Fallon club teams compete in Rocklin tournament

Fallon senior Madison Whitaker shoots over her opponent in Saturday's tournament game in Rocklin, Calif.

Fallon senior Madison Whitaker shoots over her opponent in Saturday's tournament game in Rocklin, Calif. Photo by Thomas Ranson.

When the state doesn't allow your teams to compete, what do you do?

Cross the Sierra Nevada mountains and play against teams from Northern Nevada and California.
Several of Fallon's club basketball teams traveled over the pass last weekend to compete in the Super Bowl Bash tournament at the Hardwood Palace in Rocklin, Calif. With the state's current pause and prohibition on high schools competing in basketball this winter season, Fallon and a slew of regional teams traveled out of state to compete in the two-day tournament. Spanish Springs, Douglas, Incline, Galena and Bishop Manogue also competed.


Fallon senior Kenji Armbruster surveys the court against Spanish Springs on Saturday.

 
"I feel a lot better today," Fallon boys coach Chelle Dalager said about giving her boys an opportunity to compete. "Having our kids compete is amazing."


Fallon sent both its varsity girls and boys club teams in addition to JV boys, JV girls and seventh grade boys teams. The weekend tournament gave Fallon's seniors one last chance – one only chance – to compete on the hardwood with their high school season all but eliminated due to the state's pandemic response.


"While brief, it was nice to give them all something," Fallon girls coach Kevin Wickware said. "It reminded me of the good times seeing and hearing about all the Fallon people and teams there (Saturday)."
Fallon senior class includes, for the girls, Shaylee Fagg, Sam Frost, Addison Sandberg, Aisha Sharron and Madison Whitaker. The boys senior class includes Toby Anderson, Matt Davis, Shaw Lee, Sam Robertson, Nick Springfield, Avery Strasdin and Kenji Armbruster.


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