Skate Wars! Rd-3: Skate Dice

Photos and info submitted by KBS staff

It was another great competition this week, featuring Skate Dice—a game made popular by the TV show “The Berrics.” The game is a combination of Yahtzee and basketball’s HORSE. Dice are rolled to determine the skate trick and each competitor must land the trick, or be assessed a letter penalty. After five misses, SKATE is spelled and the contestant is out. This game is typically very challenging, with lots of unusual tricks and odd trick variations being attempted. Many of the tricks, contestants have never tried before.

After landing a myriad of tricks, including switch backside kickflips, 360 flips, and nollie heelflips, Eric Fregoso toke the win! This is the second win in a row for Eric, putting him in the lead for overall champion.

Eric scored a matching hat and t-shirt from Dragon Optics for his impressive skateboarding versatility!

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Scott Valley Sharks @ Weaverville swim meet photos by Maggie Nielsen


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Ray’s Food Place 9 – Avalanche 4 in 1st round of tourney



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Siskiyou Golden Fair Exhibitor Handbook – new look, same great info

The new and improved Siskiyou Golden Fair Exhibitor Handbook is now available at location across Siskiyou County and electronically at

Residents from Siskiyou County and in some cases beyond can exhibit at the 2011 fair. The handbook has a new look and layout, but still features the same great information for entering. Folks between the ages of 5 and 105 can find everything they need to know about entering fine arts, home arts, flowers, veggies and livestock. In nearly every division there is an “other” category that welcomes the unusual. (more…)

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Sharkfest is this weekend

mittan-ad-300.jpgThe Scott Valley Swim Team will be hosting Sharkfest 2011 this weekend in Etna. Over 200 swimmers from Northern California and Southern Oregon are expected to compete, including 68 SVST Sharks.

The Yreka and South Siskiyou teams will also be competing in the races that start at 9:00 am on both Saturday and Sunday.

Concessions will be available, including a snow cone booth and a coffee booth, as well as a BBQ with hamburgers and hot dogs. (more…)

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COS Honors list for spring 2011 semester

West CoastCollege of the Siskiyous has released the 2011 spring semester honors list for academic excellence. The lists are comprised of the President’s List, which requires a student to achieve a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.75 to 4.00, and the Dean’s List, requiring a GPA of 3.50 to 3.74. The names of the students and their hometowns are listed below: (Only students who have given permission to release names for publication are shown.)

President’s List 3.75 to 4.0

Anderson, CA
Christine Alexander
Ben Lomond, CA
Ian Adams

Crescent City, CA
Travis Shellabarger

Danville, CA
Alexander Barancic

Doyle, CA
Michael Even

Dunsmuir, CA
Leann Strom
Talyn Imhoff
Michelle Martin
Travis Needler
John Onstenk

Elko, NV
John Green
Etna, CA
Sara Fritz
Jessica Jenkins
Kaliann Lange
Brian Lee

Brandi Stevens

Fort Jones, CA
Teddy Newbre
Corinna Dailey
Angelica Polkowitz
Leann Wiles
Karen Wiley

Grenada, CA
Jade Dewey
Judith McQuoid
Elizabeth Stone

Happy Camp, CA
Austin Titus (more…)

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Daugherty & Lawson to put on summer soccer camp

Yreka Miner soccer standouts Trevor Daugherty and Noah Lawson will be putting on a soccer camp from July 11 – July 14 at Lower Greenhorn Park in Yreka. The camp is the players’ senior project.

Daugherty and Lawson are both 3-year varsity players for the Miners. Daugherty will be handling the Striker/Midfielder part of the camp. Lawson will do the goalie/defense portion.

The camp will run from 9:00 am – 11:00 am for U-4, U-6, and U-8. Noon to 3:00 pm will be U-10, U-12, and U-14.

The cost for the camp is $40 and includes a camp T-Shirt. Campers will need to bring shin guards. Cleats are recommended but not mandatory.  Campers should also bring a ball if the they have one, and a water bottle.

For more information or to sign up call 643-0160 or 905-0279. (more…)

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Skate Wars! Rd-2: Most Consecutive Kickflips won by Fregoso

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There was another good turnout for Skate Wars this week with several contestants and a small crowd that showed up to watch. While some contestants only managed a few flips in a row, Tim Hunter, Eric Fregoso, and John Benney all went the distance until they reached 27 flips.

Then, Eric and John went head-to-head for what seemed like forever, matching each others flips perfectly. Eric was like a machine, with clean kickflip rotation every time. John was more stylish, getting big air and extending his front foot in perfect kickflip form. After what seemed like an eternity, Eric finally won with a total of 58 consecutive kickflips! Big shout outs to these guys. They battled tired legs and worn out shoes for this challenge. After all was said and done, more than 150 kickflips had been landed by all the contestants!

Eric won himself a new pair of Skullcandy headphones, and a matching Skullcandy bandana for his effort. Be sure to join us next week for Skate Dice!

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Sharks 3rd at Weaverville, McEwen takes first

Scott Valley Sharks swim team members Aly McEwen, Katiie Eiler and Jessie Eiler


Photo submitted by Coach Ronda McEwen

The Scott Valley Sharks swim team took third place overall at the Weaverville swim meet last weekend, with only 14 team members. (more…)

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More Chris Lopez Classic photos by Bev Morgan


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CHSRA State Finals

nsa-in-story.jpgThe California High School Rodeo Association State Finals were held in Bishop, California from Monday June 13 to Saturday, June 18. Below are the District-1 competitors who finished in the top four and qualified to go to the National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyoming on July 17-23.

Sterling Humphrey: 1st Tie Down Roping, 3rd Team Roping

Danny Brown: 2nd Steer Wrestling

Casey Meroshnekoff: 1st Bare Back

Pierce McClelland: 1st Saddle Bronc

C.J. Cash: 4th Saddle Bronc (more…)

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Yreka Gold Rush Days

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I have to hand it to the Yreka Chamber of Commerce, and Executive Director Joan Smith-Freeman. Gold Rush Days in Yreka was a big success on Saturday. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen that many people at an event in downtown Yreka.

I ran into one of my friends enjoying the festivities, Matt Wilson, who commented, “There are a lot of people here. It’s like when we were kids.”

“Well, that’s the way it should be,” I thought. There was a lot going on–pony rides, music by the Celtic Cats, the State of Jefferson Vigilance Committee shootout reenactments, a dunk tank, firemen’s breakfast, chili cook off, Cowboy Poets, watermelon eating contest, jalapeno eating contest, arm wrestling tournament, Blue Relish rockin’ the stage, and tons of food and merchandise vendors.

For those who may not remember back to the 70s, or are new to the area, Yreka used to have huge turnouts for what was then called the “Sidewalk Sale.” It was similar, with live music, a street dance, chili cook off, and all kinds of fun stuff. One of the keys to success back then and now was community involvement and support–everything from the media and businesses pitching in to tons of people coming out to have a good time all day and into the evening.

Hopefully, we are starting a new chapter.


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South Siskiyou Little League All-Stars

11-12 Team

Mason Brooks

Dylan Calzoni

Elijah Deleon

Justin Dutra

Gabe Gaither

Kobe Lonnon

Cedar McRee

Parker Page

Tyler Santi

Dylan Sarti

Thairen Sivongsa

Joe Spini

Chase Horner


Sean Harker

Kent Cunningham

Marc jones

10-11 Team

Colton Bertolucci

Bailey Burnett

Cameron Debortoli

Myles Deleon (more…)

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Jorgensen wins Chris Lopez Classic 10K



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Gold Rush Days Arm Wrestling Tourney

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CLT v PremierWest Bank


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Stidham 14 – Peters 4



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