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Tennis team hit the books, too

Mike Traum

South Tahoe High’s girls tennis team not only had a productive year on the court. The girls finished third in the Nevada 4A all-academic standings – the top team from the North. The Vikings had an overall team GPA of 3.64.

Individual honors went to Lisa Borges, Lindsay Daugherty, Jan Goethals and Celeste Larson, each of whom earned a perfect 4.0.

Both the girls and boys cross-country team at South Tahoe High finished second on Wednesday in South Lake Tahoe.

Reno’s Carlos Concha took first overall on the boys side, finishing the 2.2-mile course in 12-minutes, 23-seconds. Forrest Armstrong was the top Viking, taking fifth at 13:18. Russell Grant was ninth at 13:18; Dusty LaChapelle, 10th, 13:32; Manuel Lomeli, 11th, 13:35; Grant Carter, 13th, 13:42; Cory Martin, 14th, 13:43; Travis Moore, 17th, 13:52; Nick Cosmi, 21st, 14:31; Jeff Cosmi, 23rd, 14:46; Lucas Pakes, 29th, 15:24; Dan Huber, 40th, 16:41; and Fred Ferrer, 42nd, 16:43.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that our guys can run with Reno. We just didn’t do it,” said Tahoe coach Dominique Westlake.

On the girls side, Reno’s Megan Johnson paced the course at 15:52. Launa Giordano took second overall at 15:54. Danielle Perucci was sixth at 16:55; Dawn Hock, eighth 17:27; Jennifer Carrell, ninth, 17:28; Sierra Armstrong, 12th, 17:41; Erika Larson, 13th, 17:49; Alicia Son, 14th, 17:49; Lauren St. Pierre, 15th, 17:50; Wendy Michal, 16th, 17:57; Tiffany Good, 17th, 18:01; Lisa Orr, 18th, 18:27; and Shaina Willen, 20th, 19:19.

Whittell High’s volleyball team lost a nonleague game to Northern Nevada 3A big school division power Truckee, 15-10, 13-15, 15-10, 14-16, 8-15, on Wednesday in Zephyr Cove.

Becca Fore crushed 24 kills with three blocks, while Sarah Sufka added 53 assists. Karin Kaleta had 10 kills and Sara Van Cleemput tossed in eight.

“We played well but just came up a little short. We played them even,” said Whittell coach Dan McLaughlin.

South Tahoe High’s boys soccer team lost a well-played contest to Reno, 2-1, Wednesday in South Lake Tahoe.

The Vikings (6-7-2, fifth place division) went up 1-0 at the half against Division II’s third-place Huskies. Alex Romagnolo rocketed a header on a cornerkick from Jeff Orr.

But Reno answered 15 minutes into the second half to tie it before taking the lead three minutes later on a penalty kick.

“We really played with confidence and dominated in the first half. (The penalty kick) was another questionable call. It took the wind out of our sails. This is a young team and we need breaks. We’re just not getting them,” said Tahoe coach Joe Winters.

Tahoe remains one point behind Wooster (prior to Wednesday) for the fourth-and-final playoff spot in Division II. Tahoe has three games remaining, including a showdown with the Colts on Saturday in Reno.


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