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~.f 7 Wednesday, Jan 24. 2001 1C River College team host- the Siskiyous Jan. 17, and igne led the scot- , turning in all 15 in the first half. Palmer con- including 2 in the second - Thomas also made behind the arc, in the game. Dson delivered POints in the first Burruel and combined for 6 at halftime was Stayed within 10 part of the but then Stretched its lead remainder of the players each, and one 6 three-point Other Siskiyous in double-digit 13, Feather River College, 102-39. diWmult season, gelled. has really come said interim coach "They have great FRC's Nannette last Wednesday ~ by~ U~0w Thomas prepares to pass during a game sight against College of the Sisklyous. Chris Thompson slams one in for Feather River. The Golden Eagles beat College of the $1sklyous 83-65 Wednesday, Jan. 17. FRC now posts an 18-7 record. Feather River bounces back By Shannon Morrow Sports Editor To assure fans that losing its first league game to Lassen was just a fluke, the Feather River College mens basketball team delivered a convincing win over College of the Siskiyous Wednesday night, Jan. 17. FRC recovered from a 75-71 loss at Lassen College Jan. 13, and easily defeated the Siskiyous team, 83-65. The Golden Eagles are the defending Golden Valley Conference champions and are ranked 12th in Northern California. They had an excel- lent preseason, going 16-6 and winning two tournaments. Many people were surprised by the loss to Lassen (10-12) in the first regular-season match. "There's no difference between losing our first game or our last game of the regular season," said coach Randy Rick. "It didn't hurt us last year." Feather River lost its final regular-season match last year, but still secured the championship, and advanced to the Northern California Sweet Sixteen. FRC fans can also be reas- sured because Lassen lost to Fi , page skiers push hard at the (right) in second and lib starting line in the womens flnai Sue McCourt (left) won the race, followed by Meegan Wleczorek (middle) in third. Historic Longboard Revival In the womens competition, Sue of a saw blade. Russell had a faster start, Sunday, Jan. 21, at Ski McCourt took first place again, but Ansley but Gallagher's wax job proved better, and It was the first of three Rothell and Meegan Wieczorek, both he passed Russell just before the finish year by the Plumas younger skiers, took second and third line for the win. Rhodes finished closely respectively, behind them for third. irl historic attire from the The mens division was even tighter. In The next race is Sunday, Feb. 18, and raced 10-15 foot wooden the quarterfinals, 18-year-old Nick Meyers anyone 18 or older can enter. For insur. ! of the skis were made by the barely edged Buster Heiman. But thenance reasons, it is necessary to be a mere- in a class taught by ,Meyers lost in the semifinals to Bryce ber of the Plumas Ski Club to race, which at Feather River College. Rhodes, who won by just a. foot. costs $15 to join. veterans who usually win Experts Rob Russell and Phil Gallagher, Race fees are $10 if you will be using pri- goo competition from the each former world champions, both rate longboard skis, or $20 ff you need to of longboarders-college advanced to the mens finals. Rhodes also use club longboards. Historic attire and the art. made the finals, and was the cheeredleather boots are required. the experienced veterans underdog by his college peers. For more information, call the Visitor's several younger racers cap-Keeping with tradition, a flask was Bureau at 1-800-326-2247. You can also visit nledals, passed, and the race began with the clang a website at (, Dave Pewee, better known as Slot Machine, starts each Iongboard race with the clang of a saw blade. The Clampors support the races by performing officiating duties. won the Most IrE Wrestler the Portola ~by~ U0,0w Greenville's Dennis Elliot grasPS Matt Roberts from Chester, as the wrestlers await the signal to start. Quincy, Chester, Portola and h entllle all mot It the portola Invitntionsi Saturday, Jam. 20. By mmmmm Immm Sports Editor Wrestlers from Chester, Greenville, Portola and Quincy all competed against each other at the Portola High School Wrestling Invitational Saturday, Jan. 20. Biggs and Bishop Quinn also participat- ed, rounding out the six-team competition. Quincy won the meet with 75 points. Biggs captured sec- ond with 51.5 points, and Bishop Quinn took third with 18.5 points. Chester earned the fourth spot with 17.5 points, Portola placed fifth with 12 points, and Greenville finished sixth with 8 points. Quincy's Jacob Meilan was honored with the Most Outstanding Wrestler award. Greenville was presented the Team Sportsmanship award. For Quincy, CJ Dunbar (130 pounds), Rory McQuoid (135 pounds), Matt Caley (145 pounds), Jacob Meilan (152 pounds), Louie Nelson (171 pounds) and Glen Michaels (189 pounds) all won first place. Quincy's Chris tCudia (112 pounds) and German Manfredi (160 pounds) placed second. Todd Mason finished fourth in the 160-pound weight class. Chester's Chris Aust (119 pounds) and Tom Greene (215 pounds) each took second place. Ben Napper (125 pounds) and Matt Roberts (160 pounds) earned third-place fin- ishes. Portola had Dennis Wilkinson (130 pounds) and Adam Stoddard (189 pounds) take second place, and Elan Saulnier place third. For Greenville, Brandon Pack won first in the 140 pound division and third in the 135 pound division. Travis Kingdon (145 pounds) and Keith Hargraves (152 pounds) took second, and Denver Whitley (145 pounds) and Wes Wheeler (189 pounds) each placed third. Luke Carthew (130 pounds) finished fourth. This was the first year back for the Portola Invitational, after not being held for the past three years, said Portola coach Joe Nalley. "Next year will be a lot big- ger," said NaUey. "We're going to have 16 teams."