It is Monday morning and I started looking at this week's calendar for the family and the school when I realized that I need to get used to being at Damonte this week. If you like theater, there is a play. If you like volleyball, we are hosting a playoff match. You are a fan of the "beautiful game", our varsity girls soccer team has a playoff game. If you like Friday nights in the Stadium, there is a home playoff game. If you would like to meet a two-time gold medalist, you can do so. This is not the week to miss anything at Damonte and if I am missing anything, please forgive me!
Girls soccer regional playoff game at Spanish Springs High School, 6:00 PM; $5 entry for students with identification, $10 for adults.
Wrestling practice! Not something for people to go watch, but I am excited for the wrestling team to get back into action and I will be providing a feature, this season, on Kenedi Welker.
Girls varsity volleyball, first round playoff matchup with the McQueen Lancers, big gym, 6:00 PM; $5 entry for students with identification, $10 for adults. The Mustangs have had a terrific year and go into the first-round playoff game with an impressive 27-4 record. Damonte faced the Lancers in September and took all three sets: 25-20, 25-12, 25-20. The Mustangs were paced by Alyssa Zuro’s 15 kills.
Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist David Wise will be speaking during lunch, room 124, brought to you by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Wise is from Northern Nevada and has won numerous titles, championships, and awards as a free style skier.
“The Light Burns Blue”, Damonte Ranch Theater, 7:00 PM; $8 for students with identification and $10 for adults. The play tells the story of seventeen-year-old Elsie Wright who, along with her younger cousin Frances, created the five famous photographs purporting to show the actual existence of fairies at the bottom of the Wright family garden in 1917. You can get tickets in advance here.
Second round volleyball playoff action, Bishop Manogue High School, possible opponent Reno High School, 5:15 PM; students $5 with identification, $10 for adults.
First round 4A football playoffs, Damonte Ranch Football Program hosting the Reno Huskies, 7:00 PM; $5 for students with identification, $10 for adults. The Mustangs defeated the Huskies 35-14 in September.