Wolverines wrap-up | SierraSun.com

Wolverines wrap-up

Submitted photoShannon Holt passes the baton to Rachel Hines in the 4X200.

The track team travelled to Fallon last Saturday for the annual Elks Invitational, where 36 of Truckee’s athletes competed in several different events against 1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A schools.

Overall, both the boys and girls teams did well ” especially up against 4A competition ” and had an opportunity to see what they’re up against with 3A teams for the rest of the season. Whitney Brixey, a junior who is in her first season on the track team, said, “I thought it was good competition, going against 4A schools.”

Brixey is proving to be a competitor. After being sick several days before the meet, she still placed sixth overall in the 1600 meter race, with a time of 5:54. She also ran the leadoff leg in the girls 4×800 relay, along with Maisha Goodpaster, Cammile Ganham, and Melanie Lashbrook. They placed fourth overall with a time of 10:58, which was a season best.

When asked about track, Brixey said, “I love it, and I love to run. The people on the team and at the meets are really nice. Track meets are so fun.”

On the boys side, Alfredo Oropeza placed sixth in the shot-put with a throw of 41-feet-3-inches. Jamie Maehler made it to the 200 meter finals and placed sixth in a fast, competitive race with 4A athletes. Maehler also placed sixth overall in the 400, with a personal record of 53.56.

The track team competes this Friday night and Saturday at the Reed Invitational in Sparks.

The varsity softball team split a doubleheader with Fernley Saturday, losing the first game, 9-5, and winning the second, 11-8.

The Wolverines allowed four runs in the first inning of game one by way of three hits and three errors.

Truckee came back and tied the game at four in the second inning. Courtney Prouty and Jenny Geresy walked and advanced to second and third on a wild pitch. Singles by Katie Geresy, Julie Rohrback and Kaley White scored three runs, and another scored on a wild pitch.

Fernley scored a run in the bottom of the second inning on two more Truckee errors to take a 5-4 lead.

The Wolverines scored another run in the sixth inning after Kelly Stephens walked, stole second and scored on Rohrback’s RBI single.

In the bottom of the sixth, Fernley scored four more runs on a walk, an error and three hits. Truckee went down in order in the top of the seventh to end the game.

White pitched the entire game. She allowed seven hits and four earned runs, while walking one batter, hitting two and striking out five.

On offense, the Wolverines managed only five hits. Rohrback was 2-for-4 with a double, White 1-for-4, Dani Turner 1-for-1 and Katie Geresy 1-for-2.

In the second game, the Wolverines got on the board in the first inning after Rohrback singled, Turner walked and Prouty hit an RBI single.

Truckee added three more runs in the third inning on a pair of walks, a double by Alycia Smith, a single by Jenny Geresy and a sacrifice bunt by Stephens.

Truckee scored again in the fourth after a double by White and a single by Prouty. Fernley scored once the same inning on a single, two walks and a hit batter to make the score 5-1.

Fernley had its biggest inning in the fifth, when two walks, a wild pitch and an error led to four runs.

The Wolverines bounced back in the sixth by batting around and scoring another four runs on a double by Turner, a single by Stephens, three walks, a Fernley error and three stolen bases.

Fernley threatened in the bottom of the seventh, scoring two runs on two more Truckee errors and a base hit. But the Wolverines managed to hang on for an 11-8 win.

Kathleen Lee started the game pitching. She threw four innings and gave up four runs ” three earned ” on three hits and five walks. White threw three innings in relief and allowed four runs ” one earned ” three hits and three walks. White’s record, after picking up the win, is 4-2. Lee’s record remains at 2-0.

On offense, the Wolverines had 12 hits. Rohrback was 3-for-4 with two doubles, Smith 2-for-4 with a double and a triple, Prouty 2-for-4, White 1-for-5 with a double, Turner 1-for-2 with a double, Katie Geresy 1-for-3, Jenny Geresy 1-for-5 and Stephens 1-for-3.

Truckee continued its struggle on defense, as the team committed 13 errors in the two games. The Wolverines are 6-2 in league play and 10-4 overall. The next games are Saturday, April 9 against Dayton.

The varsity baseball team lost two games and won one in the Sparks Tournament last Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. McQueen, a 4A high school in Reno, took first in the tournament.

The Wolverines split two games with Fernley on Saturday, losing the first game, 7-4, and winning the second, 11-4.

Kevin Embertson pitched the entire first game. Embertson gave up two earned runs and would have picked up the win if it had not been for three crucial Truckee errors that led to big innings for the Vaqueros, coach Mike Ellis said. Morgan Harvey had all four RBI in that game.

Ben Tonon started the second game on the mound. Tonon pitched five and one-third innings before Jimmy Williams came in for the last inning and two-thirds. The Wolverines’ bats came around in the second game, with Jeff Hansen picking up a couple hits, as well as Paul Tierney, Matt Aboumrad and Scott Decker. And Andrew Mazzini hit a triple.

The team’s defense also picked up in the second game, as only one error was committed. “[Errors] have been the difference in all our losses,” Ellis said. “But I think our guys are starting to come around now. It’s about that time.”

Truckee is 4-3 in league play, and currently sits in third place, with seven league games remaining.

The junior varsity softball team won two games against Fernley Saturday.

The score of the first game was 8-6. Sabra Hight struck out 10 batters, and also hit a double ” and Kristen Sarcia hit a triple.

In the second game, Sarcia pitched a shutout and the Wolverines won 17-0. Annie Duner hit a two-run home run, and Lauren Cowden contributed with a two-RBI single. On defense, Truckee made three double plays, including one to end the game.

The girls’ record is 8-0 in league, and 9-1 overall. The next doubleheader is Saturday, April 9 against Dayton, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The games, which are scheduled to be played in snow-covered Truckee, will likely be held at Don Mello Park in Sparks.

The junior varsity baseball team lost both games Saturday against Fernley, 11-2, and 11-3.

Keven Sahlberg pitched the first game and recorded 10 strikeouts in the losing effort. Tucker Nevin had a pair of singles in that game and Evan Highland had a triple and an RBI.

In the second game, Brendan Driskol had two hits. Greg Pearson, Morgan Walters, Nevin and Highland each had singles.

The Truckee High golf team took first place in Sparks Monday, winning by 27 strokes over second place Lowry.

The Wolverines shot 413, Lowry 440, Spring Creek 472, Dayton 474, Sparks 484, North Tahoe 524, Yerington 525, Fernley 548 and Incline did not finish.

“It’s nice when only 10 seperate your team’s lowest score from their highest score,” Truckee coach Jeff Froelich said. “I think our consistency is starting to pay dividends. I’m happy to see our top four golfers playing well.”

Individually for Truckee, Wes Hollabaugh shot a 78, Kaya Lampe 81, Nathan Wrenn 83, Greg Shove 84, Ian Casey 87 and Tommy Kokenge 88.

Froelich said the experience in South Carolina at the Palmetto High School Golf Championship was a positive one.

“The team has really bonded together as a result of the trip,” he said. “We came back ready to go.”

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