Pepsi Lady Cougar Volleyball Player of the Week: Danahoo

Pepsi Lady Cougars Volleyball Danahoo

The Pepsi of Mt. Shasta Lady Cougar Volleyball Player of the Week is Brittany Danahoo.

“Brittany has been our most consistent back row passer. Brittany has made many great diving digs this season,” said Athletic Director Steve Neel. (more…)

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2014 NSCIF Volleyball Playoff Points Rankings

The NSCIF released the initial 2014 Volleyball Playoff Points Rankings on Monday. The top eight qualifying teams from Division-III make the playoffs. For D-IV – D-VI, the top 16 teams make playoffs. However, in order to qualify a team must be .500 or better in either overall record, division record or league record.

Foothill (19-12)  is at the top of Division-III, followed by Shasta (23-17).

The Division-IV leader is Willows (24-9), with West Valley (19-8) second. Yreka (20-9) is tied with Anderson (16-8-1) for the fifth spot.

Durham (24-3) tops Division-V. Quincy (27-6) is second. Mt. Shasta (20-5) is tied for 4th with Pierce (18-5). Trinity (6-10-1) is 11th, and Weed (8-8) is 12th. Etna (4-19) is 14th. (more…)

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South Fork Baking Company Etna Soccer Players of the Week: Schwall & Bahen

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The South Fork Baking Company Etna Soccer Players of the Week are Luke Schwall and Morgan Bahen.

“Luke Schwall earns player of the week for his four goal performance against Modoc. He placed the ball intelligently and consistently drove the ball lower and harder than ever before. Particularly impressive was his game winning 30 yard free kick. His improved fortitude in a pressure packed second half was also of note,” said Coach Asa Robinson.

“Morgan earns player of the week for his play in the goal during our 6-5 victory against Modoc. He only allowed a single goal in the second half and reached a new level of “in the moment” focus and aggressiveness. He made several saves on what should have been sure goals and created pressure that caused Modoc’s strikers to miss several other “give me” goals,” said Robinson. (more…)

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5th Annual Friends of the Fair Halloween Festival is this Friday

The 10th DAA Friends of the Fair 5th Annual Halloween Festival is this Friday at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds in Winema Hall from 6:00 – 8:30 pm.

The Halloween Festival features booths with local businesses and organizations, a costume contest, and carnival style games.

“The Friends of the Fair are excited to provide our community with a safe place for kids,” said Event Coordinator Lanora Phelps. “Come on out and have some fun.”

Admission to the event is $3 for ages three and over, But with one canned good, kids 3-12 years can get in for only $1, and those 13 and over can come in for $2 with a canned food. Chaperones, and little tykes 2 and under are free. All the canned goods collected will be donated to the Weed Food Bank to assist with the Boles Fire. (more…)

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Pepsi Lady Eagles Volleyball Player of the Week: Tally

Lady Eagle Volley Player of the Week Tally

The Pepsi of Mt. Shasta Lady Eagles Volleyball Player of the Week is Delanie Tally.

Delanie, “has been consistent, dependable and a great team leader all year. She was all of those in our win over Shasta,” said Coach Tom Powers. (more…)

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Dunsmuir at Happy Camp volleyball photos by Jimmy Palmer

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The Dunsmuir Tigers visited the Happy Camp Indians last Friday for an Evergreen League volleyball doubleheader.

Dunsmuir won the matches, 3-0 and 3-2. (more…)

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Miner tennis twins Emily and Mary

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By Lilli Krier

Twin sisters Mary and Emily Longworth, juniors at Yreka High School, are a dynamic duo on the tennis court. Emily is ranked second out of 16 players and Mary is ranked 4th on the Yreka Miners tennis team.

Emily started playing tennis the summer before her freshman year and has been playing ever since. Mary started playing her freshman year. At the beginning of freshman tennis she broke her hand and slowly had to work it back into the sport through her sophomore year.

The pair said that this year of tennis for them has been “absolutely fantastic.”

“We’ve been working really hard as a team and worked our way up to the top of the league together! It’s a great experience for everyone and the newbies especially,” said Mary.

The Miners won the Northern Athletic League title two weeks ago, sealing it with a win against West Valley. Last Wednesday they beat Colusa to advance to the NSCIF D-II semi-finals and will travel to Live Oak this Wednesday..

Emily and Mary’s coaches throughout high school have been Steve Pyles and Rob Bicego.

“He’s been with me all the years I’ve played and stayed there. It’s really nice to have a coach that experiences it all with you,” said Mary about Coach Pyles.

Among former Yreka tennis players, Mary admires Madison Williams the most. Williams graduated in 2013.

“She was the number one my freshman year and just completely welcomed everyone in. She was probably one of the most supportive people I ever got to known. Not only that, she’s an amazing player and someone I’d never replace.” (more…)

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

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The Pizza Factory Jackson St. School Student of the Week is Samantha Brown.

“Samantha Brown transferred to Jackson Street School last year. We are very fortunate to have such a nice young lady come to our school. She is always upbeat, hardworking and a positive influence on our whole school. Sam was a key player on our volleyball team (and she loved to dance on the court!) and she is now preparing for a successful basketball season. Sam loves the outdoors and to go hunting with her family. In addition to outstanding character qualities, Sam carries a 4.0 GPA. Congratulations Sam on the first of many achievements,” said Principal Chris Harris and Athletic Director Buzzy McCluskey . (more…)

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2014 Football Playoff Points Rankings and 8-man standings

The NSCIF released the initial 2014 Football Playoff Points Rankings on Sunday.

In Division-I, Enterprise (7-1) holds the top spot, followed by Chico (7-1).

The Division-II front runner is 8-0 Sutter, followed by Lassen (6-2). Yreka (4-4) is ranked ninth and is currently out of the playoffs. The Miners probably need to win their remaining two games to have a chance at making the cut.

Winters (7-1) sits on top of Division-III, ahead of 8-0 Williams. Trinity (6-3) is number-three. Mt. Shasta (2-6) is ranked 11th and will likely be moving on to basketball in a couple of weeks.

In Division-IV, Fall River leads the way at 8-0. Modoc (7-1) is second. The Shasta Cascade League rivals will meet in the regular season finale, which will not only decide the league title, but likely the top seed for playoffs, as well. Etna is ranked sixth at 3-5. Weed will be moving on to basketball, as the Cougars are ranked tenth at 0-8.

Eight-man football playoff spots are determined by league finish, with the top-four from the North League and top-four from the South League qualifying.

In the North, Redding Christian (5-0), Big Valley (4-1), Hayfork (3-2) and Tulelake (2-3)  hold those spots. However, Butte Valley (2-4) has concluded its league season and only has a non-league contest remaining. If Tulelake is unable to pull off the upset of the season against Redding Christian, the Honkers would fall into a fourth place tie with Butte Valley at 2-4. Butte Valley defeated Tulelake in league play and in a normal, common sense world, head-to-head would be the tiebreaker. But, as we’ve seen before, common sense doesn’t always prevail in playoff seeding. There is also a chance for a three-way tie for fourth, but it would take Dunsmuir upsetting Big Valley. Heck, there could even be a four-way tie if Happy Camp upset Hayfork–don’t hold your breath for a three or four-way tie. (more…)

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Trinity JVs double up Panthers

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The Trinity Wolves junior varsity football squad got the evening’s Homecoming activities started right on Friday night, doubling up the U-Prep Panthers 28-14. (more…)

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Miners have promising start but give up 35 second half points against the Eagles

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Photos by Bryce Cummings

The Yreka Miners fell to the West Valley Eagles on Friday night, 47-14. Yreka trailed by just six points at halftime, 12-6.

Yreka went 4-1 in the preseason, but is now 0-3 in the Northern Athletic League. The Miners will travel to win-less Central Valley (0-3, 0-8) for an NAL match up next Friday. Central Valley fell to  Corning (2-1, 5-3) on Friday 51-6.

Scoring summary

West Valley TD, PAT No Good. 6-0

West Valley TD, PAT No Good. 12-0
Thomas Colla 26 yd TD pass from Tyler Currie. 12-6

West Valley TD, PAT 2pt Good. 21-6
West Valley TD, PAT Good. 28-6
West Valley TD, PAT Blocked. 33-6
Paul Shadwell Jr. 10yd TD pass from Tyler Currie, Drew Kannely-Robles 2-pt conversion. 33-14 (more…)

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Home sweet Homecoming for Wolves

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By Richard Allan

It was home sweet Homecoming for the Trinity Wolves Friday night, as they treated their fans to a 46-22 victory over the U-Prep Panthers.

It was the final home game of the regular season and the Wolves gave the Trinity faithful plenty to cheer about. The team scored six touchdowns in the contest and went to halftime sporting a 32-8 advantage. Homecoming King Bobby Cunningham scored three TDs, gaining 183 yards on 15 carries. The Trinity defense limited the Panthers to 188 yards rushing as a team and picked off three pass attempts.

Trinity (2-1, 6-3) started the scoring midway through the first quarter. U-Prep (0-2, 3-5) was punting from its six-yard line and netted just 15 yards on the kick. The Wolves took over the 21 and scored four plays later. Cunningham had runs of six and seven yards. Chris Simmons started the drive with a run of five yards and later plunged in from the one. With the 2-point conversion it was an 8-0 edge for the Wolves.

James York stopped the Panthers’ ensuing possession with an interception at the Trinity 31. Three plays later, Cunningham started the second quarter with a 61-yard scamper, giving the Wolves a 16-0 lead following the conversion.

The Panthers were forced to punt and the Wolves set up at their own 38. Cunningham took the hand off, slipped a tackle and cut across the field to his right, broke a tackle and sprinted to the end zone for 24-0 margin with 8:38 left in the second quarter. (more…)

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Cougars suffer Bulldog attack

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Photos by Mallory Pappas

The Shasta Cascade League leading Fall River Bulldogs jumped out to a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. Fall River led 35-6 at the intermission, on the way to a 49-12 win over the host Weed Cougars on Friday.

Bulldog quarterback Jace Neugebauer threw for 261 yards and four touchdowns, going 7/14 on pass attempts. Neugebauer was also the leading rusher for the Bulldogs with 98 yards and two TDs.

Tanner Gallion had three catches for 120 yards and a TD for Fall River. Juan Carlos Venegas, Jonathon Westlund and Thomas Markham also had TD receptions. Jonathan Iniguez ran for a TD.

Rashaan Broomfield scored both of the Cougar TDs, one on a 91-yard kickoff return and the other on about a 40-yard run. (more…)

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Two-seed Bears receive a bye in soccer playoffs, Tulelake will host Weed

The NSCIF released the 2014 Fall Soccer Playoff bracket on Saturday morning. Redding Christian (12-0) and Mt. Shasta (15-1) were seeded number-one and number-two, and received first round byes.

Quincy (10-1-1) was seeded third and will host number-six Fall River (7-5-2) on Tuesday in the first round. The winner will play at Mt. Shasta on Thursday in a semi-final match.

Four-seed Tulelake (12-2-1) will host five-seed Weed (9-5-1), with the winner heading to Redding Christian on Thursday for a semi-final. (more…)

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Trinity Homecoming Royalty and Floats

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Photos by Richard Allan

Yori Hook and Bobby Cunningham were crowned the 2014 Trinity High School Football Homecoming Queen and King on Friday night. (more…)

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Bears repeat as SCL champions, Tulelake 2nd again

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By Kady Porterfield

 style=The Tulelake Honkers hosted the Mt. Shasta Bears for a rain soaked match on Thursday that, in effect, served as the Shasta Cascade League championship. Both teams were very physical and played with high intensity for what was at stake—complete with yellow and red cards. The first half was a battle, ending in a 2-2 tie. However, the Bears shutout the Honkers in the second half to take the title 4-2.

Ryan Hering put Mt. Shasta up 1-0 less than a minute into the match, with a one-timer off a cross by Jarrod Althaus-Cressman.

At the 13-minute mark, Althaus-Cressman scored another goal for the Bears, making it 2-0.

Tulelake made a change at goalkeeper. Within five minutes of entering the match, new keeper Ernesto Chavolla stopped four attempts by Mt. Shasta.

The Honkers came very close to their first goal of the match off a direct free kick, but it just missed over the crossbar. With 13 minutes remaining in the half, Hector Martinez scored for Tulelake to narrow the margin to one goal, 2-1.

Less than a minute later, Honker Fortino Lujano scored, tying the match 2-2. (more…)

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Miner JV and Frosh volleyball take down Cubs

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The Yreka junior varsity volleyball team defeated the Anderson JVs on Thursday night 3-1. Set scores were 15-25, 25-18 and 15-13. (more…)

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