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.
Lady Grizzlies stomp Central Valley
Lady Grizzly seniors Emily Terwilliger, left, Jacqui Smith, Laken Cagle and Gracie Radey pose together after being honored for senior night. The Lady Grizzlies went on to face Central Valley and win, 56-36. Photo by Maddie Musante
Feb. 19 — The Lady Grizzlies of Lassen High School (LHS) stomped Central Valley High School on the basketball court Friday, Feb. 15. The Lady Grizzlies won the home game, 56-36, in front of a packed crowd in The Cave.
Before the game, LHS honored its senior basketball players Emily Terwilliger, Jacqui Smith, Laken Cagle and Gracie Radey and their parents.
Lady Jacks beat Greenville
|Chanae Hackett dribbles the ball toward the basket in Westwood’s game against Greenville. Photo by Maddie Musante|
Feb. 14 — The Westwood High School Lady Jacks won their home game against Greenville, 67-19, Tuesday, Feb. 12.
The Lady Jacks came out strong, earning an 18-point lead on Greenville by the second quarter. At halftime, the score was 41-12, a difference in points that gave Greenville little hope of catching up. The Lady Jacks kept up the pace and continued to score on the Lady Indians, winning the game by 48 points.
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