Warriors Sports Roundup: Jan. 29, 2020

WHS Junior Varsity Athlete Shelby Boykin leads the Warriors to Victory in a basketball game against Rio Vista High School, on January 22. Photo by Jeff Rawlinson Winters Express

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Boys Soccer After two games of little competition, the Winters High School boys soccer team (10-1) battled for first place against Colusa High School (9-1-2) in one of their most important games, to date, of the season. Against a fast paced opponent the Warriors were evenly matched on both sides of the ball. Despite four shots at the goal, the boys team was unable to put the ball in the net, leading to a loss for the Warriors with the final score of 0-1.

On Tuesday the Warriors traveled to Los Molinos High School to take on the Lions (3-8) in another league game. The boys team took control on the field on both sides of the ball for a 2-0 win for the Warriors.

Girls Soccer The girls soccer team put up a fight against the Colusa RedHawks (8-2). The offense laid into their opponent taking 32 shots at the goal. The Warriors sunk five in the net, and came out with a victory with a final score of 5-0.

Coach Kim Olivas attributed the Warriors strong defense to the leadership and skill of Cara Baker.

“Cara Baker has had two strong games in a row. She hustled and kept Colusa’s scoring threats to the outside and out of shooting range,” said Olivas. “She takes great angles on the field and does a great job of helping direct the defense.”

To start off the week both soccer teams had a rescheduled game against Durham on Monday, resulting in a forfeit win for the Warriors.

WHS soccer teams will change venue on Feb. 3, and soccer games will be played on the Dr. Seller’s Field at the high school stadium. This includes the last two home games against Willows and Live Oak, and any playoff or championship games hosted by WHS. Game times will start at 3:15 p.m. for girls soccer and the boys team will play directly afterward at 5 p.m.

Wrestling On Jan. 18, Valeria Ceja went to the 5th annual Lady Jaguar Classic wrestling tournament at Jesse Bethel High School in Vallejo. Keeping in the 137 weight class she competed in four matches going 2-2. Ceja said she is still learning the ins and outs of the fast-paced opponents of her newer weight class.

Ethan Demment went to the 49th annual Armijo Invitational at Armijo High School in Fairfield. In the 195 weight class Demment wrestled in three matches going 1-2.

The Warriors will have a three-week break and come back ready to go to League Championships.

Girls Basketball The Warriors suited up for another week of stiff competition starting on Monday, Jan. 20 against the Wheatland Pirates.

After a long road trip, the junior varsity girls basketball team was unable to get their offense rolling as they picked up a 38-10 loss.

The junior varsity girls rallied a few days later and sent the visiting Rio Vista Rams home with a 26-16 loss.

The following day came a tough Pierce squad that took the lead and didn’t look back in a 39-18 victory over the Warriors.

“We picked up another victory and are making incremental progress,” said head coach Tom Crisp. “Now we’re looking for consistency and being able to put it together in a single game.”

The varsity girls team also made the trip up to Wheatland. Unfortunately the Pirates were ungracious hosts and sent the Warriors home with a 74-25 loss.

Rio Vista would visit a few days later and the Rams would stomp the varsity squad 53-29.

The varsity girls finished off the tough week of competition squaring off against visiting Pierce. Unfortunately, the Bears would claw away an emphatic 64-20 victory.

“We’re just having a hard time making a basket,” head coach Matt Cooley commented on his team’s struggles. “Defense and effort are good though.”

Boys Basketball While the girls teams traveled, the boys teams held down the fort against Wheatland on Monday Jan. 20. Although the game ended in a 50-41 loss, the junior varsity squad made sure the Pirates earned every bit of their victory.

The junior varsity boys traveled to Pierce to finish off their week of basketball and lost a close game with a final score of 41-35.

“We’re playing our best basketball right now. We have great energy and are in every game,” head coach Jon Davis praised his team’s efforts. “Our guys are doing everything we’re asking and more. I’m really happy where we’re at as a team.”

The varsity boys also tried their luck against Wheatland last Monday. David Reyes put up 19 points and led the Warriors to a 49-45 victory over the Pirates.

Later in the week would be a different story, however, as the Pierce Bears would bite down hard and walk away with a 58-27 victory.


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