Etna v Burney

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Seniors and sophomores rule YHS Powder Puff games

powder-puff-16.jpgYREKA – The senior class of 2009 won its first ever Powder Puff game 18–6 over the juniors, on Wednesday. The sophomores and frosh faced off in a defensive struggle, won by the sophomores 6-0.

The juniors struck first in the senior v junior match up, when QB Jaylene Philips connected with Ali Andreas for a 24-yard TD strike midway through the first quarter.

The seniors answered early in the second quarter. Starting senior QB Maggie Morales flipped a pass to speedster Carrie Turner for a 6-yard TD, tying the contest at 6-6.

bookstore-text-click-sized-september.jpgThe seniors took the lead, 12-6, with a little over four minutes left in the third quarter on a 12-yard TD pass by Stephanie Leyva.

The juniors were driving early in the fourth quarter, when senior Chelsea Hamilton picked off a pass, and returned it 75 yards for a TD, with a key block at the 15-yard line by Carrie Turner. The seniors held on for an 18-6 victory. (more…)

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Siskiyou County children invited to auditions for the Nutcracker at COS

WEED – The Eugene Ballet Company (EBC) will bring the holiday classic The Nutcracker to the College of the Siskiyous Weed Campus, Kenneth W. Ford Theatre, on Saturday evening, November 15, at 7 p.m. The Eugene Ballet Company invites all interested Siskiyou County school-age children (ages 6 to 18) with dance experience to audition to dance with the company in this performance. (more…)

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Chargers Report: Orland

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Jr. PeeWees
The Yreka Chargers Jr. Pee Wees lost another close game on Saturday to the visiting Orland Aztecs, 3-1. The Aztecs, behind their big (and fast) running back, jumped out to a 2-1 first half lead. Yreka’s lone first half score was set up by a 40-yard run by Lane Clark, which put Yreka inside the Orland 5 yard line. Three plays later Clark, with the help of blocks from Virusur Lantz, Tadd Weed and the right side of the Yreka line, was able to find the end zone. Y-Town couldn’t find the end zone in the second half, due in large part to a stingy Orland defense.

Can you say defense? At home on Saturday at Miner Field, the mighty Chargers PeeWee defense showed Orland no mercy. In a nail-biting, heart-pounding finish, the Chargers were forced to show their strength in the final seconds of the game at the goal line with Orland having the ball. Orland tried for three straight downs to push the ball over the goal line, but the wall of the Charger PeeWees’ defense which included Drew Robles, Tyler Hockaday, Stevie Albers, Marquis Pitts, Parker Sanders, Aaron Durney, Cooper Bruhns, Keith Lipke, Scott Hopper, Gar Weed and Thomas Colla, grabbed on and pushed harder, leaving Orland unable to score. (more…)

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Cougars pull off second big upset, beat Bears 3-2

weed-v-mt-shasta-6-front.jpgWEED – Earlier this season the Weed Cougars soccer squad beat powerhouse Tulelake 3-2. On Tuesday, the Cougars took down the two-time defending Shasta Cascade League champion Mt. Shasta Bears, 3-2.

The Bears scored first with about 10 minutes gone in the first half, when Zack Morris put home a rebound off a shot by Liam O’Hara.

Weed answered at the 18-minute mark on a goal by Usmaro Sanchez, tying the match at 1-1. Omar Fernandez had the assist.

“We had never scored on Mt. Shasta. So, I’m proud of it. I had something coming on to me last year, you know, I was going to be the first one. I was going to try to score,” said Sanchez following the game. (Weed did actually score once against Mt. Shasta in a 7-1 loss, during the 05-06 season.)

clarity.jpgSalvado Avila put the Cougars up 2-1, with 13 minutes left to play in the half, when he scored off a rebound from a shot by Fernandez.

Trailing, Mt. Shasta turned up the heat and nearly scored with five minutes left in the half, when a shot hit the crossbar and dropped straight down behind Cougar goalkeeper Roberto Sanchez. Sanchez, however, was able turn around and scoop up the ball before a Bear could reach it. (more…)

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Lions fall to Antlers 12-6 in OT: Updated 8/15/08, 7:15 pm

etna-v-bonanza-paula-12-front.jpgETNA – In a hard-hitting contest where the defenses ruled the night, The Etna Lions varsity fell to the Bonanza Antlers 12-6 in overtime.

“The defense played awesome. It was one of the best hitting games I’ve witnessed. Their defense was great, and so was ours,” said Lion assistant coach Scott Pynes. “It was a battle.”

The Antlers were the first to get on the board, when they scored with about nine minutes left to play in the game. The conversion attempt failed, and Bonanza led 6-0.

The Lions finally found pay dirt with about six minutes to play in the game.  Speedster Lucas Case helped give Etna a first-and-goal from the one-yard-line. Lions Taylor Pehle-Munson and Ben Besoain paved the way for a one-yard dive for pay dirt by Alex Case. Etna also failed to convert the extra point, leaving the game tied at 6-6.

valley-tire-red-c.jpgBonanza scored on their first possession of overtime, but did not get the extra point, giving them a 12-6 lead.

Etna was hurt by an illegal use of the hands penalty on its OT possession, and wound up turning the ball over on an interception to end the game.

In addition to scoring Etna’s lone TD, Case led the Lions’ defense with 15 tackles, earning him high praise from Head Coach Ken Dysert. (more…)

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Mistakes hurt COS in 28-21 loss to Delta

cos-v-delta-2-front.jpgWEED – The Delta Mustangs didn’t play error free football, but they made fewer mistakes than the host COS Eagles, and that translated into a 28-21 win for the visitors.

Delta began the first possession of the game on its own 40-yard-line, and quickly moved down the field, capping the drive with a 16-yard TD pass. The PAT was good, and the Mustangs took a 7-0 lead, with only 1:27 gone off the clock.

Following Delta’s kickoff, the Eagles started their first sis-dist-ad-2.jpgpossession on their own 42. Patrick Lunney went 25 yards on the first play to move the ball to the Delta 33. The Eagles continued to give the ball to Lunney, and eventually wound up with a first down on the Delta 11. After Lunney gained a yard on first down, COS threw two straight incomplete passes. On fourth down, the Eagles attempted a field goal, which was wide.

With 1:27 left in the first quarter, the Mustangs attempted a 25-yard field goal and missed. (more…)

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Miners leave Central Valley in their wake, with shutout


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Tigers maul Vikings, 60-12: Updated 8/15/08

dunsmuir-v-herlong-8-front.jpgDUNSMUIR – Dunsmuir High School made it known, on Saturday, that when it comes to 8-man football, Vikings don’t stand a chance against Tigers. Dunsmuir displayed near total domination in their 60-12 win over Herlong.

It took the Tigers just 1:11 to get the score-fest started. Dunsmuir began on its own 39, following the opening kickoff. Cory Knowles went 16 yards on the first play from scrimmage. Colton Sondahl rumbled for nine. Erin Kirch picked up four wbs-web-generic.jpgyards. Tiger QB Nate Gonzales connected with Lt Hisey for eight more yards. The Tigers went back to Knowles to cover the last 23 yards for the TD. Gonzales ran for the 2-point conversion, giving the Tigers an 8-0 lead.

On the Vikings’ first possession, they moved deep into Tiger territory at the 23-yard-line. A sack by Jamison McIntyre and Josh Silver moved Herlong back nine yards. On the next play, Tiger Matt Norton picked off a Viking pass and returned it 19 yards to the Dunsmuir 29. (more…)

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Lady Miners tennis blanks Anderson

d-ander-106front.jpgYREKA – After falling to Corning, 5-4 four last Tuesday, the Lady Miners blanked Anderson 9-0, on Thursday. Putting a punctuation mark on Yreka’s domination was the Miners’ number-six player Rachel Lawson who never lost a game during the match, winning 6-0, 6-0 in singles, and teaming with Heidi Sanders to win 8-0 in doubles.

Full results

1. Jackie Turner: 6-3, 6-3

2. Jesssica Shuler: 6-2, 6-3

3. Kendall Taylor: 6-1, 6-1

4. Andie Swetnam: 6-2, 6-6, 7-4 2nd set tiebreak

5. Heidi Sanders: 6-0, 6-1

6. Rachel Lawson: 6-0, 6-0


mittan-ad-b.jpg1. Turner/Shuler: 8-4

2. Taylor/Swetnam: 8-3

3. Sanders/Lawson: 8-0



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Miners swat Hornets, 33-18: Updated 9/15/08

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YREKA – “Power running. We are going to run the ball,” said Yreka Line Coach Jim Freeze prior to the opening kick off.

The Miners executed their game plan to near perfection racking up 347 yards of rushing, on the way to a 33-18 stomping of the Henley Hornets.

Miner Kurt Lorenzini returned the opening kickoff 42 yards to the Henley 37. On his first run of the night, Lorenzini picked up 15 yards. Lorenzini capped the Miners’ opening drive with a bookstore-text-click-sized-september.jpgfive-yard TD run, with 9:07 left in the first quarter. Manny Barragan’s PAT was good, and the Miners led 7-0.

Yreka was inside Henley’s 10-yard-line late in the first quarter, but the Hornet’s came up with an interception to thwart the Miners’ drive.

Henley was unable to pick up a first down and punted. Yreka punt returner Barragan dropped the ball, picked it up and headed right. Then, he reversed the field and returned the punt 30 yards to the Henley 30. (more…)

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JV Bears “D”evour Braves, 35-6

mt-shasta-v-hamilton-jv-1-front-b.jpgVarsity gets thumped 30-3

MOUNT SHASTA – While the Mt. Shasta Bears varsity didn’t have the greatest of nights, the JV squad dominated the visiting Hamilton Braves JVs, on Thursday.

The JV Bears defense had an impact on Hamilton’s first possession, when Jordan Hanna recovered a fumble on the Braves’ 27-yard-line. A penalty moved the Bears back to the 32, but that only helped Hanna pick up an extra five yards rushing, as he scooted 32 yards to pay dirt—diving into the end zone at the end of the run. The PAT failed, and Mt. Shasta led 6-0, with 7:46 left in the first quarter.

Early in the second quarter, Hamilton tried a double reverse, but Colin Waterman sniffed out the trickery and dumped the Braves for a 14-yard loss. The Braves punted from deep in their own coffe-break-revised.jpgterritory, and Bear Dustin McDaniel returned the kick 23 yards, giving his team great field position at the Braves’ 30-yard-line.

Moments later, McDaniel ran for 28 yards to give the Bears a first-and-goal at the one. Bryson Brooks took it the rest of the way for the TD. The Bears set up for an extra point kick, but snapped the ball directly to Brooks, who powered into the end zone for a 2-point conversion, giving the Bears a 14-0 lead. (more…)

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Lady Eagles rip rival raptors

cos-v-cosumnes-9-front.jpgWEED – The Cosumnes River College Lady Hawks were no match for the COS Lady Eagles volleyball squad on Tuesday. COS quickly dispatched the Hawks, 3-0.

With Samantha Stoneback serving, COS scored the first three points of game-one, including an ace by Stoneback. The Hawks came back to narrow the gap to 4-3, but COS maintained a 1-4 point lead throughout the game, winning 25-20.

In game-two COS leapt to a 5-1 lead. With the score 7-4 and the Lady Hawks serving, Amber Franko won back the serve with a kill, making it 8-4. A kill by Laura McMahon made it 9-4. The Hawks failed to return a serve, making it 10-4. A combo block by L. McMahon and Heather Wicks upped the lead to 11-4. An ace by Franko put COS up 12-4. The match was never close from that point on, with the Lady Eagles winning 25-15.

y-ad-1.jpgGame-three was close early, but the Lady Eagles eventually built a seven point lead, 23-16, when Katelyn Prigmore nailed an ace. The Hawks, however, rallied back with a 5-0 run to make it 23-21, and would close to within a single point at 24-23. Franko registered the final kill of the game to seal the 25-23 game win, and 3-0 match victory. (more…)

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Chargers report: West Valley

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It was a hot West Valley on Saturday, and “hot” would be the word to describe the Jr. Pee Wee contest between the West Valley Jr. Eagles and the Yreka Chargers. On the first play from scrimmage, QB Lane Clark had trouble handling the snap from center and a West Valley player took the ball out of his hands and scampered 40 yards for a quick score.

Yreka answered right back on the next possession with a northerncapaving-225.jpg55-yard touchdown run by Clark, but had the play called back due to an illegal block in the back. On Yreka’s next offensive series, Clark hooked up with sure-handed receiver Roman Vulyak on a play action pass and Vulyak took it 50 yards to the house for a Yreka score. The “Clark to Vulyak” connection sent Yreka to halftime with a tie score. (more…)

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Siskiyou County Saddle Cow Champions announced

YREKA – Veteran saddle cow competitor Daryl Lara of Hornbrook took the gold with his partner JD Rose of Montague at the Siskiyou County Saddle Cow Championship during the 2008 Siskiyou Golden Fair. (more…)

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Lions feast on Honkers

sis-dist-ad-2.jpgTULELAKE – The Etna Lady Lions varsity volleyball team easily defeated the Tulelake Honkers on Tuesday, 3-0 (25-11, 25-10, 25-22). And, they did it with All-League player Claire Pynes watching from the bench, resting a sore shoulder.

With Pynes sitting, Senior Sarah Loogman went on the attack registering seven kills and five blocks. Paige Finley, Annaleisa Nadig, and Emily Loogman each had two kills. Nadig lit up the Honkers with 11 aces. Hillary Hamptn had six, and Teri Szczepanek notched four. Hampton had eight assists, and E. Loogman had five. Nadig and S. Loogman each had six digs.

The Lions (5-3-1) will host the Klamath Union Pelicans (0-1) this Thursday at 6:15.

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Bears shutout Lions 4-0

etna-v-mt-shasta-1-front-b.jpgFORT JONES – The Mt. Shasta Bears soccer team began its quest for a three-peat as Shasta Cascade League champions with a dominating 4-0 shutout of the young and inexperienced Etna Lions.

The Bears pressured the Lions’ defense right from the beginning of the game, and never let up—blasting 29 shots at rookie Lions goalkeeper Tanner Schaefer. Several spectacular saves by Schaefer kept the score relatively close.

The Bears solved the Lions defense at the 13 minute mark, wbs-web-generic.jpgwhen Zack Morris found the back of the net, making it 1-0. Chad Oliver had the assist.

The Bears picked up their second score on a sweet header by David Castaneda, off a cross by Gina Antonucci, at the about the 32 minute mark. The Bears led 2-0 at the half.

The Lions were able to hold off the Bears until midway through the second half, when John Holst scored off a pass by Malcom Edwards. Morris added Mt. Shasta’s final goal with eight minutes remaining. The assist went to Holst.

The Bears’ (1-0) next match is on Tuesday, September 16 at Weed (1-2). Etna (0-4) travels to Butte Valley (1-1) this Thursday.

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