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16B Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 Lassen County Times, Westwood PinePress PLAYOFFS, from page 13B response to the Eagles touch- down. Baum led the offensive charge, taking first down after first down for the Griz- zlies, leaping over packs of Eagles defenders and refus- ing to give up. Harlan and Medico also gained first downs for the Grizzlies on Lassen's offen- sive awakening and with the ball at the 28-yard line in West Valley territory, Medico put one into the endzone after an. other powerful run with 1:01 left in the half. The Grizzlies held a comfortable 21-7 at the end of the half. The third quarter started slow for Lassen and at 7:59, the Grizzlies were forced to punt. After a quick posses- sion change thanks to penal- ties on both sides, quarter- back Richard Murphy pushed through the Eagles defense for a first-down and brought the ball to the 25-yard line. After a pass to Garrett Ko- rtuem, Baum ran it in for an- other Grizzly touchdown with 4:34 left in the third. Though West Valley was unable to make a first down after gaining possession, the Grizzlies' fumbled with less than a minute left and the Ea- gles took advantage, scoring with 30 seconds left. Baum managed to block the extra point attempt and the Griz- zlies led 28-13. The Grizzlies made it to the end zone once more after Ko- rtuem made a 9-yard touch- down catch with 6:38 left in the fourth. The Eagles attempted a re- sponse and tried to take ad- vantage of a Lassen fumble and with 4:07 left, the Eagles managed to start at first and goal. It was time for the Grizzlies defense to step up, and step up they did. The ball was at the 8-yard line on third down and thanks to excellent cover- age by Kyle Gibson, the Ea- gles were unable to score. Now fourth down and seven yards, North tipped the ball, once again thwarting any hopes of scoring for the Ea- gles offense. Medico made a huge 32- yard run up the sideline for the Grizzlies, bringing the ball to the middle of the field but another Grizzly fumble gave West Valley possession with under three minutes to go. Gibson stepped up and got an interception, running it up the sideline for the Grizzlies and was stopped at the 40- yard line. North and Gibson are now tied with the most intercep- tions for the Grizzlies with five. As the game came to an end, the crowd could be heard from all ends of Main Street as the Grizzlies moved into the championship round with a 35-13 win over the Eagles. The Grizzlies now stand 9-2 overall and will take on the Wheatland High School Pi- rates at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24 at Wheatland for the section title. Lady Cougars shut out against Feather River earns spot in GVC tournament Kayleen Taylor sports Editor ktaylor@lassen news.tom After going through some coaching struggles and a rough start in the beginning of the season, the Lassen Col- lege womens soccer team managed a playoff appear- ance in the Golden Valley Conference tournament' after a 6-0 win over Feather River College Tuesday, Nov. 9 at home, securing them the fourth spot in the tourna- ment. Frank Avilla, head coach for the Lady Cougars, said his team managed the spot through a lot of perseverance. "We made a ton of progress over the season and have found ourselves in the confer- ence tournament," said Avil- la. The Lady Cougars made the trip over to Redding for the GVC tournament Thursday, Nov. 11 and was matched against the top seeded team, Butte College. The first game against Butte early in the season left the Lady Cougars with a 5-1 loss but the second time they met up with Butte, the Lady Cougars tied up the game 2-2 with Butte managing to score in the last five minutes of the game, giving them a 3-2 win over Lassen. In the tournament, Avilla said his team played well but Butte took a 1-0 victory over the ladies and they were un- able to proceed in the tourna- ment. Avilla said his team has come togetheras a team im- mensely since the beginning of the season. "The effort has increased every single week and we def- initely are a better team in the ninth week than we were in the first week," said Avilla. The Lady Cougars-held an overall record of 4-8-2 and Avilla said he's proud of all of his girls and they have all been putting in a lot of effort for the season. Avilla said Amanda Keeton, of Susanville, Calif., has real- ly stood out for the Lady Cougars, being an outstand- ing student, teammate and coachable player. April Boyd and Ashley In- gram have done an excellent job on defense for the Lady .Cougars with Katie Konst and Keeton having excellent con- trol of the middle. Avilla started the season with only 10 girls but he man- aged to bring his team to 13 early in the season. Despite all of the difficul- ties the Lady Cougars faced this season, the team said they are looking forward to improving their game next season. City of Susanville Gas Department 720 South Street Susanville, CA 96130 Phone: 530.257.1041 Fax: 530.257.1057 cityofsusanville,org Cameron Medico shows the West Valley defender whose house the Eagles have landed in as hl goes across the goal line in the first half of the Grizzlies' first playoff appearance at Arnold Field. The Grizzlies won 35-13 and will be moving to the championship round of the playoffs in Wheat- land, Calif Wednesday, Nov. 24. Photo by Kayleen Taylor Katie Konst goes for the ball unafraid during the Lady Cougars contest against Feath(r River Col- lege. 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