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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.

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

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.

Reed rallies to tie Douglas boys’ soccer team 3-3

Douglas High’s boys’ soccer team yielded two goals in the final seven minutes, and ended up tying Reed 3-3 in a nonleague soccer match Wednesday night in Sparks. The loss dropped Douglas to 1-2-1 overall. The Tigers played Lowry Saturday at 2 p.m. in Winnemucca. Results were unavailable at press time. “Overall we played well,” said DHS coach Phil Sheridan. “They got up early and we came back with three goals. We didn’t mark well in the midfield in the second half. Our conditioning broke down late in the game. “We were able to control the ball. I’d say 60 percent of the time. All of their shots came from 25 or 30 yards out, unfortunately they scored on a couple of those at the end.” Reed tok a 1-0 lead in the first two minutes of the game, but Douglas stormed back on goals by Chase Cohee, Justin Norville and Iani Dunbar to take a 3-1 lead at the intermission. Sheridan praised the play of defenders Kyle Carney, Jeff Spencer and Justin Dunkelberg. Golfers finish ninth Douglas High’s girls’ golf team placed ninth at the second 4A tournament of the season Tuesday afternoon at Wildcreek Golf Club in Reno. The Tigers shot 575, well behind Galena’s total of 476. Reed (508), South Tahoe (525), Reno (533), McQueen (536), Spanish Springs (542), North Valleys 554 and Elko (565) finished in the top eight slots. Julie Gingrich led the Tigers with a 103 followed by Katrina Colyer at 113, Jessie Kizer 116, Amanda Essary 117 and Meghan Burke 126. After two rounds, Douglas is tied for eighth place with Spanish Springs, both with 13 points. The top eight teams advance to regional playoffs. The golf team returns to action Thursday at 1 p.m. at Eagle Valley Golf Course in Carson City. Raiders boosters meet The Carson City Raiders Booster Club will hold an open house and barbecue from noon-4 p.m. today at Joe Bob’s Hot Springs Roadhouse, 1510 Hot Springs Road. Special guest will be former Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Otis Sistrunk, who played with the team from 1972-79. Sistrunk, as well as booster club members will be on hand to greet the public and discuss the purpose of the booster club and benefits of membership. A live auction will be held at 3 p.m. The main item is an autographed football by several Raider Hall-of-Famers. A drawing will also be held. Tickets are $1 each or 6/$5. Tickets for the annual Super Bowl prize, an autographed, framed picture box of Dave Casper and Kenny Stabler with mini-helmets, are available for $1 each. Winner need not be present to win. A fund-raiser for Jack Tatum will also be held Sunday. Tatum recently had his lower right leg removed due to complications of diabetes. The club will send a portion of Sunday’s proceeds to Tatum. The Oakland Raiders will play their first regular season game at 5:30 p.m. Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Sistrunk will stay to watch the game with club members, which will be televised at Joe Bob’s, the current location where the booster club holds meetings and watches games. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call Leni or Chuck Manning, 267-1039.

Douglas DA drops charges in Carson case

Murder solicitation charges have been dropped against a former state worker. Todd Robben will be released from Carson City Jail, Douglas County District Attorney Mark Jackson announced on Thursday. Robben has been in jail since last summer after he was arrested for allegedly trying to intimidate Carson Justice of the Peace John Tatro. Jackson dropped that charge in March. In January, he was charged with attempting to solicit someone to kill Tatro. "Based upon a full and complete review of all the evidence and the existing constitutional, statutory and case law, I filed a notice of dismissal today in the Carson Township Justice Court," Jackson said. "I met with Judge Tatro and informed him of my review of the case prior to filing the dismissal." Robben is battling what he sees as unfair treatment first by the Nevada Department of Taxation, where he once worked, and then by the criminal justice system. He was fired from his position by taxation officials and lost at all levels in his attempt to appeal that termination. He has been convicted of disorderly conduct stemming from his attempt — he says — to serve a subpoena for a friend on then-director of Nevada Department of Transporation, Susan Martinovich. Jackson was appointed special prosecutor after a ruling that the Carson City prosecutor's office had a conflict in handling the case. Reno Justice of the Peace Harold Albright was assigned to the case to eliminate the conflict in having the case heard by a Carson justice of the peace.

Golf: Tigers take 4th, Wurster 2nd

It’s becoming nearly old hat for the Douglas High girls’ golf team. Another league tournament, another solid fourth–place. The Tigers (406) came in just 15 strokes behind third-place Galena (391) while Carson best Manogue for the team win at Arrowcreek in Reno. “The kids played well,” Douglas coach Steve Gustafson said. “They all shot their season averages, which was tough to do. Arrowcreek was probably the toughest course we’ve seen this season. “It generally plays 5 to 10 strokes tougher for most players. Scores should have gone up, but they didn’t.” Bethany Wurster took second place with a 77 to Manogue’s Maggie Jones, who shot a 76. “Unfortunately, Bethany had a struggle on the third hole,” Gustafson said. “She carded a nine after hitting her tee shot into the sagebrush. She made a quick recovery, shooting even par the rest of her round. Tawnie Wentz shot a 103 for Douglas, Molly Jordan came in at 111, Emily Gosselin shot a 115, Megan Welch finished at 122 and Maddy Emery shot a 131.

Justice of the Peace – Kelly Chase

Place of residence: Minden Occupation: Attorney and Counselor at Law Nevada State Bar 1983; State Bar of California 1984. Age: 54 Contact information: Committee to Elect Kelly Chase P.O. Box 2800 Minden, NV 89423 782-2829 Incumbency: Candidate for office Education: LL.M., Master of Laws, Business and Taxation (June 1984); Juris Doctorate (June 1983) McGeorge School of Law; Sacramento Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (June 1974) University of Nevada, Reno; Reno, Nevada. Record of service: Attorney (23 years) – Litigation and business advice (Douglas County 15 years); Judge Pro Tempore Ð Tahoe Justice Court (2004); Nevada Court Arbitrator (1998) Nevada Supreme Court and State Courts (1983); California State Courts (1984); United States District Courts Ð District of Nevada (1983) and Central and Eastern Districts of California (1986). Appellate Cases: Sustainable Growth Initiative Committee v. Jumpers, LLC; Douglas County, et al.,122 Nev. Adv. Op. 7, 128 P.3d 452; (2006); Parodi v. Budetti, 115 Nev. 236, 984 P.2d 172 (1999); Douglas County Contractor’s Association et al. v. Douglas County, 112 Nev. 1452, 929 P.2d 253 (1996); Serpa v. County of Washoe, 111 Nev. 1081, 901 P.2d 690 (1995); Jackson v. Nash, 109 Nev. 1202, 866 P.2d 262 (1993); Integrity Ins. Co. vs. Martin 105 Nev. 16, 769 P.2d 69 (1989); Stockton Kenworth, Inc. vs. Mentzer Detroit Diesel, Inc., 101 Nev. 400, 705 P.2d 145 (1985). Platform: For the first time in 12 years, the voters have a choice for the Judge of the East Fork Justice Court. I hope you will take the time to investigate both candidates for this important judicial office. I have lived and worked in Douglas County for over 15 years. I was raised in Tonopah and started working at 13 in my parents’ business. Although I went to law school to learn how to be a trial attorney, I left with a profound respect for our Constitution. This country is unique, and an independent and impartial judiciary is fundamental to our liberty. My experience as a trial and appellate attorney has proven to me that our justice system works best when a judge follows the law and applies it in a fair manner. I have been tested by a lot of judges, convinced juries to favor my clients, and had to deal with the consequences of judgments. I know what makes a good judge. Legal analysis of cases has been my profession for almost thirty years. I understand the strengths and weaknesses of a case and I will give due consideration to both sides of all arguments. I have not been involved with prosecutors, defense attorneys, or any sheriff’s department, and I will be objective and fair in every case without favoritism or bias. Everyone in court will be treated with the proper respect, but will be held accountable for their actions. I intend to make the “people’s court” more user friendly for civil cases, a part of the court that is underutilized. I don’t believe the court’s primary function is to make money for the County’s general fund, and I will promote more community service programs as sentencing options, and rehabilitation opportunities for those who have not been arrested. Another difference is I believe it is inappropriate for a judge to speak anything but English while conducting court. The court record is required to be in English and court proceedings are open to the public. The words of the judge should not have to be translated. It creates ambiguity, decreases transparency, and costs more money. There are many differences between me and my opponent. I urge you to talk to anyone who is familiar with the quality of my work and advocacy before the courts. I am confident you will discover the best choice for Justice of the Peace is to vote for me, Kelly Chase.

Golf: Wurster wins third regional title in four years

SPARKS – It was a huge day for Carson Valley golfers Tuesday afternoon at the NIAA 4A Regional Golf Championships at Red Hawk. Carson High’s girls golf team reached the state tournament for the first time in coach Terry Gingell’s eight-year tenure as head coach, and Douglas High’s Bethany Wurster won the 4A regional individual title for the third time in four years. Spanish Springs won the team title with a 36-hole total of 684, including a 338 on Tuesday. Carson was next with a 714, which included a 360 after an opening-round 354. Bishop Manogue was third at 726. Wurster won the individual title with a 151, five shots better than Tess Jones of Spanish Springs. McQueen’s Kelsey Roberts was third with a 159. “Bethany kept her focus and was able to pull off her third regional title,” Douglas coach Steve Gustafson said. “She struggled a bit the second day. There were some tough pin placements, a little wind, and the pressure from Tess Jones. “At one point, they were dead even. Bethany carded a birdie on sixteen, which gave her the motivation needed to finish strong.” Douglas finished fifth as a team (763) behind Reno. “As a team, they played better than any coach could ask,” Gustafson said. “We were not the strongest team in the field, but the kids shot their season bests. “Fifth place was quite an accomplishment for this team. We didn’t have a lot of experienced players, besides Bethany, most of our girls started playing within the past year.” Tawnie Wentz took 16th (95-91-186), Molly Jordan was 37th (107-106-213), Emily Gosselin was 39th (105-110-215), Megan Welch was 41st (113-108-221) and Devyn Hotho was 47th (119-113-232) for Douglas.

Wrestling: Douglas season statistics through Jan. 6

Record: 12-2 overall, 3-1 Sierra League, 2-0 home, 2-2 away, 8-0 neutral INDIVIDUAL SIERRA LEAGUE RECORDS Wesley Peterson 0-1 Jordan Hintze 1-2, 1 pin Garrett Hekhuis 3-1 Ryan Olsen 2-2, 1 pin Nico Barker 3-1, 1 pin Cody Spates 3-1, 3 pins Justin Freeman 2-1, 1 pin Joe Ramos 1-2, 1 pin Devin Barker 4-0, 4 pins Ryan Pruitt 3-0, 2 pins Ortega 0-1 DeCee Simpson 2-1, 1 pin Tony Ferris 3-1, 2 pins Sean Molina 3-1, 2 pins Robbie Palmer 0-1 Jake Williams 2-0, 1 pin Steven Anderson 0-1 Adam Campbell 0-1 MATCH-BY-MATCH STATISTICS Nov. 29: CARSON 50, DOUGLAS 18 at Carson 103 pounds: Schlager (C) d. Hintze 10-1; 112: Craugh (D) d. Hechuis 9-6; 119: T. Banko (C) d. Ryan Olsen 12-0; 125: Halverson (C) d. Do. Barker 6-2; 130: Bozin (C) p. Spates 1:13; 135; K. Banko p. Freeman 3:51; 140: Carmazzi (C) d. Ramos 9-3; 145: De. Barker (D) p. Allen 2:42; 152: Pruitt (D) p. Jolcover 1:13; 160: Azzam (C) p. Ortega 1:29; 171: Lamborn (C) p. Simpson 1:09; 189: Ferris (D) p. Remer :36; 215: Truesdell (C) d. Molina 4-0; 275: Simpson (C) p. Palmer 2:56. Dec. 2: CAPITAL CITY DUALS at Carson Douglas 62, Fallon 18 Douglas 51, North Valleys 26 Douglas 59, Reno 21 Douglas 59, Spanish Springs 15 Carson 45, Douglas 27 Dec. 6: No. 2 DOUGLAS 41, No. 3 DAMONTE RANCH 32 at Douglas 103: Garrett (DR) pin Hintze, 3:08. 112: Hekhuis (D) tech. fall over DR, 17-1. 119: Jordan O’Neill (DR) def. Olsen 11-3. 125: Nico Barker (D) wins by forfeit. 130: Spates (D)pin DR 3:20. 135: Freeman (D) wins by forfeit. 140: DR. maj. dec. Ramos 12-3. 145: Devin Barker pin DR, 1:25. 152: Pruitt (D) def. Frank 11-9. 160: DR pins Ceglia. 171: Ferris (D) pin 1:56. 189: Molina (D) def. DR 13-6. 215: Damonte Ranch wins by Forfeit. HVY: Travis Moon, Damonte Ranch wins by forfeit. Dec. 8-9: NATUMAS CITY DUALS (5 wins, 0 losses, 32-team tournament) Outstanding wrestler: Heavyweights: Tony Ferris. Lightweights: Nico Barker. DOUGLAS 69, BEAR CREEK 12 DOUGLAS 62, LINHURST 16 DOUGLAS 43, NEWARK 24 DOUGLAS 47, GOLDEN VALLEY 24 DOUGLAS 38, NATUMAS 33 Dec. 13: No. 1 DOUGLAS 63, No. 9 NORTH VALLEYS 12 at North Valleys Pins: Devin Barker, Ryan Pruitt, DeCee Simpson, Sean Molina, Jordan Hintze, Nico Barker, Cody Spates, Justin Freeman. Wins, Tony Ferris, Jake Williams, Ryan Olsen, Hekhuis. Dec. 16: LOWRY INVITATIONAL Team: Douglas 3rd in 30-team tournament, first in Nevada (204.5) Individuals: 112: 1. Hekhuis. 189: 1. Molina. 152: 2. Pruitt. 125: 3. Nico Barker. 140: 3. Devin Barker. 145: 4. Ceglia. 119: 4. Olsen. 119: 5. Wynar. Dec. 20: No. 1 DOUGLAS 57, SOUTH TAHOE 15 at Douglas 103: Slater d. Peterson (d) 5-4. 112:Hekhuis wins by forfeit. 119: Olsen pins Lopez 4:59. 125: N. Barker wins by forfeit. 130: Spates ins 1:11. 135: Ramos pins Hubbell 1:23. 140: D. Barker pins 3:36. 145: Ceglia wins by forfeit. 152: Perko (S) d. Campbell 7-0. 160: Williams d. Barton 11-6. 171: Simpson wins by forfeit. 189: Wallace (S) d. Ferris 5-1. 215: Molina pins 2:30. HVY: ST pins Anderson. Dec. 28-29: SIERRA NEVADA CLASSIC at Reno Douglas takes 48th as a team out of 89 teams. Jan. 6: CARSON VALLEY LIONS CLUB INVITATIONAL Douglas takes 1st as a team with 215, Carson 2nd, Fallon 5th Champions: 119: Ryan Olsen. 152: Ryan Pruitt. 171: Tony Ferris. 189: Sean Molina. Runners-up: 103: Wesley Peterson, 112: Garrett Hekhuis. 3rd places: 125: Nico Barker, 140: Devin Barker 4th places: 130: Cody Spates, 145: Nick Ceglia, 160: Jake Williams

R-C Sports Today: Douglas wrestling takes 2nd at 4A Regionals

Everyone expected it to be close and the four top teams in the region proved the crowd right Saturday as the Carson Senators held on to claim the team regional championship. There had been much speculation as to who would pull out on top, but Carson took two individual championships (Kyle Banko, 130 pounds and Travis Lamborn, 160 pounds) and qualified seven individuals for the state championships. Douglas was right on Carson’s heels, taking second with 175.5 points. Tony Ferris (171 pounds) and Sean Molina (189) emerged as regional champions. It was the first trip to the top of the podium for each. Ferris defeated Damonte Ranch’s Micah Chalk 12-9 to take the title and Molina upset South Tahoe’s Miles Wallace 8-7 for his title. The Tigers had six total individuals qualify for state with Jake Williams, Ryan Pruitt and Devin Barker each taking silver medals and Garrett Hekhuis taking third in the 112-pound division. Damonte Ranch came in third as a team with 172.5 points and Fallon followed in fourth with 144. The Nevada State 4A Championships are this weekend at Spanish Springs High School. The Coleville girls regained sole possession of first place in the Western 1A League over the weekend with wins over Gerlach and Pyramid Lake. Coleville picked up a 35-26 win over Gerlach Friday night getting 13 points each fron Amara Rowley and Kimberly Torley. The Lady Wolves closed out their home season Saturday with a 59-42 win over Pyramid Lake. Rowley had 23 points and 12 rebounds in that matchup while Torley had 16 points. Through Feb. 3 Record: 19-7 overall, 9-2 Sierra League, 8-1 home, 5-1 away, 6-5 neutral TEAM STATISTICS Points for: 1,702 Points against: 1,428 3-pointers for: 88 3-pointers against: 95 Free throws for: 309-490 Free throws against: 279-424 Field goals for: 630 Field goals against: 513 Scoring by quarters Douglas 387 406 431 478 – 1,702 Opponent 342 342 350 394 – 1,428 INDIVIDUAL SCORING *Keith Olson 169 64-107 402 *Mike Gransbery 117 46-61 339 *Jeff Nady 77 50-78 209 James McLaughlin 63 21-35 161 Joe Nady 59 20-28 142 *Kevin Emm 52 19-31 133 David Laird 41 31-43 113 *Nate Whalin 22 3-9 47 Jared Trowbridge 8 22-33 40 Ryan McPeek 8 12-21 28 Brandon Bernard 7 12-16 27 Ross Bertolone 8 2-12 18 Herman Fillmore 2 7-10 11 *- Starters 3-POINTERS Mike Gransbery 58 James McLaughlin 15 Kevin Emm 9 Joe Nady 4 Brandon Bernard 1 Keith Olson 2 FOULED OUT Jeff Nady 4 Joe Nady 3 James McLaughlin 2 Keith Olson 1 Kevin Emm 1 David Laird 1 Nate Whalin 1 Through Feb. 3 Record: 12-15 overall, 6-5 Sierra League, 5-2 home, 3-5 away, 4-7 neutral TEAM STATISTICS Points for: 1,172 Points against: 1,122 INDIVIDUAL SCORING Jessica Waggoner 313 Bridget Maestretti 147 Dana Pardee 131 Taryn Williams 101 (from 12/27) Dany Heidt 55 Sarah Hartley 51 Nicole Didero 29 Allie Hughes 18 Katie Buffo 14 Kaela Horse 8 Lisa Christen 8 Michelle Richardson 4 Gina Pfaffenberger 2