The lead changed hands five times during the second quarter with Anderson going up for good, 22-21, with about 3:00 left in the half. The Cubs held the lead 29-24 at the intermission. (more…)Share on Facebook
Nikki Crocker came out firing for Happy Camp and the Lady Indians took a quick 4-0 lead. It took
The Lady Indians opened the scoring again in the second quarter, when Carly Hammon notched a bucket on a breakaway to make it 10-8. After a
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HAPPY CAMP – The number-two Happy Camp Lady Indians defeated the third-seeded Bishop Quinn Lions 46-38 to advance to the NSCIF D-VI championship game versus number-four
It took over for either of the teams to score at the opening of the game. Bishop Quinn went up 2-0 at the mark. Then, Kelsea McLeran put back a rebound for the Lady Indians, and Cassidy Hammon nailed a 3-ball to start Happy Camp on an 11-1 run. Happy Camp led 11-3 with left in the quarter. Bishop Quinn broke the run with a hoop just before the end of the first half.
The Lady Lions chipped away at Happy Camp’s lead until they narrowed the gap to 12-9 late in the half. The Lady Indians were unable to notch a field goal for over eight minutes until Hammon made a basket with left before intermission to make it 14-9. Happy Camp led 16-12 at the half. (more…)Share on Facebook
SUTTER – The Yreka Miners boys’ basketball team’s improbable and seemingly impossible run through the NSCIF D-IV playoff field continued with a 65-52 win over second-seeded Sutter in the semifinals. The win propels the Miners (8-17) into the section championship game against one-seed
Leading Yreka was Brandon Meeks with 14 points and 4 steals. Jimmy Kutzer was 7-for-8 from the free throw line and had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Jeremy Turner and Andrew Ward each had 12 points. Turner had 11 boards and Ward pulled down 10. Aaron Sinnott contributed 8 points and 6 assists.
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GRIDLEY – The Yreka Lady Miners (16-6) ran into difficult times this past week, when they lost their second leading scorer and rebounder. However, the team pulled together and pulled out an overtime-win against the Gridley Bulldogs to punch their ticket to the NSCIF D-IV championship game.
Yreka scored the first four points of the game, but Gridley responded with a 12-0 run to take a lead that they wouldn’t relinquish until midway through the fourth quarter. The Lady Miners trailed by as many as 10 points in the first half and eight points in the third quarter.
Yreka played full court pressure defense for most of the fourth quarter and into overtime which led to several turnovers by the Bulldogs. With the Lady Miners trailing 40-37, Kaitlin Weckerle hit the first of her three fourth quarter 3-balls to tie it at 40-40, with remaining in regulation. A bucket by Ashlie Smith gave the Miners their first lead since the start of the game, 42-40.
A pair of Gridley freebies made it 42-42, and a Bulldogs’ steal led to a bucket that gave them the lead back 44-42. Weckerle then dialed long distance twice in a row to put the Miners back on top 48-44.
Gridley cut Yreka’s lead to 48-45 on a free throw. Then, with four seconds remaining Nancy Santana hit a 3-pointer for the Bulldogs to force overtime with the score knotted at 48-48. (more…)Share on Facebook
WEED – College of the Siskiyous Eagle Roland Johnson has been named to the All Golden Valley Conference 1st Team. Teammate Alden Gibbs received an honorable mention and was named to the All-Defense Team 1st Team.
The Eagles finished their season fifth in the GVC at 3-7, and 9-20 overall.
Myers named to All-State Team
WEED – The College of the Siskiyous Lady Eagles (23-6) will host Solano this Saturday at for the first round of the California Community College Women’s Basketball State Championships. COS is seeded sixth in the North Region, and is a
COS is led by Lady Eagles career scoring leader Karlee Myers who told siskiyouyouth.com that the Eagles really came together as a team this year and stepped up their play to win the GVC.
“We’re looking forward to a home game this Saturday. We’re ready to bounce back from our loss to Shasta,” said Myers.Share on Facebook
MOUNT SHASTA – The Mt. Shasta Bears ski and snow board team finished on top of the North-1 Division in skiing by winning both the girls and the boys skiing championships, as well as the overall ski championship. The Bears also won the overall snowboard division title by finishing first in girls snowboard, and second in boys snowboard.
Yreka finished second overall in both skiing and snowboarding. Yreka was second in both boys and girls skiing. The Miners finished first in boys snowboard and second in girls snowboard.
Third place overall in both skiing and boarding went to Weed. The Cougars were third in girls skiing and fifth in boys skiing. (more…)Share on Facebook
HAPPY CAMP – The Butte Valley Bulldogs (12-11) scored first and held the lead 3-0, but that was one of the few up notes for the Bulldogs, as the third-seeded Happy Camp Indians (13-8) took the lead 4-3 on buckets by Meeko Sanchez and Dave Schmidt, and led the rest of the way.
Happy Camp led 16-10 at the end of one quarter, and extended their lead to 17 points, 37-20, by halftime.
The Bulldogs managed to trim one point off the Indians’ lead in the third quarter, primarily behind the 3-point proficiency of Ryan Gleason to make it 50-34. However, the fourth quarter was all Indians. With the Indians up 53-37, Phil Tripp stole the ball and went the distance for a hoop that started an 18-8 run for Happy Camp to finish out the game, with a 71-45 win.
Tripp led the Indians with 18 points and 4 swipes. Sanchez had 13 points and 7 boards. Dave Schmidt put up 10 points. David Ward had 7 rebounds and Nick Bryant had 6. Joey Polmateer dished out 5 assists. (more…)Share on Facebook
HAPPY CAMP – Perhaps a bit rusty after their first-round bye, the second-seeded Happy Camp Lady Indians (14-5) barely survived a visit by the number-seven Westwood Lady Lumberjacks (12-12), 49-47.
The first quarter was a sloppy back and forth affair with four lead changes and three ties. At the end of one, Westwood led 11-9. The Lady Lumberjacks went into the locker room at halftime with a 22-19 advantage. In the third quarter, Westwood went up by as many as eight points, and held the lead 34-29 going into the final frame.
Lady Indian Savanah Britton nailed a 3-ball to open up the fourth quarter. Aja Conrad added a freebie, and Cassidy Hammon dialed long distance to tie the game at 36-36 with remaining. A minute later, Westwood regained the lead 37-36, and Happy Camp Coach John Kufner called time out. That’s when the Happy Camp crowd took control. (more…)Share on Facebook
CORNING – The Yreka Miners boys varsity entered the NSCIF D-IV playoffs with a record of 5-17, including just two wins in the Northern Athletic League (2-8). Seeded eleventh, most felt that the Miners were just there to round out the brackets. The Miners had other plans.
First, Yreka knocked off sixth-seed Live Oak 65-43. Was it a fluke? The answer turns out to be “no.” Last night the Miners paid a visit to the third-seeded Corning Cardinals and left with a ticket to the semi-finals—winning 59-52. The Miners did what no team has done in Division-IV for as far back as the NSCIF archives reach (02-03).
Number-five Gridley and number-seven Colusa are the only other teams not seeded one through four to make it to the semifinals since the archives began. Both teams did it in the 2003-2004 season. However, only the Miners have reached the semifinals entirely on the road, and are the lowest seeded team to do it during that time span.
Following the Lady Miners win over Orland at Miner Gym, Miner players Jimmy Kutzer and Aaron Sinnott had an air of confidence about their game at Corning the next day. Kutzer was short of an outright prediction of victory, but told siskiyouyouth.com that they felt “strong and confident” that they could pull out the win. Sinnott agreed. They were right.
For the Miners, the game was won in the fourth quarter, when they outscored the Cardinals 24-13—including a pair of 3-balls by Brandon Meeks with
Jeremy Turner led the Miners with 15 points. Andrew Ward had 13, and Brandon Meeks put up 11 points-including three 3-pointers.
Following the game, Meeks told KSYC radio’s Mark McAllister that, “I practice my 3s a lot, just for that big moment.”
The Miners (7-17) will travel to second-seeded Sutter (18-6) on Wednesday, Feb. 27 for a semi-final match. Sutter defeated Orland 74-44 in round-two.Share on Facebook
Things didn’t start well, as
The Bears continued to play aggressive defense, forcing the Cubs into turnovers and bad shots, but
YREKA – To describe the NSCIF D-IV round-two game between the third-seeded Yreka Lady Miners and the sixth-seeded Orland Trojans (11-15) as a mismatch would be an understatement in the extreme. Yreka began with heavy defensive pressure and created turnover after turnover in the early going. Yreka had a total of 19 steals in the first half alone.
Carrie Watson started the Lady Miners on the way with a pair of lay ups to put Yreka up 4-0. Orland came back with a bucket and then a 3-ball to take a short lived lead 5-4. Kaitlin Weckerle nailed a 3-pointer and it was 7-5 for Y-Town.
Orland tied it at 7-7, but midway through the first quarter Ashlie Smith made a nice move for a basket that began a 23-0 Yreka run that would last until the mark of the second quarter. Orland broke the run with a single free throw to make it 30-8. The Lady Miners then ran off another eight straight points to extend the lead to 30 points, at 38-8. Yreka led by 36 points, 49-13, at the half.
It was more of the same in the second half with the Lady Miners leading 72-51 at the end of the third quarter. (more…)Share on Facebook
LIVE OAK – The eleventh-seeded Yreka Miners boys pulled off an improbable 65-53 upset of the number-six Live Oak Lions (15-8) in the first round of the NSCIF D-IV playoffs.
Yreka had five players scoring in double figures led by Jimmy Kutzer with 13 points and 5 rebounds. Jeremy Turner had a strong game with 12 points, 5 boards, and 7 helpers. Danny Orloff, Brandon Meeks, and Andrew Ward each put up 10 points. Ward also grabbed 5 rebounds.
Yreka will travel to third-seeded
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ETNA – There was end-to-end action, high flying acrobatics, intense battles, lights out shooting, and a level of officiating that had both sides outraged. It was playoff basketball. When the dust settled, the ninth-ranked Durham Trojans had pulled off a mild upset over the eighth-seeded Etna Lions 85-77 in the first round of the NSCIF D-V playoffs.
The Trojans set the tone early dropping two 3-balls and a bucket in their first three possessions to jump to an 8-0 lead. Etna’s Skyler Schneider put the Lions on the board to make it 8-2, but
The Lions appeared stunned, confused and ready to crumple, but Schneider dialed long distance to make it 22-9. Then, Logan Dysert picked up a bucket and Schneider added a hoop to cut the deficit to nine points 22-13. After a
In the second quarter, neither team could claim dominance and the Trojans went into the locker room up 41-32.
The Lions opened up the second half with baskets by Schneider and Trevor Eastlick to whittle the margin to 41-36. Then, with the score 43-38, Schneider picked up a 3-point play the old way to make it 43-41.
The Lions appeared dead and buried, but the cats still had some lives to spend. (more…)Share on Facebook
Lady Bear Bella Campbell led all scorers with 16 points. Megan Reed added 10, and Molly Abbott and Kismet Prosper each contributed seven points.
Macie Wilcox paced Rio Vista with 10.
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HAMILTON CITY – Although ranked seventh in NSCIF D-V playoff points, the Weed Cougars were given the 11-seed and sent on the road to face the 6-seed Hamilton Braves (17-9). A move by the section that would prove anything but beneficial for the Cougars
Playing in front of a raucous home crowd, the Braves doubled up Weed in the first quarter 16-8. Weed, however, battled back in the second quarter to tie the contest 23-23, with remaining in the half.
The Braves regained the lead on a free throw 24-23, and went into halftime up 26-23, on an “ally oop” pass with one second remaining.
As the second half began, it appeared that the Cougars had a shot at pulling off the upset. But, the Braves came out firing on all cylinders in the third quarter, out scoring Weed 19-8 to lead 45-31 going into the fourth quarter.
Scott Lassen led Weed with 17 points, including five 3-balls. Aaron Power-Bearden put up 13 points.
Weed finished the season fourth in the Shasta Cascade League at 6-6 (17-10).Share on Facebook