Sled dog racing becomes passion for local musher

Sled dogs

Doug Wurzelbacher strokes Mack, who is in training to be a lead dog. Standing beside Mack is his father, Otto, who has been the lead dog for years. Photos by Shannon Morrow


3/24/2010 - Sled dog racing is one of those sports that most people don't know a lot about, but for those who do, it pretty much takes over their lives.

Doug Wurzelbacher is a good example of a dog musher that has dedicated his life to the sport. Wurzelbacher bought land just inside the Plumas County border, north of Chilcoot, in order to train his dogs without having to travel to snow.

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Girls all-league awarded

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Portola's freshman Emma Briggs named Most Valuable Player

As a freshman, Portola’s Emma Briggs was named the Most Valuable Player of the Feather River League. Photo by Shannon Morrow

3.17.2010 - The girls' basketball all-league selections have been announced for the Feather River League.

Portola freshman Emma Briggs was selected as the Most Valuable Player. Briggs compiled a season average of 14 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.

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FRC wins conference opener

Brittany Potter at bat
The Feather River College softball team defeated Lassen 14-0 and 8-0 last Thursday, March 11. Pictured is Brittany Potter. Photo submitted
3/17/2010 - The Feather River College softball team opened up Golden Valley Conference play last Thursday, March 11, against Lassen College.

The Golden Eagles dominated the first game of the doubleheader behind the strong pitching of Erica Wieck.

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Heskett chosen to coach Lions- All-Star football game

4 Portola players neamed to All-Star Football Team
At a Portola High School assembly last week, football coach Steve Heskett, far right, made the surprise announcement that four of his players were selected to compete in the prestigious Lions All-Star Football Game, which will be held in Redding July 31. Pictured, from left: Cliff Robinson, Alberto Pena, Chase Shirley and Cole Adams. Photo by Diana Jorgenson

   3-10-2010 - For more than three decades, the annual Lions All-Star Football Game has grown into a much-anticipated event among prep football fans in Northeastern California.
    The best high school senior football players from more than 50 teams throughout the region are selected for the all-star game.

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Golden Eagles take on Contra Costa

Second baseman Leah Justice
 Second Baseman Leah Justice takes a heafty swing.
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    The Feather River College softball team traveled south to Stockton Saturday, March 6, to get back to action after a 15-day layoff.

    The Golden Eagles knocked off the rust against Contra Costa behind a strong pitching performance by Annalee Rubio. Rubio surrendered only five hits while striking out five in route to her second shutout of the season.

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