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California Outdoors for the week of 1/23/2015

Carrie Wilson
California Department of Fish and Wildlife


Habitat issues biggest factor in California pheasant decline

Question: Wild pheasants in the Sacramento Valley have been in steep decline for many years and very little effort, if any, is being made to help this once-abundant game bird make a comeback. Improved habitat conditions, a reduced season and lowered bag limits could help them recover. What was the Fish and Game Commission thinking when they raised the limit and extended the season to what it is today?

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Quincy skiers take number four spot at Alpine Meadows meet

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1/16/2015

The Quincy ski team competed in its first meet of the season Jan. 5 at Alpine Meadows near Lake Tahoe.  Dayne Lewis (right)  makes his way down the course, taking a combined time of 1:18.99. Che Rubalcava-Cunan placed sixth with a combined time of 1:10.22 and Cody Morrison placed ninth with a combined time of 1:10.62. Kainoa Hall placed 23rd with a time of 1:17.45 and Lewis placed 29th. Miles Rubalcava-Cunan placed 41st with a time of 1:29.38 and Luke Zempel placed 45th with a time of 1:36.45. Quincy was ranked in fourth place out of seven teams competing. Photos submitted

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Trojans sneak up on Chester to take road win

Greg Knight
Sports Writer
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 Quincy’s D.J. Davis (No. 10) gets fired up and gets around Vols defender Tristan James to score last week in Chester. Photos by Greg Knight
1/16/2015


The Quincy Trojans boys’ basketball team win-loss record achieved dominance over all other Plumas County teams last week as head coach Mike Woodlee’s squad edged Chester 62-61 on the road and took a 10-6 overall record.

Quincy led the Volcanoes for nearly the entire game; at the halftime buzzer, the Trojans had opened up a 12-point lead thanks in great part to a 13-point run by Brady Rick and buckets from Jake Rick, Crowe Herbertson-Deemer, Erik Schwartz and Tyler Hartline. Add a comment

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Volcanoes outlast Tigers 67 - 63

ChesterScplGreg Knight
Sports Writer
1/16/2015

 

With the end of the long holiday break for prep sports across Plumas County finally upon us, the boys’ and girls’ basketball squads from Chester made the long trip to Portola on Tuesday, Jan. 6, to face the Tigers in a doubleheader of basketball action — and saw the Volcanoes and Tigers split the difference in the girls’ and boys’ games.


Boys’ basketball

Chester 67, Portola 63

After taking an 8-0 lead in the opening minutes of its road game against Portola last week, the Chester Volcanoes boys’ basketball squad maintained its lead throughout the contest and never looked back, taking a 67-63 win.

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Greenville getting ready for Herlong

GreenvilleSGreg Knight
Sports Reporter
1/16/2015


Greenville senior Christian Beres works on his free-throw skills during a recent Indians varsity practice session. Beres and the Indians, who currently maintain a 6-3 overall record, will return to action this week when they host Herlong on Friday night. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. Photo by Greg Knight

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