2016 NSCIF D-III track and field finals results, Mt. Shasta boys win team title

RBrownAdThe 2016 NSCIF D-III track and field finals were held in Durham on Friday.

Trinity’s Ben Harper and Mt. Shasta’s Chris Morzenti continued the North Section’s best distance race rivalry, with Morzenti edging Harper in the boys varsity 1600m in a time of 4:22.17 to Harper’s 4:23.07. In the 3200m race, it was Harper in 1st at 9:26.56, and Morzenti 2nd in 10:18.68.

Morzenti won the 800m in 2:00.27 in front of teammate Ryan Hering (2:01.62). Nick Schwartz from Mt. Shasta won the boys 200m race in 23.50. As usual, Mt. Shasta’s 4×400 boys relay team snagged 1st place (3:34.79).

Frosh Lauren Harper of Trinity won the girls varsity 400m (101.64), and was second in the 800m (2:33.67).

Mt. Shasta Bear Tyyler McKnight took the girls varsity Discus championship with a throw of 98-09. The girls varsity Pole Vault went to Mt. Shasta’s Sarina Bray at 7-06.00. Also jumping 7-06.00 was 2nd place finisher Christine Lujan from Mt. Shasta. (more…)

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Subway Mt. Shasta Bears Dirt Dogs of the Week: Riccomini & Radabaugh

Subway Mt Shasta Baseball Riccomini Radabaugh

The Subway Mt. Shasta Bears Dirt Dogs of the Week are Kaden Riccomini and Abe Radabaugh.

“Kaden broke the (Pierce) game open with a bases clearing double, and played excellent defense all day,” said Coach Chuck Mahen.

Mahen said, “Abe pitched fantastic. His final line was 7 IP, 1 BB, 2 H, 7 K on 82 pitches.”

Congratulations Kaden and Abe. Coach has your certificate for Subway.

Thanks Subway!

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Sarah Loogman and Crossfit: the full story

Loogman Regional (2)

One of the cool things about having had the privilege to report on local sports for the last 10 years or so is that I’ve had the opportunity to watch several athletes grow, mature and succeed in high school, college and in a few cases beyond. One of those who has continued to excel in athletics after college has been Etna High School grad Sarah Loogman.

Loogman placed 15th in a CrossFit Regional held in Del Mar last weekend, and as you’ll soon read, she had some extra motivation. Below are several questions that I asked her earlier this week, and her answers.

How long have you been competing in Crossfit, and where is your “home” gym?

My home gym is Northstate CrossFit in Redding. I started CrossFit in February 2013, although it was with a different gym at the time.

What is the official name of the competition? Was it for the state of CA, or was it a multi-state regional?

This was the California Regional. (T)his was all of California. However, all of the other Regionals are not necessarily broken down by state. In fact there are only eight Regionals worldwide. Ours just happens to be a very small geographical area in comparison due to the competitiveness of this area.

I was tied for 14th by points, but I’m ranked 15th overall due to the fact that the girl I tied with had a higher event finish. She’s actually a former CrossFit Games champ and is a veteran of the sport. Phenomenal athlete.

How many competitors were there in your division?

Forty. The top 20 women of NorCal and top 20 of SoCal.

Please explain the process for getting to the competition.

Loogman Regional (1)So the CrossFit season consists of three stages, the Open, the Regionals, and the Games. The CrossFit Games are what was aired on ESPN the last few years and takes place in Carson, California.

The Open typically takes place between February – March and is literally “open” to anyone in the world. For five weeks, one workout is announced each week. These workouts are completed at your home gym and are either validated by a judge or video submission. The higher level athletes are required a few extra steps to make sure that our scores are legitimate.

Anyway…after the five weeks and five workouts, the top athletes of each region advance to the Regionals. There are 17 regions worldwide and although each of these regions used to have their own Regionals events, since last year, they are now condensed into eight “Super Regionals” which has made this competition more difficult than ever to qualify.

The California Regional is a combination of the So Cal and Nor Cal regions. They take the top 20 men and 20 women of the Open from each of our two regions to compete in the California “Super” Regional. I placed 13th in Nor Cal out of 4,990 individual women to claim one of these qualifying spots. California is also arguably the most, or at least one of the most, competitive Regionals worldwide.

The top five men and women advance to the CrossFit Games in Carson in July.

What were the individual events within the competition? What was the most difficult for you? The easiest (relatively)?

There were seven events total for the weekend, you can view them all here along with video/descriptions for each: http://games.crossfit.com/workouts/regionals/2016

Event two was initially concerning for me, as strict muscle ups are a very advanced strength and skill movement and this was the first time they ever introduced them to competition. Traditionally this has been one of my weakest movements, but it actually ended up being my best with a 7th place event finish. One that I knew I could do pretty well in was Event six, although I didn’t expect it to go as well as it did. I won my heat in that one and that was an awesome experience. I wouldn’t say easy, but definitely fun.

Were there any surprises concerning your performance over the course of the competition, good or bad?

Yes. I knew this would be a learning experience as my rookie year and it was exactly that. I was really dehydrated going into day two, but didn’t really realize it. The whole morning I felt pretty awful and had a pretty tough time getting through the first couple of events. It didn’t really show on the live feed but on Event five, I ended up having some severe muscle cramps as a combination of muscle fatigue and dehydration and the medical staff nearly took me off the field.

After a few Pedialytes and some time with the medical team, I ended up feeling great for the final day, but my irresponsibility definitely cost me some points on day two. Lesson learned. (more…)

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Black Bear Diner Scoreboard & Schedule 5/17 – 5/21


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 SiskiyouYouth.com a schedule.

To report scores or schedule changes, text 530-340-0811. Email: siskiyouyouth@sisqtel.net

Friday, April 20


Yreka @ NSCIF D-II Championships (Yreka)

Mt Shasta & Trinity @ NSCIF D-III Championships (Durham)

Etna, Weed, Butte Valley, Dunsmuir, Golden Eagle, Happy Camp, Tulelake @ NSCIF D-IV Championships, 10:00 am (West Valley)

COS @ State Championships (San Diego)

Thursday, May 19


#4 Mt. Shasta 1 – #1 East Nicolaus 3 – NSCIF D-V Playoff semi-final (more…)

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Coffee Brake Lady Bears Softball Player of the Week: Cain

Coffee Brake POW Softball Cain

The Coffee Brake Lady Bears Softball Player of the Week is Kacey Cain.

Cain had six hits last week in two games against Burney, with a triple and two doubles, as well as six steals. She also played , “some great defense,” according to Coach Blake Powers.

Congratulations Kacey. Coach Powers has your certificate.

Thanks Coffee Brake!

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Miner St. Meat Market Yreka Baseball Player of the Week: Kyle Reed

MSM Baseball Reed

“Kyle was a great help all season at practices and in games. He went above and beyond what we asked him to do as team manager,” said Coach Jason Freitas.

Congratulations Kyle. The office has your certificate for the Miner St. Meat Market.

Thanks Miner St. Meat Market!

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Read to Win and ride, ride, ride at the Siskiyou Golden Fair

The Siskiyou Golden Fair is excited to bring back the popular “Read to Win” program for Siskiyou County K-8th Grade Students. Participants that complete the program will receive six tickets for Paul Maurer Shows carnival rides. Readers must pay fair admission to use the six free ride tickets.

Siskiyou County students must read for 20 to 30 minutes for 20 days and have it documented by a parent or guardian. K-3 will need to draw a picture depicting one of the stories read and 4-8 graders will need a one page book report on one of the stories, typed and double spaced to receive the prize tickets. The program will begin June 6 and end on the opening day of the fair. (more…)

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Sign up now for Siskiyou Knights football

Early bird sign ups for Siskiyou Knights football end on June 15. Early bird signups receive a $25 discount.

All sign up forms are on the web sight at http://siskiyouknights.activesports.com/Register.

The Knights will also have sign ups available at the Weed Car Show and Carnevale. Practices start in August.

For more info contact Byron Mathes at 530-859-2203 or BYRONMATHES@ME.COM

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Bears shutout Etna to advance to softball semifinal

Mt Shasta v Etna Playoff Front copy

Mt. Shasta’s sophomore pitcher Jolene Rhoades tossed a 3-hit, 10 strikeout gem against the five-seed Etna Lions on Tuesday. Her sister, Leslie Rhoades, launched a 3-run bomb in the bottom of the fifth inning, as part of a seven run frame for the #4 Bears. Mt Shasta took the contest 8-0.

The NSCIF D-V quarter final match was competitive for the first four innings, with Mt. Shasta leading 1-0 heading into the fifth. Base hits by Quincie Cross, Sydney Cross and Kaycee Sarti, along with an Etna error and a sac fly from Lily Hitchcock led to the first three runs of the inning.

Mary Taylor, who had reached on the error, and Anna Taylor who had run for Jolene Rhoades were on base, when Leslie Rhoades went yard to make it a 7-0 Bear advantage. With two gone, Kacey Cain singled, and later scored on a hit by Sarti, making it 8-0. (more…)

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Miner St. Meat Market Yreka Baseball Player of the Week: Dawson Fraley

MSM Baseball Fraley

“Fraley did a great job in relief on Tuesday (two weeks ago against CV) to keep us in the game, and on Friday played great defense at third base,” said Coach Jason Freitas.

Congratulations Dawson. The office has your certificate for the Miner St. Meat Market.

Thanks Miner St. Meat Market!

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Doc Swenson’s Quick Clips: Rhoades dinger in Mt. Shasta v Etna playoff game

Clip is of Bear Leslie Rhoades’ 3-run dinger in Mt. Shasta’s 8-0 NSCIF D-V playoff quarterfinal win over Etna, on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

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Etna 3 on 3 B-ball Tourney

3 on 3 2016

For info or to register, call 530-598-4929 or email nbranson@sisqtel.net

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Golden Rush Espresso Yreka Miners Softball Player of the Week: White 2X

GoldenRushSoftball White

The Golden Rush Espresso Yreka Miners Softball Player of the Week is Pitcher Shannon White.

“Shannon kept us in every league game. Her growth this year has been outstanding, ” said the Yreka coaching staff.

Congratulations Shannon. Coach Cox has your gift card for Golden Rush Espresso.

Thanks Golden Rush!

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South Fork Baking Company Etna Baseball Player of the Week: Hanna 2X

Baseball ad Hanna

Hanna went 4/4 in the playoff upset of #1 Modoc last week, with a run, an RBI and a pair of swipes.

He, “left it all on the field,” said Coach Robbie Munson.

Congratulations Henry. Coach has your gift certificate from South Fork Baking Company.

Thanks South Fork Baking Company!

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Lady Miner JV softball finishes NAL perfect

Yreka Miners junior varsity. Front row (L-R): Autumn Giannini, Morgan Collins. Middle row: Sadie O'brion, Sami Brown, Lisa Hall, Jewel Ruelas, Faith Churchill. Back row: Megan Hogan, Katie White, Amiee Bortolussi, Kelsey Tandy, Marianna Trujillo, Hailey Connor

Yreka Miners junior varsity. Front row (L-R): Autumn Giannini, Morgan Collins. Middle row: Sadie O’brion, Sami Brown, Lisa Hall, Jewel Ruelas, Faith Churchill. Back row: Megan Hogan, Katie White, Amiee Bortolussi, Kelsey Tandy, Marianna Trujillo, Hailey Connor


The Yreka Miners junior varsity softball squad completed its 2016 Northern Athletic League season at a perfect 12-0. The Miners capped the campaign with a 12-1 thrashing of the Corning Cardinals last Friday.

The Miner JV team is coached by Cole Garcia and Mike Jones.

Photo submitted by Allison Giannini.

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Evergreen League track & field finals winners

The Evergreen League track & field finals were held last Thursday in Tulelake. Below are the varsity event winners. Complete varsity and JV results can be found at athletic.net


100m: Hugo Gonzalez, Butte Valley 11.55

200m: Hugo Gonzalez, Butte Valley 23.91

400m Thomas Dodgen, Big Valley 53.77

800m: Cameron Williams, Tulelake 2:20.88

1600m: Cameron Williams, Tulelake 5:07.47

3200m: Lalo Licea, Butte Valley 12:56.64 (more…)

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

PizzaFactorySOW Patel

“Bhavini Patel is a joy to have in class. She is cheerful and good-natured, diligent in her academics, and has a genuine desire to learn and do high quality work. She is a thoughtful and responsible team-member. She also looks around her and notices things that need attention and takes care of them without being asked. And she is always eager to help with the school flock of chickens!” said Megan Ireson-Janke.

Congratulations Bhavini. Enjoy eating at the Pizza Factory.

Thanks Pizza Factory!

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