Sportsmen’s Expo Crowns 1st NorCal Chainsaw Champion

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 style=The 2014 Siskiyou Central Credit Union was the place to be on Saturday and Sunday March 15 & 16 as the first ever NorCal Invitational Chainsaw Carving Championships crowned a “Quick Carve” and a “Main Carve” champion. In the Quick Carve competition local carver Mitch Hokanson, originally from Happy Camp and now living in Redding, created three great carvings, one hour each to sweep the title. Hokanson received $250 cash and a new Stihl Chainsaw donated by Trees Inc. Second place went to Matt Hambrook of LaCenter, Washington and Ryan Anderson from Florence, Oregon was third.

In the main competition, Jacob Lucas from Bonny Lake, Washington walked away with the first place $1000.00 championship check.

“It was truly a magical weekend that turned a seven foot log into an amazing piece of art,” said fair CEO Cliff Munson. “This is a great addition to our 2014 Expo and it will be back in 2015!”

Mark Herrington of Wilkeson, WA was second, Ryan Anderson was third and Donald Benson of Olympia, Washington rounded out the top four. (more…)

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YHOOPS 8th grade AAU team ties for 1st in Redding

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The YHOOPS AAU 8th grade team tied for first place in their bracket in the Nor Cal Heat AAU tournament in Redding last weekend. YHOOPS went 2-1, playing teams from the Redding area. Team members include Tycen Birch, Tyler Jones, James Ward, Payton Birch, Tyrare Bush, Jordan Wilson, Connor Lawe, Robert Giannini, Caden Corbin, Dillon Lambert, Isaac Fernandez, and Daniel Levya. (more…)

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SCL golf results for week-1

The first match of the Shasta Cascade League golf season took place last Thursday at the Riverview Golf and Country Club in Redding.

Fall River

1. Colin Vestal 49 46 95
2. Ryan Nicholls 68 71 139
3. Justin Vigil 64 53 117
4. Taylor Corder 58 71 129
5. Jared Quintanilla 67 63 130
Team Score 306 304 610

Mt. Shasta

1. Wes Navarre 53 57 110
2. Connor Ebel 51 51 102
3. Tommy Houston 56 57 113
4. Cole Skinner 56 57 113
5. Mark Beckstrom 57 56 113
6. Elliot Benda 73 DNF
Team Score 273 278 551 (more…)

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Yreka softball at Anderson Small Schools Tourney photos by Brenda Huston


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Miner Perk Yreka Baseball Player of the Week: Cadola

Yreka baseball coach Jason Freitas’ choice for the Miner Perk Yreka Baseball Player of the Week is Tevin Cadola.

Cadola was the winning pitcher against Enterprise in the Foothill Tourney (6 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 9 K). (more…)

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Shasta Cascade League Boys & Girls B-Ball, and Wrestling All-League selections

Boys Basketball

SCL MVP: Daylon Blakely, Mt. Shasta
SCL Coach of the Year: Cliff Blakely, Mt. Shasta

Mt. Shasta

Clay Ferguson
Brandon Acord
Cesar Gonzalez
John Clemens – Honorable Mention


Jordan DeBortoli
Edgar Casorla
Trevor Shaffer
Aidan Hagerty – Honorable Mention
Spencer Hall – Honorable Mention


Tyler Harris
Steven Blanchard
Emmanuel King – Honorable Mention


Tim Greene – Honorable Mention
Wade Thackeray – Honorable Mention (more…)

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Etna, Mt. Shasta, Yreka win pool play at Anderson Small Schools Tourney, Trinity 2nd in pool

The Etna Lions and Yreka Miners softball teams swept their respective pools, 3-0, on Friday at the Anderson Small Schools Tournament. Mt. Shasta went 2-0-1 to win its pool, and Trinity was 2-1 for second in its pool.

Etna scores (Stats will be added when available)

Etna 5 – Hamilton City 4

Etna 11 – Central Valley 0

Etna 4 – Portola 0

Mt. Shasta scores and stats

Mt Shasta 7 – Fall River 6
Kacey Cain WP

Mt Shasta 11 – Hoopa 3
Sydney Cross 3/4, R, RBI, 2B; Mary Taylor 2/4, 2 R; Kelsi Pelletier 2/4, R, RBI, 2B; Kaycee Sarti 1/3, R; Sejay Sarti 1/3, R; Alex Peruzzi 1/4, R, RBI, HR. Ashley Cain WP

Mt Shasta 7 – Quincy 7
Ashley Cain pitched for Mt. Shasta. (more…)

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Local Sports Scores & Schedule 3/1/14 – 3/16/14

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 no one else is there. Also, there may be some games not on the schedule because coaches haven’t updated on MaxPreps or haven’t sent a schedule.

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

Sunday, March 16


COS 14 – Hartnell 6 @ March Madness Tourney
COS wins Silver Bracket

COS 5 – Butte 4 @ March Madness Tourney

COS 11 – Feather River 5 @ March Madness Tourney

Saturday, March 15


Yreka 3 – Anderson 8 @ Cub Classic

Yreka 7 – Fall River 3 @ Cub Classic

Yreka 7 – Central Valley 6 @ Cub Classic

Mt Shasta 2 – Quincy 4 (8) @ Cub Classic

Mt Shasta 7 – Modoc 3 @ Cub Classic

Mt Shasta 11 – Los Molinos 0 @ Cub Classic

Etna 2 – Quincy 9 @ Cub Classic

Etna 8 – South Fork 5 @ Cub Classic

Trinity 1 – Quincy 3 @ Cub Classic

Weed 12 – Mercy 9 @ Liberty Christian Tourney
Alyssa Merrill WP, all-tourney

COS 4 – Taft 5 (8) @ March Madness Tourney

COS 5 – San Jose 6 (8) @ March Madness Tourney

COS 1 – San Jose 16 @ March Madness Tourney


Yreka 11 – Lassen 8 @ Oroville Tourney

Weed 8 – Burney 6 @ Liberty Christian Tourney
Cougars 3rd at Tourney. Aidan Hagarty & Spencer Hall all-tourney

Weed 1 – Point Arena 2 @ Liberty Christian Tourney

COS 4 – Redwoods 8


COS @ Wildcat Invitational (more…)

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Ellie’s Espresso & Bakery COS Track & Field Athlete of the Week: Henderson

College of the Siskiyous Track and Field coach Shannon Maas choice for the Ellie’s Espresso & Bakery Athlete of the Week is Alex Henderson.

“Alex threw the javelin 221′ 1″, breaking our record set by Ron White and it is currently the best throw in the nation, including NCAA division 1. He is leading the state by over 16 feet,” said Maas.

Henderson’s throw took place at the Yuba 8-Way meet on March 8, 2014. (more…)

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Lady Miners come back to win season opener over Mt. Shasta

The Mt. Shasta Bears softball team put up three runs in the first inning against Yreka on Tuesday afternoon, and held a lead until the bottom of the third inning. After Yreka took a 6-4 advantage, Bear Ashley Cain blasted a two-run homer, tying the game 6-6 in the top of the fourth. Yreka went ahead for good, 7-6, when Alicia Mandt drove in Taylor Brown in the home half of the fourth inning. Yreka went on to win 10-6.

Kacey Cain led off the game with a walk for Mt. Shasta and went to second on a passed ball. A single by Sydney Cross moved Cain to third base. Cross stole second, and an error on the play allowed Cain to score. With one down, Alex Peruzzi tripled to right field, scoring Cross. Peruzzi scored on a Sejay Sarti ground out, giving the Bears a 3-0 lead.

Chantell Fraser singled to lead off the bottom half of the frame for Yreka. Fraser went to second on a wild pitch, to third on a fielder’s choice, and scored on a wild pitch, making the score 3-1.

Kacey Cain walked and scored on a wild pitch in the second inning, putting Mt. Shasta back up by three runs, 4-1.

With one out in the bottom of the second, Kaylee King took a stroll. Shannon White and Taylor Dooley walked to load the bases. With two down, Courtney Huston was hit by a pitch, bringing home King. A single by Taylor Brown drove in Megan Hassel who had run for White. Kaycee Sarti made a strong throw from left field to get Dooley at the plate, ending the inning with the Bears still up, 4-3. (more…)

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Ellie’s Espresso & Bakery COS Track & Field Athlete of the Week: Busby

We fell a week behind on these and there will be another one posted in a day or two.

College of the Siskiyous Track and Field coach Shannon Maas choice for the Ellie’s Espresso & Bakery Athlete of the Week for 3/1/2014 is Kristina Busby.

Busby ran the second fastest 100 in school history at the American River Invite (12.60) and is currently ranked in the top 10 in Nor Cal and 16th in the state. (more…)

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Putawan boys B-Ball wins B-Division at Crescent City, Cheerleaders 2nd

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The Happy Camp Elementary School Putawan boys basketball team won the B-Division at the Crescent City Jaycees 46th Annual 8th grade Basketball Tournament. The Happy Camp Cheerleaders finished second in the B-1 cheer competition. (more…)

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Video: Eagle Alex Henderson’s nation-leading Javelin throw

On Saturday at the Yuba 49ers 8-Way track and field meet, COS Eagle Alex Henderson won the Javelin with a throw of 67.38m (221′ 1″)–the top throw so far this season in the nation…including NCAA D-1, according to Coach Shannon Maas. (more…)

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Subway Bear B-Ball Player of the Week: Clemens 2X


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Eagles softball wins four in a row

Photos by Howard Albecker

After a rough 1-12 start to the season, the College of the Siskiyous Eagles softball squad began its Golden Valley Conference campaign with back-to-back sweeps.

Last Friday, COS defeated Butte 11-7 and 12-11. The Lady Eagles followed up on Saturday with a pair of wins against Feather River 8-7- and 13-12.

The Eagles (4-0, 5-12) go to Lassen (2-2, 3-13) on Thursday.

COS 11 – Butte 7

WP: Katelyn Bauman (7 IP, 11 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 2 K)

Jessica Conrad 2/2, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB, 2B
Kristin Cox 2/4, 2 R, 2 RBI, HR
Delanie Tally 2/4, R, 3 RBI, 3B
Sammy Reed 2/4, R, RBI
Mackenzie Matthis 2/4, R, RBI
Sydney Haynes 1/3, R, 2 RBI, BB
Markie Murrey 1/3, R, Sac, S (more…)

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Scott Valley Real Estate Lady Lions Players of the Week: Pelayo & Eastlick

Etna Lions girls varsity basketball coach Les Helsley’s pick for the Scott Valley Real Estate Lady Lions Players of the Week are Elida Pelayo and Kelsey Eastlick for, “outstanding play and leadership all year long.” (more…)

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COS Baseball takes two of three from Shasta

Photos by Howard Albecker

The College of the SIskiyous Eagles took two games of their three game series against the Shasta Knights on Friday and Saturday.

The Eagles defeated Shasta 8-7 in Redding on Friday, and then split a double header in Weed on Saturday. COS won the first game, 6-5, and fell in the second game, 6-4.

Stats are not posted for all three games.

The Eagles are 2-4 in Golden Valley Conference play, having been swept by Feather River the prior week. COS is 5-12 overall. (more…)

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