Yreka @ Anderson 2/5/09

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Vendor space available at the PremierWest Bank Sportsmen’s Expo

valley-tire-red-300.jpgYREKA – The PremierWest Bank Sportsmen’s Expo will be held on Saturday, March 14 at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds and there is still vendor space available. The event runs from10:00 am –  4:00 pm and is one the county’s most popular spring events.

The Sportsmen’s Expo features an 80’ display of Boone & Crockett record horns and Les Schwab Tire of Yreka is sponsoring a local head and horn competition. So get out those horns from your many hunting seasons, and those of your parents and grandparents and bring them on down to the fairgrounds to see how they match up to the record books. (more…)

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Eagles nip Roadrunners

cos-v-butte-mens-b-ball-front.jpgWEED – COS head coach Billy Offill revealed before the game on Wednesday night the difference between when the Eagles win and when they lose.

“We average two 3-pointers per game when we lose. We average eleven 3-pointers when we win,” said Offill.

The Eagles didn’t drop eleven 3-balls on the Butte Roadrunners, but they did hit eight of them. And they won, 66-63. The other thing COS did was unleash “BC” the Screamin’ Eagle on the Roadrunners. Brian “BC” Cummings went for 23 points. Also coming up with a big contribution was Weed High School grad Jeff Williams who scored 14, including four 3-balls. Williams is working his way back from what was supposed to be a season ending injury—apparently not.

wbs-web-generic-300.jpgAfter Butte opened the scoring, Cummings hit back-to-back buckets to put COS up 4-2. Cummings then picked up an assist on an Alden Gibbs score. Butte regained the lead 8-6, but Cummings dialed long distance to make it 9-6 for the Eagles. Trailing 19-16, Williams hit his second 3-pointer of the contest to knot the score at 19-19.

The Eagles took the lead again, 24-23, with a little over five minutes left in the first half, when Andrew McNabb drilled a trey. A triple by Cummings upped the advantage to 27-23. Butte, however, battled back to tie the game 34-34 at the intermission. (more…)

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Lady Eagles rip Roadrunners

cos-v-butte-women-b-ball-front.jpgWEED – Right from the opening tip, it was a good night for the COS Lady Eagles on Wednesday. COS sprinted to a 7-0 lead to begin the game, and went on to win 82-66 over the Butte College Roadrunners. Wiley Coyote would have been proud.

Less than five seconds into the game, Jennifer Whipple put COS on top. A bucket by Leah Swain made it 4-0. A dish from Crissy Watts to Jazmin “Jazzy” McDaniel for a hoop upped the lead to 6-0, and a freebie by Whipple made it 7-0.

Butte scored the next five points, but Lady Eagle Stephanie Batchelder drained a 3-ball to make the score 10-5. The Roadrunners narrowed the margin to a single bucket at 14-12, before Watts picked up three points the hard way, making it 17-12. With the score 17-15, Kelly Stephens hit from outside and then nailed a 3-pointer, to make the score 22-15.


The pesky Roadrunners wouldn’t go away, however. By the end of the first half, it was Butte that had the lead 41-39 with a basket and 3-ball in the last 50 seconds.

Butte had the lead 50-44 in the second half, when the Eagles finally decided to quite playing with their prey and put the Roadrunners away.

A couple of freebies by Amber Franko and a bucket cut the deficit to 50-48. After Butte scored, Whipple dropped a dime to Jazzy who deposited it in the jukebox, making it 52-50. The Lady Eagles took the lead for keeps, when Franko hit from downtown, giving COS the edge 53-52. (more…)

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Yreka @ West Valley 2/3/09

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Top Camp Cook competition at Sportsmen’s Expo

sis-dist-ad-300.jpgYREKA – Do you have a great dinner recipe you make in buck camp? Do you think it’s good enough to get you named Top Camp Cook? Then sign up to compete in the third annual Original State of Jefferson Top Camp Cook Contest during the PremierWest Bank Siskiyou Sportsmen’s Expo on Saturday, March 14 at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds.

The cook-off will take place from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, during the expo with a live remote by cook-off emcee Kevin Sponsler of KSYC radio. The public will have a chance to watch these great cooks in action and stick around to see who takes home the grand prize—a brand new barbecue donated by Sears of Yreka. (more…)

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Bears edge closer to championship

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MOUNT SHASTA – While there’s still plenty of work to be done, the Mt. Shasta Bears edged closer to a Shasta Cascade League championship on Tuesday night, when they defeated defending champ Etna, 47-41. The win gives the Bears (7-1) at least a two game lead over all other SCL teams. Etna is tied for second with Weed at 5-3.

The Bears opened the game with an 11-2 run. Gene Kenyon started the scoring. Etna tied the game 2-2 on a pair of freebies by Ryan Hicks. Mt. Shasta ruled the court for the next five minutes. A Morris hoop made it 4-2. Then Morris added an old fashion 3-point play to up the Bears’ advantage to 7-2. Buckets by Steven Reed and Tim Jaegle made it 11-2. Etna finally scored again with 1:13 on the clock, when Hicks found the basket. After Eric Thelander added a free throw for Mt. Shasta, Etna’s Clint Eastlick closed out the first quarter scoring, leaving the Bears with a 12-6 lead going into the second quarter.

bookstore-text-click-sized-february.jpgJaegel added a deuce to the Bears total to start the second quarter. Hicks hit from long range, making it 14-9. Buckets by Miguel Rodriguez and Thelander pushed Mt. Shasta’s lead to eight at 17-9.

Etna, however, finished the half on a 10-0 run to lead 19-17, going into the intermission. Brent Davis started the run with a freebie. Hicks fed Seth Jordan in the post for a hoop to narrow the gap to 17-12. Hicks nailed another 3-ball to make it 17-15. The Lions tied it, 17-17, when Erik Anaya blocked a shot and then took it coast-to-coast for a lay up. Jordan gave the Lions the lead, 19-17, on a spin move in the paint with eight seconds left to play in the half. (more…)

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Lady Lions gain share of SCL lead

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MOUNT SHASTA – The Etna Lady Lions defeated the Mt. Shasta Lady Bears, 47-43, in a tense game on Tuesday night to move into a first place tie in the Shasta Cascade League with Mt. Shasta. The Lady Lion JVs survived their match up with Mt. Shasta winning in overtime, 49-47, to remain unbeaten.

In the first quarter of the varsity game, it looked like it would be all Etna, as the Lady Lions dominated the play leading 9-2 going into the second frame. Etna got a pair of buckets from both Paige Finley and Trina Appler in the quarter. The Lady Bears’ lone score came from Donnetta Young.

A put-back by Finley opened the second quarter scoring, upping Etna’s lead to 11-2. With about three minutes to play in the half, the Etna lead was 17-9. A pair of freebies by Jaycee Sarti made the score 17-11. After Etna added a free throw, Chantel Stokes used a nice up and under move to score, making it 18-13. Etna’s Brittney Potter dished to Annalesia Nadig who converted for a 20-13 lead. Young closed out the first half scoring with a 3-ball, bringing the Lady Bears within four points, 20-16, going into the intermission.

svpt-small.jpgMt. Shasta trailed 24-19, when Young and Rachel Abbott scored consecutive baskets to make it a one-point game at 24-23. Then, Young gave the Lady Bears their first lead 25-24. Ilima Adams scored to put Etna back in front 26-25. Andrea Martin and Abbott combined on a good in bound play to make it Mt. Shasta 27 – Etna 26.

Etna scored the next six points to regain the advantage, 32-27, on a Potter hoop, and back-to-back buckets by Finley, including a Finley “Steal-N-Score” (A phrase newly coined by the Mt. Shasta Heralds’ Ron Borges). Mt. Shasta’s Taylor Hansen was fouled on a 3-point attempt with three seconds left in the third quarter, and converted 2-of-3 to make it 32-29, going into the final frame. (more…)

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High school ski and snowboard results for 1/30 and 1/31

1-31-09-ski-11-front.jpgFriday, January 30
Individual results
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1. Alyssa Winkleman, MS – 46.40
2. Erika Kimball, Yreka – 47.27
3. Kristen Mapes, MS – 51.02
4. Alyssa Backes, MS – 52.54
5. Hilary Hampton, Etna – 55.40
6. Chelsea Quigley, Weed – 56.77
7. Cedar Kirwin, MS – 58.87
8. Tasha Mejia, Yreka – 1:00.36
9. Melaina Vogel, Weed – 1:01.78
10. Paige Green, Surpr – 1:06.54 (more…)

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Impact Player Erin Kirch

erin-kirch.jpgWatch a Dunsmuir Tigers’ basketball game and you’ll notice a presence—a player that demands your attention. That player is Erin Kirch.

A senior, Erin leads the Tigers in scoring and rebounding. He has 14 games in double figures for scoring and nine in rebounds. His high point total is 25, and his high in rebounds is 13. Erin has recorded eight double-doubles. And, oh yeah, he plays defense, too.

While Erin’s Impact Player Award is for basketball, he could also have won one for football. Erin led the Tigers in receiving yards and sacks. He was wbs-web-generic-300.jpgsecond in tackles and third in rushing (615 yards on a team that amassed 3168 yards total).

Add it all up and it equals an Impact Player Award.

The Impact Player Award is given on a monthly basis and goes to Siskiyou County high school athletes, male or female, that have had a significant impact on the success of their team. I select the players based on my own observations, often in consultation with the player’s coaches. (more…)

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Aaron Power-Bearden is an Impact Player

power-bearden.jpgSometimes, it’s not a simple thing to determine which player has the greatest impact on the success of a team. That’s the case with the Weed Cougars varsity basketball team. For example, there’s just 1.4 points per game difference between the leading scorer and the third leading scorer. Statistically, there are several Cougars that are close together in multiple categories. That’s when I go to the coach.

I spoke with Weed coach Mike Carpine, and explained the criteria for the award. Carpine suggested senior forward Aaron Power-Bearden based on his consistent performance during the season.

geriad.jpgConsistency is what I also have observed about Aaron. I’ve been following his play for the last three or four years, and he always shows up for game time. Somewhere on the stat sheet you’ll find Aaron with something positive in every game—points, rebounds, steals, or assists. He always seems to contribute in a major way.

Statistically this season, Aaron leads the Cougars in rebounds. He is second in steals and assists, and third in scoring. Aaron also has the best field goal percentage among the starters, and second best free throw percentage. He has scored in double figures nine times this season with a high of 25 points. Aaron is also versatile. He can play the post, run the floor and jack a 3-pointer. (more…)

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Etna High Lion Pride fundraising dinner scheduled

valley-tire-red-300.jpgThe Etna High booster club, Lion Pride, is hosting a fundraising dinner on February 21, at 6:00 PM. Dinner will feature pork ribs and sirloin steak slow cooked over an oak fire. Proceeds will benefit the Etna HS Softball and Baseball programs.

There will also be a raffle and auction. Entertainment will be provided by Sundown Poachers. The Dinner will be held at the Sacred Heart Parish in Fort Jones, and is just $15 for individuals and $25 for couples. The dinner is an adults only event.

For more information or to make a donation, contact Dena Finley at 468-2858, or ehslionpride@gmail.com

More information can also be obtained at www.ehslionpride.blogspot.com

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Tigers’ varsity scores comeback win in final seconds over Big Valley

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DUNSMUIR – The Dunsmuir Tigers took over sole possession of second place in the Evergreen League with a comeback win over the Big Valley Cardinals on Friday night, 65-62. The game came down to the wire, with Nate Gonzales hitting the game winner, and Matt Norton coming up with a swipe to seal the victory.

Big Valley had an early 6-0 lead. After a Dunsmuir time out, Gonzales hit a trey, and followed up with back-to-back deuces, giving the Tigers a 7-6 advantage. The Cardinals came right back with seven straight points to regain the lead 14-7. Then, the court tilted in the Tigers favor, as Dunsmuir ripped off seven in a row. Erin Kirch sandwiched put-backs around a Jake McIntyre freebie to make the score 14-12. A Matt Norton hoop tied the game 14-14 at the end of one quarter.

sis-dist-ad-300.jpgThe Tigers opened the second quarter with a 9-2 run to lead 23-16 about three minutes into the quarter. McIntyre accounted for the first six Tiger points. Big Valley battled back to tie knot the score 29-29, with under a minute to go. A freebie by Zach Shirley gave the Tigers the lead going into the intermission, 30-29.

The Cardinals went up 33-30 early in the third quarter, before M. Norton tied it with a 3-ball, 33-33. Trailing 35-33, LT Hisey dialed long distance, putting Dunsmuir up 36-35. A bucket and then an old fashion 3-point play gave the lead back to Big Valley 40-36. (more…)

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YHS students of the Month

bookstore-text-click-sized-february.jpgYreka Union High School announced the “Students of the Month” for December/January 2008/09.
The entire department based on recommendations by individual teachers chooses Students of the Month.  The criteria for selecting students are outstanding academic achievement, good study habits and dedication to academic achievement.

AG/Natural Resources  
Joshua Hall 9
Jake Linville 12

Sean Short 12
Steven Ross 12 (more…)

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Lady Tigers rule Big Valley

dunsmuir-v-big-valley-girls-b-ball-front.JPGDUNSMUIR – If fans came to the Dunsmuir Lady Tigers versus Big Valley Lady Cardinals game expecting just a basketball game on Friday, they got a bonus—a little WWF style wrestling action. While the Lady Tigers attempted to play basketball, Big Valley employed a defensive strategy that seemed to rely on body blocks and two-handed pushes.

The Lady Tigers, however, were not intimidated. Instead, the Dunsmuir girls used basketball skills liberally sprinkled with grit to overcome the Cardinals 37-28.

At the end of a rough and tumble first quarter, the combatants were knotted at 4-4, with Dunsmuir’s points coming on hoops by Jamie Kirch and Jennifer Hope.

wbs-web-generic-300.jpgThe Lady Tigers shut out the Cardinals in the second quarter, out scoring their adversary 8-0. Hope started the scoring with a freebie. Fesler hit a bucket to make it 7-4. Dunsmuir increased its lead to 9-4, when Hope hit Sadie Machamer on a nice back door cut. Another Felser basket and Hope free throw completed the scoring in the quarter, giving the Lady Tigers a 12-4 lead going into the locker room.

Dunsmuir opened up the second half scoring with free throws by Hope and Heather Coe to up its lead to 14-4.  An intentional foul call against a Lady Cardinal for two-handing a Lady Tiger off the court, led to a pair of freebies by Hope, making the score 16-4. (more…)

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Local Sports Scores & Schedule 1/27 – 1/31


Saturday, January 31

Women’s Basketball

COS 99 – Redwoods 89
COS scoring:  Crissy Watts 26, Jennifer Whipple 22, Jazmin McDaniels 19

Men’s Basketball

COS 66 – Redwoods 67

Friday, January 30

Girls Basketball

Yreka 46 – Anderson 38
Yreka stats: Carrie Watson 12 P, 9 R, 5 S, 5 A; Adriana Scala 12 P; Jaylene Phillips 10 P, 7 R; Ashley Lemos 6 P; Marissa Allen 4 P, 5 R

Yreka JV 19 Anderson JV 35

Mt. Shasta 43 – Fall River 33
Mt. Shasta scoring:  Taylor Hansen 16 (four 3-balls), Jeana Michels 10, Donnetta Young 7

Weed 54 – Trinity 49
Weed stats: Amanda Greene 22 P, 13 R, 4 S; Sierra Skeen, 12 P, 13 R; Nicolette Neel 10 P, 7 R

Weed JV 18 – Trinity  41


Dunsmuir 37- Big Valley 28
Dunsmuir scoring: Jennifer Hope 14, Taylor Fesler 12, Heather Coe 6

Boys Basketball

Yreka 39 – Anderson 62
Yreka scoring: Cody Brooks 12, Chris Marks 6, David Burrer 6

Yreka JV 45 – Anderson JV 44

Yreka frosh lost to Anderson

Mt. Shasta 72 – Fall River 43
Mt Shasta stats:  Gene Kenyon 15 P, 7 R; Eric Thelander 10 P, 9 R; Steven Ballard 9 P, 6 R; everyone played, everyone scored.
Fall River scoring: Taylor Sloat 16

Weed 69 – Trinity 57
Weed scoring: Tanner Shelton 20 (four 3-balls), Jake West 13, Robert West 12, Aaron Power-Bearden 12, Tyler Wilson 12

Weed JV 56 – Trinity 54

Dunsmuir 65 – Big Valley 62
Dunsmuir scoring: Erin Kirch 19, Jake McIntyre 15, Nate Gonzales 15

Dunsmuir JV 80 – Big Valley JV 27


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