Lady Lions beat Redding Christian, but fall to Butte Valley and Mercy

etna-tourney-girls-front.jpgETNA – The Etna Lady Lions varsity basketball team finished third at their round-robin Holiday tournament over the weekend.

Etna opened the tournament with a heart-breaking 72-69 overtime loss to the Mercy Lady Warriors. Brittney Potter hit a 3-ball for the Lady Lions to force overtime. Unfortunately for Etna, the Lady Lions couldn’t stop Lady Warrior Allison Wong, who exploded for 52 points in the game, and was eventually selected as tournament Co-MVP.

Lindsay Stacher put up 30 points for Etna. Annaleisa Nadig and Brittney Potter each had 10 points.

Etna rebounded with a pounding of Redding Christian in


the second game. With the game tied 6-6, The Lady Lions went on a 19-0 run to go up 25-6.

A bucket by Paige Finley gave Etna the lead 8-6. Nadig converted a dish from Tilly McBroom to make it 10-6, and Finley had a put-back just before the buzzer to end the first quarter with Etna up 12-6. Finley and Illima Adams owned the start of the second quarter for the Lady Lions, with one of the two having a hand in the first 13 points of the quarter. Nadig took control late in the quarter, scoring the last six points for Etna, including a bucket at the buzzer, giving the Lady Lions a 36-10 lead at the half. Etna went on to win easily 63-21. (more…)

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Weed JV 60 – Dunsmuir JV 20

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Yreka Frosh 41 – Weed JV 32

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Lions sweep Timberjacks

etna-v-hayfork-boys-b-ball-1-front.jpgETNA – Both the Etna varsity and JV boys squads beat the Hayfork Timberjacks by 21 points, with the varsity winning 65-44, and the JVs 60-39.

The varsity Timberjacks, however, did not go down without a fight. Hayfork opened up with the first of four 3-pointers in the first quarter, to go up 3-0. Hoops by Ryan Hicks, Brent Davis and Erik Anaya gave Etna a 6-3 lead, but the Timberjacks would end the first frame with a 3-pointer to lead 18-16.

Etna made a defensive adjustment to start the second quarter, extending its zone and doing a better job closing out the Hayfork shooters. Hayfork would hit just one more 3-point shot the remainder of the game.

svpt-small.jpgEtna’s Davis nailed a 3-ball at the start of the second quarter to give the Lions a 19-18 lead—a lead they would not relinquish. The Lions would go on to outscore the Timberjacks 19-6 in the quarter, including a 12-0 run. At the half it was Etna 35 – Hayfork 24.

Etna extended its lead to 19 points at the end of three quarters, 47-28, and finished up with a 65-41 win.

Davis had 19 points. Anaya had a double-double with 18 points and 11 boards. Hicks put up 14 points. Seth Jordan pulled down nine rebounds. (more…)

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JV Lady Lions cut down Timberjacks to go to 9-0

etna-v-hayfork-girls-b-ball-front.jpgVarsity falls 43-26

ETNA – If you’re a JV Etna Lady Lion, life has to be good. The JV squad trounced the Hayfork Timberjacks 64-23 on Tuesday night—and it wasn’t even that close.

Emily Loogman dialed long distance to get the Lady Lions started, and they led 23-0 at the end of the first quarter. Tandy Thackeray put up 15 points in the quarter.

It took the Timberjacks until almost two minutes into the second quarter to score on a free throw. Their first basket came halfway through the second quarter.

For Etna in the second frame, Caressa Kendrick came off the bench to light up Hayfork from long-range, scoring valley-tire-red-300.jpgseven points in the quarter, including a 3-ball. At the half it was 39-7 for the Lady Lions.

Etna continued to dominate in the second half, leading 58-17 after three quarters, and 64-23 when the final horn sounded.

Thackeray led all scorers with 17 points. Loogman had 11, and Kendrick notched nine points.

The Lady Lion JV squad is now 9-0, including two tournament championships. (more…)

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Lady Lion JVs take first


ETNA – The Etna Lady Lion JV squad took first place at the Etna JV Holiday Tournament, last weekend, defeating Tulelake, Quincy, and Butte Valley.

In the championship game, Etna led Butte Valley 16-9 after the first quarter, 31-19 at the half, 48-32 after three quarters, and went on to win 61-50.

Emily Loogman led all scorers with 25 points. Tandy Thackeray added 17. Thackeray was selected tournament MVP. Loogman and Abby Journey were All-Tourney.

Tournament finishes

1. Etna

2. Butte Valley (more…)

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Weed JV boys win tourney

wbs-web-generic-300.jpgETNA – The Weed Cougar JV boys won the Etna JV Holiday Tournament last weekend, defeating Butte Valley, Yreka, and the Foothill frosh.

In the championship game, The Cougars trailed Foothill 14-10 after one quarter, 31-28 at the half, and 44-42 at the end of three quarters. Weed, however, outscored Foothill 11-6 in the final frame to win 53-50.

Mykeil-Nat White led Weed with 20 points. Brandon Ede put up 17 points. White was selected as tournament MVP. Ede and Liam Hagarty were All-Tourney.

Tournament finishes

1. Weed

2. Foothill Frosh (more…)

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COS Eagles football places two on All-State First Team and nine on All-Conference First Team

patterson-creek.jpg1st Team All-State
Darius Davis, WR, Return Specialist
Donovan Ramsdel, Punter

Honorable Mention All-State
Stevn Butrick, LB

1st Team Mid-Empire Conference
Josh Sanford, OL
Aqura Brown, QB
Klaus Geier, TE
Darius Davis, WR, Return Specialist
Taylor Young, WR
Donovan Ramsdel, Punter (more…)

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Bears win battle for third at Holiday Tourney

mt-shasta-v-weed-tourney-front.jpgMOUNT SHASTA – The Mt. Shasta Bears boys varsity basketball team shut down the Weed Cougars’ 3-point game and came away with a hard fought win for third place at the Mt. Shasta Holiday Tournament.

In Weed’s opener, Quincy sat in a 3-2 zone for virtually the whole game, as Cougars Tanner Shelton, Robert West, and Jake West lit up the scoreboard with 3-balls. The Bears didn’t make the same mistake. Instead, the Bears played a tough man-to-man defense, denying Weed the ability to utilize its potent long-range attack.

Weed adjusted to the situation, with Aaron “A-Train” Power-Bearden coming up big with 20 points from the clarity-300.jpgpaint. But, in the first of three meetings between the rivals, it was the Bears that prevailed 50-46, behind a strong game from Steven Reed.

The squads were knotted at 10, at the end of the first quarter. The Bears appeared to take control of the game in the second quarter, rattling off nine straight to go up 19-10. However, the Cougars responded with a 12-3 run to tie the contest at 22-22 going into the intermission. Power-Bearden had 10 points, including two old fashioned 3-point plays, as well as a pair of steals for the Cougars during the run. (more…)

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Miners win consolation at Holiday Tourney

yreka-v-pierce-gareth-watkins.jpgMOUNT SHASTA – The Yreka Miners boys continued their virtual tour of some Oregon’s best teams with an opening round loss, 71-43, to eventual Holiday Tournament winner Hidden Valley. Then, Y-Town got rolling.

In the second round, the Miners defeated a pesky Quincy squad 54-52. Quincy led 15-5 at the end of the first quarter, and 26-20 at the half.

Yreka, however, came up with a strong third quarter effort. Trailing 31-32, Andrew Ward put the Miners ahead, 34-32, on a 3-point play the hard way. Then, down 39-40, Brandon Larreau nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Yreka the lead, 42-40, going into the final frame. Larreau also hit a buzzer-beating 3-ball in the game against Hidden Valley.

northerncapaving-300.jpgThe contest would come down to the final seconds. With the Miners up 53-52, Pierce had the ball, but Ward came up with a steal and was fouled. He hit one freebie to seal the win, 54-52, with 10 seconds remaining.

Ward led the Miners with 24 points, including four 3-balls, and a three point play. Chris Marks had 10, and Tyler Moser scored seven points.

In the consolation game against Pierce, the Miners for the most part controlled the play, leading 11-3 after the first quarter, and 22-10 at the intermission. Pierce would make a run in the third quarter, but Yreka maintained the lead 31-25. Yreka went on to win 43-36.

Gareth Watkins had a monster game with 20 points and 16 boards for the Miners. Ward was solid as usual with 11 points. Watkins was selected for the All-Tourney team.

Yreka (3-5) will next see action in Phoenix, Ore. on Monday, December 15

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Lady Bears snag second place at Holiday Tourney

mt-shasta-v-cv-donnetta-young.jpgMOUNT SHASTA – The Mt. Shasta Lady Bears varsity basketball team finished second at the Mt. Shasta Holiday Tournament over the weekend.

The Lady Bears opened the tourney with a resounding 64-20 win over the Dunsmuir Lady Tigers. Taylor Hansen led all scorers with 14 points. Kendra Woodglass put up 13, and Jeana Michels had 11 points. Katie McIntyre and Heather Coe each had eight points for the Lady Tigers.

In the semi-final game, Mt. Shasta dominated River Valley, 44-31. The Lady Bears led 12-2 at the end of the first quarter, 23-12 at the half, and 35-18 after three


quarters. Hansen recorded 12 points, and Amanda Amesbury scored 10 points for the Lady Bears. Michels and Donnetta Young each contributed six points.

The Lady Bears overwhelmed their first two opponents, but the tables turned in the championship game, as Central Valley handed Mt. Shasta a 46-29 loss. CV led 15-0 at the end of one quarter, and 24-6 at the half.

Young had 12 points for the Lady Bears. Amesbury scored six. Hansen and Amesbury were selected for the All-Tourney team.

The Lady Bears’ (3-5) next action is against Yreka (5-3) on Friday, December 19.

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Lady Miners third at Holiday Tourney

yreka-v-river-valley-holiday-tourney-4-front.jpgMOUNT SHASTA – The Yreka Lady Miners rebounded from a 55-39 semi-final loss to eventual Holiday Tourney winner Central Valley, with a 64-41 thumping of the River Valley Falcons for third place. Yreka Coach Debbie Fogle made liberal use of her bench throughout the contest, with all players making a contribution.

Carrie Watson opened the game from long distance, giving the Lady Miners a 3-0 lead. River Valley came back with a pair of buckets to go up 4-3, but then Yreka went on one of its trademark runs, out scoring River Valley 13-3 the rest of the quarter to lead 16-7. Sara Cabitto, Marissa Allen, Katie Todd, and Adriana Scala all


scored during the run, with Ashley Lemos stroking a 3-ball.

The Lady Miners continued the run in the second quarter by scoring the first eight points, making the total run 21-3, and building their lead to 24-7. River Valley came back later in the quarter, but Yreka still led 31-19 at the half.

Yreka continued to dominate in the third quarter, building a 20 point advantage 45-25. Watson had eight points in the quarter. The teams exchanged hoops for most of the fourth quarter, with Yreka going on to win 64-41.

Watson went off for 20 points. Scala had 18, and Lemos was good for 14 points. Watson and Macy Ferrari, who had a strong first game of the tourney, were named to the All-Tourney team.

Yreka (5-3) takes on Mt. Shasta (3-5) on Friday, December 19.

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Lions second at Rogue River, Lady Lions win consolation

svpt-small.jpgROGUE RIVER, Ore – The Etna Lions and Lady Lions competed in the Rogue River Holiday Classic over the weekend, with the Boys taking second, and the girls the consolation.

Etna’s boys opened the tournament with a 47-38 win over McKenzie. Ryan Hicks put up 15 points for the lions. Brent Davis had 14, and Erik Anaya scored 9. (more…)

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Local Sports Scores & Schedule 12/8 – 12/13


Saturday, December 13

Girls/Women’s Basketball

Yreka 64 – River Valley 41
Yreka: Carrie Watson 20, Adriana Scala 18, Ashley Lemos 14
Yreka takes 3rd at Mt. Shasta Tourney. Watson and Macy Ferrari are All-Tourney

Dunsmuir 21 – Del Norte 54
Dunsmuir: Taylor Fessler 12
Dunsmuir finishes 8th at Mt. Shasta Tourney

Weed 46 – Quincy 48
Weed:Sierra Skeen 15, Kera Vogel 9, Nicolette Neel 8
Weed finishes 6th at Mt. Shasta Tourney

Mt. Shasta 29 – Central Valley 46
Mt. Shasta: Donnetta Young 12, Amanda Amesbury 6
Mt. Shasta takes 2nd at Mt. Shasta Tourney. Taylor Hansen and Amesbury are All-Tourney

Etna @ Rogue River Tourney

COS 47 – Fullerton 56
COS takes second at Alan Hancock Tourney

Boys/Men’s Basketball

Yreka 43 – Pierce 36
Yreka: Gareth Watkins 20, Andrew Ward 11
Yreka takes consolation at Mt. Shasta Tourney. Watkins is All-Tourney

Dunsmuir 44 – Quincy 64
Dunsmuir : Erin Kirch 12, Jake McIntyre 12, Matt Norton 7
Dunsmuir finishes 8th at Mt. Shasta Tourney

Weed 46 – Mt. Shasta 50
Mt. Shasta: Steven Reed 14, Jake Padula 10, Gene Kenyon 7, Zack Morris 6, Tim Jaegel 6. Reed and Morris are All-Tourney
Weed: Aaron Power-Bearden 20, Jake West 10. Zack Vogel and Jake West are All-Tourney
Mt. Shasta takes 3rd at Mt. Shasta Tourney. Weed is 4th.

Etna 41 – Chiloquin 52
Etna: Erik Anaya 10, Clint Eastlick 9, Ryan Hicks 8, Brent Davis 8
Etna takes 2nd place at Rogue River Tourney. Anaya is All-Tourney

Happy Camp @ Westwood Tourney

COS 85 – Sac City 60 (more…)

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Mt. Shasta Holiday Tourney, Day 2

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Mt. Shasta Holiday Tourney, Day 1

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Lucas Case made an Impact

lucas-case.jpgOkay, so this one is a little late being announced. Football season is over and we’ve moved on to basketball. However, sophomore Lucas Case made an impact on the Etna Lions varsity football team that will be remembered for quite some time.

Along with his brother Alex, Lucas gave the Etna Lions a potent running attack that helped them to their best record in several years at 8-4.

Case led the Lions in rushing with 837 yards (5th in SCL), averaging almost seven yards per carry. Case was also second on the team in sacks (3rd in SCL, valley-tire-red-300.jpg9th in section), and third in tackles. Along with the stats, when Case hits someone they stay hit, and that makes him an Impact Player Award winner.

The Impact Player Award is given on a monthly basis and goes to Siskiyou County high school athletes, male or female, that have had a significant impact on the success of their team. I select the players based on my own observations, often in consultation with the player’s coaches.

A total of four awards are given each month and are not school specific; they can go to a player at any school that Siskiyou Youth covers. Winners receive Impact T-shirts that were designed by Golden Grotto. The T-shirts and award are cosponsored by Siskiyou Youth and KWCH radio 102.3/101.7.

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