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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, April 24, 2013 5C Plumas Paddle Palooza promises pleasant paddling Folks of all ages enjoy various paddling vessels at a previous year's Paddle Fest at Lake Almanor. This year's festival has been renamed the Plumas Paddle Palooza and will take place at Spanish Creek on April 28. Photo submitted James Wilson Sports Reporter sports@plumasnews.com The annual Paddle Fest put on by Feather River College's Outdoor Recreation Leadership program's students returns this year with a new name: the Plumas Paddle Palooza. The Plumas Paddle Palooza will take place at the swimming hole with a rope swing on Spanish Creek just upstream from Oakland Camp between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on April 28. The event has been a staple in Plumas County for nine years. The Paddle Fest originally started ott on Lake Almanor, but moved to Spanish Creek four years ago to be closer tp the college's campus. "It's really a drop-in thing," said outdoor recreational leadership instructor Darla DeRuiter. "Whenever someone shows up, we'll be ready to teach them some tricks, or at least play some games." The FRC Outdoor Recreation Leadership program will provide gear along with instruction to those interested. The event will allow the public to demo all kinds of human-powered watercraft including whitewater kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, sea kayaks and canoes. The festival proves especially useful to those considering purchasing a water toy, but who want to experience several types before choosing what kind to buy. Instructional drills and classes will include kayak rolling sessions, raft flip drills, paddle clinics, guided sessions down parts of the creek and several other events. The event is free and all age groups and skill levels are welcome. Hamburgers, hot dogs and cold drinks will be sold on site, so it's suggested to bring a bit of cash to get a bite to eat. Everyone is invited to swing by the local favorite swimming hole and try out some new paddle sports at any point during the festivities. Quincy's Adrik Yacelga slides his way onto second basea split second before Greenville's James Martinez can catch the ball during the snow-filled game between the two teams April 15. Don'nie Housen rushes behind Martinez for backup. Quincy defeated Greenville', 13-4. Photo by James Wilson Higll school baseball has a crazy week James Wilson Sports Reporter sports@plumasnews.com Last week was a wild one for all Plumas County baseball teams, with losses suffered and wins taken. Portola did the best, winning all three of its games. The week started out on an unusual note with snow falling down on the field April 15 as Portola took down Chester 13-0 and Quincy finished off Greenville 13-4. Players struggled through the wet and the cold as the games ran on. The Tigers played two more games during the week with two more wins. Portola hosted Incline on April 16 and won 11-7. On April 19 the Tigers demolished North Tahoe 11-1. The wins boosted Portola's record to place them third in the north section's Division IV. The Tigers stand at 11-9 overall and 2-2 in their league. "My guys played with more focus and intensity this week and we pitched very well," commented the Tiger's coach Tim Brubaker.. Quincy played Maxwell in a double header April 16, winning the first game 1-0 and losing the second 9-1. On April 17, Quincy hosted Chester, beating the Volcanoes 12-2. Quincy stands in the fourth spot of Division IV. The Trojans' record is 10-9 overall and 2-2 in league. Though Chester and Greenville fell to Quincy last week, both teams are dominating their respective leagues with undefeated league records. Chester is 7-0 in league and 9-6 overall. Greenville stands at 6-0 in league and 8-4 overall. Chester played two league games last week and won them both. The Volcanoes slaughtered Los Molinos 15-0 on April 16 and showed no mercy to Mercy on April 18, beating them 30-3. "It was an up and down week," commented Chester's coach Terry Hernandez. "Hopefully we find some consistency. The good news is we won our league games and are still in first place." Greenville played a double header against Princeton on April 19 and won 7-2 and 12-3. In both games the Indians started hot with an early lead they carried through to the ends of the games. COURSE OPENS APRIL 26TH Spring Special! $95 Play All Day $ 75 After 2pm Chester's Damon Stephens fires the ball toward the plate during a 30-3 win over Mercy last Thursday. Chester is undefeated in league play. Photo by Tony Cordero VISITUS ONLINE WWW. NAKOMAGOLI::R ESORT.COM -OR- www.facebook.com/TheDragonAtNakoma t,,