GHS head volleyball coach Dan Brown lays out what he hopes is a winning strategy for the Indians Sept. 19 against the Elks. GHS won 3-0.

Plumas volleyball keeps a fast pace on the court

PHS junior Maddie Boyd uses her tiger paws to try and power ace the Sparks Railroaders Sept. 19. Photos by Mari Erin Roth

Portola 3, Sparks 0

The Portola lady Tigers volleyball team are 10-8 overall for the season. They had a lively game against the Sparks Railroaders on Sept. 19 with game scores of 25-16, 25-22, and 25-14.

“We had a successful weekend at the Los Molinos tournament (Sept. 15 and 16) and there were some tough teams that we played well against,” said head volleyball coach Emily Compton, “We are looking forward to continuing to improve as the season progresses and league begins.”

The lady Tigers played Maxwell yesterday and will play Biggs in Portola at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 28. They will battle their rivals in Quincy Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. and head to North Tahoe Oct. 4.

Chester 2, Loyalton 3

The Volcanoes fought a tough battle against the Grizzlies Sept. 20 in Loyalton. Off to a great start, the Vols won the first game 26-24. They lost the second and third games 25-23 and 25-19. Rallying in a big way, Chester won the fourth game 25-7 but lost the final game 15-8.

Fans saw some great games and plays by the Vols and their worthy Grizzly opponents. Next up for the Chester Volcanoes was a match against Burney Sept. 26 followed by two more home games. First, against the Los Molinos Bulldogs at 6 p.m. Oct. 3. and then the Redding Lions Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Quincy 3, Chester 0

The Trojans were the victors in a match against the Volcanoes Sept. 19 winning three straight games: 25-16, 25-16 and 25-10. Overall the Trojans are 10-4-1 this year.

As a team, QHS served up 56 aces and delivered 79 kills. Leading the Trojan pack was Sydney Gott nailing 24 kills and making six blocks, Autum Sherman with 19 assists, Ashlyn Wingfield with 79 receptions and Chyanne Morrison serving 16 aces and responding with three digs.

The lady Trojans lost to the Incline Highlanders Sept. 26 by a score of 3-0 and next played the Greenville Indians Sept. 26. They will head to Loyalton today, Sept. 27, and then play Maxwell in Quincy tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m. The ladies have a home rival game against the Portola Tigers Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. and finish off the week with an away game at Biggs Thursday, Oct. 5.

Greenville 3, Anderson 0

Winning 25-14, 25-21 and 25-8 against the American Christian Academy Eagles Sept. 21 puts the Indians at 6-3 over all. Senior Averie Navarro scored with four of her seven kills. Junior Mackenzie Brown aced 11 of her 26 serves. “The girls are playing well right now,” said head coach Dan Brown.

The Indians also won their home game against the Elk Creek Elks 25-10, 25-11 and 25-8 on Sept 19. Junior Emma Sordi fired seven kills to the Elks with Brown and senior Destiny Potts each delivering four kills.

Sophomore Ashlyn Bustamante scored nailing 12 aces out of her 15 serves. Brown was in on most of the action attempting to handle the ball 36 times with senior Kelsey Heard at her side edging in for 24 attempts.

“We are heading to a tournament this Saturday (Sept. 23) where the schools are significantly bigger than us” said coach Brown, “We hope to have a good day.”

The next opportunity to see the Indians play will be Tuesday, Oct. 3 against the Loyalton Grizzlies at Chester High School at 5:30 p.m. On Oct. 5, the Indians head to Herlong and then back again to play Quincy (in Chester) Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m.