DeZign-N-Women YHS Student of the Week: Austin

“Shay is an 11th grade student, who is being rewarded for her hard work and dedication to her academics. She has shown throughout her high school career that her education is important and she is willing to work hard to achieve her goals,” said Yreka High School Principal Marie Caldwell. (more…)

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Honkers two steps closer to Evergreen title

The Tulelake Honkers overcame a feisty Bulldog team in Butte Valley on Tuesday night to move two steps closer to yet another Evergreen League basketball title. While the Honkers defeated the Bulldogs, 66-51, Big Valley fell to the Dunsmuir Tigers. The Tulelake win and the Big Valley (5-2) loss, leaves the Honkers all alone at the top of the Evergreen standings at 6-1, with three games to go.

Tulelake went out to a 6-2 lead against the Bulldogs on a hoop from Trako Saluskin and back-to-back buckets by Zac Idrogo. However, the Bulldogs scored the last nine points of the opening quarter. Erik Grevillius got the Dawgs rolling with a put back. A 3-ball from Nathan Cushman gave Butte Valley a 7-6 advantage, with 1:00 to go in the quarter. Baskets by Colten Struble and Grevillius closed out the quarter, with the Bulldogs up, 11-6.

Tulelake tied it at 11-11, with 5:55 left in the second stanza on a 3-point play the hard way by Miguel Reyes. The Honkers gained the lead, 20-18, with about four minutes left before halftime on a basket by Logan Herman. Tulelake led 25-20, when Slauskin hit a trey, making it 28-20. But, back came the Bulldogs. Grevillius added three points from the charity stripe, 28-23. Slauskin scored, 30-23. Another put back by Grevillius cut the Honker lead to five points at the intermission, 30-25. (more…)

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Happy Toes Lady Lion B-Ball Player of the Week: Little 2x

Etna girls varsity basketball coach Les Helsley’s pick for the Happy Toes Lady Lion B-Ball Player of the week is Hannah Little.

Little, a sophomore, average 16.5 points per game last week and set the school record for rebounds with 25 against Burney.

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Lady Bulldogs take control of Evergreeen League

The Butte Valley Lady Bulldogs came into Tuesday night’s game against Tulelake tied with the Lady Honkers and the Big Valley Cardinals for first place in the Evergreen League. By the end of the night, the Lady Bulldogs found themselves in sole possession of the top spot. Butte Valley posted an impressive 51-20 win over Tulelake, and Big Valley fell to Dunsmuir 48-41.

Butte Valley took the initial lead, 2-0, on a put back by Lydia Hill. Tulelake’s Rosario Jaime tied it with a bucket, and a few seconds later gave the Lady Honkers their only lead of the game, 3-2, with a free throw. After that it was all Lady Dawgs. Paige Porterfield nailed a 3-ball to regain the lead for Butte Valley, 5-3. A freebie by Hill and then a basket from Haley Reynolds made it 8-3. Butte Valley held an 18-7 lead by the end of the quarter.

Tulelake scored just once in the second stanza, a 3-pointer by Kendra Rupert, while Butte Valley put up another 12 points to lead 30-10 at the intermission.

The third quarter was somewhat more competitive, with Butte Valley outscoring the Lady Honkers 9-5 for a 39-15 lead going into the final frame. The Lady Bulldogs again held Tulelake to five points in the fourth quarter, and went on to win 51-20. (more…)

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Yreka Miners Cheerleader of the Week: Jacobson

Yreka Cheer Coach Heather Wagy’s choice for the Miner Perk Cheerleader of the Week is Emily Jacobson.

“Emily works hard and works great with her team,” said Wagy.

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

Mt. Shasta Lady Bear coach Kirk Andrus’ pick for the Pepsi of Mt. Shasta Lady Bears Player of the Week is Janelle Jaegel.

“(Janelle) led us to three huge wins with exceptional defense, pinpoint shooting, and great guard play. She could get this honor every week, but she’s a great teammate and cares not at all about who scores the points as long as the team does well,” said Andrus.

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Yreka soccer drops a pair to Corning

Photos by Maggie Nielsen

The Yreka Miners girls and boys soccer squads were both shutout, 6-0, by the Corning Cardinals last Thursday in Corning.

The girls (4-4) are 3rd in the Northern Athletic League and are ranked 8th in D-II NSCIF playoff ranking points.

The boys (3-5) are 4th in the Northern Athletic League and are ranked 7th in D-II NSCIF playoff ranking points.

The top six teams from the division make playoffs. (more…)

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SCL individual wrestling championship results

Photos by Jimmy Palmer


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Subway Eagle B-Ball Player of the Week: Hagarty


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Raiders sweep week against Lions

Article and Photos by Richard Allan

The Burney Raiders earned their second conference victory Friday night defeating the visiting Etna Lions 60-48.

The Raiders defeated the Lions just three nights earlier at Etna, 59-49, led by Colton Ferguson’s 27-point performance. The Lions limited Ferguson’s production to 10 points on his home floor, but the Raider crew countered with a balanced attack that had three players score in double figures for a solid team victory.

Burney (2-7, 6-10) started the game with an 8-2 run and worked up a 10-point lead at the half. Ferguson drained a 15-footer to start the scoring. Caleb Frazier swiped the ball at mid-court and dished to Ferguson for the easy deuce to cap the run. Etna (0-8,3-13) started to come alive late in the quarter but the Raiders kept pace for a 16-10 lead to start the second.

Burney quickly went up by 11 with a bucket by Ferguson and a 3-ball from the corner by Steve Jones. Etna respond with back-to-back 3-point shots from Preston Munson and JT Murray. (more…)

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Scott Valley Real Estate Etna Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Murphy

Etna boys basketball coach Mike Pendley’s pick for the Scott Valley Real Estate Etna Boys Basketball Player of the Week is Tyler Murphy.

“Tyler works hard, plays good “D” and had 10 points against Burney last Tuesday,” said Pendley. (more…)

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Lady Lions pillage Raiders

Article and photos by Richard Allan

The Etna Lady Lions went on the road to Burney last Friday and defeated the Lady Raiders 44-24 in a Shasta Cascade League match up.

With conference play nearing it’s end, the Lady Raiders (0-9, 1-13) are fighting to get their first SCL win. Myish Carpenter made her presence known early controlling the boards and giving Burney a 3-0 lead. But the whistles soon started to blow Etna’s way and the senior center spent a bulk of the game on the bench.

The Lady Lions (3-5, 10-7) struggled to find the range early. Sara Hoyt hit a short base-line jumper midway through the first quarter to spark an 8-0 run. Burney stopped the run with 35 seconds left with a trey by Daisy Manzo from the top of the key and trailed 10-8 at the buzzer.

Etna slowly pulled away over the next two quarters as the Burney shooters started to misfire. The Lady Lions lead 18-12 at the break and enjoyed a 12-point advantage to start the fourth quarter at 27-15. (more…)

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Pepsi Lady Eagle Basketball Player of the Week: Burnside

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 Brianne Burnside.

Burnside had 12 points, 5 boards, 2 assists and 2 steals against Feather River last week.

“(It was) her best game of the year,” said Powers.


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NSCIF Basketball Playoff Points rankings

The North Section released the initial basketball playoff points rankings on Sunday. Keep in mind that some coaches are lax when it comes to reporting results, and the NSCIF may not have had fully accurate info for these rankings.



Yreka (8-13) is ranked 11th, ahead of Colusa (9-12) and behind Lassen (9-14). Orland (19-4) ad Corning (20-1) are tied for the top spot.


The Shasta Cascade League has three of the top four spots, with Mt. Shasta (17-5) ranked number-1. Weed (18-4) is 2nd, and Modoc (16-4) is 4th. Liberty Christian holds the 3rd spot at 16-7. The bad news for Mt. Shasta and Weed is that they are both behind Modoc in the SCL standings. If it stays that way, the Braves will jump the Bears and Cougars in the playoff seedings. Tulelake (10-7) is ranked 8th. Trinity (10-12) is 9th.


Butte Valley (9-5) is tied with Princeton (9-8) for 7th. Dunsmuir at 7-6 is 11th. Redding Christian at 19-3 is ranked number-1.



Yreka (12-10) is tied with Wheatland (11-11) for 7th. Lassen (9-10) is 9th. Sutter at 15-6 is number-1. (more…)

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Miner Perk Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Currie 2x

Yreka Miners basketball coach Christian Birch’s choice for the Miner Perk Boys Basketball Player of the Week is Ty Currie.

Currie, “…is improving his poise, and attacking the basket better,” said Birch. (more…)

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SCL wrestling championship duals video highlights

Video shot by Jimmy Palmer

These are mostly clips of Dunsmuir and Mt. Shasta wrestlers, with some Tulelake, Etna and Trinity. (more…)

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Redwood Empire @ State of Jefferson Elite

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