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6C Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Kelsey Heard pitches for the Indians striking out six Tigers May 3 in Portola. Photo by Mari Erin Roth on Mari Erin Roth Sports Editor In a last minute non-league game May 3, the Greenville Indians traveled to Portola to play the Tigers in one of the last softball games of the season for both teams. The Indians beat the Tigers by a score of 18-6. The Indians scored 10 runs in the first inning and really set the pace for the balance of the game. GHS added two runs in the second inning, one in the fourth and five final runs in the fifth. The Indian girls working to get those runs on the scoreboard were Brooke Mullen with two singles, a double and seven RBIs; Emma Sordi with a single, a double and three RBIs; Mackenzie Brown with a double and two RBIs; Valerie Peters with a single and two RBIs; and Ashlyn Bustamante with two RBIs. Also contributing were Kelsey Heard and Sidney-Lyn McIntosh each with a single and an RBI and Haylee Eizea with a single. Heard pitched the entire game, striking out six Tiger batters. Heard walked just one batter and gave up six hits. Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter The Quincy Trojan tennis team, from left, Jeffery Ryback, William Ross, Sein Yoacham, Justin Sage, Nick Farnsworth, Colton Peters and coach D.J. Davis. Photos by D.J. Davis tncy nnls The tennis season ended with finals taking place in Redding. The Quincy boys won first place in the championship having won the-most overall matches The Trojan girls' tennis team placed fourth overall. Justin Sage of Quincy finished second in the boys' singles, behind the Mount Shasta challenger who took first place. The doubles team of Justin Sage and Nick Farnsworth won third place for the Quincy Trojans. "Our student athletes' dedication, willingness to learn and hard work to improve their game every single day has been the key to their success," said QHS head tennis D.J. Davis. QHS boys win first playoff game Mari Erin Roth Sports Editor The Quincy Trojans boys' baseball team won its first playoff game on the Feather River College baseball diamond against the Biggs Wolverines on May 12 by a score of 9-1. The Trojans held Biggs at bay until the fourth inning when they allowed the Wolverines their only run of the game. The Trojans scored two runs in the first inning, three in the second, three in the fourth and a final run in the fifth inning. Scoring was led by Brendan Murray with three runs, Christian Miranda and Anakin Borghi each with two runs and Kainoa Hall and Simon McQuarrie each with a run. Murray also led in RBIs with four, Cody Morrison with two and Miranda and Toby Buns each hitting one runner across home plate. Murray hit a triple and McQuarrie stretched his hit to a double by sliding into second. As a team, the Trojans batted .296 with Murray on top of the pile with a .750 batting average. Against QHS pitcher, Drew Baumgartner, the Biggs team was knocked down to a .043 batting average. Baumgartner struck out 12 of the Wolverines and gave up just one single hit. The Wolverines ran a tight ship, but Morrison, Miranda and Murray were each able to steal a single base. The second playoff game Tuesday, May 16, matched the Trojans against the Spartans of East Nicolaus from the Mid-Valley League who have a league record of 7-2 and an overall record of 13-8. The Trojans on the other hand finished their league undefeated 8-0 and are 19-3 overall. Winning against the Spartans would move the Trojans on to the final championship round Saturday, May 20. F'mgers crossed. QHS Pitcher Drew Baumgartner, finishing the game against Biggs with 12 strikeouts and giving up just one single hit to the 26 Wolverine batters faced, is lifted up by his teammates. Brendan Murray puts on a tough game face for the Wolverine pitcher. Murray led Trojan scoring with three runs May 12. The winning Trojan team Friday, May 12, at Feather River College after beating the Biggs Wolverines 9-1. Standing, From left: Toby Buus, Gary Pini, Drew Baumgartner, Kainoa Hall, Cody Morrison, Zach Jensen, Dalton Wilcox, Brendan Murray and Simon McQuarrie. Kneeling, from left: Anakin Borghi, Christian Miranda, Johnny Pini, Lane Coehlo, Brady Peay, Jace Kingston and Luke Borghi. Photos by Mari Erin Roth Even though it wasn't one of the official contests this year, a couple of foursomes came uniquely i' : dressed for the occasion. For example, the Joey Ayoob, Mike Clements, Casey Peters and Johnny Mansell foursome were wearing traditional vintage golf attire which clearly made them the easiest team tospot anywhere on the golf course. ROTARY, from page 3C them each a $50 gift certificate and round of golf at Plumas Pines -- a prize package valued at $600. Despite the weather, the four-person scramble format and mulligans (extra shots) offered to players, many of the teams participating also posted scores that were well under par. Hole-in-one prizes Go figure! With over 500 shots at acing one of the par 3 contest holes this year, which amounts to nearly 8,000 attempts since the very first tournament-- the four hole-in-one prizes -- a fully-equipped 2017 Polaris ATV offered by DuPont Power Tools and State Farm Insurance in Quincy; two $5,000 cash prizes courtesy of Plumas Bank, Edward Jones Investment, Flanigan-Leavitt Insurance and Les Schwab Tires in Quincy; and a $500 Visa card -- again went unclaimed. Other contest holes Besides being a good start to the golfing season, this popular tournament has become known for the variety of additional contests and prizes offered during play. It has earned the reputation of not only being competitive for the serious golfers, but fun for the higher handicappers as well. The men's and women's longest-drive winners were Seth Preston of Graeagle and Julie Nolta of Quincy. Sponsor Wild Hare Sign Co. of Quincy, provided each with a $25 gift certificate to the pro shop. River Ranch RV Park of Quincy sponsored the $25 gift certificates for the closest-to-the-hole contest this year, which were won by Jack Brown and Michelle Violett of Brownsville. Nolta picked up another prize for One of her drives landing closest-to-the-rope. Men's winner was another Quincy resident, Jerimie Barker. Ken Barnard and John Breaux, both of Quincy, sponsored the prizes. Clay's Cash Kicker winners Another highlight each year at this tournament is the $400 giveaway known as "Clay's Cash Kicker," offered by the Fehrman family and Mike and Keri Taborski in memory of tournament founder and Rotarian Clay Dyrr. The four players who each received a crisp $100 bill, which amounts to getting their registration fee back by the luck of the draw, were Andy Knudson, Graeagle, Tyrus Herbertson, Quincy, Michelle Violett, Brownsville, and Sean Abrams, Chico. Sponsors Rotary's corporate sponsors this year included Plumas Pines Golf Resort and Longboards Bar & Grill, Plumas Bank, Fuel Star 76 Mini Mart and American Valley Hardware. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Rotary Club's community service projects and its youth programs and scholarships. Next year's tournament is May 5 at Plumas Pines Golf Resort. Entry fee is $100, which includes golf, box lunch and hors de oeuvres immediately following play prior to the awards ceremony. Don't dump used oil down storm drains, which commonly lead to streams, bays, rivers and oceans. Used oil is the largest source of oil pollution in our nation's waterways. Advedlsbtg funded by a Grant flrmm Cal Recycle Managed by PhJms Comty hpt of PubUc Works Ilil