Sports 4-18-13

Challenges for girls

By Ben Coonrod Sports Editor

The Grizzly girls are 1-1-5 so far for the season.

The Grizzlies lost both games against Big Valley during at home on April 16.

The first game of the day, the Grizz started off a little shaky. The first inning the Grizzlies didn’t score any runs and Big Valley brought the heat scoring five runs. The second inning the Grizz again were scoreless and Big Valley scored three more runs. The third inning the Grizzlies were scoreless and the Big Valley scored two more runs ending the game at 10-0.

The second game the Grizz got on the scoredboard against Big Valley. The first inning the Grizzlies scored one run and kept the Cardinals scoreless. The second inning the Grizzlies were scoreless, with the Cardinals taking the lead scoring two runs. The third inning the Grizzlies were again scoreless and remained scoreless until the fifth inning, while the Cardinals scored three more runs within the two innings. The fourth inning the Grizz scored three more runs and the Cardinals scored four more runs. The Grizzlies didn’t score in the sixth inning and the Cardinals scored six runs, ending the game 15-4.

The Grizzlies lost the double header against Dunsmuir away on April 12.

The first game of the double header started off pretty well for the Grizzlies. The first inning the Grizz only scored one run and kept the Tigers at zero. The second inning the Grizz scored another run and only allowed the Tigers one run. The third inning the Grizzlies scored two more runs, but the Tigers kicked it into high gear scoring 10 runs. The fourth inning the Grizz scored one run and kept the Tigers from scoring in that inning. The fifth inning the Grizzlies scored four runs and the Tigers got nine runs. The final score of the game was 20-9 with a tough loss for the Grizz.

In the second game against the Dunsmuir Tigers, the Grizz didn’t doing as well. The first inning the Grizz went scoreless, but the Tigers only scored one. The second inning the Grizzlies went three and out and the Tigers scored two runs. The third inning the Grizz were scoreless again and the Tigers scored three more runs. The fourth inning the Grizz went scoreless, and the Tigers scored one and the final score was 7-0.

The Grizzlies lost to the Portola Tigers during a home game on April 10. The first inning the Grizzlies didn’t score any runs and the Tigers put the heat on scoring nine runs in the first inning. The second inning the Grizzlies went three and out and the Tigers scored another run. The third inning the Grizz didn’t score any points, but neither did the Tigers. The fourth inning both teams were scoreless. The last inning the neither team scored, and the game ended 10-0 with a hard loss for the Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies beat the Herlong Vikings in Herlong on March 22.  The first inning the Grizz got 13 runs and the Vikings didn’t get any runs. The second inning the Grizz didn’t score any runs and the Vikings scored their first three runs of the day. The third inning the Grizzlies scored only one run and the Vikings tried hard to come back, scoring two runs. The fourth inning the Grizz kicked it back into high gear and scored five runs and the Vikings scored two runs.  The fifth inning the Grizzlies scored three runs, and the Vikings only scored four runs with the Grizzlies sealing the deal with a 22-11 win.

The Grizzlies tied with Herlong in the second game of the day. The first inning the Grizzlies got three runs and only allowed the Vikings one run. The second inning the Grizzlies came out strong and got four more runs and the Vikings didn’t get any, with the score being 7-1. The third inning the Grizzlies kept the heat on, scoring four more runs as did the Vikings making the score 11-5. The fourth inning the Grizzlies scored another four runs and the Vikings, scored five, trying their hardest to catch up. The Grizz only scored one run in the fifth inning, allowing the Vikings to catch up scoring four runs. The sixth inning the Grizzlies scored two more runs and the Vikings scored four more runs with the game ending 18-18. The game ended early because the sun went down.

Struggles for girls

By Tommy Ketchum
Sports Reporter  

The Grizz lost their double header at Dunsmuir April 12. Both games were tough losses for the Grizz after they had had a decent start to their season. In the first and second inning the Grizz held the Tigers to a four-run lead, a margin that the Grizz have been able to overcome in past games. The third inning was a turning point for the Grizz.

After allowing the Tigers to score 10 runs, mercy rule was put into play after the fourth inning. The game ended 17-0 in the Tigers’ favor with one more game to play.

The Tigers’ momentum carried into the second game; the Grizz again remained scoreless. The Tigers scored consistently in each of the four innings, which put mercy rule into play again, sending the Grizz home with a second loss of 10-0.

The Grizz split the double header March 26 against Elk Creek. In the first game, the Elks’ tough play caught the Grizz off guard. At the top of the third inning Elk Creek’s catcher broke his arm as he threw the ball to second. Following the injury the Grizz remained cold for the next couple of innings, bringing in one run in  each of the fourth, fifth and sixth innings. After the three runs the Grizz showed no production at bat. The lead stayed in the Elks’ hands, winning, 5-3.

The second game against the Elks was all Grizz. After a close loss the Grizz played a tough seven innings on both sides of the ball.  The Elks managed to make a comeback by the sixth inning, keeping the score tight 8-6. The Grizz held at the same number of runs until the eighth and ninth innings when the Grizz came alive scoring six more runs to stretch the lead out of the Elks’ grasp, giving the Grizz the win, 14-6.

The Grizz forfeited their away game against the Princeton Eagles at Princeton over spring break, due to a lack of player participation.

Tracksters get good experience

The track team got some good experience and a reality check at  its first invitational Saturday at Central Valley High School in Redding.

The meet included 33 schools, many of which are Division I, II and III—and some with a student population in the thousands.

Nonetheless, some LHS participants were competitive in their events, landing in at least the middle of the “pack.”

The top competitor was Kennedy Hood, who placed 6th in long jump, 6th in 100m hurdles, 7th in 300m hurdles and 8th in the 400m.

Coach Sue Gressel said she expects the team to do well in league this year.

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