Gorman’s Park claims individual title, sets record
STHS’s Uibel finishes 40th at state
Tribune and Nevada Appeal staff reports
Bishop Gorman’s In-Ah Park fired her second straight 3-under 69 and helped the Gaels win their fourth straight 4A state championship on Tuesday at Empire Ranch in Carson City. Park’s final round consisted of six birdies, 10 pars, one bogey and one-double bogey and she finished with a two-day total of 6-under 138, an NIAA record for the 36-hole event.
“It was a short course,” Park told the Nevada Appeal. “The greens were tough, though. There was a lot of up and down (to them). I expected a little more competition for the team title.”
Coronado’s Bethany Glassford, who was the first-round leader with a 5-under 67, shot a 78 following a quadruple bogey on a par-5 in Tuesday’s final round and finished with a two-day score of 145. Reed’s Mary Sprinkel was the high Northern 4A finisher, placing 14th with a 162 (83-79).
South Tahoe’s Nicole Uibel, the lone Viking in the field, placed 40th with a two-day total of 196. Uibel shot a 97 in Monday’s first round and a 99 in her final round on the 5,585-yard course.
Gorman’s fourth straight team state title was the result of a 36-hole total of 777 strokes, 51 shots better than second-place Centennial (828). Coronado finished third (901), Galena fourth (906), Green Valley fifth (946) and Reno sixth (961).
Park’s two-day score of 6-under broke the previous record of 5-under, set by Durango’s Whitney Welch in 2005. Park’s older sister, In-Bee Park, shot a 6-under in the 18-hole tournament in 2004, when inclement weather at D’Andrea Golf Club in Sparks forced NIAA officials to cancel the second day of the tournament.
Bishop Gorman’s team total was the second best in state history.
Reserves lead WHS volleyball
An overmatched Hawthorne team got a glimpse of Whittell’s future during a Northern 2A match on Tuesday. Despite a lineup consisting of mainly underclassmen and reserve players, the Warriors didn’t miss a beat against the Serpents.
Junior Brittany Makara started the game with 10 service points and ended up with five kills and four aces in Whittell’s 25-7, 25-22, 25-13 victory over Hawthorne in Zephyr Cove. Freshman Jacquelyn Baines contributed two service points and senior Alana Mozley had the best game of her career with three kills, three aces and five digs.
“Alana played very well. She stepped up big time,” said WHS coach Dan McLaughlin. “I played the starters the first game, just to get them some experience, and it was a complete mismatch.”
Seniors Jessica Woods and Kelly Karmann and junior Kendra Koskin combined for five kills and 10 service points. Junior Jordan Reeder added three kills, two aces and two digs, while senior Ashley Amaral had five service points.
The Warriors clinched their fourth consecutive league title and haven’t lost a single game during that span. Whittell (22-8 overall, 7-0 league) plays at Silver Stage to close out the league season, then plays North Tahoe and South Tahoe next week.
Tigers sweep Vikes
Several weeks after playing a five-game epic match against Douglas, the South Tahoe volleyball team couldn’t do the same on Tuesday as the Tigers posted a 25-17, 25-12, 25-10 Sierra League victory in Minden. Christina Baghdikian had a team-high six kills, while Hillary Santana led the Vikings defensively with 22 digs.
“It was pretty disappointing,” said first-year STHS coach Sarah Poulack, whose team drops to 8-13 overall and 4-7 in league. “Last Thursday we had a great game against Wooster, but they just didn’t have it tonight. We had a lot of serve-receive errors, a lot of defensive errors.”
South Tahoe hosts Carson on Thursday at 6 p.m.