Whittell qualifies for state golf tournament
An opportunity to play the state tournament venue on Thursday wasn’t lost on the Whittell High golf team as it qualified for the May 17-18 championships with another second-place division performance.
Bishop Manogue continued to dominate Nevada 3A Division II, winning the 18-hole event by 10 shots at Desert Lakes in Fernley.
“It helps because a lot of my kids hadn’t played there before,” said Whittell coach Frank Bruno. “I want us to beat manogue, but I want us to wait for state. We’re going into state playing pretty well.”
Team scores were Manogue 401, Whittell 411, Yerington 440, Dayton 450, Incline 452 and Hawthorne 498.
Whittell’s Keith Truswell shared low-medalist honors with Incline’s Jason Lanz as each carded rounds of 76.
The remainder of the Warriors’ contingent also turned in consistent rounds, as Dustin Fox shot 81 for seventh place, followed by Patrick Flanagan with 84, Ryan Salomon 85, Todd Echan 85 and Jayde Haynes, 86. Haynes’ score wasn’t used for the team total.
Whittell wraps up its division schedule with a home match at Edgewood Tahoe on May 12.
Seven hits, including two by torrid-hitting Tammy Cowen, did the South Tahoe High softball team little good in a 10-0 loss to playoff-bound Douglas on Thursday in South Lake Tahoe.
Douglas was much more efficient with its 11 hits off Missy Johnson, scoring two runs in the first inning, three in the second, two in the fourth, one in fifth and two in the sixth.
“We were hitting a pretty decent pitcher, but we gave up 11 hits, and you can’t do that,” said STHS coach Rich Barna.
Johnson, however, showed why she is one of the toughest players in the league, pitching with a broken finger.
“Keeping Missy Johnson in the dugout is like keeping a tiger caged,” said Barna, who confined the senior to a DH role in a 12-0 defeat to Fallon on Tuesday. “It was easier on the dugout to keep her on the field.”
STHS presented flowers to its two seniors – Johnson and Jessica Cerasoli – before its final home game.
The Vikings, 4-18 in division and 4-21 overall, conclude their season at Reed at 1 p.m. Monday. The doubleheader was originally scheduled for Saturday.
Libby Bigelow smacked a two-run homer and Libby Gosh cracked a solo shot in South Tahoe High JV softball team’s 14-7 loss to Douglas on Thursday in South Lake Tahoe.
Sam Jones and Emily Sullivan collected two hits for the Vikings in their final home game.
“That was probably one of best played games we had this year,” said Vikings assistant coach Doug Bigelow.
STHS will conclude its season with a rescheduled doubleheader against Reed at 1 p.m. Monday in Sparks.
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