Seriously, can it get any better for former College of the Siskiyous softball pitcher Anna Miller? Let’s review: California Junior College Pitcher of the Year in 2012, two final four community college state championship appearances, a scholar athlete, a scholarship to South Carolina Upstate, a perfect game for Upstate in the NCAA tourney last season, four career Division-I no hitters, and named National Player of the Week by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association this season. Miller currently leads the Atlantic Sun Conference in strikeouts (142), and opposition batting average (.145).

    So what could be better? How about going pro?

    Miller was drafted by the PA Rebellion as the 16th pick in the fourth round of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) College Draft a few days ago.

    Miller told SiskiyouYouth.com that being drafted is, “Incredible!! I am so excited for this opportunity.” (more…)

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    COS Eagle Joey Cunha scored the only run of the game in the first inning of the Eagles’ 1-0 win over the Butte College Roadrunners on Sunday in Weed.

    Wesley Denzler (3-2) notched the win for COS (9 IP, 6 H, 3 BB, 4 K). Dalton Iveans went 2/4 at the plate. Cunha was 1/2 with a walk and a sacrifice. Brett Doyle went 1/3.

    COS is 6-9 in the Golden Valley Conference and 9-17 overall. (more…)

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    The College of the Siskiyous announces tickets for the Music and Theatre departments presentation of Mel Brooks’ hilarious musical The Producers, based on the hit movie of the same name, opening Friday, April 11 at 7:00 pm in the Kenneth Ford Theater will go on sale April 2. Advance tickets may be purchased from the COS Public Relations office at the Weed Campus or by calling (530) 938-5373.

    “Down-on-his-luck theatrical producer Max Bialystock is forced to romance rich old ladies to finance his efforts. When timid accountant Leo Bloom reviews Max’s accounting books, the two hit upon a way to make a fortune by producing a sure-fire Broadway flop to be their gold mine – Springtime for Hitler (imdb.com).”

    Calling for two hours of singing and dancing musical numbers featuring 19 actors, 16 pit orchestra musicians, 13 sets, and 150 costumes, The Producers is one of COS’ most ambitious productions to date.

    Wendy James, an Emmy award winner who is also a new COS theater instructor makes her Kenneth Ford Theater debut, by directing and designing choreography for this show. James’ theatrical credits include White Christmas (Broadway), Mary Poppins (National Tour), Showboat (London), and the original Broadway and touring company of Sister Act. She’s also taught dance, voice and drama since 1983. (more…)

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     style=Over 60 players from Siskiyou County, including players from Weed, Montague, Gazelle, Dunsmuir, Mt. Shasta, Yreka, and McCloud came out on Sunday, March 23 to enjoy a day of skills training by the players from the College of the Siskiyous baseball team.

    The day was organized by Sportsmen’s Den and led by COS Eagles head coach Billy Hefflinger and assistant coach Nick Thielman. The coaches sat the players down prior to the clinic to introduce each of the Eagles and talk about the benefits of attending a community college such as College of the Siskiyous. The players, ranging in age from 8-13 years participated in over four hours of catching, hitting, pitching, base running, infield, and outfield drills. (more…)

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    Registration for 2014 summer and fall classes at College of the Siskiyous will begin April 28. Early registration is recommended to get the classes you need and want. Students who plan to register should contact the COS Counseling and Support Services department at (530) 938-5353 to schedule an appointment with staff that will provide you with the help you need to successfully complete your academic and career goals.

    COS provides transfer classes to four-year colleges, associate degrees, vocational certificate programs, job skills classes, and courses for personal enrichment and recreation. The College offers many services to students including advising and counseling, two residential lodges, tutoring, financial aid, and an onsite Campus Gift and Book Shop where students may also purchase their books and supplies. (more…)

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    The College of the Siskiyous Eagles softball team split a Golden Valley Conference double header with the Redwood Corsairs on Saturday in Weed. Redwoods took the first game, 7-2, but the Eagles rebounded to win game-two 9-1.

    The squads each put up a run in the opening frame of the first game. The Corsairs took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth inning, and then added two runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh for a 7-1 advantage. COS added a run to its total in the bottom of the seventh, 7-2.

    Emily Copeland was 2/2 for the Eagles with an run scored. Kristin Cox went 2/3 with an RBI and a steal. Hannah Crisci drove in a run and went 1/3. Sammy Reed and Mackenzie Matthis each went 1/3. Matthis doubled. Jessica Conrad scored and was 1/4. Katelyn Bauman took the loss (7IP, 4 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 7 K).

    Redwoods struck first in game-two, but that would be the Corsairs only run, as COS dominated the rest of the way. (more…)

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    College of the Siskiyous Track and Field coach Shannon Maas choice for the Ellie’s Espresso & Bakery Athlete of the Week is Edwin McKinney.

    “Edwin tied for second in the 100 at 10.90 (with teammate Carlton Boozer) and finished 5th in the 200 with a 22.24. Both marks rank him top-20 in Nor Cal and both are season bests,” said Maas. (more…)

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    College of the Siskiyous Track and Field coach Shannon Maas choice for the Ellie’s Espresso & Bakery Athlete of the Week is Alex Henderson.

    “Alex threw the javelin 221′ 1″, breaking our record set by Ron White and it is currently the best throw in the nation, including NCAA division 1. He is leading the state by over 16 feet,” said Maas.

    Henderson’s throw took place at the Yuba 8-Way meet on March 8, 2014. (more…)

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    We fell a week behind on these and there will be another one posted in a day or two.

    College of the Siskiyous Track and Field coach Shannon Maas choice for the Ellie’s Espresso & Bakery Athlete of the Week for 3/1/2014 is Kristina Busby.

    Busby ran the second fastest 100 in school history at the American River Invite (12.60) and is currently ranked in the top 10 in Nor Cal and 16th in the state. (more…)

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    On Saturday at the Yuba 49ers 8-Way track and field meet, COS Eagle Alex Henderson won the Javelin with a throw of 67.38m (221′ 1″)–the top throw so far this season in the nation…including NCAA D-1, according to Coach Shannon Maas. (more…)

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    After a rough 1-12 start to the season, the College of the Siskiyous Eagles softball squad began its Golden Valley Conference campaign with back-to-back sweeps.

    Last Friday, COS defeated Butte 11-7 and 12-11. The Lady Eagles followed up on Saturday with a pair of wins against Feather River 8-7- and 13-12.

    The Eagles (4-0, 5-12) go to Lassen (2-2, 3-13) on Thursday.

    COS 11 – Butte 7

    WP: Katelyn Bauman (7 IP, 11 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 2 K)

    Jessica Conrad 2/2, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB, 2B
    Kristin Cox 2/4, 2 R, 2 RBI, HR
    Delanie Tally 2/4, R, 3 RBI, 3B
    Sammy Reed 2/4, R, RBI
    Mackenzie Matthis 2/4, R, RBI
    Sydney Haynes 1/3, R, 2 RBI, BB
    Markie Murrey 1/3, R, Sac, S (more…)

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    The College of the SIskiyous Eagles took two games of their three game series against the Shasta Knights on Friday and Saturday.

    The Eagles defeated Shasta 8-7 in Redding on Friday, and then split a double header in Weed on Saturday. COS won the first game, 6-5, and fell in the second game, 6-4.

    Stats are not posted for all three games.

    The Eagles are 2-4 in Golden Valley Conference play, having been swept by Feather River the prior week. COS is 5-12 overall. (more…)

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    The College of the Siskiyous Humanities Department is pleased to offer a seven day travel-study program to Cuba (Humanities 1010: Culture of Cuba) July 3–10, 2014. This unique cultural journey will focus on the highlights of Havana and the surrounding area. Havana is rich in history and boasts four plazas diverse in architecture and culture. Participants will visit surrounding areas such as Las Terrazas to study a self-sustained community that began with terraced coffee plantations. The trip will also explore the art and educational systems of Cuba as well as current changes in the economy of Cuba. We will have the opportunity to join Cubans in their social activities and sample aspects of Afro-Cuban culture as expressed in their food, religion, dance and song.

    In general, Humanities 1010 Travel Study courses at COS are focused on a particular topic in the humanities and take place as an extended travel to locations germane to the topic. Students will visit relevant artistic, historical, and cultural venues and other sites of educational interest. As legal travel to Cuba is restricted for American citizens, there are a limited number of opportunities for travel. Its recommended participants pay the deposit as soon as possible to guarantee a space in the program.

    Maria Elena Fernandez is the instructor for Culture of Cuba. She has been teaching Literature, Creative Writing, and Humanities courses at College of the Siskiyous for 20 years. Fernandez earned her M.A. in English and Creative Writing from CSU, Sacramento. She has also completed advanced interdisciplinary studies in the Humanities at CSU, Dominguez Hills. Her poetry has appeared in Moving Mountain and Jefferson Monthly, and she was a guest poet on NPR’s West Coast Live. (more…)

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     style=Former College of the Siskiyous Eagle softball pitcher Anna Miller has been named the Louisville Slugger NFCA Co-National Player of the Week by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. She was also named National Pitcher of the Week by College Sports Madness. Miller shared the NFCA award with Abby Carda of UCLA.

    Miller plays for the D-1 South Carolina Upstate Spartans, in Spartanburg, SC. Miller tossed back-to-back no hitters last week against Gardner-Webb and Liberty. Miller struck out 14 batters in seven innings against Gardner-Webb and 12 against Liberty in six innings.

    “We played Gardner Webb at their park where I threw the first one. I had amazing defense that backed up anything that got hit, and then against liberty at home there was a hard hit ball that was a hard play to make and was marked as an error,” said Miller. “I have a lot of trust in our team and I know no matter what I throw, they will have my back and give 100% every play. I trust them and our pitching coach, Rick Pauly, to call the best pitch possible.”

    Miller has four career no-hitters for the Spartans. Last season, Miller threw a five-inning perfect game against Jacksonville State in the NCAA tournament. Miller is enjoying not only her success, but also her time at Upstate.

    “I really love playing out here. It’s been an opportunity to experience a different side of the country. And we get to play so many big name schools,” said Miller. “Seeing teams like Alabama, Florida, and Georgia play when I was younger, and then going to their stadiums and playing is a dream come true.”

    Along with the dream is the reality that Miller has also notched a win against Georgia. (more…)

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    College of the Siskiyous Track and Field coach Shannon Maas choice for the Ellie’s Espresso & Bakery Athlete of the Week is Jennifer Goacher.

    Goacher won the 400m and was 2nd in the 200m at the Sac City Opener meet. Her 400m time of 59.00 currently ranks her 2nd in NorCal and 5th in the state of California. It is also the 4th fastest time of her career (she owns the school record from last year at 58.22). (more…)

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    College of the Siskiyous women’s basketball coach Tom Powers’ pick for the Pepsi of Mt. Shasta Lady Eagle Basketball Player of the Week is Lydia Strong.

    “Another great all around performance (last week). Most consistent player through league,” said Powers.

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    College of the Siskiyous Lady Eagle freshman Casie Johnson has been selected to the California Community Colleges All-State Basketball 2nd team. Johnson has the third highest field goal percentage in the state and the highest in the North Region (60.2). She is the state’s highest scoring freshman (18.8). Johnson is also the Golden Valley Conference MVP and Freshman of the Year.

    Johnson is, “one of the biggest freshman surprises I have had here. She adjusted to college B-Ball instantly, and helped lead the team to an incredible year,” said COS Coach Tom Powers.

    Johnson played high school ball at Eagle Point.

    Point Guard Tabby Anderson was selected to the GVC All-Conference team, and Lydia Strong was chosen for the GVC All-Freshman team. Anderson played high school ball at Pleasant Valley, and Strong played at Reynolds, in Portland. (more…)

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