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The K-2 participants that took part in the K-8 youth basketball program pose in Serpilio Hall at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds on Feb. 25, led by Greg McCarthy and the FRC baseball players. Photo submitted

CPRPD wraps up youth basketball programs

The Central Plumas Recreation and Park District’s K-8 youth basketball programs have wrapped up for the year.

The K-2 program, which is designed to introduce the kids to basketball fundamentals in a clinic format, was held at the Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds once a week for eight weeks and had 45 participants in all.

The weekly clinic is made possible through a partnership between CPRPD and the Feather River College baseball program. Each week a group of baseball players, directed by FRC assistant baseball coach Greg McCarthy, volunteer their time to help introduce the kids to the fundamentals of basketball in a fun atmosphere. “A huge shoutout of thanks goes to Greg McCarthy and the entire FRC baseball program. All of the coaches and players volunteered their time to make this program possible, and did so in the midst of their busy spring season. That is no small task and I’d like to sincerely thank the FRC program and also to the Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds for working with us to provide a facility for the kids to play in,” said CPRPD Recreation Supervisor Kyle Stone.

Additionally, the third through fourth, and fifth through eighth boys and girls leagues have come to a close. The third- through fourth-grade league consisted of five co-ed teams that played at QHS on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

Meanwhile, the fifth- through eighth-grade league had separate boys and girls teams that played league games on Saturdays in a county-wide league, and the teams also participated in a few tournaments throughout the season.

“So much goes into a successful season. You have parents volunteer coaching teams, referees giving their time on weekends, parent volunteers running concessions, and so much more to make the program run in a smooth and successful fashion. This is all done to make the opportunity to play possible and I’d like to sincerely thank every one of the individuals that contributed to the overall effort. I’d also like to thank the staff at QJSHS who collaborated with us to provide facility access for our program.”

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