Lions escape with split

etna-fall-river-clint-johnson-text-sized.jpgETNA – The Etna Lions baseball squad started the day tied with the Burney Raiders for the Shasta Cascade League lead, at 5-1. By the end of their double-header with the Fall River Bulldogs, on Tuesday, Etna had slipped into a tie for second place with Trinity, at 6-2. Fall River won the first game 10-5. The Lions bounced back to win game-two in nine innings, 4-3.

After a poor performance in game-one, the Lions came roaring back in game-two. Both teams had a base runner in each of the first three innings, but were unable to score. After retiring the Bulldogs in order in the top of the fourth inning, including two strikeouts by Lion pitcher Logan Dysert, Etna broke the ice in the bottom half. (more…)

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Bears and Bulldogs split

McArthur – After dropping the first game of the double-header to the Fall River Bulldogs, 7-0, the Mt. Shasta Bears rebounded to take game-two 6-4. The Bears baseball squad stays at the .500 mark in the Shasta Cascade League at 4-4 (8-10). Mt. Shasta is in fourth place, ahead of Fall River (3-3), and trailing third place Trinity (6-2). Etna and Burney sit on top of the SCL at 5-1.

coffee-break-generic-ad-4.jpgIn game-one, the Bulldogs scored three runs in the second inning, two in the third inning, and another two runs in the fifth inning.

For the Bears, Trent Hough went 2-2. Erik Acord and Andrew Campbell were each 1-2, with a walk. Dallas Brooks was 1-3. Colin Waterman started on the hill and took the loss (5IP, 7R, 5H, 7BB, 2K). (more…)

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Lady Eagles ranked 1st

The College of the Siskiyous Lady Eagles grabbed a share of the top ranking in the state of California, after recording wins over Yuba, Shasta, and Butte, last week. COS is currently tied with Cypress (40-1) for the top spot, with 150 points, and six first place votes a piece. (more…)

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Lady Lion JVs take third place

etna-lost-river-tandy-thackeray-text-sized.jpgETNA – The host Etna Lady Lion JVs won their pool, last Friday, but fell to eventual Marble Mountain Classic Softball Scramble, runner-up Big Valley (varsity team). Etna however, bounced back in the third place game, hammering Lost River 11-2.

After setting down Lost River in order to start the game, Etna set about scoring some runs in the bottom of the first inning. Katie Eiler led off with a single. Andrea Pearson laid down a sacrifice bunt that wound up being a hit. Eiler advanced all the way to third on the play. Kassie Federico picked up an RBI, when she grounded out, scoring Eiler. Pearson came home, on a Tandy Thackeray single. Thackeray stole second and third base, and scored when Ilima Adams singled. Etna led 3-0 after one inning.

Lost River failed to score in the second inning. Teal Rimmer led off the bottom half of the inning with a walk for the Lady Lions. Rimmer moved to second on an Eiler sac bunt, and reached third on a wild pitch. Rimmer scored, when Federico reached on an error, to make the score 4-0.

valleytire5-c-sized.jpgNeither squad scored in the third inning. Lost River scored one run in the top of the fourth, but Etna answered right back in the bottom. Rimmer led off with a single, and went to second, and then third base, on wild pitches. Rimmer scored on an errant throw, during a pick off attempt by the Lost River catcher, making it 5-1, after four innings. (more…)

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Lady Miner JVs capture tourney championship

yreka-big-valley-adriana-scala-b-text-sized.jpgETNA – The JV version of the Marble Mountain Classic Softball Scramble was a two day event, except for the Yreka Lady Miner JV squad. Yreka had a league game against Lassen on Friday, and wound up playing all of their tournament games on Saturday. In the end, it didn’t matter.

The Lady Miners beat both Big Valley (a varsity team), and Quincy in back-to-back pool-play games in the morning. After a couple of hours of rest, the Lady Miners took care of Lost River, in a semi-final game, setting up a championship match with Big Valley. BV defeated Etna in the other semi-final game.

The Lady Miners came into their fourth game in ten hours looking a bit tired. Yreka opened up the top of the first inning, with three straight strikeouts. The Big Valley Cardinals converted a hit, a passed ball, and an error into a run in the bottom half of the inning, to lead 1-0.

northerncapaving-225.jpgBV committed a couple of errors in the top of the second inning, which gave Yreka a runner on second with one out, and runners on second and third base, with two outs. However, three Yreka strike outs blew away their chance to get on the board in the inning. BV opened the bottom half with a double, but a 6-3-5 double play erased the Cardinals’ opportunity. (more…)

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Miners win third in a row

yreka-lassen-devin-howard-text-sized.jpgYREKA – Don’t look now, but the defending NAL champion Yreka Miners baseball squad is beginning to heat up. The Miners dominated the Lassen Grizzlies 5-1, on Friday, to win their third straight Northern Athletic League game.

Yreka took the lead, 1-0, in the second inning. Lassen scored a run in the top of the fourth to knot it at 1-1. Yreka put up three runs in the fourth and added an insurance run in the fifth.

Andrew Ward started on the hill and pitched six strong innings for the win (R, 4H, BB, 9K). Ethan Garrett pitched the top of the seventh and fanned the first and third batters, on the way to a 1-2-3 inning.

Rodney Grant led the Miner offense, going 1-3, with a run, an RBI, a double, and a walk. Kurt Lorenzini went 1-3, with a run and a walk. Joe Wilson was 1-3, with a run.

“Today was our first really dominating win. We did almost everything right. We still didn’t bunt. We made a few blunders, but as far as pitching well, we did that. We got good hits when we needed them. We made the defensive plays when we needed them,” said Yreka Coach Jason Freitas. “This was the best team win. It gives us confidence going into the break. We get a nice little week break before we play Central Valley. So, we’ll have everybody loaded and ready to go.”

Yreka is now 3-2 in the NAL (9-13), and will visit Shasta Lake City to play Central Valley on Friday, April 18.

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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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