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Shasta Cascade League wrestling championship results

svpt-small.jpgThe Shasta Cascade League held it league championship meet in Big Valley last Saturday. The results are posted below.

Team Scores
Modoc 180.5 (Large School Champs)
Trinity 135
Etna 78
Chester 76
Tulelake 60 (Small School Champs)
Big Valley 55
Mt. Shasta 52
Burney 48
Weed 37
Fall River 34
Westwood 14.5

Individual placers (more…)

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COS Financial Aid Office announces scholarship opportunities

bookstore-text-click-sized-february.jpgWEED – The College of the Siskiyous Financial Aid Office announces applications for the Matt Solus Memorial Scholarship and the National Federation of the Blind Scholarship are now available. For more information about available scholarship opportunities contact Karen Chandler in the Weed Campus Financial Aid Office at (530) 938-5209. The Weed Campus may also be reached by calling (530) 938-5555 or toll-free, (888) 397-4339.

Matt Solus Memorial Scholarship: one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior or a junior college student from Siskiyou County planning to continue in higher education.  The applicant must be planning to major in, or show a strong interest in, police or fire science.  The applicant should have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher. Deadline for submission is April 22, 2009. For more information contact the Shasta Regional Community Foundation, Juliette Read at (530) 244-1219. Applications may be downloaded on the web:


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Etna B-Ball homecoming King Ben Besoain and Queen Allie Taylor, and court

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Results of 5th California High School Rodeo Association rodeo and Jr. Wrangler Rodeo


Cottonwood: February 7-8, 2009

All Around Cowboy: Blaine Davies, Gerber 53
Reserve AA: Lane Wilson, Montague 52
2nd runner up: Casey Meroshnekoff, Red Bluff 50
3rd runner up: Daniel Ferreira, Fort Jones 48
5/6: Casey Loverin, Cottonwood 37
5/6:  Lyle Thurston, Cottonwood 37

All Around Cowgirl: Rylee Lamson, Corning 79.5
Reserve AA: Callie Anthony, Red Bluff  72
2nd runner up:  Jenna Price, Orland  70.5
3/4 runner up: Brandi Anthony, Red Bluff 57
3/4 runnerup: Emily Andreini, Red Bluff 57 (more…)

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Lady Miners hold top soccer ranking

y-ad-300.jpgThe North Section CIF released the first rankings for soccer playoff points last Friday. The Yreka Lady Miners are ranked number-one in Division-II. The Miners boys are ranked fifth in Division-II.

Although the Yreka squads were moved from D-I to D-II this season, due to lower school enrollment, they played against all D-I opponents in the Northern Athletic League, and in preseason. Neither team has an especially strong record, but they have been helped by having the toughest schedule in D-II.

The ranking are still subject to major shifts because while Yreka has finished its regular season, other teams still have games remaining. The soccer playoff seeding meeting is scheduled for Saturday, February 7.

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Lions fall to the Cougars and a fox

etna-v-weed-boys-b-ball-front.jpgWeed JVs stay unbeaten

ETNA – The Weed Cougars, led by Coach Mike “Silver Fox” Carpine, ventured into the Lions’ den on Friday and left with yet another win over Etna, 52-49. Weed used an offense that featured more picks than a guitar shop, freeing up gunners Tanner Shelton and Robert West for the long ball. Weed hit eight 3-pointers in the game.

Robert West put Weed up 2-0 to start the contest. Etna’s Clint Eastlick tied it at 2-2. Aaron Power-Bearden gave Weed the lead at 4-2. Seth Jordan tied the score at 4-4, and Erik Anaya scored twice in the last 1:50 to give Etna an 8-4 lead at the end of the opening quarter.

sis-dist-ad-300.jpgAn Anaya put-back gave the Lions a 10-4 lead in the second quarter. A trey and deuce by Power-Bearden, followed by a 3-ball from Shelton put the Cougars up 12-10, with 2:00 gone in the quarter. Eastlick tied it at 12-12, before a 3-pointer from R. West made it 15-12. Jordan used a baby-hook to make it 15-14. A Shelton hoop put Weed back up by three points, 17-14. Etna’s Anaya and Weed’s Jake West traded hoops, making the score 19-16. A Brent Davis steal and basket started a 6-0 mini run for Etna. An Anaya put-back gave Etna the lead 20-19, with 1:38 left in the half. Eastlick made it 22-19 for Etna. Shelton dialed long distance to knot the score at 22-22, but Jordan hit a freebie to give Etna a 23-22 lead at the intermission. (more…)

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Lady Lions are top cats

etna-v-weed-girls-b-ball-front.jpgLady Lion JVs go to 19-0

ETNA – The Weed Lady Cougars would have liked nothing better than to have knocked the Etna Lady Lions from the top spot in the Shasta Cascade League on Friday night. Two of the Weed players even predicted it earlier in the week. At times, the scrappy Weed squad appeared on the verge of pulling off the upset. But, the Lady Lions took control about midway through the third quarter, and won by 12 points, 39-27.

Mindi Curran-Chandler opened the scoring to put Weed up 2-0. Hoops by Lady Lions Lindsay Stacher and Paige Finley gave Etna the lead 4-2. A pair of free throws by Nicolette Neel tied it at 4-4. A put-back by Sarah Loogman, a freebie from Brittney Potter and a jumper by Annaleisa Nadig made the score 9-4 in favor of Etna. Amanda Greene scored for Weed, making it 9-6. The Lady Lions then went on a 9-0 run beginning with two Potter free throws at the end of the first quarter, and continuing into the second frame. Etna led 11-6 after one quarter.

svpt-small.jpgThe second quarter scoring started with a Trina Appler free throw. Nadig scored to extend Etna’s lead to 14-6. A put-back by Potter and a basket from Stacher made it 18-6. Weed scored the next five points, including baskets by Neel and Sierra Skeen, and a freebie by Bea Promvongsa to cut the gap to 18-11.  Tilly McBroom dropped a dime to Sarah Loogman who scored to increase Etna’s lead to 20-11 at the half.

The resilient Lady Cougars opened up the second half with an 8-0 run to draw within a single point, 20-19, about two minutes into the third quarter. Neel hit a hoop and Skeen added two freebies to make the score 20-15. Skeen dished to Greene for a bucket, making it 20-17. A basket by Neel cut the deficit to 20-19. (more…)

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Local Sports Scores & Schedule 2/3 – 2/7


Saturday, February 7

Women’s Basketball

COS 94 – Lassen 66
COS scoring:  Crissy Watts 29, Amber Franko 25, Leah Swain 18

Men’s Basketball

COS 65 – Lassen 77

Friday, February 6

Girls Basketball

Yreka 49 – Lassen 47

Mt. Shasta 44 – Modoc 41
Mt. Shasta scoring: Taylor Hansen 15, Donnetta Young 10

Etna 39 – Weed 27
Etna scoring: Annaleisa Nadig 10, Ilima Adams 8, Brittney Potter 5, Lindsay Stacher 5
Weed scoring: Nicolette Neel 11, Amanda Greene 6, Sierra Skeen 4

Etna JV 64 – Weed JV 23
Etna scoring: Emily Loogman 20, Tandy Thackeray 13, Abby Journey 12, Heather Menne 9
Weed scoring:  Tyresha Leonard 6, Kaytlin Hartje 6, Lyddia Gray 2

Happy Camp 57 – Big Valley 20
Happy Camp scoring: Aja Conrad 16, Ashley Goodwin 9, Carly Hammon 8, Savanah Britton 8, Kelsea McLeran 8


Dunsmuir 49 – American Christian Academy 16
Dunsmuir scoring: Sadie MacHamer 10, Krystal Palmer 8, Taylor Fesler 7

Boys Basketball

Yreka 57 – Lassen 53
Yreka scoring: Andrew Ward 27 (six 3-balls), Daniel Fisher 10, Cody Brooks 6

Mt. Shasta 71 – Modoc 41
Mt. Shasta stats: Gene Kenyon 20, Eric Thelander 15,  Steven Reed 11, Eric Rutherford 11

Mt. Shasta JV  55 – Modoc JV 30

Etna 49 – Weed 52
Weed stats: Robert West 18 P, 4R; Tanner Shelton 16 P (four 3-balls); Aaron Power-Bearden 10 P, 4 R, Jake West 6 P, 7 R, 3 A
Etna stats: Erik Anaya 23 P (13 in Q4), 6 R; Clint Eastlick 11 P, 4 ; Ryan Hicks 8 P, 6 R; Seth Jordan 5 R, 2 B

Etna JV 28 – Weed JV 53

Happy Camp 52 – Big Valley 79

Dunsmuir 74 – American Christian Academy 75
Dunsmuir scoring: Jake McIntyre  23, Erin Kirch 15, Nate Gonzales 13, Matt Norton 10 (more…)

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Yreka @ Anderson 2/5/09

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Vendor space available at the PremierWest Bank Sportsmen’s Expo

valley-tire-red-300.jpgYREKA – The PremierWest Bank Sportsmen’s Expo will be held on Saturday, March 14 at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds and there is still vendor space available. The event runs from10:00 am –  4:00 pm and is one the county’s most popular spring events.

The Sportsmen’s Expo features an 80’ display of Boone & Crockett record horns and Les Schwab Tire of Yreka is sponsoring a local head and horn competition. So get out those horns from your many hunting seasons, and those of your parents and grandparents and bring them on down to the fairgrounds to see how they match up to the record books. (more…)

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Eagles nip Roadrunners

cos-v-butte-mens-b-ball-front.jpgWEED – COS head coach Billy Offill revealed before the game on Wednesday night the difference between when the Eagles win and when they lose.

“We average two 3-pointers per game when we lose. We average eleven 3-pointers when we win,” said Offill.

The Eagles didn’t drop eleven 3-balls on the Butte Roadrunners, but they did hit eight of them. And they won, 66-63. The other thing COS did was unleash “BC” the Screamin’ Eagle on the Roadrunners. Brian “BC” Cummings went for 23 points. Also coming up with a big contribution was Weed High School grad Jeff Williams who scored 14, including four 3-balls. Williams is working his way back from what was supposed to be a season ending injury—apparently not.

wbs-web-generic-300.jpgAfter Butte opened the scoring, Cummings hit back-to-back buckets to put COS up 4-2. Cummings then picked up an assist on an Alden Gibbs score. Butte regained the lead 8-6, but Cummings dialed long distance to make it 9-6 for the Eagles. Trailing 19-16, Williams hit his second 3-pointer of the contest to knot the score at 19-19.

The Eagles took the lead again, 24-23, with a little over five minutes left in the first half, when Andrew McNabb drilled a trey. A triple by Cummings upped the advantage to 27-23. Butte, however, battled back to tie the game 34-34 at the intermission. (more…)

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Lady Eagles rip Roadrunners

cos-v-butte-women-b-ball-front.jpgWEED – Right from the opening tip, it was a good night for the COS Lady Eagles on Wednesday. COS sprinted to a 7-0 lead to begin the game, and went on to win 82-66 over the Butte College Roadrunners. Wiley Coyote would have been proud.

Less than five seconds into the game, Jennifer Whipple put COS on top. A bucket by Leah Swain made it 4-0. A dish from Crissy Watts to Jazmin “Jazzy” McDaniel for a hoop upped the lead to 6-0, and a freebie by Whipple made it 7-0.

Butte scored the next five points, but Lady Eagle Stephanie Batchelder drained a 3-ball to make the score 10-5. The Roadrunners narrowed the margin to a single bucket at 14-12, before Watts picked up three points the hard way, making it 17-12. With the score 17-15, Kelly Stephens hit from outside and then nailed a 3-pointer, to make the score 22-15.


The pesky Roadrunners wouldn’t go away, however. By the end of the first half, it was Butte that had the lead 41-39 with a basket and 3-ball in the last 50 seconds.

Butte had the lead 50-44 in the second half, when the Eagles finally decided to quite playing with their prey and put the Roadrunners away.

A couple of freebies by Amber Franko and a bucket cut the deficit to 50-48. After Butte scored, Whipple dropped a dime to Jazzy who deposited it in the jukebox, making it 52-50. The Lady Eagles took the lead for keeps, when Franko hit from downtown, giving COS the edge 53-52. (more…)

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Yreka @ West Valley 2/3/09

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Top Camp Cook competition at Sportsmen’s Expo

sis-dist-ad-300.jpgYREKA – Do you have a great dinner recipe you make in buck camp? Do you think it’s good enough to get you named Top Camp Cook? Then sign up to compete in the third annual Original State of Jefferson Top Camp Cook Contest during the PremierWest Bank Siskiyou Sportsmen’s Expo on Saturday, March 14 at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds.

The cook-off will take place from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, during the expo with a live remote by cook-off emcee Kevin Sponsler of KSYC radio. The public will have a chance to watch these great cooks in action and stick around to see who takes home the grand prize—a brand new barbecue donated by Sears of Yreka. (more…)

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Bears edge closer to championship

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MOUNT SHASTA – While there’s still plenty of work to be done, the Mt. Shasta Bears edged closer to a Shasta Cascade League championship on Tuesday night, when they defeated defending champ Etna, 47-41. The win gives the Bears (7-1) at least a two game lead over all other SCL teams. Etna is tied for second with Weed at 5-3.

The Bears opened the game with an 11-2 run. Gene Kenyon started the scoring. Etna tied the game 2-2 on a pair of freebies by Ryan Hicks. Mt. Shasta ruled the court for the next five minutes. A Morris hoop made it 4-2. Then Morris added an old fashion 3-point play to up the Bears’ advantage to 7-2. Buckets by Steven Reed and Tim Jaegle made it 11-2. Etna finally scored again with 1:13 on the clock, when Hicks found the basket. After Eric Thelander added a free throw for Mt. Shasta, Etna’s Clint Eastlick closed out the first quarter scoring, leaving the Bears with a 12-6 lead going into the second quarter.

bookstore-text-click-sized-february.jpgJaegel added a deuce to the Bears total to start the second quarter. Hicks hit from long range, making it 14-9. Buckets by Miguel Rodriguez and Thelander pushed Mt. Shasta’s lead to eight at 17-9.

Etna, however, finished the half on a 10-0 run to lead 19-17, going into the intermission. Brent Davis started the run with a freebie. Hicks fed Seth Jordan in the post for a hoop to narrow the gap to 17-12. Hicks nailed another 3-ball to make it 17-15. The Lions tied it, 17-17, when Erik Anaya blocked a shot and then took it coast-to-coast for a lay up. Jordan gave the Lions the lead, 19-17, on a spin move in the paint with eight seconds left to play in the half. (more…)

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Lady Lions gain share of SCL lead

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MOUNT SHASTA – The Etna Lady Lions defeated the Mt. Shasta Lady Bears, 47-43, in a tense game on Tuesday night to move into a first place tie in the Shasta Cascade League with Mt. Shasta. The Lady Lion JVs survived their match up with Mt. Shasta winning in overtime, 49-47, to remain unbeaten.

In the first quarter of the varsity game, it looked like it would be all Etna, as the Lady Lions dominated the play leading 9-2 going into the second frame. Etna got a pair of buckets from both Paige Finley and Trina Appler in the quarter. The Lady Bears’ lone score came from Donnetta Young.

A put-back by Finley opened the second quarter scoring, upping Etna’s lead to 11-2. With about three minutes to play in the half, the Etna lead was 17-9. A pair of freebies by Jaycee Sarti made the score 17-11. After Etna added a free throw, Chantel Stokes used a nice up and under move to score, making it 18-13. Etna’s Brittney Potter dished to Annalesia Nadig who converted for a 20-13 lead. Young closed out the first half scoring with a 3-ball, bringing the Lady Bears within four points, 20-16, going into the intermission.

svpt-small.jpgMt. Shasta trailed 24-19, when Young and Rachel Abbott scored consecutive baskets to make it a one-point game at 24-23. Then, Young gave the Lady Bears their first lead 25-24. Ilima Adams scored to put Etna back in front 26-25. Andrea Martin and Abbott combined on a good in bound play to make it Mt. Shasta 27 – Etna 26.

Etna scored the next six points to regain the advantage, 32-27, on a Potter hoop, and back-to-back buckets by Finley, including a Finley “Steal-N-Score” (A phrase newly coined by the Mt. Shasta Heralds’ Ron Borges). Mt. Shasta’s Taylor Hansen was fouled on a 3-point attempt with three seconds left in the third quarter, and converted 2-of-3 to make it 32-29, going into the final frame. (more…)

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