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2C Wednesday, April 4, 2001 Bulletin, Progressive, Rec0r~tin' Pro Phot0 mU~ Members of the flrstt)lace Blizzard Wizards team display their medals Pictured from left: coach Robert Murray, Greg Hines, Tom Roach, Kathleen Murray, Carmen Fregulla, Anna Roach, Riley Marquette and coach DonaM Fregulla. Hosting their annual award great fun to watch this year," 74 Girls celebration, the Johnsville offered race director Elliott AnnaRoach, Second; Junior Ski Team celebrated a Smart. "It was a healthy, fun Trinity Stirling, First season of firsts. The event held competition. I think both kids on March 22 honored the per- really enjoyed it." Both racers 74 Boys formance of individual skiers were also awarded trophies for Jared Kuipers, First and the ski-racing teams fol. top skier in their age groups. lowing their successful season. The Junior Ski Team also 9-10 Girls Kathleen Murray earned honored the top teams. JessicaLusk, Second; individual top honors for girl Individual winner, Kathleen Carmen Fregulia, First skiers. She did so by earning Murray's team, the Blizzard the most individual points, the Wizards, were named top point 9-10 Boys first time a girl has been the earner for the racing season. Gregory Hinds, Third; top point earner in the In addition to Murray, the Ethan Morton, Second; Johnsville Junior program, team received great support Cody Anderson, First "Kathleen's performance this from team members Riley year was just awesome," noted Marquette, Ryan Murray, Greg &o12 Girls race director Tamara Wilton Hines, Carmen Fregulia, Tom Vicki Wheaton, Third; in making the award. The sev- Roach and Anna Roach. Jenna Kuipers, Second; enth grader, who makes her Marquette, Hines, Fregulia AliciaMiller; First home in Johnsville, comes and Roach each earned indi- from a family of skiers, vidual awards for scoring in 11- Boys Murray placed in the top three the top three for their age cate- Joe Murray, Third; Allen Gruner, Second; in each of the season's six gory. KyleHemsley; First events. She won three of them. Race Directors also noted Top boy skier was awarded another "first" in awarding the 13-14 Girls to Kyle Hemsley. In making second and third team awards: Ellie Logan, Third; this award, race directors there was a tie for second Heather Hochrein, Second; noted that it was the first time place. Both the GatebreakersKathleen Murray, First that the top boy skier was this and the Extreme Team earned young. The fourth grader, who team totals of 2,163 points, the 13-14 Boys hails from Meadow Valley, has first time that two teams tied Ryan Nunnick, Third; only been skiing competitively at the season's conclusion. Richard Wilson, Second; for two years. It is an outstand- Riley Marquette, First ing performance for a skier An award for the season's who is so young, noted race most improved skier went to directors. Carmen Fregulia. Hemsley and top girl skier Kathleen Murray had staged a friendly duel throughout the season. Hemsley won one event' and placed second in three others. Ultimately, the two finished only three points apart with Murray at 497 total points to Hemsley's 494. "Kyle and Kathleen were "There was pretty intense team competition through the first five races of the season," noted race director, Elliott Smart. "Up to that point, we weren't sure who was going to win." The Extreme Team came on strong toward, the end of the season, but the Wizards slammed the door on them in Race 5, Smart noted. Individual awards were bestowed on racers by their age category as follows: The Junior Ski Team also selected a group of all star skiers to represent the Johnsville Team at the Buddy Werner Invitational to be held at Alpine Meadows the week- end of March 31. The skiers selected will compete against other teams from Northern California and as far south as Mammoth Mountain. Pacific It's made of steel and con- crete. It weighs 500 tons. It is believed to be the only one of its kind in the world. And, it's a welcome relief. The object is the newly con- structed, $3-million guardrail now attached to the inside curve of the Cantara railroad bridge that takes trains over the upper Sacramento River north of Dunsmuir in Siskiyou County. The scene of a disastrous 1991 tank car derailment and chemical spill that killed virtu- ally all aquatic life along 38 miles of the river--including an estimated 1 million fish- the bridge now sports a mon- strous structure designed to deflect any derailed cars, keep them upright and prevent them from reaching the river's works with river enthusi clear, pristine waters. Built by Union Pacific Railroad under a memoran- dum of understanding with the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, the guardrail currently is being retrofitted to assure that river recreationists such as kayak- ers can safely pass its stalwart pillars. In a collective sigh of relief, state officials have welcomed the new device and its promise to prevent a repeat of the 1991 accident in which 19,000 gal- lons of a highly toxic soil fumi- gant, metam sodium, swept downriver in a searing destruction of aquatic organ- isms. "We're pleased with the rail- road's willingness to fUnd con- struction of that guard rail, which is promising e the .Cantara river is' C more secure again i_h) disaster than it hasl _luate said Jim Pedri,a neer in charge of the: t re , 2 rou board s Redding offlC inue Don Koch, Fish alas w, regional manager inlplan. said his agency also opri; the protective structttha, s "We are relieved C. tial for another sptFG sc notorious Cantara L0dpoter has been signFi tro decreased," said Koc warl ries "We also apprecla ntain Paciflc's willingness/ith f with river enthusiasttn en ( fy a support structle fis] posed a potential people using kayak forni and rafts on the uppe tion !ng tl Dr. I ) ty Isor. ' data SO do , API, ram., 04C beat The Portola varsity softball team opened league play March 21 with a 13-0 home vic- tory over Westwood. Rebecca Rhode baffled the 'Westwood line.up with a com- bination of fastballs and change-ups, allowing no hits and striking out eight. Only four Westwood batters reached base, three by walks and one by error. Jessica Banka, Celeste Gruber, Jennifer Kehoe and Adrien Stetson all continued their clutch hitting and the entire Portola line-up con. tributed in the win. Jessica Banka went three for four, scored two runs and had an RBI, and Celeste Gruber singled, doubled and knocked in two runs. Every batter in the Portola line-up came through with a run, while pounding out ten hits. The Lady Tigers scored two runs in the first, two in the second, five in the third and four in the fourth in their best offensive outburst in this young season. Westwood, The Tigers then traveled to Loyalton Friday, March 23, only to come up on the short end of a knuckle-biting, extra- inning affair, losing 7-6. The Lady Tigers pounced quickly for five runs in the first two innings. Leadoff hit- ter Jackie Leal and Jessica Banka started right off in the first inning with a walk and a single and Jennifer Kehoe fol- lowed with a walk. All three runners ended up scoring on a fielder's choice and RBI by Adrien Stetson and an RBI Sin- gle by Samantha Swartz. Leal and Banka reached base and scored again in the second inning to give Portola a 5-1 lead. Loyalton pushed across a run in the first on a valk to Annie Maddelena and an RBI single by Teagan Thompson. The Grizzlies scored three more in the fourth inning to make the score 5-4. A pitcher's dual between the Lady Tiger's Rebecca Rhode and Loyalton's Teagan lose to Lo Thompson had everyone sit- ting on their hands as the game edged on. Great defen- sive plays from both sides were overshadowed by a pitch- er's nightmare; the base on balls, and walks would prove to be the Tiger undoing. In the top of the seventh, Jessica Gearhart was hit by a pitch and eventually came around to score for a Portoia 6- 4 lead. The Grizzlies came back in the bottom half of the seventh to tie the game, 6-6, on four walks, to force the game into extra innings. Portola could not score in the top of the eighth despite singles by Rhode and Kehoe. A double play and fly-out quickly silenced a Portola scoring opportunity. Home-fleld advantage played a key role in aiding a Loyalton win. Teagan Thompson came through with her third hit of the game and eventually scored on a bases-loaded walk, earning the Grizzlies a 7-6 league win. $ 10.5% U ram., OAC. e.b 60 l, OAC. I0., 4 60 mu., OAC. ! There is no place like your hometown or your hometown merchants. By supporting the local businesses, the entire community benefits. 10.b'% AIqL 60 mo~, OAC. Local mercl ants pay local taxes which improve local roads, parks, schools, facilities and a host of other community efforts and events. The big city puts your money to the same use, but not for your benefit. 10,I05. Ow ' We know that you can find home improvement materials, services, just about anything you need right here at home. AT HOME ... SHOP LOCAL! /