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Vikings love season opener

Mike Traum

South Tahoe High’s girls tennis team opened the season with an easy win over Fallon, 16 to 6, on Tuesday in South Lake Tahoe.

Lindsay Daugherty had a good day in singles play, sweeping her three matches, 6-0, 6-1 and 6-3, including a win over Fallon No. 1 Genevieve Christie. In other singles action, Jan Goethals was 1-1 and Brooke Shively 2-1.

“The No. 1 girl was good, but I just got more consistent with my serves and started being able to judge where she was going to hit it,” said Daugherty, a junior. “(Winning) gives us a lot of confidence. It’s going to be a fun year.”

In doubles action, Jenny Olsen and Lisa Forkner turned in the day’s most exciting performance. The two freshmen won 7-6 in a marathon tiebreaker. In a race to seven points where a team must win by two, Olsen and Forkner traded blows with their Fallon opponents before finally winning, 18-16, to collect their first-ever high school victory. The team of Nikki Moore and Danielle Haven were 3-0, while Lisa Borges and Danielle Ledesma were 2-0, Crystal Hixenbaugh and Lorian Lindsay 1-0 and Kim Rumack and Stephanie Spees 1-0.

“A lot of the young players came through. The team seemed to have a lot of fun and enthusiasm out there. There was a lot of good play exhibited,” said first-year Viking coach Scott Chaplain.

The South Tahoe High junior varsity football team opened the season with a 19-14 win last Friday at Reed.

James Fabrizio led the ground attack, rushing for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns. James McKenna added a touchdown pass to Matt Arzio.

The Vikings were up 12-0 at the half and 19-6 late in the contest. Reed scored a last-minute touchdown, but Tahoe recovered the onside attempt to secure the victory.

“It could’ve been anybody’s ball game. But we really stepped it up, especially when they pulled to within a touchdown. It was a good way to start the year off,” said Viking coach Chris Morgan.


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