Senators overpower North Valleys

Kaitlyn McDonald, 100 freestyle.

Kaitlyn McDonald, 100 freestyle.

The Senators had an easy time in the pool on Friday, routing North Valleys in both the boys and girls competitions.

The Carson boys won 205-28 and the girls won 197-19.

Casey Garrett, Peter Garrett and Tallon Rauch won two individual events apiece for the Senators.

Garrett won the 100 fly (1:00.99) and the 100 breast (1:13.54). Garrett won the 200 free (2:07.74) and the 100 free (54.80). Rauch won the 50 free (23:97) and the 500 free (5:25.04).

Brian Remick won the 100 back (1:16.79) and Dylan Popoff won the 200 IM (2:40.36).

Jesse Session had seconds in the 100 fly (1:06.02) and the 100 free (59.41). Jon Ventura was second in the 200 IM (2:42.20). Drew Briggeman was second in the 200 free (2:09.24).

The boys won all three relay events.

Eli Everest won the 200 free (2:11.38) and the 500 free (5:49.13) to lead the Carson girls.

Christy Krahn also was a double winner, taking the 50 free (28.30) and the 100 breast (1:19.32). Nora Streng won the 100 back in 1:12.16, while Vanessa Rauch won the 100 free (1:01.50) and took third in the 100 fly (1:15.54). Christina Saenz won the 200 IM (2:34.91).

Kelsey Bradley was second in the 200 IM (2:37.98) and fourth in the 50 free (29.66). Kayla Branco was second in the 500 free (6:03.11) and Stella Carroll was second in the 100 back (1:12.52).

Carson collected two firsts and a second in the relay events.


Carson squads take 8th, 11th at McQueen

RENO — The Carson girls finished eight and the boys 11th at the Northwest Invitational at McQueen High School.

Douglas won the girls meet with 104. Carson was well back with 36.5. McQueen won the boys meet with 155.5 and Carson was well back with 27.5.

Valerie-Sue Meyer won the 400 (59.63) and was seventh in the 200 (27.34). Josilyn Daggs was fifth in the 100 hurdles (17.20) and Sahara Winder was fifth in the 300 hurdles (52.81). Kayla Aikins was eighth in the high jump at 4-6.

The Carson quartet of Meyer, Hailey Palotas, Winder and Daggs won the 400 relay in 51.97 and took third in the 800 relay.

Dakota Baker took second in the 110 hurdles with a 15.87. He was fifth in the high jump at 5-10. Hector Gomez-Barrios was fifth in the 400 at 52.97 and Joey Thurman was ninth in the 100 at 11.90.

The 800 relay squad of Anthony Estrada, Barrios, Baker and Thurman took fourth in 1:36.74. Carson clocked a 45.43 in the 400 relay which was good for fourth place.


The Carson teams also sent athletes to the prestigious West Coast Relays in Clovis, Calif., on Saturday.

Corey Reid competed in four events, three of them within 20 minutes, but still fared well. Reid was third in the 400 (49.18); fifth in the high jump (6’1”); fifth in the pole vault (12’9”); and sixth in the 110 hurdles (16.28).

Maddie Preston was fifth in the long jump (16’7.5”); fifth in the high jump (4’10”) and sixth in the triple jump (35’11.25”).

Asa Carter was ninth in the triple jump at 41’2.5”. He didn’t place in the long jump (18’9.25”).

Athena Favero was ninth in the 300 hurdles (48.91). She didn’t place in the 100 hurdles (17.19).

Aaron Woodbury cleared 11’9” in the pole vault and jumped 40’6” in the triple jump. Teresa Boehmer threw 94’10” in the discus and 30’10” in the shot put. Josue Orozco threw 131’6” in the discus, a personal best. Ian Schulz threw 125’4” in the discus.

Dayton boys win own invite, girls 4th

DAYTON — Dayton High’s boys track team collected 153.5 points to win the Dayton Invitational on Saturday.

The girls team placed fourth with 82.08.

Aaron Elissa was the top individual performer for the Dust Devils. He won the 800 (2:05.70) and finished second in the 1600 (4:41.27) and the 3200 (10:53.27). Benji Ply won the high jump (6-0) and was fourth in the 110 hurdles (16.68) and fourth in the pole vault (11-0).

Zach Hawley was second in the discus (148-11) and third in the shot put (45-5), while Jesus Castaneda was second in the shot at 46-5. Josh Koch was third in the discus at 134-4. Andrew Goodman won the 400 in 51.48 and was fourth in the 200 at 23.71. Dallon Mendoza was second in the 400 at 51.50 and sixth in the 200 (23.98). Skyler Berntson was fifth in the 100 at 11.43, while Brady Heusser was sixth in the 800 (2:18.21) and the 1600 (5:00.2).

The Dust Devils were second in the 400, 800 and 1600 relay events.

Lettie Lynch and Kaylee Turner led the Dayton girls.

Lynch won the 100 (12.93) and was second in the 200 (27.34). Turner won the shot put (36-0) and was second in the discus (113-10).

Cheyanne Strong won the long jump (14-1) and took second in the high jump (4-6). She was seventh in the 100 hurdles (18.67). Rachel Hadley was fourth in the 400 (1:10.13) and Lauren Bailey was third in the pole vault (7-6).


Virginia City sweeps Coleville

VIRGINIA CITY — The host Muckers had an easy time against Coleville, winning 8-4 and 17-2 on Saturday.

In the opener (8-4 win), the Lady Muckers got a 4-for-4 effort from Maegan Wheeler, who also drove in two runs. Summer Garton went 3-for-3 with an RBI. Nicole Huffman drove in three runs. Niki D’Agostino allowed two hits in the circle.

In the nightcap, Kaelyn Uken went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs, while Wheeler went 2-for-4 with two RBI and Gwyn Landaburu went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs.


WNC splits

It wasn’t the desired result Western Nevada College was looking for prior to a four-game Scenic West Athletic Conference baseball series showdown with Salt Lake, but the Wildcats did something no other team has done this season — win in Salt Lake City.

The Wildcats gained a series split by outlasting the Bruins 7-5 in the final game Saturday.

Needing a doubleheader sweep to creep within a game of first-place Salt Lake, WNC wasn’t counting on a shaky defense hurting its cause.

The Wildcats committed three errors and allowed four unearned runs in a 6-3 defeat in the opening game of Saturday’s twin bill.

The teams won’t meet again during the regular season. WNC is second in the SWAC at 12-8, while Salt Lake continues to top the standings at 15-5.

Christian Stolo slugged a pair of doubles, Brandon Lapointe smacked his first collegiate home run and Conor Harber pitched through two rough innings to earn his fifth victory without a loss. Harber gave up four runs, three of them earned, in 5.1 innings. He fanned six and walked three.

Stolo went 2 for 4 with two runs scored and a RBI. Austin Andrews had two RBI and Harber was 2 for 4.

WNC built a 6-1 bulge, then withstood a midgame Bruin rally.

In the opener, WNC committed three errors in the first two innings, contributing to three Salt Lake runs.

WNC returns to John L. Harvey Field on Friday and Saturday for a four-game series against Colorado Northwestern.

JUCO Softball

WNC drops two

They did everything but secure their first Scenic West Athletic Conference softball victory in a month.

Salt Lake pushed two runs across the plate in the seventh inning to rally for a 4-3 victory over the Western Nevada College Wildcats on Saturday afternoon in Salt Lake City.

“To have the lead all the way and to end it like that was devastating,” said WNC coach Leah Wentworth. “I’m happy we put ourselves in position to win. We need experiences like that, and moving forward, we need to learn from it.”

The Wildcats were two outs from salvaging the final contest of a four-game set against surging Salt Lake, ranked 24th in the most recent National Junior College Athletic Association poll. An 11-hit attack and a solid pitching performance by freshman Katilyn Covione put the Wildcats in position for the road upset following Salt Lake’s 11-3 opening-game victory.

Capitalizing on chances that they created throughout the series, the Wildcats scored three times in the first three innings.

Andi Lee hit a RBI single and Meghan Hospodka added a run-scoring fielder’s choice to stake WNC to a 2-0 lead in the first inning.

Heather Septon’s home run to left field upped WNC’s lead to 3-0 in the third. It was the sophomore’s third homer of the season.

Salt Lake attempted to rally in the fifth. Chelsa Baca led off with a double to left field, only the Bruins’ third hit. After a sacrifice bunt by Courtney Beavers, Megan Reed’s bunt single plated the Bruins’ first run.

Lindsay Ashbaugh and Covione started the Wildcat sixth with singles, but Bruin hurler Courtney Platt kept WNC’s from extending its lead by retiring the next three hitters.

In the bottom of the sixth, KyRae Kogianes homered to slice WNC’s lead to 3-2.

In the seventh, however, the Bruins rediscovered their offense with the help of the Wildcats’ first error of the game.

Baca’s base hit started the rally. A force out kept the potential tying on first base. But a free pass to Megan Reed, a wild pitch and an intentional walk to Payton Hart loaded the bases.

That strategy set up Riana Splinter’s hit to short that Meghan Hospodka misplayed, paving the way for the tying and winning runs to score.

“It was a tough way to lose,” Wentworth said. “We played some great defense until that last play. Unfortunately, it came at a bad time.”

Lee led the Wildcats’ offense, going 3 for 4. Septon contributed two hits, two runs scored and a RBI.

Salt Lake improved to 27-10 in the SWAC and 27-13 overall, while WNC dropped to 6-25 and 9-31.


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