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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, April 30, 2014 lC James Wilson Sports Editor sports@plu The Quincy varsity softball team notched a league victory last week, to improve its league record to 4-1 and its overall record to 12-7-1. The Lady Trojans took down rival Portola on April 22, with a 6-2 win. Portola got off to a good start with a run in the top of the first and another in the second. Quincy caught up with two runs in She bottom of the second before adding four more and shutting the Tigers out for the remainder of the game. Brooke Potter once again showed her skill on the mound and at the plate. Potter pitched the whole game for Quincy, and only gave up three hits early in the game which resulted in Portola's two runs. Potter struck out eight Tigers. At bat, Potter went two-for-two,including a triple. Potter tallied two RBIs and one run. Samantha Keely did well at bat, with three hits in four appearances. Tanah Braswell went two-for-three, while Jasmin Sherman, Sara Nolan, Martha Wright and Danielle Blust each knocked in a run. In other Plumas County softball games from the week, Portola more than made up for its loss to Quincy with two large wins against Williams, and Chester had an even week with one win and one loss. Portola "I can't really say much about the games against Williams," commented Portola coach Karl Popish. "It wasn't pretty." Portola swept the floor with Williams last Friday, winning the first game 17-0 and the second game 17-1. Williams See Softball, page 5C Quincy's third baseman Lynda Nolan tags out Portola's Tabi Martinez when the two teams faced off April 22. Quincy pulled off a 6-2 win. Photo by James Wilson AND I Michael Condon Staff Writer Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish and you can get rid of him for the entire weekend. , Zenna Schaffer Like many anglers, I remember my first fish well. Catching that fish made a big impression on me. It was one of life's many milestones, probably the earliest I can remember. It was the late '50s and I was 5 or 6 years old at the time; I can't remember which for sure. My whole family was on the dock of a small resort at a northern California lake. Our own summer cabin was a short distance down the shoreline. I remember this place well. I spent the best part of all of my early summers there. I worked there and stayed in that family cabin during the summers of my college years and even brought my new bride there to begin our married life. Needless to say, there are many memories of that cabin. My days there certainly shaped my life. But back to that first fish. We had our fiberglass runabout boat tied up at the dock. But the center of attention on this dock was always the classic wooden boats. There were a few Chris Crafts and the resort owner had his own massive classic wood boat. The adults had gathered their chairs around the boats and were enjoying some good company and a late afternoon cocktail. My older brothers were playing in the water vith the otherkids. It was the sort of setting that would make a great Norman Rockwell The Middle Fork Feather River produces beautiful Baiocchi painting. But I was off on a corner of the dock fishing by myself. My young fingers had not yet mastered the fishing knots needed to rig my age-appr0priate fishing outfit so my dad set me up before native rainbow trout. Photos courtesy Jon joining the adults at the opposite corner of the dock. And so there I sat patiently waiting for that big fish. I had no idea at the time but missing the party to go fishing by myself was a pattern that would be repeated many times throughout my life. I remember fishing for a long time before I caught that fish. Just what constitutes a "long time" is very subjective and means something quite different for a 5- or 6-year-old than it does for an adult. It was probably longer than a few minutes but shorter than a few hours. Attention span is also quite different for a young angler than it is for an adult. But I managed to hang in there until that fateful moment. I was probably wondering why my big brothers and parents were engaged in such frivolous activities when there were fish to be caught. My young mind probably wandered in many directions I no longer have the power to wander in as I waited for that fish. And then the long-awaited moment came. There was a sudden tug on my Thrifty Drug Store fishing rod. Fish on! There was nobody there to help me so I fought this monster on my own. I am sure it was epic battle. But soon I was able to reel in the 10 or so feet of line I had out and land this beauty on the dock. This is a lake filled with planted trout. Any fish over 14 inches is noteworthy. My fish was noteworthy for being my first and for me having done it myself. But I don't remember it being noteworthy for its size. That was probably my fi_rst lesson in "size doesn't matter." What does matter is that was a fabulous fish. See Fishing, page 3C Chester wins eighth game ight James Wilson Sports Editor There is seemingly no beating Chester's baseball team. The Volcanoes hit an eight-game winning streak last week with a 17-6 win at Greenville on April 21, followed by 6-1 victory at Redding Christian two days later. The victories improved the Volcanoes' record to 10-4 overall and 4-1 in league. Chester is second in the Five-Star League behind University Prep, which is 7-0. Against Greenville, Chester rotated between Spencer Lee, Hunter Morris and Tyler Grant on the mound, with each pitching for two innings. Combined, they struck out nine batters and allowed only five hits. A highlight of the game was when Cole Conner knocked one out of the park to bring himself and two others home. Morris and Jason Schlueter each hit doubles to move players along. Schlueter also led in base running with two stolen bases. Against Redding Christian, Chester's Jason Schlueter eyes the ball as it approaches the plate during ,the Volcanoes' game against Greenville last Monday. Chester dominated for a 17-6 win. the Volcanoes steadily put our division," commented runs on the board to carve Chester coach Terry out their win. It was Morris' Hernandez. "Hunter pitched pitching that ultimately gave well and we are coming Chester the upper hand, around with the bats." however. Morris pitched the In other baseball news whole game, striking out 14 from the county, Portola and batters. Quincy won all their games "The Redding Christian this last week. Both teams' game was a big game for records improved with four to see where we stack up in wins for Portola and two for Quincy. Greenville's James Martinez throws a fastball against one of Chester's batters last Monday. Photos by James Wilson ii i'i i i:i i,iiiiii ?i!iliiiiiiil ill! Portola The Tigers were on fire .......... last week with four wins that bumped their league record up to 2-1 and their overall record to 13-6. Portola started its week April 22 with a solid 12-8 win at home against Virginia City. The next day Portola hosted Incline and dominated for an 11-1 win. Similarly, Portola routed Williams in both games of a doubleheader April 25 to win 17-1 and 12-1. Against Virginia City, Will Marquette led at bat, going three-for-three with four runs. Clayton Sears had two See Baseball, page 3C !