Damonte Ranch came out strong, but the Carson High girls soccer team was up to the challenge and eventually pulled away for an 8-1 win against the Mustangs on Tuesday at CHS to stay unbeaten.
The Mustangs actually took the first two shots of the game, but then Brandi Vega then took over for the Senators (6-0, 3-0). Vega scored all three goals in the first half as CHS took a 3-0 halftime lead.
The last goal came after Vega was fouled in the penalty box. Vega converted the penalty kick to make it 3-0.
Gianna Whitney scored on an assist from Lilla Melton to make things interesting early in the second half for Damonte, cutting the lead to 3-1. But moments later, Taylor Musselman sent a ball forward to Miriah Tompkins, who scored to give Carson a 4-1 lead.
Kryssi Kane then sent a ball forward to Musselman, who scored to make it 5-1. Vega followed by centering a ball to Tompkins for Tompkins' second goal and then Megan Jackson scored on a beautiful shot on a difficult angle from the right side, sending the ball in to the upper left corner of the net.
Natalie Stevens sent a ball forward to Valerie Premo, who scored for the final margin. For good measure, Carson goalie Jen Johnson made a diving save in the waning moments.
CHS GIRLS TENNIS 14, FALLON 4
Carson (3-2, 2-1) won all nine doubles matches to roll to the win. Elise Hansen and Hannah Dudley won 6-2, 6-3, 6-3, Hannah Shaw and Alyssa Corda won 6-0, 6-1, 6-0, Ali Collier and Bridjett Huish won 6-1, 6-0 and Breanna Collings and Amanda Otto won 6-1.
In singles, Tiffany Moore won 6-1, 6-3 and lost to Fallon's No. 1 player, Lauren Ryon, 4-6. Also in singles for CHS, Sara Shores won 6-4, Emma Kortmeir won 6-4 and Emily Collins won 7-5. Ryon swept her three matches.
CHS BOYS TENNIS 11, FALLON 7
Jordan Rogers and Tyler Simms swept their doubles matches for Carson (4-1, 1-1), winning 6-0, 6-1, 6-2. Also in doubles, Ricky Nguyen and Thomas Hollenbeck-Pringle won 6-1, J.J. Aragon and Dom Mariani won 6-2, 6-2 and Chris Fernandez and Luke Echeverria won 6-2 as Carson won eight of the nine doubles matches.
In singles, Adam Whitt won 6-0, 7-5 and lost his other match 6-7 (5-7). Blake Sly also won 6-0 in singles as CHS was able to win without its No. 1 singles player, Spencer Brinson.
GALENA GIRLS TENNIS 14, SOUTH TAHOE 4
Galena swept through the first two rounds, taking a 12-0 lead on its way to the win. Hailey Llop won both of her matches 6-0, 6-3, Mica Olson didn't drop a game in winning 6-0, 6-0 and Hannah Llop swept 6-2, 6-2. Natasha Monga also won in singles 6-4.
In doubles, Lindy Deller and Adie Potter won 6-0, 6-2, Emily McClintock and Leann Roggensack didn't drop a game in winning 6-0, 6-0, Annie Roach and Kelsey Rummler won 6-1, 6-3 and Alex Darling and Ellen Ferguson won 6-0.
GALENA BOYS TENNIS 14, SOUTH TAHOE 4
Joey Prescott, Graham Harris and Shane Leeder completed a nine-match sweep in doubles for Galena. Prescott won 6-1, 7-5, 6-1, Leeder won 6-2, 6-0, 6-0 and Harris won 6-3, 6-4, 7-5.
In doubles, Jeremy Grubbs and Kyle Karasch won 7-5, 6-0, Mario Casci and Jeremy Steenberg won 6-2 and Don Maland and Tyson Wright won 6-3.
SIERRA LUTHERAN RUNNERS
The Sierra Lutheran boys cross country team came away with an impressive second place finish at the 33rd annunal North Tahoe Lakers-Kiwanis Invitational held on Friday.
Sierra Lutheran, a Northern 1A school from Douglas County, lost out on the team title by just one point to Northern 4A Manogue. Junior Wayne Meddles helped lead the way as he won the event, setting an impressive pace on the 3.3-mile challenging mountain course.
But Meddles also received plenty of help from Michael Kubel, Andrew Deterding, Levi Grabow, Preston Lyons, Bob DePaoli and Ryan Jackson to wini the team title. The event featured 32 schools and 184 runners in the boys division.
On the junior varsity level, the meet was broken down by the freshmen and sophomore classes. Nathanael Williams won the freshmen event, finishing the 2.7-mile coures in 17 minutes, 31 seconds. He was followed by Jason Deterding (fifth, 18:51), John McRae (eighth, 19:03) and Anthony Brewer (14th, 20:24).
There were 60 runners in the freshmen boys race. Sierra Lutheran was also without one of its top freshmen runners in Conner Love.
For Sierra Lutheran's girls, Becky Grabow and Tori Jackson continued to show improvement in the combined freshmen and sophomore race. Grabow took 23rd in 24:26 and Jacons was 41st out of 89 runners.
In the sophomore boys race, Nathan Conover was 21st in 19:43, Nick DePaoli was 22nd in 19:48 and Ben Martin was 63rd in 25:36. Sierra Luteran will run again this Friday at the Reed Invitational.
MITEY MITE BLUES FALL
The Carson Mitey Mite Blue Senators youth football team lost a hard fought 19-12 decision to the Sparks Cardinals on Friday in Sparks.
Both teams caused a number of turnovers. Carson put together a nice drive in the second quarter capped with a Brandon Gagnon touchdown run to tie the score at 6. Both teams scored again but Sparks converted its extra point to take a 13-12 halftime lead. Sparks scored again on a long drive to increase its lead to 19-12.
For Carson defensively, Connor Larkin was all over the field recording more than 10 tackles and forcing his share of fumbles. Other defensive standouts included Carl Cavner, Brandon Gagnon, who intercepted a pass and returned it to the Sparks 10 yard line, Brandon Basa, Nick Andreas, Phillip Lopez, Justin Lopez, Luke Myers, Cody Radtke, Daniel Morrison, Gavin Bakkedahl, Dawson Breuer, Nick Allen, Skyler Duncan, Chase Campagni and Adam Larkin.
The Senator offense moved the ball well mostly behind the running of Gagnon with contributions also coming from quarterback Derek Schafer and running backs Jared Butler and Luke Myers. Carson's offensive line and receivers played well and included Tristan Martel, Sam Wilson, Tibma, Dawson Lamb, Wesley Strickler, Jordan Warren, Reed Lequerica and Landon Truesdale. Carson travels to South Tahoe for a 9 a.m. game on Saturday.
JUNIOR PEE WEES WIN
The Carson Senators Jr. Pee Wee defeated the Fallon Greenwave 34-6 on Friday at Governor's Field.
The Junior Pee Wee defense was led by Sabian Harting, Tez Allen, Kyle Gagnon, Elijah Fajayan, Brady O'Keefe, Jonas Papez, Nolan Hogan, Hunter Wheeler, Jesse Knorzer, Anthony Miguel, Taylor Bourgeois, Shawn Harp, William Loos, Bradley Moose, Andrew Stricker and Nolan Shine. Both Shine and Colby Brown intercepted a pass in the second half.
The offensive line of Cameron Radtke, John Cavilia, Ramiro Bonds, Josh Merriner, Michael DeBaun, Tyler Ostrander and Nolan Tomasco was able to pave the way for running backs Kaleb Wold, Mathias Willams and Ikela Lewis.
Brown opened the scoring with a 30-yard touchdown run. Gage Gunzburg followed with a 37 yard scoring run, Kaleb Wold had a 6 yard touchdown run and to end the first half Brown ran for a 45 yard score. Josiah Pongasi also kicked a two-point conversion.
In the second half, Tez Allen took over at quarterback to lead the attack.
Second half of the game Tez Allen stepped in as Quarter Back allowing Anthony Miguel, Mathias Williams and Ikela Lewis several runs for first downs. Pongasi had a two-yard TD run and added the two-point kick.
The Junior Pee Wees will play at 6 p.m. this Friday against the Reno Patriots at Reno's Mira Loma Park.
The Tahoe Figure Skating Club will hold a "Catch Your Breath" exhibition from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the South Tahoe Ice Arena. Admission is free.
The event will showcase Reno, Carson Gardnerville/Minden and Tahoe figure skaters. Many of the skaters will be doing their programs that they will perform at the United States Figure Skating Association Regionals next month.
Signups for the Carson City Recreation Division's fall women's volleyball league will be held until 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26.
Signups will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Carson City Community Center office. The fee per team is $200.
League play will be on Tuesday nights and will begin on September 30. For more information, call Jeremiah Teeter, 887-2290, extension 30429.