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6C Wednesday, July 18, 2012 . Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Feather River All- Stars hit it to win it The Feather River Little League All-Stars won the ll- to 12-year-old District 48 championship July 3 against Susanville Little League by a score of 8-6 in the second championship game. Feather River All-Stars are made up of players from Quin- cy, Portola and Loyalton Little League. Susanville had won the District 48 championship for 13 years in a row before Feather River decided to change things in 2012. This was the second time in the tournament that Feather Riv- er beat SusanviUe, as Feather River beat them by a score of 8-3 in the second round. Su- sanville forced the second championship game by beat- ing Feather River in the first championship game by a score of 14-8. In the decisive game, Feath- er River started the scoring early as they plated four runs in the top of the first inning, with D.J. Panfili and Kodi Lowdermilk having RBI dou- bles. Susanville answered back in the bottom of the first by scoring three runs. Feather River answered back in the top of the second with a single run as Avery Dyrr scored on a Toby Buus single to make the score 5-3. In the top of the fourth in- ning Feather River scored two more runs as Buus smacked a two-RBI single to increase the lead to 7-3. In the bottom of the fifth, Susanville finally got to Feather River starting pitcher Lowdermilk as he exited the game after a leadoff single. Brendan Murray came on in relief and held Susanville to three runs in the fifth. Wih Feather River leading 7-6 in the top of the sixth they were able to push across another single run as Lowdermilk stole home. In the bottom of the sixth, Murray struck out the first hitter and go t the second hit- ter on a ground ball. The third hitter for SusanviIle in the inning reached first base on an error and then Murray struck out the final batter of the game looking. Murray recorded his second save of the tournament and Lowder- milk picked up his third win. "I am so proud of these kids and very happy that they could be rewarded for their hard work over the last two weeks," said coach Bryan Griffin from Loyalton. "These kids came to- gether over the last two weeks and were determined to win the District 48 championship," added coach Rick Lowdermilk from Portola. A senior-to-be at Portola High School, coach Ricky Lowdermilk also got the op- portunity to coach the All-Star team as part of his senior class project. "I am way more nervous coaching these kids than I am playing in my games," said Ricky Lowder- milk. "I have a new apprecia- tion for all of my current and former coaches." The leading hitters for Feather River in the tourna- ment were Dyrr, Murray, Jon Nordt and Panfili as they each batted .500. Dyrr also added two home runs and Panfili drove in five runs. Also pro- viding the offense for Feather River were Bowdy Griffin (.462) and Mitch Pearson (.400) during the four games, while Buus (.357) had a team-leading seven RBIs. Feather River All-Stars 2012 Drew Baumgartner - Quincy Toby Buus - Quincy Avery Dyrr - Quincy Logan Gavin - Loyalton Bowdy Griffin- Loyalton Kodi Lowdermilk.- Portola Simon McQuarrie - Quincy Brendan Murray - Quincy Jon Nordt. Portola D.J. Panfili - Quincy Mitch Pearson - Portola Jake Rick - Quincy Manager: Terry Baumgartner - Quincy Quincy A lFStars place second The Quincy minors All-Stars strike a pose after placing second in the All-Star Tournament. Back row, from left: coach Debbie Blomquist, Melia Hall, Blake Blomquist, Kareem Rowe, Brady Peay and coach Dustin Vert. Front, from left: Sean Mannle, Lane Coelho, Johnny Pini, Devin Vert, Russell Nickerson, Chyanne Morrison and Dominic Rinetti. Photo submitted Round Valley Ruri ,returns for 30th year The 30th annual Round Valley Run/Walk will take place Saturday, Aug. 4, at Round Valley Lake near Greenville. This is a fun com- munity event for people of all ages, featuring a beautiful course, awards and prizes. It's a small race with big re- wards. The main event is a 5.4- mile cross-country loop around the lake with mostly flat terrain through mead- ows and forest that is pre- dominately dirt with a short paved section:There will be one aid station with water at the halfway point. This course is not suitable for ba- by joggers or wheelchairs. Eleven- to 16-year-olds have a 1.5-mile junior event. A free 200-yard kids' run for kids 10 and under will be held prior to the main events. Pre-registration for the 5.4- mile course is $20; the walk and junior race cost $15. Pre- registration must be received by July 20. Race day registra- tion is $5 more. All registrants will receive a quality embroidered run- ner's cap and lots more in the goodie bag. Overall winners in the main event will re- ceive $100 cash and runners- up will receive $50. The over- all winners and runners-up in the main event will also receive a framed photograph of their finish. The junior event overall winners will receive $25 cash and a framed photograph of their finish. Kids' winners will receive prizes and all finishing walkers will re- ceive a ribbon. Pre-registration forms can be printed from the Grange's website, taylorsville- grange439.net, or contact Bonnie Kessloff at 284-6210 for a flyer/registration form. There are numerous draw- ing prizes, including a scenic flight for two over stunning Indian Valley, a $300 canine dental procedure at the Indi- an Creek Vet Clinic, a dinner for four at the Drakesbad Guest Ranch in Lassen Park, a $200 REI gift card, one night at the Atlantis Hotel in RenD and much more! 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