Last week's Warrior Sports Roundup: Oct. 2 edition

Winters High School swim team seniors were recognized during the team’s annual senior send off. Cara Baker and Ruben Valencia, this year’s senior athletes, pictured with Bobbie Greenwood and Coach Aaron Vande Wege. Photo by Tracey Matheson/Courtesy Photo

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The Winters High School swim team hosted a Butte View League swim meet on Wednesday, Sept. 25 and placed sixth overall as a team.

The girls led for the Warriors in the first event, the 200 yard freestyle relay finishing with a time of 2:25.62, placing sixth. The relay was swam by Karlee Molina, Lily Back, Kalyssa Grinbergs and Cara Baker.

Baker also swam the 50 yard freestyle in 30.27, taking second place. Molina swam in the same event placing eighth with a time of 32.29. Grinbergs and Molina competed in the 100 yard butterfly. Grinbergs took third with a time of 1:009.80 and Molina took ninth with a time of 1:14.21. Grinbergs also swam in the 500 yard freestyle taking fifth place with a time of 7:13.96.

The boys also swam well. Diego Valencia swam in the 50 yard freestyle placing first with a time of 23.64, and in the 100 yard freestyle placing first with a time of 52.42. Ruben Valencia also swam in the 50 yard freestyle and took fourth with a time of 25.20, and in the 100 yard relay he took third with a time of 55.09. Garrett Matheson took fifth place in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 25.62.

Coach Aaron Vande Wege said John Rominger had a huge day at the swim meet when he nearly qualified for the NorCal Varsity meet in his first attempt at the 500 yard freestyle. Rominger’s time was 7:27.22.

On Friday, Oct. 4 the swim team will travel to Anderson for the Nor Cal Invitational swim meet. The event times from last week’s meet will be used to qualify the WHS swimmers for the meet.

Volleyball

The WHS volleyball teams played one game last week on Tuesday, Sept. 24. They hosted Willows High School in their first Sacramento Valley League game of the season. Both teams tried their hardest to overcome Willows on the court.

The varsity team played their game in three sets, with scores of 25-11, 25-8 and 25-14. Varsity took a loss, and start league season with a record of 0-1.

The junior varsity team had just as much of a problem as varsity. Their games were played in two sets with scores of 25-9 and 25-13. Although they added four points to their score in the second set, it was not enough.

On Tuesday, Oct. 1 the volleyball teams traveled to Live Oak High School for a SVL game. On Thursday, Oct. 4 they will play in their toughest game to date when they host Pierce High School in a SVL game.

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