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Adult Sports

Michelle Pusich got hooked on soccer by accident.

“A bunch of us girls got together about about seven years or so ago (and started playing). It was a way to exercise and have fun,” the Rough and Ready resident said.

Pusich, who plays the indoor version twice a week, said the excitement of the game is what keeps her coming back.

“The best thing about soccer is it’s not monotonous. It’s not boring,” she said. “I like outdoor soccer, because there’s a lot of running, but you get to use the wall in indoor soccer.”

Grass Valley’s Tina King was tired of letting her kids have all of the fun on the soccer field.

So the mother of seven decided to do something about it: she joined them.

“My kids started playing and it looked fun. I loved it right away,” she said.

King – who laced up her soccer shoes for the first time three years ago – had fiddled with other sports in the past, but said she’ll stick with soccer.

“I’m a high-(strung) kind of person and this sport fits right into my personality. I’ll never go back to the health club,” she said.

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