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Placer netters sweep past Del Oro

Volleyball
By: Journal Sports Staff
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The Placer High volleyball team made quick work of Del Oro Tuesday at Earl Crabbe Gym to climb back over .500 on the season. The Hillmen (5-4 Sierra Foothill League) got nine kills and three aces from senior Jeff Patton. Conner McKenzie added five kills and three aces and Brendan Lewis pounded four kills. Colin Burnett and Ben Wolken tossed in three kills each. Josh Newton dished out 20 assists and served up one ace. Bear River 3, Whitney 2 at Lake of the Pines — The Bruins picked up a key Sierra Foothill League win, fighting for a 25-23, 25-18, 19-25, 20-25, 15-12 win at home. Matt Hall set up his teammates with 36 assists and added four kills to lead Bear River (3-5 SFL). Trevor Parker dropped 23 kills, Cavin Gladwell added eight kills and Cavin Van Geem tossed in five kills and two aces. In junior varsity play, Placer beat Bear River 25-15, 25-20.