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6C Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 Du,,uu,,, necora, rrogresswe, r~epor~er ". :~ James Wilson Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com The annual Round Valley Run/Walk celebrated its 32nd anniversary last Saturday, with 68 participants joining in on the fun along the shores of Greenville's reservoir. This year's event was set up as a fundraiser for youth recreational programs in Indian Valley, benefiting the Indian Valley Recreation, and Parks District and the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment. The weather stayed cool as runners took off early Saturday morning. The annual run started with a 200-meter dash for the younger athletes at the event. Velocity Wahl came in first in the kids' race. At 9 a.m., a mass of runners and walkers took off from the start/finish line at the day-use area on the lake shore. Participants followed one of three routes, depending on their age and preferences. The main route spanned 5.4 miles, taking runners through the woods around the lake. Walkers went a distance of 2.5 miles, taking in views from the county road, which was paved for most of the way. Runners under 16 followed a 1.5-mile route that was entirely paved. The first to cross the finish line were the winners of the under-16 race: Jacob Cook, 9, and Desiree Barley, 10. Cook and Bailey decided at the start of the race to run together, to keep each other company. Both finished together in 15 minutes, 26 seconds. For his second year in a row, Matt Staggs placed first in the 5.4-mile run. Staggs Matt Staggs crosses the finish line to place first in the Round Valley Run/Walk for the second year in a row. Staggs had some stiff competition this year, with a couple runners finishing right behind him. Photo by James Wilson came in at 35:08, beating his everyone finished. time of 35:55 from last year. Afterward, the organizers Dolores Bergmann was right held a drawing with some on Staggs' heels, coming in pretty impressive prizes. at 35:19. Logan Kingsland The event organizers were took third with a time of able to obtain enough 36:14. sponsors to give out prizes Runners were treated to worth more than $7,500. refreshing fruit and drinks For a complete list of after the race. An awards results and sponsors, go ceremony took place once to roundvalleyrun.com. Members of Greenville's American Legion post hoist the new flag at the American Valley Speedway last Saturday night, during the flag dedication ceremony before the races. The purchase of. the new flag was organized by John Gallagher. From left: Terry Schillinger, John Banks, John Hunter and Warren Mitchell. Photo by James Wilson American Valley Speedway ': 'Yes new fiag at races others experienced racing in races. Kelsea Wood was back a hobby stock into the sun behind the wheel after a out of turn two. We summer vacation that took experienced what drivers her to Florida. She took have to contend with besides fourth in the main with other cars. Micka Jacobs in fifth. The experience will be The IMCA Modified race AT THE SPEEDWAY offered again with a drawing had Bill Pearson working to LARRY F. DOUGLAS at the Sunday Fair Race on make it two in a row in the Contributor Aug. 17. The hobby stocksvictory circle. This week he American Valley Speedway had 10 cars competing in the had the return of Richard two-heat race and seven Papenhausen and Jeff American Valley finishing the main. JesseOlschowka to contend with, Speedway's Saturday night Van Kol and Dan Ramey as well as Matt Murphy and races had a ceremony and were the winners of the heat Erica Bulir. Pearson won celebration before any races, both a heat race and the racing began. The ceremony Joe Wirtz led the entire main. Jeff Olschowka won was the dedication of the race in the main. Joe the other heat race. new American flag Blackwell was 6.922 seconds Papenhausen, who came in presented to the speedway behind him. Steve Gordon second in the main, was by Greenville's American was in third with Dan Diaz following Pearson by 0.347 Legion. The celebration was in fourth. Ryan Swensson of a second. Matt Murphy the first birthday of Grayson was in fifth. The thrill in was in third. Erica Buhr OlSchowka, who rode in his the hobby stock race was was in fd{ii tt . The Niemans father's racecar around the Brittney Nieman losing a (Chris and Chase) were in speedway, wheel and axle in the heat fifth and sixth. Jim Smith Grayson is the son of Jeff race. was in seventh with Bobby Olschowka and the grandson In the mini stocks, Lary Higgins in eighth. of Joe Blackwell. Both are Whitebird came out flyingThe next race is the drivers who are instilling after last week's defeat to Fair Race Sunday, Aug. 17. their passion for racing in Lance Bain. He won the heat For more info visit their heir. He experienced race and the main with Bain americanvalley the suspension of a racecar coming in second. Tyler speedway.corn or on a banked dirt track. Four Cheek came in third in both call 283-2175. Downieville Classic OLYMPICS August 23, 2014 11a.m. to 3 p.m. Lassen County Fairgrounds 195 Russett Ave, Bring your famity and join us for fitness, food and funi Medals will be awarded Hula Hoop demonstration to competitors in Dandy the Smokeless different events Dragon and Jeremy Germ Nine-hole Frisbee golf - Educational booths Fun activities! Emergency vehicle displays from the California Highway Bounce City, water slides, Patrol and other local obstacle course, scavenger hunt law enforcement Pirate Mania Dental Health Screening Soccer Camp by Indian Health Services *Reminder to bring swimsuits and towels for the waters#de. *There will be an extra bus stop for bus transportation. This event is brought to you by the Banner Lassen Medical Center Foundation, Inc, with support from Banner Lassen Medical Center Bicyclists take off at Sierra City for the cross-country Downieville Classic race last Saturday morning. The annual biking event, put on by the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, drew thousands of people to Sierra County to watch some of the world's best mountain bikers compete. Photo by Samantha Rick ! After a successful inaugural event last year, the Northern California Cancer Advocates will be hosting its second annual 5K run/walk and golf tournament. The day-long event is scheduled to take place Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Diamond Mountain Golf Course in Susanville. Check-in for the 5K run/walk will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the run/walk itself begins at 8:30 a.m. Runners and walkers who want to participate must preregister prior to Aug. 15 in order to get a T-shirt. The golf tournament will have a shotgun start at 11 a.m., and will be played in scramble format with four-man teams. A barbecue lunch will be served during the tournament and live music will be provided by The Jammers. After the golf tournament, the organization will host a prime rib dinner. Reservations for the dinner must be made in advance. The day's events with also include a giveaway with "great baskets,", said Northern California Cancer Advocates spokesperson Ivanna Rose. Northern California Cancer Advocates in a nonprofit organization operating out of Lassen and Plumas counties with the intent to provide people suffering from cancer with support and guidance during their time of need. There is a fee to enter the 5K and golf tournament. All proceeds will benefit cancer fighters in Lassen and Plumas counties. For more information or to register for the 5K walk/run, call Rose at 310-5582. For more information about the golf tournament or to register a team, call Phil Bertanzoni at 251-2175.