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Vikings fourth in division tourney opener

Staff reports

Mike Patterson wasn’t going to let his South Tahoe High golfers use strong winds as an excuse for their higher-than-normal scores on Tuesday.

The Vikings finished fourth in the first Sierra Division tournament, 14 strokes behind winner Douglas at Rosewood Lakes in Reno.

“It was real windy, but we play a lot of golf at Genoa in the wind,” Patterson said. “We’re happy to be in the top four, but it’s definitely not our best performance. We’re capable of playing way better than that.”

Kyle Mazzoni led the Vikings with a score of 86, leaving him nine shots behind winner Thomas Wicker of Douglas. Other Vikings scores were Eric Cianci 89, Chad Cooney 94, Kyle Garrett 94 and Trevor Borek 95. Paul Passaretti’s 103 didn’t figure in STHS’s scoring.

Team scores were Douglas 444, Carson 446, Damonte Ranch 449, South Tahoe 458, Reno 475, Wooster 480 and North Valleys 602.

The Vikings will look to lower their scores at the next league tournament Monday at Wolf Run in Reno.

Warriors’ ‘D’ improves vs. Truckee

Ten-run defeats are not normally acceptable for someone who has won a state baseball title, but Don Amaral was pleased following Whittell’s 12-2 loss to Truckee on Tuesday a Governors Bowl Park in Reno.

“We made some great strides as a team,” Amaral said. “Truckee is a strong team dominated by juniors and seniors and we played very well.”

Errors have plagued the Warriors most of the season, but Amaral’s club reduced its fielding miscues to three on Tuesday.

For Whittell, Nick Shepack went 2 for 3 and Carter Amaral was 2 for 2 with a sacrifice fly. Carter also scored a run on Alex Potnick’s groundout. Freshman Julian Washalefsky had three putouts at third base and rapped a single.

Whittell (4-7) resumes Northern 2A League play Saturday at Battle Mountain. The twin bill begins at noon.

Truckee upends WHS softball

Abby Kingman went 2 for 3, while Chaine Paradis, Katie Poet and Sara Ehrler each had a hit in the Whittell softball team’s 12-3 nonleague loss to Truckee on Tuesday afternoon at Shadow Mountain Sports Complex in Sparks.

The Warriors jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but the

Wolverines took over from there. Whittell (4-5) plays a Northern 2A doubleheader on Saturday at Battle Mountain.

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