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End-zone near for prep sports

Kelly Meyer, the leading scorer on South Tahoe’s girls’ varsity soccer team, is currently seeking treatment for a knee injury.

Meyer injured her knee early in the first half last Tuesday, when the Vikings defeated Wooster 3-1 on the road. Wooster dropped to 0-10.

Viking head coach Julia Russell said Meyer plans to have an MRI to learn more about the extent of the injury.



The Vikings (8-0-2) are currently battling Douglas (9-1-1) for first place in the 4A Northern Nevada Sierra League. Currently, they trail the Tigers by two points, but have played fewer games.

The Vikings tied Elko 1-1 on Saturday in a non-league game.




Elko is in fourth place in the 4A Northern Nevada High Desert League at 6-4-0.

The Vikings face North Valleys and Carson, and don’t expect Meyer to return for either of those games.

The girls’ cross country team at South Tahoe finished third out of seven teams on Saturday at the Bella Vista cross country meet at Sierra College.

It also suffered a major setback after Amber Ramos pulled her hamstring.

“Regionals are coming up in two weeks and we really need her then. So we hope she will be back,” said girls head coach Doug Watenpool of his top runner.

Placer High School took first place with a combined score of 25, followed by St. Francis (33), South Tahoe (71) and Lincoln (130).

Leading the Vikings and finishing ninth out of 65 runners was Megan Hillyard at 20 minutes, 46 seconds in the 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) race.

Behind her from South Tahoe were Anna Lambdin (18th, 21:46), Karen Dalmacio (28th, 23:13), Caitlin Robinson (29th, 23:20), Laurel Morrow (30th, 23:31) and Heather Newman (33rd, 23:32).

South Tahoe boys’ cross country team swept the Fallon Four-Way Oct. 16 and set a new course record, to boot.

Hudson Wilvers won the 3.1-mile race with a time of 16 minutes 18 seconds, setting a new record and leading his team over Douglas, Fallon and North Valleys.

Behind Wilvers were Chris Cosmi at second (16:57) and Bryan Kurek at third (17:08).

Also in the top 25 from STHS were Steven Grant (10th), Erik Gallanty (11th), Andy Stockdale (14th), Josh Kimball (17th), Jonathon Pulido (18th), Jack Williams (23rd) and Scott Brower (25th).

The boys team also won the small school division at the Bella Vista Invitational at Sierra College on Saturday with a team score of 32. Behind it were Oakmont (46) and Colfax (89).

Cosmi led South Tahoe at 14th (17:34), followed by Wilvers (16th, 17:41), Kurek (17th, 17:42), Kyle Sullivan (18th, 17:44) and Tyler Rieger (24th, 18:10).

Senior Larissa LaRue and junior Kelly Haslam made it to the quarterfinals in individual zone for doubles teams by beating Galena, but couldn’t edge past Reno.

Seeded sixth in the tournament, LaRue and Haslam played Truckee on Friday and won 6-1, 6-2.

In the second round, they played Galena and won 7-5, 6-2.

“That was a huge accomplishment in itself. Like I tell the girls, every year we’re getting closer … and we beat a Galena team,” said Sabrina Zalles, the girls’ head coach.

In the third round LaRue and Haslam played Reno and lost 3-6, 0-6.

Katie Killebrew and Sarah Segal were eliminated the first round. Scores were not available.

The boys’ doubles team of Jason Schmedes and Mikey Ledesma lost to Galena in the first round 4-6, 3-6 and did not advance.


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