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Volley Cats earn best- ever finish in Nevada

    The Sonora Wildcats volleyball team had its most success ever over the weekend at the prestigous High Sierra Invitational Tournament in Reno.
    The Wildcats earned a ninth-place finish, the highest finish since they have been invited (2006) to the tournament.
    Sonora won two of its three matches on Friday.
        They lost to Chavez, of Stockton, 0-2 to open the tournament, then beat Leland of San Jose 2-0 and finished the day with a 2-0 win over eighth-seeded McQueen.
    On Saturday, the Wildcats were moved into the Division I bracket due to their performance the day before.
    In their first game, the Wildcats topped Whittell, of Lake Tahoe, and then lost to Vista Del Lago, of Folsom.
    The Wildcats finished the tournament with losses to last years’ Division I section runner-up St. Francis (2-1)  and Ponderosa (0-2).
    “It was a very, very good tournament for us,” said Wildcat head coach Kim Evans. “I would definitely say the highlight of the tournament was taking a game off St. Francis of Sacramento as they were the section runner-up last year in Division I.  Also, it was really exciting to be one of the top 12 teams walking around that school and representing Sonora High amongst such high-level teams.
    “Although we went 3-4 overall in the tournament, three of our losses were to the second, third and fifth place teams.  The girls played some pretty amazing volleyball and we are looking forward to continuing that level of play.”
    The Wildcats are scheduled to travel to Ripon today.

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