Chester wins Mountain Pride

Chester senior Dylan Schriver lunges for a loose ball, along with teammates Hunter Morris, left, and Micah Bondon, right. Photos by Shannon Morrow
Shannon Morrow
Sports Editor


The Chester High School boys’ basketball team went 3-0 to win first place at the 13th annual Chester/Lake Almanor Mountain Pride basketball tournament Dec. 8 – 10.

Playing in their home gymnasium, the Volcanoes opened with a  65-40 victory over East Nicolaus Thursday. The next night, Chester defeated Big Valley 77-38, and then the Volcanoes beat Burney 71-17 Saturday.

In the girls’ division, Chester took third place with a 43-35 comeback victory against Burney Saturday. Before that, the Lady Volcanoes lost 51-36 to East Nicolaus Thursday and 43-35 to Big Valley Friday.

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Portola hosts Tiger Classic

Portola’s Casey Pearson leaps for a rebound, as Quincy’s Sarah McKenzie also pursues the ball. The Portola girls won first place at the Tiger Classic last weekend.
Shannon Morrow
Sports Editor

The 2011 Tiger Classic basketball tournament was held at Portola High School Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 8 – 10, and featured the teams of Portola, Quincy, Loyalton and Modoc.

Quincy won the varsity boys’ division, Portola won the varsity girls’ competition and Modoc took both the boys’ and girls’ junior varsity brackets.

In the varsity boys’ division, Quincy went 3-0 by defeating Loyalton 66-39, Modoc 46-43 and Portola 47-43.

The Portola varsity boys finished 0-3 after also losing to Modoc 66-43 and Loyalton 45-43.

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California Outdoors for the week of 12/14/2011

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‘Alabama Rig’

Question: A recent innovation on the pro bass-fishing trail is something called the “Alabama Rig,” which is similar to what is called an “Umbrella Rig” by saltwater anglers. The Alabama Rig consists of five or six lures (usually plastic grubs or small swimbaits) radiating from a central attachment point by wires, imitating a school of baitfish. It looks very similar to a “mobile” that you might suspend above a baby’s crib. Since all the lures have hooks in them, would this rig be legal for inland/freshwater fishing in California for bass or other species?

—Steve C.


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Low water boat ramp opens at Eagle Lake

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Lassen National Forest officials announced last week that boaters looking to use Eagle Lake now have a place to launch during low water conditions thanks to a recently completed boat ramp adjacent to the Gallatin Marina.

The new low-water boat ramp was made possible by the California Department of Boating and Waterways (CalBoating), which funded and prepared designs and specifications for the project.

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Chester hosts 40th annual tournament

Clay Buchanan focuses on a takedown. Buchanan took second place at the 40th annual Chester wrestling tournament last weekend. The Volcanoes finished fifth out of 21 teams.
Photo by Shannon Morrow

Shannon Morrow
Sports Editor


The Chester High School wrestling team took fifth place out of 21 schools at the 40th annual Chester wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 – 3.

Chico High School won the tournament, followed by Fernley High School in second place and Lassen High School in third.

Chester’s Westley Ruffer, competing at 195 pounds, was named the outstanding upper weight wrestler.

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