State Cross Country Championships photos

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7th Grade Basketball: Panthers 15 – Sisson Cubs 20


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8th Grade Basketball: Panthers 35 – Sisson Cubs 34


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Yreka Miner Coach Pam Borg’s report on the State Championships

Yreka's Timmy Williams goes out to an early lead.

The Borg Report. Photo by Stacey Willison. More photos will be posted later.

Wow! Amazing! Unbelievable! It was a day to remember.

It all started 12 months ago with the boys deciding on the way back from the 2010 State meet, that they were going to be in the top 8 this year. They trained through the summer running over 400 miles, went to running camp and dominated the competitions, ran double-day workouts for 2 months, mentally preparing themselves and honing their racing strategies over 3 months to reach their goal. Throughout the season we had to make adjustments as we realized that we were really good and ranked 5th in the state by October. The pressure was on us not to disappoint ourselves, our school, and our community by proving that we could back up all the hype. These boys were mentally and physically trained to take the pressure and realize a dream, to be in the top 3. We won the NAL Championship, we dominated the Section and then to our surprise and to everybody else, we won the Division 4 State Championships! Unbelievable.

Timmy led the race for the first mile at a quick pace of 4:48 with Eric, Clayton, David and Christian close behind. Matt and Kris were also moving fast as they came through the first mile under 5:00. We were leading the team scoring at the mile and the 2.1 mile mark. The last mile was tough as Timmy started to pay the price a bit for his quick start, and the other teams were starting to make their final surges. Eric looked strong and was in 5th place with 800m to go, while Timmy passed by me in 28th. Clayton battled up the hill with a huge pack next to him, while David was 20 places behind. Christian was closing the gap as our 5th man. As they ran by I was trying to count places of the other teams and realized that we had to have gotten one of the top 3 spots. (more…)

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Siskiyou County varsity fall sports champions

Here’s a quick look at how Siskiyou County varsity teams and individuals did in terms of championships for fall sports. If anyone or any team has been left out, let us know.

State Champions

Yreka boys cross country team: D-IV

Section Champions

Yreka boys cross country team: D-IV

Butte Valley Bulldogs: 8-Man football

John Whelan (Etna) boys cross country: NSCIF overall and D-V

Timmy Williams (Yreka)  boys cross country: D-IV (more…)

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Yreka Miner Boys XC are D-IV State Champions! Etna’s Whelan 7th in D-V

The Yreka Miner boys Cross Country team won the California Division-IV State Championship in Fresno on Saturday morning. Yreka’s top five finishers were Eric Neill, Timmy Williams, Clayton Bunn, David Neill, and Christian Wichmann.

The Yreka girls team finished 23rd. The top five Yreka girls were Dakota Cash, Michaela Justice, Rachel Wiley, Chantell Fraser, and Zoe Restine.

Etna’s John Whelan finished 7th in D-V.

In girls D-V, Mt. Shasta’s Ellen Sampson was 54th, and Etna’s Becky Travis was 97th out of 175 runners.

Mt. Shasta boys team finished 20th in D-V.


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Dawgs down Dunsmuir, 40-34, for section championship

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DORRIS – It was the match up that most 8-Man football fans likely wanted to see for the section championship—a rematch from earlier in the season when the Butte Valley Bulldogs defeated the Dunsmuir Tigers, 27-26, in Dunsmuir. There was little doubt that the two teams were the best in the division.

The Bulldogs earned home field throughout the playoffs by running the table in the regular season, and then winning their first two playoff games against Loyalton and Princeton in convincing fashion. Dunsmuir found its way to the title game by rolling into Westwood for a semi-final game, and cutting down the Lumberjacks. Dunsmuir’s only regular season loss was at the hands of the Bulldogs.

The championship game on Wednesday night had just about everything a football fan could ask for—five lead changes, defensive scores, controversial calls, tough defense and plenty of big offensive plays.

Perhaps the biggest play of the game came with a little over six minutes to go in the final frame. Dunsmuir was leading 34-32 and had a third-and-goal from the Bulldog 12-yard-line. The Tigers threw on third down, and Bulldog Will Gentry picked off the pass and raced 86 yards to pay dirt for what would prove to be the game and section winning touchdown. It was also Gentry who intercepted a Tiger pass and returned it for a touchdown when the two teams met in the regular season.

“I was just hoping no one would catch me from behind,” said Gentry after the game.

To start the game, Butte Valley won the coin toss and elected to defer to the second half. Dunsmuir’s opening drive stalled and the Tigers were forced to punt.

The Bulldogs went to work on their first possession from their own three-yard-line. One play and 97 yards later, Colten Struble put Butte Valley up 6-0, with 8:58 left in the first quarter. The 2-point conversion failed. (more…)

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2011 NSCIF Football championship results


#1 Paradise 40 – #2 Foothill 7


#1 Orland 14 – #2 Sutter 0


#1 Durham 7 – #3 Willows 21 (more…)

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Bulldog section-winning pick-six: raw video

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This is raw video of Bulldog Will Gentry’s section-winning interception and return for a TD. Butte Valley defeated Dunsmuir 40-34. Full video highlights and story will be posted by 3:00 pm on Thursday. (more…)

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Local Sports Scores & Schedule 11/21 – 11/26

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Saturday, November 26

Cross County

Yreka, Etna, Mt. Shasta at state championships @ Woodward Park, Fresno
Yreka boys are D-IV state Champions!

Wednesday, November 23


#1 Butte Valley 40 – #3 Dunsmuir 34 – NSCIF D-VI 8-Man championship
Game-winning pick-six by Bulldog Will Gentry
Butte Valley is section champs. Dunsmuir is runner up

Tuesday, November 22


#8 Yreka 0 – #1 Union Mine 3 (5-25, 8-25, 17-25) – CIF North Region state playoff Rd-1

#15 COS 0 – #2 Santa Rosa 3 (13-25, 9-25, 13-25) – North Region community college state playoff Rd-1

Men’s Basketball

COS 88 – William Jessup JV 59

Monday, November 21

Womens Basketball

COS 106 – Mission 72
Lady Eagles now 4-1
COS Stats: Anna Cameron 25, Lauryn Lesina 24, Leona Steel 17, Joeterricka Grant 16, Hailey Wales 15


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Eagles overpower Warriors, 88-59

WEED – The game between the College of the Siskiyous Eagles and the William Jessup University JV Warriors was interesting for about two minutes on Tuesday night. The Warriors held a brief 6-4 lead on the strength of a pair of 3-pointers. After that, it was all Eagles.

Trailing 6-4, Eagle Ronnie Fields notched a freebie and then drained a trey to put COS up 8-6. Jeremy Robinson hit a 3-pointer, making it 11-6. A put back by Lionel Delisca upped the Eagle lead to 13-6. Fields went baseline for a hoop, and Delisca added a basket, 17-6. TJ Little dropped in a 3-ball to cap off the Eagles’ 14-0 run, and up their lead to 20-6. (more…)

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Yreka Miner cross country awards

The Yreka Miners cross country team had a monster season, with the boys varsity and junior varsity winning the section championship, and the girls varsity and junior varsity placing second. Last Friday night, Coach Pam Borg distributed the individual Miner awards.

Varsity Girls
MVP- Michaela Justice
Most Improved- Kendall Nielsen
Most Inspirational- Dakota Cash

Varsity Boys
MVP- Timmy Williams and Eric Neill
Most Improved- Clayton Bunn
Most Inspirational- Christian Wichmann

Scholar Athletes
Eric Neill 4.4
Nicole Cowley 4.0
Corina Lange 4.0
Brianna Derra 4.0
Zoe Restine 4.0 (more…)

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All-Conference Lady Eagle volleyball players

The College of the Siskiyous Lady Eagles volleyball team finished 2nd in the Golden Valley Conference at 7-3, and had multiple All-Conference selections, including former Etna Lady Lion star Annaleisa Nadig.

Golden Valley Conference 1st Team All-Conference

Annaleisa Nadig, middle blocker

Ila Sturges, defensive specialist

Hailey Wales, middle blocker (more…)

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All-Conference Eagle football players, Cox is Offensive MVP


Several College of the Siskiyous Eagles were selected to the Mid-Empire All-Conference team.

Taylor Cox – Offensive MVP of the Conference
Led the conference in rushing with 1507 yards. Broke the COS career rushing record (2744) and single game rushing record (326).

First Team All-Mid Empire Conference Team

Taylor Cox – Running back

Greg Vibbert – Offensive Line

Justin Dietz – Offensive Line

Kyren Watts – Wide Receiver

Travis Hansen – Linebacker

Myke Tavarres – Linebacker

Alex Harvey – Defensive Line

David Guthrie – Defensive Back (more…)

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Siskiyou Heat softball club meeting and Board elections on December 7th

The Heat U-10 team, one of the four teams fielded by the Siskiyou Heat Softball Club in 2011

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The success of any organization relies to a great degree on the leadership of the organization. The Siskiyou Heat Softball Club has had the benefit of dedicated leaders, many whom have been custodians of the ideals of the organization for a number of years. However, this year all positions are up for election and many of the past leaders are retiring.

The purpose of the club is to emphasize advanced softball skills and provide girls in Siskiyou County the opportunity to participate in competitive softball above and beyond recreation leagues. In doing so, the club strives to educate, support and promote girls in the pursuit of higher levels of achievement in all aspects of their life. (more…)

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Plan now to attend the COS Holiday Craft Fair

The community is invited to attend the 15th annual Country Christmas Holiday Craft Fair, opening on Friday evening, December 2 from, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and continuing on Saturday, December 3, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, in the College of the Siskiyous Weed Campus Gym.

This show celebrates the beautiful handcrafted products produced by local and regional artisans and crafters. Vendor booths will feature jewelry, soaps and lotions, metal art, bird houses, leather and wood products, jams and jellies, and much more. For more information, call the COS Foundation Office at (530) 938-5373.

Friday – December 2, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
* ($3 Admission Only / $7 Admission w/Pasta Dinner — Call to reserve: 938-5373)
* Pasta Dinner hosted by the COS Foundation (includes pasta, salad, bread, and drink)
* Live entertainment by Tom Scott and Leslie Swift from South County Band, North of Forty (more…)

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Lady Miners are NSCIF D-IV runner-up

RED BLUFF – The Yreka Lady Miners volleyball team wasn’t supposed to contend for a championship this season. No, their goals for the season were much simpler:

  1. Come back from a 0-2 deficit to win a match. They did it twice.
  2. Get a home playoff match. They did it, and beat Orland, 3-0.
  3. Beat West Valley. They came back from 0-2 to do it in the semi-finals
  4. Get something to hang on the wall. They did it—an NSCIF D-IV runner-up plaque.

Three years ago, Yreka was 3-18-1, and the team everyone in D-IV wanted to play. Two years ago, they were 9-13 and ousted in the first round of the playoffs. It wasn’t a successful season, but the foundation was beginning to be laid. Last season, the Lady Miners under coach Scott Eastman had their first winning record since 2005 at 13-10-2, but were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.

This season, the Lady Miners were expected to be competitive, have a winning record, and maybe make a little noise in the playoffs. What they did was earn a first round bye as the 4-seed, ousted Orland in the first round, and shocked West Valley in the semi-finals. That’s a bit more than a little noise…more like an entire marching band.

In the championship match against Willows (33-7) on Saturday afternoon, the Lady Miners battled hard for two games, losing the first game 25-19. They led one time at 18-17. In game-two, Yreka led during most of the middle part of the game by as much as three points at 14-11. The game was tied, 20-20, when Willows pulled away with a 5-1 run, winning 25-21. (more…)

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