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Ask Anzo: time out, and dual first base bags

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The granting of “time out” is at the umpire’s discretion in both baseball and softball. Coaches and players can request time out, but time out can only be given by an umpire. An umpire decides when and to whom to grant time out, based on whether or not the umpire feels that time out is needed. A time out request only takes affect if the umpire grants it. If a coach or player requests time out and it is not granted, play continues uninterrupted.

Dual first base bags
According to high school softball rules:

y-ad-300.jpg1. The defense must use the white portion and the batter-runner the colored portion when a play is being made on the batter-runner.

A. The batter-runner is out when there is a play being made at 1st base and the batter-runner touches the white only portion provided the defense appeals prior to the batter-runner returning to touch the white or colored base.

B. The batter-runner is out for interference when there is a force play and the batter-runner touches only the white portion and collides with the fielder about to catch a thrown ball while on the white. (more…)

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Tigers shine at Burney Spring Classic


coffee-break-b.jpgDespite having only four team members the Dunsmuir Tiger boys’ varsity took third place at the Burney Spring Classic track and field meet, last Friday. Corey Knowles won both the 100m and 200m races. Jordan Van Wilgen was third in the High Jump and 400m. Nate Gonzales was third in the Long Jump, and Matt Norton took third in the 1600m.

For the Lady Tigers, Theresa Kessler was third in the 3200m. Samantha Schroeder picked up thirds in the Triple Jump, the Long Jump, and in the 100m.
JV sensation Katie McIntyre finished second in the High Jump.

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Yreka v West Valley 4/28/09

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Lady Tigers clinch Evergreen League with sweep of Bulldogs


sis-dist-ad-300.jpgDUNSMUIR – The Dunsmuir Lady Tigers swept the Butte Valley Bulldogs in a double header on Wednesday, winning 17-7 and 14-8. Dunsmuir finished the season with a record of 6-4 in the Evergreen and 6-6 overall. The Lady Tigers were ranked sixth in NSCIF D-VI playoff points coming into the week.

It was Butte Valley that struck first in game-one of the twin bill. With one out, Tiffani Yeager was hit by a pitch. She then stole second base. A two-out single by Kady Porterfield drove in Yeager. Porterfield scored via a wild pitch and an error. Giving the Lady Bulldogs a 2-0 lead. (more…)

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Lady Miner JVs lose a heartbreaker to West Valley, despite Cruz’ no-hitter


The Yreka Lady Miner JV squad fell to the West Valley Eagle JVs 1-0 on Tuesday. The Yreka defense was solid for most of the game. Unfortunately, for the Lady Miners, it was an error that led to the eventual winning run for West Valley.

“We lost a heartbreaker, but battled to the end,” said Yreka coach Rick Landrum.

Yreka pitcher Tianna Cruz tossed a no-hitter for the Miners and struck out 12 batters in the process.

“Tianna is just getting better and better with every outing on the mound,” said Landrum. (more…)

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Lady Bears leash Bulldogs to win SCL crown

mt-shasta-v-fall-river-3-front.jpgMOUNT SHASTA – The Mt. Shasta Lady Bears swept the Fall River Bulldogs, 4-3 and 2-0, on Tuesday to ensure them of at least a share of the Shasta Cascade League softball championship.

Mt. Shasta pitcher Kayla Spini held court from the circle, while Tori Weatherford and Sammy Reed each picked up a game-winning RBI.

The Lady Bears sit on top of the SCL with a record of 9-1 with only a double header against Tulelake remaining. Etna is in second place at 7-3 with double-headers against Modoc and Weed left to play. Either a win by Mt. Shasta or a loss by Etna will give The Lady Bears the outright title. In any case, the worst Mt. Shasta can do is a tie for first place.

coffee-break-b.jpgThe Fall River Lady Bulldogs came out visibly fired up, and took a 2-0 lead in the top half of the first inning of game-one. The Bulldogs converted a bloop double, a hit batter, a single, and a passed ball into the two runs.

It didn’t take Mt. Shasta long to answer. Kayla Emerson led off the bottom of the first inning with a base hit, and then stole second base. Emerson moved to third base on a wild pitch. With two outs, Tori Weatherford singled to drive in Emerson. Weatherford scored on a double by Kayla Spini to tie the game 2-2, after one full inning. (more…)

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Lion JVs battle Wolves


valley-tire-red-300.jpgETNA – The Etna Lion JV squad had a tough time against the JV Trinity Wolves last Saturday, dropping both games of a double-header, 10-6 and 16-4.

Etna started well in game-one, leading 1-0 after the first inning. Colby Rimmer reached on an error, and then stole second and third base. He scored on a botched pick off attempt.

Trinity, however, put up five runs in the top of the second inning to take a 5-1 lead.

The Lions came up with a short answer in the bottom half of the inning, scoring two runs. Tristan Burns-Edel led off with a walk, and moved to second base on a wild pitch. With one out, Travis Parry singled, advancing Burns-Edel to third base. Parry stole second. Rimmer took a walk to load the bases. A single by Nick Hansen plated Burns-Edel and kept the bases loaded. Max Detrick took a walk, forcing in Parry. A double play ended the inning, with Etna trailing 5-3. (more…)

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Lady Lion JVs second at Marble Mountain Classic


svpt-small.jpgETNA – The Etna Marble Mountain JV Classic softball tournament was short on teams after several cancellations, but not on excitement. After dropping their opening two games to the Trinity JVs (11-8) and the Big Valley varsity (17-2), the Lady Lion JVs beat the Trinity Wolves, 9-8, in the rematch to advance to the championship game.

Etna nearly blew an early 8-0 lead, but Allyson Fleener came through with a two-out, RBI single to drive in Teal Rimmer for the game-winner. Trinity had fought back to tie the game, 8-8, in the top of the sixth inning. (more…)

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Lady Miner JVs down Cardinals 8-3

norcal.jpgYREKA – The Yreka Lady Miners pounded out an 8-3 win over the Corning Cardinals, last Friday—their second Northern Athletic League win. Yreka’s ace, Tianna Cruz struck out 15 batters, including the last five of the game to squash a Corning comeback attempt. Yreka led 8-0 after five innings.

“Our ace righty, Tianna Cruz, had her best game of the year,” said Coach Rick Landrum. Landrum also had high praise for his center fielder..

“Shastina Cloyd made an outstanding, running, shoestring catch in center field,” said Landrum.

The catch was the third out of the inning and saved multiple runs from scoring.

Haley Weldon and Cruz led the Yreka offensive attack. They each scored a pair of runs, went 2/3, and took a walk. Makayla Lindley was 2/4. Tailer Johnson went 1/3, with a double. Danci Burch walked and scored twice. Rachel Luetke and Alyssa Andrews both went 1/3.

With the win, the Lady Miner JVs improved to 12-9-2 overall this season. Yreka travels to Cottonwood to take on West Valley on Tuesday, April 28.

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Lady Bears close in on SCL title

mt-shasta-v-trinity-softball-front.jpgMOUNT SHASTA – The Mt. Shasta Lady Bears softball team swept the Trinity Wolves in a double-header on Friday, winning 14-0 and 8-2. Combined with Fall River splitting a twin bill with Burney, the Lady Bears took sole possession of first place in the Shasta Cascade League, with a record of 9-1 (20-6). Fall River is in second at 8-2 (19-7), and Etna is in third place at 7-3 (22-7).

The Lady Bears can guarantee themselves at least a share of the SCL crown with a sweep of Fall River at home on Tuesday, April 28. Mt. Shasta and Fall River control their own destiny. If Fall River wins its last four games they would win the league. Etna must win its bookstore-text-click-april.jpgremaining four games, and hope for at least one loss by Fall River and two losses by Mt. Shasta in order to win the SCL title.

In game-one against Trinity, the Lady Bears plated their first seven batters, on the way to an 8-0 lead at the end of the first inning. Kayla Emerson led off with a walk. Makenzie Hanna bunted for a base hit moving Emerson to second. Cynthia Laiacona singled to load the bags. Tori Weatherford reached on an error by the Trinity center fielder, scoring Emerson and Hanna. Laiacona went to third on the play. (more…)

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Bears drop a pair to Wolves



MOUNT SHASTA – The Mt. Shasta Bears didn’t have a problem getting runners on base against the Trinity Wolves. They did have a problem getting them across the plate, as the Bears dropped both games of a twin bill, 4-3 and 10-1.

Trinity jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first inning of game, but wouldn’t score again. As it turned out, the Wolves had all they needed.

Zack Morris smacked a two-run dinger in the bottom of the second inning, and the Bears added another run in the fourth to narrow the margin to a single run, 4-3. (more…)

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Local Sports Scores & Schedule 4/21 – 4/25


Saturday, April 25


Etna JV  4 – Big Valley 14 (varsity)
Big Valley wins the Etna JV Classic. Etna is second.

Etna JV 9 – Trinity JV 8

Etna JV 2 – Big Valley 17 (varsity)

y-ad-300.jpgEtna JV 8 – Trinity JV 11


Etna JV 4 – Trinity JV 16

Etna JV 6 – Trinity JV 10

Friday, April 24


Yreka 3 – Corning 1
Yreka batting: Stephanie Leyva 2/3, 2 R, 3 RBI, HR; Adriana Scala 1/3, R, Carrie Watson 1/3, R; Beth Franklin 1/3, S, Marissa Allen 1/3. Pitching:  Beth Franklin SP, WP, 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 4 K

Mt. Shasta 8 – Trinity 2
Mt. Shasta batting: Cynthia Laiacona 3/4, 2 R, RBI; Tori Weatherford 2/4, 2 RBI, 2B, Kayla Emerson 2/4, 2 R, S; Kismet Prosper 1/2, 2 R, RBI, HR; Haley Brown 1/2, RBI, S. Pitching:  Kayla Spini SP, WP, 7 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 15 K

Mt. Shasta 14 – Trinity 0
Mt. Shasta batting: Donnetta  Young 2/3, 3 R, 2 RBI, 3, BB; Tori Weatherford 2/3, 2 R, 2 RBI; Makenzie Hanna 2/3, R, 3 RBI, 2B; Kayla Spini 1/2, 2 R, RBI, 2B, BB, S; Sammy Reed 1/2, 2 R, RBI, BB; Kismet Prosper 1/2, R, RBI, BB; Kayla Emerson 1/2, R, BB, S. Pitching: Kayla Spini SP, WP, 5 IP, 2 H, BB, 9K

Etna 11 – Tulelake 0
Etna’s Katie Eiler and Tandy Thackeray each went yard. More stats when available.

Etna 11 – Tulelake 3
Etna batting: Andrea Pearson 3/4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2B, 2 S;  Ilima Adams 3/4, 2 R; Tandy Thackeray 2/3, R, 2 RBI, BB; Paige Finley 2/4, R, 2 RBI, 3B, S; Katie Eiler 2/4, 2 R, RBI, BB, S; Danelle’ Hiett 1/2, 2 R, BB; Brittney Potter 3 RBI; Emma Iannios 1/1, R; Tessa Burrone 1/1, R.Pitching stats when available.

Weed @ Modoc canceled


Yreka 2 – Corning 4
Yreka batting: Andrew Ward 2/3; Zach Salvestro 2/4;  Devin Howard 1/3, 2 RBI; Wade Berryhill 1/3, R; Kurt Lorenzini 1/3, R, S; Lane Wilson 1/2. Pitching: Andrew Ward SP, LP 5 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 5 BB, 7 K; Joe Wilson 1 IP, K

Mt. Shasta 1 – Trinity 11
Mt. Shasta batting: Andrew Campbell 2/3, sac; Trent Hough 1/3, RBI; Zack Morris R, BB, S; Klayton Davis 1/3, Mike Manfredi 1/3, Lucas Morris 1/3; Dylan Morris 2 BB. Pitching: Jake Padula SP, LP

Mt. Shasta 3 – Trinity 4
Mt. Shasta batting:  Zack Morris 2/3, R 3 RBI, HR, 2B; Trent Hough 2 R, 3 BB, S. Pitching: Colin Waterman SP,LP, 4 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 9 K

Weed @ Modoc canceled

Etna 3 – Tulelake 4
Etna batting: Ben Besoain 3/3, 2B; Jordan Pehle-Munson 1/2, R, BB, 2B, sac, S; Clint Eastlick 1/2. Pitching: Jordan Pehle-Munson SP, LP, 7 IP, ER, 4 H, 4 BB, 6 K

Etna 0 – Tulelake 5
Etna batting: Robbie Munson 1/2, sac; Jordan Pehle-Munson 1/3, Taylor Pehle-Munson 1/3, Seth Jordan 1/3. Pitching: Clint Eastlick SP, LP, 7 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 4 K

Dunsmuir v Hayfork canceled


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COS Athletic Hall of Fame induction and dinner scheduled for May 9

cos-hof-77-football.jpgWEED – College of the Siskiyous will celebrate its long history of athletic excellence with the annual COS Athletic Hall of Fame inductions, to be held Saturday evening, May 9, at the Yreka Community Center and Theater, in Yreka. The public is invited to attend this gala dinner and fun-filled evening to celebrate the COS athletes and coaching staff. The evening will also feature a catered buffet dinner. Tickets to attend the event are $25 per person and should be purchased by May 1. Tickets will not be available for sale at the door.

yac-300-b.jpgThis year COS inductees will include: Cory Branker – Football, Roland Holcomb – Basketball, CeCe (Caddell) Carter – Ski, Bryant Long – Football, Don Harmon – Community Service, Joel Kubli – Football, Mike DeRoss – Baseball, and the 1968 Men’s Basketball Team coached by retired COS Instructor Sid Smith.

Also included as part of the evening activities, is recognition of the outstanding Siskiyou County High School Athlete of the Year.  Two male and two female athletes from each Siskiyou County High School will be recognized and two will be chosen as a male and female Siskiyou County Athlete of the Year. (more…)

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Siskiyou Golden Fair to hold Mutton Busting Championship

mittan-ad-300.jpgYREKA – The Siskiyou County Mutton Busting Championship will be held at the Siskiyou Golden Fair on Saturday, August 15 during the fair rodeo. This first-ever event is sponsored by the 10th DAA Friends of the Fair.

“We are very excited to have this contest during the fair,” said fair CEO Rebecca Desmond. “It will be just like the Siskiyou County Saddle Cow Championship where we take winners from the county’s annual rodeos and they compete at the fair for the championship.” (more…)

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Mt. Shasta Golf Tournament

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Friends of the Fair to hold Community Yard Sale

freinds-of-the-fair.JPGYREKA – Do you have a lot of stuff you want to sell at a yard sale but live too far out to attract many customers? Then the DAA Friends of the Fair Community Yard Sale is for you!

The Friends of the Fair will be holding the yard sale on Saturday, May 2, and a 20’x20’ space is only $20 and a 20’x40′ is $40. The event is a fundraiser for Friends of the Fair and will be held at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds in Yreka. The sale will run from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, vendors will be allowed in at 6:30 am to set up.

For a space application or for more information, contact the fair office at 842-2767 or Applications are available on the fair’s website at

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