Miners have multiple winners at 2017 NSCIF D-II Track championships

Yreka's Isaac Fernandez (R) and Blake Chitwood finished 1st and 2nd in the 1600m race.

Yreka’s Isaac Fernandez (R) and Blake Chitwood finished 1st and 2nd in the 1600m race.

GirdnerThe Yreka Miners varsity girls team tied with West Valley for the 2017 NSCIF D-II Track championships, held at Miner Stadium on Friday. The Yreka varsity boys finished 4th. West Valley won the boys team competition.

Yreka athletes with top-3 finishes


Alisha McFall: 1st 100m – 12.54

Meri Krier: 1st 800m – 2:24.15

4×100 Relay Team: 1st 51.23

Anya Ireson-Janke: 2nd 200m – 26.69

Sophia Gliatto: 2nd 100m Hurdles – 17.48 (more…)

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Etna girls 2nd, boys 4th, Tulelake girls 3rd at 2017 NSCIF D-IV Track & Field Finals

Weed's Shawn Baham won the pole vault.  Photo courtesy of Richard Allan

Weed’s Shawn Baham won the pole vault.
Photo courtesy of Richard Allan

PurrFectPawsADThe Etna varsity girls team finished 2nd at the 2017 NSCIF D-IV Tarck & Field Finals, held at West Valley on Friday. The Etna boys were 4th. The Tulelake girls took 3rd.

Top-3 Siskiyou County varsity finishers


Caitlin Bennett, Etna: 1st Shot Put – 31-11.50, 1st Discus – 86-06

Teagan Ford, Etna: 1st High Jump – 5-03.00, 3rd 400m – 1:06.81

Tulelake 4×100 Relay Team (Lizeth Alcala, Samantha Flores, Gabriela Gonzalez, Darlene Alcala): 1st – 53.29

Tulelake 4×400 Relay Team (Pilar Garcia, Samantha Flores, Gabriela Gonzalez, Darlene Alcala): 1st – 4:34.58

Lizeth Alcala, Tulelake: 2nd 100m – 13.49, 2nd 200m – 28.32

Gabriela Gonzalez, Tulelake: 2nd Discus – 85-10, 3rd 800m – 2:44.13

Caroline Ristuccia, Golden Eagle: 2nd High Jump – 5-00.00 (more…)

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Miner St. Meat Market Yreka Baseball Player of the Week: Marks

MSM Baseball Marks

The Miner St. Meat Market Yreka Baseball Player of the Week is Tanner Marks.

“As a senior, Marks came in new to baseball and worked hard to get better, and was a great teammate,” said Coach Jason Freitas.

Congratulations Tanner. Coach has your certificate for the Miner St. Market.

Thanks Miner St. Meat Market!

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Mt. Shasta boys win NSCIF D-III Track & Field Championship

The Mt. Shasta varsity boys won the North Section D-III Track and Field championship on Friday, in Mt. Shasta. The varsity girls tied with Live Oak for 4th.

Mt. Shasta varsity athletes with top-3 finishes


Samantha Benedict: 1st Discus – 91-06

Kristine Lujan: 1st Pole Vault – 8-00.00

4×400 Relay Team: 3rd – 4:35.64


Jaden Anderson: 1st 1600m – 4:44.10, 2nd 800m – 2:07.38, 3rd 3200m – 11:58.74

Johnny Barton: 1st 300m Hurdles – 41.28, 2nd 110m Hurdles – 16.41 (more…)

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Doc Swenson’s Quick Clips: 2017 NSCIF D-II Track and Field Finals

Video clips of Alisha McFall, Sophia Gliatto and Pricila Jaimes at the 2017 NSCIF D-II Track and Field Finals, held in Yreka on Friday, May 19.

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Black Bear Diner Scoreboard & Schedule 5/16 – 5/20


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 posted on MaxPreps or haven’t sent SiskiyouYouth.com a schedule.

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

Thursday, May 18


#3 Etna 5 – #2 Colusa 8 – NSCIF D-V Semifinal

#5 Mt. Shasta 0 – #1 East Nicolaus 10 (5) – NSCIF D-V Semifinal

Tuesday, May 16


#6 Quincy 4 – #3 Etna 7 – NSCIF D-V Quarterfinal

#5 Mt. Shasta 8 – #4 Durham 7 – NSCIF D-V Quarterfinal

#6 Maxwell 26 – #3 Tulelake 15 – NSCIF D-VI Quarterfinal

#7 Dunsmuir 0 – #2 Hayfork 16 (5) – NSCIF D-VI Quarterfinal


#3 Modoc 7 – #2 Etna 5 (8) – NSCIF D-V Semifinal

Friday, May 19


Yreka hosts NSCIF D-II Championships, noon

Mt. Shasta hosts NSCIF D-III Championships, noon

Butte Valley, Dunsmuir, Etna, Happy Camp, Tulelake, Weed @ NSCIF D-IV championships (West Valley), 10:00 am (more…)

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Lions come up short against Modoc, but remain winners

Connor Eastlick rips a double for Etna.

Connor Eastlick rips a double for Etna.

On Tuesday morning I gave a talk to a group of adults about having a winning mindset, and then illustrated what that looks like with a couple of examples from the world of sports. Little did I know that a few hours later in Etna I would watch a great contest between two winners, the #2 Etna Lions and the #3 Modoc Braves.

The Lions ran the table in the Shasta Cascade League this season, including a sweep of Modoc. Etna arguably had the best pitcher in the division, Robert Thom.

So, Modoc could’ve come into the NSCIF D-V semifinal playoff game with a, “We’ve already lost,” thought process, but they didn’t. Instead they came to do battle.

Things started well for the Braves with a lead off home run, and then two more runs for a 3-0 lead in the first inning. With one down and two runs already in, Etna coach Robbie Munson replaced Steve Lampert on the hill with Thom.

Modoc added a run in the second inning, making it 4-0.

Going into the third inning, Etna had already had runners in scoring position twice and failed to bring one home. Things were looking pretty bleak, and the shocked Lions had the opportunity to choose to give up.

However, that’s not what happened. With two outs, the Braves opened the door a bit when Tyler Robinson reached on an error. Lampert singled, moving Robinson to third base. A double by Kevin Stapleton drove in both runners, cutting the deficit in half to 4-2. (more…)

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Mt. Shasta softball notches 8-7 road win at Durham

Despite having dominated the Durham Trojans 16-7 on a neutral field earlier in the season, the Mt. Shasta Bears were seeded behind the Trojans by the NSCIF, and had to make the trip south on Tuesday to once again prove they are the superior team.

The #4 Trojans were first on the board with a run in the bottom of the first inning via an error, a sacrifice and a double.

Mt. Shasta, the 5-seed, tied the game 1-1 in the third, when Sydney Scott led off with a triple and later scored.

The Bears went up 3-1 in the top of the fourth inning. Leslie Rhoades led off with a single, and was sacrificed to second base by Miranda Zanni. Rhoades scored when Lily Hitchcock reached on an error. Hitchcock also scored on an error.

Helped by Bear miscues, the Trojans got a run back in the home half of the fourth, 3-2.

Kacey Cain led off the fifth with a triple for Mt. Shasta, and scored on an error, 4-2.

Durham tied the game 4-4 with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth, on a single, two doubles and an error.

A double and an error in the bottom of the sixth gave the Trojans a temporary lead, 5-4.

Mt. Shasta responded by plastering four runs on the board in the seventh, for an 8-5 advantage. Cain, Sydney Cross, Jolene Rhoades and Leslie Rhoades all found their way home. Zanni had a triple, Cross a double, and both Rhoades singled in the inning.

The Trojans turned four singles into two runs in their final at bat for an 8-7 final score. Durham didn’t go quietly, but they were eliminated by the Bears…as it should be.

Jolene Rhoades notched the win in the circle (7 IP, 4 ER, 10 H, 0 BB, 7 K).

Mt. Shasta (14-7) travels south again to East Nicolaus for a semifinal match up with the 25-5 Spartans.

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Lions take out Quincy, advance to D-V softball semifinal

Halliday Hubbard drives in a run for Etna.

Halliday Hubbard drives in a run for Etna.

The Etna Lions softball squad took care of business at home on Tuesday, defeating the sixth-seeded Quincy Trojans 7-4. Etna, the 3-seed, put up two runs in the first inning and led the entire way. With the win, Etna advances to a North Section Division-V semifinal game against #2 Colusa on Thursday.

Cailey Rizzardo led off the bottom of the first with an infield hit, and advanced to second on a ground out by Carson Dickinson. Katie Turner also reached via an infield hit, moving Rizzardo to third base. Turner swiped second. Cleo Smith brought Rizzardo home with a sacrifice fly to right field, and Turner went to third. Quincy attempted to appeal the tag up play, but an errant throw to third allowed Turner to score, making it a 2-0 Lion lead.

Quincy capitalized on a hit batter, a steal, a ground out and a sac fly in the second inning for its first run, 2-1.

Etna came right back with two more runs in the home half of the inning. With two outs, Evie Duerr singled. A single by Tania Burrone moved Duerr to third. Burrone went to second on the Quincy throw to third. Rizzardo’s second infield hit of the game plated Duerr. Burrone scored on a wild pitch, making it 4-1. (more…)

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Doc Swenson’s Quick Clips: Etna v Quincy NSCIF D-V Softball Quarterfinal

Video clip of Etna’s Cleo Smith crushing a home run during the Lions 7-4 win over Quincy on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

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Wildwood Crossing Etna Lions Softball Player of the Week: Duerr

Softball Player Duerr

The Wildwood Crossing Etna Lions Softball Player of the Week is Evie Duerr.

“Ever since Evie earned her spot defensively, she has consitently made clutch outs for us,” said Coach Harold Bennett.

Congratulations Evie. Coach has your certificate from Wildwood Crossing.

Thanks Wildwood Crossing!

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McDonald’s Destruction Derby applications available

The derby is always a smashing finale for the fair each year and the 2017 McDonald’s Destruction Derby at the Siskiyou Golden Fair promises to be even bigger and better than ever. 2017 promoter Jesse Williams of Susanville has requested that the promoter fees for 2017 go into the purse for the 2017 event and the Siskiyou Golden Fair Board and staff have done just that. The winning driver in 2017 will take home $2000, second will be $1000 and third will drive off with $500.

New for 2017 will be a mini car class, one championship heat only, with a $1000 purse to the winner, $500 for second and $300 for the third place driver.

“With the additional prize money and a brand new class we hope the car count makes the 2017 derby the best ever,” said CEO Cliff Munson. “We encourage anyone who has ever wanted to derby to build a regular car or a mini for the 2017 Siskiyou Golden Fair.”

We have Trever Lemos in the 64, Ken Lemos in the 10, Gary Groppi, David Agee in the 007, Skeeter Bethel in the 40 Rick Campbell in the 25, four cars from McArthur and several from Red Bluff already confirmed for the 2017 derby. (more…)

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Mountain Village RV Park Etna Lions Boys Baseball Players of the Week: Clark & Thom

MVRVad Duo Clark Thom

Coach Robbie Munson’s choices for the Mountain Village RV Park Etna Lions Boys Baseball Players of the Week are Lane Clark and Robert Thom.

Clark (left in the photo) went 2/3 in last week’s playoff win over Portola, with a 2-run big fly and a triple.

Thom notched 18 strike outs in a combined no-hitter (He recorded all but the last out due to pitch count).

Congratulations Lane and Rob. Coach has your certificates for Mountain Village.

Thanks Mountain Village RV Park and Shell Station!

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Golden Rush Espresso Yreka Miners Softball Player of the Week: Spencer 2X

GoldenRushSoftball Spencer

The Golden Rush Espresso Yreka Miners Softball Player of the Week is Chyanne Spencer.

Coach John Marquez chose Spencer for her, “glove and bunting.”

Congratulations Chyanne. Coach has your gift card for Golden Rush Espresso.

Thanks Golden Rush!

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2017 NSCIF D-V & D-VI softball playoff brackets

NSCIF SOFTBALL Playoffs 2017 NSCIF Softball D5

NSCIF SOFTBALL Playoffs 2017 NSCIF Softball D6

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Yreka girls 2nd at NAL championship meet, boys 3rd

The Yreka Miner girls team finished second at the Northern Athletic League track and field championships at West Valley on Friday. West Valley won the girls competition. However, Yreka and West Valley will share the NAL crown based on the finals plus points from regular season meets. Yreka defeated West Valley earlier in the season in a head-to-head competition.

The Miner boys were third, with West Valley also winning that contest.

Yreka individual varsity event winners


Alisha McFall: 100m – 13.56

Sophia Gliatto: 110m Hurdles – 17.23

4×100 Relay Team (Alisha McFall, Sophia Gliatto, Kylie Goodrich, Lacey Jackson) – 51.06

4×100 Relay Team (Kylie Goodrich, Anya Ireson-Janke, Alisha McFall, Lena Fogle) – 4:20.04


Isaac Fernandez: 1600m – 4:33.77

Blake Chitwood: 3200m – 10:17.64

Andrew Pierce: Long Jump – 20-01.75

Complete varsity and junior varsity results are at athletic.net.

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Mt. Shasta boys win MVL championship meet

The Mt. Shasta Bears varsity boys team won the Mountain Valley League track and field championship on Friday at Durham High School. The Bear girls were 4th.

Mt. Shasta individual varsity event winners


Samantha Benedict: Discus – 87-06

Kristine Lujan: Pole Vault – 7-06.00


Sam Chase: 400m – 53.28

Ryan Hering: 800m – 2:10.79

Jaden Anderson: 1600m – 4:56.15

Alexis Ramirez: 3200m – 10:46.04

Johnny Barton: 110m Hurdles – 16.06, 300m Hurdles – 44.10

4×100 Relay Team (Elisha Reyes, Sam Chase, Johnny Barton, Joseph Summers) – 46.34

4×400 Relay Team (Jaden Anderson, Ryan Hering, Sam Chase, Joseph Summers) – 46.34

Complete varsity and junior varsity results can be found at athletic.net.

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