Sports briefs in South Shore
With a third-place finish overall, sophomore Christina Arana led Whittell High School’s girls’ cross country team to a sixth-place finish last Friday at Fernley’s “Vaquero Trail” cross country meet.
Oscar Suarez finished 12th place overall to lead Whittell’s boys’ team to a sixth-place team finish as well.
Arana crossed the line at 23 minutes, 21 seconds in the 3.2-mile (5.2-kilometer) race. Behind her from Whittell were Aly VanDeusen (15th), Danielle Daly (24th), Lorin Kline (26th) and Kristin Kline (28th).
Suarez finished with a time of 18:40. Behind him from Whittell were Brian Beebe (27th), who ran his best race since recovering from a foot injury, Danny Mitchell (30th) Justin Alexander (39th) and Sho Kashima (44th).
In the boys’ division, Truckee finished first with a combined team score of 54. Behind it was North Tahoe (87), Manogue and Right of Passage (147), Fernley (150), Whittell (152) and Dayton (187).
The Tahoe Tennis Academy is organizing a four-week junior team tennis league from Oct. 22 to Nov. 14.
Coed teams will consist of four to 10 players with the match format to be determined by the number and level of players registering. All levels are welcome to sign up.
Priority will be given to high school level players and younger intermediate players on a first-come first-served basis. Lower level players are welcome provided they can serve and keep score.
Players will be divided into teams of balanced strength and matched against opponents with similar ability levels.
Matches will be played at the South Tahoe High School courts and start ASAP after school.
Awards will be presented at the season-ending pizza party. The cost is $50 per player.
Call Pat Fagen at 541-8492 for more information or to reserve a spot in the league.
Want to play a little football instead of just watching it during Thanksgiving weekend?
A United States Special Sports Association flag football tournament will be held at Sparks Middle School during Thanksgiving weekend.
The round-robin tournament is open to all teams with eight players, who will be organized into “A”, “B”,”C” or Women’s divisions.
The tournament costs $175 for USSSA teams and $200 for non-USSSA teams.
The registration deadline is Nov. 10.
For more information contact Richard Pitts at (775) 856-3922.
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