The Yreka Miner boys soccer team took 38 minutes to score the first goal of the match against the Central Valley Falcons, but there was never a doubt which squad had the upper hand at Miner Stadium on Tuesday. The Miners dominated in both field position and time of possession throughout the 4-0 contest.
The Miners first tally came on a Cesar Orozco penalty kick.
Orozco spent the remainder of the contest setting up teammates for goals. Twelve minutes into the second half, Issac Rodriguez scored with an assist by Orozco. At 61 minutes, Victor Tudela notched a goal off of a direct kick by Orozco. The Miners final goal, also assisted by Orozco, came with 11 minutes to play in the match. Roberto Ochoa put the ball between the Falcon goalkeeper’s legs and into the back of the net, making the final score 4-0.
Tito Paredes recorded the shut out in goal for the Miners. (more…)
The College of the Siskiyous Eagles led more than they trailed on Saturday night against Shasta, but were unable to close the deal. The Knights outscored the Eagles 15-6 in the last five minutes of the game to secure a 76-68 win.
Things looked good for the Eagles early in the contest, as they jumped out to a an 8-0 lead on a hoop by Jaylen Sanders and back-to-back 3-balls by Treece Lynch and Watkins Williams. Mitesh Patel put Shasta on the board with a 3-pointer at the 15:34 mark of the first half, 8-3. Shasta closed to within four points at 12-8, on a trey by Montie Leunen and a basket from Anthony Eastman. A freebie by Sanders, and then a Sanders dish to Jon Biglow for a dunk made it 15-8. A thunderous slam dunk by Raysean Garrett pushed COS’ lead up to nine points, 17-8, with a little over 11 minutes left in the half.
The Knights narrowed the margin to one point, 28-27, with 2:06 left in the first half, on a 3-pointer by Patel. After a freebie by Biglow, Shasta took the lead, 30-29, on a trey from James Williams, with 1:03 on the clock. The squads exchanged buckets, and then Christian Spaschak extended the Knights lead to 35-31 on a steal-n-score. Shasta went into the locker room with a 37-33 advantage.
COS knotted the score at 41-41, on a 3-point play the hard way by Terence Waters at 17:43 of the second half. A 3-ball from Williams regained the lead for COS, 44-41, with 17:03 to go in the game. (more…)
The Anderson Lady Cubs celebrated Homecoming on Friday night by defeating the Yreka Miner girls, 43-27. The win moved first place Anderson to 4-0 in the Northern Athletic League and avenged a loss to Yreka in the championship game of the Orland Tournament. Yreka was unable reach double figures in scoring in any quarter, with eight points in the second frame being the highest.
Anderson held a 25-14 lead at halftime, and 40-20 lead at the end of three quarters.
Katie Nunnelley led Anderson with 15 points and 16 boards. Natalie Campos put up 9 points and had 5 rebounds. Fallon Greenhaw scored 6 points and had 4 assists and 4 rebounds.
Yreka was led by Katie Brummett with 10 points. Justine Cota added 9 points. (more…)
It was the Etna Lady Lions’ Homecoming on Friday night, but it was the Trinity Lady Wolves that eventually made themselves at home in Carl Smith Gym. For three and a half quarters, it was neck and neck with rarely more than two or three points separating the squads. However, Trinity was able to pull away in the fourth quarter for a 53-43 win.
The Lady Wolves held a one-point advantage at the end of the first quarter, 11-10. Etna grabbed the lead, 22-21. with six seconds left in the first half on a hoop by Sara Hoyt.
Trinity regained the advantage at the start of the third quarter, 23-22, on a bucket by Danielle Duncan. The game was tied at 29-29, with 2:50 to go in the third, but Duncan scored three baskets to Etna’s one free throw, putting the Wolves up 35-30, with 45 ticks left in the quarter. A put back by Etna’s Bo Murray just before the buzzer, made it a one possession game, 35-32. (more…)
A shorthanded College of the Siskiyous Lady Eagles basketball squad put up plenty of points on Saturday evening in Weed, but were unable to find a defensive answer to the Shasta Lady Knights aerial assault. The Knights dropped 15 treys on COS on the way to a 76-74 upset of the NorCal 4th ranked Eagles. COS averages just under 69 points per game on offense, while surrendering an average of just over 5o points. Offensively, Shasta averages about 57 points per game, and surrenders just shy of 53 points per game.
Ashley Sanchez led the Shasta parade of 3-pointers with a total of six, and opened the game with a shot from downtown to give the Lady Knights a 3-0 lead. COS responded with a 12-0 run. A steal by Shayanna Ashworth led to an Anna Cameron bucket. Ashworth made it 4-2 on a steal-n-score. Cameron dished to Hailey Wales for a hoop to cap the run, 12-3. A 3-point play the hard way by Cameron doubled up Shasta, 22-11. With 5:19 to go in the first half, Ashworth hit a trey to give COS its biggest lead of the night at 12 points, 32-20.
COS led 38-29, when Shasta began the push that would put the Lady Knights back in the game. A freebie by Raniqua Prince and a basket by Brittney Garrett, made it a two possession game, 38-32, with 3:03 left in the half. Cameron scored for COS, 40-32. Three-pointers by Shasta’s Emma Limburg and Jordan Henry sandwiched around a free throw by Ashworth, brought Shasta to within three points, 41-38. Cameron hit a trey for COS, but Sanchez fired the last 3-pointer of the half, to make it 44-41 at the intermission. (more…)