David Estracio makes his move during the semifinals at Chester High School on March 4. The Volcanoes fell behind in the second half, but worked their way back into the game and took the lead with 30 seconds remaining to eventually win it 73-70. For the second consecutive year, Chester’s boys basketball team will head to the Northern Section Division VI championship. The Volcanoes will take on the number-three seed Maxwell this Saturday at Chico State University. Photo by James Wilson
Diving for lobsters
Question: In regard to catching California spiny lobster, the regulations say the following: Both rigid and collapsible hoop nets may be used from piers and boats. When fishing from a boat, five nets per person are allowed with no more than 10 traps on a boat. When fishing from a pier, two hoop nets per person are allowed. Divers are limited to catching lobster by (gloved) hand only.
This leads me to my question. Is it legal for a snorkeler/diver/free diver to swim their hoop nets out to the desired location to drop and then retrieve their traps by hand, while floating in the water? This seems like a good option for people who do not own boats to set traps from and for divers when visibility is so poor that it’s impossible to see lobsters to catch by hand.
Members of the Chester High School ski and snowboarding team show off the medals they won for excellence in their league at Boreal on Feb. 17. Pictured from left is Wesaly Hedrick, Cody Najeera, Dakota Strand and assistant coach Darren Strand. Photo by Stormie Strand
The Chester High School ski team traveled to Boreal Feb. 14 for its regularly scheduled race, only for it to be cancelled at the last minute by consensus of team coaches on strong recommendation from Boreal staff indicating conditions were determined to be dangerous and likely to result in injury to racers.
The race was rescheduled as a double up, slalom and giant slalom, on Feb. 17. The team again traveled to Boreal and was greeted with much more favorable conditions and wins.
|Portola's Alli Ramelli charges through Quincy's defence during the Tigers 48-46 sin Feb.18. Photo be James Wilson|
In basketball, Portola’s girls took on three teams last week, and came out with two more wins. Portola first faced Quincy on Feb. 18 to come back and win, 48-46. The Tigers hosted Loyalton on Feb. 20 for a 52-45 win. The score came within two points once again the next day against Colusa, when Portola lost 58-56.
The results put Portola’s record at an impressive 19-7 overall, though the team has an even 5-5 record in league play.
Firearms around officers -
What’s the proper gun protocol when approached by a wildlife officer
Question: What should a person do when approached by a wildlife officer for inspection? Should they put the gun onto their car so that it’s in plain sight? Should they tell the officer to wait while they unload the gun? Should they place the gun on the ground? What is the proper protocol in this type of situation? Please advise.
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