WHS, STHS set to battle
The Whittell and South Tahoe high school volleyball teams have developed quite a rivalry over the past eight seasons. The latest installment happens tonight when the two South Shore squads battle for local supremacy in a nonleague match at 6 p.m. in Zephyr Cove.
“No matter what the records are, the spirit will always be there between these two teams, and it’s a game the community should come out and watch,” said WHS coach Dan McLaughlin. “The girls are always excited about playing this game, and so am I. We are looking forward to this game.”
Whittell has won the past four Nevada 2A state championships and brings a 13-6 nontournament record into tonight’s match. South Tahoe, meanwhile, is attempting to snap a three-game losing streak.
The Vikings (4-12) ended their 4A Sierra League season last Thursday with a five-game loss to North Valleys. With a 3-11 league record, South Tahoe will miss the Northern 4A playoffs for the second straight year, effectively turning tonight’s match into the team’s most important of the season.
“It’s always looked at as a rivalry game,” said first-year STHS coach Meghan Reid said. “The players have been talking about it all season. A win would definitely set the pace for next season, but the seniors would also like to go out with one more win. They are putting the pressure of the younger ones, that’s for sure.”
This will be the ninth consecutive meeting between the two schools. Whittell has won the last four matches, while STHS won the previous four.