2015 Yreka-Etna Football Mini Camp photos

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The 2015 Yreka-Etna Football Mini Camp started on Tuesday at the Yreka HS practice field. The camp ends on Thursday.

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Golden deals for the whole herd at the Siskiyou Golden Fair

Deal 1 – Paul Maurer Shows, our family friendly carnival provider has created an exciting new opportunity for those folks that come to the fair every day! The all new “Paul Maurer Shows Golden Ticket” offers unlimited rides and a free hot food item and a small drink at the Candy Factory all five days of the Siskiyou Golden Fair for only $70.00!

The Golden Ticket is a 50-percent savings on fair time wrist band prices and the rider receives free food and drink each day. Golden Tickets will be available in the fair office only, and will be available up until 3:00 pm on opening day, August 12. With only 400 Golden Tickets, the Siskiyou Golden Fair will take credit card payments over the phone so that all Siskiyou County fair-goers have an opportunity to get a “Golden Ticket”!

Deal 2 – Paul Maurer Shows is also offering a great early bird presale carnival coupon for the 2015 fair in partnership with Baymont Inn & Holiday Inn Express of Yreka.

$20 presale wristband coupons are available at the following Siskiyou County locations until close of business on Tuesday August 11: Chevron and Miner Street Station in Yreka, Chevron in Fort Jones, Lake Street Station and Sports & Spirits in Mount Shasta, Mountain View Chevron, Handi Stop and Weed Chevron in Weed. Tickets are $20.00 presale and that will save about 30% off the fair time ticket price of $28.00.

Presale carnival wristbands will also be on sale in the fair office up until 3:00pm on opening day of the fair. (more…)

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2015 Etna Tennis Camp photos

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The 2015 Etna High School Tennis Camp got underway on Tuesday at the school’s tennis courts, with 11 participants.

The camp is directed by Lions’ tennis coach Pam Rimmer. She was assisted by Diane and Janet Brownell.

Proceeds from the camp support the Etna Lions tennis team. The Etna girls won the NSCIF D-III and Shasta Cascade League titles last season. The boys were runner up in both the section the league.

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Cross named to MaxPreps Sophomore All-American team

CrossMt Shasta Bear catcher Sydney Cross added another notch to her award belt, when MaxPreps named her to its 2015 Sophomore All-American Team last week. Cross was one of three California plays selected.

From the MaxPreps announcement, “Cross was a first-team, at-large pick as a catcher where she finished third in the CIF Northern Section section with a .615 average. She hit 10 home runs and had 53 RBIs and was named the Shasta Cascade League MVP for the second-straight season.”

The only other Northern Section player to receive recognition on the underclassmen teams was outfielder Mia Camuso from Shasta High School.

From MaxPreps, “Camuso’s power numbers included a CIF Northern Section record of 16 homers plus 61 RBIs and a .604 batting average. She captured the Northern Section’s Triple Crown. She has committed to Oregon.”

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South Siskiyou claims Section-2 title


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The South Siskiyous Junior Little League All-Stars defeated Sutter Buttes, 12-8, on Sunday night to claim the Section-2 title, earning them a trip to the regional tournament next weekend in Alameda.

At the section tourney held in Susanville, South Siskiyou defeated Sutter Buttes 3-0 in the first round and Modoc 17-0 in the winner’s bracket semi-final. Siskiyou also went undefeated in the District-1 tournament earlier in the month.

Myles DeLeon drove in Kaimana Ferguson and Kaden Riccomini with a double in the first inning for a 2-0 South Siskiyou lead.

Sutter scored a run in the bottom of the inning, on a triple and an error, 2-1.

Kaimana Ferguson singled to lead off the top of the third inning, stole second and scored on a double by Kaden Riccomini. A base hit by DeLeon plated Riccomini, making the score 4-1. (more…)

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South Siskiyou mangles Modoc, will play for Section-2 title

The South Siskiyou Junior Little League All-Star team made short work of the squad from Modoc on Friday night in a Section-2 semi-final match up, winning 17-0 in five innings.

Hunter Stock was the starting pitcher, and was followed on the hill by Kaimana Ferguson and Kole Riccomini.

South Siskiyou scored three runs in the top of the first inning, four in the second and two in the third. Siskiyou put up six runs in the fourth inning, and two more in the fifth.

Kaimana Ferguson drove in four runs and went 3/5 with a triple. Kaden Riccomini was also 3/5, with two runs scored and an RBI. Nolan Johnson went 2/2 with a run. Myles DeLeon was 2/3 with two runs, two RBIs, and was hit by a pitch. Kaden Crisci scored, knocked in two runs and went 2/3, with a sacrifice. (more…)

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Beverly Morgan’s Fact of the Week: largest butterfly

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Fact of the Week source http://www.livescience.com/32843-worlds-biggest-butterfly-queen-alexandra-birdwing.html

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COS announces winners of “Swing into Action” Golf Tournament


Back after taking a year off, the College of the Siskiyous Foundation and COS Athletic Department co-hosted its annual Golf Tournament, on Saturday, July 11, at the beautiful Lake Shastina Resort with 88 golfers enjoying a sunny and fun day of golf at the Resort.

The event held five individual contests, including a hole-in-one contest where the winner had the opportunity to win a baseball signed by Babe Ruth, as well as Putting, Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive and Accuracy contests.

Players also enjoyed a continental breakfast and lunch prepared by the Lake Shastina Resort, as well as a raffle and awards ceremony following the tournament. The event raised approximately $8,000 to support the purchase of new uniforms for the Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams. (more…)

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South Siskiyou All-Stars no-hit Sutter Buttes in Section-2 tourney

Kaden Riccomini and Hunter Stock combined for a no hitter on Thursday evening in a 3-0 win over Sutter Buttes in the first round of the Section-2 Junior Little League tournament. Riccomini started the game in Susanville and threw 95 pitches. Stock wrapped up the win, throwing 13 pitches.

Gage Kincade was hit by a pitch to lead off the game, stole second base and scored on a single by Kaimana Ferguson.

South Siskiyou added a run in the fifth inning when Ian Allen reached on an error and came around to score on a sacrifice by Kaimana Ferguson. (more…)

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Round up the herd at the Siskiyou Golden Fair Stick Horse Rodeo

Stick copyIf you are three to eight years old then this is the rodeo for you! The 10th District Agricultural Association Junior Fair Board Stick Horse Rodeo on Saturday August 15 at 1:00 pm in the SiskiyouYouth.com Small Show Ring!

A new for 2015 Costume Contest, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending and Dummy Roping will all be events included in this pre-rodeo event starting at 1:00 p.m. Contestants will compete for prizes and bragging rights for 2015! Competition will be fierce for one of the many prizes from the stick horse rodeo. This will be a bring your own mount or a horses provided event so no one will be left out. Professional timers and announcers from the great Junior Fair Board will oversee the event and award the champion.

The 2015 Stick Horse Rodeo will have two divisions 3-5 years old and 6-8 years old, using August 15, 2015 as the birthday cut off for contestants. The stick horse rodeo will be free to enter and entries will start at 11:30 am at the arena.

For more information, contact the fair office at 842-2767 or info@sisqfair.com. The 2015 Siskiyou Golden Fair, “Fun for the Whole Herd” runs August 12-16 in Yreka.

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Free Movie Night at Hibbard Field in Yreka

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Friends of Hibbard Field will be having their 1st Annual Movie night on Saturday, August 22. The Snack Shack will open at 7:00 pm, serving Tri-Tip Sandwich’s, hamburgers, Nachos and drinks. All the money from the Snack Shack goes back to Friends of Hibbard field. There will also be Popcorn for sale at the time of the movie. The movie, Sandlot, will start at dusk.

Seating will be festival style on the outfield grass with a 26 foot screen set up between the pitcher’s mound and second base.

Siskiyou Central Credit Union is the sponsor for the free movie night, and both Friends of Hibbard and Siskiyou Central Credit Union are excited to keep this event going for our community.

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“Over the Hill” Showmanship Competition at the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair

As a parent, grandparent, leader or a fair patron watching a Jr. Exhibitor show their animal in the show-ring, have you ever put yourself in their shoes and wondered about the thrill of the moment that you could experience being an exhibitor competing against others your age? If so, this competition is for you!

The Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair is pleased to announce that the “Over the Hill” Showmanship competition will be taking place during this year’s fair. That’s right, a showmanship competition for the folks who are “Over the Hill,” at least from being eligible to show as a 4-H/FFA Jr. Exhibitor.

To add to the excitement, the competition will also serve as a fundraiser for the fair’s non-profit organization! The entry fees will be split 50/50. One half of all entry fees will be donated to the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair Friends Inc. to promote sustainability efforts and the remaining half will be paid to the “Over the Hill” Master Showmanship winner.

The “Over the Hill” competitions will be very entertaining to watch as the classes will be judged on the exhibitor’s showmanship abilities, creativity and of course the overall entertainment value. (more…)

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College OPTIONS to Host College Send-Off Celebration

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In partnership with Shasta College Educational Talent Search and the UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association, College OPTIONS is hosting a College Send-Off Celebration on Wednesday, August 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Shasta College Bistro (inside the Student Union, Building 2000) at 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding. Local students who are starting or transferring to a college in the fall and their parents are encouraged to attend this free event.

The goal is to celebrate graduated high school seniors and transfer students as they are preparing for college, and to provide an opportunity for students from various high schools who are headed to similar colleges to network, ask questions, get and give advice and start building their new community. Alumni and current college students will be present to provide their valuable perspectives and share their personal college and professional stories with the new students.

Annie Hsuan, a University Preparatory School graduate and UC Davis student shared about her experience.

“The social helped me to step out of my comfort zone and meet new people, which is what college is all about. It also helped me realize that focusing on my strengths will help me be successful in the future”

Dessert will be provided, as well as time for mingling and break-out sessions designed help students network. There will also be a workshop for parents to help with this transition. (more…)

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Dan Drake awarded Lifetime Pass for Siskiyou Golden Fair

Drake copyDan Drake is the 2015 Lifetime Pass recipient for the Siskiyou Golden Fair. It is not often that a person spends a career in one place helping generations of families make their lives better, but the 2015 lifetime pass is going to a gentleman that did exactly that.

For 35 years, Dr. Drake brought new technology, research and husbandry techniques to ranchers and livestock exhibitors in Siskiyou County and shared much of that information at the Siskiyou Golden Fair. The fair theme for 2015 is “Fun for the Whole Herd” and Dan spent a career helping those in production agriculture educate themselves. From computer programs to sort carcass data; to forage analysis; to DNA testing that sorts genetic traits that help design a more consumer desirable product, Drake has been a leader for our county and our fair.

Deb Ad300Today because of Dan’s work, the Siskiyou Golden Fair and our junior exhibitors are leaders in producing the highest quality products for those that are consumers.

“Dan Drake started as our UC farm advisor when I was 17 years old,” said fair CEO Cliff Munson. “Dan spent 35 years making our fair and production agriculture more aware of tools and techniques that benefit our mission statement and those that practice animal husbandry in Siskiyou County.” (more…)

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Locals set to play in 38th annual Lions All-Star football game

Several Siskiyou County football players will be competing for the north teams in the Lions All-Star football games this Saturday in Oroville. There will be two games at Harrison Stadium. The 8-man All-Stars will play at 5:00 pm, followed by the 11-man squads at 7:30 pm.

Ryan Bentz of Hamilton High School coaches the 11-man team. The 8-man team is coached by Gerald Piper from Redding Christian. The teams are currently in camp preparing for the games.

Currie (2)Among those playing for the 11-man team is former Yreka Miner star quarterback Ty Curie. Currie threw for 1244 yards and 15 touchdowns last season. But it wasn’t just his arm that posed an offensive threat. Currie also ran for 838 yards and eight TDs. On defense, he averaged 5.5 tackles per game.

Currie, who will play for Division-II Western Oregon University in the fall, said that he is honored to be selected to represent the North and Yreka High School. Another plus for Currie is teaming up with former opponents.

“The camp has been great. (I’m) getting a chance to meet all the guys I have played against for so long and build relationships. And, we hope to keep the winning streak going for the North over the South!”

The North crushed the South 47-0 last season in 11-man. The North won the 8-man game 28-6.

BroomfieldJoining Currie is Weed’s Rashaan Broomfield, who said he feels blessed to play in the game.

“The preparation was little hard the first day because most of us have not had pads on in about 8 months but it gets easier with all the extra stuff we have access to like the ice bath and training room. I feel blessed to be able to play in the game and play with all the great athletes. We have some guys out here going D1 and I’m just happy to be able to play with these guys.”

Broomfield is headed to COS in the fall. Last season he averaged 69 yards per carry, rushing for 755 yards and five TDs. Broomfield averaged 22.1 yards on kickoff returns. Defensively, he had 9.9 tackles per game.

Another speedster for the North is Marquis Pitts from Etna High School. Pitts was part of the Lions D-V section runner up team last year. He ran for 882 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 7.4 yards per carry. (more…)

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Bands selected for Battle of the Bands at Siskiyou Golden Fair


Music mania will bring Fun for the Whole Herd on Thursday August 13 at the Siskiyou Golden Fair. A day full of great music on the Siskiyou Central Credit Union Mall Stage will begin at 2:00 pm with the Buffalo Broadcasting Talent Show. At 5:30, it is the Pepsi Battle of the Bands, and at 8:00 the Red Scarf Society Country Artist Tribute featuring music by Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean & Eric Church will take the stage.

The bands that were selected by the committee for the 2015 Battle of the Bands include two bands from the Redding area–Hollow Lane playing rock, and Cali Vibes playing reggae. The other two bands call the Rogue Valley home–The Evening Shades an indie rock/pop band, and Impulse Control playing alternative rock and pop punk.

The new format will include a three judge panel and Chromaphonic Recordings of Yreka will MC the event.

“The mall stage is right in the middle of those huge Sycamore trees and great fair food,” said CEO Cliff Munson. “come on out and enjoy the shade and a lemonade and cheer on your favorite band!” (more…)

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South Siskiyou Little League Board election is August 9th

South Siskiyou Little League’s annual election meeting with be August 9, 2015 at 4:00 pm at Rich Toreson Insurance in Mt. Shasta.

If you are interested in joining the little league board please reach out to Brian Johnson 859-3400 to get a nomination form and information on the board positions. At this time this is a nine member board, we are looking to fill numerous positions.

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