STHS golfers moving up
South Tahoe High’s improving golf team took a step up to sixth place in a Sierra League tournament Monday at Wolf Run Golf Course in Reno.
The Vikings finished eight strokes ahead of seventh-place Damonte Ranch.
“It’s exciting. Our next target is Carson,” said South Tahoe coach Jay Brazil, whose Vikings finished 20 strokes behind the Senators. “The consensus is that we can improve our putting.”
Junior Peyton Guttry led the Vikings with a score of 86. Max Borek was next at 91, followed by Chris Whatford with 94, Jared Morris and Scott Vogelgesang with 97s and Evan Brown with 100. Whatford played the final five holes in 1-over par, and Brown made a 15-stroke improvement from his previous round.
Freshman pitcher beats Highlanders
Whittell High’s softball team turned in the clutch plays late in the game to pull out the opener of a Northern 2A League doubleheader against Incline on Saturday.
The Warriors scored twice in the top of the seventh inning, then with a runner on second base in the bottom of the seventh, freshman pitcher Amanda Harris induced a popup to shortstop Rachel Laub to complete the 5-3 win.
Incline bounced back for a 12-6 victory in the second game at Incline Middle School.
With their first league win, the Warriors raised their record to 1-5 with four league games remaining.
“In order for us to have playoff hope and control our own destiny, we need to win three out the next four league games,” reported Whittell coach Rich Barna.
Harris allowed six hits and struck out three in the opener. Jessie Sayre led the Warriors’ seven-hit attack by going 2 for 4. Laub, Megan Miller, Bri Brewer, Emily Harris and Chaine Paradis each contributed one hit.
After taking a 3-2 first-inning lead, the second game deteriorated for the Warriors. Incline used a seven-run fourth inning to build a 9-4 lead and were never threatened.
The Warriors received a bad break when ace pitcher Marissa Besson suffered an injury to her throwing arm while making a pickoff attempt at third base.
“Doctors said it could be a pulled or torn triceps,” Barna said.
Amanda Harris and Heather Esquivel also pitched in the second game.
Whittell nonleague game against North Valleys on Tuesday was washed out. It will be made up Monday at Zephyr Cove Park.
Genasci leads Vikings in pentathlon meet in Minden
South Tahoe High put five boys’ swimmers in the top 11 of the Zephyr League pentathlon meet on Saturday in Minden.
Competitors participated in the 100-yard freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly and 50 freestyle.
Luca Genasci of the Vikings was fourth overall in combined time for those events at 4 minutes, 37.77 seconds. Francisco Marin was a close fifth at 4:38.87. The Vikings’ Kyle Garon was ninth, Nick Hanson 10th and David Wise 11th.
Reed’s Kyle Scalise finished first at 4:08.00.
For the girls, Douglas’ Haley VonSchottenstein led the way at 4:38.60. Cassandra Marin topped STHS in 13th with a combined time of 5:22. Clara Stewart was 19th.
The Vikings will host a swim meet against Lowry at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Recreation Center.
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