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. 


Lady Grizzlies push Gridley aside in round one of playoffs, move on to Anderson




Mikailia Bustamante jumps up to make a layup during the Lady Grizzlies’ home playoff game against Gridley High School on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The Lady Grizzlies won the round-one playoff game, 64-48.  Photo by Maddie Musante


Feb. 28 — Round one of the Northern Section Division IV High School Girl’s Basketball Playoffs was a breeze for the Lady Grizzlies.

The Lassen ladies hosted Gridley High School in the Cave on Tuesday, Feb. 25, and sent Gridley packing with a 64-48 loss.


Sara Carson was the high scorer for the Lady Grizzlies with 16 points and six steals. Miranda Langenhorst got a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Mikailia Bustamante also got a double-double, 12 points and 10 rebounds. Carissa Shaffer scored nine points.


The Lady Grizzlies moved on to play the Anderson High School Lady Cubs in Anderson on Thursday, Feb. 27. Lassen narrowly lost its last game against Anderson, so Jessica Larson, Lassen High School varsity girl's basketball coach, said she was looking forward to a good game.


It turns out the Lady Grizzlies didn’t pull off the upset. The Lady Cubs put an end to Lassen’s playoff run, sending the Lady Grizzlies home with a 60-41 loss.


The team ended it’s season with a 12-15 overall record.


This is an abbreviated version of the full article, which will be published in the Tuesday, March 4 edition of the Lassen County Times.


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.

Vikings victorious in basketball game against Greenville

Becca Caldwell tries to evade Greenville’s defense. Herlong won the game, 43-37.  Photo by Maddie Musante

Feb. 18 — Hard work paid off for the Lady Vikings basketball team in their final home game of the season against the Greenville Lady Indians.

The game, played in Herlong on Thursday, Feb. 11, was intensely close from beginning to end, but the Herlong girls never game up and ultimately earned the win, 43-37.

Before the game, the Lady Vikings honored their only senior player, Faith Thompson, and presented her with a basketball signed by the team.

“Faith was a newcomer late in her high school career and is a fantastic supporter with a wonderful infectious attitude. She will be missed,” said Herlong High School girl’s basketball coach Tom Jones.

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