Vikings topple Douglas
Marriela Penollar and Angel Aquino won three matches Thursday to trigger an 11-7 girls’ tennis victory over Douglas in Minden.
Penollar and Aquino, who dropped just two games, remained unbeaten for the season, as did the Vikings, who improved to 6-0.
South Tahoe No. 3 doubles team Kelsey Metzger and Rosalie Annand also won three matches, and Amanda and Emily Rives collected two victories.
In singles play, Rebecca Roberts, Cassandra Marin and Maggie Lee each delivered a victory.
Murphy tops 3A tournament again
Morgan Murphy of South Tahoe High won her second 3A golf tournament Wednesday in Elko.
The junior scored an 18-hole round of 80 and was four shots better than the nearest competitor.
Led by Murphy the Vikings finished in fourth place in the team standings, trailing only Elko, Spring Creek and Lowry. South Tahoe’s 425-stroke total was only one behind third-place Lowry.
The Vikings’ Jessica Robberson posted a score of 102 and teammates Morgan McCauley and Ayden Williamson turned in scores of 119 and 124, respectively.
Vikings’ spikers take league opener
Improved defensive play helped South Tahoe win its 3A league volleyball opener on Thursday night in Fernley.
South Tahoe swept the Vaqueros 25-22, 25-19 and 25-23 behind six stuff blocks.
“We minimized our mistakes and played the kind of defense that we needed to play,” said STHS coach Dan McLaughlin. “Our block was terrific, and that very much frustrated them along with our size.”
Drew Norberg and Tori Smith were especially effective on the block and Bailey David provided the digs, according to McLaughlin. Norberg delivered five kills; Smith, Morgan Kaufer and Ellen Dupree had four kills and Kelsey Henderson contributed three.
Page Gustofson set offense with 25 assists and Norbeg, Gustofson and Jessica Uibel served two aces. Kaufer, Uibel, Mel Sabac and London Gustofson were also key contributors on defense, McLaughlin said.
South Tahoe (7-8) meets Dayton in its home opener on Sept. 24.
Shepack leads WHS win
Jenny Shepack scored twice to lead Whittell High’s girls’ soccer team to a 4-1 victory Thursday in Yerington.
Sammy Brumbach and Sierra Forvilly also delivered goals as Whittell won its sevenths game in 10 matches.