Bogard swims in U.S. Open, nearly qualifies for Olympic Trials |

Bogard swims in U.S. Open, nearly qualifies for Olympic Trials

Tahoe Daily Tribune Staff Reports

Tribune staff reports

South Tahoe swimmer Denise Bogard last weekend narrowly missed qualifying for the 2004 Olympic Trials. The University of California-San Diego senior finished the 100-meter backstroke in 1 minute, 13.55 seconds, while the qualifying cut was 1:12.59.

Bogard and teammate Rosanna Delurgio were the only non-Division I college athletes at the U.S. Open event.

Delurgio qualified for the Olympic Trials with a time of 1:11.81.

Bogard has finished second in the 100 backstroke for two straight years at the college national finals, with Delurgio winning the event last season.

Whittell JVs off to 2-0 start

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The Whittell High junior varsity girls’ basketball team started the season with two wins at the Lovelock Tournament on Saturday.

The Warriors kicked off their season with a 43-13 win over host Lovelock behind 22 points from Ashley Makara.

“I knew (Makara) had speed, but she was like a racehorse on a mission,” Whittell coach George McKool said. “No one could stay with her.”

Whittell was down to only six players for its game against Battle Mountain, but freshman Jessica Woods scored a game-high 18 points as all six of the Warriors got on the scoreboard and the Warriors edged out a 46-42 win.