Spring sports heating up
The Truckee High golf team opened the season Saturday by winning the 17th annual “icebreaker” tournament at Hawthorne, Nev., for the second consecutive year.
“It was a great beginning to a season for a group of guys with great expectations,” coach Jeff Froelich said. “It’s a good first step toward our goal of returning to the state championships.”
The Wolverines ” last year’s Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA) 3A Northern Division champions and third best team in the state ” shot a tournament record 389.
Wes Hollabaugh dominated the field by shooting 71, three over par. Nathan Wrenn finished tied for second by shooting 75, and Greg Shove was good enough for fifth by posting a 78. Ian Casey finished at 81 and Tom Kokenge at 84.
The Truckee High varsity softball team played four games in the Yerington Tournament over the weekend.
The team managed 13 runs in the four games on 14 hits, while allowing nine runs on 10 hits.
Kathleen Lee pitched eight innings, allowed six runs ” two earned ” and picked up her first win of the season. Kaley White pitched three innings, gave up one unearned run and struck out four batters. She also picked up a win and a loss.
Julie Rohrback led the way on offense, going three for six with two doubles and two RBI. Courtney Prouty went two for four at the plate, Logan White went two for six and Kristyn Sarcia two for eight. Also getting hits were Jenny Geresy, Kaley White, Alycia Smith, Dani Turner and Katie Geresy.
The Truckee High varsity baseball team won two games and lost three over the weekend in the Carson City Tournament, where they took on several larger schools, such as Tamalpais High (Marin County), Carson and Damonte Ranch.
The victories came against Spring Creek and Dayton.
The Wolverines on Tuesday lost 8-7 to Colfax. Coach Mike Ellis said that Kevin Embertson pitched well and would have won the game had it not been for the five errors committed behind him, and seven unearned runs.
“Kevin took the hill and took charge,” Ellis said. “I was real proud of him.”
During the tournament, and the Colfax game, the Wolverines’ pitching was solid, Ellis said, as was the team’s hitting. But they struggled defensively, allowing a multitude of unearned runs.
“We’re going to work on defense all day in practice,” Ellis said.
On offense over the course of the six games, nearly every player picked up a hit.
Ben Tonon connected for a home run and three singles, Jimmy Williams smacked six singles and Joe Lipnoski had a single and a double.
Buck Claesson has been “tearing it up,” Ellis said, as he had seven singles and a double. Paul Tierney had four singles, Jeff Hanson had a single and a double, John Hooper had two singles and two doubles, Matt Aboumrad had two singles and a double and Scott Decker picked up two RBI on one single.
Sophomore Andrew Mazzini hit a single and double, Morgan Harvey picked up one single and Mike Lopez had two singles.
Kevin Flynn dislocated his shoulder sliding headfirst into second base, Ellis said, and he should be out for a few weeks.
Today at Lowry is the Wolverines’ first league game.
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Students from North Tahoe and Truckee recently made the trip to Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley to compete in the annual Kays Ostrom Invitational.