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S E C T I O N 2 Community S TO R I E S A B O U T P E O P L E A N D E V E N T S I N T H E C O M M U N I T Y RUGBY on wheels A winning season for NorCal Quakes Photos by Michelle Le Story by Sandy Brundage T he squeal of metal against metal, the smack of rubber against flesh: Murder was in the air as Kentucky hosted the national tournament of wheelchair rugby — dubbed “murderball” — on March 21. Visitors to Menlo Park’s Riekes Center would have recognized some of the faces mixing it up with the best of the best on the Louisville court. The nonprofit center provides workout facilities and helps fund-raise for the “NorCal Quakes,” which qualified for Nationals for the first time in about 10 years. The team finished the season with 28 wins and seven losses. Continued on next page April 16, 2014 NTheAlmanacOnline.comNThe AlmanacN29

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