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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 lC AND .i,i Greenville's Valerie Peters watches on as teammate Averie Navarro hits the ball into Paradise Adventist's side of the court during round one of the playoffs Nov. 12. The Indians won to continue on to round two. Photos by James Wilson Greenville tops Paradise Adventist in section playoffs The Greenville High Greenville came out with a School volleyball team bang, at one point leading progressed forward in the 20-10. Northern Section Division The visiting team Xi plaYoffs last •Thursday, narrowed that lead, - defeating visiting Paradise however, to get within three Adventist in four sets. points. Greenville The post-season win eventually pulled ahead to brought Greenville's overall take the set 25-19. record up to 19-10• The The Indians dominated Indians' finished league play the second set, winning the previous week with a 7-1 25-13, before going back and record• forth with their opponent in "I think we played fairly set three. Paradise well," said Greenville coach Adventist was able to scrape Dan Brown• "We were able out a 26-24 win against to figure out (Paradise Greenville• Adventist's) strategy and Greenville returned to its defend against it." dominative stature in the The win not only fourth and final set, winning advanced Greenville in the once again 25-13• playoffs, but it gave the Lady Stats from the match Indians home-court indicate a truly advantage in the next round collaborative team effort• against Mercy on Nov. 17. Kills were spread out with Results of that match were Mackenzie Brown, Valerie not available by press time, Peters and Alex Garcia but will be highlighted in tallying four apiece and next week's Sports and Averie Navarro and Recreation section. Autumn Brown adding three In the first set against apiece• Navarro led in aces Paradise Adventist, with seven• Autumn Brown tips the ball with teammate and sister Mackenzie Brown looking on. Lady Tigers advance in playoffs with 3-2 victory Jake Jacobson Special to Feather Publishing sports@plumasnews.com The Portola High School varsity volleyball team came from behind for a thrilling victory over Modoc, of Alturas, 3-2, in the first round of the Northern Section Division V playoffs on Thursday, Nov. 12, in Portola. The match featured the Mid-Valley League co-champion Lady Tigers against the Shasta Cascade League's third-place Lady Braves. It was a highly anticipated rematch from last season's first round• This time, the Tigers rallied from a 2-1 deficit to defeat Modoc, 25-27, 25-19, 23-25, 25-15, 15-10• Fans from both teams were on the edge their seats during the five-set match. It was a contest both sides would long remember. With strong serving from both teams, Portola led big early on. However, Modoc came back and took the first game in a seesaw battle that forced a tiebreaker after the match was tied at 25. In volleyban, the game must be won by at least two points. The second game featured more of the action seen in s'rhere were several times throughout the match where we could have thrown in the towel, but we always found a way to bring it back. [Now] we just have to prepare and adjust for Hamilton as much as we can." Matt Compton Portola coach the first. The Lady Tigers jumped out to an early lead again, with huge blocks and kills coming at key points. This time, however, Portola would hold off another push from Modoc and hang on to win the game, and even the score at 1-1. The back and forth would carry right into the third set. Though the game was - See Portola, page 5C Portola's Maryrose Riddle (No. 8) and Erin Sheridan (No. 11) jump for a block against Modoc. Photo by Jake Jacobson .i-i BIB lib FRC dominated by visiting Sierra College Dan McDonald were blowout losses• Managing Editor "It's hard not "I'm proud of the effort we dmcdonald@plumasnews.com have given in every game L-_navlng the we've played this year," A frustrating season for success that we Brade said• "Our downfall the Feather River College had oH iI has been execution and football team ended with nopea injuries." another lopsided toss to have .... " The lack of execution was Saturday afternoon• evident in the loss to the This time it was Sierra Scott Brade Wolverines -- especially on College of Rocklin that FRC head coach defense• Poor coverage by man-handled the Golden the FRC secondary often left Eagles, 56-9, at FRC Sierra receivers wide open, Stadium. leading to easy completions And the final score could improved to 3-2 and 5-5 and big yardage• have been much worse, overall• Both Sierra quarterbacks The Wolverines scored First-year coach Scott capitalized on the mistakes touchdowns on their first Brade said he was proud of by passing for 531 yards• three possession and led 21-0 his team's effort during a The Wolverines' starting QB midway through the first season that was difficult for Kyle Cota completed 13 of quarter• With the outcome players and coaches to his first 14 passes for 200 never in doubt, Sierra endure. It was a season that yards and two touchdowns College inserted its backup started to go down hill in the game's first nine quarterback and rotated during the first 30 minutes minutes. second-stringers at nearly of the season-opener when Sierra compiled 582 yards every position the rest of the FRC lost its top two of total offense to FRC's 145 game. quarterbacks to injuries, yards. FRC ended its season 1-9 Other than a 38-36 victory and 0-5 in the Nor-Cal over Chabot College on Sept. National Conference• Sierra 26, the other nine games See Finale, page 3C FRC running back Daniel Lindsey runs for a seven-yard game against Sierra College. Photo by Dan McDonald gain during the second half of Saturday's