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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 lC S P, DRT S RE CREAT I D N INSIDE SECTION C: FEATURING THE ACTION AROUND PLUMAS COUNTY FRC basketball beats Shasta Shannon Morrow Sports Editor The Feather River College men's and women's basket- ball teams each picked up an important conference win against Shasta last Saturday evening in Quincy. In back-to-back matches in front of a home crowd, the FRC women defeated Shasta 63-58, and then the men beat Shasta 69-49. On the men's side, both Feather River and Shasta entered the contest 4-1 in the Golden Valley Conference, so the victory moved FRC into first place with four games left in the regular season. For the women, the win brought the Golden Eagles' conference record to 4-2, keeping their playoff hopes alive. Feather River's final home games of the regular season are this Saturday, Feb. 4, against College of the Red- woods. The women's game begins at 2 p.m., followed by the men's game at 4 p.m. Men Feather River started last Saturday's game strong by building an 11-3 lead, but then Shasta got back to with- in one point at 18-17. FRC's last two scores of the first half were three-pointers, giving the Golden Eagles a 28-21 advantage at the intermission. Early in the second half, Shasta cut FRC's advantage to two points at 33-31, but then Feather River went on a 13-point run. See FRC, page 5C FRC's Devin (ri$osto slips past a Shasta defender and leaps toward the hoop. The Feather River Alexis Johnson finds an opening for the Golden Eagles. The FRC women improved to 4-2 in men to,Ok C6ntrol of conference with a 20-point victory last Saturday. Photos by Shannon Morrow conference with Saturday's win. Volcanoes win races on slopes Shannon Morrow Sports Editor The Chester High School ski and snowboard teams captured three of the four top positions in the slalom races at Squaw Valley Fri- day, Jan. 27, with first- place finishes in the men's skiing, women's skiing and men's snowboarding divi- sions. Chester doesn't have any women snowboarders on this year's team. This was the second race of the year for the Chester Volcanoes, who posted sim- ilar results in their opening competition at Boreal Jan. 20. The good weather on the mountain last Friday was a welcomed change to the rain that soaked racers a week before. The Chester men's team took three of the top four spots at Squaw Valley. Cody Wilson won first place with a combined time of 45.70 seconds, followed by teammate Moises Mc- Culloch in second place with a time of 57.01 sec- onds. Dakota Strand claimed fourth place at 1:00.55. In the women's races last Friday, Bailey Smith won with a combined time of 57.87 seconds. This is the second week in a row she has captured first place. Chester also won first place in the men's snow- boarding competition, when Jesse Gorbet regis- tered a combined time of 1:10.72. Snowboarders Damien Browning came in 18th and Cody Najera finished 24th for the Volcanoes. I ',, ' ' ' " ./,, ,1 / i l / / / \\; Bailey Smith, above, and Cody Wilson, left, each won first place for the Chester Volcanoes in the slalom races at Squaw Valley Friday, Jan. 27. Photos by Shannon Morrow l