Cattlemen offer scholarship

The Siskiyou County Cattlemen’s Association is pleased to announce its scholarships for 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
4. An activity chart or list of extracurricular activities, honors, awards, hobbies and work experience.
5. One letter of recommendation.

Completed applications must be post marked no later than August 3, 2012. (more…)

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Sharks 4th at Aquagator Invitational; County Meet is Wednesday

The Scott Valley Swim Team Sharks placed 4th at the Anderson Aquagator Invitational swim meet last weekend. Anderson won the eight-team event.

Kendall Nielsen and Mac Wessell led the way for the Sharks, with Nielsen placing 2nd in the 17-18 year old girls division, and Wessell taking 2nd in the 13-14 year old boys division.

Other top-ten finishes for the Sharks were Aly McEwen in 5th for girls 17-18; Lee Wessell 7th for boys 9-10; Darby Hanna 8th in girls 15-16; and Tuner Hudson 9th for boys 8 & under. (more…)

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Siskiyou Knights Youth Football to Start Monday

Siskiyou Pop Warner Football, South Siskiyou Knights Youth Football practice is scheduled to begin Monday, July 30, 5:30 PM, at the Mt. Shasta Sports Complex next to Sisson School. Full registration packets are available online at Click on the Handouts Tab for the full registration packet.

In the registration packet, there is a Physical Form for your Doctor to fill out; all participants will need a Sports Physical before they can begin conditioning. If your child has not had his physical, please come by the first day of practice and register to ensure a place on the team.

We are signing up youth ages 7-15, 8th Grade and below. See the packet for age and weight breakdown. We are also looking for coaches for the lower levels as well as anyone who has time to volunteer. (more…)

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Miner Power Bill Cadola Golf Tourney photos by Jennifer Gross

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Siskiyou Babe Ruth 15-year-old All Stars compete at North Bend

By Anthony Rifenburg

Siskiyou Babe Ruth sent its 15-year-old all star team to the all star tournament in North Bend, Oregon, last Thursday through Saturday. It was a good team, but there were other teams that were hungry for wins as well.

Game one, against Klamath Falls, was exciting to say the least. The game started at 7:00 pm Thursday night, didn’t finish until Friday morning, and was a tight one.

Siskiyou came out ready to swing the bats early, scoring two runs in the first inning, on 2-out double by Trevor Stacher.

Siskiyou maintained the 2-0 lead until the bottom of the third inning, when Klamath Falls put up four runs. With two outs in the inning, lightening began above the ballpark, and the game was postponed to the following morning at 8:00 am.

When action resumed, Dalton Dutra was back to the mound trying to work out of a 2-out jam. He got what he needed when a 4-3 putout ended the inning. (more…)

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Siskiyou Babe Ruth 15s & 14s update

The Siskiyou Babe Ruth 15 and 14 year old All Stars are competing in North Bend, Oregon this weekend.

The 14s have gone 2-1 so far. On Thursday, the 14s defeated Umpqua Valley 15-8. They dropped their first game on Friday to South Coast 12-5. However, they rebounded with an 18-7 win over Umpqua Valley in the second game of the day. The 14s play South Coast again on Saturday for the championship.

The Siskiyou 15s have had a rougher time of it, losing both of their first two games. Below are the stats for those games provided by Anthony Rifenburg. The 15s will face Umpqua Valley at 9:00 am on Saturday. (more…)

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Bowling for fun and fitness

Calling all bowlers. The College of the Siskiyous is offering a fall semester Bowling (PEAC 1008 / #W7195 / 1 unit) class on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm at Cedar Lanes in Weed. The class will begin August 20 and will continue through December 19, 2012. Fred Gradel will instruct the class. Gradel is a US Bowling Congress certified coach and has more than twenty years bowling experience.

This class is open to bowlers of all levels. No experience or equipment is needed. Many people have never had the opportunity to benefit from certified bowling instruction. Most students experience significant improvement, increased scores, and develop more confidence in their game while having fun at the same time. (more…)

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Scholarship established at COS in memory of Joe Blevins

The College of the Siskiyous Foundation Scholarship Program is pleased to announce family and friends of the late Joe Blevins have established a scholarship in his memory. This scholarship will first be awarded to a Northern California area student who plans to attend COS in the 2013/2014 academic year. Application will be open to both high school seniors and current COS students.

After graduating from Dunsmuir High School, Blevins attended COS from 1965 to 1966 and played one season of basketball before serving in the United States Army for three years. He returned to COS in 1969 and played baseball, football and basketball from 1969 to 1970. Blevins was named COS’ Most Outstanding Athlete of the Year in 1970 and also received Honorable Mention recognition in all three sports. He graduated from COS in 1970 and transferred to Chico State University where he majored in Physical Education and received his teaching credential.

Blevins then spent the next twelve years in Bieber, California teaching at Big Valley High School. In 1988, Blevins returned to Siskiyou County to teach and coach at Mt. Shasta High School. At MSHS, Blevins led many of his teams to championships and was also the athletic director for several years. Following his retirement in 2007 from MSHS, he was elected to serve as a member of the Siskiyou Union High School District School Board and also resurfaced as an assistant basketball coach at Weed High School. (more…)

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Tasty Question answer from 7/19/12


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Culp attends USA Football Camp

So, what have you done this summer? Yreka Miner football player Kaden Culp could come up with a pretty impressive answer to that question. Culp spent a week playing football with some of the best players in the country at the Football USA U-17 International Development Camp, held in Austin Texas. USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the National Football League.

The first night of camp was all about skills evaluation. That night, after the players had gone through various drills, the coaches made the picks for their teams. Culp was selected for Team USA Blue.

The second day was spent primarily getting to know each other and attending the U-19 World Championship game between the United States and Canada (Canada won 23-17).

For the rest of the week, the players went to work learning the offenses and defenses, as they worked towards the jamboree and the final game. Culp earned the starting quarterback job for USA Blue in the final game, something Culp definitely enjoyed.

“My favorite part was the final game. It was such a privilege to be named the starter and to know the coaches trusted in me as a player and a leader,” said Culp. “The competition was intense and at a higher level than I have ever experienced.”

The coaches’ trust appears to have been well founded, as Culp led the team on an 85-yard, 8-play drive for the opening score of the game, capping the drive with a 2-yard TD run.

Culp, who was invited to the camp based on game film, said that after becoming comfortable with the leadership role he had on USA Blue, he will be able to bring back better leadership skills for the upcoming Miner football season. (more…)

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Pizza Factory – Fan Photo of the Week winner is Bill Pieruccini

Bill Pieruccini is this week’s Pizza Fan Photo of the Week winner for his photo of ASA U-10 Siskiyou Heat softball.

Pieruccini wins a gift certificate for an all-you-can eat lunch buffet at the Pizza Factory in Yreka.

Want to be the next winner? Here’s how: (more…)

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Siskiyou Babe Ruth 14 & 15 year old All Star rosters

The Siskiyou Babe Ruth 14 and 15 year old all stars head to North Bend, OR this week to play in the district playoffs.

The 14s will open up against Brookings at 4:00 pm on Thursday, and the 15s will play Klamath Falls at 7:00 pm. On Friday, the 14s will play South Coast at 6:00 pm, and the 15s take on South Coast at 3:00 pm. Saturday, the 14s play Roseburg at noon, and the 15s play Roseburg at 9:00 am. Sunday is championship day.


Zachery Cardoza
Aaron Durney
Blake Foster
Harrison Hogun
Derek Howard
Kirby Kindley
Pierce Neboillini (more…)

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Jaxx go 3-1, but don’t advance; Siskiyou Babe Ruth 13s finish 3rd

Going into Sunday’s game against Vancouver, WA, the Siskiyou Jaxx thought a win would put them into a semi-final game on Monday. Well, the Jaxx got the win, 8-3, but due to a 3-way tie in their pool at 3-1, the Jaxx wound up eliminated. Instead, a team they beat on the first day of the tournament, the Wilder Baseball Club, advanced by virtue of allowing fewer runs in its four games.

Wade Berryhill notched the complete game win over Vancouver, fanning 8, and allowing 3 hits and a pair of walks. Ryan Todd, Dustin Jochim, and Mason Mekeel each came up with 2-RBI singles in the game. According to Jaxx coach John Cox, “(The) Jaxx bunting game was on.” And, Dylan Morris, “played superb defense filling in at third base.”

Siskiyou Babe Ruth 13-year-old All Stars took third place at the district tournament in Roseburg, avenging a loss in pool play by defeating Umpqua, 11-3 on Sunday. Siskiyou had lost to Umpqua the previous day, 9-5. (more…)

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2012 Dunsmuir 7s Rugby Tourney photos


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Chargers to host Punt, Pass, & Kick this Saturday, as well as mandatory parent meeting

The Yreka Chargers will be hosting the their NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick competition this Saturday, July 21 at Miner Stadium, starting at 11:00 am. The competition is open to Siskiyou County boys and girls that are 6-15 years old. Competitors do not have to be Charger players to participate. The top finishers will be advancing to sectional competition. For more information contact Phil Christy at 598-7535 or Sandra Palmer 713-8337.

Prior to the Punt, Pass and Kick there will be a Mandatory Parent Meeting at 10:00 am for all Chargers Football and Cheer participants. (more…)

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Siskiyou Jaxx & Siskiyou Babe Ruths 13s All Stars update

The Siskiyou Jaxx suffered their first loss of the Senior Babe Ruth Northwest Region Championships in Kent, Washington, falling to the Northwest Washington champion Columbia Basin Riverdogs, 13-3, on Saturday.

The Jaxx face Vancouver, WA on Sunday at 8:00 pm, with the winner advancing to a semi-final game on Monday.

The Siskiyou Babe Ruth 13-year-old All Stars dropped both of their games on Saturday in Roseburg, losing to Umpqua 9-5, and to South Coast 7-6 in eight innings.

Siskiyou will face Umpqua again today at 10:00 am for third place in the tournament. (more…)

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2012 Dunsmuir 7s Rugby Tournament video highlights

The Shasta Highlanders Rugby Club from Redding hosted the 2012 Dunsmuir 7s Rugby Tournament at Dunsmuir City Park on Saturday, July 14.

In addition to the Highlanders, teams included the State of Jefferson Elite, Medford Barbarians, Mendocino Steam Donkeys, and the Highwaymen. (more…)

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