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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, March 19, 2014 3C Movie star and celebrity weightlifter Gus Rethwisch, left, poses after handing the Best Lifter Award in the form of a samurai sword to Genesee local Gary McFarland at the California Bench Press and Deadlift Championship in Chico on March 8. Photo submitted Gary McFarland, of records and eight state Genesee, competed at the records for lifting. The World Association of Genesee man started Benchers and Deadlifters' competing just four years California championships ago and discovered he March 8 in Chico, and came excelled at it. out on top. For the past four years, The 50-year-old McFarland pushed to get weightlifter lost almost 20 the Best Lifter Award in the pounds in the lasf year to Law Enforcement/Fire compete for the first time in Division, but was never able the 198.4-pound bench-press to reach that goal. At Chico division. McFarland this month, he was finally weighed in right under the awarded the coveted Best qualifying weight at ,198 Lifter Award in the form of pounds, and competed in a samurai sword. two classes. "The highlight of the day McFarland completed his was getting that sword," first press of 437 pounds to said McFarland. "I really set a new Califor.nia record wanted that for quite a in both classes. McFarland while." then pressed 463 pounds to The Chico meet was a break the two state records qualifier for the world he just set. The Genesee championship, to be held weightliftLw then attempted at Bally's in Las Vegas this to break the world record for November. McFarland's his age and weight class, but next meet, however, will be fell short of pressing the 474 in Medford, Ore., on April pounds. 26, where he will go after In total, McFarland the world record that eluded already holds two world him in Chico. FRC. ba achieve II players demically The Feather River College Golden Eagle Clay Eagleton baseball team placed seven (3.69). Thomas is now players on the California pitching at University of Community College Nevada Las Vegas and Baseball Coaches Puckett at San Jose State. Association's Academic Former Golden Eagle All-State Team for 2014. catcher Jose Sierra (3.58) The all-state team is made joined former Golden Eagle up of sophomores from the infielder Jeremy Rosenthal 2013 and 2014 seasons and (3.53) and current Golden the Golden Eagles led the Eagle Kody Kuhlman (3.62) team with the seven on the team. Sierra is selections. The Golden playing, this season at the Eagles placed three pitchers University of Texas on the team, one catcher. Permian-Basin, while two infielders and one Rosenthal is playing for outfielder. Kansas Wesleyan. The Two of the pitchers are outfield representative former Golden Eagles: Matt for the Golden Eagles is Thomas (3.78 grade-point current sophomore Alden average) and Jace Puckett Goebel (3.65). (3.64) along with current FRC volleyball coach announces power player Feather River College's Brunner was also named head volleyball coach, first team all-conference as Sarah Ritchie, announced a sophomore and a junior. earlier this month the She was a multiple sport commitment of Ally athlete who also Brunner for the 2014 season, participated in basketball The Willows High School and was a first team standout was the 2013 all-conference member all Sacramento Valley League's four years of her high Most Valuable Player as school career. well as her team's captain. When asked about the Brunner helped lead her addition of Brunner, team to an undefeated SVL Ritchie said she felt she will volleyball title under the be a great asset to the team. direction of Willows coach "Ally brings great Carol Martin. athleticism and leadership Brunner had the honor of to our team. She dominates being voted to the 2013 at the net and will be an North All-Section team and immediate impact player played in the 2013 all-star for our program, which we game with future Feather are beyond excited about," River teammates Mariah said Ritchie. Diaz and Justine Cota. James Wilson Sports Editor Portola and Chester's baseball players might not play professionally, but that doesn't mean they can't feel like they do ... at least for a day. The two teams are in the midst of a fundraiser that will pit the two against each other at a triple-A field next month. The two teams plan to play at Aces Ballpark in Reno on April 11. To ensure the game and an unforgettable experience for the players, the teams need the help of their communities. Each team has 400 tickets to see the Reno Aces play that it needs to sell. Tickets cost $10 and are good for any Aces game except those on opening night, Memorial Day or Fourth of July. Tickets are available through any Portola and Chester ballplayer or coach and at The Locker Room in Chester. In addition to the opportunity to play in a professional ballpark, each team will benefit greatly from the ticket sales. Half of all sales will go to the teams and help pay for balls, bats The Aces Ballpark in Reno is set as the location of the April 11 game between Portola and Chester. Both teams are currently selling Aces tickets as a fundraiser and for permission to play in the triple-A ballpark. Photo from and other equipment, to play on a triple-A field," in April 2009. The park According to Portola coach expressed Brubaker. "We did features 6,500 fixed " Tim Brubaker, this is the this three years in a row at individual stadium seats, but team's biggest fundraiser of River Cats Stadium in its official capacity is 9,100. the year. Sacramento." The ballpark borders the "It is an unbelievable Reno's Aces Ballpark is aTruckee River in downtown experience for the kids to get relatively new venue, opened Reno. Stewardship to hold final workday on trail project James Wilson Oakland Camp in Quincy at 9 ages. the Spanish Traverse and the Sports Editor a.m. The stewardship has been Spanish Ridge trails, which Volunteers are asked to working on the South Parklead to Banna Flat, an bring a backpack, layers: a Trail System for nearly a year intersection that connects to The work being done on the hat or sunglasses, work gloves now, and a lot of progress has the Cascades Trail. The hard South Park Trail System and sunscreen. The SBTS will been made. Recently, a group work and many hours put in nears completion, and the provide tools and instruction; of volunteers decided to put in by this group earned its Sierra Buttes Trail along with breakfast and extra work to complete the members the name "super Stewardship plans to hold one lunch, project, volunteers." more workday to finish it off. After the work is finished, A group made up of Rick The SBTS thanks the super The final workday will take the stewardship will hold a Stock, Pete Hochrein, Jake volunteers, along with place this Saturday, and wrap-up party and officially Carlin, Joe Russell, ZackPlumas National Forest and volunteers are asked to meet open the trail for use. The Wood and Mason W erner the Mt. Hough Ranger at the swimming hole near event is free and open to all tackled the finishing work on District. 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