Black Bear Diner Scoreboard & Schedule 8/25 – 8/28


It’s a good idea to check with the individual schools to make sure games are still a go…just saying. Don’t blame us if you get there and no one else is there. Also, there may be some games not on the schedule because coaches haven’t posted on MaxPreps or haven’t sent a schedule.

To report scores or schedule changes, text 530-340-0811. Email:

Friday, August 28


Mt. Shasta 0 – Yreka 36
Yreka led 36-0 at the end of the first quarter

Mt Shasta JV 20 – Yreka JV 43

Etna 8 – U-Prep 48
Etna’s first ever loss to upper division U-Prep

Etna JV 7 – U-Prep JV 12

Burney 13 – Weed 33

Burney JV 2 – Weed JV 0 forfeit
Teams played an unofficial 9-man game, with Burney winning 20-6

Dunsmuir 26 -Princeton 46

Elk Creek 0 – Happy Camp 34

Ferndale 42 – Trinity 12

Ferndale JV 51 – Trinity JV 12

Herlong 6 – Tulelake 26

Butte Valley 38 – Greenville 28


Tulelake @ Hidden Valley Jamboree

COS 1 v Hartnell 3 (22-25, 25-12, 20-25, 21-25)

COS 3 – Skyline 1 (25-23, 23-25, 25-18, 25-20)

Thursday, August 27


Yreka 3 – U-Prep 1 (25-17, 24-26, 25-14, 25-14)
Yreka stats: Taylor Callahan 10 kills, 6 solo blocks; Katie Bennett 11 kills, Gabby Lovelace 21 digs; Ashley Cox 21 service points, 13 digs, Hailey Connor 3 blocks

Yreka JV 2 – U-Prep JV 0 (25-19, 25-19)

Yreka Frosh 1 – U-Prep Frosh 2 (25-20, 22-25, 11-15)

American Christian @ Butte Valley, Canceled

Dunsmuir 0 – Mercy 3

Dunsmuir JV 0 – Mercy JV 2

COS 3 – Yuba 1 (25-23, 25-15, 22-25, 25-19)


Butte Valley 12 – Fall River 2
Butte Valley goals: Rene Perez (6), Hugo Gonzalez (4), Shaniya Britton, AJ Bautista. Ty Sullivan 4 saves.

Wednesday, August 26


Weed 0 – Yreka 3 (25-12, 25-15, 25-13)

Weed JV 0 – Yreka JV 2 (25-17, 25-12)

Tuesday, August 25


Trinity 3 – Hayfork 1

Maxwell @ Dunsmuir, Canceled


Trinity @ Redding Christian, Canceled

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Free shuttle bus service offered to senior citizens headed to the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair

The Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair in conjunction with the Merrill Park Service and Crater Lake Trolley will be providing a free shuttle bus service for senior citizens from Klamath Falls and Merrill to the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fairgrounds on Friday, September 11; Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13.

The shuttle bus will be offering one pickup site in Klamath Falls at the Senior Center located at 2045 Arthur Street. The shuttle bus will also have a pickup site in Merrill at the Merrill Park District. The pickup site will be located in the picnic area behind the Polar Bear Restaurant. The shuttle bus schedule is listed below. Please call the fair office at 530-667-5312 for more information about this new service!

The Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair would like to extend a big thanks to the Merrill Park District and the Crater Lake Trolley for helping to provide this important service to the area’s senior citizens.

Pickup Schedule:

Klamath Falls

Pickup Location: Klamath Falls Senior Center @ 2045 Arthur Street

Dates: Friday, September 11, Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13

Pickup Times: 10:00 a.m., 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm. (more…)

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JV Miners volleyball defeats Weed

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The Yreka Miners junior varsity volleyball team started the 2015 season on the right foot with a 2-0 win over the Weed Cougars at Miner Gym on Wednesday.

Yreka won the first set and 25-17, and took set-two 25-12.

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Yreka volleyball opens season with win over Weed

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The Yreka Miners varsity volleyball squad opened the 2015 season with a three-set sweep of the visiting Weed Cougars on Wednesday night.

Yreka jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the first set, with Ashley Cox behind the service line. A kill by Weed’s Hailey Dixon ended the Miners’ opening run. Yreka went on to take the set 25-12.

Two kills by Taylor Callahan, a kill from Katie Bennett and an ace by Cox put Yreka up 4-0 to start the second set. Weed cut the deficit to two points on an ace from Dixon, 4-2. The Miners pushed their advantage to 10 points, 13-3, on a Bennett kill. Weed came with in six points, 18-12, on an Abby Dixon spike, but would get no closer. A kill by Bennett ended the set in favor of Yreka at 25-15.

The Miners lead 7-1 early in the third set, helped by a pair of aces from Monica Leyva and two kills by Callahan. A kill and then a block from Rachel Michelon narrowed the deficit to 7-4, and a Miner miscue brought Weed within two points at 7-5. Bennett got the Miners rolling again with a kill, making it 8-5. Yreka took control after that, and continued on to a 25-13 set victory and 3-0 match win. (more…)

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COS seeks local veterans to serve as exhibit hosts

GirdnerThe College of the Siskiyous Library will be hosting the traveling exhibit “War Comes Home: The Legacy” from August 31, 2015 – October 8, 2015. The exhibit is part of Cal Humanities’ current War Comes Home initiative which “aims to raise awareness of and promote greater understanding of our veterans and explore the impact of war on our communities.”

The exhibit considers this theme through correspondence between service members and their families, from the Civil War through more recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Library is looking for local veterans interested in volunteering to serve as exhibit hosts on select Thursday evenings and Saturdays. We believe that a veteran presence at the exhibit will enhance the experience for visitors as well as give the general public additional insights into the lives of US veterans. For more information please contact the COS Library at (530)938-5331.

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COS football scrimmage photos

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The College of the Siskiyous Eagles football team held an intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday afternoon.

The Eagles host San Mateo to open the season on Saturday, September 5.

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Beverly Morgan’s Fact of the Week: smallest fish

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Annual COS Scholarship Dinner event is September 19

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The College of the Siskiyous Foundation invites all Siskiyou County residents to its annual Scholarship Fund Raising Dinner on Saturday, September 19, beginning at 5:30 pm, at Sons of Italy Hall in Weed. For the past 30 years, the annual Scholarship Dinner has successfully raised funds for Siskiyou County students and has provided Siskiyou County students with thousands of dollars in scholarships, annually ranging from $250 to $3,000. With the start of the fall semester having just begun, what better way is there than to ‘kick off’ the new school year with an event that raises funds in support of funding scholarships for our Siskiyou County students!

The evening will begin with doors opening at 5:30 pm for a no host bar and appetizers provided by the Weed Rotary. Butte Valley High School FFA will cater the buffet dinner which will be served at 6:45 pm. The menu consists of Tri-Tip Steak, Barbecue Chicken, Veggie Lasagna, Green Beans, Salad and Garlic Bread. (more…)

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Mt. Shasta, Weed & Anderson football scrimmage photos by Howard Albecker

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Mt. Shasta, Weed and Anderson held a preseason football scrimmage at Mt. Shasta High School on Friday evening.

Mt. Shasta opens its season next Friday at Yreka. Weed hosts Burney, and Anderson is at Shasta.

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2015 Etna & Trinity football scrimmage photos

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Pads were popping Friday at the Etna & Trinity varsity and junior varsity scrimmages, at Don Duncan Field in Etna.

Etna opens up the 2015 football season at U-Prep next Friday.

Trinity is scheduled to host Ferndale next Friday, but that game may be moved due to excessive smoke in Weaverville.

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Kephart is COS men’s and women’s soccer coach

The College of the Siskiyous has selected Ed Kephart to lead the Eagles new men’s and women’s soccer programs, as the head coach of both teams. The Eagles will field their first soccer squads in the fall of 2016.

Kephart comes to COS from Cypress College where he was the men’s head soccer coach, and taught a variety of health and fitness classes. In 2009, his first year as the Cypress coach, he led the Chargers to the playoffs for the first time in school history.

He was also the girls’ soccer coach at Troy High School in Fullerton, as well as the Health Education programmer. He led the Warriors to their first ever CIF D-III title in 2009, and was selected CIF Coach of the Year. His teams were undefeated Freeway League Champions in 2010 and 2015.

At Santiago College, Kephart was an assistant women’s coach for a Hawk’s program that won five conference titles, a state championship, and also finished as state runner up, during his eight years at the school.

He holds an M.A. in Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in Health Education from California State University of Long Beach.

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“Pay What You Can Admission” for Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair

It’s your choice! If you choose to donate, pay what you can for a chance to win a daily raffle prize! New Daily Raffle Incentive! Receive a raffle ticket for every $5 of admission donations.

The Tulelake-Butte Valley fair is just around the corner. This year’s fair will include the Klamath Basin’s largest carnival with 24 attractions, over 5,000 locally entered exhibits will be on display, an exciting free entertainment lineup everyday of the fair and many new features including your admission into the fair. For the past three years, the fair has featured a “Pay What You Can” admission and will continue with the same value oriented policy this year, but with an added incentive.

The “Pay What You Can” admission policy serves as a stepping stone from the past “free admission policy” and helps to lay the foundation to secure a sustainable future. As the fair endures it’s fourth year of zero funding, the time has never been more immediate and the need has never been greater. Individually, our impact of giving is limited, but together as a community we have the unlimited potential and ability to preserve the future of our fair for generations to come.

The “Pay What You Can” admission policy allows you the customer, the choice of donating an admission fee for attending the fair. While paying for admission is not required, the fair kindly ask for your support by donating what you can. You have the choice of paying the suggested value, less than, more than or nothing at all. Your admission donation will help promote a sustainable future for the fair and allow everyone to enjoy the fair at reasonable rates. (more…)

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Locals shine at Scott Valley Bank CCPRA Rodeo


Photo by Stan Krute

Lea Osburn of Hornbrook (pictured above) won the Rex Club Barrel Racing contest at the 2015 Scott Valley Bank CCPRA Rodeo, held at the Siskiyou Golden Fair last Saturday. The Yreka father and son team of Matt Wilson (Healer) and Lane Wilson (Header) took the Outlaw Saddles & Silver in memory of Freda Wilson–Double H Ranch Team Roping competition. Lane Wilson was also the Clarity Medical Spa All Around Champion.

In non CCPRA action, the Luke’s Yreka Drug Siskiyou Saddle Cow Champions are J.D. Rose of Montague, and Daryl Lara from Weed. Etna’s Collin Jenner won the coveted Finley Farms Mutton Bustin’ title.

Other CCPRA event champions

Yreka Immediate Care Bareback Riding
Champion – Blaine Davies, Red Bluff

Fawaz Farming Calf Roping
Champion – J. Cody Jones, Ukiah

Medical Center Pharmacy Saddle Bronc
Champion – George Veater, Coarsegold

Bob’s Ranch House Breakaway Roping
Champion – Suzanne Williams, Gerber

Century 21 Pioneer Realty Steer Wrestling
Champion – Danny Brown, Red Bluff

California Outdoor Properties Bull Riding
Champion – Jesse Aitken, Laytonville

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$5000 to win stays Local in Wonderland Sprint Race

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It was Fun for the Whole Herd in the Scott Valley Bank Grandstand at the 2015 Friday Night Wonderland Distributing Western Sprint Tour, featuring the Les Schwab Heats and the Sousa Ready Mix Shoot out. Action on Friday night included the McDonald’s Mini class from the Siskiyou Motorsports Association with everyone looking to make it into the Ellis Brooks Honda Winners Circle!

Fast time for the night went to Kyle Hirst in the Finley Farms 77 car. Interestingly, Finley Farms had won three out of four sprint car races at the Siskiyou Motor Speedway dating back to 2011. In 2011, Kyle Larson, now driving NASCAR, won the Shootout at the Siskiyou Golden Fair. In 2012 and 2013 Hirst was the pilot. Earlier this year during speed week, the 77 car finished second, but the Wonderland Distributing presented Sousa Ready Mix Shootout once again saw Kyle Hirst and Finley Farms in the Ellis Brooks Winners Circle. Finishing second on the night was the 55 car driven by Trey Starks of Puyallup, WA and third was Colby Wiesz of Colfax, CA.

The McDonald’s Mini race was won by Ryder Boswell of Yreka. Ryder was presented with the $250.00 winner’s check and now has the bragging rights as the first ever fair champion in the mini class.

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Calvin Laffoon-Dustan wins 2015 Diaper Derby at SiskiyouGolden Fair

Diaper Derby Winner

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The 2015 Siskiyou Golden Fair is in the books and the contest that beings it all for lifetime fair-goers, the Lane Street Children’s Center Diaper Derby, has crowned the 2015 champion. Calvin Laffoon-Dustan sped across the carpet and was gathered up by his mother, Beth Laffoon, in record time!

Calvin received a $50 gift card from Lane Street Children’s Center and bragging rights for the next year.

“You just can’t beat a good diaper derby,” said fair CEO Cliff Munson. “There is electricity in the air when families gather to cheer on their young contestants!”

The 2016 Siskiyou Golden Fair will be August 10-14 in Yreka.

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2015 Stick Rodeo at the Siskiyou Golden Fair

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The 2015 Stick Rodeo was held in the Small Animal Show Ring on Saturday afternoon at the Siskiyou Golden Fair.

Riley Gardner won the Stick Horse race. Clayton Oakley took first in the Dummy Roping, and Shayna Gomes was the costume contest winner.

Congratulations to all the future rodeo stars that participated in the competitions.

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