COS goes retro and beats Shasta

cos-shasta-dennis-deross-text-sized.jpgWEED – When the COS Eagles baseball squad took the field in their retro uniforms, you had a feeling that they were going to play well against the rival Shasta Knights. The Eagles donned the powder blue uniforms as part of a day honoring former COS coach Dennis DeRoss, and his 1984 team that won the Golden Valley Conference, and finished as the state runner-up.

DeRoss tossed the first pitch, but it was Shasta who stole the show early. The Knights Erik Larsen opened up the game with a walk, and moved to second on a ground out. Etna High graduate Robbie Brown singled, scoring Larsen. Brown swiped second and third base. The next Knight struck out, but Curtis Crosby reached on an error and advanced to second. Brown scored to make it 2-0 for Shasta. The Knights scored again in the inning to make it 3-0. COS went down 1-2-3 in their half of the first inning.

Shasta had a pair of base runners in the second inning, but failed to score. Billy Deaton, Justin Anderson, and Derrick Hemmele all came up with two-out singles to load the bases, but COS was unable to push a run across the plate. (more…)

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Lady Lions win SCL

BURNEY – The Etna Lady Lions figured that the Shasta Cascade League Championship would come down to the final double-header of the season against the Modoc Lady Braves. As it turned out, Etna’s split with the Burney Lady Raiders, last Friday, combined with Mt. Shasta’s sweep of Modoc delivered the Lady Lions’ SCL championship earlier than expected.

valleytire5-c-sized.jpgEtna won the first game of the double-header against Burney 12-7. Etna scored three runs in the top of the first inning and four more in the third inning to lead 7-0. Burney put up a run in the bottom of the third, making it 7-1. Etna added three runs in the fourth to up their advantage to 10-1. Both teams scored a pair of runs in the sixth inning to make the score 12 – 3 going into the final frame. Burney rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, but the effort came up well short, as the Lady Lions took the contest 12-7. (more…)

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Lady Miners even NAL record

yreka-central-valley-weckerle-kutzer-sized.JPGYREKA – The Yreka Lady Miners evened their Northern Athletic League record at 2-2, with a 9-5 win over the Central Valley Lady Falcons, last Friday.

The Lady Falcons put up a pair of runs in the top of the first inning, and Yreka scored a single run in the bottom half, to give CV its only lead of the game. The Lady Miners tied the score with a run in the bottom of the second inning. Then, Yreka scored a pair of runs in the fourth inning to take the lead 4-2.

The Lady Falcons drew even at 4-4, with two runs in the top of the fifth inning, but the Lady Miners regained the lead with a run in their half of the inning, 5-4. Yreka broke the game open in the sixth inning with four runs, to lead 9-4. CV added a single run in the top of the seventh, making the final 9-5.

Sara Jones led the Yreka offense with a perfect day at the plate, going 3-3, with a run, an RBI, two doubles, and a walk. Ashlie Smith and Amber Sinnott were also perfect with the bat. Smith went 4-4, with a run and a steal. Sinnott was 3-3, with a run and two steals. Alyssa Scala, Brie Phillips, and Stephanie Leyva all went 2-4. Phillips and northerncapaving-225.jpgLeyva each scored two runs, and had a steal a piece. Scala scored a run and had a steal.

Kayla Graves went the distance for the win (7IP, 5R, 11H, 0BB, 2K).

The Lady Miners (10-12) visit the Corning Cardinals (2-1, 15-11) on Tuesday, April 22 for another NAL contest.

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Lady Lions in control of SCL

ETNA – It was the double-header that Etna Lady Lion fans had been pointing to all season—two games against perennial Shasta Cascade League powerhouse, the Fall River Lady Bulldogs. Some observers said that it would be the end of the Lady Lions championship run. They were wrong. (more…)

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Errors costly for Lady Bears

mt-shasta-fall-river-lauren-mccurrey-text-sized.jpgMcArthur – The young Mt. Shasta Lady Bears have been making progress throughout the season towards being an SCL force. However, as often happens with young teams, there are numerous ups and downs along the journey. Last Friday’s double-header against the Fall River Bulldogs was one of those down turns.

In game-one, the Lady Bears put up a run in the top of the first inning, and added three more in the second inning to lead the Bulldogs 4-0. Then came one of those innings ball clubs like to forget. Fall River scored five runs, none of them earned, to take the lead 5-4. The Lady Bulldogs added two more unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, to win 7-4.

“(In) the first game, Lauren (McCurrey) pitched her best effort ever, giving up five hits and no earned runs. We let her down in the second inning on three consecutive errors,” said Mt. Shasta Coach Greg Eastman.

Offensively for the Lady Bears, Amber Butts went 1-3, with two runs, and a walk. Valerie Hougan and Donetta Young each went 1-3, and scored a run a piece. McCurrey started, pitched all six innings, and was tagged with the loss (7R, 0ER, 5H, BB, 4K).

coffee-break-generic-ad-4.jpgIn game-two, the Lady Bears again jumped to an early lead, scoring three runs in the top of the first inning. Fall River put a single run on the board in both the first and second innings. Going into the bottom of the third inning, Mt. Shasta led 3-2, but Fall River scored three runs to take the lead 5-3. The Lady Bears answered back in the top of the fourth inning to tie the game at 5-5. (more…)

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Lions escape with split

etna-fall-river-clint-johnson-text-sized.jpgETNA – The Etna Lions baseball squad started the day tied with the Burney Raiders for the Shasta Cascade League lead, at 5-1. By the end of their double-header with the Fall River Bulldogs, on Tuesday, Etna had slipped into a tie for second place with Trinity, at 6-2. Fall River won the first game 10-5. The Lions bounced back to win game-two in nine innings, 4-3.

After a poor performance in game-one, the Lions came roaring back in game-two. Both teams had a base runner in each of the first three innings, but were unable to score. After retiring the Bulldogs in order in the top of the fourth inning, including two strikeouts by Lion pitcher Logan Dysert, Etna broke the ice in the bottom half. (more…)

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Bears and Bulldogs split

McArthur – After dropping the first game of the double-header to the Fall River Bulldogs, 7-0, the Mt. Shasta Bears rebounded to take game-two 6-4. The Bears baseball squad stays at the .500 mark in the Shasta Cascade League at 4-4 (8-10). Mt. Shasta is in fourth place, ahead of Fall River (3-3), and trailing third place Trinity (6-2). Etna and Burney sit on top of the SCL at 5-1.

coffee-break-generic-ad-4.jpgIn game-one, the Bulldogs scored three runs in the second inning, two in the third inning, and another two runs in the fifth inning.

For the Bears, Trent Hough went 2-2. Erik Acord and Andrew Campbell were each 1-2, with a walk. Dallas Brooks was 1-3. Colin Waterman started on the hill and took the loss (5IP, 7R, 5H, 7BB, 2K). (more…)

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Lady Eagles ranked 1st

The College of the Siskiyous Lady Eagles grabbed a share of the top ranking in the state of California, after recording wins over Yuba, Shasta, and Butte, last week. COS is currently tied with Cypress (40-1) for the top spot, with 150 points, and six first place votes a piece. (more…)

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Lady Lion JVs take third place

etna-lost-river-tandy-thackeray-text-sized.jpgETNA – The host Etna Lady Lion JVs won their pool, last Friday, but fell to eventual Marble Mountain Classic Softball Scramble, runner-up Big Valley (varsity team). Etna however, bounced back in the third place game, hammering Lost River 11-2.

After setting down Lost River in order to start the game, Etna set about scoring some runs in the bottom of the first inning. Katie Eiler led off with a single. Andrea Pearson laid down a sacrifice bunt that wound up being a hit. Eiler advanced all the way to third on the play. Kassie Federico picked up an RBI, when she grounded out, scoring Eiler. Pearson came home, on a Tandy Thackeray single. Thackeray stole second and third base, and scored when Ilima Adams singled. Etna led 3-0 after one inning.

Lost River failed to score in the second inning. Teal Rimmer led off the bottom half of the inning with a walk for the Lady Lions. Rimmer moved to second on an Eiler sac bunt, and reached third on a wild pitch. Rimmer scored, when Federico reached on an error, to make the score 4-0.

valleytire5-c-sized.jpgNeither squad scored in the third inning. Lost River scored one run in the top of the fourth, but Etna answered right back in the bottom. Rimmer led off with a single, and went to second, and then third base, on wild pitches. Rimmer scored on an errant throw, during a pick off attempt by the Lost River catcher, making it 5-1, after four innings. (more…)

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Lady Miner JVs capture tourney championship

yreka-big-valley-adriana-scala-b-text-sized.jpgETNA – The JV version of the Marble Mountain Classic Softball Scramble was a two day event, except for the Yreka Lady Miner JV squad. Yreka had a league game against Lassen on Friday, and wound up playing all of their tournament games on Saturday. In the end, it didn’t matter.

The Lady Miners beat both Big Valley (a varsity team), and Quincy in back-to-back pool-play games in the morning. After a couple of hours of rest, the Lady Miners took care of Lost River, in a semi-final game, setting up a championship match with Big Valley. BV defeated Etna in the other semi-final game.

The Lady Miners came into their fourth game in ten hours looking a bit tired. Yreka opened up the top of the first inning, with three straight strikeouts. The Big Valley Cardinals converted a hit, a passed ball, and an error into a run in the bottom half of the inning, to lead 1-0.

northerncapaving-225.jpgBV committed a couple of errors in the top of the second inning, which gave Yreka a runner on second with one out, and runners on second and third base, with two outs. However, three Yreka strike outs blew away their chance to get on the board in the inning. BV opened the bottom half with a double, but a 6-3-5 double play erased the Cardinals’ opportunity. (more…)

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Miners win third in a row

yreka-lassen-devin-howard-text-sized.jpgYREKA – Don’t look now, but the defending NAL champion Yreka Miners baseball squad is beginning to heat up. The Miners dominated the Lassen Grizzlies 5-1, on Friday, to win their third straight Northern Athletic League game.

Yreka took the lead, 1-0, in the second inning. Lassen scored a run in the top of the fourth to knot it at 1-1. Yreka put up three runs in the fourth and added an insurance run in the fifth.

Andrew Ward started on the hill and pitched six strong innings for the win (R, 4H, BB, 9K). Ethan Garrett pitched the top of the seventh and fanned the first and third batters, on the way to a 1-2-3 inning.

Rodney Grant led the Miner offense, going 1-3, with a run, an RBI, a double, and a walk. Kurt Lorenzini went 1-3, with a run and a walk. Joe Wilson was 1-3, with a run.

“Today was our first really dominating win. We did almost everything right. We still didn’t bunt. We made a few blunders, but as far as pitching well, we did that. We got good hits when we needed them. We made the defensive plays when we needed them,” said Yreka Coach Jason Freitas. “This was the best team win. It gives us confidence going into the break. We get a nice little week break before we play Central Valley. So, we’ll have everybody loaded and ready to go.”

Yreka is now 3-2 in the NAL (9-13), and will visit Shasta Lake City to play Central Valley on Friday, April 18.

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Taylor Barrett: Dollars for Darfur

taylor-barrett-dollars-for-darfur-text-sized-2.jpgYREKA – Yreka High School senior Taylor Barrett was told that her senior project should be something that she is passionate about. Barrett is passionate about raising awareness of the genocide taking place in the Darfur region of Sudan, as well as raising funds to help the refugees, through Dollars for Darfur

Dollars for Darfur is part of the Save Darfur coalition, which is a company that works to raise money and resources to help with the genocide that is going on in Africa, right now,” said Barrett. “The actual Dollars for Darfur is a high school competition, where they get kids to do fundraisers, and you get a prize if you raise the most.”

Barrett, however, is not taking part in the contest. Instead she’s just sending the money she raises to the program. Barrett has already donated some of her own money to Save Darfur, and has raised about $270 for Dollars for Darfur. Her goal is to raise $500. (more…)

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Yreka High School Students of the Month for March

Yreka Union High School Students of the Month are chosen by the faculty of each department based on recommendations by individual teachers. The criteria for selecting students are outstanding academic achievement, good study habits and dedication to academic achievement.

Students of the Month for March are: (more…)

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KSYC/Siskiyou Youth April Lion Heart Award winners

lion-heart-chloe-papazian-text-sized.jpgThe Lion Heart Awards are given each month to Etna High School student athletes. The Lion Hearts are chosen based on three main criteria—including on-field performance, attitude, and the desire to succeed.

The female Lion Heart Award goes to Chloe Papazian. Papazian had to go home due to illness after the second game of the Marble Mountain Classic softball tourney, last weekend. But, she returned for the semi-final and third place games. Chloe went 3-3, with a run, a walk, and a steal against Corning. Then she went 2-3 against Central Valley. And, oh yeah, she’s the catcher—just the position anyone would want to play with “flu like symptoms.” Lady Lion Coach Barb Thackeray suggested Papazian for the award based on her dedication to the team, and said that playing through sickness was “typical Chloe.” (more…)

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Results of the District 1 California High School Rodeo Association, rodeo-7

Rodeo-7 was held April 5 – April 6, 2008, at Cottonwood, CA

All Around Cowboy – Jordan Spears, Redding, 72 points
Reserve AA – Daniel Ferreira, Fort Jones, 71
2nd runner-up – Larry Ferreira, Fort Jones, 58
3rd runner-up – Dean Autry, Fort Jones, 48.5
4th runner-up - Laramie Collins, Weed, 44

All Around Cowgirl – Callie Anthony, Red Bluff, 83
Reserve AA – Bliss Bidwell, Hat Creek, 69.5
2nd runner-up – Katy Fitzgerald, Litchfield, 54
3rd runner-up – Emily Andreini, Red Bluff, 53.5
4th runner-up – Rylee Lamson, Corning, 53 (more…)

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Lady Eagles second in state

cos-yuba-ali-paz-text-sized.jpgWEED – The College of the Siskiyous Lady Eagles showed why they are the second ranked softball team in the state of California, and number-one in the northern region, on Tuesday. COS hosted Yuba for a double-header that lasted a total of 10 innings, between the two games.

The Lady Eagles scored 20 runs on 23 hits in game one to win 20-0 in five innings. Jackie Imhof and Brie Melton combined for a perfect game on the mound. Imhof pitched four innings, and struck out eight, for her twentieth win. Melton pitched the last inning.

Brittnee McNeeley led the COS offense, going 4-4, with three runs, three RBI, and a triple. Ali Paz was 4-5, with three runs, three RBI, and a triple. Courtney Wooden went 3-4, with three runs, three RBI, and a double. Katie Zauner scored three runs, and knocked in two, while going 3-4.

Game-two was more of the same, with the Lady Eagles scoring five runs in the bottom of the first inning, and cruising to an 11-0 win, in five innings. Paz was perfect at the plate, going 3-3, with two runs, four RBI, and a no-doubt-about-it home run. Stephanie Zwetschke also went yard, as part of a 2-3 effort, with two runs scored and two RBI. Crislyn Chewning was 2-3, with two runs, two RBI, and a pair of doubles. McNeeley went 2-3, with two runs, an RBI, and two doubles. Cheyanna Ohlrich was 2-3, with two runs, and a double. (more…)

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Yreka second, Etna third at Marble Mountain Classic

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ETNA – The Yreka Lady Miners finished second in last Saturday’s Marble Mountain Classic softball tournament. The Lady Miners fell 9-1 to Corning in the championship game.

Each team scored a run in the first inning of the championship game. Corning, aided by Yreka miscues and a questionable call, exploded in the top of the third inning for seven runs, to take control 8-1. Corning added a run in the fifth inning to make the final 9-1.

For the Lady Miners, Kaitlin Weckerle went 3-3, and scored Yreka’s only run. Brie Phillips went 1-3 with a double. Ashlie Smith started and took the loss.

Yreka defeated Central Valley in the semi-final game, 10-6. Weckerle was 3-4, with a run, and two RBI. Smith was 2-3, with three runs, two RBI, a double, and a walk. Alyssa Scala went 2-3, with three runs, and a walk. Smith recorded the win for the Lady Miners (6IP, 3ER, 7H, 3BB, 3K).

bookstore-text-click-sized.jpgYreka beat Trinity in their first game of pool play, 11-0. Smith went yard, scored a pair of runs, and knocked in two runs, while going 3-4. Sara Jones was 3-3, with a run, and an RBI. Weckerle went 1-3, with a run, two RBI, and a steal. Ashlie Smith notched the win, giving up one hit, and fanning six batters. (more…)

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