Vikings’ regional semifinal postponed
Snow crept into the valley on Wednesday afternoon, forcing the postponement of the Northern 4A regional girls’ soccer semifinals and the Whittell-Incline football game.
The STHS-McQueen soccer semifinal has been reset for 6 p.m. today at Carson High. The game will be preceded by Douglas-Galena semifinal at 4 p.m.
Whittell and Incline failed for the second time to get in their final regular-season game. The Warriors were en route to Galena High School in Reno when Incline officials notified Whittell that it couldn’t make it over the top of Mount Rose Highway.
“It was snowing worse (in the valley) than it was at our school,” said Whittell coach Dennis Young. “We’ll shoot for Thursday or Friday and let the ADs figure it out.”
Hight debuts in 12th place
Zephyr Cove teenager Elena Hight made her World Cup snowboarding debut last Friday in Saas Fe, Switzerland.
Hight, 15, finished 12th and third among Americans in the 2004-05 halfpipe opener.
American teammate Hannah Teter of Belmont, Vt., won the event and Lindsey Jacobellis of Bondville, Vt., was seventh. American veteran Tricia Byrnes was 16th. Minnesotan Steve Fisher was more than six points better than runner-up Jan Michaelis of Germany in the men’s halfpipe. Tommy Czeschin of Mammoth was 14th.
A day later, Jacobellis was eighth in the boardercross – her first defeat in the event.