BHS Looks to Move up Ladder;
SEE EWE THERE...
Yep, with a play on spelling, the 97th annual Inter-Mountain
Fair kicks off Thursday for a fiveday run in McArthur.
It’s our own Intermountain Area end of summer extravaganza -
complete with competitions, carnival rides, Fair food (aka Junk
Food), flowers, photographs, quilts, livestock (large and
small), music galore, a kids circus, cattlemen, 4-H kids, FFA
youngsters and all the hoopla we’ve come to love over these many
If you’ve never attended the Fair, you’re missing out on a great
time. It’s old fashioned country living at its best.
It all began in 1918, and now we’re fast approaching the century
mark as the Fair has inspired and entertained us for a lifetime.
The Inter-Mountain Fairgrounds come alive this weekend, with
green grass and a flood of colorful flowers and flower beds to
greet Fairgoers. It truly is one of the most beautiful
fairgrounds in all the west. Visiting the Fair just to see the
flowers is worth the trip.
The Fair doesn’t just magically materialize out of thin air...
it takes a ton of people volunteering their time to make it
truly a fun weekend for the entire family. From the Fair
Advisory Board to the Fair Staff. From the Heritage Foundation
to more volunteers than you can count. It takes a lot of people
and hard work to put on this great annual show. It also takes
all the many exhibitors who go out of their way to enter items
for judging. A host of youngsters spending their year raising
animals specifically for the Fair - and the Junior Livestock
Auction (Monday at 9am in case you don’t know).
The Inter-Mountain Fair is truly a local achievement by local
As a youngster growing up and attending the Fair, I was no
different than today’s youth - the carnival was the place to be.
Yep, seeing if you can spin yourself silly on a ride or three,
and watch as you stagger off to the next ride.
As a senior citizen nowadays, it’s more of walking from one
exhibit to another, filling myself with Fair Food (daily doses
of Funnel Cakes, thank you) and visiting with friends I haven’t
seen since last Fair time. However, I wouldn’t be completely
against getting challenged to a Bumper Car contest sometime
during the weekend. Those little electric cars are a great way
to expel road rage tensions.
So here’s a big ‘Thank You’ to everyone behind the scenes making
the Fair possible. Another ‘Thank You’ to all who’ve taken the
time to enter exhibits, build exhibits or raised animals for the
Fair. And, a final ‘Thank You’ to everyone who’s planning on
attending our own old fashioned country fair this weekend.
See Ewe there!!!!!
ONWARD AND UPWARD...
• The Inter-Mountain Area’s first volleyball home games are
today (Tuesday) when Tulelake comes to Fall River starting at 5
o’clock. Then it’s break time for the Fair.
• Big Valley and Fall River have no football games this Friday -
the Fair’s in session. The Burney Raiders, however, are off to
Incline Village at Lake Tahoe for Friday night games.
• There are a few sporting events at the Fair you might
1. The Fun Run/Color Run is Saturday morning at 8am
2. The Junior Rodeo is inside the Jennifer Skuce Pavilion
Saturday morning starting at 8am
3. The Team Branding competition is 1 o’clock Sunday in the
covered arena. If you’ve never watched this event - drop by.
Local ranch teams brand cattle with paint in a timed
competition. Interesting to see what life on the ranch is like.
4. Kid’s day games, including the Diaper Derby starts Saturday
at 10am - you won’t want to miss this.
5. Last, but not least, the ever popular D-Derby is Sunday at 7
See Ewe there!
FR Hopes to be Tough in SCL
McARTHUR - The Lady Bulldogs hope to hang tough in the
Shasta-Cascade League after second place finish in 2014.
They also hope to get back to the CIF championship
match, after finishing second to Liberty Christian and
losing to Turlock Christian in the first ever Nor-Cal
Fall River lost four to graduation, but have eight
veterans returning in 2015: Megan Gallion, Cassidy
Sarbacher, Laci Denny, Sarah Westlund, Grace Lommen,
Katie Poli-castro, Rachel Wellemeyer and Tori
Kelly Freeland-Sloat returns to coach the Bulldogs along
with former coach Lindsay Roper.
Fall River is looking to improve on their 9-3 SCL record
and 26-14 overall, and host Tulelake tonight (Tues).
Stayed with Liberty in Opener
BURNEY - The Lady Raiders have sights on moving up the SCL
ladder in 2015, after finishing 0-11 in conference play in 2014
and 1-18-3 overall.
If Tuesday’s opener at Liberty Christian is any indication,
things are looking up for the Raiders.
Burney lost in three to the defending CIF division champions,
but they threw a real scare into the Lady Lions.
Five of the eight on this years roster played varsity last
season, and coach Loni Kolek looks for good things to happen.
“I’m proud of the girls... we are a work in progress,” she
Liberty took the opener, 25-23, won set two narrowly, 26-28 and
wrapped it up with a 25- 16 win.
Carissa Tereba had six kills and three aces, while Summer
Schottel added six kills and one block. Lauren Schneider and
Maddie Luntey both slammed four kills and had six service digs
each. Emma Sealander served up two aces and had two kills, while
junior Megan Arseneau dished up 20 assists.
“The girls played hard,” summed up coach Kolek, “If we could
have minimized a few errors in the second set, the score could
easily have been reversed.”
Sealander, Tereba, Schneider, Luntey and Megan Polen are
returning veterans, with Arseneau and Schottel moving up from
last year’s JV squad. Vaughn is a first year senior player.
BIEBER - With seven of the 10 players on the Big Valley
volleyball roster, seven are back from last season.The Cards are
top heavy with seniors - six returning to see action.
In 2014, the Cards tied with Surprise Valley for second in the
Evergreen league, one game behind champion Tulelake.
A new coach takes the helm in Stephanie Withrow, who has coached
JV in the past.
The Lady Cards will start their quest to best the 2014 record of
8-4 in conference play and 11- 14-1 overall when they start the
season in hosting Herlong on Tuesday, September 8 starting at 5
Bulldogs are Looking at a
Rebuilding Season in 2015
- You could say the 2015 co-ed soccer squad
for Fall River is in a rebuilding year -
having lost their two top scorer's from last
season who combined for 54 of the clubs 63
goals. Gilberto Aceves and Elias Tourtouras
Only eight of this years roster of 21 played
for Fall River last year.
Last season Fall river finished with a 7-6-2
record, fourth in the Shasta-Cascade League
and made the playoffs, losing to Quincy in
the opening round, 1-4.
This year, Fall River opened the season last
Thursday, losing to visiting Butte Valley,
12-2. No further information was provided to
Mountain Echo. Their next contest is in Mt.
Shasta on Thursday, September 10 at 5
Cards Blast Bulldogs, 82-8|
Fall River Edges Host East Nicholas in
Football Opener, 30-26
BIEBER - The Big Valley Cardinals came out of the gridiron gate
for 2015 by blitzing the visiting Los Molinos Bulldogs, 82-8,
thrilling their home crowd Friday night.
Sophomore Tanner Bidwell put up 46 points for the Cards - six
touchdowns and five 2-point conversions.
The Cards dominated not only on offense, but defense too, as
they served notice to the Nor- Cal League that they will be a
force to reckon with this season.
Here’s how the scoring went:
• BV took the opening kickoff, and on third down quarterback
Kellen Gerig scampered down the sidelines 50 yards to the 20. On
the next play, Bidwell powered it in from 20-yards out and ran
the conversion for a quick 8-0 lead.
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NICHOLAS - The Fall River Bulldogs mounted a late
come-from-behind effort to edge the host East Nicholas
Spartans, 30-26, in the season opener for both teams here
The contest scoring opened with Fall River’s Jonathan
Iniguez (shown left) kicking a 37-yard field goal with eight
minutes left in the first quarter. The 3-0 lead was short
lived, however, as Spartan Donovan Soitalski scampered
65-yards for the games first touchdown a short time later
for a 6-3 East Nicholas lead.
In the waning moments of the opening period, the Spartans
recovered a Bulldog fumble on the Fall River 40. However
early in the second quarter, the Bulldogs took over on downs
on the East Nicholas 40. That possession, however, didn’t
last long, as the hosts intercepted a Bulldog pass to thwart
any threat on their own 20-yard stripe.
The Bulldog defense held, and the visitors took over on
downs, setting up a Jace Neugebauer to Fabian Alvarez
touchdown pass, and with Iniguez kicking the PAT, Fall River
regained the lead at 10-6..
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Cougars Upend Visiting Raiders
WEED - The Weed Cougars spoiled the opener for the
Burney Raiders here Friday night, taking a 33-13
non-conference win. However, the Raiders made a comeback
in the second half that put the game up for grabs in the
Trailing 20-0 in the third, Burney mounted their
comeback try. On fourth down for the Cougars a bad snap
led to the punter trying to run the ball, but Nicholas
Glazzard forced and recovered a fumble, setting up a
Jason Searl 60-yard touchdown run.
With six minutes left in the game, Burney closed the
score with Alex Madera scoring on a 1-yard quarterback
keeper and it was 20-13.
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