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.

Warrant ordered in methamphetamine case

A bench warrant was issued Monday for the arrest of a Gardnerville man who failed to show up in Douglas County District Court. Andre Shaver, 22, was to appear in court for a bail review hearing after he admitted guilt to possession of methamphetamine on April 28. Public defender Derrick Lopez said that he had not been able to contact his client. The voicemail on his phone had not been set up so he could not leave Shaver messages concerning his court date, he said. Prosecutor Erik Levin said that Shaver had not attended drug court either. Judge Michael Gibbons continued his bail at $20,000 and said that Shaver is to appear in court the first Monday following his arrest. In other court news: A Topaz Ranch Estates man charged with three counts of sexual assault against a child under age 14 and one count of lewdness with a child under age 14 received another arraignment continuance Monday. Joseph Bonilla, 36, has received eight continuances and did not appear in court Monday. His public defender, Derrick Lopez, asked for a court date of July 14. Bonilla is set to have oral surgery and will be given narcotics, Lopez said. "For safety reasons, no specific date has been given for his appointment," he said. Bonilla is to remain in custody at Douglas County Jail on $100,000 bail, Gibbons said. A Gardnerville woman admitted guilt in district court Monday to one count of burglary and received probation with an order to pay restitution to her victim. Amber Serrato, 29, broke into Jobs Peak Veterinary Hospital on Dec. 30 and stole a lock box with $350 inside. Serrato's public defender Derrick Lopez said that Serrato had no criminal history. "She became desperate and realizes that doesn't make it OK to take from someone else," he said. "It is out of her character." Serrato apologized to the staff at Jobs Peak Veterinary Hospital and said, "I'm never going to do anything like that again." Serrato was employed with the veterinary hospital at the time of the burglary. Witnesses to the burglary followed her home to Crestmore Apartments and notified deputies. "The court has a dim view of burglary," Gibbons said. "A victim loses their sense of security and it's hard to get that back." Gibbons said that Serrato should write a letter of apology to the victims. "It would be good for you and him," he said. "Tell him what you've learned in the last six months." A Topaz Lake woman appeared in district court Monday to be released from probation after she said that she had been attending court ordered counseling and drug rehabilitation for the past two years. Tracey Kraft, 46, was convicted of possession of a controlled substance by fraud in January 2012. Her probation required her and her counselors to send reports of her progress to the district court every three months. The court had no records from her counselors for the past two years. Kraft arrived in court with documents and receipts to show that she had been attending her required counseling. Her public defender, Jamie Henry, said that she had completed her 100 hours of community service at the Douglas County Senior Center kitchen and that she planned on continuing her counseling after being released from probation. Gibbons said her probation was set for a minimum of two years with a maximum of three years and did not know why Kraft's case was on the calendar. Kraft said she went to the district court clerk's office to set a sentencing review because the court told her to come back in June. She said she asked counselors and doctors to send letters to the judge concerning her progress and that none had done so. Probation Officer Ashley Miller said that paperwork had probably not been processed because the defendant asked for the court date and not the Department of Probation. "If we ask for it (a sentencing review) then we provide everything, if they ask for it, it's on them," she said in regards to the paperwork. Gibbons continued Kraft's probation and ordered all available paperwork for her progress to be submitted. "It sounds like you're doing very well, but there is nothing to prove it for the past two years," he said. "I'm sorry we're not going to accomplish anything today but we have to scrutinize this very closely." Kraft worked as a medical assistant for a Minden doctors office when she was arrested for forging prescriptions to obtain a drug called Norco, court records said.

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.

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

Coleville woman admits to falsifying prescriptions

A Coleville woman admitted to falsifying prescriptions to obtain painkillers. Tracey Jo Kraft, 43, appeared in Douglas County District Court for arraignment on Monday morning with her attorney, Tod Young. Kraft faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. She could also receive probation or enter a diversion program. She was placed on diversion after a similar arrest in Carson City in January 2010, in which she was accused of calling in 40 prescriptions. District Judge Michael Gibbons told Kraft that he would be allowed to consider the previous case in sentencing her. Young said he had no objection. “I think the more the court knows about Ms. Kraft, the better it will be for her,” he said. While working in a doctor’s office, Kraft admitted she used the electronic system to obtain false prescriptions for opiates without permission. “Because I’m an addict,” she said when Gibbons asked her why. Gibbons accepted her guilty plea and set a sentencing date for June 25. Kraft is free on bail.

Appalled at sentence

EDITOR: As a visitor I was appalled at the lenient sentence handed down by Judge Gibbons in trial of Tracy Kraft of Coleville, Calif. What a travesty of justice, and after her probation time this woman will have her records sealed, and this will be the second time the courts will have done this, no wonder attorney Dustman was upset at Gibbons, I only hope that the good and decent people of Douglas County remember Gibbons at re-election time.

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.

Man asked to be sent to prison

A man who was given probation last month asked for it to be revoked on Tuesday. Austin Mordhorst, 21, received probation but ordered to serve six months in jail first for using a false identity. He asked to forgo his probation so that he could just go directly to prison. He will serve a 12-36 month sentence in prison, with credit for 143 days time served. "Mr. Mordhorst I wish you well," said Judge Tod Young. "I hope you end up making a change in your life so things get better for you. I'm rooting for you." ■ James Branson Cook, 25, was in court on Tuesday after being returned on a warrant that was issued in May. He is being charged with violating several terms of his probation including failing to get a substance abuse evaluation, lack of cooperation and not providing an address in which he lived. Branson was originally arrested for stealing copies of Grand Theft Auto from Game Stop at Topsy Lane. He is denying all of the probation violations and a half-day hearing was set for Aug. 1 at 9 a.m. ■ Michael Adrian Lindaur, 32, was in court on Tuesday to make a plea in his February offense of battery on an officer. He is facing three gross misdemeanor counts of battery on an officer, which carries a maximum sentence of 364 days in jail and up to a $2,000 fine for each count. He was arrested in February after trying to get his $20 deposit back from the Sierra Motel, but refusing to sign paperwork. The hotel manager attempted to call the police, but Lindaur reached over the counter and hung up the phone, according to the police report. He moved his vehicle, containing a dog and a pound of marijuana, into The Record-Courier's parking lot. When police arrived, Lindaur attempted to run into the middle of the street and began punching and kicking the deputies, even spitting blood on the deputies. His case was continued until July 26 to give him a chance to fully understand the charges. ■ Tyson Adam Degenhart, 40, was sentenced on Tuesday for discharging a firearm where a person might be in danger. Degenhart discharged a firearm in December at a Garnerville Ranchos duplex where his friend Cade Hoffmanlived, hitting two people on the other side of the wall. Both parties were drunk, Degenhart tested at a .163 blood alcohol content when he was booked that night, Hoffman was at a .213 blood alcohol content. "I feel terrible about it, I want to be a good man not an ignorant man," said Degenhart. "I want to help people, not hurt people." Both of the individuals who were hit with the bullet suffered minor injuries to the arm and face. "The combination of firearms and recklessness is ignorant," said Young. "Combination of firearms and alcohol is beyond ignorant, it's idiocy." He was given a 364 day suspended sentence and placed on probation not exceeding two years. He was also ordered to pay over $2,000 in restitution for the medical bills that the victims had following the incident. He will also spend the next 25 weekends in jail, turning himself in every Friday night. He has credit for four days time served. ■ A Gardnerville man waived his preliminary hearing in East Fork Justice Court on a felony charge of failure to pay child support. Richard Lynn Bowlen allegedly owes more than $60,000 in back child support and interest. He appeared in court on Wednesday in custody. He was released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to go to district court on Aug. 9.

Gardnerville man dodges prison sentence

A Gardnerville man's probation was reinstated in Michael Gibbon's district court Monday despite the prosecution's request he be sent to prison for a probation violation. Robert Schwoerer, 22, was arrested May 23 after fleeing from Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputies who recognized him in a downtown bar. He had been sentenced to probation only a month earlier, Gibbons said. He admitted to drug charges in November 2012. His probation restricted him from drinking alcohol and patronizing bars and casinos, Gibbons said. "I admit that I was in a place I shouldn't have been and I was drinking which is what I shouldn't have been doing," Schwoerer said. "I don't feel that justice is being served by sending me to prison for a text message." Schwoerer said that his conviction was based on text messages sent to him from another person concerning the sale of cocaine. "I didn't show the court what I should have," he said. "But I don't feel like prison is going to help me." Prosecutor Erik Levin said that Schwoerer had a "history of violence" and "minimized" his responsibility for his conviction. Schwoerer's past charges include burglary, robbery, false imprisonment and battery. "He's shown he is incapable of following the rules of society," Levin said. "The only thing left to do with him is to send him to prison." Public defender Kristine Brown said that her client had an alcohol problem that he "doesn't quite understand the depths of" and has a pain medication addiction. She asked that Schwoerer's probation be reinstated and that he be ordered to complete Salvation Army and in-patient drug programs instead of serving a prison sentence. "He knows that it is a strict program with strict rules," Brown said. Gibbons ordered probation be reinstated and that Schwoerer spend 108 days in Douglas County jail before attending the Salvation Army program. "I'm going to give him one more chance," Gibbons said.