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High school ski and snowboard results for 1/30 and 1/31

1-31-09-ski-11-front.jpgFriday, January 30
Individual results
nsa-in-story.jpgGirls Slalom Ski Top 10
1. Alyssa Winkleman, MS – 46.40
2. Erika Kimball, Yreka – 47.27
3. Kristen Mapes, MS – 51.02
4. Alyssa Backes, MS – 52.54
5. Hilary Hampton, Etna – 55.40
6. Chelsea Quigley, Weed – 56.77
7. Cedar Kirwin, MS – 58.87
8. Tasha Mejia, Yreka – 1:00.36
9. Melaina Vogel, Weed – 1:01.78
10. Paige Green, Surpr – 1:06.54 (more…)

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Impact Player Erin Kirch

erin-kirch.jpgWatch a Dunsmuir Tigers’ basketball game and you’ll notice a presence—a player that demands your attention. That player is Erin Kirch.

A senior, Erin leads the Tigers in scoring and rebounding. He has 14 games in double figures for scoring and nine in rebounds. His high point total is 25, and his high in rebounds is 13. Erin has recorded eight double-doubles. And, oh yeah, he plays defense, too.

While Erin’s Impact Player Award is for basketball, he could also have won one for football. Erin led the Tigers in receiving yards and sacks. He was wbs-web-generic-300.jpgsecond in tackles and third in rushing (615 yards on a team that amassed 3168 yards total).

Add it all up and it equals an Impact Player Award.

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. (more…)

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Aaron Power-Bearden is an Impact Player

power-bearden.jpgSometimes, it’s not a simple thing to determine which player has the greatest impact on the success of a team. That’s the case with the Weed Cougars varsity basketball team. For example, there’s just 1.4 points per game difference between the leading scorer and the third leading scorer. Statistically, there are several Cougars that are close together in multiple categories. That’s when I go to the coach.

I spoke with Weed coach Mike Carpine, and explained the criteria for the award. Carpine suggested senior forward Aaron Power-Bearden based on his consistent performance during the season.

geriad.jpgConsistency is what I also have observed about Aaron. I’ve been following his play for the last three or four years, and he always shows up for game time. Somewhere on the stat sheet you’ll find Aaron with something positive in every game—points, rebounds, steals, or assists. He always seems to contribute in a major way.

Statistically this season, Aaron leads the Cougars in rebounds. He is second in steals and assists, and third in scoring. Aaron also has the best field goal percentage among the starters, and second best free throw percentage. He has scored in double figures nine times this season with a high of 25 points. Aaron is also versatile. He can play the post, run the floor and jack a 3-pointer. (more…)

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Etna High Lion Pride fundraising dinner scheduled

valley-tire-red-300.jpgThe Etna High booster club, Lion Pride, is hosting a fundraising dinner on February 21, at 6:00 PM. Dinner will feature pork ribs and sirloin steak slow cooked over an oak fire. Proceeds will benefit the Etna HS Softball and Baseball programs.

There will also be a raffle and auction. Entertainment will be provided by Sundown Poachers. The Dinner will be held at the Sacred Heart Parish in Fort Jones, and is just $15 for individuals and $25 for couples. The dinner is an adults only event.

For more information or to make a donation, contact Dena Finley at 468-2858, or

More information can also be obtained at

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Tigers’ varsity scores comeback win in final seconds over Big Valley

dunsmuir-v-big-valley-boys-b-ball-front.jpgJunior Varsity pounds BV

DUNSMUIR – The Dunsmuir Tigers took over sole possession of second place in the Evergreen League with a comeback win over the Big Valley Cardinals on Friday night, 65-62. The game came down to the wire, with Nate Gonzales hitting the game winner, and Matt Norton coming up with a swipe to seal the victory.

Big Valley had an early 6-0 lead. After a Dunsmuir time out, Gonzales hit a trey, and followed up with back-to-back deuces, giving the Tigers a 7-6 advantage. The Cardinals came right back with seven straight points to regain the lead 14-7. Then, the court tilted in the Tigers favor, as Dunsmuir ripped off seven in a row. Erin Kirch sandwiched put-backs around a Jake McIntyre freebie to make the score 14-12. A Matt Norton hoop tied the game 14-14 at the end of one quarter.

sis-dist-ad-300.jpgThe Tigers opened the second quarter with a 9-2 run to lead 23-16 about three minutes into the quarter. McIntyre accounted for the first six Tiger points. Big Valley battled back to tie knot the score 29-29, with under a minute to go. A freebie by Zach Shirley gave the Tigers the lead going into the intermission, 30-29.

The Cardinals went up 33-30 early in the third quarter, before M. Norton tied it with a 3-ball, 33-33. Trailing 35-33, LT Hisey dialed long distance, putting Dunsmuir up 36-35. A bucket and then an old fashion 3-point play gave the lead back to Big Valley 40-36. (more…)

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YHS students of the Month

bookstore-text-click-sized-february.jpgYreka Union High School announced the “Students of the Month” for December/January 2008/09.
The entire 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  
Joshua Hall 9
Jake Linville 12

Sean Short 12
Steven Ross 12 (more…)

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Lady Tigers rule Big Valley

dunsmuir-v-big-valley-girls-b-ball-front.JPGDUNSMUIR – If fans came to the Dunsmuir Lady Tigers versus Big Valley Lady Cardinals game expecting just a basketball game on Friday, they got a bonus—a little WWF style wrestling action. While the Lady Tigers attempted to play basketball, Big Valley employed a defensive strategy that seemed to rely on body blocks and two-handed pushes.

The Lady Tigers, however, were not intimidated. Instead, the Dunsmuir girls used basketball skills liberally sprinkled with grit to overcome the Cardinals 37-28.

At the end of a rough and tumble first quarter, the combatants were knotted at 4-4, with Dunsmuir’s points coming on hoops by Jamie Kirch and Jennifer Hope.

wbs-web-generic-300.jpgThe Lady Tigers shut out the Cardinals in the second quarter, out scoring their adversary 8-0. Hope started the scoring with a freebie. Fesler hit a bucket to make it 7-4. Dunsmuir increased its lead to 9-4, when Hope hit Sadie Machamer on a nice back door cut. Another Felser basket and Hope free throw completed the scoring in the quarter, giving the Lady Tigers a 12-4 lead going into the locker room.

Dunsmuir opened up the second half scoring with free throws by Hope and Heather Coe to up its lead to 14-4.  An intentional foul call against a Lady Cardinal for two-handing a Lady Tiger off the court, led to a pair of freebies by Hope, making the score 16-4. (more…)

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Local Sports Scores & Schedule 1/27 – 1/31


Saturday, January 31

Women’s Basketball

COS 99 – Redwoods 89
COS scoring:  Crissy Watts 26, Jennifer Whipple 22, Jazmin McDaniels 19

Men’s Basketball

COS 66 – Redwoods 67

Friday, January 30

Girls Basketball

Yreka 46 – Anderson 38
Yreka stats: Carrie Watson 12 P, 9 R, 5 S, 5 A; Adriana Scala 12 P; Jaylene Phillips 10 P, 7 R; Ashley Lemos 6 P; Marissa Allen 4 P, 5 R

Yreka JV 19 Anderson JV 35

Mt. Shasta 43 – Fall River 33
Mt. Shasta scoring:  Taylor Hansen 16 (four 3-balls), Jeana Michels 10, Donnetta Young 7

Weed 54 – Trinity 49
Weed stats: Amanda Greene 22 P, 13 R, 4 S; Sierra Skeen, 12 P, 13 R; Nicolette Neel 10 P, 7 R

Weed JV 18 – Trinity  41


Dunsmuir 37- Big Valley 28
Dunsmuir scoring: Jennifer Hope 14, Taylor Fesler 12, Heather Coe 6

Boys Basketball

Yreka 39 – Anderson 62
Yreka scoring: Cody Brooks 12, Chris Marks 6, David Burrer 6

Yreka JV 45 – Anderson JV 44

Yreka frosh lost to Anderson

Mt. Shasta 72 – Fall River 43
Mt Shasta stats:  Gene Kenyon 15 P, 7 R; Eric Thelander 10 P, 9 R; Steven Ballard 9 P, 6 R; everyone played, everyone scored.
Fall River scoring: Taylor Sloat 16

Weed 69 – Trinity 57
Weed scoring: Tanner Shelton 20 (four 3-balls), Jake West 13, Robert West 12, Aaron Power-Bearden 12, Tyler Wilson 12

Weed JV 56 – Trinity 54

Dunsmuir 65 – Big Valley 62
Dunsmuir scoring: Erin Kirch 19, Jake McIntyre 15, Nate Gonzales 15

Dunsmuir JV 80 – Big Valley JV 27


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Eagles turn out the lights on Knights, 80-69

cos-v-shasta-mens-womens-front.jpgLady Eagles fall, 72-69

WEED – The COS Screamin’ Eagles rocked the house on Wednesday night, as they turned out the lights on the rival Shasta Knights. Among many highlights, Alden Gibbs put on a slam dunk show for the ages, with a little help from his friends. Gibbs had several jams during the contest, but none more exciting than the one that put the Eagles up 12-6.

Eagle teammate Brian Cummings received a pass too far under the basket to score. So, he flipped the ball back over his head to a high-flying Gibbs who, in one motion, hammered the rock home. The play electrified the crowd and set the tone for the rest of the game.

nsa-in-story.jpgAfter Shasta scored, Eagle Andrew McNabb made it 14-8. An ally oop pass from Drew Herrera to Gibbs for another dunk, doubled up the score at 16-8. With the score 18-10, Jeff Williams dialed long distance, extending the lead to 11 points, 21-10. The remainder of the first half was played relatively evenly, and the Eagles went to the locker room with a 36-26 lead.

Dijon Edwards opened the scoring in the second half, giving the Eagles a 38-26 lead. With the score 40-28, the Knights made a run closing the margin to six points at 40-34. Gibbs ended the run with a 3-ball, and then a steal and dunk, upping the lead to 45-34. (more…)

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Miners enjoy smoked Falcon, winning 8-2 and 10-0

yreka-v-cv-boys-girls-1-front.jpgYREKA – It took the Yreka Miners boys soccer team less than 20 minutes to score all the goals they needed last Tuesday to defeat the Central Valley Falcons. It took the Lady Miners less than a minute to score their game-winner.

Carlos Ontiveros notched the Yreka boys’ first goal three minutes into the match on a header. Ross Perry picked up the assist. Harry Rea-Downing made it 2-0 at the 15


minute mark. Three minutes later, Perry scored thegame-winner, making 3-0.

Other first half goals came from Patrick Erhard, Aiden McKee, and Rea-Downing (2).

Rea-Downing completed his hat trick in the second half and Ontiveros tallied his second goal to give Yreka an 8-0 lead. Central Valley scored both its cosmetic goals in the last four minutes of the match, to make the final 8-2.

The Miners improved to 4-2-1 in Northern Athletic league play and travel to Corning on Thursday.

One minute into the girls varsity match, Amber Fiock found the back of the net. It was the only goal the Lady Miners would need, but they tacked on nine more just to be sure. (more…)

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Bears battle Cougars for 50-44 win

weed-v-mt-shasta-boys-b-ball-front.jpgWEED – It was everything you’d expect from a Mt. Shasta Bears versus Weed Cougars boys’ basketball game—tons of contact, athletic plays, and a battle to the end. On Tuesday night, it was the Bears that handled the Cougars 50-44 to remain in sole possession of first place in the Shasta Cascade League.

Mt. Shasta opened the game with back-to-back 3-balls from Zack Morris and Gene Kenyon to take a quick 6-1 lead. Weed’s Jake West played long-ball to make it a 6-4 game. J. West then dropped a dime to his big brother Robert West to tie the score at 6-6. Mt. Shasta responded with a 14-2 run to close out the first quarter, capped by a 2/3 court buzzer-beater by Miguel Rodriguez.

northerncapaving-300.jpgR. West broke the run with the first basket of the second frame, making the score 20-10. The Bears extended their lead to 24-10, before Tyler Wilson hit a 3-pointer for Weed to make it 24-13. Mt. Shasta pushed its lead to 16 points, 30-14, when Erik Thelander blocked a shot and then took it coast-to-coast for a lay up. At the intermission Mt. Shasta led 30-17.

Wilson nailed his second 3-pointer of the contest to open the scoring in the second half, cutting the Bears’ lead to 30-20. Trailing 35-26, R. West narrowed the gap to just six points, when he dialed long distance at the buzzer, making the score 35-29. (more…)

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Lady Bears stay on top of SCL

weed-v-mt-shasta-girls-b-ball-front.jpgWEED – It wasn’t pretty, but it was a win for the Mt. Shasta Lady Bears over the Weed Lady Cougars on Tuesday night, 35-25. In a game where both the Bears and Cougars spent large amounts of time wandering aimlessly through the wilderness in search of points, Mt. Shasta found a strong fourth quarter, outscoring Weed 11-3.

At the end of the first quarter, the Lady Bears led 6-2 on a pair of buckets by Rachel Abbot and a hoop by Amanda Amesbury.

It took over two minutes for either squad to score in the second quarter. Weed’s Sierra Skeen was first to notch a basket to make the score 6-4. Lori Garcia tied it at 6-6. geriad.jpgTaylor Hansen put the Lady Bears back in front 8-6, but that was the last tally for Mt. Shasta until just before halftime.

Nicolette Neel nailed a 3-ball to give Weed its first lead, 9-8, half way through the second quarter. Amanda Greene followed with a basket, making it 11-8. A hoop by Neel and a 3-pointer from Skeen extended Weed’s lead to eight points, 16-8. Lady Bear Jaycee Sarti answered the call with a long distance bucket just before the buzzer, leaving Weed with a 16-11 lead.

Mt. Shasta battled back to tie the contest at 19-19 on a bucket by Jeana Michels three minutes into the third quarter. Neel put Weed back in front 21-19. Mt. Shasta tied it again on a nice up and under move by Donnetta Young. A freebie and a basket by Taylor Hansen gave the Lady Bears the advantage at 24-21. Going into the final frame, Mt. Shasta led 24-22. (more…)

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High school ski and snowboard results for 1/23/09

eric-hake-front.jpgsis-dist-ad-300.jpgIndividual results

Girls GS Ski Top 10
1. Alyssa Winkleman, MS – 39.37
2. Erika Kimball, Yreka – 39.85
3. Jacqueline Turner, Yreka – 41.76
4. Hanna Hall, MS – 42.00
5. Alyssa Backes, MS – 42.73
6. Kristen Mapes, MS – 42.77
7. Hilary Hampton, Etna – 47.30
8. Tasha Mejia, Yreka – 47.56
9. Cedar Kirwin, MS – 49.08
10. Melaina Vogel, Weed – 51.33 (more…)

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Impact Player: Ross Perry

ross-perry-impact.jpgOne of the most important positions on a soccer field is the center-midfielder. The center-mid needs to be able to pass, shoot, and play defense, as well as act as a “quarterback” on the field. Great conditioning is a must.

Because of its importance to both defense and offense, the center-midfielder has a major impact on how a game is played and the success of the team. For the Yreka Miners, Ross Perry plays the center-midfield position.

In Northern Athletic League play, Perry leads the Miners in goals and is second in assists, as well as third in steals. Perry takes the majority of free kicks, and penalty kicks for the Miners.

Add it all up and it equals an Impact Player Award for Yreka Miner Ross Perry.

y-ad-300.jpgThe 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.

A 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.

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High School Rodeo Results 1/25/09

wbs-web-generic-300.jpgResults of District 1 California High School Rodeo Association – Red Bluff
Bull Sale Rodeo, January 25, 2009 Red Bluff, CA

All Around Cowboy – Daniel Ferreira, Ft Jones 58 pt
Reserve AA – Casey Meroshnekoff, Red Bluff 51
3/5 runner up – Lyle Thurston, Cottonwood 34;
C J Cash, Grenada  34;
Blaine Davies, Gerber 34

All Around Cowgirl – Mackenzie Chambers, Chico 77
Reserve AA – Rylee Lamson, Corning 74.5
2nd runner up – Jessica Andrews, Cottonwood 55
3rd runner up – Bailey Bidwell, Hat Creek   54.5
4th runner up – Jenna Price, Orland 54;
Elizabeth Sousa, Montague 54 (more…)

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