Turkey Trot breaks attendance record

James Wilson
Sports Editor

The Turkey Trot, the annual run/walk in Quincy that takes place the morning of Thanksgiving, broke its attendance record this year with 130 people showing up to shed a few pounds before feasting with their families. Last year’s event included a few more than 100 participants.

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California Outdoors for the week of 12/6/2013

Carrie Wilson
California Department of Fish and Wildlife


Keeping hunters out

Question: Our church owns about 700 acres in the foothills of Northern California. We recently had someone shoot at a six-point buck, wound it and screech away off the property. We called the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, who sent out a tracker. They followed the trail of blood but never found the wounded animal.

Meanwhile, we have many deer that reside on our property and we are vegetarians. We do not shoot the deer and they wander freely on the property. You can walk within maybe 20 feet of even these majestic big bucks and they won’t flee. We do not want people shooting the animals on our property.

The Fish and Wildlife person who came out told us it was legal for people to shoot the deer on our property unless we fenced it or posted signs (such as “Posted No Hunting”) all over the property. Is this really true? For one thing, it isn’t even hunting season (with a firearm, which this was), and second, it’s private property and we’ve not given written permission to anyone to hunt on our property.

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FRC Golden Eagles Volleyball comes to an end

Feather River College’s volleyball team celebrates after beating Porterville on Nov. 26. The win moved the Eagles into the second round of playoffs in Fresno. FRC lost in five games to Fresno to end the season for the Eagles with an outstanding 22-9 overall record. Photo by James Wilson
James Wilson
Sports Editor

The Golden Eagles volleyball team had quite a ride this year, but its season came to an end Nov. 30 when the team was pushed out of the playoffs by Fresno City College in the second round. The Eagles previously beat Porterville in the first round of playoffs Nov. 26.

Feather River College’s loss to Fresno came in the fifth game. The Eagles lost the first set before staging a comeback attempt. Fresno dominated Feather River 25-12 in the first game.

The Eagles regained their composure and started putting some points on the board while avoiding unforced errors. FRC won the second set 25-21 and the third a close 26-24. Fresno came back again to win the fourth game 25-17 and the final one 15-12.

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FRC women defeat Yuba in basketball

James Wilson
Feather River College’s Kaitlin Boyd leaps for the shot during the Lady Eagles’ first home game of the season Nov. 26 against Yuba College. FRC won 76-63. Photo by James Wilson
Sports Editor


The Feather River College women’s basketball team played its first home game of the season against Yuba College on Nov. 26. The Golden Eagles defeated Yuba 76-63 in a game the Eagles clearly had control of for its entirety.

FRC gained an early lead in the first few minutes. The Eagles pushed their lead to 38-24 at the half.

The first 10 minutes of the second half was when Feather River really took off. The Eagles quickly extended their lead to 55-30 before Yuba started making a comeback. FRC held Yuba off enough for the win.

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Quincy loses volleyball match to Durham

Quincy High School’s volleyball team takes time during practice to pose for a team picture Nov. 18. The next day the team traveled to Durham where it lost in three games and ended its season and playoff running. Quincy was the last remaining Plumas County high school volleyball team in the running. Photo by James Wilson
James Wilson
Sports Editor


The Quincy High School volleyball team, the only Plumas County high school team that made it to the second round of the playoffs, lost its Nov. 19 match to the No. 2 seed, Durham, in three games. Quincy fought hard, but lost 25-18, 25-18 and 25-14.

“The last few weeks, I thought we’ve really been playing well and I thought we were peaking at the right time,” commented Quincy’s coach, Chad Hyink. “We came out well to start the match. I thought the kids were focused and ready to play.”

Quincy came out with high energy and took a small lead toward the start of the first game. Durham came back and the score was back and forth for the majority of the set. Toward the end, Durham pulled away for the win.

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