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Monarchs of the Week and Sports Extra

Monarchs of the Week and Sports Extra


Each week, Exeter Union High School coaches will nominate outstanding players in each sport. These players will be featured here in the newspaper as well as at Kirkman’s VIP Pizza. This week’s players are listed below.

Football:  Erick Esquivel
Volleyball:  Coach Samantha Hilvers
Water Polo:  Kaylee Rumbaugh – girls team; Zach Welch – boys team
Cross Country:  Luciano Linares – boys team; Jackie Vela – girls team



Tigers spike Bears
Woodlake traveled to Arvin for the opening rounds of the D-III playoffs. The No. 9 seed Tigers came back with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-22) win over the No. 8 seed Bears. Senior Callie Vincent and Lauren Little led the Tigers with 10 kills each. Vincent also had 13 digs. Woodlake traveled up to play the top seed Yosemite Badgers last night with the final results reached after press time. The Badgers are coming off a regular season that saw them finish in first place in the North Sequoia League.

Knights extinguish Blazers 11-7
In a rematch of the Visalia Invite’s third place game, Golden West once again hosted Bullard. This time it was in the opening round of the D-I playoffs. Unlike the first time these teams met, the No. 9 seed Knights defeated the No. 8 seed Blazers 11-7. This is the first time that Golden West has not made at least the quarterfinals in three years of D-I appearances.

Spartans come up short against Panthers
Strathmore advanced to the quarterfinals of the D-II playoffs last Saturday. But the No. 6 seed Spartans lost 19-5 to the No. 3 seed Porterville Panthers. Senior Madison Bower led the Spartans with three goals in the game. Alec Huth had the other two. In the first round on Wednesday, Strathmore defeated the No. 11 seed Fresno Warriors 22-2. Bower and Sam Dieterle combined for 12 goals in the win, scoring six each. Strathmore’s goal keeper Felicity Wynn had seven saves.

Cardinals fall in battle of birds
In head coach Amanda Robles’ first season at the helm of the Lindsay Cardinals, she took them back to the playoffs. The No. 15 seed Cardinals traveled to take on the No. 2 seed Liberty Hawks. Lindsay lost in the match up 3-0 (25-11, 25-9, 25-19). Xitllali Alcocer led the Cardinals with eight kills. Both Danielle Jauregui and Berenise Rangel had three blocks in the game.

2018 Exeter Youth League sign-ups
The Exeter Community Service Department has opened registration for their youth basketball league. Boys and girls from kindergarten to 8th grade are encouraged to sign up. Volunteer coaches will teach them basic skills of the game in a non-competitive atmosphere. League games are tentatively set to begin on Saturday, Jan. 13. Registration is $45 per player if paid by Nov. 27. Registration and three-day basketball camp is $60. Both fees go up on Nov. 28 to $55 and $70. Fee for the camp only is $25 per player. The basketball camp will be held at Wilson Middle School from Dec.  27 to 29. Kindergarten to 4th grade practice will be from 9 to 11 a.m. The rest will practice from noon to 2 p.m.

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