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Johnson opens season at Belmont

Tribune staff report

South Tahoe High grad Angela Johnson is hitting .241 11 games into Belmont University’s softball season.

Johnson went 3 for 12 last weekend as the Rebelettes dropped four games. Belmont, making a jump to NCAA Division I, lost twice to Jacksonville State, 2-1 and 8-0, and Sanford, 4-0 and 1-0.

“They’re real strong defensively, but they’re having a lot of trouble hitting the ball right now,” said Matt Wilson, a sports information assistant at Belmont.

Johnson played a key role in Belmont’s only victory, a 3-2 win over Augusta last month. She hit an RBI single off a pitcher’s head and scored the go-ahead run on a squeeze play.

The junior second baseman has yet to commit an error and leads the Rebelettes in putouts.

South Tahoe won its first Sierra Nevada In-Line Hockey match, beating Galena 8-3 on Saturday.

Jeff Orr, Doug Haden and Chip Sowers each scored two goals as the team of high school boys improved to 1-5-2.

But it wasn’t a total offensive effort.

“Our defense played so well that they didn’t have too many shots on goal,” said second-year South Tahoe coach Bob Sowers.

Robert Farmer and Pat Reardon also scored for South Tahoe.

In its previous game, Bishop ripped South Tahoe 12-2. Chip Sowers and Farmer accounted for South Tahoe’s scoring.

South Tahoe plays Hug at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Pony Express Pavillion in Carson City.

Believe it or not it’s time to start planning for the city of South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation Department’s 1998 men’s, women’s and coed softball season. There will be a managers’ meeting on March 3 at 7 p.m. in the Cedar Room at the Recreation Complex. League fees, structure and registration procedures for the upcoming season will be discussed. I you are interested in having a team participate in this year’s league you should have a representative in attendance.

For details, call John Collins, at (530) 542-6091.

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