Did donuts lead to law enforcement’s loss?

enforcers-v-etna-lions-b-ball-benefit-1-front.jpgBy Ray Wolf

The Siskiyou Enforcers took on the Etna Lions varsity basketball team in a benefit game on Wednesday night in Etna. Proceeds from the game benefited the Toni’s Backpacks program. The Lions prevailed 57-45, but may have gained an advantage with the use of “Cop Kryptonite.”

Following the game, the Enforcers’ Kirk Andrus said that most people don’t understand that basketball isn’t played with hands or feet, “It’s played with the mind.” Did the Lions outsmart the Enforcers? It seems that it may be possible

Etna came out strong and held an 11-5 lead after the first quarter, and 23-15 at the half. During the intermission, the Lions pulled a somewhat risky move, presenting the Enforcers with a plate of glazed donuts. The rumor that the plate also contained turnovers, a Lion specialty, has not been confirmed.

svpt-small.jpgThe move appeared to backfire early in the third quarter. The Enforcers, perhaps benefiting from a sugar high, came out fired up and went on a 10-0 run to take a 25-23 lead. Going into the final frame, the Enforcers held a 34-31 advantage.

The Enforcers continued to lead for the majority of the fourth quarter. But, with about three minutes left to play, the Enforcers seemed to hit a wall—the crash.

It appears that the Lions’ strategy paid off perfectly, as the Lions dominated the final three minutes, regaining the lead and sprinting to a 57-45 win. (more…)

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Miner baseball and softball dominate Redding Christian

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YREKA – With several of the Redding Christian Lions’ baseball players still in the state basketball playoffs, the Lions did anything but roar against the Yreka Miners on Tuesday. Yreka scored 13 runs in both the first and second innings, and went on to win 31-0. That’s not a typo. It really was 31-0. It could have been worse.

Part way through the first inning, Yreka stopped advancing on passed balls and wild pitches. There were plenty of opportunities. There was only one Yreka steal in the game, midway through the first inning. Even an expanded strike zone didn’t help much.

Yreka improved to 3-0 and will face Mt. Shasta in the Marble Mountain Tournament on Thursday in Fort Jones.

The Lady Miners had to work a little harder for their 8-1 victory over the Lady Lions, but not much. Yreka scored two runs in the first inning, four in the second inning, and two in the fifth. Redding Christian scored its run in the fourth inning.

The Lady Miners are 1-0 and will travel to Mazama on March 17 for a double-header.

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Lady Indians win the SiskiyouYouth/PremierWest B-Ball Challenge

pwb-logo.jpgThe PremierWest/SiskiyouYouth team of the year is the Happy Camp Lady Indians. Happy Camp advanced to the NSCIF D-VI semi-finals.

1. Happy Camp Girls, 12-3

2. Etna Boys, 16-9

3. Mt. Shasta Boys, 15-10

4. Weed Boys, 15-11

5. Etna Girls, 14-11

6. Yreka Girls, 10-9

7. Mt. Shasta Girls, 10-11

8. Dunsmuir Girls, 10-14

9. Weed Girls, 10-15

10. Dunsmuir Boys, 9-18


11. Yreka Boys, 6-18

12. Happy Camp Boys, 3-14 (more…)

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Shasta Cascade League girls All-League

bookstore-text-click-sized-march.jpgMVP: Paige Finley, Etna


Lindsay Stacher, Etna

Brittney Potter, Etna

Taylor Hansen, Mt. Shasta

Donnetta Young, Mt. Shasta

Hannah Rogers, Burney

Amanda Greene, Weed

Sami Schmidt, Modoc

Michel Funk, Modoc

Stevie Zweck, Trinity

Julianna Corr, Fall River (more…)

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Shasta Cascade boys All-League

northerncapaving-300.jpgMVP: Erik Thelander, Mt. Shasta


Steven Reed, Mt. Shasta

Aaron Power-Bearden, Weed

Erik Anaya, Etna

Ryan Hicks, Etna

Dylan Harrington, Burney

Ryan Phipps, Burney

Jared Atterberry, Trinity

Justin Jeangerard, Trinity

Taylor Sloat, Fall River

Dee Hunsaker, Modoc (more…)

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Clay Walker returning to Siskiyou Golden Fair after 2008 cancellation

clay-walker-2.jpgYREKA – The Siskiyou Golden Fair is pleased to announce that chart-topping country singer Clay Walker will be the headline act at the 2009 Siskiyou Golden Fair on August 13, making up the last-minute cancellation from last year.

“We are thrilled that Mr. Walker has decided to make up this date,” said fair CEO Rebecca Desmond. “He cancelled 24 hours prior to the show last year when his wife went into labor earlier than expected and he flew home to Texas to be there for the birth of his son.”

Walker agreed to return to Yreka this year and his fans are thrilled. The comedy duo Williams & Ree will be opening for Walker. They are a favorite of Siskiyou County residents with their great rural humor.

“The other good news is that prime tickets will only be $25 this year,” Desmond said.

valley-tire-red-300.jpgWhether on stage or in the recording studio, Walker never gives less than a hundred percent, and it’s that kind of dedicated work ethic combined with God-given talent that have made him one of the most successful country acts of the past decade. He first topped the Billboard country singles chart in 1993 with “What’s It to You” and followed with his second consecutive No. 1 hit, “Live Until I Die.” Since then he’s placed 31 titles on Billboard’s singles chart including such additional chart toppers as “Dreaming with my Eyes Open,” “If I Could Make a Living,” “This Woman and This Man,” and “Rumor Has It.” (The latter two songs each spent two weeks at the summit.) He’s enjoyed his share of success and has consistently been one of the busiest artists on the road. He’s scored four platinum-selling albums, signifying sales of a million units, and two gold albums, discs that sold over 500,000 units. (more…)

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Miners take a pair from the Bears


nsa-in-story.jpgYREKA – The Yreka Miners swept the Mt. Shasta Bears in double-header action on Saturday. The original schedule called for the Hamilton Braves to join the fun, but they canceled at about 8:00 pm on Friday night. That led to the Yreka v Mt. Shasta double-dip.

Having little actual field time due to snow in Mount Shasta, the Bears struggled for much of the time. The Miners, having practiced in Yreka’s near sub-tropical conditions, played well, winning both games in five innings by the identical score of 11-1. (more…)

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NSCIF basketball champions


D-II: Pleasant Valley

D-III: Paradise

D-IV: Corning

D-V: Durham

D-VI: Hayfork (more…)

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Ask Anzo: baseball and softball rules

coffee-break-b.jpgEver wonder what the rule really is on that play that you claim cost your team the game? Well, now you can find out by asking umpire Dale Anzo. Anzo will be answering questions about baseball and softball rules on a regular basis on SiskiyouYouth.com.

Before I give you his initial rule explanation, I’ll let you know how this feature came to be.

For about four years, at three different media outlets, I’ve been trying to get officials to explain the rules of the game. There are a lot of people yelling at the officials who don’t know some of the rules. And, I’m sort of tired of officials complaining that fans, players, and coaches don’t know the rules.

So far this school year, I approached officials from football, volleyball, soccer, and basketball. They all said it was a great idea and assured me that they would do it. None did. So, I figure if they won’t take the initiative to do some explaining, go ahead and yell at them. Let them whine. (more…)

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Butte Valley is D-VI runner up


CHICO – Butte Valley’s season ended with a 47-45 overtime loss to the Hayfork Lady Timberjacks, on Friday afternoon at Chico State University. The Lady Bulldogs finished the season with a record of 21-2 and the NSCIF Division-VI runner up plaque. Coach Mike Cross called it a “dream season.”

pwb-logo.jpgButte Valley resembled its English Bulldog namesake for the first four and a half minutes of the opening quarter—sort of slow and lumbering. The Lady Bulldogs were down 10-0 when Cross called a time out.

Coming out of the huddle, Butte Valley switched to pit bull mode, with aggressive in-your-face defense. Butte Valley translated the improved defense into six straight points on a put-back by Tylor Cilione, a 3-ball from Sanna Jarvinen, and a freebie from Anna Makinen. Hayfork hit a 3-pointer with two seconds left in the quarter and led 13-6 going into the second quarter. Hayfork wouldn’t score again for almost four minutes. (more…)

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Local Sports Scores & Schedule



Saturday, March 7


G-1 Yreka 11 – Mt. Shasta 1 (5 innings)
Yreka stats: Kurt Lorenzini 3/4, HR, 4 RBI; Clint Amaral 2/4, 3 R, 4 RBI; Joe Wilson 2/4, 2 R, WP 0 H, 10 K,  2 BB, HB
Mt. Shasta stats: Andrew Campbell R

G-2 Yreka 11 – Mt. Shasta 1 (5 innings)
bookstore-text-click-sized-march.jpgYreka stats: Kurt Lorenzini 4/4, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI; Andrew Ward 1/4 2 R, RBI, WP, 5 K, 3 H, BB; Alex Williams 1/1, R, RBI
Mt. Shasta stats: Trent Hough 1/2, RBI; Bryson Brooks 1/1, Brian Accord 1/1, Zack Morris R

Friday, March 6

Girls Basketball

Butte Valley 45 – Hayfork 47 (OT)
Butte Valley scoring: Sanna Jarvinen 15, Tylor Cilione 9, Kai Braren 8
Butte Valley is the NSCIF D-VI runner up. Hayfork is champion.


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Lady Bulldogs headed to section finals

butte-valley-v-happy-camp-4-front-b.jpgDORRIS – The Evergreen League co-champions squared off in a NSCIF D-VI semi-final game on Wednesday night. The Butte Valley Lady Bulldogs came into the contest at 21-1, with their only loss to Happy Camp. The Happy Camp Lady Indians had a record of 12-2, with both losses to Butte Valley. With a 72-48 win, the Lady Bulldogs are headed to NSCIF D-VI finals in Chico.

Butte Valley controlled the contest from start to finish, jumping out to an 11-3 lead by the midway point in the first quarter. The Lady Indians came back to within four points at 11-7, on a hoop by Kelsea McLeran and a pair of freebies by Sammi Jo Goodwin, but that was as close as it would get.

northerncapaving-300.jpgThe Lady Bulldogs finished the opening quarter with a 14-2 run. A free throw from Tylor Cilione started the streak. Sanna Jarvinen followed with a lay up. A steal-n-score from Anna Makinen upped the advantage to 16-7. A bucket from Bethany Holguin made it 18-7. After a free throw from Lady Indian Aja Conrad, Cilione hit a pair from the charity stripe, making the score 20-8. Makinen sandwiched a basket and a 3-ball around a freebie by Happy Camp’s Amy Wyckoff to give Butte Valley a 25-9 lead going into the second quarter. (more…)

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Sell your recreational vehicle at the Sportsmen’s Expo

mittan-ad-300.jpgYREKA—Do you have an ATV or camp trailer that you just can’t sell? Why not get in front of up to 2,000 people at the PremierWest Bank Siskiyou Sportsmen’s Expo at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds on March 14.
The PremierWest Bank Siskiyou Sportsmen’s Expo is Siskiyou County’s fastest growing sporting trade show. For $15 per space (one item per space), you can park your vehicle at the Expo and put a “For Sale” sign on it. The space fee includes one admission to the Expo.
The PremierWest Bank Siskiyou Sportsmen’s Expo runs 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday, March 14. The show features free fishing for kids, bow hunting demonstrations, mule packing demonstrations, hunting and fishing vendors, Northwest Game head and horn display sponsored by Les Schwab Tire Center, free Boon & Crockett head and horn measuring and the third annual Original State of  Jefferson Top Camp Cook Contest sponsored by Siskiyou Distributing and Sears.

For more information contact the fair office at 842-2767. Or go to www.sisqfair.com

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District 1 CHSRA Challenge of Champions team

The California High School Rodeo Association will be holding its Challenge of Champions rodeo on March 20-22, 2009 in Plymouth.

sis-dist-ad-300.jpgQualifiers from District-1

Barrel Racing
1. Rylee Lamson, Corning
2. Emily Andreini, Red Bluff
3. Allie Jordan, Red Bluff
Alt. Kayla Johnson, Fort Jones

Pole Bending
1. Morgan McCarley, Cottonwood
2. Callie Anthony, Red bluff
3. Allie Jordan, Red Bluff
Alt. Emily Andreini, Red Bluff (more…)

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mOcean volleyball club wins tourney


The mOcean Volleyball Club 17 National Team won the NCVA Presidents’ Day Tournament held in San Jose on February 14-16. The team is based out of Ashland, Oregon and includes Etna High School junior Claire Pynes.

y-ad-300.jpgThere were 50 teams in mOcean’s U-18 age group. The tourney format was pool play on the first two days and bracket play on the final day. mOcean not only won the tournament crown, but sported an 11-0 record, including 22 straight set wins (sets used to be called games).

Etna’s Pynes is an outside hitter for mOcean and is known as a hard working player, who continually improves. As an EHS sophomore in 2007, Pynes was a member of the Shasta Cascade League co-champion Lady Lions, and was an All-League selection. In the 2008 season, Pynes was named league MVP, despite the Lady Lions finishing third in the SCL. Also in 2008, Pynes made the NSCIF all-section third team as an outside hitter.

mOcean will be heading to a tournament in Portland on March 8, and then to Denver Colorado on March 20-22

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CHSRA Interdistrict Rodeo 2/28-3/1 results

Results of the District 1 California High School Rodeo Association
Interdistrict Rodeo February 28-March 1, 2009 held in Red Bluff, CA
This rodeo had contestants from District 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

valley-tire-red-300.jpgAll Around Cowboy: Daniel Ferreira, Fort Jones 60 pts
Reserve AA:  Dean Autry, Fort Jones 55
2nd runner up: Clayton Andrade, Kelseyville 52
3rd runner up: Seth Bowling, Napa  41
4th runner up: Casey Meroshnekoff, Red Bluff 36.5

All Around Cowgirl: Jessica Andrews, Cottonwood  74.5
Reserve AA
: Jessica Vigil, McArthur  58
2nd runner up: Jenna Price, Orland 53.5
3rd runner up: Bailey Bidwell, Hat Creek  52.5
4th runner up: Callie Anthony, Red Bluff  48 (more…)

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North Section Masters Wrestling

svpt-small.jpgThe North Section Masters Wrestling Championships were held on Friday and Saturday, February 27-28 at the Redding Convention Center. Live Oak High School hosted the event.

Siskiyou County Place Winners

127 lbs: Marcus Buchanan, Mt Shasta, 3rd place

137 lbs: Jonathan Ojeda, Etna, 3rd place

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