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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, April 24, 2013 lC SPORTS AND RE CREAT I ON : INSIDE SECTION C" FEATURING THE ACTION AROUND PLOMAS COUNTY t Quincy tennis hosts annual tour Natalie Kepple gets ready to return the serve while playing singles against a player from Downieville at the Quincy Tennis Invitational on April 19. Kepple went on tothe. consolation bracket for girls' singles. Photos by James Wilson '  James Wilson Sports Reporter Quincy High's tennis team hosted its annual invitational April 19-20 with matches being played around the clock. The Plumas Christian School team showed up to compete, as well as Downieville and River City. "The tournament went great," said Matt McMorrow, one of Quincy's coaches. "Everyone had fun and every player got to play." Quincy has the only remaining tennis team in Plumas County's public school system. Chester high had a team last year, but due to rising gas costs decided not to have a team this year. The Plumas Christian School's program has an extensive history and is still going strong. River City left Quincy as the tournament champion, winning girls singles and doubles and boys singles and doubles. Though neither Quincy nor the Plumas Christian School took first place, there were several athletes who performed extremely well. Quincy High's Allison Sipe and Danny Ryback teamed up and placed third in mixed doubles. Natalie Kepple won the consolation bracket in the girls' singles. Ryback and Kyle Morgan took third in the boys' doubles. Morgan and Abby Edwards also got the consolation for mixed doubles. The Plumas Christian School team also proved to be tough competition. Nick Shirk placed third in the boys' singles. Ethan Hicks and Matthew Abramson got the consolation in boys' doubles. Quncy's and the Plumas Christian's next set of matches are April 25 at Quincy High's courts. ney :i Danny Ryback backs up to meet the ball during a mixed-doubles match against River City. F RC volleyball team signs full rides James Wilson Sports Reporter sports@plu The Feather River College volleyball program has a lot to be proud of. The team had an amazing season last fall with an impeccable record. Last week, the team outdid team. Each one of them will get to continue their education and won't spend a penny doing so. At the signing ceremony, the nine women iined up at a table. One by one they said what they will miss most about Feather River College. All mentioned their itself when every eligible teammates and the strong player offthe team signed to bofid tliat Was formed ........... a four-year school with a full-ride scholarship. To celebrate the team's accomplishments, a signing ceremony was held in the college's gym April 17. The team's coach, Sarah Ritchie, made it her goal from the start of the season to garner attention from bigger schools to hopefully give her team this opportunity. "I am beyond excited for my sophomores," said Ritchie. "These nine girls have put in two years of hard work and dedication and it has paid off big time." The team worked extremely hard this last season, she said, and caught the attention of multiple schools by dominating on the court. Feather River crushed nearly every opponent, finishing the season with a 31-3 record. In conference play, the Eagles were undefeated. Feather River's players received one accolade after another once the season ended. Marilyn Agae was named All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Agae ..... was also named the Golden Valley Conference's most valuable player, and received an all-state and all-NorCal title. Callie Aberle was also named all-state by the California Community College Athletic Association. Lindsey Ball and Amber Hall both received all-conference selections while Jessica Voyles and Jeanette Van Sickle received honorable mentions. Once the season ended, offers began to flood in. Ritchie spent the next four months with her team members, weighing their options. By April 17, everyone made her decision and everyone received a full-ride scholarship. A total of half a million dollars in scholarship money was offered to the nine sophomores on the ; .... .... 5 .... .) playing with one another, "I am very proud of each and every one of these girls and I feel confident that they are leaving FRC with the tools to be successful at the next level," continued Ritchie. Each player then told the crowd in attendance which school they chose and what their major is. Agae will attend Grand Canyon University and study criminal justice. Aberle plans to study kinesiology at the University of Hawaii in Hllo, Stacey Witt will accompany Aberle to Hilo to study education: Ball plans to attend the The Feather River College volleyball team is nothing but smiles April 17 at a special signing ceremony in the college's gym. All nine sophomores on the team signed on to four-year universities with full-ride scho!arships. Photo by James Wilson University of West Alabama and major in sports medicine. Van Sickle is going to Lynn University to study biology. Hall will stay in the state at California State University, East Bay to study kinesiology. Voyles will head to the University of Alabama and major in sports management. Carolann Warren plans to be a pharmacy major at Newberry College. Bailee Bradley plans to study education atWilliam Jessup University. All the players were noticeably excited as they got ready to sign the " contracts. Ritchie then gave them their last bit of instruction as their coach. "Ladies, pick up your pens. You are now signing your next two years of your life away!" Chef Manager Find us on Facebook OPENING' MAY 1st RESTAU RAi'IT Open to the Public (530) 259 2.026 " Fri. & Sat. 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