Chester and Quincy boys basketball square off

Shannon Morrow
Sports Editor

Chesters Topher Taylor nails another three pointer

With a 79-56 win over Quincy last Friday night, the Chester High School boys' basketball team improved its league record to 5-0.

The Chester Volcanoes jumped out to an 8-1 lead early in the contest, but then Quincy went on an 11-0 run to take a four-point lead. At the end of the first quarter, the score was tied at 19.

The teams played evenly early in the second quarter, but then a couple 3-pointers by Chester's Topher Taylor (Pictured right) broke Quincy's spirit. The Volcanoes outscored the Trojans 24-10 through the second period.

The first half ended with a spectacular buzzer-beater by Chester's Tyler Hernandez, who took the shot from near the sideline at half-court. After rattling hard against the glass and rim, it fell through the net, giving Chester a 43-29 lead at halftime.

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FRC women playing very well

Shannon Morrow
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The Feather River College women's basketball team beat Lassen for the second time this season Feb. 3, by a score of 82-68.

Six FRC players scored in double digits. Shanice Martin totaled 13 points and six assists. Gabby Almeida and Lenise Cambell each earned 11 points. Heather Hamilton claimed 10 points, Erica Haedrich compiled 10 points and six steals, and Tara Usko had 10 points and 14 rebounds.

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Volcano skiers continue to win

Shannon Morrow
Sports Editor

Bailey Smith won 1st place for the Chester VolcanoesThe Chester High School ski and snowboard teams won three first places in slalom competition at Alpine Meadows Friday, Feb. 5.

The race was originally scheduled to be giant slalom, but it was changed at the last minute to slalom. Many of the racers brought their GS skis instead of their slalom skis, so they had to use their play skis for the races.

In the women's competition, Chester's Bailey Smith won first place overall and teammate Emily LaGroue took second. Bry Ward came in sixth and Ashley Broussard finished 12th.

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Chester hoopsters defeat Portola

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The Chester High School boys basketball team is now in the drivers seat in the Feather River League, after defeating Portola 58-48 last Friday night, Jan. 29.
The victory moved Chester to 3-0 in league. Portola and Loyalton each sit with 2-1 league records.
Chester led Portola the entire game. After jumping out to a 10-0 advantage, the Volcanoes led 16-7 at the end of the first quarter and 29-15 at halftime.
It kind of surprised me, said Chester coach Dale Keefer. I expected a lot more resistance.
Portola outscored Chester 15-13 in the third quarter and 18-16 in the final period, but the Volcanoes maintained a 10-point lead to the end.
David Ryn, (pictured to the right) Chesters senior forward, had a huge night with 22 points and 14 rebounds.

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Portola teams defeat Loyalton in league opener




Shannon Morrow
Sports Editor


Portola fans had an enjoyable evening at Portola High School last Friday night, as they watched their boys’ and girls’ basketball teams defeat Loyalton in their league openers.

The Portola boys won 61-41, and the Portola girls won 46-27.

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