Collins give flies by Pack
Kristi Collins from South Lake Tahoe won the 200-yard butterfly and placed second in the 100 butterfly for Fresno State University in its 167-121 dual meet loss against Western Athletic Conference rival Fresno State Saturday in Fresno, Calif.
Collins, a junior, won the 200 butterfly by nearly two seconds (2:11.64) and was a close runner-up in the 100 butterfly (59.50), less than three-tenths of a second behind Nevada’s Elizabeth Klein.
Collins, a 2000 South Tahoe High graduate, was an Academic All-WAC recipient and the Bulldogs’ Most Improved Swimmer last season.
Charlene Rigdon of Gardnerville placed third in three individual races and came home a winner on the anchor leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay to help Nevada. Rigdon, a sophomore who graduated from Douglas High, brought the Wolf Pack home in first-place in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3 minutes, 38.11 seconds in the final race of the dual held at the Central Unified Aquatics Complex. Rigdon also placed third in the 100 backstroke (58.894), 50 freestyle (25.21) and 100 freestyle (53.61).
The Wolf Pack won 14 of 16 events in the dual. Senior Ashley Clendenin and sophomore Alyssa Chin won a pair of individual events each and were also members of two winning relay teams. Clendenin, from Fountain Valley, Calif., won the 50- (24.41) and 100 (53.06) freestyles.
Sprinkles back in the mix
Former STHS quarterback Tim Sprinkles responded to his most substantial playing time of the season by throwing for 184 yards in Humboldt State’s 35-22 loss to Azusa Pacific last Saturday in Los Angeles.
Sprinkles, splitting time with senior Aaron Currell, completed 10-of-20 passes and rushed three times for six yards. The two quarterbacks combined for 399 of the Jacks’ 472 total yards.
The left-handed Sprinkles directed the Jacks on their longest drive of the season in the first quarter. With Sprinkles completing five passes Humboldt State moved the Jacks from their 13 to Azusa Pacific 5. However, the Jacks had to settle for a 22-yard field goal.
Wooster High product Mitch Jones rushed for 64 yards and a touchdown.
Humboldt State (1-4) plays at UC Davis on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
McIntyre makes four tackles
Fresno State freshman defensive lineman Garrett McIntyre had two solo tackles and assisted on two other tackles in the Bulldogs’ 30-7 triumph over SMU last Saturday night in Fresno.
McIntyre, who played middle linebacker for South Tahoe High last year, can be seen on ESPN on Friday at 5 p.m. when the Bulldogs meet Boise State.
Hankoff has killer match, but WSU loses
Despite a team-high 14 kills and 11 digs from senior Adrian Hankoff the Washington State lost a Pac-10 volleyball match to Washington in four games last Friday in Seattle.
The 17th-ranked Cougars dropped to 14-3 overall, including 4-3 in Pac-10 play.
Local volleyball fans will have two final opportunities to see Hankoff, the former STHS star outside hitter, play regionally today and Friday. The Cougars play at No. 4 Stanford tonight and at California on Friday night.
— The Nevada Appeal contributed to this story.
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