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  • Basketball camp provides fun, learning for local youth

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    A group of campers compete in a scrimmage during last year’s Camp Grizz youth basketball camp. This year’s camp will take place from Monday, June 16 to Thursday, June 19 at Lassen High School. File photo

    June 11 — It might not be basketball season, but local children can still play the game they love while improving their skills at Camp Grizz.

    The annual youth basketball camp will be held from Monday, June 16 to Thursday, June 19 at Lassen High School.

     

    Children ages 8 to 11 will participate in camp from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., while children ages 12 to 14 will go from 1 to 5 p.m.

     

    Campers will be placed on teams of no more than 10 with a trained camp counselor. Counselors will provide constant supervision and act as positive role models to all campers.

     

  • Cougars are raring to go for home basketball opener

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    This season’s Lassen Community College men’s basketball team is made up of Leroy Anderson, back left, Ryan Jeep, Wilson Markus, TJ McCauley, George Jackson Jr., Juandrico Walker, Sammy Allen III, Abidjan “Keme” Davis, Murshid Randle, front left, Diondrey Holt Jr., Kalvin Case, Marvin White and Eric Duncan. Not pictured are Chris McCall and Jordan Vial. Photo by Maddie Musante

    Oct. 30 — Some people think winter sounds like falling rain, howling wind and Christmas carols, but basketball fans know the real sounds of winter are basketballs bouncing off a gym floor, a buzzer screaming at halftime and the echoes of a screaming crowd bouncing off the walls of a packed gymnasium.

    It’s that time again, and the Lassen Community College men’s basketball team is ready to welcome fans back into its gym and give them an impressive show of talent and skill.

     

    This year’s team welcomes five returners: Marvin White, who was the leading scorer on last year’s team, Juandrico Walker, who head coach Devin Aye described as “probably the best athlete in the state” and led the state in blocked shots last year, TJ McCauley, Leroy Anderson, who played on the team in 2012-2013 and was awarded All-Conference, and Sammie Allen, the second leading scorer from the 2012-2013 conference championship team.

     

    “It’s nice to have five returners and they all play different positions too, so I can put them all out there on the floor at one time and know they know what’s going on … they’ve been doing a great job leading. Last year, our main problem was leadership. This year, the leadership is awesome, work ethic is awesome. We’re very deep. We’ve got two to three guys at every position. They can come in and there’s no let down or anything. They’re very, very intelligent basketball players, as well as talented and athletic. Last year’s team was talented, but at times couldn’t really make adjustments in game, whereas this team is very, very intelligent, as well as talented and deep … there’s really nothing I can’t say that I don’t like about the team,” Aye said. 

  • Cougars head to regional playoffs as number 10 seed

    Feb. 25 — After attending a meeting with other conference representatives yesterday, Lassen Community College men’s basketball coach Devin Aye announced the Cougars are seeded number 10 and will travel to play Consumnes River College at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28.

     

    Consumnes River has an overall record of 22-8 and the Cougars have an overall record of 19-13. However, Lassen has won two out of its last three match-ups with Consumnes River.

     

    If the Cougars win Friday’s game, they will move on the play either Fresno City College, Foothill College or De Anza College in round three on Saturday, March 1.

     

    To view the official 2014 California Community College Athletic Association men’s basketball Northern California regional bracket, visit cccaasports.org/sports/mbkb/2013-14/2014_MENS_NORCAL_REGIONAL_BRACKET.pdf.

  • Former Cougar basketball player signs with Division I school

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    Charles Jackson goes up for a slam dunk during a dunk contest at Lassen Community College in 2013. Recently, Jackson signed a letter of intent scholarship agreement to play basketball for Tennessee Tech University.  Photo by Maddie Musante

    May 9 — Charles Jackson, who was a key member of Lassen Community College’s 2013 Golden Valley Conference championship team, has signed a national letter of intent scholarship agreement with Tennessee Tech University.

    Before his time as an All-State, conference MVP basketball player for the Lassen Cougars, Jackson played high school basketball at Grant High School in Sacramento, his hometown.

     

    Jackson stands at 6’9,” weighs in at 230 pounds and led all California Community Colleges in rebounding as a freshman for Lassen College. During the 2012-2013 season, Jackson averaged 12.2 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game, all while shooting 61 percent from the field.

     

    “Charles is a remarkable story because he was not a college basketball player three years ago. He was cut from various community college teams that didn’t see his potential, and while he redshirted at Chabot College in 2011 and 2012, I developed a relationship with him as his assistant coach. When I received the job in April of 2012 to be coach at LCC, my father, head coach at Chabot College, and I thought it was in Charles’ best interest for him to follow me up to Lassen College where he could focus and be successful living on campus and in the supportive small town environment,” Lassen Community College head men’s basketball coach Devin Aye said.

     

  • Frightmare Forest to bring Halloween haunts to Susanville once again

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    What scares you the most? Whatever it is, it may be waiting for you in the heart of Frightmare Forest just like this creepy swamp creature, which was seen scaring the living daylights out of local thrill-seekers during last year’s event.  Photo by Maddie Musante

     

    Oct. 8 —October means its time for screams, scares and all kinds of Halloween-themed fun at Frightmare Forest.

    The popular haunted forest walk, put on by the Lassen Community College men’s and women’s basketball program, opens Thursday, Oct. 16 and will run from 7:30 to 10 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night until Halloween. It is located at 472-120 Richmond Road in Susanville.

     

    There is small fee per person, and includes admission to the forest, as well as carnival and game play in the barn area.

     

    It’s estimated to take about 30 minutes to complete the entire walk through Frightmare Forest, unless you’re one of the many who runs through screaming.

  • Lady Grizzlies basketball to host fun night of scrimmages

    Nov. 20 — The Lassen High School girl’s basketball boosters are hosting their annual Lady Grizz Madness night tonight, Thursday, Nov. 20.

    The fun begins at 6 p.m. in the Lassen High School gym with all three girl’s basketball teams playing inter-squad scrimmages.

     

    There will be a dessert auction, as well as a live auction, which begins at 7:30 p.m.

  • Lady Jacks crush Princeton in playoff game

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    Westwood’s Yesenia Melendrez prepares to shoot a basket as defenders from the Princeton High School girl’s basketball team attempt to block her. The Westwood Lady Jacks won their playoff game against Princeton, 56-35, on Friday, Feb. 28.  Photo by Maddie Musante

     

    March 1 — The Westwood Lady Jacks’ winning streak continues.

    On Friday, Feb 28, the Westwood High School girl’s basketball team hosted Princeton High School for a round two Northern Section Division VI playoff game. Westwood had a bye in the first week of playoffs.

    Although the game was neck-and-neck throughout the first quarter with the score often tied, the Lady Jacks dominated the last three quarters and celebrated a 56-35 win at the end of the night. 

     





  • Lassen Community College men’s basketball program to host youth camp

    Aug. 5 — The Lassen Community College men’s basketball program is hosting a co-ed youth basketball camp from Monday, Aug. 11 to Friday, Aug. 15.

    The camp is for children from first- to 12th-grade and will include quality instruction from the Lassen College basketball team’s staff and players.

     

    First- through sixth-graders will attend camp from 5 to 6:40 p.m., while seventh- through 12th-graders will go from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. Both sessions will take place at the Lassen College gym.

     

    There is a fee to register. However, children who pre-register with a friend will receive a discount.

     

    For more information or to register for the camp, email Devin Aye at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">


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