2015 CNISSF Ski and Snowboard Championship results and photos

2015 Ski and Board Finals Front copy

Photos by Janine Turner

The 2015 CNISSF ski and snowboard championships were held at Mammoth Mountain on March 2-6.

Weed’s Giordan Stenmark finished fourth in the women’s combined Snowboard competition (Giant Slalom and Slalom), earning All-State honors. Stenmark was fourth in giant slalom and third in slalom.

Zoe Restine of Yreka finished 17th in GS, and 22nd in slalom. Emilia Crockett Del Aguila from Mt. Shasta finished 16th in slalom, and teammate Trinity Locker-Cameron was 40th in GS.

Brian Quigley of Weed was eighth in the combined, and also made All-State. He was ninth in both GS and Slalom.

Dylan Kennedy of Mt. Shasta was 33rd in GS, and teammate Locker-Cameron finished 35th in slalom.

Caleb Gardner was 41st in GS and 51st in slalom for Yreka.

Full snowboard results can be found by clicking here

There were no Siskiyou County competitors in the top-ten for either ski event.

Shannon Keene of Mt. Shasta was 20th in GS, and teammate Wrenna Williams 31st in slalom. (more…)

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Beverly Morgan’s Fact of the Week: Coffee Beans

Bev Fact Coffee Beans

Source http://www.thatscoffee.com/scoop/counting-a-pound-of-coffee/

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Eagles edge Shasta in home opener.

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The College of the Siskiyous Eagles baseball team edged the Shasta Knights, 4-3, in their home opener on Wednesday afternoon.

COS put up a run in the second inning and two in the fourth for a 3-0 lead.

Shasta countered with a pair of runs in the fifth, but one swing of Eagle Sidney Cutting’s bat in the bottom half of the inning made it 4-2 with a big fly.

Shasta added a run in the seventh, 4-3.

Kevin Bevilacqua started and earned the win (6.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K). Jacob Wilson provided middle relief, allowing no hits, no runs and no walks, while fanning a pair in 1.2 innings of work. Derek Oetken notched the save with a 1-2-3 ninth inning. (more…)

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Lady Honkers erase double-digit deficit against Cardinals to punch ticket to title tilt

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By Kady Porterfield

Feathers were flying in the girls’ Division-VI semi-final game Wednesday night. The third-seed Tulelake Honkers started out rattled, but came to life when it counted as they charged back from a 14-point deficit to defeat the seven-seed Big Valley Cardinals 57-53.

An aggressive Big Valley defense challenge and held back the Honkers in the first three quarters. The Cardinals took the advantage in the first quarter, 11-8, and then expanded on that lead in the second. Erica Stevenson would knock down three shots behind the arch that pushed her team to a six-point lead, 27-21, with 1:35 remaining in the half. With 20 seconds left, Honker Jara Chavolla hit a three to narrow the deficit to 29-25 at halftime.

The visitors stayed in control in the third quarter and gained a 10-point lead after a made free throw from guard Amanda Bricker. Kayla McCrary had a strong effort under the basket and made a lay up with 40 seconds left to extend the lead to 43-29. With less than 10 seconds left, Taylor Herman attacked the rim to set the score at 43-31 going into the fourth (more…)

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Trinity upsets Bears, will play for title

Mt Shasta v Trinity Playoff Front copy

RBrownAd The headline might be a bit misleading since the teams finished 1-2 in the Shasta Cascade League and split their SCL games, each winning on their home floor. Plus, there’s more than one person who feels the Wolves and Bears are the two best D-V squads. So, it might not really have been that much of an upset when the four-seed Wolves took down the top-seeded Bears, 62-53, in Wednesday night’s semi-final game.

Trinity (19-7) will take on the number-two seed Hamilton Braves (22-5) for the D-V title at Butte College on Friday at 7:45 pm. Hamilton defeated number-six Williams 80-63 in the other semi-final.

Mt. Shasta finishes the season as the Shasta Cascade League champions at 11-1, and 21-7 overall.

The Bears drew first blood in Wednesday night’s battle, when Cesar Gonzalez set up Sean Micklos for a bucket. Danny Fischer tied it for Trinity, and Zach Sanchez put back a rebound to put the Wolves up 4-2. The next five points also belonged to Trinity, as the Wolves extended their lead to 9-4. Preston Blakely and John Clemens added three points to the Mt. Shasta total on freebies, 9-7. A trey by Sanchez and a deuce from Jaron Hurlburt upped the Trinity lead to 14-7. Kirby Kindley took a feed from Gonzalez to make it 14-9 with 43 seconds left in the quarter. However, Trinity put up five more points in that remaining time on a 3-point play the hard way from Hurlburt and a Greg Aikins steal-n-score, to lead 19-9 heading into the second stanza.

Kindley opened the scoring in the second with a bucket, and the Bears held the Wolves off the board for the first two and a half minutes of the quarter. Hurlburt broke the ice for Trinity, making it 21-11 with 5:25 to go in the half. The Bears trailed 23-13, when Clemens hit a basket and a pair of free throws to bring Mt. Shasta within two possessions, 23-17. A bucket by Hurlburt and a 3-ball from Fischer pushed the Trinity advantage back up to double digits, 28-17. The Bears, however, got the last word in the half, when Gonzalez sank a 3-pointer from right around the Ski Park with two ticks to go, sending the teams to the intermission with the Wolves up 28-20. (more…)

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Subway Trinity Boys B-Ball Player of the Week: Sanchez

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Running a bit behind on this one. (more…)

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Wildwood Crossing Scoreboard & Schedule 3/3 -3/7

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

Friday, March 6

Girls Basketball

#2 Weed v #1 Durham, 6:00 pm at Butte College – NSCIF D-V Final

#3 Tulelake v #1 Fall River, 4:15 at Butte College – NSCIF D-V Final

Boys Basketball

#4 Trinity v #2 Hamilton, 7:45 at Butte College – NSCIF D-V Final


Yreka v Oroville, 9:30 am @ Sutter Tourney

Yreka v Gridley, 12:30 pm @ Sutter Tourney

Yreka v Foothill, 2:00 pm @ Sutter Tourney

COS @ Butte, 2:00 pm G-2

COS @ Butte, noon G-1


Yreka v Anderson, 10:30 am @ Foothill Classic

Yreka v Shasta, 4:00 pm @ Foothill Classic

Trinity @ Foothill Classic

Wednesday, March 4

Girls basketball

#7 Big Valley 53 – #3 Tulelake 57 – NSCIF D-VI playoffs Semi-final

#6 COS 76 – #3 Diablo Valley 89 – North Region State playoffs RD-3

Boys Basketball

#4 Trinity 62 – #1 Mt. Shasta 53 – NSCIF D-V playoffs Semi-final


Shasta 3 –  COS 4 (more…)

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Cougars baseball sweeps Los Molinos in season opener

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The Weed Cougars opened up their 2015 baseball season with a sweep of the Los Molinos Bulldogs on Tuesday. The squads played two 5-inning games, with Weed prevailing 9-1 in game-one and 4-1 in game-two.

Weed will go to Dunsmuir next Tuesday to face the Tigers.

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Subway Bears B-Ball Player of the Week: Brooks

Subway Mt Shasta Brooks (more…)

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Weed girls defeat Etna, head to section finals for third year in a row

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It was a typical Weed Cougars versus Etna Lions girls game on Tuesday night–physical, hard-fought and low scoring. At the end of the first quarter, Weed held a 4-1 lead over the visiting Lions. Between the teams there were already 13 fouls. The Cougars managed to put up double-digits in the second and third quarters, and go on to win the NSCIF D-V semi-final game 31-22.

The win sends second-seeded Weed (23-5) to the title tilt at Butte College on Friday, to face the number-one Durham Trojans at 6:00 pm. It will be the third straight year the two teams have met in the championship game. Durham (22-3) has won the previous two match ups. The Trojans defeated number-five Mt. Shasta 57-40 on Tuesday in the other semi-final.

Lion Hannah Little put the first point of the game on the board with a free throw, nearly three minutes into the contest. Destinee Jones gave Weed the lead 2-1, and Angel Whatley dropped in a pair of freebies for a 4-1 advantage.

Rachel Michelon hit from downtown early in the second quarter, making it 7-1 for the Cougars. Etna responded with its best offensive run of the night. Little put back a rebound. Megan Menne scored, and then Kortni Bennet dished to Natalie Aldrich for a hoop, tying the game 7-7.  A put-back by Jones regained the lead for Weed–a lead the Cougars would not relinquish. A bucket by Whatley was followed by another Jones basket, to double up the Lions 14-7. Menne set up Kaitlyn Aldrich for a hoop with 42 ticks on the clock, sending the squads to the locker rooms with Weed in front 14-9. (more…)

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Coffee Brake Lady Bears B-Ball Players of the Week: Da Juniors

Coffee Brake POW B-Ball Juniors

The Coffee Brake Lady Bears Basketball Players of the Week are the Juniors–Mary Taylor, Kaycee Sarti and Abby Manley.

“After playing well in our first round win over CORE Butte, the juniors combined for 26 points, 8 assists and 3 steals in our win at Quincy. They really stepped up in their roles and helped us advance,” said Coach Kirk Andrus. (more…)

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Wildwood Crossing Lady Lions B-Ball Players of the Week: Aldrich Duo

B-Ball Player Aldrich Sisters

Etna Coach Les Helsley has chosen Kaitlyn and Natalie Aldrich for their game winning play in the final seconds against Colusa–Natalie with the pass, and Kaitlyn with the hoop. (more…)

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Pepsi Lady Eagles Basketball Player of the Week: Ensminger

Lady Eagle Basketball Player of the Week Ensminger

The Pepsi of Mt. Shasta Lady Eagles Basketball Player of the Week is Ashley Ensminger.

“It was her best individual performance of the year (against Mission). She filled the stat sheet up with 17 points, 11 rebounds, 6 steals, and 4 assists–a great playoff effort,” said Coach Tom Powers.


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Subway Trinity Girls B-Ball Player of the Week: Ritachka 2X

SubwayTrinityB-Ball Ritachka 2> (more…)

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COS hosting Expanding Your Horizons Career Options event for middle school girls

College of the Siskiyous, in cooperation with the Siskiyou County Office of Education, College OPTIONS, Expanding Your Horizons, Northern California Girl Scouts, and the AAUW Siskiyou Chapter, are hosting a career options conference for Siskiyou County middle school girls on Saturday, May 2. The conference will highlight careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields by featuring hands-on presentations by local women in STEM careers.

One day only, the Expanding Your Horizons Career Options conference will begin May 2, at 9:30 am at the COS Weed Campus, and will conclude at 3:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. The conference will feature a keynote address by a motivational and accomplished female STEM professional and sessions for the girls’ parents that will inform them about paying and preparing for college or technical training leading to multiple career options as well as the unique and often unrecognized opportunities for women in STEM fields. Breakout sessions may include: designing a paper airplane to race against peers while highlighting engineering principles; creating an animated avatar using computer programming skills; or conducting an ecological experiment to learn about food webs. (more…)

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Pepsi Lady Cougar B-Ball Player of the Week: Jones 3X

Pepsi Lady Cougars Basketball Jones

Destinee Jones is the Pepsi of Mt. Shasta Lady Cougar B-Ball Player of the Week.

Jones put up 17 points and pulled down 11 boards in the playoff game against Peirce.

“She showed great leadership,” said Coach Bob West. (more…)

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How to get to Auction the Right Way: an educational seminar for all Junior Livestock Exhibitors

On March 12, Siskiyou Golden Fair junior livestock exhibitors have the opportunity to gain needed knowledge and information about getting market animals to the annual junior livestock auction using industry approved practices.

The Siskiyou Golden Fair will present “How to Get to Auction the Right Way.” This program will include a presentation from award winning livestock judge and Nutrena Feed representative Frank Ward and new information for the 2015 fair. This seminar will count as quality assurance training for all junior livestock exhibitors that attend. The information presented will be beneficial for parents and leaders as well as the junior exhibitors.

“We are very excited to bring this program to our junior livestock exhibitors,” said fair CEO Cliff Munson. “There is so much to learn about the proper way to raise and care for project animals and we want to help the junior exhibitors as much as possible.”

The program is scheduled for Thursday, March 12, starting at 6:00 pm in Winema Hall at the fairground.

Junior livestock exhibitors who are taking animals to the 2015 fair will need to take quality assurance training if they have not taken it before. Exhibitors ages 9-11 must take the training every two years and those ages 12 and above must take it every five years. If you are not sure if you need the training in 2015, please call the fair office at 842-2767 to double check. All new junior livestock exhibitors must take the training this year. (more…)

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