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.
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…)Share on Facebook
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
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.Share on Facebook
The 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.
There 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…)Share on Facebook
Etna’s Will Johnson won the Chute Dogging competition, and finished third in Tie Down. C.J. Cash of
Linda Johnson and Will Johnson also teamed up to finish fifth in both Team Roping and Ribbon Roping.Share on Facebook
Yreka’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
Royce Autry was the top finisher for
Stoner will move on to compete in the state finals this Friday at
YREKA – 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
The 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.”Share on Facebook
The 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
Another 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
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.Share on Facebook
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).
For 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.
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ETNA – 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
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.
In 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…)Share on Facebook
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.
The Miners also won their first round playoff game against
“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.”Share on Facebook
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