FRC rodeo to open arena for anyone brave enough

This cowboy holds on for dear life during last year’s saddle bronc riding portion of the rodeo clinic at Feather River College. For the third year, FRC’s rodeo program will hold a free clinic for all interested in rodeo; this year’s dates are April 21 and 22. Photo by James Wilson
James Wilson
Sports Editor

Feather River College’s rodeo program is preparing for its third annual Rough Stock Rodeo Clinic, to be held at FRC’s rodeo arena April 21 – 22. This is the second year FRC will open the clinic to the public, allowing anyone interested in rodeo to learn all about it up close and personal.

The clinic will focus on the rough-stock portion of rodeos: namely bareback and saddle bronc riding and bull riding. One of the advantages of the clinic is the more-than-qualified instruction participants will receive. More than 15 qualifiers from the National Finals Rodeo will be present to instruct and ensure a safe area.

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As weather warms up, golf courses open for season

James Wilson
Sports Editor


That word is once again heard in the distance in Plumas County. As springtime springs into action, golf courses across the county open or prepare to open soon.

Mount Huff Golf Course has been open off and on throughout the winter, and more courses opened just days ago. Graeagle Meadows and Lake Almanor Country Club both opened their courses for the season Monday morning.

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California Outdoors for the week of 4/11/2014

Carrie Wilson
California Department of Fish and Wildlife


Fish and wildlife regulations don’t always keep up with latest technology

Hunting with pellet rifles

Question: While watching some videos on YouTube about turkey hunting with a pellet rifle, I noticed a guy from northern California stating he was using a nitro piston Remington air rifle, which is not constant air or CO2-powered as your regulations state they must be. I believe people are thinking that any pellet rifle that is .177 caliber or larger is all right to use. This guy has videos of multiple hunts in which he is using illegal equipment; thus, couldn’t he be considered “poaching” or at least taking game with illegal equipment? It’s sad to see people that are not completely understanding of the rules and regulations, but it also angers me to see people shoot these birds with equipment they should not be using.

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Trojans baseball blows out Portola

Quincy’s Jake Wallace is cocked and ready to fire off a fastball. Wallace pitched the second game for Quincy at the Biggs tournament last weekend. File photo by James Wilson
James Wilson

Sports Editor

Whatever kinks the Quincy High School baseball team had going into the season appear to have been worked out. Quincy solidified its lineup at the Biggs tournament March 28 to win two big games.

Quincy started its tournament play against rival Portola. The Trojans’ batting was superb and ultimately won them the game. Quincy steadily produced runs to win a whopping 25-4. Later in the day the Trojans took on hosting team Biggs and once again came out ahead in a high-scoring game for a 15-8 victory.

“We did pretty good at Biggs,” commented Quincy coach Randy Kelsch. “The boys hit well and took care of business. We’re starting to find out where we need to be.”

Hit well, indeed. Quincy totaled 40 runs in 14 innings. Against Portola, all but one Quincy player got at least one hit. Against Biggs, the Trojans played equally well at bat, but gave up more hits on the mound.

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Lady Tigers lose two

Portola’s softball players gather for their first group photo of the season. The Lady Tigers traveled to the Biggs tournament last Friday and got two games in before getting rained out. Photo by Maria Popish
James Wilson
Sports Editor

Portola’s softball team traveled to Biggs on March 28 with a lot of hope. The Lady Tigers were pumped up and ready to compete in the annual tournament. Portola ended the first day of the tournament with two losses and were cut short from competing the second day due to the rain.

Portola lost 7-1 to Sutter last Friday morning, then went on to lose 7-0 to Gridley later in the day. Both Sutter and Gridley are in higher divisions than Portola. Portola’s record dropped to 4-8-1 overall. The Tigers have yet to start league play.

The rain affected other softball teams as well. Quincy didn’t get a single game in last week, for instance. Chester’s game against University Prep was moved up a day and Greenville got a doubleheader in to start its season.

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