Lady Bears sweep Cougars

mt-shasta-weed-jackie-degray-text-sized.jpgMOUNT SHASTA – The Mt. Shasta Lady Bears swept the Weed Lady Cougars in a double-header on Friday. The Lady Bears won game-one 5-1, and game two 13-7.

Game-one was scoreless for the first two and a half innings, largely due to excellent pitching by both starters, Lauren McCurrey for Mt. Shasta and Kelsie Moser for Weed.

Mt. Shasta broke the ice in the bottom of the third inning. Valerie Hougan led off with a walk, and moved to second, when Bella Campbell grounded out. Hougan went to third on a passed ball. Sammy Reed walked. Hougan scored when Emma Taylor reached on an error. Reed went to second on the play. A wild pitch moved Reed to third and Taylor to second. Reed scored when Cynthia Laiacona reached on an error, making the score 2-0 for Mt. Shasta.

coffee-break-generic-ad-4.jpgKelsie Moser answered for the Lady Cougars in the top of the fourth, when she led off with a blast over the left field fence. The next three Weed batters, however, went down quietly. The Lady Bears scored two more runs in the bottom of the fourth. Amber Butts doubled and scored. Hougan walked and scored. Mt. Shasta led 4-1 going into the fifth inning. (more…)

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Bears crush Cougars, twice

mt-shasta-weed-erik-thelander-text-sized.jpgMOUNT SHASTA – The Mt. Shasta Bears dominated the Weed Cougars in their sweep of Friday’s double-header. The Bears won game-one 14-4, and game-two 13-1.

In game–one, the Bears scored a run in the first inning, five in the second, five in the fourth, one in the fifth, and a pair in the sixth inning. Weed put three runs on the board in the fourth inning, and one in the fifth.

Klayton Davis led the Bears’ offense, going 3-4, with a triple, a steal, and two runs scored. Ben Pierce was 2-2, with two runs, and a steal. Dallas Brooks hit a two-run dinger, scored two runs, walked and had a steal, while going 1-3. Colin Waterman notched a complete game win (6IP, 4R, 3H, 4BB, 13K, HB).

For Weed, Brian Hoy went 1-2, with a double and was hit by a pitch. Jose Robles and Travis Andrew each walked and scored a run. (more…)

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Miners allow only one run, but….

The Yreka Miners kept the Corning Cardinals’ offense pretty well caged for over eight innings, yet still wound up losing, 1-0. As the score indicates, it was a pitcher’s duel.

Miner starting pitcher Andrew Ward only yielded three hits and three walks, while striking out 10, over eight-plus innings. Unfortunately for Yreka, the Cardinals Tanner McIntyre was even better, allowing three hits, two walks, and striking out 14, over nine innings. McIntyre leads the Northern Athletic League and the Northern Section in strikeouts with 72. Ward is a distant second in the NAL with 44.

northerncapaving-225.jpgThe game was won in the bottom of the ninth inning, when a Cardinal singled and then scored on a pair of Miner miscues.

Offensively for the Miners, Clint Amaral was 1-3 with a double. Wade Berryhill went 1-4 with a double, and Andrew Ward was 1-3.

The Miners are 0-2 in the NAL (6-13), and will host West Valley (2-0, 10-9) Friday, April 4, at 4:00 pm. The Miners lost to West Valley earlier this season, 9-3.

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Lady Bears win one, lose one

mt-shasta-burney-valerie-hougan-text-sized.jpgMOUNT SHASTA – The Mt. Shasta Lady Bears looked fantastic in game-one of their double-header on Tuesday against the Burney Raiders, winning 11-1. However, despite a furious come-from-behind bid, the Lady Bears lost game-two 13-6.

In game-one, Lady Bear MacKenzie Hannah led off the bottom of the first with a walk, stole second, and advanced to third on a passed ball. With one out, Bella Campbell singled, driving in Hannah to give the Lady Bears a 1-0 lead. Campbell scored when Emma Taylor tripled, with two down. Cynthia Laiacona walked. Taylor and Laiacona both scored on a Donetta Young single, to give the Lady Bears the lead 4-0 after one inning.

coffee-break-generic-ad-4.jpgMt. Shasta added a run in the fifth inning. Campbell combined the element of surprise with great hustle to lead off the inning with a triple. Campbell scored on an RBI ground out by Laiacona, to increase the Lady Bears lead to 5-0, after three innings.

Mt. Shasta’s Tori Weatherford was hit by a pitch to lead off the bottom of the fourth inning. Kayla Emerson walked. Then, with one out, Valerie Hougan singled to drive in Weatherford. A double by Campbell brought home both Emerson and Hougan to make the score 8-0. (more…)

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Bears and Raiders split

mt-shasta-burney-andrew-campbell-text-sized.jpgMOUNT SHASTA – The Mt. Shasta Bears baseball team could easily have swept the Burney Raiders on Tuesday, but wound up settling for a split of their double-header. The Bears lost game-one 10-6, in eight innings, and won game-two 14-4.

Mt. Shasta had a 4-0 lead in game-one, before allowing Burney to tie it at 4-4. Still, the Bears went into the seventh leading 5-4, with a chance to win it, but Burney scored two runs to take the lead in the top half 6-4.

In the bottom half, Erik Acord led off with an infield hit, and moved to second on a passed ball. Dallas Brooks reached on a walk. After Erik Thelander flew out to left field, Trent Hough took advantage of some Raiders’ confusion to reach base. Then, with one out, and Mike Manfredi at the plate, the Bears executed a squeeze play to perfection, scoring Acord from third. Unfortunately for the Bears, they were unable get the winning run across the plate, and the game moved into the eighth inning tied 6-6. (more…)

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Miners have rough time at Easter Baseball Classic

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REDDING – The Yreka Miners went 1-3 at the Shasta Lake Bass Easter Baseball Classic. Their only win was over Fall River, 7-4, on Thursday morning. Yreka lost to Sutter, 8-0, in their other Thursday game. Yreka did not qualify for play on Friday. Miner Kurt Lorenzini was selected for the All-Tournament team.

Against Fall River, Andrew Ward and Rodney Grant each went 2-4, with a run and two RBI a piece. Ward also had a steal. Andrew Jones went yard, and had a pair of RBI, going 1-4. Wade Berryhill went the distance on the mound for the Miner win (7IP, 4R, 2ER, 6H, 3BB, 8 K, HB).

Ward got the only hit for the Miners in the Sutter game, going 1-3. Robert Moeai reached base twice via walks. Berryhill walked and had a pair of steals. Lorenzini had the start on the hill and was tagged with the loss (4IP, 6R, 4ER, 3H, 8BB, 3K).

northerncapaving-225.jpgThe Yreka Miners dropped the first two games of the Easter, on Wednesday. In Yreka’s first game of the White Division pool, the Miners fell 11-1 to the Shasta Wolves.

Shasta scored a run in the second and a pair in the third inning, to lead 3-0. Yreka put up a run in the top of the fourth, making the score 3-1. Shasta, however, scored three in the bottom half of the inning, and then put the game away with five more runs in the bottom of the fifth, invoking the 10-rule run, for the 11-1 win. (more…)

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Lions third in pool play

etna-gridley-beau-branson-text-sized.jpgREDDING – The Etna Lions went 2-2 in the Grey Division pool, of the Shasta Lake Bass Easter Baseball Classic, over the last three days. On Thursday the Lions lost the final game of pool play to the D-I Lassen Grizzlies, 3-2. For the second straight game, the Lions lost in their opponent’s last at bat. Lassen went undefeated in the Grey Division. Etna will play for third place at the Easter Classic, on Friday. Opponent and time are to be determined.

In game one of pool play on Tuesday, the Lions made short work of the University Prep Panthers. Etna scored in each of the first four innings, putting up two in the first, three in the second, one in the third, and four in the fourth. The Panthers scored a run in the fourth, to make the final 10-1.

Lion Logan Dysert went 3-4, with a run, two RBI, and a steal. Dysert was also the starting and winning pitcher. Greg Monday was 2-4, with three runs, two RBI, a double, and two steals. Trevor Kendrick went 2-4, with a run scored.

valleytire5-c-sized.jpgIn the second game, the Lions took on the West Valley Eagles, and won 7-5. The Lions held a 7-0 lead after five innings due to a seven run fourth inning, which included a grand slam dinger from Taylor Pehle-Munson, hitting in the nine-spot. Lion starting pitcher Clint Johnson was relieved at the start of the sixth inning and moved to shortstop, when the game seemed to be in hand. Johnson, however, would have to retake the mound in the seventh inning, with the score 7-5. Johnson came into a bases-loaded, two-out situation and struck out the Eagle batter to preserve the win. (more…)

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Bears harvest a win

mt-shasta-wheatland-colin-waterman-text-sized.jpgREDDING – The Mt. Shasta Bears notched a win today in their second game of the Easter Classic Baseball tournament held at Big League Dreams, beating the Wheatland Pirates 6-5, in dramatic fashion.

The Bears put a pair of runs on the board in the first inning courtesy of a couple of walks, a couple of steals, and a couple of Pirate errors. Wheatland used a hit, a steal, and a passed ball to make the score 2-1 in favor of the Bears after one full inning.

All three Bear batters struck out in the top of the second inning—two swinging, and one looking. Wheatland looked like they might start to run away with the game in the bottom half of the inning, when they barely broke a sweat to put up four runs, and take the lead 5-2.

coffee-break-generic-ad-4.jpgMt. Shasta, however, wasn’t quite ready to barbeque. After the first batter struck out leading off the top of the third, back-to-back doubles by Erik Acord and Erik Thelander made it 5-3. In the bottom half of the inning, Bear pitcher Colin Waterman began taking control, mowing down the first two batters via the strikeout. (more…)

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Lacy Hanna: a born leader

By Sarah Loogman

lacy-pic-a-text-sized.jpgLacy Hanna, senior at Etna High School, can always be found busy whether it’s working on her family ranch, creating decorations for her school’s homecoming dance, or announcing upcoming FFA events on the radio. But to see her in one of her biggest passions, you can find Lacy in the rodeo arena.

“I love it, I love everything about it,” said Lacy. “Rodeo has taught me everything—how to make friends, how to take care of myself, and how to take on so much responsibility.”

Riding on a horse for the very first time when she was 28-days-old, Lacy has practically grown up in a saddle. Living her whole life in Scott Valley and being the third generation in the area, Lacy’s whole heart and life lies with the rural country lifestyle. But, being in a relaxing community doesn’t mean she doesn’t get involved.

“I love being involved in everything,” said Lacy. “I like to organize and plan and be a leader.”

A leader she has most definitely proven to be. Lacy has been in her high school student council for two years, and is currently the dance commissioner and senior class representative. She also is very involved with the FFA program as a reporter. As a part of her responsibilities, Lacy writes press releases on FFA events, keeps up on their newsletters and calendars, as well as reporting over the air on events including those of the Spanish Club and rodeo. For the past few years, Lacy has also raised both steer and heifers for the Siskiyou Golden Fair. On her family ranch, Lacy helps out by changing the pipes, feeding and working the cattle. (more…)

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Teacher and students actively learn about passive solar

100_0458-text-sized.jpgWEED – The subject is passive solar power, but Weed High School shop teacher Damon Zeller and his construction class students aren’t passive about learning. They could have learned from a book, but instead Zeller and science teacher Mike Gilmore secured a grant from British Petroleum to build model houses, and study how differing amounts of windows and insulation, as well as orientation to the sun affect the temperature in the various house designs.

“The project was all about looking at how passive solar energy, the sun’s energy, could be warming your house. We have six model houses, and in each one of those models there’s something different,” said Zeller. “Some have double insulation. Some have no insulation, or one layer of insulation. Some have two windows, and some have five windows. Some are oriented towards the north, and some are oriented towards the south. We are looking at how all of that affects the temperature in the houses.”

bookstore-text-click-sized.jpgWhat Zeller and his students discovered was that if you have more windows on a house and a southern exposure it’s going to heat up more. If oriented towards the north with no sunlight coming into the house, the house stays much cooler. (more…)

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Eagles drop three to Feather River

cos-feather-river-zach-mckee-text-sized.jpgWEED – The College of the Siskiyous Eagles hosted a three game series on Friday and Saturday, against Golden Valley Conference leader Feather River, dropping all three games.

In the first game, on Friday, both teams put up a run in the first inning, but Feather River exploded for seven runs in the second inning to take the lead 8-1. The score was 10-3, at the end of three innings. Feather River added single runs in the fifth and seventh innings. COS scored a run in the eighth to make the final 12-4. Feather River pounded out 22 hits, and COS had eight. (more…)

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Lions send Bears into hibernation

mt-shasta-etna-erik-acrod-matt-houston-skyler-schneider-text-sized.jpgMOUNT SHASTA – The Etna Lions opened Shasta Cascade League play by sweeping the Mt. Shasta Bears in a double-header. Etna won game-one 14-3, and game-two 3-1.

In game –one, Etna put four runs on the board in the top of the first inning, and added another in the fourth. Mt. Shasta put up a run in the fourth inning and two in the bottom of the fifth, to make the score 5-3 in favor of Etna. The Lions, however, blew the game open with five runs in the top of the sixth, and added four more in the seventh to cruise to the 14-3 win.

Logan Dysert led the Lion attack, going 3-5, with a triple, double, three runs, and three RBI. Jordan Pehle-Munson went yard, scored two runs, and knocked in three, while going 3-5. Clint Johnson had a pair of doubles, scored three runs, and had an RBI, going 3-5. Beau Branson was 2-5 with two RBI. Mike Sanders went 2-3. Johnson started and notched the win (5IP, 3R, 4H, BB, 14K). Taylor Pehle-Munson pitched the final two innings in relief (2H, 2K).

Erik Acord went 1-4, with a double and a run. Klayton Davis was 1-3 with a run.

valleytire5-c-sized.jpgGame-two was a much more competitive affair. Greg Monday led off the game for the Lions and was hit by a pitch. J. Munson laid down a sacrifice bunt and Monday went to second. Dysert flied out, and Monday moved to third. Johnson singled to score Monday. Trevor Kendrick ripped a double down the left field line to score Johnson, and make it 2-0 for the Lions, after a half inning. (more…)

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Lady Lions and Lady Bears battle

etna-mt-shasta-elli-pynes-text-sized.jpgMOUNT SHASTA – A much improved Mt. Shasta Lady Bears team hosted the Etna Lady Lions yesterday in double-header action for both teams’ Shasta Cascade League opener. Etna took game-one 7-4, in eight innings, and also won game-two 8-4. Etna had pounded Mt. Shasta 16-9, less than a week earlier in the season.

Beth Langford reached on an error to lead off the game, for Etna, but was caught stealing on a throw by Lady Bear catcher Emma Taylor. Ashley Parry singled and stole second with one out, but the Lady Lions were unable to bring her home. Valerie Hougan singled to open the bottom half, for Mt. Shasta, but was called out for removing her helmet on the field of play. The game was scoreless after one inning.

Etna had their lead off hitter on base again in the second inning, when Nicole Luiz walked. Elli Pynes singled, and Luiz moved to second. A passed ball allowed Luiz to advance to third, and Pynes to second. Paige Finley struck out, but a dropped third strike required a throw to first base, allowing Luiz to score from third and Pynes to move to third. Kacey Munson then singled to drive in Pynes and give Etna a 2-0 lead. Finely whiffed the first two Lady Bear batters in the bottom of the inning, and Mt. Shasta went down in order.

coffee-break-generic-ad-3.jpgWith one out in the top of the third inning, Etna’s Tracy Thackeray doubled. Chloe Papazian also doubled, and Thackeray moved to third base. Luiz picked up an infield hit, and an RBI, scoring Thackeray from third, to give Etna a 3-0 advantage. Lady Bear pitcher Lauren McCurrey got the next batter to fly out, and struck out the final Etna batter looking. (more…)

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Lady Eagles sweep Lassen

Update: schedule change 

The College of the Siskiyous Lady Eagles swooped into Susanville, and swept Lassen College, winning game-one, 8-0, and game-two, 15-1. Both were five inning games.

In game one, COS scored two runs in the second inning, three in the third, and three in the fifth inning. Stephanie Zwetschke led the offense, going 3-3, with three doubles, two runs, and four RBI. Katie Zauner was 2-3, with a dinger, a run, and three RBI. Laura Thorp went 2-3, with an RBI, and Ali Paz went 1-3 with two runs. Brie Melton got the start and the win on the mound (5IP, H, 4BB, 9K). (more…)

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2007-08 Wrangler Jr. High Division, District 1 State Finals team

California High School Rodeo Association team for State Finals, Plymouth, CA

All Around Cowboy – Sterling Humphry, McArthur
Reserve All Around – C J Cash, Grenada
Rookie All Around – C J Cash, Grenada

All Around Cowgirl – Linda Johnson, Fort Jones
Reserve All Around – Macey Cox, Arbuckle
Rookie All Around – Courtney Wood, Chico (more…)

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Results for Wrangler Junior Rodeos six and seven

Wrangler Jr. Division Rodeo 7
March 16, 2008, Cottonwood, CA

All Around Cowboy – C J Cash, Grenada 50
Reserve AA – Will Johnson, Etna 27

All Around Cowgirl – Linda Johnson, Fort Jones, 40
Reserve AA – Kayla Nichol, Cottonwood, 30 (more…)

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KSYC/Siskiyou Youth March Lion Heart Award winners

nicole-luiz-etna-lady-lions-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 winner for March is Nicole Luiz, who plays for the Lady Lions softball team. Luiz leads the team in batting average, at .590. She is second on the team in slugging percentage (.769), fielding percentage (.923), and on-base percentage (.600). In addition, Luiz has a great work ethic, and positive attitude no matter what the circumstance. (more…)

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