Lady Lions own Biggs Tourney

The varsity (front) and junior varsity Etna Lions claimed Biggs Tourney titles.

The varsity (front) and junior varsity Etna Lions claimed Biggs Tourney titles.

For the 2nd straight year, the Etna Lions girls basketball teams swept the Biggs Tournament, with both the varsity and junior varsity squads repeating as champions.

The varsity team defeated Biggs in the championship game, 42-35. Cassidy Gilmore and Caitlin Bennett each scored 10 points.

Gilmore was tourney MVP. Bennett and Halliday Hubbard were selected All-Tourney.

The Lions downed Portola 50-30 in the semifinal. Hubbard  scored 16 points. Bennett and Cailey Rizzardo had seven points a piece. (more…)

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Siskiyous women win Contra Costa Tourney

Contra Costa Tournament Champion College of the Siskiyous Eagles.

Contra Costa Tournament Champion College of the Siskiyous Eagles.

PurrFectPawsADThe College of the Siskiyous Eagles women’s team cruised through the first two games of the Contra Costa Tournament over the weekend, but it took a layup with six second remaining to claim the title over Feather River.

The Eagles (7-1) opened the tourney on Thursday with a 107-30 beat down of Ohlone (0-7). Natalie Karlsson was Siskiyous’ top scorer in the game, followed by Acacia Ross with 14. Anhelica Shanrock, Sam Benedict and Nichelle Laffoon each scored 12 points.

COS won the tourney semifinal 95-49 against L.A. Harbor (5-5). Kacey Cain scored 25. Nichelle Laffoon had 15. Anhelica Shanrock recorded 13, and Beth Derner added 11 points. (more…)

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Lady Miners and Miners fall in tourney championship games

Lena Fogle was high-point for Yreka against Del Norte.

Lena Fogle was high-point for Yreka against Del Norte.

The Yreka Miners girls and boys teams ran into buzz saws in the championship games of the 63rd annual Yreka Invitational Tournament.

The girls went up against a Del Norte squad that had a plus 91-point scoring differential through two games of pool play. Both the Miners and the Warriors came into the final 2-0, but Del Norte was clearly the top girls team at the tourney.

The Warriors went out to a 16-4 lead at the end of the opening period, and were up 40-10 at the half. It was 50-16 after three quarters, with a final score of 62-23.

Lena Fogle scored eight points for the Miners, and Terra Crawford had six.

Ashley Cox was selected Offensive All-Tourney, and Crawford was Defensive All-Tourney.

The Miners boys took on a high-flying, slam-dunking Crater team that took control early and cruised to victory. (more…)

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Doc Swenson’s Quick Clips: Yreka Tourney Championship Day

Video clips from the Mt. Shasta girls and boys 3rd place games, and Yreka’s championship games. Both Mt. Shasta teams finished 3rd at the 63rd annual Yreka Invitational. Both Yreka teams were 2nd.

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Mt. Shasta girls and boys both 3rd at Yreka Tourney

Mt. Shasta's Lily Hitchcock hits the first of her six 3-pointers against Modoc.

Mt. Shasta’s Lily Hitchcock hits the first of her six 3-pointers against Modoc.

The Mt. Shasta girls and boys basketball squads finished the 63rd annual Yreka Invitational Tournament on high notes, winning their respective 3rd place games.

Coming off a 66-16 thumping in the semifinals on Friday by eventual tourney champion Del Norte, the Lady Bears took down Shasta Cascade League foe Modoc 62-52 in the 3rd place game on Saturday.

Modoc went up 6-0 to start the contest. However, Mt. Shasta outscored the Braves 19-7 the rest of the first quarter, for a 19-13 advantage heading into the second stanza.

The Bears built a double-digit lead in the second period, but Modoc made a push in the latter stages of the quarter, cutting Mt. Shasta’s advantage to 32-27 at the intermission.

The Bears upped their lead a bit by the end of the third quarter, 48-41. (more…)

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Black Bear Diner Scoreboard & Schedule 11/27 – 12/2

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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

Saturday, December 2

Girls Basketball

Yreka 23 – Del Norte 62 @ Yreka Tourney – for championship

Mt. Shasta 62 – Modoc 52 @ Yreka Tourney for 3rd

Etna 42  – Biggs 35 @ Biggs Tourney – for championship

Etna JV 51 – Biggs JV 10 @ Biggs Tourney – for championship

Weed 37 – Butte Valley 34 @ Bulldogs Classic
Weed scorers: Christina Amezcua 11, Savanna Reynolds 10, Christine Bangert 8

Happy Camp 42 -Greenville 38 @ Greenville Tourney – for 3rd

COS 77 – Feather River 76 @ Contra Costa Tourney – for championship

Boys Basketball

Yreka 35 – Crater 89 @ Yreka Tourney – for championship

Mt. Shasta 47 – Klamath Union  39 @ Yreka Tourney for 3rd

Etna 60 – Plumas Christian 25 @ Quincy Tourney

Etna JV 49 – Portola JV 44 @ Quincy Tourney

Butte Valley 66 – Weed 65 @ Bulldogs Classic – Weed wins tourney on tie-breaker

Happy Camp 48 – Westwood 41 @ Greenville Tourney – for 3rd

Tulelake @ Redwoods Classic

Friday, December 1

Girls Basketball

Yreka 56 – Klamath Union 37 @ Yreka Tourney

Mt. Shasta 16 – Del Norte 66 @ Yreka Tourney

Etna 50 – Portola 30 @ Biggs Tourney
Etna scoring: Halliday Hubbard 16, Caitlin Bennett 7, Cailey Rizzardo 7

Butte Valley @ Bulldogs Classic

Weed 68 – Surprise Valley 46 @ Bulldog Classic
Weed scoring: Christine Bangert 28, Savanna Reynolds 23

Happy Camp 48 – Herlong 16

Happy Camp 23 – Redding Christian 68

COS 96 – L.A. Harbor 49 @ Contra Costa Tourney
COS scoring: Kacey Cain 25, Nichelle Laffoon 15, Anhelica Shanrock 13, Beth Derner 11

Boys Basketball

Yreka 40 – Klamath Union 34 @ Yreka Tourney

Mt. Shasta 50 – Crater 66  @ Yreka Tourney

Etna 54 – Ipakanni 55 @ Quincy Tourney

Etna JV 44 – Coral JV 20 @ Quincy Tourney

Butte Valley @ Bulldogs Classic

Weed 73 – Mazana JV 49 @ Bulldog Classic
Weed stats: Xavia Martinez 16; Colton Berolucci 12; Angel Nicholas 10 P, 10 A,

Weed JV 49 – Mazama Frosh 46 (OT) @ Bulldog Classic
Weed scoring: Grant Lane 13, Alex Guzman 9, Jarrod Keen 7

Happy Camp 23 – Redding Christian 64 @ Greenville Tourney

Tulelake 42 – Anderson Valley 57 @ Redwoods Classic

COS 66 – Napa Valley 75 @ Cosumnes Tourney (more…)

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2017 Yreka Tournament Day-2

Jesse Lovelace scoring for the Miners.

Jesse Lovelace scoring for the Miners.

GirdnerGirls

Mt. Shasta 16 – Del Norte 66 - semifinal
Mt. Shasta scoring: Abby Andrus 11
The Lady Bears play Modoc for 3rd place at 1:30 pm on Saturday.

Yreka 56 – Klamath Union 37 – semifinal
Yreka scoring: Ashley Cox 18 (Four 3s), Terra Crawford 12, Chaney Tidwell 6
The Lady Miners will play Del Norte for the championship at 4:30 pm on Saturday.

Boys

Mt. Shasta 50 – Crater 66 – semifinal
Mt. Shasta scoring: Kaden Riccomini 27, Kole Riccomini 11, Kody Bauman 9
The Bears play Klamath Union for 3rd at 3:00 pm on Saturday.

Yreka 40 – Klamath Union 34 – semifinal
Yreka scoring: Daniel Leyva 14, Jarrett Gaither 6, Westin Namanny 6
Miners play for championship against Crater at 6:00 pm on Saturday.

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2017 Yreka Tournament Day-1

Kobe Green scores for Yreka.

Kobe Green scores for Yreka.

The 63rd annual Miners Basketball Tournament got underway on Thursday. Results for Siskiyou County teams are below.

Girls

Mt. Shasta 38 – Brookings Harbor 32
Mt. Shasta scoring: Lily Hitchcock 14 (Four 3s), Abby Andrus 9, Taryn Linares 5

Yreka 46 – Modoc 43
Yreka scoring: Terra Crawford 16, Ashley Cox 11 (Three 3s), Autumn Giannini 6

Boys

Mt. Shasta 52 – Del Norte 43
Mt. Shasta scoring: Kaden Riccomini 27, Kole Riccomini 12 (Three 3s), Kody Bauman 7

Yreka 64 – Brookings Harbor 55
Yreka scoring: Daniel Leyva 18 (Three 3s), Jarrett Gaither 15, Tycen Birch 9

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Foothill soccer sweeps Miners

Moa Ekblom scores Yreka's first goal.

Moa Ekblom scores Yreka’s first goal.

Photos by Courtney Quirmbach

The Yreka Miners girls and boys soccer teams hosted the Foothill Cougars on Wednesday night.

The Lady Miners started off well, with Moa Ekblom giving Yreka a 1-0 lead in the first half. After Foothill scored, Alisha McFall put the Miners back on top 2-1.

However, the Cougars came back to tie the match 2-2 at the half, and added a pair of goals in the second stanza for a 4-2 win.

The Miner boys had a tougher time, losing 6-0 to Foothill.

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Miners and Wolves varsity teams split

Yreka's Ashley Cox (L) had a game-high 23 points.

Yreka’s Ashley Cox (L) had a game-high 23 points.

YT NewThe Yreka Miners girls defeated the Trinity Wolves, 55-37, to open up their 2017-18 basketball campaign. Trinity stayed close through the first half, with Yreka leading 13-9 at the end of the first quarter and 26-20 at the intermission. Trinity was still in sight of the Miners in the third quarter, down 35-26, but Yreka nearly doubled up the Wolves in the final frame, 20-11.

Yreka’s Ashley Cox had a game-high 23 points, including a trio of treys. Mariana Trujillo put up nine points. Autumn Giannini and Terra Crawford had six points each.

For Trinity, Alex McIntosh had 11 points. Lauren Harper registered seven points. Christina Maudlin and Nicole Fornaciari had six points apiece. (more…)

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Miner JV boys & Trinity JV girls win

Yreka v Trinity JV Front copy

The Trinity girls junior varsity squad opened up their season with a 43-36 win over the Yreka Miners, on Tuesday night. The game was tied 8-8 after the first quarter, but the Wolves held a one point advantage at the half, 15-14. It was Trinity up 31-24 after three quarters.

The Miner boys JV posted a win in the second game of the night in Yreka, downing Trinity 68-63. The Wolves held a 21-19 advantage after the opening period. The Miners came back to grab a 36-33 lead at the intermission. Trinity flipped the score in the third quarter, leading 56-52.

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2017 NSCIF Football Championship games

Division-II

#2 Chico 26 – #1 Shasta 63

Division-III

#3 Anderson 0 – #1 Sutter 55

Division-IV

#2 Durham 12 – #1 East Nicolaus 30

Division-V

#2 Fall River 26 – #1 Chester 50

Division-VI (8-man)

#1N Big Valley 35 – #1S Princeton 0 (played 11/17)

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Eagles receive 10 NorCal 1st team all-conference awards

Coming off arguably their most successful season ever, the College of the Siskiyous Eagles received 10 NorCal 1st team all-conference awards. Chance Nelson was recognized in two positions, Wide Receiver and All-purpose. The Eagles also had eight honorable mentions.

Siskiyou County was well represented. Rashaan Broomfield (Weed HS) was selected for 1st team as a Defensive Back. Greyson Plucker (DL) and Drew Kannely-Robles (RB), both from Yreka High School, received Honorable Mention.

Siskiyous Head Coach Charlie Roche said that one of the program’s goals is to, “make history.” This year’s Eagles were the first to ever make the state playoffs at the “A” level, and their 8-3 record ranks them fifth all-time. It was Siskiyous’ 50th football season.

Along the way, COS knocked off traditional Northern Region powerhouse teams #5 San Francisco, #6 Sac City and #8T Butte. They also defeated top-15 teams Sierra (10), Delta (12) and Chabot (14). The losses were to #1 American River, #2 San Mateo (playoff game) and #8T Modesto. The Eagles finished 2nd in the NorCal Conference at 4-1.

COS finished the regular season ranked #4 in the North Region, according to the coaches’ poll. Siskiyous was seeded 3rd in the North Region state playoffs. The Eagles were ranked 8th in the JC Athletic Bureau’s final regular season state rankings.

“This was a great group of kids that battled very tough competition this year and had a great record at the end,” said Roche. “We never gave up and I am proud of that (Mental Toughness). We had our backs against the wall after losing two straight in the middle of our season. We won four straight and made it to the Division-1 playoffs for the first time in school history (Extreme Desire).

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Shasta Cascade League volleyball all-league selections

InStorySRP copyCoach of the Year: Christa Fournier, Etna

MVP: Madison Corder, Fall River

All-league

Etna

Tegan Ford
Katie Turner
Carson Dickinson
Madie Meyer
Caitlin Bennett (Honorable Mention)

Fall River

Saydee Pevehouse
Elyssa Cook
Victoria Policastro (Honorable Mention)

Modoc

Mattea Wilson
Caitlin O’Malley
Hailey Valena (Honorable Mention)

Mt. Shasta

Jolene Rhoades
Lily Hitchcock
Gabi Redelsperger (Honorable Mention)

Trinity

Christina Mauldin
Lia Zambrano (Honorable Mention)

Weed

Savanna Reynolds(Honorable Mention)

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2017 NSCIF football playoff scores for November 17

YT New8-Man Championship

#1S Princeton 0 – #1N Big Valley 35
and the dominance continues

11-man Semifinals

Division-II

#4 Foothill 0 – #4 Shasta 49

#3 Pleasant Valley 7 – #2 Chico 28

Division-III

#4 Gridley 13 – #1 Sutter 55

#3 Anderson 24 – #2 West Valley 21

Division-IV

#5 Colusa 7 – #1 East Nicolaus 44

#3 Pierce 7 – #2 Durham 27

Division-V

#5 Biggs 16 – #1 Chester 28

#3 Modoc 22 – #2 Fall River 28

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Black Bear Diner Scoreboard & Schedule 11/17 – 11/19

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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

Friday, November 17

Basketball

COS Women 74 – Fullerton 68 @ Skyline Tourney
COS scoring: Nichelle Laffoon 20 (18 in 2nd half), Kacey Cain 15, Ari O’Connor 15

COS men 59 – Cabrillo 69 @ Shasta Tourney

Saturday, November 18

Football

#3 COS 3 – #2 San Mateo 52 – NorCal Region semifinal

Basketball

COS Women 79 – Skyline  58 @ Skyline Tourney
COS scoring: Kacey Cain 22, Beth Derner 18

COS men 64 – Diablo Valley 79 @ Shasta Tourney

Sunday, November 19

Basketball

COS men @ Shasta Tourney

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Yreka’s Ashley Cox voted NAL Most Valuable

Northern Athletic League MVP Ashley Cox

Northern Athletic League MVP Ashley Cox

In a rare move, the Northern Athletic League volleyball coaches voted a player from the third place team as the league’s 2017 Most Valuable Players–Yreka Miner Ashley Cox. The MVP is almost always selected from the championship team, and on occasion the second place finisher. Third place…not so much.

“Very proud of her and grateful that the coaches in the league saw the same value in her that we did. She was in the top two in almost every statistical category on the team. She led the league in kills and serve receive passing percentage. She was/is the best leader that I’ve been fortunate to have coached in 21 years of coaching the sport. That’s no disrespect to those who have come before her because we have had some great ones, but she has reset the bar,” said Yreka Coach Scott Eastman.

Three other Miners were recognized by the NAL:

All-League: Hailey Conner (3rd in Kills)

All-League: Madeline Eastman (1st in Aces, 1st in service points, 3rd in Assists, 7th in digs)

Honorable Mention: Callie Currie (2nd in NAL in digs, 4th in serve receive passing percentage) (more…)

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