Yreka Miners football awards

The Yreka Miners football awards banquet was held on Wednesday night.


All Northern Athletic League
Gabe Durney – OLB
Jacob Maphet – RB
Honorable Mention All NAL
Quaid Blanchard – FS

Team Awards

Most Improved: Braden Whitehouse
Most Inspirational: Eric Fernandes
Most Valuable Lineman/”Stud” Award: Isaac Rodriguez
Most Valuable Back/Reciever: Jacob Maphet
Most Valuable Defensive Player: Quaid Blanchard
Most Valuable Player: Gabe Durney
Scholar-Athlete Award: Kaden Culp (4.19 GPA) (more…)

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Soccer all-League selections for Shasta Cascade League

Most Valuable Player: Wesley Navarre, Mt. Shasta

Offensive Most Valuable Player: Miguel Reyes, Tulelake

Defensive Most Valuable Player: Colin Paisley, Mt. Shasta

Female Most Valuable Player: Brook Small, Fall River

Coach of the Year: Bradley Robinson, Mt. Shasta

All-League & Honorable Mention

Butte Valley
Tomas Rojo
Cristian Paulin
Luis Salcedo
Rene Perez (HM)

Josh Staton
Trevor Stacher (HM) (more…)

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Pepsi Lady Eagle Basketball Player of the Week: Anderson

College of the Siskiyous women’s basketball coach Tom Powers’ pick for the Pepsi of Mt. Shasta Lady Eagle Basketball Player of the Week is Tabby Anderson.

Anderson scored 13 points against Mendocino last week, and had 6 assists, 4 steals, 5 rebounds and no turnovers.

“In her first full game, she was terrific in all aspects of the game!” said Powers.


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Bonus coverage: Redding Christian v Big Valley 8-Man semi-final highlights

Video by Richard Allan

Higher quality version is below (more…)

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Hawks fly past Eagle women in home opener

The Cosumnes River College Hawks (6-1) swooped into Weed on Wednesday evening and flew past the Eagle women, 82-66. The Eagles had won their first two games of the season, against Chabot (67-57) and Mendocino (80-71), but were unable to overcome a large number of turnovers against the Hawks in their home opener.

The Eagles took a 2-0 lead on a sweet tic-tac-toe breakaway, with Beth McNicols passing to Lydia Strong, who set up Jasmine Davis for the lay up. With the game tied, 4-4, Davis set up Strong for a bucket, making it a 6-4 advantage for the Eagles. That, however, was the last time COS led in the game.

With around four minutes to go in the first half, the Hawks had a 10-point lead, 29-19, and went into the intermission leading by 15 points, 40-25.

Cosumnes increased its lead to 17 points, 44-27, early in the second half. COS got a pair of freebies from Strong, and a reverse layup from Casie Johnson, making it 44-31. After a Hawk hoop, Tabby Anderson hit back-to-back buckets, cutting the deficit to 11 points, 46-35. The Eagles came no closer the remainder of the way. Cosumnes would go up by as many as 20 points, before winning by 16 points, 82-66. (more…)

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Lady Miners can’t find magic at West Valley

Photos by Janine Turner

Miner Magic: the phenomenon of the Yreka Miners volleyball program coming back from two games down to defeat top seeds in the playoffs.

For the past two seasons, the Yreka Miners volleyball team had been able to come back from 0-2 deficits, on the road, against the top seeded team in the NSCIF Division-IV playoffs. In 2012 it was top-seed Sutter that fell to the Miners, 3-2. Number-one West Valley was the victim of Miner Magic, 3-2, in 2011.

This season, the Miners went into the second round match against number-one West Valley as the 8-seed, on Tuesday. Yreka dropped the first two games, 27-25, and 25-20. They had the Eagles right where they wanted them.

Yreka went out to 6-3 lead to start game-three. Then it was 17-11, Miners. A bit later, 21-14, and finally 25-17–a Yreka win. As Yogi Berra might have said, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” (more…)

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Trinity sweeps Mt. Shasta to advance to volleyball semi-finals

By Tyler Harris

As the Mt. Shasta Bears traveled to Trinity High School to take on the Shasta Cascade League champion Trinity Wolves on Tuesday night, they were able to say one thing that no other team in the league could say: they beat the Trinity Wolves during league play.

Mt. Shasta encountered the Wolves for the first time on August 31, at the Miner Mountain Blast in Yreka. Trinity came away with the victory in two games, both ending with a score of 25-21.

Down the road, the Wolves traveled to Bear territory to kickoff SCL play. Jumping on the Wolves in a quick two games, it seemed as if Mt. Shasta coach, Greta Jones, had figured the Wolfpack out. The first game of the match was 25-12 in favor of Mt. Shasta. The second game was closer, but the Bears still came out on top 25-19. On the ropes, the Wolves had to pull out three consecutive wins to bring home the victory, 3-2.

A few weeks later, Mt. Shasta embarked on a journey to Weaverville, looking to hand Trinity its first league loss of the SCL season. The Wolves had gone through the first half of the league season undefeated. The Bears entered the Trinity High gym with an appetite and hungry like the Wolf, winning 3-0, and putting the first scratch in the losing column for the Wolves.

Going into the second round of NSCIF Division-V playoffs on Tuesday night, third-seeded Trinity hosted the six-seeded Bears. Although the Wolves hold the season series advantage by one match, only 5.8 points per match separated the two teams, and both teams were entering the playoffs with winning streaks. Mt. Shasta hadn’t lost since they fell in five to the Weed Cougars on October 8, while Trinity had won five straight since the Mt. Shasta loss.

Coach Jones’ keys to beating the Wolves at home Tuesday night were placement, getting the ball past Trinity’s middle hitter (sophomore Lilly Camara), and to get every serve in. Often times high school athletes have a hard time dealing with the playoff atmosphere, but Coach Jones had a plan to deal with this problem. She said it was important for her girls to keep within themselves, talk about the game, and to eat.

At 7:01 the whistle blew and Mt. Shasta’s Sejay Sarti started the game off with a serve that is returned, but the ball is hit out of bounds by the Wolves.

A few plays later Sarti tries to land a kill, but twice in a row she is blocked by a Wolf combo of Danielle Duncan and Yori Hook for a Trinity point. With the game tied, 9-9, Trinity’s Bradlee Plotzke, who leads the section in aces, landed an ace serve, putting the Wolves up 10-9. (more…)

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Pepsi Mt. Shasta Bears Volleyball Player of the Week: Peruzzi

The Pepsi of Mt. Shasta Bears Volleyball Player of the Week is Alex Peruzzi.

Peruzzi leads the Bears in total assists and assists per set. She is 3rd in aces. (more…)

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Community invited to “Women in Science” presentation

AAUW Siskiyou Branch will host a “Women in Science” presentation by COS science faculty Alison Varty and Jenny Heath on Thursday, November 21 at 7:00 pm in Room 110 of the new COS Science Building. A tour of the new facility will be offered after the presentation.

As part of AAUW’s membership drive, this event is designed to promote education and career opportunities for women and girls interested in Science. The Siskiyou County Branch offers an annual scholarship for seventh-grade girls to attend “Tech Trek,” a week-long Science & Math camp at UC Davis. (more…)

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Subway Trinity Football Player of the Week: Adair


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Scott River Cabinets Lions Football Player of the Week: Fleener

Etna football coach Wade Dickinson’s pick for the Scott River Cabinets Lions Football Player of the Week is Zack Fleener.

Fleener had a pick-six, and recovered a fumble against Chester last week. (more…)

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Lions football gets new life in playoffs

The Etna Lions football team was preparing to move on to basketball after its loss to Chester in the first round of the playoffs, last Friday. However, Coach Wade Dickinson gathered the team on Tuesday morning to give them some news and a choice.

He told his players that Chester had to forfeit the game due to playing an ineligible player, and that the Lions were back in the hunt. Dickinson told the players it was up to them if they wanted to continue and he would give them five minutes to decides. According to Dickinson, the team immediately decided to play.

“It’s great to be given the chance to continue our season, and now we’re going to go to Maxwell and kick some #%&!@?!,” said Etna senior co-captain Jimmy Hausauer. (more…)

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This week’s North Section playoff football match ups

All games are scheduled for Friday, November 22 .

8-Man Championships (D-6)

N2 Redding Christian (11-1) hosts N3 Butte Valley (9-2)
Redding Christian defeated N4 Big Valley 64-34 in a semi final. Butte Valley knocked off N1 Dunsmuir 25-22.

Division-I semi-finals

#1 Enterprise (10-0) hosts #5 Foothill (4-7)
Enterprise had a bye last week. Foothill defeated #4 Shasta, 25-24

#2 Paradise (7-3) hosts #3 Chico (5-6)
Paradise had a bye last week. Chico defeated #6 Pleasant Valley 55-20

Division-II semi-finals

#1 West Valley (10-1) hosts #4 Orland (8-3)
West Valley defeated #8 Yreka 50-0 last week. Orland beat #5 Corning 13-6

#2 Sutter (9-2) hosts #3 Central Valley (8-3)
Sutter downed #7 Lassen 48-0 last week. Central Valley defeated #6 Wheatland 57-21

Division-III semi-finals

#1 Colusa (9-2) hosts #5 Hamilton (8-3)
Colusa rolled over #8 Williams 35-7 last week. Hamilton beat #4 Willows 30-20

#2 Durham (8-3) hosts #6 Winters (7-4)
Durham defeated #7 Pierce 37-7 last week. Winters upset #3 Trinity 43-42 (more…)

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Miner Perk XC Runner of the Week: Bunn 2X

Yreka cross country coach Pam Borg’s choice for the Miner Perk XC Runner of the Week is Clayton Bunn.

Bunn is the, “overall and D-IV section champion! He had this as his goal since his sophomore year. He worked extremely hard to reach it,” said Coach Pam Borg (more…)

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Subway South County Gridiron Great: Hagarty 2X

The Subway South County Gridiron Great is chosen by the Weed HS football coaching staff. (more…)

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CUBCO girls B-ball tourney Hot Shot winners

Bre Buker of the Scott Valley Panthers won the A-Division of the Hot Shot contest at the CUBCO B-Ball tourney on Saturday at Sisson School, in a shoot off against Jackson Street’s Haylee Conner. Cassidy Gilmore, also a Panther, won the B-Division Hot Shot title.

Fall River won the A-Division of the tourney. Scott Valley was 2nd.

Fall River also took the B-Division crown, with Grenada 2nd. (more…)

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Wolves lose heartbreaker in first round

By Tyler Harris

Friday night the Sacramento Valley League Co-Champion Trinity Wolves (3) played host to the Winters Warriors (6) in the first round of the NSCIF D-III football playoffs. If you were looking for a low scoring game jam packed with good defense, then Trinity High School wasn’t the place to be. At the end of the first quarter, the game was on pace to be 88-88 at the end of regulation.

With only one loss in the Sacramento Valley League, Trinity’s defense allowed twenty points a game and put up an average of 45.1 points a game, while Winters gave up 30.4 points and put up 39.2 on average. Both teams were hovering around their average score per game Friday night, but neither team could stop the other. The difference between the two teams will not be found in the poor defense and high tempo offenses, but in the extra points, two point conversions, and the kicking game.

After returning a kickoff to their own 35 yard line, Jacob Lowrie of Winters went twenty yards on a keeper that was called back due to a block in the back. With a first and 25, Chaz Matthews broke a 70-yard touchdown run (PAT good) and the Warriors drew first blood, needing only 26 seconds to do so.

The Warriors went for an onside kick that was knocked around but recovered on Winters 34-yard-line by Trinity’s Chase DeMoss. Sticking to the run-game Friday night, Trinity Coach Jeremy Wardrip ran it up the middle five consecutive times which set up Tony Adair to punch it in from five yards out. Cory Cook added a two point conversion. With 10:05 left in the first quarter the Wolves had a one point lead over the Warriors, 8-7.

Keeping the upbeat tempo of the game going, the score was tied after one quarter at 22-22. (more…)

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