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Whittell shakes of some rust

The Whittell High track and field team returned from vacation with a competition on Tuesday at Yerington High.

“The kids looked like they had a week off,” said Warriors coach Dan Makley. “It was a work day for us. We got to go to a track and get some experience in a competition.”

Whittell shook off the rust enough to post some solid midseason performances.

On the boys side, Bob Linkul continued his dominance in the discus, finishing first with a toss 143 feet, 1 inch. The senior was also sixth in the shot put at 37-9. Luke Forvilly had a good day as well, taking first in the 110 hurdles at 16.8 seconds and third in both the 100 and 200. In the relay events, the team of Chauncey Lane, Joel Warnick, Paul Roberson and Forvilly was third in the 400 at 49.1. Meanwhile, Nathan Porter, Evan Jones, Bryan Sigal and Ben Johnson were third in the 3,200 relay at 9:58.9. Johnson was also third and fourth, with Porter fourth and fifth, in the 1,600 and 3,200 open events, respectively. Evan Jones was sixth in the 3,200.

On the girls side, Sarah Sufka showed a dash of speed, finishing second in the 100 at 13.8. She was also first in the 800 at 2:31. Karin Kaleta was third in the high jump at 4-8. Erin Zaskoda took sixth in the 100 hurdles. Sufka and Zaskoda teamed with Nicole McKinney and Arianne Pichon to finish second the 400 relay at 59 seconds.

The Warriors will continue the stretch toward season’s end this weekend at the Reed Invitational in Sparks.

The South Tahoe High softball team lost an uninspired 13-2 contest at Galena on Tuesday.

“It was a great day for softball,” said Tahoe coach Jan Johnson. “But we did not play well. It was ugly.”

Neither team saw the other’s best game. The Grizzlies were without Oklahoma-bound pitcher Courtney Davis, who is nursing a shoulder injury. Meanwhile, the Vikings simply couldn’t get excited at the chance to play outside.

Missy Johnson tallied two of South Tahoe’s five hits, including a run-scoring triple. Tammy Cowen, Megan Humphreys and Kendra Terry each added singles, while Kathyrn Baer had an RBI. The Vikes committed seven errors.

“We need to strive to get better,” added Johnson, who doesn’t want his team to be satisfied with not getting blown out. “There’s nothing wrong with winning.”

The Vikings (1-13) travel to Carson on Thursday.

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