Panthers end season as four-time champions
The Diamond View champion team is made up of Coach Dave Wood, top left, Bryce Giacomelli, Korbin Marcum, Tyler Powels, Korbin Drake, Hudson Northrop, Dalton Loflin, Coach Joel Chavez, Travis Wood, bottom left, Hunter St. Andre, Carson Chavez, Kevin Barnetche, Kaden Goforth and Colby Harris. Photo submitted
March 4 — The Diamond View Middle School eighth grade boys’ basketball team recently ended its season as four-time tournament champions. During the season, the team won the Diamond View Tip Off Classic tournament, the Loyalton Sierra Valley Invitational and the Mt. Shasta and Janesville tournaments. They ended the season with an overall record of 28-3.
Lassen High School basketball awards
The Lassen High School varsity basketball team poses with its awards in the student center Tuesday, Feb. 26. Photo by Maddie Musante
Feb. 27 — Lassen High School held an awards ceremony for its boys’ basketball teams in the student center Tuesday, Feb. 26. The event was attended by parents, coaches, players and supports and featured an award ceremony for the freshman, junior varsity and varsity players.
The players of each team voted on the awards for best defensive player and most improved. While the coaches decided on the winner of the coach’s award and MVP. The All-League awards were based on performance in league games only.
On the freshman team, Ryan Carver was voted best defensive player and Taylor Bronough was voted most improved. The freshman coach’s award went to Jacob Atkinson. Oliver Cruz won MVP.
The JV team voted Bryant Wood best defensive player and Justin Dupree most improved. The coach’s award went to Weston Ormachea, who coach Giacomelli described as the “hub of the team.” The MVP award was a tie and went to both Quinn Thompson and Kyle Barnetche.
The varsity team gave Dakoda Hahn the award for most improved and Colby Chavez the award for best defensive player. The coach’s award was given to Colton Faure. Nate Freeman was awarded MVP. Daniel Perry and Chavez were awarded All-League Honorable Mention.
Lassen High School wrestlers compete in North Section Masters
Lassen High School freshman Kenny Jones takes third place in the 113-pound weight class at the North Section Masters Tournament Saturday, Feb. 23. Lassen placed 12th as a team. Jones is the only freshman out of the 44 high schools in the North Section to qualify for the CIF State Wrestling Tournament on March 1 and 2. Photo submitted
Feb. 26 — The Lassen High School (LHS) wrestling team traveled to the Redding Convention Center Feb. 22 and 23 to compete in the North Section Masters Tournament. LHS placed 12th as a team.
All 44 high school teams in the North Section participated in the tournament, which is a qualifier for the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Wrestling Tournament in Bakersfield, Calif. on March 1 and 2.
Wrestlers had to place within the top three in their weight class to qualify for the state tournament. LHS freshman Kenny Jones took third place in the 113-pound weight class, making him the only LHS wrestler and only freshman in the North Section to move on to the state tournament.
Senior Alex McConnell took sixth place in the 145-pound weight class. Senior Nick Hibbits won sixth place in the 152-pound weight class. In the 160-pound division, Noah Lindeman won one match and lost two. Senior Jake Thiels took sixth place in the 182-pound weight class. In the 195-pound division, Timmy Buelow won two matches and lost two.
There are ten sections in California and 40 wrestlers from each section qualify in each weight division to compete in the CIF State Wrestling Tournament.
Lady Grizzlies rip the Redhawks
Danica Guillen shoots a basket for the Lady Grizzlies in their first round playoff game against Colusa High School. The Lady Grizzlies won the game, 66-23. Photo by Maddie Musante
Feb. 21 — The first round playoff game was a breeze for the Lassen High School (LHS) Lady Grizzlies basketball team. LHS took on the Colusa High School Lady Redhawks in The Cave Wednesday, Feb. 20 and came out with a massive win, ending the game with a score of 66-23. After the victory against Colusa, the Lady Grizzlies will travel to compete against Anderson High School this evening, Thursday, Feb. 21.
The tone of the game was set at tipoff when Lassen gained possession of the ball and Mikialia McClure-Bustamant immediately scored. The shot clock ran out on Colusa’s first offensive attempt, giving possession of the ball back to Lassen. Senior Laken Cagle seized the opportunity, putting up a basket for the Lady Grizzlies. Bustamante followed up by scoring another basket for LHS. Only a few minutes into the game, the Lady Grizzlies were leading, 7-0, and by the end of the first quarter they had put 15 points between themselves and the Lady Redhawks. The second quarter went much the same with the Lady Grizzlies continuing to dominate the scoreboard and block out Colusa. The 42-11 score at halftime pointed to an easy win for Lassen.
In the third quarter, LHS allowed Colusa only two points, yet scored another 17 themselves. By the time the game was near its end, the Lady Grizzlies had secured their victory and fans were already talking about the next night’s playoff game against Anderson High School.
Senior Emily Terwilliger and junior Mikailia McClure-Bustamante were high scorers for Lassen, each of them scoring ten points. Mikayla Rawson scored eight points. Laken Cagle and Sara Carson each scored seven. Danica Guillen and Miranda Langenhorst each had six points. Jacqui Smith and Megan Pentridge each scored four points. Gracie Radey and Calli Oxford each had one point.
After the win against Colusa, the Lady Grizzlies hold an overall record of 14-10.
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