Norton gets third win in a row
Auttumn Norton won her third MMA fight in a row Saturday, Oct. 26 against Hawaii native Bryanna Fissori. Norton was not predicted to win the fight, but choked out Fissori in the third round. Photo by Maddie Musante
Nov. 1 — A local MMA fighter is making quite the name for herself. Auttumn Norton, a member of the Iron Pit Fight team, based out of Iron Horse Gym in Susanville, won her sixth fight Saturday, Oct, 26 against Hawaii native Bryanna Fissori.
The pair battled it out at Nor Cal Combat 8, which took place at the Glenn County Fairgrounds in Orland. Fissori traveled from Hawaii to compete in the fight, but she was no match for Norton who took her out via submission in three rounds.
Norton was not predicted to win the fight, which she admits made her a little nervous.
“(I was) a little intimidated. Every fight I get kind of nervous, But I wasn’t too bad,” she said.
However, any nervousness she might have had did not show in the ring. Studying her opponent and training hard paid off for the 19-year-old Susanville native who has won her last three fights.
“It was a really good fight,” Norton said.
“I knew that she had a lot of ground game, so I wanted to keep it standing as much as I could.”
Knowing her opponent clearly worked well, as Norton was able to overcome Fissori and ended the fight by choking her out in the third round.
Norton’s fight record is now 5-1.
She says she doesn’t have another fight coming up any time soon, but plans to schedule one in a few months.
“I think I’m going to take a few months for steady training and then start looking for another fight,” she said.”
For more information on the Iron Pit Fight Team, call Iron Horse Gym at 251-4985.
McKinley runners end a great season
The McKinley Elementary School cross country team poses together during one of its meets at Susanville Ranch Park. The team competed in five meets, most of them at Susanville Ranch Park and one at Shaffer School.
Lassen Hoops holding signups
Oct. 30 — Lassen Hoops will be holding two sign-up sessions for youth basketball throughout the first half of November.
The next session is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Pizza Factory in Susanville. The second sign-up session will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, also at the Pizza Factory in Susanville.
All children in third through eighth grade are welcome to sign up. There is a fee per player, as well as a small extra fee for seventh- and eighth-grade boys to cover their open gym sessions.
For more information, call Doug Satica at 310-0445 or Danny Mena at 249-6163.
Local gets buck of a lifetime
Local hunter Paul Smith, of Standish, had a successful hunt in Zone X5A on opening day, Oct. 5. Here, Smith shows off the mule deer buck he shot that was 31 inches wide, 5x5 and weighed 245 pounds field dressed. According to Smith, he waited eight years to draw a California deer tag and was very excited to have the opportunity to harvest this buck so close to home. Photo submitted
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