Lady Lions axed by Timberjacks, 3-2

sv-pump-med-b.jpgHAYFORK – The Etna Lady Lions opened their volleyball season with a long and winding trip to Hayfork to face the always tough Lady Timberjacks. Early in the match it appeared that Etna was well on its way to beating Hayfork for the second straight season opener.

Etna won the first two sets 25-19, and 25-18. They were leading in set three, but allowed the Lady Timberjacks to come back and win 26-24. Hayfork went on to win set four convincingly, 25-14, and set five 15-11. (more…)

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Community shows love for Corben Brooks


MOUNT SHASTAMt. Shasta High School football player Corben Brooks was severely injured during a pre-season scrimmage last Friday, and is in the intensive care unit at Mercy Medical Center, in Redding.

Brooks suffered damage to his neck and spinal cord, and initially was paralyzed from the neck down. Following surgery, Brooks regained some movement and feeling above the waist, with the possibility of further improvement.

Several efforts are underway to raise money to assist the Brooks family in coping with their medical expenses. (more…)

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Redding Christian defeats Weed 4-2

weed-v-redding-christian-front.jpgWEED – The Weed Cougars soccer team took the field with a new coach, and a new and improved style of play. However, Coach Mike Gilmore and his squad will have to wait a bit for their first win, after dropping the season opener to the Redding Christian Lions 4-2.

Spectators were treated to a physical match, with multiple momentum swings. Weed had the better of the early play, and narrowly missed notching the contest’s first goal at the four minute mark, when a shot by Usmaro Sanchez was tipped by the Lion goal keeper, and then went off the crossbar.

Near the midway point in the first half, Redding Christian seemed to gain an advantage in play. With about twenty-five minutes gone, Lion Drew VanderWerff shanked a shot from point blank range, but would redeem himself later in the match, twice.

wbs-web-generic.jpgVanderWerff found the back of the Cougar net with three minutes remaining in the half, to give Redding Christian a 1-0 lead going into the intermission.

Four minutes into the second half, a foul was called on the Lions’ goalkeeper in the box, and Omar Fernandez was awarded a penalty kick. Fernandez placed his kick perfectly into the corner of the net, to tie the match 1-1.

Six minutes later the Cougars took the lead 2-1, when Lori Garcia fought a crowd for possession of the ball in front of the Lion net, and tapped it home. (more…)

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CIF begins distribution of newsletter for parents

ALAMEDA – The California Interscholastic Federation State Office has begun distributing a monthly electronic newsletter designed for parents of the more than 735,000 high school student-athletes in the state. (more…)

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Line may determine Miners’ success this season

manny-barragan-scrimmage-b.jpgYREKA – The good news is that the Yreka Miners are coming off one of their best seasons in several years, finishing 8-4 overall and advancing to the semi-finals of the NSCIF D-II playoffs in 2007.

The not so good news is that the Miners’ starting quarterback, top linebacker, two top receivers, place kicker, and top defensive back have all graduated. The graduation part is great. The impact of not having their talents on the football field remains to be seen.

However, while it may seem like Yreka barely has a team left, that’s far from the case. Miner Coach Orlyn Culp expects his offensive and defensive lines to be very strong this season. Among the returning starters are Devin Howard, Eddie Ambris, Alex Tuttle, Aaron Knapp, and Andrew Ward. Also expected to mittan-ad-b.jpgcontribute to the strength of the line will be senior Brian Sandahl.

“Sandahl has had a great spring, summer, and early fall camp. He’s worked very hard to be a contributor on the O&D lines…and he’s going to earn some grass time because of his hard work and commitment to his work ethic,” said Culp. (more…)

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Weed Skate Park Competition results

s8-comp-19-front.JPGWEED – Nearly 50 skate boarders competed in four age groups at the Weed Skateboard Park on Saturday. Leading the aerial assault in the 18 and up age group was Adam McCloskey. Will Grigsby finished second, with Quinn Stewart taking third.

James Greenleaf electrified the crowd on his way to winning the 12-17 year old division. Aaron Peruzzi was second, and Anthony Peruzzi finished third.

In the 6-11 division, Bryan Bohling captured the top spot, with MaKenna Rivers in second place, and Justin Youngman getting third.

northerncapaving-225.jpgA pair of four-year-olds, Dusty Ramsey and Maria Poindexter took first and second in the under six division.

All skaters finishing in the top three in their division took home a trophy and a cash prize, as well as various skate related items.

The event was a joint venture between the Weed Revitalization Coalition (WRC) and the Weed Parks and Recreation Department. Anne Jackson and John Kennedy of the Sportsmen’s Den coordinated the competition, including judges and entertainment. All workers at the event were volunteers. (more…)

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Local football teams tune up for season openers

fb-scrim-10-front.JPGMOUNT SHASTA – Varsity and JV football squads from Yreka, Mt. Shasta, Weed, and Etna high school participated in a round robin style scrimmage on Friday afternoon.

Preparing for next Friday’s season openers, each team played multiple series of downs on both offense and defense against each of the other teams.

The Yreka Miners open on the road in Weaverville, against the Trinity Wolves. Mt. Shasta will take on the Modoc Braves, in Alturas. The Weed Cougars and Etna Lions will play in Etna for sis-dist-ad-2.jpgthe first of two meetings.

Siskiyou Youth will have team previews next week.




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Siskiyou County children invited to participate in COS Community Children’s Choir

wbs-web-generic.jpgWEED – Do you like to sing? College of the Siskiyous now offers children between the ages of eight and twelve years old the opportunity to participate as members of a Community Choir designed just for them. Community Children’s Choir (MUS 304 / #S7011) will begin on Tuesday, September 2, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. All children are invited to participate and no experience is necessary. The Children’s Choir will meet weekly on Tuesday afternoons at the Mt. Shasta Elementary School in the Choir Room. Cost to participate is $34. (more…)

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2008 Siskiyou Golden Fair Judging Results


Junior Livestock:

Dairy Cattle:

  • Grand Champion: Carrie Scott, Yreka FFA
  • Reserve Champion: Kayla Brown, Grenada 4-H
  • Grand Champion Female: Carrie Scott, Yreka FFA
  • Overall Dairy Showman: Casey Scott, Yreka FFA (more…)
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Rachel Hanna Olympics 2008

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COS announces 2008-2009 Performing Arts Series

cos-per-art-series.jpgWEED – The College of the Siskiyous Foundation has announced the four nationally touring programs for the 2008-09 Performing Arts Series (PAS). The College Theatre Department will also perform fall and winter plays and a spring musical. The Music Department will host a variety of musical concerts both fall and spring. All performances are held at the College of the Siskiyous Weed Campus in the Kenneth W. Ford Theatre.

General admission tickets are $20, Senior citizen tickets (60 years and older) are $19 and children 12 and under are $12. For groups purchasing 20 or more tickets, the cost is $15 per coffe-break-revised.jpgticket. For a series brochure or for additional information, call the Weed Campus Foundation Office at (530) 938-5373 or toll-free from (888) 397-4339. Patrons may purchase performance tickets to all performances beginning Monday, September 8. Tickets are available from the COS Foundation Office at the Weed Campus. The Series is generously co-sponsored by the COS Foundation and the Siskiyou Training and Employment Program (STEP). (more…)

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Lunney wins first prize in photo journalism

first-place.jpgYREKA – Frequent contributor Suzzanne Lunney of Mt. Shasta took first place in the Photo Journalism category at the 2008 Siskiyou Golden Fair.

The photo of Boy Scout Clayton Poore holding a folded American flag was taken during a flag retirement ceremony held at the Mount Shasta City Park on June 28, 2008. Over 70 flags were retired during the ceremony conducted by the Elk’s Lodge BPOE 2333 of Mount Shasta, the Marine Corp League, and Boy Scout Troop 97 of Mount Shasta.

For Lunney, a Desert Storm veteran, honoring the American flag is “very important,” and while she was at the ceremony she “just started snapping pictures.”

Viewing the pictures later at home was an emotional experience for Lunney, as was the ceremony.

I was stunned at the emotions that I caught on that young man’s face…. And the pictures of the flags, the ceremony, were very touching and moving,” said Lunney. “I just got caught up in the moment, and once I started taking pictures, I couldn’t stop. I was very excited to send them to the Elk’s, and to others that were involved with the ceremony once I saw them.” (more…)

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COS Philosophy instructor has ties to Olympics

_053-ackerman.jpgWEED – As children, many of us looked forward to watching the Olympics. The talent, the energy, and the passion the athletes demonstrate are amazing. Dr. Sherry Ackerman, a Philosophy and Psychology Instructor for the College of the Siskiyous, has her own special tie to the Beijing Olympics.

What is Dr. Ackerman’s tie to the 2008 Olympics? Rociero XV, a Spanish Andalusian (Baroque) horse whose bloodlines can be traced to the Renaissance, received his preliminary training from Ackerman. Ackerman is an internationally acclaimed dressage clinician and is one of the American dressage industry’s leading proponents of dressage as a philosophical, spiritual, artistic practice, and of animal spirituality. Dressage, as defined by Wikipedia, (pronounced dress-ahhzh – a French term, most commonly translated to mean “training”) is a path and destination of competitive horse training, with competitions held at all levels from amateur to the Olympics. Dressage is also occasionally referred to as “Horse Ballet.”

y-ad-1.jpgAs a child, Ackerman grew up with horses. Her father, also a professor, adored horses, and they always had them. As a teenager, Ackerman became involved with Combined Training. One of the three phases of Combined Training is dressage. In 1971, Ackerman traveled to Germany to study with Herr Egon von Neindorff. At the time, Herr von Neindorff was considered “the best dressage teacher in the world.” (more…)

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Back to school, back to practice!

stretch.JPGBy Chet Collins, D.C.

It’s that time of year again. summer is over and it’s time to begin re-training your mind and body after a fun and relaxing vacation. Remember to pay attention as you get back into practice. This is the time that it is easy to get hurt. Focus on getting limber as you begin training for the fall and winter seasons. By focusing on stretching you will allow your joints to move easier and your muscles to contract with more force during exercise. This will allow you to make higher gains in strength, endurance and speed throughout the season.

northerncapaving-225.jpgTune in to how your body is responding to those first few days, and weeks, of practice. Do you feel overly tired, consistently sore, or have a specific area that returns to bother you? These are signs that your body is having a bit of difficulty keeping up with the workouts. Remember, your body has to respond to the training stress you give it. This causes a bit of tissue breakdown and your body responds by replacing the weaker parts of the tissue. (more…)

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Hutchinson wins Time Trial at Junior Nationals

hutchinson-podium-2008.jpgANAHEIM – It’s been a busy summer for Mt. Shasta’s Jerika Hutchinson—racing with the women’s U.S. elite cycling team in the Czech Republic, competing in the Junior World Championships in South Africa, and last week winning the Time Trial at the Junior National Championships (17-18 year-old).

Hutchinson, riding for Team TIBCO, finished the race in 31:43.40, nearly 34 seconds ahead of second place finisher Danielle Haulman. She also finished eighth in the Road Race (2:34:24).

sis-dist-ad-2.jpgAfter a grueling trip through Europe, including the Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Germany and Austria, as well as the Junior Worlds in South Africa. Hutchinson recently took the time to do an interview with Siskiyou Youth.

Hutchinson started cycling in a rather unusual way. (more…)

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Collins wins Bull Riding at Siskiyou Golden Fair

laramie-collins-2.jpgComplete rodeo results below

YREKA – Laramie Collins of Weed won the Bull Riding event last Saturday in front of a large crowd at the Siskiyou Golden Fair. Collins was the first competitor with a successful ride, and celebrated with mock gun slinging and a toss of his hat.

One oddity was that Collins was wearing chaps that had belonged to the 2007 CHSRA District – 4 rodeo queen.

“Last year at state, I didn’t want to rip my one pair of chaps that I had for bronc riding. So I asked the rodeo queens if I could borrow a pair for bull riding,” said Collins.

wbs-web-generic.jpgAs it turned out, D-4 Queen Taylor Degret volunteered her chaps. Unfortunately for Collins, Degret’s mother stepped in and nixed the deal because the queen still needed them for other appearances. However, earlier this year, Degret’s mother gave Collins the chaps, and he’s been wearing them for bull riding ever since. Collins said he hasn’t had time to take the “queen” off, and will probably just leave it there. (more…)

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Registration for fall 2008 Admin. of Justice classes is open at COS

_031-adj.jpgWEED – A variety of Administration of Justice (ADJ) courses will be offered at College of the Siskiyous during the fall 2008 semester. In July, COS accepted an agreement with the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office who have assigned a full-time deputy to the district for the purpose of coordinating the Administration of Justice program, teaching ADJ classes, and providing mutually agreed-upon standardized training certified by the Peace Officers Standards Training (POST) to law enforcement officers and other emergency response personnel.

Glenn (Tad) White, Deputy – Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office and COS Adjunct Faculty member, has been assigned as the new ADJ Program Coordinator. White has over twenty-two years of law enforcement and Educational Teaching and administration experience and looks forward to his new duties as Coordinator. According to White, the ADJ program will feature an expanded Reserve bookstore-text-click-aug-sized.jpgTraining staff which will include patrol officers, detectives, administrative personnel, personnel from the District Attorney’s Office, and field experts. In addition, the Sheriff’s Office will be donating new upgraded safety and duty equipment, crime scene investigation equipment, and in the near future – fully outfitted patrol vehicles that will be used to familiarize students with all aspects of field patrol and investigation. (more…)

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