Miner Perk Yreka Track Athlete of the Week: Chitwood

Miner Perk Track Chitwood

The Miner Perk Yreka Track Athlete of the Week is Blake Chitwood.

“Chitwood won the 3200m league and Division-II titles, as well as placing 2nd in the 1600m in both meets,” said Coach Pam Borg. “He is a very hard worker, and all around great teammate and captain.”

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

Thanks Miner Perk!

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Tickets for Siskiyou Golden Fair Scott Valley Bank Grandstand events on sale June 1st

Pioneer Days to Modern Ways – the 2017 Siskiyou Golden Fair will run August 9-13, 2017, and once again tickets for all three big nights in the Scott Valley Bank Grandstand go live online Thursday, June 1, on the fair website – www.sisqfair.com!

Friday night begins three big nights in the Scott Valley Bank Grandstand with the Wonderland Distributing Red Neck Roundup featuring the Sousa Ready Mix Quaderators! The Jefferson State Stampede Committee will once again be directing traffic in one of the most exciting new events the fair industry has ever seen! Tickets will be $5.00 online or $6.00 at the gate on Friday night.

On Saturday, Cowboys and Cowgirls from all over the west will be in Yreka California to compete in the Scott Valley Bank sponsored CCPRA Rodeo. Four Star Rodeo Company from Cottonwood will produce the fair rodeo and provide the rough stock. Four Star’s herd has some of the rankest bulls and horses in the rodeo business. Save $2.00 per ticket and buy online! $20 per box seat, $18 for reserved grandstand and $16 for general admission. (more…)

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Mountain Village RV Park Etna Lions Baseball Player of the Week: Stapleton

MVRVad Stapleton

Coach Robbie Munson’s choice for the Mountain Village RV Park Etna Lions Boys Baseball Player of the Week is Kevin Stapleton.

Stapleton had a 2-RBI double and went 2/3 in the Lions’ semifinal playoff game against Modoc.

Congratulations Kevin. Coach has your certificate for Mountain Village.

Thanks Mountain Village RV Park and Shell Station!

Ya, this is a little late. Sometimes stuff happens.

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Siskiyou Golden Fair Exhibitor Handbook now available


The 2017 Siskiyou Golden Fair Exhibitor Handbook is now available at locations across Siskiyou County and electronically at http://sisqfair.com/exhibitorhandbook&forms.html.

Exhibitor Handbooks are available at the following locations: Scott Valley Bank in Etna, Scott Valley Feed in Greenview; Scott Valley Bank in Fort Jones, Siskiyou Pellet Mill in Grenada; Scott Valley Bank in Happy Camp; Chevron in Hornbrook; Cortright’s in Montague; the Chamber of Commerce and Scott Valley Bank in Mt. Shasta; the Chamber of Commerce, TriCounties Bank and Scott Valley Bank in Weed; the Chamber of Commerce, Scott Valley Bank, TriCounties Bank, and of course, the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds in Yreka. (more…)

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Reds win 2017 Grandpa Rick Tournament

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The Reds defeated the Rays 8-1 on Tuesday night to capture the Minor Division of the Yreka Little League Grandpa Rick Tournament.

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Welding course offered this summer at COS

This summer, COS will offer Beginning Welding (WELD 1101/#5061) and Metal Fabrication (WELD 1103/#5062) on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings at the Weed Campus from 5:30 to 9:20 pm. The classes will begin June 6 and end August 3, 2017. Mark Beaulieu, Certified AWS Inspector and Educator is the instructor.

The COS Welding Program offers instruction in basic and advanced welding. With the demand for skilled welders rising and the technology of welding becoming more advanced, especially where automation is concerned, our students have a unique opportunity to learn a career that can be shaped around their interests. For more information about the Welding program offered at College of the Siskiyous, contact the Career and Technical Education Department by calling 530/ 938-5512 or send an email to cteinfo@siskiyous.edu. (more…)

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2017 NSCIF Track and Field Championships results

Etna's Teagan Ford was took 3rd in the High Jump at 5'2"

Etna’s Teagan Ford was took 3rd in the High Jump at 5’2″

Photos by Richard Allan

The 2017 NSCIF Track and Field Championships were held at West Valley High School on Friday. While no Siskiyou County athletes won an event, several came home with medals.


Meri Krier, Yreka: 2nd 800m – 2:21.74

Yreka 4×100 Relay Team (Sophia Gliatto, Alisha McFall, Lena Fogle, Anya Ireson-Janke): 2nd – 50.54

Yreka 4×400 Relay Team (Kylie Goodrich, Meri Krier, Lena Fogle, Anya Ireson-Janke): 2nd – 4:12.89

Teagan Ford, Etna: 3rd High Jump – 5-02.00

Alisha McFall, Yreka: 4th 100m – 13.01

Caroline Ristuccia, Golden Eagle: 5th High Jump – 4-10.00


Johnny Barton, Mt. Shasta: 2nd 300m Hurdles: 40.60

Jaden Anderson, Mt. Shasta: 2nd 1600m – 4:29.17

Isaac Fernandez, Yreka: 4th 1600m – 4:31.73

Blake Chitwood, Yreka: 4th 3200m – 9:49.49

Shawn Baham, Weed: 4th Pole Vault – 13-06.00

Devonn Layton, Etna: 5th 400m – 51.71

For complete results, go to athletic.net

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24th annual Agriculture Awareness Day held at Fairgrounds

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On Thursday, May 18, 334 students from 17 Siskiyou County elementary schools attended Agriculture Awareness Day at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds. Sponsored by Siskiyou County Cattlewomen and Cattlemen and the Siskiyou Golden Fair, Agriculture Awareness Day focuses on applying science, technology, engineering and mathematics to real world agriculture. Students were able to learn about a variety of agriculture commodities, careers, and technology that affect their lives.

Although several of the workshops are provided by different agricultural organizations and agencies, a majority are provided by FFA students from Etna, Yreka and Butte Valley High Schools. Over 40 FFA students had the opportunity to sharpen their leadership and communication skills as they shared their knowledge with the elementary students. Together these groups are making a difference in agriculture education.

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Wildwood Crossing Etna Lions Softball Player of the Week: Meyer

Softball Player Meyer

The Wildwood Crossing Etna Lions Softball Player of the Week is Madie Meyer.

“Meyer has worked really hard this year on her offense and defense. She made an amazing diving catch in right-center against Colusa,” said Coach Harold Bennett.

Congratulations Madie. Coach has your certificate from Wildwood Crossing.

Thanks Wildwood Crossing!

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Coffee Brake Mt. Shasta Bears Softball Player of the Week: J. Rhoades 2X

Coffee Brake POW Softball J Rhoades

The Coffee Brake Lady Bears Softball Player of the Week is Jolene Rhoades.

“Rhoades pitched a great game against Durham, and had a hit and scored in the last inning,” said Coach Blake Powers.

The Bears came from behind in the seventh inning to win the NSCIF D-V quarterfinal game and advance to the semi-finals.

Congratulations Jolene. Coach has your certificate.

Thanks Coffee Brake!

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Support COS athletics, register today for COS Golf Tournament

All golfers (and non-golfers) are invited to support COS Athletics by registering to play in the 2017 Swing into Action Golf Tournament at the Lake Shastina Golf Resort on Saturday, June 17. Funds raised by the tournament will be used to support COS Athletics.

The day of the tournament will begin with registration/check-in and a continental breakfast at 8:00 am, with the tournament beginning at 9:00 am. The tournament format is four-member team scramble with a shotgun start (best ball). Tournament winners will be determined by the lowest GROSS and lowest NET scores. In addition, various individual contests will be held. Players will have the opportunity to take a chance on two Hole in One Contests; Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive and an Opportunity Drawing. Prizes may include golf packages, dinners, lodging, and more. (more…)

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Siskiyou Heat Softball Club to continue?

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HEat LogoWhile the Siskiyou Heat is taking registrations from Siskiyou County girls for summer softball, there is a very serious concern from the Board of Directors relative to the clubs continued existence. In the past few years there has been a lack of volunteers who have wanted to step up and take positions on the Board relative to the running of the club.

According to vice president of the club Bill Pieruccini the current board has been serving for a long time, some up to over twelve years. They started when they had players in the U-10 brackets and now are graduating from college.

“We have girls that want to play and always have certified coaches who donate their talents and time but the organization needs new board members to step up and perform the vital jobs needed to keep the organization functioning,” said Pieruccini. “We need people such as a player representative who has to register and qualify players through the ASA. We need a person to maintain and purchase equipment, and someone to settle player parent coach disputes, as well as make sure we are compliant with ASA regulations and of course money.” (more…)

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Black Bear Diner Scoreboard & Schedule 5/22 – 5/26


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, May 26


Butte Valley, Etna, Mt. Shasta, Tulelake, Weed, Yreka @ NSCIF Championships, 3:00 pm (West Valley HS)

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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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