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i Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, May 2, 2012 lC SPORTS a RECREATION / Greenville wins The Indians from Greenville played the Indians from Happy Camp in Yreka last Friday, April 27, and the Greenville team won the first contest 10-1 behind the pitCh- ing and hitting of Donnie Housen. Housen only One run in his six innings of pitching, picking up his third win of the season. He struck out six batters and allowed just three hits. Housen also had two hits, drove in three RBIs and scored two runs. Enzo Riggs, Ray Talavera and Jacob Hen, ry all collected two hits apiece, and Henry drove in three runs. Not to be outdone, Andy Fairbanks had a double to drive in two RBIs, and he also scored two runs. The game featured several bunts by the Greenville hit- ters including Talavera, Tony Rogers, James Martinez and Riggs. Third baseman Wyatt Van Fleet accounted for three defensive outs in one inning with two assists and a put out. Greenville coach Tom Rogers said that this was the best played game of the sea- son for his team. The second game of the doubleheader was a nail biter. Greenville scored two runs in the top of the first in- ning, only to have two scored against them in the bottom of the same inning. Happy Camp scored two more runs in the third in- ning, but Greenville added four in the fourth to take a 6-4 lead into the final inning. Happy Camp rallied to tie the game and send it into overtime. Greenville added a run, then held on for a 7-6 win. This game also featured more "small ball" by the Greenville Indians. Riggs scored two runs and drove in three, while Fairbanks bat- tled the opposing team on the mound. He collected his first W of the season and struck out 11 more batters, giving him a team leading 37 on the year. Sam Johnson drove in three runs with three hits. Chance Tolen worked all 13 innings behind the plate, nev- er once complaining about tiring, which is quite a feat in itself, added coach Rogers. The victory gives the Indi- ans four league wins this year, placing them solidly in the third seed for the upcom- ing pIayoffs. If they continue to im- prove, a playoff win could be in the Indians' future, as the "small ball" (bunting and stealing) aspect of their game puts added pressure on their opposition. The Greenville Indians travel to play Westwood Thursday, May 3. With a strong swing, Greenville junior Donnie Housen connects with the ball. The Greenville Indians went on the road and swept Happy Camp in a double- header last Friday, April 27, winning game one 10-1 and game two 7-6. The victories give Greenville solid placement in this year's playoffs. Photo by Shannon Morrow Watershed education celebrates 10 years Shannon Morrow Sports Editor Standing on the side of a rollicking river wearing hel- mets and lifejackets, local sixth-graders excitedly begin clambering into rafts for a fun day of whitewater adven- ture and watershed educa- tion. The rapids are thrilling and the splash wars bring lots of laughter, but the learning is also very palpa- ble, as the students are taught about weather, geolo- gy, wildlife and the environ- ment. The day on the river is part of a year-long watershed curriculum for sixth-graders in Plumas County that in- cludes hikes to the top of the Sierra crest ind a trip to the Pacific Ocean. The lessons are experienced firsthand and the education is fun. The program, Adventures in Learning, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Over the past decade, Adven- tures in Learning has served / more than 1,500 students from Quincy, Portola, Chester, Taylorsville and Greenville elementary schools. Adventures in Learning is a collaborative partnership between the Feather River College Outdoor Recreation Leadership program, Plumas Unified School District and the Feather River Coordinat- ed Resource Management Watershed Education Pro- gram. Rob Wade, the projects co- ordinator for outdoor envi- ronment watershed educa- tion, created Adventures in Learning with Rick Stock, the director of FRC's ORL program. In addition to supporting place-based watershed edu- cation for PUSD students, Adventures in Learning pro- vides field experience for FRC students majoring in ORL, creating a win-win partnership with no costs to the school district. "I really can't commend Rick enough for his vision- ary leadership in making this iconic experience hap- pen for a decade," said Wade. "It is a great anniversary for a lot of reasons." As sixth-graders trace the journey of their water from the Plumas to the Pacific, the rafting trip represents the thrilling threshold of moving from the familiar backyard of the headwaters homeland toward the front yard of the unknown journey beyond, explained Wade. "Since recreation is one of the seven uses of Feather River water and sixth- graders are also expected to learn about the role that wa- ter plays in shaping the land, this field trip is an obvious bullseye," said Wade. "Mountain kids deserve a mountain education."  L: ..: !': 'i' !.' " ..... :':" vz:::4.,.::: :'::!:T,J;;:" .:;ii:i;:2, : i,:::: *:.%ii;;:  : . i : ...... ::.-  ':i-:: - - ;': { .' %:. {  :::: :;:::::::1 : :  ::ii;:::;q!':::i::::!:%J&i.2iii&..,:: ......... .,r.::..,,.::---2::::!I: :T,,i i::" i ::-z : Elementary school students are all smiles as they are guided safely through whitewater by Feather River College students majoring in Outdoor Recreation Leadership. 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