Subway COS Eagles Football Players of the Week: Ocasio & Kretschman

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The Subway COS Eagles Football Players of the Week for the game against Butte are Anthony Ocasio and Tyler Kretschman.

Linebacker Anthony Ocasio had 11 tackles, including three tackles for a loss. “Played very tough!” said COS Coach Charlie Roche.

Quarterback Tyler Kretschman led the team on the final drive for the game-winning TD. Kretschman ran for the game-winner, and also threw for a TD in the game. (more…)

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Pizza Factory Jackson St. School Student of the Week: Reynolds

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The Pizza Factory Jackson St. School Student of the Week is Charnelle Reynolds.

“In class, Charnelle is helpful to students and teachers. She goes out of her way to be polite and attentive. Charnelle is an excellent student who works hard to maintain good grades and she can do a great Cha Cha Slide! Congratulations to super student, Charnelle Reynolds!” said Jackson St. teacher Shanna Schack. (more…)

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Eagles upset #4 Butte, will host bowl game

Going into Saturday’s game at fourth-ranked Butte College, the Eagles had no chance for a conference championship, and a bowl game probably wasn’t going to happen. At 2-2 in the NorCal Conference and 5-4 overall, COS was just looking for an upset to finish with a winning season. When the dust settled, the Eagles had pulled it off in the final two minutes, 21-20, to end the regular season 6-4. On Sunday afternoon, the coaching staff received word that the Eagles would be hosting their third straight bowl game.

The win moved COS up from ninth to number-seven in the National Division. The Eagles will host the Shasta Knights in the Top of the State Bowl this Saturday at noon. Shasta (8-2) is ranked number-four in the American Division, and finished second in the Pacific 7 Conference. The National Conference is the higher level of the two conferences. In high school terms, think of the National as D-1 and the American as D-2.

It didn’t take long for the upset dream to look like reality on Saturday. The Eagles drove 71 yards on the first possession of the game for a touchdown. Tyler Kretschman completed four passes for 10 yards or more, including an 16-yard strike to Wyatt Houghtby, giving COS a first down at the Roadrunner two-yard-line. Two consecutive one-yard runs by Zach Floyd put the Eagles in the lead. Taylor Grimmett added the PAT, for a 7-0 advantage at 9:21.

The Eagles recovered the ball at the Butte 29, on what amounted to an onside kick following their TD. On the second play of the drive, Kretschman found Kendrick Murphy for a 27-yard TD pass play. COS added the extra point for a 14-0 lead, with 8:29 left in the opening quarter.

While the Eagle start was exceptionally strong, the NorCal Conference champion Roadrunners (4-1, 7-3) were not going down easily. With 4:21 to play in the quarter, Butte made it 14-7 on a 17-yard TD pass and conversion.

About four minutes into the second quarter, the Roadrunners added a field goal, 14-10.

With 2:22 to play in the first half, Butte took the lead 17-14 on a two-yard run and PAT.

COS attempted an onside kick to start the second half, but the Roadrunners recovered at their own 48. Butte added a field goal on the drive, extending its lead to six points, 20-14, with 11:23 on the clock.

Midway through the fourth quarter came what COS Coach Charlie Roche considers the turning point of the game. Butte gained a first down at about the COS one-yard-line, but the Eagle defense came up with a huge stand. Here is Roche’s play-by-play description: (more…)

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Scott Valley v Sisson “A” girls basketball

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Miner Perk Yreka Cross Country Runners of the Week: Krier & Jochim

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The Miner Perk Yreka Cross Country Runners of the Week are Meri Krier and Matt Jochim.

Krier finished second in the Northern Athletic League finals two weeks ago, helping the Miners to an NAL title.

Jochim won the NAL individual title and also helped the Miners to a NAL championship. (more…)

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Scott Valley v Sisson “B” girls basketball

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Pepsi Lady Cougar Volleyball Player of the Week: The Seniors

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The Pepsi of Mt. Shasta Lady Cougar Volleyball Players of the Week are the Seniors.

“Jacque Dodson, Tia Palangvanh, Johanna Stensaas, Paige Miller, and Elyssa Fisher have dedicated themselves to WHS volleyball program for the last four years and have had a great amount of successes.  They have all maintained above a 3.0 gpa and have been scholar-athletes for 4 years. WHS will miss these great young girls and wish them luck in their future journeys,” said Athletic Director Steve Neel. (more…)

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Registration for American Sign Language Classes is open at COS

This spring College of the Siskiyous will offer two, three-unit, American Sign Language classes, Beginning (ASL 1020-01 / #3133), taught by Michele Rose. This is an excellent opportunity for those desiring skills in communicating with hearing impaired family members or friends as well as for emergency first responders, health care professionals, and public service workers. Beginning ASL will meet on Monday and Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Weed Campus.

Why should students consider registering for this class: 1) Families with deaf or hard of hearing members can improve their communications skills; 2) Emergency First Responders can communicate with witnesses or victims who may be unable to hear or speak; 3) Care givers can more effectively respond to deaf or hearing impaired patients; 4) Parents of infants and toddlers can communicate with their children before the child’s speech is developed; and, 5) Widens career options. (more…)

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Scott River Custom Cabinets Etna Football Player of the Week: Hogun

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Scott River Custom Cabinets Etna Football Player of the Week is Harrison Hogun.

Harrison had, “two passing touchdowns, one receiving TD and played solid defense at the corner position (against Chester),” said Etna coach Wade Dickinson. (more…)

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Miner Perk Yreka Football Player of the Week: Burch 3X

Justin Burch is the Miner Perk Yreka Football Player of the Week.

Justin led the Miners in tackles in last week’s playoff game, making plays from sideline to sideline.

“We knew we had to play better defense against West Valley to compete. Justin lead the defense to do just that,” said Yreka Coach Orlyn Culp. (more…)

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Miner Perk Yreka Volleyball Player of the Week: Callahan 2X

The Miner Perk Yreka Volleyball Player of the Week is Taylor Callahan.

Callahan had 15 kills against Sutter in last week’s playoff match.

Taylor is, “one of the top five attackers in the North Section,” said Coach Scott Eastman. (more…)

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“January Thaw” opens Friday at the Avery

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Parker will be a Hornet, signs letter of intent

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Yreka Miners shortstop Cade Parker signed a National Letter of Intent last Wednesday to play for the Sacramento State Hornets.

In two years of varsity baseball at Yreka, Parker has played 62 games, batting .323 with 64 runs and 43 RBIs. He is 19/21 in stolen base attempts. Parker played for the Klamath Cardinals in the 16-18 year old Babe Ruth World Series last summer and was named to the All-Defensive team. The Cardinals were the series runner up.

Parker said that the biggest factor in choosing to sign with the Hornets is that it is a Division-1 school located only about four hours from home, which he says will also work out well for his parents. Parker said that he really didn’t consider any other schools.

“I kinda stopped trying to get looked at after they (Sac State) offered it to me because that was a high choice on my list,” said Parker.

Sac States’ scholarship offer amounts to about 50-percent according to Parker. The school will pay for tuition, books and fees. He’ll be paying for room and board.

While looking forward to playing for the Hornets, Parker isn’t quite done playing Miner baseball yet. (more…)

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Weird Science: aliens, ghosts, chemtrails, and alternative medicine, oh my!

Each day you are confronted with many claims. For example you may have been told the position of the planets at the time of your birth will influence your future. A certain treatment will cure your illness and/or balance your energies. Your specific beliefs in a creator will determination whether you spend the hereafter in eternal bliss, or eternal torture.

How do you decide what to believe and what not to believe? Why is the human mind so easily fooled and how can you guard against it? Is there any harm in believing something that is false? Beginning in January, COS will offer a 3 unit, on-line class (PHYS 1020 / #3403) which will provide a scientific perspective on claims of the paranormal, supernatural, conspiracy theories, alternative medicine, etc. Michael Read is the instructor.

The course is a mixture of Science, Philosophy, and Psychology and will deal with many controversial topics related to people’s deepest held beliefs. The course will challenge you to think about and discuss your beliefs. If you are interested in the scientific perspective on weird phenomena such as UFO’s, Ghosts, ESP, Astrology, Alternative Medicine, God, Big Foot, Communication with the Dead, and Conspiracy theories and if you enjoy discussion and debate then you will enjoy this class.

COS offers many courses to choose from, however, popular classes and transfer classes quickly fill. Be sure to register early to get the classes you need and want. For more information about this class contact Instructor Read by email at, or call (530) 938-5224. Registration for the spring semester is currently open. Payment for classes is due upon registration. (more…)

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Miner boys and girls XC take NSCIF titles; Trinity’s Harper is boys champ

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Photos by Pam Borg and Brandt Gutermuth (last four)

 style=The Yreka Miners varsity boys team won their fifth straight NSCIF Division-IV cross country title last Thursday at West Valley High School. They also took the overall NSCIF championship for the third time in the last four years.  The Yreka girls won their first D-IV championship since 2005. The Yreka boys are the defending CIF D-IV state champions.

The Mt. Shasta Bears boys team was 2nd in D-V and the girls finished 4th in D-V.

Trinity’s Ben Harper won the boys varsity race in 15:55.80. Harper is the overall and D-V champion. Chris Morzenti from Mt. Shasta was 2nd (16:03.49) overall and in D-V. Yreka’s Matt Jochim won the D-IV title and was 3rd overall in 16:16.10. Yreka’s Brenden Beery was 2nd in D-IV and 5th overall (16:22.85). Michael Martin of Etna finished 7th in D-V (17:12.38), and Vivek Prasad from Weed was 46th (21:41.39).

Meri Krier finished 3rd in D-IV and 5th overall (19:30.95). Karly Gutermuth from Trinity was 2nd in girls D-V and 9th overall. Mt. Shasta’s Madeline Moyer finished 5th in D-V and 31st overall (21:26.74). Marron Bahen from Etna was 7th in D-V and 42nd overall (21:47.65). (more…)

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Miners give Eagles all they can handle in first round

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By Richard Allan

The playoffs bring a new season, and often times regular season results can just be thrown out the window. The seventh-seeded Yreka Miners trekked to the West Valley Pasture to face the heavily favored second-seeded Eagles in the first round of the NSCIF Division III playoffs, on Friday. In Northern Athletic League play, the Eagles rolled the Miners 47-14, while rushing the ball for 430 yards. But the Miners’ postseason berth started the team anew.

Yreka scored on its opening drive, and the defense soon established it would not be run over in the playoffs. The Miners controlled the tempo in the first half, but a couple miscues and an ankle injury to Drew Kannely-Robles in the second half proved to be too much to overcome, with the Eagles taking the contest, 27-13.

Yreka (6-5) started the game with some big plays in the passing game, going 79 yards in five plays to take the early advantage. Ty Currie connected with Paul Shadwell for 22 yards on the first play from scrimmage. Thomas Colla grabbed an aerial for 15 yards to get to the Eagle 35. Currie and Colla hooked up again from six-yards out for the touchdown. Aaron Freeze kicked the extra point for a 7-0 lead.

The Eagles took advantage of a shanked punt to get on the board late in the first quarter. West Valley (9-2) started at the Miner 30-yard line and tied the game with a five-yard run. (more…)

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Subway COS Eagles Football Players of the Week: Syverson & Murphy 2X

The Subway COS Eagles Football Players of the Week for the game against Sierra are Jason Syverson and Kendrick Murphy.

Syverson had 10 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss and a sack. “He is really playing well this time a year, said COS Coach Charlie Roche.

Murphy pulled in 3 Receptions for 109 yards and a TD. He, “sparked our offense in the 3rd quarter with an 85 yard TD catch, said Roche. (more…)

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