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.

Grocery Outlet job fair Wednesday

A job fair at the new Grocery Outlet, which is taking over part of the space occupied by the former Scolari's in Gardnerville, is Wednesday. Douglas County Social Services is hosting the job fair 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Owner operator Kevin Talley said he's looking for 40 employees including checkers, trashers, freight personnel and supervisors. The store is also seeking grocery, dairy-deli, heath & beauty, hardline, produce and frozen food managers. The job fair will be at 1133 Spruce St., Gardnerville. News that Grocery Outlet would take over part of the Scolari's came out in December 2013, just weeks after the grocery store's Black Friday closing. Scolari's had served Gardnerville for 22 years.

The R-C Morning Report for June 25

Grocery Outlet's job fair is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at 1133 Spruce St., in Gardnerville. They're looking for 40 people to work in the store, which will occupy the former Scolari's. The store is expected to open around the end of July. On Monday, Fallon casino owner David Scott Tate listed the C.O.D. Casino's name with Douglas County, another step toward opening Carson Valley's first new major gaming property in decades. Two people who tried to evade deputies in a vehicle that was reported stolen are scheduled to appear in East Fork Justice Court this afternoon. Mariah Marie Beltran-Oribello, 22, and Nesar Ahmad Azimi, 30, were arrested June 17 after a deputy stopped a vehicle for not having a license plate. The red flag for extreme fire weather goes up today at 1 p.m. for about 10 hours today. Expect breezy conditions with a west wind 5-15 mph increasing to 15-25 mph, with 35 mph gusts, this afternoon. The high temperature today is expected to hit 82.

Grocery Outlet fills void in Gardnerville

The parking lot of the Carson Valley Fair Shopping Center in Gardnerville filled up quickly Thursday with the opening of Grocery Outlet. Spaces will become even more scarce when Bealls department store opens in October. "We've been excited about this for months, and today's the big day," said Kevin Talley, Grocery Outlet owner operator. "The store is actually yours. I'm an ambassador to you." The 22,000-square-foot store carries dry goods, frozen foods, fresh produce, alcohol, home goods, organic products and more. "I can save people money," Talley said. "We have great values. We deal with major manufacturers. My motto is 'Shop with us first, we'll save you money.'" Shopping at Grocery Outlet since 1994, Gardnerville resident John Smith was no stranger to the savings Grocery Outlet offers. "I spent $43, and saved $73 on all name brand stuff," Smith said pointing to his receipt. "People are going to save at least 40 percent. For people on a budget this would be the first store to come to." Carson Valley Community Food Closet was presented with $1,000 worth of food at Thursday's opening. "I'm really excited about this partnership," said Sarah Sanchez, food closet director. "This is what's going to keep the food closet going — community collaboration like this where we're getting fresh food on a daily basis." Pam Miles of Gardnerville has been shopping Grocery Outlet for 10 years. "We were very pleased it was coming," she said of the store. "The prices are reasonable. I like Grocery Outlet because I can shop here and at my local store and not overspend." Longtime shopper Karen Harris was happy she didn't have to drive to Carson City anymore to shop. "I was a single mom and lived up at the Lake, and I would drive down and shop at the Carson store because of the good deals," the now Gardnerville resident said. "This store turned out really nice, and they're cheaper on some things." Mother of two small children, Amanda Buteyn, said she shops Grocery Outlet because of the organic and natural products it carries. "I was telling a friend how hard it was to find natural foods and she recommended the store," she said. "I'm happy with what they have here, and it's really nice and clean." Grocery Outlet is having a grand opening Saturday with events from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The store is located at 1329 Highway 395 in Gardnerville. Hours are 8 a.m.-9 p.m. every day.

Grocery Outlet store opening July 31

Grocery Outlet's new store in Gardnerville will have a soft opening and ribbon-cutting event on July 31 and a public grand opening Aug. 2. Locally based independent operator and owner Kevin Talley said the store will bring great bargains to the Gardnerville community. Talley has worked in the grocery industry for 40 years. After working at Safeway for 31 years, he said he decided to open a Grocery Outlet to get back to the heart and reason he is passionate about the grocery industry, which are the people and the community he serves. "I take pride in giving back to the community by opening this new Grocery Outlet location," Talley said. "I am honored to offer high quality products at affordable prices to shoppers, create new jobs for local residents, and give back to local nonprofits and organizations to help those in need." Talley recently held a job fair where he interviewed over 200 applicants. He filled 40 positions and is currently fully staffed for the store opening. The store will open its doors 8 a.m. July 31 and host the ribbon-cutting event at 9 a.m. The store will host a public grand opening event 8 a.m. Aug. 2 that will feature free coffee and treats, free eco-frugal reusable bag for the first 500 customers, free Spin & Win on the Wheel of Bargains prizes, free face painting for kids, free play magic cart and more. Attendees can enter to win one of three grand prizes from Aug. 2 through Sept. 5. Grand prizes include a Weber Spirit E-310 Black BBQ purchased at the Gardnerville Ace Hardware, Trek Tandem Bike from Big Daddy's Bicycles & Fitness, and free groceries for a year ($600 value). The prize drawings will be conducted noon Sept. 6 at the Gardnerville store. In addition, attendees to the grand opening event can purchase a hot dog and soda for $1, which the proceeds will benefit WAVE INC. – All Veterans Everywhere. Attendees can also meet their Frugal Friends Lois Prices and Ben Saven, who have scheduled appearances throughout the day. Talley will also donate a pallet of food worth $1,000 to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, which he will present the donation to the food bank at the ribbon-cutting event. The ribbon-cutting event will be officiated by the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce. The expansion into Gardnerville is one of 18 new Grocery Outlet stores scheduled to open this year. The Gardnerville store is located at 1329 Highway 395, and will be open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. For more information go to

DCSD receives donation

Douglas County School District received more than $13,000 in funds during the 2016-17 school year from the Grocery Outlet and store owners Chris and Sam Calhoun. The Calhouns sponsor the Script Program at the store — 5 percent of customer expenditures in the store are donated to Douglas County schools, Superintendent Teri White said. A total of $6,724 was donated to the district in the spring and a similar amount was donated in the fall, White said. Funds are used to support professional development and student behavior intervention programs, improve playgrounds and fund extra field trips. Schools that received funds were Zephyr Cove Elementary, $202; Carson Valley Middle, $804; Minden Elementary, $1,026; Scarselli Elementary, $1,065; Pau Wa Lu Middle, $1,138; Gardnerville Elementary, $1,219; and Meneley Elementary, $1,270. “The District feels very lucky to have so much community support and thanks our families for shopping at Grocery Outlet and Grocery Outlet for their generous support of our students,” White 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

Basketball: Warriors fall short against Nuggets in OT

The Warriors had a bench consisting of only three players, all NBA Development League call-ups, but still forced the Northwest Division leaders to overtime Wednesday. Led by 39 points from guard Monta Ellis and 33 points from forward Corey Maggette, the Warriors took the Denver Nuggets to the final minute of overtime. But Nuggets guard Chauncey Billups was too much to overcome, scoring 10 points in overtime as the Warriors fell 123-118. “They’re full strength, we were not, and we’re still in these kind of games,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. “It’s tough, you give all that effort … and you have it in your hands.” But it was Billups who had the game in his hands. He tied his career high with 37 points and added eight rebounds and eight assists. He scored Denver’s first eight points in overtime, including a layup that put the Nuggets up 113-111. Curry gave the Warriors the lead with a 3-pointer inside the two-minute mark. Moments later, Ellis put the Warriors up 117-116 with a 3-pointer from the right wing. Nuggets guard J.R. Smith answered with a 3-pointer of his own. Ellis had a chance to tie the score at 119, but he split a pair of free throws with 25.5 seconds left. After two free throws by Billups, Anthony Tolliver missed a 3 from the corner, sealing the Warriors’ defeat. The Warriors have been plagued by injuries all season, and things nearly got worse before the game. Ellis pulled out of the afternoon shootaround complaining of soreness in his left ankle. Ellis then didn’t come out for pregame warm-ups until seven minutes before the game and took only a handful of shots before lying on the floor and stretching. He leads the NBA in complete games (nine) and was averaging a league-high 42.2 minutes before playing all 53 against Denver, but he denied that the heavy workload affected his ankle. “It’s just that I have a plate in my ankle, and when it rains my ankle throbs,” Ellis said. “So it wasn’t nothing like I’ve been playing on it too much and it was hurting. It was just because of the weather.” Even with Ellis in the lineup, the Warriors could only a muster a bench of Cartier Martin, Chris Hunter and Tolliver. Not surprisingly, they struggled out of the gate. They missed seven of their first 10 shots and managed just 12 points over the first six minutes of the game. Golden State shot 34.6 percent for the quarter. But Denver led just 30-25 entering the second quarter. The Warriors eventually erased their deficit, which was as high as 51-32 after a layup by Nuggets guard Aaron Afflalo at the 7:38 mark. The Warriors put together an 11-1 run to take the lead, a spurt started by Martin’s fade-away as the shot clock expired and capped with a dunk by Hunter. Golden State led 43-42 with just over five minutes left in the first half. The Warriors’ rally set the tone for what would be a closely contested game the rest of the way. The final five minutes of the first half saw five ties. Two free throws by Tolliver sent the Warriors into the locker room tied at 53. The Warriors entered the fourth quarter up by one, but perhaps should have been ahead by more. They led 80-71 with just over three minutes left in the third after Maggette scored seven straight points. Golden State led 82-78 in the final seconds of the third quarter. But Denver guard Ty Lawson was fouled by Ellis while taking a buzzer-beating heave from midcourt. After review, referees determined Ellis’ foul came before the horn, and Lawson was awarded three free throws, making all of them. Ellis was involved in a similar situation Jan. 5, resulting in a heartbreaking loss to the Nuggets. Denver needed a basket in the final seconds, and Ellis, contesting Smith’s desperation heave, was called for a foul. Smith made all three and the Warriors lost by a point. Still, the Warriors led 95-92 with just under six minutes left after Ellis found Hunter for a layup. But Denver went on a 10-3 run over the next four minutes. Billups answered a 3-pointer by Curry with one of his own. The Warriors trailed 102-98 with just over two minutes remaining. The deficit was 105-100 moments later, and Billups fouled Ellis in the act of shooting a 3-pointer from the corner. Ellis made two of three free throws. The Warriors gave up consecutive offensive rebounds before center Andris Biedrins tied up Carmelo Anthony with 32.5 seconds left. The Warriors got the ball back after a Nuggets violation during the jump ball. The Warriors, out of the timeout, ran a play that appeared to be designed to get Ellis a 3-pointer. Ellis drilled it, tying the score at 105 with 28.4 seconds left. After Anthony missed a runner in the lane, the Warriors got the ball back and called a timeout with two seconds left. But the play out of the timeout resulted in Tolliver taking the final shot. It wasn’t close, and the game went to overtime.

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.

Grocery Outlet going into Scolari’s

Grocery Outlet and Bealls Department Store and a third tenant could fill the spot left by the former Scolari's Grocery Store. Douglas County Manager Steve Mokrohisky said both stores submitted plans to the county for design review. The third tenant has not been identified, but would take around 7,500 feet of the former grocery store. Grocery Outlet Vice President for Real Estate Phil Coyle confirmed that the store would take up to 22,000 square feet of the building. "We have a signed lease with Gabrielson & Co. to take up a big chunk of that store," Coyle said. He said Carson Valley residents have contacted the company encouraging them to come down. "We've had a demand over the years from residents in Minden and Gardnerville, but haven't had a lot of vacancies there," he said. "With the closing of another Scolari's, it seemed like a good opportunity to meet the demand. We'll serve our customers there who have been driving further and pick up a lot of new customers." Coyle said Grocery Outlet took over when the Lemmon Valley Scolari's closed. "We had a really good experience," he said. "We did a complete remodel of that store inside and out, and we plan to do a repeat performance in Gardnerville." Coyle said he hoped to be in the store by June 2014, but there was a lot of work to do. "The landlord is going to come in with a plan to do a facelift to split the space," he said. "There's going to be room for another quality retailer in there. We're going to do a beautiful job like we did in Lemmon Valley." Coyle said both Grocery Outlet and the landlord will be spending a substantial amount of money to upgrade the space. "Our new stores are quite attractive, and we're there for the long haul," he said. "Everything will be brand new." Grocery Outlet owns 200 stores each of which is managed by an owner-operator. "That owner-operator may come from the community," he said. "Whoever's in charge will be immersed in the community. We want people to know that the store is locally owned and operated." Bealls is a operated by Stage Stores headquartered in Texas, according to their Web site. The company also operates Goody's, Peebles, Palais Royal, and Stage stores. The average store size is 18,350 square feet. Scolari's closed on Nov. 29 after 22 years in Gardnerville. The 47,950 square foot building would be split between the three stores.