The Truckee High golf team won the Northern 3A title at Old Greenwood in Truckee on Thursday for the second time in two years. The victory also marked the sixth consecutive win to end the 2005 season.
The top three teams from the Northern League based on regular-season standings ” Truckee, Lowry and Dayton ” and the top two teams from the Southern League ” Virgin Valley and Boulder City ” advance to the state championship tournament at Dayton Valley Golf Club Tuesday and Wednesday. The tournament is scheduled for two (18 hole) rounds.
On Thursday, Kaya Lampe continued his No. 1 team ranking by shooting a 76. Wes Hollabaugh and Greg Shove each shot 78, Tommy Kokenge 80, Ian Casey 81 and Nathan Wrenn 86.
“We’re positioned right where we want to be going into Tuesday’s State Championship at Dayton,” Truckee coach Jeff Froelich said. “The team knows what they need to do to win: relax, play the same game they’ve been playing all year, and think one shot at a time.”
Froelich said he appreciates the access his team was granted to play at Old Greenwood this year.
“We want to thank again Tahoe Mountain Resorts and East West Partners for allowing the Truckee High School mens and womens golf teams to play and practice at Old Greenwood as our home course,” Froelich said.
The Truckee High swim team competed in the Northern Regional Finals in Carson City Friday and Saturday for the final meet of the season.
Wolverines coach Carey Parlette said she took more swimmers to the zone meet than ever before, with 16 qualifiers. Of the 16, six made it to the finals on Saturday by placing in the top 16. In the finals, only the top three qualifiers go to the State Meet.
Although none qualified for State, coach Parlette is pleased with the way the season ended.
“I’m pretty happy with the results,” Parlette said, “considering most of the swimmers on our team, except for Mary Silvas who trains year-round with Reno Aquatics, are not year-round swimmers and only dedicate three months to swim training. Many of these swimmers compete in nordic skiing or play football, as well. Overall, we had a great season.”
Arek O’Connell placed sixth overall in the 50 meter freestyle (23.74) and ninth in 100 free (53.59).
The girls relays got 10th in the 200 meter medley (Kat Altieri, Alex Prodaniuk, Erika Cornell and Angela Raso) and 11th in the 400 free relay (Kat Altieri, Mary Silvas, Haley Howell, Alex Prodaniuk).
Kat Altieri placed 11th in the 200 free (2:10.16), which was a personal best. Erika Cornell placed 12th in the 200 free (2:11.66).
Colin Shane placed 13th in 200 free (2:10.17). Blake Heckendorn placed 14th in 200 individual medley (2:36.37), which was a personal best.
Erika Cornell placed 12th in 100 fly (1:10.15), although she did a 1:07.6 in prelims but was sick at Finals.
Mary Silvas got 15th in the 500 free (6:12.22), which was her best time.
Blake Heckendorn was 13th in 500 free (6:02.59), his best time.
The boys 200 medley relay team (Colin Shane, Michael Lawrence, Taylor Morfitt, Arek O’Conell) placed 11th (2:00.74), and the 200 free relay team (Colin Shane, Tony Krasinsky, Taylor Morfitt, Arek O’Connell) placed 10th in 1:45.99.
The 400 free relay (Taylor Morfitt, Blake Heckendorn, Bradley Cabral, Tony Krasinsky) finished in 4:20.26.
After doing well at the divisional meet in Lowry on Friday, the Truckee High track and field team is preparing for the state championships
See Friday’s Sierra Sun for full results from the divisional meet.