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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010 lC SPORTS AND RECREATION i Quincy g rls win title Shannon Morrow sports Editor sports@plumasnews.corn The league title match be- tween the Quincy and Chester girls' soccer teams had all the makings of a championship game in Chester, Oct. 27. Being played under the lights in front of a good-sized crowd, the match was en- hanced by an announcer, the CHS band, the national an- them and pre-game lineups. Of course, the main attrac. tion was on the field, as the two squads battled for first place in their last game of the season. The Quincy Trojans, who lost to Chester twice during the regular season by scores of 4-1 and 5-0, came prepared with a new strategy against the undefeated Chester Vol- canoes and toppled the home favorites by a final score of 1-0. "Mentally, our team was prepared for Chester," said Quincy coach Lynne Koeller. "We never felt like we were underdogs." Quincy finished its sched- ule strong wRh a tie against Whittell and a victory against North Valley, two teams that had beaten Quin- cy earlier in the season. "It gave our team the con- fidence to know that they de- served to be the league champs again," said KoeUer. Quincy's game-winning goal came three minutes be- fore the end of the first half, when senior captain Kristen Koeller penetrated the cen- ter of Chester's defense and rocketed a shot into the left side of the net. "We expected a tough game," said Chester coach Eric O'Kelley. "We knew Quincy was going to come to play. They always play tough at the end." At halftime, O'Kelley told his team to not panic, that they have the ability to score, and to just concen- trate on getting one goal. On several occasions, Chester almost got that one goal. Miranda Lemons had two good shots come off the crossbar, and Shannon O'Kelley fired in a shot that came off the inside post. "We had our shots," said Eric O'Kelley. "It comes down to a game of inches. That's how it goes some- times. It was a good, exciting match. My hat's off to Quin, cy. They did what they had to do." The Quincy Trojans changed their strategy for the championship match by adjusting their lineup, so that Mariah Hopkins marked up on a Chester player. "We didn't show our hand in the final league game on how we were going to play," said Lynne Koeller. "Chester is a good team, and we didn't want them to have an oppor- tunity to adjust to our new line up. It was a risky deci- sion on our part to not have played that way against them prior to this game, but it paid off." This marks the third straight year that Quincy has won the Feather River League title. Quincy captain Kristen Koeller dribbles the ball downfield while Chester's Megan Peterson comes up on defense. Koeller scored the only goal of the title match Oct. 27. Photo by Shannon Morrow Tom Goss Quincy football coach Qut o Tx, oJanm vs. Pox, olm Ti ex.s Friday, Nov. 5 at Quincy 7 - 2 record 6 - 3 record ~ Game results versus common opponents 10/29 vs. Williams: W, 34-14 10/22 at Esparto: L, 60-66 10/8 at Colusa: W, 36-8 10/1 vs. East Nicolaus: W, 26-24 9/24 at Hamilton: W, 40-7 9/24 at Williams:, L, 14-21 10/8 vs. Esparto: W, 33-32 10/22 vs. Colusa: W, 49-6 10/15 at East Nicolaus: L, 21-26 10/1 vs. Hamilton: W, 39-36 "The leeg#e ehemp- i~]es~ does. 't ~et en~ be~e. We '~e ~e ~eue~ bet we're gotten ~ lot Hoe et t~i# pe~t ~ t~e ~eeeen, we '~,e hepp~ to ide~t Ce~ ~he league ehempiqn#hip ~nd ehenee to ~et into t6e Steve Heskett Portola football coach Good fight After three weeks on the road, the Feather River College football team returned home Saturday, Oct. 30, when the Golden Eagles were edged by American River College, 56- 52. Sophomore Ricky Mitchell, left, points for a block. Kicker Francisco Hernandez, below, gets off a punt. Photos by Shannon Morrow