South Siskiyou Little League All Stars

Little League All Star tournaments start on Saturday, June 27. Yreka will host the 9/10 tourney, and Mt. Shasta has the Junior tournament. The 10/11 team goes to East Redding, and the 12s are at Red Bluff.

Juniors All Stars
Ian Allen
Abraham Barr
Kayden Crisci
Myles DeLeon
Kaimana Ferguson
Kekai Ferguson
Nolan Johnson
Gage Kinkade
Gavin Paisley
Kaden Riccomini
Cole Riccomini
Hunter Stock

11/12 Year Old All Stars
Carter Castaneda
George Cook
Adam Domanski
Kyle Ellorin
Dryden Ford
Cody Gutierrez
Alex Guzman
Dominic Hall
Jarrod Keen
Anthony Pigoni=Covington
Tyler Sheets
Darius Smith (more…)

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Yreka Little League All Stars

YrekaTransferNewLittle League All Star tournaments start on Saturday, June 27. Yreka will host the 9/10 tourney, and Mt. Shasta has the Junior tournament. The 10/11 team goes to East Redding, and the 12s are at Red Bluff.

Juniors All Stars
Wyatt Black
Trevor Downey
Caiden Inskeep
Steve Lampert
Nathanael Munn
Tyler Robinson
Logan Stebbins
Mason Lang
Kevin Stapleton
Andrew Reed
Caleb Cox
Sean Hildalgo
Devin Shackelford

11/12 Year Old All Stars
Devon Applewhite
Alex Avalos
Gage Burleigh
Mason Dancer
Tanner Ewing
Antonio Fernandez
Zakk Gibbons
Leif Graves
Travis Hedin
Jake Peterson
Tyler Rightmier
Nick Stensether
Wyatt Smith
Trevor Truttman (more…)

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Loogman is making her mark in CrossFit

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By Ray Wolf

I walked into the Etna High School gym one day several years ago, and there was a girl hanging on the rim of one of the basketball nets. She proceeded to do several pull ups, and then hand-walk around the supports, did a few more pull ups, returned to the rim for a couple of more, and then back to the supports, followed by a dismount onto the bleachers. That girl was Sarah Loogman.

I remember thinking, “Not many girls can do that…or, guys for that matter.”

Of course, that’s just a typical Sarah thing. If there’s an athletic challenge available, she’ll probably take it on. I’ve followed her sports career from high school, through college, and now on to CrossFit competition. “Amazing” would be the word that I most frequently associate with her.

Sarah has been competing in CrossFit and teaching CrossFit for a couple of years, and not surprisingly has done quite well. So, I figured it might be time to find out a bit more about the sport and her experiences in it. Below are some questions and answers. I also asked her to list some of her accomplishments in sports. She forgot a couple at the high school level. So, I added them to the list, which is at the end of the interview.

How and why did you get involved in Cross Fit?

I’ve always enjoyed the weight room more than most of my female peers, and it was a great factor to my athletic success through college in both volleyball and track and field. After my last season of college sports in my senior year (fall 2013), I still wanted to workout, but found that it was very difficult to stay motivated if I didn’t have a performance-based outlet.

Thankfully, it wasn’t long before a local CrossFit/weightlifting coach in the area heard about me through some mutual acquaintances and asked me to join his barbell club (as an Olympic-style weightlifter). I had been wanting to try CrossFit for quite awhile by this time, but as a broke college student I wasn’t able to afford it so this ended up being the perfect opportunity for me.

My coach and I quickly realized that I had more promise as an all-around CrossFit athlete rather than restricting it down to just weightlifting, and from there things took off pretty quickly from me getting certified as a Level 1 Trainer to signing up and placing 2nd in my first CrossFit competition.

rope climbs of Event 2 at the California Regionals copyIn one word, describe how you feel during a Cross Fit competition.

Empowered (and completely exhausted at the same time lol). I think maybe that’s more how I feel afterward, just the satisfaction of it all.

What are your short term and long term goals in Cross Fit?

The longer I do CrossFit, the more I’m realizing that my long term goals are the most important. When I first started CrossFit, I was in this huge unnecessary rush to get really good, really fast and not only was that mentally exhausting but resulted in a few injuries that held me back for awhile. That short-term mindset always resulted in discouragement, and I wasn’t allowing myself to actually enjoy the process and be proud of what I was accomplishing, which looking back was quite a lot!

I regret not letting myself enjoy that, but I’ve always been hard on myself like that. Right now, my short term goals would be to clean and jerk over 200lbs, tune in my gymnastics skills and dial in my nutrition.

Long term, my primary goal would be to stay healthy and injury-free since that’s the biggest hindrance to any success I could and want to have in this sport. My plan is to be a solid competitor in our region and get beyond being a participant and move in with some of the top athletes. It’s kind of crazy to me to even be able to say that because two years ago I wouldn’t have dared to even dream that, but seeing how far I’ve come I know now that it’s totally possible if I work for it. I’m actually getting to a point where I can compare myself to some of these athletes I used to idolize and consider myself their competition, and it’s a crazy thing…I definitely never imagined that when I first started.

What is the most fun part of Cross Fit?

Aside from winning? Ha ha. The community. The community of CrossFit is a beautiful thing and I believe the entire driving force behind it. In fact, that was what made me first fall in love with it, beyond it providing me with an avenue of competition.

I remember watching the Nor Cal Regional in 2013, and getting goosebumps when the entire crowd was on it’s feet cheering for the VERY LAST guy. Not only that, but his fellow competitors were cheering him on and guiding him through the event. That was when I knew that this was something special and I just absolutely had to be a part of it. They say that CrossFit is the only sport where the loudest cheers come for the person in very last place, and that’s true and one of my favorite things about it – it still has the same effect on me to watch that happen to this day. (more…)

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Beverly Morgan’s Fact of the Week: deer species

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Siskiyous wins Jr. Little League TOC

Siskiyous Champs

North Bracket champion Siskiyous defeated the South Bracket champion East Redding Giants, 7-5, on Monday night in Weed, to claim the 2015 District-1 Junior Little League Tournament of Champions title.

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2015 YMCA Volleyball Camp high school photos

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Incoming freshman through high school seniors took the court on Monday evening for the 2015 YMCA Volleyball Camp.

The approximately 30 players benefited from the knowledge of camp directors Chelsea White and Justine Cota. Both White and Cota played for Yreka High School. White then played two years for Shasta College. Last season, White played for Simpson University, where she will be returning this fall for her senior year.

Cota broke into the starting lineup at community college volleyball powerhouse Feather River last season, and will be heading back this fall. Feather River made the final-four in the state playoffs last year.

The camp will conclude on Wednesday.

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Support COS Athletics: register today for COS Golf Tournament

The College of the Siskiyous Foundation announces the 2015 Golf Tournament will benefit the COS Athletic Department and the purchase of new uniforms for Men’s and Women’s Soccer beginning fall 2015. All golfers (and non-golfers) are invited to play in the Golf Tournament to be held at the Lake Shastina Golf Resort on Saturday, July 11.

The day of the tournament will begin with registration/check-in and a continental breakfast at 8:00 am with the tournament beginning at 9:00 am. The tournament format is four-member team scramble with a shotgun start (best ball). Tournament winners will be determined by the lowest GROSS and lowest NET scores. In addition, various individual contests will be held. Players will have the opportunity to take a chance on two Hole in One Contests; Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive and an Opportunity Drawing. Prizes may include golf packages, dinners, lodging, and more.

The $75 per person (or $300 per team of four) registration fee includes green fees, golf cart, range balls, barbecue lunch, gift bag, and a 2015/16 COS Athletic Season Pass (per person valued at $165). Businesses are also invited to become sponsors or donors. Hole Sponsorships and Tournament Sponsors are also wanted.

Call today and register your team of four to play in the fun-filled day. For more information or if interested in purchasing a sponsorship or becoming a donor contact the COS Foundation Office at (530) 938-5373 or send an email to

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2015 YMCA Volleyball Camp 4th-8th photos

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Deb Ad300The 2015 YMCA Volleyball Camp got underway in Yreka on Monday. Executive Director of the YMCA, Scott Eastman, said that there were approximately 40 fourth-eighth grade players at the morning session. The camp, which ends on Wednesday, also has an evening session for high school age players.

Yreka High School volleyball standouts Taylor Callahan and Katie Bennett organized the camp for their senior project.

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Siskiyous wins Jr. Little League TOC north bracket

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The Siskiyous and the Avalanche squared off on Saturday in Mt. Shasta to determine the winner of the District-1 Junior Little League Tournament of Champions north bracket.

Siskiyous had worked it’s way to the final via the winner’s bracket and needed just one win to claim the title. The Avalanche battled back through the loser’s bracket and needed to take two from Siskiyous to earn the championship.

The Avalanche jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first game, and went on to win 5-2, setting up a winner-takes-all second contest of the day.

Game-two went to Siskiyous in decisive fashion, 19-1.

Siskiyous will play the winner of the south bracket on Monday. Location and time are yet to be determined.

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Siskiyou Golden Fair looking for a new local concession partner

Charnna AD InStoryEvery 20 years or so one of the permanent food concession stands open up for local non profits to occupy during the Siskiyou Golden Fair.

“For 2015 that opportunity has presented itself and we are looking for a group or organization that would like to be a Siskiyou Golden Fair Concession Partner,” said CEO Cliff Munson. “Local non-profits generated over $71,000.00 in sales last year in the food booths.”

The 2015 Siskiyou Golden Fair will run August 12-16 in Yreka, and since the inaugural run 156 years ago local clubs and organizations have been a part of the show. Information about food booths can be gathered by calling the fair office at 842-2767 or

The 2015 Siskiyou Golden Fair “Fun for the Whole Herd” will run August 12-16, 2015 in Yreka.

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

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“Courtney is a great student with a proud family at home to support her. From the moment she picked up the trumpet in 5th grade, she’s been loud and proud! She is a wonderfully well-rounded student and person,” said Jackson St. teachers Tom and Robin O’Brien.


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COS releases 2015 Spring Semester Honors Lists

College of the Siskiyous has released the 2015 spring semester honors list for academic excellence. The lists are comprised of the President’s List, which requires a full-time registered student to achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 to 4.00, and the Dean’s List, requiring a GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 (also full-time registered). The names of the students and their hometowns are listed below: (Only students who have given permission to release names for publication are shown.)

President’s List 3.75 to 4.00

Alamo, CA
Joseph M Ramia

Dunsmuir, CA
Osirah M Newlun Saint Germain
Christopher D Headley

Elk Grove, CA
Joe Basquez

Etna, CA
Allie B Taylor

Fort Jones, CA
Zachary A Wiles
Ashley Hopkins
Mary M McDonald
Jeremy P Keller
Andrea M Pearson

Hat Creek, CA
Melinda Hathaway

Hornbrook, CA
Valencia D Rideau
Susana Rodriguez (more…)

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Avalanche blank West Redding

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The Siskiyou Avalanche defeated the West Redding Giants, 4-0, on Wednesday.

The Avalanche will host Happy Valley for a District-1 Junior Little League north bracket semi-final game on Friday at 6:00 pm in Weed.

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Beverly Morgan’s Fact of the Week: B2B No Hitters

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2015 Trinity HS graduation photos by Lily Camara

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Trinity High School held its 2015 graduation ceremony on Friday, June 5.

If you’ve enjoyed’s coverage of Trinity High School Sports this year, please give a “thank you” to sponsors R. Brown Construction, Architect Joanne Harper, and Subway. Without their support, Trinity Wolves coverage would not be possible.

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2015 Siskiyou Golden Fair vendor spaces still available

DorenaManiPedi copyThe 2015 Siskiyou Golden Fair will run August 12-16 in Yreka and since the inaugural run 156 years ago it is still the best opportunity to get your products or business in front of a crowd in Siskiyou County.

“All vendor information is on our web site,,” said CEO Cliff Munson. “With more than 50,000 patrons annually the fair, attendance exceeds the county population by almost 10,000 folks.”

The fair has four sycamore shaded malls, the Commercial building and the Ag-Hort building that are filled with opportunity each year. Applications are available online or in the fair office at 1712 Fairlane Road, Yreka.

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

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Mets defeat Rockies

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The Mets defeated the Rockies 12-10 on Tuesday night, and will face the Reds for the minors division championship on Friday night. The Reds defeated the Blue Jays 8-7 on Tuesday.

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