Uibel leads Vikes at regional tournament
After a regular season that saw Nicole Uibel and Alexis Holmes challenge one another for the top spot on the South Tahoe girls’ golf team, both players again posted similar scores on Monday in the first round of the Northern 4A regional tournament at Wolf Run in Reno.
However, the two players took much different paths in getting those scores.
Uibel’s round was highlighted by a model of consistency, shooting 45 on the front nine and 47 on the back nine for a first-day total of 92. Holmes, meanwhile, shot a 59 on the front nine, then completed one of the more amazing comebacks in school history by shooting an even-par 36 on the back for a first-day total of 95.
The first round of the regional tournament was postponed on Monday due to darkness. The first round will be completed this morning before the second round begins later today. With several players still needing to finish their rounds, the Vikings figured they are about in sixth place in the team standings.
Bernadette Schneeberg shot a 104 and Sara Morris a 107 for South Tahoe, which is hoping to qualify two individuals to the 4A state tournament. The top six individuals from non-qualifying teams advance to the state tournament.
Since no official scores were released, Uibel and Holmes are unsure where they stand in the individual standings. But after their rounds on Monday, both Uibel and Holmes are in position to challenge for a state tournament berth.
Buts notches hat trick
Kelsi Buts recorded the first hat trick of her career and the South Tahoe girls’ soccer team posted a 5-0 Sierra League victory over Hug on Monday at South Tahoe Middle School. A defender, Buts was moved up front around the 30th minute with the game tied 0-0.
The switch paid immediate dividends as Buts opened the scoring in the 32nd minute and added another goal before halftime to give the Vikings a 2-0 lead. Buts put STHS up 4-0 early in the second half with a pair of goals, then Karli Vath finished the scoring later in the second half.
“I guess the big story is Kelsi getting the hat trick,” said first-year STHS coach Clint Lockhart. “She was making things happen today. We started off kind of sluggish, but she opened up the floodgates for us.”
Bree Norton, Adara Munoz, Sara Burks and Cassidy Berg all had assists for the Vikings (14-1-2 overall, 6-1-2 league), who moved into a tie with Reno for second place in the league standings. South Tahoe plays at Wooster today and at Douglas on Saturday.
The Vikings have a tentatively scheduled nonleague game against North Tahoe on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at STMS. Lockhart said if referees are available, the game will take place.