8-man Football Rankings as of 10/14/12

With their statement win over Butte Valley, the Redding Christian Lions have moved to the top of the 8-Man Rankings. Butte Valley slipped from 3rd to 4th. Dunsmuir had been tied with Redding Christian but dropped to 2nd based on strength of schedule. The Tigers have Loyalton, which moved up to 3rd, and Redding Christian left to play in the regular season. Redding Christian’s other game is against Hayfork.

1. Redding Christian (8-0) 13.63

2. Dunsmuir (8-0) 12.88

3. Loyalton (6-1) 10.29

4. Butte Valley (5-2) 9.14

5. Tulelake (5-3) 8.00 (more…)

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Miner Frosh 16 – Eagle Frosh 30

The visiting West Valley Eagles freshman football team defeated the Yreka Miner frosh team, 30-16, on Friday at Miner Stadium.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

Y – Drew Kannely-Robles 4-yard run; Juan Cota pass to Matt Novello for 2-pt (1:48): Yreka 8 – West Valley 0

2nd Quarter

WV – Cody Wallace 1-yard TD run; Isaiah Williams pass to Toby Nunnelley for 2-pt (9:64): Yreka 8 – West Valley 8

Y – Novello 7-yard TD run; Cota run for 2-pt (8:32): Yreka 16 – West Valley 8

WV – Williams 1-yard TD run; Wallace run for 2-pt (0:07): Yreka 16 – West Valley 16 (more…)

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Video highlights: Butte Valley @ Redding Christian Football

Video by Richard Allan (more…)

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Miner Perk Cheerleader of the Week: Ahlf

Yreka cheer coach Andrea Gilman’s pick for the Miner Perk Cheerleader of the Week is Bryanna Ahlf. (more…)

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Eagles power past Miners, 35-13

In case anyone was thinking that the West Valley Eagles might be in trouble after losing their top running back and the game last week against Central Valley, think again.

The Eagles traveled to Yreka to take on the previously undefeated Miners, and powered to a 35-13 win. It was not, however, quite as easy as the score might indicate.

The West Valley offense took advantage of a short field on its first possession, courtesy of an interception return to the Yreka 32-yard-line by linebacker Larry Tanner. Running back Brady Casselman capped the drive with an 18-yard TD run. J.J. Waterman added the extra point to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead, with 9:17 left in the 1st quarter.

Yreka’s Quaid Blanchard picked off pass later in the opening quarter, giving the Miners a golden opportunity from the West Valley 28-yard-line. Yreka would reach the 10-yard-line, but turn the ball over on downs at the 11

Marcus Simmons ripped off a 25-yard-plus run to get the Eagles away from their own goal line. Dalton Tracy capped the 89-yard drive with a 23-yard TD pass to Cassleman. Add the PAT, and it was West Valley 14 – Yreka 0, with 10 minutes to go in the first half.

It took Yreka just over three minutes to let the Eagle faithful know that this wasn’t going to be a blow out. The Miners set up shop at their own 29-yard-line after the Eagle kickoff. Yreka QB Kaden Culp and sophomore speedster Stevie Albers combined for a 51-yard TD strike to get the Miners on the board, with 6:52 to go in the half. Andy Andreas added the extra point, making the score 14-7. (more…)

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Bulldogs chewed up by Lions, 42-7

Story and photo by Richard Allan

The undefeated Redding Christian gridiron squad faced its toughest opposition of the season Friday night. That is how it looked like on paper anyway, with the 5-1 Butte Valley Bulldogs coming to town reeling from last week’s home loss to Dunsmuir. But, the trip to Palo Cedro had a toll and the Bulldogs has to pay the Piper.

The Lions’ junior quarterback Hayden Piper threw for three touchdown and ran in four more for the team’s sixth straight win. Redding Christian scored on its first possession of the game and went to halftime holding a 36-0 advantage.

The Bulldogs had an off night but refused to let the shutout stand and dropped a bomb in the basket with seven ticks remaining to play, making the final score 42-7.

The Dunsmuir Tigers (7-0) didn’t play until their Homecoming game on Saturday, and several players attended the game. Their assessment echoed that of all the Lions’ opponents, “don’t turn the ball over and tackle Piper.” The Tigers come to Palo Cedro to end the regular season on the Lions’ field October 26, in a game that will likely decide the number-one playoff seed. (more…)

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Subway South County Gridiron Great: Foster


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Video: a few clips from Yreka v West Valley Football


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Local Sports Scores & Schedule 10/9 – 10/14

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Saturday, October 13


COS 14 – Sac City 13
More info coming

Dunsmuir 46 – Tulelake 8


Butte Valley 1 – Trinity 7

Cross Country

Yreka @ Castro Valley Invite

Etna @ Adidas XC Invite (Portland)

Friday, October 12


Yreka 13 – West Valley 35

Yreka JV 7 – West Valley JV 45

Yreka Frosh 16 – West Valley Frosh 30

Mt. Shasta 30 – Willows 55

Etna 12 – Fall River 48

Butte Valley 7 – Redding Christian 42

Trinity 27 – Live Oak 35

Trinity JV 14 – Live Oak 14

Happy Camp 12 – Big Valley 40

Weed JV 31 – Modoc JV 51

Cross County

Mt. Shasta, Etna, Golden Eagle @ West Valley Co-Ed
Etna’s Whelan wins varsity 3-mile (15:30.26)


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Pepsi Lady Bear Volleyball Player of the Week: Holst

Mt. Shasta Volleyball coach Greta Jones’ pick for the Pepsi of Mt. Shasta Lady Bear Volleyball Player of the Week is Katherine Holst.

Coach Jones chose Holst ” because she is very consistent in the back row with her passes.”


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Miner Perk XC Runner of the Week: Williams

Yreka cross country coach Pam Borg’s pick for the Miner Perk Runner of the Week is frosh Trinda Williams.

Williams had, “a strong performance a a varsity runner at the Chieftain Invitational. She looks stronger every week,” said Borg. (more…)

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Tasty Question of the Week


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Yreka Chargers PeeWee report

By Michael Martinez

Last Saturday, the Yreka Charger PeeWees traveled to Orland to take on the Aztecs in a tough week-seven match up.

The game started out with Orland scoring in the first three minutes of the game to make it 6-0 early. The Chargers offense came out slow and just could not find that one opening to get on the board before the half was over.

As the second half got under way, the Chargers were looking for a spark to get their team excited. That spark came when Chargers corner back, Colson Rice, came up with his first interception of the year. With the team and the crowd on their feet, the Chargers began their attack. Quarterback Erik Randolph, following the great blocking by his offensive line, ran for a 50-yard quarterback keeper for the first Charger touchdown of the game, and his first this season, tying the score 6-6. (more…)

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Pepsi Lady Cougar Volleyball Player of the Week: Chilson 2x

Weed volleyball coach Steve Neel’s choice for the Pepsi Lady Cougar Volleyball Player of the Week is Karene Chilson.

“As always, (Chilson has had) great all around play. She has become our offensive leader with the season ending injury to Marielle. Playing excellent volleyball and is a great team leader.,” said Neel. (more…)

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Lady Miner JVs come back to beat Grizzlies, frosh fall

The Yreka Lady Miners junior varsity squad was just about doubled up in the first set of its volleyball match with the Lassen Grizzlies, losing 25-13.

That, however, would be the only thing the JV Lady Grizzlies would be able to celebrate at Miner Gym on Tuesday night.

The Lady Miner JVs came back to win set-two, 25-15, and then sent Lassen packing with a 15-10 third-set win, to take the match 2-1. (more…)

Share on Facebook D-IV & D-III Rankings as of 10/10/12

As always, there are a few things to consider when looking at the rankings. First, teams with no wins don’t get ranked.

In Division-IV, Williams, Trinity and Durham have had the toughest strength of schedule. U-Prep, Williams, Colusa and Pierce have had the softest schedule. U-Prep is ranked where they are based upon a decent division record. However, the Panthers will be facing their toughest opponents in the next four weeks. Plus, they play in a lower division league. So, U-Prep is unlikely to gain many strength of schedule points, if any.

In Division-III, Portola, Chester and Etna have had the toughest schedule so far. Fall River, Biggs and Burney have had the softest schedule.


1. Pierce (6-0) 20.50

2. Trinity (4-2) 18.37

3. Willows (3-3) 17.31

4. Modoc (4-2) 14.15

5. East Nicolaus (4-2) 12.02 (more…)

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Eyes on the Miners with Justine Cota & the Miner boys XC team…almost


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