Fall bite continues at local lakes

Michael Condon
Staff Writer


Even if you’ve been fishing for three hours and haven’t gotten anything except poison ivy and sunburn, you’re still better off than the worm.

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The fishing may be winding down for the season, but don’t put your gear away just yet. The fall bite is on and it is not going away anytime soon. Fish seem to sense the turning of the seasons and right now they are on a feeding frenzy trying to load up on nutrition to carry them through the leaner winter months.

The fishing season on local streams and rivers closes Nov. 15, but the lakes should continue in high gear for a while longer. Lake Davis and Lake Almanor are attracting the most attention right now, especially with fly fishers.

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FRC men take down Butte

Feather River College’s Emmanuel Boateng winds up to kick the ball that resulted in his second goal of the day Nov. 5 in the Eagles’ 11-1 win against Butte. Photo by James Wilson
James Wilson
Sports Editor


The Feather River College men’s soccer team scored goal after goal Nov. 5 to beat Butte a whopping 11-1. The week prior, the Eagles beat Butte 5-0, but stepped it up a notch last week.

On Nov. 8, the team traveled to Shasta where it lost 4-1. The loss dropped FRC’s conference record to 5-3-1 with an 11-6-3 overall record.

The 11 goals against Butte were split up among six players. Jack Wainwright and Joe O’Neill both got hat tricks with three goals apiece.

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California Outdoors for the week of 11/15/2013

Carrie Wilson
California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Wanton waste definition

Question: Is there a place in the regulations that talks about what I’ve heard hunters call “want and waste”? Can you point me in the right direction for the regulations if such a regulation even exists? The question comes up because my hunting partners and I often argue about what is and is not considered edible on a deer. Could I get a ticket because I do not eat the lungs or the liver or heart? Some people I know feel the ribs are not even worth eating.What is the definition of waste? I’ve heard someone say 30 percent can be left in the field but I’ve never seen what the regs say about the specifics of what you could possibly get a ticket for not taking home to eat.

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Fall turkey, late dove seasons open

Feather Publishing

The fall wild turkey and late dove hunting seasons opened Nov. 9 in California.

The fall wild turkey season will continue through Dec. 8 with a limit of one turkey of either sex per day and a season limit of two.

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Chester takes soccer championship

The Chester High School girls’ soccer team poses with the Feather River League trophy the evening of Oct. 29 after defeating Portola 2-1 in the championship match. The Volcanoes made a comeback after falling behind 1-0 at the half. Photo by Tony Cordero

James Wilson
Sports Editor


High school soccer reached its end this year in Plumas County when the Chester Volcanoes edged out the Portola Tigers the evening of Oct. 29 in the Feather River League championship match.

For a good portion of the game, it looked like Portola had a better chance of winning than Chester. The Tigers were ahead for 55 minutes of play. In the second half, however, Chester came back to take it all.

“Oh man,” proclaimed Portola’s coach, Thomas Cormany. “That was a big game, just such an emotional rollercoaster.”

Chester’s coach, Eric O’Kelley, concurred with Cormany, saying the game was one of those games that exemplifies how great the sport is. Before the match started, O’Kelley warned his team of Portola’s determination.

“I had to remind the girls that Portola isn’t here to lose. They’re good enough to win and they want it. They’re hungry. They have nothing to lose and everything to gain, and that’s a dangerous team.”

Portola started the match out with a defense that halted Chester’s offense and an offense that broke through Chester’s defense. The ball was on Portola’s side for most of the first half, but it didn’t matter. Portola’s goalkeeper, Lizzy Swing, deflected one attempt after another from Chester.

About 15 minutes into play, Portola made its move. The Tigers drove the ball into Chester’s territory and Katia Santana knocked it into the Volcanoes’ net for Portola’s first and only goal of the game. Both teams held each other off for the rest of the half.

“We went back and forth, but couldn’t get the equalizer,” O’Kelley commented on being behind at the half.

Chester came out strong in the second half and kept control of the ball for most of the remaining play. The Volcanoes finally scored a goal to tie it up, but it wasn’t to their credit.

One of Chester’s girls took a shot at Portola’s goal. Swing dove for it, but it was out of her reach. Lucky for Portola, the ball hit the left upright and bounced off to sit in front of the goal. The area was rather crowded when a Portola defender, coming in to assist, accidentally knocked the ball in her team’s own goal.

Chester took advantage of the tie and quickly began to work on a win. With about 20 minutes left, Lanee Hansen chipped the ball over to Miranda Lemons who drove it up the field and knocked one in the upper left side of the goal to give Chester the lead.

This marks the sixth year since Portola’s girls soccer team last beat Chester’s.

“To come back from being behind 1-0 at the half was such a great way to end the season,” said O’Kelley. “This season was really good. All the teams in the league got stronger, and to Portola’s credit, they played hard enough and good enough to win.”


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