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Whittell boys booters top Incline

Mike Traum

Whittell High’s boys soccer team got a valuable 2-0 win over Incline on Saturday in Zephyr Cove.

While it was a non-league contest for the Warriors (7-5), junior Dusty Apocotos said the win is a confidence booster for the playoff minded group.

“It’s a confidence booster,” he said. “It shows us we can play with the better teams in the league.”

Whittell hosts Rite of Passage on Friday.

With a handful of players missing due to college board testing, the South Tahoe High girls soccer (5-5-1) team lost to a Reno, 5-0, Saturday in Reno.

“Reno’s an excellent team. They’re real balanced,” said Tahoe coach Jerry Foster.

In a side note, senior scorer Christie Higman left the game with a shoulder injury. Her status is unknown.

The South Tahoe boys soccer team went scoreless for the third straight contest in a 0-0 game at Reno on Saturday.

“It was a good match and I though we dominated them. We played a lot harder and with a lot more confidence,” said Tahoe coach Joe Winters. “We’ve known all along we have the potential to beat anybody. Hopefully we’ll put it together at the end of the season.”

The Vikings (5-5-1) remained in fourth place behind Douglas, Carson and Reno in Northern Nevada 4A Division 2 play with seven regular season games remaining.

The Whittell High cross country team (Yes, they have a team) traveled to Manogue last weekend.

Three runners competed for the Warriors in their third meet of the season. Mike Deleon finished the 3.1-mile course in 21 minutes, 50 seconds. with Bobby Lee 22:50 and Brian Green 26:50. Brandon Lee and Danielle Calabria did not make the trip.

“We’re just trying to build up and get it all started,” said first-year coach Katie Gengler. “There are lots of good (athletes) who could be running. We just have to make them realize that running is cool.”

The Warriors travel to Fernley next Friday.

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