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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, April 8, 2015 5C Hollister, Morgan snag gold for Trojansat Shasta Lake Grog Knight Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com The Quincy Trojans' junior varsity girls' track and field team took the No. 2 overall spot out of 26 teams attending the Burt Williams Classic meet at Central Valley High School in Shasta Lake last week -- with runner Anna Hollister taking gold in the 800-meter dash and varsity athlete Lydia Morgan taking the top spot in long jump. HoUister, a freshman for the Trojans, ran the 800-meter event in a time of 2 minutes, 46.74 seconds, nearly four seconds faster than her nearest competition: Morgan, also a freshman for Quincy, snagged the championship in the long jump with a distance of 15 feet, 1 inch. In the 300-meter, 30-inch hurdles, freshman Shealynn Schwartz took the silver with a time of 54.79 seconds. Fellow freshman Emily Walmer took fourth place with a time of 58.30 seconds. In the 4x400-meter relay, the team of Leta Stock, Kristen Klement, Hollister and Walmer finished second with a time of 4 minutes, 52.93 seconds. The varsity girls' team also cracked the top five with a No. 4 overall finish. On the boys' side of competition, the junior varsity team took ninth place overall as the team accumulated 20 points thanks mostly to a No. 2 finish by freshman Miles Rubalcava-Curmn in the 3,200-meter event; he finished in 11 minutes, 50.2 seconds. Freshman Shane Flanigan also placed in multiple events, taking fifth in the 100-meter and 200-meter events, while snagging fourth place in the 400-meter. Although the varsity boys' team took an llth place finish overall, one of the bright spots for the squad was the performance of senior Che Rubalcava-Cunan in the 400-meter event. In one of the best performances of his high school career, he managed to win the event with a time of 54.43 seconds -- one one-hundredth of a second faster than Central Valley runner Jackson Land. Vern Rigier Invitational Orland High School April 3 The Trojans took more gold at the Vern Rigier Invitational tournament April 3 at Orland High School as Che Rubalcava-Cunan took the top spot in the 400-meter event with a time of 53.28 seconds -- more than a second faster than his time at Shasta Lake. He also earned the best time in the 800-meter with a finish of 2 minutes, 9.94 seconds. In the 110-meter hurdles, Crowe Herbertson-Deemer took third with a time of 17.15 seconds. On the girls' side, Morgan added another No. i medal by taking the 400-meter in a time of 1 minute, 3.13 seconds. Morgan also earned the silver in long jump with a flight of 16 feet, 3 inches. Her triple jump performance earned a bronze after she put together a distance of 33 feet, 2.5 inches. On the junior varsity girls' side of field action, Walmer and Stock took first and second places in the triple jump, respectively, with distances of 26 feet, 6.5 inches and 27 feet. The varsity boys' team had its best showing of the season overall, taking the No. 3 spot with 49 points. The varsity girls' squad tied for fifth place with Colusa, earning 34 points. The JV girls also took third with 57.5 points and the varsity girls finished seventh with 28. The next meet for the Trojans will be April 18 when the team travels to the John Frank Invitational at Shasta Lake. Crowe Herbertson-Deemer clears the 39-inch 110-meter hurdles on his way to a No. 3 spot at Orland High School. Photo submitted Chc:00 ter takes two from Portola, beats Quincy at home Grog Knight Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com The Chester Lady Volcanoes softball team squeaked past the Lady Tigers of Portola last week in a doubleheader that saw the Vols win both games, 13-1 and 7-6, at home. Starting out in the second inning, Chester's Allison House reached on a steal to home to go up 1-0. It was in the third, however, that the bats lit up for the Vols: Elizabeth Bereznak led off an eight-run bottom for her team by hitting a double and reaching on an RBI by House. Bereznak was followed by Rebecca Branch, House, Kaitlyn Hedrick, Antonia Marro, Hope Haver, Lily Kenyon.and ano'er from Bereak bef P0rola ,was: able to catch Hedrick at first for the third out of the inning. Portola was able to reach in the fourth as Makaylah Villareal belted a double before being sent home on a Megan Pellegrini RBI. The game ended in the fifth after Reanna Trujillo stole second and home and was followed by Branch, House and Hedrick to take the 13-1 final score and win. Game 2 Chester 7, Portola 6 ff Chester thought it would have another easy win against the Tigers in the late game, it was wrong. Chester rallied early and ended up leading before battling in a 7-6 nailbiter that revealed Branch and Ronnie Rhodes as the heroes that saved the game. Although the Vols went up 6-0 in the second inning off runs by Hedrick, Marro, Hannah Thompson, Bereznak, Trujillo and Branch, Portola's players proved they were fighters as Andrea Gonzalez, Anali Brewer and Sydney Holt reached to hang a 6-3 tally on the scoreboard. The Tigers added another three after Gonzalez and Sydney Denham rounded in the fourth -- and Denham scored thl rr m the sixth after hitting a single and reaching on an Alli Ramelli RBI. Rhodes ultimately scored the winning run for Chester in the bottom of the inning after a Trujillo RBI sent her home for the 7-6 squeaker. The loss dropped Portola's overall record to 3-13. The next game for the Tigers will be April 22 at home against Reno's Hug High School. Chester 8, Quincy 2 The Lady Vols kept on winning against the Quincy Lady Trojans on Wednesday, April 1, as head coach Shane Branch's squad got past a 2-0 deficit in the first inning to win the game on an 8-2 final score. After Quincy's lead-off hitter, Sara Nolan, struck out, Samantha Keely walked up to batter's box, took her stance and proceeded to belt one over the fence for the first Trojan home run of the season. Chester pitcher Rebecca Branch managed to close the inning after striking out Jasmine Sherman and Lynda Nolan, 'though the Vols' bats would be quiet until a little later in the game. Quincy's second -- and ffmal -- run of the game came in thetop of the second as stole second a'd vas eventually sent home off a Sara Nolan RBI single. In the bottom of the second Chester began to recover, outpitching, outbatting and outrunning the Trojans. The drive started with a run by Rhodes, courtesy of a Bereznak RBI single. In the third inning Chester took offensive control of the game. Rebecca Branch started out the order and reached along with Hedrick and Marro to give the Vols a 4-2 lead. With two outs looming, Bereznak added another run in the fourth after Allison House singled. Quincy's pitching was strong in the fifth, courtesy of Brooke Potter, who took out three in a row. Rebecca Branch returned the favor by allowing only three hits for singles and striking out Sara Nolan in the sixth. Coming into the bottom of the sixth, once again with two outs hanging on the scoreboard, House reached off a Hedrick single. With Hedrick on base, Marro blasted a two-run RBI double to go up 7-2. Marro reached on a single by Rhodes, effectively ending the game at 8-2 in favor of the Vols. On the mound, Rebecca Branch allowed eight hits frohi 32,battr,s faced, Potter allowed nine from 36 batters. Defensively, Bereznak led the Vols with eight putouts on 10 opportunities, while Sherman led the Trojans with five. 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