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South Tahoe, Kingsbury middle schools heat up hardwood

Truckee Middle School tripped up Kingsbury Middle’s eighth-grade boys, handing the team its first loss of the season, 46-38 on Friday.

Nick Summers led Kingsbury with 15 point and Anton Kokunin added 12 and Ryan Greenstein 10. The loss broke a seven-game win streak that Kingsbury continued last week against St. Theresa Catholic School and Incline. Against Incline on Thursday, Summers again led Kingsbury with 21 points, and Kokunin and Greenstein nine apiece as the team won its sixth league game, 42-28.

In the 33-6 win over St. Theresa on Tuesday, Kokunin led Kingsbury with eight points, while Kyle Olsen added six and Chris Pavich four.



Kingsbury has two games remaining on its schedule: a nonleague game at Carson Valley Middle School today, and the league championship game at North Tahoe Intermediate School at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Kingsbury’s seventh-grade boys improved their league record to .500 with two straight wins. On Thursday, the squad avenged an earlier loss to Incline with a 35-28 victory behind a balanced attack. Brian Vogt scored seven points for Kingsbury, and Tommy Esquivel and Marcus Mellberg added six apiece. Brian Hanshew hit the game’s only 3-pointer.




The seventh-graders also wrap their season before the winter break with a trip to Carson Valley Middle School today, a game at North Tahoe Intermediate Tuesday and the season finale at home against St. Theresa on Thursday.

South Tahoe Middle School’s seventh-grade boys stand 6-2 after beating Carson Valley Middle School and Pau-Wa-Lu.

In a 28-24 victory over Carson Valley, Bryan Finkel led the Timberwolves with eight points, and Mickey Van Gordon and Rohan Roy added five each.

Van Gordon led the way in the 39-18 over Pau-Wa-Lu with 10 points, and Eric Domingo had eight and Kyle Churchill six as Tahoe broke open a close game with an 11-0 run early in the second half. Bryan Finkel finished with nine rebounds for South Tahoe.

The Timberwolves continue play at Eagle Valley on Tuesday. League-leading Carson Middle School visits for a 3 p.m. game Thursday.

Netrippers tear it up in Pacifica

The Tahoe Netrippers U14 soccer club ripped up the competition over the Dec. 11 weekend, winning the Pacifica, Calif., Fog Cup.

“The work and dedication of these players has been incredible,” said Netrippers coach Randy Volkmar. “I am glad we have finally gotten the chance to prove ourselves. We have great athletes on our team. The team effort was incredible. It has showed the dedication to this team has paid off.”

South Tahoe clinched the championship with a 3-0 win over host Pacifica. The team has been together for four years, and has been among the final fours of many tournaments, placing second in the Davis World Cup earlier this year, then winning the championship in Pacifica.


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