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WHS digs out volleyball win vs. Lovelock

Staff reports

Whittell defeated Lovelock in four games on Friday to complete a season sweep of the Mustangs and clinch at least a tie for the Northern 2A League volleyball title.

Lauren Andrew had 16 kills and Darby Reeder, Dyisha Daniels and Lupe Martinez combined for 51 digs as Whittell won 25-23, 19-15, 25-17, 25-17 on homecoming night.

“We had a slow start, but kicked into high gear in the third game,” said Whittell coach Tony Fathergill

The Warriors (16-11 overall, 9-1 Northern 2A League) meet Incline on Tuesday in Zephyr Cove.

Sophomore John Robinson and junior Chris Crawford led Whittell High’s boys’ cross countryout of 26 teams at the Bella Vista Invitational on Saturday in Folsom.

Robinson ran the 5-kilometer race in 18:21 to finish 32nd out of 200 competitors. Not far behind Robinson was teammate Crawford, who placed 45th in 18:45.

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“John and Chris have come along quite a bit,” said Whittell coach Lindsay Wines. “Chris beat both Adams this week. It’s the best seen him run in three years.

Juniors Adam Kingman and Adam Laub were 52nd and 62nd, respectively, in 18:52 and 19:07. Allen McLeod capped the Warriors’ scoring by placing 108th in 20:42.

In the 26-team field, Whittell was better than tDamonte Ranch and Eldorado Hills.

Whittell had two runners fare well in the 2.1-mile freshman boys’ race: Mikey George was 11th in 13:14 and Zach Welch 15th in 13:20.

In the varsity girls’ race, Beth Garcia led Whittell by placing 50th in 23:03. Also for the Warriors, Miranda Flores was 75th (24:39), Morgan King 94th (26:01), Erica Schmidt 105th (26:53) and Mandy Heiser 127th (31:26, 127th). Whittell was 11th out of 12 schools, and two places behind league foe North Tahoe.

Whittell will run Friday at Spanish Springs.