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Warriors earn soccer wins vs. Portola

Steve Yingling, Tribune sports editor

Three different Warriors scored goals in Whittell’s 3-0 nonleague girls’ soccer victory against Portola on Monday in Zephyr Cove.

Sammy Brumbach, Sierra Forvilly and Jenny Shepack each chipped in goals as Whittell improved its overall record to 9-3-2. Shepack and Forvilly also assisted on goals.

“It was a good team win,” said Whittell coach Patrick Kelly. “We played a lot of different players and played some players in different positions.”

Whittell (0-3-2) will resume 3A Sierra League play at Sparks on Thursday.

Kolesnik, Fairbank lead WHS to win

T.J. Kolesnik and Trevor Fairbank each scored twice as the Whittell High boys’ soccer team defeated Portola 5-1 on Monday night in Zephyr Cove.

The nonleague win raised Whittell’s overall record to 11-5-2.

Blake Heldt-Werle also scored for the Warriors, while Mark Waite led the team with two assists. Fairbank and Alex Vogt contributed assists as well.

“It was 4-0 at the half (and) cleared the bench and gave all the younger guys a chance to play,” said Whittell coach Steve Maltase.

Whittell (2-2-1) continues its 3A Sierra League season Thursday at Sparks.

Lions sweep Warriors

Yerington swept a three-game volleyball match from Whittell on Saturday in Zephyr Cove.

The Lions (22-1), who only have a loss to Palo Alto, Calif., in 23 matches this season, beat Whittell for the second time in a month.

Whittell welcomes another of Nevada’s top teams to Zephyr Cove on Friday when the Truckee Wolverines visit for a 6 p.m. match.

Myers, Smith lead Vikings at Stanford Invitational

The South Tahoe boys placed 24th as a team in the Stanford Invitational’s Division IV on Saturday in Palo Alto.

Don Bosco Tech won the meet, with Matt Neev of Laguna Beach posting the fastest 5K time at 15:24.

Sophomore Tyler Myers was the first Viking to cross the finish line in 64th place at 17:21. Myers was followed by Brady Hiob, 113th, 18:05; Dylan Maxwell, 117th, 18:11; Connor Henderson, 168th, 19:08; Justin Dalton, 179th, 19:21; Narturi Narciso, 200th, 20:00; and Harley Norton, 220th, 20:45.

In the girls’ division IV meet, South Tahoe placed 13th out of 29 schools with complete teams.

Kira Smith led the Vikings with a 63rd-place finish in 21:05, Julianne Brackett placed 79th in 21:25, Sarah Benedict finished 83rd in 21:28, Ali Messina was 88th in 21:32, Karly Arroues was 97th in 21:57 and Maddie Dant took 102nd in 22:08.

The Vikings have two runners injured. Benedict ran in Shelby McIntyre’s place, and Dant took Kaelyn Dion’s spot.

The Vikings will host the annual Optimist Club’s Retro Relays on Friday at 3:30 p.m. on the football field.

Norton reaches end zone vs. Yerington

Sophomore Hughston Norton scored the Whittell High football team’s only touchdown in a 37-6 Northern 2A League defeat at Yerington on Friday.

Norton’s two-yard scoring run early in the fourth quarter was Whittell’s second of the season.

Whittell (0-4 overall record) stayed within striking range of the Lions until late in the first half. Trailing 14-0, Yerington (4-1) picked off a Whittell pass and returned it for a touchdown.

“That was a back breaker because we had some good momentum and real good defensive stops,” said Whittell assistant coach Craig Shacklett, noting that the Warriors’ defensive forced Yerington to surrender possession eight times on downs.

Norton totaled 60 offensive yards and Jake Williams led the Warriors in tackles, Shacklett said.

The Warriors will travel to Battle Mountain (4-1) on Friday night for a 2A league game.


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