LAS VEGAS — Koko Terada said her goal was to play for the gold this week at the NIAA Division I State Girls Golf Championship.
And the Douglas High School junior took a good step toward that goal on Wednesday when she shot even-par 72 at the Bear’s Best Golf Club. She stands in second-place, only two shots behind Spanish Springs’ Katrina Prendergast. The final round will be played today at Bear’s Best.
Terada made the turn at 37 and then shot a 1-under 35 on the back nine to complete a solid round over the 5,532-yard layout.
Terada placed third at last year’s state tournament. Last week, she finished nine shots behind Prendergrast, who won her third straight Northern Region individual title at Rosewood Lakes Golf Course.
Spanish Springs took the lead in the team standings with its 320, followed by Coronado’s 335 and Bishop Gorman’s 339. Spanish Springs is the defending state team champion.
Senators lose in 4
SPARKS — Spanish Springs put a dent in Carson’s playoff hopes with a 25-16, 16-25, 25-14 and 25-18 victory Tuesday night in a Division I crossover match.
“The girls played well for one set,” coach Robert Maw said. “Savannah (Smith) and Allison (Kibbe) had a great night hitting and passing.”
Smith and Julianna Anderson had 10 kills apiece, while Kibbe added nine. Carson hit just .142 as a team. Smith added eight digs and 6.5 blocks.
Libero Jaycie Roberts had 16 digs, while Makenzie Tucker added seven with Danielle Good and Gina Peacock getting five apiece. Good had 23 assists and two kills. Gina Peacock also contributed 5.5 blocks. Sarah Christl finished with 13 assists, four digs and two aces.
Carson drops Manogue
RENO — Greg Wallace ran for three touchdowns to lead Carson to a 31-12 win over Bishop Manogue on Wednesday night.
The win puts Carson at 3-4 heading into next week’s rivalry game at Douglas on Thursday.
Wallace scored on runs of 3, 5 and 12 yards. Quarterback Jace Keema scored on a 2-yard TD run. Jonathan Barahona kicked a 30-yard field goal and was a perfect 4-for-4 on extra points.