Eagles turn out the lights on Knights, 80-69

cos-v-shasta-mens-womens-front.jpgLady Eagles fall, 72-69

WEED – The COS Screamin’ Eagles rocked the house on Wednesday night, as they turned out the lights on the rival Shasta Knights. Among many highlights, Alden Gibbs put on a slam dunk show for the ages, with a little help from his friends. Gibbs had several jams during the contest, but none more exciting than the one that put the Eagles up 12-6.

Eagle teammate Brian Cummings received a pass too far under the basket to score. So, he flipped the ball back over his head to a high-flying Gibbs who, in one motion, hammered the rock home. The play electrified the crowd and set the tone for the rest of the game.

nsa-in-story.jpgAfter Shasta scored, Eagle Andrew McNabb made it 14-8. An ally oop pass from Drew Herrera to Gibbs for another dunk, doubled up the score at 16-8. With the score 18-10, Jeff Williams dialed long distance, extending the lead to 11 points, 21-10. The remainder of the first half was played relatively evenly, and the Eagles went to the locker room with a 36-26 lead.

Dijon Edwards opened the scoring in the second half, giving the Eagles a 38-26 lead. With the score 40-28, the Knights made a run closing the margin to six points at 40-34. Gibbs ended the run with a 3-ball, and then a steal and dunk, upping the lead to 45-34. (more…)

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Miners enjoy smoked Falcon, winning 8-2 and 10-0

yreka-v-cv-boys-girls-1-front.jpgYREKA – It took the Yreka Miners boys soccer team less than 20 minutes to score all the goals they needed last Tuesday to defeat the Central Valley Falcons. It took the Lady Miners less than a minute to score their game-winner.

Carlos Ontiveros notched the Yreka boys’ first goal three minutes into the match on a header. Ross Perry picked up the assist. Harry Rea-Downing made it 2-0 at the 15


minute mark. Three minutes later, Perry scored thegame-winner, making 3-0.

Other first half goals came from Patrick Erhard, Aiden McKee, and Rea-Downing (2).

Rea-Downing completed his hat trick in the second half and Ontiveros tallied his second goal to give Yreka an 8-0 lead. Central Valley scored both its cosmetic goals in the last four minutes of the match, to make the final 8-2.

The Miners improved to 4-2-1 in Northern Athletic league play and travel to Corning on Thursday.

One minute into the girls varsity match, Amber Fiock found the back of the net. It was the only goal the Lady Miners would need, but they tacked on nine more just to be sure. (more…)

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Bears battle Cougars for 50-44 win

weed-v-mt-shasta-boys-b-ball-front.jpgWEED – It was everything you’d expect from a Mt. Shasta Bears versus Weed Cougars boys’ basketball game—tons of contact, athletic plays, and a battle to the end. On Tuesday night, it was the Bears that handled the Cougars 50-44 to remain in sole possession of first place in the Shasta Cascade League.

Mt. Shasta opened the game with back-to-back 3-balls from Zack Morris and Gene Kenyon to take a quick 6-1 lead. Weed’s Jake West played long-ball to make it a 6-4 game. J. West then dropped a dime to his big brother Robert West to tie the score at 6-6. Mt. Shasta responded with a 14-2 run to close out the first quarter, capped by a 2/3 court buzzer-beater by Miguel Rodriguez.

northerncapaving-300.jpgR. West broke the run with the first basket of the second frame, making the score 20-10. The Bears extended their lead to 24-10, before Tyler Wilson hit a 3-pointer for Weed to make it 24-13. Mt. Shasta pushed its lead to 16 points, 30-14, when Erik Thelander blocked a shot and then took it coast-to-coast for a lay up. At the intermission Mt. Shasta led 30-17.

Wilson nailed his second 3-pointer of the contest to open the scoring in the second half, cutting the Bears’ lead to 30-20. Trailing 35-26, R. West narrowed the gap to just six points, when he dialed long distance at the buzzer, making the score 35-29. (more…)

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Lady Bears stay on top of SCL

weed-v-mt-shasta-girls-b-ball-front.jpgWEED – It wasn’t pretty, but it was a win for the Mt. Shasta Lady Bears over the Weed Lady Cougars on Tuesday night, 35-25. In a game where both the Bears and Cougars spent large amounts of time wandering aimlessly through the wilderness in search of points, Mt. Shasta found a strong fourth quarter, outscoring Weed 11-3.

At the end of the first quarter, the Lady Bears led 6-2 on a pair of buckets by Rachel Abbot and a hoop by Amanda Amesbury.

It took over two minutes for either squad to score in the second quarter. Weed’s Sierra Skeen was first to notch a basket to make the score 6-4. Lori Garcia tied it at 6-6. geriad.jpgTaylor Hansen put the Lady Bears back in front 8-6, but that was the last tally for Mt. Shasta until just before halftime.

Nicolette Neel nailed a 3-ball to give Weed its first lead, 9-8, half way through the second quarter. Amanda Greene followed with a basket, making it 11-8. A hoop by Neel and a 3-pointer from Skeen extended Weed’s lead to eight points, 16-8. Lady Bear Jaycee Sarti answered the call with a long distance bucket just before the buzzer, leaving Weed with a 16-11 lead.

Mt. Shasta battled back to tie the contest at 19-19 on a bucket by Jeana Michels three minutes into the third quarter. Neel put Weed back in front 21-19. Mt. Shasta tied it again on a nice up and under move by Donnetta Young. A freebie and a basket by Taylor Hansen gave the Lady Bears the advantage at 24-21. Going into the final frame, Mt. Shasta led 24-22. (more…)

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High school ski and snowboard results for 1/23/09

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Girls GS Ski Top 10
1. Alyssa Winkleman, MS – 39.37
2. Erika Kimball, Yreka – 39.85
3. Jacqueline Turner, Yreka – 41.76
4. Hanna Hall, MS – 42.00
5. Alyssa Backes, MS – 42.73
6. Kristen Mapes, MS – 42.77
7. Hilary Hampton, Etna – 47.30
8. Tasha Mejia, Yreka – 47.56
9. Cedar Kirwin, MS – 49.08
10. Melaina Vogel, Weed – 51.33 (more…)

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Impact Player: Ross Perry

ross-perry-impact.jpgOne of the most important positions on a soccer field is the center-midfielder. The center-mid needs to be able to pass, shoot, and play defense, as well as act as a “quarterback” on the field. Great conditioning is a must.

Because of its importance to both defense and offense, the center-midfielder has a major impact on how a game is played and the success of the team. For the Yreka Miners, Ross Perry plays the center-midfield position.

In Northern Athletic League play, Perry leads the Miners in goals and is second in assists, as well as third in steals. Perry takes the majority of free kicks, and penalty kicks for the Miners.

Add it all up and it equals an Impact Player Award for Yreka Miner Ross Perry.

y-ad-300.jpgThe 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.

A total of four awards are given each month and are not school specific; they can go to a player at any school that Siskiyou Youth covers. Winners receive Impact T-shirts that were designed by Golden Grotto. The T-shirts and award are cosponsored by Siskiyou Youth and NorCal Classic Hits radio 102.3/101.7.

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High School Rodeo Results 1/25/09

wbs-web-generic-300.jpgResults of District 1 California High School Rodeo Association – Red Bluff
Bull Sale Rodeo, January 25, 2009 Red Bluff, CA

All Around Cowboy – Daniel Ferreira, Ft Jones 58 pt
Reserve AA – Casey Meroshnekoff, Red Bluff 51
3/5 runner up – Lyle Thurston, Cottonwood 34;
C J Cash, Grenada  34;
Blaine Davies, Gerber 34

All Around Cowgirl – Mackenzie Chambers, Chico 77
Reserve AA – Rylee Lamson, Corning 74.5
2nd runner up – Jessica Andrews, Cottonwood 55
3rd runner up – Bailey Bidwell, Hat Creek   54.5
4th runner up – Jenna Price, Orland 54;
Elizabeth Sousa, Montague 54 (more…)

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Rams win Yreka Invitational

y-invitational-b-ball-12-front.jpgScott Valley JH is second, Sisson third

YREKA – The Jackson Street School Rams eighth graders won the Yreka Invitational basketball tournament last weekend with a 46-27 win over the Scott Valley Junior High Panthers. Sisson defeated Weed Elementary 46-25 for third place. Montague downed Big Springs, 32-29 in overtime, to finish fifth.

The Sisson cheerleaders took first place in the cheer competition. Matthew Morgan was the Hot Shot champion, and Cody Hoff took the 3-point shooting championship.

In the championship game between the Rams and Panthers, it was the Panthers that looked strong early in valley-tire-red-300.jpgthe first quarter, jumping to a 7-1 lead. Ricky Reynolds opened the scoring. Then, Preston Munson scored on a reverse lay up, and nailed a 3-ball to make it 7-1.

The Rams responded when David Sellons made it 7-3 on a put back. Another bucket and a free throw by Sellons made it a one point game, 7-6. The Panthers went back up by four points, 11-7, but Michael Elfgen scored four points late in the first quarter to narrow the Panthers lead to 13-11. (more…)

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Sisson wins Cheer competition at Yreka Invitational

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Miner JVs roast Cardinals, 48-37

yreka-v-corning-boys-b-ball-front-b.jpgVarsity and frosh both lose

YREKA – The Yreka Miners boys basketball teams went 1-2 against the Corning Cardinals on Friday night. The frosh lost 36-30, and the varsity fell 76-63. Only the JV squad took care of business, beating the Cardinals 48-37.

The Miner JVs led 11-7 at the end of the first quarter. Corning came back to build a 19-16 lead with 2:20 left in the second quarter. A hoop by Sarome Eng and a trey by Dillon Dow gave Yreka the lead, 21-19, going into the intermission.

Wade Berryhill got Yreka started in the third quarter with an old fashion 3-point play, increasing the lead to nsa-in-story.jpgfive points 24-19. With the score 28-22, Zach Fisher also came up with a 3-point play, making it 31-22. Corning came back to within four points, at 31-27, but a basket by Cole Humphrey, and a buzzer-beating 3-ball by Dow upped the Miners advantage to 36-27 at the end of three.

Yreka maintained an 8-11 point lead throughout the fourth quarter, winning by 11 points, 48-37.

Dillon Dow led the Miner JVs with 16 points. Sarome Eng put up 12, and Wade Berryhill had seven points. (more…)

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Bears dominate Wolves 83-69

geriad.jpgBy Rick Martin

MOUNT SHASTA – What a difference a week makes.

After playing one of their ugliest games of the season in a home loss to Burney, the Mt. Shasta varsity boys put the pedal to the metal against visiting Trinity Friday, cruising to an 83-69 win, and a spot atop the Shasta Cascade League.

The game was only close for about three minutes before Mt. Shasta (9-7, 4-1) erupted with an avalanche of offense. Gene Kenyon had eight first quarter points on the inside, while Jake Padula added eight more from the perimeter, allowing the Bears to bolt to a 26-13 lead after one period. (more…)

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Lady Indians down Honkers, but boys fall to Tulelake

northerncapaving-300.jpgBy Carly Hammon

HAPPY CAMP – In Evergreen League play, Tulelake traveled to Happy Camp on Friday to take on the Indians.  The varsity Lady Indians took an early lead and held it until the end. However, in the fourth quarter, the Honkers fought hard and narrowed the gap. Down by only four with seconds to go, a Lady Honker let loose a long three-ball, sinking it at the buzzer, leaving the Lady Indians with a narrow 52-51 victory.

Happy Camp had four players in double figures: Aja Conrad and Sammi Goodwin with 13, Kelsea McLeran 12, and Carly Hammon 11. (more…)

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Lady Bears rain 3-balls on Trinity


By Rick Martin

MOUNT SHASTA – Mt. Shasta coach Dan Hansen has been busy adding layers to his varsity girls’ defensive scheme. They’ve evidently been working on the offense, too.

The Lady Bears blew past visiting Trinity on Friday night, 54-45 for their third straight lopsided win.

“We played very well,” said Hansen. “We took control of it early, and dictated how the game was going to be played.”

Mt. Shasta scored off the opening tip on a lay up by Jeana Michaels, and then found the range from outside. Amanda Amesbury drained back-to-back 3’s as Mt. Shasta jumped to an 8-2 advantage. Jaycee Sarti and Taylor Hansen also connected on deep balls in the first quarter as Mt. Shasta pushed the lead to 19-11. (more…)

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Local Sports Scores 1/20 – 1/24


Saturday, January 24

Women’s Basketball

COS 77 – Feather River 67
COS scoring: Crissy Watts 23, Amber Franko 16, Leah Swain 14

Men’s Basketball

COS 77Feather River 85

Friday, January 23

Girls Basketball

Yreka 45 – Corning 52
Yreka scoring: Carrie Watson 16, Jaylene Phillips 10, Ashley Lemos 7

Yreka JV lost to Corning JV

y-ad-300.jpgYreka frosh beat Corning frosh

Mt. Shasta 54 – Trinity 45
Mt. Shasta scoring:  Amanda Amesbury 12, Jeana Michels 10

Mt. Shasta JV 45 -Trinity JV 48

Weed 19 – U-Prep 31
Weed scoring: Amanda Greene 7, Nicolette Neel 4

Weed JV lost to U-Prep JV

Etna 55 – Modoc 56

Etna JV beat Modoc JV

Dunsmuir 42 – Butte Valley 78

Happy Camp 52 – Tulelake 51
Happy Camp scoring: Aja Conrad 13, Sammi Goodwin 13, Kelsea McLeran 12, Carly Hammon 11

Boys Basketball

Yreka 63 – Corning 76
Yreka scoring: Andrew Ward 12, Cody Brooks 11, Brandon Larreau 8, Daniel Fisher 8

Yreka JV 48 – Corning JV 37
Yreka scoring:  Dillon Dow 16, Sarome Eng 12, Wade Berryhill 7

Yreka frosh 30 – Corning frosh 36
Yreka scoring:  Eric Neil 21, Russell Sweet 6

Mt. Shasta 83 – Trinity 69
Mt. Shasta scoring:  Gene Kenyon 18, Jake Padula 14, Eric Thelander 12, Miguel Rodriguez 10, Time Jaegel 10

Mt. Shasta JV 55 – Trinity JV 65

Weed 49 – U-Prep 64

Weed JV beat U-Prep JV

Etna 54 – Modoc 50
Etna scoring: Clint Eastlick 19, Jarom Hiett 9, Seth Jordan 8

EtnaJV lost to Modoc JV

Dunsmuir 66 – Butte Valley 41
Dunsmuir stats:  Jake McIntyre 19 P; Lt Hisey 11 P, 3 R; Matt Norton 11 P, 3 A; Erin Kirch 8 P, 5 R, 3 S

Happy Camp 48 – Tulelake 72
Happy Camp stats: Kevin Harrison 20 P, 10 R; Charlie Eastlick 9 P; Craig Reece 9 P (more…)

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Grizzlies down Miners: boys 3-2; girls 2-0

yreka-v-lassen-girls-boys-soccer-front.jpgYREKA – On Tuesday, the Yreka boys and girls soccer teams went into Grizzly territory and escaped with a pair draws—good outcomes in a tough place to play.  On Thursday, the Lassen Grizzlies came to the Miners’ house and grabbed a pair of wins, beating the boys 3-2 and the girls 2-0.

In the boys match, Lassen struck first at the 15-minute mark, scoring on a breakaway that Yreka felt was offside.

Twenty-four minutes into the first half, Ross Perry knotted the score at 1-1, on a blast from about 25 yards out. Harry Rea-Downing had the assist. The score remained tied at the intermission.

wbs-web-generic-300.jpgLassen went back on top, 2-1, fourteen minutes into the second half. With Yreka pressing for the tying tally, Lassen got behind the defense and scored to increase its lead to 3-1, with about three minutes to play.

The Miners refused to rollover. Instead, one minute after falling behind two scores, Jack Fletcher drove the ball to the back of the net off a Perry corner kick. The goal made it 3-2, with two minutes to go. The Miners were unable to get the tying score in the remaining two minutes. (more…)

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Happy Camp Starts League Play

sis-dist-ad-300.jpgBy Carly Hammon

The Happy Camp Indians varsity boys began their Evergreen League season with a home-court loss to Big Valley last Friday. The Indians came out strong and kept it close, but the Cardinals flew away with a 62-50 win. Kevin Harrison led the Indians with 21 points. Charlie Eastlick had a strong night dropping 17, and Sequoi Meyers added 10 points for Happy Camp.

The boys headed to Butte Valley on Tuesday to take on the Bulldogs for the third time. The two previous games were during the Bulldog Classic and were losses for the Indians. This would prove to be a repeat performance. The Indians put up a fight, trailing by only nine points at the half. Harrison again led the Indians with 16 points, and Craig Reece added 12. However, Happy Camp came out behind 39-61, suffering yet another loss to the Bulldogs. (more…)

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