South Tahoe golf finishes third at Wildcreek |

South Tahoe golf finishes third at Wildcreek

The South Tahoe golf team has turned in a couple of decent performances this week. Teddy Kosciolek fired a team-best 78 on Wednesday in the first round of the Carson Invitational at Eagle Valley East to help the Vikings to a team score of 460. Kevin Fannan and Tom Mooney both shot an 82 for South Tahoe, which ends tournament play today in the final round at Eagle Valley West.

On Tuesday, Alex Yure shot an 84 to lead the Vikings to a third-place finish in a Northern 4A tournament on Tuesday at Wildcreek Golf Course in Reno. Fannan shot an 86 and Mooney 88 for South Tahoe, which had a team of score of 443. Carson won the event with a 397 and Reno took second at 398. The Vikings were followed by North Valleys (457), Douglas (472) and Wooster (494).

It was the best finish of the year for South Tahoe.

Hurdlers tear it up for Vikings

Going into their four meet of the season Corey Vermillion and Ellen Gallanty still hadn’t been able to practice their hurdle events.

That major inconvenienced hasn’t slowed down the South Tahoe High track stars.

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Vermillion finished first in the boys’ 110 high hurdles and 300 intermediate hurdles and Gallanty was second in the girls’ 300 low hurdles at the Cougar Twilight Invitational last Friday at El Dorado High School.

“Ellen and Corey’s 300 hurdles were absolutely incredible,” according to STHS volunteer coach Mark Curry. “Considering they have not yet once worked the hurdles on a track in practice is a sign that good things are to come.

Gallanty finished the 300 hurdles in 51.66, while Vermillion’s 110 and 300 times were 16.6 and 42.74.

“Ellen’s start was fantastic, her first time out of blocks all season, and Corey just flat out killed everyone with his attacking each hurdle,” Curry said. “These two are going to be special once we get in the much needed track work.”

Other Vikings to win events were freshman Kate Lambdin, 3,200 meters, 12:29; senior Alex Sharp, 3,200 meters, 10:49; and Patrick Reilly, frosh/soph 1,600 meters, 5:09.

Lambdin edged out teammate Kimmy Arroues in the 3,200. Arroues finished 2 seconds behind the winner.

Sophomore Kelsey McClurg and freshman Jordan Dalton finished second and third in the girls’ 1,600 meters, running 5:36 and 5:48 times, respectively.

In addition, Sharp was third in the boys’ 1,600 meters, breaking the 5-minute barrier in 4:51; and Reilly took fourth in the 3,200 at 11:31.

“The distance kids ran well but far from their best,” said STHS coach Dan Wilvers. “We had a hard week of practice on top of traveling back from Stanford, so they were tired coming in, but that’s good, because we need to work right now. The faster times will come in May.”

Senior Matt Bobman finished runner-up in the shot put with a chuck of 47 feet, 7 inches. His effort was more than 2 feet better than his previous performance at the Stanford Invitational.

South Tahoe will participate in the Reed Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Sparks.

Morris pitches three-hitter for JVs

Joel Morris pitched a complete-game three-hitter as the South Tahoe High junior varsity baseball team throttled Dayton 15-2 on Tuesday in Dayton.

Morris fanned seven Dust Devils.

Leading the Vikings’ offense was David Schue with three hits, including a pair of doubles. Blaine Inglis also doubled and singled for the Vikings.