After the first few minutes of the junior varsity Mt. Shasta Bears versus Hamilton Braves game on Friday, it would have been easy to write off the Bears. Hamilton was dominate in the first 10 minutes, and the Braves appeared to be on the way to an easy victory. However, Mt. Shasta came up with some big defensive plays and scored 29 straight points, before surrendering a couple of late TDs, winning 29-26.
A muffed punt gave the Braves possession at the Bear 44. A 1-yard TD run with 3:41 to go in the opening frame and a PAT put Hamilton on top 7-0. Hamilton picked off a Mt. Shasta pass, and went to work at the Bear 29-yard-line. The Braves scored on a 29-yard run. Bear Kenji Maumausi blocked the PAT, leaving Hamilton with a 13-0 advantage at the 2:20 mark.
Hamilton was threatening to score again a couple of minutes into the second quarter. However, Jimmy Jorgensen picked off a pass and returned it 97 yards for a TD. Alex Urbano added the extra point, making it 13-7.
Another turnover led to Mt. Shasta’s next score. The Braves put the ball on the ground and Bear Christian Berg came up with it at the Hamilton 25. On the first play, Urbano covered the distance to tie the game, 23-23. Kirby Kindley ran in the 2-point conversion, and the Bears had the lead 15-13, with 3:35 on the clock. (more…)
The Tulelake Honkers volleyball team turned in a dominating performance in their 3-1 win over the Etna Lions on Thursday, in Etna.
Tulelake took control of the first game of the match by jumping out to a 10-2 lead. Sabrina Gribble and Jara Chavolla had kills during the run, and Gribble notched an ace. Etna fought back with three straight points, on a kill by Elida Pelayo, a Tulelake miscue and an ace from Emma Morris, making the score 10-5. The Lions would come as close as four points, 11-7, but Tulelake pushed the lead back to double digits at 17-7, before going on to win 25-19. (more…)
Yreka cross country coach Pam Borg’s choice for the Miner Perk XC Runner of the Week is Matt Jochim.
Matt, “has really stepped it up this season with a win at the Mountain Madness Run and a second place finish by just (.2 ) seconds behind winner Clayton Bunn (at Bill Springhorn meet),” said Borg. (more…)
The community is invited to attend the first COS Speakers Series presentation of 2013/2014 – Just Too Much Money: The Cedar Bluff dam controversy and water resource development in rural Kansas presented by COS History Instructor, Chris Vancil. This free presentation will be held Thursday, September 19, beginning at 7:30 pm in the Weed Campus Science Building, room 210 (7-210).
A 1940s proposal to dam the Smoky Hill River and irrigate farmland polarized residents of Ellis and Trego Counties, Kansas and pitted the Bureau of Reclamation, Cedar Bluff irrigators and anti-irrigation forces against one another. Completion of the dam in 1949 did not, however, lead to the most extreme outcomes predicted by any of these groups. This controversy may hold lessons for the people of Siskiyou County as various interests lobby for or against the removal of a series of dams on the Klamath River.
Chris Vancil, joined the COS faculty in 2007 as a History instructor, and earned his BA and MA degrees in history from Hays State University. He has also completed advanced studies towards his Ph.D. in history at Kansas State University. Vancil is particularly interested in understanding how lessons learned from the political history of Kansas can inform larger national and international debates. (more…)
Potato Festival Queen contestants and Jr. Princesses. Front Row: Eily Hawkins-Jr Princess, Merrill; Jennie Sites, Lost River HS; Annabelle Waack-Jr Princess, Merrill. Middle Row: Amy Aguayo, Klamath Union HS; Savannah Yaryon, Bonanza HS; Veronica Turner, Henley HS. Back Row: Anna Brunner, Mazama HS; Sabrina Gribble, Tulelake HS
The 2013 Klamath Basin Potato Festival is Oct 17-19 in Merrill, OR, and high school students from around the Klamath Basin are competing for the title of Potato Festival Queen. The event, sponsored by the Merrill Lions Club is in its 76th year.
The contestants are judged on their prepared speech, an impromptu speech, their raffle ticket sales, and on a talent contest performance. (more…)
Yreka High School recently received two 16-year-old foreign exchange students named Tobias Hartmann and Lennart Ebert. Hartmann is from Lille Næstved Storstrom, Denmark, and Ebert, is from Hamburg, northern Germany.
Both participate in Cross Country at the high school. Hartmann skis and plays soccer, and is looking forward to skiing at Mt Shasta and Mt Ashland this winter. They both like how Yreka High School keeps sports and school connected, whereas in Germany and Denmark sports and school are separate things.
Hartmann and Ebert were not allowed to choose where they got to go in the world and didn’t know each other before they arrived in Siskiyou County, but get along well. Their host family is the Masons. They are staying for 10 months and miss their family, friends, and participating in the sports back at their homes. Both Skype with their families to stay in touch, but enjoy the people in the Yreka area.
Hartmann said, “I thought at first that everyone would treat me like an outcast but they are very nice.” (more…)
The Mt. Shasta Bears varsity football team paid the U-Prep Panthers a visit last Friday in Redding. The stay was short and sweet. Forty-eight minutes and forty-six points later, the Bears headed home with win number two for the season.
The Bears (2-0) host the Hamilton Braves (1-0) this Friday. Hamilton defeated Pierce 20-6 in its season opener last Friday.
With athletes and sports getting the bulk of the publicity, visual and performing arts has become a subject often overlooked in schools. Rarely do you see a story about someone using their talents in something other than athletics. But at Weed High School, two students have changed the “game” and literally taken the spotlight.
Aaron West and Elizabeth Ebrahimy are WHS juniors who are passionate about drama and acting; so passionate, in fact, that they stepped up their game this summer and participated in prestigious acting camps in Los Angeles.
Aaron West says he has been interested in acting as long as he can remember. When he was 11 years old his interest in acting really took off as he began to participate in theater through companies outside of school, and in community theaters in Medford, Yreka, and Weed.
“Acting has its challenges like anything, but for me acting feels natural,” said Aaron West.
This summer, he spent four weeks, 8-12 hours a day, Monday through Sunday at the California State Summer School for the Arts. He stayed on the Cal Arts Campus, about 15 miles from Los Angeles, from July 15 to August 9.
Getting into the camp was certainly no walk in the park. Aaron was required to send in an application and a video in which he performed a monologue or recited a line from a speech or play. Out of 1,500 individuals who applied, West was one of the 90 students accepted. (more…)