The Truckee High wrestling team competed in the Lowry High School Tournament over the weekend. Cole Hodges, wrestling in the 140-pound weight class, went 1-2, Nick Krasensky went 2-2 in the 145-pound weight class and Steve Whitten, in the 189-pound weight class, went 2-2.
“This tournament was by far our toughest tournament thus far,” Truckee head coach Ron Curtis said.
Not helping a Wolverines squad already sparse with numbers was losing junior Tim Curtis (9-0), who injured his knee earlier in the week in practice. The result of an MRI has yet to be diagnosed.
“We hope it is not a season ending (injury),” Ron Curtis said. “He has been wrestling well and his focus so far this year has been great. It’s unfortunate because he probably would have been seeded No. 1 in his respective weight at the Winnemucca Tournament. He placed third there last year.”-
Whitten wrestled well at the tournament, his coach said, and came within one win of placing.
“He just needs to be more consistent,” Ron Curtis said. “He will start off a match doing well and then makes a mistake that costs him. But the season is still early. We’ll work on those issues.”
The Truckee High boys basketball team went 2-2 in four games since last Wednesday, beating North Tahoe and Wooster and losing to Spring Creek and Lowry.
At North Tahoe last Wednesday, the Wolverines narrowly escaped with a 54-52 win in a back-and-forth battle that Truckee head coach Keith Crawford said reminded him of a heavyweight boxing match. “I give credit to coach (Dave) Hansen over there,” Crawford said. “I think we were the better team, but they played with a lot of energy and played us tough.”
Truckee guard Jason Chapman led the Wolverines with 30 points and 10 rebounds and Brandon Peterson had eight points, all in the fourth quarter, Crawford said.
The Wolverines lost 43-31 to Spring Creek last Friday. Crawford said the game was one of the most physical he has ever seen and that the Truckee basket seemed like it had a lid on it. Making things more difficult for Truckee, Crawford said, was the fact that the team was outrebounded badly by the Spartans, and was outscored 16-5 in the second quarter. Chapman led Truckee with 10 points.
The Wolverines were beaten 60-51 by Lowry Saturday in what Crawford called a “tough offensive night.” Like in the Spring Creek game the day before, he said, a lack of rebounding hurt the team. Chapman had 15 points, Peterson 12 points and junior Cory Hoehn eight points.
Truckee bounced back to beat Wooster 65-38 Monday. Peterson led the team with 16 points while Chapman added 14.
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