Video highlights: Mt. Shasta v Yreka

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Okay, the truth is that except for a couple of pretty good defensive plays by the Bears, this is mostly a Miner highlight video. For a variety of reasons, including technical, I decided to quit doing video and switch to stills about two minutes before the Bears scored their first touchdown. If it makes Mt. Shasta fans any happier, I also managed to miss  Trevor Daugherty’s punt return for a Miner TD (operator error). (more…)

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Bill Springhorn Classic, Yreka varsity boys 2nd, Etna’s Whelan 3rd, Yreka’s Parker sets frosh record

Photos by Yreka Coach Pam Borg

Etna’s John Whelan had the top individual varsity finish for a Siskiyou County runner at the Bill Springhorn Classic cross country meet, held last Friday at Shasta College in Redding. Whelan, a junior, finished 3rd in the 3-mile course in a time of 15:27. Yreka’s Eric Neill and Timmy Williams crossed the finish line 4th and 5th.

Yreka’s Cade Parker (in center of photo above) won the boys 2-mile frosh race (11.52 – a course record). Fellow Miners Matt Jochim and Brenden Berry finished 2nd and 3rd.

Dakota Cash from Yreka was the top female Siskiyou County varsity runner, finishing 11th in the girls 3-mile (20:26). Trinity’s Kyra Gutermuth was 10th (20:13).

Mt. Shasta’s Kelsie Titus was second (14:28) in the girls JV 2-mile race.

In the team competition, the Yreka varsity boys finished 2nd to Chico. Mt. Shasta’s varsity girls were 5th. Yreka’s frosh boys placed 1st.

For complete results go to

Coach Borg’s report for Yreka is below (more…)

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JV Lady Wolves win Miner Mountain Blast JV volleyball tourney

The Trinity Lady Wolves junior varsity squad won the JV version of the Miner Mountain Blast on Saturday, in Yreka. Phoenix was 2nd, Hidden Valley-1 was third, Hidden Valley 2 was fourth.

Yreka and Mt. Shasta also made the cut from pool play to bracket play. Other teams participating were Etna, Henley, and Del Norte.

Tourney MVP: Bradlee Plotzke, Trinity (more…)

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Miner JVs roll over Bears 48-14

MOUNT SHASTA – The Yreka Miner junior varsity football squad jumped out to a 21-6 first quarter lead, and never looked back on Friday night, as they rolled the Mt. Shasta Bear JVs, 48-14.

With a little over two minutes gone in the first quarter, Miner Casey Gusaas went ten yards to pay dirt, Ty Currie added the extra point to give Yreka a 7-0 lead.

Yreka’s next score was set up when Aaron Winningham picked off a deflected pitch attempt as the Bear quarterback was being sacked, giving the Miners the ball on the Mt. Shasta 48-yard-line. Two minutes later, at the 4:54 mark, Gusaas cashed in with his second TD of the game. This time it was an 18-yard run. Currie converted the PAT, upping Yreka’s advantage to 14-0.

The Miners third score of the opening frame came on a 3-yard rush by Jacob Maphet. The PAT made it 21-0, with 50 ticks on the clock.

The Bear JVs got on the board with an electrifying 85-yard run by Elijah Chapman, as time expired in the first quarter. The Bears 2-point conversion attempt failed, leaving the score 21-6. (more…)

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Lady Miners 2nd at Miner Mountain Blast

The Yreka Lady Miners varsity volleyball team took second at the Miner Mountain Blast volleyball tournament on Saturday. Yreka was the top seed in their pool, winning all eight sets–two each against Del Norte, Etna, Phoenix and Rogue River.

In bracket play, the Lady Miners defeated Henley in the semi-final, 2-1 (17-25, 25-18, 15-6). Henley had defeated Mt. Shasta to earn their way into the semi-final match. The Henley Lady Hornets finished third in the tourney, with their only other loss coming in pool play against eventual champion Hidden Valley.

Yreka then faced the Hidden Valley Lady Mustangs in the championship match, falling 2-0 (14-25, 15-25). The Lady Mustangs earned their way to the championship match by winning their pool by sweeping Henley, Mt. Shasta and Trinity, and then defeating Del Norte in a semi-final match. Del Norte finished fourth, not staying to play the third place match against Henley.

The Etna Lady Lions and Mt. Shasta Lady Bears also advanced from pool play to bracket play. Etna was eliminated by Del Norte, and Mt. Shasta fell to Henley.

Tournament MVP: Bailey Bars, Hidden Valley (more…)

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Miners turn Bears upside down, 49-14

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Video highlights coming on Sunday

MOUNT SHASTA – After the Miners were smoked in their season opener at Trinity last week, you just knew they’d be loaded for Bear when they traveled to Mount Shasta on Friday night. It took the Miners just 51 seconds to notch their first touchdown, on a 51 yard pass from Dean Shafer to Michael Schuler. By halftime, the game was in the bag, with the Miners leading 49-6, and a running clock set to go in the second half.

Just over three minutes after their first foray to the promised land, the Miners found pay dirt again, when Dylan Marto rambled 23 yards. Trevor Daugherty added his second extra point of the night, giving the Miners a 14-0 lead.

Not satisfied with scoring a point at a time, Daugherty returned a Bear punt 80 yards for a TD, and then added the PAT, making it 21-0, with 5:41 left in the first quarter.

Kaden Culp replaced Shafer at quarterback for the Miners, and shortly thereafter went 12 yards to the zone. With the Daugherty kick, it was 28-0 Miners—still in the opening frame, with 5:56 on the clock.

Tim Maphet made it 34-0, on a 3-yard run, and Daugherty hit his fifth extra point, upping the Miner advantage to 35-0, with a touch over one minute gone in the second quarter. (more…)

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Local Sports Scores 8/30 – 9/3

Schedule is subject to change. Check with individual schools to verify.

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


Saturday, September 3


Chargers @ Gridley


Yreka, Mt. Shasta, Etna, Trinity @ Yreka Tourney

Varsity results: Hidden Valley champion, Yreka 2nd, Henley 3rd

JV results: Trinity champion, Phoenix 2nd, Hidden Valley 3rd

COS @ Skyline Tourney @ San Bruno

COS beats Skyline, losses to DeAnza

Friday, September 2


Mt. Shasta 14-  Yreka 49

Mt. Shasta JV 14 – Yreka JV 48

Etna  0 – Hoopa 62

Etna JV 0 – Hoopa JV 14

Weed 22 – U-Prep 72

Butte Valley 36 – Loyalton 18

Dunsmuir 47 Princeton 14

Trinity 24 – Central Valley 49


COS 1 – Sierra 3

Cross Country

Yreka, Mt. Shasta, Etna, Weed, Trinity @ Bill Springhorn Classic at Shasta College

Boys varsity: John Whelan, Etna 3rd; Eric Neill, Yreka 4th; Timmy Williams, Yreka 5th.

Girls varsity: Kyra Gutermuth, Trinity 10th, Dakota Cash, Yreka 11th


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Miner frosh fall to Cascade Christian…sort of

The Yreka Miners frosh football team lost to the Cascade Christian Challengers, 20-6, on Thursday evening…sort of. Technically, it wasn’t a loss because it wasn’t an official game. Why? No officials showed up. Why? Who knows? Then again, who cares? Some of the best officiated games are “call your own,” right? Well, maybe not, but the upside is that the Miner frosh are still technically undefeated, as their only official game was a 6-6 draw with the Etna JVs last Friday. Hey, just looking for the silver lining.

In the actual unofficial game, Yreka was first on the board, when Tyler Hockaday scampered 20 yards to pay dirt. The 2-pt conversion failed, but the Miners had the lead 6-0 with 4:23 to play in the first half. Oh, and the Miner varsity cheerleaders made an unofficial visit to support the frosh in the unofficial game during the first half.

Cascade Christian answered on the last play of the half, with a 12-yard TD strike. With the extra point, the Challengers led 7-6 at half time. (more…)

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Yreka Little League Fall Ball & board nominations

nsa-in-story.jpgYreka Little League would like to invite returning minor and major league players to participate in fall baseball. Fall ball is an informal program in which players work on skills and play ‘pickup’ games. All players ages 8-12 are encouraged to participate in this fun event. There are no practices or extra commitments, all your player needs to do is show up with a glove ready to play. Fall ball will be held on Fridays in September (9/9, 9/16, 9/23 and 9/30) starting at 5:30 pm. If you would like more information please contact Allison at 905-1213. (more…)

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Lady Miners have rough start to season

The Yreka Lady Miners tennis team had the misfortune to open their season with the defending Northern Athletic League champion Corning Cardinals on Tuesday, and then host a strong U-Prep team on Thursday. Yreka lost to Corning 8-1, and lost to U-Prep 6-3.

Against U-Prep, Madison Williams and Sara Sanders were doubles winners; Katie Bicego and Williams were singles winners.

Despite the early losses, Yreka Coach Steve Pyles was quite optimistic about his team.

Below ares Pyles’ season preview and comments.

Season Preview:
Head Coach: Steve Pyles
Assistants: Rob Bicego and #1 YHS Boys Team player Austin Kische (senior project)

Words of Wisdom: We are looking forward to working another year with a very positive, intelligent, and hardworking group of young ladies. Attitude is everything; win or lose; we need to hold on to our love of team and the game of tennis. (more…)

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Miner Perk Football Player of the Week


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Charger Report v Colusa

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Jr PeeWees

The Yreka Chargers Jr. Pee Wees started the season in a strong way on Saturday against the Colusa Cowboys.  Lyle Frank led the team offensively with three rushing touchdowns. Gish Montgomery showed his incredible speed with a long sixty-yard touchdown run.  Davon Ruiz showed off his offensive moves and had some good carries.  Veteran Tanner Ewing added good blocking and several new players showed their blocking skills, including Kyle Jorgenson and center Kristofer Hogue.  The Jr. Pee Wee’s quarterback Tyler Rightmier showed off his leadership skills and played a solid game both offensively and defensively.

On the defensive end, the Jr. Pee Wees held the Colusa Cowboys to short yardage.  Gish Montgomery had a great defensive game with two touchdown saving tackles.  Davon Ruiz also had a great defensive showing with numerous tackles and one TD saving tackle.  Avery Jerry also played a strong defensive game with several tackles, as well as Randall Hughes, Devon Applewhite, Jai Case and Lyle Frank.  The Jr. Pee Wee hope to improve on defense by stopping the big play.  There is incredible potential with both the defensive and offensive lines.  The Jr. Pee Wees are looking forward to their first game on the road in Gridley next Saturday.


The Yreka Chargers Pee Wees came on strong in the season opener. They defeated the Colusa Cowboys 26-6. The Chargers came on strong in the first quarter with a fumble recovery by Caden Corbin. This allowed some great runs by Christopher Crowe and Robert Giannini, which led to a touchdown run by Devin Gomes. The Chargers defense was strong during the first quarter with defensive tackles made by Tyraye Bush, Devin Gomes, Timothy Soli, Cale Cool, Jamiel Nicholson, and Skylar Conrad.

The second quarter began with a hard-hitting block by Tyler Robinson that allowed another touchdown run by Tyraye Bush. Next came a hard fought first down by Timothy Soli, which led to another touchdown run for Bush. Our defense again rose to the challenge with some great defensive tackles in the backfield by Jeremy Persing and Robert Giannini. Half time score was Chargers 26 – Cowboys 0.

The third quarter opened up with a touchdown run by Bush. Then our Jamiel Nicholson recovered a fumble on defense. Cale cool had a great first down run. Defensively we were very tough. There was hard hitting out there by Jeremy Persing, Kaleb Hammond. The Cowboys answered back with a touchdown of their own, but Caden Corbin blocked the extra point.

The fourth quarter was all about the defense with Tyler Robinson, Caden Corbin, Robert Giannini, Jeremy Persing, Trevor Ewing, Cale Cool, Gabriel Koch, and Cale Cool all keeping the Cowboys from scoring. The Chargers stayed strong and came away with a 26-6 victory. (more…)

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Subway South County Dominator of the Week


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Lady Bears drop season opener to Braves

The Mt. Shasta Lady Bears had a rough time in their season opener against the Hamilton Lady Braves (1-0), falling 3-0. Set scores were 25-9, 25-15, 25-14. (more…)

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Lady Cougars win season opener over Butte Valley

The Weed Lady Cougars opened their 2011 volleyball season with a 3-0 win over the Butte Valley Bulldogs (0-3). Set scores were 25-14, 25-22, 25-18. (more…)

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Siskiyou County children invited to audition for the Nutcracker at COS

The Eugene Ballet Company (EBC) will bring the holiday classic The Nutcracker to the College of the Siskiyous Weed Campus, Kenneth W. Ford Theatre, on Friday evening, November 18, at 7:00 pm. The Eugene Ballet Company invites all interested Siskiyou County school-age children (ages 5 to 15) with dance experience to audition to dance with the company in this performance. Auditions will be held on Friday, September 16, (times and roles are listed below) at the College of the Siskiyous Weed Campus in the Theater Building, room 4. All children chosen to perform with the Eugene Ballet Company are required to participate in weekly rehearsals until the day of the performance. Each child will also receive one complimentary ticket for the performance.

Audition Time Audition Role Age

4:00 to 5:30 pm: Party Children 11 to 15 years (boys/girls)

5:30 to 6:30 pm: Lady Bugs 9 to 11 years (boys/girls)

6:30 to 7:00 pm: Angels 7 to 9 years (boys/girls)

7:00 to 7:30 pm: Baby Mice 5 to 7 years (boys/girls) (more…)

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Eyes on the Miners with Chelsea White & guests Krista Freeze and Alexis Yaple

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