Etna Homecoming Parade

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Tigers win battle of unbeatens, 30-26

dunsmuir-v-princeton-fesler.jpgBy Rick Martin

DUNSMUIR – Sometimes heavyweight match ups have difficulty living up to the hype they generate. That was not the case Friday night in Dunsmuir, however, as the unbeaten Tigers prevailed in one of the most entertaining games of the season, 30-26 over previously unbeaten Princeton.


In a game that went back and forth from the opening snap, the Tigers stayed perfect by digging deep to pull out a fourt quarter goal-line stand against the Eagles. They stayed perfect by converting big plays at opportune moments. And they stayed perfect with their top rusher, Cory Knowles, grimacing in pain after every second half carry. He kept limping off the field, only to step in and drive another dagger through Princeton.

Dunsmuir struck first, scoring on QB Nate Gonzalez’ 43-yard run on the Tigers’ first series. They missed the 2-point conversion attempt for a 6-0 lead.

Princeton responded with long drive into Tiger territory, but a couple of penalties moved them backwards once they got inside the 10, and they were faced with a fourth-and-18 at the Tiger 19. But ,QB Cody Hansen responded with a beautiful counter run to the left corner of the end zone, tying the game. Princeton lined up to kick an extra point, but a high snap foiled the plans, leaving the game tied at 6-6. As it happened, the Eagles’ failures on extra points would be a major factor in the outcome. (more…)

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Lions caged by Braves 32-6

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ETNA – The Modoc Braves came into Etna tied with the Lions for the Shasta Cascade League lead (2-0), and ranked tenth in the entire Northern Section. By the time the game was over, the Braves had sole possession of first place, as they ran all over Etna en route to a 32-6 win.

Three of the first four possessions of the game resulted in svpt-ad-b.jpgturnovers. Etna was picked off on its first possession and Modoc set up shop on the Lion 27. Three plays later, the Braves fumbled, and Etna recovered on the 29. The Lions promptly returned the favor, fumbling away the ball on their own 33.

This time, the Braves capitalized, when they capped the short drive with a 1-yard run. Jordan Pehle-Munson blocked the PAT, leaving the Braves with a 6-0 lead 6:17 into the contest. (more…)

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Lady Miners 0 – Corning 3

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Bears tighten grip on SCL reigns

mt-shasta-v-weed-front.jpgMOUNT SHASTA – The Mt. Shasta Bears came into their match with the Weed Cougars on Thursday leading the Shasta Cascade League. The two-time defending champions had two serious challengers—the 4-2 Cougars and the 4-2 Fall River Bulldogs.

Now they have just one challenger left.

John Holst scored the only goal Mt. Shasta really needed 12 minutes into the match off a pass from David coffe-break-revised.jpgCastaneda. With nine minutes left in the first half, Allison Titus blasted a shot past the Weed keeper for some insurance, making it 2-0 for the Bears. Andrew Campbell had the assist.

Fifteen minutes into the second half, Nikki Roda had a sweet assist to Sam Wooten for the Bears third goal. (more…)

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Chargers report: Willows

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The Yreka Chargers Jr. PeeWees dominated the Willows Coyotes from the opening drive to the final whistle last Saturday, winning 5-2. The Coyotes had no answer to the Chargers’ offense. Yreka’s Lane Clark and Blake Shepard led the Chargers to scores on their first two possessions, making the score 2-0 early on. And what would a Y-Town bookstore-october.jpgJr. Pee Wee game be without the Clark-to-Vulyak Connection? On fourth and eleven from the Coyotes’ 20-yard-line, Clark hooked up with Vulyak for a twenty yard touchdown reception and a 3-0 lead. Yreka was able to add two more scores and that was more than enough elbow room for the Charger defense.

Virusur Lantz, Hayz Lantz, Charles Lopez and the “Y-Town Hitman”, Jeremy Persing, kept the Coyotes’ offense on their heels the whole game. Persing had several big hits in the game, which forced the Coyote coaching staff to have to know where number “24” was at. (more…)

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Discovery High School September students of the Month

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Greene’s three TDs lead Juniors/Sophomores to Weed Powder Puff win

weed-powder-puff-11-front.jpgWEED – Junior Amanda Greene scored touchdowns on runs of 30, 28, and 23 yards to lead the Junior/Sophomore Powder Puff team to a 30-12 win over the Senior/Frosh team, on Wednesday night. Greens totaled over 150 yards rushing for the game. Quarterback Mindi Curran-Chandler connected on a 12-yard pass to Sierra Skeen for the J/S team’s other touchdown. Nicolette Neel rushed for three 2-point conversion.

wbs-web-generic.jpgThe Junior/Sophomore team scored on the first possession of the game, and led at halftime 22-0. The J/S squad added another TD and 2-point conversion in the middle of the third quarter to lead 30-0.

On the ensuing kick off, senior Lori Garcia sprinted 65 yards for the Senior/Frosh team’s first score. Garcia’s return was the second longest in Weed Powder Puff history. The 2-point conversion failed. (more…)

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Juniors/Sophomores shutout Seniors/Frosh 6 – 0 in Etna Powder Puff

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Lions and Bulldogs battle to 5-5 draw

etna-butte-valley-soccer-3-front.jpgFORT JONES – The last time Etna and Butte Valley tangled, the Bulldogs shredded the Lions. It was a different story in the rematch, with Etna holding the lead at the half 3-2, and Butte Valley tying the match at the end of regulation on a penalty kick.

Although the end result wasn’t bad for the Lions, who have had difficulty all season, the game started poorly. Butte Valley scored five minutes into the contest and mittan-ad-b.jpgagain at the 10-minute mark, taking a 2-0 lead. Both goals were scored by Jose Luis Gonzalez.

The Lions, however, counter attacked just as quickly. Leading goal scorer Erik Anaya broke into the clear with a pass from Juan Castaneda and found the back of the Bulldog net, making it 2-1 at 13 minutes. Anaya and Castaneda hooked up again three minutes later. This time it was Castaneda with the goal and Anaya with the assist. (more…)

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Freshman Colby Rimmer jump serves Senior/Frosh to “Power Puff” win

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Yreka’s Jorgenson third at West Valley Coed Invitational


COTTONWOOD – Yreka Miner Kevin Jorgenson finished third at the West Valley Coed Invitational, last Friday. Jorgenson’s time was 16:54.79 for the three mile varsity men’s cross country course, just over 11 seconds behind winner Daniel Johnson of University Prep (16:43.73). Nick Read of Colfax was second at 16:50.13. Etna’s best finisher was Javier Hansen in fifty-second at 20:03.99.

The top local finisher in the women’s varsity three-mile was Etna Lady Lion Jilinda Franklin in twenty-first place (21:39.54). Lady Miner Carrie Turner was right behind Franklin with a time of 21:44.76. (more…)

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Lions slip slide their way to 13-6 win over Raiders

etna-v-burney-seth-jordan-front.jpgETNA – It wasn’t a pretty offensive game for the Etna Lions, but two touchdowns and solid defense was all it took to beat the Burney Raiders 13-6, and move to 2-0 in the Shasta Cascade League.

Although the rain had let up by the start of the varsity contest, several down pours during the day made the field a slippery mud bowl, contributing to multiple turnovers by the Lions—turnovers that thanks to the Lion defense didn’t lead to Burney scores.

valley-tire-red-c.jpgThe Lions moved the ball well their first two possessions but turned the ball over on downs in the red zone on the first drive, and fumbled away a scoring opportunity inside the Burney 5-yard-line on their second drive.

A bad snap on a Burney punt at the end of the first quarter led to the Lions taking possession on the Raider 2-yard-line, to start the second quarter. Etna took advantage of the gift and scored on third down, when Jordan Pehle-Munson punched it in from one-yard out. Taylor Pehle-Munson added the PAT, and the Lions led 7-0 with 10:42 left in the second quarter. (more…)

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Lady Eagles sweep DVC and Lassen

cos-v-dvc-lassen-4-front.jpgWEED – The College of the Siskiyous Lady Eagles hosted the Diablo Valley College Vikings and Lassen College Cougars, on Saturday. It took the hosts just over an hour per match to clean house and send the Lady Vikings and Lady Cougars packing, with a pair of 3-0 sweeps.

The Lady Eagles beat DVC 25-17, 25-20, and 25-11. Their domination of Lassen was even greater, with wins of 25-15, 25-13, and 25-12.

y-ad-1.jpgAgainst DVC, Kinzy Towry led the attack with 12 kills, and a pair of aces. Laura McMahon had five blocks and four kills. Setter Stephanie Batchelder tipped her way to seven kills. Katie Zauner blocked a pair, and had five kills. Amber Franko joined the party with four kills, two blocks, and an ace. Ashley Spalding notched three aces, two kills, and a block.

COS spread the wealth around against Lassen, with five or more kills by four different players. Megan McMahon had seven kills, with twin sister Laura McMahon nailing five kills, and a block. Zauner had six kills and three blocks. Franko had an ace and five kills. Towry ripped three aces, and had four kills. Spalding had a couple of aces and three kills. Yreka High School graduate Lauren Young recorded a kill from the back row.

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Rams paste Bears 37-6

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MOUNT SHASTA – The Mt. Shasta Bears were hoping Friday’s wet and windy weather would slow down the high-powered Rio Vista Rams. Well, it did slow them down—just not enough.

The undefeated and top-ranked Rams took advantage of every opportunity Friday and pasted the Bears 37-6. Royce Autry accounted for Mt. Shasta‘s lone score with a 90-yard kickoff return. (more…)

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Lady Lions wake up to stage amazing comeback win over Bears, 3-2

etna-v-mt-shasta-nadig.jpgMOUNT SHASTA – There’s an old adage, “Don’t wake up a sleeping bear.” In Thursday’s volleyball match between the Etna Lady Lions and the Mt. Shasta Lady Bears, the Bears were wide awake and absolutely dominated Etna, until the Lady Lions woke up.

Mt. Shasta took a 2-1 lead in game-one on a side out and never looked back, as they cruised to an easy 25-16 win. Etna made just about every mistake imaginable in the game of volleyball

coffe-break-revised.jpgGame-two was more of the same, but the Lady Bears played even better. A kill by Chantel Stokes put Mt. Shasta up 6-4. Then, Amanda “Ace-O-Matic” Amesbury went to work, registering six straight aces, to make it 12-4. A Jeana Michels kill made it 13-4. The Lady Bears went on to win 25-15, with the final point coming via a Dayna Vogt kill.

Then, the slumbering Lady Lions woke up—slowly at first—but eventually with a roar. (more…)

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Lady Tigers nip Bulldogs, 3-2

dunsmuir-v-butte-valley-1-front-b.jpgDUNSMUIR – The Dunsmuir Lady Tiger Volleyball team played a tight five-game match against the Butte Valley Bulldogs, last Thursday, winning 3-2 (25-22, 23-25, 22-25, 25-20, 15-9).

In game-one Annie VanErt served six straight to give Dunsmuir 14-9 lead. Some missed Lady Tiger serves and good plays by the Bulldogs brought Butte Valley back into the game. The game went back and forth with the score, until Annie VanErt took over the serve. With Dunsmuir ahead by a single point 23-22, VanErt and teammates closed out the game for a 25-22 win.

northerncapaving-250.jpgThe Lady Tigers found themselves trailing 13-8 midway through game-two, but rallied back to make it a close game, before losing 25-23.

Game-three was just about a carbon copy of game-two, with Butte Valley capitalizing on missed serves and hits by Dunsmuir. Butte Valley won the game 25-22. (more…)

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