STHS rifle team firing on all cylinders
Two South Tahoe High varsity air rifle marksmanship teams outshot their opponents from Carson, Churchill County, Incline and Reed high schools at the Top Gun tournament Feb. 9 in Carson City.
STHS’s “A” squad, consisting of team captain Matt Hock, Chad Cason, Mary Griffin and Luis Gomez, won first-place team medals by combining for a score of 1,002. It marked the first time in tournament history that a team scored in excess of 1,000 points.
Gomez also earned a silver medal for his individual standing score.
The South Tahoe novice team, which is comprised of Alejandra Loyola, Nicole Rider, Dustin Torres and Diana Zepeda, also captured first-place team honors with shooters Torres and Loyola taking first- and second-place individual medals, respectively.
In league competition, the STHS varsity shooters are undeated and are in first place.
Fleming lured out of retirement
John Fleming, long considered among golf’s finest course superintendents, has joined The Golf Club at Genoa Lakes following a brilliant 30-year career with The Olympic Club in San Francisco.
At Genoa Lakes, Fleming has the responsibility to produce immaculate course conditions that provide an enjoyable golfing experience for all players, while furthering the national reputation of one of Nevada’s top-rated courses.
“I’ve admired this course for years, I found it didn’t take long to miss my lifelong profession, plus my wife wanted me out of the house,” explained Fleming of his short-lived sabbatical.
Fleming, 60, recently relocated to the Carson Valley area, just 20 minutes from South Lake Tahoe, where he was coaxed out of retirement by Genoa Lakes owner, Mario Antoci.
He also rejoins long-time friend, Lou Eiguren, Genoa’s director of golf and former Olympic Club head golf professional from 1971 to 1981.
Fleming plans to make the course more playable by widening fairways, keeping the rough cut in line, getting the greens back to their original contour outlines, as well as fine tuning overall grooming efforts.
“My goal is to have the course conditions match the support facilities as A-1,” Fleming said. “There’s an unlimited potential here, starting with the awesome natural beauty.”
Little League sign-ups continue
South Tahoe National Little League sign-ups continue today from 6-8:30 p.m. at Al Tahoe Elementary School on Lyons and Rufus Allen Boulevard.
The league is for children ages 5 through 12 and includes divisions for T-ball, farm, minors and majors. Players must turn 5 by Aug. 1, 2002 and must not be 13 before Aug. 1, 2002.
All players, including returns, must sign up and bring their certified birth certificates to the registration. Additional registration times are March 7 from 6-8:30 p.m., March 9 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Al Tahoe.
Costs are $80 per player, $150 for two players in the same family, $210 for three and $55 each for families with four or more children. In addition, there is a $10 snack shack fee per child, which will be refunded when a family member helps out in the refreshment stand.
Tryouts are scheduled for March 19 from 6-9 p.m. and March 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at South Tahoe High.
For the first time the league will offer a challenger divisioin for special needs children ages 5-18. If interested, phone Bonnie Fiegel at (530) 577-5299.
WSU honors Hankoff
Last Friday, the Washington State University volleyball team selected STHS alum Adrian Hankoff as its offensive player of the year.
Senior setter Kali Surplus was chosen as the Cougars’ MVP.
For more information, phone Michael Blank at (530) 544-5741 or Patti Stuck at (530) 577-8819.