Home sweet home for Vikings
They heard cheers instead of boos on Wednesday night.
That was one of the many perks for South Tahoe High wrestlers of having a home wrestling match.
In their only home event of the season, South Tahoe outpointed Sparks 66-36 in a match between Nevada 3A schools.
Ten of the 14 weight classes were forfeited, but spectators were treated to a number of exhibition matches.
South Tahoe performed well in the actual matches, winning three of the four by fall.
Conner Hearn of the Vikings pinned Kolby Sanders at 3 minutes, 59 seconds in their 140-pound match.
Junior Brian Hogan and Tyler Nesbitt also recorded pins. Hogan built an 8-2 lead against Angel Smith in their 160-pound bout, then pinned him at the 2:10 mark.
Nesbitt used a series of mat-crashing takedowns before pinning Charles Peek at 1:14 of their 171-pound match.
Vance Bow prevented a South Tahoe sweep of the actual matches as he pinned senior Roger Ripoli with 15 seconds left in their 289-pound match.
Highlighting the exhibition matches werer a second-period pin by Gabe Strong, a decisive 20-5 decision by Cameron Cason, a fall by senior Cody Shindelbower and a pin by Lucas Espinoza at 4:53
South Tahoe will take this weekend off to help with a junior tournament on Sunday at South Tahoe High.
Read more about South Tahoe’s win in Friday’s print edition of the Tribune.