Lady Miners’ B-ball season ends at Valley Christian

SAN JOSE – The Yreka Lady Miners (16-8) finished out their basketball season with a 64-29 loss to the Valley Christian Warriors (27-7), in the first round of the North Region of the CIF state playoffs. Yreka was seeded seventh and Valley Christian second.

For the Lady Miners, Alyssa Scala had 8 points. Ashlie Smith put up 6, and Jenny Hopkins had 5.

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Lady Bears feast on Cardinals

ms-bv-amanda-woods-text-sized.jpgYREKA – Playing in Yreka because 18” of snow covered their field, the Mt. Shasta Lady Bears swept their double header against the Big Valley Cardinals—winning game-one, 7-3, and game-two 12-2.

In game one, the Lady Bears took the lead with a run in the bottom of the first inning. The Cardinals put three on the board in the top of the third to hold their only advantage of the day, 3-1. Mt. Shasta added a run in both the third and fourth innings to tie it, 3-3, going into the fifth inning.

The Lady Bears put the game away in the fifth inning, when they scored three runs. Mt. Shasta added a run in the sixth to make the final 7-3. (more…)

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Results of District 1 California HS Rodeo Association

Daniel Ferreria from Fort Jones was the All-Around Cowboy at District 1 California High School Rodeo number-six, last weekend in Red Bluff with 57 points. Reserve AA was Larry Ferreira with 55 points (Fort Jones). Second runner-up Redding’s Jordan Spears at 42 points. Laramie Collins from Weed and Chad Bushell of Red Bluff tied for third at 33 points. (more…)

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Miners fall to Falcons

yreka-cv-ward-text.jpgCHICO – The Yreka Miners’ magical playoff run finally ended in the NSCIF D-IV championship game, at Chico State, but not before the 8-18, eleventh-seeded Miners scared the feathers off the number-one Central Valley Falcons.

Andrew Ward started the scoring with a 3-pointer to put Yreka up 3-0. Jimmy Kutzer added a pair of freebies and it was Yreka 5 – CV 0. A CV free throw made it 5-1. Ward nailed another 3-ball and the Miners were up 8-1.

Finding themselves down to a team they beat by 31 points the last time they met, the Falcons suddenly came to life and went on a 20-6 tear to take a 21-14 lead into the second quarter.

However, if the Falcons were feeling good about themselves that quickly changed when Aaron Sinnott dialed long distance to open up the second frame for the Miners and make it 21-17. By the midway point in the quarter, the Miners had tied the contest, 25-25, on a bucket by Brandon Larreau. (more…)

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Lady Miners dethroned

yreka-anderson-scala-text-sized.jpgCHICO – The Yreka Lady Miners entered the NSCIF D-IV championship game as defending champs. They left as the runner-up. Even worse, the crown was captured by their arch-rival, the Anderson Cubs. Last year, the Lady Miners booted the Cubs in the semi-finals. This year, the Cubs exacted their revenge.

Anderson jumped to an early 6-0 lead, but the Lady Miners fought back to tie it at 8-8, by the middle of the first quarter on an Alyssa Scala bucket. After the Cubs went back up 10-8, Scala hit a pair of freebies and a pair of buckets to give Yreka a 14-10 lead. Jaylene Phillips added a hoop to make it 16-10, with under 2:00 left in the quarter. Anderson hit a 3-pointer near the end of the quarter, and Yreka led 16-13 going at the end of one.

The lead changed hands five times during the second quarter with Anderson going up for good, 22-21, with about 3:00 left in the half. The Cubs held the lead 29-24 at the intermission. (more…)

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Lady Indians second in section

happy-camp-greenville-nikki-crocker-text-sized.jpgCHICO – In perhaps the most exciting game of the section championships held at Chico State on Saturday, The Happy Camp Lady Indians fell to the Greenville Indians 53-47, in overtime.

Nikki Crocker came out firing for Happy Camp and the Lady Indians took a quick 4-0 lead. It took Greenville a full two minutes to get on the board, but once they broke the ice Greenville went on a 10-2 run to end the first quarter up 10-6.

The Lady Indians opened the scoring again in the second quarter, when Carly Hammon notched a bucket on a breakaway to make it 10-8. After a Greenville hoop, Crocker dialed long distance to bring Happy Camp within one, at 12-11.

Greenville went up by six, before Cassidy Hammon nailed a 3-ball to cut the deficit in half at 17-14. Greenville went up by six again, 22-16, with about 2:00 left in the half. A Kelsea McLeran put back made it 22-18. Then, with the Lady Indians trailing 25-18, Carly Hammon hit a 3-pointer with 30 seconds to go in the half. Crocker followed with a 3-ball of her own at the eight-second mark, and Happy Camp trailed by a single point, 25-24, at the intermission. (more…)

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Lady Indians headed to dance

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HAPPY CAMP – The number-two Happy Camp Lady Indians defeated the third-seeded Bishop Quinn Lions 46-38 to advance to the NSCIF D-VI championship game versus number-four Greenville (16-11) this Saturday at Chico State. The game is scheduled for 11:00 am.

It took over 2:30 for either of the teams to score at the opening of the game. Bishop Quinn went up 2-0 at the 5:27 mark. Then, Kelsea McLeran put back a rebound for the Lady Indians, and Cassidy Hammon nailed a 3-ball to start Happy Camp on an 11-1 run. Happy Camp led 11-3 with 1:22 left in the quarter. Bishop Quinn broke the run with a hoop just before the end of the first half.

The Lady Lions chipped away at Happy Camp’s lead until they narrowed the gap to 12-9 late in the half. The Lady Indians were unable to notch a field goal for over eight minutes until Hammon made a basket with 1:13 left before intermission to make it 14-9. Happy Camp led 16-12 at the half. (more…)

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Miner magic continues

SUTTER – The Yreka Miners boys’ basketball team’s improbable and seemingly impossible run through the NSCIF D-IV playoff field continued with a 65-52 win over second-seeded Sutter in the semifinals. The win propels the Miners (8-17) into the section championship game against one-seed Central Valley (24-3) this Saturday at Chico State. The game is scheduled for 4:15 pm.

Leading Yreka was Brandon Meeks with 14 points and 4 steals. Jimmy Kutzer was 7-for-8 from the free throw line and had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Jeremy Turner and Andrew Ward each had 12 points. Turner had 11 boards and Ward pulled down 10. Aaron Sinnott contributed 8 points and 6 assists.

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Lady Miners win OT thriller

yreka-orland-ashlie-smith-text.JPGGRIDLEY – The Yreka Lady Miners (16-6) ran into difficult times this past week, when they lost their second leading scorer and rebounder. However, the team pulled together and pulled out an overtime-win against the Gridley Bulldogs to punch their ticket to the NSCIF D-IV championship game.

Yreka scored the first four points of the game, but Gridley responded with a 12-0 run to take a lead that they wouldn’t relinquish until midway through the fourth quarter. The Lady Miners trailed by as many as 10 points in the first half and eight points in the third quarter.

Yreka played full court pressure defense for most of the fourth quarter and into overtime which led to several turnovers by the Bulldogs. With the Lady Miners trailing 40-37, Kaitlin Weckerle hit the first of her three fourth quarter 3-balls to tie it at 40-40, with 4:20 remaining in regulation. A bucket by Ashlie Smith gave the Miners their first lead since the start of the game, 42-40.

A pair of Gridley freebies made it 42-42, and a Bulldogs’ steal led to a bucket that gave them the lead back 44-42. Weckerle then dialed long distance twice in a row to put the Miners back on top 48-44.

Gridley cut Yreka’s lead to 48-45 on a free throw. Then, with four seconds remaining Nancy Santana hit a 3-pointer for the Bulldogs to force overtime with the score knotted at 48-48. (more…)

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Johnson named to All GVC Team

rjohnson.jpgWEED – College of the Siskiyous Eagle Roland Johnson has been named to the All Golden Valley Conference 1st Team. Teammate Alden Gibbs received an honorable mention and was named to the All-Defense Team 1st Team.
The Eagles finished their season fifth in the GVC at 3-7, and 9-20 overall.

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COS Lady Eagles to host first round playoff game

Updated 2/28/08

Myers named to All-State Team

myers1.jpgWEED – The College of the Siskiyous Lady Eagles (23-6) will host Solano this Saturday at 7:00 pm for the first round of the California Community College Women’s Basketball State Championships. COS is seeded sixth in the North Region, and is a Golden Valley Conference co-champion (8-2). Solano is the 11-seed and Bay Valley Conference champion (14-0, 21-11).

COS is led by Lady Eagles career scoring leader Karlee Myers who told siskiyouyouth.com that the Eagles really came together as a team this year and stepped up their play to win the GVC.

“We’re looking forward to a home game this Saturday. We’re ready to bounce back from our loss to Shasta,” said Myers.

(more…)

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Mt. Shasta wins North-1 HS ski and snowboard championships

mount-shasta-christy-carter-ski.jpgMOUNT SHASTA – The Mt. Shasta Bears ski and snow board team finished on top of the North-1 Division in skiing by winning both the girls and the boys skiing championships, as well as the overall ski championship. The Bears also won the overall snowboard division title by finishing first in girls snowboard, and second in boys snowboard.
Yreka finished second overall in both skiing and snowboarding. Yreka was second in both boys and girls skiing. The Miners finished first in boys snowboard and second in girls snowboard.

Third place overall in both skiing and boarding went to Weed. The Cougars were third in girls skiing and fifth in boys skiing. (more…)

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Indians leash Bulldogs 71-45

happy-camp-butte-valley-tripp-basketball.JPGHAPPY CAMP – The Butte Valley Bulldogs (12-11) scored first and held the lead 3-0, but that was one of the few up notes for the Bulldogs, as the third-seeded Happy Camp Indians (13-8) took the lead 4-3 on buckets by Meeko Sanchez and Dave Schmidt, and led the rest of the way.

Happy Camp led 16-10 at the end of one quarter, and extended their lead to 17 points, 37-20, by halftime.

The Bulldogs managed to trim one point off the Indians’ lead in the third quarter, primarily behind the 3-point proficiency of Ryan Gleason to make it 50-34. However, the fourth quarter was all Indians. With the Indians up 53-37, Phil Tripp stole the ball and went the distance for a hoop that started an 18-8 run for Happy Camp to finish out the game, with a 71-45 win.

Tripp led the Indians with 18 points and 4 swipes. Sanchez had 13 points and 7 boards. Dave Schmidt put up 10 points. David Ward had 7 rebounds and Nick Bryant had 6. Joey Polmateer dished out 5 assists. (more…)

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Lady Indians survive Lumberjacks

happy-camp-westwood-hammon-basketball-text.JPGHAPPY CAMP – Perhaps a bit rusty after their first-round bye, the second-seeded Happy Camp Lady Indians (14-5) barely survived a visit by the number-seven Westwood Lady Lumberjacks (12-12), 49-47.

The first quarter was a sloppy back and forth affair with four lead changes and three ties. At the end of one, Westwood led 11-9. The Lady Lumberjacks went into the locker room at halftime with a 22-19 advantage. In the third quarter, Westwood went up by as many as eight points, and held the lead 34-29 going into the final frame.

Lady Indian Savanah Britton nailed a 3-ball to open up the fourth quarter. Aja Conrad added a freebie, and Cassidy Hammon dialed long distance to tie the game at 36-36 with 5:25 remaining. A minute later, Westwood regained the lead 37-36, and Happy Camp Coach John Kufner called time out. That’s when the Happy Camp crowd took control. (more…)

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Miner Magic

CORNING – The Yreka Miners boys varsity entered the NSCIF D-IV playoffs with a record of 5-17, including just two wins in the Northern Athletic League (2-8). Seeded eleventh, most felt that the Miners were just there to round out the brackets. The Miners had other plans.

First, Yreka knocked off sixth-seed Live Oak 65-43. Was it a fluke? The answer turns out to be “no.” Last night the Miners paid a visit to the third-seeded Corning Cardinals and left with a ticket to the semi-finals—winning 59-52. The Miners did what no team has done in Division-IV for as far back as the NSCIF archives reach (02-03).

Number-five Gridley and number-seven Colusa are the only other teams not seeded one through four to make it to the semifinals since the archives began. Both teams did it in the 2003-2004 season. However, only the Miners have reached the semifinals entirely on the road, and are the lowest seeded team to do it during that time span.

Following the Lady Miners win over Orland at Miner Gym, Miner players Jimmy Kutzer and Aaron Sinnott had an air of confidence about their game at Corning the next day. Kutzer was short of an outright prediction of victory, but told siskiyouyouth.com that they felt “strong and confident” that they could pull out the win. Sinnott agreed. They were right.

For the Miners, the game was won in the fourth quarter, when they outscored the Cardinals 24-13—including a pair of 3-balls by Brandon Meeks with Corning defenders in his face. The Miners were also hot at the free throw line hitting 8/10 in the final frame.

Jeremy Turner led the Miners with 15 points. Andrew Ward had 13, and Brandon Meeks put up 11 points-including three 3-pointers.

Following the game, Meeks told KSYC radio’s Mark McAllister that, “I practice my 3s a lot, just for that big moment.”

The Miners (7-17) will travel to second-seeded Sutter (18-6) on Wednesday, Feb. 27 for a semi-final match. Sutter defeated Orland 74-44 in round-two.

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Lady Bears scare Cubs

ANDERSON – Mt. Shasta‘s Lady Bears flirted with an upset of top-seeded Anderson Thursday night, but came up two buckets short in their second-round NSCIF D IV playoff game, 37-33.

Things didn’t start well, as Anderson bolted out to a 10-0 lead in the first period. But, Bear senior Molly Abbott drained a 3-pointer that sparked a 9-0 run, making it a 1-point game going into the second period.

However, Anderson quickly pushed the lead back to double digits, and took a 24-15 lead into the locker room. Mt. Shasta came out strong in the third quarter, with a couple of quick buckets by Abbott, but were held scoreless in the final three minutes of the period, and trailed 31-21 going to the fourth.

The Bears continued to play aggressive defense, forcing the Cubs into turnovers and bad shots, but Anderson was doing the same thing to them at the other end of the floor. The game looked out of reach with 3:35 remaining, as Amrallina Rowland broke free for an easy bucket, and a 37-25 Anderson lead.

But, Mt. Shasta had one last run in them, ripping off eight straight points over the next 2:25, to make it a 4-point game with 50 seconds remaining. (more…)

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Lady Miners blast Orland 82-28

yreka-orland-scala-basketball.JPGYREKA – To describe the NSCIF D-IV round-two game between the third-seeded Yreka Lady Miners and the sixth-seeded Orland Trojans (11-15) as a mismatch would be an understatement in the extreme. Yreka began with heavy defensive pressure and created turnover after turnover in the early going. Yreka had a total of 19 steals in the first half alone.

Carrie Watson started the Lady Miners on the way with a pair of lay ups to put Yreka up 4-0. Orland came back with a bucket and then a 3-ball to take a short lived lead 5-4. Kaitlin Weckerle nailed a 3-pointer and it was 7-5 for Y-Town.

Orland tied it at 7-7, but midway through the first quarter Ashlie Smith made a nice move for a basket that began a 23-0 Yreka run that would last until the 6:15 mark of the second quarter. Orland broke the run with a single free throw to make it 30-8. The Lady Miners then ran off another eight straight points to extend the lead to 30 points, at 38-8. Yreka led by 36 points, 49-13, at the half.

It was more of the same in the second half with the Lady Miners leading 72-51 at the end of the third quarter. (more…)

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