Basketball camp provides fun, learning for local youth


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.


Lassen High School to hold freshman football orientation

June 5 — The Lassen High School football program is holding orientation for freshman football players at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 10 in the Lassen High School weight room.

Lady Grizzlies softball players receive awards


Lassen High School varsity softball coach Paul Moore presents Danica Guillen with an award during the team's awards ceremony dinner Wednesday, June 4. Photo by Maddie Musante

June 5 - The Lassen High School varsity softball team held an awards ceremony to celebrate a successful season Wednesday, June 4 at the Pizza Factory in Susanville.


In addition to discussing the season and recognizing the hard work of parents, players and coaches, head coach Paul Moore also presented the team with awards.


The award winners are as follows:


MaxPreps.com Player of the Year - Carli Lewis


Senior Award – Kelsey Pinneo


Most Improved – Jessica Richard


Lassen College graduate trains for 2016 Summer Olympics

Yasir Alvarez speaks at the Lassen Community College graduation ceremony Friday, May 23. In August, Alvarez will begin training at the U.S. Olympic Center in Colorado Springs, Co., to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics in judo.  Photo by Makenzie Davis

 June 4 — Yasir Alvarez just graduated from Lassen Community College with a degree in social science and is on his way to train at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Co. in Judo, but just a few years ago he didn’t speak a word of English, and just a few months ago he wasn’t even a U.S. citizen.

Alvarez’s is a true Cinderella story. He and his family moved to the U.S. from Cuba, and three years ago the young Judo pro was recruited by Lassen Community College assistant wrestling coach Tom Rodgers.


Lassen College’s head wrestling coach, Francis Beaujon, recalls Alvarez’s first day at the Lassen College dorms when he didn’t speak any English and everything had to be translated for him.


Alvarez says he initially came to Lassen College to be a part of the wrestling team, but decided to stay for two years and earn his associates degree in social science.



“I wanted to get my degree and keep going to continue my dream. (Rogers) just called me and brought me here to wrestle. I wrestled for two years, then just kept going for school,” Alvarez said.


Fifth annual Ridin’ High at the Ranch draws a big crowd


June 3 — The Susanville Area Bicycle Association hosted its annual Ridin’ High at the Ranch mountain bike race Saturday, May 31 at Susanville Ranch Park. The event drew riders from all over Northern California and Nevada. Here, racers in the open and sport classes line up at the starting line. Look for more photos, as well as the race results, in the Tuesday, June 10 edition of the Lassen County Times.  Photo by Maddie Musante

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