Vikings shut out Damonte |

Vikings shut out Damonte

Jeremy Evans

Three different players scored as South Tahoe High posted its second straight shutout with a 3-0 nonleague win over Damonte Ranch on Saturday at South Tahoe Middle School.

Karli Vath and Bailey Flood scored first-half goals and Nicole Lindsay added a third goal in the second half for the Vikings, who beat Fallon 4-0 last Tuesday.

“We controlled most of the game,” said STHS coach Jose Gonzalez. “It took us a while to settle down. But once we did, we were all right. Now we have the toughest part of our schedule coming up.”

South Tahoe (2-1) opens Sierra Division play at home on Tuesday against Reno, then it has a road game on Saturday in Reno against Wooster. The Vikings face both Carson and Douglas the following week.

The Vikings’ girls’ junior varsity followed a 6-0 rout of Fallon on Tuesday with a 7-0 trouncing of Damonte on Saturday.

In the boys’ match on Saturday, Milton Montoya scored two goals and Ernesto Mosqueda and Matt Thompson scored the others as South Tahoe beat Damonte Ranch 4-0 at South Tahoe Middle School.

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The Vikings (3-0) scored all of their goals in the first half and mostly used their reserves the rest of the way. Montoya’s first goal came off a flick header from Juan Hernandez, then his second came right before halftime when his free kick from 18 yards out beat the keeper.

In between Montoya’s goals, Erick Sandoval’s long cross into the box was redirected by Matt Thompson for a 2-0 South Tahoe lead. Mosqueda made it 3-0 a few minutes later when he finished a loose ball inside the penalty box.

The Vikings’ Sierra Division opener is against Reno on Wednesday at South Tahoe Middle School.

Independence handles Whittell football

The Whittell Warriors had seven turnovers – five of which resulted in touchdowns – as they dropped a 58-6 Northern 2A decision to Independence on Friday. The lone score for Whittell came early in the fourth quarter, when quarterback Curtis Humbrid capped a 10 play, 70-yard drive with a 1-yard TD run that made it 48-6.

The Warriors (0-2) committed five turnovers in their own half of the field and also had a punt blocked for a touchdown.

“Athletically, they were much faster than us,” said coach Dennis Young. “But we just didn’t play our best game. We made a lot of mistakes. I don’t think they were that tough. It just seemed like they got all the breaks and we didn’t.”

Whittell plays at Portola, Calif., on Friday.

Guajardo, Kline lead Whittell runners

Tyson Guajardo finished ninth overall and Willis Hughes took 14th to help the Whittell boys to a third-place finish at the Incline meet on Friday. Guajardo finished the 2.5-mile course in 13 minutes, 53 seconds, while Hughes finished in 14:20. Chris Craig came in 19th (14:27).

In the girls’ meet, Kristin Kline ran a 17:26 to take eighth place, helping the Warriors to a tie for fourth in the team standings. Danielle Daly took 21st (19:22).

“I was really impressed with how Kristin Kline ran,” said coach Lindsay Wines. “She ran a solid race from start to finish. To have her running so well this early in the year is a real nice treat.”

Whittell’s next meet is on Friday at North Tahoe.

Whittell boys soccer has tough tourney

The 2A Whittell Warriors went up against schools 10 times its size over the weekend at the Del Campo Tournament in Sacramento and were unable to find success in their four games.

On Friday, Whittell lost to Colfax 4-0 and Oak Ridge 4-0. On Saturday, the Warriors lost to Granite Bay 5-0 to Roseville 3-0. Coach Steve Maltase said goalkeeper Paul Waite had an outstanding tournament.

“He really did play well,” Maltase said. “He kept us in a lot of the games. He made a bunch of good saves.”

The Warriors (3-7) play at Fernley on Thursday and then open Tahoe League play against Sparks on Friday in Zephyr Cove.

STHS boys tennis sweeps Hug

The Vikings shutout Hug 18-0 in a Sierra Division match last Thursday in Reno. South Tahoe (2-2 overall, 2-1 division) hosts division matches against Carson on Tuesday and Wooster on Thursday. Both matches start at 3 p.m.