Miners go 3-1 at tourney

yreka-hoopa-rodney-grant-text-sized.jpgETNA – A pair of wins over Mt. Shasta, a pounding of Hoopa Valley, and a loss to West Valley added up to a 3-1 record for the Yreka Miners at the Marble Mountain Tournament.

The Miners finished out the tournament with a 9-6 win over the Mt. Shasta Bears, on Saturday. Mt. Shasta went out to an early lead, scoring three runs in the top of the first inning, one in the second, and one in the third to go up 5-0.

Yreka responded with four runs in the bottom of the third inning to make it 5-4. Two Miner runs in the fourth inning gave Yreka the lead 6-5. The Bears tied it in the top of the fifth inning, 6-6, but Yreka put up three runs in the bottom half to win 9-6. (more…)

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Lady Eagles B-ball heads to state finals

cos-solano-karlee-myers-text-sized.jpgROCKLIN – The College of the Siskiyous Lady Eagles basketball team defeated third seeded Sierra (26-6), 56-54, last night in the second round of the North Regional for the California Community College Women’s Basketball State Championships. The win propels the Lady Eagles (25-6) into the state championship round-of-eight.

COS advanced to the second round by defeating Solano 72-59 at home, in round one. Crissy Watts led the Eagles with 18 point—including four 3-balls, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists. Kristi Arness had 13 points—with three 3-pointers, and 3 steals. Karlee Myers put up 12 points and pulled down 8 boards. Amanda Harris scored 11 points, and had 4 helpers. Allyson West had a strong all-around game with 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks, and a pair of steals.

The Lady Eagles will be playing Mt. Sac on Thursday, March 13, at the University of the Pacific, at 1:00 pm.

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Lions third at Marble Mountain

etna-central-valley-greg-monday-text-sized.jpgFORT JONES – Clint Johnson gave up one hit through four innings, and the Etna Lion bats pounded out 14 runs to beat the Trinity Wolves 14-2. The win made the Lions 4-1 in the Marble Mountain Tournament and secured third place.

The Lions pounced on the Wolves right from the start, posting four runs in the bottom of the first inning. Etna added two runs in the second, and exploded for seven runs in the third inning. A run in the fourth inning brought the lions to their final total of 14.

Trinity sat on a goose egg until the top of the fifth inning, when a combination of two walks, three errors and a Wolf hit put two runs across the plate to make the final 14-2.

Greg Monday continued to crank out the hits, going 3-for-3, with four runs, three steals, an RBI, and was hit by a pitch. Logan Dysert was 3-for-4, with three runs, two steals and an RBI. Jordan Pehle-Munson went 2-for-3, with two RBI, and a run. Clint Johnson was 1-for-3, with a run and an RBI, as well as being hit by a pitch. (more…)

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Bears fall to Yreka, West Valley

mt-shasta-west-valley-erik-acord-text-sized.jpgFORT JONES – The Mt. Shasta Bears had a rough start to the Marble Mountain Baseball Tournament. The Bears dropped the frigid morning opener to the Yreka Miners 2-1.

Mt. Shasta’s Erik Acord went 2-for-3, with a run and two steals. Andrew Campbell was 1-for-2, and Trent Hough was 1-for-3.

Ethan Garrett led the Miners, going 1-3, and scoring both Miner runs.

For the Bears, game two certainly wasn’t any better, as they lost to West Valley 8-2.

West Valley scored two runs in the first inning, one in the third, three in the fourth, and two in the fifth. Mt. Shasta managed to get on the board in the top of the sixth with a pair of runs, but the game was called on time limit.


Campbell went 2-for-3 for the Bears, with a double, and a run. Acord was 1-for-3, with a run and a steal. Erik Thelander went 1-for-3, with an RBI. Kevin Cole was 1-for-3.

The Bears and the Miners hooked up again on Saturday, with the Miners prevailing 9-6.

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Yreka splits at Redding Christian

Girls win, boys lose

REDDING – The Yreka Lady Miners softball team jumped out early and cruised to an easy 5-1 win over Redding Christian, on Tuesday. Yreka scored four runs in the first, and added another in the second inning. Redding Christian scored its lone run in the fifth inning.

Robin Lemos led the Yreka attack going 1-for-3, with two runs scored, and a walk. Stephanie Leyva was 1-for-4, with a run. Sara Jones and Kesha Betts each scored for the Lady Miners.

Kayla Graves got the start and the win for Yreka, going three scoreless innings. Graves gave up two hits, a walk, and struck out six. Robin Lemos pitched four innings, giving up one earned run and one hit. Lemos fanned eight, walked one, and hit a batter. (more…)

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Lady Eagles pound Redwoods, 20-0

cos-solano-softball-jackie-imhof-text-sized.jpg REDDING – The College of the Siskiyous Lady Eagles dominated the College of the Redwoods in game one of a scheduled double-header, on Wednesday. Imhof pitched four innings of no-hit ball, before giving way to Becca “Tweety” Anderson, who finished out the five inning combined no-hitter for COS. Stephanie Zwetschke went 4-for-4 with two dingers, and Katie Zauner added a long ball.

The Lady Eagles also ripped Redwoods in game two, 11-3, which ended on a 3-run blast by Zwetschke in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Last weekend the Lady Eagles had a strong showing at the NorCal Shootout held at Big League Dreams in Redding, where they went 4-1.

On Saturday, COS took out Solano, 5-2, with Imhof getting the win, and the Lady Eagles shutout Yuba, 8-0, behind the arm of Catherine Schorn. COS’ lone loss of the Shootout also came on Saturday, when they fell to Reedley 8-7. Stephanie Zwetschke drilled a 2-run homer, and Carlene Morgan had a solo shot.

The Lady Eagles won both of their games via shutouts on Sunday, downing West Hills, 5-0, and Napa 6-0.

Cameron Moe contributed to this story

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Lady Miners’ B-ball season ends at Valley Christian

SAN JOSE – The Yreka Lady Miners (16-8) finished out their basketball season with a 64-29 loss to the Valley Christian Warriors (27-7), in the first round of the North Region of the CIF state playoffs. Yreka was seeded seventh and Valley Christian second.

For the Lady Miners, Alyssa Scala had 8 points. Ashlie Smith put up 6, and Jenny Hopkins had 5.

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Lady Bears feast on Cardinals

ms-bv-amanda-woods-text-sized.jpgYREKA – Playing in Yreka because 18” of snow covered their field, the Mt. Shasta Lady Bears swept their double header against the Big Valley Cardinals—winning game-one, 7-3, and game-two 12-2.

In game one, the Lady Bears took the lead with a run in the bottom of the first inning. The Cardinals put three on the board in the top of the third to hold their only advantage of the day, 3-1. Mt. Shasta added a run in both the third and fourth innings to tie it, 3-3, going into the fifth inning.

The Lady Bears put the game away in the fifth inning, when they scored three runs. Mt. Shasta added a run in the sixth to make the final 7-3. (more…)

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Results of District 1 California HS Rodeo Association

Daniel Ferreria from Fort Jones was the All-Around Cowboy at District 1 California High School Rodeo number-six, last weekend in Red Bluff with 57 points. Reserve AA was Larry Ferreira with 55 points (Fort Jones). Second runner-up Redding’s Jordan Spears at 42 points. Laramie Collins from Weed and Chad Bushell of Red Bluff tied for third at 33 points. (more…)

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Miners fall to Falcons

yreka-cv-ward-text.jpgCHICO – The Yreka Miners’ magical playoff run finally ended in the NSCIF D-IV championship game, at Chico State, but not before the 8-18, eleventh-seeded Miners scared the feathers off the number-one Central Valley Falcons.

Andrew Ward started the scoring with a 3-pointer to put Yreka up 3-0. Jimmy Kutzer added a pair of freebies and it was Yreka 5 – CV 0. A CV free throw made it 5-1. Ward nailed another 3-ball and the Miners were up 8-1.

Finding themselves down to a team they beat by 31 points the last time they met, the Falcons suddenly came to life and went on a 20-6 tear to take a 21-14 lead into the second quarter.

However, if the Falcons were feeling good about themselves that quickly changed when Aaron Sinnott dialed long distance to open up the second frame for the Miners and make it 21-17. By the midway point in the quarter, the Miners had tied the contest, 25-25, on a bucket by Brandon Larreau. (more…)

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Lady Miners dethroned

yreka-anderson-scala-text-sized.jpgCHICO – The Yreka Lady Miners entered the NSCIF D-IV championship game as defending champs. They left as the runner-up. Even worse, the crown was captured by their arch-rival, the Anderson Cubs. Last year, the Lady Miners booted the Cubs in the semi-finals. This year, the Cubs exacted their revenge.

Anderson jumped to an early 6-0 lead, but the Lady Miners fought back to tie it at 8-8, by the middle of the first quarter on an Alyssa Scala bucket. After the Cubs went back up 10-8, Scala hit a pair of freebies and a pair of buckets to give Yreka a 14-10 lead. Jaylene Phillips added a hoop to make it 16-10, with under 2:00 left in the quarter. Anderson hit a 3-pointer near the end of the quarter, and Yreka led 16-13 going at the end of one.

The lead changed hands five times during the second quarter with Anderson going up for good, 22-21, with about 3:00 left in the half. The Cubs held the lead 29-24 at the intermission. (more…)

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Lady Indians second in section

happy-camp-greenville-nikki-crocker-text-sized.jpgCHICO – In perhaps the most exciting game of the section championships held at Chico State on Saturday, The Happy Camp Lady Indians fell to the Greenville Indians 53-47, in overtime.

Nikki Crocker came out firing for Happy Camp and the Lady Indians took a quick 4-0 lead. It took Greenville a full two minutes to get on the board, but once they broke the ice Greenville went on a 10-2 run to end the first quarter up 10-6.

The Lady Indians opened the scoring again in the second quarter, when Carly Hammon notched a bucket on a breakaway to make it 10-8. After a Greenville hoop, Crocker dialed long distance to bring Happy Camp within one, at 12-11.

Greenville went up by six, before Cassidy Hammon nailed a 3-ball to cut the deficit in half at 17-14. Greenville went up by six again, 22-16, with about 2:00 left in the half. A Kelsea McLeran put back made it 22-18. Then, with the Lady Indians trailing 25-18, Carly Hammon hit a 3-pointer with 30 seconds to go in the half. Crocker followed with a 3-ball of her own at the eight-second mark, and Happy Camp trailed by a single point, 25-24, at the intermission. (more…)

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Lady Indians headed to dance


HAPPY CAMP – The number-two Happy Camp Lady Indians defeated the third-seeded Bishop Quinn Lions 46-38 to advance to the NSCIF D-VI championship game versus number-four Greenville (16-11) this Saturday at Chico State. The game is scheduled for 11:00 am.

It took over 2:30 for either of the teams to score at the opening of the game. Bishop Quinn went up 2-0 at the 5:27 mark. Then, Kelsea McLeran put back a rebound for the Lady Indians, and Cassidy Hammon nailed a 3-ball to start Happy Camp on an 11-1 run. Happy Camp led 11-3 with 1:22 left in the quarter. Bishop Quinn broke the run with a hoop just before the end of the first half.

The Lady Lions chipped away at Happy Camp’s lead until they narrowed the gap to 12-9 late in the half. The Lady Indians were unable to notch a field goal for over eight minutes until Hammon made a basket with 1:13 left before intermission to make it 14-9. Happy Camp led 16-12 at the half. (more…)

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Miner magic continues

SUTTER – The Yreka Miners boys’ basketball team’s improbable and seemingly impossible run through the NSCIF D-IV playoff field continued with a 65-52 win over second-seeded Sutter in the semifinals. The win propels the Miners (8-17) into the section championship game against one-seed Central Valley (24-3) this Saturday at Chico State. The game is scheduled for 4:15 pm.

Leading Yreka was Brandon Meeks with 14 points and 4 steals. Jimmy Kutzer was 7-for-8 from the free throw line and had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Jeremy Turner and Andrew Ward each had 12 points. Turner had 11 boards and Ward pulled down 10. Aaron Sinnott contributed 8 points and 6 assists.

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Lady Miners win OT thriller

yreka-orland-ashlie-smith-text.JPGGRIDLEY – The Yreka Lady Miners (16-6) ran into difficult times this past week, when they lost their second leading scorer and rebounder. However, the team pulled together and pulled out an overtime-win against the Gridley Bulldogs to punch their ticket to the NSCIF D-IV championship game.

Yreka scored the first four points of the game, but Gridley responded with a 12-0 run to take a lead that they wouldn’t relinquish until midway through the fourth quarter. The Lady Miners trailed by as many as 10 points in the first half and eight points in the third quarter.

Yreka played full court pressure defense for most of the fourth quarter and into overtime which led to several turnovers by the Bulldogs. With the Lady Miners trailing 40-37, Kaitlin Weckerle hit the first of her three fourth quarter 3-balls to tie it at 40-40, with 4:20 remaining in regulation. A bucket by Ashlie Smith gave the Miners their first lead since the start of the game, 42-40.

A pair of Gridley freebies made it 42-42, and a Bulldogs’ steal led to a bucket that gave them the lead back 44-42. Weckerle then dialed long distance twice in a row to put the Miners back on top 48-44.

Gridley cut Yreka’s lead to 48-45 on a free throw. Then, with four seconds remaining Nancy Santana hit a 3-pointer for the Bulldogs to force overtime with the score knotted at 48-48. (more…)

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Johnson named to All GVC Team

rjohnson.jpgWEED – College of the Siskiyous Eagle Roland Johnson has been named to the All Golden Valley Conference 1st Team. Teammate Alden Gibbs received an honorable mention and was named to the All-Defense Team 1st Team.
The Eagles finished their season fifth in the GVC at 3-7, and 9-20 overall.

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COS Lady Eagles to host first round playoff game

Updated 2/28/08

Myers named to All-State Team

myers1.jpgWEED – The College of the Siskiyous Lady Eagles (23-6) will host Solano this Saturday at 7:00 pm for the first round of the California Community College Women’s Basketball State Championships. COS is seeded sixth in the North Region, and is a Golden Valley Conference co-champion (8-2). Solano is the 11-seed and Bay Valley Conference champion (14-0, 21-11).

COS is led by Lady Eagles career scoring leader Karlee Myers who told siskiyouyouth.com that the Eagles really came together as a team this year and stepped up their play to win the GVC.

“We’re looking forward to a home game this Saturday. We’re ready to bounce back from our loss to Shasta,” said Myers.


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