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21) Tuesday, May 1,2007 Lassen County Times/Westwood PinePress Katie Anderson shows off the 6 pound, 14 ounce fish she caught at the Sierra Sportsmens Club 18th Annual Junior Fishing Derby on Saturday, April 21. Photo by Ben Wilgus By Ben Wilgus Sports Writer Lassen College's baseball team sweep of the Shasta Knights on Sunday, April 15 kept their playoff hopes alive, as they are three games behind Butte for second place in the Golden Valley Conference with four games to play. Both Lassen 06-19, 9-12) and Shasta got a run in the first inning, but Lassen got two in the second to take the lead at 3-1. One inning later, Shasta got two runs back to tie it at four. Both teams scored in the fourth but Lassen got two runs in the sixth and seventh to take an 8- 5 lead. All Shasta could do was get two in the seventh and one in the eight, but still fell 8-7 to the Cougars. Shawn Freeman came on in relief to pick up his fourth victory of the season going 2- 1/3 innings, allowing two earned runs on two hits while striking out two. Trent Evins started the game and went 3- 2/3 innings allowing four earned runs on seven hits. Bryan Visser went 1/3 of an inning and Jake Bateman went 2/3 before Shawn Smith went the final two allowing one earned run on two hits. Kenny Bartz led Lassen going 3-for-5 with an RBI, a run and a double. Francisco Lovato went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run and Scott Heath went 3-for-5 with an RBI. Jake Ortmeier went 2-for-4 with a run, Luke Abbott had two hits and so did Juan Rodriguez who also added an RBI. D.J. Simon scored a run and had an RBI, George Miller scored two runs and Calen McCaUister scored one in the Cougars victory. In the second game, Lassen's Jesse Rasner got his fourth victory of the season going 5-1/3 innings allowing three earned runs On eight hits while striking out two. Bateman came on and pitched 2/3 of an inning and Simon pitched thefinal three innings striking out three, allowing one earned run on two hits: Rodriguez led Lassen going 4-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs. Abbott went 3-for-4 with a run, Matt Lawrence had two hits and two RBIs and Lovato went 2-fo'r-4 with a double, three RBIs and two runs. Bartz added a single and two runs, Heath had a single and an RBI and Miller had a hit and two runs. Jay Walkup went 1-for4 with an RBI and two runs. On Friday, April 20, Lassen traveled to Weed to take on the College of the Siskiyous. Siskiyous swept the Cougars winning 6-2 and 8-2 putting Lassen three games behind Butte. Evins took the loss going six innings allowing three earned runs on six hits while striking out eight. Freeman pitched the final two innings allowing one earned run on two hits while striking out two. Walkup went 1-for-3 and Abbott went 1-for-3 with an RBI. Danny Brown and Heath each scored a run for the Cougars. In the second game Rasher took the loss going five innings, allowing four earned runs on eight hits while strik- ing out three. Tyler Wilson pitched 2/3 of an inning allowing two earned runs on three hits. Visser pitched 1- 1/3 innings striking out two and Smith went one inning. Leading the way for the Cougars was Walkup who went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a double. Heath went 1-for-1 with a run, Abbott went 1-for- 1 and Bartz scored a run. Lassen hosted Butte on Saturday, April 28 before trav- eling to Redwoods on Thursday, May 3 needing to win out to make the playoffs. I ,I By Ben Wilgus Sports Writer With nearly 500 young anglers competing in the Lassen Sportsmens Club's 18th Annual Junior Fishing Derby on Saturday, April 21, it was only fitting the largest fish the day was turned in minutes before the 3 p.m. deadline. Rob Hill, the president of the Lassen Sportsmens Club, thanked loca! bu ine.sses and individuals along with the participants for a great event, despite the cold weather. There were a total of 472 kids participating in the 18th Annual Derby, which started at 5 a.m. at Piute Creek and at the Susan River. Susan River winners In the girl's derby, Katie e ' By Ben Wilgus Sports Walter ~Mlgus@lassennews.corn Lassen High School's golf team took second place at the Central Valley league match on Thursday, April 26 and has clinched second place in the Northern Athletic League this season. West Valley took first place shooting a combined score of 441. and Lassen finished 26 shots behind with a team Anderson caught the biggest fish- 6 pounds, 14 ounces and won a bike donated by Billington Ace Hardware. Alexis Folley caught the second biggest fish 4 pounds, 5 ounces. Vanessa Rivera caught the third biggest fish -- 2 pounds, 14 ounces. In the boy's derby, Colby Chavez caught the biggest fish -- 5 pounds, 12 ounces .a.nd, won :. ao, bike from -Bfll gton Ace. ardware, William Lea caught the sec- ond biggest fish 3 pounds, 13 ounces. Ben Young caught the third biggest fish -- 3 pounds, 6 ounces. Piute Creek winners In the girl's division, total of 467 led by Justin Cesmat's 89. Central Valley took third shooting a 484 followed by a tie between Anderson and Coming at 516. Nick Jones and Johnny Bertotti followed Cesmat's 89 with a 91, followed by Mike Struve with a 95, Zach Lunsford with a 101 and Scott Phillips with a 114. Jesse Billington of Central Valley was the medalist Baylee Zahnhiser caught the biggest fish 3 pounds, 9 ounces. Jordan Mahenski caught the second biggest fish 2 pounds, 12 ounces. Ariana Parker caught the third biggest fish 2 pounds, 4 ounces. In the boy's derby, Tyler Schwagerl caught the biggest fish 12 ounces. Nell Growden and Miles Keesey tied for.:the second biggest fish 11 ounces. Katy Beilin and Miles Kenezevich won the Sportsmanship Awards at . Piute Creek. At Susan River, Katie Anderson and Austin Whiting won the Sportsmanship Awards. e Danny Brown makes contact during a game against Butte on Saturday, April 28. Photo by Ben Wilgus shooting an 81. On Wednesday, April 25 the Grizzlies took second at a match in Corning. The Eagles of West Valley took first shooting a 393 with the Grizzlies taking second with a 415 led by Bertotti's 77. Corning was third shooting a 437, followed by Anderson at 451 and Central Valley shot a 465. Cesmat shot an 80, followed by Jones with an 8.4, Phillips had an 85, Lunsford had a 90 and Struve had a 93. Results of Casino Poker tournament announced By Ben Wilgus Sports Writer Susanville has a weekly Texas Hold'era Tournament at the Diamond Mountain Casino m the Willow Room. This tournament is just like a bowling league, golf league or soccer league. The 10 players who get to the final table earn points. At the end of the season (middle of July) the top players with the most points will play in a Tournament of Champions. The winner of that tourna- ment will win an entry into the final World Series of Poker Tournament in Las Vegas, plus some cash. The weekly tournament is at 6 p.m. every Wednesday in the Willow Room. The tour- nament of Champions for this year will start on Wednesday, June 20 at 12 p.m. The highest 50 players in points will play in the Championship. April 25, 2007 Final Table 1. Rob Robles. 2. Chris Greene. 3. Chuck McCloughan. 4. James Murphy. 5. Daryl Bottini. 6. Cort Cortez. 7. Matt Urguizau. 8. Paul Perez. 9. Randy Rath. 10. Dan Gonzalez. 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