• Former College of the Siskiyous softball coach Doug Eastman has been named head softball coach at Yavapai College, a community college, in Prescott, Arizona.

    Eastman flew to Arizona last week for an interview process and facilities tour that lasted three days. He was offered and accepted the position on Thursday of this week.

    Eastman said that Prescott is a small city of about 43,000 people and that the community really embraces Yavapai Roughriders sports.

    The Roughriders softball program won the NJCAA National Championship in 2009 and 2011. However, the college does not have a team this year. So, Eastman will be have a fresh squad when he starts work in two weeks. Although the squad will be new, he won’t have to start from scratch. The Roughriders already have 11 letters of intent signed, and offer a total of 24 scholarships. NJCAA schools are able to offer scholarships, unlike California community colleges. They also compete for a national championship, unlike California schools.

    The actual interview process took seven hours, with two hours spent with the president of the school. Eastman called the time spent with the president “refreshing” and said that it was more total time than any president in his prior 12 years of coaching had spent communicating with him. (more…)

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    The Yreka Lady Miners put the game away in just a couple of innings against the visiting Central Valley Falcons (0-3, 1-7) on Friday. Yreka posted five runs on the board in the first inning and eight more in the second stanza, on the way to a 15-1 rout. On Tuesday, Yreka swept a doubleheader at Central Valley, 19-5, 16-4.

    Kendall Moser started Friday’s game in the circle and tossed two perfect innings with 3 strikeouts. She was also perfect at the plate, going 2/2 with 4 RBIs. Megan Hassell was 2/2 with a run and 2 RBI. McKenzie Pellizzer scored twice, drove in a pair of runs and went 2/3. Taylor Brown was 2/3 and scored twice. Abi Hansen scored and drove in a run, going 2/3 with a double. Bre Ruelas was 1/1. Kaylee King went 1/2 with 2 runs and an RBI. Chantell Fraser was 1/2. Courtney Huston scored twice, went 1/3 and had an RBI.

    Tanaya Wilson threw two innings (ER, H, 2 BB, 4 K). Shannon White pitched one perfect inning with a pair of strikeouts. (more…)

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    The Fair Weather Meet was held at Mt. Shasta High School on Thursday.

    Varsity individual event multiple winners

    Mt. Shasta

    Eli Chapman: 100m, 200m
    Chris Morzenti: 800m, 1600m
    Dominic Tognolini: Shot Put, Discus
    Emily Andrus: 200m, 400m
    Madeleine Moyer: 100m Hurdles, Pole Vault – Moyer’s mark of 10′ in the Pole Vault is the best in the North Section so far this season.
    Sophia Ackerman-Mero: Shot Put, Discus

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    Ashley Lee: 100m, 200m (more…)

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    The Pepsi of Mt. Shasta Track & Field Athlete of the Week is Yreka senior Clayton Bunn.

    Bunn won both the 1600m (4:20.02) and 3200m (9:35.63) races at the Enterprise High School Hornet Invite last Saturday. Bunn’s 1600m and 3200m times from the Hornet Invite are the best so far this season in the North Section. He also has the top time in the 800m (2:00.80), set at the Siskiyou County Schools meet in March. (more…)

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    The Mt. Shasta Bears softball team improved to 4-0 in Shasta Cascade League play with a doubleheader sweep of the Fall River Bulldogs on Wednesday. The Bears won the first game 10-4 and game-two 8-4.

    Fall River put up a run in the top of the first inning of the opening game, but Mt. Shasta plastered five runs on the board in the home half of the inning. The Bears added two more runs in the second and three in the third inning. The Bulldogs scored a run in the third and two in the sixth.

    Ashley Cain led the way at the plate going 3/4 with 2 runs, 3 RBIs, and 3 doubles. Sydney Cross was 3/4 with 3 runs and an RBI. Alex Peruzzi scored, drove in two runs, hit a pair of doubles and went 3/4. McKenlee Bryan was 2/3 with a run, an RBI and a double. Sejay Sarti scored twice and went 2/4. Cain notched the win (7 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, BB, 9 K).

    Game-two was tied 1-1 after the first inning. The Bears took the lead 3-1 in the bottom of the third inning. The teams scored a run a piece in both the fourth and fifth innings. Fall River added a run to its total in the sixth, but Mt. Shasta put up three runs in the bottom half of the inning. (more…)

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    Yreka Miners softball coach Brian Wagy’s pick for the Miner Perk Softball Player of the Week is Taylor Brown.

    Brown had, “outstanding defensive play, and hit .500 in three of the 5 games in Reno,” said Wagy. (more…)

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    Photos by Howard Albecker

     style=For the third straight time, the Mt. Shasta Bears baseball squad lost the first game of a doubleheader and then rebounded to take the second contest. The Bears split their Shasta Cascade League opener with Weed last Friday, and split a non-league double dip with St. Mary’s on Monday. On Wednesday, the Bears dropped the first game to SCL foe Fall River, 1-0, and then took the second tilt from the Bulldogs, 9-2.

    In the first game on Wednesday, Fall River scored the only run of the game in the fifth inning. Abe Radabough had the Bears only two hits, going 2/3. Radabough took the loss for Mt. Shasta (7 IP, ER, 6 H, 4 BB, 9 K).

    Fall River led game-two 2-0 going into the bottom of the fourth. The Bears put up a run in the fourth, and then four runs in both the fifth and the sixth innings for the 9-2 win. (more…)

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    Etna baseball coach Michael Smith’s choice for the Scott Valley Real Estate Diamond Dominator of the Week is Trevor Stacher and Kyle Smith.

    Stacher was the winning pitcher in game-one against Trinity last week, allowing one earned run and striking out five batters.

    Smith pitched a complete game shutout in game-two, allowing two hits and fanning six batters. (more…)

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    The College of the Siskiyous Natural Resources Program invites the community to attend a free presentation by Dr. Lowell Diller, Ph.D. on Thursday, April 10 at the Weed Campus. The presentation titled “Killing One Owl to Save Another: Should We Be Doing It and Will It Work” will begin at 7:30 pm in the Life Science Building, room 9.

    In September 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced its Record of Decision that authorized the experimental lethal and non-lethal removal of barred owls from four study areas in the Pacific Northwest as a means to benefit threatened northern spotted owls. In this presentation Dr. Diller will report on the feasibility, effectiveness and response of northern spotted owls to a five-year pilot program that has removed more than 80 barred owls from approximately 400,000 acres of timberlands in northern California owned by the Green Diamond Resource Company. (more…)

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

    “Jamika broke the school record in the javelin with a throw of 144′ 9″ (44.12meters), besting the previous mark of 140′ 0″ by Ashley Geer in 2008,” said Maas. (more…)

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    The College of the Siskiyous softball team split a doubleheader against the Lassen Cougars on Wednesday in Weed. Lassen took game-one 3-0. COS won the second contest 8-2.

    Lassen scored it’s first run of the opening game in the third inning on a swinging bunt, a sac bunt, and a pair of errors. The Cougars also received plenty of help on their two fourth inning runs. Lassen took advantage of a bloop single, a sac bunt, a passed ball and an error to make the score 3-0.

    The Eagles had a runner in scoring position four times, three times with one out or less. Katelyn Bauman took the loss for COS (7 IP, ER, 5 H, BB, 4 K).

    Game-two was a didn’t-have-to-be marathon. Just a word to the Lassen College profs. Some of the players may be a little tired on Thursday from getting home late. It’s not their fault. The Cougar coach objected to an illegal pitch call in the second inning, and was hit with an “unsportsmanlike” warning from the umpires. Coach decided to protest the game at that time. The game was then delayed for about a week past forever, while the umpires proved that the unsportsmanlike warning was actually in the rule book. Nearly every inning for the rest of the game the Cougar coach had a complaint, some a bit legit, some not. Seriously, is there something in the Susanville water because it sure seems to be a pattern?

    Anyway, on with the game-two action.

    After setting the Cougars down in order, two by strikeout, in the top of the first, COS took a 1-0 lead in the bottom half. Lydia Strong singled with one out. A base hit by Kristin Cox put runners at first and second. Strong found her way home on a single by Sydney Haynes. (more…)

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    The Mt. Shasta Bears softball team opened up Shasta Cascade League play with a doubleheader sweep of the Weed Cougars on Monday. The Bears won the first game, 17-0, and game-two 20-0.

    Ashley Cain registered both wins for Mt. Shasta, allowing only three hits and a walk in nine innings of work, while striking out 19.

    Cain also hit a 3-run homer in the first game.

    Bear Sydney Cross went 3/3 for the day, with six runs scored, a pair of RBIs, and a double. (more…)

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    Is there anything better then taking a double header from the defending champion Lassen Grizzlies to open up Northern Athletic League play? The answer is definitely “yes” because you can do it in style like the Miners did on Tuesday at Hibbard Field. Yreka won the first game 3-0 on a no-hitter by Tevin Cadola. And then, just for fun, Yreka scored six unanswered runs in game-two for a come from behind 10-6 win.

    “He (Cadola) was just dialed in. I can’t think of a better way to start league than with a no hitter,” said Yreka coach Jason Freitas.

    The Miners took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning of game-one. With one down, Michael Schuler singled, and then scored on a double by Gabe Durney.

    There was one gone in the third inning, when Durney was hit by a pitch. He stole second, and went to third when Derek Howard reached on an error. Durney scored on an infield hit by Dylan O’Gorman. Howard scored on a ground out by Jake Harris, giving Yreka a 3-0 advantage.

    In the top of the fourth, shortstop Cade Parker made a spectacular diving catch of a line drive to help preserve Cadola’s no-no. (more…)

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    The Mt. Shasta Bears dropped the first game of their doubleheader against the visiting St. Mary’s Crusaders, 10-0, on Monday. However, Mt. Shasta rebounded to win the second game, 7-6. The Bears trailed 6-5 going into the bottom of the seventh inning. (more…)

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