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2D luesday, Nov. 6, 2007 Lassen County Times, Westwood PinePress Lassen College volleyball players Katie Herzberg, top left, Kaelene Makaiwi, Shae Hall, Heather Sanson, Aulii Andrade0 middle left, Pear Buherle, coach Toni Poulsen, Kallie Beig Kristene Aning, Sarah Ingenluyff, bottom left, Tawny.Tracy, Mandi Anderson and Brandi Edelstein pose for a picture before a game with Siskiyous on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at Lassen College. Photo by Ben Wilgus II Ben Wilgus Sports Writer Bwilg us@lassennews.com Westwood High's varsity volleyball team finished in a tie for first place in the North Valley League after winning their final three games against Champion Christian, Maxwell and Redding Adventist. The Lady Jacks shared the title with the Hayfork Timberjacks after each team split, their league games against each other. Each team finished 8-2 in the NVL, with Westwood los- ing to Maxwell 3-1 on Wednesday, Oct. 10 and to Hayfork on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Hayfork lost to Maxwell 3-0 on Tuesday, Oct. 2 and 3-0 to Westwood on Thursday, Oct. 4. Hayfork had to win the final eight games Of the regu- lar season to finish in a tie. Westwood is coached by Nancy Barrera and players Keila Siufanua, Natasha Sherwood, Jennifer Worthington, Andrea Brown, Nicole Birky, Jenna Mason, Cindy Melendrez, Kaylea Crawford, Sonia Melendrez, Darrah Medici and Brittany Hunt each earned the NVL title this season. With their 27-6 record and NVL title, Westwood earned thenumber one seed in the NOrthern Section CIF Division VI playoffs. They received a first round bye and will host either Champion Christian or Plumas Christian at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov 13. The Lady Jacks did not play against Plumas Christian this season but did go 2-0 against Champion Christian. Grizzlies Golf takes sixth at section championship Lady Cougars push Siskiyous to the limit Ben Wilgus Sports Writer Bwilg us@lassen news.corn Lassen College's volleyball team hosted the Golden Valley Conference leader Siskiyous Eagles, on Wednesday, Oct. 31 and gave the Eagles a three game fight. "The girls dug everything," Coach Toni Poulsen said. In the first game, Siskiyous jumped out to a 10-6 lead, but Lassen kept fighting and eventually tied the gameat 16. The Eagles held off the Cougars attack and took the game 30-19. "Most of our rallies were long and we made some amaz- ing digs," Poulsen said. The score in all three games does not reflect how well the Cougars played. All three games were close at one point or the other and Lassen gave the Eagles every- thing they could handle. "Our defense was great, but we got caught on the setter dump," Poulsen said. Siskiyous was able to score many points, especially in crucial situations by tipping the ball into areas vacated by Lassen players. In the second game, Siskiyous and Lassen battled untilthe Eagles took a 15-11 lead. Each team played well the rest of theway, but Siskiyous took the game 30-20. Thethird game had Lassen up 7-6 and both teams traded points until the Eagles went on a mmi- run and went up 18- 11. Siskiyous took the third game 30-20. Serving well for Lassen was Sarah Ingenluyff, Kristene Aning, Kaelene Makaiwi, Katie Herzberg and Shae Hall. Lassen played at Butte on Friday, Nov. 2 but results were not available at press time. Lassen wrestling shuts out Delta College 60-0 Ben Wilgus Sports Writer Bwilgus@lassennews.com *'~, r Lassen College's: wrestli~g team remained undefeated with a 60-0 victory over Delta College on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Johnny Cronin, of Durango High School in Nev pinned Kristen Cambell at 125 pounds in the first round. Jesse Long, of West Mesa High School in N.M pinned Jacob Lopez at 141 pounds in the second round and Cortez Summit pinned Avery Allen in the third round. Shane Miller, of Douglas High School Nev pinned Roberto Salas in the first round at 197 pounds and Chris Kiel, of Denver East High School in Colo pinned Tim Guerrero at 285 pounds in the third round. Mitch Schroeder, Trinity Perkins, Shayne Delph, Anthony Clay and Jot!as Schenzal each ~on by fo~eit. .On Saturday Oct. 27, La sen cona'i et&i " agaiiist three schools defeating each of them. Lassen won 24-15 over Yakima Valley' 42-6 over West Hills College and 25-15 over Southwestern Oregon. Against Yakima Valley" Corey Houser pinned Phillip Cowin in the first round at 125 pounds. Schroeder fell 4-3 to Kellen Hopkins at 133 pounds, Long pinned Deyon Dimitrov in the third round, at 141 pounds. Jack Prince was pinned by Michael Guzman in the third round, at 149 pounds, Perkins pinned Dayvin Knemeyer in the first round, at 157 pounds and Delph was pinned by Russell Luellen in the second round, at 165 pounds. Brad Muthart pinned Eddie Gray at 174 pounds, Schenzal defeated Benji Martin 13-9. Miller defeated . T, y ler Bull[ gton 12-2a}id Kiel won 5-3 in overtime over Nate Huizar at 285 pounds. Later in the day against West Hills, Lassen pinned six of their opponents, won two others and lost only two matches. Houser, Long, Summit, Perkins, Buthart and Miller each pinned their opponent and Anthony Clay and Kiel defeated their opponents. Clay won 5-3 and Kiel 2-0. Schroeder lost 5-2 to Bret Land and Shayne Delph lost 12-7 to Mike Abrams. Against Southwestern Oregon, Houser won 16-1, Perkins won 11-4 and Miller won 15-0, Schroeder pinned his opponent, in the first round and Long won by default. Summit lost 6-5 in overtime as did Defph and MutharL Schenzal and Kiel each lost as well. On Thursday' Nov. 1, Lassen hosted Shasta College and won 38-16 Ifouser and Schroeder each won by forfeit. Long defeated Tyrel McDaniel 16-5, at 14i pounds and Summit won 16-6 over Brent Biekley, at 149 pounds. Perkins was pinned and Clay lost 19-7. Muthart won by forfeit at 174 pounds, Schenzal was pinned at 184 pounds and Miller and Kiel each pinned their opponents at 197 pounds and 285 pounds. Lassen's final home meet of the year will be at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 against Santa Rosa. Looking for a Visit whether in the paper or not, we may have what you're looking for/ Earn $1.O00's in Sweat ENDEAVOR HOMES 1-800-482-8453 "We Help From Finanve to Finish" P.O. Box 1947 Oroville. CA 95965 ROUGH PLUMBING ~ FOUNDATION NOT Ben Wilgus Sports Writer Bwilg us@lassen news.corn Lassen High's girls golf team shot a combined score of 607 for sixth place at the Northern Section golf cham- pionships at Sevillano Links Golf Club in Corning. Ashley Novosad was the top player for the Lady Grizzlies, shooting a 98, which was the third best individual score of the day. Brooke Stephens, of Pleasant Valley, was the individual winner with an 82, followed by Brooke Butler, of Foothill, with an 84. With her 98, Novosad qual- ified for the Northern California High School Girls Golf Championship held on Monday, Nov.5 at Spring Creek Country Club in Ripon. Pleasant Valley won the team title shooting a com- bined score of 476, followed by Shasta with 524 and Foothill at 556. Chleo shot 572, Enterprise finished in fifth with 577 shots and Lassen followed in sixth. Erin Trevino finished with the second best score with 110 for Lassen, followed by Sarah Quale with a 127 and Emily Dedrick with a 133. Kaitlan Swickard and Carley Taylor also competed for Lassen. CASINO POKER RESULTS ANNOUNCED Ben Wilgus Sports Writer Bwilgus@lassennews,com, S u sanville 'has',a weekly Texas Hold'em Tournament at the Diamond Mountain Casino in the WiUow 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 the top players with the most points will play in a Tournament of Champions. The winner of that tourna- ment will win some cash plus an entry into the final World Series of Poker Tournament in Las Vegas. 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 2008: Wednesday, Oct. 24 final table: 1. Eunice Beeler. 2. Cort Cortez. 3. Josh Smith. 4. Deylan Schenk. 5. Leonard Morris. 6. Scott Roper. 7. Rob Robles. 8. Mary Iturria. 9. Dean Edison. 10. Elsie Schenk. Saturday, Oct. 27 final table: 1. Mac McDonald. 2. Jeremy McPhetidge. 3. Rich Moore. 4. John Schaap. 5. Tony Anaya. 6. Norm Cottrell. 7. Clint Gregory. 8. Jody Bussell. 9. Josh Voboril. 10. Eunice Beeler. Simon, from page 1D referred to moved on to other schools for the spring semester, and after some deliberation, Simon decided to return to the Cougars. "Lassen College prepared me to move on. They provid- ed me with discipline, tougher competition and they showed me how to grow as a person. I learned how to handle myself on and off the field," Simon said. Next year when Simon attends Texas Tech, he is going to fight for a spot in the starting rotation. "D.J. has a tremendous future and his work ethic is tremendous as well," LCC head coach John Bentley said. Simon said he hopes to ful- fill his role on the team this year and get Lassen back to the playoffs. "The team this year is night and day compared to last year. We have some good kids to play with, who want to learn more and don't want tomess up," Simon said. Simon added if you play baseball in Lassen County, coming to Lassen College is a good way to get exposed. "This is a superb program to come play at," simon said. Simon is currently one of 16 players from the Lassen Collegebaseball team this year that are moving on to play at either the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I, Division II, or National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics next year. "It is a credit to the aca- demic success at Lassen College. The kids are able to further themselves baseball- wise by going to class," Avila said. This year's team is differ- ent from last season's team, on and off the field. Each of the 42 players on the team are on the same page, they are respectful and everyone has the same goal, Bentley said. "They are students first and foremost. They have to represent themselves and the institution." Bentley said. Bentley and Avila both said that you cannot make your- self vulnerable to bad influ- ences and that the success the kids have in the class- room carries on over to the baseball field. "D.J. is a poster child of our program. He does well in the classroom and on the field," Bentley said. In the last two seasons, Lassen had seven players continue their education and play baseball at the next level, including Danny Brown at Oklahoma State University, Bryan Visser at Dickinson State University, Curtis Russell at New Mexico Highlands University. "This is just a stepping stone for them socially, aca- demically and physically on the field," Bentley said.