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2A title rematch: Warriors sweep Lovelock

Jeremy Evans

In front of a packed gym, Jessica Woods led the Whittell volleyball team to a 25-16, 25-16, 25-14 Northern 2A win over rival Lovelock Tuesday night in Lovelock.

Woods finished with 18 kills, eight service points and three digs for the Warriors (13-9 overall, 1-0 league). The Mustangs, who finished second last year in the 2A state tournament, didn’t have an answer for Whittell.

“We played very strong and did well for a game like this,” said coach Dan McLaughlin. “The Lovelock Mustangs just didn’t have an answer for our serves tonight.”

Kelly Karmann finished with five kills and seven points, while Meri Johnson had a team-high 14 service points. Katrina Kacirek added eight service points, seven kills and three aces.

Whittell hosts Battle Mountain in a Northern 2A doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m. Friday in Zephyr Cove.

Wolverines cruise past Warriors

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Both the Whittell boys’ and girls’ soccer teams dropped 6-0 Tahoe Lerague decisions to Truckee on Tuesday in Zephyr Cove. In the boys’ match, Erik Newland scored two goals and Travis Ganong, Al Virrey, Jeremy Adams and Cole Froelich each scored one goal for the defending Northern 3A champion Wolverines (9-1 overall, 2-0 league).

Whittell (3-11, 0-2) plays at defending 3A state champion North Tahoe on Thursday at 3 p.m. in Tahoe City.

In the girls’ match, the Warriors kept the Wolverines scoreless until the 31st minute, when Whitney Hardy ripped a long-range shot past goalie Marissa McKool. Alex O’Neill made it 2-0 four minutes later after collecting a loose ball and burying it in the upper left corner. Emily Gannam, Emelia Skytle, Mimi Precit and Bre Wright all scored in the second half for Truckee (8-1-1, 1-0-1).

Whittell (1-3, 0-2) plays at defending 3A state champion North Tahoe on Thursday at 5 p.m. in Tahoe City.

Alessi leads Vikings to third place

Jenelle Alessi shot a 92 and tied for fifth overall in leading the Vikings girls’ golf team to a third-place finish in a Sierra Division match Tuesday at Rosewood Golf Course in Reno.

Jen Bigelow shot a 93 and tied for eighth, while Mollie Novasel carded a 97 for South Tahoe, which finished behind Reno and Carson, respectively.

Nicole Uibel shot a personal-best 101 and Bernadette Schneeberg shot a personal-best 112 for the Vikings, who are tied for second with Carson in the division standings. Reno has won all four division matches.

South Tahoe’s next division meet is on Tuesday at Washoe Golf Course.

Viking tennis teams handle North Tahoe

Zach Kropf won all three of his singles matches and Jimmy Roberts and Nathan Garofalos won both of theirs as South Tahoe beat North Tahoe 14-4 Tuesday in a nonleague tennis match in Tahoe City.

The doubles teams of Jamie Moore and Hans Mayer and Clayton Cole and Greg Gaskin won two matches. Freshmen Jake Leonard and Jared Kolar played together and won their first-ever varsity match with a 6-1 doubles victory over the Lakers.

The Vikings (5-2 overall, 4-1 Sierra Division) play at Damonte Ranch on Thursday in Reno.

The South Tahoe High girls tennis team can now make playoff reservations. The only question that remains is will the Vikings finish high enough to host a postseason match?

Meanwhile, STHS’s girls won their fifth straight match, using a stellar first round to dispatch North Tahoe 12-6 on Tuesday in South Lake Tahoe.

However, Vikings’ coach Pat Fagen wasn’t pleased with the way his girls closed out the match.

“I was a little disappointed in our play in the next two rounds,” Fagen said. “We lost some close matches that we should have won and I think the girls got a little complacent after we did so well int the first round.”

Vikings’ No. 1 singles player Masha Long made quick work of North Tahoe’s top player Anja Wittels, winning 6-0 in her only match. Jade Copple, the Vikings’ No. 2 player, won two of her three matches.

In doubles, Jenny Schmedes and Chela Wahl reaffirmed their No. 1 ranking with a 6-3 triumph over the Lakers’ No. 1 and a 6-1 verdict over North Tahoe’s No. 2 duo.

The Vikings (5-2 overall and 5-1 in division) has two division matches remaining, including a trip to Damonte on Thursday.

Whittell soccer loses to Truckee

Both the Whittell boys’ and girls’ soccer teams dropped 6-0 Tahoe Lerague decisions to Truckee on Tuesday in Zephyr Cove. In the boys’ match, Erik Newland scored two goals and Travis Ganong, Al Virrey, Jeremy Adams and Cole Froelich each scored one goal for the defending Northern 3A champion Wolverines (9-1 overall, 2-0 league).

Whittell (3-11, 0-2) plays at defending 3A state champion North Tahoe on Thursday at 3 p.m. in Tahoe City.

In the girls’ match, the Warriors kept the Wolverines scoreless until the 31st minute, when Whitney Hardy ripped a long-range shot past goalie Marissa McKool. Alex O’Neill made it 2-0 four minutes later after collecting a loose ball and burying it in the upper left corner. Emily Gannam, Emelia Skytle, Mimi Precit and Bre Wright all scored in the second half for Truckee (8-1-1, 1-0-1).

Whittell (1-3, 0-2) plays at defending 3A state champion North Tahoe on Thursday at 5 p.m. in Tahoe City.

– Tribune Sports Editor Steve Yingling contributed to this story.