Lassen boy's soccer celebrates the season


The Lassen High School boy’s soccer team held an end-of-the-season awards ceremony in the Lassen High Student Center on Thursday, March 20. The 2013-2014 team included Andy Wotjen, back left, Jon Langston, Cyrus White, Michael Pelfrey, Josh Schmidt, Jason Lilly, Jake Morgan, Jayce Gray, Carson Friedline, Garrison Collier, Jesus Garibo, Robert Pelfrey, Carlos Hernandez, Bo Morgan, Eric Helpingstine, Spencer Frederickson, front left, Wyatt Bollinger, Clayton Williams, Kaden Goforth, Jonathan Hernandez, Anthony Connell, Rafael Hechurie and Dalton Reed. Not pictured is Max McBride.  Photo by Maddie Musante

Tuesday, March 25 — The Lassen High School boy’s soccer team celebrated the 2013-2014 season with an awards ceremony in the Lassen High Student Center on Thursday, March 20.

Lassen High head boy’s soccer coach Andrew Fisher handed out awards to several players, some of which were decided by the team and its coaches, and some given out by the Northern Athletic League.


The award for Best Offensive Player went to Jake Morgan who averages .462 goals per game this season, as well as .462 assists.


Dalton Reed received the award for Best Defensive Player. 

Garrison Collier was named the Most Improved Player.

Bicycle association builds, repairs trails


Susanville Area Bicycle Association members Mark Hodges, left, Mark Kovacic, David Slusher, Matt Urquizu, Mike Wright, Brian Tilford, Randy Robbins, Andrew Fisher, Chuck McCloughan, Aaron Johnson, Lisa Urquizu, Bubba Wright and son Zayne spent the morning Saturday, March 8 building a new section of trail at Susanville Ranch Park.  Photo by Brian Tilford and Randy Robbins

March 20 — The Susanville Area Bicycle Association loves trails. It’s a love visible on many local trails, which are used, groomed and built with the help of the dedicated group of cyclists.

On Saturday, March 8, SABA club members spent the morning showing love for a new section at Susanville Ranch Park. The group built a new section of trail near the upper loop of a trail currently referred to as the “Lazy Lizard Trail.” The section is on the Bureau of Land Management’s property and was flagged by SABA President Brian Tilford and BLM trail manager Stan Bales as having potential to be a new trail.


Thirteen SABA members and two children showed up to make the idea for the new trail a reality. After a brief trail-building instruction session given by Tilford, the group completed a 150-yard section of trail in about two hours. The team used trail-building practices used by the International Mountain Bicycling  Association for trails that drain and require minimal maintenance.


Local runners shine in Chico race

March 11 — Several runners from Lassen County traveled to Chico to run in the 2014 Bidwell Classic on Saturday, March 1 and achieved impressive results.

Nine-year-old Nathan Powell (Ogburn), of Susanville, finished the 5K race in 24 minutes and eight seconds, earning him 39th place out of the 400 5K runners and fourth place in the boy’s 13-and-younger age group.


Ray Bailey, of Susanville, took 45th place overall and seventh place in the men’s ages 50 to 54 age group with a time of 24:23.


Susanville’s Desiree Bailey, age 10, completed the race in 24:32 to place 50th overall and second in the girl’s 13-and-younger age group.


Lady Grizzlies softball team is raring to go


Taylor Knect rounds second base during one of the Lady Grizzlies’ home games last season. Knecht is one of three All-League players returning to this year’s Lassen High varsity softball team.  Photo by Maddie Musante 

March 7 — Softball season has barely begun for the Lassen High School Lady Grizzlies, but the team has already set high standards for itself.

After an incredibly successful season last year, the Lady Grizzlies have set their sights on a second consecutive league championship, as well as the section championship.


“This first goal is always to win the league, and then the second goal is to win the section. They’ve got to come in that order, so our focus is going to be all about winning the league right now,” said Lassen High School varsity girl’s softball coach Paul Moore.


They’re lofty goals, but Moore is confident the team is more than skilled enough to get the job done.


Right now the team is made up of a healthy mixture of seniors and juniors, with one sophomore. However, Moore says there may still be a few more additions to the roster.

Lady Jacks crush Princeton in playoff game


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. 


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