Carson High graduate Jeremiah Schenzel was named the Most Valuable Player after leading the Johnson & Wales (Rhode Island) men's soccer team to a 2-1 overtime victory against Norwich (Conn.) in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship on the road on Saturday.
The win is the fourth GNAC Championship for the Wildcats in the last six years and earns the team a bid to the NCAA Division III Championship.
The Wildcats got on the board just before halftime when Schenzel, a junior, scored on a pass from sophomore Scott Kirchner at the 42:44 mark, making the score 1-0 at the half.
Norwich responded at the 59:25 mark when Kyle Przekaza converted a penalty kick, making the score 1-1. The two teams then battled for the last 30 minutes with regulation ending in a 1-1 tie. With 3:31 left in the overtime period, Schenzel fed Kirchner for the game-winner. With the win Johnson & Wales is now 14-4-3.
High Sierra team wins another event
The High Sierra Diamonds 94 13 and under softball team won the Dennis Fong USSSA Bat Breakers World Series Qualifier this past weekend, going undefeated and outscoring their opponents 40-8.
This is the second USSSA tournament championship win this fall for the team that played in ASA and USSSA this fall and was ranked No. 1 in the nation in USSSA 13 and under throughout the 2007 fall season. The team players are Sarah Campos, Madison Dorsey, Alyssa Eckert, Demmi Elder, Kenzie Espalin, Laura Frost, Samantha Huerta, Megan Kelley, Shivaun Landeros, Jessica McFall, Kalyn Paque, Gianna Schauer and Jocelyn Young. The team is coached by Dave Young, Tim Kelley, Misty Landeros and Rebecca Burns.
The team, which posted a winning percentage above .700 this fall is holding an open workout in the club's new all indoor softball facility at 260 Winter Street in Reno. The workout will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13.
Open tryouts will also be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Reno High varsity field. For more information, go to www.leaguelineup.com/hsd94.
Capital City VB tryouts scheduled
The Capital City Volleyball Club of Carson City will conduct tryouts for the 2007-08 season on Sunday, November 18, at the following times:
17s and 18s (11th and 12th graders) -11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; 15s and 16s (9th and 10th graders) - 2 to 4:30 p.m.; 12s, 13s and 14s (fourth through eighth graders) - 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Players are encouraged to sign up online www.capitalcityvbc.com, and then click on the appropriate age group. All tryouts will take place at the Club's facility, located at 5680 Morgan Mill Road in Carson City.
Capital City has three levels of competitive teams, from beginning to advanced. The Club included more than 170 girls from throughout Northern Nevada last season, and hopes to grow this year.
Over the last two seasons alone, Capital City has helped all 12 of its senior players receive college scholarships. The Club includes many of the top high school players in Northern Nevada, and features a professional coaching staff comprised of former college coaches and collegiate volleyball players, as well as some of the top high school coaches in the area.
For more information about Capital City VBC, go www.capitalcityvbc.com, or call (530) 544-2538.
Grizzlies ice hockey falls in openers
The South Tahoe Pee Wee travel hockey team lost a pair of games this past weekend. On Saturday the Grizzlies traveled to San Mateo, Calif., where it lost 9-0 to the California Cougars and on Sunday they traveled to Dublin, Calif., where they lost 6-0 to the Tri Valley Blue Devils.
The Grizzlies lost the season opener 9-0 and on sunday lost 6-0. The Grizzlies will face San Jose Junior Sharks at Tahoe Ice Arena on at 6 p.m. this Saturday and 11 a.m. this Sunday.
The Grizzlies youth and inexperience showed this past weekend. The Grizzlies had solid performances from D.J. Freeman and Matt Premo of Carson City and Randy Hutton from South Tahoe.
Wrestling signups are now being taken
The Sierra Wrestling Association is now accepting signups for folkstyle, freestyle and Greco Roman wrestling. Ages 5 and up are eligible.
For more information and the nearest club, call Shannon, 972-0407 or Anita, 345-0193.
Gaughan fires ace at Carson Valley Golf
Minden's Jim Gaughan shot a hole-in-one during the Carson Valley Men's Golf Club's weekly tournament at Carson Valley Golf Course. Gaughan used a pitching wedge on the 118-yard third hole. Dave Probert, Terry Clore and Larry Lockwood witnessed the ace.