Whittell’s Marshall breaks school record
Shannon Marshall may have set the Nevada 2A state meet record in the high jump last year, but she still didn’t own the Whittell High School record – until Saturday.
Marshall, the defending 2A state champion in the event, cleared 5 feet, 4 inches to break the school mark at the LeFebvre Relays in Auburn. She missed three attempts at 5-6, but assistant coach Bill Harvey believes she’ll reach that soon.
“Now that we have the whole team together and are back from break, I see us getting going over the next three weeks,” Harvey said.
Whittell, which was on spring break last week, brought a skeleton crew to the meet. In addition to Marshall, Isabel Concha-Foley (shot put), Erica Schmidt (long jump) and Paul Waite (high jump) also set or equaled personal bests. Waite tied his personal-best mark of 5 feet, 10 inches, but Harvey predicts he’ll clear 6 feet over the next month.
The Warriors return to action on Saturday at the Bella Vista Invitational.
STHS JV baseball sweeps Hug
Several players had breakout performances as the South Tahoe JV baseball team swept Hug in a three-game Sierra League series last week.
In a 29-7 pounding on Thursday, Christian Winslow got the win on the mound and went 4 for 5 at the plate with a triple and four RBI. Ricky Braun was 5 for 5, Jamie Yelles 4 for 4, while Dillon McKeen and Matt Olivares both went 3 for 4.
Then in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday, the Vikings won 11-2. Braun went 4 for 4 and struck out six batters in picking up the win on the mound, while Yelles and D.J. Dupree both had three hits apiece.
The second game of the doubleheader was called in the first inning after STHS sent 19 batters to the plate and scored 14 runs.
South Tahoe lost 22-4 to Galena in a nonleague game last Tuesday, with Jimmy Talbot going 3 for 3 with a home run and three RBI and Olivares recording two hits, including a double.
JV pitchers throw one-hitter
Melissa Smith and Krissy Guarino combined on a one-hit shutout as the South Tahoe High JV softball team defeated Hug 12-0 on Thursday.
The Vikings picked up a pair of forfeit wins over Hug on Saturday.
Smith and Guarino teamed up for nine strikeouts, including the side in the second and fifth innings, and only three walks. Smith also delivered a home run to lead a seven-hit attack. Melissa Ewing was 3 for 4 with two runs scored.
– Tribune sports editor Steve Yingling contributed to this report.