krier, Harper, Bahen, Martin, Fogle and Davis are winners at Yreka Elks Invite

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Photos by Joanne Harper (cover and 1-18) and Pam Borg (19-37)

 style=Yreka’s Meri Krier won the varsity girls 5K at the Yreka Elks Invitational, held on Saturday at Greenhorn Park in Yreka. Krier covered the course in 20:27.21. Less than eight seconds behind in second place was Trinity’s Karly Gutermuth (20:34.01). Miners Corina Lange, Cassie Day and Kamryn Jackson rounded out the top-five, helping Yreka to a first place team finish.

In the boys varsity race, it was Ben Harper of Trinity in first place (16:30.17), followed by Mt. Shasta Bear Chris Morzenti in second (16:55.42) and Matt Jochim of Yreka in third (17:12.33). Miners Jacob Hill and Brenden Berry were fourth and fifth. Yreka won the team competition.

Harper is currently ranked 9th in CIF Division-V. The only other North Section cross country runner or team to be ranked in the top-10 in any division is Redding Christian’s Belle Moran, who is 5th in Girls D-V.

Etna’s Marron Bahen won the girls 4K junior varsity race in 18:43.29. Michael Martin of Etna won the boys JV race in 14:47.66. Yreka was the only school with complete JV teams, which made winning those divisions easy. (more…)

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South Fork Baking Company Etna Soccer Players of the Week: Towne & Eastlick

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The South Fork Baking Company Etna Soccer Players of the Week are Luke Towne and Drew Eastlick.

“Lane Towne earned player of the week for his play against Butte Valley and Weed. Against Butte Valley, Lane’s play in the midfield fueled a four goal offensive explosion in the second half, and Lane himself scored two goals. The work Lane has put in all season to improve his touch, individual dribbling moves, and shot paid off in obvious ways in that game. Although his play against Weed was less flashy in the offensive department, he played intelligent soccer in the middle, covered his zonal marking responsibilities, and made many solid tackles against Weed’s talented midfielders,” said Coach Asa Robinson.

“Drew earned player of the week for her play as a key substitute on the defensive end. With three of our starting defensive backs out throughout this week, Drew stepped up to fill in the gaps. She played heavy minutes when we needed her, including a full 80 against Fall River, and fearlessly battled bigger, stronger, and faster players,” said Coach Asa Robinson. (more…)

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Wildwood Crossing Scoreboard & Schedule 10/20 – 10/25

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.

Monday, October 20

Mt. Shasta @ Modoc, 4:30pm

Tuesday, October 21

Yreka @ West Valley, 6:30 pm
Etna v Mt. Shasta, 5:00pm
Butte Valley v Surprise Valley, 4:30 pm
Happy Camp v Tulelake, 5:00 pm – Dbl
Weed v Trinity, 5:00 pm

Etna v Mt. Shasta, 5:00pm
Weed v Trinity, 5:00 pm
Butte Valley v Tulelake, 5:00 pm

Wednesday, October 22

COS v Butte, 6:00 pm

Cross Country
Trinity, Etna, Mt. Shasta, Weed @ Trinity Invitational (more…)

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Pepsi Lady Cougar Volleyball Player of the Week: Stensaas 2X

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The Pepsi of Mt. Shasta Lady Cougar Volleyball Player of the Week is Johanna Stensaas.

“Johanna has the highest serve percentage this season and is an outstanding setter. She is one of if not the top setter in the SCL.,” said Athletic Director Steve Neel. (more…)

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Lions give Bulldogs a battle in 47-34 loss

Etna at Fall River Oct. 17, 2014

Photos by Katie Harrington, The Intermountain News

Last Friday, the Etna Lions gave the undefeated Fall River Bulldogs (2-0, 7-0) their toughest tussle yet this season. Etna scored first and held a 7-0 lead and then a 7-6 advantage. A 27-point second quarter by the Bulldogs gave Fall River something close to control of the game. Despite trailing 33-14 at the half, Etna refused to go away and outscored the Bulldogs 20-14 in the second stanza, for a final of 47-34.

“Nobody gave us a chance against Fall River. We were in the game the entire night. Unfortunately, we did not capitalize on a couple of key moments,” said Etna Coach Wade Dickinson. “Fall River is dialed in this season. To beat them, you better play mistake free football.”

Etna’s Harrison Hogun, Zac Hansen, and Wade Thackeray all found pay dirt in the game, as well as John Michael Theofanides who crossed the goal line twice. (more…)

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Miner Perk Yreka Volleyball Player of the Week: Bennett 3X

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The Miner Perk Yreka Volleyball Player of the Week is Katie Bennett.

Katie,” has improved weekly while learning the middle blocker position. Her hitting percentage and blocks per game have gone up every week since she moved into the role four weeks ago,” said Yreka Coach Scott Eastman. (more…)

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Eagles put a scare into top-ranked Beavers

Coming into the game at 3-2, it’s unlikely that very many people outside of the College of the Siskiyous family gave the Eagles a fighting chance against the top-ranked American River College Beavers on Saturday. However, the naysayers nearly ate crow, when the Eagles came within a play or two of pulling off a major upset.

American River (ARC) had a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter, and its biggest lead of 17-points, 27-10, early in the fourth. The Eagles battled back, and with 1:36 to play, drew within a 2-point conversion. That conversion attempt came up short, allowing the Beavers to escape Weed with a 33-31 win.

The first five possessions of the game for the teams ended in four punts and a turnover on downs. The Eagles took over on downs at their own 38. A bad snap on an attempted punt, led to American River getting the ball at the COS 25. The Beavers scored on a 21-yard pass play, added the PAT and led 7-0, with 2:56 left in the opening quarter.

A Beaver interception late in the first quarter gave ARC the ball at the COS 39-yard-line. ARC capped the drive with a 9-yard TD pass, making it 14-0 at 12:56 of the second quarter.

The Eagles drove to the ARC 23-yard-line on their next possession, but were hurt by a holding call and wound up punting. The Beaver offense took over at the ARC five. Four plays into the drive came perhaps the biggest play of the day for the Eagles, when Anthony Ocasio picked off a pass and returned it for a TD. With the Taylor Grimmett PAT, it was 14-7 at the 4:58 mark of the second quarter. (more…)

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Bulldogs hammer Honkers, 62-12

By Kady Porterfield

The Butte Valley Bulldogs came to play on Friday night as they traveled to line up against their league rival, the Tulelake Honkers. A strong team effort offensively and defensively led the Bulldogs to a huge 62-12 victory.

Butte Valley elected to receive the kick off. On the first play from scrimmage, Hugo Gonzalez ran 63 yards for a touchdown, just 22 seconds into the game. Rene Perez than threw a pass to Gonzalez for the two-point conversion, for an 8-0 Bulldog lead.

Tulelake’s Coby Taylor controlled the Honker offensive, running 34 yards in two plays, and then completing a pass to Manny Arellano for another 30 yards. Taylor completed the drive with a one-yard TD run, to send a quick answer to the Bulldogs. At 9:26, the Honkers trailed by two points at 8-6.

Possessions were exchanged, but defense from both sides created turnovers on downs. When the Bulldogs received the ball back, Perez ate up the yardage on several plays, eventually scoring a touchdown with 1:25 remaining in the first quarter. Perez’ PAT was successful for a 15-6 lead.

Tulelake began with the ball on the Bulldog’s 47-yard-line to start the second quarter. Taylor’s efforts once again led his team to a score after a gain of 15 yards from a pass to Andrew Sanders, followed by a Taylor run of eight yards, and then a run of 15 yards for the TD at 10:52. The gap closed to three points, 15-12. (more…)

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Wildwood Crossing Scoreboard & Schedule 10/14 – 10/18

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.

Saturday, October 18

COS 31 – American River 33
Eagles scare the doo doo out of the number-one ranked Beavers

Butte Valley @ Bonanza Tourney

Weed 2 – Fall River 2
Weed goals: Andrew Matheson, Kyle Matheson

Cross Country
Yreka, Etna, Mt. Shasta, Weed, Trinity, Golden Eagle @ Yreka Elks Invitational
Yreka wins all four high school division. Scott Valley JH wins boys middle school. Grenada and Scott Valley tie for girls middle school.
Trinity’s Ben Harper wins boys varsity. Meri Krier wins girls varsity. More info coming.

Friday, October 17

Yreka 18 -Anderson 28

Yreka JV 6 – Anderson JV 34

Yreka Frosh 8 – Anderson Frosh 44

Weed 0 – Modoc 48

Weed JV 0 – Modoc JV 30

Mt. Shasta 48 – Burney 0

Mt. Shasta JV 35 – Burney JV 6

Dunsmuir 30 – Hayfork 72

Tulelake 12 – Butte Valley 62

Trinity 8 – Williams 45

Trinity JV 14 – Williams JV 0

Etna 34 – Fall River 47

Etna JV 27 – Fall River JV 24

Happy Camp 14 – Greenville 48

Photos and video coming

Little bonus football: Big Valley 26 – Redding Christian 30
RC remains undefeated and is squarely in the driver’s seat for the North title and number-one overall come playoffs.

Dunsmuir v Hayfork (more…)

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Bulldog volleyball upsets Honkers

By Kady Porterfield

It was an exciting and emotional volleyball match up between Northeastern Siskiyou rivals on Thursday night. After many long rallies and close fought sets, the Butte Valley Bulldogs proved dominant on their home court defeating the Tulelake Honkers 3-1 (23-25, 25-12, 26-24, 25-17). The loss to the fourth place Bulldogs knocked Tulelake out of first place in the Evergreen League.

The home team started with the serve but fell behind 4-2 after a service ace from Honker Allie Baley. The Bulldogs gained back possession on an error, and Hannah Reynolds was able to serve up an ace of her own to tie the game 4-4. Tulelake then went on a roll after a kill followed by an ace from setter Emily Adams. Baley put away a kill, Tayla Saluskin sent an ace, then two double-blocks from Baley and D’Anna Massey stretched the lead to 13-6. Bulldog Taylor Gonzalez ripped a kill to stop the Tulelake run. After Gonzalez served two aces, the Bulldogs were still trailing 15-10. Butte Valley came on with a roll of its own as Mariah Baldwin tipped over a kill that was followed by four aces from libero Shelby Loader that first tied the game, then put the Bulldogs in the lead 17-16. Errors were shared back and forth, but the Honkers would take the first match 25-23 off a service ace from Chessa Orr.

In set two, the Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead, 5-1, with help from a kill and two aces by Gonzalez. The Bulldogs were utilizing a true team effort as each of their players took part in sending over an array of kills and aces. A kill from Reynolds allowed Baldwin to rotate behind the service line, and send over three straight aces that gave Butte Valley an 18-4 lead. Tulelake would make some progress after forcing Butte Valley errors, but were in too big of a hole to come back as they dropped the set 25-12. (more…)

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Ski and Board Swap is Saturday in Mt. Shasta

The annual Ski and Board Swap will be held this Saturday at the Mt. Shasta High School Gym from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Admission is $3.00 per person, with 12 and under free.

We have some awesome used snowboard packages starting at $69, of all shapes and sizes! We are also stocking up on some stellar packages from previous seasons unused goods! Boots, Boards and Bindings! Make sure you’re there!

Not only can you score on hard goods like boards, boots and bindings. But you can score some sweet new waterproof threads! Rock the mountain in super style at a super deal!

All sales and admissions benefit the Mt. Shasta High Ski and Board team. (more…)

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Sheep Mountain Embroidery Butte Valley Athlete of the Week: Ashworth

The Sheep Mountain Embroidery Butte Valley Athlete of the Week is Marcus Ashworth.

Marcus “has been working very hard in practice and it rolled into how he played in the game against Happy Camp,” said Bulldog Coach Jason Allen. “He’s become a strong force on the field and is getting great tackles. Ashworth is starting to play up to the potential we knew he had.” (more…)

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Miner JV & Frosh volleyball mauled by Grizzlies

The Yreka Miners frosh and junior varsity volleyball squads were mauled by the Lassen Grizzlies on Thursday night in Yreka.

Lassen won the frosh match 2-0. Set-one went the Grizzlies way 25-16.

The Yreka team put up a strong fight in the second set, nearly making a comeback, before falling 25-23.

The Grizzlies cruised to a 25-10 first set win over the Miner JVs. The second set was more competitive, but Lassen still grabbed an easy win, 25-18, and a 2-0 match victory. (more…)

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Wildcats and Cubs play volleyball, community wins

The Grenada Wildcats hosted the the Weed Elementary School Cubs for a volleyball doubleheader on Thursday. The Wildcats took both the “A” and “B” division matches, but prior to the start of play the community had already won.

Rich Leach, president of the Grenada Sports Foundation, presented Tag Pimentel of Weed Elementary with a check for $1,000 to help with the replacement of sports equipment damaged or destroyed during the Boles Fire that swept through Weed on September 15. Video of the presentation is below. (more…)

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Miners volleyball crushes Lassen

The night started with the always awesome Yreka High School rendition of the Star Spangled Banner and ended with the varsity Lady Miners going into the stands to high-five and thank the members of The Pit–supporters that Yreka Coach Scott Eastman called, “the best volleyball crowd in the North Section.” In between, the Lady Miners crushed the Lassen Grizzlies in three sets, 25-14, 27-25, 25-17.

While Taylor Callahan and Katie Bennett dominated the net, with 15 kills and nine kills respectively, Eastman pointed to a different factor as the key to the squad’s success.

“What won tonight was our serve-receive passing. Lassen served tough. Our serve-receive was consistently good and that gave Anita (Henson) a good chance for a good set, which led to a high kill percentage.”

Henson finished the night with 31 assists, an outstanding 10.33 assists per set. Callahan and Bennett had kill percentages of 54-percent and 56-percent.

Yreka took the lead in set-one, 3-2, on a kill by Callahan and remained ahead or tied the rest of the way. The Miners pushed their lead up to five points, 12-7, on an ace by Bennett. Yreka hit the 10-point lead mark at 24-14 via a back row kill from Ashely Cox. Henson finished off the set with a tip for a point, 25-15.

Set-two was the battle of the match, with the teams exchanging leads multiple times. Yreka went up by four points 7-3 on a kill from Callahan. Lassen battled back to take a 14-13 lead. However, a kill and then an ace from Bennett put the Miners back up 15-14. From there the margin between the squads only reached two points twice before the final point of the set. With the score tied 24-24, a Cox block brought it to set-point the first time, 25-24. After Lassen evened it at 25-25, the Miners closed it out with kills by Callahan and Bennett. (more…)

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