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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.

Gardnerville motorcyclist killed in Kingsbury accident

A Gardnerville Ranchos resident was killed Wednesday night when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle on Kingsbury Grade. Daniel Holland, 45, was killed in the accident while riding down the Grade on a 2009 Harley Davidson at about 11:22 p.m. Trooper Dave Gibson said the initial investigation indicates Holland crossed the centerline in a curve, and laid the motorcycle down in an attempt to prevent a collision. His momentum carried him into the path of a 1999 Mercury Mystique driven by Gardnerville Ranchos resident David Villela, 64. Villela was not injured in the accident, according to Gibson. Holland was transported from the scene. Gibson said the highway was closed for about two hours. No citation was issued, and there was no indication of drugs or alcohol in connection with the accident.

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.

Four-wheel drive not four-wheel stop

With an increased probability of snow and very cold temperatures back in the forecast today, Nevada Highway Patrol troopers are warning motorists to take it easy on the roads. Tuesday's storm resulted in several accidents across Western Nevada, starting when the snow first started to fall up in Reno around 7:30 a.m. and extending south to Carson Valley by Tuesday night. Nevada Highway Patrol spokesman Dave Gibson said troopers responded to 41 reported slideoffs, 112 reported motorist assists, 118 reported property only accidents and 56 reported injury accidents, between 7:30 a.m. and midnight on Tuesday. Douglas County had a half-dozen accidents, including two were vehicles slid off the road and into fields. Accidents continued on Wednesday with at least two caused by slick conditions. "Many of the incidents and accidents that the NHP troopers responded to were caused by motorists driving too fast for the conditions of the highway, following too closely to other vehicles and driver inattention," Gibson said. He urgesd motorists to use caution when driving on all Nevada roadways. "Use your seatbelt, turn on your headlights, make sure all of your windows are free of obstructions (snow and ice), please give yourself plenty of time during your commute, give yourself plenty of distance behind other vehicles and slow down as to have more time to react to any incident or accident that happens in front of you," he said. Gibson said motorists planning long trips should prepare by bringing extra clothing to keep warm in case they are stranded with no assistance for an extended period of time, food, water, a cell phone, and a flashlight. The California Highway Patrol reported a single vehicle rollover on Wednesday morning on Highway 395 south of the Mammoth turn-off. The driver of a pickup lost control on the snowy highway, left the highway and hit the median, where it rolled over. The driver received minor injuries. "Roll-over collisions pose a serious threat, not only to the occupants of the vehicle that rolls over… but to the occupants of all vehicles near them," said Lt. R. D. Cohan, Commander of the California Highway Patrol's Bridgeport Area. "The driver of this vehicle was fortunate nobody was seriously injured. This collision again reminds us of the importance of driving the speed limit, in this case 35 mph in the chain control area, as well as, the importance of wearing a seat belt, which allowed this driver to walk away."

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.

Governor’s top staff salaries lower than predecessors’

Gov. Brian Sandoval has set salaries for his staff that are lower – in some cases significantly lower – than his predecessor. Chief of Staff Heidi Gansert, for example, will receive an annual salary of $124,988. That is less than the $135,782 Jim Gibbons paid his chief of staff. Deputy Chief of Staff Ann Wilkinson is listed as making $103,815 a year and Senior Policy Adviser Dale Erquiaga $119,997. Both of those are less than the $124,114 Gibbons paid his deputy chief of staff. Sandoval is paying his general counsel Lucas Foletta $89,993 a year. That is $34,121 less than the $124,114 Gibbons paid his lawyer. In both cases, those salary figures are before those staff members take the 4.6 percent pay cut resulting from the day-a-month unpaid furloughs imposed on all state workers, including the governor’s staff. The result is a significant decrease in the total annual salary cost of the governor’s office. While that total was $1.5 million for Gibbons, it’s $1,046,168 for Sandoval. Sandoval is also running the office with fewer staff than Gibbons – 18 in all compared to 24, including the governor himself, who makes $141,000 annually. The new staff lineup is also lean compared to Gibbons’ predecessor Kenny Guinn, who in 2004 had a staff of 20 and a total payroll of $1,335,670. Sandoval’s staff released the list of salaries Monday as part of his promise to run a transparent administration. Under Nevada law, the salaries of non-classified staff in the governor’s office are public information.

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

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.

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.