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Car Show ‘n Shine draws large variety of Classic Cars

It was a car buffs dream Sunday at the annual Nor- Cal Road Gypsies Car Show at Clearwater Lodge at Pit One.

A large variety of auto’s from the past were on display, along with raffle prizes and a silent auction.

Mountain Echo hopes to have the results published in next week’s issue.
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Burney league still wide open

BURNEY - Three of the seven teams comprising the Burney Co- Ed softball team have but one loss as we head into another week of action, while another has just two in a wide open conference.

Pit River Casino and Burney Valley Realty each split this past week, earning their first losses, while Ghost Peppers picked up a win to keep pace - all with just one loss.

On Tuesday, High Country downed Burney Valley in the battle of Real Estate teams, 9-8, while Pit River Mini Mart thumped the Long Shots, 24-4 and Full Pit River Casino downed Full Moon Trucking, 26- 12.

On Thursday, Burney Valley Realty handed the Casino their first loss of the young season, 14-10, while Ghost Peppers up ended the Pit River Mini-Mart, 11- 6. Full Moon Trucking picked up their first win of the year, a 26-24 win over the Long Shots.

Games are set again this week on Tuesday and Thursday at 6 o’clock, 7:15pm and 8:30pm at Washburn- Bue Park.
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Fall River Co-Ed information

FALL RIVER MILLS - The Fall River Co-Ed league action continues this week with a double header on Wednesday starting at 7 o’clock at the Lions Community Park here. The league plays a single game each Monday evening at 7 pmSara Small won the longest drive for ladies, while Marty Wimer won the honor for among men golfers.

Mountain Echo Sports
Ron Mosher, Sports Editor

Unless otherwise stated, all photos are by Ron Mosher

Mark Wilson to be inducted into Shasta
County Sports Hall of Fame 2014

REDDING - Mark Wilson, a Fall River high graduate, will be among eight inducted into the Shasta County Sports Hall of Fame at their 20th anniversary induction dinner Saturday, December 20 at Big League Dreams Sports Park here.

Wilson spent four seasons in the NFL as an offensive lineman for both the Washington Redskins and Oakland Raiders. Unfortunately, injuries at the professional level often kept him off the field. In college with the Cal Bears, Mark was considered one of the top offensive lineman garnering First Team All Pac-10 honors in 2003 and was the only lineman to start all 34 games over three seasons. At the conclusion of his freshman campaign he was named First Team Freshman All- American by Football News.

In high school, Wilson was also a standout basketball player helping to lead the Bulldog team to a third place finish in the state (division V). Other inductees in the class of 2014 include: • Ricky Ray: Played in the Canadian Football League, winning three Grey Cup Championships with Edmonton Eskimos and Toronto Argonauts - Grey Cup MVP in 2005. Was first team All-American at Shasta College.
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Local’s help North teams sweep the South

Local’s help North teams sweep the South REDDING - Four Intermountain Area football players played some key roles in helping the two North teams sweep their way past the South squads in the annual Redding Lions Club All-Star Football Classic games played at Shasta College Saturday night.

In the opening 8-man game, the North swamped the South, 28- 6, while in the 11-man contest, the North blanked the South, 47-0, the first shutout in the 37 year history of the game, and the widest margin of victory every.

In the 11-man tilt, the North started things off with a 2-point safety, then a short time later Mt. Shasta’s Elijah Chapman sprinted into the end zone with Burney’s Michael Gallagher (pictured left) catching the 2-point conversion pass and the rout was on.

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Big Valley teams win first ever
Modoc fastpitch tournament

The Big Valley entry into the first Fandango Days Fastpitch Tournament over the Fourth of July weekend brought home the championship trophy. (standing l to r) Christjan Bidwell, Burt Budrough, Ernie Given, Bryan Gerig, David House and Vance Bidwell. (front row l to r) Dave Bidwell, Juan Escalante, Trae Carpenter, Jimmy Carpenter, John Wizmath and Kellen Gerig.

Channel Cats wrap up season with DH sweep

McARTHUR - The local American legion baseball Pit River Channel Cats wrapped up the 2014 summer season with a hectic schedule their final week, but ended it on a high note with a double header sweep of the visiting Sun Devils here Sunday.

The squad had their first home game of the season Tuesday, coming up short to the Susanville Renegades, 2- 13.

The C-Cats then travelled to Anderson Wednesday for the first of four games on the week against the South County Sun Devils. The C-Cats won the opener of the double header, 5-2, but lost the nightcap, 2- 10.

Jared Royce of Modoc picked up the win in the opener.

On Sunday in the seasons final day, the C-Cats swept the Sun Devils, winning the opener, 2-1 then taking the nightcap, 7-5.

Brad Williams (pictured above) went the 8-inning distance for the win in game one, and added two hits at the plate.
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If you sat around bored this past week, you have no one to blame but yourself... it was one heck of a busy week in the Intermountain Area.

You had your choice of Century Bike Ride, Fall River Chamber Summer Music series, Two Co-Ed softball leagues with games Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Then the Channel Cats played at home in McArthur on Tuesday and Sunday. If that wasn’t enough to keep ya busy you had the Hat Creek Volunteer Fire Department BBQ and two All-Star football games on Saturday plus a phenomenal car show on Sunday. Okay, I’m going to take a nap until Labor Day - no alarm clock necessary.

It’s going to be another hectic week this week, starting with the Burney football Lift-A-Thon that was held yesterday (Monday). Co-Ed softball will be in Fall River Monday and Wednesday and in Burney Tuesday and Thursday. The Inter- Mountain Fair Queen Scholarship pageant is Friday night and you can cap it off with the Old Station Fire Department BBQ on Saturday. Whew!

Ya gotta love living in the Intermountain Area, where neighbors and friends provide us with plenty to keep us busy during the hot summer days and warm summer evenings. Most of these activities are provided by our friends and neighbors VOLUNTEERING their time and efforts to give the rest of us some great entertainment - not to mention scrumptious food. That’s what makes living here so great.

Living in this area is also great because of the phenomenal support the area gives our youngsters. The All-Star football games sponsored by the Redding Breakfast Lions was a huge success Saturday, with four local kids playing and a ton of support from fans in the Intermountain Area making the trip to Shasta College. It was great seeing Cody Davis, Hunter Hawkins and Collin Owens play in the 8-man game and Michael Gallagher in the 11-man contest. All got plenty of playing time and did a great job. Thanks for the entertainment guys.

The Channel Cats American Legion baseball team also received great support this summer, closing out their season with a double header sweep Sunday at Fall River high school’s field. Just like the All-Star football games that brought competitors together on the same team, so did the C-Cats. Players from Fall River, Big Valley, Burney and Modoc left their competitive spirit at home as they cam together to play baseball in sweltering heat this summer. They buried the hatchets and came out swinging the baseball bats as a cohesive unit. Now that the C-Cats season has come to a close, it’ll be back to friendly competition between these athletes as they once again represent their respective schools come this fall.

If you are looking for something to do this week, catching a co-ed softball game or two might be just the thing. Bring a chair and relax on a warm summer evening at either the Washburn-Bue Park in Burney on Tuesday and Thursday evening (games at 6, 7:15 and 8:30) or pack up your chair and head to the Lions Community Park in Fall River Mills for a 7 o’clock game on Monday or a double header on Wednesday. There’s plenty of grass to lounge around on while watching some good ol’ American pastime fun - summer softball.

See ya at the old park.

It’s not too early to get your tickets for the main events of the Inter-Mountain Fair. D-Derby and Truck Pull tix are available NOW at the Fair office in McArthur. You also have plenty of time to fix up an entry or two for the Fair. The premium handbook is available at the fair website:

The Fair is scheduled for Labor Day Weekend, and caps off our summer of fun with gusto. Bring it on!!!!!

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