The Warrior spikers on serious roll
Whittell High volleyball is starting to hit its stride as a team. The Warriors are on a five-game winning streak and don’t look as if they are going be slowing down anytime soon.
After defeating Dayton handily, the Warriors went into Lovelock and cleaned house against many of their future opponents in the 2A division. The Warriors went 4-0 on the weekend and proved to Battle Mountain, thought to be the cream of the crop by some, that they were a force to be reckoned with.
“It was good to go into a tournament against 2A schools,” head coach Dan McLaughlin said. “When it was all said and done, we were the team everyone was pointing to.”
The Warriors beat Quincy (15-1, 13-15, 16-14), West Wendover (15-7, 15-0), Battle Mountain (13-15, 15-11, 15-1) and Carlin (15-1, 15-7). According to McLaughlin, the match against Battle Mountain was the toughest and the measuring stick for success in the tournament.
“Battle Mountain came into the tournament as the most superior because of their Lowry performance,” McLaughlin said. “They got all the breaks early, but then we got it going against them.”
Almost every player on the team made a contribution in the wins. Shannon McGlothlin led the way with 27 kills, Jessica Perdy added 16, Kim McGlothlin had 11, Shelly Zaskoda 10 and Ashley Berns eight.
Stephanie Evans had 37 service points, Erin Silver had 26, Perdy 15, Shannon McGlothlin and Zaskoda 14 each and Berns turned in 13. Evans had 10 aces, while Perdy added six.
“Stephanie controlled the game against Wendover,” McLaughlin said. “It was 0-0 when she took the serve and when she gave it up we were up 13-0.”
Next up for the Warriors is Virginia City at home on Tuesday.
Vikings ride Torres’ two goals to win
The South Tahoe High boys soccer team is looking similar to last year’s state runner-up team as the Vikings beat Fallon 3-0 Saturday.
Unlike the win against Galena, the Vikings didn’t get on the scoreboard until late in the first half when Alex Torres took a pass from Larry Martinez on a breakaway and rocketed a shot under the diving Chris Karo to put STHS up 1-0.
“Alex played a great game,” head coach Joe Winters said. “He had four or five breakaways that he could have scored on.”
Martinez again assisted the Vikings second goal as he blasted a ball up to Carlos Davila, who, in turn, used a breakaway to bury a shot into the back of the net.
The Vikings added another goal six minutes later when Martinez and Torres hooked up again to extend the final score to 3-0. Gustavo Romero crossed the ball to Martinez, who tapped to Torres, and he nailed his third goal in two games.
South Tahoe outshot Fallon 23-4 in the win. Next up for the Vikings will be Reed who it comes to town Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
Warriors raced away in Oregon
The Warriors cross country team opened the 2000 season with a serious road trip with some serious competition. But Whittell came away making some important strides and getting its first battle test.
The Warriors traveled to Vail, Ore., to compete in the Oregon Trail Invitational on Saturday and came away with some good showings.
Sophomore Jarret Guajardo was the top boy finisher for Whittell as he came in 29th place with a time of 20 minutes, 30 seconds.
Not far behind him were a pair of freshmen: Justin Alexander (21:42.2) finished in 35th place and was the top freshman finisher in the race, while Brian Beebe was right behind in 36th place with a time of 21:42.9.
“I saw that Brian was only 15 yards behind Justin with about 100 yards left to go,” head coach Brian Rippet said. “I told to run him down, and he really did because they crashed into each other after the finish line.”
Another freshman, Michael Chilton took 39th place and Chris Foti had a personal best in the opening mile of the 5K run (7:09).
The two female runners for the Warriors also had a decent showing. Arlyle Shaw and Kelly Flanagan finished 22nd and 25th, respectively.
Rippet was pleased with his team’s performance and looks for more improvement throughout the season.
“I was excited with the way they ran,” Rippet said. “They performed well against tougher competition than we expected and on a very tough course.”
The Warrior race next at North Tahoe on Friday.
STHS runs without two top runners
South Tahoe went into the Reed Invitational without Manuel Lomeli and Jeff Cosmi. Cosmi was nursing a sore hamstring and Lomeli missed the meet for undisclosed reasons.
The Vikings did get some decent outings from their other runners as Hudson Wilvers (18 minutes and 58 seconds) turned in the best performance with a 15th-place finish. Chris Cosmi was not far behind Wilvers with a time of 19:18, good enough for 21st place. Derrick Gianonni was four places behind Cosmi in 25th, Jeff Koeck came in 38th and Sean Powling was 5Oth.
South Tahoe finished third with a total 135 points, behind Carson’s 122 and Reno’s 29.
The top three junior varsity runners were Zach Powers (first), Alex Tenocleti (sixth) and Scott Brower (10th).
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