Weed softball ransacked by Lady Raiders

The Weed Lady Cougars softball team lost both games of a double dip against the marauding Burney Lady Raiders on Friday.

Burney took game-one 15-0. Tristen Skeen was the only Cougar to get a hit in the game.

The Lady Raiders won game-two 15-4. (more…)

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Ask Anzo: runner hit by deflected ball answer

Several days ago, Umpire Dale Anzo posed this question:

1. Runner on first base no one out.

2. Line shot hit back at the pitcher that is deflected off the pitcher and hits the runner between 1st and 2nd.

What if anything do you have?


The simple answer is the runner is not out and the ball is live IF the umpire does not feel that an infielder would have had a play on the ball with the possibility of getting an out.


Rule 8 Section 4 Art. 2 k. (more…)

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Miner JVs mash Mustangs 4-3

So, I tried something a little different for the Yreka Miners v Hidden Valley Mustangs junior varsity baseball non-league game on Thursday at Hibbard Field. I mounted a GoPro up in the announcer’s booth and just let it run for the game. I’m not really thrilled with the video results, but there were some kids up in the booth and one of them decided to do play by play for about half the game. And, he did it pretty well–well enough that I’d like to know who he is. If someone can ID him, let me know.

As for the game, Dylan O’Gorman doubled with with one out in the bottom of the first inning, and scored on a double by Casey Hoff, giving Yreka a 1-0 lead.

The Miners added a second run in the second inning. Garret Plucker reached on a dropped third strike, moved to second base on an sacrifice by Brandon Swenson, and scored on a single by Farehdin Nushi, making it 2-0. (more…)

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Cougars sweep away Raiders

The Burney Raiders came to Weed on Friday afternoon looking to capture a couple of wins in Shasta Cascade League play. They left with a pair of losses at the hands of the Cougars . Weed took game-one 8-6, and game-two 5-2.

Spencer Hall led off the bottom of the first inning of game-one with a walk. He stole second and third base, and scored on a sacrifice by James Brunello. Blake Foster walked, and scored when Carlos Sanchez singled, giving the Cougars a 2-0 lead.

Burney answered in the top of the second inning with two runs. Duane White was hit by a pitch and scored. Jason Searl walked and scored.

The Cougars regained the advantage in the bottom half of the frame. Tommy Haosouphanthong reached on an error, and scored on a single by Foster, making it 3-2.

Again the Raiders answered. Steve Jones reached on a fielder’s choice, stole second, and scored on a single by White, tying the game 3-3.

Weed went back on top in the bottom of the third inning with two runs. Sanchez led off with a walk, and moved to third on a double by Aidan Hagarty. Sanchez and Hagarty both scored on passed balls, putting the Cougars in front 5-3. (more…)

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Miner Tennis draws even with win over U-Prep

The Yreka Miners tennis team moved into a first place tie in the Northern Athletic League on Thursday with a 5-4 win over the U-Prep Panthers. Both teams are now 6-1 in NAL play, with the losses coming to each other.


1. Ryan Andrus vs. Ricky Ward Y6-4, 3-6, 10-8
2. Niraj Khalasi vs. Nathan Hernandez U 3-6, 6-4, 10-6
3. Konor Christensen vs. Dominic Sbrocca U 6-1, 6-2
4. Howard Gregg vs. Michael Shukis Y 5-7, 6-3, 10-7
5. Trevor Fisher vs. Owen Bankson U 7-5, 2-6, 11-9
6. Caleb Lawson vs. Sean Griffey Y 6-1, 6-3 (more…)

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Pepsi Lady Bear Softball Player of the Week: Bryan 2X

Mt. Shasta varsity softball coach Chief Burcell’s pick for the Pepsi of Mt. Shasta Lady Bear Softball Player of the Week is Blakeley Bryan.

Bryan was 8/15 last week with 4 runs, 5 RBIs, a walk, and a double in five games. (more…)

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Local Sports Scores & Schedule 4/16 -4/20

It’s a good idea to check with the individual schools to make sure games are still a go…just saying, don’t blame us if you get there and no one else is there.

To report scores or schedule changes, text or call 530-340-0811. Email: siskiyouyouth@sisqtel.net


Saturday, April 20


COS 5 – Redwoods 4 G-2

COS 2 – Redwoods 8 G-1


COS 3 – Feather River 0 G-2

COS 3 – Feather River 5 G-1


Yreka, Weed @ Crater Classic
Tulelake @ LaPine Invitational

Friday, April 19


Etna 7 – Modoc 5 G-2

Etna 2 – Modoc 7 G-1

Weed 5 – Burney 14 G-2

Weed 0 – Burney 14 G-1


Etna 12 – Modoc 3

Etna 13 – Modoc 0

Weed 5 – Burney 2 G-2

Weed 8 – Burney 6 G-1


Etna @ West Valley Invitational (Oroville)
Weed, Dunsmuir @ Burney Spring Classic (more…)

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Another NAL track meet, another sweep for Yreka

Photos by Janine Turner

The Yreka Miners track team once again swept a Northern Athletic League meet, this time it was Corning on Wednesday.

Boys varsity multiple event winners

Clayton Bunn: 800m, 1600m, 3200m
Anthony Whitaker: 110m Hurdles, 300m Hurdles, Pole Vault
David Sellens: Shot Put, Discus
Tyler Larson; 400m, Triple Jump (more…)

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Tasty Q Question of the Week


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Miners shutout Bears with combined no-hitter

The Yreka Miners shut out the Mt. Shasta Bears, 10-0, in a combined no-hitter on Thursday at Hibbard Field. It was the second shutout for Yreka over Mt. Shasta in three days. On Tuesday, the Miners won 11-0 in Mt. Shasta.

In Thursday’s game, Gabe Durney pitched the first three innings for Yreka, allowing two base runners. Bear Tanner Mathis was hit by a pitch, and Brandon Acord walked. Durney struck out three Bear batters. Tevin Cadola pitched the fourth and fifth innings, allowing no base runners, while striking out five of the six batters he faced.

Yreka put up three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Cade Parker led off with a walk. Michael Schuler was hit by a pitch, and Christian Charles reached on an error. All three scored on errors. Yreka did not have a hit in the inning.

Levi Bartholomew led off the second inning with the Miners first hit. Dustin Jochim was hit by a pitch. Both runners moved up 90 feet on a wild pitch. Schuler plated Bartholomew and Jochim with a double. Durney reached on an error. Schuler scored on a wild pitch. Durney scored on a passed ball. Cody Hoff walked and scored on a single by Michael Elfgen, making it an 8-0 advantage for the Miners. (more…)

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Subway Lady Eagle Softball Player of the Week: Watson

The Subway Lady Eagle Softball Player of the Week is selected by Coach Jon Cox. (more…)

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Steer Wrestling and Rough Stock at CHSRA District 1 rodeo 4/13-4/14

Video by Richard Allan

Steer Wrestling

1. Sterling Humphry
2. Colton Campbell
3. Kyle Brown
4. Quincy Crum

Bareback -no rides

Saddle Bronc

1. Quincy Crum (more…)

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Scott Valley Real Estate Etna Baseball Player of the Week: Stacher

Etna baseball coach Collin Krueger’s pick for the Scott Valley Real Estate Baseball Player of the Week is Trevor Stacher.

Stacher went 3/4 with a walk against Fall River last week (more…)

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Siskiyou County Cattlemen offer scholarship

The Siskiyou County Cattlemen’s Association is pleased to announce its scholarships to Siskiyou County graduated seniors and continuing college students. One (1) $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduated senior and one (1) $500 Scholarship will be awarded to a continuing college student. Students must be pursuing a degree with a career in mind that is related to agriculture.

The application process is simple.  All applicants need to submit the following items:

1. Application form click here
2. A current copy of the applicants’ school transcripts
3. A 500 word statement (see next page for description)
4. An activity chart or list of extracurricular activities, honors, awards, hobbies and work experience.
5. One letter of recommendation. (more…)

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Pepsi Lady Cougar Softball Player of the Week: Fisher

Weed softball Coach Steve Van Ert’s choice for the Pepsi of Mt. Shasta Lady Cougar Softball Player of the Week is Elyssa Fisher.

Fisher went 3/5 in her first game of the season last week, with 2 runs, 3 RBIs, and a pair of doubles. Defensively, she had 6 assists. (more…)

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Happy Toes Etna Lady Lions Softball Player of the Week: Gomes 2X

Etna varsity softball coach Harold Bennett has selected Sage Gomes for the Happy Toes Etna Lady Lions Softball Player of the Week.

Gomes went 12/22 last week, with 7 runs, 7 RBIs, 2 doubles, and a home run. (more…)

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Miners put the squeeze on Shasta

The Yreka Miners and the Shasta Wolves took turns controlling the game on Wednesday at Hibbard Field. First, it was Shasta taking a 3-0 lead in the top of the third inning. Then, Michael Schuler crushed a dinger to center field, starting a nine-run bottom of the third that put Yreka up 9-3. The first three innings took over one hour and 45 minutes to play. Neither team posed a serious threat again until the top of the sixth, when Shasta tied it at 9-9. Then it came down to perhaps baseball’s most exciting play–the suicide squeeze.

Miner Matt Jespersen led off the bottom of the seventh inning. Jespersen struck out, but the Shasta catcher couldn’t handle the pitch, had a bit of trouble finding it, and Jespersen wound up on first base. Now, for all of you who pout up when you strike out, pay attention to the rest of the story. Levi Bartholomew sac bunted Jespersen to second base. An infield single by Evan Bosinger moved Jespersen to third base. That brought sophomore lead off hitter Cade Parker to the plate. With a 1-1 count, the Miners appeared to catch the Wolves totally by surprise. As Jespersen sprinted down the third base line, Parker dropped down a perfect bunt towards first base. Jespersen slide home easily for the 10-9 Yreka win. After Jespersen got his props, the team sprinted across the diamond to congratulate Parker.

“I have wanted to do it three or four times this year and chickened out,” said Yreka Coach Jason Freitas. “With a lefty pitcher, it’s easier because of the jump the runner can get. Cade can bunt well. So, we did it.”

Early in the game, it looked like Shasta might have a great offensive day. Xaiver Martin led off the game with a walk. Wade Gulden reached on an error. Both runners moved up 90 feet when KC Toombs flew out to right field. Justin McMurtrey plated Martin with a single, giving the Wolves a 1-0 advantage.

Toombs took a stroll to lead off the top of the third inning, and swiped second base. McMurtrey singled, moving Toombs to third. Toombs scored on a passed ball and McMurtrey went to second. McMurtrey scored on an error, extending Shasta’s lead to 3-0. (more…)

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