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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 1C S and COUN Shannon Morrow Sports Editor The Chester High School basketball teams completed their regular season at home against Loyalton last Friday night, when the boys won 54- 49 and the girls won 49-38. With the win, Chester's boys took the Feather River League Championship with a 7-1 record. Portola finished in second place at 6-2. The first round of the boys' Northern Section Division V playoffs begin tonight, Feb. 24. Chester, seeded eighth, will host ninth-seeded East Nicolaus. Portola, seeded 12th, is traveling to fifth-seed- ed Fall River. The Chester boys needed a win in their final game against Loyalton to win the conference championship outright. "We're ecstatic," said Chester coach Dale Keefer. "We're really proud of our boys. They worked hard for this one." Chester's narrowly beat Loyalton, as the game was tied 49-49 with 46 seconds left in the fourth quarter. "I can't say we played well," said Keefer. "It was an ugly win, but we got there. We won it at the line." Chester shot 15-22 from the free-throw line. The first quarter ended with Loyalton leading 12-11, before Chester gained a 23-22 advantage at halftime. The Chester Volcanoes went on an 18-9 run through the third quarter, but Loyal- ton came back to tie it in the last minute of the game. A beautiful rebound and put-back by Tyler Hernandez allowed Chester to regain the lead, and the Volcanoes made three final free throws,to seal the victory. Cole Fanning and David Ryn each scored 16 points for Chester. Chad Durkin led with 10 rebounds and claimed nine points. Topher Taylor delivered eight assists and Fanning nabbed five steals. Tyler Hernandez leaps Loyalton last Friday. toward the rim in Chester's win over Chester senior Seth Cory looks inside for a Shannon Morrow teammate. Photos by II Wl le The Chester Wrestling 204.5 points; Trinity 141.5 McCulloch, 171, placed sec- team set yet another mile- points; Willows, with 111.5 ond. stone winning its third points; Chester with 96 The five wrestlers have straight Division Four points and Modoc with 93.5 a chance to move on to section title without a points. Bakersfield for the state single senior in the lineChester more than dou- Tournament with a top ttp~ The ~Uture of Chester " bled its points compared to three finish in :Redding. Wrestling looks bright. Twenty teams competed in the Division 3 and 4 small school championships in Tule Lake. Rounding out the top five teams were Durham, with Danny Hulsey is among the five Chester wrestlers that advanced to the Northern Section Masters tournament in Redding. Photo submitted its next closest Division 4Also placing for Chester competitor, Los Molinos in was Tyler Roberts, 119, eighth with 39 points; sixth place, Matt Staggs, Five Chester wrestlers 145, fifth place and David placed in top four, which Anderson, 135, sixth place. qualifies them to move on to Chester Wrestling would the North Section Masters again like to thank its tournament in Redding next sponsors Womack Construc- weekend, tion, Lassen Pest Control, Clayton Buchanan, 103 Lassen Drug, Bill & Pare pounds, placed second; Dylan Corers, M & M Beacon and Ruffer, 112, placed third; Rich & Carol Kemmerer for Danny Hulsey, 125, placed their support; without them third; Westley Ruffer, 160, it would be hard to run a placed third and Aron quality program. Shannon Morrow Sports Editor sports@plu The girls' basketball team of Portola High School took first place in the Feather Riv- er League with a 5-1 record, after ending its regular sea- son with a 61-46 victory over Quincy Feb. 17. Chester finished one game behind Portola for second place with a 4.2 record. The Portola Tigers were seeded sixth out of 16 teams in the Northern Section Divi- sion V playoffs, which began Tuesday, Feb. 23. For last night's first-round playoff game, Portola hosted llth-seeded Los Molinos. The results weren't known at press time. "The team should be very proud of themselves for win- ning the league champi- onship, especially after grad- uating the entire starting five from last year's team," said Portola coach Matt Compton. "I can honestly say that, one through 12, every player con- tributed to the team's success this year." In the Tigers' win over Quincy last week, Portola's bench outscored Quincy's bench 22-6. "Our bench played a key role in the team's success and allowed us to maintain the up-tempo game we wanted to play," said Compton. The first quarter ended with Portola leading 9-8, and the Tigers went into halftime with a 26-20 advantage. Portola continued to build its lead through the second haft by outscoring Quincy 21- 14 in the third quarter and 14- 12 in the final period. "The team did a good job of following our game plan," said Compton. "We wanted to limit the effectiveness of their post players and force them to take perimeter shots." Lindsey Compton led the Tigers with 15 points, 12 re. bounds and three assists. From beyond the arc, Comp- ton drained four of seven 3- point shots. "When we were not able to push the bali, the girls hit some big outside shots when we needed them," said coach Compton. Anna Roach and Bailey Holt each totaled 13 points for the Tigers. Roach shot 5-for-5 from the free-throw line and grabbed seven rebounds, while Holt led with three steals. For Quincy, Natalie Ray to- taled 14 points and 11 re- bounds, while Korey Cline earned 12 points and 10 re- bounds. Katie Barnes'pulled down 11 rebounds. Kd Drybread led with four assists, and Ashlee Nieman led with three steals. The Quincy Trojans, seed- ed 12th in the Division V playoffs, traveled to face fifth- seeded Fall River last night, Feb. 23. Anna Roach grabs a rebound. The Portola Tigers won this year's Feather River League championship. Photos by Shannon Morrow The Quincy Trojans were seeded 12th in the Division V playoffs. Pictured is Kd Drybread.