Fuller wins national title
Tribune staff reports
Jordan Fuller won the NASTAR National Championship for 8-and-under boys in the expert division at Park City, Utah, on March 28.
Fuller, who skis for the Heavenly Foundation, also took first place at the Tahoe League Championships on March 20 at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort and won the Tahoe League overall points title.
Fuller hit some tough weather on his first run at Park City and was fourth after the first heat, but he bounced back to record the weekend’s best time on his second run. Fuller then put up another impressive run in the finals to take the title.
The win qualified Fuller for the all-ages NASTAR Jeep King of the Mountain Race of Champions that wrapped up the weekend. Fuller fell during his run and finished in the middle of the pack.
Eight-year-old Cassandra Marin turned in an outstanding performance at the Spring Fling Invitational in Reno on March 21, taking first place in each of her 10 events.
Other first-place finishers for the Tahoe Swim Club at the event were Casey Willets, 9, in the 50-yard backstroke; Zachary Powers, 18, in the 50 and 200 breaststroke; Tyler Fairbank, 13, in the 50 backstroke; and Allison Churchill, 9, in the 100 butterfly.
Douglas County Parks & Recreation is taking registration for the Adult Softball League through April 19.
Daytime divisions offered are coed on Wednesday’s and men’s C on Thursdays. The cost is $360 per team.
Night divisions offered are women’s on Tuesday and men’s C on either Monday or Wednesday. The cost is $425 per team. Men’s D league on Thursday already is full. Games start the week of May 10.
To register, stop by Kahle Community Center. For more information, phone Kahle at (775) 586-7271.
Pack’s Butler named WAC player of the week
RENO (AP) – Nevada outfielder Jacob Butler was named Western Athletic Conference player of the week Monday.
The junior from Yelm, Wash., was 11-18 in four wins for the Wolf Pack last week, scoring eight runs and driving in 12, including three home runs.
It was the fourth time Butler has been named WAC player of the week and the fifth for a Nevada player this season.
Rice pitcher Philip Humber earned this week’s honor as WAC pitcher of the week.
A junior from Carthage, Texas, Humber pitched his second complete game win of the season in a 3-1 victory over Miami, Ohio on Friday.
He has a season record of 7-1 and a 1.61 ERA.
The latest honor is the third career WAC pitcher award for Humber and the fifth for a Rice player this season.