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Evan Rabbetts keys STHS swim team’s rout of Reed

Steve Yingling, Tribune sports editor

South Tahoe’s boys’ swim team won nine events Saturday to outstroke Reed 152-51 in a meet at Northwest Pool in Reno.

Evan Rabbetts won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.47) by more than 17 seconds, and captured the 100 butterfly (1:00.19) by nearly six seconds to lead the Vikings.

Freshman Francisco Marin was first in the 200 individual medley (2:18), junior David Wise won the 500 freestyle (5:46.15), senior Joe Stanton took first in the 50 freestyle (24.55), and Luca Genasci convincingly won a first-place medal in the 100 freestyle (53.87).

The Vikings also won the 200 medley, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays. Wise, Genasci, Stanton and Rabbetts were part of the latter two relays.

The STHS girls weren’t as fortunate, losing to Reed, 149-108.

In defeat, however, the Vikings’ Casey Delacruz was victorious in the 200 freestyle (2:22.12), and Hanna Bratton finished on top in the 100 backstroke (1:04.69). Clara Stewart placed second in the 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle races.

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The 400 relay team of Delacruz, Bratton, Stewart and Rachael Higginbotham outkicked Reed with a winning time of 4:20.19.

The Vikings will compete in a Zephyr League meet on Saturday in Minden.

Whittell finishes 3-1 in own baseball tourney

Whittell finished 3-1 in the Warrior baseball tournament last weekend at Lampe Park.

Alex Potnick pitched two scoreless innings of relief to preserve a 6-4 triumph over Rite of Passage on Saturday. Potnick had four strikeouts.

Anthony Taricco went 2 for 2, including a triple and two RBI for the Warriors. Adam Laub doubled and stole two bases, and Nick Warner tripled and knocked in two runs.

The Warriors closed out the tournament with a 5-0 loss to Yerington.

Laub, Taricco and Cody Nelson rapped singles. Jordan Morgan struck out five Lions.

“We just didn’t put the ball in play,” said Whittell coach Starbuck Teevan, who was pleased with his defense’s flawless fielding.

The Warriors (7-3) trounced Coleville 11-1 on Tuesday and will play host to Dayton on Thursday at Lampe Park.

Time limit helps Warriors hold off Coleville, 9-8

The Whittell High softball team split its final two games Saturday in the Warrior tournament at Lampe Park in Gardnerville.

Whittell held off Coleville 8-5. The Wolves seized a 9-8 lead in the fifth inning, but a time limit rule reverted the score back to the previous inning.

Marissa Besson knocked in a couple of runs for the Warriors.

The Warriors lost to Portola 11-4 to finish the tournament with a 2-2 record.

Whittell (4-6-1), which lost to Coleville 17-11 on Tuesday, meets Dayton on Thursday at Lampe Park.

Warriors’ shot put team places second in relay meet

Rain and cold temperatures made it difficult for track and field competitors at the LeFebvre Relays on Saturday in Auburn.

Whittell was led by the runner-up girls’ shot put team of Hannah Daly, Isabel Concha-Foley and Nina Jimenez.

Posting personal bests at the meet were Kyler Felton, 40 feet, 7 inches in the triple jump; and Robben Charles, 5 minutes, 20 seconds in the 1,600 meters.

The Warriors are scheduled to compete in the Fallon Invitational on Saturday.

South Tahoe’s Noll, Palacios win events at Galena meet

Kylie Noll and Ali Palacios each won events for South Tahoe at a four-team meet last Wednesday at Galena High in Reno.

Noll won the 3,200 meters in 12 minutes, 4 seconds, and finished fourth in the 1,600 (5:34). Palacios won the 100 in 13.0 seconds and came in third in the 200 (27.5).

The Vikings dominated the 1,600, with freshman Shelby McIntyre placing second (5:30), Kelsey Smith third (5:32) and Noll fourth.

“We are woefully undertrained like always, but it’s not something a few weeks of track work won’t correct,” said STHS assistant coach Dan Wilvers. “As we get into April, I’m assuming we’ll see some big efforts from them.

“We have a long way to go and countless variables that play into it, but I do have a goal to send three (representatives) in the girls’ 1,600 and 3,200 to state.”

Despite their efforts, the Vikings finished fourth out of four teams, with Damonte winning the meet.

Other top-four results for the STHS girls were Smith, second in the 3,200, 12:17; Caroline Baghdikian, second in high jump, 4-8; and Alyssa Mesecher, fourth in long jump, 14-3. South Tahoe also was second in the 4×800 relay (12:08) and third in the 4×100 relay (53.9).

In the boys’ meet, Chris Klug was runner-up in the long jump (20-0) and third in the 100 (11.40), while Erich Baumann placed third in pole vault (11-0).

Fourth-place results were performed by Erik Cramer, 110 hurdles, 17.52; and Mike Burns, 200 meters, 24.01. The STHS boys were fourth in three relay races: the 4×100 (55.4) and 4×200 (1:54.4) and 4×400 (3:54.20).

The boys also finished fourth in the team scoring.

The Vikings will compete Saturday in Fallon.

Vikings hit Carson pitchers

The Senators defeated the South Tahoe softball team, 15-5 in six innings and 14-4 in five innings, Saturday to complete a three-game sweep against the Vikings in Carson City.

Carson improved to 6-1, while South Tahoe slipped to 0-3 overall and in division play.

The Vikings had just three hits off of senior Cassie Vondrak, who pitched in relief and picked up both wins.

“Tahoe’s a better hitting team than I’ve seen in a long time,” said Carson coach Scott Vickrey.

Carson had trouble retiring Brittany Barcellos, who went 2 for 3 in the first game with a run and 3 for 3 in the second with a triple and an RBI.

“It was totally different team than what we saw on Thursday. They are starting to see what they can do,” said STHS co-coach Anneleise Neitling.

Neitling said the Senators tried to throw their No. 2 pitcher against the Vikings.

“We were roping her, and they had to throw their No. 1 pitcher,” Neitling said. “Their coach came by afterward and gave our team a compliment. I haven’t seen that happen very often.”

South Tahoe pitcher Melissa Smith recorded six strikeouts in the first game. Krissy Guarinto started the second game, allowing eight runs, while Smith relieved and gave up six runs.

Vondrak had her troubles, too. She threw four wild pitches in the second game and let Moriah Lane advance from first to home in the third inning without giving up a hit or a walk.

Smith and Melissa Ewing each belted doubles for the Vikings. Neitling applauded the aggressive defensive play of second baseman Ashley Killeen and the nine-pitch count she worked in one of her at-bats.

South Tahoe plays Wooster at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The game was originally scheduled to be the Vikings’ home opener.

“We need to keep working hard at practice and staying mentally ready for the entire game,” Neitling said.

Vikings’ rally falls short at Carson

Dustin Buttner went 4 for 6 and drove in 11 runs with a grand slam and bases-loaded triple to lead undefeated Carson to a sweep of South Tahoe, 14-2 and 12-8, in a Sierra League doubleheader at Ron McNutt Field Saturday afternoon.

The win boosted Carson’s record to 7-0 over all and 3-0 in Sierra League, while the Vikings slipped to 3-4 and 0-3.

South Tahoe coach Matt Tillson bemoaned the slow starts in each game, which put his team in big holes.

“The pitchers didn’t get ahead,” said Tillson, who was ejected late in the second game for arguing balls and strikes. “They were pitching from behind. We didn’t quit, though.”

The Vikings trailed 8-0 in the second game, but rallied for six runs after Tillson was ejected.

“I was very proud of the team the way they fought back,” Tillson said. “They showed what character they have.”

Junior Max DeLallo was locked in at the plate, going 3 for 3, including a bash off the wall that went for a single.

Buttner’s first-ever grand slam in the first game capped a five-RBI game and enabled the Senators to close out the Vikings in five innings for the second straight game. His triple in the second game gave the Senators some breathing room heading into the seventh.

South Tahoe (3-4) will play a nonleague game at McQueen on Thursday. Tillson will serve a three-game suspension ” one game imposed by the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association and two by South Tahoe. Mike Tillson will fill in for his brother during the suspension.

” The Nevada Appeal contributed to this story.

PREP CALENDAR

Wednesday

Softball

South Tahoe at Wooster, 3:30 p.m.

Thursday

Softball

South Tahoe at Wooster, 3:30 p.m.

Whittell vs. Dayton, 3:30 p.m., at Lampe Park in Gardnerville.

Baseball

South Tahoe JV and varsity at Wooster, 3:30 p.m.

Whittell vs. Dayton, 3:30 p.m., at Lampe Park in Gardnerville.

Golf

South Tahoe at Sierra Division tournament, noon, at Wolf Run Golf Club in Reno.

Friday

Track and Field

South Tahoe at JV Invitational, 3:30 p.m., at Galena High in Reno.

Saturday

Swimming

South Tahoe at Zephyr League meet, 10 a.m., in Minden.

Track and Field

South Tahoe, Whittell at Fallon Invitational, 9 a.m., in Fallon

South Tahoe at Stanford Invitational, TBA.

Baseball

South Tahoe varsity at McQueen (DH), 11 a.m., in Reno.

South Tahoe JV at Hug (DH), 11 a.m., in Reno

Incline vs. Whittell (DH), noon, at Lampe Park in Gardnerville.

Softball

Incline vs. Whittell (DH), noon, at Lampe Park in Gardnerville.