Record round for STHS golfers |

Record round for STHS golfers

Mike Traum

The South Tahoe High golf team collected a school record-low of 213 strokes for nine holes on Thursday on Eagle Valley’s east course.

The Vikings finished in second place, beating Reed (218) for the first time ever. Carson (190) was first, with low-medalist Michael Hohl firing an even-par 36 to lead the way.

Viking freshman Kip Gstettenbauer was his team’s low scorer, collecting a best-ever total of 40. Adolph Zertuche had a 41, Jory Mendes 43, Jeff Johnson 44 and Mitch Underhill 45. Ricky Wasilchuk’s 47 was discarded.

“We played really well. Kip’s 40 was solid for a freshman, ” said Tahoe coach Mike Patterson, whose team’s previous low was 217 last year at Sierra Sage. “If we can continue to improve, it’s only going to look good come zone time.”

The Vikings also played at the Pahrump Valley/Calvada Invitational last weekend in Southern Nevada. The team finished 22nd out of 39 schools. Competing on the Calvada par-72 championship and par-59 executive courses over two days, Zertuche led the Vikes with scores of 87 and 70 respectively. Gstettenbauer fired a 95 and 74, Mendes 94 and 77, with Michael Lentz 98 and 74.

Despite dropping their Tuesday contest at McQueen, 7-2, the South Tahoe Vikings softball team is learning that it can play in the Northern Nevada league.

“We’re improving every time. Defensively we’re a little out of sync, but we just need to clean things up a bit,” said Tahoe coach Jan Johnson. “We came alive in the sixth inning again. We started to hit better. Once we see a pitcher for the second or third time, we’re doing much better.”

After spotting the Lancers a 6-0 cushion, four of which were unearned, the Vikes opened up in the sixth. Kathryn Baer, Cara Marshall and Brooke Peterson each had hits as the Vikes pushed across two.

Amy Johnson, who also had a hit, went the distance while giving up two walks with one strikeout on just 66 pitches. Bekah Foster added a hit.

Tahoe (0-4) travels to Dayton for a nonleague contest today at 3:30 p.m.

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