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Trojan varsity sink Lakers, host tournament to open season

Greg Knight
Sports Writer
12/12/2014
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Quincy junior Jakob Grammer (No. 44) goes up for one of his six buckets against Etna in the Trojans’ Tip-Off Classic opener against Etna last week. Photo by Greg Knight


The Quincy High School boys’ basketball team sank the hopes of the North Lake Tahoe Lakers last week as they began their 2014-15 season on the road, taking a 72-54 win that saw Brady Rick and Jakob Grammer each score 17 points — and the team score 36 points in each half.

Rick, a senior for the Trojans, also had a double-double in his first outing of the year, swooping down 12 rebounds. Crowe Herbertson-Deemer added 10 points on the night and seven rebounds, two assists and two steals. Jake Rick, D.J. Davis and Erik Schwartz each scored eight points in the game, with Mike Fowler putting up a pair of buckets.

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Indian Valley Pheasants Forever to host youth hunt

Miriam S. Cody
Staff Writer
12/12/2014


Indian Valley kids looking for a fun hunting trip will get their wish Jan. 3 and 4, 2015. Indian Valley Pheasants Forever is putting on a free youth hunt at Hunting Buddies Hunting Co. in Susanville.

The event will include a morning hunt beginning at 7:30 a.m. and an afternoon hunt at 12:30 p.m. All hunters and anyone who will be in the field must wear orange.

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California Outdoors for the week of 12/12/2014

Carrie Wilson
California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Waterfowl sight

Question: How well can ducks actually see? Can they see color? I know deer see different shades of gray, but what about ducks and geese?

—David V.

Answer: Waterfowl can control the curvature of both the lens and cornea (mammals, including humans, only control the lens). This is basically how birds can see extremely well while flying andwhile in the act ofdiving/feeding. In addition, their eyes act independentlyand they use one at a time to allow for depth perception because nearly all waterfowl have monocular, not binocular, vision (they can’t stare forward atobjects).

Another unique thing about waterfowl is they can see in almost all directions. A few ducks are the exception to the rule, but usually the eye placement allows them to view in many different directions at the same time. Second, waterfowl have a very high number of cones (which dictates color vision in humans), which allows them to see sharp images and have color vision in which colors are more vivid than they are for humans. Their breadth of color vision is much wider than our own because UV light can be observed by waterfowl (UV light is absorbed by lenses in humans).This allows waterfowl to fly at night or feed in the dark or in low light conditions.

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Greenville hosts John Holland tournament

Greg Knight
Sports Writer
12/12/2014

If there was ever a dynamic duo in the history of Greenville Indians basketball, it may just be the combo of Walker Meyers and Justus Eaglesmith — a pair who proved their offensive mettle in the opener of the John Holland Invitational tournament last week by scoring 20 points each in a 78-26 rout of the Elk Creek Elks.

Two other Indians, Darian Potts and Christian Beres, were also in double digits with 16 and 10 points each, respectively. Ray Bustamante, James Martinez and Kacee Clark also put up buckets for Greenville in the game. From three-point land, Eaglesmith was on fire as he went three for three beyond the arc. Potts also swished a trey as part of his 16-point run.

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California Outdoors for the week of 12/5/2014

Carrie Wilson]

California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Hunting from bike

Question: I will soon be taking off to the mountains to do some mountain quail and tree squirrel hunting. In past years, after arriving at hunting camp, most of my hunting was done on foot and so I couldn’t cover much ground in a day.

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