Rose Spagnolo: stepping up for an Impact Player Award

By Ray Wolf

spagnolo.jpgStatistics can be pretty interesting. You can compare players and teams, and sometimes stats can tell you something. Sometimes they can’t. Sometimes a player can have a huge impact on the success of a team, and the stats don’t necessarily tell the whole story. Dunsmuir Lady Tiger volleyball player Rose Spagnolo fits that description.

Sure Spagnolo had a pile of assists this season, and was third on the team in aces. But, that only tells a part of the story. Dunsmuir volleyball coach Lisa Kirch tells the rest.

“I would say that my impact player would be our setter Rose Spagnolo. I knew I was going to be hurting when it came to a setter. Rose stepped up and said she was ready for the challenge. At the beginning of the season, I told her she was going to be our lone setter and I would be putting a lot of pressure on her to function as a leader on the team,” said Kirch. “She did exactly that. She is a great team motivator clarity-300.jpgand seemed to always come up with some awesome serves and great saves at the net in key moments of games.  She works extremely well under pressure without losing her composure. Towards the end of the season she re-injured her knee that she had previous surgery on. But, this did not slow her down. She was determined to work hard for her team.”

That determination and dedication earned Rose Spagnolo an Impact Player Award. Congratulations. (more…)

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Etna High School presents three “playlets”

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COS Financial Aid Office announces scholarship opportunities

wbs-web-generic-300.jpgWEED – The College of the Siskiyous announces the following scholarship opportunities:

Talbots Women’s Scholarship
The Talbots Charitable Foundation is proud to offer a scholarship fund for women looking to pursue a college education later in life. Up to 66 scholarships totaling $120,000 will be awarded for the 2009 academic year. Applications will be available online starting November 15, 2008 at www.scholarshipamerica.org/talbotswomen. The deadline for application is January 2, 2009. Only the first 1,500 eligible applications received will be processed. (more…)

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Impact Player: Manny Barragan

barragan.jpgBy Ray Wolf

How does a player make an impact? If you’re Manny Barragan you rush for 1322 yards. That was the highest total in the Northern Athletic League, and ninth highest in the North Section. And, if you were Barragan you’d be first on the Yreka Miners football team in TDs scored (13), and third in the NAL.

Just for good measure, you’d also average 41.26 yards when you punted, and 29.09 yards when you returned a punt, as well as 22.36 yards on kickoff returns. Combine rushing yards, return yards, and receiving yards, and you’d be just shy of 2000 total yards.

And finally, if you were Barragan, you’d also be the place kicker, and you’d be second on the team in tackles.

Barragan’s performance this season has earned him an Impact Player Award. Congratulations

The Impact Player Award is given on a monthly basis and goes to Siskiyou County high school athletes, male or female, that have had a significant impact on the success of their team. I select the players based on my own observations, often in consultation with the player’s coaches.

bowen-ad-rev.jpgA total of four awards are given each month and are not school specific; they can go to a player at any school that Siskiyou Youth covers. Winners receive Impact T-shirts that were designed by Golden Grotto. The T-shirts and award are cosponsored by Siskiyou Youth and NorCal Classic Hits radio 102.3/101.7.

There are three more awards to given out this month….

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Yreka High School October Students of the Month

northerncapaving-300.jpgThe staff of each department, based on recommendations by individual teachers, chooses “Students of the Month.” The criteria for selecting students are outstanding academic achievement, good study habits and dedication to academic achievement.

AG/Natural Resources
Jaylene Scott – 11
Catie Allen – 12 (more…)

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COS wins overtime thriller 41-35

cos-v-mendocino-football-15-front.jpgWEED – For an astute observer, the signs of an impending COS Eagles’ victory over Mendocino were everywhere last Saturday. The top ten signs were:

1. It was warm on November 15.

2. Artez Faniel blocked two field goal attempts.

3. It was Sophomore Day.

4. Aqura Brown threw four TD strikes.

5. COS had two excessive celebration penalties.

6. The Eagles scored over 30 points (They’re 3-1 when they do).

7. The COS defense stopped Mendocino three times inside the 10-yard-line.

8. Trenton George sang the National Anthem.

coffe-break-300.jpg9. Klaus Geier had two TD receptions.

10. Darius Davis retuned a kick for a TD, and caught a TD pass.

Oh, and number 11; Coach Eric Young smiled during the game.

COS struck on its first possession, when Aqura Brown connected with Klaus Geier for an 81-yard touchdown. With the PAT, it was 7-0 just over four minutes into the contest.

Mendocino responded on its next possession via a 15-yard run to tie the game 7-7. (more…)

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Lions bash Panthers, 26-13, to advance in playoffs: stats updated 11/17

etna-v-u-prep-football-playoff-14-front-c.jpgREDDING – Etna’s Munson twins turned in hard-nosed plays that bracketed the Lions’ old fashion bashing of the third-seeded U-Prep Panthers last Friday night—sort of like an F-350 running over a Prius.

On the first play from scrimmage, Etna ran a sweep, and wide out Taylor Pehle-Munson hammered U-Prep’s outside linebacker, Travis Buick, clearing the way for Alex Case to rumble 45 yards. Welcome to playoff football.

Late in the game, it was QB Jordan Pehle-Munson that delivered a big blow. Leading 26-13, with about two minutes to play, J. Munson powered for 14 yards crushing two would be tacklers along the way.

valley-tire-red-300.jpgThe Munson’s weren’t the only brother duo that came up big for Etna. The Case brothers, Alex and Lucas, accounted for over 200 yards in rushing, and on defense pounded just about everything wearing Panther blue.

Etna drove deep into Panther territory on their first drive, but stalled at the 20-yard-line, where U-Prep took over on downs. Etna’s first drive was the only scoring threat by either squad until just past midway in the second quarter.

svpt-small.jpgAfter T. Munson recovered a Panther fumble, the Lions went to work on the U-Prep 49. L. Case picked up six yards on first down, and then appeared to have a 43-yard TD on the next play. A block in the back penalty negated the TD, but Etna still had a first down at the U-Prep 32. A. Case went for 13 yards to move the ball to the 19. A series of miscues led to the Lions facing a fourth-and-11 on the 20-yard-line. J. Munson then completed a pass to T. Munson for 17 yards and a first down at the 3-yard-line. A. Case took it the rest of the way on the next play. T. Munson added the PAT, and Etna led 7-0, with 2:30 left in the half. (more…)

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Lady Tigers’ season ends in first round

dunsmuir-v-providence-volleyball-2-front.jpgHAMILTON CITY – Despite being ranked 7th in playoff points, the Dunsmuir Lady Tigers wound up seeded 10th,  and on the road playing the seventh-seeded Providence Christian Lady Lions—a team ranked 10th in playoff points that Dunsmuir had beat twice during the season.

It’s been said that it’s tough to beat a team three times in a season, and that turned out to be the case for Dunsmuir, as they fell 3-0 to Providence.

The match started well for Dunsmuir, when the Lady Tigers jumped to a 4-0 lead behind the serving of Jennifer Hope, who had an ace on her first serve. Providence, however, rebounded to go on a 13-3 run to sis-dist-ad-300.jpgtake a 13-7 lead. Providence continued with a strong game and won 25-17.

Providence served first in game-two, but a kill by Hope gave the Lady Tigers the serve and a 1-0 lead. A kill by Heather Coe made it 3-1. Leading 7-4, Annie Van Ert nailed a kill, and Rose Spagnolo notched an ace to increase the lead to five points at 9-4. Providence battled back to tie the game at 9-9, and again at 13-13. Dunsmuir then scored three straight—including a kill by Katie MacIntyre and an ace by Hope to lead 16-13. Providence again tied the game at 16-16, but Coe nailed a pair of kills to help the Lady Tigers score three in a row and go up 19-16. The game was tied at 20-20, when Coe added another kill to give Dunsmuir a 21-20 advantage. (more…)

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Local Sports Scores & Schedule 11/11 – 11/15

clarity-300.jpgScores

Sunday, November 16

Womens Basketball

COS 78 – Diablo Valley 64

Saturday, November 15

Football

COS 41- Mendocino 35 (OT)

bookstore-text-clicknovember.jpgMens Basketball

COS @ Columbia Tourney, in Sonora

Womens Basketball

COS 61 – Solano 67

Friday, November 14

Football

Mt. Shasta 21- East Nicolaus 26 (MS lost in last 20 seconds)

Etna 26 – U-Prep 13

Dunsmuir 42 – Greenville 44

Men’s Basketball

COS @ Columbia Tourney, in Sonora
Volleyball

COS 2 – Butte 3 (1-25, 25-15, 26-24, 23-25, 9-15) (more…)

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COS 74 – Mendocino 71

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COS to present “The Peruvian Retablos” of Claudio Jimenez Quispe

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svpt-small.jpgWEED – The College of the Siskiyous Diversity Council invites the public to view an exhibit by world-renowned Peruvian master Retablos artist, Claudio Jimenez Quispe. Demonstrations will be presented at the Weed Campus in the Learning Resources Center on Wednesday, November 19 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm, and in Yreka at the Liberty Arts Center on Friday, November 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. While at COS, he will also be visiting classes and giving demonstrations. (more…)

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Eugene Ballet Company to perform the Nutcracker at COS this Saturday

partyguests.jpgWEED – The Eugene Ballet Company brings America’s favorite holiday classic, The Nutcracker, to the College of the Siskiyous Weed Campus Ford Theatre, for one performance only, on Saturday, November 15, at 7 p.m.

bowen-ad-rev.jpgBring your family and friends to this very special American holiday tradition and enjoy an evening with this heartwarming ballet.

For tickets call the Weed Campus Foundation Office at (530) 938-5373 or toll-free (888) 397-4339. General Admission tickets are $20, seniors are $19, and children 12 and under are $12. All seats are reserved. If tickets are still available the evening of the performance, they will be sold at the theater box office beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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The Kids Say it All

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Lady Eagles roll over Cougars

cos-v-lassen-volleyball-7-front.jpgWEED – If you like a hard fought battle with a dramatic finish, Monday night’s volleyball game between the College of the Siskiyous Eagles and the Lassen Cougars wasn’t for you. The Cougars never stood a chance…sort of like a doughnut versus a steamroller.

COS dominated all three games from start to finish beating Lassen 25-16, 25-7, and 25-14. The only real question was whether or not the floor would have to be wbs-web-generic-300.jpgreplaced after the Lady Eagle hitters were done for the night.

Unofficially, Laura McMahon had 14 kills and a pair of blocks. Amber Franko and Kinzy Towry each had seven kills. Franko had two aces, and Towry had a couple of blocks. Ashley Spalding notched three kills, an ace, and a block. Samantha Stoneback contributed a pair of aces. Setter Stephanie Batchelder had too many assists to count.

COS travels to Eureka to take on Redwoods on Wednesday, November 12, and finishes the regular season at Butte on Friday, November 14. COS is 4-4 in the Golden Valley Conference and 20-9 overall.

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CHSRA Rodeo-three results

coffe-break-300.jpgThe third CHSRA District-1 rodeo was held on Saturday and Sunday, November 8-9

All Around Cowboy: Dean Autry, Fort Jones 79 pts
Reserve AA: Daniel Ferreira, Fort Jones 71
2nd runner up: Casey Meroshnekoff, Red Bluff 63
3rd runner up: Lane Wilson, Montague  49
4th runner up: Blaine Davies, Corning  45 (more…)

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Updated 11/8 8:30: North Section releases football playoff seedings

valley-tire-red-c.jpgThe Mt. Shasta Bears dropped their final game of the season to the Trinity Wolves, but still managed to make the NSCIF D-III playoffs. They even moved up to the five-seed, by virtue of their win over Live Oak earlier this season. The Bears (4-6) will travel to number-four East Nicolaus (5-5) on Friday, November 14 at 7:00 pm.

Etna (7-3) was s dropped to the six-seed in D-IV (behind 5-5 Esparto), and will head to Redding to tangle with third-seeded U-Prep (7-2).

The Dunsmuir Tigers (6-3) will be traveling to Greenville as the fifth-seed to play the fourth-seeded Indians (7-3) in round one of the D-VI playofffs. The Tigers lost to Greenville 36-26 at home earlier this season.

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Discovery HS October Students of the Month

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