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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 lC AND Mother Nature smiles down on Plumas Pines Golf Resort in Graeagle. Maybe for coming in at No. 5 on GolfAdvisor's top 25 friendly list? Photo courtesy Plumas Pines Golf Resort II I Ann Powers Staff Writer apowers@plu masnews.corn Out of thousandS of golf courses nationwide, two in Plumas County are among GolfAdvisor's top 25 courses for staff friendliness in 2014. Plumas Pines Golf Resort in Graeagle is No. 5, and The Dragon at Nakoma Golf Resort and Spa in Clio ranks 25th. GolfAdvisor amassed last between rounds and the food year's ratings and reviews by and service was fabulous!" golfers in determining who And, according to a made the list. reviewer who tamed The "It was a joy to play," one Dragon, "Words don't do this golfer posted on course justice. The course is regarding beautiful, as is the awesome Plumas Pines. "Challenging country it sits in. Played it " enough to keep your honest two days in a row and can't attention and playable wait to go back!" enough to be rewarded with a .GolfAdvisor draws its top good shotexecution. We 25 from a pool of courses stopped and had a bite to eat nationwide comprised of suburban mom-and-pop operations, urban locales, high-end resorts, top 100-ranked courses and facilities managed by multicourse operators. Golf experts say that vast range provesthat the green fees charged should have no effect on whether golfers are made to feel welcome and treated with courtesy. In that same spirit of friendliness and golf solidarity, the local pros congratulated each other and thanked their respective staffs. Needless to say, they're more than pleased with the rankings. : "We're just pumped," said Brandon Bowling, Plumas Pines' Professional Golfers' Association of America head professional. "It's also reassuring because we try so hard. People come here to have a good time and that shouldn't be hard, but sometimes it is." For more information about Plumas Pines, call 836-1420 or visit To contact Nakoma, call 877-462-5662 or go to See Golf, page 4C Greg Knight Sports Writer The Greenville Indians and Lady Indians began a two-game home stretch last week as the squads from Indian Valley hosted teams from Providence Christian on Tuesday, Jan. 13, and Herlong on Friday, Jan. 16-- and saw the Greenville boys' team take wins in both of its games. Boys' basketball Greenville 80, Herlong 46 After thrashing Providence Christian earlier in the week, the Greenville Indians kept up the pressure last Friday as they smashed their historical nemesis and league rival Herlong in an 80-46 pounding. For the fifth time in 11 games so far this season, sophomore guard Justus Eaglesmith recorded a double-double as he scored 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Despite a slow start and three missed free-throw attempts near the start of the game, Eaglesmith rocked the court by adding five assists, three blocks and five steals. He was also on top of his game defensively, logging only a pair of fouls. His all-around play led Greenville to a 76-37 lead before he left the game near the end of the third quarter. Two other Greenville players, senior Walker Meyers and junior Darian Potts, were also in double digits. Meyers finished with 17 points and had four grabs under the glass ~whfle Potts put up 12 points :and garnered three steals from the Vikings. In terms of rebounding the ball and running the defense, senior Christian Beres led the Indians with 11 grabs, five '- steals and three blocks -- while also scoring eight points. against Herlong. Senior James Martinez and junior Ray Bustamante added eight points each as well in the win. Greenville 59, Providence 17 The Indians wasted no time in putting away their game against Providence Christian as the Greenville squad kept the Lions winless, dropping them to 0:8 on the season on a 59-17 victory. For what seemed like the millionth game in a row, Eaglesmith and Meyers led the Indians in scoring, with 19 points and 18 points, respectively. Eagtesmith also tallied up a double-double by posting 17 rebounds. Those numbers, in addition to his six steals, four assists and three blocks, earned Eaglesmith the recognition as the team's "Player of the Game" and elicited attention for the combined output of the two scoring leaders. The Eaglesmith-Meyers combo knocked Providence out with a 39-8 score at the half and Providence never recovered, head coach Jon Kusel said after the game. Nearly every other Indians player made a scoring effort; the trio of Potts, Martinez and Corte Smith combined for 12 points, while Beres and Sheridan Kusel put up three points apiece. Anthony Cardoza and Kacee Clark each finished the night with a two-point showing. The three-point game for Greenville wasn't as prolific as in past match-ups, with only Eaglesmith and Meyers combining for three treys, though Cardoza and Martinez were noted for making attempts from beyond the arc throughout the battle with Providence. Defensively, Martinez was tied with Eaglesmith at four steals and also had an assist. Ports penciled in three takeaways and Meyers and Bustamante ended with two each. The wins over both teams gave Greenville an 8-3 overall record (1-0 league) and the lead among Plumas County teams in terms of win-loss percentages at .727. Girls' basketball Greenville 45, Herlong 19 As the Lady Indians took the court against Herlong, head coach Sue Weber's squad was looking to snap a two-game streak that had dropped Greenville's overall record to 4-4 just as Pioneer-Mountain League play was about to get underway. See Basketball, page 6C Justus Eaglesmith (1~o. 25) takes to the air against Herlong last week at home. Eaglesmith ended the game with 27 points in the 80-46 win over the Vikings and earned a double-double with 10 rebounds. Photo by Greg Knight I~ROM THE SPORTS DESK GREG KNIGHT Sports Writer The one-two (three) punch When I played basketball for the Greenville Indians in junior high school, under coach Red Embree, it was, for a brief and shining moment, one of the highlights of my sports career. Being 6 feet tall at 15 or 16 years old had its advantages and disadvantages; for example, I could out-rebound most players on any team we played against. The downside? I was always told it was like "dancing with a tree" at school formals. One evening, after a particularly horrid loss to Herlong, coach Embree came up to me and told me that I might want to reconsider playing basketball.., that it just wasn't my sport. At fwst my teenage heart was flattened worse than if the prettiest girl in school had turned me down for a date. Only later did I realize what he was doing. He was prepping me for success in high school football as a kicker and punter once I moved up to the Pacific Northwest, where my father was Slated to retire from the United States Navy. It was the devotion of coach Embree to be honest and appraise my (lack of) skills that saved me -- and the Greenville Indians junior high team -- from losing face and more games than we actually did that year. Fast forward to 2015. The tradition of devotion and excellence in basketball is still on the prowl in Indian Valley as head coach Jon Kusel has led the young men from Greenville to an 8-3 overall record and a 1-0 tally thus far in the Pioneer Mountain League, which is See Sports Desk, page 2C v t