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Reno Bighorns to Host Basketball Clinic in Susanville

The Reno Bighorns will host a basketball clinic at Lassen Community College Tuesday, August 1st, and Wednesday, August 2nd, from 8:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. each day. The clinic will give players ages 6 to 14 the opportunity to become directly involved with the Bighorns organization. Registration is $85.

Bighorns head coach and 13-year NBA veteran Darrick Martin will lead the clinic, along with Bighorns assistant coaches.

The goal of the two-day clinic is to develop kids ages 6 to 14 as whole players, working with all skill levels to cultivate respect, sportsmanship, and work ethic in addition to mastering the fundamentals of the game.

Each participant will receive a Bighorns t-shirt, Bighorns swag, two tickets to a 2017-18 contest and a certificate of participation. Lunch will be provided each day of the clinic.

The clinic is limited to 100 youth. Each clinic member should bring their own water bottle, snacks, and wear basketball attire. To register for the camp, interested persons should visit

For more information or to register visit under the “community” tab or call the Bighorns Front Office at 775-853-8220.

Triple Threat 6th Grade Girls Finish Season at Jam On It Memorial Day Tournament

Left to right: Shade Satica, Morgan Merrill, Bailey Owens, Ryleigh Hart, Faith Murphy, Caitlin Fine, Graceyn Harlan, Abby Robles, Ruthie Winters, Sidney Whitlock, Christa Williams, not pictured coaches Doug Satica, Arian Hart, and Randy Harlan -photo provided

Submitted by Doug Satica

The Triple Threat 6th grade girl’s team concluded their season this weekend at the Jam On It Memorial Day Tournament in Reno, one of the biggest tournaments on the west coast.

Saturday, in the seeding round, they lost a tough one 34-29 to the YBA Panthers from Sacramento.

On Sunday, the girls entered bracket play and blew out the Middletown Ice 35-11. That set them up to play the NEA Lions to see who would go onto the Championship game. It was a hard fought game with both teams going back and forth until NEA pulled away at the end and took the win 40-32.

NEA eventually went on to win the Championship for the tournament.

The girls rallied back from the loss, and having to play three games in one day, to defeat the Lathrop Thunder 30-4 setting them up for the third place game on Monday.

In the final game, the girls came out strong and fast to run away with the game and take the win 45-21 against the Folsom Fusion.

That concluded a season that saw the girls compete at a very high level all year long and grow as a team and as individual athletes. This was a very long basketball season for many of these dedicated girls. Many of them started school basketball in October then onto Lassen Hoops in January then onto Triple Threat. The majority of these girls got over 50 games in since October.

Coach Satica would like to thank the assistant coaches Arian Hart and Randy Harlan and all the parents for a great year.

Mark Your Calendar: Lassen Youth Football and Cheer Sign-Ups

Interested in playing youth football or cheering in the Lassen Youth Football League? You can follow this link to register online or attend one of the following sign-up dates:

May 22nd and June 12th at the Susanville Elks’ Lodge from 5:30 to 7:30p.m.

For football players there is a $200 fee and an additional $50 refundable equipment deposit. Practice and game equipment is provided, except for cleats. Registration includes a personalized jersey.

For cheerleaders the fee is $75. There are also uniform fees – visit the website for more information.

All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificates.

If you have questions please call or text Kaleigh Keele at 530.646.7001.

Triple Threat 8th Grade Girls Travel to Cinco De Madness Tournament

From Left To Right: Taylor Nethery, Autry Satica, Ronnie Merrill, Acelyn McCullough, Mike Giacomelli, Grace Heimbigner, Taryn Giacomelli, Katie Parady, Kennedy Hampton, Rylee Friddle
Not pictured: Coach Doug Satica

by Michael Giacomelli

Triple Threat 8th grade girls traveled to Chico on May 6th and 7th to compete in the Cinco de Madness tournament sponsored by the Chico Tarheels.

Triple Threat opened up against the Paradise Lynx beating them 34-22. Game two pitted Triple Threat to play the Oroville Beast Club 9th grade. This was an out of bracket game for our girls. Our girls were up for the match-winning a close game 26-23.

Our third game on Saturday was against a very tall North Valley Vipers team from Corning. Triple Threat came away with the win 30-22. This success on Saturday put us in position to play UPREP from Redding. This would be our third matchup this season with UPREP winning one and losing one. UPREP fell short losing 37-28, with Triple Threat bringing home the Championship.

Saturday night the parents organized a taco feed that was to die for. This would be the last tournament for Coach Doug Satica and I coaching these girls as they get ready to enter Lassen High School. It was an awesome night for all lots of hugs and tears but what a journey for sure.

This year we played in a total of eight AAU Tournaments winning three of them. With all of the scrimmage games and tournaments, we played a total of 42 games this season.

These girls are work horses and love the game of basketball. They are so excited to get on the floor and represent Lassen High School and the Lady Grizz.

LCC Volleyball and Richmond School Host Volleyball Play-Day

Diamond View’s 8th graders, also coached by Brenda Moran, took first at Friday’s Play Day. ~photos submitted

Submitted by Carrie Satica

This past Friday, April 28th, 11 teams from Lassen County feeder schools participated in the Lassen County Eastern Athletic League Volleyball Play Day hosted by the Lassen College Volleyball Team and Richmond Elementary School. LCC coach Julie Brown and Richmond Elementary coach Carrie Satica organized a day of volleyball starting with pool play and moving into a bracketed tournament.

Winners of the day were Diamond View 7th and 8th grade teams, coached by Brenda Moran, both teams took home the first place trophy in their divisions.

South County took 2nd place in the 8th grade division, and Richmond took second in the 7th grade division.

MVP and All tourney teams were nominated by coaches and officials and included:

8th grade MVP Mila Knezevich (DV), and all tourney team: Gabby Caldwell (South County), Taylor Nethery (DV), Reegan Floyd (Johnstonville), Ronnie Merrill (Janesville), and Autry Satica (Richmond).

7th grade MVP Katelyn Sanchez (DV), and all tourney team: Jordan Crosby (DV), Katie Marsh (Richmond), Serafin Doss (Janesville), Briana Russ (South County), Whitney Diaz (Westwood), and Kaitlyn Rash (Johnstonville).

Lassen Community College will hold a Volleyball Camp the week of June 12th – 15th, from 3-6 each day in the LCC Gym and would like to invite all interested athletes to participate. Visit the Lassen volleyball Facebook page or check the LCC website for more information.

First place for 7th graders went to the Diamond View girls coached by Brenda Moran

Lassen High Grizzliettes Celebrate 50th Year With Show This Friday

Lassen High School’s Grizzliette squad

Lassen High will present the school’s annual Grizzliette Show this Friday, May 5th, at 7:00 in the big gym.

The Grizzliettes will be showcasing dances they have performed this year, along with new ones just for the show.

Dance teams from Diamond View, Richmond, J&J Performing Arts and House of Dance will also be featured, and an all-new Drill Team Alumni routine is on the program to celebrate the team’s 50th year.

Funds raised at Friday night’s show will be used to pay for summer camp expenses.

Tickets go on sale at 6:00 and the show starts at 7:00. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for high school students and $2 for seniors and elementary students.

Triple Threat 8th Grade Girls Champs in ‘Battle for the North State’

From Left To Right Katie Parady, Taylor Nethery, Rylee Friddle, Kennedy Hampton, Taryn Giacomelli, Ronnie Merrill, Acelyn McCullough, Grace Heimbigner Back Row: Coach Mike Giacomelli Not pictured: Autry Satica and Doug Satica ~photo provided

Submitted by Michael Giacomelli

Triple Threat 8th grade girls traveled to Redding to compete in the Battle for North State sponsored by the Shasta Magic. Triple Threat opened up against the Colusa County Elite beating them 47-13. Game two Triple Threat played the North Valley Vipers winning 52-35. Game three Triple Threat played UPREP from Redding beating them in a close game 47-40, bringing home the Championship.

These girls played their hearts out this weekend. The thing that impressed me the most was how we were able to adjust in transition to a variety of defenses. The opposing teams just couldn’t make the adjustments needed to score.

We executed three different press defenses to perfection totaling 71 steals in 3 games! This is a very fast team that loves to press. It will be exciting to see these girls play at Lassen High School.

Doug Satica and I have coached most of these girls since 3rd grade. We play an average of 30 games a year! Its not just the girls that make this team successful – without the parent support it just wouldn’t happen.

When these girls aren’t playing to their full potential these girls hear it from the parents not just the coach. These are old school parents for sure. In this day in age where everyone gets a trophy its hard to find such an awesome combination. Congrats Girls, so proud of you!

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