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~Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001 1C I Inside Section C Kids Page I wins defeat Biggs to win tournament M(NIrow it0r Greenville High boys basketball team earned a No. 1 ranking VI when they de- Biggs and won the tournament Dec. thought they were to whoop up on us," Greenville coach John "We stepped it up and well." Indians handed Biggs loss of the season in a game that 61-53. Robinson put up and hit three treys third quarter. Jesse made five critical throws in a row late in totaling 16 points. Wilcox and Trevor led in rebounding with boards each, and added four steals. Meacher scored all 10 points in the second 58-35 victo- Surprise Valley, all 12 Greenville players scored. Bentz earned the MVP Meacher led in scoring and award and Raymond Robin- rebounds with 15 points and son and Ryan Meacher were eight boards. Robinson added selected to the All-Tourney 7 points and four assists, team. When the indians defeated Two days later, the Indians Butte Valley, 58-43, Bentz traveled to face Liberty nabbed 11 steals and deliv- Christian and were defeated, ered five assists. Meacher led 7444. the scoring again with 12 points while Kingdon, Bran- "My kids were beat," said don Robinson and Mathew Heinz. "Five games in five Barrows each registered 8 days is too much. The kids points, looked tired and worn down. "We have such balanced The win over Biggs took scoring it's unbelievable," everything out of them." said Heinz. "There's no super- The indians weren't able to star. They're really un- score any points in the sec- selfish." ond quarter and nobody All 12 Greenville players recorded double digits, but 10 saw action when they won different players scored. their opening game against Bentz led the scoring with Burney, 63-31. Wilcox went 4- 9 points, 7 of which came in 4 from the free-throw line the fourth quarter, and to- and scored 8 of his 14 points taled five assists. Bentz and in the second quarter. Grutter each pulled down Roman Grutter scored all seven rebounds, and Ray- 10 of his points in the second mond Robinson earned five half. Rodney Mullen and Ray- rebounds and four assists. mond Robinson each cap- tured four steals. Meacher, Greenville will go on the Mullen and Brandon Robin- road again Friday, Dec. 21, to son combined for 22 points, play Champion Christian. / .J o . , ?, /'::, -~ ( / Photo is exciting but inherently dangerous. The macldnes are fast and the can get harsh. Snowmobilers are encouraged to Join local snowmobile participate in snowmobile safety seminars. hout California, habitat for wildlife, provide designated riding area..s, and are more than 16,500 law enforcement, and main- always snowmobile with at snowmobiles, and tain Sno-Parks. least one other person." owners are drawn to "The state provides winter Sometimes, mishaps do oc- and Cascade recreation activities at 21 cur on the trailand snowmo- because of the ex- Sno-Parks located through- bilers should be prepared for groomed trails, spec-out the Sierra and 11 of those all possibilities. vistas and solitude parks have snowmobile op- they will fred. portunities," said Barry They should take along a fast, it's exhilarating Jones, winter recreation co- spare belt, spark plugs, and a marvelous way to ordinator for the OHV Divi- tools to do basic repairs. the beautiful back- sion. "We also operate 30They should also carry emer- but Roberta Rawl- snowmobile trail heads and gency supplies, such as a ha- of Pioneer, vice presi- more than 2,200 miles of sic first aid kit, and the Cali./Nev. Snow- one-way groomed trails." overnight survival provi. Association, cautions"California can provide re- sions such as food, matches, that any mountain in warding outdoor recreation- a flashlight and extra batter. can be harsh and al experiences, but winter ies, and shelter materials. hazards can turn a pleasant Snowmobilers should heed g requires trip into tragedy," Rawlings signs of stormy weather, es- edge of how to take said. "Common sense and pecially at higher altitudes a different caution in snowmobiling ac- and over passes. Turn back " said Rawl- tivities will help avoid acci- rather than risk being lost in "A snowmobiler needs dents and assure our riders a winter storm with limited how to be properly of a safe and enjoyable expe- visibility. Mountain weather from the elements rience." can change rapidly with little terrain." Rawlings explained that warning. that knowing fast-moving storms could ap- basis survival tech- pear out of nowhere. Heavy The California Off-High- [could prove to be cru- snow or sustained winds can way Motor Vehicle Recre. emergency situa- create an avalanche danger atlon Division funds snow- she encourages all and overexposure to the cold mobile safety training through/he Call./Nev. Snow- to join a club can result in hypothermia-- mobile Association. the No. 1 killer of winter out- by the Cai- door enthusiasts. For more information on Off-Highway Motor "Safe snowmobiling means snowmobile opportunities in Recreation Division, riding within your own capa- California, contact the Cai- registrations bilities, operating at safe and fornla Off-Highway Motor of the division's appropriate speeds for the Vehicle Recreation Division gticker program. Feesterrain, and never drinking at (916) 324-4442 and for infor- from snowmobile alcoholic beverages before maton on the Cali./Nev. and gas tax driving," said Rawlings. "AI- Snowmobile Association and are used to main- ways wear a helmet and ade- Joining a club, contact Rober- trails, enhance quate clothing, stay within ta Rawlinga at (209) 295- 7852. Rle ph0t0/Shann0n Morrow Quincy's Chris DdscoU takes a Jumper from the base- line. The Trojans went 2-1 at the Hamilton City tourna- nte , with their one loss condng against Biggs. I By Shannon Morrow Sports Editor The Lady Tigers basketball team made it to the title game at the Burney Jam- boree hst week, but lost the championship to Big Valley, 66-58. Portola was trailing Big Valley, 2{)4, early in the sec- ond quarter and was down by 18 points at halftime, but the Tigers rallied and got within 6 points with three minutes to play. "It was a defeat, but hero- ic," said Portola coach Rich Martinez. "I am very proud of our team." Portola outscored Big Val- ley in both the third and fourth quarters, but first team All-Section center Jamie Hawkins scored down the stretch for Big Valley, se- curing the victory. Hawkins finished with 29 points. Keri Siler led Portola with 17 points, Melissa Page and Megan West each netted 10 points, and Jenna Keena posted 9 points. In their first game on Thursday, Portola defeated Hayfork, 41-30. "It was a great team effort, with all nine Tigers scoring," said Martinez. West led with 10 points and Cathy Post drained 8 points. Slier snagged eight steals. The next day the Lady Tigers beat Mercy, 5843. "It was our best game so far this season," said Martinez. "We played great defense against a talented team full of seniors." Siler sank 19 points and Page buried 12 points. Portola will play next at the Seaside Sweet Sixteen tournament in Monterey County Dec. 26-29. Ked mkw the scodng at the hmw steals la the ftrst game. I I By Shannon Morrow Sports Editor Though the Quincy High School boys basketball team went 2-1 at the Hamilton City tournament Dec. 13-15, ex- tending its record to 7-3, Coach Chad Hyink isn't sats- fled. "We still aren't playing up to our potential," said Hyink. "We shot horrible the whole tourney." The Trojans shot just 27 percent and 24 percent from the floor in their first two games, and were plagued by turnovers. Quincy beat Champion Christian by 1 point in their final game on Saturday, when Brian Blust made a layup with eight seconds re- maining in the game. "It was a circus of errors at the end," said Hyink. "We had too many turnovers. We should have beat them by 20 points." On Friday Quincy lost to Biggs, 61-42, after being tied at 16 at the end of the first quarter. "It just fell apart," said Hyink. "Horrible shooting and turnovers killed us. It was a disappointing effort to say the least." The Trojans outmatched Hamilton City, 59-34, in their opening game on Thursday. Chris Driscoll recorded 16 points, Josh Gay claimed 15 points, and Jason Kur- pjuweit added 13 points. "They played pretty well together," said Hyink. Driscoll was award with an All-Tournament selection. Quincy's junior varsity team went 1-1 for third place at the tournament, losing to Biggs, 36-32, and beating Hamilton City, 64-24. Everyone played against Hamilton City while Mike Alvarez, Evan Reed and Jake Vickery scored in double dig- its. Eric West was selected to the All-Tourney team. In Portola'ssecoedtwogames amt week, and ==ptwed =k t