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6C Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter C)uincy soccer alumni return to field James Wilson Sports Reporter sports@plumasnews.com The "old men" of Quincy High School past matched up against Quincy High's soccer team Friday, Sept 21. Soccer players from previous years were able to take the field The "old men" team poses during halftime of the Quincy High School alumni soccer game. Top, from left: Jeren Seibel, Ricardo Gonza- lez, Viet Tran and Francisco Rico. Jose Reynoso'and Tanner Johns are on the bot- tom. Pictures by James Wilson once more and test their abil- ities against a younger batch of players. The QHS alumni game tra- dition started in the late '90s. Originally meant to be a one- time event, it proved so suc- cessful it was carried on into current years. Now there are three alum- ni games per year: one at the end of spring training, one at the beginning of the season and one toward the end of the season. Not only does the event al- low older players to play on the field once again, it is also used as a gauge to see how the team is progressing. "It's a really good measur- ing stick," said QHS coach and alumni game organizer Tanner Johns. "It's a good opportunity, because the alumni will give suggestions to the students and show them what they need to do." Johns even pauses the game when he sees one of his students struggling with a play. "If it's clearly a coaching moment we'll stop play, give our suggestions, then rewind and let them try it again," ex- plained Johns. Though the game is enjoy- able for the alumni, it is ulti- mately for the education of" the current team. The alum- ni players who come back to play the game are generally very skilled. "To my knowledge," said Johns, "the high school team has never beaten the alumni team." When the alumni instruct the high school team, it gives the team a coaching session from a different point of view. This diversifies the team's methods and execu- tion of plays. This year Johns, Jeren Seibel and Viet Tran re- turned to their former field for the game. They were ac- companied by Ricardo Gon- zalez, Francisco Rico and Jose Reynoso. The "old men" continued the tradition of winning arid beat the QHS soccer team 6-G. Quincy High School soccer coach Tanner Johns handles the ball around one of his students. Jeren Seibel kicks the ball up the field in last week's alumni soccer game. SHOP AROUND YOUR HO00'TOWN 31 Reasons to shop at home! 4 s 6 ir ,urc0000l o.an.w 1[ ,une., iI ,eaoo, 1 10 11 12 I[ Paintthe i! Visityour Ii Investina =1 I Pickoutanel?/j--,=ureoutr 8 I[ Fix that lea:? iI Gutfr20 /I v,s,tahea,t21/ Rp.ad a Spend time Fill up your  ....... wth an elderly gas tank good book "il ,. u, w,, ,oca, n.ws. ! Visit a house of Further your . and adverttsmg what our community worship education in your hometown newspaper has to offer? = T. $.tt :..:= :z .y..= . BU:LETIN 287 Lawrence St., Quincy, CA 100 Grand Ave., Susanville, CA Greenville, CA 283-0800 257-5321 284-7800 135 Main St., Chester, CA 258-3115 I ?elTeU Im1111 96 E. Sierra (Hwy. 70), Portola, CA 832-4646  : We.,stwood P=Press P.O. Box 790, Westwood, CA 258-3115