Fair Destruction Derby entries available now

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yac-300-b.jpgYREKA – What is one person’s junk is another one’s treasure. Nowhere is that more true than the Siskiyou Golden Fair Destruction Derby. A junker can bring in treasure to the winner of this great local event, sponsored by McDonald’s of Yreka and Weed.

The Destruction Derby is produced by the Siskiyou County Motorsports Association.

Entry forms with the complete rules for the August 16 event are now available at the following locations: McDonald’s in Weed and Yreka;  Napa Auto Parts, Fort Jones; Etna Hardware, Etna; Napa and Littrell’s Auto Parts, Mt. Shasta; Napa Auto Parts, Weed; SY Auto Supply, Yreka Auto Supply, Littrell’s Parts and the fair office in Yreka.

bowen-ad-rev.jpgTickets to attend this year’s “destruction on wheels” are on sale now.  The show will begin at 4:00 pm. the Sunday of the fair. Ticket prices for Box Seats are $11.00, Reserved Grandstand $9.00 and General Admission $7.00.

For more information, contact the fair office at 842-2767 or info@sisqfair.com. The 2009 Siskiyou Golden Fair, “A Blast with Memories to Last,” runs August 12-16 in Yreka.

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Scott Valley wrestlers attend camp in Henley

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Submitted by Kyle Kaae

valley-tire-red-300.jpgScott Valley wrestlers Gerardo Gonzalez, Chris Sutter, Scott Town and Hayden Kaae, along with Etna high school coach Kyle Kaae, attended a three day wrestling camp sponsored by the Henley Mat Club. The camp was held at Henley High School in mid June

Jim Zalesky, Oregon State University head wrestling coach, and two assistant coaches, Keven Roberts and Travis Pascoe, taught three styles of wrestling—Greco Roman, Freestyle, and Folk style.

One of the highlights of the camp was an Iron Man competition, which consisted of three timed events. The first event was the piggy back carry where a wrestler and his partner carry each other for 1/2 mile. Then the partners teamed up for a 60-yard tire flip. The tire weighed in at 270 pounds. The final event was the truck pull, with the partners pulling an F-350 Crew Cab pickup for thirty yards.

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COS Releases 2009 Spring Honors Lists

Weed – College of the Siskiyous has released the 2009 spring semester honors list for academic excellence. The lists are comprised of the President’s List, which requires a student to achieve a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.75 to 4.00, and the Dean’s List, requiring a GPA of 3.50 to 3.74. The names of the students and their hometowns are listed below:

coffee-break-b.jpgDean’s List 3.5 to 3.74– Spring 2009
Cedarville, CA
John Hill
Chiloquin, OR
Harley Sampson
Corvallis, OR
Brianna Melton
Dunsmuir, CA
Daniel Hamilton
Fort Jones, CA
Jessica Beer
Gazelle, CA
Alix Norman
Greenview, CA
Vanessa Brown (more…)

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Butte Valley youth show patriotic spirit

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By Anna Austin

Independence Day is a big event in Butte Valley. Everyone from little babies to retired seniors participated, but Independence Day would not be the same without the youthful spirit of the teenagers in the community.

balloon-ad.jpgYouth from all around the community ranging from Butte Valley 4H and Butte Valley FFA to royalty and cheerleaders participated in the celebrations. Not everyone who participated had to be part of a group either, there where many teenagers that helped out just because they wanted to.

The day started out with a breakfast put on by the Butte Valley FFA. After the breakfast the cheerleaders got together and started selling soda and water to the people waiting to watch the parade. (more…)

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Destruction Derby entry forms and tickets now available

norcal.jpgYREKA – What is one person’s junk is another one’s treasure. Nowhere is that more true than the Siskiyou Golden Fair Destruction Derby. A junker can bring in treasure to the winner of this great local event, sponsored by McDonald’s of Yreka and Weed.

The Destruction Derby is produced by the Siskiyou County Motorsports Association.

Entry forms with the complete rules for the August 16 event are now available at the following locations: McDonald’s in Weed and Yreka;  Napa Auto Parts, Fort Jones; Etna Hardware, Etna; Napa and Littrell’s Auto Parts, Mt. Shasta; Napa Auto Parts, Weed; SY Auto Supply, Yreka Auto Supply, Littrell’s Parts and the fair office in Yreka. (more…)

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Siskiyou 14s win District-1 Babe Ruth Championship

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YREKA – The Siskiyou 14-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars went 3-0 in the District-1 Championship Tournament to take the title. Siskiyou defeated Eureka 9-7 in the championship game on Monday. The local squad also beat Eureka in the first round 11-1, and Eel River Valley 13-4 in its second game of the tourney.

mittan-ad-300.jpgDespite being run-ruled by Siskiyou earlier in the tourney, it was Eureka that jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning fo the championship game.

With one down, Wyatt Standley singled. Kyle Adriaens followed with a base hit to put Eureka runners on first and second. Adriaens was erased, when Brandon Colegrove reached on a fielder’s choice. Colegrove stole second, and Standley scored on a throwing error. Zach Barnhart drove in Colegrove to give Eureka a 2-0 lead. (more…)

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Babe Ruth All-Stars

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Monday, July 6

Siskiyou 9 – Eureka 7

Siskiyou wins the District-1 championship and advances to the Northern California State Championship Tournament in Woodland, July 18-23.

Saturday, July 4

Siskiyou 13 – Eel River 4

Friday, July 3

Siskiyou 11 – Eureka 1 (6)

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Siskiyou Babe Ruth 14s advance to District-1 championship game

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YREKA – The Siskiyou Babe Ruth 14s dominated Eel River Valley 13-4 at Hibbard Field on a toasty Saturday afternoon, to advance to the District-1 championship game.

Siskiyou’s Christian Charles brought the hammer, driving in four runs. Tanner Schaefer crossed the plate three times, and Colby Rimmer torched the base paths with three steals. Ryan Todd was “D-Man” in right field. Todd made a sweet running catch and doubled a runner off of first base, crushing an Eel River threat in the bottom of the fifth inning. (more…)

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Entry deadlines approaching for Siskiyou Golden Fair

bookstore-text-click-300-july.jpgYREKA—Entry deadlines for the 2009 Siskiyou Golden Fair are approaching! Be sure to get your entries into the fair office before the deadlines so you don’t miss out on winning top prize for your photography, jams and model rockets or the chance at winning the grand champion market hog or dairy heifer.

The Siskiyou Golden Fair is the premier showcase of all of the talents and cultures of Siskiyou County. It is a wonderful place to show off all that you can do from sewing and baking to growing herbs and vegetables to creation of fine art and photography. (more…)

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Rachel Hanna Swim Olympics to be held July 11

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valley-tire-red-300.jpgETNA – The 2009 Rachel Hanna Swim Olympics will be held on Saturday, July 11 at the Scott Valley Community Pool in Etna, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

All ages are welcome for this free swim day, which includes games, prizes and special awards. There will be events for everyone, including a “Giant Splash” contest. The Fort Jones 4-H will be doing a BBQ lunch.

Last year, Sherri Hanna told Siskiyou Youth how the Rachel Hanna Olympics came to be. (more…)

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Siskiyou Family YMCA Volleyball Camp

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YREKA – The Siskiyou Family YMCA held its 8th annual youth volleyball camp this week. The four-day camp was divided into two sessions, with fourth-eighth graders ruling the court in the mornings. The high school age session was held in the evenings.

yac-300-b.jpgCamp Director Scott Eastman said attendance was up this year with 25 high school age students, and 20 of the younger group.

Assisting Eastman with the high school students were varsity volleyball coaches Carla Truttman from Yreka HS and Kayla Nadig from Etna HS. Also assisting were Jenny Hopkins and Lindsay Allan.

Helping Eastman with the younger set were Yreka High players Mallory Greenfield, Taylor Brooks, Katie Todd, Mollie Todd, Olivia Duncan, Jessany Munoz, Haley Weldon, Chelsea White, and Megan Connor.

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Dooley and Green win YMCA Mountain Bike Race Series

bowen-ad-rev.jpgYREKA — Matt Dooley and Kristi Green took overall season fastest male and female awards in the Siskiyou Family YMCA’s 2009 Mountain Bike Race series.

Race coordinator Jason Singleton expressed his gratitude to volunteers Bob Singleton and Marcus Mitchinson, who worked the finish line; Starla Singleton and Cyndi Pierce at registration; and Curt and Matt Dooley for clearing the course of weeds and branches, as well as picking up all the flagging.

Singleton also said that they were able to give away more than $1500 in prizes thanks to the support of sponsors: CycleSport (www.roguecycle.com), Flywheel Bicycle Solutions (www.flywheelbicycles.com), Cycle Analysis, Badger Mountain Bikes, Drum & Bugle Corps, Price Less Foods, Raleys, and The Siskiyou Family YMCA. (more…)

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Siskiyou Heat U-18s win Junction City Tourney

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Submitted by Nick Sinnott

balloon-ad.jpgSiskiyou Heat coach Rob Moser’s U18 line-up truly came together for a tournament in Junction City, Oregon. It was a rough start with two major losses during Saturday’s pool play, setting them up for a low seed in the elimination round. Sunday was a day of battle to bring the trophy home. The Siskiyou Heat played five games in 90 degree weather to win first place.

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The first game of the tournament for the Siskiyou Heat was against “Alliance” from Bend Oregon. Bethany Franklin took the mound and pitched the entire game. She kept the Alliance bats quiet but the Siskiyou Heat bats were quiet also. Teal Rimmer, a young promising player from Fort Jones had a double. Kelsey Moser of Weed was 2 for 3 and Bethany Franklin was 2 for 3 with a double. But, it was not enough and Alliance won by a score of 6 to 3. (more…)

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Friends of the Fair seeking service member addresses for Letters from Home booth

norcal.jpgYREKA—In an effort to support local service men and women, the 10th DAA Friends of the Fair hosts a Letters From Home booth at the Siskiyou Golden Fair each year. Fairgoers stop by during the fair and write letters to specific service members or just to “any soldier” and the Friends make sure the letters get sent to local service members stationed throughout the world.

“This endeavor was started by the Fair in 2004 and the Friends of the Fair eagerly embraced the program when we started our group,” said Friends of the Fair president Vivien Willis. “This is a great way to honor those serving our country away from home while we are all enjoying the Siskiyou Golden Fair. We want to make sure they know we are thinking of them always.” (more…)

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Johnson will lead Cougar football program

mittan-ad-300.jpgWEED – Erik Johnson has been named the new Weed Cougars varsity football head coach. Johnson served as the Cougar junior varsity coach last season.

Johnson was the Defensive Coordinator for the Mt. Shasta Bears’ section championship team in 2006 (9-1). During the regular season Johnson’s defense tallied 23 interceptions and nine fumble recoveries. Johnson also spent three years as an assistant coach with the Bear JVs.

Johnson has wasted no time in assembling his staff. His offensive coordinator will be Thomas Covington. Covington will also work with the quarterbacks and defensive backs. Sean Harker will coach the running backs, receivers, and linebackers. Johnson will handle the offensive and defensive lines himself.

Dave Toms is the new JV coach and offensive coordinator, with Martin Nicolas running the defense. (more…)

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Siskiyou Knights look forward to 2009 football season; still time to sign up

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Sign-ups have already begun and equipment is being ordered. The Siskiyou Knights are gearing up for another exciting season of youth football. This year we are adding a 5th team to the program, the “Mighty Mites”, ages 6 and 7 (45 to 85 pounds). This team will be in addition to our Midget, Junior Midget, Pee Wee, and Junior Pee Wee teams with kids up through the 8th grade. These teams are made up of both Cheerleaders and Football players.

coffee-break-b.jpgWe are currently accepting sign-ups for the 2009 season. To sign up or for more information, call Craig Kay @ 859-3395, Chip Layton @ 261-1905, or Darren Lonnon @ 261-2606.

Our program serves South Siskiyou County—including Dunsmuir, Mt Shasta, Weed, McCloud, and the surrounding areas. We are excited to have our new Midget Head Coach and our Junior Midget Head Coach already in place. (more…)

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College of the Siskiyous Mt. Shasta Vocal Jazz and Show Choir Camp invites the public to a concert

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WEED – The College of the Siskiyous Mt. Shasta Vocal Jazz and Show Choir Camp invites the public to a concert on Friday evening, July 3, at 7 p.m., in the Weed Campus Kenneth W. Ford Theater.  Tickets are $2 and will be available at the door one hour prior to the concert.

bookstore-text-click-sized-june.jpgThis concert will feature sixty-nine students from all over California and Washington, presenting a high-energy singing and dancing spectacular.  Included in the performance are such great songs as Don’t Stop Believin’, When I Fall in Love, Amazing Grace, I Wish (a Stevie Wonder hit), Voice Dance (a popular composition by camp clinician Greg Jasperse), the theme song from High School Musical 3: Senior Year, and 80’s Dance Party (a montage of popular music from the 1980’s).  The performance is the culmination of a week-long, intensive learning and rehearsing camp by junior and senior high school students and is filled with entertainment for the entire family. (more…)

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