Tasty Question Answer from 1/3/13

The State Fish is the Golden Trout. The State Marine Fish is the Garibaldi. (more…)

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Ol’ Nugget’s 40th Birthday Bash!

The 10th District Agricultural Association is pleased to announce the 2013 fair theme “OL’ NUGGET’S 40th BIRTHDAY BASH!” Forty years ago a familiar face at the fair came to life on the easel of Skip Hanna, a long time fair board director. Ol’ Nugget, the fair mascot, was designed in the fall of 1972 and became a part of the fair family for the 1973 run and has continued each year since.

“This is a great opportunity to honor the history, culture and tradition that makes the Siskiyou Golden Fair the great little county fair that it is” stated fair CEO Cliff Munson. “We have a lot of heritage to celebrate in 2013. Since 1859, we have had a ‘county fair’ in Siskiyou County, thousands of competitive exhibits judged, countless corn dogs consumed, amazing memories made, all in one little week each year in August. This year, let’s celebrate Ol’ Nugget’s 40th Birthday the week of August 7-11.” (more…)

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Happy Toes Lady Lion B-Ball Player of the Week: Eiler

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

Eiler earned all-tourney selection at the Fall River Tournament last month. She averaged in double figures all three games, hit 10 treys, and put up 23 points against Fall River. (more…)

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

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

Greene had a strong performance in the Hamilton Tourney in December and was an All-Tourney selection. (more…)

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Lady Wolves win Liberty Tourney

Article and photos by Sarah Loogman

The Trinity Lady Wolves came from behind to win the Liberty Christian Tournament title on Saturday in Redding. The Wolves trailed the Central Valley Falcons, 28-21 at the half, but battled back to win 44-41.

The Falcons went out to a 10-4 lead early in the first quarter. A breakaway bucket by Sam Rhoads and a hoop by Jasmine Ruby extended the Falcon advantage to 10 points, 15-5. However, Trinity’s  Jackie Woodhouse had the final say in the opening frame, when she hit a shot with under 10 seconds to go, making it 15-7.

Falcon Callie Miller dropped in a trio of treys in the second quarter, helping Central Valley hold a 28-21 lead going into the intermission.

The Wolves picked up the pace to open the second half. Ciera Edwards nailed a jumper on Trinity’s first possession, and Danielle Duncan added a basket to cut the deficit to three points, 28-25. At the end of the third quarter, the Falcon lead had been narrowed to two possessions, 34-30. (more…)

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Local Sports Scores & Schedule 12/27 – 12/29

Saturday, December 29

Girls Basketball

Yreka 34 – St. Mary’s 44

Yreka JV 28 – St. Mary’s JV 16

Trinity 44 – Central Valley 41 @ Liberty Tourney
Trinity wins tourney, CV 2nd

COS 78 – Mission 80
COS scoring: Anna Cameron 21, Carrie Watson 19

Boys Basketball

Yreka 38 – St. Mary’s 49

Trinity 49 – Liberty Christian 80 @ Liberty Tourney
Trinity 2nd at tourney, Liberty 1st

Friday, December 28

Girls Basketball

Trinity 44 – Hamilton 38 @ Liberty Tourney

Boys Basketball

Trinity 69 – Chester 65 @ Liberty Tourney (more…)

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Tasty Question Answer from 12/28/12

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Favorite photos of 2012 Part 3 of 3 parts

Well, this is the final slide show for my favorite photos of 2012. It’s really heavy on Yreka High School, but there are a few others, as well. As I mentioned before, photos are archived alphabetically, and “Y-Town” is pretty close to the end of the alphabet. (more…)

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Favorite photos of 2012 Part 2 of 3 parts

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Honker JVs v Lost River

Video by Debbie Gribble (more…)

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Favorite photos of 2012 Part 1 of 3 parts

I got this idea that since not much is happening on the local sports scene, a slide show of my personal favorite photos from the year 2012 might be fun. I sort of forgot how many photos we’ve posted this past year–literally thousands. And, that’s just the photos I’ve taken.

Speaking of which, thank you to Janine Turner, Howard Albecker, Pam Borg, Dorena Moser, Brenda Huston, Maggie Nielsen, Dena Finley, Renee Finley, Regina Hanna, Jan Meyer, Amy Finley, and probably a dozen other people I’m failing to list for supplying photos during the year, as well as folks like Richard Allan, Sarah Loogman, and my son, Carlos, that work for me doing photos and stories.

The photos I’ve selected were all taken by me (I don’t save other peoples’ photos. It’s hard enough keeping track of my own). The way I made the selections is that I went through every photo that made it into a slide show from January 2012 to present. I clicked through them at a rapid pace, and when one caught my eye, I copied it for the slide shows. Notice I said slide shows. I found 173 shots that I liked enough to include them, which I’ve divided into three separate slide shows that will be posted over three days. I didn’t pay particular attention to who or what it was. If I liked it, I included it. Because my photo archives are alphabetical, there isn’t an even distribution of various schools and events, but I think there’s pretty good representation in all three shows. (more…)

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Askeland responds to article on All Section team selection process

Opinion by Ray Wolf

A few days ago, I posted an editorial questioning the legitimacy of the selection process for All Section teams. The next day I received an email from Kevin Askeland, who politely took exception to the suggestion that the process wasn’t legitimate. He also provided some detailed information on the history and selection process of the All-Section teams.

For those who may not know, Askeland is somewhat of a North Section sports reporting legend. He was certainly one of the people I took note of several years ago, when I first started covering sports. Askeland started a company that later became MaxPreps, a website that just about every coach and player is familiar with. He currently works for MaxPreps and is one of the people who was involved in selecting the first All-Section team, in 1991. His columns regularly appear in the Record Searchlight, as well.

According to Askeland, the first time an All-Section team was selected, “every newspaper in the Northern Section was invited.” And, looking at the list he provided, it appears that just about every newspaper sent a representative. However, slowly but surely there was less and less participation. Now, only sports writers from the Redding Record Searchlight, Enterprise Record and Appeal Democrat, plus Askeland are involved in the actual selection process.

Askeland describe the selection process in this way:

The process starts with me collecting every all-league team in the section. This is our starting point, our pool of athletes. I then contact as many key coaches as I can to determine who the best candidates are. I regularly check with coaches in the outlying areas, such as Yreka, Modoc and Lassen, to get an idea if they have players who should be represented. In volleyball, I try to get opinions of coaches to see who the best players are and who should be considered. I ask coaches from the top football teams in the section to rank their players in order starting with the most deserving player so we make sure to include the top players from those teams.

I then pick a preliminary team based on all-league teams, stats posted on MaxPreps and coaches recommendations. I send this team out to the writers at the Searchlight, Enterprise Record and Appeal Democrat. Writers at those papers give their input and provide additional info on players or possible solutions to get the best players in the right spot. We go through several rounds of this until everyone agrees that we have the best team possible. We don’t always agree on the picks and each writer works hard to pitch the players in their area, but we try to come up with the best team possible without showing bias toward one area of the Northern Section.

Askeland also said that he has consulted with many weeklies over the years. Although he didn’t say it this way, most of the weeklies have just dropped the ball for various reasons.

What was obvious from Askeland’s email is that he cares about getting the right players on the team, and he vouched for the other writers that they are also interested in getting the best of the best from the section.

While I do believe that Askeland makes an effort to get input from outlying areas, it doesn’t address the built in bias that comes from having a limited number of people making the actual selection. Everyone, no matter how well intentioned, has bias. People who see particular players on a regular basis get to see them at their very best, as well as on an average night. When you interview a player and come away with a positive impression, that tends to influence your thinking about that player’s abilities. Sometimes sports writers meet the parents, or maybe have followed the careers of multiple players from a single family. Over time, it is normal to form some level of relationship with that family. The same thing happens with particular coaches and schools over a period of time. It’s inevitable, and even the best, least biased journalist will be influenced to a greater or lesser extent by those relationships. It’s the same for sports writers in Redding, Chico, Yreka, Lassen, or any other area. (more…)

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Weed v Dunsmuir JV Girls

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Local Sports Scores & Schedule 12/17 – 12/22

With the arrival of winter weather, it’s a good idea to check with the individual schools to make sure games are still a go…just saying, don’t blame us if you get there and the lights are out.

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

Scores

Saturday, December 22

Boys Basketball

Yreka v Illinois Valley, Canceled

Friday, December 21

Girls Basketball

Mt. Shasta v Yreka, canceled

Boys Basketball

Mt. Shasta v Yreka, canceled

Thursday, December 20

Girls Basketball

Tulelake 38 – Hosanna 52 @ Hosanna Tourney
Lady Honkers varsity 2nd at tourney
Tulelake stats: Rosario Jaime 20 P, 4 S, 4 R; Sabrina Gribble 10 P, 6 R; Yvette Rascon 6 P
Lady Honker JVs won JV division

Boys Basketball

Trinity @ U-Prep, canceled

Tulelake @ Hosanna Tourney

Wednesday, December 19

Girls Basketball

Tulelake 57 – Triad 47 @ Hosanna Tourney
Tulelake stats: Sabrina Gribble 16 P, 8 R, 2 A; Amanda Madden 14 P, 12 R; Rosario Jaime 12 P, 5 S, 3 R, 4 B; Cierra Gribble 8 P, 8 A, 6 R, 4 S, Ashley Lee 4 P, 8 R, 3 S

Weed v Mercy canceled

Butte Valley v American Christian Academy canceled

Boys Basketball

Tulelake 43 – Triad 60 @ Hosanna Tourney

Weed v Mercy canceled

Butte Valley v American Christian Academy canceled (more…)

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COS Offers Athletic Training Education Program

College of the Siskiyous offers transferable major programs in Physical Education / Kinesiology and Athletic Training, both of which are SB 1440 compliant.  The College also offers students the opportunity to become certified in Personal Training. What does SB 1440 do?

  • This bill creates an associate degree for transfer that guarantees admission with junior standing to the CSU system.
  • Defines this degree as having sixty transferable units that include the IGETC or CSU GE Breadth pattern and 18 units in a major or area of emphasis.
  • Provides these students with priority admission to their local CSU campus and to a program or major that is similar to their major or area of emphasis at the community college.
  • Prohibits the CSU from requiring students to repeat courses that are similar to courses completed as part of the associate degree for transfer at the community college.
  • Prohibits the CSU from requiring students to take more than 60 units to complete a 120-unit baccalaureate degree.

Certified Athletic Trainers are health care professionals who specialize in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries that occur as a result of physical activity. Students who are interested in becoming Certified Athletic Trainers must earn a four-year degree from an accredited athletic training curriculum program. Accredited programs include formal instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and nutrition. In these programs, classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences. (more…)

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Miner Perk Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Cota 2x

Yreka Miners basketball coach Ken Dysert’s choice for the Miner Perk Girls Basketball Player of the Week is Justine Cota.

Cota averaged 14 points and 10 boards per game during the Orland Tournament, where she was selected MVP.

“She rose to the challenge of guarding three good posts, all 6’2″ or bigger,” said Dysert. (more…)

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

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

“She started and finished games strong. and was a stabilizing force during tough games against city teams (at the Urban School of San Francisco Tourney last weekend),” said Andrus.

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