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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, March 31, 2010 lC SPo] ,.Ts [ INSIDE SEON FEATURING THE ACTION AROUND PLUMAS COUNTY 1 Portola and Chester take the diamond Shannon Morrow Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com The Portola and Chester baseball teams met in Porto- la for a Feather River League contest Tuesday, March 23. The Chester Volcanoes were coming off an 11-6 win over Quincy in their league opener the day before; this was the league opener for the Portola Tigers. Portola edged Chester 7-6, bringing the Tigers to 6-4 overall. This was only the second loss of the season for the Volcanoes, who moved to 6-2 overall. The Tigers scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning, and Chester tal- lied its first run in the top of the second inning. Portola recorded two more runs in the third, but Chester answered with the only run of the fourth in- ning, bringing the score to 4-2. In the top of the fifth, Chester's Curtis Stevens smashed a hard shot out in- to left-center field for a two- RBI double, tying the game at 4-4. Portola took the lead again in the bottom of the inning by scoring two more runs for a 6-4 advantage. Chester tied the game again with two runs in the top of the sixth, but the Tigers answered back with went to their fourth pitcher of the game, Dillon Soares, who put out the final two batters to end it. Clinton Morris pitched the first five innings for Portola, allowing six hits and three earned runs. Billy Broad and Jarrod Fleisher also each had a stint on the mound. Broad earned the win for Portola in one inning of work with four strikeouts, one hit and no earned runs. Soares recorded the save. For Chester, David Ryn pitched a complete game, earning seven strike outs while giving up seven hits and four earned runs. Portola's offense was led by Soares with two hits, two RBIs and one run. Les Carr earned two hits and two runs, while Kyle Heskett captured one hit and two runs. Broad collected one hit, one RBI and one run, while Max Stark delivered one hit and one run. For Chester, Fernando Conchas compiled two hits, two RBIs and one run, while Tyler Buchanan posted two hits, one RBI and one run. Tucker Gans claimed two hits and two runs for the Volcanoes, while Stevens claimed two RBIs and a dou- ble. Ryan Bereznak and Ryn each tallied one hit and one run. The next day, Portola de- feated Incline, 18-14, at one run in the bottom of the home, avenging a 5-4 10ss to inning for a7-6 advantage: ...... IiiclieT'las-e'ar -rf. In the top of the seventh, The Volcanoes comPeted Chester got two base run- at the Maxwell Tournament ners on before the Tigers last weekend, going2-1. Chester's Tyler Buchanan takes a leaping slide toward second base as the ball comes in toward Portola's Kyle Heskett. Buchanan was tagged out on the play. Photos by Shannon Morrow Chester senior Fernando Conchas recorded two hits and two Clinton Morris was Portola's starting pitcher and did five RBIs in Portola March 23. innings of work in the Tigers" 7-6 win. Long live longboards Good weather brought great attendance to the championship Iongboard races at Plumas Eureka Ski Bowl March 21. In the men's finals, pictured right, Brett Marty won the champi- onship, with Saylor Flett and Zach Orman taking second and third, respectively. Photos by Shannon Morrow Allison Youngs finishes in front of two other women to advance to the finals. Youngs took third place overall, just behind second place Rebecca Dennis, not pictured. Plumas Ski Club president Ron Logan, center, gets everyone laughing during the awards ceremony. Logan is flanked by first place winners Dana Ludington, left, and Brett Marry. f