Siskiyou Sports Blog Fall 2021: Siskiyou County XC runners compete at race up in Oregon

Bill Choy
Siskiyou Daily News
Two Yreka High runners compete at a XC meet in Ashland, Ore., on Wednesday Sept. 22, 2021.

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 XC 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, Sept 17.  

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, Sept. 18.

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 XC Showdown 

At Greenhorn Park, the Yreka High Cross Country team hosted the Yreka XC Showdown on Friday, Sept. 17. 

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, Sept. 11, 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, Sept. 4.  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, Sept. 10.  

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.