Lady Grizzlies softball team honors senior players
The Lady Grizzlies softball team honored its senior players at last night’s home doubleheader against Yreka High School. Seniors Abbi Scheff, left, Jacqui Smith, Laken Cagle and Shelby Campa pose together with the flowers they received from the team. Photo by Scott Nordstrom
Grizzlies secure league championship
Colby Chavez rockets the ball to first base in one of the Grizzlies’ home games. The Lassen High School varsity baseball team beat the Anderson Cubs in a doubleheader Tuesday, April 30, securing them the league championship. Photo by Maddie Musante
May 7 — The Lassen High School Grizzlies played the Anderson High School Cubs in an away doubleheader Tuesday, April 30. The Grizzlies won both games, 16-4 and 13-8, securing themselves the league championship.
Ryan Sharpe pitched four innings in the first game against the Cubs, striking out one batter, walking two and giving up nine hits and four earned runs. Nate Freeman pitched one inning, getting one strikeout and one walk, while allowing one hit and no earned runs. Joey Beck went 3-4 at the plate for Lassen, hitting two homeruns and getting three RBIs. Sharpe hit a double and had two RBIs. Colby Chavez went 3-5 and hit a double and three RBIs. Freeman hit a double and got an RBI. Jarrell Cunningham and Logan Loflin each hit two RBIs.
Cunningham took the pitcher’s mound for three innings in the second game of the doubleheader, getting three strikeouts, one walk and allowing no hits and no runs. Garrison Collier pitched four innings, striking out four batters, walking none and giving up eight hits and five earned runs. Sharpe went 3-5 at the plate, hitting a double and getting two RBIs. Cunningham hit two doubles. Collier went 3-3 and got three RBIs. Loflin, Perry and Chavez each had one RBI.
This is the third year in a row the Grizzlies baseball team has won the Northern Athletic League championship, a feat that has not been accomplished since the 1997 through 1999 baseball seasons. After the games against Anderson, the Grizzlies boasted an overall record of 20-6 and a league record of 10-1. The team’s record over the past three years is 54-21.
“It feels good. It feels like we’ve accomplished something that hasn’t been accomplished in a long time,” said head coach Scott Foreman, “These guys have done an excellent job. There’s no real big superstars out here. There’s just a bunch of guys who came together and want to win.”
Although happy about winning the league, Foreman and the Grizzlies are already looking ahead and preparing for the section playoffs and semi-finals. “(We’re) just trying to win one game at a time. Every game is just so important. As soon as you lose, you’re gone. We just have to get it done. We have to play up to our ability and then we should be able to do it,” Foreman said.
Lassen is the number two seed for the Northern Athletic League section playoffs and will host the first round at 4 p.m. Friday, May 10 at Memorial Park.
Lassen High track competes with Corning
Sabrina Huskey makes her way around the track in the JV girls’ 1,600-meter race. Photo by Maddie Musante
May 6 — Lassen High School track and field hosted Corning High School for a track meet Wednesday, April 1. The meet was Lassen’s second and final home meet of the season.
Lassen’s Stevie Olah won first place in the varsity girls’ 100 meters. Kylie Boucher got fifth and Shannon Johnson got sixth.
Madison Wright took first place in the junior varsity girls’ 100 meters, Brianna Mendonca came in second, Sara Bell got fourth, Laura Porter got fifth, Faith Vanlandingham got seventh, Miriam Lavacot got eighth and Jennifer Paez got ninth.
Wright also took first place in the JV girls’ 200 meters. Porter took third, Vanlandingham took fourth, Lavacot came in fifth, Paez got sixth and Jessie Lee got ninth.
Brenna Hunrath took second place in the varsity girls’ 400 meters.
Brianna Mendonca won first in the JV girls’ 400 meters.
Sabrina Huskey won first in the JV girls’ 800 meters. Claira Schwab tied for seventh with two runners from Corning.
Hunrath won first in the varsity girls’ 1,600 meters.
Amarisa Miranda took first place in the JV girls’ 1,600 meters. Huskey got second place.
Miranda won first place in the JV girls’ 3,200 meters.
In the JV girls’ 100-meter, 30-inch hurdles, Brenna Mendonca got third place, Schwab got fourth, Vanlandingham got fifth and Ayla Moore came in sixth.
Olah took third place in the varsity girls’ 100-meter, 33-inch hurdles. Boucher tied for fourth.
In the JV girls’ 300-meter, 30-inch hurdles, Brianna Mendonca won first place and Brenna Mendonca came in second.
Lassen’s 4x100 relay team made up of Sarah Audette, Lee, Lavacot, and Paez took second place.
Katheryn Jarrett got first in the varsity girls’ 4kg shot put, Macee Cunningham got sixth, Kayle Pacheco got seventh and Jenna Brazil tied for eighth.
In the JV girls’ 4kg shot put, Bell came in third place, Katelynn Simmerson got fourth, Micaila McMillan got sixth and Shania Crowhurst got eighth.
Jarrett took second place in the varsity girls’ 1kg discus, Brazil got fourth, McMillan got sixth and Crowhurst got eighth.
Brazil took fourth place in the JV girls’ 1kg discus, Simmerson got sixth and McMillan got eighth.
Brenna Mendonca won first place in the JV girls’ high jump.
In the varsity boys’ 100 meters, Sean O’hern got third place, Sam Nareau and Ethan Davenport tied for fifth, Sean Domondon got seventh and Andrew Paez got eighth.
Case Bennett won first place in the JV boys’ 100 meters. David Lee took second, Kenny Kelly got fifth, Gage Dillon got sixth, Zachary Mah got seventh and Tanner Simmerson got eighth.
Bryan Shaake came in second place in the varsity boys’ 100 meters. Domondon took fifth, O’hern got sixth, Paez got seventh and Davenport took eighth.
In the JV boys’ 200 meters, Bennett was second, Lee was third, Mah was fourth, Sam Yonan got fifth, Dillon got sixth, Kelly was seventh and Simmerson was eighth.
Shaake got first place in the varsity boys’ 400 meters.
Yonan won first in the JV boys’ 400 meters, Mah got third and Jonathon Hernandez got fourth.
Shaake took first in the varsity boys’ 800 meters.
In the JV boys’ 800 meters, Jonathan Langston got fourth place.
Ammon Breitenstein won first place in the JV boys’ 1,600 meters, Langston got seventh and Nielson Howard got ninth.
Breitenstein also took third place in the JV boys’ 3,200 meters.
Howard came in fourth place in the JV boys’ 36-inch, 110-meter hurdles.
Lassen’s JV boys’ 4x100 relay team made up of Kelly, Yonan, Lee and Bennett took first place.
In the varsity boys’ 12-pound shot put, Cole McCown took third place and Robby Sears took fourth.
Mark Phillips got second place in the JV boys’ 12-pound shot put, Kelly took third and Jose Deval took fourth.
Sears won first place in the varsity boys’ 1.6kg discus and McCown got fourth.
In the JV boys’ 1.6kg discus, Phillips won first place, Kelly took second and Deval came in third.
Nareau got first in the JV boys’ high jump, Davenport got second.
Howard took third place in the JV boys’ high jump.
Davenport was fifth in the varsity boys’ long jump.
In the JV boys’ long jump, Lee got sixth place.
Lady Grizzlies earn multiple victories over Anderson
Lauren Cagle releases a pitch during the Lady Grizzlies home game against Anderson High School Thursday, May 2. The Lady Grizzlies beat Anderson, the two-time defending section champions, in each game of the three-game series. Photo by Maddie Musante
May 3 — The Lassen High School Lady Grizzlies traveled to Anderson High School to take on the two-time defending section champions, the Anderson Lady Cubs, in a doubleheader Tuesday, April 30. The Lady Grizzlies came out on top of both games, winning 7-4 and 10-5.
The Lady Grizzlies then hosted Anderson in the third game of the series Thursday, May 2. The Lady Grizzlies again enjoyed a victory over the Lady Cubs, winning the game 14-7.
Shelby Campa was the winning pitcher in the first game on Tuesday. She pitched all seven innings for Lassen, getting five strikeouts, one walk and allowing eight hits and three earned runs.
Senior Laken Cagle dominated offensively for the Lady Grizzlies, hitting a double that brought in two runs in the seventh inning, giving Lassen the lead over the Lady Cubs. Abbi Scheff hit a triple and had two RBIs. Lindsay Northrop hit an RBI.
Kennedy Ford led Lassen’s offense in Tuesday’s second game, going 2-3 at bat, hitting two homeruns and getting two RBIs. Taylor Knect also had a great run at the plate, hitting a homerun and getting three RBIs. Kelsey Pinneo and Jessica Richards each hit an RBI for the Lady Grizzlies.
Pinneo pitched 6.1 innings for Lassen, getting four strikeouts and allowing 12 hits and five earned runs. Lauren Cagle pitched two innings, allowing one hit.
In the third game of the series, played Thursday at Lassen Community College, Lauren Cagle pitched five innings for the Lady Grizzlies. She struck out three batters, walked one and allowed 10 hits and three earned runs. Campa came in to pitch two innings, getting one strike out and giving up two hits.
Ford hit a triple for Lassen and got an RBI. Scheff went 1-2 at bat and had two RBIs. Northrop went 3-4 and also got two RBIs. Knecht had two RBIs. Danica Guillen was 3-4 at the plate and scored two runs.
“(We) played great defense, pitched well and got timely hitting,” said coach Paul Moore, “Beating them was sweet revenge, as they beat us 2-0 last year in semi-finals and playoffs.”
After the games against Anderson, Lassen was 8-1 in league play. The Lady Grizzlies will face Yreka High School in a three-game series played Tuesday, May 7 at Lassen Community College and Thursday, May 9 in Yreka. The Lady Grizzlies only need to win two out of the three games to win the Northern Athletic League championship.
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