LOYALTON DOMINATES PORTOLA
By Weston Roberti
The Loyalton High School Grizzlies continued its winning streak Wednesday with a dominating performance over the Portola Tigers, ending the game with a score of 8-3 in Loyalton.
The Grizzlies started out a little slowly, falling behind the Tigers, due to a penalty kick, but soon tied it up with an amazing shot by Quinn Hilberg. The Tigers would then take their final lead of the game with another penalty kick to make the score 2-1. However, the Grizzlies were just warming up, as D.J. Hall scored to make it another tie game. Victor Carrillo also got involved in the action, scoring to make it a 3-2 game. Hall was not finished in this half, however, as he scored for the second time to give the Grizzlies a two-goal lead going into the second half.
The Grizzlies rolled on, with Carrillo scoring two more goals, and Hall and Hilberg each scoring one more time. Miguel Hernandez had a terrific game as goalie, not allowing any shots from the Tigers to hit the net other than the three penalty kicks. Randy Calvert, normally on the offensive end of the field, played his first game as a defender to give some extra support on the defensive end and did an outstanding job. Kia Ingram also played well on defensive and offensive and held her ground going up against some tough Portola boys.
Yesterday’s win against Portola snaps a losing streak of two years to the Tigers in soccer and keeps the Grizzlies’ hot shooting streak alive. In the past three games, the Grizzlies have outscored their opponents 35-8.
The Loyalton Grizzlies defeated Plumas Christian Friday with a score of 16-1 in Quincy at the Feather River College field. Five different team members scored in the game, but Carrillo stole the spotlight, as he scored an incredible eight goals to break his total goals from two weeks ago against Plumas Christian when he scored six goals.
Hall also had a good game once again and scored four goals. Calvert joined in the action as well, with a season high three goals against Plumas Christian, and Alex Folchi continued his scoring streak as well with one goal in the game. Offense was not the only part of the Grizzlies’ success, however, as Miguel Hernandez had a total of six blocked shots.
The Grizzlies face the Quincy Trojans tomorrow at 4:30 in Loyalton.
TOUGH GAME FOR LADY GRIZZ
By Connor Thompson
Many anticipated the Lady Grizzlies’ rematch against Herlong Vikings Tuesday at LHS. Many anticipated this rematch, hoping the Grizzlies would come away with another victory over the Vikings. However, the ladies lost, 3-2.
The Grizz started off well, winning the first match, 25-21. The second and third match would be difficult for the Grizzlies, as the Vikings put up hard fought wins by scores of 27-25 and 25-15. The Grizzlies weren’t going down without a fight though, and took the forth match by a score of 25-23. With one more match to play, the Grizz and Vikings were both determined to win. With the lead going back and fourth between the Grizz and the Vikings it looked as if the game would never end. However, the Vikings were victorious winning the match, 17-15.
The Loyalton Grizzlies beat the Vikings in Herlong, September 17. TheGrizzlies started off strongly winning the first two matches, 25-16 and 25-13. With only one more match to win the Grizzlies had trouble, as the Vikings wouldn’t give up. The Grizz lost the next two matches by a score of 25-16 and 25-22. The Grizz headed into the fifth and final match determined and won, 15-9.
Coach Julie Scheckla felt the team’s performance has been good but needs to improve on covering their hitters and serves.
ONE AND ONE FOR FOOTBALL
By Weston Roberti
The Loyalton Grizzlies football team lost a very close game to the Butte Valley Bulldogs Friday, with a final score of 50-38. The first half ended with a tie score of 18-18. Seth Norris was the first to get the Grizzlies on the scoreboard, with a quarterback keeper into the end zone. Mikey Rogers, scored a touchdown as well. Brody Ingle also played hard and helped Loyalton’s efforts, as he had an amazing kickoff return for a touchdown.
The Grizzlies went into the second half hoping to play strongly and come away with a victory. Butte Valley would continue to give the Grizzlies trouble in the second half and went on to score two more touchdowns to make the score 34-18. After a good first half, Norris was not finished and had an outstanding run across midfield for another quarterback keeper touchdown. Dylon Gravelle and Connor Thompson also joined the action in the second half, as Thompson hooked up with Gravelle for two passing touchdowns in the fourth quarter. The Grizzlies would not be able to stop the Bulldogs’ final push, however, allowing two more touchdowns before the game would end.
The Grizz won the Homecoming game Sept. 19, defeating the Pyramid Lake Lakers , 41-6.
The Grizzlies allowed only one touchdown to the Lakers throughout the entire game–the first score of the game. They then took control. Norris had a great game, scoring two touchdowns. Thompson found Morris for two passing touchdowns. Charlton ploughed over many Lakers into the end zone, and sophomore Matt Campbell, also scored a touchdown in his first appearance in the end zone in the regular season for Loyalton.
The Grizzlies played Liberty Christian last night in an away game. The score was not available at press time.