Whittell sophomore receives national recognition
Whittell High School’s Jordan Reeder is among the top sophomore volleyball players in the nation, according to a rankings list released by PrepVolleyball.com. The Web site had a “Soph 79” category that ranked the top 79 sophomores in the nation and divided the next 116 players into four other categories.
Reeder, a 5-foot-7 setter/rightside hitter who helped the Warriors win their third straight 2A state title in the fall, was among the 38 players in the “Special Mention” category, which is behind “Soph 79” and “Just Missed” and “Special Mention” in the rankings of the categories.
The Web site assessed Reeder’s abilities this way: “An impressive leaper who gets to 9-6 currently, Reeder was a first team all-state player in 2A for the perennial state champs. Very strong in the back row, Reeder was a shutdown blocker on the right, where she had 155 rejections on the year. She also had 96 kills, 48 aces, 124 digs and 278 assists, displaying the all-around game that makes her one of the best young players in the state.”
There were only two other Nevada players ranked by the Web site and both were 4A players from Coronado High in Las Vegas.
Samantha McCosh, 5-foot-9 outside hitter, was listed in the “Special Mention” category and delivered 114 kills and 36 aces. She is expected to be one of the state’s top attackers next season.
Also mentioned was Coronado’s Jennifer Singer, who was an “Honorable Mention” selection. Singer led her school to the 4A state championship game and averaged four blocks per game and recorded 58 kills on only 79 attempts.
High Sierra teams win
The High Sierra Wild Peewee B team split its two games on Jan. 7-8 against San Francisco and Stockton, respectively.
In a 6-2 loss at San Francisco, Minden’s Devyn Hotho scored both goals and Sparks’ Pete Marshall recorded an assist. Then in a 3-1 win over Stockton, Hotho scored two goals and South Lake Tahoe’s Scott Vogelgesang scored a goal and had two assists.
With the win, the Wild is fifth in the Northern California Junior Hockey Association Peewee B Division standings with a 4-5-1 record. High Sierra hosts two games against Tri Valley Feb. 4-5 at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena.
The Wild Bantam team was also in action and recorded two easy victories, a 7-0 win over San Francisco on Jan. 7 and a 6-1 win over Stockton on Jan. 8. High Sierra is 6-4 in the Bantam B Division standings and plays at Roseville on Sunday at 11 a.m.
Boreal debuts its superpipe
Boreal Mountain Resort opened its superpipe for skiing and snowboarding on Monday as the Donner Summit resort continues to display the benefits of its $700,000 offseason terrain park investment. The superpipe is 450 feet in length, with 18 1/2-foot walls and a consistent slope grade of 15 degrees. The pipe’s dimensions qualify it was an Olympic-caliber terrain park feature.
WHS skiing at Heavenly
The Whittell High School Alpine ski team has its only home meet of the season today at Heavenly Mountain Resort. The Tahoe Basin Ski League race is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on World Cup run near the California Base Lodge.
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