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4D Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007 Lassen County Times, Westwood PinePress Going to. be a Cowboy! Lassen College baseball players Ricardo Rivera, top left, Elvin Marin, Jason Carr, New Mexico Highlands University Coach Steve Jones, Scott Heath, Charles Thompson, Trent Evins, bottom left and Ernesto Rivera pose for a picture on Thursday, Oct. 25 after each player verbally committed to play baseball for the Cowboys of New Mexico Highlands University in the 2008- 09 school year. Photo by Ben Wilgus | Ben Wilgus Sports Writer Bwilg us@lassen news.corn Westwood High's varsity volleyball team suffered their first loss in North Valley League play on Wednesday, Oct. 10, but since then have won back-to-back games over Redding Adventist and Paradise Adventist to remain 5-1 atop the NVL standings. On Tuesday, Oct. 16, Westwood (5-1, 18-6-2) hosted Redding Adventist (1-6, 4-14-2) and won easily in three games, 25-11, 25-15, 25-8. As a team the Lady Jacks had a combined 20 aces, including 10 by Natasha Sherwood, six by Jenna Mason and two each by Darrah Medici and Brittany Hunt. Keila Siufanua led Westwood in kills with nine, followed by Medici with seven and Andrea Brown and Mason with five. Sherwood, Brown and Jennifer Worthington led Westwood with four digs in the game. Two days later on Friday, Thursday, Oct. 18, Westwood defeated Paradise Adventist (0-8, 1-21) in three games. The Lady Jacks took the first two games easily, 25-13, 25-10 and took the third in a close game, 25-22. Westwood has two games left, including a big one at home against the only team to defeat the Lady Jacks in NVL play, the Maxwell Panthers (6-2, 15-10-2) on Tuesday" Oct. 30. The Lady Jacks finial regular season game fs at Redding Adventist on Thursday, Nov. 1. Frosh volleyball comeback comes up short Ben Wilgus Sports Writer Bwilg us@lassen news.corn Lassen High's freshman volleyball team dropped two games to the Visiting West Valley Eagles on Tuesday, Oct: 30, but it was not without ~a fantastic comeback. In the first game, Lassen took the lead and was up 7-4 on an ace by Brandie Cooper. Unfortunately the Eagles came back and took the lead at 9-8. West Valley continued their run and eventually increased their lead to 21-13. The Lady Grizzlies scored the next 11 points and took the lead at 24-23 behind three aces and a block by Cooper, a block by Kim Collier and a kill by Tamiera Jackson. With the serve, Lassen was able to finish off the come- lead. Lassen got as close at 19-14 but were unable to get any closer as West Valley took the second game 25-16. In the rubber match game, West Valley went up 6-2, but back with a ki~ :by Amber as w~: 8~jll:Ahe[.f'tt:~tgame Goulding, giving Lassen 12 Lassen sho,wed ~heir straight points and a 25-23 victory in the first game. "I'm proud of all of them for the way they fought back," Coach Vicki Schmidt said. The second game had Lassen get up early, but West Valley quickly scored eight straight points and took a 13-5 resilience and scored five of the next six points to tie the- " game at 7. West Valley unfortunately did not want to have a repeat of the first game and settled down and took the third game and the match 19-5. "It was a very exciting game," Schmidt said after- ward. Schmidt said Cooper, Megan Schaake and Jackson served well for the Lady Grizzlies and Jackson, Jocelyn Lapthorne, Collier and Goulding played aggres- sively up front. Cooper went 15-of-t6 in serves, Schaake went seven for nine and Jackson was five for eight. Lassen travels to Central Valley op Tuesday, Oct. 30 and then hosts the Yreka Miners at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1 in their final regularseason game. Lassen JV falls to Eagles Ben Wilgus Sports Writer Bwilg The Lassen High junior varsity volleyball team strug- gled in a two game defeat to the West Valley Eagles on Tuesday" Oct. 23. West Valley capitalized on a variety of Lassen errors and took the match 25-8, 25-6. Lassen had some miscom- munication on service returns and even let the ball drop between two players. The Lady Grizzlies seemed to get frustrated when their attempts at kills went out of bounds or were returned. In the first game, Lassen trailed the Eagles by three at 7-4 before a bad serve, by West Valley cut the lead to two. Unfortunately Lassen could not get anything going and allowed West .Valley to get on a roll, scoring the next 10 points to go up 17-5. The Lady Grizzlies scored three points the rest of the way but could not gain enough momentum to make it a close game. West Valley jumped out on top of the Lady Grizzlies in the second game 7-1 and cruised the rest of the way allowing Lassen to score only five points. Amanda Nelson had two blocks and a kill for Lassen and Carlotta Kloppenburg had a kill and a block in the match. Kendall Sears, Kloppenburg, Nelson, Brianna Harrod and Molly Quale served well for Lassen. Lassen traveled to Central Valley on Tuesday, Oct. 30 and will host the Yreka Miners at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1 in their final game of the sea- son. 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Louis Pustejovsky kicked a 29-yard extra point following a penalty to give Lassen their first lead at 21-20. On the Falcons ensuing possession, they drove all the way down to Lassen's 14- yard line but were stopped at the Grizzlies 10-yard line on a key fourth down play, turn- ing the ball over. After an illegal procedure penalty making it first-and- 15 at their five-yard line, the Grizzlies ran a quarterback keeper with Perry, and Perry ran untouched 95-yards for a touchdown and a 27-20 Lassen lead. In the fourth quagter, Lassen put the game away with two Baum touchdown runs, one from 61 yards and the other from three-yards. As the Falcons tried to rally late, Jeremy Bowles intercepted his seventh pass of the year, putting him tied for fifth in interceptions in the state at the end of Friday night. Besides his 225 yards rush- ing, Baum also added two receptions for 80 yards for 305 total yards of offense. Perry went 6-for-17 with 194 yards, one rushing touch- down and one passing touch- down. Ben Johnson added two receptions for 14 yards and Alex Hernandez had one for 10 yards. Up next for Lassen is the final regular :season game at Anderson at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2. Junior Varsity Lassen's junior varsity football team lost 42-26 to the Central Valley Falcons on Friday, Oct. 26. In the loss, the Grizzlies were able to put up 578 yards of offense with Oaren Lee leading the way with 202 yards rushing and three touchdowns. "It was an exciting hard fought game," Coach Paul Geoia said. The Grizzlies trailed 14-0 before Lassen scored three touchdowns and went into halftime tied at 20. According to Geoia, Lassen's special teams gave up some big plays to allow the Falcons to take the victo- ry. Daniel Norton rushed for 60 yards in the loss and he also had 29 yards receiving as well. Brad Memmott had 42 yards receiving and Joseph Passwater had 88 yards receiving. Andy Pustejovsky passed for 166 yards and a touchdown. "It was a much stronger performance then last week," Geoia said. Lassen concludes their season with a game at Anderson at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2. Field H key plit final two g Ben Wilgus and everyone worked really SportsWriter hard to compete in every game Lassen High's varsity field Lassen's junior varsity hockey team went 1-1 in the team went 1-1 as well last final week of the regular sea- week with a 2-1 overtime vic- son, picking up a 3-1 victory tory at Bella Vista and a 3-2 over Bella Vista and a 2-1 loss loss to Pleasant dley. in overtime to Pleagant Haylee Shaffer and Miren::" Valley. On Monday, Oct, 22, Lassen traveled to Bella Vista and came away with a victory behind goals from Janie Garringer, Kylie Polan and Molly West. Jaimee Corder added an assist as well and Rosie Dean picked up the vic- tory in goal. In the final regular season game at home on Wednesday, Oct. 24, Lassen lost in over- time to the Vikings of Pleasant Valley. Polan scored the lone goal for the Lady Grizzlies but the Vikings scored in overtime to take the victory. "We competed in every game this year and I am proud of them for that," Coach Dorinda Shaffer said. Shaffer said she had good leadership from her seniors Zubillaga scored for Lassen at Bella Vista and Kaelie Pena picked up the victory in goal. Against Pleasant Valley, Lassen scored the first two goals in the first half behind goals from Becky McConnell and Shaffer. Unfortunately, Lassen was unable to hold onto the lead and Pleasant Valley scored three goals in a five-minute span. The Vikings lead held up and they were able to take the victory, "It was a very exciting game," varsity coach Dorinda Shaffer said about the junior varsity game. Next up for both teams is the Post Season Tournament, held on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27 at Coming. Scores were not available at press time. Results of casino poker tournament announced Ben Wilgus Sports Writer Susanville has a weekly Texas Hold'em Tournament at the Diamond Mountain Casino in 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 2008) 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 season is from August 2007 to the middle of July of 20O8. Oct. 17, 2007 final table Mike Azar. 2, Ben Riley. 3. Russ Brown. 4. Dean Bradeen. 5. Scott Nichols. 6. Jack Olsson. 7. Darrel Bottini. 8. Justin Bottini. Oct. 20, 2007 final table T1. Josh Smith T1. Ron Mendoza: 3. Josh Reeves, 4, Bob Coyle. 5. 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