Quincy High sports teams get ready and stay hopeful – Plumas County Newspapers

Quincy High sports teams get ready and stay hopeful – Plumas County Newspapers

By Mari Erin Roth

Special for Plumas News

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The only high school sports action that has taken place since athletic events shut down last spring was the recent Quincy Boosters Golf Tournament fundraiser that took place Oct. 17 at Plumas Pines Golf Course in Blairsden. Thirty-plus golfers participated in what is planned to be the first of an annual event for the Quincy Athletics teams courtesy of QHS Boosters. “The event went very well,” said QHS Athletic Director Jason Hawkins. School officials will have to see how things pan out but there is a plan already in motion for high school athletic team seasons.

Fact is, 13 sports are on the schedule and most are currently training in what is determined to be Covid-safe conditions. How is that possible? Hawkins explained that the Quincy football team has been active with conditioning practices three times a week since Sept. 2. Non-contact practices keep the athletes active and somewhat ready for a season should the time come. “Shortened seasons are scheduled,” said Hawkins, “and the dates of seasons have been shifted in most cases.”

For example, the football season has moved down the calendar to run March 5 through the end of April 2021. Season date changes resulted in league changes and an abbreviated 7-week schedule for most sports. Portola will still be in the same competition league with Quincy but far away teams have been added to the line-up: Etna, Mt. Shasta, Weed and Trinity. League modification results in longer
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