Lady Lions settle for consolation

etna-mt-shasta-paige-finley-text-sized.jpgYREKA – After taking third place in the Cub Classic the prior weekend, the Etna Lady Lions were looking for more than a consolation prize at the Yreka tournament, last Friday and Saturday. Etna, however, wound up with a tough first round game against the host Yreka Lady Miners, followed by a game with Shasta Cascade League power house Fall River. The result was two losses and a match up with the Mt. Shasta Lady Bears in the consolation game.

Etna wasted no time in showing their offensive power in the top of the first inning. After the Lady Lions’ lead off batter struck out, Nicole Luiz singled. Number-three hitter Tracy Thackeray then picked up a three-bagger to drive in Luiz. Thackeray scored on a Chloe Papazian ground out to make it 2-0. Elli Pynes smashed the Lions second triple of the inning, and scored on a Paige Finely single, giving Etna a 3-0 lead. Although Mt. Shasta put two runners on base, they were unable to score in their half of the inning. (more…)

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Lady Eagles take Gold Bracket

The College of the Siskiyous Lady Eagles headed to Fremont this weekend for the March Madness softball tournament, and will return with the gilded prize.

COS went 1-2 on the first day, beating Diablo Valley 7-1, and Gavilan 10-2, while dropping their game against Napa Valley 6-4.

On day two, the Lady Eagles smoked San Jose City College 7-1, and shut out Diablo Valley 3-0, to reach the championship game against Sierra. COS only scored one run, but that was all they needed, blanking Sierra 1-0.

COS will be in double-header action against Lassen in Susanville on Wednesday, March 19, at noon and 2:00 pm.


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Up and down tourney for Miners

yreka-central-valley-andrew-ward-text-sized.jpg YREKA – Hosting their first Gold Nugget baseball tournament, the Yreka Miners found themselves riding a roller coaster of emotions on the way to a 1-2 tourney record.

The Miners were matched up against eventual Gold Nugget champion the Del Norte Warriors (6-3-1), in round one. The Warriors put three runs on the board in the top of the first inning for the early 3-0 lead. Yreka put up a run in the bottom half of the inning to make it 3-1.

Neither team scored again, until Del Norte added an insurance run in the top of the seventh. Trailing by three runs going into the bottom of the seventh, the first Miner batter struck out. Andrew Ward, however, singled and moved to second, when Wade Berryhill reached on an error. (more…)

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Lady Miners go 2-2 at tourney

yreka-etna-robin-lemos-text-sized.jpgYREKA – The Yreka Lady Miners finished fourth in their own tournament, this weekend, beating Etna and Fall River, and losing to Hidden Valley and Corning.

Yreka won their first round match up with the Etna Lady Lions 7-3. Etna scored a run in the first inning, when Ashley Parry doubled and then scored on an error. The Lady Lions had the bases loaded when Elli Pynes popped out to shallow right field. Nicole Luiz tagged and went home. The throw beat her to the plate, but Luiz slid under the tag and between the legs of the catcher for what was an apparent run. The home plate umpire saw otherwise and called her out. The double play and a subsequent fly out quashed the Lions’ threat of a big first inning.

Etna’s Paige Finley struck out the first two Yreka batters and the Lady Miners went down in order in the bottom of the first inning, with the Lions leading 1-0.

Etna failed to score in the top of the second, but Yreka was able to even the game in their half of the inning. Ashlie Smith led off with a single. Smith stole second, stole third, and scored on a throwing error to third base. The next three batters flied out, and the game was tied 1-1. (more…)

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Etna second at Gold Nugget

etna-del-norte-clint-johnson-text-sized.jpgYREKA – The Etna Lions baseball team came into the Gold Nugget baseball tournament with a record of 7-3. All three of their losses were to upper division foe the Central Valley Falcons. So, when the Lions saw the bracket for the tournament, they couldn’t have been thrilled with their first round match up. It was the Falcons.

This time, however, it was the Lions that came out on top 6-5, and advanced to round two in the winners’ bracket. For the Lions, Beau Branson went 2/3, with a double, a run, and two RBI. Trevor Kendrick had two RBI, a run, a double, and was 2/4 at the plate. Greg Monday was 1/2 with a home run. Jordan Pehle-Munson went 1/4, with a double and an RBI.

In round-two, Etna faced Del Norte, which had defeated Yreka in round-one 4-1. Monday led off the game for the Lions with a blast over the left-center field fence. Logan Dysert followed with a single. Clint Johnson laid down a sacrifice bunt, and Dysert moved to second, and then went to third base on a wild pitch. J. Munson reached on an error, and Dysert scored to give Etna a 2-0 lead. (more…)

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Falcons fly past Lady Bears

mt-shasta-cv-kayla-emerson-text-sized.jpgSHASTA LAKE – The first time the Mt. Shasta Lady Bears and the Central Valley Falcons met, it was all Bears in an 8-1 win. The double-header rematch was just the opposite, with CV winning both games easily.

In game one, CV plastered five runs on the board in the bottom half of the first inning to lead 5-0. Both teams scored a run in the second inning making it 6-1. The Lady Bears added a run in the top of the fifth to narrow the gap to 6-2. But those were the last runs of the game for Mt. Shasta, while CV added three more in the bottom of the sixth inning to win 9-2.

Sammy Reed was 1/3, with a double and a run for the Bears. Emma Taylor went 2/3, and Jackie Degray was 1/3 with a double. Lauren McCurrey pitched all six innings, giving up nine runs, three earned runs, nine hits and two walks.

The Falcons exploded for 10 runs in the first inning of game two, but didn’t tally a run again, until the bottom of the sixth inning. Mt. Shasta scored all three of their runs in the top of the fifth, for a final score of 11-3. (more…)

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Lady Miners split with Mazama

yreka-mazama-smith-text-sized.jpgYREKA – The Yreka Lady Miners split a double-header with the Mazama Vikings today. Yreka won game-one 4-1, and dropped game-two 4-3 in 10 innings.

After Mazama went down in order, Kaitlin Weckerle led off the bottom of the first inning in game-one, with a slap bunt single for Yreka. Alyssa Scala followed with a single, and Weckerle went to second base. Sara Jones grounded out, but Weckerle and Scala each moved up a base. Weckerle then scored on a wild pitch to give the Lady Miners the lead 1-0, after one inning.

Neither team scored in the second or third innings. Jones led off the bottom of the fourth inning with a base hit. Jones stole second and third. With one down, Ashlie Smith ripped a double to drive in Jones and make the score 2-0. Robin Lemos knocked in Smith with a single, and it was 3-0, after four innings.

There was no scoring in the fifth inning, but Mazama managed a run in the top of the sixth, to make it 3-1. After the first two Yreka batters grounded out in the bottom of the sixth, Smith hammered her second double of the game. Again, it was Lemos driving Smith home with a single, to put the Lady Miners up 4-1 going into the final frame. (more…)

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Miners bite Bears, again

yreka-mt-shasta-wade-berryhill-text-sized.jpgYREKA – They’ve met three times in the last five days, and the Yreka Miners have beaten the Mt. Shasta Bears all three times—twice at the Marble Mountain Tournament last weekend, and again today.

Each team scored a run in the first inning. Neither team scored in the second and third innings. Although pitching well, Yreka’s Wade Berryhill was relieved by Andrew Ward in the fourth inning.

The Bears took the lead in the top of the fourth, 2-1, when Andrew Campbell stole third base, and then scored on a throwing error. The Bears scored another run in the fifth inning to make it 3-1. Yreka answered with a run in the bottom half to cut the Bears’ lead to one run, at 3-2.

Miner Ethan Garrett relieved Ward in the sixth inning and shut down the Bears. Yreka started the bottom of the sixth inning with a fly out. However, the second batter, Ward, singled. Berryhill then doubled Ward home to tie the game 3-3. Berryhill stole third and then scored on a pass ball to give Yreka the lead 4-3. The next batter, Jake Havey, was hit by a pitch, and Matt Houston came in to relieve Dallas Brooks for the Bears. (more…)

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Lady Lions third at Cub Classic

img_8588-text-sized.jpg The Etna Lady Lions went 5-1 at the Anderson Cub Classic to finish in third place, last Friday and Saturday. Etna won their pool by going 3-0 on day-one, with wins over Quincy, 5-3, Trinity, 10-7, and Orland 12-1.

Against Quincy, Lady Lion Chloe Papazian led the way, going 2/3, with a double, and an RBI. Kacey Munson had an RBI and a run, and went 1/2. Elli Pynes had a pair of steals and a run, going 1/3. Paige Finley started, went three innings and got the win on the mound (ER, 3H, 2K, BB). Ashley Page made a relief appearance, going three innings (2ER, 3H, 4K, BB, HB). (more…)

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Mixed results for Lady Bears at Shootout


Updated 3/9/08, 6:30 pm

REDDING – The Mt. Shasta Lady Bears earned a one-seed for the elimination rounds of the NorCal shootout at Big League Dreams in Redding, last Friday and Saturday.
The Bears opened pool play on Friday with an 8-4 loss to University Prep. Lady Bear Amber Butts went 2-for-4, with a triple, a run, and an RBI. Amanda Woods was the starting pitcher and took the loss, giving up eight runs, two earned runs, and six hits over six innings.
Then, the resilient Lady Bears came back with strong wins over Central Valley 8-1, and Princeton 10-0 to win their pool. In the Central Valley game, Bella Campbell led the Lady Bears’ offense, going 2-for-2, with two runs, and two RBI. Sammy Reed was 2-for-2, with two runs, and an RBI. Tori Weatherford drove in two runs, scored a run, and went 2-for-3.Valerie Hougan was 1-for-3, with two RBI. Lauren McCurrey got the start and complete game win on the mound, going five innings, giving up one earned run, and six hits.
Against Princeton, Butts was 2-for-4, with three RBI, and a run. Weatherford went 1-for-2, with two runs, and two RBI. Hougan was 2-for-2, and scored twice. Woods recorded the complete game win, going five innings and giving up six hits and no runs. She fanned six.
coffee-break-generic-ad-3.jpg On Saturday morning, the Bears seemed destined to advance, when they held a 7-2 lead over Portola in the top of the fourth inning. Portola, however, had their sights set on advancement, and came back to tie the game 7-7 in the bottom half of the inning. (more…)

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COS and Mount Shasta have national champion

Rebecca Geries takes Gold, Jon Villani gets Bronze

Mt. Shasta High School graduate Rebecca Geries is the National Collegiate Champion in Women’s Giant Slalom snowboard racing. Geries finished first in both of her runs, with a first run time of 1:12.96, the fastest run of the competition. Her second run was 1:26.19, for a combined total of 2:39.15, nearly 11 seconds faster than the second place finisher.

On the men’s side, Etna High School graduate Jon Villani picked up a Bronze medal in snowboard Giant Slalom. Villani had the second best time of the first run, at 1:08.78. His second run was 1:16.99, for a combined total of 2:25.77. The winning time was 2:20.31.

Geries and Villani both compete for the College of the Siskiyous. The United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard National Championships were held at Sunday River, Maine, with the GS snowboard races taking place on Saturday, March 8.

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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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