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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 lC AND win over uln in Iley s FROM THE SPORTS DESK GREG KNIGHT Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com ! It was exactly 54 weeks ago today that I drove to Quincy from Manti, Utah, to take the job as sports writer for this newspaper. A few months later, as the football and soccer season expired, and basketball became the lifeblood of my day-to-day experience, the bosses had an epiphany and added the title "editor" to my resume. It was a happy day. Usually when a boss calls you into the principal's office, you tend to sweat a little. It was a no-sweat situation that day and I immediately endeavored to take my coverage to a new level. Instantly I was trying my darndest to be everywhere at one time, all while trying to lasso parents and fans to be my eyes and ears when it came to coverage. If you ever contributed a story or photo, I thank you. And to those from whom I have stolen brilliant ideas and taken credit, with a wink, I thank you even more. I believe, given my last 12-months-plus of sports coverage here, this sports section has succeeded beyond my wildest dreams. That said, all sundry things; whether the leaves on the trees that fall every November, the inevitable losing streaks teams endure, or any myriad of the other physical realities of this existence, all of those things must come to an end. And so it goes that this will be my final "From The Sports Desk" at Feather Publishing. I have been blessed over the past year to do (what I think I do best) in the county that spawned me from the age of nine. There are no words, really, to describe the feeling of watching my adopted hometown of Greenville kick butt in any number of sports ... or Feather River College, my alma mater, winning championships in soccer, baseball and volleyball. It's been a ride, and to cite Hunter S. Thompson, I bought the damn ticket. My future holds a very, very long overland drive to western Nebraska where I will continue to hone my craft. The bad part of this deal is that I'm going to be in Nebraska Cornhusker and Denver Bronco country. I hate the Broncos. And my team, the Washington Huskies, is down 5-4-1 all time against the Huskers. Crap. All joking aside, this job of journalism is not about me, my Midwestern future or even the stories I have written about games here, but rather about the players in Plumas County that left it all behind in whatever sport they chose. I really hope I have left a legacy in my sports coverage, though I am absolutely certain that whoever fills this desk after I am gone will continue that excellence with their own unique voice. The long bomb thank you I could not have done my job without the assistance of each and every coach that mentors our Plumas youth, from the Little League level all the way up to FRC and the Cleveland Indians See Sports desk, page 3C Greg Knight Sports Editor :, sports@plumasnews.com The varsity volleyball squads of Portola and Quincy rivaled through five fierce sets of back-and-forth action last Tuesday, Oct. 13, with the Lady Tigers finally prevailing in a 3-2 (25-14, 20-25, 20-25, i 25-19, 15-9) league win over the Trojans. : , The win for Portola came courtesy of a team effort, Four Lady Tigers led the team in : different statistical columns, while senior Sara Baty took two of the top spots herself in assists, with 31, and four service aces. Leading for Portola in overall offensive output was Alli Ramelli as she logged 14 kills on 34 attacks at the net, all while providing a pair of aces late in the game. Ramelli was also a star at the net defensively as she made three total blocks, one of whichwas A group of cheering Portola fans -- made up mostly of members of the Tigers, football and soccer teams -- rocks the gym at Quincy High School in support of the Lady Tigers volleyball squad. solo. Caitlin Chan recorded 21, On the defense, Meg while the duo of Ashley Maddalena led with three solo Carnes and'Ramelli had 18 blocks and an assist, while each. Alyssa Kotrc finished also grabbing four digs. Anali with 13. Brewer led in digs with 24For Quincy, the big player stops, of the night was Haley Cline. The digging was so good for The Lady Trojan senior the Tigers all game that five racked up 15 digs to lead her players, including Brewer, were in double digits as See Volleyball, page 3C Greg Knight Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com The biggest mystery of the 2015 prep football season may be whether the Portola Tigers can stay perfect by going 10-0 and live up to the hype surrounding an increasingly plausible trip to the Northern Section championship game next month. So far the Tigers, now at 8-0 (2-0 in Mountain-VaUey League standings) after a 66-6 blowout of Western Sierra Collegiate Academy on Friday, Oct 16, in Rocklin, are on track to win the league title and earn a trip to big show in late November. The win in Rocklin was just the latest in an extremely high-powered performance by Edgar Cuevas and Juan Rodriguez, two of the Tigers' most valuable players this year on both sides of the ball. Cuevas, the leading rusher for Portola this season with 1,573 yards and 24 touchdowns, as well as a scoring reception in the Oct. 9 game against Biggs, started out the first quarter with two scoring drives. The junior found the end zone first on a 20-yard TD run and again on the next possession with a 65-yard scoring run. Cuevas would score again in the.second quarter via a 35-yard run and his record his fourth and final TD spree in the fourth quarter on a 54-yard run. Two seniors for the Tigers, Rodriguez and Pat Remington, scored a pair of The Portola Tigers" kickoff unit prepares to open the Oct. 16 game against Western Sierra Collegiate Academy in Rocklin. The Tigers won the game, 66-6. Photo by Susan Jacobson TDs each, with Remington making one of those on a 1-yard run in the third quarter. The offensive performance of Rodriguez was bolstered by his three receptions for 55 yards, two of which he converted on 3- and 34-yard catches. The duo of Memo Ruiz and Nick Benbow, also seniors for Portola, added a touchdown apiece; Ruiz added his scoring contribution on a 43-yard County Friday, Oct. 16 Maxwell 46, Quincy 0 Saturday, Oct. 17 Mercy 53, Greenville 14 See Football, page 3C CAYMUS Portola's Caitlin Chan serves it up against Quincy last Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the latest match up between the two rivals. The Lady Tigers won the match 3-2 in a game that saw Chan record 21 digs against the Trojans. Photos by Greg Knight - -- .... - . ~ - - - - J-.ZZ'::Z':.'Z~Z'~7::Z:UL~z--7 - ::~--~: ..... L .... IT JUST ISN'T NATURAL! Show you care by recycling to help reduce litter/ Over 51 billion pieces of litter land on U.S. roadways each year - that's 6,729 items per mile. Litter has environmental consequences - debris may be carried by storm drains into local waterways. Litter on the ground attracts more litter. Advertising funded by a grant managed by Plumas County Department of Public Works.