Lady Lions hit road bump in quest for SCL title

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By Richard Allan, The InterMountain News

svpt-small.jpgMCARTHUR – The Fall River Lady Bulldogs have won at least a share of the Shasta Cascade League title for four consecutive years and they’re not letting the fifth go without a fight. The Etna Lady Lions entered Thursday’s contest with Fall River unscathed in SCL play and if the Bulldogs, with two league losses, wanted to stay in the title hunt they needed to beat the big cats. Well, the race for the SCL just got a little tighter as Fall River downed Etna in three straight 14-25, 25-27 and 25-23 to move within a game of the league leaders.

Etna (6-1 SCL, 15-12-1) was the harder hitting and serving team led by outside hitter Clair Pynes. The Lions were without setter Emily Loogman, due to illness, which led to some confusion on offense early on but it was unforced errors that led to their fall. Pynes led all hitters with 16 kills. (more…)

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Local Sports Scores 10/13 – 10/17

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Saturday, October 17


COS 25 – Feather River 22


Butte Valley @ Lost River

Cross Country

Yreka, Mt. Shasta, Etna, Weed @ State of Jefferson Invitational


Butte Valley 2 – Redding Christian 3
Butte Valley Goals: Hiroki Yodoya, Jose Avalos

biondi-300.jpgButte Valley 3 – American Christian Academy 3

Friday, October 16


Yreka 0 – Lassen 49

Yreka JV lost to Lassen

Yreka Frosh lost to Lassen

Etna 7 – Los Molinos 12

Etna JV 0 – Los Molinos JV 22

Weed 6  Modoc 68

Weed JV 14 – Modoc JV 46

Dunsmuir 71 -Liberty Christian 6
Liberty Christian had been undefeated…ah, not anymore

Happy Camp 20 – Butte Valley 38
Butte Valley Stats: Jeremy Lopez 3 TDs; Caleb Levesque TD run, TD pass; Tyler Coltrin TD catch; Evan Pennella 3 interceptions

Mt. Shasta has a bye (more…)

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“The Beast” earns an Impact Player Award

Travis AndrewsThere’s a type of player that every football coach is happy to have. You know the type—hard worker, committed, and hits like a freight train, with or without the ball. Weed Cougar Travis Andrews is one of those players.

Cougar Coach Erik Johnson can spend 10 minutes talking about Andrews, when all you really asked for was the time. Johnson calls Andrews “The Beast.” Mind you that is THE Beast, not a beast. Why?

Well, the homecoming game against Los Molinos, a 41-0 win for Weed, is a good example. Andrews scored two touchdowns, one running and one receiving. He threw a TD pass during a fake punt. Ran the ball 11 times for 80 yards, sis-dist-ad-300.jpgand had 14 tackles—not bad for a night’s work.

For the season, Andrews leads his team in tackles and touchdowns scored. He’s also fourth in the Shasta Cascade League in tackles per game.

Add that all up and it’s pretty clear that Travis Andrews has a positive impact on his Cougar team. And that, earns him an Impact Player Award.

The Impact Player Award is given on a monthly basis and goes to Siskiyou County high school athletes, male or female, that have had a significant impact on the success of their team. I select the players based on my own observations, often in consultation with the player’s coaches. (more…)

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Lady Miners sweep Anderson

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Book Store 300 OctoberANDERSON – It appears that you need to be a full grown bear to beat the Lady Miners, because the Anderson Cubs were swept by Yreka on Tuesday night. The varsity won 3-2. The junior varsity and frosh both won 2-0.

Olivia Duncan led the way for the varsity with 16 kills and eight aces—including the match-winning ace. The winner was drilled cross court to the back corner, leaving the Cubs no chance for a return. (more…)

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Butte Valley v Big Vally video courtesy of The InterMountain News

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Why Etna Powder Puff is the best

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valley-tire-red-300.jpgBy Ray Wolf

Every year, the best homecoming Powder Puff game takes place in Etna. Why? Well, I’ll get to that shortly. First, allow me to take care of the game info.

The Senior/Frosh squad won the contest 16-12 over the Junior/Soph team.

The Junior/Sophs struck first on a 3-yard TD run by junior Emily Loogman, with 7:26 left in the first quarter. The 2-point conversion failed, but the Junior/Sophs led 6-0. (more…)

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Shasta Cascade League at the midway point: football, volleyball, and soccer

By Ray Wolf

nsa-in-story.jpgFootball, volleyball, and soccer seasons are all at or beyond the midway point in the Shasta Cascade League. While none of the championships have been mathematically decided, some clear favorites have emerged.


Modoc sits on top with a record of 3-0 (6-0). Fall River is in second place at 2-1 (4-2). While Fall River mathematically has a chance to catch Modoc, don’t bet on it. Fall River is perfectly capable of running the table the remainder of the league season, with SCL games left with Burney (1-1, 4-2), Etna (1-2, 3-4), and Chester (1-1, 2-3). However, it is unlikely that Modoc will falter in its remaining three games against Weed, Chester, and Los Molinos. Those three teams are a combined 2-5 in the SCL, and 6-10 overall. (more…)

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Charger report v Willows

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The Yreka Chargers Mighty Mite defense was at its optimum this past Saturday against the Willows Coyotes. The Coyotes barely had a chance to get off the fifty yard line against the Charger defensive line of Wesley Ward, Travis Arwood, Skylar Conrad, Antonio Fernandez and Randall (RV) Hughes. Devon Applewhite had an outstanding tackle in the backfield as did Wesley Ward and Hughes.

Skylar “The Wreckn’ Ball” Conrad ran for two touchdowns in the second quarter, right through the Coyote defense. Donovan Wilson also did a good job stepping in as center. Ward had a very exciting 15-yard run followed by an impressive 25-yard run by Jai Case. All of the positive yardage and touchdowns gained by the Yreka Chargers could not have been accomplished without the offensive efforts of Jake Peterson, Earl Croy Jr., Travis Hedin and Arwood. Arwood was an essential blocker by constantly driving the opponent down the field and opening up holes. (more…)

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Claire Pynes Impacts Lions and commits to SOU

Pynes ImpactBy Ray Wolf

I have a friend who’s won so many slow pitch softball all-tourney and MVP awards that his wife made a quilt out of the T-Shirts. Etna Lady Lion volleyball standout Claire Pynes is well on her way to building a tent out her award t-shirts.

I spoke to Pynes last night on the phone following her team’s decisive win over Burney and told her that it was time for her annual Impact Player Award. She laughed.

The simple truth is that Pynes is the best volleyball player in Siskiyou County and the Shasta Cascade League, as well as probably one of the top five players in the section.

This season, Pynes leads the Shasta Cascade League in kills (230), and is second in the North Section in kill percentage (34.4). As well as leading the Lady Lions in kills, she is second in aces (54), and third in blocks and digs.

mittan-ad-300.jpgPynes has also played club volleyball for the last three years, playing with mOcean out of Ashland the last two seasons, as well as Club Shasta between her freshman and sophomore years. mOcean is coached by members of Southern Oregon University’s volleyball staff. Club Shasta was coached by Fall River High School’s head coach Kelly Sloat.

Partially based on her comfort level with the SOU coaches, Pynes has verbally committed to playing for the SOU Raiders next season. (more…)

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Lady Lions in control of SCL

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ETNA – The Etna Lady Lions volleyball team emerged victorious from a mid-season showdown with the Burney Lady Raiders on Tuesday night in Carl Smith Gym. Etna remained undefeated in Shasta Cascade League play at 6-0 (14-11-1), with Burney dropping to 4-2 (13-4-4).

Etna swept the match, 3-0, but not without some difficulties. After the Lions cruised to a 25-14 win in game-one, the Raiders dominated the middle portion of the second game. (more…)

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Bears give away win to Pierce

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By Rick Martin

coffee-break-b.jpgOn a mistake-filled Friday night at Mt. Shasta High School, the host Bears made a couple more gaffes than the visiting Pierce Bears and fell, 8-6 in a Sacramento Valley League contest.

Things started on a promising note for Mt. Shasta (2-5, 1-2) as they took the ball on their first possession and marched all the way to the Pierce one-yard line. But Mt. Shasta failed to score on the drive, turning the ball over on downs at the one. The defense forced a punt, and Mt. Shasta got the ball back, driving deep into Pierce territory again. But once more, they couldn’t close the deal, turning it over on downs at the 27-yard-line. (more…)

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COS students to raise funds for Locks of Love

Locks of LoveWEED –  College of the Siskiyous Resident Adviser Amanda Bates is teaming up with Ty Speck, Student Lodging Coordinator to organize a fundraiser for Locks of Love, an organization that provides human hair wigs for patients undergoing Chemo-therapy.

The pair plans to get community members and every campus club involved to help sell Ty’s hair, which is currently 22 inches long. The first ten inches will be donated.  For an additional five inches, $1,000 will need to be raised and $500 more for an additional five inches.  If a total of $2,000 is raised between October 21 and October 27, Amanda will buzz off Ty’s hair on October 28 in front of the student center and all students, staff and faculty.

valley-tire-red-300.jpgThose in the community who are interested in participating in the fundraiser by also donating 10”or more of hair should contact Ty Speck at 530-938-5237. To donate funds, please make checks payable to Locks of Love and mail to: Locks of Love Fundraiser, The Lodges, 800 College Avenue, Weed, CA 96094. (more…)

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Eagles “D”efeat Forty-Niners, 51-7

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y-ad-1-click.jpgWEED – The College of the Siskiyou Eagles allowed Yuba just 74 yards rushing, while racking up 51 points, in a dominating win over the Forty-Niners on Saturday.

It took the Eagles five plays and 2:30 to cover 62 yards on the game’s opening drive, with the touchdown coming on a throwback from wide receiver Zach Young to quarterback Josh Hudson.

Less than three minutes later, Hudson hit Alex Coleman for a nine yard TD strike. With Aaron Sinnott’s PAT, it was 13-0. (more…)

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Bulldogs feast on Cardinals for Homecoming

Butte Valley v Big Valley front

sis-dist-ad-300.jpgDORRIS – The Butte Valley Bulldogs made a Homecoming meal out of the visiting Big Valley Cardinals on Friday night, with a 49-34 win. Bulldog Jeremy Lopez ran for nearly 250 yards—including TD sprints of 65, 46, and 45 yards. Lopez had six TDs in the game.

The Bulldogs enjoyed a 28-12 lead at the half, but Big Valley rallied to knot the contest at 28-28 by the end of the third quarter. (more…)

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Butte Valley Homecoming Royalty and Cheerleaders

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Local Sports Scores 10/5 – 10/10



Saturday, October 10


COS 51 – Yuba 7
COS Rushing: Patrick Lunney 18/91; Jarvis Carraway 10/57, 2 TDs. Passing: Josh Hudson 29/35, 466 yards, 4 TDs, Zach Young 1/1, 3 yards, TD. Receiving: Zach Young 10/91, TD; Isaac Silafau 6/153, TD; Alex Coleman 5/105, 2 TDs; Josh Hudson 1/3, TD. Tackles: D’Andre Dearmon 6; Myron Johnson 4.5; Tyson Stephens 4. Interception: Tyson Stephens. Sacks: Dearmon, Donavon Cunningham, Keyvus McKenzie. Field Goal: Aaron Sinnott


Etna 3 – Modoc 1


Etna 6 – Modoc 1
Etna Goals: Juan Castaneda (2), Erik Anaya (2), Junior Zavalza, Justin Hiett

Book Store 300 OctoberFriday, October 9


Yreka 6 – Central Valley 27
Yreka score: Adam Kleier 17-yard pass to Joe Wilson

Mt. Shasta 6 – Pierce 8

Etna 0 – Modoc 37

Etna JV 6 – Modoc 28

Weed 0 – Chester 22

Weed JV 0 – Chester JV 47

Dunsmuir 34 – Hayfork 70

Butte Valley 49 – Big Valley 34


COS 3 – Redwoods 0 (25-10, 25-8, 25-10)

Cross Country

Yreka, Mt. Shasta, Etna, Weed @ West Valley Coed Invitational (more…)

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