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Repo~er Wednesday, Aug. 15. 2001 11# m :ure to clear the smoke coming fromators kept track of their numbers, Hill Motorway above Seneca and nearby forest fires, riders embarked on their all-dirt ad- Canyondam. is becoming another The ride had to be canceled last ventures between 7 and 9 a.m., and "That first hill was a killer," one ride in Plumas year, when heavy smoke and falling they spent the day traversing the of the riders said. There was a sec- for its second year, ashes from the Storrie Fire lingered edges of the Sierra Nevada and Cas- ond hill later, but it did not seem so 41 riders from Plumasfor more than a week. cade mount.ain ranges above toughafter the lunch rest. and beyond. This year, the fire at Antelope Greenville and Canyondam. Along all three routes, radio oper- of Saturday, Aug. 4, Lake caused a few jangled nerves Several families enjoyed the 19- ators kept count of the riders, while and clear of smoke, for among organizers, but Forest Ser- mile ride around and above theother volunteers served water, vice personnel stomped the fire out Round Valley Lake Reservoir. juices and fruit. first year of the ride, fast. Those who met the challenge ofOne rider was hurt toward the were lucky there And the wheels turned, the tougher 30- and 43-mile rides end of the race and was transported In the wind directionWhile volunteer HAM radio oper- were treated to lunch near the Rush to Indian Valley Hospital by ambu- lance before being flown to Chics. A doctor who was participating in the race said the rider probably had a concussion, as well as several lac- erations to the face. All riders were invited to wash off all the dirt they collected on their adventures with wood-fired hot showers when they arrived back at Round Valley Resort. "The ride was a blast," said one See Blkos, page 4C Is this cowboy attempted to stay on this big bell during the final ride of the flnallst The grandstamds were filled to oapaoity as t was once again hem during the Plu County Fair. Nearly 30 contestants were on hand to their skills with bells. See Inside for more Idmtos. to find a a cowboy's Feather Riw Event Fri- at the Plumas. Fair. Col- were popular, to this young Colorful chaps as well. by YCtoria Metc~ff He may be the funniest man In a rodeo, bat the oiewn Is also one of the most Impertant when a oowboy is trying to get away from the angry lull that Just tossed him. This siewn not only tom Jokes and sto- ries, working off the rodeo announcer, be was also quick to attract the bell's attention before dlvlll Into his barrel to avoid am attaok. / i By Shannon Morrow Sports Editor Some of the best female high school soccer players from around the country gathered in Hawaii July 15-24 for the Tourneysport Hawaii Classic, and Quincy's Emily Patton was among them. Of the 2,600 players nomi- nated for this prestigious tournament, just 125 players representing 48 states were invited to attend. The criteria for selection included past performance, future potential as a soccer player, academic standing, athletic awards re- , ceived, etc. "There were some awe- some girls there," said Pat- ton. "It was great competi- tion. We played a lot of games in a short tlme." Seven teams were formed out of the 120 girls in atten- dance and eight games were played. Patton's team won five games, lost two games, and tied one game, taking sec- ond place in the pool round and second place in the medal round. "They constantly kept us busy," added Patton. "It was the experience of a lifetime." When not competing, the players got to try surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, and got to go to a luau. Patton was Quincy's lead- ing scorer last season with 25 goals, earning her an all- league selection. She is also a member of Quincy's basket- ball and track teams, and has earned a 4.0 in school. "She has excellent soccer skills, academic achieve- ments and leadership quali- ties," said her coach, Alan Morrison. "She's a very good sportsman." The tournament was held at the BYU-Hawail campus on the island of Oahu. The play- ers spent most of the week playing soccer, but also got to tour the sights of Hawaii, in- cluding Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor and Honolulu. Three colleges of Patton's choice were notified about her participation in the tour- nament, complete with a per- sonal profile. M. Hummel It is emphasized, and hasnizer of the event, Ray Peck, been for the past 11 years learningtoswlminastraAght morning, that the event is not a race. It line is a skill. entered Lake is publicized as "a chance to The temperature this year, test their en-test your endurance and join at 75 degrees, was much more and women a group of like-minded people pleasant than last year's 64 56 participat,in a low pressure event."degrees. Annual Lake Because the swim is not For the past two years, to Ramp sanctioned through any asso- Peck has organized the swim. ciation, no fees or strict rules Since his first ramp to ramp Started at the are required. The only thing swim eight years ago, Peck the U.S. Forest that is asked of the swimmers has enjoyed the open water :round and is that a boat accompany swim. He said it is very eu- Area #2 on the them across the lake. phoric, "being able to look from In addition to safety pur-around and see all the rays of is approxi- poses, the boats are there as a sunlight coming down." equivalent guide to the swimmer. Ac- Yards. cording to this year's orga- School's foot- the gradua- of key play- 1 in Divi- Northern Sec- won the ti- No. 3 in tle in 2000 with a 9-2 record, is ranked ahead of No. 2 Delta (4-6) and No. 3 Etna (10-1). In the preseason rankings, Quincy High School's team (10-1) is rated No. 3 in the comparatively stronger Divi- sion III in the Northern Sec- tion. gridder polls The Trojans are ranked be- hind No. 1 Durham (9-3) and No. 2 Willows (8-5), which is the defending champion. In Division V, Chester High School is not rankled. 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