Vikings fire a season-best performance in Reno
Led by Kalotina Monos’ 92 and Kylie Novasel’s 94, the South Tahoe High girls’ golf team had a season-best second-place showing in a Northern Nevada 4A League tournament Wednesday at Lakeridge Golf Course in Reno.
Lauren Dewing shot a personal-best 96 and Jacy Gleave and Mollie Novasel closed out the scoring with 103 and 108, respectively.
Team scores were Galena 453, STHS 493, Wooster 503 and Elko 510.
The Vikings have two conference events remaining before the regional tournament.
Warriors win dual with Mammoth
Whittell High’s cross country team won everything there was to win in a dual meet with Mammoth on Wednesday in Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
The Warriors swept the girls’ and boys’ team titles and Christina Arana and Brian Beebe won the individual titles.
Arana won the girls’ 3-mile racein 22 minutes, 28 seconds. She had a strong contingent of Warriors behind her as Kim McGlothlin came in third (23:40), Aly VanDeusen fourth (24:15), Kristen Kline sixth (28:24) and Camille Abelow seventh (28:24).
As a result, Whittell finished comfortably ahead of Mammoth, 21-37.
The boys’ team welcomed back Beebe from sprained foot ligament, and the Warriors’ top runner returned with a victory.
However, Oscar Suarez made it interesting as both young men sprinted toward the finish line and crossed with identical 18:40 times. But Beebe wound up winning by outleaning Suarez.
Justin Alexander’s third-place finish ensured the Warriors of victory. His time was 19:48. Also, Sho Kashima ran his best race of the year, coming in fifth at 20:10 and Chris Shapiro was seventh at 20:41.
“We look really good when we’re healthy and all in the same race,” said WHS coach Brian Rippet. “Fifteen is a perfect score in cross country and getting 18 is pretty good.”
Whittell will compete in the Dayton 3A Invitational on Friday at 3 p.m.
Vikings blast Greenwave
South Tahoe High’s boys’ soccer team destroyed visiting Fallon 10-0 Wednesday at South Tahoe Middle School.
Alex Torres scored four goals and assisted on three others and Leon Abravanel netted two and had one assist as the Vikings raised their overall record to 10-0-1.
Torres has scored seven goals in the past two games, but it was the team’s unselfish distribution of the ball that pleased coach Joe Winters on Wednesday.
“We’re starting to play for each other, which is really key,” Winters said. “That’s critical for a team that is talented as we are. We just need to get the ball to the right people at the right time because we’ll score goals.
“And our overall team defense is just incredible. We’re forcing a lot of turnovers and getting a lot of opportunities.”
Corey Vermillion scored a goal and assisted on two more and J.J. Torres scored his first varsity goal. Enrique Avina and Alex Yure scored one apiece.
STHS will play host to Wooster at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Warriors end losing streak
Whittell ended a three-game losing streak with a scoring flurry in a 5-1 victory at Dayton on Wednesday.
Tim Prebezac scored his first goal of the season and had a second goal nullified when an official told the Warriors he didn’t see it go in. The shot, according to Warrior coach Steve Maltase, escaped through a hole in the side of the net.
Mike Prebezac and Nestor Flores each scored two goals apiece as the Warriors raised their Nevada 3A Lake Division record to 4-3.
“It feels good to win. We needed it,” Maltase said. “Hopefully it turns our season around.”
Warriors drub Dayton
Jackie Laurian and Jenna Hayes combined for six goals as Whittell bounced back from a rough loss the previous day to pound Dayton 7-0 in a Nevada 3A Lake Division girls soccer match Wednesday in Dayton.
Hayes scored four goals, Hayes two and Ariana Rodriguez tallied the opening goal.
“It puts us back on the winning track before important games next week against Fernley and Incline,” said WHS coach Mike Leeper.
WHS is 5-2 in division play.
JVs blank Fallon
The STHS girls’ JV soccer team blanked Fallon by a score of 4-0 Tuesday at South Tahoe Middle Schools. Goals were scored by Katherine Bruce, Bailey Flood, Cybil Robinson and Charlotte Lee.
This win raises the Vikings’ record to 4-0-1.
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