Announcements and Important Events
Weekly Communication - 04/08/19
Good morning Whitney Student-athletes, Parents, and Supporters - As we enter the last week of competition prior to spring break, our teams have competed very well thus far in SFL spring action. With a strong showing in swim championships this week and the other female teams playing up to their ability, the Lady Cats will likely finish as winners of the SFL All-Sports Award for the 2018-19 school year. Stay tuned for results as soon as we get them.
- Baseball - Against Game 1 vs. Rocklin, underclassmen Max Pettey pitched 4 innings allowing only 2 runs with 5 strikeouts.
- Golf (Men) - The Wildcats battled through tough course conditions to get the win over visiting Del Oro. Junior Sam Sommerhauser shot a 1 under par 34.
- Softball - With a big win over Oakridge last Wednesday Whitney carried their momentum into last weekend's Livermore Stampede tournament. First opponent of the tournament was Alhambra where Nia Trinidad pitch a great game holding them to just four hits and two earned runs with a final score Whitney 9 Alhambra 2. Whitney went on to also beat St. Francis of Mountain View and Archbishop Mitty of San Jose in the tournament.
- STUNT - The team played well against Rocklin. The Wildcats fought hard with set backs this week losing a key player they made the adjustments and put their best on the floor. Both teams are now placed first in the league.
- Swimming - On the men’s side, the Wildcats beat Del Oro 87-84 and the divers helped win the meet; Kyland Parenti, Martin Feuillet, and Matt Rosburg took 1, 2, 3 in diving to secure the win. On the women’s side, the Wildcats also beat Del Oro 107-84 taking 1, 2, 3 in the 500 free and taking 1, 2 in the 200 free relays to lock down the win. The Lady Cats were led by senior Morgan Votava.
- Tennis (M) - Against Del Oro, Senior Andrew Duffey had a tactically dominant performance against his opponent with a quick and tidy 6-2, 6-3 victory.
- Track and Field - Against Folsom in challenging weather conditions, Caveli Hensely jumped to a tie of the Long Jump school record of 21'2". Emily Peterson set a personal best of 4'11" in the high jump. Ethan Dodge ran to a season best in the 800meters at 1:59.86, Rachel Payan came from behind and won the 300 hurdles, Jessica Franco won both the 200 and 400 and led a 1-4 sweep in the 400m with Emily Martin, Taylor Bedrin and Mason Pangman who set a personal best by a second.
- Volleyball (Men) - In Junior Varsity action, the Wildcats drop a heart breaker in the last game of the tournament to come in 3rd at the Granite Bay tournament. The boys played with tremendous tenacity over the 14 hours of the tournament. Missing the two sophomores, all 11 of the freshmen contributed mightily in each and every game. Brody Hanks earned All Tournament honors with quality play all day, especially in the final two matches.
ITEMS OF NOTE:
- As the spring season grinds on (and with it being the last season of the year), make sure you are monitoring your health. It has been a long school year for many of the student-athletes and we need them strong to finish the season and head in to the play-offs. Drink plenty of fluids, get a lot of rest, and eat healthy.
- A huge shout-out to the grounds crew at Whitney: Jake, Ryan, and Vince. They have battled tough conditions all spring to try and get in as many games as possible. Furthermore, the fields are looking good and it couldn't happen without you. (Picture attached)
MAJOR HAPPENINGS THIS WEEK (see www.whitneywildcats.org for specific times and facilities):
- Monday - Baseball vs. Del Oro, Softball @ Del Oro, STUNT @ Del Oro, SFL Diving Championships
- Tuesday - Golf (M) @ Folsom, Tennis (M) @ Granite Bay, Softball @ Granite Bay, Volleyball vs. Folsom
- Wednesday - SFL Swim Championships, Tennis (M) vs. Folsom, Baseball @ Del Oro, JV Golf (M) @ Oak Ridge
- Thursday - SFL Swim Championships, Golf (M) @ Oak Ridge, Tennis vs. Rocklin, Softball vs. Rocklin, Volleyball (M) vs. Oak Ridge, STUNT vs. Granite Bay
- Friday - Baseball vs. Del Oro, Track @ Del Oro Invitational, Softball @ Tournament
- Saturday - Baseball @ Tournament, Softball @ Tournament, Volleyball (M) @ Tournament
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK - Enjoy this absolutely great article made by the head men’s basketball coach at Texas Tech at the beginning of the season as he prepared his team for the winter 2018-19 season. It’s okay to work with your student-athletes on those very important behavioral skills that will help them succeed in life. The moral of the story… put down the cell phone and learn how to communicate face to face. Read it here: https://www.inc.com/carmine-gallo/texas-techs-coach-taught-his-team-a-lost-art-and-it-sent-them-to-ncaa-final-four.html
Director of Athletics
Whitney High School
916.632.6500 ext. 6408