Siskiyou Sports Blog winter 2021-22: COS women win, men lose at home against Redwoods

Mike Chapman Bill Choy
Siskiyou Daily News

College of the Siskiyous

Men's basketball

In home game Saturday in Weed, COS lost to College of the Redwoods 87-80.

Siskiyous (6-11, 0-1 Golden Valley Conference) is in sixth place in the conference after losing its last three games. Shasta is in first.

The men's next game is at Feather River on Jan. 19.

Women's basketball

The COS women got the win over Redwoods 87-76 on Saturday.

Siskiyous (13-3, 1-0 GVC) is in second place in conference standings behind Butte College.

The women's next game is at Feather River on Jan. 19.

Yreka's girls basketball team continues winning ways

Thursday, Jan. 13

The Yreka girls basketball team won its home game Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, 49-31 over North Medford to continue its winning streak.

Yreka (11-7, 1-0 Northern Athletic League) has won four games in a row and was scheduled to host Anderson on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, but MaxPreps says on its website that Anderson will have to forfeit "due to no varsity team."

Yreka was tied for first in the NAL standings with Central Valley (1-0 NAL) and U-Prep (1-0 NAL). The Miners are scheduled to go to CV on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022.

Previously this year, Yreka edged West Valley 53-52 on Jan. 6, 2022, and got a win by forfeit over Mount Shasta on Jan. 4.

Against West Valley, the home game was tied 30-30 at the half. The Miners were losing 41-36 after the third quarter, but rallied with 17 points in the fourth quarter to West Valley's 11 points for the close victory.

Top scorers for Yreka in that game were Alexes Collier with 21 points, Kylie Daws with 15 and Samantha Freitas with 11. Collier and Freitas each sank a three-pointer. Taylor Odbert had four blocks.

Boys basketball

Mount Shasta 66, Trinity 55

The Bears went to Trinity on Friday, Jan. 14, and won 66-55.

Dunsmuir 56, Surprise Valley 38

The Dunsmuir Tigers improved to 6-1 with a 56-38 away win over Surprise Valley on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.

The Tigers' top scorers with 23 points each were Noah Snell and Michael Kellar. John Schneider and Thomas Burts each had four points while Gabe Hernandez had two.

Dunsmuir (6-1, 2-0 Evergreen League) travels to Tulelake on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022.

West Valley 53, Yreka 41

The Miners went to West Valley on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, and lost 53-41.

Yreka (7-10, 0-1 Northern Athletic League) was tied for third place with Anderson in league standings. The Miners next play at Anderson on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2021.

Weed 70, Etna 45

Weed defeated Etna 70-45 on Jan. 8, 2022, during the Etna Tournament.

Weed (8-2, 1-0 Shasta-Cascade) was in first place in the league standings. The Cougars were scheduled to play Modoc on Tuesday, Jan. 11, and Fall River on Friday, Jan. 14, but those games were postponed due to quarantines, Weed's Interim Principal Monika Van Baren said.

Girls basketball

Surprise Valley 43, Dunsmuir 23

The Tigers lost their travel game to Surprise Valley 43-23 on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.

For Dunsmuir, Cyla Clemens had 18 points, Bethany Tolbert and Moriah Cornett each scored two points, and Alyssa Cox had one.

Dunsmuir (3-4) goes to Tulelake on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022.

Fall River 44, Mount Shasta 21

The Bears lost at home 44-21 to Fall River in a Shasta-Cascade League matchup on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022.

Weed 57, Etna 49

Weed beat Etna 57-49 on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at the Etna Tournament.

The Cougars' top scorers were Karli Reynolds with 28 points followed by Renaissance Johnson with 16 points. Reynolds made four three-pointers.

The Cougars were scheduled to play Modoc on Tuesday, Jan. 11, and Fall River on Friday, Jan. 14, but those games were postponed due to COVID-19 quarantines.

Until the tournament loss, Etna had been on a four-game winning streak. The Lions won their games 50-26 over Orland on Dec. 18, 51-47 over Weed on Jan. 4, 71-21 over Tulelake on Jan. 6 and 60-18 over Westwood on Jan. 7.

The Bears now own a 8-7 record. They play next when they travel to Etna for a Shasta Cascade outing on Tuesday, January 11. Mt. Shasta will clash with a Lions squad coming off a 57-49 non-league loss to Weed (Weed, CA). The Lions record now stands at 10-6.

Yreka's Isaiah Metcalfe, right, keeps the ball from going out of bounds against U-Prep on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. U-Prep won 3-0.

Boys soccer

Yreka 1, West Valley 0

The Miners went on the road Tuesday, Jan. 11, and shut out West Valley 1-0.

Henry Baun scored the goal with an assist from Anthony McFall. Brandon Chavez had four steals.

On Friday, Jan. 14, the Miners (2-3-2) were shut out 3-0 by U-Prep (7-5) in Redding.

Girls soccer

Orland 3, Yreka 0

The Miners lost their road game against Orland 3-0 in a non-conference match on Tuesday, Jan. 6.

— Mike Chapman

Mount Shasta girls defeat Dunsmuir

The Mount Shasta Bears girls basketball team defeated fellow Siskiyou County squad Dunsmuir 64-11 on the road Tuesday night.

MSHS head coach Kirk Andrus was pleased everyone on his team played and that all 10 girls scored.

Asia Hendrix and Ryleigh Charter each put up 10 points apiece for the Bears, while Kenna Biagi and Courtney Barton each finished with eight points apiece.

Mount Shasta improved to 8-5 for the year, while Dunsmuir fell to 3-1.

The Sisson 7th-grade girls basketball team.

Sisson seventh-grade girls take first at tournament

Tuesday, Dec. 21

The Sisson School seventh-grade girls basketball team recently won all three of its division games at the University Prep tournament in Redding.

Sisson won 32-12 in its first game against Boulder Creek on Friday, Dec. 3. Alexis Lowry led the Cubs with eight points. Kaley Lanier and Emily Pagoni each had six points and Kamber Burns made a 3-point shot.

Sisson beat U-Prep 24-15 in its second game. Laila Borgen, Lanier and Pagoni had six points each for the Cubs. Sisson finished with 18 steals in the game.

In the title game, the Cubs played the Sequoia Spartans of Redding, winning 20-14. Borgen led Sisson with 10 points. The Cubs finished with 17 steals.

The squad is coached by Mike Kobseff.

The College of the Siskiyous Eagles men's basketball team hosts their 2021 Christmas Party before the team's game versus San Jose on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021.

COS men's hoops compete at the San Jose tournament

Monday, Dec. 20

The College of the Siskiyous men's basketball team went 0-2 at the Coach Carr Classic at San Jose City College over the Dec. 18-19 weekend.

The Eagles tourney game on Thursday, Dec. 16 against Hartnell was called off due to the weather.

COS lost to San Jose 81-56 on Friday, Dec. 17. Kody Bauman led the Eagles with 14 points, while Zane Lueth had nine points.

COS lost to De Anza 66-63 on Saturday, Dec. 18.

The Eagles are 6-10 for the year. They are scheduled to next play at home on Tuesday, Dec. 28 against Lane Community College.

Mount Shasta High School.

Mount Shasta hoops teams compete at tourneys

Monday, Dec. 20

The Mount Shasta Lady Bears varsity basketball team finished second at the Lady Trojan Classic in Orland. 

MSHS opened tourney play with a 38-29 win against Las Plumas on Thursday, Dec. 16. Asia Hendrix led Lady Bear scorers with 17 points, while Kenna Biragi had six points. 

Mount Shasta defeated Orland 33-29 on Friday, Dec. 17. Hendrix again led the Lady Bears with 17 points. Tina Brooks and River Tacbas each scored five points apiece. 

In the tile game on Saturday, Dec. 18, MSHS lost to Pierce 58-38 to drop to 7-5 for the year. 

The Bears varsity boys basketball team went 2-1 at the Argonaut Tournament in Jackson, Calif.

The Bears lost to Union Mine 84-68 on Thursday, Dec. 16. Union Mine downed host team Argonaut In the title game on Saturday, Dec. 18. MSHS won by forfeit over Amador on Friday, Dec. 17. The Bears defeated Gridley 56-48 on Saturday, Dec. 18. Mount Shasta is 8-4 overall.

Yreka boys hoops win Colusa Tourney

Monday, Dec. 20

The Yreka Miners varsity basketball team had a strong weekend on the hardwood by winning the Colusa Tournament. 

The Miners opened tourney play with a 50-32 victory over Pierce on Thursday, Dec. 16. YHS downed host team Colusa 70-62 on Friday, Dec. 17. The Miners took down Williams by the score of 66-28 on Saturday, Dec. 18. 

YHS improved to 5-7 for the year. 

The YHS girls' varsity team went 0-3 at the McKinleyville High School Tournament this past weekend over the Dec. 18-19 weekend. 

The Lady Miners lost to McKinleyville 48-37 on Thursday, Dec. 16. Yreka fell to Eureka 71-34 on Friday, Dec. 17. YHS lost to Fortuna 55-35 on Saturday, Dec. 18. YHS is 6-6 for the year. YHS was scheduled to host Weed at home at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 21. Weed is 5-2 for the year. 

Weed varsity boys go 1-2 at tourney

Monday, Dec. 20

The Weed Cougars varsity boys' basketball team finished 1-2 at a tournament at Lassen High School in Susanville over the weekend. 

Thursday, they lost to Oroville 63-52. Friday, the Cougars won against AIMS Colleges Prep of Oakland 62-50. Saturday, WHS lost to Incline High of Nevada 69-45 to drop to 5-2 overall. 

Etna girls finish 1-2 at the tourney

Monday, Dec. 20

The Etna Lady Lions girls' varsity basketball team finished 2-1 at a tournament in Orland over the Dec. 18-19 weekend. 

EHS defeated Paradise 48-32 on Thursday, Dec. 16. Etna lost to eventual tourney champ Pierce 66-46 on Friday, Dec. 17. The Lady Lions ended tourney play with a 50-26 win over Orland on Saturday, Dec. 18 to improve to 7-5 for the year. 

College of the Siskiyous.

COS women's hoops go 3-0 at the tourney

Monday, Dec. 6

The College of the Siskiyous women's basketball team went 3-0 at the Napa Valley Storm Surge Tournament.

The Lady Eagles downed Golden West College 72-59 last Friday. COS defeated Napa Valley 65-55 last Saturday. And on Sunday, the team ended tourney play with a 74-49 win against Los Medanos. COS improved to 6-1 for the season.

Starting Friday, the Lady Eagles will take part in the Shasta Crossover Tournament at Shasta College in Redding. 

COS men's basketball headed to Bay Area

Monday, Dec. 6

The College of the Siskiyous men's basketball team finished 1-2 at the James Clark Classic at Cosumnes River in Sacramento.

Thursday COS fell to Cosumnes River, 69-64 last Thursday.

The Eagles defeated Sacramento City College 65-52 last Friday. Mount Shasta High School grad Jett Snure led COS with 28 points. Braeden Watts finished with 12 points.

Then last Saturday, COS lost to Las Positas, 70-44. 

COS is 5-7 for the season. This Friday, the Eagles are scheduled to play against Cañada College in Redwood City and Skyline College in San Bruno on Saturday.

Yreka High plays host to basketball tourney

Monday, Dec. 6

Yreka High School hosted the annual three-day Yreka Miners Holiday Basketball Tournament last week.

The Yreka High girls squad finished third overall, tourney officials said. Due to Mount Shasta dropping out of the tournament, YHS played in both the winner and losers' bracket last Friday and had a bye last Thursday. They lost to eventual champion Crater, 88-31, and Del Norte, 55-35.

However, they won the third-place game against Etna High School 49-43.  Alexes Collier of YHS won all-defensive player tourney honors, while Kylie Daws won offensive honors.

The Etna girls last Thursday won their game against Brookings-Harbor, 46-37. EHS lost to Henley Friday, 50-44.

The Yreka varsity boys went 1-2 overall, winning the seventh-place game against Etna 48-34. YHS lost to Del Norte last Thursday, 55-39, and 64-58 to Anderson last Friday. EHS fell to Brookings-Harbor 46-37 last Thursday and lost to Henley, 59-44, last Friday.

Yreka High School logo.

Basketball opens season with Yreka varsity wins against Etna

Thursday, Dec. 2

The College of the Siskiyou’s men’s basketball team dominated the Simpson junior varsity team in the Eagles home opener.

The Yreka High School varsity boys and girls basketball teams opened up the season Tuesday with home games against Etna.

In the varsity boys game, the Miners downed the Lions 49-41. The Yreka varsity girls won 47-41.

Both Yreka and Etna are set to play at the three-day Yreka Miners Holiday Basketball Tournament, which gets underway Thursday at YHS. The Etna boys face Brookings-Harbor at 5:30 p.m., while Yreka takes on Del Norte at 8:30 p.m.

The Etna girls play Brookings-Harbor at 4 p.m. Yreka has a bye on Thursday. The Lady Miners will play two games on Friday at 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

In other games involving Siskiyou County teams on Tuesday:

Varsity boys

  • Durham 60, Mount Shasta 36
  • Weed 90, Tulelake 18

Varsity girls

  • Mount Shasta 41, Durham 26
  • Weed 59, Tulelake 20

Mike Chapman is an award-winning reporter and photographer for the Record Searchlight in Redding, Calif. His newspaper career spans the Siskiyou Daily News in Yreka beginning in 1977, the Times-Standard in Eureka and in Bellingham, Wash. Support local journalism by subscribing today.