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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, June 17, 2015 lC S] " 00.3l;00ZS an :t R.E CRJ00!ATI ON iN :..:l .................................................................................... i. Above, Rikki Gregorich, is flanked by her 2014-15 basketball cheer squad at the final game of the season. Joining Gregorich, from left to right: Nana De Almeida Miranda, cheer coach Lindsey Kimzey and Lynda Nolan. Gregorich was a cheerleader and softball star at Quincy High School and graduated last weekend. She has enlisted in the United States Army and will train to be a combat medic. Photos by Greg Knight Gregorich will serve her country after life as a Trojan Greg Knight Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com Anyone who says cheerleaders (Who also play softball) aren't athletes -- or can't be tough as nails -- has never met Quincy High School senior Rikki Gregorich. As a cheerleader for the QHS Trojans basketball and football teams since her freshman year, as well as a star player on the high school softball team, Gregorich has made a name for herself as a leader of the group that has been the rah-rah heartbeat of the red and white. And now that she has graduated, she will follow up on the accomplishment of finishing high school with the challenge of enlisting in the United States Army as a : combatmedic fora.fouryear term. For Gregorich, who leaves June 28 for 12 weeks of basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, followed by another four-month stint at Fort Sam Houston in Texas for medical training, the decision to join the military was one that came naturally to.her. " : . :: "I like the opportunities that come with the Army and the whole lifestyle it offers," Gregorich said. "I like things in my life being very straightforward and planned; American democracy. that is what it brings, I "I won't get to pick my believe." wish list for where I want to Traveling the world is go until after boot camp, and another opportunity I don't really care where I get Gregorich said temptecthrrgo aslong sI get to get out away from the of the United States and see college-to-career track ..... some of the world," and toward a life defending Gregorich said. "I know it freedom and advancing the doctrine of See Rikki, page 3C J/' FROM THE SPORTS DESK GREG KNIGHT Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com Remember the Indians of2015 Greg Knight Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com This past Friday morning I was blessed to be part of a group that donated a championship trophy to the Greenville High School Indians boys' basketball team commemorating its undefeated, 10-0 record in the Pioneer Mountain League and :RC alum finds her dream job at AT&T Park It was while visiting AT&T Park two years ago with her classmates in a broadcasting sports for TV course at Dominican College that Feather River College alumna Katy Batchelder discovered her calling. Led by her class instructor, Barry Tompkins, a four-time Emmy Award-winning network television veteran, Batchelder toured the editing suite on the club level of the ballpark and walked into a new career. . "I knew then this is exactly what I wanted to do," Batchelder said. "This is crazy. This is my dream job. How do I get in there?" With Tompkins' mentorship and assistance, Batchelder secured an internship with the Giants that blossomed into a 40-hour-a-week job as a production assistant for San Francisco Giants Productions. Rotating through several roles, Batchelder last year edited an in-game highlight video that aired on the centerfield scoreboard while she worked during the Giants' playoff and World Series home games. Last month, Batchelder assisted with artistic direction for a "Hunter Pence-on-the-Fence See Katy, page 3C Former Feather River College and Dominican College volleyball star Katy Batchelder has found her dream job working at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Photo submitted a trip to the second round of the playoffs: It was a highlight for me since it was presented on the very basketball court I first played on as a young man, many moons ago. Now that I am older and look back at all my participation in athletics taught me, it is encouraging to see that a commitment to excellence and winning is still alive at GHS. It was leaders and teachers like Otto Brackett, Travis Rubke, Jim Norman, Red Embree, Mike Chelotti, John Holland and many others who mentored generations of young men and women at GHS -- and it looks like, despite a dwindling population in Indian Valley, and thus fewer student athletes, the current roster of coaches are looking to keep the winning ways alive. A whole lot of credit for making Greenville the success it is among Division 6 schools See Sports Desk, page 3C