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2C Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter )1 el z c ha7 00pion Javier Contreras, a freshman at Chester High School, wins the triple crown champion&apos;s trophy at the annual Ironman Tournament at Reed High School in Sparks, Nev., March 3 - 4. Contreras earned first place medals in freestyle, Greco and folkstyle competitions. Photos submitted Fe, ther River (:ollege softball brings record to 8-1 Lexi McKinnon and Alexa Youngberg, who each had two hits. Game two matched the Golden Eagles up against Gavilan College out of G ilroy. The game stayed scoreless until the third in- ning, when Ashley Barrett lined a shot over the right field fence to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead. Palmer followed with a walk, then Sonia Matin followed with a double off the wall, scoring Palmer. Feather River scored two more runs in the fourth in- ning with h91o home run off the bat of Youngberg and an- other double by Matin, which scored Rachel Hatzell. This was all the runs start- ing pitcher Julianna Waller would need, as she dominat- ed the game with seven strong innings. Waller gave a complete game performance, The Feather Rivet" College softball team is off to a strong start this season, after 'the Golden Eagles won the first seven games on their sched- ule and then bounced back from a narrow 2-1 loss against Delta with an 8-4 win over Reedley. The Golden Eagles opened the 2012 season Feb. 3 with victories over Santa Rosa College and Gavilan College. In game one, FRC came out swinging and scored five runs in the second inning. The Golden Eagles never looked back on their way to a 9-1 win. FRC was led by a strong pitching performance from Melissa Smith. She went six shutout innings, striking out five and only allowing three hits. The Feather River offense was led by Gabby Palmer, Value &,Dependability The Eco-Choice Stove Advantage SCOTT TANNER BUSINESS EQUIPMENT Sales * Service * Supplies Fireplace Distributors of Nevada, Inc. 8521 White Fir St. Reno, NV 89523 775-747-1346 Hours: M-F 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Sat. 9:00 am - 2:00 pm www.fireplacenv.com NV Lic. 15309 CA Lie. 29883 ,, 120 lb. Hopper Mobile Home Approved :$1671oo '%< plus tax 81% Efficient Mobile Home Approved '114900 plus tax striking out five while giving up only one run in the sev- enth. On Feb. 4, the Golden Ea- gles outscored their oppo- nents 29-0 en route to their third and fourth victories of the season. Game one matched up the Golden Eagles against Mis- sion College. The scores came early and often for the Eagles' offense, as they regis- tered eight runs in the sec- ond, one in the third, one in the fourth and six in the fifth. The FRC offense was led by Palmer, Marin, Kristina Rozelle and Karly Hall, who each recorded three hits. Waller added two hits. Smith led the Golden Ea- gles from the pitcher's circle, striking out three Mission College hitters en route to a 16-0 shutout for her second win of the season. In game two, the Golden Eagles took on the Victor Valley Rams. FRC scored first with a single run in the first inning, but it was the second inning that proved to be the back breaker for Vic- tor Valley, as the Golden Ea- gles scored 12. FRC's offense was led by Barrett and Hall, who each had two hits. Waller dominated in the pitcher's circle, allowing on- ly two hits while striking out six. On Sunday, host team Monterey Peninsula College matched up against FRC. This was a tough test, as the Golden Eagles ran into a quality pitcher for Monterey. The game became a pitch- ers' dual and was tied 0-0 go- ing into the top of the sev- enth inning. Hall led off the seventh by drawing a walk. After a pop up to the first baseman for the first out, Youngberg delivered a solid single to left field, which set the stage for Wailer. Waller lined a ball to left field, and the left fielder was unable to make the play, breaking the tie and giving 40+ California Auctions March 14 - 22 CA Ken Switzer, Broker. Lic. #261559. ww AUC uc ^uc eou NO -3012 nllll U ili/l l l, _ Lic. # 955859 S Insured 530-927-8801 C": Cabinet Supply and Install True Cabinetmaker with 26years experience We DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE CUSTOM CABINETRY Residential & Commercial Wood, Laminates, Countertops, Solid Surface and Architectural Millwork Visit us on the web at www.srccabinet.com SUGARLOAF RANCH  CABINET Sierra Valley, CA the Golden Eagles a 1-0 lead. Barrett then stepped to the plate with runners on first and second and delivered a double to the right field wall, scoring the second and final run of the inning. That was all starting pitch- er Smith needed, as she was fantastic all game. Smith al- lowed only three scattered hits while dominating the Monterey batters with eight strikeouts. The game ended in a 2-0 victory. Next up for Feather River was a doubleheader at Foothill College Feb. 18, and the Golden Eagles had no problem winning both games, 17-1 and 8-3. The following week, Feath- er River found itself in a dog- fight with No. 3 ranked San Joaquin Delta College in the first game of a double header Feb. 25. In a pitchers' duel that matched up FRC's Smith and Delta's Kelsie Monroe, the game remained scoreless un- til the fifth inning, when FRC's Rozelle stepped to the plate with Barrett on second base. With two outs, Rozelle de- livered an RBI single to put the Golden Eagles on top 1-0. Delta answered right back in the bottom of the fifth with a. sacrifice fly to center field, bringing in the tying run. Delta added another run in the top of the sixth, which proved to be the game win- ner, and the Golden Eagles dropped their first game of the season in a close 2-1 bat- tle. "When in close games against good teams, it comes down to defense," said FRC head coach Josh Taylor. "We made two more mistakes than they did, and that proved to be the difference." In game two, the Golden Eagles took on Reedley Col- lege. FRC came out swinging and scored one,Jcun in the first inning on an RBI double by Rozelle. The Golden Eagles added to their score in the third in- ning with a three-run home run by McKinnon. FRC continued to pressure Reedley in the fourth inning with RBIs off the bats of Bar- rett and Rozelle. The game tightened up in the fifth, when Reedley's Bri Perez sent a 0-0 pitch over the right field wall for a grand slam, shrinking FRC's lead to 6-4. The Golden Eagles wasted little time answering back, scoring two more runs in the top of the sixth with an RBI single by McKinnon. 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