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From the Sports Desk for the week of 11/14/2014

Greg Knight
Sports Writer
11/14/2014

Don’t worry, be happy
Soccer (for some) is life, and life (for millions) is futbol.

That said, a turn of events this season in Plumas County has proven that the most communal of all competition is leading the way for us in terms of love, fandom, statistics and the shot for glory that is always sought — as the battle wanes toward the end of the sweat-on-sweat touch needed to win here in Quincy.

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High school football recaps

Greg Knight
Sports Writer
11/7/2014

Quincy 15, Chester 6

Quincy managed to overcome a strong defensive push by Chester last Friday night as the Trojans racked up a 15-6 win over the Volcanoes at FRC stadium.

As heavy rains fell, the Trojans’ home turf became as slick as oil in some places and saw kickers from both teams slipping and sliding on point-after and field goal attempts.

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100 minutes: Trojans miss section final in double OT

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Quincy’s Erik Schwartz (No. 12) goes neck and neck down the pitch with Fall River defender Gilberto Aceves (No. 10) last week in the first round of Northern Section playoffs.  Photos by Greg Knight
Greg Knight
Sports Writer
11/7/2014

It took a double overtime push by the Mt. Shasta Bears boys’ soccer team to defeat the Quincy Trojans on a 2-1 final score in the CIF Northern Section semifinals match Thursday, Oct. 30.

The Trojans, fresh off a 4-1 win over Fall River just two days earlier, led the Bears 1-0 throughout the first half thanks to a solid penalty kick from Che Rubalcava-Cunan. After that, the defensive posture of Quincy shifted to Brady Rick at keeper.

Over the course of the 100-minute game, Rick managed to pencil in seven saves on 13 shots taken by the Bears — and his skill at the net only faltered once, in the 71st minute when Mt. Shasta’s Jarrod Althaus-Cressman managed to get one into the back of the net for the tie.

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From the Sports Desk; And the wait begins: hurry up, spring baseball

Greg Knight
Sports Writer
11/7/2014

In the history of Major League Baseball only 38 World Series winners have been determined by a Game 7 — and this year’s world champion San Francisco Giants had been there before, courtesy of a heartbreaking 2002 Series in which the Anaheim Angels drubbed them and took the Commissioner’s Trophy with a 6-1 win.

Luckily for the 2014 Giants organization, they had Series MVP Madison Bumgarner on the mound as closer after two days rest from his four-hit shutout in Game 5.

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Golf Results for the week of 11/7/2014

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Frost on the pumpkin and frost on the greens until mid-morning, but the Wednesday Morning Scramble on Oct. 29 at Mt. Huff was well attended and well-played.

In first place at nine under par were team members Don McConnell, Mike Ingle, and Gary Metzdorf.

Coming in atsecond place at six under par was the team of Ron Christensen, Red Trafton, Loren Lindner and Ron Carter.

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