Yreka Cheerleaders during West Valley games


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Tigers rebound with shutout of Mercy

The Dunsmuir Tigers football team rebounded from last week’s loss to the Butte Valley Bulldogs with a dominating performance over the Mercy Warriors on Saturday, winning 43-0.

Jake Mekeel got the rout rolling, when he rumbled 19 yards for a touchdown. The extra point was no good, but the Tigers had the lead 6-0, with a little over four minutes gone in the opening frame.

Dayton Pepperdine added to the Dunsmuir lead, with a 46-yard run, making it 12-0, with 3:37 left in the first quarter.

Dunsmuir recovered a Warrior fumble, setting up the next Tiger tally. Four plays later, Mekeel went 33 yards to pay dirt, extending the Tigers lead to 18-0, with 1:20 left in the quarter.

Perhaps growing bored with the ground attack, the Tigers went to the air for their next TD—a 12-yard TD strike from Mekeel to James Adams, with a bit over five minutes left in the first half, making the score 24-0 going into the intermission.

About a minute and a half into the third quarter, Pepperdine went 44 yards to the zone. Randy Hix added the extra point, upping the Tiger advantage to 31-0.

Mekeel went to Adams through the air for the next TD. This time a 58-yard strike, with 4:39 left in the third quarter, making it 37-0 for the Tigers. (more…)

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Miners give Eagles all they can handle

Eagle Austin Clark blew through the Miner line and covered the 52 yards of wide open space in the blink of an eye–6-0, West Valley, four minutes into the game.

“Here we go again, another West Valley romp through Y-Town,” may have been the collective thought of the Miner crowd.

However, the blowout never materialized.

Instead, the teams went toe-to-toe for a couple of possessions. Then, the Miners forced a fumble, and Andy Andreas came up with the ball.

After the recovery, Yreka went to work on the Eagles’ 46-yard-line. Christian Charles pounded out six yards. Dean Schafer connected with Trevor Daugherty for 19 yards and a 1st down at the West Valley 21. Then, it was back to the ground with Charles, who broke a couple of tackles and raced 21 yards for a touchdown. Daugherty added the extra point, giving the Miners a 7-6 lead, with 8:17 left in the half. That’s where the score stood going into the intermission. It was the first Miner lead over West Valley at halftime for at least as far back as MaxPreps has archives (2004-05 season). (more…)

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West Valley downs Miner Frosh & JV


YREKA – It wasn’t a pleasant night for either the Yreka frosh or junior varsity football squads on Friday. The frosh lost to the West Valley Eagles, 28-16, while the JVs fell 34-22.

The Eagles held a 28-0 lead at halftime of the frosh match. Miners Cody Hankins and Stevie Albers each scored a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to avert the shutout.

West Valley led 21-0 a little over midway through the second quarter of the JV contest. The Miners made it 21-8, when Quaid Blanchard ran 15 yards for a TD, with 3:43 left in the first half, and Ty Currie ran for a 2-point conversion. (more…)

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Local Sports Scores & Schedule 10/11 – 10/15

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Saturday, October 15


Dunsmuir 43 – Mercy 0

COS 21 – American River 36

Cross Country

Mt. Shasta @ Moreau Mariner Invitational

Friday, October 14


Yreka 7 – West Valley 20

Yreka JV 22 – West Valley JV 34

Yreka Frosh 16 – West Valley 28

Mt. Shasta has a bye

Etna 0 – Modoc 37

Etna JV 16 – Modoc JV 27

Weed forfeit loss to  Burney

Butte Valley 35 – Hayfork 14

Butte Valley now has firm control over the North Division

Happy Camp 20 – Redding Christian 18

That’s three in a row for the Indians.

Trinity 14 – Live Oak 35


COS 3 – Redwoods 0 (25-9, 25-9, 25-10) (more…)

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Pepsi Lady Eagle Volleyball Players of the Week: weeks 1-5

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So, for various logistical reasons, we’ve fallen way behind in naming the Pepsi of Mt. Shasta Lady Eagle Volleyball Players of the Week. The good news is that with this video, we’re all caught up…and hey they got a video. Everyone else just gets a photo. The players of the week are presented in order from the first week through the fifth week. (more…)

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Wolves out battle Lions, 3-1

FORT JONES – The Trinity Wolves fell behind the Etna Lions, 1-0, mid-way through the first half of Thursday’s soccer match, but three straight goals off the foot of Shawn Wills led the Wolves to a come from behind win 3-1.

Etna struck first in the 21st minute, when Tyler Murphy broke past a defender and the goalkeeper, and took a tough angle shot that rolled along the goal line, until Izzy Del Carlo knocked it home.

Trinity answered just two minutes later on a seeing-eye shot by Wills, tying the match 1-1. Wills scored again three minutes later, at the 26-minute mark, giving the Wolves the lead, 2-1. Kody Bigham assisted on both of Wills tallies. (more…)

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Juniors/Sophs win Weed Powder Puff, 6-0

WEED – There wasn’t much scoring, but there was tons of action at the Weed Powder Puff showdown on Wednesday night. The Junior/Soph squad used a bit of trickery to score the game’s only touchdown with 7:10 left to play in the game.

With a first and goal at the Senior/Frosh 5-yard-line, Sophomore quarterback Jillian Neel pretended to have the “wrong” ball and headed towards the sideline to get the “right” ball. It turned out to be a trick play that caught the Senior/Frosh team totally off guard, allowing Neel to waltz into the end zone for an easy six points. Another trick play earlier in the game-winning drive helped get the Junior/Soph team into scoring position. On that one, Neel tucked the ball under her uniform and sneaked down the sideline for a big gain–the old hidden ball trick. (more…)

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Yreka v Central Valley JV Volleyball Photos


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Pepsi Lady Cougar Volleyball Player of the Week: Stensaas

Weed volleyball coach Steve Neel’s pick for the Pepsi of Mt. Shasta Lady Cougar Volleyball Player of the Week is Elizabeth Stensaas. Stensaas scorched the Burney Raiders last week for 21 service points, including 12 aces in the match. She also had five kills and five digs. (more…)

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Yreka v Central Valley Frosh Photos

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Chargers Report v Orland

Jr Pee Wee

The Junior Pee Wee Chargers played a tough last home game on Saturday against the Orland Aztecs.  The JPW fell behind by three scores in the first half.  The defense was led by Linebacker Pergish Montgomery and defensive guard Elijah Croy. Elijah was able to penetrate their offensive line and made several tackles in Orland’s backfield.  Defensive Ends Devon Applewhite and Randall Hughes sealed the outside.  Also Linebacker Titus Christy stepped in and was involved in several tackles.  Orland attempted several pass plays, but cornerbacks Avery Jerry, Jai Case, Wyatt Weddle and Safeties Davon Ruiz and Tanner Watson played great cover defense against Orland’s receivers.

Even with the slow start, the JPW regrouped in the second half and locked down Orland’s offense.  The Chargers were able to regain possession due to Linebacker Lyle Frank’s interception.  The Chargers offense, led by Quarterback Tyler Rightmier, responded by completing several pass plays.  WR Davon Ruiz had one reception.  Lyle Frank had another reception and ran it to the five yard line for a gain of sixty yards.  Tyler Rightmier was able to score the next play on a quarterback sneak behind his blockers Tanner Ewing, Tony Fernandez, Earl Croy, Jai Case and Kristopher Hogue.  The Aztecs were unable to put the ball in the end zone in the second half.

Pee Wee

The Chargers were on fire this weekend for the last home game of the season.  The first half began with a 30-yd, first down run by Cale Cool.  On the very next play Tyraye Bush scored a TD.  Our defense was amazing with tackles by Jacob Lisby, Skyler Conrad, Timothy Soli, Caden Corbin, Tyraye Bush, Trevor Ewing, Delbert Henson, and Tyler Robinson.  Jeremy Persing had three tackles in the backfield.  Our Charger offense was also on fire, with outstanding runs by Bush and Soli, which led to another Charger TD by Soli.  The Aztecs came back with a TD of their own, but Delbert Henson blocked the extra point.  Next, Bush ran back a 70 yd kickoff return for a TD, followed by a conversion by Cool.  Robert Giannini was the next Charger to score a TD run, with the extra point by Bush.  The score at halftime was Yreka 26 – Orland 6.

The second half of the game was more of the same.  Great defensive playing by Jamiel Nicholson, Tyler Robinson, Gabe Koch, Trevor Ewing, Timothy Soli, Kaleb Hammond, Delbert Henson, Caden Corbin, Kellen Smith, Cameron Hagerman, Lorenzo Martinez, and Anthoni Evangelisti.  There were two interceptions in the second half by Bush and Soli.  The offense was working hard with the skills of Cool, Bush, Giannini, Soli, Isaiah Martinez, Devin Gomes and Jeremy Persing.  There was a completed pass from Bush to Giannini for another Charger TD.  Final score of the game was Chargers 32 – Aztecs 6.  The Charger Pee Wee’s gave the crowd hard hitting and action filled football! (more…)

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Subway COS Football Player of the Game: Cox


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Lady Miners down Falcons, 3-1

YREKA – It wasn’t pretty, but the Yreka Lady Miners kept on battling until they finally secured a 3-1 win over the Central Valley Lady Falcons on Tuesday night.

In their Northern Athletic League home-opener, the Lady Miners found themselves trailing 24-19 in the first set, and looking at falling behind 1-0 in the match. A kill by Ashley Ensminger made it 24-20 and gave Yreka the serve. Liz “Serve-O-Matic” Henson stepped behind the line, and the Miners scored six straight service points to come back to win 26-24. Alexis Yaple had a pair of kills during the comeback run.

The Lady Miners trailed the Falcons 13-12, when Central Valley went on a 9-1 run to take command of the second set, 22-13. The Falcons went on to win, 25-17.

Yreka used a 6-0 run to gain the advantage in set-3. The Lady Miners were down 14-12, when a Falcon miscue made it 14-13 and gave Yreka the serve. With Krista Freeze serving, the Lady Miners scored the next five service points, including an ace by Freeze, to take an 18-14 lead. Emily Andrus had a kill in the run. Yreka won the set 25-20 on a kill by Chelsea White, giving the Lady Miners a 2-1 match lead. (more…)

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Another great showing for Yreka XC

Photos by Pam Borg

The Yreka Miners cross country team turned in another excellent performance over the weekend at the Castro Valley Invitational. The boys varsity won the team competition, as did the junior varsity boys. The varsity girls finished 10th out of over 30 teams.

In the 3-mile varsity boys race, Eric Neill finished 4th and Timmy Williams was 5th.

Michaela Justice had the best finish for the varsity girls in 23rd place, out of 94 runners

Matt Wood won the 2.1-mile boys JV race, and Cody Griffith was 2nd. (more…)

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Pepsi Lady Bear Volleyball Player of the Week: Davis

Mt. Shasta volleyball coach Greta Jones’ pick for the Pepsi of Mt. Shasta Lady Bear Volleyball Player of the Week is Marina Davis, “for playing an outstanding back row as the libero.” (more…)

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Miner Perk Football Player of the Week: Crawford

Caven Crawford is Yreka Coach Orlyn Culp’s choice for the Miner Perk Football Player of the Week. Crawford led the Miners in solo tackles (5) in their win over Central Valley, and had 8 tackles total. Crawford is also tied for third in total tackles this season on the Miners. (more…)

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