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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, June 17, 2015 3C KATY, from page lC Doll" promotion currently being played at AT&T Park. Batchelder's goal is to someday be a producer, though she said she enjoys every aspect of the jobs around her -- editing, shooting and media management. "I've always wanted to work in sports. Seeing a job that was involved with sports and creativity was really appealing to me," Batchelder said. "Barry made all the difference. I wouldn't have even known this is something I could do without Barry showing us." Born and raised in San Francisco, Tompkins began his broadcasting career at KPIX TV in 1968. Since then he has spent five years at NBC, 10 years at HBO, eight years at ESPN and 15 years at Fox Sports. He currently does the ShoBox and Championship Boxing series for Showtime while continuing to do a full schedule of college football and basketball. He also appears as a host and guest on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area's Yahoo Sports talk show. "That's what keeps me coming back. I wouldn't do it if I never had a (student like) Batchelder," Tompkins said. "She's one of those kids who are the reason you teach. I knew from the get-go that she had the goods." Batchelder played two seasons for the Golden Eagles and another two years for the Dominican Penguins NCAA Division II athletic program. She was inducted into the national college athlete honor society Chi Alpha Sigma and was twice named Pacific West Conference academic all-conference as a communications major with an emphasis on cinema. During her final year as an undergraduate, Batchelder produced, shot and edited a documentary on the Dominican women's volleyball team for her senior project. RIKKI, from page 1C sounds bad, but Ireally want to go to Iraq. But they won't let me because I am a girl and I'm pretty tiny." Tiny, indeed. At just little more than 5 feet tail, Gregorich made the Army's height and weight requirements by the skin of her teeth -- though that was just another challenge for her. "Height-wise, I have seen shorter and stronger people than me, but when it comes to the weight limit, I'm only 4 pounds over the minimum for my job limitation. I'm trying to gain weight before I get there." Gregorich also credits her participation in athletics as one of the reasons she will be ready phYSically for the extremes of military service. "Back when we were allowed to stunt in cheer, our coaches said if we wanted to stunt, we had to do at least 100 sit-ups every day and we also did these crazy arm workouts where we had to make circles for 10 minutes," Gregorich said. "We also had to run a lot, so all of that, over the years, has helped get into and stay in shape." In order to qualify for the Army's physical fitness training standards for females, Gregorich will be required to complete 12 push-ups, 42 sit-ups and a 2-mile run in under 20 minutes. "It's actually pretty sad, those requirements, but I think I can do that," she said. "It'll be easy." Softball has also been a major part of Gregorich's senior year. She said it is one of the best seasons the team has had and will be part of the memories she has of QHS going forward. "There was a lot of good times with softball and I absolutely love my team," Gregorich said. "Finishing this year as co-league champs with Biggs was definitely a highlight of my senior year, since we hate Biggs as a team. It was good to get evened-up with them even if we didn't come out ahead of them." Beyond being a student-athlete for the Trojans, Gregorich is also one heck of a student. For the entirety of her high school career Gregorich has been a tutor in mathematics for her peers and was a part of the Upward Bound program in Spanish, alongside teacher Mike Woodlee. "Upward Bound hated it so much that I was going into the Army and they tried everything to keep me from going in," she added. "It's a group that helps students prepare for college as well as helping underclassmen keep in touch with their educational skills over the summer. During Upward Bound I worked with (Woodlee) and he is the best Spanish and math teacher ever." Woodlee, a veteran educator and coach at QHS, said Gregorich has been a positive force during her years at the school and that her decision to join the armed forces is an honorable one. "Rikki always gives great effort and busts her tail," Woodlee said. "She never falls short in the necessary effort to be successful. She is always positive and has a smile on her face and is a team player in every aspect of the word. As far as her joining the Army, I know that the finest need to represent us in these dire times. We are sending one of our finest, I believe, to serve.., and if she is going to make that commitment we have to salute her and tip our cap to that decision." In terms of what the future holds, Gregorich said she is open to staying in the military for a long time to come. "I'd like to stay in as long as possible, which is why I went in for a four-year stint ... that way I can keep re-enlisting four years at a time and ifI get sick of it I can get out," she added. :Regardless of how :many years she stays in, Gregorich said she plans to study biology and pre-med in college while serving abroad. SPORTS DESK,am pag00 lC needs to go to Chelotti. As the Indians head baseball coach for God-knows-how-many years, Chelotti has won more than a few pennants -- and he will be, in my opinion, stellar as the head football coach in the 2015 season, along with returning assistant Dave Keller. So, here's to the continuation of Greenville's legacy of winning. The Indians may not run ll-man football anymore -- those days are long gone -- but at least they can win with any given eight on any given Friday night. FISHING, from page 2C Almanor Fly Fishing Co. in Chester (almanorflyfishing.com). Another option is Lance Grey and Co. (lancegreyandcompany.com). Lance and his brother Lincoln have been conducting Hex fly fishing workshops for several years. An excellent guide for Lake Davis is Jon Baiocchi (baiocchistroutfitters.com). Jon was taught by two of the very best, Jay Fair and Jon's father Bob, both longtime pioneering anglers on Lake Davis. Jon is a wealth of information and also has a great network of guides he can recommend if he is not available. Lake Almanor The water temperature has been rising into the mid- to high 60s by afternoon. This is starting to get a little warm for trout. They will endure the warm water for short periods if that is where the feed is, but generally speaking this warmer water will have the fish beginning to seek out cooler deeper water or spending more time near springs and creek mouths. Water clarity is good for now. But the warmer weather will attract more jet skis and water skiers and that is not necessarily good for water clarity. Warmer water will alsa encourage more algae bloom. As water clarity declines, adding a little flash and a little scent to your baits will help attract fish. Aquatic insect hatches are plentiful. Even with ailthis food available fish are still chasing lures. The best bite has been early in the morning, according to Doug Neal of Almanor Fishing Adventures (almanorfishingadventures.c om). Doug and his clients have been getting plenty of action in the early morning breezes. Once the wind dies down, so does the bite. If the wind picks up, so does the bite. Rainbows and browns have been running from 2 pounds to nearly 5 pounds. Almanor West is good right now; however, as the water continues to warm and insect hatches subside, and fish will be moving into deeper water. Doug has been running one-sixth-ounce red and gold Speedy Shiners, basted with a blend of Pro-Cure Carp Spit, and Trophy Trout scents. Start trolling at first light in 8 to 16 feet of water. As the sun gets on the water you may need to drop your gear a little deeper. The bite slows in flat calm water. Alittle bit of a breeze is your friend. Another wave of smallies have moved into the shallows to spawn, according to local bass guide Ben Williams, of Fish Dog Outdoors. Ben is still catching plenty of bass in 4 to 15 feet of water using drop-shot rigs. Fly anglers can sleep in. There are some midges and Callibaetis hatching And crawdad patterns will pick up a few bass, but the real action is in the evening when the Hexagenia start to show. The Hexes are hatching by the dam now. They will work their way up the west shore over the next few weeks. Lake Davis Davis has seen good days and slow days, but fortunately the good days outnumber the slow ones. Water temperature is now at 60 degrees in the morning rising to mid- to high 60s by the afternoon. There are a variety of insects hatching. The damselflies are getting the most attention. The most productive areas to focus on now are between Camp 5 and Mosquito Slough, according to longtime Davis guide Jon Baiocchi. The damselflies are abundant and the fish are feeding on them as well as the blood midges. The Hex hatch, like the damselfly hatch, has been inconsistent from day to day. Cloudy and breezy days have been producing better hatches and more fish. Bucks Lake Bucks was planted with a nice load of rainbows recently and the kokanee are feeding actively. The kokanee are the main attraction for trollers right now. The most serious kokanee anglers are a bit like alchemists. They are constantly adjusting their gear. But the basics remain a flasher of some kind followed by a small spoon, usually tipped with a scented piece of corn. The color combinations are infinite. But I think the real key is finding the proper depth and for that a fish finder and downrigger are essential. I would start at about 30 feet, but let your fish finder be your guide. And when you find a big school of kokanee, keep working that area. Butt Lake The powerhouse has been running at Butt Lake. The inflow from the powerhouse has cool water and lots of pond smelt, both big attractions for the hungry trout in Butt Lake. Try fishing pond smelt imitations in the powerhouse outflow. White crappie jigs also work well. At the opposite end of the lake, there is a good hatch of Hexagenia by the dam. Smallmouth bass continue to provide good top water action. Gold Lake Basin Lower'Sardine Lake, Upper Salmon Lake, Gold Lake and Sardine Lake were each stocked with catchable rainbows recently. 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