Rams win Yreka Invitational

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YREKA – The Jackson Street School Rams eighth graders won the Yreka Invitational basketball tournament last weekend with a 46-27 win over the Scott Valley Junior High Panthers. Sisson defeated Weed Elementary 46-25 for third place. Montague downed Big Springs, 32-29 in overtime, to finish fifth.

The Sisson cheerleaders took first place in the cheer competition. Matthew Morgan was the Hot Shot champion, and Cody Hoff took the 3-point shooting championship.

In the championship game between the Rams and Panthers, it was the Panthers that looked strong early in valley-tire-red-300.jpgthe first quarter, jumping to a 7-1 lead. Ricky Reynolds opened the scoring. Then, Preston Munson scored on a reverse lay up, and nailed a 3-ball to make it 7-1.

The Rams responded when David Sellons made it 7-3 on a put back. Another bucket and a free throw by Sellons made it a one point game, 7-6. The Panthers went back up by four points, 11-7, but Michael Elfgen scored four points late in the first quarter to narrow the Panthers lead to 13-11. (more…)

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Sisson wins Cheer competition at Yreka Invitational

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Miner JVs roast Cardinals, 48-37

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YREKA – The Yreka Miners boys basketball teams went 1-2 against the Corning Cardinals on Friday night. The frosh lost 36-30, and the varsity fell 76-63. Only the JV squad took care of business, beating the Cardinals 48-37.

The Miner JVs led 11-7 at the end of the first quarter. Corning came back to build a 19-16 lead with 2:20 left in the second quarter. A hoop by Sarome Eng and a trey by Dillon Dow gave Yreka the lead, 21-19, going into the intermission.

Wade Berryhill got Yreka started in the third quarter with an old fashion 3-point play, increasing the lead to nsa-in-story.jpgfive points 24-19. With the score 28-22, Zach Fisher also came up with a 3-point play, making it 31-22. Corning came back to within four points, at 31-27, but a basket by Cole Humphrey, and a buzzer-beating 3-ball by Dow upped the Miners advantage to 36-27 at the end of three.

Yreka maintained an 8-11 point lead throughout the fourth quarter, winning by 11 points, 48-37.

Dillon Dow led the Miner JVs with 16 points. Sarome Eng put up 12, and Wade Berryhill had seven points. (more…)

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Bears dominate Wolves 83-69

geriad.jpgBy Rick Martin

MOUNT SHASTA – What a difference a week makes.

After playing one of their ugliest games of the season in a home loss to Burney, the Mt. Shasta varsity boys put the pedal to the metal against visiting Trinity Friday, cruising to an 83-69 win, and a spot atop the Shasta Cascade League.

The game was only close for about three minutes before Mt. Shasta (9-7, 4-1) erupted with an avalanche of offense. Gene Kenyon had eight first quarter points on the inside, while Jake Padula added eight more from the perimeter, allowing the Bears to bolt to a 26-13 lead after one period. (more…)

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Lady Indians down Honkers, but boys fall to Tulelake

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HAPPY CAMP – In Evergreen League play, Tulelake traveled to Happy Camp on Friday to take on the Indians.  The varsity Lady Indians took an early lead and held it until the end. However, in the fourth quarter, the Honkers fought hard and narrowed the gap. Down by only four with seconds to go, a Lady Honker let loose a long three-ball, sinking it at the buzzer, leaving the Lady Indians with a narrow 52-51 victory.

Happy Camp had four players in double figures: Aja Conrad and Sammi Goodwin with 13, Kelsea McLeran 12, and Carly Hammon 11. (more…)

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Lady Bears rain 3-balls on Trinity


By Rick Martin

MOUNT SHASTA – Mt. Shasta coach Dan Hansen has been busy adding layers to his varsity girls’ defensive scheme. They’ve evidently been working on the offense, too.

The Lady Bears blew past visiting Trinity on Friday night, 54-45 for their third straight lopsided win.

“We played very well,” said Hansen. “We took control of it early, and dictated how the game was going to be played.”

Mt. Shasta scored off the opening tip on a lay up by Jeana Michaels, and then found the range from outside. Amanda Amesbury drained back-to-back 3’s as Mt. Shasta jumped to an 8-2 advantage. Jaycee Sarti and Taylor Hansen also connected on deep balls in the first quarter as Mt. Shasta pushed the lead to 19-11. (more…)

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Local Sports Scores 1/20 – 1/24


Saturday, January 24

Women’s Basketball

COS 77 – Feather River 67
COS scoring: Crissy Watts 23, Amber Franko 16, Leah Swain 14

Men’s Basketball

COS 77Feather River 85

Friday, January 23

Girls Basketball

Yreka 45 – Corning 52
Yreka scoring: Carrie Watson 16, Jaylene Phillips 10, Ashley Lemos 7

Yreka JV lost to Corning JV

y-ad-300.jpgYreka frosh beat Corning frosh

Mt. Shasta 54 – Trinity 45
Mt. Shasta scoring:  Amanda Amesbury 12, Jeana Michels 10

Mt. Shasta JV 45 -Trinity JV 48

Weed 19 – U-Prep 31
Weed scoring: Amanda Greene 7, Nicolette Neel 4

Weed JV lost to U-Prep JV

Etna 55 – Modoc 56

Etna JV beat Modoc JV

Dunsmuir 42 – Butte Valley 78

Happy Camp 52 – Tulelake 51
Happy Camp scoring: Aja Conrad 13, Sammi Goodwin 13, Kelsea McLeran 12, Carly Hammon 11

Boys Basketball

Yreka 63 – Corning 76
Yreka scoring: Andrew Ward 12, Cody Brooks 11, Brandon Larreau 8, Daniel Fisher 8

Yreka JV 48 – Corning JV 37
Yreka scoring:  Dillon Dow 16, Sarome Eng 12, Wade Berryhill 7

Yreka frosh 30 – Corning frosh 36
Yreka scoring:  Eric Neil 21, Russell Sweet 6

Mt. Shasta 83 – Trinity 69
Mt. Shasta scoring:  Gene Kenyon 18, Jake Padula 14, Eric Thelander 12, Miguel Rodriguez 10, Time Jaegel 10

Mt. Shasta JV 55 – Trinity JV 65

Weed 49 – U-Prep 64

Weed JV beat U-Prep JV

Etna 54 – Modoc 50
Etna scoring: Clint Eastlick 19, Jarom Hiett 9, Seth Jordan 8

EtnaJV lost to Modoc JV

Dunsmuir 66 – Butte Valley 41
Dunsmuir stats:  Jake McIntyre 19 P; Lt Hisey 11 P, 3 R; Matt Norton 11 P, 3 A; Erin Kirch 8 P, 5 R, 3 S

Happy Camp 48 – Tulelake 72
Happy Camp stats: Kevin Harrison 20 P, 10 R; Charlie Eastlick 9 P; Craig Reece 9 P (more…)

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Grizzlies down Miners: boys 3-2; girls 2-0

yreka-v-lassen-girls-boys-soccer-front.jpgYREKA – On Tuesday, the Yreka boys and girls soccer teams went into Grizzly territory and escaped with a pair draws—good outcomes in a tough place to play.  On Thursday, the Lassen Grizzlies came to the Miners’ house and grabbed a pair of wins, beating the boys 3-2 and the girls 2-0.

In the boys match, Lassen struck first at the 15-minute mark, scoring on a breakaway that Yreka felt was offside.

Twenty-four minutes into the first half, Ross Perry knotted the score at 1-1, on a blast from about 25 yards out. Harry Rea-Downing had the assist. The score remained tied at the intermission.

wbs-web-generic-300.jpgLassen went back on top, 2-1, fourteen minutes into the second half. With Yreka pressing for the tying tally, Lassen got behind the defense and scored to increase its lead to 3-1, with about three minutes to play.

The Miners refused to rollover. Instead, one minute after falling behind two scores, Jack Fletcher drove the ball to the back of the net off a Perry corner kick. The goal made it 3-2, with two minutes to go. The Miners were unable to get the tying score in the remaining two minutes. (more…)

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Happy Camp Starts League Play

sis-dist-ad-300.jpgBy Carly Hammon

The Happy Camp Indians varsity boys began their Evergreen League season with a home-court loss to Big Valley last Friday. The Indians came out strong and kept it close, but the Cardinals flew away with a 62-50 win. Kevin Harrison led the Indians with 21 points. Charlie Eastlick had a strong night dropping 17, and Sequoi Meyers added 10 points for Happy Camp.

The boys headed to Butte Valley on Tuesday to take on the Bulldogs for the third time. The two previous games were during the Bulldog Classic and were losses for the Indians. This would prove to be a repeat performance. The Indians put up a fight, trailing by only nine points at the half. Harrison again led the Indians with 16 points, and Craig Reece added 12. However, Happy Camp came out behind 39-61, suffering yet another loss to the Bulldogs. (more…)

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Boys: Yreka 2 – Lassen 2, Girls: Yreka 1 – Lassen 1 (1/20/09)

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COS Financial Aid Office announces scholarship opportunities

svpt-small.jpgWEED – The College of the Siskiyous has announced that the “Through the Looking Glass” and its National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families is now offering new scholarships specifically for high school seniors and college students who have parents with disabilities. These scholarships are part of the Through the Looking Glass’ new federal grant New National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families).

High School Seniors: to be eligible, a student must be a high school graduate (or graduating senior) by summer 2009, planning to attend a college fall 2009 and have at least one parent with a disability. Five separate $1,000 awards will be given out in fall 2009. Individuals may submit only one application per award period. (more…)

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Lions earn their way into conversation

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ETNA – Since the preseason the talk around the Shasta Cascade League has been that the boys’ varsity championship would be a 3-way race between Trinity, Mt. Shasta, and Weed, with Trinity being the favorite. Etna was rarely mentioned as a contender, but after Tuesday night’s 73-61 win over the Trinity Wolves, the Lions will surely be included in the conversation.

Trinity was first on the board, but a hoop by Brent Davis and back-to-back buckets by Clint Eastlick put the Lions up 6-2. Trinity was within a point, 8-7, when Erik Anaya scored in the paint. Then, Davis found Eastlick wide open geriad.jpgunder the basket. Eastlick had a cup of coffee, checked out his photos on SiskiyouYouth, measured the wind speed, and laid the ball up, with time to spare. The Wolves took the lead 13-12 with 44 seconds left in the quarter. However, Eastlick scored his eighth point of the opening frame to give Etna the lead back, 14-13, going into the second quarter.

Ryan Hicks got Etna started in the second frame, making it 16-13. With the score 21-17, Anaya hit a bucket and Davis followed with another to push the lead to eight points, 25-17. After Trinity scored, Anaya pulled out the spin move to make the score 27-19. Next, Hicks found Jarom Hiett on a cut to the basket and the Lions led by 10 points, 29-19. At the break, the Lions were up 31-23. (more…)

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COS Foundation scholarship applications are available for 2009/10


WEED – The College of the Siskiyous Foundation announced that scholarship applications for 2009/2010 are now available. Siskiyou County high school seniors who plan to attend COS during the 2009/2010 year are encouraged to apply for a Foundation Scholarship. In addition, a number of scholarships for continuing COS students are also available from the COS Foundation. (more…)

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Lady Lion squads win OT thrillers

etna-v-trinity-girls-b-ball-front.jpgETNA – The Trinity Lady Wolves walked into the Lions den Tuesday night on top of the Shasta Cascade League at 3-0. When the fur and dust settled, the SCL had a new leader, as the Etna Lady Lions took out the Wolf Pack in overtime 56-49.

In a prelude to the varsity contest, the Lady Lion JV squad had all they could handle from the Trinity JVs, but managed to preserve its unblemished record of 15-0, with a 59-56 overtime win.

The Lady Lions varsity led for first seven minutes of the opening quarter, until Trinity took a one point lead 11-10, with 55 ticks on the clock. It took Etna just 15 seconds to regain the advantage on a bucket by Lindsay Stacher, 12-11. Trinity went back in front, but Stacher scored again to give Etna a 14-13 lead after one quarter.

svpt-small.jpgA basket by Stacher to open the scoring in the second quarter made it 16-13. The Lady Wolves came back to lead the game 19-17, with just over two minutes gone in the quarter. Etna tied the score, 19-19, on a put back by Ilima Adams. With Trinity leading 22-21, Etna ran off six straight points on a put back by Sarah Loogman, a bucket by Trina Appler, and a steal and score by Paige Finley, giving the Lady Lions a 27-22 lead. Trinity narrowed the gap to one point at 27-26, but a Loogman steal and assist led to a basket by Finley, increasing Etna’s lead to 29-26. The Wolf Pack hit a shot with 11 seconds left in the first half, leaving Etna with a 29-28 lead at the intermission. (more…)

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Dodgeball competition raises money for Corben Brooks


ETNA – Since Mt. Shasta High School football player Corben Brooks was injured in a preseason scrimmage, several fund raising activities have taken place raising thousands of dollars to help Corben’s family offset his medical costs. Last Saturday, Etna High School found a unique way to help out—dodgeball.

wbs-web-generic-300.jpgDon’t laugh. The event raised about $1,000 and several welts.

The Etna High ASB and Co-Student Activities Directors Sherri Hanna and Rhonda Daws organized the dodgeball tournament, which drew 12 teams in two categories.

In the 14-29 division there were: The Under Cover Cannon Ball Chuckers, Schickalocka Laylies, The Wagon Burners, The Punishers, Los Novas Locos, and Good Life. The over 30 division featured: RB Aldrich Construction, State of Jefferson Border Patrol, “Y” Attack, The Slow Dodgers, The Tie Die Warriors, and Siskiyou Sheriffs. (more…)

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Eagles turn Cougars into kittens

cos-v-lassen-mens-b-ball-front.jpgWEED – The College of the Siskiyous Eagles are making a habit of beating the Lassen Cougars. They’ve done it three times this season, including Saturday night’s win, 87-84.

Eagle Alden Gibbs welcomed the Cougars with a gift from the land-of-three to start the scoring for COS, and give the Eagles the early lead, 3-2. Gibbs also gave Lassen a farewell present to finish the game.

With COS leading 85-84, Gibbs was intentionally fouled with two seconds remaining in the game. All Eagles but Gibbs dropped back, while he went to the line for two freebies. Gibbs missed the first shot, giving Lassen a chance for a miracle win.

bowen-ad-rev.jpgIn a play that seldom seems to work, Gibbs shot a line-drive off the front of the rim snagged the rebound and put it through the hoop to seal the Eagle win.

After the game Gibbs was asked if he had ever seen that play work.

“That’s my first time ever doing it. I just had to miss perfect so I could get the rebound because they thought I was going to shoot it regular. But, it came off just how I wanted it and I grabbed it and laid it up,” said Gibbs. “If I had made the first one, I would have made the second one. But because I missed the first one, I had to miss the second one so they couldn’t just throw up a ‘Hail Mary’ and win.” (more…)

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