Girls’ Golf: Wurster wins third league tournament |

Girls’ Golf: Wurster wins third league tournament

STATELINE – Even though Bethany Wurster represents Douglas High School and Alexis Holmes plays for South Tahoe High, they are more like golf teammates. As good “teammates” do, Wurster and Holmes root for one aonother and inspire each other. For two of the top golfers in the Sierra Division, and the state for that matter, a friendship has formed out of competition. “It will fuel you to strive for something better. You just want to beat them. You love them, but you want to beat them at the same time,” Wurster said Tuesday afternoon following a 3-over-par round of 75 that topped the Sierra Division event at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. “It’s kind of like, ‘Oh, I hope you do well, but I hope I do better.’” Wurster, who birdied six holes, finished seven strokes ahead of Holmes, who came in third with an 82. The last of Wurster’s birdies on No. 18 cost Holmes a dinner. “Once I get my scoring figured out, it’s going to be fun,” said Holmes, who believes mismanagement of her game at times prevents her from scoring in the 70s. “I’m driving the ball really well, but I’m just hitting bad irons. I overcompenstate sometimes when I shouldn’t, so I’m 20 yards long, and it’s very difficult to two-putt from there. “Hopefully by zone I’ll get it figured out.” The two friends played Edgewood Tahoe on Sunday in preparation for Tuesday’s round, and Wurster beat Holmes 74-76 by eagling the final hole. Bishop Manogue’s Mackenzie Souers broke up the 1-2 Wurster-Holmes finish by shooting an 80. Alex Phillips, the defending state champion and also playing in the group with Wurster and Holmes, came in fifth with an 85. “It’s the first time all three have played together,” said STHS coach Marsha Butler. “Bethany and Alexis have developed a really good friendship, but they are always real competitive with each other.” Manogue, the defending state champions, were far superior than their division foes on Tuesday, as four Miners scored 90 or better en route to a 339 team total. Damonte Ranch was second with 419 strokes and Galena and Carson tied for third at 422. South Tahoe, which placed third in the previous tournament, finished sixth at 458. The Vikings’ Morgan Murphy shot 109 and Brittany Rumble fired a 118. Team scores 1. Manogue 439, 2. Damonte Ranch 419, 3. Galena 422, 3. Carson 422, 5. Fallon 453, 6. South Tahoe 458, 7. Douglas 467, 8. Wooster 526. Individual scores Manogue: Alex Phillips 85, Maggie Jones 84, Mackenzie Souers 80, Elise Levy 90, Megan Anderson 136, Lexi Robertson 114. Damonte Ranch: Shayla Miller 104, Ashleigh Westover 96, Rachael Schryer 101, Morgan Pisane 118. Galena: Hayley Jensen 100, Skylar Antencio 105, Sydney Atencio 113, Gabi Lucas 109, Rachael Zunino 107, Amanda Parmer 110. Carson: Megan Justice 113, Whitney Nash 102, Elayna Shine 105, Katie Cowperthwaite 110, Lindsay Burroughs 105, Katie Livermore 110. Fallon: Megan Hill 109, Brittyn Tidwell 103, Sarah Frandsen 123, Sara Parsons 118, Ashley Bowers 128, Katie Moore 131. South Tahoe: Alexis Holmes 82, Morgan Murphy 92, Brittany Rumble 118. Douglas: Bethany Wurster 75, Kelsey Endter 118, Megan Welch 151, Bri Burnside 138, Emily Downer 136, Kristen Greenhut 153. Wooster: Alana Crosby 123, Zoie Oberg 116, Karlee Day 130, Samantha Burrows 157.

Mother in custody for absconding with children

A 44-year-old woman, accused of leaving Nevada with her children in violation of a court order, is to appear Wednesday to answer charges. Kathryn Marie Moore, of Topaz Ranch Estates, was extradited to Douglas County from Washington state and jailed on $25,000 bail. She is charged with child concealment or removal after she failed to bring her 5-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son for a court-ordered visitation with their father in November. Moore and the children were found safe in January at a relative's home in Colville, Wash., after a nationwide warrant was issued for child concealment. The children have been returned to their father. On Friday, Moore appeared in custody and asked to be released on her own recognizance. Prosecutor Maria Pence asked that the bail remain "based on the nature of the charges and concern for the safety of others in the community." "I have no prior history. I am not a dangerous person, I am not a danger to my children," Moore said. Perkins told Moore bail was to guarantee her presence in court. "We'll examine bail every time you come to court," Perkins said. "If you post bail, you will be under the supervision of the Department of Alternative Sentencing with electronic monitoring. You will not be able to leave the state without prior permission," he said. Perkins appointed Kris Brown to represent Moore and set her next appearance for Wednesday. He scheduled a preliminary hearing for Feb. 7. According to court documents, Moore was ordered by District Judge Tod Young to bring her children to their father on Nov. 21 for a week's stay, a change in their previous custody status. Moore and her lawyer, Dana Griggs, failed to appear Dec. 6 for a hearing on her request to relocate with the children. Young denied the motion and awarded primary custody of the children to their father. Moore was arrested in Washington after a joint investigation between the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshal's offices in Reno, Oklahoma and Washington. Court records indicate Moore's extradition from Washington cost $2,193.58. She reportedly was granted permission to take the children to Texas last summer, but made a "surreptitious" trip to California before returning to Nevada, according to reports.

Suspect accused of third offense DUI

A 49-year-old Johnson Lane woman with two prior convictions for driving under the influence was arrested Saturday on suspicion of a third offense, a felony. Deputies were called to the Johnson Lane General Store shortly after 8 p.m. on the report of a drunk driver. The officer observed the driver leave the store parking lot, fail to immediately turn on headlights, drive 15 mph in a 25-mph zone, and swerve on the roadway. According to the report, the officer turned on his overhead lights, and said the driver continued on the road for nearly half a mile. He said the motorist, identified as Rebeka Haelsig, said she continued to drive to her home so her car wouldn't be towed. She was held in Douglas County Jail without bail, and appeared Wednesday before East Fork Judge Tom Perkins. "The fact is, your honor, I am relieved I got caught," Haelsig told the judge. "I am glad nobody got hurt," the judge said, advising Haelsig to take advantage of any programs the jail has while she is incarcerated. He set her next hearing for Wednesday with her lawyer, Kris Brown. ■ A 25-year-old Johnson Lane man was sentenced Wednesday to two months in Douglas County Jail for cutting off a court-imposed monitor, and violating terms of a domestic battery protection order. East Fork Justice Tom Perkins ordered Elliot Liebowitz to serve six months in jail, with 120 days suspended, and placed him on two years probation. Liebowitz has been in custody for 30 days. In exchange for his guilty plea to the TPO violation, the state agreed to dismiss a charge for removal of the device, but Liebowitz has to pay restitution. The woman who sought the temporary restraining order accused Liebowitz of battery, and said he was sending her dozen of text messages. He was forbidden to have contact with the victim, and is under the supervision of the Department of Alternative Sentencing upon his release from jail. Perkins urged him to undergo counseling and put the failed relationship with the victim behind him. He must obey the terms of the restraining order. According to court documents, Liebowitz reportedly tested positive for a controlled substance, and was ordered to come in to DAS for a mandatory check. The department was alerted to a strap tamper on Feb. 18, and went to Liebowitz's home. His parents said they found the device on the floor, but the defendant was gone. Liebowitz was not taken into custody until officers were tipped that he was in a vehicle in the Best Buy parking lot on March 13. ■ East Fork Justice Tom Perkins denied a request Wednesday from a 45-year-old Topaz Ranch Estates woman accused of absconding with her children to lower her bail, or release her on her own recognizance. Kathryn Moore is being held in Douglas County Jail on $25,000 bail on a charge of child concealment or removal. She faces the charge after she failed to bring her 5-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son for a court-ordered visitation with their father in November. Moore and the children were found safe in January at a relative's home in Colville, Wash., after a nationwide warrant was issued for child concealment. The children have been returned to their father. She asked Perkins on Wednesday for release on her own recognizance. Moore is set for a preliminary hearing on May 9. She said she had to attend to family matters, and was offered a place to stay in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Out of custody, Moore said she would be better able to assist in her defense. Prosecutor Erik Levin opposed the request. "The whole nature of the charge is concealment of the children. She took off with her kids and had to be extradited back to the state," Levin said. Moore said she was not a flight risk, and had every incentive to stay in the community. "The only purpose of bail is to make sure you come to court," Perkins said. "The bail stands."

‘Poppin’ tags’ earns suspended sentence

A 28-year-old Carson City woman was ordered Wednesday to stay out of Target and repay $772 owed to the store after she and her sister switched price tags. Lorena Cruz-Garcia pleaded guilty to theft, and was sentenced to a 60-day sentence, suspended for one year. Her sister, who was a Target employee, is being adjudicated in juvenile court. According to reports, the 17-year-old said Garcia-Cruz told her which items to mark down. They ranged from clothing and jewelry to yogurt and a Christmas tree along with multiple toys and other food items. The discrepancies were noticed by a review of transactions that revealed what managers said was an excessive amount of price changes more than 50 percent off the regular price. The prices were adjusted over several days in December, according to reports. East Fork Justice Tom Perkins told Cruz-Garcia if she violated the law, or went into Target while on suspended sentence, she faced two months in jail. ■ A hearing is set Feb. 11 in district court to seek the release of funds for an evaluation of a Topaz Ranch Estates woman accused of absconding with her children in violation of a custody order. Attorney Kris Brown requested a conditional waiver of a preliminary hearing for Kathryn Moore, 44. Moore is charged with child concealment or removal after she failed to bring her 5-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son for a court-ordered visitation with their father in November. Moore and the children were found safe in January at a relative's home in Colville, Wash., after a nationwide warrant was issued for child concealment. The children have been returned to their father. On Wednesday, Brown requested the waiver so she could seek funding from district court for a psychological evaluation and risk assessment of her client. Moore is in Douglas County Jail on $25,000 bail. ■ A preliminary hearing for an 81-year-old man accused of murder has been delayed a second time, until March 7. East Fork Justice Tom Perkins agreed to the delay requested by both sides to obtain DNA results prior to the hearing. Originally, Melvin Oneal Norlund was set for preliminary hearing in December. The purpose of the hearing is to determine if the crime occurred and Norlund most likely committed it. It does not determine guilt or innocence. Norlund is in Douglas County Jail on $1 million bail, charged with open murder with use of a deadly weapon. He is accused of shooting 51-year-old Catherine Mary Costanza with a shotgun on Nov. 21, 2013, at his Fish Springs residence. Costanza, of Concord, Calif., was the suspect's caregiver, according to reports. Norlund said the shooting was accidental, that it occurred when they struggled with the shotgun. He reportedly told investigators he "grew tired of arguing" with Costanza and threatened to shoot her dog.

Magazine solicitor held on warrant

A 24-year-old Minnesota man cited for soliciting magazine subscriptions without a permit was held without bail after a records check revealed a nationwide warrant for his arrest for a probation violation on a threats charge. Donell M. Tyson of Rochester, Minn., and a second man were stopped Tuesday afternoon after residents in the Wildhorse and Santa Barbara neighborhoods reported they were going door-to-door for magazine subscriptions. In issuing citations for failing to have traveling merchant permits, deputies discovered that Tyson had an outstanding warrant from Olmsted County, Minn., with nationwide extradition. His companion was released at the scene, but Tyson was taken to Douglas County Jail. He appeared Wednesday before East Fork Justice Tom Perkins who said Tyson could waive extradition and wait for Minnesota officials to pick him up, or fight his return and spend the next few months in jail waiting for official paperwork. Tyson elected to waive extradition. Perkins gave Minnesota officials until July 14 to pick him up. “If they don’t come get you by July 14, I’ll see you July 15, and probably cut you loose,” Perkins said.

Douglas final basketball season statistics

Record: 23-9 overall, 11-3 Sierra League, 8-2 home, 8-1 away, 7-6 neutral Team Statistics Points for: 2,113 Points against: 1,767 3-pointers for: 114 3-pointers against: 121 Free throws for: 383-610 Free throws against: 345-527 Field goals for: 879 Field goals against: 633 Scoring by quarters Douglas 486 509 545 565 8 – 2,113 Opponent 402 413 457 492 3 – 1,767 Individual statistics *Keith Olson 203 71-116 477 *Mike Gransbery 133 49-66 386 *Jeff Nady 92 59-90 248 James McLaughlin 78 28-49 200 *Kevin Emm 74 27-42 194 Joe Nady 76 21-34 177 David Laird 55 46-62 156 *Nate Whalin 27 5-16 59 Jared Trowbridge 10 33-47 55 Ryan McPeek 16 17-32 50 Brandon Bernard 7 12-19 27 Herman Fillmore 4 11-16 19 Ross Bertolone 8 2-12 18 *- Starters 3-pointers Mike Gransbery 72 Kevin Emm 18 James McLaughlin 17 Joe Nady 4 Keith Olson 2 Brandon Bernard 1 Ryan McPeek 1 Fouled out Jeff Nady 4 Joe Nady 4 James McLaughlin 2 Kevin Emm 2 Keith Olson 1 David Laird 1 Nate Whalin 1 Record: 14-17 overall, 8-6 Sierra League, 5-3 home, 5-6 away, 4-7 neutral TEAM Points for: 1,353 Points against: 1,297 INDIVIDUAL SCORING *Jessica Waggoner 370 *Bridget Maestretti 173 Dana Pardee 149 *Taryn Williams 107 (from 12/27) *Dany Heidt 71 *Sarah Hartley 70 Nicole Didero 29 Katie Buffo 20 Allie Hughes 18 Kaela Horse 18 Michelle Richardson 12 Lisa Christen 8 Kristin Wyatt 6 Gina Pfaffenberger 2 * – Starters

2014 Primary Election results

Congress District 2 — Democrat Douglas District *Kristen Spees 540 8,205 Brian Dempsey 563 6,799 Vance Alm 233 3,221 Ed Lee 185 3,163 Governor — Democrat Douglas State * None of these 526 21,718 Bob Goodman 213 17,950 Stephen Frye 252 8,229 John Rutledge 260 6,038 Charlie Chang 100 5,617 Chris Hyepock 131 4,740 Allen Rheinhart 96 3,605 Abduyl Shabazz 260 2,730 Frederick Conquest 35 1,866 Governor — Republican *Brian Sandoval 6,096 105,826 Eddie Hamilton 115 3,758 None of these 198 3,508 William Tarbell 81 1,966 Thomas Tighe 66 1,495 Gary Marinch 39 1,195 Lieutenant Governor — Democrat *Lucy Flores 1,112 52,305 None of these 339 11,508 Harley Kulkin 198 9,366 Lieutenant Governor — Republican *Mark Hutchison 3,953 62,920 Sue Lowden 1,912 42,280 Chris Dyer 359 6,824 None of these 345 5,008 State Controller — Republican Douglas State *Ron Knecht 4,562 56,480 Barry Herr 519 20,815 Cort R. Arlint 440 14,734 None of these 738 15,420 State Assembly District 39 — Republican Douglas District *Jim Wheeler 4,037 5,070 Robin Reedy 2,443 3,012 Sheriff Douglas *Ron Pierini 6,335 David J. Brady 1,888 Michael T. Gyll 911 District Judge Dept. 1 *Tod Young 7,643 District Judge Dept. 2 *Michael Gibbbons 7,817 School Board Area 2 *Robbe Lehmann 7,182 School Board Area 6 *Thomas Moore 7,182 School Board Area 7 *Ross Chichester 7,564

Drunken couch surfer arrested in wrong house

A 28-year-old Gardnerville man was jailed Saturday on charges of home invasion after he was discovered passed out on the couch in a stranger's duplex in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Deputies were called to the 1300 block of Kimmerling shortly after midnight when a woman said she arrived at her parents' residence and discovered the front door was open. She said she walked in and heard snoring. The woman turned on the light, and discovered the suspect, identified as Daniel Carrasco. She said she became frightened, woke her parents, and called 911. When deputies arrived, the suspect was still asleep. The officer placed him handcuffs and woke him up. He said Carrasco appeared intoxicated, and smelled of alcohol. The door to the residence was intact, but the lock and latch were destroyed. The family said they had "no clue" who the suspect was or why he was in their home. According to the report, Carrasco kept asking the deputy why he was under arrest. He is set for a court appearance on June 5 on a felony charge of home invasion, East Fork Judge Tom Perkins appointed Jamie Henry to represent Carrasco. The suspect asked if he could send an apology to the alleged victims, but Perkins advised him to consult his attorney first. If he bails out of jail, Carrasco was ordered to stay away from the family. ■ A 24-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday to destruction of property, admitting he destroyed property and threw bricks in the windows of his former residence. "I lost my temper, sir," Roman Fanter told East Fork Judge Tom Perkins. According to reports, Fanter showed up at the rental on Highway 88 and broke windows and destroyed a dresser, eye glasses, book shelf, jewelry box, mirror, vacuum, clothing blinds and doors. Perkins set sentencing for June 19, In exchange for his guilty plea, the state agreed to charge him with a misdemeanor and recommend 60 days suspended for one year, plus restitution. Perkins released Fanter on his own recognizance and ordered him to stay away from the victims, abstain from drugs and alcohol, and be subject to random search and seizure.

Man jailed in sexual seduction case

A 29-year-old Gardnerville Ranchos man was jailed on $20,000 bail accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Gabriel Adam Miles is charged with two counts of statutory sexual seduction and one count of attempted statutory sexual seduction. The crime is a category C felony because the suspect is over the age of 21 and the victim is under the age of 16. The penalty is 1-5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Miles appeared Wednesday before East Fork Judge Tom Perkins who refused to release Miles on his own recognizance or lower his bail. Miles said he would be able to hire his own lawyer. Perkins set his next court appearance for Dec. 26. The incidents are alleged to have occurred Oct. 12 through Nov. 26 at a residence in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Perkins said if Miles bails out, he is to have no contact with the alleged victim and is under the supervision of the Department of Alternative Sentencing. The alleged victim's father and brother were arrested on Nov. 26 after they reportedly threatened Miles, kicked in the front door and broke a window at his residence after learning of the crime. On Wednesday, Perkins sentenced the father to a suspended 90 days in Douglas County Jail. He pleaded guilty to destruction of property. Perkins forbid him from having contact with Miles, but said he could attend court proceedings involving the suspect. "You got yourself in trouble because you took the law into your own hands," Perkins said. "Stay out of trouble."

Tiger golf takes 4th place

Freshman Michele Nikkels continued her successful rookie season, shooting a 100 to lead the Douglas girls’ golf team to a fourth-place finish at Rosewood Lakes Golf Course Wednesday. Reno’s Alyson Felesina took first overall with a 79 and Melissa Slocumb shot an 81 to take second for the Huskies. Reno won the match as a team, shooting a 442. For Douglas, Sarah Schonian shot a 113 and Kristin Wyatt shot a 114. Jolie Kizer shot a 118, Shelby Louie shot a 129 and Alyssa Matus shot a 131 to round out the Tigers’ afternoon.