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Whitney uses Bronco Invite to measure strength

Wildcats sports update
By: Andrew Hazard Placer Herald Sports Correspondent
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The Whitney High School cross-country teams ran to sixth and fifth-place finishes at the Bronco Invitational. “This meet was a good measuring stick in our quest to make the very difficult-to-qualify section finals,” said Whitney head coach Mark Snow. “All of the heavy hitters except Vista del Lago were there to go head to head for the first time.” The girls were led by Megan Hall’s second-place overall finish. Jenica Dodge placed seventh just behind Hall. The team placed fifth out of 13 teams. The boys were led by Ryan Hodgens’ third-place finish, who was closely followed by Jacob Zufelt and Nate Wellington in seventh and eighth, respectively. The team placed sixth out of 25 schools. “Ryan led most of the race on the section course and looks for a bit of redemption in three weeks when we head back to section finals on the same course,” Snow said. “All three boys ran to personal bests on the course and have put Whitney in a position to battle for the third qualifying spot to state. “ The league finals are at Willow Hills on Oct. 27. “The boys are really looking forward and are hungry for our first league championship,” Snow said. “We are undefeated in league and they are ready to claim the title next week.” The girls are currently in second place. “The girls have finally arrived with some top talent and a group of steadily improved varsity runners,” Snow said. “We are currently in the top 10 of our division and excited about making the trip to section finals.” Soccer Oct. 11 - The Whitney High School varsity boys soccer team lost an offensive explosion game against Antelope at home, 4-3. The Wildcats are now 0-3-1 in league play and 3-4-1 overall. Volleyball Oct. 12 – Whitney got back on the winning track at Cordova as the Wildcats swept the Lancers 3-0. Whitney won the match 25-15, 25-13, 25-18. Kaylin Squyres recorded 33 attacks, 20 kills and three digs for the Wildcats. Julia Davena led the team with 22 points and Lainey Basquez had 29 assists. Oct. 11 – The week did not start as well for Whitney as it finished. The Wildcats lost 3-0 at home to a really tough El Camino squad. The score was 25-12, 25-18, 25-20, as El Camino remained undefeated. Capital Athletic League Standings 1. El Camino 10-0-0 2. Rio Americano 8-2-0 3. Whitney 6-4-0 4. Antelope 3-7-0 5. Mira Loma 2-7-0 6. Cordova 0-9-0