Sports briefs: Volleyball, Pop Warner, Curling
Warriors climb standings
The Whittell volleyball team now sits second in league after positing its two most recent victories.
The Warriors opened the weekend with a homecoming win against Hawthorne last Friday.
Hailey Elliott led the way with 17 service points, 12 set-assists and three aces. Zoe Bertz added eight service points, seven kills and one ace. Tori Jimenez smashed nine kills on her way to 11 service points and one ace. Serena Libert delivered 11 service points and one ace.
The girls notched another win against Sage Ridge during Tuesday’s senior night.
Jimenez delivered eight kills, 16 service points and 18 digs. Elliott came through with 24 set-assists, 12 service points, three aces and seven digs. Libert added nine kills and one ace. Bertz recorded eight kills and three aces. Jasmine Munn had two kills, 12 service points, four aces and five digs.
Maggie Dean contributed 13 service points and one ace, and Lizzie Anderson had 12 digs.
“I was very proud of all the senior girls,” coach Kristi Moore said.
UP NEXT: The girls play in Virginia City today.
Vikings even league score
The South Tahoe High School Vikings’ volleyball team climbed back to 5-5 in the league with a three-game sweep over the Sparks Railroaders last Friday.
The girls won 25-12, 25-10 and 25-18 in Sparks. Kendhyl Delacour, who littered the Railroaders’ backcourt with nine kills, led the Vikings to victory.
Kaila Griffis added three kills. Hannah Neiger delivered six aces and two kills.
Jade Child recorded three kills, and her strong defensive game was instrumental in the Vikings’ win.
Setter Raquel Marchesseault notched three aces, four kills and one block.
Julie Wolfe delivered two kills, and Sam Sutterfield came through with one kill and one block.
UP NEXT: The Vikings played in Fallon on Saturday and return home Oct. 29 to host Fernley.
Mitey Mites come up short in Sparks
The South Lake Tahoe Vikings Mitey Mites traveled to Sparks last Friday night to take on the Sparks Cardinals under the lights. It was a well-played game by both teams, with back-and-forth action until the last drive. The final score was 40-32, with the Vikings coming up just short.
The Vikings offense; led by Reece Catchings, Daven Cammeck, Trenton Schouten and Joel Gomez Jr.; had a great night running the ball, taking the punch to the Cardinals defense. The offensive line; led by Jake Whisnant, Zachery Degischer, Ryan Aguila, Troy Dingman, Tadi Wright and Kyle Davis; held its own and opened holes for the running backs all night. On defense the Vikings; led by Jace Keezer, Andrea Smith, Zander Labonte, Garret Friederici, Colton Knotts, Omar Manzano and Koa Hadaway; were stout, making stop after stop to keep the game close. Special teams also played a big role in the game with great onside kicks from Paden Magdaleno and Payton Hilscher.
UP NEXT: The Mitey Mites’ play Friday in Sparks, where they will face the Steelers at 6 p.m.
Taligate this weekend
The South Tahoe girls soccer team will host its senior night against Elko at 6 p.m. Friday. All youth soccer players in uniform will receive free admission to the game that will be honoring the seniors. The girls team will also host Spring Creek at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Epic Curling Recap
Oct. 20 Results
Ice Busters vs. Rock Hard, 8-2
Red Hut vs. Blind Squirrelers, 6-5
Tenacious C vs. The Hacks, 8-5
Oct. 13 Results
Red Hut vs. Rock Hard, 8-7
The Hacks vs. Ice Busters, 8-5
Tenacious C vs. Blind Squirrelers, 8-5
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