Carson High wrestler David Remer had his run at the Sierra Nevada Classic cut short by an injury on Friday at the Reno Livestock Events Center.
Remer was hurt in his quarterfinal match at 195 pounds in the event, considered one of the West Coast’s top tournaments. Remer, the No. 6 seed, ended up losing to the No. 3 seed, Leithan Briggs of Harrisburg, Ore., 7-4.
The match was tied 2-2 going into the second period. Carson coach Nick Redwine said he believed Remer hurt his knee sometime during the middle of the first period or in the second period. Remer fell behind 7-2 before coming back to within 7-4, eventually falling short.
“We could tell something wasn’t quite right,” Redwine said. “When he came off he was limping pretty good.”
Remer had ice applied to his knee for about 20-25 minutes but with his next match coming up shortly, Redwine said it was decided to scratch him from the rest of the tournament. “We didn’t want to risk it, make it any worse,” Redwine said.
Redwine said he expects Remer to be ready to go for Carson’s next match on Jan. 9 against Damonte Ranch. “He should be fine,” Redwine said.
Remer went 2-0 on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals. Remer rolled into the quarterfinals by outscoring his two opponents 24-0. He won by technical fall 16-0 against Ridgevue’s Colby Hagan and then beat Nyssa’s Bryan Flores by major decision 8-0.
Remer was the only Carson wrestler to survive to the second day. Also for Carson, Luis Mayoral went 1-2 at 120, beating Nyssa’s Efrain Caldera 6-1. Max Harris went 1-2 at 138, beating Archbishop Mitty’s Connor Edelman 8-7. Dominic Baumgardner also went 1-2 at 195, pinning Hug’s Terrell Cutrer in 3:17.
Also for Carson, Izayah Pando (152), Gabriel Madera (152), Thomas Legott (145), Edwin Vasquez (132), Clinton DeWitt (126) and Kenneth Bogle (heavyweight) all went 0-2.
Carson was without two of its top wrestlers in Ariel Vega and David Wells, who both had family commitments. “We were pretty short-handed,” Redwine said.
Still, Redwine said the Sierra Nevada Classic was a good experience for his team.
CHS girls basketball
The Carson High girls basketball team split its first two games at the Tracy (Calif.) Tournament, losing to McKinleyville 77-73 on Wednesday, but coming back to beat Tracy 45-34 on Thursday.
Carson was without Abby Pradere, who had a family commitment, and CHS coach Doug Whisler said that hurt his team defensively. “You give up 77 points, you can’t expect to win,” Whisler said. “We had a pretty good offensive game.”
Whisler said his team led throughout but could never pull away, never leading by more than five points. “Another game we should have won,” he said.
The game did mark the return of Bella Kordonowy, who played in her first game this season after suffering a knee injury last season. Kordonowy had five points, seven rebounds and six assists.
Trinity Beard had her best game of the season, with 22 points and eight rebounds for Carson. Also for the Senators, Lily Bouza scored 18 points, Abby Golik added 14 points and Naycy Alvarez had 12 points.
Against Tracy, Carson led 21-12 at halftime but Tracy outscored the Senators 13-5 to close to within 26-25 after three quarters. But CHS outscored Tracy 19-9 in the fourth quarter.
Golik scored all 12 of her points on four three-pointers, Bouza had 12 points, six rebounds, six steals and three assists, Kordonowy had eight points, five rebounds and four steals, Alvarez scored 10 points and Beard added four blocks.
Against Mountain House, Bouza scored 15 points and Naycy Alvarez added 14 points. “Mountain House was a very quick athletic team,” Whisler said. “They wanted to push the tempo. Our game plan was to slow it down and score on our terms. When we did that we did ok. That’s something we need to get better at. At one point I had 4 of the starters sitting next to me learning a lesson on listening and Naycy carried the team during that stretch.”
Carson finishes play in the tournament at 2 p.m. today against East Union. “They play hard every single game and give everything they have,” said Whisler about his team.