Mount Shasta Lady Bears golf team headed to sections.

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The Lady Bears went undefeated in Northern Athletic League play this season, and are headed to the NSCIF Sections at Butte Creek GC in Chico on Monday, November 3.

“The girls were committed to their goal of making it to sections as a team,” said coach” Audra Gibson, “that’s exactly how it played out.”

Lady Bears Brittany Andrus, Emma Taylor, Kimberly McDermott received All-League honors this season.

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Corben Brooks update

brooks-front.JPGMOUNT SHASTA – Injured Mt. Shasta football player Corben Brooks came home last weekend for the first time since his preseason neck injury. Brooks was able to attend some of the homecoming activities and watched his teammates toast the Durham Trojans 52-6 from a vehicle parked near the field.

Corben continues to improve, but will return to Shriners Hospital in Sacramento for about a week, before a planned long-term return home.

“Corben’s doing a lot better. He’s getting better everyday. What has been working is getting stronger. He’s getting sensation back in his feet, his toes, his leg, his back, his butt, and his fingers,” said Corben’s father, Kevin Brooks. “There’s a window of up to two years that can be his own recovery. What we’re seeing now is that he’s kind of thawing out. Things are starting come back. I’m positive. I know that he’s going to be okay at some point” (more…)

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Etna 6 – Fall River 46; Etna JV 14 – Fall River JV 39

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Tigers roast Honkers 3-1: updated 11/2

northerncapaving-300.jpgTULELAKE – After dropping their first game to the Tulelake Honkers 15-25 last Thursday, the Dunsmuir Lady Tigers fought back to win the match three game to one.

Dunsmuir won the second and third games by identical 25-19 scores, and the fourth game 25-22.

After the Lady Tiger’s rough start in game-one, “…they decided they wanted to play some Tiger volleyball,” said Dunsmuir coach Lisa Kirch. “We were plagued with missed serves in the first game while Tulelake didn’t miss. But, the tables turned in the next three games. Tulelake started to miss serves while we were able to capitalize on that fact. We have some tremendous servers on our team. We just cannot manage to be consistent. I am hoping we can find that consistency before playoffs.” (more…)

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Yreka Halloween Parade

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Bears turn lights out on Durham, 52-6

mt-shasta-v-durham-homecoming-8-front-c.jpgMOUNT SHASTA – It was homecoming, the rain was coming down sideways, Corben Brooks was in attendance, and little sister Cami nailed the National Anthem. The Durham Trojans never had a chance.

The Bears scored all the points they would really need midway through the second quarter on an alert play by Royce Autry. Durham’s punter got off an excellent punt that rolled to the Bears’ 4-yard-line. The Trojans were not paying close attention as they waited for the ball to roll dead. Autry, noticing their complacency, grabbed the ball and jetted 96 yards for a TD. A PAT by Steven Ballard gave the Bears 7-0 lead.

“The defender wasn’t going all out. I go 100-percent. I sis-dist-ad-300.jpgknew my guys would go 100-percent. So I decided to pick it up and go,” said Autry.

While Autry’s TD sprint may have been the most exciting play of the game, Mt. Shasta’s next score was arguably the most impressive. The Bears set up shop on the Durham 40-yard-line, after Kenny Batten recovered a Durham fumble. A long run by Autry was called back on a holding penalty, and the Bears had a second-and-17 at their 47. (more…)

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Meet Etna exchange student Doris Hofer

doris-2.jpgBy Sarah Loogman

New to the country and new to Etna High School is senior exchange student Doris Hofer. Coming from Switzerland, Doris left her country as a tenth grade student, but is currently attending EHS as a senior. She is hosted by the Hammond family outside of Etna, and plays volleyball for the Etna Lady Lions.

In Switzerland Doris lives in the small town of Dietersuil but is only fifteen minutes away from Berne, a big city shopping area. Doris enjoys much of the same activities as any teenager.

In Switzerland, she enjoys watching hockey games and is in Aerobics, a club athletic similar to dance and gymnastics. Doris, here on a full year term through the INTO exchange program, is considering playing basketball for the Lions this winter.

svpt-small.jpgWhen it comes to the biggest difference that Doris sees in America, she says it’s the diversity. Whether its cars, races, food, or the variety between urban and rural settings, she says it’s all, except for McDonalds.

“I just wanted to see if America was like in the movies,” she said. “It’s a little different but I really like it here and I want to return.”

Doris speaks her native language of Swiss but is also fairly fluent in German, French, English, and Spanish. “It’s pretty much mandatory to know at least three languages,” said Doris, who sees her future involved in international affairs. (more…)

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Are the Bears a dynasty?

mt-shasta-v-fall-river-champ-8-fromt.jpgOpinion by Ray Wolf

Alright, it might be a bit much to label the Mt. Shasta Bears a soccer “dynasty,” but only a little bit.

Consider this: the Bears wrapped up the Shasta Cascade League post season tournament championship today with a 5-2 thumping of the Fall River Bulldogs. They also registered their third straight SCL regular season championship.

Want more? Okay, how about a 26-3-2 record in SCL play over the past three years. Make it the past four years and you get a record of 32-5-4, three championships, and a second place finish. Add in the two SCL tourney wins and it becomes 34-5-4.

wbs-web-generic-300.jpgMaybe they are a dynasty, at least in the SCL. I don’t think Fall River would argue.

The Bulldogs put up a good fight in the championship game, but the Bears simply overpowered the visitors.

The Bears narrowly missed scoring five minutes into the match, when Zack Morris bounced a shot off the crossbar. A minute later they were on the board, when Liam O’Hara blasted a shot through the Fall River keeper’s hands. The assist went to Morris. (more…)

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Lady Eagles unable to catch Road Runners

cos-v-butte-v-ball-front.jpgWEED – The College of the Siskiyous Lady Eagles volleyball team now has something in common with Wiley Coyote—both came close, but neither could catch the Road Runner. The Butte College Road Runners (23-3) paid a visit to Weed and went home with a 3-1 win, despite furious comeback attempts by the Lady Eagles.

Set-one was all about Butte, as the Road Runners controlled from start to finish, beating an apparently stunned COS squad 25-13. It looked like it was going to be a short night.

Set-two began in similar fashion, with Butte going up 5-1. COS, however, managed to maintain contact. With a clarity-300.jpgraucous crowd of Eagle football players dominating the cheering section, and trailing 19-14, the Lady Eagles made their move.

A kill by Katie Zauner made it 19-15. Another Zauner rocket cut it to 19-17. An ace by Heather Wicks brought COS to within a single point at 19-18. Butte pushed its lead back to three points at 23-20, but a Laura McMahon kill started a 4-0 run by the Lady Eagles. Next, Amber Franko notched an ace, 23-22. Wicks tied it with a kill, 23-23. And a block by McMahon gave COS its first lead of the match.

Butte regained the lead 25-24, but a pair of kills by Kinzy Towry, including the set-winner, sandwiched around a kill by Zauner gave the Lady Eagles the win 27-25. (more…)

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The Weed Cougars: a season to remember

weed-v-fall-river-tourney-front.jpgOpinion by Ray Wolf

Sometimes, people define a team by its last game of the season. Sometimes, that does a great injustice to what the team has accomplished. To let the Weed Cougars’ 3-1 loss to the Fall River Bulldogs last night be the last word on their season would be an injustice. For the record, Fall River caught Weed’s future superstar goalkeeper away from the net twice for goals. The first coming a little under 20 minutes into the match, and the second with just eight minutes or so to play.

In between, Jose Luquin used a free kick to set up Salvador Avila for a header to tie the score at 1-1, less than two minutes after Fall River had scored its first goal. mittan-ad-300.jpgThe final Bulldog goal came in the last minute of play on a breakaway, while the Cougars were in an all out effort to tie the match.

One of the significant positives to come out of the match was the high level of support from the community. The crowd may have been the biggest ever for an SCL game in Siskiyou County. It looked more like a football crowd than a soccer crowd. And, when you have a football guy in the announcer’s booth yelling “Goooooooal” when the Cougars’ scored, you know soccer has arrived in Weed. (more…)

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Bears fend off Wolves to advance to championship

mt-shasta-v-trinity-tourney-2-front.jpgMOUNT SHASTA – The Mt. Shasta Bears earned the top seed in the Shasta Cascade League’s post season tournament by winning the SCL regular season, with a record of 9-1. The Trinity Wolves won just enough SCL games (4-6) to make the tournament as the last seed at number-4. On paper it looked like a potential blow out, and easy advancement to the championship game for the Bears. It wasn’t.

The expected blow out seemed to be well on the way, Tuesday afternoon, when Bear John Holst passed across the Trinity net to Zack Morris, who headed it home for a 1-0 lead less than five minutes into the match.

With just under 20 minutes played, Holst intercepted a coffe-break-300.jpggoal kick by Trinity, and launched a rocket past the Wolves’ keeper for a 2-0 lead.

The Wolves, however, didn’t run and cower. Instead, nine minutes later they responded with a goal of their own, cutting the Bears lead to 2-1. The score remained the same at halftime.

There were scoring opportunities by both teams in the second half, with perhaps the best coming with about five minutes left to play. Holst was in alone on the Trinity keeper, who came up with a fantastic point-blank save, to preserve The Wolves’ hopes of a comeback—a comeback that never materialized, as the Bears advanced to the championship game with a 2-1 win. (more…)

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Selena Sendejo, the last Miner standing

yreka-sendejo.jpgCORNING – The Northern Athletic League girls individual tennis championships were held last Friday and Saturday, and Yreka got a surprise performance from their number-6 player, Selena Sendejo.

Sendejo pulled an opening round upset of Anderson’s top player, Yui Gabrielle 9-8. She then took down Anderson’s number-4 in the second round (6-4, 6-1).

Sendejo lost to Corning’s top player, Sonya Scott, in the quarter finals  (2-6, 0-6), and finished the tournament with a loss to Corning’s number-4, Magali Hernandez in three sets (2-6, 6-4, 3-6).

Sendejo drew praise from coaches at the tournament, one

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calling her the “Wild card of the championships.” Her own coach, Steve Pyles called her the, “Last Miner Standing.”

In doubles, the duo of Jessica Shuler and Kendall Taylor won their first round match against Anderson’s number-2 pair, Jennifer Haney and Melissa Chipley, 8-2. Shuler and Kendall were knocked out in the second round by Corning’s number-3 team of Baillie Eller and Samantha Monroe (3-6, 2-6).

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Siskiyou Golden Fair Theme Contest underway

svpt-small.jpgYREKA, CA— It seems like this year’s fair just ended, but it is time for the 2009 Siskiyou Golden Fair theme contest.
The Siskiyou Golden Fair is extending an invitation to residents and organizations of Siskiyou County to enter the annual theme contest. The winner of this contest has the pleasure of knowing their theme will be used in the overall advertising campaign used to promote the 2009 fair, as well as winning a cash prize. (more…)

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Miners pluck Cardinals

sis-dist-ad-300.jpgYREKA – The Yreka Miners varsity football team picked up a much needed win on Friday, defeating the Corning Cardinals 27-7. The win snapped a three-game losing streak, and brings the Miners record to 4-4 overall and 1-2 in the Northern Athletic League.

Yreka was first on the board, when Manny Barragan scored from five yards out in the first quarter. Barragan also scored a 2-point conversion. A 3-yard run by Brandon Larreau and a 58-yard punt return by Barragan accounted for a pair of Miner TDs in the second quarter, with Barragan adding a PAT after his TD. Corning (3-5, 0-3) picked up seven points in the second quarter, making the halftime score 21-7. (more…)

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NSCIF volleyball playoff rankings

northerncapaving-300.jpgThe North Section CIF announced the first volleyball playoff points rankings of the season on Monday.

Dunsmuir (9-8) is the Siskiyou County team in the best position within its division, ranked seventh in D-VI, ahead of Greenville (8-10) and behind Princeton (10-8). Other county D-VI teams are Butte Valley (5-5) in twelfth, Happy Camp (2-5) in fifteenth, and Tulelake (2-20) in eighteenth. (more…)

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NSCIF Football playoff point rankings

valley-tire-red-c.jpgThe North Section CIF released the first football playoff point rankings of the season over the weekend.

Etna (7-2) is currently in the best position among Siskiyou County teams, ranked fourth in Division-IV, just ahead of U-Prep (5-2) and right behind Portola (7-1). Weed (1-8) is ranked tenth in D-IV (more…)

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Tigers unable to overcome injuries; fall to Greenville 36-26

dunsmuir-v-greenville-football-7-front-b.jpgBy Rick Martin

DUNSMUIR – There’s no questioning the heart of the Dunsmuir Tigers, but when you keep losing body parts, the heart can only do so much.

Dunsmuir dropped its second straight game Friday night, falling to visiting Greenville 36-26. The Tigers started the game with leading rusher Cory Knowles on the sideline with an ankle injury, and fellow RB Colton Sordahl slowed by a sore hip. After the game started, they would lose both their quarterbacks, Nate Gonzales and LT Hisey.

And yet, they did everything they could to pull the game out, falling just short in the 4th quarter.

Things actually started well for the Tigers, as they took a 6-0 wbs-web-generic.jpglead just five plays into the game. Gonzalez busted free on a QB keeper on 4th and 1, and raced 52 yards for the score.

But Greenville – dealing with some injuries of its own – didn’t waste much time answering. On their first series, freshman QB Chris Brown unloaded a 48-yard TD pass to Tyler Twaddle as the Indians drew even. Brown found out Friday morning that he was starting his first HS game after senior Joshua Neff was injured in a car accident. (Neff’s injuries were not life threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery.) (more…)

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