Softball team wins big against Truckee |

Softball team wins big against Truckee

J.P. Kelsey

The South Tahoe softball team can finally breathe a little, coming up with a win against Truckee High after a streak of tough losses. The Lady Vikings hosted Truckee for the makeup game, April 25, coming away with the 11-1 win.

South Tahoe showed more consistency in the game, adding runs in almost every inning, before securing a 10-run lead in sixth inning to retire the game.

Senior Drue Chapman was back on her offensive game, going 3-for-4. Chapman singled twice and doubled for two runs and two RBIs. She finished the game batting .750. Senior Kendra Conard had a good day at the plate as well—going 2-for-3 , with a homer and three RBIs. Senior Samantha Kallas got back into the swing of things with her offensive showing. She went 2-for-3, tripling and singling for a pair of runs and RBIs. Senior Brooke Erdody and Sophomore Sydney McCarthy rounded out the offensive effort, both having a run and RBI each.

Conard was back at it again with her strong pitching performance, allowing only six hits for one run in the game and recording another double-digit strikeout count— fanning 11 Wolverines before sealing the win.

South Tahoe is now 8-14, overall, and 8-11 in league play. They will host Dayton High on May 2 in double-header action.


Just like the Lady Vikings softball, South Tahoe baseball took care of business as they faced off against Truckee High, April 25 — coming away with the 6-5 win.

Truckee always puts up a fight when they take on South Tahoe, going toe-to-toe the whole time to keep the game close. Bryin Schouten had one of the top offensive performances for the Vikings. The junior managed to go 2-for-3 in the game, with a pair of singles and an RBI. Senior Garret Harley had a hit and two runs in the game. Sophomores Kevin Lehmann and Alek Kasper both had a hit and a RBI each. Senior Tristan Deatherage matched their batting performance, finishing the game with a hit and RBI.

Juniors Peyton Galli and Chris Pfister helped lead South Tahoe’s defense. Pfister was the starter, pitching six innings and allowing nine hits for four runs. Pfister had four strikeouts and one walk. Galli came in for relief in the seventh inning and allowed two hits for one run. Galli had no walks and one strikeout. South Tahoe baseball will host Dayton High for a game on May 2 then will host Spring Creek for a three-game series May 5 and 6. The Vikings are currently 13-10, overall, and 12-8 in league play.


The South Tahoe track and field team is nearing season’s end and finishing up its final meets before regionals begin May 6.

Most recently, the Vikings managed some top finishes at the Bob Shaffer Classic at Truckee High, April 25. The boys teamed tied for fourth at the meet, while the girls team placed third. Tahoe-Truckee, North Tahoe, South Tahoe, Whittell and Incline high schools competed at the meet.

Senior Maya Brosch had some stellar performances at the meet, per usual. She placed first in the 800 meters, with a personal record of 2:21.94. Freshmen Moorea Davison and Eliana Carney placed eight and ninth in the event with personal records. They finished with times of 3:00.77 and 3:03.78, respectively. Brosch also had a first place finish in the 100 hurdles, clocking in at 15.51 seconds. Junior Hannah Vinson wasn’t far behind in the 100 hurdles, setting a personal record of 19.40 seconds and placing seventh.

Freshman Carissa Buchholz set a personal record in the 3,200 meters, placing first in the event with a time of 11:55.96. Junior Ally Sullivan placed third in the event with a time of 13:17.23. Sophomore Emily Dilts and freshman Melanie Maher finished ninth and 11th, respectively.

Buchholz also set a personal record in the 800 meters. She finished third in the event with a time of 2:27.94. Freshman Isabella Kilgore set a personal record in the 200 meter, with a 10th place finish of 31.38 seconds. Junior Alma Estrada placed 11th In the 200 meters with a time of 36.96 seconds. Senior Sierra Bedwell set a personal record and finished 10th in the 400 meters with a time of 79.62 seconds. Freshman Natalie Frazier also set a personal record in the same event, placing seventh with a time of 73.52 seconds.

The boys team had several top performances and personal records set as well. Junior David Holmes finished first in the 3,200 meters, with a time of 10:54.40. Sophomore Calvin Holmes placed ninth in the event. Junior Jacob Eyre set a personal record on the 100 meters with a time of 15.98 seconds. Junior Cole Rhodes set a school record in the 200 meters, with a time of 26.29 seconds. Eyre also had a personal record in the 200 meters with a time of 33.26 seconds. In the 400 meters, sophomore Tyler Brumis set a personal record, with a time of 65.20 seconds. Sophomore Christopher Hoefer enjoyed a personal record in the 1600 meters, placing fifth in the event with a time of 5:16.46. Rhodes placed second in the 300 hurdles. He set a school record at 46.32 seconds and finished second in the event. Senior Pedro Chavez set his personal record in the long jump at 17-feet-4-inches. He placed sixth in the event. Brumis finished 11 th in the event, with his personal record of 15-feet-6-inches.

South Tahoe will attend the Big George Invitational in Douglas, Nevada, April 29.

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