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Lassen County Times, Westwood PinePress Tuesday, Nov: 6, 2007 3D Lassen High School varsity volleyball player Andrea Davis goes up for a kill during a Lady Grizzlies match at Anderson on Thursday, Oct. 25. Photo submitted Lady zzlies fall ight on senior n Ben Wilgus Sports Writer " Lassen High's varsity vol- leyball team celebrated their senior night on Thursday, Nov. 1 dropping the final reg- ular season game to the Yreka Miners 3-0. Seniors Emlyn Ngiratmab, Melissa Garbutt and a junior, graduating early, Andrea Davis played their final home game at The Cave but not without putting up a fight. In the first game, Lassen trailed early 8-4 before fight- ing back and making the lead 12-11. Each time .Yreka seemed to get in control of the game, Lassen would close the gap. Yreka scored four out of the last five points to take a 25-22 game one victory. Lassen's second game had them fall behind early, by as many as nine at 14-5. The LadyGrizzlies were unable to get any closer and fell 25-14. The third game had Lassen tie the game at six with a kill from Lindsay Swickard. Unfortunately, Yreka con- trolled the third game and went up 23-14. Lassen cut it to 24-20 but were unable to com- plete the comeback and fell 25-20. Serving well for Lassen was' Jessica Arredondo, Darci Trask, Sydney Tharp, Ashlyn Paredes, Garbutt and Ngiratmab. Celeste Blakeman and Swickard blocked shots for Lassen and altering the Miners shots. Junior Varsity Lassen's junior varsity vol- leyball team lost a close third game to fall 2-1 to the Yreka Miners on Thursday, Nov. 1. In the first game, Lassen and Yreka traded points, but the Miners went on a seven- point run and took the lead at 18-10. Lassen was unable to close the gap and fell 25-18 in the first game. The Lady Grizzlies jumped out early on Yreka in the sec- ond game, up as much as 6-1. ;Lassen continued their lead until the Miners tied the game at 16. The next point went to Lassen and they did not relinquish the lead, tak- ing the second game 25-22. Yreka took the rubber match game 15-12 to take a 2-1 victory. Lassen was up early 4-2, but Yreka did not go away and took the lead at 7-6 Yreka kept their lead until Lassen cut the lead tot one at 13-12. Unfortunately, Lassen had the serve, but was unable to tie tRegaI~"ga-~d'/0~t~the third and decisive game ,15=-12: Valerie Lent, Amanda Nelson, Kendall Sears, Marcella Marquez, Katelyn Mullanix, and Brianna Harrod served well for Lassen. Shelbie Murphy had a kill and Molly Quale played well. Frosh Lassen's Frosh volleyball team picked up a 2-0 victory over the Yreka Miners in the final regular season game on Thursday, Nov. 1. The Lady Grizzlies domi- nated the first game winning 25-11. Lassen's passing was well and they kept the ball alive on rallies which led to points for Lassen. Both Yreka and Lassen's largest lead in the second game was three points. With the score tied at 19, Amber Goulding tipped the ball over the net to put Lassen up 20-19. Brandie Cooper had an ace to put Lassen up by two before Yreka scored the next five points to lead 24-21. Lassen got the next two points before an ace by Patricia Galvez tied the game. The next point went to the Lady Grizzlies and Jocelyn Lapthorne had a kill to give Lassen a 26-24 victory. Serving well for Lassen was Goul~iing, Megan Schaake, Kim Collier, Caley O'Brien, Ada Bradford and Cooper. Cougars' soccer shuts down rest Of season Ben Wilgus Sports Writer Lassen College's Men's Soccer team has cancelled the remaining games on their season. "It was an administrative decision based on the safety for our athletes," Athletic Director Mark Nareau said. Currently the Cougars do not have enough players to field a full team of 11 players. Lassen only has 10 players available. The Cougars forfeited two games last week and will for- feit their remaining two games on Friday, Nov. 2 and Friday, Nov. 9. Lassen is planning on field- ing a team next season and will begin looking for a coach after the season. "After the season, we are going to evaluate the pro- gram. I expect to field a com- petitive men's soccer pro- gram next season," Nareau said. Ben Wilgus" third seeded, Coming . match was against the River Sports Writer Cardinals and seventh seeded Valley Falcons, a team Lassen Bella Vista Broncos. defeated at home on Monday, After a regular season In pool play, Lassen got off. Oct. 8. where the Lassen High to a great start by defeating River Valley was shutout School varsity field hockey the Blue Devils 2-I behind by goalie Rosie Dean giving team finished fifth, the Lady goals from Scarlett Perry and Lassen a 4-0 victory with Grizzlies fought and clawed Kylie Polan. Lassen's next goals from Jaimee Corder, their way to a second place game featured a 0-0 tie Rebecca DuVarney and two finish in the Post Season between the Lady Grizzlies goals from Polan. Tournament at Corning Highand the Cardinals. In the semi-finals, Lassen Scoririg for Lassen was Perry assisted by Corder. "It was a great way to end the season," 'Shaffer said about finishing in second place. To end the great weekend for Lassen, Polan was Voted to the All-Tournament Team and i Corder was voted Honorable Mention All- School on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27: "I am really proud of them," Coach Dorinda Shaffer said. Coming into the game, Lassen was seededfifth out of eight teams and were placed in the same pool as the sec- ond seeded Davis Blue Devils, The final game of pool play had Lassen defeat Bella Vista to go to 2-0-1 in pool play and advance to the single elimina- tion round. "it was great, the girls played really well," Shaffer said about going :5-0-1 in pool play. Lassen's quarterfinal continued their winning Tournament Team. streak by del~eating Corning In the off-season, Shaffer for the first time this year, 2-1 behind goals from Polan and Tyana Zinn. "The girls were all extreme- ly focused, Shaffer said. In the finals, Lassen came up just short as they lost 2-1 to the Chico Panthers. says she plans to take the girls to seven-on-seven tour- naments in the spring at the Universityof Pacific, University of California Berkeley and Stanford University. Lady Cougars looking for fourth straight GVC titIe Ben Wilgus Sports Writer For the last three seasons, the Lassen College women's basketball team has been the top dog in the Golden Valley Conference and with two key returner's and a group of tal- ented freshman, things are looking like they may stay the same. Returning from the Lady Cougars 26-7 team are sopho- .more gtiards Katarina Olivo, a GVC M1-Conference honor- able mention last season and Krystal Glass who saw signif- icant action last season for the Cougars. "With Katarina and Krystal, I'm expecting them to bring leadership to our team. They have the experi- ence and the drive to keep the tradition of winning alive at Lassen. Hopefully they can lead us to our fourth straight GVC title." Coach Mark Nareau said. Lassen has 11 newcomers this season, 10 who are fresh- man and sophomore transfer Courtney Primmer. Last sea- son Primmer played at Colby Khn: - Primmer is one of five international players on the Lady Cougars roster this year as she hails from Victoria Australia. Joining her are fellow Australians Jessica Nolan, a 5-foot-11-inch forward from Adelaide; Taya Crockford, a 5-foot-I0-inch guard from Adelaide and Katherine Collins, a 6-foot-3-inch center from Melbourne. Zivile Gaizutyte, a 6-foot-2-inch for- ward from Vilnus, Lithuania is the fifth International player on the Lady Cougars this season. '~ll of them bring interna- tional experience to our team," Nareau said. Joining the rest of the Cougars are freshman Morrica Hansen, a 5-foot-7- inch guard and Julissa Reynoso, a 5-foot-10-inch for- ward, both from Las Vegas, Nev. Michaeleen Brown is a 6- foot forward from Ethete, Wyom Lea Pratt, a 5-foot5- inch guard from Hoopa, April Wilson a 5-foot-8-inch guard from Winnemucca, Nev. and MaryAlice Palmer, ~ 5-foot-7- inch guard from Sparks; Nev. "We are going to be 13-deep this year. We are better at three out of the five posi- tions." Nareau said. This year's team will not be as quick according to Nareau, but will be looking to push the ball up the court. With three players six-feet or taller, a 5-foot-ll-inch play- er and two 5-foot-10-inch play- ers, Lassen has much more height than last season. "We are going to look to go inside more We are better defensively as well and will be playing a lot of man-to- man defenses." Nareau said. Lassen's goals, like every year are to win the GVC, qualify for the final eight in the state tournament and win the state tournament. "This year we are mature, they work together and they are working .hard to make the state championship," Nareau said. Nolan is going to be an aggressive player, who is strong, smart and knows how to score Lassen College women's basketball members Julissa Reynoso, top left, Jessica Nolan, Katherine Collins, Michaeleen Brown, Zivile Gaizutyte, Katarina Olivo, Monica Hansen, bottom left, Krystal Glass, Courtney Primmer, April Wilson and Lea Pratt are looking to lead Lassen College to their fourth straight Golden Valley Conference title. MaryAlice Palmer and Taya Crockford are not pic- tured. Photo by Ben Wilgus Primmer will bring matu- can handle the ball and do a Cougars o~y have two home rity, leadership and can shoot the three-point shot for Lassen. Palmer is going to be'the starting point guard for Lassen." She can handle the ball well and lead the team. Gaizutyte is coming off an ACLinjury but can shoot the three-point shot and post-up for Lassen. Collins is going to be a big time rebounder for the Lady Cougars. She brings strength to.the team and is a good defender. Pratt is going to be a very competitive player for Lassen and will bring spirit and energy to the team. Hansen is going to be the two-guard who is quick and can shoot the three-point shot. Reynoso is going to be a power forward who is strong, bit of everything, games in the p~:e-season, one Wilson will hustle, shoot at 5"30 p.m. on Wednesday, the three-point shot and wilZ Nov 14 against Hartnell and work hard for the Lady one at 5:30 p.m. on ~lday, Cougars. Crockford will bring ener- gy and will be a big time rebounder for Lassen. Brown will be needed to rebound and be a physical force down low for Lassen. Olivo will be looked to lead the team and rely on her experience from. last year. She can create her own shot as well as create shots for her teammates as well. Glass is going to be looked on to lead the team with Olivo and will be needed to rebound, score and handle the ball. "We are going to be an exciting team to watch this year," Nareau said. This season, the Lady Dec. 14 against Los Medanos. Their next home game will not be until 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24 against College of the Redwoods. 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