Carson High’s David Remer is one win away from winning a state title.
Remer pinned Basic’s Ivan Espinoza in the second period at 182 pounds ub the semifinals on Friday in the NIAA 4A State Championships in Winnemucca.
Remer was also dominant in his quarterfinal match as he reached the semifinals with an 11-0 major decision win over Centennial’s Ike Edwards.
Remer would advance to today’s championship match against Faith Lutheran’s Connor Bourne, who could be considered the favorite to win the state title. The finals begin at 2 p.m.
Even though Bourne will be a tough opponent, Carson coach Nick Redwine said he likes Remer’s chances
“David’s looking pretty good. The way David is looking right now, he’s got a chance,” said Redwine about winning a state title.
Remer scored a takedown and nearfall in the first and third periods to roll to his win over Edwards. “The kid from Centennial is no slouch,” Redwine said, “He is pretty good. It was a good quarterfinal match.
“He was offensive,” Redwine added about Remer against Edwards. “He was aggressive. He was in control the whole match.”
Carson’s other wrestler at state, Alex Wells, lost 16-9 to Durango’s Kaden Renshaw. Wells was set to wrestle in the consolation round later Friday night.
Douglas High’s Chad Singer also lost at 195 when he was pinned by Durango’s Frankie Peralta. Singer had battled Peralta to a 4-4 tie before being pinned in the third period.
Prunty leads CHS ski
Brynn Prunty had another outstanding effort to lead a solid performance by the Carson High girls and boys ski teams at Wednesday’s Tahoe Basin Ski League slalom event at Heavenly.
Prunty placed 11th, finishing her two runs in 1:06.1 (33.63, 32.43) to lead CHS to a fifth place finish. Carson finished with 152 points to finish behind Douglas (165), Truckee (168), South Tahoe (179) and North Tahoe (215).
Sarah Wiggins finished right behind Prunty in 14th place in 1:10.3. Also for Carson, Hailey Cole finished in 25th in 1:28.4 and Faith Luis finished in 26th in 1:28.7.
Trevor Castillo led Carson’s boys, finishing 19th in 1:03.37. Carson finished fifth as a team with 124 points behind Whittell (159), Douglas (164), South Tahoe (191) and North Tahoe (210).
Also for Carson, Ashton Davis finished 25th in 1:07.7, Asher Kock was 29th in 1:17.92 and Murphy Seljestad was 31st.
CHS girls, boys hoops fall
The Carson High girls basketball team lost at Manogue 74-54 on Wednesday to fall to 4-3 in Sierra League play. Manogue took charge from the start, taking a 15-2 lead to begin the game. “We didn’t have an answer for their pressure,” Carson coach Doug Whisler said.
Bella Kordonowy scored 10 points, Naycy Alvarez added nine points and Tazia Boice added eight points for CHS, which will host Damonte Ranch in a key Sierra League game at 5:15 p.m. Friday.
In the boys game, Manogue beat Carson 62-39. The Senator boys will host Damonte Ranch at 7 p.m. Friday.