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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, May 16, 2012 lC SPORTS AND R. 00CREATION IN.SIDE SECTION C: FEATURING THE Chester rallies Shannon Morrow Sports Editor sports@plurnasnews.com Trailing 7.2 with 1.1/2 in- nings left in its home playoff game against Redding Chris- tian last Friday, it wasn't looking good for the Chester High School baseball team. But in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Chester Vol- canoes racked up eight runs to snatch the lead and soon after walked away with a 10.7 victory. The win advanced third- seeded Chester to the North- ern Section Division V semi. final playoff game Tuesday, May 15, against second.seed. ed Fall River. The results weren't know at press time, but will be posted at plumes. news.com. In last Friday's first-round match-up, Redding Christian scored two runs in the top of the first inning and one run in the third to take a 3-0 lead. Chester's first run came in the bottom of the third in- ning. A leadoff walk, a single by Hunter Morris and then another walk loaded the bases, allowing Chris Brown to knock in an RBI single. Redding Christian respond. ed with a run in the fourth in- ning to take a 4-1 lead. Irl the bottom of the fifth inning, Ryan Bereznak led off with a double, and then Cole Conner got to second base on a Redding Christian error, bringing Bereznak home and cutting Chester's deficit to two. Redding Christian added three more runs in the top of the sixth inning to take a 7.2 lead. In the bottom of the sixth, Chester sophomore Tim Cro- nan hit a lead-off single, which prompted a pitching ctiange by Redding Christ- ian. John Gustin and Damian Browning each followed with walks to load the bases for the Volcanoes. Morris delivered an RBI single, Bereznak followed with an RBI double and then Colin Houlihan hit an RBI single. A passed ball allowed Chester one more run to tie the game, and then an RBI double by Conner gave the Volcanoes the lead, still with no outs. At this point, Redding Christian changed it pitcher again, and then Brown recorded an RBI double off a Redding Christian error. Westley Ruffer finished the scoring with an RBI single that gave Chester a 10.7 lead. Chester pitcher Bereznak took care of business in the seventh inning to finish with a complete game and earn the win. The victory improved the Volcanoes' overall record to 14-10. \\; \\; Senior pitcher Ryan Bereznak earns the win for the Chester Volcanoes in last Friday's playoff game against Redding Christian. Photo by Shannon Morrow Chester senior Damian Browning sprints across the outfield for a nice catch in the Volcanoes' 10-7 playoff victory. Photo by Kathy Morris Get outside on two wheels for bike month DELAINE FRAGNOLI Managing Editor dfragnoli@plumasnews.com May is National Bike Month, and there is no short- age of great ways to cele- brate here in Plumas Coun- ty. Here are some of my fa- vorites. Lake Almanor: The paved bike path along the west shore can be accessed at a number of points from High- way 89. Unlike a lot of bike paths that are flat, linea: af- fairs, this one rolls and curves from lakeshore into forest and back. You can de- vise as long or short a ride as you want by riding out and back, making this a totally suitable option for families. As an added bonus, you can picnic and take a swim or boat in the lake when you're done. Indian Valley: The Indian Valley Century Rides, set for Saturday, May 26, take ad- vantage of little-traveled backroads. There are 100- kilometer or 100-mile op- tions; each costs $50 and in- cludes lunch catered by the Genesee Store. Entry forms are on the website, indian- valley.net. For more infor- mation give the Indian Val- ley Chamber of Commerce, the sponsor, a ring at 284- 6633. Be prepared for any kind of weather: I've done this ride a few times and the weather has varied from clear and sunny to overcast with rain, sleet and hail! Central Plumas: A moder- ate loop around:nake and Smith lakes is a good early- season mountain bike op- tion. From Quincy, take Bucks Lake Road toward Meadow Valley. Turn right onto Snake Lake Road before you get to Meadow Valley. There'8 plenty of parking right here, or you can short- en the ride and cut out some climbing by continuing up the paved road (it eventually turns to dirt) to Snake Lake campground. I recommend a clockwise loop. If you start at the Bucks Lake Road/Snake Lake Road intersection, you'll climb  the first pitch is the steepest to a Y-inter- section. Go left on the dirt road and continue climbing. Stay on the main dirt road as it loops around Smith Lake, where you get some nice views into the American Val- ley before a big U-turn drops you back toward Snake Lake. Once you hit lake level you can take some of the whoop-de-doo filled double- track along the lakeshore. If you start at the camp- ground, you'll backtrack down the road you drove in on to the Y-intersection mentioned above. A hard right gets you on course. Portola: Families can't go wrong with a ride along the Riverwalk. You can lengthen the excursion by riding Rocky Point Road (an access point for the pavedpath) to Highway 70 and back. I mentioned Antelope Lake earlier. Indian Valley will soon havea traiI system to rival its road biking allure. The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship gets itstrail season under way Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, with a Trail Daze event at Antelope Lake. Work in- cludes a turnpike project and finishing some singletrack behind a mini-excavator. The work is part of the group's efforts to restore 18 miles of trail, including An- telope, Taylor Lake and Cold Stream trails that have been out of commission since sev- eral wildfires burned through the area. Organizers ar e encourag- ing families to come out for this campout. The group is rolling out its new Trail Kids program, aimed at young- sters 5 - 11. The area boasts lots of family-friendly activi- ties, from fishing and boat- ing to bike riding and hik- ing. Meet at 10 a.m. at Boulder Creek campground on the northwest side of Antelope Lake. There will be a three- mile drive and short hike to the work site. SBTS provides tools and trail guidance, breakfast bagels and sack lunches. Help the group go green by providing your own insulat- ed cup and containers for lunch. Participants should bring work gloves, work boots/shoes, water, daypack and sun protection. Dress in layers. You will need to pro- vide your own camping gear, tOO. Saturday, May 19, marks the long-awaited reopen- ing of Plumes-Eureka State Park in Johnsville. Hooray! After a year of closure, and the threat of permanent shuttering, state parks and the Plumas-Eureka State Park Association (PESPA) have worked out an agree- ment that will keep the park operating for the next two years. The museum and the PES- PA store will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with ex- cellent displays of the area's rich mining history, and lit- erature and clothing sup- plies for those seeking a re- membrance of their visit. Proceeds benefit the group's good works. The historic area around the park headquarters features an operating See Outside, page 2C Sierra advances Shannon Morrow Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com Of the four ieams competing in the Northern California su- per regional baseball playoffs at Feather River College last Friday through Sunday, May 11 - 13, eighth-seeded Sierra College out of Rocklin went 3-0 to win the tournament and ad. vance to the community col- lege state baseball champi- onships. ". The FRC Golden Eagles lost to Sierra in game one on Fri. day by a score of 5-3. The next day, FRC fell 2-0 to Merced, which was coming off a 10-3 loss to Fresno City the day before. Fresno City lost its second- round game against Sierra 5-4, then beat Merced again 13.10 Saturday evening, before be. ing eliminated by Sierra 10-6 on Sunday. Top.seeded Feather River Col. lege was missing several of its  starting players due to injury, In Feather River's opening game against Sierra, the Gold. en Eagles Wailed 5-1 going into the bottom of the ninth inning, but then loaded the bases and scored two runs. With the tying run on sec- ond base, FRC fans held hope until the end, but a fresh pitcher put the game away for Sierra. The Golden Eagles suffered another two.run loss in Satur- day's first game against fifth. seeded Merced. Feather River ends its sea- son with an overall record of 32-8 and as the Golden Valley Conference champions. :;.;: i: ,: :: . Mike Egami slides across hohe plate to put the Golden Eagles on the scoreboard in their first game of the Super Regional playoffs against Sierra College last Friday, May 11. FRC lost 5-3. Photo by Shannon Morrow