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Editorial: Heads above the competition

South Shore prep athletes and parents have a lot to be proud of after both local high schools claimed state championships Saturday – South Tahoe won 4A boys soccer, while the Whittell girls were victorious in 2A volleyball. Both were decisive victories.

The South Tahoe boys had their heads in the game Saturday at Mackay Stadium in Reno, and they let their opponents, Elko, know it by dying their hair blond. And it wasn’t one or two players, it was the whole team.

It turns out the first goal in the 2-0 win was an Ernesto Mosqueda header. It may have been the dye, but it was more likely skill. Mosqueda also had a goal Friday night in the Semifinals against Bishop Gorman.

Whittell volleyball won in fine form in Las Vegas with a 3-games-to-1 routing of Lovelock. The Warriors came from a small school but brought big heart. It’s hard to win a two-game series against tough opponents on the road. The Warriors’ win caps an impressive season.

Congratulations to our local athletes. They represent the best of South Shore athletics.