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2C Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 Bulletin~ Record, Progressive, Reporter Katy Batchelder, Quincy High and Feather River College graduate, is busy this semester recording her volleyball team at Dominican University. Photo submitted David Albee season through a unique per- Special to Feather Publishing spective: her camera lens. "I wanted to work on a pro- To most volleyball players, ject that meant something to the normal routine is serve, me so I would really be able dig and spike. To Dominican to throw myself into it," said volleyball player Katy Batchelder. "Volleyballis the Batchelder, this season is all reason I came to this school lights, camera and action, in the first place, so it seemed Batchelder is a Quincy likeano-brainer to document High and Feather River Col- my senior season, I know it lege graduate. She is current~ will be fun for the girls to ly a communications major have, aswell." with an emphasis on cinema Batchelder thought filming at Dominican University in the season would be an interest- San RafaeL ing way to see her team's pro- Batchelder is an active gression through the season. member of Dominican's vol- At the start of the volley- leyball team and is spending ball season, Batchelder kept this season filming her her*project a secret from her coaches and Penguins team- teammates. When she kept mates for a documentary she showing up at practice with a is transforming into her se- camera in her hands, though, nior project, her teammates became natu- Dominican's home volley- rally suspicious. ball season concluded Oct. 28 "I had to tell them' it for a as Batchelder played her fi- project and I wasn't just be- nal match for the Penguins in ing creepy," she explained. Conlan Center. "Everyone has gotten into it Batchelder viewed the since then. They are excited to see the final project." Dominican coach Gayle Stammer is enthusiastic about Batchelder's talent. "If you spend any time at all with Batch, you will not soon forget her," says Stam- mer, who recruited Batchelder out of Feather River College. "Katy is per- sonable, likable and easy to talk to. She puts 100 percent into everything she does and is one of the best court com- municators I have ever doached." B tchelder's film-making ambitions were inspired by ESPN Films' "30 for 30" se- ries, particularly its "Fab Five" documentary last year on the University of Michi- gan men's basketball herald- ed recruiting class in 1991. "I'm so obsessed with that stuff. I would love to do some- thing like that for ESPN ... and meet LeBron James someday. Let's throw that in," Batchelder said, smiling. "If I could eventually work for ESPN, I would die happy. It would be so much fun." "Fun" best describes what the Penguins had with Batchelder and her camera. She recorded practices and pre- and post-game prep talks. During game play, Batchelder handed the cam- era over to her parents, Mary Lou and Van Batchelder, or to fellow communications major Hunter Horenstein to film game action. It's the behind-the-scenes footage, particularly of the players dancing and cursing, that brings a smile to Batchelder's face. "Our team is really goofy, so I wanted to capture that," remarked Batchelder. Batchelder's main goal was to document how different this year's Penguins team is from previous years'. She is impressed by the team's atti- tude and touched by their ca- maraderie. II nln James Wilson ended the match with a 25-18 Sports Reporter victory in the third game. sports@plumasnews.com Alicia Missman and Han- nah Allen led the Indians in Greenville volleyball con- the game with eight aces tinued to stomp its competi- each. Sammy Prior led the tion last week as it scored defense with six digs. victories over three different Greenville battled Chester visiting teams, the next day in a non-league The Indians faced Loyalton match. Chester gave on Oct. 23. Chester visited Greenville a run for its mort- the following day and Big ey, but Greenville took Valley came the day after Chester 3-1. Greenville won Chester. the first two games 25-20 and The Indians started their 25-15. Chester came back in week out strong, as they took the third game and beat Loyalton in three games. Greenville 25-15. Greenville Loyalton simply couldn't finished the match in the match up and Greenville de- fourth game with a close 25- molished Loyalton 25-9 in the 23 win. first game. The Indians Missman performed ad- stayed strong through the mirably once again and exe- second game and beat Loyal- cuted eight kills. Brianna ton 25-10. Finally, Greenville Ray led the team in serving with nine aces. Jacky Defy results. Missman made an dominated the Wolverines. backed upthe team with impressive 15 kills out of 17 The Trojans won the first eight digs. attempts. Missman con- game 25-9, the second 25-7 Greenville faced its tough- tributed greatly to the team's and the third 25-16. est opponent of the week, Big defense as well, with 17 digs. Tori Beeson lead the team Valley, on Oct. 25. The two Defy also had 17 digs. Ray in kills. Quincy's setter, Jas- teams were neck and neck wowed her team with 17 aces. mine Sherman, made seven for the majority of the match. Ray also assisted 19 times, assists. Big Valley squeaked out a "The three wins this week "We are trying to finish victory in the first game 27- were a real compliment to strong," said Quincy coach 25. The Indians fired back my girls," commented Curt Beeson. "And our game with a big 25-12 win in the Greenville's coach, Dan against Biggs was a good second game. Big Valley once Brown. "They kept their start. We hope to end the reg- again retaliated and beat head in the game, kept their ular season as a better team Greenville 25-23. As the composure and played going into the playoffs." match progressed into the strong. I hope we continue Quincy travels to Williams fourth game, Big Valley grew this type of playing into the on Nov. 1 for its final game of tired. Greenville kept its en- playoffs." the regular season. ergy and beat Big Valley 25- Greenville played its final 19 in the fourth game and 15-5 two matches of the regular in the fifth to end the match, season Oct. 29 and 30. Details Greenville's players of the games can be found in pushed their limits this game next weeks' Sports section. and ended it with amazing 515 W. Main St., Quincy success! Ashley Stevenson Manager of Main Street Styles We wanted to introduce the community to our new look and our new name. As a result we had one of the best evenings ever! Shoppers were finding items for themselves and Christmas shopping for others on their list. Thanks to advertising with Feather Publishing the word got out, and the word was "SHOP HERE", "SHOP LOCAL", and "SAVE BIG"! CONNECTION :~:. West'wood PinePress Portola Portola was scheduled to play Biggs on Oct. 23, but Big- gs forfeited. Portola traveled to Quincy Maxwell on Oct. 25. Maxwell Quincy played two match- beat Portola in a three-game es last week, both on the match. road. The Trojans lost to Co- Portola came out fighting, lusa 3-1 on Oct. 23 and beat but Maxwell took the first Biggs 3-0 on Oct. 25. game 27-25. Portola was in Though evenly matched, the lead 24-20 that game, but Colusa pulled off a 25-23 win made several errors that the first game. Colusa boat killed its chance of victory. Quincy in the second game With spirits lowered, 25-19, but lost the third game the Tigers lost the second 25-23. Colusa took the match game 25-14. Maxwell finished in the fourth game 25-20. the match with a 25-18 win. After a day of rest QuincyEarlier in the month Portola traveled to Biggs and hosted Maxwell which in turn stomped Portola. "It's evident our team has improved a lot this month/! said Portola's coach Karen Kibble. "Last time we faced Maxwell we had to deal with injuries and players on vaca- tion. I think Maxwell was a little taken back by what a tougher team we were this last game." Portola hosts Colusa on Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m. Chester In addition to its game against Greenville on Oct. 24, Chester played Redding Christian on Oct. 23 and Uni- versity Prep on Oct. 25. Chester lost both games. Redding Christian hosted the match and beat Chester in four games. Chester began strong and won the first game 25-19. The Volcanoes just were#t able to keep up with Redding Christian's strength after that, though. Redding Christian won the second game 25-21, the third 25-16 and the fourth 25-17. Chester fell to visiting Uni- versity Prep in three games. No stats have been report- ed at time of writing. Chester plays its final game of the regular season Nov. 1 in Hayfork at 5:30 p.m. Greenville's Sammy Prior serves up an ace. Greenville played three games last week with three wins. Photo by James Wilson For a com S~O~T~ ~0~ pl AND SCHEDULES ules, umasnews.com