Youth Sports Roundup
Last week, South Tahoe Middle School’s eighth-grade boys basketball team played a trio of games, evening its record at 4-4.
Against Carson Middle School, CMS jumped out to an early lead. Tahoe played them even for the rest of the game, but fell 50-38. Tahoe was led by Eric Domingo with 18 points.
STMS coasted to a win over Pau Wa Lu, 41-21, last Wednesday. Mikey VanGorden led Tahoe with 13 points, followed by Daniel McCollough with nine, Eric Domingo had six and Kyle Churchill and Eric Pacheco each delivered with four. Daniel Tinlin had three and Alex Urreaga put in two. Bryan Finkel had five assists.
In the other game, Tahoe dropped a closely contested game with Carson Valley Middle School, 33-30. The game was close throughout, with CVMS opening up a seven-point lead with just under 2 minutes to play. Tahoe made a valiant comeback, closing to within three points with a last-second 3-pointer just falling short.
Tahoe was led by Churchill with 12 points, followed by VanGorden with seven. Domingo had six, while Daniel McCullough had five. Eric Pacheco had a very strong rebounding game.
Tahoe continues this week with a home game against Eagle Valley on Tuesday and traveling to Carson Valley Middle School on Friday.
Tahoe creates a Nightmare for rest of Pacifica Tournament
The Tahoe Nightmare girls under-10 team took first place in the Eighth Annual Fog Cup Classic in Pacifica, Calif.
The team had only four practices together before entering their first tournament.
The championship game of the Fog Cup went to double shootout before the Nightmare prevailed 1-0.
The team is coached by George McKool and Larry Brown and features Sadie Brown, Morgan Cook, Cassidy Berg, Sara Burks, Nina Thompson, Tierney McKool, Sara Burrell, Ashley Boulet, Danyelle Heidt, Mariel Donovan, Kylie Noll, and Shelby Gilmore.
Tigers pounce on competition in Pacifica
Los Tigres de Tahoe showed they only needed one practice together to win a tournament. The under-14 boys team cruised a first-place finish at the eighth annual Fog Cup in Pacifica.
Lost Tigres had to beat the Concord Strikers twice to win the crown, but did it in stunning fashion, beating the team from the Bay Area 2-0.
The defense only gave up two goals the whole tournament, and had three shutouts in four games.
Only once can a Thunderbolt can stop an Avalanche
The under-12 boys club soccer team, the Tahoe Avalanche, finished in second place in the Division VI Championship game. The team played a head’s-up game, only losing in the final seconds of play by the score of 1-0 to the Orangevale Thunderbolts.
However, the team has not conceded and will face the challengers again, continuing for the state title in the Association Cup held the first weekend in January in Morgan Hill, Calif.
The Avalanche will compete with 31 other teams from various California Districts for the state title.
By the end of the weekend, only four teams will move forward to play at Cherry Island in Sacramento for the State Cup Consolation and Championship.
Tahoe gymnasts open some eyes in Reno
Tahoe Gymnastics traveled to High Sierra gymnastics in Reno to compete in the Eye Opener Invitational on Dec. 9 and 10.
The girls teams competed on Saturday and had a very successful day. Alyssa Mesechor competed in level V and placed first on balance beam and sixth in all-around. Cierra Xavier competed in level V, taking third on vault and fourth in all-around. Xavier earned an USA Gymnastics passing score of 31.75.
Tess Braun competed in level VI and took gold on bars, second place on floor and third place in all-around.
Joanie Anderson competed in level VI for the 11-and-over age group and placed first in every event and won the all-around, giving her five gold medals. Anderson also earned an USA Gymnastics passing score of 32.30.
The boys competed on Sunday and fared equally as well as the girls.
Robert “Bo” Davenport competed in class V and won floor and ring, placing second on parallel bars, third on pommel horse and vault and third in the all-around.
Ricky Braun completed in his first class VI meet and won vault with the highest score at the meet with a 9.6. He also placed second on rings and floor, third on parallel bars and third in all-around.
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