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    The Dunsmuir Tigers came from 14-0 down in the 3rd quarter to defeat Redding Christian, 28-20, in Friday night’s battle of 8-man football titans. With the win, Dunsmuir moves to 4-0 and takes over sole possession of first place in the North Division over second place Redding Christian (4-1).

    Dunsmuir (4-0, 8-0) heads to Hayfork (3-2, 6-2) next Friday. Hayfork beat Tulelake (2-3, 3-3) on Friday night, 40-24.

    Redding Christian (4-1, 7-1) is at Big Valley (3-2, 5-2) next Thursday. Big Valley defeated Elk Creek (0-4, 0-5) on Friday, 64-14.

    Scoring Summary

    1st Quarter

    3:07 Hayden Piper to Frankie Aventino, 83-yard pass; Lions (6-0)
    P.A. T. kick, Luke Verhoog; Lions (7-0)

    3rd Quarter

    9:12 Hayden Piper 3-yard run; Lions (13-0)
    P.A.T. kick, Luke Verhoog; Lions (14-0)

    8:50 Chase Sordahl 65-yard run; Tigers (14-6)
    2-point run, Chase Sordahl; Tigers (14-8) (more…)

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    Photos by Jimmy Palmer

    The Dunsmuir Tigers volleyball team took over sole possession of second place in the Evergreen League with a 3-1 win over the Butte Valley Bulldogs on Tuesday night in Dunsmuir, or maybe they already had it. It’s hard to tell looking at the standings on MaxPreps because some of the teams don’t bother to report scores in a timely manner.

    Dunsmuir won the first game of the match, 25-11. Butte Valley rebounded with a 25-21 win in game-two, and then pushed the Tigers to extra points in game-three. Dunsmuir, however, prevailed with a 31-29 win. The Tigers closed out the match with a 25-16 game-four victory. (more…)

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    Photos by Chelsea Helms and Jimmy Palmer

    The Dunsmuir Tigers didn’t really know what to expect from the Whittell Warriors of Zephyr Cove, Nev. The Warriors were only 1-3 coming into the game, but the strength of their opponents was an unknown, as well. Whatever Whittell had, it didn’t take the Tigers long to figure it out, on Saturday at Dunsmuir City Park.

    Dunsmuir led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter, and 44-6 at the half. The Tigers tacked on 20 more points in the second half, for a 64-6 win.

    Next week’s game figures to be much more of a challenge for Dunsmuir, as they host the also undefeated Redding Christian Lions. The teams met twice last year in Redding. The Lions won the regular season game, 24-16, but the Tigers won the section championship tilt, 34-15.

    Tale of the tape (more…)

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    The Butte Valley Bulldogs arrived at Dunsmuir City Park looking for an upset win over the the defending section champion Dunsmuir Tigers. After the first Bulldog possession, it looked like Butte Valley might just spoil the Tiger Homecoming. However, after falling behind 7-0, the Tigers posted the next 42 points for a 42-7 win.

    Dawg Bobby Vaughan took the opening kickoff back to the Dunsmuir 48-yard-line. Two runs by Trevor Robertson resulted in two first downs and the ball at the Tiger 26. Vaughan ran to the 19, and then tossed a touchdown strike to Robertson on the next play. Bodie Vaughan added the extra point, giving the Dawgs a 7-0 lead, with 10:05 left in the opening frame.

    Dunsmuir drove to just inside the Butte Valley 5-yard-line on its first possession, but turned the ball over on downs.

    The Tigers set up shop on their own 46 following a Bulldog punt. A Chase Sordahl run and a pair of Dayton Pepperdine runs moved the ball to the Butte Valley 23. Tiger quarterback Brian Taylor connected with Sordahl for a first down just inside the Dawg 10-yard-line. Two plays later, Pepperdine dove into the end zone. A fake PAT play, with CJ Palmer on the receiving end of a 2-point conversion pass, put the Tigers in the lead 8-7. (more…)

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    Congratulations Brian and Lilah! (more…)

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    The Senior/Junior powder puff team thumped the Frosh/Soph squad 30-6. (more…)

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    The North Section 8-man football defending champion Dunsmuir Tigers improved their record to 2-0 in the North standings and 5-0 overall, with a 73-32 win over the Tulelake Honkers, on Saturday.

    Next up for the Tigers is a tough Butte Valley Bulldogs squad (1-1, 3-1) for homecoming. The Bulldogs first loss of the season, 55-20, came on Friday night against 2012 section runner up Redding Christian (2-0, 5-0). After Butte Valley, the Tigers will host 1-2-1 Whittell High from Zephyr Cove, Nev. Then, Dunsmuir hosts Redding Christian, before going to undefeated Hayfork (2-0, 5-0).

    The Tigers held a 29-12 lead over the Honkers after the first quarter, and 59-12 at the half. Tulelake put six on the board in the third quarter, making the score 59-18. Both teams scored 14 point in the final frame for the 73-32 final.

    Tiger Dayton Pepperdine led all rushers with 124 yards and three touchdowns on seven carries. Chase Sordahl had 107 yards and a trio of TDs on five carries for Dunsmuir. (more…)

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    The Dunsmuir Tigers scored first in their battle with the Big Valley Cardinals in Bieber, on Friday. Big Valley, however, came back to take a short lived lead in the second quarter, 8-7. After that, it was just about all Dunsmuir, as the Tigers exploded for 21 points to close out the half with a 28-8 lead. Dunsmuir went on to win, 48-24.

    Scoring summary

    1st Quarter

    7:57 Brian Taylor 7-yard run; Dunsmuir (6-0)
    Randy Hix PAT; Dunsmuir (7-0) (more…)

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     Style=The Dunsmuir Tigers turned in their second dominating performance of the season with a 64-0 trouncing of the Westwood Lumberjacks last Friday night.

    The Tigers put up 34 points in the first quarter alone, and led 50-0 at the half. Seven points in both the third and fourth quarters rounded out the scoring.

    Dunsmuir quarterback Brian Taylor threw just three times. All three tosses were complete, with two going for touchdowns to CJ Palmer. Taylor also rushed for 50 yards and a TD.

    Eleven Tigers carried the ball, with Shawn Adams’ 65 yards leading the way. (more…)

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    The Dunsmuir Tigers football team opened their season with a 48-12 win over the host Princeton Eagles, on Friday.

    The game was knotted at 12-12 after the first quarter, but the Tigers pasted 18 points on the board in the second quarter, to take a 30-12 lead into halftime.

    The defending North Section 8-man champions put up 18 more points in the second half, while shutting down Princeton.

    Brian Taylor rushed for a team high 130 yards and two touchdowns, on 11 carries. Taylor also completed three passes to CJ Palmer for 76 yards and a TD. Taylor had 74 yards in punt returns.

    Dayton Pepperdine carried the ball 15 times for a pair of TDs and 90 yards.

    Jacob Mitchell went 30 yards for a TD on his only carry of the game.

    On the defensive side of the ball, Shawn Adams picked off two passes and totaled 63 yards in returns. (more…)

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    Photos by Howard Albecker

    Eight-man football teams from Dunsmuir, Butte Valley, Happy Camp, Tulelake and Hayfork scrimmaged at Dunsmuir City Park on Saturday. (more…)

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    The North won the Lions 8-man All Star football game on Saturday in Oroville.

    It was a close, hard-fought contest that was even at the end of the first quarter, 8-8. The North held a 14-8 lead going into the intermission, but the South came back to take a 16-14 advantage at the end of three quarters. The North regained the lead in the fourth quarter and grab a 26-22 win.

    The North squad was coached by the Dunsmuir Tiger’s Ray Kellar, and several Siskiyou County players figured into the win. Tiger Justin DeClusin was selected as the game’s MVP. DeClusin ran for 217 yards and a TD on 19 carries. He had a pair of catches for 35 yards and a TD. On defense, DeClusin had three tackles. In addition to the MVP trophy, DeClusin received a helmet autographed by the North team that the coach’s wife, Linda Kellar, had won in a raffle earlier in the day.

    Butte Valley’s Colten Struble also had a big game with 106 yards rushing, and 97 yards passing with a TD, as well as five tackles and a fumble recovery

    Team stats
    Total rushing yards: 343 and 3 TDs
    Total passing yards: 97 and 1 TD (more…)

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    Below are the 2013 All-League and MVP selection for Evergreen League Softball and Baseball.


    Co-MVP: Erin House & Tori Kidder, Westwood


    Dunsmuir: Alia Ames
    HM – Jessica Hatten, Marki Stibi

    Tulelake: Cierra Gribble, Sabrina Gribble
    HM – Gizelle Perez, Karla Garcia

    Big Valley: Courtney James, Amanda Bricker
    HM – Nika Johnson (more…)

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    Opinion by Ray Wolf

    Okay, I’m not going to lie. I usually consider going to track and field meets the equivalent of watching grass grow, or on a really good day, paint drying. However, there is one exception–the NSCIF championships. That’s the meet where you see the best of the best the North Section has to offer. It’s the day for awesome achievements, monumental upsets, and sometimes bitter disappointment.

    Overall, Siskiyou County athletes did very well on Friday at West Valley High School.

    Yreka’s Jena Turner won the 100m Hurdles and the 300m Hurdles, both in section and personal best times. Teammate Ashley Ensminger took 3rd in the 100m Hurdles and 5th in the 300m Hurdles, missing 2nd in the 100m Hurdles by 1/100 of a second. Turner was 3rd in the Long Jump.

    John Whelan of Etna literally ran away with the 3200m title, winning by over 20 seconds. Whelan was the top seed in the 1600m, but decided to scratch to concentrate on the 3200.

    Mt. Shasta’s Janelle Jaegel won the Pole Vault. Siskiyou County athletes also finished 2nd, 3rd and 5th, with Liz Henson (Yreka), Kara Jackson (Yreka), and Elizabeth Ebrahimy (Weed).

    Jaegel and Whelan won the 2013 Norm Mackenzie sportsmanship award

    David Sellens III from Yreka was the favorite for the Discus, and wound up 3rd. Sellens, however, bounced back with an upset in the Shot Put, finishing 1st. Dunsmuir’s Jeff Rhoades was second in the Shot Put, and Arturo Villegas (Yreka) finished 5th in the Discus.

    A Siskiyou County athlete didn’t win the boys Pole Vault, but the county did grab 2nd -5th place, with Mt. Shasta frosh Garrett Bryan in 2nd with a school record vault. Yreka’s Anthony Whitaker and Thomas Bigelow were 3rd and 4th. Max Michelon from Weed was 5th.

    Eli Champman of Mt. Shasta earned a couple of 3rd place finishes, in the 100m and 200m races, despite a bothersome hamstring.

    I also want to give a shout out to the Tulelake 4×400 Relay team, which finished 5th. It’s tough for a small school to medal in the relays because it takes four fast runners not just one–something that gives the big schools with much larger talent pools a huge advantage. Nice job Honkers (Dylan Miller, Ansoni Hernandez, Junior Idrogo, Logan Herman).

    Other Siskiyou County medalists are listed in the results below.

    Event winners qualified for the CIF State Finals. The top five in each of Friday’s events earned medals. (more…)

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