Sports wrap up: Oct. 16

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The Winters High School sports teams had a week with some interesting changes and outcomes.

The cross country team competed in a Mid Valley League meet, and the volleyball team took on the league’s top team and played one of its best games this year.

The football team had a bye week. Next week they will be back in the hunt for an opportunity to go to the championships. They will take on Colusa High School in an away Sacramento Valley League game.

Swim 

The swim team traveled up to Durham for a Butte View League swim meet. Times of the events competed in have not been posted as of press time. Next week the WHS Swim team will have time off as they practice hard for the league championships.

Cross Country

The WHS cross country team traveled to the Durham High School for a Mid Valley league meet. The Warriors competed against nine other schools and kept up with the competition standards, they set at the beginning of the season.

There was also a change-up in the girls teams, where two athletes moved up from junior varsity to varsity: Lilianna Rodriguez and Ava Skinner, both are freshmen. The two Warriors began the season competing in a two mile race. Now running a three mile course, Rodriguez finished third with a time of 22:18.01 and Skinner finished fifth with a time of 23:10.01. The moving up of athletes may be an effort to send two whole varsity teams to the sectional championships. At the beginning of the season the Warriors only had one varsity girl athlete.

The junior varsity girls team’s  three runners dominated other schools on the two-mile course. Yarethzy Sanchez finished in second at 16:41.07, Natasha Diaz, coming in fourth with a time of 18:07.4 and  Adriana Arias who came in fifth with a time of 19:16.64. The junior varsity runners did a great job in their individual placings and have yet again improved their times.

The varsity boys team finished second with 33 points. Like last week the Warriors were again two points behind Colusa. The boys varsity runners ran a three mile course. Brandon Colter took first place. Marcus Lopez came in sixth, closely followed by Jeremy Alberg in eighth and Jaxson Davis in ninth. Finishing up for the Warriors varsity run was Christian Hernandez in 12th place. Hernandez solidified the team’s place in second.

The junior varsity boys team also finished second with 28 points. They were one point behind Colusa. The runners for the Warriors junior varsity team that finished in the top ten were Grayson Roberts in third followed by Alberto Duran in fourth. Spencer Stewart came in sixth and Diego Rodriguez finished out the junior varsity team in eighth place.

Next week the Warriors will travel to the Colusa Sacramento River Recreation area for a Mid Valley league meet hosted by Colusa on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Volleyball

The varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams each lost both of their two away games last week.

The varsity and junior varsity girls played their hardest game of the season against Colusa on Oct. 8. Though they lost the match 0-3 (9-25,12-25,12-25), they played with the most heart and determination of their season and made Colusa, number one in the league, earn their win. Also playing the best in their league, the junior varsity girls lost the match 0-2 (13-25, 9-25).

Oct. 10 playing at Willows High School, the varsity the stronger team, in a match that started the second round of games in league play. Again playing the match in three sets, the final overall score of the game was 0-3, another loss for the Warriors.

The junior varsity girls scored more in in their match against Willows High School  Oct. 10 than last time they played, but they lost the match 0-2.

The Warriors will host Live Oak High School on Oct. 17.

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