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BUlletin, Recoro, Progresswe, Reporter Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5C FRC's Pearson makes moves James Wilson Sports Editor ' One former Feather River College football player is making quite a name for himself in his new ventures. Von Pearson, who formerly played for the Golden Eagles as LaVon Pearson, was recently featured on ESPN's top 10 plays of the week. Pearson was recruited two years ago out of Newport News, Va., by former FRC coach J.D. Johnson. He immediately began to make a name for himself at the local college, with his speed and ability to catch pretty much anything thrown at him. Pearson starred as the Golden Eagles' wide receiver his freshman and sophomore year. At the end of the 2013 season, Pearson was named as a first team all-American by the California Community College Football Coaches Association. Pearson was also named the Mid-Empire Conference's Offensive Player of the Year. Johnson referred to Pearson on multiple occasions as a "man amongst boys," and utilized the 6-foot, 3-inch wide receiver. Pearson had over 200 receiving yards in a single game on five occasions for the Eagles. Pearson holds or shares every single receiving record at the college. His multiple awards and records were more than enough to attract the attention of coaches all over the United States. The University of Tennessee was the first school to offer Former Feather River College wide receiver Yon Pearson is congratulated by a teammate after scoring a touchdown last season. Since then, Pearson transferred to the University of Tennessee and has been making quite a name for himself. Photo by James Wilson Pearson a scholarship, and he snatched up the offer. Pearson began playing at the NCAA Division I level this spring, in multiple practices. During the fourth spring practice, Pearson made national headlines with a remarkable one-handed catch in the end zone. The catch was blasted all over ESPN, and the video of it on YouTube went viral with more than 100,000 hits. So far, Pearson has made a good impression on Tennessee's coaching staff as well. In an interview last month with, Tennessee wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni commented on having Pearson on the team. "He is ultra-talented, there is no doubt about it. He makes acrobatic catches just like he did at Feather River; he's made a couple here the last couple of days." If Pearson continues to play like he did at FRC and at Tennessee's spring practices, it wouldn't come as a surprise to many to see him drafted into the National Football League. Only time will tell. Richard Papenhausen finishes first at an American Valley Speedway race last year. This year's series of races is set to start this Saturday. Photo by James Wilson Speedway set for season James Wilson Sports Editor It's that time of year again. The American Valley Speedway will start its 2014 season this Saturday night at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. The popular series of races will include a special for those playing Little League. Little League players who also start their seasons this Saturday will receive a free ticket to Saturday night's races. As usual, food and libations will be available to purchase at the popular races. This year, the speedway will feature the IMCA Modifieds, mini stocks, hobby stocks and occasionally go-karts. The dwarf class was eliminated from this year's schedule due to safety concerns and a lack American Valley Speedway 2014 calendar April 26 IMCA Modifieds, mini stocks, hobby stocks May 3 - IMCA Modifieds, mini stocks, hobby stocks May 31 - IMCA Modifieds, mini stocks, hobby stocks June 7 - IMCA Modifieds, mini stocks, hobby stocks June 21 - Mini series race July 26 -Mini series race Aug. 2 - IMCA Modifieds, mini stocks, hobby stocks Aug. 17 - Fair Race Aug. 23 - IMCA Modifieds, mini stocks, hobby stocks Sept. 20 - Timber Cup Schedule tentative. Subject to change at any time. Racing starts at 6 p.m. of drivers. The American Valley Speedway is the second largest dirt track in California. Several drivers are switching classes this year, which should make for an interesting series of races, On June 21 and 26, racers from Susanville's speedway will compete in Quincy. "It should be a good year," said track promoter Curt Nieman. "We have more business sponsors this year and the pot should be bigger." A bigger pot should bring f'mrcer competition. Race time is at 6 p.m. this Saturday. Look for the two-for-one coupon for the American Valley Speedway on page 48 in the 2014-15 Plumas County Visitors Guide. Audubon experts reacly to share knowledge Tony Hall ..... j Special to Feather Publishing New bird songs are, being i, ii BIRDS OF THE FEATHER PLUMAS AUDUBON SOCIETY people with expertise in finding and identifying different birds and thus provide an opportunity to see a wide range of bird species. We encourage beginning birders to participate, because amajor goal of the Plumas Audubon Society is to introduce people to the joys of birding, , : Ptt9,YPqr wahqes.,- bring:yom' binoculavsand field guides, and come join us. The Plumas Audubon Society has a few pairs of binoculars and field guides that will be available during the walks for people to borrow. Some of the participants will have spotting scopes that will provide close-up views of birds. On Sunday, April 27, David Arsenault and I will lead a bird walk that will explore heard from spring migrants and the resident birds of Plumas County because it is the mating season. Each year has different weather patterns and provides the opportunity to see some different bird species. Your enjoyment of birds could be enhanced by participating in a program of bird walks organized by the Plumas Audubon Society. These walks are guided by FISHING, from page 3C Jon says there are many different bugs out, but nothing in big numbers. A few damsels, Callibaetis nymphs, blood midges, backswimmers and a tiny tan midge. Fishing pressure has been very light. Look for conditions to pick up soon as warmer weather will increase hatches and post-spawn rainbows will become hungry again. Jon can be reached at 228-0487 or you can visit his website at Frenchman Lake Fishing has been good at Frenchman Lake this past week. Whether fishing from a boat, from shore or fly-fishing, most everybody is catching something, according to the folks at Wiggin's Trading Post. Anglers are catching limits of rainbows fishing with worms or PowerBait. There are plenty offish in the 1.5- to 2-pound range. All campgrounds around the lake are open. Call Wiggin's Trading Post for current lake conditions and fishing updates: 993-4683. are scattered, according to Jon, and finding pods of active feeding rainbows will dictate success. Typically after the spawn the majority of the fish can be found in the southern part of the lake, as they slowly make their way north along the west shore setting up their homes for the late spring and summer months. It's also during this time that fish can be suspended in the upper water column in 10 - 20 feet of water working the surface periodically. 0000EATTY (530) 283-2035 P.O. Box 1369 QUINCY, CA 95971 LIc. #4]53927 CONSTRUCTION "'" BUILDING QUALITY SINCE 1 984 MICHAEL AND DONAVON BEA'rTY - OWNERS Gansner Park, Spanish Creek and the wastewater treatment ponds. This is an easy walk and the pths in Gansner Park and :he wastewater treatment area are suitable for wheelchairs. The walk will start at the parking area next to the tennis courts in Gansner Park at 7:30 a.m. and will end at the wastewater treatment ponds before noon. Last year we saw a large number of bird species (58) on this walk. In Gansner Park, notable species included a Bewick's wren feeding young, a red-breasted sapsucker visiting a nest site, two hairy woodpeckers courting and several Cassin's and warbling vireos. On the ponds, notable birds included beautiful male wood ducks:c .amen teal, ring-necked ducks, buffieheads, common mergansers and Wilson's phalaropes, and on a nearby path there was a friendly killdeer. On Saturday, May 10, Ryan Burnett will lead a bi:d walk that will start at 7:30 a.m. at the Chester High School parking lot at the end of First Street. To carpool from Quincy, meet at the post office at 6:15 a.m. This will be a several-hour walk. Bring a pack with lunch and drinks if you wish to participate in a group lunch in the meadow. We will follow the trace of the old..ra0J]road:acks and cross thebridge over the North Fork Feather River. We will walk along the meadow and follow the river as it flows toward Lake Almanor, then walk along the lake shore. Due to the diversity of habitats it is possible to see a wide array of birds. 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