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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 lC Greenville Indians beat Lumberjacks -- Page 3C Eagles tie it up with Roadrunners -- Page 6C AND ...............i : i !i i! iiiiFE~UiRING THEACTION'iiiii i! i i i AROUND PLUMAS COUNTY i~ .......................................................................................................................... . .......................... + Mari Erin Roth Sports Editor iI i' Friday the thirteenth was not an especially lucky night for the Portola Tigers. The Quincy High Trojans kept the Tigers completely scoreless in a rivalry game that ended 57-0. Senior Trojan quarterback Connor Caiazzo had a great game completing 35 yards passing and 130 rushing. Trojan Anakin Borghi also had a big night with 103 interception yards and 57 rushing. Miguel Williams was versatile with 20 yards rushing, 35 receiving and an 84-yard punt return. Trojan touchdowns were scored by Christian Miranda, Williams, Justyn Conston, Sam Langdale and two each for Borghi and Caiazzo. Looking for a Tiger silver lining, PHS defense really stuck their heels in the ground during the second half. The score was 50-0 at halftime, but the Tigers curbed Trojan scoring to a single touchdown in the third quarter and zero in the final quarter of the game. In the rivalry battle that began long ago, the Trojans were able to hang on to the Portola Tiger Jaylin Babers shakes a couple of Trojans on the Feather River College field, but more lie ahead. Photos by Marl Erin Roth Rivalry Trophy they won last For the season, QHS sits at year. The Trojans have an 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the equal history of losing that league. They have Friday same trophy to the Tigers as night games in Quincy they did in 2015, 20i3, 2012, against Burney on Oct. 20, 2011, 2009, 2008 and 2007. The Biggs on Oct. 27 and Maxwell fans seemed to have a good on Nov. 3. All three games time and the booster booths will be at Feather River were busy all evening selling College stadium and are snacks, drawing tickets, team scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. memorabilia and gear. The Portola Tigers play this The rival victory marks the Friday, Oct. 20, against seventh win out of the last 14 Chester at 7 p.m. The last for the Trojans, if you count game for PHS is Friday, Oct. the forfeit in 2006. Sounds like 27, in Burney. The Tigers are "even Steven" and a big 2-5 overall and 0-2 in their reason to see next year's league. tie-breaking rivalry game. Trojan Miguel Williams runs down the teammates close by watching his back. sidelines toward the goal posts with good cover from Mari Erin Roth Sports Editor Quincy's Taylor Morrison competed and placed this month in the National Physique Committee's "Best of the West 2017" at the Grand Sierra in Reno, where Morrison now lives and works as a police officer. Morrison made the decision to get ready for her first bodybuilding event when, "I was tired of making excuses as to why I was not in shape or working out," said Morrison. "As a police officer, I owe it to myself, my community and my co-workers to be strong and in shape." The young officer joined a class called "Bootcamp." Her fitness instructor and other folks in the class encouraged Morrison to participate in a competition. Initially Morrison, was reluctant, but decided later ' on it would be exactly what she needed to get motivated to "be that strong, self-sufficient person I have always wanted to beand to gain some confidence in myself," said Morrison. The Reno police officer . Taylor ~l'ayn Morrison. Photo courtesy described the effort as the hardest thing she had ever taken on physically or mentally. "Going to the gym for a couple hours a day became the easy part, it was the other 22 hours a day of controlling what I ate that was the hard part," added Morrison. The 24-year-old athlete went through a process of measuring every piece of food she ate and said, "that scale became my closest friend." Morrison continued the process for 12 weeks and each week she reduced her intake more and more to prepare for what she calls, "stage readiness." of Deep Blue Photography "I completed my entire competition prep while working 12-hour graveyard shifts, so talk about mentally exhausting," said Morrison. The bodybuilder won first place in the open division and third place in the novice-class, which is a qualifier to move onto a national level show. "I learned so much about myself.., and have created this new way of living," said Morrison. "I learned how to be confident in the gym... how to eat right, and most importantly I learned a new discipline in myself that I never knew I could have." The Portola Tiger volleyball team gets some serious talk from head volleyball coach Emily Compton for the last minutes of the game. Photo by Marl Erin Roth Mari Erin Roth Sports Editor The lady Tigers beat the Panthers 3-0 in straight volleyball sets during last week's match between the two teams. It was a battle between the big cats Oct. 12 in Portola as the Tigers took on the Panthers from Maxwell. The Tigers were 15-10 overall for the season going int the match and Maxwell sat at 10-7. The Tigers have been playing an especially wide variety of teams, crossing state lines, starting in late August. Out-of-state teams the Tigers have faced include Moapa Valley, Smith Valley, Wells, Dayton, Spring Creek, Sparks, Incline Village and Virginia City. California opponents are Esparto, Quincy, Biggs, Maxwell, Williams, Oroville, Colusa, Fall Riverl North Tahoe, Greenville, Loyalton and Coleville. No other team in the area has taken on such a versatile selection of opponents. The well-seasoned Tigers have been sharpening their claws on this wide-range playing field and will now take on their neighbors and rivals, the Trojans tomorrow, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. in Quincy. The last game scheduled for the Tigers is against the Spartans in Esparto on Tuesday, Oct. 24.