Premier West 4 – Peter’s 3 (8 innings)

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Ray’s Market 7 – Premier West 5

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Discovery High graduation

dg-page.JPGYREKA – Thirteen students from Discovery High School and nine students from Yreka Adult School graduated Friday morning in a ceremony held at Discovery High School.

Discovery principal Marie Caldwell opened the ceremony by welcoming the crowd of family members, Discovery students, friends, staff members, administrators, and school board members. She then led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Graduating senior Ann Fuchser was the student speaker. After the well spoken Fuchser thanked the Discovery High School staff on behalf of the graduating students, she had a sobering reminder for all of those in attendance—particularly her classmates. Discovery students recently lost a good friend, Tyler Gregg, in a drunk-driving accident.

northerncapaving-225.jpg“Remember what Tyler’s mom, Cookie, told us. Don’t let Tyler’s death be in vain. Learn from his mistake. Don’t drink and drive. Don’t get into a car with a drunk driver,” Fuchser told the audience.

Gregg was a passenger in a van driven by a drunk driver, when he was killed.

Three scholarships were presented to Discovery students. Julia Bernier presented Andrea Carlson the Yreka Host Lions Scholarship. Earl Cox was the recipient of the Schullpelz Scholarship, presented by Jason Huffman. Flora Yeaman received the Peggy Kernohan-Favero Memorial Scholarship from Valerie Herman of the Soroptimist of Yreka. (more…)

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KSYC/siskiyouyouth.com Powder Keg and Lion Heart Award winners for May

siskiyou-golden-fair-08-a.jpgThe Powder Keg Awards are monthly awards given to Yreka High School student athletes based on athletic performance, attitude, and dedication.

The male winner for May is Zach Stoner, who is the North Section champion in the 400m, Division-I champion in 200m, and part of the Yreka Miners division championship 4x400m relay team.

The female winner is Ashlie Smith, who led the Lady Miners softball team in batting average, HR, slugging, RBI, and on-base percentage.

Powder Keg winners receive a custom made T-shirt from Siskiyou Laser Products, a free DVD rental and drink from Fast Lane Espresso, and lunch from Grandma’s House.

The Lion Heart Awards are monthly awards given to Etna High School student athletes based on athletic performance, attitude, and dedication.

For May, the awards go to two female athletes. Morgan Moran is the Division-III 200m and high jump champion.

Sarah Loogman is the Division-III pole vault champion, and also had the best mark in the North Section this year at 10’. Both athletes were part of Etna’s division championship 4x100m relay team.

Lion Heart Award winners receive a custom made T-shirt from Siskiyou Laser Products, and lunch from the Etna Deli.

KSYC and siskiyouyouth.com thanks their sponsors for their support in making the Powder Keg and Lion Heart Awards possible: Siskiyou Laser Products, Fast Lane Espresso, Grandma’s House, and the Etna Deli.

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Ray’s Food Place 9 – Happy Camp Chiefs 1

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YMCA summer youth sports camps

blocking-drills-_1.JPGThe Siskiyou Family YMCA will be offering a wide variety of summer sports camps for 2008. The camps will be conducted by a collection of high school and elementary school coaches from around the county. The camps are designed to accelerate the process of learning skills in basketball, volleyball, tennis, golf, and soccer, as well as emphasize the importance of recreation for people of all ages.

“We are excited to be offering a variety of programs to the community this summer. One of the comments we hear from families is that ‘there is nothing to do around here.’ The YMCA is striving to disprove that idea and help create an atmosphere in our community centered on the importance of recreation in youth and adults!” said the YMCA’s Scott Eastman.

y-ad-1.jpgThere will be two levels of basketball camps for girls and boys. The camp for seventh – ninth graders takes place Tuesday, June 24 – Thursday, June 26, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The cost is $50 for non-members, and $35 for members. The third – sixth grade camp takes place Monday, July 7 – Thursday, July 10, from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. The cost is $60 for non-members, and $40 for members. (more…)

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Wrangler Junior Rodeo State Finals

PLYMOUTH – Siskiyou County was well represented at the Wrangler Junior Rodeo held May 17 – May 18, at Plymouth, CA.

valleytire-generic-sized.jpgEtna’s Will Johnson won the Chute Dogging competition, and finished third in Tie Down. C.J. Cash of Grenada was second in Bull Riding, and teamed up with Sterling Humphrey (McArthur) for second in Team Roping. Fort Jones resident Linda Johnson took third in Girls’ Breakaway Roping.

Linda Johnson and Will Johnson also teamed up to finish fifth in both Team Roping and Ribbon Roping.

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Montague Junior Rodeo

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Zach Stoner wins NSCIF 400m title

 

nscif-slide.JPGCOTTONWOOD – Yreka Miner Zach Stoner came in as the favorite to win the 400m race at the Northern Section CIF finals, held at West Valley High School last Friday, and he didn’t disappoint his fans. Coming into the final turn, Stoner had control of the race, and smoked his closest competition by nearly a second, running a 49.36. Stoner was also part of the fourth place Yreka 4×400 relay team, which included Manny Barragan, Ryan Pyles and Paul Gillingham.

northerncapaving-225.jpgYreka’s head track coach Orlyn Culp was selected as one of two North Section Honor Coaches—track’s equivalent of coach of the year.

Etna’s Skyler Schneider battled an injured knee as well as the competition to finish second in both the High Jump (6’4”) and the 200m (23.20). Perhaps the biggest positive surprise for Siskiyou County athletes was a stellar performance by Etna frosh Emily Loogman. Loogman, despite coming in with a low seeding time, took third in the 110 High Hurdles.

coffee-break-generic-ad-4.jpgRoyce Autry was the top finisher for Mt. Shasta High School, finishing third in the 100m (11.19). The only other Siskiyou County top-three finisher was Zack Boyd from Tulelake in the 300m Intermediate Hurdles (41.04).

Stoner will move on to compete in the state finals this Friday at Cerritos College. Stoner has the eighth fastest 400m time in the state this season at 48.87. Nico Reaves from Lincoln High School in San Diego has the quickest time at 47.33.

For complete results go to athletic.net

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Jones and Pyles win KSYC Miner Booster awards

miner-booster-sara-jones-sized.JPGYREKA – Yreka Miners Sara Jones and Ryan Pyles are the recipients of the KSYC Miner Boosters Scholar Athlete of the Year Award for 2008. Each student athlete received a $400 scholarship.

The scholarships were awarded at the 47th Annual Yreka/Montague Rotary Top 100 Program, held at the Yreka Community Theatre, last night. KSYC on-air personality Bob Martin presented the awards. In addition to the scholarships, Jones and Pyles will have their names added to a perpetual trophy located in the YHS office.

Jones played soccer and softball at Yreka High School. She was instrumental in the Lady Miners reaching the semi-finals of the NSCID D-IV playoffs. Pyles participated in track and field, and soccer. He is part of the Miners’ 4x400m relay team that has the best time in the North Section, as well as being Yreka’s top defensive soccer player.

miner-booster-ryan-pyles-sized.JPGThe Miner Boosters are a group of businesses that support broadcasts of Yreka Miners football, and girls and boys’ basketball, as well as contributing to the scholarship fund. KSYC radio has coordinated the Miner Booster Program for the past several years. The station’s new Consultant/General Manager Lee Jamison feels that high school athletics is an important building block for the future.

“In today’s ‘mile a minute world’, there is nothing that touches the past and the foundations of America as much as high school sports do. It connects us with the past players and champions, while giving us the building blocks for future generations,” said Jamison. “Competitive school sports is still the top activity that we can supply to our youth along with their education. We at KSYC are happy to be partners in Miner Boosters.”

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Angels v Indians

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Ray’s Food Place 7 – Stidham Trucking 5

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Rafting and kayaking with the YMCA

scotts-crew-digging-in.JPGThe Siskiyou Family YMCA has a full schedule of youth programs for summer. Among the highlights are a teen overnight rafting trip, and a beginning kayak clinic.

The teen overnight rafting trip runs from Saturday, July 12 – Sunday, July 13. Planned activities along the way include a hike up to a beautiful waterfall, munching at the Klamath River Pizza House, and a night camping at Paradise Point. And, of course, there will be two days of whitewater rafting on the Klamath River below Happy Camp. Cost for the trip is $50.00.

y-ad-1.jpgAnother opportunity for whitewater adventure is the beginning Kayak Clinic on Saturday, July 26. Yreka is within an hour and a half driving distance of three of the top 15 recognized whitewater runs in the United States. The clinic will be conducted on the Klamath River. The cost is $40.00 for YMCA members, $60.00 for non-members, and is open to people high school age and above.

The YMCA will also be offering multiple family and private rafting trips during the summer. Call the YMCA at 530-842-9622 for details or to sign up.

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Division-I and Division-III track championship results

Last Friday, Yreka Miner Zach Stoner won the NSCIF D-I 200m (22.57) and 400m (48.87) championships, and teamed up with fellow Miners Manny Barragan, Ryan Pyles, and Kyson Culp to win the 4×400 Relay (3:26.77). Culp placed third in the Triple Jump (42’00.00).

coffee-break-generic-ad-4.jpgFor the Yreka girls, Gina Davis won the Pole Vault (9’06.00), and Carrie Turner placed second in the Triple Jump (34’09.00).

At the D-I junior varsity level, Yreka’s Kevin Jorgensen won the 1600m in 4:44.95—a time that would have been good enough for third place at the varsity level.

Mt. Shasta had three winning male athletes in Division III. Royce Autry won the 100m (11.24), placed second in the 200m (23.37), and third in the Long Jump (20’03.00). Ramon Rubio won the 3200m (10:42.88), and finished second in the 1600m (4:52.17). Ryan Cazneaux won the 110m High Hurdles (16.23). Mt. Shasta also won the 4x100m Relay. (more…)

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Lady Lions headed for semi-finals

etna-mercy-paige-finley-text-sized.jpgETNA – The Shasta Cascade League champion Etna Lady Lions began their NSCIF D-V championship quest with a pair of wins on Tuesday. In round-one, fourth-seeded Etna smoked the thirteen-seeded Mercy Warriors 7-0. Then, after twelfth-seed Hamilton upset number-five Liberty, Etna downed Hamilton 4-3 in nine innings.

Against Mercy, the Lady Lions put up their first run in the bottom of the second inning. With one down, Paige Finley doubled, and moved to third base on a failed pick off attempt by Mercy’s catcher. Finley scored via a Kacey Munson sacrifice bunt.

In the bottom of the third, Tracey Thackeray got the offense rolling again, when she wound up on second base, after an error by the Mercy right-fielder. Chloe Papazian followed with a walk. Nicole Luiz singled to drive in Thackeray and make the score 2-0. Papazian went to third on the hit, and Luiz advanced to second on the throw. Eli Pynes drove in Papazian and Luiz with a single, giving Etna a 4-0 lead, after three innings.

valleytire-generic-sized.jpgIn the bottom of the fifth inning, Beth Langford reached on an error by the Mercy pitcher. Ashley Parry reached on an error by the first baseman. Langford moved all the way to third on the error. Langford scored on a sacrifice fly by Thackeray, and Parry moved to third base. Parry scored on a wild pitch. Papazian singled, but was erased when Luiz reached on a fielder’s choice. Pynes singled, moving Luiz to third base. Luiz scored on a wild pitch. (more…)

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Miners’ season ends at Sutter

SUTTER – The Yreka Miners accomplished much more this season than just about anyone expected—except, maybe the Miners themselves. Yreka, after starting the season 6-13 and 0-2 in the Northern Athletic League, won seven of its last eight league games to win the NAL, and earn a three-seed in the NSCIF D-II playoffs.

wbs-web-generic.jpgThe Miners also won their first round playoff game against West Valley to reach the semi-finals for the second year in a row. In the semi-finals they fell to Sutter, 9-0. While the loss likely stings, the league championship and the way the players fought this season is a point of pride for Yreka Coach Jason Freitas.

“The way we started, we could have easily just cashed it in, but we did what hasn’t been done in 40 years (in Yreka). We won back-to-back league championships,” said Freitas. “We proved a lot of people wrong. You like to have the kind of kids that want to prove people wrong, and will work hard to do it.”

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Yreka High School Students of the Month for April

Yreka High School’s Students of the Month are chosen by the entire department based on recommendations by individual teachers. The criteria for selecting students are outstanding academic achievement, good study habits and dedication to academic achievement.

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Ag/Natural Resources
Olivia Duncan, 9
Kalina Betts, 9 (more…)

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