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Whittell golfers score in Dayton

Mike Traum

Whittell High’s girls golf team finished fourth out of five teams at a division match in Dayton on Wednesday.

Samantha Taylor led the Warriors in the nine-hole affair with a 67, followed by Eugenia Kokunina 70, Michelle Rey 80, Melissa Smith 86 and Rachel Rey 92.

A “hungry” Douglas High girls cross country team ran up in front of the pack when it hosted a four-way Northern 4A conference meet Wednesday at Lampe Park.

Kathleen McSweeney and Kelly Mogab finished 1-2 in the girls race and the Tigers placed five runners in the top 10 as they outdistanced Carson in the team scoring, 26-41.

South Tahoe finished in third place, with Launa Giordano leading the way over the 2.3-mile course. Her time was 17:47, good enough for seventh place. Ashley LaCroix was 13th at 18:16; Lisa Orr, 15th, 18:23; Brooke Wilson, 20th, 18:48; Danielle Perucci, 22nd, 18:55; Dawn Hock, 26th, 19:18; Tiffany Good, 41st, 20:28; Wendy Michal, 45th, 21:03; Shaina Willen, 46th, 21:05; Jennifer Carrell, 49th, 21:21; and Lauren St. Pierre, 50th, 22:10.

This is basically the same Douglas team that was a Northern 4A front-runner all of last season, only to miss qualifying for the state championships with a fifth-place finish at the zone meet.

On the boys side, Reno also put five boys in the top 10 to win its race with a 24-point total. South Tahoe edged Carson for second place, 67-68, and Douglas was fourth with 81 points.

Reno’s Carlos Concha won the race with a 14:01 clocking over the 2.3-mile course. Dusty LaChapelle took fifth place at 14:36 as five Vikings finished within 37 seconds of each other. Russell Grant was 12th at 15:00; Manuel Lomeli, 15th, 15:05; Cory Martin, 16th, 15:07; Travis Moore, 19th, 15:13; Grant Carter, 21st, 15:18; Aaron Buckman, 22nd, 15:22; Forrest Armstrong, 28th, 15:39; Nick Cosmi, 37th, 16:17; Jeff Cosmi, 41st, 16:45; Lucas Pakes, 43rd, 16:55; Ryan Gleason, 54th, 18:07; Dan Huber, 55th, 18:08; Cesar Reyes, 56th, 18:08; Bryan Christiansen, 59th, 18:48; Freddie Ferrer, 70th, 19:52; and Adam Wexelblatt, 74th, 22:42.

“We ran very well. Whenever you beat Carson, you have a real good day,” said Tahoe coach Dominique Westlake.

South Tahoe hosts Northern 4A conference relays next Friday at South Tahoe High School.


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