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Vikings finish fourth in the wind at Fallon

Steve Yingling, Tahoe Daily Tribune sports editor

It wasn’t a day that many golfers would have paid for green fees.

But gale-force winds or not, the South Tahoe High golf team and the rest of the Sierra Division teed it up Tuesday at the Golf Course at Fallon.

Naturally, the scores were a bit higher.

“The winds blew 30 mph all day and gusted to 50,” said STHS coach Mike Patterson. “Huge clouds of alkali blew across the course, and you had to take cover.”

The Vikings, however, managed their games accordingly and finished fourth out of eight teams. Fallon won on its home course, with its five players tallying 402 strokes. The Greenwave was followed by Manogue, 408; Carson, 433; South Tahoe, 464; Douglas, 466; Galena, 467; Damonte, 477; and Wooster, 509.

“It puts us back in the thick of it, but it hurt us last week losing to Galena and we actually beat them,” said Patterson, recalling a signing of an incorrect scorecard that dropped the Vikings from fifth to sixth place.

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Kaz Kosciolek led the Vikings with a score of 88. Other STHS scores were Gavin Booth 89, James Morrison 92, Payton Guttry 93, Tyler Mundy 102 and Paul Passaretti 107.

Douglas’ Thomas Wicker posted the low score with a 1-over 73.

South Tahoe’s next match is April 21 at the Resort Course at Genoa Lakes.

Warriors overcome sloppy play to beat Truckee JV

Whittell overcame sloppy defense and periods of wild pitching to beat Truckee 16-12 on Tuesday at Lampe Park in Gardnerville.

Adam Laub had four hits, including a triple, to lead Whittell’s 19-hit attack. Sam Harris belted two doubles and a single, and Alex Vogt went 3 for 3 with two runs scored an RBI.

“It was a game that should have been over in the fifth (inning), and it went all seven,” said Whittell coach Starbuck Teevan, who was disappointed that the Warriors wound up playing mostly Truckee JV players. “We prepared for their varsity, and we got word five minutes before the game (that it was the JV).”

Whittell walked 13 Wolverines. Sophomore Julian Washalefsky, however, steadied the Whittell pitching, throwing the final three innings to pick up the victory. He also delivered at the plate, going 2 for 4 with three RBI.

The Warriors (13-3 overall) play a doubleheader at Silver Stage on Saturday.