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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. 

Big Valley, Herlong battle it out on the volleyball court

Sept. 15 — The Herlong High School volleyball team traveled to Bieber on Wednesday, Sept. 10 to face Big Valley High School in its first matches of the season.

Herlong’s JV squad swept Big Valley, 2-0, winning the first game, 25-11, and the second, 25-13.

 

The Lady Vikings’ varsity team lost. However, head coach Penny Thiels said it was a hard fought battle.

 

Herlong lost the first two games, 25-13 and 25-16, but regrouped and came back strong to win the next two games, 25-23 and 25-21. In the fifth game, which would decide the winner of the match, Big Valley edged out the Lady Vikings 15-13.

 

Herlong will host Loyalton High School for a volleyball match Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Local MMA fighter wins lightweight title belt

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Iron Pit Fight Team's Robert Burgess holds up the Northern California Super Lightweight Title belt he won during a fight in Vacaville on Aug. 30. Photo by Maddie Musante

 

Sept. 10 — Robert Burgess has only been training with the Iron Pit Fight Team for about a year, but he already boasts a 5-1 record and recently won his second title belt.

 

Burgess went head-to-head with Gabriel David on Saturday, Aug. 30 in Vacaville and came away with a hard-fought victory after a five-round judges’ decision with scores of 50-45, 49-46 and 50-45. 

 

The win got him the Northern California Super Lightweight Title belt.

 

“It was awesome, the greatest feeling in the world. I don’t know how to explain it. It was so cool,” Burgess said of winning the belt.

 

Lady Vikings are ready to kill it this volleyball season

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Heather Thurber sends the ball flying over the net while Rebecca Caldwell and Laurel 

Winnegge jump up to block during a Herlong High School volleyball practice Aug. 25.

Photo by Maddie Musante

Sept. 2 — It appears this may be the year of Lady Vikings volleyball.

With a team made up almost entirely of returning seniors, the Herlong High School varsity team is poised to make its mark on the Pioneer-Mountain League in the 2014 season.

 

Last year, the Lady Vikings were a competitive force in league, ending the season with a 6-4 record and in third place behind Greenville and Westwood high schools. 

 

However, this year head coach Penny Thiels and the team have their sights set on a league championship.

 


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