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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 lC SPORTS t00ECR.IEATION INSIDE SECTION C: FEATURING THE ACTION AROUND PLUMAS COUNTY Second-quarter surge lifts Chester boys over Portola James Wilson Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com Both teams came onto the court with their A games, but only one kept it throughout the game. Chester hosted the Portola Tigers On Jan. 23 and pulled ahead in the second quarter to win 73-59. Chester came out ahead in the first quarter, but the Tigers came back to take a 15-14 lead going into the second quarter. Portola had trouble connecting with its passing game, and the Volcanoes utilized the Tigers' error to rack up the points and lead 32-21 at the half. The Volcanoes focused on maintaining the lead in the second half and once again outscored Portola, though only by three points. "Portola played a really good game, but we were able to withstand their second half run with the help of David Estacio and Eddy Perez's 18 fourth-quarter points," said Chester's coach, Jake Simms. The win brought Chester's record up to 15-3 overall and 4-1 in league. The Volcanoes have been on a streak, and the victory against Portola was the team's sixth straight win. Estacio broke his record for the season by scoring 28 points. Estacio also led his team from behind the Chester's Hunter Morris makes his way past Portola's Trevor Ohle for a layup during the teams' match-up Jan. 23 in Chester. The Volcanoes took down Portola 73-59. Photo by James Wilson three-point line by sinking five. Hunter Morris was the team's next high scorer with 14 points. In other Chester and Portola games, Chester took on University Prep two days earlier. The Tigers hosted Biggs before ending their week on the road against Maxwell. Chester Chester had the game against University Prep in the bag from the beginning. The Volcanoes easily handled their competition to beat hosting team University Prep 78-56. By the end df the first quarter, Chester had a 38-20 lead. Morris, Estacio and Wyatt Durkin were the Volcanoes' lead scorers again. Morris led with 19 points, Estacio made 18 and Durkin 17. Estacio kept his reputation See Portola, page 5C Quincy's Bram DeMartile shows off the third-place medal he won at the Golden Valley Wrestling Tournament on Jan. 18. This is Quincy's first year with a wrestling program since 2010, and the majority of wrestlers on the team are new to the sport. Photo submitted QHS wrestling team progresses James Wilson Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com For its inaugural year, the Quincy High School wrestling team is doing pretty well. The team was formed late in 2013 after the program had remained absent from the school since 2010. Nearly all the wrestlers on the team had no previous experience wrestling competitively before joining the team. In the last two weeks, the Trojan grapplers proved to the rest of the schools they compete with that they are caught up to their level and equally competitive. On Jan. 17 - 18, Quincy traveled to North Valley High School near Reno to vie in the Golden Valley Tournament. Two of Quincy's wrestlers, who just started in the sport this season, placed in the tournament. Bram DeMartile took a third-place medal in his See Wrestling, page 2C Str-eaking Indians unbeat'en ......... in" league James Wilson Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com The Greenville Indians are on fire. Last week Greenville pulled offtwo wins to make a four-game winning streak. The Indians started their week Jan. 21 in Westwood with a 49-34 outcome. Last Friday, Greenville hosted Herlong to win 56-40. The two wins elevated Greenville's overall record to a winning 10-9. The Indians are undefeated in league play at 4-0. This was the first week Greenville played without one of its best players, Walker Meyers. Meyers is out for the season due to hand surgery. Many fans were skeptical as to whether or not the Indians would be as strong without him. Last week dispelled those doubts. Contributions to the win spread through the whole roster. Cooper Kingdon was the top scorer in both the games, scoring 17 points BOYS BASKETBALL against Westwood and 19 points against Herlong. Justus Eaglesmith and Darian Potts were the other two key players for the team. Eaglesmith, a freshman, scored 12 points in the first game and 14 in the second. Eaglesmith led the team's defense as well with 11 rebounds against Westwood, 13 against Herlong and four steals in each game. Potts also reached the double digits in each game, scoring 11 points at Westwood and 14 points at home. Christian Beres and Corte Smith were utilized defensively. Beres nabbed 10 rebounds and Smith nine in the game at Westwood. After the week, Greenville sat first in the Pioneer Mountain League and eighth in the Northern Section Division VI. In other games involving Plumas County teams, Quincy suffered a loss at home and a win on the road last week. Quincy The Trojans won their first league game against Biggs on Jan. 24. Quincy came back to win 63-56 against Biggs, which was celebrating its winter homecoming. Earlier in the week, Jan. 21, the Trojans had lost 87-68 to Colusaat home. The one win and one loss brought Quincy's overall record to 9-I0 and its league record to 1-2. Biggs started with a bang in the first few minutes of play, taking a 10-0 lead. The Trojans stumbled through the first quarter to fall behind 18-10. In the second quarter, though, Quincy made its move to lead 36-28 at the half. Quincy scored 26 points in the second quarter, a season record for the team. "We had to battle back in the second quarter," commented Quincy's coach, Mike Woodlee. "The See Quincy, page 3C Greenville's Cooper Kingdon releases the ball as he flies through the air during the Indians' 56-40 win against Herlong on Jan. 24. The win against Herlong was Greenville's fourth win in a row. Photo by Lauren Allen F'I umas b'irders .help with hawk study This rough-legged hawk spends his winter in and around Plumas County. This hawk was captured in American Valley on Jan. 17 as part of an ongoing study of rough-legged hawks' migration habits. Photo by James Wilson James Wilson Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com Traffic slowed down on Quincy Junction Road on Jan. 16-17, as motorists saw a peculiar sight on the side of the road. Biologist Jeff Kidd, with Kidd Biological Co., was hanging on to a rough-legged hawk as a crowd of Plumas County birders looked on. Kidd came to Quincy as part of an ongoing study on the migrating habits of the rough-legged hawks. Rough-legged hawks migrate to Quincy from the Arctic during the winter months. David Arsenault, Plumas Audubon's executive director, cued the organization's members on to the study and birders from all over the county came to watch Kidd work. The Leonhardt and Bresciani ranches opened up their land for Kidd to conduct his study. The study involved Kidd capturing rough-legged hawks with bal-chatri hawk traps. The traps were wire-mesh cages with small rodents inside. The top of the traps had nooses of fishing line sticking out that the hawks' talons would tangle up in. Once the hawks were trapped, Kidd untangled them, measured them, weighed them and tested their health. Once the hawks were deemed acceptable for the study, a transmitter was attached to them. See Hawk, page 2C