STHS softball team leads way in all-league selections
The South Tahoe High softball team had its most successful league season in over a decade, and that success was reflected on the all-league teams. Brittany Barcellos and Kelly Bartlett both made the first team as an outfielder and utility player, respectively.
Barcellos, a junior, was one of the fastest players in the Northern 4A, getting down the first-base line in 2.75 seconds.
“Brittany is our spark plug, and I’m so glad she has another year with the Vikings,” said STHS coach Joann Allister. “She covers a tremendous amount of territory and will do even better next year. She can drop a bunt, slap and drive a ball, making her a defensive nightmare.”
Bartlett, meanwhile, played in every inning and was the team’s winningest pitcher and a solid middle infielder.
“Kelly really came on as a middle infielder during league, making diving catches and stops,” Allister said. “Kelly’s stick will be hard to replace as she put the ball in play almost every at-bat.”
Bartlett got two of the Vikings’ three wins in a sweep of North Valleys in late April, assuring the team of its best league record since the mid-1990s. South Tahoe went 6-15 in league and 10-19 overall, a one-game improvement over 2007, when it went 5-16.
Freshman Moriah Lane made the second team as an infielder. Primarily South Tahoe’s first baseman, Lane was a potent hitter for her first varsity season, recording three home runs, including two in league play.
Sophomores Cindy Lucero (pitcher/infielder) and Sarah Breisacher (outfielder/infielder) were both honorable mention selections.
In second year, Mazzoni makes All-Region
In only his second season of competitive golf, STHS senior Kyle Mazzoni became perhaps the best boys’ golfer in school history.
Mazzoni was the first Viking to ever earn a medal at the Northern 4A regional championships, as he finished fifth, only four strokes off the lead.
On an ever larger stage, Mazzoni adapted to the better competition in his first appearance in the state tournament. Mazzoni placed 11th – the best in school history – with rounds of 79 and 82 at the Tournament Players Club in Las Vegas.
Those accomplishments helped Mazzoni earn first-team All-Region and first-team All-Sierra Division.
“He just really was a competitor, whether it was a qualifying round to see what number he would play on the team or a match, he was always really tough and grinded it out,” said STHS coach Mike Patterson late in the golf season.
Trevor Borek, a senior, who just missed making the regional tournament, received honorable mention for his division play, while senior Kyle Garrett was given honorable mention for his play at regionals.
VIKES TRACK DOWN HONORS
In track and field, the Vikings’ Kelsey Smith was first team after winning regional and state titles in the 1,600 meters.
In addition, Smith was first team in the 3,200 meters for placing second at regionals and first at state.
Regional 3,200-meter winner Kate Lambdin was first team as well. Lambdin was runner-up to Smith in the 3,200 at state. The San Jose State-bound Lambdin was second team in the 1,600.
Trebotich makes it 2 for 2
Otto Trebotich made it 2 for 2 by being selected to the Sierra Division first team for the second straight season. The sophomore shortstop/pitcher led division with a .500 batting average.
“He’s got great baseball instincts, has very good character and really doesn’t let anything rattle him. If it does, he’ll use that as a weapon,” said Vikings’ fourth-year skipper Matt Tillson. “As long as he keeps working hard, the sky is the limit for him as a ballplayer.”
Vikings’ junior catcher Gary Prescott was chosen to the second team. He hit .478 and became one of the league’s most skilled players behind the plate. Prescott was leading the league at .547 going into final series against North Valleys.
“He wasn’t the best hitting catcher and wasn’t the best defensive catcher, but he was the best overall catcher in the league,'” Tillson said. “He plays at 110 percent all of the time.”
South Tahoe had two players accorded honorable mention. Senior third baseman Kevin Yelles, who had his season shortened by a detached knee ligament, and senior first baseman/catcher Ivan Trebotich were given that recognition.
Tillson shared division coach of year honors with Reno’s Pete Savage. Tillson’s team collected 13 wins overall, one of the top victory totals in school history. The Vikings finished with an 8-13 division record to finish in sixth place out of eight teams.
“It’s nice to be recognized by the other coaches in the league, but it’s more of a team award,” Tillson said. “It shows how much effort and work the team put in this year.”
NORTHERN 4A ALL-LEAGUE HONORS
Zach Beebe, Spanish Springs
Scott Kelly, Spanish Springs
Thomas Wicker, Douglas
Kyle Mazzoni, South Tahoe
Donald Carano, Bishop Manogue
Trent Hays, Galena
Bobby McCracken, Wooster
Kyle Garrett, South Tahhoe
Sierra League First Team
Thomas Wicker, Douglas
Jon Singer, Carson
Zack Rispin, Carson
Kyle Mazzoni, South Tahoe
Bobby McCracken, Wooster
C.J. Gibson, Damonte Ranch
Trevor Borek, South Tahoe
Boys’ Track and Field
Joesph Abbott, Galena, Athlete of the Year
Joesph Abbott, Galena, Runner of the Year
Josh Butler, Damonte Ranch, Field Athlete of the Year
Justin Alian, Damonte Ranch, Coach of the Year
Girls’ Track and Field
Kayla Sanchez, Carson, Athlete of the Year
Kayla Sanchez, Carson, Runner of the Year
Adreinne Hill, Reed, Field Athlete of the Year
Jessica Juriaan, Damonte Ranch, Coach of the Year
Boys’ and Girls’ Swimming and Diving
Kirdy Franco, Spanish Springs, Girls’ Swimmer of the Year
Michael Weiss, Reno High, Boys’ Swimmer of the Year
Chelsea, Luse, Damonte Ranch High School, Girls’ Diver of the Year
Kyle, Swansen, Reed High School, Boys’ Diver of the Year
Susan, Schraeder, Wooster High School, Swimming and Diving Coach of the Year
sierra all-league Softball
Tawnya Gamble, Wooster High School, Sierra League Coach of the Year
Brittany Barcellos, South Tahoe High School, Outfield
Lauren Hoppe, Douglas High School, Outfield
Hayley Medeiros, Reno High School, Outfield
Emily Weaver, Douglas High School, Infield
Ashleigh Westover, Damonte Ranch High School, Infield
Samatha Puzey, Reno High School, Infield
Carly Corthell, Reno High School, Infield
Megan Moran, Wooster High School, Catcher
Abby Rankl, Carson High School, Catcher
Amanda Webster, Damonte Ranch High School, Pitcher
Stephanie Harper, Douglas High School, Pitcher
Cassy Von Drak, Carson High School, Pitcher
Lexie McKinnon, Damonte Ranch High School, Designated Hitter
Kelly Bartlett, South Tahoe High School, Utility Player
Jenny Quam, North Valleys High School, Outfield
Ashley Barrett, Damonte Ranch High School, Outfield
Mackenzie Cauley, Douglas High School, Outfield
Crista Casci, Carson High School, Infield
Kari Losure, Reno High School, Infield
Moriah Lane, South Tahoe High School, Infield
Melanie Pfeiffer, Wooster High School, Infield
Meagan Frankel, Damonte Ranch High School, Catcher
Teila Irwin, Damonte Ranch High School, Pitcher
Jessica Rasmussen, Wooster High School, Pitcher
Daria Leid, Carson High School, Pitcher
Morgan Blomstrom, Douglas High School, Designated Hitter
Caitlin Wolfe, Damonte Ranch High School, Utility Player
Nicole Keller, Carson High School
Sarah Breisacher, South Tahoe High School
Jamie Brown, North Valleys High School
Brittany Naastad, North Valleys High School
Marina Diaz, Douglas High School
Brittnee Dolley, Damonte Ranch High School
Rebecca Trute, Douglas High School
Shelby Richard, Damonte Ranch High School
Cindy Lucero, South Tahoe High School
Bailey Hill, Wooster High School
Marissa Cates, Reno High School
Rachel Durham, Reno High School
Angelica Abasta, Hug High School
Nisha Washignton, Hug High School
SIERRA ALL-LEAGUE BASEBALL
Jordan Hadlock, Douglas High School, Player of the Year
Kegan Peterson, Reno High School, Baseball, Pitcher of the Year
Pete Savage, Reno High School, Coach of the Year
Matt Tillson, South Tahoe High School, Coach of the Year
Rob Valerius, Carson High School
Drew Simpson, Reno High School
Anthony Rosa, Damonte Ranch High School
Jordan Lewis, Wooster High School
Tyler Hoelzen, Douglas High School
Zach Sanford, Reno High School
Chad Schryer, Damonte Ranch High School
Brian Walsh, Damonte Ranch High School
Victor Mendoza, Wooster High School
Tanner Thomas, Douglas High School
Pat Gallagher, Reno High School
Brett Valley, Carson High School
Cody Stevens, Damonte High School
Kyle Stone, Carson High School
Paul Cagle, Carson High School
Troy Torres, Douglas High School
Otto Trebotich, South Tahoe High School
Tom Jameson, Reno High School
Ray Daniels, Damonte Ranch High School
Tyler May, Douglas High School
Jared Harvey, North Valleys High School
Matt Rutledge, Carson High School
Tommy Preston, Carson High School
Drew Good, Carson High School
Skyler Kachurak, Reno High School
Cody Croxon, North Valleys High School
Michael Hamilton, Wooster High School
Beau Davis, Douglas High School
Devin Carter, Damonte Ranch High School
Thomas Wood, Reno High School
Austin Nyman, Reno High School
Tim Rudnick, Douglas High School
Glenn Wallace, Reno High School
Shawn Walters, Reno High School
Gary Prescott, South Tahoe High School
David Belardes, Damonte Ranch High School
Josh Mathis, North Valleys High School
Doug Corl, Wooster High School
Joey Webb, Damonte Ranch High School
Michael Whalin, Douglas High School
Cavin Hill, Reno High School
David Eller, Carson High School
Kameron Van Winkle, Douglas High School
Dustin Buttner, Carson High School
Jimmy Williams, Wooster High School
Ivan Trebotich, South Tahoe High School
Brandon Frankel, Damonte Ranch High School
Marcus Adams, Carson High School
Jason Rasmussen, North Valleys High School
Spencer Lewis, Wooster High School
Kevin Yelles, South Tahoe High School
Andrew Galindo, Wooster High School
Danny Sexton, Damonte High School
Cody Barr, Carson High School
Bobby Patton, Wooster High School
Jeff Crozier, Douglas High School
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