Lakers deal Vikings their first defeat
Last year, North Tahoe High’s boys’ soccer team handed South Tahoe its first loss of the season. The loss also knocked the Vikings out of the national rankings.
This year, the Lakers again issued the Vikings their first loss of the season, this time a 2-1 nonleague win Monday in Tahoe City.
“It’s all right,” said STHS coach Chris DeLeon. “It might be good for us. We’ve just come off two tough games against Douglas and Carson. And it seems like we always play North Tahoe in the middle of the season after tough games.”
North Tahoe scored the game’s first two goals in the first 22 minutes. Both were aided by defensive lapses and resulted in 1-on-1 plays against STHS goalie Alfredo Solorio.
In the 37th minute, the Vikings’ Ernesto Mosqueda scored off a pass from Milton Montoya on a free kick to make it 2-1.
South Tahoe (7-1 overall, 5-0 Sierra Division) play at North Valleys on Wednesday in Reno.
Warriors win league meet
The Warriors’ Tyson Guajardo finished first and two other boys finished in the top 10 as Whittell won the first Northern 2A meet of the season on Saturday at Independence.
Guajardo finished the 3-mile course in 19 minutes, 34 seconds, while Chris Craig took fourth (20:31) and Willis Hughes took seventh (20:47).
After the top four runners, Wells and Whittell were tied at 32 points. The next top finisher from either school would lead their team to victory. Fortunately for the Warriors, it was Ryan Bivens who crossed the finish line next, taking 18th place overall.
“That was best I’ve ever seen him race for us,” cross country coach Lindsay Wines said. “He really pulled through for us on that one.”
Led by Kristin Kline and Danielle Day, the Whittell girls took first at the league meet and were helped by Amanda Heiser and Miranda Flores. All four girls finished among the top seven runners. Kline took second (25:20), Daly third (27:10), Heiser fifth (31:38) and Flores seventh (32:02).
At a nonleague meet on Friday at Dayton, Guajardo finished eighth out of 63 runners in leading Whittell to a second-place finish. Craig also medaled with a ninth-place finish and Hughes finished 11th.
The Whittell girls also finished second in the team standings at the Dayton meet. Kline took sixth overall (26:05) and Daly also medaled by placing 10th (27:28).
The Warriors’ next meet is on Friday at the South Tahoe Optimist Retro Relays.
WHS volleyball sweeps Battle Mountain, Silver Stage
A diverse group of players led Whittell to three Northern 2A wins over on Friday and Saturday, including a doubleheader sweep of Battle Mountain on Friday in Zephyr Cove. In the first match, the Warriors beat the Longhorns 25-12, 25-7. 25-0. In the second match, they rolled to a 25-19, 25-18, 25-9 victory.
Jessica Woods and Kelly Karmann each posted 17 kills against Battle Mountain, while Katrina Kacirek added 13 kills and three aces. Christina Richardson had eight kills and Jordan Reeder had 40 assists, four digs and three aces.
In a 25-15, 25-8, 26-24 victory over the Nighthawks on Saturday in Zephyr Cove, Kacirek had nine kills and five aces and Katie Komorowski added three kills, three aces and two digs. Richardson added four aces, three digs and two kills, while Woods had 10 assists, thre ekills and two aces. Karmann added four kills and two blocks for the Warriors (16-7 overall, 4-0 league).
Whittell doesn’t play this week. Douglas canceled its game on Friday against the Warriors, which was orginally scheduled to be played at Whittell.
STHS tennis dominates Mustangs
Jimmy Roberts, Zach Kropf and Nathan Garofalos all won their singles matches as the Vikings beat Damonte Ranch last Thursday in a Sierra Division match in Reno.
South Tahoe (6-2 overall, 5-1 division) also used doubles wins by Clayton Cole and Greg Gaskin, Jamie Moore and Hans Mayer and Tyler Venema and Nick Smith in the victory. The Vikings play at North Valleys today and at Truckee on Thursday.
WHS soccer loses to North Tahoe
Both Warriors’ soccer teams lost Tahoe League contests last Thursday to defending 3A state champion North Tahoe in Tahoe City. The Whittell boys’ team lost 6-0 to the Lakers and the girls’ team lost as well but no other details were provided.
The Whittell boys (3-12 overall, 0-3 league) host Incline today at 3 p.m. in Zephyr Cove. The Whittell girls (1-4, 0-3) host Incline today at 5 p.m.