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Ex-coach banned from youth sports

A former soccer coach pleaded no contest Wednesday to a battery charge against a referee, and was banned from coaching youth sports for two years. In addition, East Fork Justice Tom Perkins told Elizabeth Deaton, 30, that she could not attend any youth sports activities for the rest of 2014. Perkins suspended a 90-day Douglas County Jail sentence for two years, but said Deaton's post-game behavior on the soccer field Oct. 12, 2013, was "reprehensible." "Treating other parents, volunteers, coaches like this under any circumstances just models the worst of behavior for children," Perkins said. Although Deaton pleaded "no contest" to the charge, she took responsibility for the incident at Ranchos Aspen Park at the conclusion of a Saturday match between two under age-10 American Youth Soccer Organization teams. The victim testified Wednesday that she was officiating as a volunteer referee, and nullified a goal made by Deaton's team. She said Deaton's team won anyway. "I never saw anybody go from zero to absolute out-of-control in such a short amount of time as she (Deaton) did. She immediately rushed me, shouting (obscenities), saying that I needed glasses," the woman said. "I tried to explain why I made the call. She continued to charge me. I don't want to repeat the swear words. I told her she was ejected from the field. She charged me and struck me," the woman said. The victim said she didn't defend herself because she didn't want to upset the young players and the other children at the park. She twisted away from Deaton, and suffered a ruptured disc. The victim said it took a number of adults to get Deaton under control before deputies arrived. "It affected me emotionally," she said. "I had never been hurt before. Now I am in counseling." She asked Perkins to sentence Deaton to the maximum, and order her to pay restitution toward her medical bills. Deaton's attorney, David Houston, said his client had written apologies to the victim, the children and parents on her team, and the American Youth Soccer Organization board. He said there were differing accounts about the incident, but Deaton accepted responsibility for the victim's out-of-pocket medical bills of more than $2,000. "This situation is totally out of character as concerns my client. She is truly a different person," Houston said. At the time of the battery, Deaton was in the middle of what Houston described as a "very contentious" custody battle and divorce. He said she has remarried and enrolled in anger management counseling. Deaton is the office coordinator at Trinity Lutheran Church and submitted multiple letters from church staff and parishioners attesting to her good character, and expressing shock at the incident. The charge originally was battery on a sports official, a gross misdemeanor, but it was amended to misdemeanor battery. She apologized to the victim in court Wednesday. "I was out-of-line," Deaton said. "It was bad judgment on my part, and I hope you can forgive me." In addition to banning Deaton from coaching for two years, Perkins ordered her to complete 48 hours of community service, and pay restitution. She faced up to six months in prison and a $1,000 fine.

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.

Youth soccer coach accused of punching ref

A Carson Valley American Youth Soccer Organization coach was arrested Saturday on a suspicion of battery after she reportedly struck an official following a match between two teams of under age-10 players. The victim said coach Elizabeth Jean Deaton, 30, struck her in the chest, and used obscenities after the referee made an "off-sides" call at a game at Ranchos Aspen Park at 1 p.m. Saturday. According to reports, the victim said she made the call after a goal was scored, nullifying the goal. After the game was over, Deaton reportedly approached her in an "aggressive manner" and began yelling at her and disputing the call. Parents and children were present, according to the report. The referee said she ordered Deaton to leave and not return. She said she backed away from Deaton, but the suspect reportedly struck her in her chest with her fists. She did not require medical attention. Deputies arrived on the scene after Deaton left. The referee said Deaton has been a problem before with her actions and inappropriate language. She said she has received numerous complaints. The victim said she filed a private party arrest form. While deputies were taking reports, two witnesses came forward and offered to write statements. They corroborated the victim's account, and said another parent tried to break up the altercation. They claimed Deaton tried to engage another parent in a fight, and made threats to other officials. She was taken into custody without incident at the sheriff's office when she came to make a report. She claimed she was shoved by the official. Deaton posted $3,003 bail and is set for arraignment Nov. 25 in East Fork Justice Court.

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.

Girls’ Golf: Douglas season statistics through Oct. 5

Aug. 28: Wolf Run Golf Course Team: 1. Douglas 470; 2. Carson 476; 3. South Tahoe 536; 4. Reno 563; 5. Damonte 592 Individual: 1. Bethany Wurster 80; 2. Katie Gettman 81; 3. Heather Henderson 85; Michele Nikkels 95; Rachel Merino 129 Sept. 4: Northgate Golf Club Team: 1. Douglas 444; 2. Carson 476; 3. Reno 506; 4. South Tahoe 513; 5. Damonte Ranch 541 individual: 1. Wurster 71; Henderson 88, Nikkels 89, Gettman 98, Louie 98, Merino 106. Sept. 12: Wildcreek Golf Course Team: 1. Douglas 435; 2. Carson 472, 3. Reno 507 Individual: 2. Bethany Wurster 78, Katie Gettman 85, Heather Henderson 86, Michele Nikkels 92, Shelby Louie 94, Rachel Merino 133 Sept. 18: Thunder Canyon Golf Course Team: 1. Douglas 430; 2. Carson 509 Individual: 1. Katie Gettman 79, 1. Shelby Louie 79; 2. Bethany Wurster 83; Heather Henderson 91; Michele Nikkels 98; Katelyn Lee 113. Sept. 25: Rosewood Lakes Golf Course Golf Results, Tuesday September 25 at Rosewood Lakes Golf Course Team: 1. Douglas 436; 2. Carson 275; 3. South Tahoe 479; 4. Reno 525; 5. Damonte Ranch 553. Individual: Bethany Wurster 75 (1st Overall); Heather Henderson 83 (2nd Overall); Shelby Louie 89; Katie Gettman 89; Michele Nikkels 100; Katelyn Lee 116. Oct. 2: Washoe Golf Course Team: 1. Douglas 481; 2. Carson 497; 3. South Tahoe 504. Individual Statistics: 3. Michele Nikkels 89; 5. Katie Gettman 90; Heather Henderson 92; Shelby Louie 94; Katelyn Lee 116; Rachel Merino 145.

Middle school wrestlers win at tournament

A combined Carson Valley Middle School/Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School wrestling team produced nine individual champions last weekend during a Tah-Neva League tournament in Carson City. Five of those champions were sixth graders competing in the seventh grade division during competition held at Eagle Valley Middle School, including John Chaline (70-pound weight class), Riley Duran (80-pounds), Romaine T. Smokey IV (90-pounds), Stephen Baugh (100-pounds) and Jace Radelfinger (105-pounds). Seventh grade champions were Caleb Lewis (145-pounds) and Gabe Foster (165-pounds). And the eighth grade champions were Dominic Jackson (95-pounds) and Nieson Wyatt (heavyweight). Six other wrestlers advanced to the championship round in their weight classes overall and returned home with second-place finishes. They included Tyler Kauffman (80-pounds), Dean Showley (105-pounds), Jarom Langkilde (110-pounds), Talin Goheen (115-pounds), Fili Cebrero (135-pounds) and Sierra Edwards (145-pounds). Third-place finishers were Robert Martinez (heavyweight), Haley Estabrook (100-pounds), Max Smith (115-pounds), Yahir Pinea (175-pounds). Fourth-place finishers were Trevor Burrier (105-pounds) Eduardo Gutierrez (120-pounds), Treyton Ryan (95-pounds), Tyler Smith (120-pounds) and Mariano Herrera (150 pounds). CVMS will host the next tournament Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. This will be a qualifier for the Tah-Neva Championships on March 18. Mark Rhoads is the team's head coach, assisted by Romaine Smokey, Brian Deaton, Steve Deaton and Amanda Deaton.

Girls’ Golf: Douglas season statistics through Sept. 26

Aug. 28: Wolf Run Golf Course Team: 1. Douglas 470; 2. Carson 476; 3. South Tahoe 536; 4. Reno 563; 5. Damonte 592 Individual: 1. Bethany Wurster 80; 2. Katie Gettman 81; 3. Heather Henderson 85; Michele Nikkels 95; Rachel Merino 129 Sept. 4: Northgate Golf Club Team: 1. Douglas 444; 2. Carson 476; 3. Reno 506; 4. South Tahoe 513; 5. Damonte Ranch 541 individual: 1. Wurster 71; Henderson 88, Nikkels 89, Gettman 98, Louie 98, Merino 106. Sept. 12: Wildcreek Golf Course Team: 1. Douglas 435; 2. Carson 472, 3. Reno 507 Individual: 2. Bethany Wurster 78, Katie Gettman 85, Heather Henderson 86, Michele Nikkels 92, Shelby Louie 94, Rachel Merino 133 Sept. 18: Thunder Canyon Golf Course Team: 1. Douglas 430; 2. Carson 509 Individual: 1. Katie Gettman 79, 1. Shelby Louie 79; 2. Bethany Wurster 83; Heather Henderson 91; Michele Nikkels 98; Katelyn Lee 113.’ Sept. 25: Rosewood Lakes Golf Course Golf Results, Tuesday September 25 at Rosewood Lakes Golf Course Team: 1. Douglas 436; 2. Carson 275; 3. South Tahoe 479; 4. Reno 525; 5. Damonte Ranch 553. Individual: Bethany Wurster 75 (1st Overall); Heather Henderson 83 (2nd Overall); Shelby Louie 89; Katie Gettman 89; Michele Nikkels 100; Katelyn Lee 116.

Accused cell phone peeper in court

A man accused of leaving his cell phone in a Gardnerville family's bathroom to catch pictures of them naked appeared in custody in East Fork Justice Court on Monday. Michael Joseph Donovan, 55, faces several felonies in connection with the case, including capturing an image of the private area of another person, possession of child pornography, burglary and use of the internet to control visual presentation depicting sexual conduct of a person under 16 years of age. Donovan, a friend of the victim's family, stopped by the victim's residence. During his visit, Donovan placed his cell phone that is equipped with a camera in the bathroom. The female juvenile victim discovered the camera and told her mother, according to Sheriff's Spokesman Sgt. Pat Brooks. Sheriff's Deputies responded and met with the victim and her family. After collecting the phone as evidence, Deputies and investigators responded to Donovan's address, where he was arrested. Donovan was booked into the Douglas County Jail on $50,015 bail. Investigators are still actively working this case, Brooks said. East Fork Justice of the Peace Tom Perkins appointed attorney Derrick Lopez to represent Donovan, but told him he would probably have to reimburse the county. Donovan told Perkins that he was self-employed and made about $2,000 a month. He is scheduled to appear back in court on Wednesday.

$250,000 bail for shooting suspect

Bail is $250,000 for a 44-year-old Topaz Ranch Estates man charged with attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon in last week's shooting of an acquaintance who suffered a superficial shoulder wound. Gary Wesley Wilson appeared Monday in custody for arraignment on the charge which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison upon conviction. Wilson shook his head as East Fork Judge Tom Perkins read the charge against him. Wilson is accused of shooting the victim with a .22-caliber rifle loaded with birdshot as the man sat in his vehicle, and attempted to run away. The shooting took place July 11 shortly before noon at 3701 Highway 208 in Topaz Ranch Estates. According to reports, Wilson and the victim had both been in a dating relationship with another woman. A witness told Douglas County sheriff's investigators that Wilson believed the suspect meant harm to the woman. The woman told authorities that she and the victim had words, and she called Wilson at work, reportedly telling his boss she had an emergency. She disputed the victim's claim that she told Wilson "to get him (the victim)." She said she told the defendant to stop shooting. She said she saw Wilson allegedly fire twice and heard three more shots. Reports indicate the suspect broke the windows out of the victim's vehicle, and fired at him nine times. The victim had injuries to his left shoulder and the back of his neck. Authorities recovered the weapon which was a Henry lever-action .22-caliber rifle. Wilson turned himself in on Friday after a 26-hour search by law enforcement personnel. Perkins appointed attorney Kris Brown to represent Wilson. The defendant said he earned $1,800-$2,000 a month as an employee of Topaz Ranch Estates General Improvement District, but he wasn't sure if he still had his job. Perkins set another hearing today for Wilson and his lawyer. A preliminary hearing is scheduled July 26.