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Bullet n, Recorcl,:rogress ve, Reporter  Wednesday, March 12, 2014 lC Feather River College pitcher Skylar Haynes delivers a fastball during game two in the series against College of the Redwoods. FRC won two out of three, but the loss to Redwoods ended the Golden Eagles' six-game winning streak. Photo by James Wilson Golden Eagles win five more James Wilson Sports Editor It looks like it'll be another stellar season for the Feather River College baseball team. The Golden Eagles held their first games at home last weekend with a three-game series against College of the Redwoods. FRC came out of the series with two more wins, bringing its overall record to 13-4 and its conference record to 5-1, FRC hosted Redwoods on Friday night in a game moved from Sunday due to unfavorable weather forecasts. The Eagles handled Redwoods 5-2. The next day, FRC lost its first game of a doubleheader 11-7, then came back to dominate 11-1 the following game. The weekend prior, Feather River started its conference play with an away series against College of the Siskiyous. The Golden Eagles swept Siskiyous with three big wins: 9-2, 8-4 and 12-1. "I think we're doing good right now, but there's still room for improvement," commented FRC coach Terry Baumgartner. "That's a good sign, though. We'll keep getting better. We're doing a goodjob stealing bases and our pitching is good, but I would like to see more strikes." Against Siskiyous, the Golden Eagles didn't have any exceptionally big innings. FRC steadily put runs on the board and carved Out each win. FRC minimized Siskiyous' abilities in all three games. In the series, FRC outscored Siskiyous 29-7. FRC's batting was shipshape. In game one, Kaimana Perreira-Alquiza hit a home run. In game two, Perreira-Alquiza, Eli Putnam and Brandon Coborn all tripled. Perreira-Alquiza also led the series in RBIs with four, In game one against Redwoods, FRC pitcher Jordan Desguin struck 12 batters out and allowed only three hits. Desguin pitched :into the eighth inning before Kody Kuhlman closed it out. Game two against Redwoods ended the Eagles' six-game winning streak. Redwoods had a game-changing seventh inning, in which it brought seven batters home. FRC couldn't catch up after that. The Eagles got their groove back in game three, though, nearly shutting Redwoods out. Matt Rigby pitched the first six innings, striking out four batters and making no errors. Kuhlman took the mound for the final three batters, striking out one. The Eagles consistently brought their players home, gaining a 10-run lead by the seventh inning and gaining a mercy win. Jay Enserro got three RBIs off three hits. Enserro also made it home twice. FRC's next series is this weekend against Lassen College. The Eagles will host the first game against Lassen this Friday at 2 p.m. The next day FRQ will travel to Susanville for a doubleheader against the Cougars at noon and 4 p.m. SPORTS AND RE CREAT I O N ester makes it to Division finals James Wilson Sports Editor It was one whirlwind of a season for Chester's boys basketball team. The Volcanoes carried on through the playoffs as the top-seeded team, and made it to the end at the Division VI championship in Chico last Saturday. The outcome, however, wasn't ideal for the team. Chester took on the Maxwell Panthers, the No. 3 seed, in a game that involved playing catch-up for most of the duration. The Panthers took an early lead they maintained to win 54-46. Chester took on Big Valley earlier in the semifinals March 4. The Volcanoes were behind through most of the second half, but came back with seconds left on the clock to win 73-70. The win against Big Valley and the loss at the championship brought Chester's final standings to 24-5 for the season. This was the best record the Volcanoes have had in the past 10 years. "We had an excellent season in which our players showed a lot of improvement," commented Chester coach Jake Simms. "Unfortunately, we were unable to play our best basketball in the championShip." Against Maxwell, Chester fell behind from the get-go. Maxwell came out and pulled ahead to gain an 8-0 lead. Chester's players were able to make shots, but Maxwell's matched them one-to-one to maintain the lead. Once the third quarter hit, chester changed its tactics and started to tighten Maxwell's lead. The Volcanoes were making their long shots and started to come back. Chester shut down the Panthers in the first six minutes of the half, outscoring them 10-0. Entering the fourth quarter, Chester took the lead 39-36. The fourth quarter belonged to Maxwell, though, and ultimately won thegame. The Panthers started to make their threes, and went eight for 10 at the free-throw line to come back and ensure a win. In the final quarter, Maxwell outscored Chester 18-7. Chester's top scorer was Wyatt Durkin with 15 points. Durkin broke Chester's all-time record for points scored in a single season with 645. The previous record was set by Jesse Goolsby in 1995 with 504 points. Against Big Valley, David Estacio was on fire. The 5-foot-9 senior made a new personal record of points scored in a game with 29. Estacio sank five from behind the arc, four two-pointers and went six ,for nine at the free-throw line. The game against Big Valley was Chester's last home game of the season. Droves of people filled the standing-room-only gym, which increased the intensity of an already tense game. The game was pretty evenly matched through the first half, with Chester going into the third quarter with a modest 40-37 lead. Big Valley See Championship, page 3C Wrestlers compete at state tourney James Wilson Sports Editor After a season filled with training and competition, the hard work paid off for two Chester High School wrestlers. Cole Conner and Silas LaGroue made their way to Bakersfield last weekend to compete at the California State Championship Tournament. The two local wrestlers got the chance to compete with athletes from 276 teams. LaGroue and Conner saw firsthand how tough this level of competition can be. "We got a pretty tough draw," said Chester coach Tom Rogers. "We had a good time, though, and all in all it was a good season." The draw could be considered unlucky, as both Chester wrestlers found themselves up against some of the highest-ranked wrestlers in the state. LaGroue's first match was against Zander Silva, who was ranked second in the state going into the tournament. Conner first matched up against Joey Banks, the first-place winner of the San Joaquin section championship. Banks was undefeated for the season, going into the tournament with a 43-0 record. Both Chester wrestlers went two and out, but had the chance of a lifetime to face such tough opponents. Conner will graduate this year, but LaGroue, a sophomore, plans to return next year. Longboard's world championship is canceled for 2014 Due to an unusually dry winter and a lack of snow at the Johnsville Ski Hill, the Plumas Ski Club canceled the World Championship Longboard Races scheduled for March 16. On a brighter note, the annual Snowball is being held March 15 at the Nakoma resort with two live bands, appetizers, a no-host bar and both silent and live auctions for a wide range of quality local merchandise and services that have been donated to raise funds for the, Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl building fund. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available at and cost $35 per person. The Plumas Ski Club will also hold a Longboard Beauty Contest at the Snowball and will award several prizes for the best handmade longboard skis. The $10 entry fee for the contest also includes registration of the skis in the International Longboards Registry database the club is compiling and a numbered brass plate to attach to the skis. WHY? WHAT? WHERE? Recycling makes money for you, your school, or organization. Beverage containers made of plastic, glass, or aluminum Recycle buyback centers or recycling vending machine. If your school or organization would like assistance to start up a recycling program, Please contact the Plumas County Department of Public Works at (530) 283-6268 Advertising funded by a grant managed by Plumas County Department of Public Works