Trinity rolls over Williams to win NSCIF D-V crown

Brian Harper put up 27 points for the Wolves.

Brian Harper put up 27 points for the Wolves.

Photos by Joanne Harper

Plotzke AdSlide1 copyTo say that the Trinity Wolves are on a roll, might be a bit of an understatement. The Wolf Pack have won nine of their last 10 games, including three in the NSCIF D-V playoffs. The Wolves opened the post season with a 71-61 win over #6 Durham 71-16. In the semifinals, Trinity knocked off #2 Mt. Shasta 61-41. On Saturday at Shasta College, the Wolves finished their run to the NSCIF D-V crown with a convincing 70-56 victory over the not-anymore #1 Williams Yellowjackets (23-6).

The three-seed Wolves (19-9) opened the title tilt the same way as they did in the semifinal against Mt. Shasta, with a 17-10 lead at the end of the opening period. Brian Harper had seven points in the quarter for Trinity, and Marcus Williamson added four.

Justin Grace hit a pair of 3-pointers in the second period, and Harper added five more to his total, helping the Wolves to a 20-point second stanza and a 37-20 halftime lead.

Harper scored 11 of Trinity’s 15 third quarter points, but the period went Williams way, 16-15, leaving the Wolves with a 52-36 advantage heading into the final frame. (more…)

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Lady Bears are 2017 NSCIF D-V runner up

Lily Hitchcock led the Bears with 15 points.

Lily Hitchcock led the Bears with 15 points.

By Richard Allan

The Mt. Shasta Lady Bears lost their bid for a second straight section championship Saturday at Shasta College, falling 62-45 to the top-seeded Durham Trojans.

It was the fourth section title in the last six years for the Durham girls. They finished as runner up twice.

The second-seeded Bears won last year’s banner in a triple overtime thriller. The rematch was taking a familiar tone with the contenders exchanging blows through three quarters of play. However, the pendulum shifted in the fourth, when the Trojans took a double-digit lead near the five-minute mark and then made five of seven from the free-throw line to close out the game.

The Bears started fast with a 10-0 advantage, led by Emily Andrus, who opened the game with a 3-pointer and registered nine points in the first quarter. Durham countered with a 10-4 surge, grabbing six points on freebies, and trailed by four to start the second, 14-10. (more…)

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Doc Swenson’s Quick Clips: COS v Delta Rd-3 State playoffs

Video clips from the #4 College of the Siskiyous Eagles 76-70 win over #5 Delta in round-three of the women’s state playoffs, in Weed on Saturday, March 4, 2107.

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Black Bear Diner Scoreboard & Schedule 2/28 – 3/4

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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, March 4

Girls Basketball

#2 Mt Shasta 45 – #1 Durham 62 – NSCIF D-V final

Story & Slide Show coming

#5 Delta 70 – #4 COS 76 – RD-3 state playoffs

Story, Video & Slide Show coming

Boys Basketball

#3 Trinity 70 – #1 Williams 56 – NSCIF D-V final

Story & Slide Show coming

Softball

COS 6 – West Valley 4

COS 1 – Ohlone 2

Friday, March 4

Baseball

American Christian 5 – Yreka 13 (5)

Redwoods 6 – COS 3 G-2

Redwoods 5 – COS 3 G-1 (more…)

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Miner St. Meat Market Yreka Miners Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Bonnell

MSM B-Ball Bonnell

The Miner St. Meat Market Yreka Miners Girls Basketball Player of the Week is Danni Bonnell.

“I would like to honor Danni Bonnell for four years of service as manager. She came to every practice daily, and did the score book for all three levels all those years,” said Coach Curly Culp. “Great job Danni.”

Congratulations Danni. Coach has your certificate for the Miner St. Meat Market.

Thanks Miner St. Meat Market!

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Miners baseball opens season with easy win over American Christian

Eamon Velarde rips an RBI double for Yreka.

Eamon Velarde rips an RBI double for Yreka.

YrekaTransferNewThe Yreka Miners opened up their 2017 baseball season with an easy 13-5 win over the visiting American Christian Eagles, on Friday. The game was called after five innings due to darkness.

Eamon Velarde picked up the win in three innings of work. He struck out five batters, and allowed one hit.

“Tyler O’Gorman did a great job setting the table for us. Eamon threw great for his first outing, and Garrett Leach did a great job catching his first varsity game,” said Coach Jason Freitas.

The Eagles started their season 2-0, defeating Anderson 4-3 last week, and Central Valley 8-3 yesterday.

The Miners travel to Redding on Monday to take on the Shasta Wolves.

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Lady Bears hammer Hamilton to advance to NSCIF D-V championship

Mt. Shasta's Emily Andrus dropped 25 points on the Braves.

Mt. Shasta’s Emily Andrus dropped 25 points on the Braves.

There was somewhere close to zero doubt about the outcome of Wednesday night’s NSCIF D-V girls semifinal game between #2 Mt. Shasta and #3 Hamilton. The teams met earlier in the season, with the Bears prevailing 55-14. That Hamilton was seeded 3rd was a joke. At best, the Braves (16-11) would have finished 4th in the Shasta Cascade League.

By the end of the first quarter, Mt. Shasta was up 21-8, and Coach Kirk Andrus was already subbing in the reserves.

At the intermission, the Bears were up by 21 points, 39-18. At the end of three periods: Bears 57 – Hamilton 25. Ya, that’s a 32 point margin. (more…)

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Wildwood Crossing Etna Lions Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Swanton

B-Ball Player Swanton

Coach Alyssa Scala’s choice for the Wildwood Crossing Etna Lions Girls Basketball Player of the Week is Delaney Swanton.

Swanton, “has played excellent defense on some key players throughout the season,” said Scala.

Congratulations Delaney. Coach has your certificate for Wildwood Crossing.

Thanks Wildwood Crossing!

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Trinity trounces Bears, will play for D-V title

Trinity's Marcus Williamson (L) had a game-high 18 points.

Trinity’s Marcus Williamson (L) had a game-high 18 points.

Joanne Harper Architect 2There was nothing remarkable about the start to the Trinity Wolves basketball season–5-5 in the first 10 games, and 3-3 to start the Shasta Cascade League season–not the numbers associated with a chance for a championship. Indeed, the Wolves finished tied for 3rd in the SCL at 6-4.

However, if you looked closely, you could see it coming. Trinity started the second half of the SCL season with a win over Etna, and then a close loss at Mt. Shasta (19-7). Against the Bears, Trinity trailed by double-digits going into the fourth quarter, came back to take the lead, and eventually lost by four points.

Since then, the #3 Wolves are 8-1, including a 60-57 win over Mt. Shasta at home, and Wednesday night’s 61-41 victory over the #2 Bears at Mt. Shasta in an NSCIF D-V semifinal. The only loss was to SCL champ and D-VI top-seed Fall River (26-1). (more…)

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Subway Mt. Shasta Bears Boys B-ball Player of the Week: Barnum

Subway Mt Shasta Barnum

The Subway Mt. Shasta Bears Boys B-ball Player of the Week is Henry Barnum.

Coach Cliff Blakely chose Barnum, “for knowing and accepting his role, and being a great teammate.”

Congratulations Henry. Coach has your certificate for Subway.

Thanks Subway!

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Heritage Properties Etna Lions Wrestler of the Week: Jones

Heritage Wrestler Jones

The Heritage Properties Etna Lions Wrestler of the Week is Wyatt Jones.

“Wyatt was a regular at practice and made a commitment to his teammates. He wrestled one of our toughest wrestlers every practice and unselfishly helped him do the best that he could do. He exemplifies what a teammate is,” said Coach Scott Forrester.

Congratulations Wyatt. Coach Stebbins has your gift certificate.

Thanks Heritage Properties!

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Subway COS Lady Eagles Basketball Player of the Week: Schmitt

COS Player Womens Basketball Schmitt

Assistant Coach Noelle Collier’s pick for the Subway COS Lady Eagles Basketball Player of the Week is Gabbi Schmitt.

Schmitt, “had 13 rebounds in our first playoff game, played great defense and had two big blocks,” said Collier.

Congratulations Gabbi. Coach has your certificate for Subway.

Thanks Subway!

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Miner Perk Yreka Miners Girls Soccer Player of the Week: Kimball 3X

Miner Perk Soccer Kimball

The Miner Perk Yreka Miners Girls Soccer Player of the Week is Rebekah Kimball.

Kimball, “scored the winning two goals against Sutter, and the winning goal against Orland,” said Coach Brian Cowley.

Yreka beat Sutter 2-1 in an NSCIF D-II semifinal, and Orland 1-0 in the championship.

Congratulations Rebekah. Your gift card for the Miner Perk is on the way.

Thanks Miner Perk!

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Mountain Village RV Park Etna Lions Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Branson

MVRVad Branson

The Mountain Village RV Park Etna Lions Boys Basketball Player of the Week is Tristan Branson.

Coach Nik Branson chose Branson for, “great performances in both playoff games, on both sides of the ball.”

Congratulations Tristan. Coach has your certificate for Mountain Village.

Thanks Mountain Village RV Park and Shell Station!

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2017 NSCIF Soccer Championship results

GirdnerGirls

D-I: Pleasant Valley 2 – Chico 0

D-II: Yreka 1 – Orland 0

D-III: U-Prep 2 – Williams 2, Panthers win on PKs (5-4)

Boys

D-I: Pleasant Valley 4 – Chico 2

D-II: Orland 3 – Corning 0

D-III: Esparto 4 – Williams 1

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Etna @ Fall River NSCIF D-VI quarterfinal photos

Etna v Fall River PO Front copy

Photos courtesy of Craig Harrington, InterMountainNews

The Etna Lions boys basketball team’s season came to an end Friday night at Fall River. The 8th seeded Lions fell to the #1 Bulldogs in an NSCIF D-VI quarterfinal game 73-52.

Etna ends the season 11-14 overall, including a first round playoff win over #9 American Christian last Tuesday.

Fall River (25-1) hosts #5 Los Molinos (19-8) on Tuesday for a semi-final contest.

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Tulelake Honkers girls @ Fall River NSCIF D-VI quarterfinal photos

Tulelake v Fall River Front copy

Photos courtesy of Craig Harrington, InterMountainNews

The Tulelake girls basketball team’s season concluded on Friday night at Fall River. The 9th seeded Honkers lost to the #1 Bulldogs in an NSCIF D-VI quarterfinal game 77-32.

Tulelake ends the season 9-13 overall, including a first round playoff win over #8 Greenville last Wednesday.

Fall River (19-5) hosts #5 Chester (17-9) on Wednesday for a semi-final contest.

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