Lassen College wrestlers take on Sierra and Simpson in home duals
The Lassen Community College wrestling team hosted Simpson University and Sierra College for duals Wednesday, Nov. 6. Lassen took on Sierra College first and lost, 27-21. The Cougars then faced Simpson University and lost, 39-12. Here, Dieuminse Dore takes control of his opponent from Sierra College. Photo by Maddie Musante
Basketball battle set to take place at Lassen College
Nov. 6 — The Lassen High School Boy’s Basketball Boosters will be hosting the third annual Battle in the Cave on Saturday, Nov. 16.
The fun will begin at noon in the Lassen Community College gym and will feature youth basketball games, performances from the Lassen High School drill and cheer teams and a raffle for an iPad.
The main event will be a battle between the High Desert State Prison Dawgs and the California Correctional Center Coyotes basketball teams.
There will also be a snack bar featuring barbecued tri-tip and sandwiches.
Battle in the Cave is the Lassen High Boy’s Basketball Boosters main fundraiser for the year. All proceeds go toward funding uniforms and equipment, as well as tournament and travel costs for the Lassen High boy’s basketball team.
Second annual Super-D draws racers from all over
Ryan Thym, of Reno, left, Douglas Thayer, of Reno and Evan Zahniser, of Susanville, stand on the podium and show off their first-, second- and third-place prizes for the open class. Photo submitted
Nov. 5 — It was a day of dirt and downhill racing as mountain bikers from all over Northern California and Nevada attempted to conquer the mountain.
More than 30 mountain bikers of all ages and skills levels took to the trail at Susanville Ranch Park on Saturday, Oct. 26 for the second annual Super-D downhill race.
The race is put on by the Susanville Area Bicycle Association and, according to member Brian Tilford, had 19 more participants this year than last year. Racers traveled from Westwood, Reno, Redding, Chico and Sacramento to speed downhill in the thrilling race. The open class division had 11 races, the sport class had 18, the beginner class had two and the junior class of racers ages 12 and younger had five.
Douglas Thayer, of Reno, came in first place in the open class, giving him top honors as the 2013 Super-D King of the Mountain. Ryan Thym, also of Reno, took second place and Evan Zahniser came in third.
In the men’s sport class, James Whittaker, of Susanville, was the first-place winner, Randy Robbins came in second and Ruben Molina got third.
Michele Benjamin, of Redding, was the first-place winner in the women’s sport class. SABA member Camille Buehler came in second place and first-time racer Lisa Urquizu got third.
In the beginner class, Walker Kirkland took first place and Matt Urquizu got second.
Rhyse Cooper was the first-place finisher in the junior class, Ben Kirkland came in second and Cameron Wattenburg took third.
There was also a Pizza Factory Dash for Cash down the infamous “heart attack hill,” which Thayer won by one second.
“(It was) a very close finish,” Tilford said.
SABA is thankful to all of the local businesses and organizations that helped sponsor the race, making it possible, including the California Correctional Peace Officers Association-CCC chaper, Napa Auto Parts, Pizza Factory, Diamond Mountain Mini Mart, Payless Building Supply, Diamond Mountain Casino, Lasco, Bicycle Bananas and Scotts Valley Cycle Sports.
For more information on SABA and its upcoming events, visit sabadirtriders.com.
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