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Whittell boys soccer team wins fifth straight

Mike Traum

Whittell High’s boys soccer team got its fourth and fifth straight wins of the season during the weekend.

The Warriors beat Rite of Passage, 6-1, on Friday, and Manogue, 1-0, on Saturday. Antonio Flores scored just 25 seconds in before Dusty Apocotos netted four straight goals and Phil Barnes booted a penalty kick in the win over the Raiders. A Todd Echan’s second-half header made the difference against the Miners.

“They really picked it up and played well,” said Whittell coach Steve Maltase. “It’s hard to play back to back. They came through in the clutch. I was proud of them.”

Whittell (9-5, 3-2 league) is positioning for a playoff spot in the Northern Nevada 3A Division 2. The Warriors got help over the weekend as defending state champions Truckee lost at Spring Creek, 3-1.

The South Tahoe girls golf team got four season-best performances while finishing fifth in Elko on Saturday.

Mackenzie Francis led the Vikings with an 87. Jennifer Bettencourt’s 90, Misty Butts’ 98, Katie Allegrini’s 113 and Carey Waller’s 133 were all individual lows. Alissa Zertuche fired a 101.

The Vikings, in a fight for a state appearance, will play 36 holes in the zone tournament on Thursday and Friday in Fernley. Currently fifth, the top four teams will go to state in Las Vegas.

“This is really our best chance in four years to go to state as a team. And we’re peaking at the right time,” said Tahoe coach Betty Colescott. “(Thursday and Friday) are the two biggest days of the season. I think the kids are up for it.”

Whittell High’s volleyball team did not make the trip to Battle Mountain on Saturday due to inclement weather. The game will not be rescheduled.

The Whittell High girls soccer team lost to Manogue on Saturday, 2-1.

Sabrina Darrow’s corner kick was the lone score for the Warriors (5-4), who had numerous opportunities but couldn’t convert.

“We didn’t play well. We had a lot of chances in front of the net but couldn’t find the goal,” said Whittell coach Mike Leeper, whose team missed two penalty kicks. “I think our inexperience showed a bit. But we’ll be looking for revenge when we see them next time.”

The loss hurt as Whittell is fighting Manogue for the fourth playoff spot in the Northern Nevada 3A Division 2 standings.

The Whittell High football team lost for the sixth time in six games, falling to Pershing County, 36-0, on Friday in Lovelock.

Stephen Hambsch led the Warriors with 75 yards on 15 carries. The Warriors (0-4 league) host Mineral County (Hawthorne) on Saturday in Zephyr Cove.


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