Lady Vikings are ready to kill it this volleyball season


Heather Thurber sends the ball flying over the net while Rebecca Caldwell and Laurel 

Winnegge jump up to block during a Herlong High School volleyball practice Aug. 25.

Photo by Maddie Musante

Sept. 2 — It appears this may be the year of Lady Vikings volleyball.

With a team made up almost entirely of returning seniors, the Herlong High School varsity team is poised to make its mark on the Pioneer-Mountain League in the 2014 season.


Last year, the Lady Vikings were a competitive force in league, ending the season with a 6-4 record and in third place behind Greenville and Westwood high schools. 


However, this year head coach Penny Thiels and the team have their sights set on a league championship.


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Lassen College volleyball ready to rally in the season


The Lassen Community College volleyball team recently began practicing and is

training hard for the upcoming season. Photo by Maddie Musante


Aug. 20 — The Lassen Community College volleyball team is in its third week of practice and looking ahead to what coach Amy Williamson believes will be a highly competitive season.

With a host of new players joining the team this year, the Lady Cougars are bringing a whole new skill set to the court.


“We have the sister of our libero from last year who’s here, who’s a setter — really good player, played club for a long time,” Williamson said.


The team is also bringing on some local talent. Maddy Raschein, Klari Scheff and Mikayla Rawson are all Lassen High School alums who will be bringing their volleyball talents to Lassen College this year. Scheff joins her sister, Abbi, who is a sophomore on the team.


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College hires new soccer coach

George Kee

Aug. 13 — George Kee began his new job as the Lassen Community College men’s soccer coach last week and has already assembled a team and set high goals for the upcoming season.

Kee is originally from San Antonio, Texas where he has been playing and coaching soccer for the past several years.


Before becoming a coach, he played soccer as a child and in high school, then moved on to play four years in college in Austin, Texas. After college, he began coaching with a division of the  United Soccer League Super-20 League.


While he has visited Southern California on vacations before, this is his first time in Northern California.


“It’s beautiful,” he said.


Kee started in his new position last Monday and began practicing with the team Tuesday. With the season starting at the end of this month, you might think Kee would be overwhelmed with the amount of work he has to do between now and then. However, he says it’s been a lot less stressful than one might expect.


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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 daye@lassencollege.edu.

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Demolition Derby is a smash hit


Lassen County Princess Jessica Rorie, Miss Lassen County Heather Fortin and Ambassadress of Susanville Cheyenne Osborn present Buddy Davies with a plaque for winning first place in the demolition derby. Photo by Maddie Musante 

July 28 — Mud flew, metal crunched and madness ensued as 10 drivers went head-to-head (and bumper-to-bumper) during the Lassen County Fair’s 2014 Demolition Derby.

The derby took place immediately after the stock car races at Diamond Mountain Speedway on Sunday, July 20 and saw a packed crowd of spectators who were eager to witness mass destruction.


Buddy Davies, who drove car No. 10x, came out as the champion of the evening. Keith Peterson, in car No. 77, took second place and Nevin Kennemore was awarded Most Aggressive in car No. AR-15. Both Davies and Peterson are from Bieber. Kennemore is a Susanville native.


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