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4, ~,'(.',, "'!: ,', Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 24,2014 lC \ AND. Greg Knight Sports Writer sports@plumasnews.com When playing preleagt)e basketball against larger schools in Northern California, teams that are loaded with younger players tend to get better from the experience and inevitable losses -- and take those lessons into league competition. Such was the case last week as the Chester Lady Volcanoes took to the road to play at north state powerhouse Gridley at the Orland Invitational Tournament and, despite their best effort, were turned away by the Lady Bulldogs on a 64-25 final score. The Vols were outgunned from the get-go, tallying only two points in the first period -- and ended the first half trailing 34-7. Chester was able to score 18 in the second half, but once again Gridley pressed an offense that was able to put up 30 points in the final two periods. After the game, head coach Aaron Hardesty said the loss was tough but would help his team going forward into Five-Star League play. "We lacked a bit of hustle today, but the point of this game was to gain a little more experience as we head toward the regular season," Hardesty said. "This was a D-4 school, so we learned a lot and this will help up moving forward. We'll be just fine come the season. Our coming Plumas County battles will be great. I think Portola, Quincy and us are pretty even, so it should be a good year." Junior guard Reanna Trujillo, who over the course of six games this year has scored 48 points, made 17 shots from three-point land See Basketball, page 2C Above, Freshman Elizabeth Bereznak (No. 21) looks for an open Lady Volcanoes teammate last week at the Orland tournament. Left, Chester senior and team captain Rebecca Branch is on top of her three-point game against Gridley last week at the Oriand tournament. Photos by Greg Knight Greg Knight Sports Writer sports@plumasnews.corn The players of the women's basketball team at Feather River College have found something other than hoops, it seems, that brings them joy. Once a week, each player from the Lady Golden Eagles squad spends an hour in Arlene Stahlman's kindergarten class at Quincy Elementary School, helping with academics, playing with the kids at recess or helping at lunchtime. "Each time the players return to practice, they have huge smiles o~ their face," said head coach Haley White. "I ask them how the kindergartners are, and they reply 'awesome.'" According to White, her players are getting to experience what she calls the "love and passion and innocence that young kids bring to the table." "They see the light bulb go on when they learn something new, and they are getting to teach them these new things," White added. "Recently, they got to experience the joy of a young kid opening a Christmas present and knowing that they brightened the day, even a little, for one kid." Kaitlin Boyd, sophomore post for the Eagles, said she enjoys seeing the students develop both emotionally and academically. "I love working with the See QES, page 3C EVERY CAN YOU DON'T RECYCLE SAYS SOMETHING ABOUT YOU. Advertising funded by a grant managed by the Plumas County Department of Public Works FROM THE SPORTS DESK GREG KNIGHT Sports Writer sports@plumasnews.com The curious case of Joshua Jirbandey About a month ago, very near the end of the Feather River College men's soccer season, the newspaper got wind that the Golden Eagles would face Lake Tahoe, now under the direction of former Lassen College head coach Ben Wade. I won't bore you with the history of Wade's tenure at Lassen, a college he is now suing in a Lassen County courtroom over his See Sports Desk, page 2C ! !