Cougars face tough teams to prepare for a victorious season
TJ McCauley attempts to keep the ball away from a Fresno City College player during the championship basketball game of the El Camino Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 24. The Lassen Community College Cougars have been competing in pre-season tournaments and have earned several wins. Photo by Scott Nordstrom
Dec. 9 — The Lassen Community College Cougars traveled to compete in the Diablo Valley College basketball tournament in Concord, Calif. on Friday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 1 and made it to the semi-finals.
The Cougars won their first game of the tournament, 67-62, against Contra Costa College, which advanced them to the semi-finals.
Susanville native to play in college bowl with Boise State
Darren Lee, a Lassen High School graduate and former Lassen High football player, now plays football for Boise State and will be going with the team to a college bowl game in late December. Photo by Boise State Media Relations
Dec. 6 — A Susanville native is making strides in his football career as a linebacker for Boise State.
Darren Lee was recruited to play football for the Boise State Broncos in 2010, but left the program for two years to serve on a church mission and returned this year as a true freshman.
According to Boise State Sports Information Director Joe Nickell, Lee has had a successful season after returning from his mission and has had a great impact on the team.
Lady Grizzlies celebrate a championship season
Miranda Langenhorst, back left, Mikailia Bustamante, Melica Woodhead, Dana Lovelace, Makenna Busse, Klari Scheff, bottom left, Hailey Hannah, Stevie Woodbury, Myeisha Shepard, Emilee Downing, Gabi Geoia and Jayde Hartzell pose together with the awards they were presented with at the Lassen High School volleyball awards banquet Thursday, Nov. 21. Photo by Maddie Musante
Dec. 4 — It was an evening of laughter, celebration and sharing fond memories during Lassen High School volleyball’s awards banquet Thursday, Nov. 21.
The three teams and their families and coaches gathered in the Lassen High School Student Center and enjoyed dinner, drinks and dessert before honoring one another with awards and gifts.
Before celebrating the players, coaches Julie and Vicki Schmidt thanked parents and supporters who helped the team during the season.
Grizzlies soccer team plays tough, rain or shine
The Lassen High School boy’s soccer team is ready to give its opponents tough competition this year. The team is made up of Andy Wotjen, back left, Jon Langston, Cyrus White, Michael Pelfrey, Josh Schmidt, Jason Lilly, Jake Morgan, Jayce Gray, Carson Friedline, Garrison Collier, Jesus Garibo, Robert Pelfrey, Carlos Hernandez, Bo Morgan, Eric Helpingstine, Spencer Frederickson, front left, Wyatt Bollinger, Clayton Williams, Kaden Goforth, Jonathan Hernandez, Anthony Connell, Rafael Hechurie and Dalton Reed. Not pictured is Max McBride. Photo by Maddie Musante
Dec. 3 — They are some of the toughest athletes in Lassen County and they are preparing for a triumphant year.
The Lassen High School boy’s soccer team is just beginning its season and, according to coach Andrew Fisher, this year is going to be an improvement from last.
The team ended its season with a 3-12 record last year, and Fisher expects this year to be much better.
“Last year we had a lot of young players. The year before we had returned so many seniors and then they graduated. Last year was a transitional year, we’ll call it. This year all those young players are back; they’ve got a lot of experience, so I think we’re going to be significantly better than we were last year … I think we should probably make the playoffs and I think it will be a dramatic improvement over our 3-12 record last year. We should be significantly improved, I think,” Fisher said during a team practice Wednesday, Nov. 20.
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