Grizzlies continue winning streak
Colby Chavez runs through first base after getting a hit for the Grizzlies. The Grizzlies won both games of their doubleheader against the Yreka Miners, making their league record 5-0. Photos by Maddie Musante
Joey Beck winds up for a pitch in the Grizzlies’ first game of a doubleheader against the Yreka Miners Tuesday, March 26. Beck pitched seven innings and struck out 13. The Grizzlies won, 3-1.
April 3 — The Lassen High School Grizzlies baseball team is on a roll this season. The Grizzlies took on the Yreka Miners in a doubleheader at home Tuesday, March 26 and won both games, making them undefeated in league play. The Grizzlies beat the Miners, 3-1, in the first game and 8-9 in the second game, bringing their league record to 5-0.
Lassen High School senior Joey Beck was the winning pitcher in the first game on Tuesday. Beck pitched seven innings and got 13 strikeouts and one walk. He allowed only five hits and one earned run throughout the game. Beck also went two for three at bat, hitting a double and getting two RBIs. Colby Chavez went two for two at bat and hit a double. Daniel Perry got an RBI.
In the second game, Ryan Sharpe pitched five innings with five strikeouts and three walks. He gave up 10 hits and four earned runs. Beck went one for two at bat and hit a double. Perry hit a double and got two RBIs. Logan Loflin and Garrison Collier each had RBIs.
The Grizzlies will travel to compete in the Central Valley tournament Wednesday, April 3 through Friday, April 5.
Lassen Hoops ends season with championship tournament
Lassen Hoops All tourney selections from the 5/6 boys division are Cooper Walsh, left, Dominic Sullivan, Jacob McCart, Brand Satica, Cole Dyer, Zayne Slater, Hayden Chittock, Brock Wolf, Neil Growden and Derek Goni (not pictured). Photos courtesy of Scott Nordstrom
All Tourney selections from the 5/6 girls division Emma Newton, left, Jamie Larson, Becky Struthers, Dani Nevis, Arianna Miranda, Regan Mitchell and Kaitlyn Williams pose together. Not pictured are Grace Memott, Shelby Anderson, Denise Andrade, Zoee Miller and Kayla Downs.
Lassen Hoops All Tourney selections from the 7/8 girls division are Myrissa Geer, top left, Holly Fortin, Grace Surian, Brynn Winters, Maddie Camacho, Jazlyn Brussatoi, bottom left, Gabby Geoia, Gracie McCoy, Makenna Busse. Makenzie Gray, Misty Glenn, Teresa Miller and Cassidy Sylvester are not pictured.
April 2 — Lassen Hoops youth basketball ended its season with a March Madness-style championship tournament that saw 60 games played in five days. The championship games were played Sunday, March 24 in the Lassen High School gym.
In the 3/4 boys division, Paul Davianis MD took on The Mark. The game was close, but Paul Davianis took the lead in the final moments of the game and won, 43-42.
Morgan Rausch was the high scorer for Paul Davianis MD with 14 points. Zane Osborn scored 12 and Connor Davianis scored 11. For The Mark, Zackery Leach led scoring with 21 points. Evan Ormachea scored 20.
In the 5/6 girls championship game, High Country Inn took on FFF Conditioning Club. High Country Inn won the game, 34-31.
Denise Andrade put 15 points on the board for High Country Inn. Sydney Amrein scored 10. Jamie Larson led FFF Conditioning Club with 12 points. Lainey Nevis had 11 points.
The 5/6 boys championship game was played between Chittock Law and Diamond Mountain Mini Mart. Chittock Law won, 47-29.
Cole Dyer was the high scorer for Chittock Law with 19 points. Hayden Chittock had 12 points and Brand Satica had 11. Ryan DelCarlo scored 14 points for Diamond Mountain Mini Mart.
The 7/8 girls championship game came down to three points in the final seconds. The Mark beat Sierra Cascade Nursery, 30-27.
Brynn Winters put 16 points on the board for The Mark. Makenzie Gray scored seven. Maddie Camacho had eight points for Sierra Cascade nursery. Myrissa Geer scored six.
All Tournament selections were also announced. In the 5/6 girls division, Jamie Larson, Emma Newton, Lainey Nevis, Grace Memott, Shelby Anderson, Arianna Miranda, Reegan Mitchell, Kaitlyn Williams, Denise Andrade, Zoee Miller, Kayla Downs and Becky Struthers were awarded All Tourney.
Jacob McCart, Cooper Walsh, Dominic Sullivan, Broc Wolf, Neil Growden, Brand Satica, Hayden Chittock, Cole Dyer, Zayne Slater, Ryan DelCarlo, Derek Goni and Dominic Bias won All Tourney in the 5/6 boys division.
All Tourney selections for the 7/8 girls division were Misty Glenn, Gabby Geoia, Teresa Miller, Cassidy Sylvester, Makenna Busse, Jazlyn Brussatoi, Maddie Camacho, Holly Fortin, Myrissa Geer, Mackenzie Gray, Gracie McCoy and Brynn Winters.
Lassen Hoops would like to thank all the team and tournament sponsors and all the young athletes who competed this year.
Lady Grizzlies softball team competes in Redding tournament
Kelsey Pinneo pitches for the Lady Grizzlies. The team traveled to compete in the Redding Tournament Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23. Photo courtesy of Scott Nordstrom
March 29 — The Lady Grizzlies softball team traveled to Redding, Calif. to compete in the Anderson tournament Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23. The Lady Grizzlies went 2-3 in the tournament, making their overall record 8-5.
In their first game against Aracata High School on Friday, the Lady Grizzlies earned an 8-0 victory. Taylor Knecht went three for three at bat, hitting a double, a triple and getting two RBIs. Laken Cagle also went three for three, getting a double and two RBIs. Lesandra Rodriguez was the wining pitcher with five strikeouts and one walk.
Lassen went on to play West Valley High School and lost 5-1. Kelsey Pinneo pitched two innings for Lassen, getting one strikeout and two walks and allowing four hits and one earned run. Knecht had an RBI.
In their next game against Paradise High School, the Lady Grizzlies lost 4-2. Jessica Richards went one for two, getting an RBI. Kennedy Ford also had an RBI. Shelby Campa pitched seven innings for the Lady Grizzlies, striking out four and walking one. She gave up 10 hits and three earned runs.
After two losses on Friday, Lassen came back Saturday and swept Del Norte High School 7-0. Lauren Cagle was the winning pitcher with five strikeouts. Abbi Scheff had two RBIs. Laken Cagle also had two RBIs.
In their final game of the tournament, the Lady Grizzlies faced East Nicolaus High School. Lassen narrowly lost by one point, ending the game with a final score of 5-4. Campa pitched six innings for the Lady Grizzlies with three strikeouts and two walks. She allowed three hits and no earned runs. Danica Guillen went three for four at bat and hit a triple. Lindsay Northrop got an RBI. Laken Cagle had two RBIs and hit a double.
After the tournament, the Lady Grizzlies held an overall record of 8-5.
Cougars face Feather River on the baseball field
Jared Bertotti stretches out to catch the ball while tagging the base, getting an out for the Cougars in their game against Feather River College Friday, March 15. Photo by Maddie Musante
March 27 — The Lassen Community College Cougars faced the Feather River College Golden Eagles in a home game Friday, March 15 and again in a doubleheader Saturday, March 16 in Quincy. Feather River shut out the Cougars, 8-0, in the first game and won both games on Saturday, 3-2 and 7-1.
Both teams started slowly in Friday’s game, with no runs scored in the first three innings. However, the action picked up in the fourth inning when the Golden Eagles scored four runs. Lassen was able to keep Feather River from going on another one-inning scoring spree, but the Golden Eagles did score another four runs throughout the remaining five innings, earning them the win.
Avery Brandon pitched 4.2 innings for the Cougars, allowing six hits and five runs. Brandon had six strikeouts and one walk. Colby Duncan pitched 4.1 innings with two strikeouts and two walks, allowing nine hits and three runs. Jared Engasser went two for three in his at bats and hit a double for Lassen.
The winning pitcher was Feather River’s Michael Bennett, who pitched eight innings. Bennett had 10 strikeouts and one walk, allowing three hits and no runs. Brock Asher hit two RBIs and a double for Feather River. Jake Bray had two RBIs and a homerun.
In the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, Feather River edged out Lassen by one run. Cory Louber pitched six innings for the Cougars with two strikeouts and two walks. He allowed five hits and one run. Dennis Morelli pitched 3.1 innings, allowing four hits and two runs while getting one strikeout and three walks. Morelli also had an RBI.
Jace Puckett was the winning pitcher, pitching 5.2 innings for Feather River. He had four strikeouts and allowed three hits and one run. Jake Bray hit a double for the Golden Eagles. Jose Sierra, Chadwick Kaalekahi and Mike Egami each had RBIs.
In the second game on Saturday, Lassen had a promising start, scoring in the first inning. However, the momentum didn’t keep up, as Lassen was unable to score again. Feather River again went on a four-run scoring streak, this time in the sixth inning and continued to score throughout the remainder of the game.
Weston Caindec pitched six innings for the Cougars with one strikeout and one walk, allowing seven hits and four runs. Logan Garling pitched one inning, getting one strikeout and allowing three hits and two runs. Tobin Gutkes pitched an inning with one strikeout and two walks. Gutkes allowed two hits and one run. Josh Correa hit a double for Lassen. Jared Engasser had an RBI.
Matt Thomas pitched six innings for the Golden Eagles, getting one strikeout and allowing four hits and one run. Kaimana Perreira-Alquiza hit an RBI double for Feather River. Jose Sierra, Brandon Coborn and Mikeo Rita each had RBIs. Justin Bohn hit a double and stole two bases. Rita also stole two bases.
After the games against Feather River, the Cougars’ conference record was 2-4. Lassen went on to face College of the Siskiyous in away games Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23.
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