The Greenwave will be back in action this weekend after taking last week off for spring break.
Fallon’s baseball and softball teams began 3A East play right before the break with both clubs taking the opening series over Fernley. The track and field team competed in its first big, local meet (Reed-Sparks Rotary) of the year and heads to Carson this weekend. The swimming team made several big splashes last month in the duals while the boys golf team finally got to play after delays due to the weather.
In his first season, Riley Horn’s baseball team sits in third with a 4-2 record against the 3A North after Fallon won the first two games of the Fernley series last month. Spring Creek leads the division with an 8-1 record followed by Elko at 6-1. Spring Creek’s only blemish against the 3A was a 5-4 loss to North Valleys, while Elko spent last week taking on the 5A teams, including Reno and Spanish Springs.
Fallon takes on Dayton this weekend at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex.
The five best hitters in the 3A East are from Fallon with junior Baylor Sandberg leading the division with a .714 batting average. Junior Carter Paul is hitting .615 followed by junior Isaac Martinez at .562, junior Brady Alves at .560 and senior Steven Moon at .556. Sandberg also has seven extra-base hits, including three triples.
The pitching duo of juniors Bryce Adams and James Kelsey rank in the top 10 with Adams having the second-best ERA at 1.24. Kelsey leads the team and is fifth in the division in strikeouts with 21 in 11 innings pitched.
After sweeping the defending state champs, the Greenwave softball team (10-4 overall) is atop the 3A East standings with Dayton and Lowry one game behind. Fallon and Dayton play this weekend in Fallon while Lowry travels to Fernley.
Senior Lydia Bergman and junior Kiley Wallace lead the team in hitting with Bergman batting .692 and a state-leading eight home runs after she broke the school’s career record in her first game last month. Wallace is fourth in the league with a .571 batting average.
In the circle, freshman Janessa Bettencourt has the eighth-best earned-run average in the league at 3.67 while sophomore Vernita Fillmore has a 4.67 ERA. Fillmore, though, is fourth in the league in strikeouts with 38.
Track and field
The Greenwave track and field team is starting to find its place after competing in back-to-back large meets last month.
Junior Max McCoy is one of the best sprinters in the 3A North with times of 11.64 (third) in the 100 and 24.38 (seventh) in the 200. Senior William Brim-Klein has the fourth-best time in the 800 at 2:12.47 and seventh-best time in the 400 at 54.53. Sophomore Edwin Ugalde is 10th in the 800 at 2:17.27. Yahir Ugalde is also 10th in the 3200 at 11:38.28.
Three hurdlers rank in the top 10 with Brim-Klein running the second-fastest time in the 300 at 44.44. Sophomore Braden Sorensen is fifth in the 300 at 46.33 and ninth in the 110 hurdles at 18.77.
In the relays, Bransyn Wright, Yahir Ugalde, Edwin Ugalde and Brim-Klein have run the fastest time in the 4x400 is 3:51.33, which is third best, and its fastest time in the 4x100 is 47.06, which is fourth best. The 4x100 team includes Braden Hendrix, Jaiden McFadden, Wright and McCoy. Fallon’s 4x800 team, which consists of Uriel Romero-Montes, Yahir Ugalde, Edwin Ugalde and Brim-Klein ranks third at 9:08.02.
In the field events, junior Jacob Sorensen ranks eighth in the shot put with a throw of 38 feet, 0.5 inches. Edmond Allyn and McFadden are tied for ninth in the pole vault at 9 feet. Ethan Tarner is fourth in the high jump at 5-8 and Wright is 10th in the triple jump at 35-9.5.
The girls team isn’t ranked in the top 10 of any event.
After winning a pair of duals to begin the season, the Greenwave swimmers took on Truckee before the break, falling 174-53 in the girls division and 142-52 in the boys division.
The lone contested victory for Fallon came when senior Evelyn O’Neill won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1 minute, 25.51 seconds, which was 6 seconds better than Truckee’s top time. Additionally, O’Neill was within 7 seconds of the top time in the 200 free. Rebecca Smith finished the 50 free in 33.78, which was 7 seconds from first.
Truckee won every contested race in the boys division but the times were close in several events.
Michael Liston and Kolby McFadden were within 5 seconds of first in the 50-meter free, and Gerik Wassmith finished 7 seconds behind first in the 500 free. William McLean finished the 100 breast in 1:36.5, which was 7 seconds behind the winner.
In only two tournaments this season, Fallon ranks seventh out of eight teams with four points.
But Fallon is within striking distance of Lowry and Spring Creek, which have seven points. Fernley’s leading the 3A North with 14.5 points followed by Truckee at 13.5 and South Tahoe at 13.
Ron Lee led Fallon in the Fernley tournament last month, posting a score of 92 followed by Colin Shishido at 93 and Lucas Durfee at 98.
Fallon resumes tournament play next week in Winnemucca before returning home on April 18.