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mm mlmlmiimiii 6C Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter The Feather River College have five players sign early baseball team has five play- at four great NCAA Divi- ers who signed national let- sion I schools. The good ter of intents with NCAA part for .our 2011 team is Division I schools during that we still have four to the fall early signing period five more players who will last month, sign come springtime with The five players who some really good schools. signed early for the Golden "My coaches and I pride Eagles were sophomore ourselves in developing our Cody Anderson, right-hand- players on and off the field, ed pitcher, Texas Christian and the signing of these five University; sophomore Kyle players goes to show how Stone, second baseman, hard work can pay offfor stu- Jacksonville State Universi- dent-athletes in our program." ty; sophomore Dayton The NCAA has two sign- Alexander, centerfielder, ing periods in baseball. The University of Washington; early signing period lasts sophomore Tyler Hoelzen, one week and gives players left-handed pitcher, Sacra- and colleges the opportuni- mento State University; and ty to commit before the freshman Dae Yang Kim, spring season starts. right.handed pitcher, Uni- The late signing period versity of Washington. begins April 13 and ends "All five of these players Aug. I for those players still are well deserving of a Divi- available. sion I scholarship, and we The 2011 Feather River are very excited for each of baseball season opens them as they pursue their Thursday, Feb. 3, at Merced academic and baseball ca- College. The Golden Eagles reers at the next level," said open with a single game at head coach Terry Baum- Merced, then travel to Taft gartner. "These young men College for a three-game se- will use this early signing ries Friday and Saturday. to spring board our 2011 The Taft series will broad- club to new heights, cast live via the Internet on "As a program, my coach- the Golden Eagles baseball es and I are very proud to website. The Feather River College baseball players Alexander, Dae Yang Kim and Tyler Hoelzen. that signed letters Photo submitted of intent are, from left: Kyle Stone, Cody Anderson, Dayton The Lassen National For- nia," said Christopher Swain Mountain Snow- est LNF) has many opportu- O'Brien, Lassen National mobile Area is just off nities for those seeking out- Forest public services offi- Lassen County Road A-21, ap- door activities, cer. Snowmobile riders can proximately nine miles With winter conditions choose to ride groomed trails north of Westwood. fast upon us, the time has from six staging areas. It can also be accessed come for fans of cold weather from the forest's 10 Road just recreation to dust off the Fredonyer Snowmobile east of Chester. Swain Moun- skis, pull out the snowshoes Area is on Highway 36 just tain has 60 miles of designat- and rev up the snowmobiles, west of Fredonyer Summit,ed trails, which include three Beginning Dec. 26, wheeled between Susanville and loop trails. A restroom is vehicles will be seasonally Westwood, and has 80 miles available at the trailhead. restricted from traveling on of designated trails. Jonesville Snowmobile snowmobile and skiing The southern part of thisArea is about two miles east routes, providing for a area features loop trails and of the Cherry Hill Camp- smoother and safer experi- connections to trails on the ground on the Butte Mead- ence for visitors taking part Plumas National Forest and ows Road (Humboldt County in these winter recreation ac- Swain Mountain. A restroom Rd.), accessed via Highway tivities, is available. 32. Bogard Snowmobile Jonesville offers 60 miles Snowmobiling Area is on Highway 44 at the of designated trails and three The Lassen is host to more Bogard Rest Area, 25 miles loop trails. Restrooms are than 500 miles of designated west of Susanville and has 80 available at the trarihead. snowmobile trails, of which miles of designated trails. Morgan Summit Snow- approximately 400 are All of the groomed trails in mobile Area is four miles groomed. "Our groomed the Bogard area are consid- east of Mineral on Highway snowmobile trail system is ered easy, as they follow for- 36 and has 77 miles of desig- one of the largest in Califor- est roads, nated trails, a large parking area, restrooms and a warm- ing hut. Ashpan Snowmobile Area is just off Highway 44, approximately four miles north of the junction of high- ways 44 and 89 at the north- west entrance to Lassen Vol- canic National Park. Ashpan has 102 miles of designated trails. A warming hut and re- strooms are available. Snowmobile opportunities on the Lassen are made pos- sible through a partnership between the Forest Service, California Off-highway Mo- tor Vehicle Recreation Divi- sion and many dedicated vol- unteers. Be sure snowmobiles or all-terrain vehicles have cur- rent registration and a "green sticker" on the ma- chine. Fees collected for green stickers provide the funds for staging areas, restrooms, warming huts, and trail grooming programs. Cross-country Skiing LNF offers many miles of marked and unmarked trails on the Almanor and Eagle Lake ranger districts. There are 14 different tours for Nordic skiers. Among the most popular are the Bizz Johnson, Eagle Lake, McGowan Lake, Colby Meadows, and Lake Almanor trails. Descriptions and maps showing the locations of each of these are available at Dis- trict offices. Snowshoeing More and more people are discovering the fun and health benefits of snowshoe- ing. Pack your snowshoes and head off anywhere on the forest for a winter adventure. The Almanor and Eagle Lake ranger districts host several snowshoe walks throughout the winter, which include interpretive talks. Be sure to bring a camera, as it's not unusual to en- counter wildlife species in their snowy habitats or other winter treasures worth a snapshot or two. Safety and courtesy Since many skiers and snowshoers also enjoy tour- ing on the groomed snowmo. bile trails, they should be aware that snowmobile oper- ators often cannot hear other trail users. On shared trails, skiers should ski single file on the right side of the trail, and keep arms and poles out of the way of passing snowmo- briers. Snowmobile operators are advised to slow down to min- imum speed when approach- ing and passing skiers and snowshoers. Consideration of others is necessarY to avoid user con- flicts and ensure everyone has an enjoyable and safe outing in the snow. There are miles of both groomed and ungroomed trails that vary by location. While ungroomed areas are open for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing, partici- pants should stay alert for possible hazards under the snow. Do not trespass onto pri- vate property and be aware that riding snowmobiles in the Caribou and Thousand Lakes wildernesses, Lassen Volcanic National Park and other posted non-motorized areas is prohibited. Watch for signs indicating areas that do not allow snow- mobiles. The 2010 Motor Ve- hicle Use Maps, available at Forest offices or online, show where wheeled vehicles may travel over snow. A weekly groomed trail re- port will be published and posted on fs.usda.gov/lassen soon. For more information about winter recreation and hosted snowshoe walks, visit the website or contact: Almanor Ranger District, 258-2141 ~ :: Eagle Lake Ranger Dis- trict, 257-4188 Hat Creek Ranger District, 336-5521 Shannon Morrow a three-point victory, also led Chester with nine Sports Editor Cole Fanning and Topherassists. sports@plumasnews.com Taylor led Chester's offense, For Portola, Ricky LoW- with 17 and 15 points, respec- dermilk paved the way with The Chester High School tively. 16 points, followed by Piero boys' basketball team earned Fanning was perfect from Selvaggio with 11 and Mario an exciting win in front of a the free-throw line at 4-for-4, Rodriguez with 10. .i home crowd Tuesday, Dec. 7, and Taylor shot 57 percent Lowdermilk and l o- when the Volcanoes came from thefloor, driguez pulled down 11 re- from behind in the fourth Harry Leseur and Chad bounds apiece, while Selvag- quarter to defeat Portola, 55- Durkin each contributed gio totaled seven boards. 52. eight points for the Volca- Kyle Heskett delivered six The Portola Tigers led 9-7 noes. assists. after the first quarter, but As a team, Chester shot 51 Portola finished with a Chester tied the match 23-23 percent from the field, shooting average of 30 per- by halftime. Durkin led Chester with 11 cent from the floor, ii Portola again earned a rebounds, followed by Fan- More recently, the Ches : narrow two-point lead after ning with eight and Keith Volcanoes went 3-0 to win the third quarter, but Wannwithseven first place at the Mountain Chester poured on the gas in Taylor nabbed six stealsPride tournament last week- the final period and for the Volcanoes and Fan- end. For the full story, see outscored the Tigers 17-12 for ning snatched four. Taylor next week's sports section. I PLUMA