Viking shoot high, place low |

Viking shoot high, place low

Darin Olde, Steve Yingling, Tribune sports staff

South Tahoe wasn’t happy with its score at Silver Oaks on Wednesday, but the golf team was happy with its placement.

The Vikings finished third on a windy, cold day with a combined score of 508.

“It’s the first time our girls shot over 500,” said South Tahoe head coach Marsha Butler. “But considering the conditions and the coldness and that the greens were extremely fast and pin placements difficult, I was really proud of them.”

Galena finished first with 487. Reed was runner-up at 503. Tied for fourth was Wooster and Spanish Springs with 511. Elko finished sixth with 520.

South Tahoe is now second in league with only one match left. Galena is first and Elko, which was in second, is in third.

“It’s the highest finish that South Tahoe has ever had. Elko is close behind us at third by a point or two. But hopefully if we hold our own next week we will be second in league in Northern Nevada,” Butler said.

Adrienne “Dede” Crist led the Vikings with a score of 94, followed by Kalotina Monos at 97, Kylie Novasel at 103, Lauren Dewing and Jacey Gleave at 107 and Holly Young 108.

Warriors impress coach

Whittell’s girls’ soccer team played the best coach Mike Leeper has seen so far this year.

The Warriors defeated Fernley 8-1 Wednesday on the road to go up 6-2 in the 3A Northern Region Lake Division.

Jackie Laurian scored four goals and Ariana Rodriguez scored three.

“She really stepped up today,” Leeper said of Rodriguez.

Freshman Holly O’Brien scored her first varsity goal.

The Warriors face Incline on Saturday.

“They’re solid. It’s always a good match. It’s a game that I fully expect to win if we play up to our potential … if we play like we did today,” Leeper said.

Flores scores hat trick

Senior Nestor Flores scored a hat trick and four different Warriors had an assist as Whittell won 5-1 at Fernley in a Nevada 3A Lake Division boys soccer match Wednesday.

“We’re starting to become more cohesive,” said WHS coach Steve Maltase. “The last two weeks we’ve had everybody healthy and we’re starting to play a little bit better.”

Flores also added an assist, as did Gerel Dutton, Tim Prebezac and Tyson Frederick.

“We have more strength and more intensity,” said Flores, who has scored 16 goals this season. “Everybody is really steppping up and people are doing their jobs.”

Prebezac and Dutton also scored for the Warriors, now 5-3 in division play.

Next up for the Warriors is a match with rival Incline at noon Saturday in Incline Village.

“It’s a big match,” said Flores, who hasn’t beaten Incline since his sophomore year. “It’s going to be a hard test to see what we’re made of.”

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