Lady Miners split with Mazama

yreka-mazama-smith-text-sized.jpgYREKA – The Yreka Lady Miners split a double-header with the Mazama Vikings today. Yreka won game-one 4-1, and dropped game-two 4-3 in 10 innings.

After Mazama went down in order, Kaitlin Weckerle led off the bottom of the first inning in game-one, with a slap bunt single for Yreka. Alyssa Scala followed with a single, and Weckerle went to second base. Sara Jones grounded out, but Weckerle and Scala each moved up a base. Weckerle then scored on a wild pitch to give the Lady Miners the lead 1-0, after one inning.

Neither team scored in the second or third innings. Jones led off the bottom of the fourth inning with a base hit. Jones stole second and third. With one down, Ashlie Smith ripped a double to drive in Jones and make the score 2-0. Robin Lemos knocked in Smith with a single, and it was 3-0, after four innings.

There was no scoring in the fifth inning, but Mazama managed a run in the top of the sixth, to make it 3-1. After the first two Yreka batters grounded out in the bottom of the sixth, Smith hammered her second double of the game. Again, it was Lemos driving Smith home with a single, to put the Lady Miners up 4-1 going into the final frame. (more…)

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Miners bite Bears, again

yreka-mt-shasta-wade-berryhill-text-sized.jpgYREKA – They’ve met three times in the last five days, and the Yreka Miners have beaten the Mt. Shasta Bears all three times—twice at the Marble Mountain Tournament last weekend, and again today.

Each team scored a run in the first inning. Neither team scored in the second and third innings. Although pitching well, Yreka’s Wade Berryhill was relieved by Andrew Ward in the fourth inning.

The Bears took the lead in the top of the fourth, 2-1, when Andrew Campbell stole third base, and then scored on a throwing error. The Bears scored another run in the fifth inning to make it 3-1. Yreka answered with a run in the bottom half to cut the Bears’ lead to one run, at 3-2.

Miner Ethan Garrett relieved Ward in the sixth inning and shut down the Bears. Yreka started the bottom of the sixth inning with a fly out. However, the second batter, Ward, singled. Berryhill then doubled Ward home to tie the game 3-3. Berryhill stole third and then scored on a pass ball to give Yreka the lead 4-3. The next batter, Jake Havey, was hit by a pitch, and Matt Houston came in to relieve Dallas Brooks for the Bears. (more…)

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Lady Lions third at Cub Classic

img_8588-text-sized.jpg The Etna Lady Lions went 5-1 at the Anderson Cub Classic to finish in third place, last Friday and Saturday. Etna won their pool by going 3-0 on day-one, with wins over Quincy, 5-3, Trinity, 10-7, and Orland 12-1.

Against Quincy, Lady Lion Chloe Papazian led the way, going 2/3, with a double, and an RBI. Kacey Munson had an RBI and a run, and went 1/2. Elli Pynes had a pair of steals and a run, going 1/3. Paige Finley started, went three innings and got the win on the mound (ER, 3H, 2K, BB). Ashley Page made a relief appearance, going three innings (2ER, 3H, 4K, BB, HB). (more…)

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Mixed results for Lady Bears at Shootout


Updated 3/9/08, 6:30 pm

REDDING – The Mt. Shasta Lady Bears earned a one-seed for the elimination rounds of the NorCal shootout at Big League Dreams in Redding, last Friday and Saturday.
The Bears opened pool play on Friday with an 8-4 loss to University Prep. Lady Bear Amber Butts went 2-for-4, with a triple, a run, and an RBI. Amanda Woods was the starting pitcher and took the loss, giving up eight runs, two earned runs, and six hits over six innings.
Then, the resilient Lady Bears came back with strong wins over Central Valley 8-1, and Princeton 10-0 to win their pool. In the Central Valley game, Bella Campbell led the Lady Bears’ offense, going 2-for-2, with two runs, and two RBI. Sammy Reed was 2-for-2, with two runs, and an RBI. Tori Weatherford drove in two runs, scored a run, and went 2-for-3.Valerie Hougan was 1-for-3, with two RBI. Lauren McCurrey got the start and complete game win on the mound, going five innings, giving up one earned run, and six hits.
Against Princeton, Butts was 2-for-4, with three RBI, and a run. Weatherford went 1-for-2, with two runs, and two RBI. Hougan was 2-for-2, and scored twice. Woods recorded the complete game win, going five innings and giving up six hits and no runs. She fanned six.
coffee-break-generic-ad-3.jpg On Saturday morning, the Bears seemed destined to advance, when they held a 7-2 lead over Portola in the top of the fourth inning. Portola, however, had their sights set on advancement, and came back to tie the game 7-7 in the bottom half of the inning. (more…)

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COS and Mount Shasta have national champion

Rebecca Geries takes Gold, Jon Villani gets Bronze

Mt. Shasta High School graduate Rebecca Geries is the National Collegiate Champion in Women’s Giant Slalom snowboard racing. Geries finished first in both of her runs, with a first run time of 1:12.96, the fastest run of the competition. Her second run was 1:26.19, for a combined total of 2:39.15, nearly 11 seconds faster than the second place finisher.

On the men’s side, Etna High School graduate Jon Villani picked up a Bronze medal in snowboard Giant Slalom. Villani had the second best time of the first run, at 1:08.78. His second run was 1:16.99, for a combined total of 2:25.77. The winning time was 2:20.31.

Geries and Villani both compete for the College of the Siskiyous. The United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard National Championships were held at Sunday River, Maine, with the GS snowboard races taking place on Saturday, March 8.

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Miners go 3-1 at tourney

yreka-hoopa-rodney-grant-text-sized.jpgETNA – A pair of wins over Mt. Shasta, a pounding of Hoopa Valley, and a loss to West Valley added up to a 3-1 record for the Yreka Miners at the Marble Mountain Tournament.

The Miners finished out the tournament with a 9-6 win over the Mt. Shasta Bears, on Saturday. Mt. Shasta went out to an early lead, scoring three runs in the top of the first inning, one in the second, and one in the third to go up 5-0.

Yreka responded with four runs in the bottom of the third inning to make it 5-4. Two Miner runs in the fourth inning gave Yreka the lead 6-5. The Bears tied it in the top of the fifth inning, 6-6, but Yreka put up three runs in the bottom half to win 9-6. (more…)

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Lady Eagles B-ball heads to state finals

cos-solano-karlee-myers-text-sized.jpgROCKLIN – The College of the Siskiyous Lady Eagles basketball team defeated third seeded Sierra (26-6), 56-54, last night in the second round of the North Regional for the California Community College Women’s Basketball State Championships. The win propels the Lady Eagles (25-6) into the state championship round-of-eight.

COS advanced to the second round by defeating Solano 72-59 at home, in round one. Crissy Watts led the Eagles with 18 point—including four 3-balls, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists. Kristi Arness had 13 points—with three 3-pointers, and 3 steals. Karlee Myers put up 12 points and pulled down 8 boards. Amanda Harris scored 11 points, and had 4 helpers. Allyson West had a strong all-around game with 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks, and a pair of steals.

The Lady Eagles will be playing Mt. Sac on Thursday, March 13, at the University of the Pacific, at 1:00 pm.

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Lions third at Marble Mountain

etna-central-valley-greg-monday-text-sized.jpgFORT JONES – Clint Johnson gave up one hit through four innings, and the Etna Lion bats pounded out 14 runs to beat the Trinity Wolves 14-2. The win made the Lions 4-1 in the Marble Mountain Tournament and secured third place.

The Lions pounced on the Wolves right from the start, posting four runs in the bottom of the first inning. Etna added two runs in the second, and exploded for seven runs in the third inning. A run in the fourth inning brought the lions to their final total of 14.

Trinity sat on a goose egg until the top of the fifth inning, when a combination of two walks, three errors and a Wolf hit put two runs across the plate to make the final 14-2.

Greg Monday continued to crank out the hits, going 3-for-3, with four runs, three steals, an RBI, and was hit by a pitch. Logan Dysert was 3-for-4, with three runs, two steals and an RBI. Jordan Pehle-Munson went 2-for-3, with two RBI, and a run. Clint Johnson was 1-for-3, with a run and an RBI, as well as being hit by a pitch. (more…)

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Bears fall to Yreka, West Valley

mt-shasta-west-valley-erik-acord-text-sized.jpgFORT JONES – The Mt. Shasta Bears had a rough start to the Marble Mountain Baseball Tournament. The Bears dropped the frigid morning opener to the Yreka Miners 2-1.

Mt. Shasta’s Erik Acord went 2-for-3, with a run and two steals. Andrew Campbell was 1-for-2, and Trent Hough was 1-for-3.

Ethan Garrett led the Miners, going 1-3, and scoring both Miner runs.

For the Bears, game two certainly wasn’t any better, as they lost to West Valley 8-2.

West Valley scored two runs in the first inning, one in the third, three in the fourth, and two in the fifth. Mt. Shasta managed to get on the board in the top of the sixth with a pair of runs, but the game was called on time limit.


Campbell went 2-for-3 for the Bears, with a double, and a run. Acord was 1-for-3, with a run and a steal. Erik Thelander went 1-for-3, with an RBI. Kevin Cole was 1-for-3.

The Bears and the Miners hooked up again on Saturday, with the Miners prevailing 9-6.

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Yreka splits at Redding Christian

Girls win, boys lose

REDDING – The Yreka Lady Miners softball team jumped out early and cruised to an easy 5-1 win over Redding Christian, on Tuesday. Yreka scored four runs in the first, and added another in the second inning. Redding Christian scored its lone run in the fifth inning.

Robin Lemos led the Yreka attack going 1-for-3, with two runs scored, and a walk. Stephanie Leyva was 1-for-4, with a run. Sara Jones and Kesha Betts each scored for the Lady Miners.

Kayla Graves got the start and the win for Yreka, going three scoreless innings. Graves gave up two hits, a walk, and struck out six. Robin Lemos pitched four innings, giving up one earned run and one hit. Lemos fanned eight, walked one, and hit a batter. (more…)

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Lady Eagles pound Redwoods, 20-0

cos-solano-softball-jackie-imhof-text-sized.jpg REDDING – The College of the Siskiyous Lady Eagles dominated the College of the Redwoods in game one of a scheduled double-header, on Wednesday. Imhof pitched four innings of no-hit ball, before giving way to Becca “Tweety” Anderson, who finished out the five inning combined no-hitter for COS. Stephanie Zwetschke went 4-for-4 with two dingers, and Katie Zauner added a long ball.

The Lady Eagles also ripped Redwoods in game two, 11-3, which ended on a 3-run blast by Zwetschke in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Last weekend the Lady Eagles had a strong showing at the NorCal Shootout held at Big League Dreams in Redding, where they went 4-1.

On Saturday, COS took out Solano, 5-2, with Imhof getting the win, and the Lady Eagles shutout Yuba, 8-0, behind the arm of Catherine Schorn. COS’ lone loss of the Shootout also came on Saturday, when they fell to Reedley 8-7. Stephanie Zwetschke drilled a 2-run homer, and Carlene Morgan had a solo shot.

The Lady Eagles won both of their games via shutouts on Sunday, downing West Hills, 5-0, and Napa 6-0.

Cameron Moe contributed to this story

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Lady Miners’ B-ball season ends at Valley Christian

SAN JOSE – The Yreka Lady Miners (16-8) finished out their basketball season with a 64-29 loss to the Valley Christian Warriors (27-7), in the first round of the North Region of the CIF state playoffs. Yreka was seeded seventh and Valley Christian second.

For the Lady Miners, Alyssa Scala had 8 points. Ashlie Smith put up 6, and Jenny Hopkins had 5.

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Lady Bears feast on Cardinals

ms-bv-amanda-woods-text-sized.jpgYREKA – Playing in Yreka because 18” of snow covered their field, the Mt. Shasta Lady Bears swept their double header against the Big Valley Cardinals—winning game-one, 7-3, and game-two 12-2.

In game one, the Lady Bears took the lead with a run in the bottom of the first inning. The Cardinals put three on the board in the top of the third to hold their only advantage of the day, 3-1. Mt. Shasta added a run in both the third and fourth innings to tie it, 3-3, going into the fifth inning.

The Lady Bears put the game away in the fifth inning, when they scored three runs. Mt. Shasta added a run in the sixth to make the final 7-3. (more…)

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Results of District 1 California HS Rodeo Association

Daniel Ferreria from Fort Jones was the All-Around Cowboy at District 1 California High School Rodeo number-six, last weekend in Red Bluff with 57 points. Reserve AA was Larry Ferreira with 55 points (Fort Jones). Second runner-up Redding’s Jordan Spears at 42 points. Laramie Collins from Weed and Chad Bushell of Red Bluff tied for third at 33 points. (more…)

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Miners fall to Falcons

yreka-cv-ward-text.jpgCHICO – The Yreka Miners’ magical playoff run finally ended in the NSCIF D-IV championship game, at Chico State, but not before the 8-18, eleventh-seeded Miners scared the feathers off the number-one Central Valley Falcons.

Andrew Ward started the scoring with a 3-pointer to put Yreka up 3-0. Jimmy Kutzer added a pair of freebies and it was Yreka 5 – CV 0. A CV free throw made it 5-1. Ward nailed another 3-ball and the Miners were up 8-1.

Finding themselves down to a team they beat by 31 points the last time they met, the Falcons suddenly came to life and went on a 20-6 tear to take a 21-14 lead into the second quarter.

However, if the Falcons were feeling good about themselves that quickly changed when Aaron Sinnott dialed long distance to open up the second frame for the Miners and make it 21-17. By the midway point in the quarter, the Miners had tied the contest, 25-25, on a bucket by Brandon Larreau. (more…)

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Lady Miners dethroned

yreka-anderson-scala-text-sized.jpgCHICO – The Yreka Lady Miners entered the NSCIF D-IV championship game as defending champs. They left as the runner-up. Even worse, the crown was captured by their arch-rival, the Anderson Cubs. Last year, the Lady Miners booted the Cubs in the semi-finals. This year, the Cubs exacted their revenge.

Anderson jumped to an early 6-0 lead, but the Lady Miners fought back to tie it at 8-8, by the middle of the first quarter on an Alyssa Scala bucket. After the Cubs went back up 10-8, Scala hit a pair of freebies and a pair of buckets to give Yreka a 14-10 lead. Jaylene Phillips added a hoop to make it 16-10, with under 2:00 left in the quarter. Anderson hit a 3-pointer near the end of the quarter, and Yreka led 16-13 going at the end of one.

The lead changed hands five times during the second quarter with Anderson going up for good, 22-21, with about 3:00 left in the half. The Cubs held the lead 29-24 at the intermission. (more…)

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Lady Indians second in section

happy-camp-greenville-nikki-crocker-text-sized.jpgCHICO – In perhaps the most exciting game of the section championships held at Chico State on Saturday, The Happy Camp Lady Indians fell to the Greenville Indians 53-47, in overtime.

Nikki Crocker came out firing for Happy Camp and the Lady Indians took a quick 4-0 lead. It took Greenville a full two minutes to get on the board, but once they broke the ice Greenville went on a 10-2 run to end the first quarter up 10-6.

The Lady Indians opened the scoring again in the second quarter, when Carly Hammon notched a bucket on a breakaway to make it 10-8. After a Greenville hoop, Crocker dialed long distance to bring Happy Camp within one, at 12-11.

Greenville went up by six, before Cassidy Hammon nailed a 3-ball to cut the deficit in half at 17-14. Greenville went up by six again, 22-16, with about 2:00 left in the half. A Kelsea McLeran put back made it 22-18. Then, with the Lady Indians trailing 25-18, Carly Hammon hit a 3-pointer with 30 seconds to go in the half. Crocker followed with a 3-ball of her own at the eight-second mark, and Happy Camp trailed by a single point, 25-24, at the intermission. (more…)

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