Warm season sports are in full swing
The snow is still flying in Quincy but spring sports are all working hard for a schedule that has already started in some cases!
The Feather River College softball team will play their first game Saturday, Feb. 1, and have taken to practicing inside the gym to improve and keep their skills up.
Head softball coach Meredith Aragon and assistant coach Marco Aragon are holding the women to a tough workout standard.
The softball team rotates use of the large practice space with the volleyball team and basketball, which holds the golden key as the hoop-shooters league hit full throttle mid-January.
FRC beach volleyball
FRC’s beach volleyball team simply cleared the snow off the court and was outside Jan. 18 honing their skills! Long-sleeve shirts, pants and shoes took the place of tank tops, shorts and bare feet, but the hardcore athletes were on the sandy court challenging each other, getting ready for upcoming matches held in warmer climates.
Generally, preseason games take place elsewhere and Plumas County fans will only have the chance to watch the Eagles locally when league begins at the end of March, provided the weather cooperates.
Last year’s Eagle beach volleyball team finished 7-1 in the league and head coach Sara Ritchie may have a large reserve of enthusiasm after the Eagle volleyball team realized their goal and won the State Championship!
Some of the FRC 2019 championship volleyball team members cross over and also play on the FRC beach volleyball team. All-American setter, Mere Nagase, is one of those dual players.
The Eagles baseball team had a terrific last season as well. The men finished 23-2 in conference.
“We are very excited for the upcoming season,” said head baseball coach Terry Baumgartner. “Our guys have worked really hard on and off the field. We had a 3.40 team GPA in the fall. We return some key players and we are hoping our new guys mesh well with the returners.”
The Eagles stepped on to the diamond at Bakersfield College last Friday, Jan. 24, for their first game of the season. They followed up the next day playing Moorpark College and Taft College. Sunday, Jan. 26, they played Merced College. Tomorrow, Jan. 30, they play in Santa Rosa. Jan. 31 they play American River and Feb. 1 they play Sierra College in Rocklin. It would be very easy to say that the FRC baseball team is truly in full swing.
The first home games are scheduled for Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., March 6 and 7. The three-game series with College of the Redwoods Corsairs would be the 22nd game played by the Eagles in 2020. They then play Butte College Roadrunners, Friday the 13th of March, in Quincy at 2 p.m. Of course, Mother Nature will be the ultimate decider, we all know that.
And then there’s always the rompin’ stompin’ FRC Eagle Rodeo, which kicks off at Cal State University of Fresno on March 6 and 7.