By Robby Stevenson
Football started off the year 3-2 before starting the games of the East Sequoia League. Woodlake faced the state runner up for division 6, Strathmore. Woodlake humbly fell to the Spartans 63-14. The next week they were defeated by Corcoran in a tight game that came down to an executed field goal. The Tigers still can come back and make a run for it if they stay focused.
Girls Tennis is 12-2 and is 2nd in league. They have had a great season and they are expected to make it far in playoffs. Senior Briana Guerra says “We are doing great. We have accomplished goals that we did not last year.”
Girls Volleyball spiked their way into the playoffs this year. They are 7-2 in league and 14-14 overall. They are also Co- League Champs in the East Sequoia League tied with Strathmore.
Cross Country is third place in league, and is being led by The Senior Captain , Carlos Lucatero, and Jaime Navarro who currently has an 18 minute 5k. The girls cross country team is also in third place, and in the front of that group is Dulce Ramirez with a 23:59 5k. Coach Blanca Lucatero says, “ Racing over 3 miles may seem like an unlikely sport to many athletes who see running as a punishment, but to XC runners it is about a sense of accomplishment and personal goals toward constant improvement”.
This years Tiger athletes have made a successful run through league. With playoffs coming up, the Tigers will need support behind them so they can rally and compete. They have put much effort into their passion, along with some sweat, and likely some shredded tears. Each team will continue through the rest of league playing hard to represent Woodlake High.