Taylor Barrett: Dollars for Darfur

taylor-barrett-dollars-for-darfur-text-sized-2.jpgYREKA – Yreka High School senior Taylor Barrett was told that her senior project should be something that she is passionate about. Barrett is passionate about raising awareness of the genocide taking place in the Darfur region of Sudan, as well as raising funds to help the refugees, through Dollars for Darfur

Dollars for Darfur is part of the Save Darfur coalition, which is a company that works to raise money and resources to help with the genocide that is going on in Africa, right now,” said Barrett. “The actual Dollars for Darfur is a high school competition, where they get kids to do fundraisers, and you get a prize if you raise the most.”

Barrett, however, is not taking part in the contest. Instead she’s just sending the money she raises to the program. Barrett has already donated some of her own money to Save Darfur, and has raised about $270 for Dollars for Darfur. Her goal is to raise $500. (more…)

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Yreka High School Students of the Month for March

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

Students of the Month for March are: (more…)

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KSYC/Siskiyou Youth April Lion Heart Award winners

lion-heart-chloe-papazian-text-sized.jpgThe Lion Heart Awards are given each month to Etna High School student athletes. The Lion Hearts are chosen based on three main criteria—including on-field performance, attitude, and the desire to succeed.

The female Lion Heart Award goes to Chloe Papazian. Papazian had to go home due to illness after the second game of the Marble Mountain Classic softball tourney, last weekend. But, she returned for the semi-final and third place games. Chloe went 3-3, with a run, a walk, and a steal against Corning. Then she went 2-3 against Central Valley. And, oh yeah, she’s the catcher—just the position anyone would want to play with “flu like symptoms.” Lady Lion Coach Barb Thackeray suggested Papazian for the award based on her dedication to the team, and said that playing through sickness was “typical Chloe.” (more…)

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Results of the District 1 California High School Rodeo Association, rodeo-7

Rodeo-7 was held April 5 – April 6, 2008, at Cottonwood, CA

All Around Cowboy – Jordan Spears, Redding, 72 points
Reserve AA – Daniel Ferreira, Fort Jones, 71
2nd runner-up – Larry Ferreira, Fort Jones, 58
3rd runner-up – Dean Autry, Fort Jones, 48.5
4th runner-up - Laramie Collins, Weed, 44

All Around Cowgirl – Callie Anthony, Red Bluff, 83
Reserve AA – Bliss Bidwell, Hat Creek, 69.5
2nd runner-up – Katy Fitzgerald, Litchfield, 54
3rd runner-up – Emily Andreini, Red Bluff, 53.5
4th runner-up – Rylee Lamson, Corning, 53 (more…)

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Lady Eagles second in state

cos-yuba-ali-paz-text-sized.jpgWEED – The College of the Siskiyous Lady Eagles showed why they are the second ranked softball team in the state of California, and number-one in the northern region, on Tuesday. COS hosted Yuba for a double-header that lasted a total of 10 innings, between the two games.

The Lady Eagles scored 20 runs on 23 hits in game one to win 20-0 in five innings. Jackie Imhof and Brie Melton combined for a perfect game on the mound. Imhof pitched four innings, and struck out eight, for her twentieth win. Melton pitched the last inning.

Brittnee McNeeley led the COS offense, going 4-4, with three runs, three RBI, and a triple. Ali Paz was 4-5, with three runs, three RBI, and a triple. Courtney Wooden went 3-4, with three runs, three RBI, and a double. Katie Zauner scored three runs, and knocked in two, while going 3-4.

Game-two was more of the same, with the Lady Eagles scoring five runs in the bottom of the first inning, and cruising to an 11-0 win, in five innings. Paz was perfect at the plate, going 3-3, with two runs, four RBI, and a no-doubt-about-it home run. Stephanie Zwetschke also went yard, as part of a 2-3 effort, with two runs scored and two RBI. Crislyn Chewning was 2-3, with two runs, two RBI, and a pair of doubles. McNeeley went 2-3, with two runs, an RBI, and two doubles. Cheyanna Ohlrich was 2-3, with two runs, and a double. (more…)

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Yreka second, Etna third at Marble Mountain Classic

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ETNA – The Yreka Lady Miners finished second in last Saturday’s Marble Mountain Classic softball tournament. The Lady Miners fell 9-1 to Corning in the championship game.

Each team scored a run in the first inning of the championship game. Corning, aided by Yreka miscues and a questionable call, exploded in the top of the third inning for seven runs, to take control 8-1. Corning added a run in the fifth inning to make the final 9-1.

For the Lady Miners, Kaitlin Weckerle went 3-3, and scored Yreka’s only run. Brie Phillips went 1-3 with a double. Ashlie Smith started and took the loss.

Yreka defeated Central Valley in the semi-final game, 10-6. Weckerle was 3-4, with a run, and two RBI. Smith was 2-3, with three runs, two RBI, a double, and a walk. Alyssa Scala went 2-3, with three runs, and a walk. Smith recorded the win for the Lady Miners (6IP, 3ER, 7H, 3BB, 3K).

bookstore-text-click-sized.jpgYreka beat Trinity in their first game of pool play, 11-0. Smith went yard, scored a pair of runs, and knocked in two runs, while going 3-4. Sara Jones was 3-3, with a run, and an RBI. Weckerle went 1-3, with a run, two RBI, and a steal. Ashlie Smith notched the win, giving up one hit, and fanning six batters. (more…)

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Lady Bears sweep Cougars

mt-shasta-weed-jackie-degray-text-sized.jpgMOUNT SHASTA – The Mt. Shasta Lady Bears swept the Weed Lady Cougars in a double-header on Friday. The Lady Bears won game-one 5-1, and game two 13-7.

Game-one was scoreless for the first two and a half innings, largely due to excellent pitching by both starters, Lauren McCurrey for Mt. Shasta and Kelsie Moser for Weed.

Mt. Shasta broke the ice in the bottom of the third inning. Valerie Hougan led off with a walk, and moved to second, when Bella Campbell grounded out. Hougan went to third on a passed ball. Sammy Reed walked. Hougan scored when Emma Taylor reached on an error. Reed went to second on the play. A wild pitch moved Reed to third and Taylor to second. Reed scored when Cynthia Laiacona reached on an error, making the score 2-0 for Mt. Shasta.

coffee-break-generic-ad-4.jpgKelsie Moser answered for the Lady Cougars in the top of the fourth, when she led off with a blast over the left field fence. The next three Weed batters, however, went down quietly. The Lady Bears scored two more runs in the bottom of the fourth. Amber Butts doubled and scored. Hougan walked and scored. Mt. Shasta led 4-1 going into the fifth inning. (more…)

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Bears crush Cougars, twice

mt-shasta-weed-erik-thelander-text-sized.jpgMOUNT SHASTA – The Mt. Shasta Bears dominated the Weed Cougars in their sweep of Friday’s double-header. The Bears won game-one 14-4, and game-two 13-1.

In game–one, the Bears scored a run in the first inning, five in the second, five in the fourth, one in the fifth, and a pair in the sixth inning. Weed put three runs on the board in the fourth inning, and one in the fifth.

Klayton Davis led the Bears’ offense, going 3-4, with a triple, a steal, and two runs scored. Ben Pierce was 2-2, with two runs, and a steal. Dallas Brooks hit a two-run dinger, scored two runs, walked and had a steal, while going 1-3. Colin Waterman notched a complete game win (6IP, 4R, 3H, 4BB, 13K, HB).

For Weed, Brian Hoy went 1-2, with a double and was hit by a pitch. Jose Robles and Travis Andrew each walked and scored a run. (more…)

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Miners allow only one run, but….

The Yreka Miners kept the Corning Cardinals’ offense pretty well caged for over eight innings, yet still wound up losing, 1-0. As the score indicates, it was a pitcher’s duel.

Miner starting pitcher Andrew Ward only yielded three hits and three walks, while striking out 10, over eight-plus innings. Unfortunately for Yreka, the Cardinals Tanner McIntyre was even better, allowing three hits, two walks, and striking out 14, over nine innings. McIntyre leads the Northern Athletic League and the Northern Section in strikeouts with 72. Ward is a distant second in the NAL with 44.

northerncapaving-225.jpgThe game was won in the bottom of the ninth inning, when a Cardinal singled and then scored on a pair of Miner miscues.

Offensively for the Miners, Clint Amaral was 1-3 with a double. Wade Berryhill went 1-4 with a double, and Andrew Ward was 1-3.

The Miners are 0-2 in the NAL (6-13), and will host West Valley (2-0, 10-9) Friday, April 4, at 4:00 pm. The Miners lost to West Valley earlier this season, 9-3.

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Lady Bears win one, lose one

mt-shasta-burney-valerie-hougan-text-sized.jpgMOUNT SHASTA – The Mt. Shasta Lady Bears looked fantastic in game-one of their double-header on Tuesday against the Burney Raiders, winning 11-1. However, despite a furious come-from-behind bid, the Lady Bears lost game-two 13-6.

In game-one, Lady Bear MacKenzie Hannah led off the bottom of the first with a walk, stole second, and advanced to third on a passed ball. With one out, Bella Campbell singled, driving in Hannah to give the Lady Bears a 1-0 lead. Campbell scored when Emma Taylor tripled, with two down. Cynthia Laiacona walked. Taylor and Laiacona both scored on a Donetta Young single, to give the Lady Bears the lead 4-0 after one inning.

coffee-break-generic-ad-4.jpgMt. Shasta added a run in the fifth inning. Campbell combined the element of surprise with great hustle to lead off the inning with a triple. Campbell scored on an RBI ground out by Laiacona, to increase the Lady Bears lead to 5-0, after three innings.

Mt. Shasta’s Tori Weatherford was hit by a pitch to lead off the bottom of the fourth inning. Kayla Emerson walked. Then, with one out, Valerie Hougan singled to drive in Weatherford. A double by Campbell brought home both Emerson and Hougan to make the score 8-0. (more…)

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Bears and Raiders split

mt-shasta-burney-andrew-campbell-text-sized.jpgMOUNT SHASTA – The Mt. Shasta Bears baseball team could easily have swept the Burney Raiders on Tuesday, but wound up settling for a split of their double-header. The Bears lost game-one 10-6, in eight innings, and won game-two 14-4.

Mt. Shasta had a 4-0 lead in game-one, before allowing Burney to tie it at 4-4. Still, the Bears went into the seventh leading 5-4, with a chance to win it, but Burney scored two runs to take the lead in the top half 6-4.

In the bottom half, Erik Acord led off with an infield hit, and moved to second on a passed ball. Dallas Brooks reached on a walk. After Erik Thelander flew out to left field, Trent Hough took advantage of some Raiders’ confusion to reach base. Then, with one out, and Mike Manfredi at the plate, the Bears executed a squeeze play to perfection, scoring Acord from third. Unfortunately for the Bears, they were unable get the winning run across the plate, and the game moved into the eighth inning tied 6-6. (more…)

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Miners have rough time at Easter Baseball Classic

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REDDING – The Yreka Miners went 1-3 at the Shasta Lake Bass Easter Baseball Classic. Their only win was over Fall River, 7-4, on Thursday morning. Yreka lost to Sutter, 8-0, in their other Thursday game. Yreka did not qualify for play on Friday. Miner Kurt Lorenzini was selected for the All-Tournament team.

Against Fall River, Andrew Ward and Rodney Grant each went 2-4, with a run and two RBI a piece. Ward also had a steal. Andrew Jones went yard, and had a pair of RBI, going 1-4. Wade Berryhill went the distance on the mound for the Miner win (7IP, 4R, 2ER, 6H, 3BB, 8 K, HB).

Ward got the only hit for the Miners in the Sutter game, going 1-3. Robert Moeai reached base twice via walks. Berryhill walked and had a pair of steals. Lorenzini had the start on the hill and was tagged with the loss (4IP, 6R, 4ER, 3H, 8BB, 3K).

northerncapaving-225.jpgThe Yreka Miners dropped the first two games of the Easter, on Wednesday. In Yreka’s first game of the White Division pool, the Miners fell 11-1 to the Shasta Wolves.

Shasta scored a run in the second and a pair in the third inning, to lead 3-0. Yreka put up a run in the top of the fourth, making the score 3-1. Shasta, however, scored three in the bottom half of the inning, and then put the game away with five more runs in the bottom of the fifth, invoking the 10-rule run, for the 11-1 win. (more…)

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Lions third in pool play

etna-gridley-beau-branson-text-sized.jpgREDDING – The Etna Lions went 2-2 in the Grey Division pool, of the Shasta Lake Bass Easter Baseball Classic, over the last three days. On Thursday the Lions lost the final game of pool play to the D-I Lassen Grizzlies, 3-2. For the second straight game, the Lions lost in their opponent’s last at bat. Lassen went undefeated in the Grey Division. Etna will play for third place at the Easter Classic, on Friday. Opponent and time are to be determined.

In game one of pool play on Tuesday, the Lions made short work of the University Prep Panthers. Etna scored in each of the first four innings, putting up two in the first, three in the second, one in the third, and four in the fourth. The Panthers scored a run in the fourth, to make the final 10-1.

Lion Logan Dysert went 3-4, with a run, two RBI, and a steal. Dysert was also the starting and winning pitcher. Greg Monday was 2-4, with three runs, two RBI, a double, and two steals. Trevor Kendrick went 2-4, with a run scored.

valleytire5-c-sized.jpgIn the second game, the Lions took on the West Valley Eagles, and won 7-5. The Lions held a 7-0 lead after five innings due to a seven run fourth inning, which included a grand slam dinger from Taylor Pehle-Munson, hitting in the nine-spot. Lion starting pitcher Clint Johnson was relieved at the start of the sixth inning and moved to shortstop, when the game seemed to be in hand. Johnson, however, would have to retake the mound in the seventh inning, with the score 7-5. Johnson came into a bases-loaded, two-out situation and struck out the Eagle batter to preserve the win. (more…)

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Bears harvest a win

mt-shasta-wheatland-colin-waterman-text-sized.jpgREDDING – The Mt. Shasta Bears notched a win today in their second game of the Easter Classic Baseball tournament held at Big League Dreams, beating the Wheatland Pirates 6-5, in dramatic fashion.

The Bears put a pair of runs on the board in the first inning courtesy of a couple of walks, a couple of steals, and a couple of Pirate errors. Wheatland used a hit, a steal, and a passed ball to make the score 2-1 in favor of the Bears after one full inning.

All three Bear batters struck out in the top of the second inning—two swinging, and one looking. Wheatland looked like they might start to run away with the game in the bottom half of the inning, when they barely broke a sweat to put up four runs, and take the lead 5-2.

coffee-break-generic-ad-4.jpgMt. Shasta, however, wasn’t quite ready to barbeque. After the first batter struck out leading off the top of the third, back-to-back doubles by Erik Acord and Erik Thelander made it 5-3. In the bottom half of the inning, Bear pitcher Colin Waterman began taking control, mowing down the first two batters via the strikeout. (more…)

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Lacy Hanna: a born leader

By Sarah Loogman

lacy-pic-a-text-sized.jpgLacy Hanna, senior at Etna High School, can always be found busy whether it’s working on her family ranch, creating decorations for her school’s homecoming dance, or announcing upcoming FFA events on the radio. But to see her in one of her biggest passions, you can find Lacy in the rodeo arena.

“I love it, I love everything about it,” said Lacy. “Rodeo has taught me everything—how to make friends, how to take care of myself, and how to take on so much responsibility.”

Riding on a horse for the very first time when she was 28-days-old, Lacy has practically grown up in a saddle. Living her whole life in Scott Valley and being the third generation in the area, Lacy’s whole heart and life lies with the rural country lifestyle. But, being in a relaxing community doesn’t mean she doesn’t get involved.

“I love being involved in everything,” said Lacy. “I like to organize and plan and be a leader.”

A leader she has most definitely proven to be. Lacy has been in her high school student council for two years, and is currently the dance commissioner and senior class representative. She also is very involved with the FFA program as a reporter. As a part of her responsibilities, Lacy writes press releases on FFA events, keeps up on their newsletters and calendars, as well as reporting over the air on events including those of the Spanish Club and rodeo. For the past few years, Lacy has also raised both steer and heifers for the Siskiyou Golden Fair. On her family ranch, Lacy helps out by changing the pipes, feeding and working the cattle. (more…)

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Teacher and students actively learn about passive solar

100_0458-text-sized.jpgWEED – The subject is passive solar power, but Weed High School shop teacher Damon Zeller and his construction class students aren’t passive about learning. They could have learned from a book, but instead Zeller and science teacher Mike Gilmore secured a grant from British Petroleum to build model houses, and study how differing amounts of windows and insulation, as well as orientation to the sun affect the temperature in the various house designs.

“The project was all about looking at how passive solar energy, the sun’s energy, could be warming your house. We have six model houses, and in each one of those models there’s something different,” said Zeller. “Some have double insulation. Some have no insulation, or one layer of insulation. Some have two windows, and some have five windows. Some are oriented towards the north, and some are oriented towards the south. We are looking at how all of that affects the temperature in the houses.”

bookstore-text-click-sized.jpgWhat Zeller and his students discovered was that if you have more windows on a house and a southern exposure it’s going to heat up more. If oriented towards the north with no sunlight coming into the house, the house stays much cooler. (more…)

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Eagles drop three to Feather River

cos-feather-river-zach-mckee-text-sized.jpgWEED – The College of the Siskiyous Eagles hosted a three game series on Friday and Saturday, against Golden Valley Conference leader Feather River, dropping all three games.

In the first game, on Friday, both teams put up a run in the first inning, but Feather River exploded for seven runs in the second inning to take the lead 8-1. The score was 10-3, at the end of three innings. Feather River added single runs in the fifth and seventh innings. COS scored a run in the eighth to make the final 12-4. Feather River pounded out 22 hits, and COS had eight. (more…)

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