The Mt. Shasta Bears dropped their final game of the season to the Trinity Wolves, but still managed to make the NSCIF D-III playoffs. They even moved up to the five-seed, by virtue of their win over Live Oak earlier this season. The Bears (4-6) will travel to number-four East Nicolaus (5-5) on Friday, November 14 at .
Etna (7-3) was s dropped to the six-seed in D-IV (behind 5-5 Esparto), and will head to Redding to tangle with third-seeded U-Prep (7-2).
The Dunsmuir Tigers (6-3) will be traveling to Greenville as the fifth-seed to play the fourth-seeded Indians (7-3) in round one of the D-VI playofffs. The Tigers lost to Greenville 36-26 at home earlier this season.
YREKA – With playoff hopes slim, and facing the always tough West Valley Eagles (8-2), it would have been easy for the Yreka Miners to mail in the last game of the season. They didn’t. Yreka played a much more competitive game than the score indicates, and played to the end.
The Eagles came out with an aerial attack. On the first possession of the game, the Eagles connected on a 29-yard pass to move to the Yreka 30. The next pass found a receiver, but it was Miner Brandon Larreau with an interception. Yreka was unable to move the ball and punted.
Undaunted by the pick off, WestValley went right back to the air, connecting on a 50-yard strike to move from its 20 to the Miner 30. The Eagles capped the 80-yard drive with a 4-yard run. With the PAT it was 7-0 halfway through the first quarter.
The Miners were forced to punt again on their next possession, but a bad snap led to the Eagles taking possession at the Yreka 27. This time the Eagles finished the short drive with an 8-yard pass, making it 14-0 with left in the quarter.
Following a touchback on the ensuing kickoff, the Miners, facing a potential blowout, set up shop on their own 20-yard-line. By the end of the quarter, Yreka had moved to its 45. On the first play of the second quarter, Manny Barragan flew past the Eagles for a 55-yard TD. Barragan also scored a 2-point conversion on a fake kick, making it 14-8. (more…)
Despite losing their last two matches, the Etna Lady Lions moved up in the playoff point rankings to ninth, and were also seeded ninth. Etna (17-17-2) will travel to Red Bluff to take on the Mercy Warriors (18-13).
Dunsmuir was ranked seventh in playoff points, but was jumped over by Evergreen League foes BigValley and ButteValley. By NSCIF rule, BigValley and ButteValley moved ahead of Dunsmuir by virtue of their higher finish in league. Big Valley won the league and was 2-0 against Dunsmuir. ButteValley split with Dunsmuir, and finished second in league. Dunsmuir was third in the Evergreen League. (more…)
ETNA – The Etna JV Lady Lions dominated the Burney Raider JVs in a 2-0 win. The seniors said thanks to their parents, and the varsity looked like they hadn’t practiced together in a week.
Early on, tied 7-7 in game-one, it looked like the Etna JVs and Burney JVs were going to be locked in a struggle. But, an ace by Katie Eiler gave Etna an 8-7 lead and started a 15-2 run by the Lady Lions. With the score 14-9, Tandy Thackeray rotated to server, and Etna rattled off nine straight points, including four Thackeray aces, to lead 23-9. A kill by Eiler made it 24-10. A service error by Burney finished out the game, with Etna winning 25-14.
Game-two began with Thackeray serving and Etna going out to a 5-0 lead. Abby Travis and Cameryn Morrill each had a kill, and Thackeray recorded another ace in the opening run. With the score 5-3, the Lady Lion JVs went on another 5-0 run, to increase the lead to 10-3, behind a pair of aces and a kill by Eiler. A kill by Lisa Jordan-Bennett made it 11-4. Coach Linda Berry made liberal use of her bench the remainder of the game. Burney did make a strong comeback bid to tie the game at 23-23, but the Lady Lion JVs held on to win the game 25-23, and the match 2-0.
While the JVs shined, the Etna varsity sleepwalked through the first two games of their match—a match full of service errors, hitting errors, and general confusion. Games one and two went Burney’s way 25-21, 25-21.
The Lady Lions began to come out of their slumber in games three and four, winning 25-22 and 25-21. (more…)
COTTONWOOD – The Mt.ShastaHigh School cross country team shined at the Shasta Cascade League and Small Schools Division cross country championships, on Wednesday.
Mt.Shasta’s Mitchell Nesheim and Joanna Been won the boys and girls individual SCL titles, and both finished fourth in the division. Nesheim covered the 3-mile course in 17:34.00. Beem’s time was 20:58.00.
Etna Lady Lion Jilinda Franklin was second in the SCL and fifth overall (21:07.00). Right behind Franklin in sixth through ninth place overall were Lady Bears Cary Rogers (), Kirsten Bree (), Lisa Shinohara (), and Cynthia Laiacona (). Weed Lady Cougars Chelsea Quigley (24:36) and Ellie DeRoss (24:42) finished seventeenth and eighteenth out of 62 runners. (more…)
DUNSMUIR – no team was hotter than the Dunsmuir Tigers to start the season in the California 8-man league. The Tigers started 6-0, and dominated in many of their games. Since then, things have gone downhill.
A rash of injuries to top players hurt the Tigers, and a 42-0 loss to top-ranked Westwood started the slide. That was followed by a 36-25 loss to Greenville, and a 35-0 thumping by Champion Christian last Saturday, dropping Dunsmuir’s record to 6-3. (more…)
The North Section CIF released updated volleyball playoff points rankings today.
Dunsmuir (11-8) is tied for 7th with ButteValley (8-5) in Division-VI, and is in position to host a first-round playoff game. However, BigValley (10-13-3) ranked 11th has won at least a share of the Evergreen league and has defeated Dunsmuir twice in league play. Big Valley will likely jump over Dunsmuir in the playoff seedings. Happy Camp is ranked 15th (2-9), and Tulelake is 19th (3-21) (more…)
WEED – The College of the Siskiyous is pleased to announce Laura McMahon is the winner of a $250 College Options Scholarship.
A graduate of Pleasant Valley High School in Chico, she began attending College of the Siskiyous during the fall 2007 semester. McMahon enjoys playing volleyball, reading, bike riding, and watching movies. An outdoor enthusiast, McMahon completed her first hike up Half Dome in Yosemite last summer, and is interested in pursuing a career in wildlife biology.
At COS, McMahon plays on the Lady Eagles volleyball team, and works as a student worker in the Financial Aid Office. Following her graduation from COS in May 2009, McMahon plans to transfer to UC Santa Barbara and major in zoology.
Earlier this year, McMahon also received the Neil Schanker Memorial Biology Scholarship from the COS Foundation.
WEED – The College of the Siskiyous announces the following scholarship opportunities:
The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Undergraduate Scholarship: Two awards of $3,000 each are available. Deadline for filing an application is April 1, 2009. Visit http://www.acwa.com/news_info/scholarships/#acwa for more details. Eligible students must be California residents attending selected California schools full time as a junior or senior during the current academic year. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 1 of each year. Information is also available by calling ACWA at 916.441.4545. (more…)
Yreka High School senior Brie Phillips has joined SiskiyouYouth.com as a sports journalist for her senior project.
Phillips has thus far spent time observing on the sidelines of the Yreka v Lassen football game, and has taken action photos at the Yreka v West Valley volleyball match. Her first slide show is part of SiskiyouYouth.com’s coverage of the match.
While she isn’t completely sure of her career plans, Phillips says that it will have something to do with health and an active lifestyle. She may attend the College of the Siskiyous, but is still investigating other schools.
Phillips must complete 20 hours of training and practical application to fulfill the requirements of her senior project. She will be covering all aspects of the Yreka Miner’s baseball tournament in the spring as her capstone for the project—including writing the story, conducting interviews, taking and editing photos, producing the slide show, and posting the story and slide show to the website.
YREKA – West Valley (9-0, 32-8) simply doesn’t lose in Northern Athletic League play. And although the young Yreka Lady Miners varsity team didn’t defeat the powerful Eagles, they did make them sweat in the first two very competitive games of the match.
Perhaps it was senior night that inspired the Lady Miners, or maybe it was the idea that it was their last home game of the season. Whatever the reason, Yreka (1-8, 3-17-1) played one of its best matches of the season.
Yreka jumped out to a 5-1 lead in game-one, behind a pair of thundering kills by senior Carrie Watson. The Eagles narrowed it to 7-6, but a kill and an ace by Mallory Greenfield pushed the lead back to three points at 9-6. Yreka extended its lead to seven points, 16-9, on a pair of aces by Jessany Munoz. The Eagles, however, battled back to tie the game at 19-19. A kill by Kayla Wisler temporarily regained the lead for Yreka at 20-19. But, West Valley scored the next six points to take the game 25-20. (more…)
Mt. Shasta fielded five players who managed very well under wet conditions at the Butte Creek Country Club, host of the 2008 NSCIF Sectional Varsity Golf tournament. Unfortunately, illness for Brittany Andrus, Mt. Shasta’s number-2 ranked player, caused her to withdraw from playing after arriving at the course. Mt. Shasta’s team score trailed Paradise HS by 7 strokes, Chico HS by 18 strokes and Enterprise HS by 22 strokes.
“All would have been in range for a win if we had the advantage of scoring the best five out of six players.” said Gibson. “I continue to be very proud of our team for their performance this season and as MSHS’s first League Championship team. Freshman Alexis Cheula did the best of the Mt. Shasta players, finishing 14th of 40 players. The seniors, Emma Taylor and Kimberly McDermott, tied at 16th, and Michelle Coulter Nava at 30th. Jeanette Ricci held her own without giving up under tough circumstances in her first NSCIF competition. Juniors Brittany Andrus and Kayla McDaniel will have a shot at much better golf when they return as seniors on next year’s team.”
Shasta High School took first place with a team score of 278, Pleasant Valley HS second with a 290. Individuals advancing to NORCAL are the top four not on a winning team, Rockelle Sande from Enterprise HS, Erin Trevinoand Ashley Novosad from Lassen HS and Laney Sumner from Paradise HS.
The girls were scheduled to play eighteen holes, but after nine holes were completed the match was called due to heavy rains.
WEED – In celebration of the opening of the holiday season, the College of the Siskiyous Performing Arts Series one again presents The Nutcracker performed by the Eugene Ballet Company (EBC), on Saturday evening, November 15, at 7:00 pm, at the Weed Campus Kenneth W. Ford Theater.
A timeless tale for the Christmas season, the ballet brings an evening of enchantment and a playful, fairytale setting that has delighted thousands of children and adults of all ages. The Eugene Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker features sets and costumes created by Disney designer Don Carson. The Eugene Ballet travels with a full company of 24 dancers and annually presents 50-75 performances and programs for regional touring and outreach.
The production will feature Siskiyou County children performing various roles in the performance. The children’s ages range from six to 18 years of age with levels of experience ranging from beginning to advance. Nuria Llovet, owner, director and choreographer of Nuria’s Dance Academy in Mt. Shasta has been working with the children on a weekly basis, and is very pleased with the dedication and enthusiasm the children have shown during rehearsals. (more…)