Iron Pit fighters triumph in and out of the ring

May 20 — The Iron Pit Fight Team sent two fighters to compete in the Ultimate Reno Combat 46 at the Reno Events Center on May 3 and, although only one fighter walked away with a win, you could say it was a victorious night for both of them.

Joseph McKernan, who has been training with the team based out of Iron Horse Gym in Susanville, TKOed his opponent in the second round. It was his first win, and he now holds a 1-1-1 record.


Aarason Perry lost to his opponent in a decision after three rounds. 


While Perry was disappointed with the loss, he managed to achieve something much greater than improving his win-loss record that night.


Runners, walkers of all ages participate in annual Paiute Meadows trail event




Rhys Cooper, of Susanville, sprints to the finish line. Cooper took first place overall in the one-mile kid’s run. The 21st annual Paiute Meadows Run for Trails was held Saturday, May 17 at Susanville Ranch Park.  Photos by Maddie Musante




Carly Bateman, of Alturas, flashes a smile as she runs the trail at Susanville Ranch Park. Bateman was the girl’s first-place finisher in the one-mile kid’s run. She also ran the two-mile course later in the morning. Bateman’s mother said she loves running.

Grizzlies baseball takes down Corning, advances to semi-finals


Weston Ormachea throws the ball to first base.  Photo by Maddie Musante

 May 17 — The Lassen Grizzlies are moving  up in the Northern Section Division II baseball playoffs.

The varsity team hosted Corning High School for a round-one playoff game at Memorial Park on Friday, May 16 and sent the Cardinals packing with a 13-3 loss.


Things started off a little slow for the Grizzlies, as Corning’s lead batter hit a triple off an error and was then hit home by the second batter in Corning’s lineup, giving the Cardinals a one-run lead going into the second inning.



Grizzlies to host Corning in round one of baseball playoffs

May 14 — The Lassen High School varsity baseball team has secured the number-three seed in the Northern Section Division II playoffs. 

The team will host Corning High School at 4 p.m. Friday, May 16 at Memorial Park.

Former Cougar basketball player signs with Division I school


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.


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