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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

January key water month in drought picture

Over the last 110 years in Minden, January has averaged the wettest month of the year at 1.56 inches. For Carson Valley ranchers, the snowpack in the Sierra that feeds the Carson River is the main reservoir for summer irrigation. But after four years of drought, increased precipitation so far this year has been good news. As of Thursday, the snowpack in the Sierra above the Carson River was running a few points above average at 104 percent, according to Natural Resources Conservation Service. "This is an encouraging start after four dry winters, but with several more months of the snow accumulation season remaining, a wide variety of outcomes is still possible," forecasters said in a report issued earlier this week. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Director Joanne S. Marchetta celebrated the strong early snowpack. "The first snowy winter in years is boosting Lake Tahoe's economy, bringing tourists to our ski resorts and hotels," she said. "A strong storm that hit the Sierra several weeks ago dropped more than 4 billion gallons of water into Lake Tahoe, quickly raising the Lake's level by 2 inches. The Lake is still more than a foot below its natural rim, but the storm showed how our Lake and parched forests stand to benefit from this return of winter weather." However, even with a good first three months, only 40 percent of the annual precipitation has fallen so far this water year, and there's a long ways to go to make up for the last four winters. "An average to above average year would be greatly beneficial to water supply conditions, but it will take an exceptional year, or more likely, more than one year to return the area to pre-drought conditions," according to the drought report. Forecasters raised the specter of the 2012-2013 water year, when the first three months contributed to the snowpack only to have the tap turn off in January 2013 and stay off for the entire year. "While the current snowpack already exceeds last year's peak in each basin and 2014 in many, 2013 had a similarly strong early snowpack only to dry out later in the winter," according to the report. Carson Valley remains in an exceptional drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor report issued Thursday While the drought extends over less of Nevada, it has actually expanded to include more of Douglas County this year. The National Weather Service 8-14-day outlook issued on Wednesday is forecasting above average precipitation from a series of storms expected to arrive over the next week. A storm will arrive late tonight and early Saturday that could bring an increasing chance of rain. A wind advisory that went into effect on Thursday night is expected to continue early this morning. Winds of 20-30 mph, gusting to 55 mph are expected through today. On Wednesday, a 71 mph wind gust was recorded in Sheridan. Weather was blamed for a three-hour power outage that affected nearly 1,600 NV Energy customers at Lake Tahoe.

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.

The R-C Morning Report for Dec. 12

There are nearly 2,000 people in Douglas County without electricity and more than 1,600 of them live at Lake Tahoe or in Glenbrook. Gardnerville still has 190 folks out and the Gardnerville Ranchos has another 115. There's no time for restoration on the NV Energy website for those folks. There are road controls over the passes, including Kingsbury, and the west side of Lake Tahoe. Bring chains if you're driving over the Sierra this morning. Buses will stop at main stops only for Zephyr Cove Elementary students living in Tramway and Kingsbury Village area. The Share Your Christmas Drive-Through Food Drive is well under way in Minden this morning. If you've got some food to drop off it will be open until 6 p.m. If you miss it, just go to the Carson Valley Food Closet on Waterloo in Gardnerville. We're gathering storm reports for Sunday's paper so if you've got a photo or a story go ahead and send it in to editor@recordcourier.com. We received trace amounts of rain in the Valley. Up top they did a little better, with Caples Lake receiving 1.05 inches of moisture and Markleeville getting a half inch. Expect a chance of rain or snow today, but not much of it.

Sierra storm brings snow, record rainfall throughout Tahoe-Reno; Mt. Rose, Boreal ski resorts to open this week

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — The 2015-16 ski season will kick off Wednesday, Nov. 4, thanks to a small storm that brought about a foot of snow to the region this week. Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe received up to 14 inches of snow up top from the storm that picked up steam overnight Sunday and pelted the region with rain and wet snow into Monday afternoon. The accumulation, coupled with the National Weather Service's forecast of low temperatures in the teens and low-20s into this weekend, will allow the ski area between Incline Village and Reno to open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Wednesday, Nov. 4, officials said. "It's great to see the storm door open this early in the season, and the snow starting to pile up," Mike Pierce, director of marketing at Mt. Rose, said in a statement. "We plan to take full advantage of our high base elevation and the cold temperatures that are forecast, and will continue to make snow at every opportunity so we can open more terrain as quickly as possible." In California, near Donner Summit west of Truckee, Boreal Mountain Resort on Tuesday reported 6-10 inches of snow. It plans to open Friday, Nov. 6, for its 51st season, with skiing and snowboarding starting at 9 .m. "After a long summer of preparations, we're more ready than we have ever been to kick off the winter season," Matt Peterson, vice president of Boreal, said in a statement. Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows, meanwhile, reported more than 1 foot of snow had fallen by Tuesday. Like Mt. Rose and several regional ski resorts, Squaw-Alpine plans to utilize cold temperatures to make snow. The resorts still are planning opening days of Nov. 25 (Squaw) and Dec. 11 (Alpine). South of Lake Tahoe, Sierra-at-Tahoe resort reported as much as 9 inches had fallen by Monday evening at its base area. Other ski areas were reporting anywhere from 4 to 8 inches of snow on Tuesday; at ground level, anywhere from 2-4 inches fell in the areas of Truckee and Tahoe City, while hardly any could be found at lake level in Incline Village. The wet storm also reportedly brought record rainfall to parts of Northern Nevada, including nearly an inch of precipitation — 0.86 — at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. According to the Associated Press, the total in Reno doubled the old record of 0.43 inch for the day set in 1940. At Lake Tahoe, Glenbrook recorded 1.26 inches of rain mixed with snow, and 1.13 inch of rain was reported at South Lake Tahoe. NV Energy reported power outages at about 8 a.m. Monday, affecting more than 3,500 customers in Incline Village and about 1,500 in the Washoe Valley south of Reno. Power was restored to most by midday.