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Kami Crowe

Spring Creek’s season ended with a quarterfinal exit in a 3-0 loss to Truckee, the Lady Spartans closing the year with a 10-12-1 overall record, a 7-2-1 mark in conference play and an 0-1 stint at regionals.

The No. 6 Lady Spartans will play No. 3 Truckee in the quarterfinal round of the 3A North regional tournament at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, the game moved to North Valleys High School, in Reno, due to the abundance of snow in Truckee.

The Lady Spartans (8-10-1 overall, 5-1-1 in league) will face the Lady Indians (11-5-1 overall, 6-0-1 in league) at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, at Adobe Middle School, the first meeting with Elko ending in a 2-2 tie on Sept. 23, in Spring Creek.

Spring Creek (5-8-1 overall, 2-0-1 in league) will travel and face Lowry at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, in Winnemucca, then host Fallon at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6.

The Lady Indians (7-5-1 overall, 2-0-1 in league) will play Fallon at 3:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and Lowry at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Adobe Middle School.

The Lady Spartans (3-7 overall, 2-2 against 3A North) will play on the road at 4:45 p.m. Friday against Wooster, in Reno, and at 11:45 a.m. Saturday versus the Lady Vikings, in South Tahoe, California.

“For having a lot of unknowns, I think we have a lot of room for growth,” Krowe said. “We have been pretty spoiled the last few years with the teams we had. We had to go back to basics and go over more of the fundamental things, and I think we need to patient and understanding as coaches going forward."

The Lady Spartans ranked ninth of 24 scoring teams with 26 points, Elko finishing 22nd with four points.

On the boys side, the Spartans were 22nd with four points — the Indians following in 23rd with three points.

The Spring Creek League Meet will kick off the season for most local teams, field events starting at 9:30 a.m. and track events firing off at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Spring Creek High School.

On Friday, in the Division 3A North regional semifinal, the Lady Spartans,  playing without a number of key players due to COVID protocols and strong play in the midfield by the Lady Vikings led to a 1-0 victory for South Tahoe.

The Lady Spartans (9-0-1 in league) are the No. 1 seed of the Division 3A North-East, will receive a first-round bye for the 3A North regional tournament and play for a trip to state in the semifinal round versus the West No. 2/East No. 3 winner at noon Friday, Nov. 5, in Winnemucca.

The Lady Spartans are now — pending upcoming COVID testing — guaranteed a berth in the Division 3A North semifinal round of the regional tournament, earning a first-round bye and needing just one victory at said tourney for a trip to state.

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