Locals shine at Lions All Star football game

lions-all-star-7-front-b.JPGOROVILLE – The South All Stars won the 31st Lions All Star football game, 27-19, last Saturday, but local gridiron stars did their part for the North.

Yreka’s Jeremy Tuner picked off a pass and nearly returned it for a TD. The North eventually capitalized on the turnover by finding the end zone.

“That pick felt good, almost taking it back, and putting us in a position to score,” said Turner.

As a linebacker, Turner led the Yreka Miners and the Northern Athletic League in tackles last season, and was fifth in the Northern Section (170). Turner will be playing at Azusa Pacific University this fall, and enjoyed his taste of college rules at the Lions’ game.

mittan-ad-2.jpg“The overall experience was a blast. Hanging out and getting to know some of the guys I have been competing against for the last four years was one of the highlights. Getting to play on the same side is something I won’t forget,” said Turner. “The game was physical and hard fought. With such a short amount of time to prepare, I thought it was a real competitive match up. Playing college length quarters and rules gave me a feel of what to expect.” (more…)

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Ferreira sixth All Round at Nationals

y-ad-1.jpgFARMINGTON, NM – Strong first and second round performances in Steer Wrestling, along with a solid time in the second round of Team Roping, secured Larry Ferreira a respectable sixth place finish in the All Round Cowboy category at the National High School Rodeo Finals, last week. His point total was 640, just 20 points out of second place. Cameron Hopper-Craig from Battle Mountain, Nevada was the All Round Cowboy, with 1131.25 points. (more…)

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Etna Old Timer’s Rodeo Results

queen-princess-luiz.JPGMuttin Bustin: Matthew Martin
Kid’s Calf Riding: Blake Shepherd, Yreka
All Around Cowboy: Pistol Bray Montague
All Around Cowgirl: Kendra Hemphill, Tulelake

Jr. Steer Riding
1. Tyler Murphy, Etna
2. Kent Johnson, Ft. Jones

Jr. Steer Dobbing
1. Kayla Johnson, Ft. Jones
2. Ali Andreas, Montague
3. Elizabeth Sousa, Montague
4. Adrianna Scala, Edgewood

Bareback Bronc
Josh Scharer- Hornbrook

Calf Roping
1. Lane Wilson, Montague
2. Ed Sarmento, Montague

Saddle Cow
1. JD Rose, Daryl Lara, Shasta Valley
2. Ron Ladd, Joe Martin, Hornbrook
3. Aaron Coleman, Haley Stringfellow, Etna
4. Aaron Casci, Ricky Harris, Ft. Jones

valley-tire-red.jpgTeam Roping
1. Chuck Cash, Pete Bray, Shasta Valley
2. Ed Sarmento, Martin Andreas, Shasta Valley
3 Ed & Darrel Lemos, Shasta Valley
4. Travis & Dalton Cash, Shasta Valley


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Special Days at Siskiyou Golden Fair

sis-dist-ad-2.jpgYREKA – The Siskiyou Golden Fair has something for everyone and will celebrate that diversity in five special days at the fair.

It begins on Wednesday, Aug. 6 with Nestle Waters Community Night. The fair opens at 5:00 pm and there is free admission for everyone. All the exhibit buildings will be open, and there will be free entertainment on the PremierWest Bank Mall Stage, along with the KSYC Siskiyou Superstars Talent Show in the Scott Valley Bank Grandstand. (more…)

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Brooks to play international baseball

dallas-brooks-usa.jpgLake Shastina – Dallas Brooks, a recent graduate of Mt. Shasta High School, is headed to Australia to play baseball with the USA Athletes International team (USAAI). To say he’s excited might be one of the world’s greatest understatements.

“Never would I have thought that I, Dallas Brooks from Mt. Shasta, would be going to Australia to play baseball. I was in complete shock. I mean here I am a kid from a small town thinking I’d never get recognized,” said Brooks. “I was actually in the Seattle Airport headed to Barrow, Alaska to visit my dad  (When he learned of his selection). I was going up there to get away. I was having a rough time, and I just wanted to take a breather so it couldn’t have come at a better time for me. I honestly wanted to cry because I was so happy.”

Brooks first came to the attention of USAAI while he was attending the Top 96 Program, a baseball camp held at Sonoma State. He was selected to play on the team by Jon Martin, the head baseball coach at Vassar College. Brooks leaves Monday for Brisbane, Australia to play at the Gold Coast U18 Baseball Tournament. Then, he’ll fly to Cairns, Australia to play some more ball.

coffe-break-revised.jpgBrooks, who played catcher and pitched at Mt. Shasta High, is the son of Brenda DellaBona and Jim Brooks. He currently resides in Lake Shastina. This fall, Brooks will attend Shasta College, where he will play baseball, and begin working towards a degree in Sports Medicine—an education that he hopes will lead to a career as a sports trainer or physical therapist. Of course, he is hoping that the sports medicine careers might be a bit delayed by reaching his baseball goals. (more…)

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From champion to coach: Freudenburg runs YMCA Tennis Camp

y-tennis-8-front.JPGYREKA – The Siskiyou Family YMCA is holding its tennis camp this week at the Miner Street Park courts. Coaching the camp is recent Yreka High School graduate Ryan Freudenburg.

Freudenburg captured the Northern Athletic League singles tennis championship, as well as the doubles title with partner Ross Perry this spring. Last fall, for his senior project, he was the assistant coach for the YHS girl’s varsity tennis team, under Coach Steve Pyles.

Freudenburg has been doing private lessons this summer, but the YMCA Camp is his first experience running a camp. Yet, he handles the task like an old pro, and is clear about the primary goal of the camp. Let the kids have fun.

“It’s to get kids interested and get them out having fun. With the little kids especially, we don’t really drill so much on technique,” said Freudenburg. “We just get them hitting the ball and having fun so they enjoy the sport and become interested.”

wbs-web-generic.jpgThe camp is divided into two age groups: first – sixth grade, and seventh – twelfth grade.

Ask if he was interested in coaching tennis on a long term basis, Freudenburg said, “Yeah, I can see myself doing that.” But, added that he would need to play a few years at the college level, and gain some more knowledge.

Freudenburg will attend Biola University this fall, majoring in “I don’t know.”

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Ferreira sits first in Steer Wrestling at NHSRA finals, after round one

northerncapaving-225.jpgFort Jones resident Larry Ferreira leads the pack in Steer Wrestling after the first round of the National High School Rodeo Association Finals Rodeo being held in Farmington, New Mexico.

Ferreira, who competed in Monday morning’s session, recorded a time of 3.501. He leads Dayton Roworth of Czar, Alberta, Canada (3.972), and Ty Erickson of Helena Montana (4.02). With 200 points, he is tied with Tyler Schnaufner of Pueblo, Colorado for 8/9 in the All Around Cowboy competition.

For complete results go to the NHSRA home page.

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2008 Siskiyou Golden Fair exhibit due dates

To see the exhibit due date schedule for all exhibits that have been entered into the 2008 Siskiyou Golden Fair for judging, including animals click here.

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NFL Pepsi Punt Pass and Kick results

ppk-3-front-400.jpgYREKA – The NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick competition put on by the Yreka Elks Lodge and the Yreka Chargers took place last Saturday at Yreka High School’s Miner Field. First place winners in each age group will advance to the regional finals. The regional competition will be in early to mid fall, and will be scheduled after all local competitions in the region have been completed.

Girls: 8-9
1- Amy Palmer: 74.3
2- Autumn Giannini: 41.3

Girls: 10-11
1- Haley Jones: 99.3
2- Allison Gasanatti: 60.01

dual-vertical-mittan-valley-tire.jpgGirls: 12-13
Bethany Freitas: 146.8

Girls: 14-15
Angel Cabrera–Guevara: 160.6

Boys: 8-9
1- Wes Hazelton: 140.7
2- Gabriel Rodriguez: 140.0
3- Dylan Quigley: 119.0

Boys: 10-11
1- Drew Robles: 202.3
2- Dylan O’Gorman: 184.8
3- Stevie Albers: 169.2

Boys: 12-13
1- Nicholas Phillips: 273.0
2- Rudy Vincent: 237.7
3- Kaden Culp: 228.5

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Hutchinson 12th in women’s Time Trial at Junior World championships

Jerika Hutchinson, a graduate of Mt. Shasta High School, finished twelfth in the Women’s Time Trial at the Union Cycliste Internationale Junior World Championships on Friday, July 18, in Cape Town, South Africa.

y-ad-1.jpg Hutchinson finished the 14.1 kilometer course (8.76 miles) in 22:18.27, just over a second behind gold medalist Maria Grandt Petersen of Denmark (21:03.11).

Hutchinson average 37.929 kilometers per hour (23.57 mph), and was the top American finisher in the race. Teammate Sinead Miller finished twentieth (22:54.56). (more…)

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Fair Diaper Derby entry forms available

diaper-derby.jpgYREKA – Giggles, cheers, suspense and diapers will be the scene at the annual Siskiyou Golden Fair Diaper Derby at 2:00 pm. on Sunday, Aug. 10 at the PremierWest Bank Mall Stage.

Every year, parents bring their tiny tots to compete in the “contest of all contests” to be held at the fair. Sometimes it seems that the parents, grandparents, siblings or other team members are even more entertaining than the babies themselves.

ll wee ones under 18 months of age are eligible to enter. Entry forms are available at the fair office anytime between now and 10 minutes prior to the derby. All forms must be returned to the office by 1:40 pm, on Sunday, Aug. 10.

ll participants receive ribbons and the final heat competitors will win a stuffed animal from Paul Maurer Shows. The champion will take home a $50 savings bond from Tri Counties Bank.

The 2008 Siskiyou Golden Fair, “A Mountain Fair with Country Flair,” runs August 6-10 in Yreka. For more information contact the fair office at 842-2767 or info@sisqfair.com.

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YMCA Golf Camp

y-golf-1-front.jpgYREKA – It may not be Torrey Pines, but nestled deep within “The Pines,” at the south end of Yreka, 26 young golfers are learning the basics that one day may help land them at the more famous golf course. The youngsters are attending the Siskiyou Family YMCA’s beginning–intermediate golf camp.

Run by the YMCA’s Senior Program Director, Scott Eastman, the camp has been in existence for six years, and has grown in popularity each year. Last year, the United States Golf Association became involved.

“It really took off last year, when we got $2200 worth of funding from the USGA. It allowed us to actually pay our instructors, as opposed to them basically volunteering,” said Eastman. “This year, the USGA stepped it up and gave us $2800. What they want to see is us continue to try to get the numbers (of participants) increased, which obviously we’re doing, with 26 kids this year.”

northerncapaving-225.jpgThe USGA also would like to see the YMCA create a connection to local golf courses and junior programs.

“They have made a commitment to where I would see them continuing to fund us for some time, as long we continue to show an increase in numbers and need.”

Joining Eastman as instructors at the camp are Dean Turner and Kevin Alexander. Turner has been with the camp since the beginning, and is the coach for Yreka High School’s golf club. Turner hopes to move golf from a club sport to an official school sport at YHS. (more…)

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A visit to the Lava Beds

lava-beds-20-front-a.jpgBy Ray Wolf

Sometimes the simplest things can impact the rest of your life in some small or large way. Often, you don’t even know the significance of the event until years later.

Over 30 years ago, while I was attending Yreka High School, I took a summer school course called Anthropology of Siskiyou County taught by Jim Eckman and Terry Anderson. As part of the course we camped at the Lava Beds National Monument near Tulelake, CA, where we explored numerous lava tube caves, and learned about the Modoc Indian War. I didn’t know it then, but it was the genesis of a lifetime fascination with history and anthropology.

mittan-ad-2.jpgRecently, my eleven-year-old son Carlos who also has an interest in history and science visited me from El Centro, CA. It seemed natural that we should take a trip, along with my wife, Letty, to the Lava Beds and do some exploring.

We entered five caves, and visited Captain Jack’s Stronghold. The first cave was Mushpot. This is a great cave to start your day. It has a string of small red lights illuminating the path, and several lighted stations along the way that explain the geologic features of he cave. It gives anyone who’s not familiar with caves, or a little apprehensive, a chance to get acclimated. (more…)

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Applicants Sought for 2008-2009 Siskiyou Golden Fair Junior Fair Board

junior-fair-board-text.jpgYREKA – Applications are now available for the Siskiyou Golden Fair Junior Fair Board. The fair is seeking youth between the ages of 13 (and in the 8th grade) and 19 to serve in a volunteer capacity as youth ambassadors for the fair.
The Junior Fair Board will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, perform community service and become aware of the business and operations of the 10th District Agricultural Association. The deadline for applications is August 22, 2008.
Junior Fair Board candidates must live within the 10th District Agricultural Association boundaries which includes all of Siskiyou County, except for the northeastern portion (Dorris to Tulelake) and must have a GPA of 2.0 or above.
wbs-web-generic.jpgThe board member duties include providing outreach in the members’ communities and schools as well as providing input to the fair staff and Fair Board as to what their age groups would like to see at the fair. Board members put in many volunteer hours at the annual fair, and help out at interim events throughout the year. The Junior Fair Board is under the direction of one Fair Board member, one fair staff member and two community advisors. Each Junior Fair Board member will serve a term of one year and may reapply each year if they wish.
Applications are available now at the Siskiyou Golden Fair office at 1712 Fairlane Road, Yreka or on the fair’s website at www.sisqfair.com. They can also be found in the Livestock Office during the fair, Aug. 6-10. For more information, contact the fair office at 842-2767 or info@sisqfair.com.

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Rachel Hanna Olympics, “Just spend time with your kids”

rh-olympics-promo-fron-credit.jpgETNA – The Rachel Hanna Swim Olympics will be held on Saturday, August 16 at the Etna Pool. There will be games for all ages, and the finale of the day will be the Biggest Splash Competition. There are sportsmanship awards, and there will be a BBQ put on by the Fort Jones 4-H swing group. The event is free for everyone to attend and ribbons are given out to all participants.
Sherri Hanna recently explained the origin of the Swim Olympics.
“The year that Rachel (the daughter of Sherri and Greg Hanna) passed away, our good friends Sheryl Towne, Dana Bradford, and Kerry Towne decided to have the event. Sheryl was managing the pool at the time and the pool staff organized it all–decided on the games, decorated, got ribbons and awards, etc. We just showed up. It was wonderful”
Sherri says the idea behind the event is for families to spend the day together and just have fun, laugh, and play.
valley-tire-red.jpg “It all revolves around ‘perspective.’ Families are so busy these days that time with the kids just relaxing seems like a lost art. Parents need to appreciate time and family more,” said Sherri. “Just spend time with your kids! Such a simple thing!”
More information and a full schedule of events will be posted soon on this website.

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Sharks swim 4,747 Laps

sharkfest08-team-cheer-pic.jpgDuring the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 9, the Scott Valley Swim Team Sharks held their annual Lap-A-Thon fundraiser at the Etna Community Swimming Pool. Sixty-two team members participated in the event, and the swimmers obtained sponsors prior to the event with pledges of a flat rate or a per-lap fee. When the two hour event was done the swimmers had completed a total of 4,747 laps. Emily Travis of Fort Jones swam a total of 146 laps, the most of the day. There were a total of 21 swimmers who completed over 100 laps and the youngest swimmer of the day was Trinity Andrews, age 7.
bookstore-text-click-sized-july.jpg The members of the Shark team are still collecting donations for the event and any one interested in making a contribution can make a flat rate donation, or contact any member of the SVST Sharks and sponsor a per lap rate. Contributions can be sent to P. O. Box 243, Greenview, CA 96037, or contact SVST Board Member Gwen Hampton at 468-5338 for more information.
The Scott Valley Swim Team Sharks have membership of over 90 swimmers this year. The team earned third place at the Sharkfest, and fourth place at the Mt. Shasta Invitational Meet in June. The team will be competing in Red Bluff on July 12 and 13, and in Anderson on July 19 and 20.

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YMCA B-Ball Camp 2008

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