North Section Football Championships

bookstore-text-click-sized-december.jpgDivision I

Paradise 33 – Shasta 14

Division II

Sutter 12 – West Valley 7

Division III

Hamilton 21 – Willows 14 (more…)

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Lady Eagles dominate 49ers, 85-56

cos-v-yuba-basketball-14-front.jpgWEED – The College of the Siskiyous Lady Eagles hoops team outplayed the Yuba 49ers in the first half of Wednesday’s contest. In the second half, COS blew Yuba off the court, holding the 49ers scoreless for over 10 minutes.

Jasmine “Jazzy” McDaniels started COS on the way to victory, scoring the first four points of the game. Crissy Watts dialed long distance to increase the lead to 7-0. Watts would nail four 3-balls in the first half and a total of six in the contest.

Yuba worked its way back to take a 10-9 lead with about seven minutes gone in the first half. The game remained close until near the midway point of the mittan-ad-300.jpgopening stanza, when COS began to take control, partly due to an increase in defensive pressure.

With the game tied 14-14, Jennifer Whipple put COS on top 16-14. Watts hit a 3-pointer, making it 19-14. Watts then dished to Stephanie Batchelder for a bucket, increasing the lead to 21-14. Leah Swain made it 23-14 on a put back.

The 49ers came back to narrow the margin to a bucket at 27-25, but COS responded by outscoring Yuba 18-9 the remainder of the half. (more…)

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Play Dodgeball for Corben Brooks

5bd.jpgSherri Hanna, Student Activities Director at Etna High School, has announced a special Fund Raiser for injured Mt. Shasta High Schoolfootball player, Corben Brooks.

“Etna High School Student Council is sponsoring a Dodgeball Tournament to be held on Saturday, January 17, 2009 in Etna. There will be categories for all ages and we welcome all of Siskiyou County to participate,” said Hanna.


Any net proceeds from this tournament will be donated to the Corben Brooks Fund to help with his recovery from injuries sustained during the football scrimmage at the beginning of the 2008 season. The Etna Lions and other Siskiyou County teams were present at the time of his injury.

Each dodgeball team will have six members and the tournament will follow the National Amateur Dodgeball Association rules. Entry fee for each team will be $30 so get your friends together and join the fun. There will be Trophies for all categories and prizes for the best team uniforms. Food booths will be available. 

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Etna v Modoc football playoff highlights video

There is now a highlights video for the Etna v Modoc NSCIF D-IV semi-final playoff game. Click here for the video courtesy of Richard Allan.

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Pynes hits for an Impact Player Award

claire-impact-sized.jpgWhile Claire Pynes’ picture makes her look more like a snowboarder than a volleyball player, rest assured that her Impact Player Award is for her volleyball prowess.

Pynes, likely the best volleyball player in Siskiyou County, led the Etna Lady Lions in kills and digs, as well as being second in aces and blocks. But, what really sets her apart is her hitting accuracy, which was the best on the Etna team and 10th in the section. Pynes also led the Lions in serves received and had the least errors.

Power, consistency, reliability and accuracy all lead up to an Impact Player Award for Claire Pynes. Congratulations.

bowen-ad-rev.jpgThe 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 NorCal Classic Hits radio 102.3/101.7.

Yreka Miner Manny Barragan and Dunsmuir Lady Tiger Rose Spagnolo received Impact Player Awards earlier this month. That leaves one last award for November. And, it will be…?

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Lady Eagles 77 – Gladiators 85

cos-v-chabot-basketball-6-front.jpgWEED – The Chabot Lady Gladiators paid a visit to COS on Saturday, and used a long range attack to snag an 85-77 win. While the Lady Eagles had little problem scoring, they were unable to shut down Chabot’s Rose Thompson who went off with 34 points, mostly via the 3-ball.

The Gladiators opened the game with a 3-pointer and tallied a total of eight in the first half. With about 10:00 gone in the half, Chabot held a 12-point advantage 27-15.

Then, Lady Eagle Leah Swain hit a bucket to make it 27-17 and start a 13-1 run. Swain added another hoop. Jennifer Whipple nailed a 3-ball and picked up three the hard way. Kelly Stephens dialed long distance, and

Amber Franko had a put-back to give COS the lead30-28.


The Gladiators regained the lead on a 3-pointer. But with the score 38-38, Jazmin McDaniel hit a pair from the charity stripe, putting COS up 40-38. Two free throws by Whipple made it 42-38, and COS went into the half leading 42-40.

Crissy Watts dropped a bomb to open the second half, giving the Lady Eagles a 45-40 advantage. Chabot tied the game at 45-45, but Stephanie Batchelder notched a 3-pointer to give COS the lead back, 48-45. (more…)

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Lions’ season ends at Modoc

etna-v-modoc-football-playoff-11-front.jpgALTURAS – The Etna Lions football team’s dream of a section title ended on a cold Friday night against the Modoc Braves, 34-12. But, the Lions didn’t go quietly. Only Fall River gave the 11-0 Braves a significantly tougher battle this season.

The Braves had the ball first and it appeared that they might make quick work of the Lions. On the third play from scrimmage, the Braves struck with a 54-yard TD pass. Less than a minute into the contest, Modoc led 7-0.

svpt-small.jpgThe Lions, however, took the punch and threw a haymaker of their own. On a third-and-4 from its own 36-yard-line, Etna ran a reverse—or, so the Braves thought. Instead, wide-out Taylor Pehle-Munson pulled up and hit a wide open Seth Jordan for a 54-yard TD. The PAT was wide, leaving Modoc up 7-6.

Modoc responded with a 62-yard drive to regain the lead 14-6 on a 52-yard TD pass, with 7:43 left in the first quarter.

valley-tire-red-300.jpgA strong return on the ensuing kickoff by T. Munson gave Etna good field position on its own 44.  Using a combination of runs and a pass, the Lions moved to the Modoc 37-yard-line. A 13 yard burst by Alex Case moved the ball to the 24. Runs by Lucas Case and Jordan Pehle Munson advanced the ball to the Modoc 16, where the Lions faced a third-and-2. The third down play lost two yards, and a fourth down passing attempt fell incomplete. Modoc took over on downs at its 18. (more…)

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Local Sports Schedule 11/17 – 11/22


Saturday, November 22

Women’s Basketball

COS 77 – Chabot 85

COS scoring: Jennifer Whipple 27, Leah Swain 13, Crissy Watts 11, Amber Franko 10

Friday, November 21


Etna 12 – Modoc 34  D-IV playoff semi-final

Portola defeated Quincy, 34-0, in the other semi-final and will host Modoc in the final.

Women’s Basketball

COS 82 – Modesto 63

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Mt. Shasta football and volleyball all-league selections

coffe-break-300.jpgThe Mt. Shasta Bears football team placed four players on the Sacramento Valley League All-League Team—running backs Miguel Rodriguez, Mark Maumasi and Royce Autry, as well as QB Steven Reed. Andre DeGray and Kenny Galten received Honorable Mentions.

Lady Bear libreo Andrea Martin was selected for the Shasta Cascade League All-League Volleyball Team, and Amanda Amesbury received an Honorable Mention.

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Lady Eagles Batchelder and McMahon recognized by GVC

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Weed football and volleyball all-league selections

bookstore-text-clicknovember.jpgThe Weed Cougars football team placed two players on the SCL All-League Team—lineman Ty Andrews and lineman/linebacker Zack Vogel. Lineman Zack Schnack received an Honorable Mention.

The Lady Cougars volleyball team had no all-league selections, but Madison Moser and Sierra Skeen received Honorable Mentions.

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SCL soccer all-league selections

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Zack Morris of the Shasta Cascade League champion Mt. Shasta Bears grabbed Overall MVP honors. Weed’s Omar Fernandez is the Offensive MVP, and Pedro Aceves from Fall River was named Defensive MVP.

SCL All-League selections:

Mt. Shasta

John Holst

Erik Thelander

Sam Wooten

Honorable Mention: Andrew McLane


Jose Luquin

Ruben Ducoing

Honorable Mention: Usmaro Sanchez

Etna also received All-League and Honorable Mention selections, but Etna’s coach has requested that the names be temporarily withheld.





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Yreka Miners football awards and all-league selections

mittan-ad-300.jpgThe Yreka Miners football teams held their awards banquet last Tuesday night. Running back Manny Barragan and defensive lineman Devin Howard were named All-League for the Northern Athletic League. Barragan led the NAL in rushing. Howard led the Miners in tackles, sacks, and fumble recoveries. Offensive lineman/linebacker Aaron Knapp received an honorable mention.

The NAL All-Scholastic Football Team includes Miners Brandon Larreau and Jon Nichols.

Miner football team awards:


Most Valuable Player: Manny Barragan (more…)

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Rose Spagnolo: stepping up for an Impact Player Award

By Ray Wolf

spagnolo.jpgStatistics can be pretty interesting. You can compare players and teams, and sometimes stats can tell you something. Sometimes they can’t. Sometimes a player can have a huge impact on the success of a team, and the stats don’t necessarily tell the whole story. Dunsmuir Lady Tiger volleyball player Rose Spagnolo fits that description.

Sure Spagnolo had a pile of assists this season, and was third on the team in aces. But, that only tells a part of the story. Dunsmuir volleyball coach Lisa Kirch tells the rest.

“I would say that my impact player would be our setter Rose Spagnolo. I knew I was going to be hurting when it came to a setter. Rose stepped up and said she was ready for the challenge. At the beginning of the season, I told her she was going to be our lone setter and I would be putting a lot of pressure on her to function as a leader on the team,” said Kirch. “She did exactly that. She is a great team motivator clarity-300.jpgand seemed to always come up with some awesome serves and great saves at the net in key moments of games.  She works extremely well under pressure without losing her composure. Towards the end of the season she re-injured her knee that she had previous surgery on. But, this did not slow her down. She was determined to work hard for her team.”

That determination and dedication earned Rose Spagnolo an Impact Player Award. Congratulations. (more…)

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Etna High School presents three “playlets”

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COS Financial Aid Office announces scholarship opportunities

wbs-web-generic-300.jpgWEED – The College of the Siskiyous announces the following scholarship opportunities:

Talbots Women’s Scholarship
The Talbots Charitable Foundation is proud to offer a scholarship fund for women looking to pursue a college education later in life. Up to 66 scholarships totaling $120,000 will be awarded for the 2009 academic year. Applications will be available online starting November 15, 2008 at The deadline for application is January 2, 2009. Only the first 1,500 eligible applications received will be processed. (more…)

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Impact Player: Manny Barragan

barragan.jpgBy Ray Wolf

How does a player make an impact? If you’re Manny Barragan you rush for 1322 yards. That was the highest total in the Northern Athletic League, and ninth highest in the North Section. And, if you were Barragan you’d be first on the Yreka Miners football team in TDs scored (13), and third in the NAL.

Just for good measure, you’d also average 41.26 yards when you punted, and 29.09 yards when you returned a punt, as well as 22.36 yards on kickoff returns. Combine rushing yards, return yards, and receiving yards, and you’d be just shy of 2000 total yards.

And finally, if you were Barragan, you’d also be the place kicker, and you’d be second on the team in tackles.

Barragan’s performance this season has earned him an Impact Player Award. Congratulations

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.

bowen-ad-rev.jpgA 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 NorCal Classic Hits radio 102.3/101.7.

There are three more awards to given out this month….

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