Sarabia, Holman named top athletes
Emmanuel Sarabia of Truckee High and Eric Holman of North Tahoe are the Sierra Suns Athletes of the Week from Sept. 4-9. Sarabia, a junior midfielder/defender on the Truckee High boys soccer team, led the Wolverines with two goals both unassisted against visiting Sparks on Sept. 5.Right now he is one of the reasons we are off to a great start, said Truckee head coach Hernan Valdivia, whose team is 2-0 in the Northern 3A and 7-0 overall. When hes out of the game, our team feels it. I expect a lot from him this season.Sarabia was named first-team all-league and second-team all-state a year ago as a sophomore, and should be a lock for additional honors this season if he continues his solid play. Eric Holman takes this weeks honors for North Tahoe. Holman, a soccer player who is the focal point of North Tahoes midfield, scored the only goal in the Lakers 0-0 tie with Nevada Union last Friday albeit the score was called back. The game was a battle and remained scoreless through the first half. With about 10 or 15 minutes left in the game, Holman converted a direct free kick, neatly bending the ball up and over the wall and into the far post. The goal was scratched, however, reportedly due to some physical infractions in the wall. Look for Holman in the middle of the park this season, moving the ball through the middle of the park. The Sierra Sun will be naming one Athlete of the Week from Truckee High and one from North Tahoe High in the Sports & Outdoors section every Tuesday. Coaches, please submit a name of an athlete with details about his or her performance from the previous week. Truckee coaches can send their nominees to firstname.lastname@example.org. North Tahoe coaches can send theirs to email@example.com.
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As seniors from North Tahoe collected diplomas this week, a group of Lakers continued another local tradition — capturing first place at the boys’ regional golf championship.