Performances of the Week

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MARCH 14 – 20
Golf beats previously undefeated Broncos 214-215

The Performance of the Week for the week of March 14-20 was the varsity boys golf team’s 214-215 win over the previously undefeated Bella Vista Broncos at Diamond Oaks Golf Course. At the time, the Tigers were 2-1 in league while the Broncos were 3-0 and were able to defeat the Broncos with their lowest score of the season thus far.

Junior Parker Crews shot his lowest score for nine holes with a 39, tying junior teammate Jake Littlejohn for the Tigers’ lowest score of the day.

Crews feels that he shot so well because the course was very familiar to him as he has played it many times.

“Diamond Oaks is not our home course, but I grew up on it so I know it like the back of my hand,” Crews said. “It was very easy knowing the ins and outs and all of the nooks and crannies.”

According to Crews, the key to this win was the entire team performing well and coming together as a unified whole.

“Everyone performed,” Crews said. “George Hughes shot one of his best rounds and our 5’s and 6’s performed when they needed to with mid to low 40’s.”

MARCH 21 – 27
JV boys volleyball places first in Placer Invitational

The Performance of the Week for the week of March 21-27 was the JV boys volleyball team’s first place finish in the Placer Invitational tournament. The Tigers went undefeated and won their second tournament of the year, placing first out of 12 teams.

According to freshman libero Bradley Morin, the boys performed at a very high level in the tournament. He said that freshman outside hitter Shane Atkins greatly contributed to the Tigers’ undefeated run due to his skills and offensive ability.

“Shane led the tournament in kills and also leads our team in kills,” Morin said. “Shane was a huge part of our success in the tournament.”
The Tigers defeated many teams that also compete within the Capital Valley Conference in the tournament, including Whitney High School who they beat in the championship game.

The boys have high expectations for the rest of the league season and Morin feels that if they continue to play the way they did in the tournament, they should have no trouble finishing their season undefeated.

“If we keep playing like we are playing now, there is probably no team that can beat us in league,” Morin said.

MARCH 28 – APRIL 3
JV baseball sweeps Cosumnes Oaks Wolfpack

The Performance of the Week for the week of March 28-April 3 was the JV baseball team’s three-game series sweep against the previously 4-1 Cosumnes Oaks Wolfpack.

The Wolfpack came in on a roll, having swept the Oakmont Vikings 3-0 the previous week.

According to sophomore second baseman Taylor Anderson, the team has collectively been improving from the beginning of its season which allowed the boys to sweep the Wolfpack. He said that the boys’ offensive abilities came alive during the week and that this is why they were so dominant.

“We finally got in our groove,” Anderson said. “We were able to hit. Honestly, our defense just got tighter, but we actually hit the ball.”

The Tigers scored more runs in their first game against the Wolfpack than they did in their entire preseason, beating them 14-7. They won their second and third games with scores of 8-0 and 12-9

Sophomore designated hitter Jared Tavares agrees with Anderson in that the boys’ offense was key to their success.

“Top to bottom, everyone was hitting,” Tavares said. “We were working as a team and just playing really good fundamental baseball.”

 

APRIL 4 – 10
Lara pitches full game against Titans, allows one run

The Performance of the Week for the week of April 4-10 was varsity baseball pitcher senior Andres Lara’s game against the Antelope Titans. Lara pitched the entire game and allowed only one run for the Titans, leading the way to a 2-1 victory for the Tigers.

This was Lara’s most dominating performance in a game this season and he allowed the Tigers to pick up their second win of league and their third win of the season.

Lara’s teammate senior Justin Robbins feels that Lara’s performance was really big for the team and their playoff chances going forward.
“Andres threw a really good game,” Robbins said. “He threw strikes and got people out and did his job.”

Junior left fielder Nick Tucker feels that Lara’s control and consistency helped take the pressure off of the boys and allowed them to focus on their offense in attempts to score.

“He was controlled and it took the pressure off of us at the plate,” Tucker said. “Knowing that they weren’t scoring on Andre helped us relax and score.”

Robbins also thinks that the win was huge for the team and its chances of advancing into the playoffs later in the year.

“The win was a very big one for us because it keeps us in the playoff hunt,” Robbins said. “We definitely are still in it and we just have to keep getting wins, and this win gets us back on track.”