St. Michel eighth in Reed Invitational |

St. Michel eighth in Reed Invitational

Marin St. Michel trimmed 91 seconds off her time from a year ago to place eighth in the Reed Invitational on Friday in Sparks.

The South Tahoe High junior’s top-10 performance helped the Vikings finish a respectable fourth in the Nevada 4A League meet. She completed the 3.1-mile course in 22 minutes, 40 seconds.

“We’ve already put in more mileage than we did last year at this time,” said South Tahoe coach Kathy Bluetham. “We all have the feeling that we need to strive to go to state this year. We know that only three teams are allowed to go to state from the North this year, so we just feel we’re going to dig deep.”

Carson won the meet with 51 points, followed by Reno 57, McQueen 74 and South Tahoe 122.

Sophomore Caitlin Robinson also was in fine running form, placing 17th in 23:22. Katie Sheehan, a sophomore, finished 30th for STHS in 25:04; junior Norma Olivas was 41st in 25:36 and freshman Amanda Hammond was 44th in 25:58.

In the JV race, sophomore Erica Zampardo led most of the 2.3-mile race before settling for second in 17:26. STHS’s Cecilia Cuevas was seventh (18:12.); Jackie Marshall, ninth, 18:48; and freshman Becky Reece, 19th, 19:30.

An early morning practice turned into an early morning match for the South Tahoe High volleyball team Saturday.

A scheduling mixup prevented the Vikings from holding a prematch practice at 9 a.m. Instead, the Elko Indians were waiting in the gym for what they thought was a 10 a.m. match.

“The girls went back home and got their uniforms and had 15 minutes to warm up,” said coach Gary Hankoff, whose Vikings lost to Elko 5-15, 4-15, 15-11, 14-16. “It’s really disappointing because it was one of the matches we counted on winning, but we were totally unprepared for.

“It took a few games for us to get warmed up, but we actually played one of our better matches.”

The South Tahoe JV was scheduled to play first, but since none of those players were at the gym earlier than expected, Hankoff had his varsity play open the doublheader.

Jessica Dilegame led South Tahoe with 20 kills in 32 attempts and made seven blocks. Jessica Urreaga contibuted 29 assists and 12 digs.

Hug visits for South Tahoe’s home opener Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Reggie Braun scored twice and Diana Higman and Casey Conroy added goals as South Tahoe recovered from a 1-0 deficit to blister Fallon 4-1 in a girls soccer match Saturday in Fallon.

“The game took a total 180 turn after halftime. It was amazing,” said Vikings coach Julia Peyser. “All of a sudden we looked like a team that knew what it was doing.”

South Tahoe, 1-1, welcomes Reed at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday for its home opener.

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