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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, April 30, 2014 5C James Wilson Sports Editor sports@plu "When you go to Feather River College, you have to come back and repay the favor. Once you're an FRC student, you're always an FRC student." This was the sentiment of Dillon Vick Hice, former FRC student and last week's instructor of the third annual Roughstock Rodeo Clinic at the junior college's rodeo arena. Hice helped instruct the 2014 class along with Cody Campbell and Clint Cannon, fellow national qualifiers in the professional rodeo circuit. The free clinic attracted nearly twice the number of students this year compared to last, with 27 participants. "It was really nice having more interest this year," said FRC rodeo coach Jesse Segura. "It was great to have (Hice) back too, and see him doing so good professionally." Just days before the clinic, Hice won the rodeo at Red Bluff. In the pro circuif, Hice stands eighth in the world for bull riding. His fellow instructors are equally qualified to instruct. Campbell is seventh in the world this year and Cannon has won over $1 million in prize money from riding bareback broncs. The three pro instructors, along with FRC's team of coaches, helped give this year's team a bit more experience before it headed off to Las Vegas for its last rodeo of the regular season in the West Coast Region. Details of the rodeo will be in next week's Sports and Recreation section. Participants in the clinic got to practice on top-quality stock from Flying U Rodeo out of Marysville. Instructors videoed participants and reviewed their rides with them afterwards, while handing out pointers. All in all, the instructors were pleased with the participants' interest and level of dedication. "They have a really good program up here," said Hice. "I think it's the best (program) in the West Coast Region and they have access to really good bulls. For any bull rider, that's a big attraction." It's no wonder FRC continuously produces cowboys who go on to make a name for themselves professionally. The pros come back to continue the legacy. At left, Dillon Vick Hice, former Feather River College student and current rodeo pro, comes back to the junior college to help instruct students at the rodeo clinic. Hice is currently ranked eighth in the world for bull riding. Above, Tucker Hill, from Klamath Falls, Oregon, is bucked off during the final day of FRC's free rodeo clinic at the college's arena. The clinic attracted 27 participants who got the benefit of instruction from top rodeo professionals. Photos by James Wilson SOFTBALL from page lC .... Blairsden brewery invests in trails got a very late start to the season, and half the team's players never played softball before this year. According to Popish, Portola got a few hits in, but mainly moved its players through walks. It rained through both games, so to speed the games up, Sandra Kibble pitched and struck out one Williams batter after another. Chester Chester' week started with a whopping 25-4 win against Los Molinos on April 22. The next day, however, Chester lost 10-0 at Redding Christian. The win and loss brought the Lady Volcanoes' record to 13-6 overall and 5-2 in league. Although Chester made strong appearances at the plate with 13 hits, it was Los Molinos' pitching that truly won Chester the game. Chester's batters were walked 21 times, which helped move players around the bases. In the first inning, Chester got up 11-0. By the end of the third inning, Chester was up 22-1. In contrast, Chester's pitching was spot on. Kaytlan Hedrick pitched the first two innings and Rebecca Branch the final three. Hedrick allowed just two hits, and struck out two batters. No Los Molinos player hit off Branch, and she struck out eight batters. At bat, Hedrick went three-for-three, as did Allison House. Antonia Marro and Lanee Hansen both went two-for-two. Hedrick, Lily Kenyon and Alyssa Ayers led in RBIs with three apiece. James Wilson the Downieville Classic, ceramic growlers to give to Sports Editor Trailfest and the Lost Sierra the pro men and pro women Endurance Run. winners. s The Brewing Lair will putThe Brewing Lair is so Participants in the a different spin on its invested in the Lake Davis upcoming Lost and Found donation for the Lost andarea, the start and finish bike ride/race are going to Found, however. Each point of the race/ride, it even have a new use for their participant in the race/ride adopted the Lake Davis Trail. water-bottle holders: to carry will receive a pint glass with By adopting the trail, the some sudsy beer. 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