Super-D race has its third successful year


Randy Robbins gets air as he competes in the Susanville Area Bicycle Association's third annual Super-D downhill race Oct. 4 at Susanville Ranch Park. Photo by Joel Rathje

Oct. 21 — It was a day of dirt and downhill riding as the Susanville Area Bicycle Association hosted its third annual Super-D race Oct. 4.

Riders came from all across Northern California to compete in the downhill race, which has seen a huge increase in popularly since its inauguration in 2012.


According to SABA club president Brian Tilford, the race saw about double the amount of riders as last year. The club is also considering changing the event to span two days in the future.

Frightmare Forest to bring Halloween haunts to Susanville once again


What scares you the most? Whatever it is, it may be waiting for you in the heart of Frightmare Forest just like this creepy swamp creature, which was seen scaring the living daylights out of local thrill-seekers during last year’s event.  Photo by Maddie Musante


Oct. 8 —October means its time for screams, scares and all kinds of Halloween-themed fun at Frightmare Forest.

The popular haunted forest walk, put on by the Lassen Community College men’s and women’s basketball program, opens Thursday, Oct. 16 and will run from 7:30 to 10 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night until Halloween. It is located at 472-120 Richmond Road in Susanville.


There is small fee per person, and includes admission to the forest, as well as carnival and game play in the barn area.


It’s estimated to take about 30 minutes to complete the entire walk through Frightmare Forest, unless you’re one of the many who runs through screaming.

Westwood Lady Jacks pummel Providence


Oct. 1 — Yesenia Melendrez dives to bump the ball. The Westwood High School volleyball team hosted Providence Christian High School on Tuesday, Sept. 30 and came away with a 3-0 win. The scores of the sets were 25-18, 25-22 and 25-20. Photo by Maddie Musante


Lassen Arsenal soccer still undefeated

Sept. 23 — Lassen Youth Soccer has recruited a talented group of 12 to 13 year old girls who play for the Lassen Arsenal.  

The team played the Jaguars, of Red Bluff, on Saturday, Sept. 20 looking for their fourth straight victory. 


With several key players recovering from illness, the team left town before 8 a.m. to get to Red Bluff on time. Once there, the girls wasted no time getting their offense rolling.


The Arsenal played good possession soccer, making good use of give-and-gos, as well as passing to open space. As a unit, they moved the ball down the field and made some excellent shots on goal. Four shots made it past the Jaguars’ keeper in the first half and three more in the second half. The Arsenal was aided by some breakout offensive performances by Lily Francois and Jamie Elliot. 

Lassen Arsenal shuts down the Anderson Bone Crushers

Sept. 16 — Lassen Arsenal was in action again Saturday, Sept. 6 at Riverside Park, as the team faced the Anderson Bone Crushers.  

Both U-14 girls teams came in with a 1-0 record, and both looked to get out to an early lead. Anderson spent the first few minutes attacking the goal and winning several corner kicks. 


Lassen goalkeeper Brittney Patton stepped up to the challenge with a couple of big saves early on. 


Once Lassen cleared the ball from their goal area, the offense took over and pressured the Bone Crushers’ goal. Led by center midfielder Emma Newton, the Arsenal offense proved too much for the Anderson defenders. After several very dangerous balls through the middle and attempts on goal, Lassen scored on a cross by winger Amber Jackson to striker Kristin Zamora, who sent the ball on to winger Paige Martin, who then buried the ball in the back of the net. 

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