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    It was a busy time for Siskiyou County Cross Country runners last week, with races spread out from Eugene, Oregon to Stanford, California.

    The Yreka boys varsity finished second in the Northwest Classic, held at Lane Community College in Eugene last Saturday. The team consisted of of Eric Neill (5th), Timmy Williams (7th), Clayton Bunn (15th), David Neill (30th), Christian Wichmann (35th), Matt Wood (40th) and Kris Wilson (60th).

    The Yreka junior varsity boys won their division: Tyler Larsen (2), Joshua Lee (4), Gabe Best (5), Cade Parker (6), Ryan Keck (7), Cody Griffith (10), Matt Jochim (11)

    The Yreka varsity girls were 10th, with Michaela Justice posting the best finish in 33rd.

    Etna’s John Whelan won the boys Division-V varsity 5,000m race at the Stanford Invitational, held last Saturday at Stanford University. Whelan also won the 3.2 mile varsity race at the Weed Invitational, last Wednesday at Weed High School.

    Etna’s Becky Travis won the varsity girls 3.2 mile race at the Weed Invitational. (more…)

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    Mt. Shasta Coach Greta Jones’ pick for the Pepsi of Mt. Shasta Lady Bear Volleyball Player of the Week is Kayla Spini. Jones based her choice on strong net play by Spini in the match against Yreka, last week. Unofficially, Spini had nine kills, and also registered a pair of aces. (more…)

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    Photos by Annette Navarre

    The Mt. Shasta Bears took first place in the Division-1 group at the U-Prep soccer tournament in Redding over the weekend, going 4-1 overall, and 3-1 against varsity teams.

    On Friday, the Bears posted a pair of shutouts, 2-0 over Butte Valley and 4-0 over the Foothill JVs. Against Butte Valley, Willy Weidmann scored nine minutes into the match. Two minutes later, Matheus Lopes found the back of the net. Nils Allmang assisted on both tallies.

    Fifteen minutes into the match against the Foothill JV squad, Weidmann put the Bears up 1-0, with an assist by Matheus. Just one minute later, Christine Holst made it 2-0. Weidman notched his second goal of the game at the 19-minute mark, assisted by Chance Jackson. The Bears final score came from Allmang at 22 minutes.

    Mt. Shasta opened Saturday’s play against the U-Prep Panthers. U-Prep scored first at the 28-minute mark. The Bears answered 37 minutes into the match, when Allmang headed in a rebound, tying the contest at 1-1. The game remained 1-1 at the end of regulation, leading to a penalty kick shootout, which U-Prep won 5-3.

    The Bears rebounded from the loss with a 2-0 win over Tulelake. The Bears first goal came out of traffic in front of the Honkers net, with the ball deflecting off a Tulelake player and into the goal at the 13 minute mark. Mt. Shasta’s second score came via a penalty kick at 26 minutes by Paul Thelander.

    The tournament was based on a point system, and after the first two games on Saturday the Bears trailed U-Prep 9-8. The scenario, as explained by Bear assistant coach Marie Kennedy, was that Mt. Shasta had to win its final match against Redding Christian, 3-0, or better. And, U-Prep had to win by 2-0, or better, against Tulelake to claim the championship. (more…)

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    MOUNT SHASTA – The junior varsity version of the Black Butte Bowl—Black Butte Lite—between the Mt. Shasta Bears and Weed Cougars was competitive for the first half. After that, it was just about all Bears until the last minute of play.

    Cesar Gonzalez set the Bears up for their first score with an interception, giving Mt. Shasta the ball on the Weed 11-yard line. Daniel Benham covered the 11 yards in one run, and Jonathan Clemens ran for the 2-point conversion, giving the Bears the lead 8-0, with 4:50 remaining in the first quarter. Neither team was able to find the end zone for the remainder of the first half.

    With four minutes gone in the third quarter, Gonzalez scored a TD of his own, going 46 yards to pay dirt. Weed’s Spencer Hall blocked the PAT, but the Bears had increased their lead to 14-0.

    The speedy and hard hitting Elijah Chapman made it 20-0 with a 45-yard punt return for a TD, with 2:29 left in the third. The 2-point conversion failed. (more…)

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    MOUNT SHASTA – Except for the Weed faithful—the very faithful—it wasn’t a first half anyone likely expected at the Black Butte Bowl on Friday night. As they have been since just after Mt. Shasta’s last eruption, the Weed Cougars were a definitive underdog as they took the field against the Mt. Shasta Bears. However, it was the Cougars who dominated both sides of the ball for nearly the entire first half.

    The Bears did strike first, when Jordan Hanna went in from 3-yards out midway through the first quarter. Weed blocked the PAT, leaving Mt. Shasta with a 6-0 lead.

    It took less than 2:30 for the Cougars to reply, with a 14-yard TD strike from Aaron Peruzzi to Tommy Haosouphanthong, tying the contest, 6-6. The 2-point attempt failed, but the Cougars had served notice that they were there to play, and that they could shred the Bear secondary.

    The Bears attempted to answer and made their way down to the Weed 11-yard line where they had a first down. Three plays later, the Bears had gained just two yards. Mt. Shasta went for it on fourth down, but the Cougars held.

    The confident and fired up Cougars went back to the aerial assault, and the Peruzzi to Haosouphanthong connection delivered again with a 35-yard TD. The 2-point attempt failed, but the Cougars had the lead 12-6, with 7:06 to go in the first half.

    Late in the half, Mt. Shasta tried an ill advised fake punt on its side of midfield, and came up short.

    Being gracious visitors, the Cougars quickly took advantage of the gift. Peruzzi fired, the ball was tipped, Noa Traylor grabbed the deflection, came out of a bit of traffic, and rambled 43 yards to pay dirt. Peruzzi ran for 2-points, extending Weed’s lead to 20-6, with 1:20 left in the half.

    The second half couldn’t have been more different. (more…)

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    MOUNT SHASTA – The Yreka Miners boys varsity cross country team turned in another strong performance at the Mt. Shasta Invitational on Thursday, winning over Ashland by 12 points. Eric Neill won the varsity boys 2.2 mile race (12:00). Etna’s John Whelan was second (12:04), and Miner Timmy Williams finished third (12:12). Mt. Shasta’s top varsity boy was Michael Cook in 21st (13:19).

    Yreka’s Dakota Cash turned in the top girls varsity performance for a Siskiyou County runner, crossing the finish line fourth in the girls 2.2 mile race, in a time of 14:59. Ellen Sampson was Mt. Shasta’s top varsity girl competitor, finishing 9th in 15:50. As a team, Mt. Shasta’s varsity girls finished third.

    Yreka dominated the boys junior varsity race finishing 1-5, with Kris Wilson, Josh Lee, Cody Griffith, Tyler Larsen and Ryan Keck in that order. The Miner JVs also won the team competition. (more…)

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    Lady Bear Leah Maumausi is Mt. Shasta Coach Greta Jones’ selection for the Pepsi of Mt. Shasta Lady Bear Volleyball Player of the Week. Maumausi was strong at the net, behind the line, and setting in Mt. Shasta’s win over Dunsmuir last week. (more…)

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    YREKA – The host Lady Miners were sporting a 10-2 record going into Tuesday night’s match with Mt. Shasta. The Lady Bears, apparently, weren’t impressed.

    Instead of being intimidated by Yreka’s record, Mt. Shasta went into Miner Gym and took the first two sets, 27-25 and 25-21. At that point, things looked good for the Lady Bears. However, the Yreka squad had set some goals for the season, and one of them was in sight.

    “As a team, we set goals for ourselves going into the season. One of them was to come back to win a match after being down 0-2,” said Yreka coach Scott Eastman. “In 2005 (when Yreka was section runner-up), we came back from an 0-2 deficit five times. Last season we didn’t do it even once. When we got down, we gave up. It’s different this season. Coming back shows character. At whatever level you’re at, you need character to win.”

    After the rampaging Lady Bears tore up Miner Gym the first two sets, Yreka decided it was time to defend its house. With the third set tied at 3-3, the Lady Miners went on a 10-1 tear, to take a commanding 13-4 lead, before going on to win 25-14. (more…)

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    Mt. Shasta volleyball coach Greta Jones’ pick for the Pepsi Lady Bear Volleyball Player of the Week is senior Haley Brown. Jones cited Brown’s consistent serving and all-around excellent play in last week’s Miner Mountain Blast Tournament as her reasons for the selection. (more…)

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    DUNSMUIR – Don’t let the 3-0 match score fool you. The Dunsmuir Lady Tigers gave the Mt. Shasta Lady Bears all they could handle in the first set of the match, before losing 27-25.

    For most of the first set, it was the Lady Tigers that appeared to be in control. Dunsmuir reached set-point, 24-18, on an ace by Clara Weld. However, Mt. Shasta was able to regain the serve, with the score 24-19. With Haleigh Tuiolemotu behind the line, Mt. Shasta rattled off six straight service points to take the lead 25-24. A kill by Dunsmuir’s Chelsea Helms, tied the set 25-25.  Lady Bear Leah Maumausi dinked to give Mt. Shasta back the lead, 26-25. With Maumausi serving, the Lady Bears recorded the set winner, on a hitting error by Dunsmuir, 27-25. (more…)

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