Pepsi Lady Eagle Basketball Player of the Week: Jasmine Davis 2X

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 Jasmine Davis.

Davis scored a career high 24 points against Shasta, shooting 8/12 from the field, including 2/2 from beyond the arc. She also grabbed 7 boards.

“She has been steadily improving all season and her hard work paid off,” said Powers.


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Lady Cougars clinch SCL crown with win over Trinity

The Weed Lady Cougars came into Tuesday night’s match up against the Trinity Wolves, with a chance to clinch an outright Shasta Cascade League championship. They did so with a 36-15 win. With two games to play, Weed is now 10-0. Second place Mt. Shasta (7-3) defeated fourth place Etna (5-4) on Tuesday 43-33.

Trinity was first on the board Tuesday, when Jackie Woodhouse set up Lily Camara for a bucket. Destinee Jones tied it for Weed, and Jillian Neel dropped in a 3-ball to give the Cougars the lead 5-2, with 1:42 left in the first quarter. Marielle Schnack added a hoop for Weed, making it 7-2 going into the second quarter.

Weed held Trinity to just two points again in the second stanza, and it came the same way as in the first quarter-a Woodhouse to Camara pass and basket. Lauren Gubetta opened up the scoring in the period, with hoop, 9-2. Jones dished to Tia Palangvanh for a bucket, 11-2. Camara scored for the Wolves, 11-4. Neel added three points the hard way, 14-4, and then hit a 3-pointer with six seconds left in the half, sending the squads to intermission with Weed up 17-4.

Neel added a free throw to the Weed total a little over a minute into the third quarter, 18-4. Jones dropped in a freebie, 19-4. Gubetta hit from somewhere near Mt. Eddy, 22-4. Jones scored to give the Cougars a 20-point advantage, 24-4, with 4:52 to go in the third. Neel passed to Gubetta for a deuce, 26-4. Trinity finally scored its first point of the quarter on a Camara free throw with 1:03 on the clock, 26-5. With 18 ticks to go in the quarter, Bradlee Plotzke registered the Wolves’ first field goal in over 13 minutes, 26-7. (more…)

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Miner Perk Girls B-Ball Player of the Week: Sinnett

Yreka girls varsity coach Curly Culp’s pick for the Miner Perk B-Ball Player of the Week is Destiny Sinnett.

Sinnett put up 18 points against Grants Pass last week and was a rebounding machine in both of last week’s games..


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Pepsi Lady Cougar B-Ball Player of the Week: Neel 2X

Weed Cougars girls varsity basketball coach Bob West’s choice for the Pepsi of Mt. Shasta Lady Cougar B-Ball Player of the Week is Jillian Neel.

Neel showed, “great leadership and averaged 9 points, 5 boards and 4 assists last week,” said West. (more…)

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Mixed results for Miner boys against Liberty

The good news for the Yreka boys basketball program is that the junior varsity squad turned in a strong performance against the Liberty Christian JVs, winning 81-50. The not so great news is that the varsity fell to the Patriots, 77-29.

The JV Miners jumped all over an undermanned Liberty team, 22-10, in the first quarter. It wasn’t that close. At the intermission, Yreka was up 40-25. It was the Miners 66 – Patriots 40 at the end of three quarters.

Drew Robles put up 19 points for Yreka. Jovani Guevara scored 13, and Matt Novello added 11 points. (more…)

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Pepsi Lady Bears B-Ball Player of the Week: Hansen

Mt. Shasta girls varsity basketball coach Kirk Andrus has selected Tori Hansen as the Pepsi of Mt. Shasta Lady Bears B-Ball Player of the Week.

Tori, “excelled in all phases, scoring consistently and leading the team in steals, assists and rebounds (pulling down 12 per game), but most of all playing exceptional defense,” said Andrus. “She played like I would expect a senior to, in two important road games in the second half of league play.” (more…)

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Lady Miners light up Liberty

The Yreka Miners girls varsity turned in a dominating performance over a very young Liberty Christian Patriot squad on Monday night. Yreka jumped out to an 11-0 lead, and cruised to a 62-20 win.The Miners’ first subs hit the floor about halfway through the first quarter.

Dakota Cash opened the scoring for Yreka. Erica Phillips followed with a bucket. A steal-n-score by Ashley Ensminger made it 6-0. Cash added a basket, Ensminger dropped in a freebie, and Cash scored again, 11-0. Liberty’s Lacy Asdourian hit a free throw to break the shutout, making it 11-1 at 3:23 of the first quarter. With the score 14-2, Liberty put together a mini run to close out the quarter. Asdourian registered the Patriots first field goal at the 2:07 mark, 14-4. Bailey Barker scored for the Miners, 16-4. Shaye Dietrich added two from the charity stripe for Liberty, 16-6. Asdourian nailed a 3-pointer with 10 ticks left in the period, making it 16-9 going into the second stanza.

An Asdourian hoop made it 16-11, but that was as close as Liberty would be for the remainder of the game. Baskets from Cash and Justine Cota broke the Patriots run, 20-11. Dietrich scored, and Cota answered, 22-13. Etna Roman sandwiched buckets around an Asdourian basket, making it a double-digit Yreka lead, 26-15. The Miners closed out the half with baskets by Cash and Roman, upping their advantage to 30-15. (more…)

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Sweetheart Dinner & Dance Benefit for Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair


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Cougars get Carnival sweep of Fall River

Photos by Mallory Pappas

The Weed Cougars boys basketball teams swept Fall River to celebrate Winter Carnival last Friday. The varsity won 81-42, and the junior varsity was victorious 64-53.

The Weed varsity jumped out to a 25-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, and led 48-21 at the half. It was Weed up 60-33 at the end of three quarters.

Trevor Shaffer led Weed with 18 points. Jordan DeBortoli and Edgar Casorla each put up 16 points. Carnival King Aidan Hagarty scored 10 points.

Fall River was led by Tanner Gallion with 14 points. Jonathon Westlund scored 12 points. (more…)

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Lady Miners win first half against Corning…2nd half…not so much

The Yreka Miners girls varsity basketball team made a highly ranked opponent nervous once again, last Friday. The 12th ranked Miners led the number-two Corning Cardinals at the end of the first quarter and at halftime, but wound up falling 41-33. The prior week, Yreka stayed with number-one Anderson into the final minute.

Justine Cota opened the scoring at Miner Gym on Friday. After Anderson tied it, 2-2, on free throws, Ashley Ensminger regained the lead for Yreka, 4-2. Yreka would maintain a lead until late in the third quarter. Dakota Cash set up Cota for a bucket, 6-2. Corning narrowed the gap to 6-5, but a put-back by Cash and then a Cash steal-n-score, extended Yreka’s lead to 10-5. The Miners led 10-7 going into the second stanza.

Corning was first on the board in the second quarter, with a freebie, 10-8. Yreka put up the next nine points. Cota scored, and cash followed up with a put-back, 14-8. Savanna Peters came up with a swipe and converted it into two points, 16-8. A basket by Erica Phillips and a Phillips free throw made it 19-8. Corning cut the deficit to six points, 19-13, in the final minute of the half. Phillips closed out the first half scoring with a free throw, 20-13. (more…)

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Join the Siskiyou Heat fast-pitch softball teams

WHAT is the Siskiyou Heat ? The Heat is a girls fast pitch softball club for Siskiyou County girls ages 9 to 19.

WHAT is the difference between local recreational league softball and Heat Softball ?

1) Heat teams play travel ball, mostly tournaments in Oregon and Northern California usually through July.

2) The Heat is committed to teach and support girls to play competitive fast pitch softball.

3) A girl can play rec and Heat softball. Heat coaches try to avoid scheduling conflicts.

What are the club’s expectations? The Heat plays competitive softball and expects 100% effort, whether at practice or games. Our coaches are all back grounded and certified through the American Softball Association. The club expects full parent support.

WHY? If you have a player that enjoys fast pitch softball, wants to improve her skills, play competitive ball into the summer, develop life long friendships with other county players and is hoping to play high school and maybe even college ball, this program is for her. (more…)

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Shasta Highlanders @ State of Jefferson Elite Rugby Highlights

Video by Letty Wolf

The Shasta Highlanders paid a visit to the State of Jefferson Elite on Saturday, February 8.

The first half ended in a scoreless tie. Shasta scored a try and conversion about midway through the second half.

With about 12 minutes to play, SOJ put up three points on a penalty kick.


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2014 Weed Winter Carnival Royalty

Photos by Mallory Pappas (more…)

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Butte Valley drops two of three to Big Valley

Article and photos by Travis Underwood

The Butte Valley Bulldogs hosted the Cardinals from Big Valley on Friday night at the Doghouse. The Bulldog junior varsity boys team won its game 71-67. But, it was the Cardinals that took both varsity contests, with the Lady Cardinals winning 59-47, and the Big Valley boys winning 68-35.

The JV boys came out shooting, with the shots dropping for the Cardinals who had a 14 point lead at 7:30 of the second period, 18-4. The Dawgs went on a 5-2 run in the next minute, to make it 20-9, with 6:29 remaining in the first half. Butte Valley went on another run capped by a long rebound put-back by freshman Cade Vercelotti making it 27-14 with just under five minutes left in the second period. Holten Johnson brought the Dawgs within 10 on a shot from downtown, but Wyatt Schmitt answered for Big Valley, with a 3 pointer. Johnson fired back with another 3-ball, 20-30. The Dawgs continued to cut into Big Valley’s lead with a Bode Vaughan layup and a “plus one” by Vercelotti, while holding the Cardinals to one point on a free throw during the span, making it 31-25 at 2:11. Butte Valley amped up their defense, frustrating the Cardinals who were hit with a flagrant foul after some fancy pick pocket moves by Bulldog freshman Rene Perez. The Dawgs went into the locker room only down three points at the half, 30-33. (more…)

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Tough night for Yreka Frosh and JV girls

It was a tough night on Friday for the Yreka Miners frosh and junior varsity girls basketball teams. The frosh fell to the visiting Corning Cardinals 30-22, and the JV lost 50-34.

The freshman game was knotted 5-5 at the end of one quarter, but Corning took a 13-8 lead into half time. The Cardinals extended their lead to 10 points at the end of three quarters, 22-12. Yreka snipped two points off the deficit in the final frame, but were unable to stage a come back.

The Yreka junior varsity found itself down 11-7 at the end of the first quarter. The Miners narrowed the gap to a basket, 17-15, at the half. Corning pushed its lead up to seven points by the end of three quarters, 34-27. (more…)

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Miner girls and boys in position to make soccer playoffs

 style=The North Section released the initial 2014 Soccer Playoff points ranking on Sunday. The Yreka girls and boys teams are in position to make playoffs. The girls are ranked 6th behind Lassen, and in front of Corning. The Miner boys are ranked 5th, behind Gridley and in front of Sutter.

Six teams are seeded for playoffs, with the top two teams having first round byes. The three and four seeds host first round matches. Yreka’s teams play Lassen in the final regular season matches on Tuesday. The Lady Miners defeated Lassen earlier in the season, and should move ahead in the seedings with a win in Lassen. The boys also defeated Lassen earlier this season, but it isn’t clear if they would move up with a win on Tuesday, or just maintain their current ranking.


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Butte Valley Winter Court Royalty

Photos by Travis Underwood

Butte Valley High School held its Winter Court on Friday. For more of Travis’ photos, click “more.” (more…)

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