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Warriors overcome sluggish outing

Michael Traum

Whittell High’s volleyball team learned that it has the talent to play poorly and still win.

The Warriors (18-5, 5-2 division) overcame a sluggish output to down Lovelock, 15-13, 15-5, 13-15, 15-10, on Friday in Zephyr Cove.

“We played down to Lovelock’s level. But we survived,” said Whittell coach Dan McLaughlin. “To Lovelock’s credit, they played well and forced us to wake up. It was a real struggle.”



Erin Zaskoda again led the way, smashing 13 kills. Aurora Terry added 10, while Shannon McGlothlin and Karin Kaleta each had eight. Kaleta also “roofed” a pair of blocks.

Whittell High’s soccer teams each picked up convincing victories over Yerington on Saturday in Zephyr Cove.



The boys (3-1 division) won 6-0. Todd Echan notched two goals and one assist. Kyle Spignola, Dusty Apocotos, Matt Grime and Chris Boudreau each had one score, while Antonio Flores added two assists.

The girls (3-0-1) won 8-0. No scorers were available.

Whittell High’s football team lost at Moapa Valley, 47-6, on Friday night.

The Warriors (0-6) found themselves down 40-0 at the half, as the Pirates scored 20 points in each of the first two quarters.

“To be honest, we kind of expected that. The kids came out pretty flat,” said Whittell coach John Summers.

Moapa scored first on a 52-yard punt return, then reached pay dirt on a 40-yard pass. The Warriors scored in the fourth quarter on a two-yard Chauncey Lane run. The sophomore, who was playing with the varsity team this game because there was no JV contest, led the Warriors with 54 yards on 12 carries. He reeled off a 22-yard scamper to set up the score.

“I think he’ll be seeing a lot more action in the coming weeks. He was our biggest surprise,” Summers said.

Joel Warnick ran for 13 yards on six carries before leaving in the first half with a sprained neck. His status for next week’s contest at Manogue is questionable. Matt Wiggins added 18 yards on 10 runs. Junior quarterback Trent Gordon completed 5-of-13 passes for 29 yards and ran four times for 22. Luke Forvilly caught three balls for 22 yards.

According to Summers, next Saturday’s start time in Reno has been changed to noon.

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