Bears improve to 5-1, with shutout of Etna

mt-shasta-v-etna-ayres-titus-front.jpgMOUNT SHASTA – The rain came. The rain left. And, the Mt. Shasta Bears rained 29 shots on the Etna Lions, with seven of them finding the back of the net for a 7-0 shutout.

Andrew Campbell scored what turned out to be the game winner six minutes into the match, with an assist form Gina Antonucci. Ten minutes later, Alastair Curley and Zack Morris combined to set up John Holst for the second Bear tally. Morris ws credited with the assist.

wbs-web-generic.jpgHolst picked up an assist on a corner kick, when David Castaneda scored, making it 3-0 after 30 minutes. Four minutes before halftime, Morris headed in a pass from Liam O’Hara, giving the Bears a 4-0 lead at the intermission.

Sam Wooten had a pair of goals in the second half sandwiched around a score by Morris. Holst and Miller Sbarbaro had second half assists. Keeper Andrew McLane turned away three Etna shots. (more…)

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Lions sweep Miners

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YREKA – A few years back, the Yreka Lady Miners were dominating the Etna Lady Lions in volleyball. For the past two years the reverse has been true, with Etna having a 4-0-1 record against the Lady Miners.

The Lady Lions won again on Tuesday night, 3-0 (27-25, 25-20, 25-20).

As the score suggests, game one was close the entire way, mittan-ad-b.jpgwith Etna leading or tied with Yreka until late in the game. The Lady Lions were ahead 24-21, when Yreka rattled off four straight points, including a kill by Katie Todd, to take the lead 25-24. Etna responded by scoring the next three points, with a tip for a point by Claire Pynes to win it 27-25.

Game-two was also close with five lead changes in the first half of the match. Yreka took its last lead of the game, when Whitney Ebejer slammed a kill to make it 11-10. An ace by Taylor Brooks put Yreka up by two points, 12-10. (more…)

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Lady Miners power past Anderson 8-1

northerncapaving-250.jpgANDERSON – The Yreka Lady Miners tennis team easily defeated Anderson last Tuesday 8-1. The win improves Yreka’s record to 4-3 in the Northern Athletic League. The Lady Miners will host West Valley on Thursday, October 2, at 3:30 pm.


1. Jessica Shuler (w) v Yui Gabriele 7-5, 6-3

2. Kendall Taylor (l) v Mallory Risling 1-6, 6-4, (10-1 tie break)

3. Heidi Sanders (w) v Jennifer Haney 6-4, 7-5

4. Andie Swetnam (w) v Melessa Chipley 6-0, 6-3

5. Rochel Lawson (w) v Tiffany Bernal 6-6 (7-0), 6-2

6. Selena Sendejo (w) v Katie Bruck 6-1, 6-1 (more…)

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Miners at Autzen Stadium through the eyes of Janine Turner

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Bears blast Wolves, 5-0

MOUNT SHASTA – The Mt. Shasta Bears soccer team improved to 3-1 in the Shasta Cascade League with a 5-0 win over the Trinity Wolves, last Thursday.

John Holst curved in a corner kick at the 22-minute mark to give the Bears the 1-0 lead. (more…)

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Lions out run Volcanoes, 36-14

etna-v-chester-paula-6-front.jpgCHESTER – A short-handed Etna Lions varsity football team made the long trek to Chester, and came back with a 36-14 win over the Volcanoes.

The Lions racked up over 400 yards in offense (262 rush, 144 pass), and the defense was, as always, solid.

Brothers Alex and Lucas Case proved to be a nearly unstoppable tandem in the back field. Sophomore Lucas Case rushed for 152 yards on 18 carries, and scored a TD. Senior Alex went 65 yards on 19 carries, and registered three TDs.

valley-tire-red-c.jpgQuarterback Jordan Pehle-Munson was 9/15 for 144 yards, and rushed for a TD. Seth Jordan led the Lions’ receivers with four catches for 86 yards. Taylor Pehle-Munson pulled in two passes for 40 yards, and Ryan Hicks had two receptions for 29 yards.

The Lions were playing with seven seniors missing, including five starters, due to disciplinary reasons.

Two of the missing starters were from the offensive line, which hurt the Lions in the first half. However, Etna was able to make adjustments in the second half. According to head coach Ken Dysert, there was a “night and day” difference between the first and second halves for the O-line. (more…)

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Tigers crush Grizzlies, 68-0

dunsmuir-cory-knowles.jpgLOYALTON – The Dunsmuir Tigers amassed 608 yards of offense on the way to a crushing 68-0 win over the Loyalton Grizzlies. Dunsmuir scored 32 points in the first quarter, 16 in the second, six in third, and 14 in the fourth quarter.

Cory Knowles accounted for 247 yards—169 rushing and 78 receiving, while scoring three touchdowns and a 2-point conversion.

Nate Gonzlaes also scored three TDs, rushing for 87 yards, and sis-dist-ad-2.jpglogging 30 yards in receiving. Gonzales also had a 2-point conversion.

LT Hisey scored two TDs and a 2-point conversion on 50 yards of rushing. Hisey also passed for 111 yards, and a TD.

Colton Sordahl racked up 108 rushing yards and a TD. Sordahl also had two 2-point conversions. (more…)

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Eagles fall to Knights, 35-27

cos-v-shasta-neal.jpgWEED – The College of the Siskiyous Eagles scored two touchdowns in the last 2:10 of the game in an attempt to stage a miracle comeback against the Shasta Knights—a comeback that fell one onside kick recovery short. Despite the late fireworks, the Eagles dropped their third straight game.

Eagle QB Aqura Brown threw two TD passes, one each to Darius Davis and Anthony Young. Raymond Neal rushed for two TDs.

The Knights pooched their opening kick off, and COS inexplicably watched the ball bounce around its own 30-yard-line. Shasta recovered and moved the ball to the coffe-break-revised.jpgEagle 5-yard-line, where the COS defense stiffened and forced Shasta to settle for a field goal.

On their second possession, the Knights moved the ball from their own 49 to the COS 17. The Eagle defense came up with another stop when Steven Butrick recovered a fumble.

The Eagles took over on their own 15. Eagle quarterback Aqura Brown and Darius Davis hooked up three times for 51 yards of an 85-yard drive scoring drive, capped off by a 13-yard TD run by Raymond Neal. Brown picked up the 2-point conversion on a keeper, giving COS an 8-3 lead, with 2:41 left in the first quarter. (more…)

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Cougars escape Lions’ den with 1-0 win

etna-v-weed-soccer-front.jpgFORT JONES – On paper, the soccer match between the Weed Cougars and the Etna Lions looked like it should have been a blowout win for Weed. Weed, arguably the best team in the county this season, had knocked off Tulelake, Mt. Shasta and Butte Valley. Etna has one win.

Etna put their emphasis on defense in the first half, with three of their top four players at the defender position. The strategy worked for the first 24 minutes of the match, until Weed’s Jose Luquin blasted a shot through the hands of Etna’s goalkeeper. Luquin’s tally wound up being the only score of the match.

Etna shifted gears in the second half changing their bookstore-text-click-sized-september.jpgalignment to a more offensive mode. About eight minutes into the second half, it looked like Etna’s strategy might backfire, when Omar Fernandez rang a shot off the post.

The Lions were able to generate offensive pressure in the second stanza, with their best opportunity coming with 17 minutes played. With the Cougar goalkeeper caught out of the net, Lion Juan Castaneda took a shot that appeared destined to find the back of the net. Cougar fullback Ruben Ducoing, however, had his keeper’s back and made the save with a diving header. Etna had other chances, as did the Cougars, but neither team managed to score the rest of the way, and Weed held on to win, 1-0. (more…)

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Lady Lions 3 – Lady Cougars 0

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The Power of Two: Jordan and Taylor Pehle-Munson

taylor-and-jordan.jpgBy Sarah Loogman

It’s all in the family when it comes to football for the Pehle-Munson twins. Taylor and Jordan, seniors at Etna High School, follow a family legacy as the fourth and fifth brothers of their family to play Lions’ football. With Jordan as the starting varsity quarterback and Taylor as a hard-hitting outside linebacker, the two make an impressive pair on Friday night’s field.

 y-ad-1.jpg“Sometimes it gets a little frustrating,” admits Jordan to playing on-field with his twin. “But the good thing about it is that we kind of know how each other are thinking.”

“I guess we kind of have that twin connection thing,” said Taylor.

Football and family have always been in sync for these brothers. Starting in grade school, Taylor and Jordan share memories of backyard football with older brothers Jared, Kyle, and Ryan. But the fun isn’t limited to just football. A big time hobby revolves a lot around hunting and fishing, too. (more…)

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wbs-web-generic.jpgWEED – On Thursday, October 9 beginning at 7:00 pm, The Mount Shasta International Film Festival will hold their annual Gala Party at the Community Center in Mount Shasta to kick off the 5th annual Mount Shasta International Film Festival. Films will be shown October 10 through 12 at the Coming Attractions Theatres in Mount Shasta, and on Sunday, October 12 at the College of the Siskiyous Kenneth W. Ford Theater in Weed. (more…)

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Bulldogs chomp on Lions, 3-0

etna-v-fall-river-1-front-b.jpgMcArthur – Last year’s Shasta Cascade League co-champions, the Etna Lady Lions and Fall River Lady Bulldogs, squared off in both team’s SCL opener, on Tuesday. Early in game one, it appeared that that the match would be a battle befitting defending champions, but it quickly turned in Fall River’s favor, with the Bulldogs taking the match 3-0.

Etna jumped out to a 4-0 lead in game-one, behind a pair of kills from Claire Pynes and an ace by Annaleisa Nadig. The Bulldogs came back to tie the score at 4-4, and the teams exchanged short lived leads, until the squads were tied at 6-6. Then, Fall River went on a 15-4 run to go up 21-10. The Bull Dogs went on to win 25-15.

Etna started strong in game-two, leading most of the game up to a score of 18-15. But again, the Bulldogs went on a big run, 10-0, to win 25-18.

clarity.jpgIt was Fall River that started quick in game-three, leading by as many as three points. However, the Lady Lions fought back to tie the game at 14-14, on a Nadig ace. The Lions went up 16-15 on a kill by Pynes, and again 17-16 on a Nadig kill. Fall River, once again, made a run, 8-1, to take a 24-18 lead. Etna climbed back to within three points, on two kills and a block by Pynes, but the Bulldogs got the final point to win 25-21. (more…)

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Etna 0 – Fall River 5

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College and Career Day at COS is October 2nd

WEED – The College of the Siskiyous is inviting all community college students, and the public, to attend College and Career Day on Monday, September 24, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. College and Career Day will be held in the COS Gym at the Weed Campus.  There is no admission fee and all interested persons are invited to participate. (more…)

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Lady Bears play well, but fall to U-Prep

coffe-break-revised.jpgThe Mt. Shasta Lady Bears played almost well enough to sweep their volleyball match against U-Prep. Instead they lost all three games by the narrowest of margins (24-26, 23-25, 25-27), last Thursday.

“All three were good games. We just could not put them away. We had the lead several times. Like in game-2, we were 16-16 when they went ahead 22-17. Taylor Hansen served to 23-22, and then we lost 25-23,” said Lady Bear Coach Greta Jones. “Amanda Amesbury had a great match with 10 kills on the night. Hollie Acord did a good job setting and serving.” (more…)

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Dunsmuir 24 – Big Valley 20

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Big Valley may have come to Dunsmuir expecting to easily hand the Tigers their first loss of the season. When the Tigers fumbled on their own 30-yard-line, and Big Valley scored three plays later, it looked like it was going to be a long night for Dunsmuir.

But the Tigers moved the ball down the field and Nate Gonzales scored on a 2-yard keeper. The 2-point conversion was denied.

northerncapaving-250.jpgDunsmuir stuffed the Cardinals at their own 30-yard- line on the kick off, and held the Cardinals to a three-and-out. DHS senior Cory Knowles took the BV punt back 28 yards but a penalty kept it to a gain of only 18. Gonzales had his apparent second TD called back due to a penalty. The Tigers then turned over the ball on downs.

The Tigers defense picked up a Cardinals fumble but the Tigers were unable to move the ball. BV wasted no time in scoring with a 65-yard pass. The 2-point conversion was no good. With 2:00 min remaining in the first quarter, it was Big Valley leading 14-6. (more…)

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