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PREP SPORTS

Western Sierra athletics have a banner year

By: Michael Wells for The News Messenger/Placer Herald
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It was an exciting year for Western Sierra Collegiate Academy. Its third senior class graduated this spring and 2014-15 was a breakthrough for the school’s athletic programs.  

The Western Sierra middle school and high school athletes featured 25 different teams over the course of three seasons. The Wolves added high school girls softball, and a swim team that had three athletes competing.

This past spring, we launched a high school football program. The Wolves have been working hard this summer and will compete at the junior varsity and varsity levels in the fall.   

Each league championship team or individual received a banner to recognize their successes. These banners symbolize excellence and teamwork, and the banners are displayed in Western Sierra’s gym.

This past school year, the middle school and high school programs were dominant in overall performance. Following is a list of champions and those making the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoff: 

HIGH SCHOOL

Girls Volleyball – Second in the Northern Pacific Athletic Conference and made the CIF SJS Division V Playoffs.

Cross-Country – Girls team were State finalists

Boys Soccer – The Wolves repeated as NPAC champions and made the Div. V playoffs.

Boys Basketball – Made the CIF SJS Div. V playoffs.

Girls Basketball – NPAC champions and made the CIF SJS Div. V playoffs.

Baseball – Made the CIF SJS Div. VII playoffs.

Girls Soccer – NPAC champions and made the CIF SJS Div. VII playoffs, where they reached the semifinals.

Track – Combined boys and girls league champions.

Track – Girls were league champions.

Swim  - JV CIF SJS champion for 500-yard freestyle.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Girls Basketball – League champions for both seventh and eighth grades.

Boys Basketball – League tournament champions for eighth grade.

Girls Soccer – League champions.

Boys Grass Volleyball – League champions.

Girls Volleyball – League champions for seventh grade.

Congratulations to all student-athletes for their individual and team performances.

Western Sierra strives for excellence in all things. Earning championship banners is yet another symbol of the dedication, focus and work ethic emulated by the Wolves athletic programs.

Michael Wells is the assistant principal and athletic director for Western Sierra Collegiate Academy.