Siskiyou Sports Blog Fall 2021: COS football falls at home to Shasta College

College of the Siskiyous football.
Bill Choy
Siskiyou Daily News

The College of the Siskiyou Eagles football team fell at home in Weed to the Shasta Knights, 31-6 on Saturday, Oct. 23.

COS scored in the fourth quarter on an eight-yard pass from Hunter Davis to Stevie Payne. Davis finished 7-for-9 passing for 96 yards. Mount Shasta High School graduate Gaspar Rodriguez finished with 34 yards rushing. Max McDaniel had 35 receiving yards and 15 yards rushing.

Jude Ashpole led COS on defense with 12 solo tackles, while Hunter Paulson had eight solo tackles. Johnathon Bailey had five solo tackles and an interception for the Eagles.

Nigel Belisle had 2.5 sacks and four total tackles. Ryan Ten Hulscher finished with 1.5 sacks and three total tackles. 

COS dropped to 1-5 overall and 0-1 in the National-NORCAL conference, while Shasta improved to 4-2 overall and 1-0 in conference play.

Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021

Weed Cougars down Biggs 32-12

Weed High School.

The Weed Cougars upset Biggs on the road 32-12 on Friday, Oct. 22.

Quarterback Kobe Chanthavisouk threw for 206 yards and a touchdown.

DJ Horton caught the touchdown passed and finished with 33 yards receiving. He also had a touchdown on defense on a fumble return and had 2-points on a 2-point conversion.

Julio Garcia scored on a fumble return for Weed and had two fumble returns. He led Weed High School with 16 tackles.

Tommy Pineda had 83 receiving yards for the Cougars. Steel Person had three sacks for the Cougars.

Siskiyou County High School Football Scores

Below are scores from Siskiyou County high school football games from Friday. 

The Etna Lions hosted Maxwell on homecoming night on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. at EHS
  • Weed 32, Biggs 12
  • Maxwell 33, Etna 12 (Homecoming game for Etna)
  • University Prep 57, Yreka 7
  • Trinity 42, Mount Shasta 14
  • Hayfork 46, Dunsmuir 36
  • Tulelake 27, Chester 13
  • Princeton 36, Butte Valley 26

Friday, Oct. 22, 2021

6 Siskiyou schools earn volleyball playoff berths

A total of six Siskiyou County teams earned berths in the Northern Section volleyball playoffs, it was announced on Friday. 

The Etna Lady Lions volleyball team pose for a photo earlier this season.

Etna High School came away with the No. 3 seed in Division 6. They will host No. 6 seed Burney at home on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. Etna is 8-12 overall, while Burney is 4-9 overall. 

Also, in D6, Tulelake (15-3) earned the No. 4 seed and will host fellow Siskiyou County squad, Weed (6-12), the No. 5 seed.  

Yreka came away with the No. 6 seed in Division 3. They will be at No. 3 Sutter on Tuesday, Oct. 26, for a 7 p.m. contest. Yreka is 13-8 for the year, while Sutter is 17-15 overall. 

In Division 5, Mount Shasta (5-13) earned the No. 8 seed and will host No. 9 seed Portola (4-12) at 7 p.m. Tuesday at MSHS. 

In Division 7, Happy Camp (5-5) earned the No. 7 seed. They will face No. 2 seed Maxwell (15-5) on the road Tuesday at 7 p.m. 

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021

Two Yreka High School golfers come away with all-league honors

Alexes Collier and Danné Fogle of the Yreka Miners girls golf team earned Northern Athletic League all-league honors at the NAL Championships on Tuesday.

Alexes Collier and Danné Fogle of the Yreka Miners girls golf team earned Northern Athletic League all-league honors

Collier placed fourth overall, and Fogle came in fifth at the event held at Grape Ranch Golf Club in Palo Cedro. They both earned a berth in the Northern Section Finals on Monday, in Oroville.

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021

Yreka High School tennis players earn all-league honors

At the Northern Athletic League Girls Tennis Championships in Redding on Saturday, Gabi Gliatto and Andrea Rodriquez of Yreka High School placed fourth in doubles to earn all-league honors.

Gabi Gliatto and Andrea Rodriquez of Yreka High School placed fourth in doubles to earn all-league honors.

Gilatto placed third overall in singles to earn all-league honors in singles. In addition, she earned a berth in the Northern Sections Championships in singles play and in doubles with Rodriquez.

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021

Etna and Yreka compete at Mountain Madness Run

The Etna High School and Yreka High School cross country teams competed at the Mountain Madness Run on Monday, Oct at EHS. Trinity High School also took part in the meet.

Saku Sekiguchi of the Yreka High School cross country team during a race Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 at  Etna High School.

In the varsity boys race, Victor Lujan of Yreka finished first with a time of 19:08. Kyle Cox of Trinity was second, and Saku Sekiguchi of Yreka was third. Chase Callison of Yreka was fourth, with Benjamin Trujillo of Yreka placing fifth.

In the varsity girls race, Jenna Justice of Etna was first with a time of 22:41.  Mattie Whipple of Yreka was second and Elizabeth Yokel of Etna third. Helen Case of Etna was fourth, and Carlotta Christie of Yreka was fifth.

Monday, Oct. 18, 2021

Dunsmuir football falls 52-48 on homecoming night

Dunsmuir High Homecoming Queen Moriah Cornett  and Homecoming King Noah Snell  before the start of the homecoming game against Big Valley on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.

The Dunsmuir Tigers eight-man football team lost in a 52-48 battle to the Big Valley Cardinals on homecoming night at home on Friday.

DHS fell to 3-2 overall, while Big Valley Improved to 4-1.

"I felt that my team played hard for 48 minutes against Big Valley," Dunsmuir Head Coach Jacob Mekeel said. "It was a back and forth battle all night, and unfortunately, we came out on the wrong side of things." 

Before the game, the homecoming queen and king were announced. This year, Noah Snell was named homecoming king and Moriah Cornett was named Homecoming Queen. Snell, the Tigers starting quarterback, rushed for 200 plus yards and had two touchdowns.

Jayden Christiansen, a freshman, had a great night on the offensive line for Dunsmuir, Mekeel said, and drived blocked opponents on almost every play.

"We had multiple players play every single snap of the game, which shows the toughness we possess as we move forward in the season." Coach Mekeel added.

This is one of the best seasons so far in several years for the Tigers, who before the year began, had not won a contest since 2018.

"We are still in the hunt to make playoffs, which is something the Dunsmuir Tigers have not had the opportunity to do in a long time," Meekeel said. "so that has the team excited to keep working toward achieving their goals."

This Friday, Dunsmuir is at Hayfork. 

Saturday Oct. 16, 2021

Yreka High football falls to Lassen on homecoming night

The Yreka Miners varsity football team lost on homecoming night Friday to the Lassen Grizzlies, 33-6.

Gage Murray of the Yreka Miners varsity football team watches from the sidelines during the Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, home game against Lassen.

Lassen led 13-0 at the half. YHS fell to 1-6 for the year and 0-2 in Northern Athletic League play. Lassen won for the first time this season and improved to 1-5 overall and 1-1 in the NAL. 

On Friday, Oct. 22, YHS is at University Prep in Redding.

Other results:

  • Big Valley 52, Dunsmuir 48 (Homecoming game for Dunsmuir)
  • Fall River 54, Weed 6 (Homecoming game for Weed)
  • Redding Christian 49, Tulelake 25

Saturday Oct. 16, 2021

Yreka High cross country takes 1st overall in varsity boys and girls at CV meet

The Yreka Miners cross-country team took first place overall in the varsity boys and girls races at a Northern Athletic League meet versus U-Prep and Central Valley hosted by CV on Wednesday.

Yreka High School called off its Back To School night on Wednesday due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Yreka and Siskiyou County.

In the varsity boys race, Victor Lujan of YHS came in first with a time of 15:23.30. Yreka had runners in the fourth- to 10th-place slots.

In the varsity girls race, Mattie Whipple was second with a time of 17:31.00, followed by teammate Augustine Mylan in third.

Wednesday Oct. 13, 2021

Yreka High volleyball downs Lassen at home in four sets

The Yreka Lady Miners defeated rival Lassen at home in four sets Tuesday night, by scores of 25-18, 25-15, 22-25, 25-17. 

The Yreka Lady Miners volleyball team defeated Lassen at home in four sets on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021.

YHS improved to 11-7 overall and 3-4 in the Northern Athletic League. Lassen fell to 10-12 overall and 2-5 in the NAL. 

Lady Miners head coach Jessany Petricevic said a key to the win was the strong way they competed defensively.  

“We played a very smart game and began to connect better on the court than we have in past games this season,” Petricevic said.

She said that Olivia Lucido had a strong serving game coming out in the first set with a 6-point run. In addition, Kendall Christensen played well at the net with her blocking alongside Emma Hanna, Petricevic said. 

Monday Oct. 11, 2021

Siskiyou County cross country runners have strong showings at two meets

Ryan Mitchell and Kylene Mitchell of the Weed High School cross country team ran on Saturday in Fresno at the Asics Clovis Invitational.

Ryan Mitchell of Weed High School during a XC race in Fresno, on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021.

The meet is run on the same course as the State Championships and draws top teams from throughout the state. Mitchell set a personal record mark and came in 12th overall in the Men's 5k Varsity Small Division race. 

He ran a new PR for the 5k, finishing with a time of 16:34.9. Head coach Eva Garcia-Mitchell said that it appears that this was a new Weed High School record for the 5k. Greer Gatlin held the previous record. He set it at the same course in 1990 with a time of 16:39 at the 1990 State Championships. Gatlin is currently the head cross country and track and field coach at Southern Oregon University in Ashland.

Kylene Mitchell ran in the Women's 5k Frosh/Soph All Division race. She ran a new PR for the 5k with a time of 25:30.0.

At the West Valley Coed Invitational cross country meet in Cottonwood, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 8, senior Drew Hering of Mount Shasta came in first in the varsity men's race with a time of 17:22.77.

Yreka placed in second overall. The top finisher for the Miners was Victor Lujan, with a time of 18:32.92. He was followed closely in ninth by teammate Saku Sekiguchi, who had a time of 18:34.01.

Augustine Mylan of Yreka was third in the varsity women's race with a time of 20:59.02. Jenna Justice of Etna was fifth, while Elizabeth Yokel of Etna was seventh, Mattie Whipple of Yreka was eighth, and Sylva Carpenter of Mount Shasta placed ninth.

Kayana Woodard of the College of the Siskiyous volleyball team sets the ball during Friday's game against Shasta College

Monday Oct. 11, 2021

COS volleyball opens conference play with three set home loss to Shasta College

The College of the Siskiyou's volleyball team fell in three sets 25-18, 25-8, 25-11 in the Golden Valley Conference opener Friday at home to Shasta College.

COS dropped to 2-10 for the year, while Shasta improved to 9-6.

Linda Avila had 14 digs for COS, while Alaurah Tallman and Danielle Gil had three kills apiece for the Lady Eagles.

The Etna Lions faced Los Molinos at home on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.

Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021

Etna falls at the last-minute 22-20 to Los Molinos

The Etna Lions lost in a 22-20 battle to Los Molinos at home Friday afternoon.

The Lions were up late in the fourth quarter when Los Molinos scored with about a minute remaining in the fourth quarter for the win.

"We coaches think the team played very well," Lions head coach Daryl McBride said. "Los Molinos is a very well coached and solid team. Our team battled and showed us and the community they can compete with the best of them."

Coach McBride said that Payton Rodriguez stood out on both sides. He secured a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble return and scored a touchdown. Rodriguez also punted the ball eight times for 238, pinning Los Molinos back multiple times.

Shawn Graves had an interception and returned it for a touchdown. 

Etna fell to 3-2 overall, while Los Molinos improved to 4-1.

The contest was moved from 7 p.m. to 4 p.m. due to a lack of referees. 

Other results:

  • Williams 16, Mount Shasta 0 (Homecoming game for Mount Shasta)
  • Central Valley 42, Yreka 12
  • Maxwell 34, Weed 28 (Game played on Thursday)

Friday, Oct. 8, 2021

Yreka girls tennis defeats Central Valley in final match of day

Tied 4-4 heading into their final match of the day against Central Valley, the Yreka High School girls tennis team pulled off a 5-4 home victory on Thursday. 

Cici Henry and Anna Shelton of Yreka High earned an 8-5 win in No. 2 doubles against Central Valley on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2021.

The final match was in No. 2 doubles, with Cici Henry and Anna Shelton earning an 8-5 win.

Head coach Carrie Henry said the win put them in a tie for second place in the Northern Athletic League.  

Winners for YHS included Gabi Gliatto, who earned a 6-2,6-0 win in the No. 1 singles spot; Cici Henry came away with a 6-2, 6-0 win in the  No. 3 singles spot. On Tuesday, Oct. 5, YHS swept West Valley 9-0. 

Friday, Oct. 8, 2021

Yreka volleyball drops road game
to West Valley

The Yreka Lady Miners varsity volleyball team fell in three sets on the road to the West Valley Lady Eagles Thursday, 18-25, 24-26, 5-25.

Yreka High School logo.

Yreka fell to 10-7 overall and 2-4 in the Northern Athletic League.

YHS head coach Jessany Petricevic said that Julia DeLeon and Sammi Freitas had a great offensive night, while Kylie Daws did well with her setting skills. 

Also on Thursday, the Mount Shasta Lady Bears lost to Fall River on the road in a five-set battle in Shasta Cascade League action.

The Lady Bears fell to 3-8 overall and 0-5 in the league. 

On Thursday, the Weed Lady Cougars lost to Trinity on the road in three sets, 29-27, 12-25, 19-12. WHS is now 4-9 overall and 1-5 in the SCL.

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021

Yreka volleyball falls to NAL leader
U-Prep in four sets

At home Tuesday, the Yreka Lady Miners played tough against the U-Prep Lady Panthers from Redding, winning a set before falling in four. 

The Yreka Lady Miners volleyball team faced University Prep at home on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.

U-Prep is undefeated in Northern Athletic League play at 4-0 and is a sterling 29-5 overall. YHS fell to 2-3 in the NAL and 10-6 overall. 

Yreka won the first set 25-15 before dropping the following three sets 25-21, 25-8, 25-21. It was the first set the Lady Panthers had lost in NAL play this season. The YHS junior varsity team also played against U-Prep, falling in three sets. 

Also, on Tuesday, the Etna Lady Lions fell at Fall River in three sets 25-21, 25-21, 25-19. EHS fell to 7-9 overall and 3-3 in the Shasta Cascade League.

The Dunsmuir Tigers football team during a game against Herlong on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021.

Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021

Why the Dunsmuir homecoming football game has a new opponent

The Dunsmuir Tigers homecoming football game scheduled for this Friday against the Butte Valley Bulldogs has been called off. 

Dunsmuir head football coach Jacob Mekeel on Tuesday said the Butte Valley football squad needed to quarantine due to COVID-19. 

 Tuesday morning, he said the crowning of the homecoming king and queen would happen before the Friday, Oct. 15 home game against Big Valley.

Things changed later in the afternoon. Mekeel said they were able to arrange at the last-minute to have Tulelake fill in for Butte Valley.

The homecoming ceremony is at 7 p.m., with the game having a 7:30 p.m. start time. The homecoming parade is slated for 3:30 p.m. on Friday, and the homecoming powder puff football game will be at the Tigers football field at 5 p.m. on Friday. 

“It’s definitely disappointing for the players, but it's just part of the crazy times we are living in,” Mekeel said about the Butte Valley game being called off. 

The Tigers are having one of their best starts in years. Dunsmuir is 3-1 for the season after downing Herlong on the road 52-6 on Saturday. 

Runners, including those from Etna and Weed High schools compete in the varsity girls race at the Bill Springhorn Classic at Shasta College in Redding on Friday, Sept. 1, 2021.

Monday, Oct. 4, 2021

Siskiyou County runners stand out at Bill Springhorn Classic

 The Weed Cougars could not maintain a 10-point halftime lead against Quincy on the road Friday

Cross country runners from Weed, Etna, Yreka, and Mount Shasta high schools competed at the 14th annual Bill Springhorn Classic at Shasta College in Redding last Friday.

In the varsity boys race, senior Ryan Mitchell of Weed High School had a strong performance, finishing fourth out of 90 runners, with a time of 15:56.90. Victor Lujan of Yreka was 24th.

In the varsity girls' race, junior Jenna Justice of Etna came in ninth out of 69 runners, with a time of 19:33.79.

Augustine Mylan of Yreka was 11th with a time of 19:36.23. Elisabeth Yokel of Etna finished 14th, and Lucía Duarte of Weed came in 18th. Mattie Whipple of Yreka finished in 20th place.

In the junior varsity girls' race, Ellery DeArton of Mount Shasta was first with a time of 14:26.86. Carlotta Christie of Yreka was third with a time of 14:48.45. Helen Case and Dylan Hanna of Etna placed seventh and eighth, respectfully. In the junior varsity boys' race, Benjamin Trujillo of Yreka was seventh.

Weed High School.

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

Cougars unable to maintain halftime lead, fall to Quincy by three

 The Weed Cougars could not maintain a 10-point halftime lead against Quincy on the road Friday night, as the Trojans came back to win by three. 

WHS was up 17-7 at the half but fell 21-17 to drop to 0-4  overall and 0-2 in Cascade Valley League play. Quincy improved to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the CVL. 

Siskiyou County football scores 

Etna varsity game against Biggs called off due to COVID. 

  • Modoc 23, Yreka 0
  • Central Valley 21, Mount Shasta 6
  • Burney 36, Tulelake 20
Yreka High School.

Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

Yreka volleyball wins in four sets at Anderson

In Northern Athletic League action, the Yreka Lady Miners volleyball team took down the Anderson Lady Cubs on the road Thursday.

YHS won in four sets 22-25, 25-17, 25-18, 25-14. Yreka improved to 10-5 overall and 2-2 in the NAL. Anderson fell to 0-12 overall and 0-4 in the NAL.

Next week will be a challenging one for the Lady Miners as they will face the top two teams in the NAL.

On Tuesday, they host U-Prep for a 6 p.m. contest. U-Prep is 28-5 overall and undefeated in NAL play. On Thursday, YHS is at West Valley, which is 16-4 overall. The squad's lone NAL loss was to U-Prep on Thursday.

Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021

Yreka cross country takes first overall in varsity races at home meet

The Yreka High School cross country team had a strong showing at home Wednesday, taking the top spot overall in the varsity girls and boys races. 

The Yreka Miners cross country team hosted a NAL League meet Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 at YHS.

YHS hosted a Northern Athletic League meet. Lassen, University Preparatory, and West Valley took part. 

In the varsity girl's event, the Lady Miners took the top spot, with sophomore Augustine Mylan in first with a time of 22:48.83. Fellow YHS runner, sophomore Mattie Whipple was second with a time of 23:24.40. They placed first overall.

In the varsity boys race, Isaiah Feaver of U-Prep came out on top with a time of 17:51.75. He was followed closely by YHS sophomore Henry Baun, who finished with a time of 17:54.56. Noah Gaido of U-Prep was third, followed by YHS runners Victor Lujan and Saku Sekiguchi. YHS came in first overall, while U-Prep placed second.

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021

Yreka volleyball wins NAL home game against Central Valley

The Yreka Lady Miners volleyball team downed the Central Valley Falcons at home on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021.

The Yreka Lady Miners volleyball team came away with a Northern Athletic League

victory against the Central Valley Lady Falcons on Tuesday. 

YHS won in four sets 25-23, 25-18, 20-25, 25-22. The Lady Miners improved to 9-5 overall and 1-2 in the NAL. On Thursday, Yreka will face Anderson on the road in NAL play. 

YHS head coach Jessany Munoz-Petricevic said that her squad “is improving weekly.” 

She said that during Tuesday’s game against CV hear team could have played stronger offensively.  

“We are still making adjustments and learning each other's playing styles, so as the team builds trust on the court, we continue to work hard during practice to focus individually and as a team,” Munoz-Petricevic  said. “We are so grateful to have a season this year, so each small improvement is necessary each week with a new team.”

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021

Etna VB loses in 5 sets at home to Trinity

The Etna Lady Lions volleyball team hosted the Trinity Wolves at home on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021.

The Etna Lady Lions volleyball team fell at home in a five-set battle to the Trinity Wolves on Tuesday night. 

Etna lost 25-22, 25-22, 26-24, 25-22, 10-15 to drop to 7-8 overall and 3-2 in the Shasta Cascade Conference. 

The Etna High Associated Student Body organized a Gold Out at the game in honor of childhood cancer awareness. 

The Yreka High varsity football team downed Trinity on the road 28-22  on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021.

Monday, Sept. 27, 2021

Yreka football wins for the first time this year vs. Trinity

The Yreka Miners varsity football team downed the Trinity Wolves on the road 28-22 Friday night. 

It was the first win of the year for YHS, which improved to 1-3 for the year. Trinity fell to 0-3. 

In the junior varsity contest, Yreka also won for the first time this year. 

This week, Yreka faces Modoc at home Friday night. 

Siskiyou County Football Scores 

Etna 8, Portola 6 

Los Molinos 49, Weed 12 

Anderson 42, Mount Shasta 6 

Big Valley 38, Butte Valley 6 

Bonanza 28, Tulelake 25 

Dunsmuir had a bye 

Two Yreka High runners compete at a XC meet in Ashland, Ore., on Wednesday Sept. 22, 2021.

Sept. 23, 2021

Siskiyou County cross country runners compete in Oregon race

On Wednesday, Siskiyou County cross country runners crossed the border to compete in an elite event at the State of Jefferson XC meet at Oak Knoll Golf Course in Ashland, Ore. 

Senior Ryan Mitchell of Weed placed fifth in the varsity boys race with a time of 17:32.66. 

The Yreka High varsity boys placed third overall. YHS junior Victor Lujan placed 14th, while teammates Gabe Gregg and Henry Baun placed 16th and 17th. 

In the varsity girls race, YHS sophomores Augustine Mylan and Mattie Whipple placed 7th and 8th overall. Lucía Duarte of Weed was 15th.

Complete results can be found here

The Yreka Lady Miners lost at home in four sets to West Valley Tuesday night.

Sept. 22, 2021

Yreka VB falls to West Valley in 4 sets

The Yreka Lady Miners varsity volleyball team fell to the West Valley Lady Eagles in the Northern Athletic League opener Tuesday night in Yreka.

YHS lost in four sets 22-25, 28-26, 24-26, 15-25, to fall to 7-3 for the year. WV improved to 10-2 for the year. The Lady Miner's junior varsity team lost to West Valley in two sets.

This Thursday, Yreka will be at Lassen.

Tuesday night, the Etna Lady Lions volleyball team downed Weed in three sets 25-16, 25-10, 25-23. EHS lost at home Saturday in five sets to Modoc.

This Thursday, Etna is at Mount Shasta, while Weed is at home versus Fall River.

Ryan Mitchell of Weed High School, right, came in first place at a XC meet in Orland on Friday, Sept.  17, 2021.  He was followed in second place by Mount Shasta High runner Drew Hering, left,

Sept. 20, 2021

Runners from Weed, Mount Shasta take top 2 spots at cross country meet

Against cross country runners from schools throughout the region, two Siskiyou County runners took the top two spots in the varsity boy’s division at the Black Butte Invitational at Lely Park in Orland on Friday.  

Senior Ryan Mitchell of Weed High School came in first with a time of 16:11.55. He was followed in second place by Mount Shasta High senior runner Drew Hering, who finished with a time of 16:36.61. 

This was Mitchell’s second racer of the season and Hering’s first. Mitchell came in first place on Sept. 4 at the Lagoon Valley Classic in Vacaville, Calif. 

In the varsity girls race, junior Elizabeth Yokel of Etna High School placed fifth with a time of 20:57.78.  

In the freshman/sophomore girls race, Ellery DeArton of Mount Shasta High School was sixth with a time of 14:17.34. 

The COS football team during a home game earlier this year against Diablo Valley.

Sept. 20, 2021

COS football falls at Chabot 23-13

The College of the Siskiyous football team fell on the road to Chabot College 23-13 Saturday afternoon.

The Eagles were down 23-0 in the fourth, but put 13 points on the scoreboard in the final quarter. COS fell to 0-3 for the year, while Chabot improved to 1-2. 

Jake Bruce had 85 receiving yards for the Eagles, while Chase Scrivener finished with 75 yards, including catching a 32 yard touchdown pass. OJ Calleja threw for 123 yards with a TD and an interception. Hunter Davis threw for 81 yards with an INT.  Ismael Sloan rushed for 32 yards and a touchdown. 

On defense, Ryan Ten Hulscher had a sack and five tackles, while Elijah Vinzant led the team with six tackles. Johnathon Bailey had an interception and four tackles for the Eagles. 

COS will host Sacramento City College this Saturday at 1 p.m. in Weed. 

Yreka High School.

Sept. 20, 2021

YHS runners Sekiguchi, Mylan take first at Yreka cross country Showdown 

At Greenhorn Park, the Yreka High Cross Country team hosted the Yreka XC Showdown on Friday. 

In the varsity boys race, YHS freshman Saku Sekiguchi came in first with a time of 19:47.71. 

In the varsity girls event, YHS sophomore Augustine Mylan took the top spot with a time of 22:55.97. She was followed closely by teammate Mattie Whipple who finished with a mark of 23:01.17. 

The event also featured elementary and middle school races. Results can be found at 

YHS XC opened the season on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at the NAL Pre-League Center meet at West Valley High School in Cottonwood. In the varsity boy’s race, Junior Victor Lujan placed third with a time of 19:16.91. Sekiguchi was fourth with a time of 19:43.62. 

In the varsity girls race, Whipple placed third with a time of 24:25.68. Mylan was fourth with a time of 25:19.25. 

The Yreka Miners faces Cascade Christian in Mount Shasta on Friday.

Sept. 20, 2021

Yreka High football falls to Cascade Christian

The Yreka Miners varsity football team lost to Cascade Christian of Medford, Ore., 44-0 Friday night. 

The game was moved to Mount Shasta High School at the last minute due to unhealthy smoke levels from area fires. YHS fell to 0-3 for the year. 

Thursday, the Miners junior varsity team lost to Cascade Christian at home 34-13. 

Siskiyou County high school football results 


Etna 20, Mount Shasta 0 


Dunsmuir 62, Westwood 6 

Tulelake 32, Chester 8 

Big Valley 39, Butte Valley 6 


Bradshaw Christian 56, Weed 0 

Drew Kannely-Robles.

Sept. 20, 2021

Former COS and Yreka RB leads Dixie State in rushing vs. UC Davis

Former Yreka High School and College of the Siskiyous standout running back Drew Kannely-Robles led Dixie State with 61 rushing yards in a 60-27 loss at UC Davis Saturday night. 

He is a redshirt senior with the Bison, which recently moved up in the spring 2021 football season from NCAA Division 2 to NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. Kannely-Robles also had six receiving yards. Dixie State fell to 0-3, while UC Davis improved to 3-0 overall.

The Aggies are coached by Dan Hawkins, who used to play and coach at COS. 

The Yreka Lady Miners varsity volleyball team defeated the Etna Lady Lions in four sets at home on Thursday.

Sept. 17, 2021

Yreka volleyball downs Etna at home in four sets

The Yreka Lady Miners varsity volleyball team downed Etna in four sets at home Thursday night. 

YHS won 25-15, 25-14, 22-25, 25-14. 

Yreka head coach Jessany Munoz-Petricevic said standouts included Julia DeLeon, who played well offensively with her hitting. Kendall Christensen provided some outstanding blocking, Munoz-Petricevic said.

YHS improved to 7-3 overall, while Etna fell to 5-6 overall. 

In the junior varsity game, YHS won 25-14, 25-15.

The Mount Shasta High School Bears and the Etna High School Lions.

Sept. 16, 2021

Mount Shasta, Etna football game is tonight. (Yes, Thursday!)

Friday's Mount Shasta versus Etna varsity football game has been moved to tonight, Thursday, in Mount Shasta.

This was due to a lack of referees available on Friday. The varsity contest is set for 7:30 p.m. at Mount Shasta High School. The junior varsity game begins at 5:30.

Mount Shasta is 0-1 for the year, and Etna is 1-1.

Last week EHS downed Trinity 30-12.

Mount Shasta had their game called off last week versus Weed due to COVID-19 related issues at both schools. 

The Etna Lady Lions varsity volleyball team pose for a photo after defeating Fall River in 5 sets at home on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2021.

Sept. 15, 2021

Etna Lady Lions open SCL play with win vs. Fall River

The Etna Lady Lions varsity volleyball team opened Shasta Cascade League play Tuesday night at home with a hard-fought five-set win over Fall River.

EHS won 26-24, 18-25, 25-18, 13-25, 15-5.

The Lady Lions improved to 5-5 for the year. 

EHS will face Yreka at the Big Gym at YHS on Thursday.

Yreka volleyball wins in Oregon at Phoenix High

The Yreka Lady Miners varsity volleyball team downed the Phoenix Lady Pirates in three sets on the road in Oregon Tuesday night.

YHS won 25-22, 25-21,25-20 to improve to 6-2 for the year.

The Lady Miners JV squad was also victorious.

Yreka will host Etna at home Thursday at the Big Gym. The junior varsity game is at 5:30 p.m., and varsity begins at 6:30 p.m

The Yreka Lady Miners varsity volleyball team went 4-1 at a tournament on the coast in Arcata this past week.

Sept. 13, 2021

Yreka Lady Miners VB return from COVID-19 quarantine with 4-1 mark at tourney

The Yreka Lady Miners varsity volleyball went 4-1 when the team returned to the court on Saturday, at a tournament in Arcata after 10 days off from practicing due to COVID-19 exposures. 

YHS won in two sets against Etna and downed Fort Bragg in a thrilling three sets. The Lady Miners won in two sets against Eureka and Fortuna.

Yreka's loss came against league competitors West Valley in two sets. 

"The girls have had to quarantine for the past 10 days, so to be able to come in and go straight into a tournament was a great way for them to reconnect and not skip a beat on their way to a strong season," said head coach Jessany Petricevic.

Tournament standouts were Sammi Freitas, who was unstoppable in the front row as an outside hitter, Petricevic said.

Exchange student Emma Marino did well with her setting skills, said Petricevic. Kylie Daws played an exceptional weekend with both setting, hitting and serving along with strong defense by Natalie Grafton.


Yreka vs Etna

Set 1:  25-16 (Y)

Set 2:  25-13 (Y)

Yreka vs Fort Bragg

Set 1:  22-25 (FB)

Set 2:  28-26 (Y)

Set 3:  15-13 (Y)

Yreka vs Eureka

Set 1:  25-16 (Y)

Set 2:  25-23 (Y)

Yreka vs Fortuna

Set 1:  25-21 (Y)

Set 2:  25-15 (Y)

Yreka vs West Valley

Set 1:  17-25 (WV)

Set 2:  12-25 (WV)

College of the Siskiyous' Hunter Davis during a home game vs. Diablo Valley on Saturday, Sept. 4 2021.

Sept. 13, 2021

COS Eagles fall on the road to Reedley

The College of the Siskiyous football squad fell on the road at Reedley 38-6 Saturday.

Hunter Davis rumbled for a 40-yard touchdown in the third quarter for the Eagles. He finished with 76 yards.

Isaiah Fulmore had two sacks and five tackles for COS, while Jude Ashpole finished with five tackles and a sack. Elijah Vinzant had three tackles and a sack for the Eagles.

COS fell to 0-2 for the year. The Eagles are at Chabot College on Saturday, Sept. 18.

Weed High School cross country runner Ryan Mitchell celebrates after taking first at a race on Sept. 4, 2021 in Vacaville.

Sept. 13, 2021

Weed XC runner Ryan Mitchell wins first meet of the year

Weed High School senior runner Ryan Mitchell won the Lagoon Valley Classic Small Schools Varsity Boys 3 mile race with a new personal best time of 16:24.

The race took place on Saturday in Vacaville.

Weed Cross Country had two meets originally scheduled for last week which were moved to October due to poor air quality in the North State.

Mitchell finished the race 44 seconds ahead of the second place finisher.  

Yreka High Schoo logo.

Sept. 13, 2021

Yreka Miners FB falls to Henley

The Yreka Miners varsity football team fell to the Henley Hornets 44-0 in Medford, Ore., Friday night.

The game was supposed to be played in Klamath Falls, Ore., but was moved due to poor air quality.

YHS fell to 0-2 for the year. The YHS JV team lost to Henley 30-0. This week, YHS hosts Cascade Christian on Friday, Sept. 17.

Other Siskiyou County football scores

  • Etna 30, Trinity 12
  • Dunsmuir 28, Hayfork 14
  • Redding Christian 50, Tulelake 6
  • Princeton 46, Butte Valley 0
The Mount Shasta High School Bears and the Weed Cougars are longtime rivals in Siskiyou County.

Sept. 9, 2021

Bears/Cougars football canceled Friday

The rivalry football game between the Mount Shasta Bears and Weed Cougars has been called off due to COVID-19 related issues at both schools. The "Black Butte Bowl" was scheduled to be played at Mount Shasta.

Other games in Siskiyou County are still up in the air due to air quality and COVID-19. Here's what we know:

  • In Yreka, the junior varsity game versus Henley scheduled for Thursday was called off due to poor air quality in Henley, Ore. 
  • The Friday varsity game in Henley is still on as of Thursday afternoon but that could change. The teams will also try to hold the JV game on Friday. 
  • The YHS home volleyball game versus Mount Shasta was called off due to the COVID-19 issues at Mount Shasta. 
  • Etna High School is still scheduled to face the Trinity Wolves at home, but air quality from nearby fires could changes things. It has been moved to Saturday with a 5 p.m. start time The game has now been moved to Weed High School. The JV game is at 5 p.m. and varsity begins at 7 p.m.
  • Dunsmuir High School is still set to face Hayfork at home Friday but the schools are taking a wait-and-see approach. The game is set for 6 p.m.
The College of the Siskiyous volleyball team during a home game versus Southwestern Oregon Community College on Monday, Sept. 6.

Sept. 7, 2021

COS VB falls at home

The College of the Siskiyous volleyball team hosted Southwestern Oregon Community College in Weed on Monday.

COS lost in three sets 25-17, 25-22, 25-22 to fall to 1-4 for the year.

On Wednesday, Sept. 1, the Lady Eagles won in three sets at Alameda 25-14, 25-7, 25-10. On Friday, Sept. 3, COS lost two games at the De Anza Classic, The Lady Eagles lost in four sets to both De Anza and to Cosumnes River

This Wednesday, COS is at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.

High school football promo pic.

Bears and Lions game rescheduled for Sept. 17

Sept. 3, 2021

Tonight's Bears vs. Lions games rescheduled for Sept. 17

The Mount Shasta vs. Etna football games scheduled for tonight in Mount Shasta have been rescheduled for the evening of Sept. 17.

The move was made "Due to a number of circumstances beyond our control," according to a mass text message sent out by MSHS principal Sati Shah Friday morning.

This would have been the second game for the Etna Lions and the second for the Bears, who lost in Colusa last week.

The varsity and JV Lions played in Alturas last week and lost to the Modoc Braves.

The Yreka Miners JV squad won their home tourney on Saturday.

Aug. 30, 2021

Yreka JV VB wins home tourney

The Yreka Lady Miners junior varsity volleyball team came away with the top spot in their home tournament over the weekend. YHS downed Lassen in the title game Saturday at the Miner Mountain Blast Tournament. 

I’m very proud of the girl's effort,” interim JV head coach Scott Eastman said. “We came into the tournament with only three goals. Serve tough, early communication, get behind the ball on serve, receive passing, and be the most energetic team on the court each match. Girls bought in 100% and things worked out well for us."

Eastman called the team a "good coachable group of girls who all get along.” 

Lady Miner Isa O’brion was named JV tourney MVP, while Stella Eastman was named to the All-Tourney team. Isa led YHS in service aces and assists.  

“Her serve put pressure on the other teams throughout the tournament and was one of the primary keys to the team’s overall results,” Eastman said.  

Stella Eastman led the Lady Miners in kills, digs and was second on the team with 14 aces. 

YHS Varsity volleyball goes 2-2

The Yreka varsity volleyball team went 2-2 at the tourney, beating Trinity (25-16, 13-25, 15-12) and Modoc (25-20, 25-15). Yreka lost against Foothill (15-25, 15-25) and U-Prep (17-25, 11-25).  

Julia DeLeon and Sammi Freitas were named to the All-Tournament team. West Valley won the tournament while U-Prep was second. 

DeLeon led Yreka with 35 kills for the day Freitas had 26 kills for the day. Kylie Daws led the team with 41 assists.  

Head Coach Jessany Petrićević thanked Miner Power for supporting the tournament. 

“Without their help, this event, which has now grown to be one of the largest single-day volleyball tournaments north of Sacramento, would not be possible," she said. 

On Wednesday, YHS opened the season with a five-set win on the road at Redding Christian. 

The Etna Lady Lions varsity team went 1-2 at that tourney. They downed Mount Shasta. On Tuesday, they opened the season with a four-set home win versus Anderson. 

Aug. 30, 2021

Miners, Lions, Cougars and more: Here's a recap of Friday night's scores

McKinleyville 30, Yreka 0  

Friday night, the Yreka Miners opened the 2021 football season with a 30-0 home loss to the McKinleyville Panthers.  

YHS had an opportunity to score at the end of the first half and had a first down at the 1-yard line of the Panthers but were unable to get points on the board.

YHS lost the junior varsity game 32-8. This week, the Miners have a bye and play Henley of Oregon on the road on the road on Friday.  

Modoc 59, Etna 12

The Etna Lions opened the year with a 59-12 loss at the Modoc Braves. The game was originally scheduled in Etna but was moved to Alturas due to air quality concerns.

Sophomore quarterback Trent Hogge went 10-for-20 for 207 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. Tucker Deala and Lucas Tharp each had a touchdown reception for the Lions. Luke Jenner led EHS with 10 tackle son defense, while Shawn Graves and Jackson Newton had an interception. EHS is at Mount Shasta this Friday.  

Central Valley 42, Weed 13  

The Weed Cougars opened the season with a 42-13 loss to the larger division school Central Valley on Friday night. The Cougars were scheduled to play Hoopa at home, while CV was supposed to face Trinity. Both games were called off earlier in the week due to fires begin close to both opponents' communities and a game was scheduled between the Cougars and Falcons.  

Senior quarterback Kobe Chanthavisouk finished 12-for-24 for 266 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. On defense, he led the Cougars with 12 total tackles.  

Weed had seven total sacks in the game led by Kevin Guadarrama with three sacks. Brendon Brooks had two sacks, while Noah Wiles and Kade Bernstein each had a sack for WHS. Weed is at Sonoma Valley on Friday.  

Other Friday night scores:  

Colusa 25, Mount Shasta 8  

Burney 44, Tulelake 33  

Loyalton 48, Dunsmuir 6 

Happy Camp Indians logo.

Aug. 27, 2021

Happy Camp football season called off. Here's why

Due to a lack of players, the 2021 football season for the Happy Camp Indians' 8-man football team has been canceled. 

Happy Camp principal/athletic director Erica Mitchell said the school is “bummed out,” but it was deemed too difficult to have a season with only eight players on the roster. In addition, it's been a challenge to have practices due to the poor air quality because of regional wildfires.

The Indians were scheduled to start the season on Friday, Sept. 3 at Dunsmuir. The decision was announced on Thursday. 

“It was a hard decision to make,” Mitchell said, adding she feels badly for the players, including five seniors on the team. Happy Camp did not have a season in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and has not played since the fall of 2019. 

Mitchell thanked head coach Alonzo Jackson for his dedication to the program. 

“I wish we could’ve had a team this year, but we didn’t have enough kids to field a team safely,” Jackson said in a Facebook post on the Happy Camp High School page.

He said he was proud to coach the kids, and he wanted to continue with conditioning 2 to 3 times a week until basketball starts, or there are no interested students.

Julio Garcia, Kobe Chanthavisouk and Colby Montgomery of the Weed Cougars football squad.

Aug. 27, 2021

Fires change Cougars football opener. They'll play at CV tonight

The Weed Cougars opening game of the season has changed.

The Cougars were supposed to open the 2021 season tonight at home versus Hoopa Valley. Things changed when Hoopa had to drop out due to fires in their area.

The Cougars will now face larger division school Central Valley on the road in Shasta Lake City at 7 p.m. 

CV and Weed agreed to play on Thursday after Trinity bowed out of its Friday game due to the fires burning in Trinity County.

The Etna Lions home opener versus Modoc tonight has been moved to Alturas due to poor air quality in the School Valley. The varsity game begins at Modoc High School at 7:30 p.m.; JV starts at 5:30 p.m.

Other games tonight

  • Yreka plays host to McKinleyville. Varsity, 7:30 p.m. JV. 5:30 p.m.
  • Dunsmuir plays host to Loyalton at 6 p.m.
  • Mount Shasta varsity is at Colusa at 7 p.m.