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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, May 5, 2010 lC CHaMPiONS The Feather River College softball team went on the road for the first round of the playoffs and knocked off Ohlone College in two games last Saturday and Sunday, May 1-2. Pictured is FRC pitcher Annalee Rubio, with Leah Justice in the outfield. The Golden Eagles will travel to Sacramento for the Super Regional Tournament this Friday through Sunday, May 7-9, Photo submitted II Seeded 10th in this year'sson. Ming totaled three hits, three two runs); Chelsea Venable Ohlone answered back in regional playoffs, the Feath- When the Golden Eagles runs scored and one RBI. (two hits, two RBIs and one the fourth inning, cutting the er River College softball traveled south to take on the Alisha Perry also regis- run) and Shelby Watts (two Golden Eagles lead to 4-3. team traveled to seventh. Ohlone Renegades last week- tered three hits, including a hits andone run). In the top of the fifth in- seeded Ohlone College lastend, FRC proved to be more triple to lead off the third in- "These young ladies have ning, Ohlone's Varady ap- weekend and won in two than the Renegades could ning. worked extremely hard to peared to find her groove games, 10-5 and 7-6. handle. The Golden Eagles offenseget to this point, and they from the pitchers circle, as This advances FRC to the The Golden Eagles offensefinally knocked the wind out went out and took it fromshe retired Justice and POt- Super Regional Tournament dominated Ohlone pitcher of the Renegades in the sixth Ohlone today," said Taylor. ter on two routine fly otits, at Sacramento City CollegeJessica Varady, who was inning, when Brittany Potter Game two began with the but then Chelsea Venable this Friday through Sunday, named the pitcher of the stepped to the plate with two Golden Eagles offense once kept the inning alive with a May 7-9. The four-team, dou- year in the Coast-North Con- outs and the bases loaded in again jumping out to an ear- solid single to left. ble-elimination tournamentference, a tight 5-4 game. lylead ..... That brought third-base- will deterl~ine who goes to "It was agreat weekend for Potter got behind in the Dani Ming led the game off man Shelby Watts to the the California State Finals. us," said FRC coach Josh count 0-2 before delivering a with a double, Leah Justice plate. After taking the first College of the Siskiyous Taylor. "We hit the you- line drive that bounced off walked, then Brittany Potter pitch, Watts deposited the and College of the Sequoias know-what out of the ball. the left centerfield wall. The and Chelsea Venable also second over the leftfield are the other two teams com- We were pretty amazing. It double scored three runners doubled. Before Ohlone had fence for a two-run home run peting in the Super Regional was fun to watch." and was the only offense a chance to take a deep that gave Feather River a 6-3 Tournament with FRC and In game one, Feather River pitcher Erica Wieck needed, breath, the Golden Eagleslead. Sac City. pounded out 14 hits in the 10- as she went on to win thewere on top 3-0. Once again, the resilient Feather River College and 5 victory. The offense was led game 10-5. Feather River added an- Renegades of Ohlone College College of the Siskiyous tied by Dani Ming, who startedOther notable Feather Riv- other run in the second in- answered back, tying the for first place in the Golden the game with a stand up er standouts included Leah ning on a Leah Justice dou- game in the bottom of the Valley Conference this sea- triple. Through the game,Justice (one hit, one RBI and ble. sixth inning. However, Feather River once again had an answer, as Brittany Potter delivered with a towering solo home run to right field in the sev- enth inning to give the Gold- en Eagles an emotional 7-6 victory. FRC pitcher Annalee Ru- bio battled the entire game, going seven innings while striking out seven and walk- ing none. "I am very proud of the ac- complishments of this year's team," said Taylor. "They be- lieve in themselves and each other. We are looking for- ward to heading to Sacra- mento to play in the super re- gionals next weekend." The Golden Eagles will open against Sacramento City College this Friday, May 7, at 2 p.m. As late as Thursday, skep- tics were hardly convinced the eight inches of snow that blanketed the Plumas Pines Golf Course in Blairs- den Tuesday and Wednes- day would melt in time for the Quincy Rotary Club Dyrr Memorial Golf Tourna- ment Saturday, May 1. But by Saturday, with some help from Mother Na- ture, the maintenance crew at the golf course did an un- believable job getting the fairways and greens ready for the 96 golfers who com- peted for lots of prizes and titles in at the ninth annual event. Capturing first place hon- ors in the scramble-play for- mat with an impressive 12- under par 60 were local resi- dents Dave Ludington, Steve Risley, Zack Russell and Ma- son Werner. They each re- ceived a $50 gift certificate along with a round of golf for four, redeemable at Plumas Pines. PGA professional and course manager Brandon Bowling used a tie-breaking formula for second place, as three teams posted a nine- under 61. This resulted in second place being awarded to Chico residents David Pollak, Mark Bowen and Erik Dyrr, and Ken Sorey from Oakland. Each earned a $50 gift certificate and one round of golf at Plumas Pines. Although the handicapped challenged foursome of Fred Howe, Mike Howe, JimBe- quette and Barry Bailey en- joying the brilliant sun- shine and relaxing round of Brooks won the men's and golf, their score wasn't up to women's closest-to-the-rope par. contest, sponsored each With a high posting on the year by Dyrr's brother, Gil, day of 79, tournament co- and his sister, Christine chairs Steve King and Mike Smith. Taborski thought it only fit- Winners in those contests ting to award each of them each received a $25 gift cer- with a half-hour lesson from tificate redeemable at PGA instructor Brandon PlumasPines. Bowling. Finally, four lucky golfers The tournament was each won $100 cash in the named in honor Erik's fa- Dyrr Memorial Cash Kick- ther, the late Clay Dyrr, who er, sponsored by John and was an active member of the Kathy Fehrman and Mike Quincy Rotary Club and andKeriTaborski. founding chairman of the In a random drawing, the event, now the service winners were Ed Turner club's major fundraiser, from Cottonwood, Aaron The Quincy Rotary tour- Lohn from Portola, Haley nament is known for the va- White from Quincy and Jeff riety of additional contests Korbett, Clay Dyrr's and prizes offered during nephew, from Temecula. play, which has earned it a reputation of not only being Knowing Dyrr always competitive for the serious pulled for the underdog, his golfers, but fun for the high- sister, Christine Smith, er handicappers as well. from Southern California, who along with other family Unfortunately, the three hole-in-one prizes: A fully- members, has made it a equipped 2010 Polaris ATV point to play in the tourna- offered by DuPont Power ment each year, offers an additional $100 cash prize Tools and Pizza Factory in Quincy and two $5,000 cash for the worst scoring team prizes, courtesy of Plumas onthe day. Bank, Edward Jones Invest- This year the money went ments and Flanigan Leavitt to the team of Fred Surber, Insurance, went unclaimed Lloyd Crawford, Gene Mills again this year. and Dave Peters. They fin- The men and women's ished the day shooting a 14 longest-drive winners, also over par 86. sponsored by Pizza Factory, Other corporate sponsors went to heavy-hitters Blake include Safeway Stores, Kangas and Terri Brooks. Waste Management and Fu- Beatty Construction spon- el Star 76 Food Mart. Pro- sored the closest-to.the-hole ceeds from the tournament contest, won for the second are used to fund the Quincy consecutive year by Steve Rotary Club's various com- Risley. munity projects and local Mark Tieslau and Terri scholarships. The winning foursome at this year's Quincy Rotary golf ington, Mason Werner, Zack Russell and Steve Risley. tournament Mark Leonhardt drives off the tee at Plumas Pines. He is observed his dad, Chuck Leonhardt. Photos by Mike Taborski were, from left: Dave Lud- by Richard Stockton, left, and