VolleyballThe White Pine High volleyball team played its final home matches of the season last week. The team’s seniors Kortni Venturino, Allie Huntington and Trasie Heggie played their final home matches. The Ladycats defeated Battle Mountain three sets to none before falling to Pershing County last week. White Pine is currently seeded third in the division standings. White Pine finishes its regular season against West Wendover.

“Last week’s match against Battle Mountain was great,” coach Kenna Almberg said. “We beat them in three sets, which moved us up to third place going into Divisions.”

White Pine lost to Pershing County in its final home match of the season. The team honored its seniors during the match, which Almberg said contributed to the team’s loss.

“There was a lot of things going on with it being senior recognition and the girls really wanted to beat them because we had worked hard in practice to prepare for that match. I think it all got to them and they were afraid of losing rather than determined to win.”

But White Pine will have another chance to play Pershing County in the postseason. And Almberg said the team will be more than ready for the challenge.

“We lost focus, but we will get a chance to play them again at Divisions,” Almberg said. “I truly think we have a good chance of beating them if we just recognize that if we play smart and confident we can, and will, beat them.”  (Photos courtesy of Aron Huntington)