North Tahoe prep roundup: Cross-country teams claim region titles
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The North Tahoe boys and girls cross-country teams each captured first place at the NIAA Northern Region Championships on Friday at Shadow Mountain Sports Complex in Sparks.
For the Lady Lakers, Quinn Lehmkuhl clocked in a time of 21 minutes to claim the individual title and pace North Tahoe to victory with 17 points.
Following Lehmkuhl’s lead, four other Lakers placed in the top 10: Elan Lindsey in fourth (22:12), Ana Yamauchi in fifth (22:16), Ella Carr in seventh (22:48) and Jillian Ferre in ninth (22:55).
Sierra Lutheran finished second with 43 points, followed by Wells in third at 73.
On the boys side, JC Schoonmaker’s runner-up time of 18:29 steered the Lakers to the title with 37 points.
Adding top-10 finishes for the Lakers were Tobin Johnson in sixth (19:39), Alex Whitham in seventh (19:51) and Corey Joslin in eighth (20:01).
Jacob Gramanz took 14th (20:27) to round out North Tahoe’s scoring.
Sierra Lutheran finished second with 53 points, followed by Whittell in third at 105.
Girls soccer: Lady Lakers fall to Vikings, Wolverines
The North Tahoe girls soccer team was shut out by South Tahoe 3-0 in a 3A Northern League contest Saturday in Tahoe City.
On Thursday, Maile Markham’s goal wasn’t enough for the Lady Lakers in a 2-1 league loss to Truckee in Tahoe City.
The two teams were tied at 1-1 at halftime before Truckee pulled ahead on Ava Seelenfreund’s proven game-winning goal. The score was Seelenfreund’s second of the game.
North Tahoe (9-9-2, 7-7-2) will face Whittell (12-1-2, 6-0-1) in the first round of the NIAA 3A Northern playoffs at 3 p.m. Thursday in Winnemucca.
Boys soccer: Lakers tie Vikings, edged by Wolverines
The North Tahoe boys soccer team couldn’t complete its comeback in a 3-3 tie with South Tahoe in 3A Northern League action Saturday.
The Lakers rallied back from a 3-1 halftime deficit to level the count at 3-3, but were unable to muster a game-winning goal.
On Thursday, the Lakers let their lead slip away in a 3-2 league loss to Truckee at Truckee High School.
North Tahoe led 1-0 at halftime but was outscored 3-1 in the second half.
North Tahoe (10-4-6, 3-3-5) will face West Wendover (10-6-2, 4-1-1) in the first round of the NIAA 3A Northern playoffs at 1 p.m. Thursday in Winnemucca.
Volleyball: North Tahoe topped by Incline
In a back-and-forth affair, the North Tahoe volleyball team came up short, falling to rival Incline 3-2 in a 2A Northern League showdown Thursday in Tahoe City.
The Lady Lakers nabbed the first two sets (25-23 and 25-22), but the Highlanders countered with consecutive set wins (25-11 and 25-22) of their own to force the match to a decisive fifth set. There, Incline kept the momentum, outlasting North Tahoe 15-11.
North Tahoe, which had its Saturday match against Portola canceled, finishes the regular season with a 2-15 overall record.
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