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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, April 9, 2014 C SPOR300C AND RE CREAT I O N ! CEAT600ifiG 00fiE ON AROUND PLUMAS COUNTY t ...... :ii!iiiiiii!!iiiii!!iiiii!i!i!iiiiiiiiiii!iii!i!ii!i!i!iiiiii!!!!ii!i!!:} ' 'ii,!:i?i,ili!i!!ii!!:' : I  '%!T!i ' ''' ........ Quincy's Shawn Hughes gets ready to let loose the discus April 3 at the Orland track meet. Two days later, Hughes broke Quincy High School's discus record, which had stood since 1986. Photo by Ty Herbertson QHS athlete breaks record James Wilson Sports Editor There will be a new name added to Quincy High School's list of record holders: Shawn Hughes. On April 5, Hughes accomplished what he set out to do all season -- break Quincy High School's record for the discus. Hughes was the sole member of Quincy's track team to travel to the Hornet Invite at Enterprise High School. He hurled the discus 153 feet, 1 inch to break the previous record of 150-10, set in 1986 by Scott McCann. Hughes began his discus career his eighth-grade year at QHS. Last year, he came close to the record at the Northern Section finals with a distance of 150-1. At this season's first meet March 12, Hughes came even closer at 150-6, just 4 inches from tying the record. "I remember a muscular eighth-grade boy that once upon a time dreamed a See Track, page2C FRC pitchers keep team on top Feather River College's Jordan Desguin fires one down the plate April 5 during FRC's first game of a doubleheader at home against College of the Siskiyous. FRC won both games, in large part due to immaculate pitching. Desguin leads the Golden Valley Conference in strikeouts, and several other FRC pitchers rank high. Photo by James Wilson James Wilson Sports Editor Though Feather River College's baseball team leads the Golden Valley Conference, Butte College is right on its taft. The Golden Eagles won both games of a doubleheader against College of the Siskiyous on April 5, but a loss to Shasta three days earlier didn't help their record. FRC took down Siskiyous 2-0 and 10-6, but lost last Wednesday 9-3 to Shasta. The two wins and one loss put FRC at 14-3 in conference play, but Butte stays close behind at 12-5. FRC has eight games leR in the season. According to FRC's head coach, Terry Baumgartner, a major aspect of the Golden Eagles' game that may keep them ahead is their pitching. FRC currently has 20 pitchers on its roster, giving the team an incredible amount of depth. "Our pitching is definitely going to be a key to our success," said Baumgartner. "It's going to be a battle to the finish between us and Butte, but if we're going to win, it'll be because of our pitching." Included inthe arsenal of pitchers are several that rank high in conference and state. Jordan Desguin, Brandon Erickson, Kody Kuhlman and Skylar Hanes are all powerhouses on the mound. During the preseason, See FRC, page 6C Chester baseball pulls ahead with two wins James Wilsen--- Sports Editor Going into last week, Chester's baseball team didn't have a pretty record. The Volcanoes started their season struggling a bit and were in a slump with a 2-4 record. Two wins last week brought them up to an even 4-4 overall and 1-1 in league. Chester hosted Loyalton on April 3 and shut the opposing team out for a 4-0 win. The next day, the Volcanoes traveled to Fall River to squeak out a 6-5 win in extra innings. Tyler Grant pitched the whole game against Loyalton. Grant threw on top of his game, striking out 12 batters and allowing only one hit and one walk. On the other side of the game, Loyalton only struck out four Chester batters. The Volcanoes got six hits in and stole two bases. Spencer Lee and Cole Conner led their team at bat, both going two for three. Lee also led in RBIs with two. Chester's game against Fall River was not so easily won. Fall River scored one run in the third inning and four in the fifth to take a dominant 5-1 lead. In the final inning, Chester got on a roll to produce four more runs and tie the game, taking it into extra innings. Chester got one more run and shut Fall River down that inning for the win. "I'm very proud of the way we never gave up even when we got down four runs late in the game," said Chester coach Terry Hernandez. "We showed a lot of character coming back against a good team. Hopefully this gets us going in the right direction." Hunter Morris pitched the majority of the game for the Volcanoes. Though seven batters hit off Morris, he more than made up for it with 12 strikeouts. Lee closed for Chester, giving away only one hit. Chester's batters outdid Fall River with 10 hits and four stolen bases. Portola The Tigers had no trouble taking down North Tahoe on April 4. Portola hosted and steadily produced the runs to dominate 10-1. Portola's win brought its record up to 7-4 overall. "We played really well against North Tahoe," said Portola coach Tim Brubaker. "We had to cancel four games in row due to weather before this game, so it was nice to get out there and actually play." Joey Romano'and Conner Kennedy were the two standouts on Portola's team. Romano pitched the first four innings and struck out Chester's Spencer Lee gets ready to catch the ball a split second too late as one of Loyalton's players slides onto the base April 3. Lee contributed two hits and two RBIs to the Volcanoes' 4-0 win against Loyalton. Photo by Tony Cordero six batters. The sophomore pitcher only had four hits off him and one run. At bat, Romano went two for five and got one RBI. Kennedy went two for two with three RBIs. Six other Portola players got a hit apiece, to move the game along and run up Portola's score. See Baseball, pag e 2C Greenville High .00{}ftball calls it quits James Wilson Sports Editor The Greenville softball team forfeited the rest of its season Monday, March 7. This announcement came from Greenville's athletic director, Mike Chelotti. According to Chelotti, members of the team haven't been showing up for practice and games, and it wasn't worth keeping the team. The Lady Indians only played two games this season. Last week was a slow one for the rest0f Plumas County's high school softball teams. Weather was once again a deterring factor in scheduling. Quincy played a doubleheader at Maxwell and Chester traveled to Fall River for one game. Portola had no games scheduled last week. Quincy The Lady Trojans hit the road April 4 for a doubleheader against Maxwell to start their league play. Quincy had mixed results, winning the first game 4-1, but losing the second 9-7. The Trojans' record was brought to 8-6-1 overall and 1-1 in league. The Trojans got offto an early lead in their first game with two runs in the first inning, followed by one more in the second and one in the fourth. Maxwell mustered up one run in the bottom of the fifth. Brooke Potter pitched the whole game for the Trojans and struck out 12 batters while allowing only five hits and no walks. Tanah Braswell went three for three at the plate including a triple. Maxwell gained momentum in the next game, and was up 9-2 going into the final inning.  Quincy fought back and scored five runs, but ultimately came up short. Quincy showed its strength at bat with seven players connecting wi the ball. Jasmin Sherman went two for two with one RBI and two runs. Chester Chester lost its sole game of the week April 4 to Fall River, 7-0. Fall River rallied for three runs in the first inning to get an early lead, then added more throughout the game for the win. Chester's record dropped to a still-impressive 8-3 overall and an even 2-2 in league. Chester's pitcher, Rebecca Branch, managed to strike out five Fall River batters, but allowed seven hits and walked five. Theresa Miller led the team at bat with two hits in four plate appearances.