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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 lC SPORTS AND t00.ECREATION iN AROUND PLUMAS COUNTY Beeson commits to play at Occidental College Greg Knight Sports Writer As the starting quarterback for Quincy in 2014, senior Matt Beeson passed for nearly 500 yards, averaged 61 yards per game and threw 30 completions out of 75 attempts. He also logged 662 yards rushing for four trips to the end zone -- and in 2015 and beyond he will get a chance to shine at the college level. Beeson officiaUy committed last week to play for the Occidental College Tigers in Los Angeles after graduating from Quincy in May. The Tigers are a football powerhouse in NCAA Division III competition and won the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in 2006 and 2008. Beeson credited the support of his family and the fans of Quincy football in helping him make the choice of where he will attend. "I am very blessed with the amazing support I get from my grandparents, parents, siblings and community," Beeson said. "After a long college search I am excited to announce I chose Occidental because of its high academic standards first and foremost, but the opportunity to play football is an added bonus. I am excited to embark on this new chapter in my life and further my education studying economics." Curt Beeson, Matt's father, said he and his wife are happy to send their sondown the road of life -- and football -- at Occidental. "Lori and I are extremely proud of Matt," Curt said. "We thank God for Matt's character, leadership accomplishments, academic success and athletic perseverance. We pray for his future at Occidental." In all, Beeson spent three years at quarterback and was a team captain from his sophomore year going forward. He was also named all-league and the Trojans' best offensive player for two years running. Beeson, wearing the No. 7 jersey, hands off to Craig Martynn (No. 17) during the Trojans' meeting with Chester back on Oct. 31 at home. Photo by Greg Knight , Quincy senior Matt.Beeson has committed to play football at NCAA Division [11 powerhouse Occidental College in Los Angeles Ph?to bY Graham S hea ....................... 2014: A Year in Review Jan. 8 The Plumas-Sierra Bicycle Club is offering membership for 2014, and now would be the best time to make the membership most worthwhile. By becoming a member of the club now, the membership would last all of 2014. Jan. 15 Feather River College's men's basketball team had its work cut out for it Jan. 11, but continued to fight to take down Shasta College 84-75. Earlier that week, Jan. 8, the Eagles traveled to the College of the Redwoods to start their conference play. FRC lost 76-73. The one win and one loss brought FRC's overall recordto 4-12, with an even 1-1 conference record. Jan. 22 The Lady Volcanoes played three days in a row, resulting in three losses. On Jan. 14, Chester lost 52-35 to traveling team Mercy. The next day Chester hosted Westwood and lost 67-39. The Volcanoes had a tighter game on the road at Redding Christian on Jan. 16, but ended the game with a 53-43 loss. The losses dropped Chester's record to 3-11 overall and 1-3 in league. Jan. 29 The Indians lost 54-25 to hosting team Westwood on Jan. 21. The Indians then hosted Herlong on Ja n. 24, to fall 41-29. Greenville's Shasta Banchio was the team's top scorer with 11 points. Feb. 5 The Feather River College softball team made its debut for the season with a win. The Golden Eagles traveled to De Anza College in the San Francisco region Jan. 28 to participate in the school's annual preseason tournament. Feb. 12 Feather River College head football coach J.D. Johnson announced his resignation, effective at the end of April 2014. Johnson has been with the FRC Golden Eagles since 2009, where he started as defensive coordinator and assistant head coach before moving up to head coach during the 2010 season. Feb. 19 Greenville basketball took charge of the court Feb. 11 in Herlong for a decisive 56-32 win to end its league play for the season and win the Indians the shared title of Pioneer Mountain League champions. The win upped the Indians' league record to 6-2, a record shared by the Loyalton and American Christian Academy league teams. Feb. 26 The Chester boys' basketball team got its fifth and sixth straight wins last week, with a 89-47 victory over Greenville on Feb. 19 and a 63-32 stomp against Hayfork on Feb. 21. The wins propelled Chester's record to 22-4 overall and 10-2 in league play. Due to itsoutstanding record, Chester was seeded first in the Northern Section Division VI playoff spots. Chester will have a bye during the first round of playoffs, then host either Mercy or American Christian. March 5 The Quincy High School girls' basketball team proved its improvement over the season by getting into the playoffs. But the Trojans were eliminated in the first round, Feb. 25, against Hamilton. The Trojans played well for the majority of the game, but had a dismal second period that led to a 52-45 loss. March 12 Team roping partners and friends Shasta Banchio and Tanner Meigs tied for first place on their first go of team roping at the High School District Shootout in Red Bluff on Feb. 15. March 19 The Golden Eagles upped their record to 8-1 in conference play and 16-4 overall last weekend with a three-game sweep of Lassen College. The sweep marks the second for the Eagles since conference play started at the beginning of March. March 26 The Feather River College baseball team took on Butte College in a three-game series last weekend and held onto its top spot in the Golden Valley Conference by winning two of the games. FRC dominated the first game at Butte on March 21 with a 10-1 victory. The next day, the Eagles won Game 1 of a doubleheader 4-2, but lost the second game 4-3. FRC's conference record was elevated to 10-2 and its overall record to 18-5. April 2 It had been five months since the Feather River College rodeo team competed at a West Coast Region rodeo. Then, March 20, the Plumas County team returned to the saddle at Fresno State's annual rodeo. The Golden Eagles' teams proved they hadn't lost any edge, as both the men and women placed first. The FRC cowboys and cowgirls wasted no time, traveling to the West Hills College rodeo the following day and placing second overall in both teams. April 9 Going into last week, Chester's baseball team didn't have a pretty record. The Volcanoes started their season struggling a bit and were in a slump with a 2-4 record. Two wins last week brought them up to an even 4-4 overall and 1-1 in league. Chester hosted Loyalton on April 3 and shut the opposing team out for a 4-0 win. The next day, the Volcanoes traveled to Fall River to squeak out a 6-5 win in extra innings. Mariah Diaz (No. 4) sends the ball back over the net against Yuba in the first round of the playoffs. Photo by Greg Knight April 16 Quincy's softball team is looking like it has what it takes to go all the way to the championship this season. The Lady Trojans took on Biggs in a doubleheader at home April 11 for two more wins to improve their league record to 3-1. Overall, the Trojans stand at 10-7-1 for the season. A grad slam by Brooke Potter helped the Trojans dominate the first game to win 15-2. The Trojans kept their momentum through the second game to win 8-3. The last time Quincy faced Biggs, on March 21, Biggs got the better of the Trojans to win by four. Quincy showed its opponent how much it's learned since then. April 23 The Feather River College baseball team lost both games of a doubleheader at Butte College on April 19. The Golden Eagles narrowly lost the first game 6-5 before losing 9-7 to Butte later in the afternoon. FRC didn't have to worry too much about the losses, as the Golden Valley Conference title is clinched. FRC's conference record dropped to 18-5 with two games remaining. Butte's conference record was bumped up to 15-8, too far behind FRC to possibly win or share the title. See Year in Review, page 2C