Eagles devoured by Cougars

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GirdnerThe College of the Siskiyous Eagles put up a fight, but couldn’t repel the Lassen Cougar attack on Wednesday night in Weed, losing 89-74.

Lassen, the number-nine team in the North Region, jumped out to a 14-4 lead in the first quarter. It appeared the rout was on. However, that’s when the Eagles responded.

Jarrett Artale dropped in a 3-ball to start a 9-0 Eagle run. A pair of freebies by Jerome Lane made it 14-9. A bucket followed by two free throws from Ehpraim Church brought COS within a point, 14-13. The Eagles trailed 19-15, when Michael Benton-Ferguson made it 19-17. Artale’s third 3-pointer in the first nine minutes of the game gave COS the lead 20-19. Artale finished the night with eight 3-pointers to his credit. Lassen regained the lead, but Artale connected again from downtown for another COS lead, 25-24. Back came the Cougars to go up 29-27. And then…yep, it was Artale for three more points and a COS advantage, 30-29, with 7:15 to go in the first half. That’s the good news.

The not so good news for COS fans was that the Cougars finished the half with a 20-6 run, to take a 49-36 lead to the locker room at the intermission. (more…)

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Gold Rush Burgers Yreka Girls B-Ball Player of the Week: Laffoon

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The Gold Rush Burgers Yreka Girls B-Ball Player of the Week is Nichelle Laffoon.

Nichelle was chosen for her, “hustle at both ends of the floor. She scored 13 and 16 in the two games (last week),” said Coach Curly Culp. (more…)

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Lady Eagles flatten Lassen

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The visiting Lassen Cougars gave the College of the Siskiyous Lady Eagles a game on Wednesday night…for about five minutes. Early in the contest, Lassen held a 7-6 lead. By around the middle of the first half, COS enjoyed a double-digit advantage. The Eagles led by 17 points at the intermission, 49-32, and cruised to an 88-65 win.

Trailing 7-6, Eagle Robbin Martinez-Buckner connected from beyond the arc, putting COS on top 9-7. Megan Morris dropped in a 3-ball, and Casie Johnson put back a rebound to make it 14-7, with a bit under 15 minutes to play in the first half. The Eagles upped their advantage to 11 points, 30-19, when Ashley Ensminger swiped the ball and passed to Johnson for a hoop. With 2.2 on the clock, Johnson finished out the first half scoring with a 3-point play the hard way, 49-32. (more…)

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A Slice of Heaven Delicatessen Bulldog Athlete of the Week: Forrester

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The A Slice of Heaven Delicatessen and More Butte Valley Bulldog Athlete of the Week is Brandon Forrester.

Brandon, “has led the attack for the Bulldogs all season long,” said Coach Shane Cynor. (more…)

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Moore and Johnson have jerseys retired

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Former College of the Siskiyous Eagle basketball standout Lavar Moore had his jersey retired between the women’s and men’s games against Lassen on Wednesday night. Also, having her jersey retired was current Lady Eagle sophomore Casie Johnson.

During the ceremony women’s coach Tom Powers said that having a freshman earn all-state honors doesn’t happen very often, and so it was unusual to retire the jersey of a player that hasn’t finished her career. Johnson was second team all-state last season and her retired jersey is blue. After the ceremony, Powers said that he expects it to be changed to white after this season, signifying a first team all-state selection for Johnson in her sophomore year.

Last season, Johnson averaged 22 points and 12 rebounds per game and earned Golden Valley Conference Most Valuable Player. She led the state in field goal percentage at 62.3%, and holds the all time freshman scoring record at COS. So far this season, Johnson is averaging 20 points per game, and again leads the state in field goal percentage at 65%, according to Powers. Against Lassen on Wednesday, Johnson scored 28 points.

Lavar Moore was 11th in the state in scoring last season at 21 points per game, and set the COS season free throw percentage record at 89%. Moore is currently playing for Oregon Tech, where he is averaging 24.8 points per game. He leads the Cascade Collegiate Conference is scoring and is third in the nation for NAIA schools. He leads the NAIA in 3-pointers, with 76 (4 per game). (more…)

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Golden Rush Espresso Miner Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Hopper

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The Golden Rush Espresso Miner Boys Basketball Player of the Week is Scott Hopper.

Scott is, “taking steps forward in rebounding, finishing and defense. (He) had 10 offensive boards against Anderson,” said Coach Christian Birch. (more…)

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Subway Bears B-Ball Player of the Week: Fuentes

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Slow start costs Lady Miners against Corning

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The visiting Corning Cardinals got off to a quick start against the Yreka Miners on Tuesday night with a 10-0 run to begin the game. Corning led 18-4 at the end of one quarter, and went on to a 58-36 win.

After the Cardinals scored the first 10 points, Nichelle Laffoon put Yreka on the board with a put-back at the 3:12 mark. Yreka’s other points came on a basket by Ashley Cox.

Cox dished up an assist to Laffoon for a hoop to start the second quarter, 18-6. Laffoon followed with a 3-ball to cut the deficit to under 10 points at 18-9. In contrast to Corning’s dominance in the opening quarter, the second went the Cardinals way by just two points, 15-13. Mariela Patterson scored five for the Miners in the quarter, and Janna Toolanen hit a shot clock beating 3-pointer. (more…)

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

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“Kind, thoughtful, caring, positive, intelligent and leader are all words that describe Anna Freudenburg, Jackson Street’s student of the week. Anna is a vital part of the JSS music program. She is a leader in the band as well as the choir. Just this past weekend she was chosen to sing a solo at the Northern California Honor Choir Festival at Chico State University. She is an amazing piano player as well as a top notch dancer. She is an excellent student and has a sense of pride in her school work. She is kind to others and has taken on the leadership of our school’s First Priority Club. She is also a member of our Associated Student Body. Thank you Anna for all you do to make Jackson Street School a great school!” said Jackson St. School teacher Karen Clark.

Freudenburg is also a spelling bee champion at JSS, and will represent the Rams at the County Spelling Bee in February at COS.


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Lady Miner JVs and Frosh register wins over Corning

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The Yreka Miners girls Frosh and Junior Varsity teams defeated the Corning Cardinal squads on Tuesday night in Miner Gym.

The Frosh trailed most of the game, but came back to win in the fourth quarter. Corning had a 2-point lead going into the final frame, 17-15. Yreka outscored Corning 10-4 in the fourth, for a 25-21 win. Jesse Lovelace shot 5/7 at the free throw line for the Miners.

The JV Miners held a 7-6 lead after the first quarter and 18-13 at the half. The teams played the third quarter even, with the Miners maintaining a 5-point advantage, 32-27, heading into the final quarter. Yreka outscored the Cardinals 17-12 in the fourth to pull away for a 10-point victory 49-39. (more…)

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Miner Perk Yreka Girls Soccer Player of the Week: Nielsen 2X

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The Miner Perk Yreka Girls Soccer Player of the Week is Kendall Nielsen.

Kendall, “is the most consistent player in each game,” said Coach Brian Cowley.

Nielsen has four goals in the last three games. (more…)

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Miners’ shutout streak is three matches, win over Falcons 6-0

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 style=The Yreka Miners boys soccer team improved to 3-0 in the Northern Athletic League on Tuesday, with a 6-0 shutout of the Central Valley Falcons (0-3, 0-8). The Miners have yet to allow a goal in NAL play, having blanked Lassen 2-0 and West Valley 2-0 last week.

Julian Mendoza gave the Miners the only goal they really needed just 4:20 into the match, with an assist from Aaron Freeze. Mike Hogan made it 2-0 at the 17-minute mark. Three minutes later, Mendoza struck again, 3-0. The final goal of the half came when Mendoza headed an Andrew Daugherty corner kick off the head of a Falcon defender and into the goal, making it 4-0 at 22 minutes.

Mendoza, who leads the NAL and NSCIF Division-II in goals (18) and points (39), added another goal to the Yreka total on a penalty kick in the second half. Mendoza is second in the North Section in goals (David Gonzales, Willows 24) and is third in points (Gonzales, Willows 52; Porter Sillars, Pleasant Valley 47).

Also scoring in the second half was Tanner Marks, assisted by Mendoza.

Zach Winter and Tyler Wagy recorded the combined shutout, with each keeper playing a half in goal for the Miners.


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Pepsi Cougar B-Ball Player of the Week: Lane

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Blake Lane is the Pepsi of Mt. Shasta Weed Cougar B-Ball Player of the Week.

Blake, “came off the bench, scored some points, got some rebounds and did a good job defensively,” said Coach Mike Carpine (more…)

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2015 Weed Elementary School B-Ball Tourney photos part-2 by Howard Albecker

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The Sisson Cubs won the “A” Division at the Weed Elementary School boys basketball tournament last weekend. Happy Valley was second. Third was Fall River,  and Consolation went to Butteville.

In the “B” Division, it was the Weed Cubs claiming the title over the Montague Trojans. Grenada was third, with Sisson taking Consolation.

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Pepsi Lady Eagles Basketball Player of the Week: Neel 2X

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The Pepsi of Mt. Shasta Lady Eagles Basketball Player of the Week is Jillian Neel.

Jill, “had 15 first half points to help us jump out to a big 45-20 lead at half (against Shasta),” said Coach Tom Powers.


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Beverly Morgan’s Fact of the Week: State of the Union

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Rescue Ranch Fundraiser

rescue_ranch_logo2_opt copyFor her senior project, Yreka High School’s Hannah Stuard has organized a fundraiser for the Rescue Ranch. The event will be held on February 7, at the Decision Life Church in Yreka, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Decision Life is located at 1301 South Main Street.

“We are looking for donations to support the needs of Rescue Ranch. You can assist by supporting our baked goods both through donations or purchasing an item; purchase any BeautiControl skin care or cosmetic item (at the event), with all proceeds going to Rescue Ranch; donate an item on the Ranch wish list; cash and checks will also be accepted,” said Stuard.

Refreshments and soup will be available at the event.

Rescue Ranch wish list: blankets, toys, dog food, photo paper, 5×7 tarp. (more…)

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