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Vikings complete unbeaten regular season

Steve Yingling

Fallon tried to break up South Tahoe’s unprecedented unbeaten season on Wednesday. All they came away was another loss, and some harsh words from the winning coach.

“I felt they played like a bunch of thugs,” said South Tahoe coach Joe Winters, whose Vikings capped an unbeaten regular season with a 6-3 victory in Fallon. “We were lucky to get away with some minimal injuries.

“It’s the dirtiest game we’ve played in all year. Obviously Fallon wanted to beat the only team that hasn’t lost since they aren’t going to the playoffs. The way they were trying to do it was ludicrous. We could have lost some players.”



South Tahoe, which will play host to Sparks in the first round of the zone tournament on Wednesday, finished the regular season with a 19-0-4 overall mark, including a 14-0-4 first-place division record.

“It’s been a great season,” Winters said. “There have been a couple of seasons – ’95 and ’96 – where we’ve only lost one game, but this is the first time we’ve gone without a loss.”



Evan Baker had three assists and a goal and Andy Butcher scored twice as the Vikings overcame a 1-0 deficit one minute into the match. Gustavo Romero, Miguel Jiminez and Ascension Gonzales rounded out the Viking scoring.

Whittell High’s volleyball team didn’t put forth its best effort Wednesday night, but the Warriors didn’t need it in a 15-9, 15-10, 15-13 pummeling of Yerington in Zephyr Cove.

“It’s very difficult to put in a strong match against a so-so team, but my teams finds a way win,” said Warrior coach Dan McLaughlin. “They knew they had to win, and they did enough to win.”

Taming the Lions were Erin Zaskoda with 15 kills, three blocks and eight perfect passes; Shannon McGlothlin, seven kills, six service points, five perfect passes and one block; Ashley Bernes, five kills and eight service points; Jahna Rico, six service points and three aces; Joeleene Brinkley, four perfect passes; and Jessika Purdy, six service points and two perfect passes.

Stephanie Evans filled in for injured regular setter Carlye Johnson, collecting 32 assists. Johnson missed the match with a sore back.

Whittell, 8-3 in division and 17-10 overall, can pull into a second-place tie with Dayton by winning at Lovelock tonight. The Warriors will close out the regular season with a home match against North Tahoe on Tuesday.

South Tahoe High’s spiking Vikings upset zone tournament-bound Reno, 15-10, 15-13, 13-15, 5-15, 15-9 on Wednesday night in Reno.

Chantelle Young and Courtney Wilson fueled the upset with 30 kills and 30 digs and 32 kills and 19 digs, respectively.

“We knew what to expect. It was a matter of digging balls, and that’s what they did,” said Viking coach Gary Hankoff.

Jessica Urreaga provided 61 assists, while Jessica Dilegame recorded five kills.

STHS, 8-9, concludes its season tonight against Reed.

Yerington Lions, it was dispatched, 15-9, 15-10, 15-13

Yeringotn 8-3 in divison, 17-10 overall, two matches remainign Lovelock Thursday and North Tahoe on Tuesday at home.

“very diff put in strong match against team so . my team finds wasy to win, they knew had to win, and did enough to win.”

Stefanie Evans ardworking job

Carlysle Johnson,

Erin Zaskoda 15 kills, thre eblocks and eight perfect passes, shannon McGlothlin 7 kills, 6 serves, 1 blocks and five perfect passes; ashley Berns contineud 5 kills eight service blocsk. three blocks; jaime borge 4 kills and one blcok; Jahna Rico, six service points and three aces; joelen brinkley 4 perfect passes; Jessika pUrdey, 1 kills, 6 service points, 1 block and 2 perfect passes.

Danielle cronis

Stefanie 32 assists, Carlysle bad back, match we kenw we could afford to rest carlyle and we want her back healthy.

will tie dayton for second

at holme vs. Yeringotn.

knid of fjn to have team sleepwalk through and stil wn.

in our division disparity is so high sometimes.

diff to get up for opponetns that aren’t not strong. it was tough game we didn’t have cvarlyle and we w

Beat zone-bound Reno, 15-10, 15-13, 13-15, 5-15, 15-9

“I was hoping that wouldn’t happend, it they scratched. it would should they wouldn’t have any hurt.

we knew what to expect, it was matter of diging balls, and that’s what we did.”

Chantelle Young 30 kills and 30 digs, Courtney Wilson 32 kills and 19 digs; Jessica Dilegame five kills, Jessica Urreaga 61 asssits.

8-9 in league, finish out home Thurday aganst Reed.

unbeaten season

not pretty but we won. more than a physical game. I felt we played bunch thugs, we were luck to get away with som emininal injuries.

bruises sprainked ankles.

home playoff game on Wednesday, Sparks, 2 p.m. AT STMS.

6-3. 14-0-4 league record, overall 19-0-4

not since been coaching. First year . couple seasons only lost one game during regualr season, 95 and 96, but this first time eve gone without a loss.

“when we havent payed well abot tou hold off a couple teams, and wer’e a tough team consistent score against. most time figure. It’s been ag reat season, we have dep bench.

Falon scored 1 mintue into game, beat them 7-0 first time, main thing no injrues and no red cards, def we didnt’ do the job. minute later, worked ball, dave brown fed Evan Baker 2 mintues into gme. six minute later, evan nice corner ball up box, andy Butcher headed it in, 2-1; 25th minute, they scored a goal, got lax, 2-2; 33rd mintute, Evan droped pass back To Gustavo Romero and buried beautiful shot upper right corner, 3-2; three minute later, Paul Wilson fed Miguel JIminez who went 1-1 with keeper tried ball off chest and he guided into net, 4-2 at break.

second half, 4 minue in they score another goal, 4-3; mintue after that, Gustavo took shot, keeper mishandled and andy butcher buried shot; Evan Baker, 54th mintue, fed Ascension Gonzales a ball, finished off

Evan Baker three assits and goal.

Andy two goals.

game real physical, diries game playe in all year. obv flal beat only team tha hasnt’ lost, we coudl have los tplayers, way they were trying to do it was ludicrous.


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