Black Bear nips SVB

Black Bear's Jaden Fraley tossed a one-hitter

Black Bear’s Jaden Fraley tossed a one-hitter

YrekaTransferNewThe Black Bear Diner Junior Little League squad nipped Scott Valley Bank, 3-2, on Tuesday in Fort Jones.

Jaden Fraley won the pitcher’s duel, fanning eight batters, while giving up just one hit.

Mason Lang also pitched well in a losing cause, striking out nine Bears and allowing one hit.

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Giants win South Siskiyou Little League Majors Division

The Giants. Front row (L-R): JT Kennedy, Kolton Yager, Carter Castaneda, Anthony Maria, Dylan Fussell. Back row: Coach Erik Johnson, Mick Pawelczyk, Mack Wolmar, Tyson Rhodes, Gary Carr, Coach Rick Castaneda, Derek McGrew, Zech Welch, Coach John Kennedy Jr., Diego Munoz. Not Pictured: Coach Ed Domanski

The Giants. Front row (L-R): JT Kennedy, Kolton Yager, Carter Castaneda, Anthony Maria, Dylan Fussell. Back row: Coach Erik Johnson, Mick Pawelczyk, Mack Wolmar, Tyson Rhodes, Gary Carr, Coach Rick Castaneda, Derek McGrew, Zech Welch, Coach John Kennedy Jr., Diego Munoz. Not Pictured: Coach Ed Domanski

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Last week, the Giants won the major division title for South Siskiyou Little League with a victory over the Dodgers 7-5.

The game featured an outstanding pitching performance by Carter Castaneda who threw all six innings in only 73 pitches. Backed by a solid defense and great hitting by JT Kennedy who was 3/4 and Mack Wolmar and Mick Pawelczyk who were both 2/3, the Giants were able to pull out the victory.

The Giants reeled off nine consecutive wins to end the season, and now advance to the District Tournament of Champions against the league winner of Anderson Little League.

This single elimination tournament is held yearly to determine which league champion is tops in the district.

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Siskiyou County High School varsity team champions for 2015-2016

Siskiyou County high schools brought home quite a few varsity team championships for the 2015-16 school year, especially the Mt. Shasta Bears. If I’ve missed anything, please let me know.

Baseball
Mt. Shasta: Shasta Cascade League champs

Basketball

Mt. Shasta girls: NSCIF D-V and SCL champs
Mt. Shasta boys: SCL champs

Cross Country
Yreka girls: NSCIF overall, NSCIF D-IV and Northern Athletic League champs
Mt. Shasta girls: Mid Valley League champs
Mt. Shasta boys: MVL champs

Football
Um…nada

Golf
Mt. Shasta boys: SCL champs (more…)

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Beverly Morgan’s Fact of the Week: Ali

Bev Fact Ali

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Ali

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Enter the Buffalo Broadcasting Talent Show and Saddle up some Memories at the Siskiyou Golden Fair

Wednesday, August 10 is opening day for the 2016 Siskiyou Golden Fair, and the Buffalo Broadcasting Talent Show will start off another great run on the Siskiyou Central Credit Union Mall Stage starting at 6:00 PM. Siskiyou County has tons of talent and we are looking for singers, dancers, poets, comedians. We want everyone to “Saddle Up and Make a Memory!”

Applications are available now!

You must be a Siskiyou County resident to enter the competition. Applications will be available online at www.sisqfair.com or in the fair office at 1712 Fairlane Road in Yreka.

This year the KSYC/Buffalo Broadcasting Talent Show format will include both a youth division and an adult division. Youth entries will be for contestants 10 to 16 years old on January 1, 2016. Adult entries will include those at least 16 years of age by December 31, 2015. This year the contest will include a $100 prize for first, $50 for second and $25 for third in both contests.

The first six entries in each category will get to share the stage with local radio celebrities from Buffalo Broadcasting. (more…)

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South Siskiyou softball: Giants v Padres

SS Giants v Padres Front copy

Photos taken on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 in Mount Shasta.

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2016 Yreka Miners baseball awards

The team and league awards for the 2016 Yreka Miners baseball program are as listed below

Varsity team awards (voted on by players and coaches)

Scholar Athletes
Brandon Swenson
Caleb Gardner
Jacob Gross

Most Inspirational
Jacob Gross

Most Improved
Caleb Gardner (more…)

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Another season done for the Weed United girls U12 soccer team, another season of memories made

Weed United U12 Soccer team. Front row (L-R): Faith Bangert, Maya Ristuccia, Gabi Tapia, Isabella Escobedo, Richelle Johnson, Jordan, "JoJo" Lee, Natalia Cervantes. Back row: Karli Reynolds, Ximena Sandoval, Gabriela Escamilla, Abagail Escobedo, Mia Cunningham, Kelcie Cervelli, Riley Apodaca, Renaissance Johnson. Coaches Jack Leiffer and Jake Leiffer.

Weed United U12 Soccer team. Front row (L-R): Faith Bangert, Maya Ristuccia, Gabi Tapia, Isabella Escobedo, Richelle Johnson, Jordan, “JoJo” Lee, Natalia Cervantes. Back row: Karli Reynolds, Ximena Sandoval, Gabriela Escamilla, Abagail Escobedo, Mia Cunningham, Kelcie Cervelli, Riley Apodaca, Renaissance Johnson. Coaches Jack Leiffer and Jake Leiffer.

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After a third consecutive season in Redding’s Walt Zinko Playing League, comprised of teams from Anderson, Redding, Corning and Red Bluff, it was an all too familiar second place finish for the Weed girls with a 7-1 record (41 goals scored, 11 allowed). It was their second consecutive second place finish behind last season’s Walt Zinko League & District-9 tournament champion Anderson Fire.

“Great showing from the team once again. It is unbelievable what they have been able to accomplish playing such big clubs,” said co-head coach Jack Leiffer.

With the team comprised of girls from Weed, Lake Shastina and Big Springs, Weed United has played three full seasons (two fall and one spring) under head coaches Jack and Jake Leiffer.

“It is has been an absolute pleasure to coach these young individuals,” says Jake Leiffer. “They all are truly something special.”

Last weekend, the Weed girls decided to participate in the Southern Oregon-Northern California soccer tournament, hosted by the Rogue Valley Timbers, Medford’s premier soccer club. With teams from Washington, California, Nevada and Oregon, Weed participated in the U12 Girls Sierra Division. They drew Basin United (Klamath Falls), Mad River United (Arcata,) Umpqua United (Roseburg), and the host Rogue Valley Timbers in the qualifying rounds. (more…)

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Siskiyou Golden Fair Grandstand event tickets go on sale June 1 online

The 2016 Scott Valley Bank Grandstand event tickets will go on sale online at 8:00 am Wednesday, June 1. Grandstand tickets sales historically begin on June 1, and the tradition continues in 2016. The tickets will be available ONLINE ONLY at www.sisqfair.com.

“Get the seats you want and never leave the house,” stated fair CEO Cliff Munson. “Online tickets will be printed right at home without coming into the fair office.”

The Scott Valley Bank Grandstand page will have a link right on the homepage at www.sisqfair.com that will allow everyone to purchase tickets from “Admit One,” our online ticket agent.

The 2016 fair has three ticketed events in the Scott Valley Bank Grandstand. Friday night is the all new Wonderland Distributing “Redneck Roundup.” Saturday Night is the Scott Valley Bank CCPRA Rodeo, and Sunday is the McDonald’s Destruction Derby. Again this year, general admission bleacher seating will be on sale online along with the reserved grandstand and box seating. (more…)

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Ram Ball Summer Basketball Camp

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SiskiyouYouth.com Yreka High School Scholar Athletes of the Year: Plucker and Brooks

2016 Yreka Scholar Athletes copy

The 2016 SiskiyouYouth.com Yreka High School Scholar Athletes of the Year are Greyson Plucker and Arianna Brooks. The pair was chosen through voting by the Yreka High School teachers and counselors.

Brooks is the Yreka HS Valedictorian with a 4.50 GPA, and plans to attend UCLA where she will major in Neurological Science. She ran track and cross country for the Miners.

Plucker will be attending the College of the Siskiyous. He participated in football and baseball for Yreka, and sports a 3.70 GPA. He plans to play football at COS, and major in Computer Science.

The scholarship money that Plucker and Brooks will be receiving is made possible by the sponsorship of Mittan Construction, Siskiyou Collision Center and Beverly Morgan.

The recipients names will be added to the SiskiyouYouth.com Yreka High School Scholar Athletes of the Year plaque located in the YHS office. The plaque was designed, constructed and donated by Ralph Starritt and Ray Wolf. (more…)

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2016 NSCIF Track & Field championship results and photos

Etna frosh Teagan Ford was 3rd in the High Jump at 5-02 (2nd place height was also 5-02)

Etna frosh Teagan Ford was 3rd in the High Jump at 5-02 (2nd place height was also 5-02)

The 2016 NSCIF Track & Field championships were held at West Valley High School in Cottonwood on Friday, May 27. Below are the Siskiyou and Trinity County medal winners (1st-5th).

1st place

Chris Morzenti, Mt. Shasta: 1600m 4:24.67

2nd place

Ben Harper, Trinity: 3200m 9:42.51
Mt. Shasta Boys 4×400 Relay Team (Drew Miller, Jarrod Althaus-Cressman, Jaden Anderson, Chris Morzenti) 3:28.33 (school record)

3rd place

Devonn Layton, Etna: 400m 52.98
Yreka Girls 4×400 Relay Team (Lacey Jackson, Lena Fogle, Meri Krier, Anya Ireson-Janke) 4:13.74
Teagan Ford, Etna: High Jump 5-02.00 (2nd place was also 5-02) (more…)

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The Siskiyou Golden Fair wants your talents by July 8th

Saddle Up and Make a Memory at the 2016 Siskiyou Golden Fair! We are looking for local groups or individuals that would like to showcase their talents at the 2016 Siskiyou Golden Fair. Dance teams, magicians, jugglers, musicians, artists of every shape and kind, get your entries in by July 8 to insure you have a spot on the Siskiyou Central Credit Union Mall Stage!

Entry forms are available online at www.sisqfair.com or in the fair office and are due by July 8 so scheduling can be completed.

“This is a great way to show the world how great Siskiyou County is,” said CEO Cliff Munson. “Our fair is truly a showcase of our history, culture and traditions!”

For more information, contact the fair office at 842-2767 or info@sisqfair.com. The 2016 Siskiyou Golden Fair “Saddle Up Some Memories” will run August 10-14, 2016 in Yreka.

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Doc Swenson’s Quick Clips: Chris Morzenti 2016 NSCIF 1600m Champ

Clip is of Mt. Shasta’s Chris Morzenti winning the 1600m race at the 2016 NSCIF Finals, held on Friday, May 28 at West Valley High School.

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Mountain Village RV Park Etna Track & Field Athletes of the Week: boys 4x400m relay team

MVRVad 4x400

For the week of the NSCIF D-IV championships, Etna Track & Field Coach Les Helsley has chosen the, “Boys 4×400 relay team of Tristan Branson, Michael Martin, Morgan Bahen, and Devonn Layton. Due to injuries, this is the first time  this season for the group to get to run together. To persevere as individuals this season, come together to win divisions and qualify for the section meet for the second year in a row, is a tribute to all four team members. Their time of 3:43.28 was the fastest time run by a D-4 school this year.”

Congratulations guys. Coach has your gift certificates from Mountain Village RV Park and Shell Station.

Helsley also said, “Thank you Mountain Village RV Park of Etna for recognizing our student-athletes this season!”

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Coffee Brake Lady Bears Softball Player of the Week: J. Rhoades 2X

Coffee Brake POW Softball J Rhoades

The Coffee Brake Lady Bears Softball Player of the Week is pitcher Jolene Rhoades.

Rhoades did not give up an earned run in the Bears’ two playoff games, according to Coach Blake Powers.

Congratulations Jolene. Coach Powers has your certificate.

Thanks Coffee Brake!

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Introduction to Cultural Anthropology class to begin in June at COS

Deb Ad300Students interested in learning about human cultures and the many remarkable ways in which humans adapt to their environment are encouraged to register for Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1010/#7129/3 units). This class will begin Monday, June 6 and will be taught as an Internet course. Rita Browne is the instructor.

The course is designed to present an overview of human cultures and the many remarkable ways in which humans adapt to their environment. The course includes sections on languages, archeology, ancient history and modern cultures, with an emphasis on living traditional cultures. It also meets Associate of Arts degree requirements and is transferable to California State University and the University of California. (more…)

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