Oct. 30, 2007 • Wood named LHS Alumnus of the Year

The Lassen High Alumni Association has named Terry Wood Alumnus of the Year.

The Lassen High Alumni Association names Terry Wood Alumnus of the Year. Kim Brown, left, presented Wood’s award at the organization’s annual picnic. Photo submitted

The association made the announcement at the organization’s annual picnic, and the news was very well received by the large crowd in attendance. Wood also was recently honored during the Lassen County Fair Parade and at the Lassen High School Homecoming Assembly.

Wood’s selection as alumnus of the year is based on his 38 years of selfless dedication to the sports programs and the youth of Lassen County. He has announced baseball games at the college for 35 years and has kept stats and announced for the basketball, softball and volleyball programs at the college, as well. Wood also has called games and kept stats for baseball, softball, volleyball and basketball for many years at the high school.

He is currently mentoring and tutoring students in the college journalism class, as well as writing for the college newspaper.

Wood was born in Susanville and attended the local grammar schools, where he showed himself to be an outstanding student. While at LHS, he served as the sports editor for “The Grizzly” newspaper for two years. Wood graduated high school in 1965 and was the recipient of the Lassen Community College Lysle Trabert Journalism Scholarship.

Terry C. Wood passed Jan. 21, 2016 from complications of diabetes. He was born in Susanville on Nov. 8, 1946, to Palmyra and Lloyd Wood.

His love of sports and writing continued at Lassen Community College where he became the sports editor of “The Cougar” newspaper. After graduation in 1967, he attended Fresno State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in 1969.

Upon returning to Susanville, he was hired as the director of music, news and sports at KSUE, the local radio station. Four years later, he became the sports editor for the Lassen Advocate, then the local newspaper.

Wood stayed at the newspaper for 13 years, leaving just a few months before the paper closed in 1987. Wood then went to work for the Department of Corrections, retiring four years ago.

For 23 years, Wood was very active in the Sierra Bobby Sox program. He attended countless games and never missed an All-Star tournament, including nationals in Los Angeles and reported all stats.

Wood has touched the lives of thousands of young people, by the use of his voice on the PA system, as he called out their names, by putting their names in print, and simply by his presence at countless sporting events.