• As most of you know, SiskiyouYouth.com is supported by Siskiyou County businesses that pay for advertising or sponsorships. On a pretty regular basis, I have people that don’t own a business ask me if they can make a donation or otherwise support SiskiyouYouth. Parents also frequently try to buy photos, which I explain are free to download due to the sponsorships from local businesses. It’s been that way for a few years now.

    For those individuals that do want to help support SiskiyouYouth, there is now a way to do so, and at the same time get some great organic coffee. For about the next three weeks, you can purchase whole bean, ground or K-Cup coffee through Jo Coffee and TeamWorks. SiskiyouYouth has a special website set up at myteamworks.org/siskiyouyouth-com.

    As always, I encourage you to support the Miner Perk for all your drive-thru coffee needs, or one of our other locally owned purveyors of fine coffee. But, when you brew at home, why not support SiskiyouYouth.com at the same time? As an extra incentive, the first five people to purchase coffee through this program will also get a free SiskiyouYouth beanie that you know you’ll need this fall and winter.

    The money raised will go towards at least one SiskiyouYouth Scholarship that will be awarded in spring 2015 to a Siskiyou County student, and to pay for some much needed upgrades to the website in September. Details on the SiskiyouYouth Scholarship(s) will be announced after the conclusion of this fundraiser, but will be by application and will be open to all Siskiyou County high school seniors graduating in spring, 2015. This scholarship is different than the Yreka High School Student Athletes of the Year, which is funded through business sponsorships. (more…)

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    Photo by Stan Krute

    The 2014 Siskiyou Golden Fair Diaper Derby was an exciting come-from-behind-outta-nowhere win in the final stretch. Shealynn Rose Thompson, daughter of Amanda Vaughn (pictured above), was quickest down the carpet to capture the 2014 crown.

    Shealynn will receive a $50 gift card from Tri Counties Bank and bragging rights for the next year.

    “You just can’t beat a good diaper derby,” said fair CEO, Cliff Munson. “There is electricity in the air when families gather to cheer on their young contestants!” (more…)

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    Junior Poultry Awards: Michael Riehm , Montague,Champion Market Pen of Poultry, Anya Ireson-Janke, Greenhorn 4-H,Senior Advanced Showman, Blakeley Hittson, Grenada 4-H, Junior Advanced and Overall Showman, Tessa Ireson-Janke, Greenhorn 4-H, Beginning Showman. Blakeley Hittson, Best of Show

    Junior Turkey Awards: Jesse Martin, Etna, Champion, Trey Bradford, Etna FFA Reserve, Preston Munson, Etna FFA Sr. Advanced Showman & Overall Showman, Jesse Martin, Etna Jr. Advanced Showman, Blakeley Hittson, Grenada 4-H, Beginning Showman

    Junior Rabbit Awards: Matt Ward, Yreka FFA, Champion Market Pen, Laney Spencer, Montague, Reserve Champion Market Pen, Gabriella Riehm, Yreka FFA, Senior Advanced & Overall Showman, Leasa Lindstrand, Montague, Junior Advanced Showman, Cali White, Gazelle 4-H, Beginning Showman, Makenna Letendre, Big Springs 4-H, Primary Showman

    Junior Cavy Awards: Nonna Simmons, Klamath River, Senior Advanced & Overall Showman, Hunter Harris, Fort Jones 4-H, Jr. Advanced Showman

    Junior Goat Awards: Daniel Beck, Montague, Champion Market Goat, Myra Whipple, Big Springs 4-H, Reserve Market Goat, Matt Ward, Yreka FFA, Senior Advanced Showman, Marissa Budesilich, Greenhorn 4-H, Junior Advanced & Overall Showman, Kaitlynn Beck, Montague & Allison Deaton Alturas, Beginning Showmanship. Matt Ward, Yreka FFA, Champion Milk Goat, Marissa Budesilich, Greenhorn 4-H, Reserve Milk Goat (more…)

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    Results from the 2014 Siskiyou Golden Fair’s Scott Valley Bank CCPRA rodeo, held on Saturday, August 9.

    California Outdoor Properties Bareback Riding Champion – Casey Meroshnekoff, Red Bluff

    Clarity Medial Spa Calf Roping Champion – Taylor Santos, Creston

    Rex Club Saddle Bronc Champion – Ad Bugenig, Fortuna

    Fawaz Farming Breakaway Roping Champion – Carly Twisselman, Shandon

    Outlaw Saddles & Silver Steer Wrestling – In memory of Freda Wilson – Champion – Lane Wilson, Montague (more…)

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    Ron Slabbinck, new music instructor, at COS is looking for singers to join the many vocal ensembles COS will offer this fall. Slabbinck was hired this summer and is replacing Elaine Schaefer, who retired from COS in May.

    This fall, Slabbinck will be teaching a variety of music classes at COS including Applied Voice, Music Appreciation, Computerized Music, and will take the baton as choral director for the Concert and Chamber Choirs and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Registration is open and all singers are invited to register.

    Vocal Jazz Ensemble (MUS 1512 / #7181) – This ensemble consists of 12 to 15 singers and performs advanced vocal jazz literature on campus and throughout the community. Solos, improvisation and tight harmonies are all a part of this exciting ensemble. Auditions for the 2014/2015 Vocal Jazz Ensemble will take place on Tuesday, August 19, from 1:30 to 3:20 pm in the Theater building, room T-1. Singers do not need to prepare for the audition. Rehearsals are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:20 pm, with additional sectional rehearsals scheduled once the group has been selected.

    Chamber Choir (MUS 1507 / #7180) – This ensemble is open to male and female singers who want to sing challenging and fun choral music from Renaissance to Broadway. If you enjoy singing acapella music, you will have plenty of opportunities in this dynamic choir. Rehearsals take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:15 pm, with additional sectional rehearsal scheduled once the semester begins. (more…)

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    Gentle Yoga, will be offered this fall at the Weed Campus in two, six-week sessions to be taught by Jan Cowan. Ms. Cowan has taught yoga at COS for the past seven years and brings a wealth of experience both as an instructor and as a practicing yoga enthusiast. The emphasis on this class is “gentle,” so it is suitable for beginners as well as experienced yoga students wishing to deepen their practice. The student will develop “mindful” breathing while strengthening the body and mind with gentle yoga stretches.

    The first six-week session (XFW 0335 / #7252) will be held August 25 thru October 8 and will meet weekly on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9 to 9:50 a.m. in the Theater Building, room 4. The second session (XFW 0335 / #7253) will be held October 13 thru November 24. The cost for each session is $20. (more…)

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    Photos by Bob Parker

    At the end of three innings, the Klamath Cardinals seemed well on their way to a Senior Babe Ruth World Series championship. Chase Fernlund reached on an error. Cody Dykstra and Drew Seater singled to load the bases in the bottom of the third. A grand slam by Jesse Hilyard staked the Cardinals to a 4-0 lead over the Alabama Raw Dogs. That however, is where the highlight reel hit a snag.

    The Raw Dogs came back to score three runs in the top of the fourth inning, taking advantage of a two-out error by Klamath Falls.

    Alabama capitalized on another error in the sixth inning, putting up three more runs for a 6-4 lead.

    And in the seventh? Yes, the Raw Dogs were helped by another Cardinal error, as they sealed the win with three more runs, 9-4.

    Josh Overstreet started and took the loss for the Cardinals (5 IP, 6 R, ER, 7 H, 0 BB, K). Tevin Cadola pitched two innings (3 R, 0 ER, 4 H, BB, 0 K). (more…)

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     style=The Klamath Falls Cardinals advanced to the Senior Babe Ruth World Series championship, with a 1-0 win over a team from San Gabriel, CA on Thursday night, in Ephrata, WA. The Cardinals will play the Alabama Raw Dogs at 1:00 pm on Thursday for the title. The Raw Dogs defeated Team Cape Cod earlier in the day, 1-0, in eight innings.

    The Cardinals’ lone run came on a big fly by Willie Howard in the bottom of the second inning. Howard was 2/3 in the game. Jesse Hilyard notched the complete game shutout on the mound (7 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 3 K). It was the third shutout of the tourney for Klamath Falls.

    Cade Parker was the only Siskiyou County player to see action against San Gabriel, and went 0-3 at the plate. It was the first time in five games that he did not reach base. Parker has scored four runs in the tourney and driven in three. He was named Player of the Game against Tri-County, TX, when he went 2/2 with a run and a pair of RBIs. Parker will be a senior at Yreka High School in the fall. (more…)

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    By Tiana Sheridan

    After arriving home from yearbook camp, a zealous attitude arose towards making the 2014-15 yearbook at Yreka High School the best it’s ever been. With that in mind, we decided as a staff that we needed to have coverage of some things that take place off campus.

    With my responsibility as Editor of the YHS Yearbook, I thought it would be beneficial to take a tour of the Beaver Creek fire base camp to not only get a deeper understanding of what it takes to keep a base camp running, but also to capture a few photos for the 2014-15 yearbook.

    Located on Cherry Flat in Klamath River CA, the Beaver Creek base camp is stretched out on approximately 10 acres. So there is plenty of room for all the different stations and equipment. The camp has around 35 rental trucks that are used for delivering supplies or transporting firefighters, if needed. There are also locals who have volunteered their time and personal vehicles to help. The camp’s “kitchen on wheels” traveled all the way from Idaho. They not only prepare around 3,000 meals daily, but also ensure all dietary needs are met.

    Throughout the tour, I was frequently thinking of questions to ask. One subject I found very interesting was how much water/materials are needed each day to complete all the things that we as a society may take for granted. During our stop at the laundry station, I learned that 24,000 gallons of water are required daily to complete over 300 loads for the 1,000-plus firefighters. I also learned that 6,000 pounds of ice is used and 23,000 bottles of beverages are consumed all in one day. (more…)

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    The cell phone said, “Missed call, Dennis Roberts.” Often, missed calls aren’t returned all that fast. But when the call is from DR, you know it’s big. Championships, hirings, firings–those situations warrant calls from the College of the Siskiyous Athletic Director. What was the word from DR?

    “I wanted to let you know we hired Brady Svilich as our new Cross Country coach. We now officially have a cross country program.”

    Roberts went on to say that he was very excited about having Svilich on board, and that he felt that COS cross country could very quickly become competitive and even a championship quality program. He also noted that there was a great base of runners right in Siskiyou County.

    Yreka High School has won the CIF D-IV boys state championship two out of the last three years. Mt. Shasta High School has fielded strong teams seemingly forever, and Etna High School has also produced some outstanding runners, such as John Whelan.

    Svilich comes to COS from the Yreka Miners cross country program where he was an assistant coach for the past four years. For Yreka Head Coach Pam Borg, the news brought mixed emotions, and a bold prediction.

    Its a bitter sweet situation for me as you might figure. I’m extremely proud of him as its a great opportunity for him as well as our county to have the XC program back at COS. There are a lot of talented kids that will benefit from having the program in place and being coached by Brady.

    I can’t say enough about the impact Brady made with the YHS XC program over the past four years as my assistant. We won many league and section titles, along with two state championships during his time here. We had that special winning combination of talented-hardworking athletes, wonderful community support and a great coaching team, which made for a string of very successful seasons.

    He has a great sense of humor that the kids love and he also has the insight and experience as a runner to draw from to guide each individual and team to be successful.

    Personally, I will miss him as he was easy to work with as we shared a common coaching philosophy. We are both competitive people who love to have fun, work hard, and also win. I’m figuring Brady will be winning conference within three years, if not sooner.

    On Monday evening, Svilich answered a few cross country questions from SiskiyouYouth.com about his past, the present and the future.

    What is your cross country/distance experience as a competitor? (more…)

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    Are you interested in entering an exhibit at this year’s fair? If, so, the entry deadline is fast approaching! Exhibit entry forms for the 2014 Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair are due on Monday, August 18. If you are interested in exhibiting an entry you can find the entry premium books in Klamath Falls at Big R, Grange Co-op, the OSU Extension Office, the fair office in Tulelake or online at the fair’s website at www.tbvfair.com. All entry forms are due in the fair office or postmarked by 5:00 pm on Monday, August 18. If you need assistance or have questions regarding entering the fair, please call the fair office at (530) 667-5312.

    “Our Roots Run Deep” will be this year’s theme of the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair as it celebrates its’ 63rd anniversary, September 4 thru 7.This year’s fair will again offer many of the traditional events that the public has come to know and love as well as several new entertainment venues that are sure to be energize and excite the crowd. New to this year’s fair entertainment lineup is the K9 Kings, The Gypsy Time Travelers, Skip Banks the Balloon Man, Lanky the Clown and a Hay Squeeze Competition. Back by popular demand are the free Pony Rides, the Barnyard Kid’s Rodeo, Bobble Lagoon, Spider Climb, Baby & Kid’s Fun Corral and the basin’s biggest and best valued carnival featuring over 20 rides! The Umpqua Bank Free Music Stage is power packed with a great lineup of live music featuring The Chris Gardner Band, CMT’s Texas Women Star Ali Dee, The Cherry Road Gang and local talent including The Nephilim Band, Mood Swing and Los Sismos de Michoacan.

    Discounted pre-sale tickets for the all grandstand events and carnival tickets are available now thru September 3 at the Fair Office, Grange Co-op and Big R. For more information on these events or to purchase tickets online visit www.tbvfair.com. (more…)

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    Curt Bennett tossed a shutout on Sunday night, helping the Klamath Cardinals to a 1-0 win over the Hammond Hurricanes, of Indiana. With the win, the Cardinals finish tops in the National Pool at 3-1, and advance to the semi-finals of the Senior Babe Ruth World Series in Ephrata, Washington.

    Two other teams in the pool have the opportunity to also finish with a 3-1 record. Team Cape Cod and the Columbia Basin Desert Dogs are both 2-1 and will play each other on Monday, but the Cardinals have defeated both teams and hold the head-to-head tiebreakers.

    The game was scoreless heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. With one out, the Cardinals’ Willie Howard walked. Hunter Rasica pinch ran for Howard and advanced to second base on a wild pitch. Cade Parker walked. Joe Whistler reached on a fielder’s choice. All runners were safe on the play to load the bases. Michael Edwards singled to drive home Rasica for the game-winning run.

    Bennett allowed just three hits and three walks, while striking out six Hurricanes in his shutout effort on the hill.

    The Cardinals will be back in action on Wednesday at 7:30 pm against a team to be determined on Tuesday. (more…)

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    Photo courtesy of Sherri Degraffenreid

    The Mt. Shasta High School Cheer squad attended a Universal Cheerleaders Association private cheer camp over the weekend, earning both superior and excellent awards. According to Mt. Shasta Cheer Coach Sherri Degraffenreid, the cheerleaders worked hard for six hours per day learning an Extreme Dance and Cheer.

    All of the varsity cheerleaders tried out for All American, with seniors Margot Stevens, Alicea DiPillo and Olivia Vasquez winning the All American honor and earning the opportunity to cheer in London on New Years Day.

    In addition, DiPillo and junior varsity cheerleader Kristine Lujan won jump competitions. (more…)

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    Photo by Sharon Szczybor

    Jim Gilmore, COS Photography Instructor, is still accepting students in his fall semester Beginning Photography (ART 1011) classes. Two class options are available. The Monday and Wednesday class will meet from noon to 2:15 pm, or choose the Tuesday and Thursday class that will meet from noon to 2:15 pm.

    Gilmore will teach a traditional art photography course where students learn how cameras function and practice visual literacy to create and interpret photographic meaning. Emphasis is on creative image making, using traditional tools such as the small and medium format film camera and darkroom procedures to generate unique portfolios. The class will also explore the history of photography from its inception to today’s digital process, which has become such a major visual communication tool. The 3-unit class is fully transferable to CSU and UC. (more…)

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