Prep roundup

Senator cross country to run at Woodbridge Invite

Carson High’s Vea Miner runs during the Douglas Class races at Lampe Park to open the 2023 cross country season. Miner and the Senators were recently invited to one of the biggest cross country meets in the nation this coming weekend.

Carson High’s Vea Miner runs during the Douglas Class races at Lampe Park to open the 2023 cross country season. Miner and the Senators were recently invited to one of the biggest cross country meets in the nation this coming weekend.
Photo by Ron Harpin.

Carson High School cross country was invited to the Woodbridge Invite on Sept. 16 in Irvine, Calif., where the Senators will compete in one of the biggest cross country meets in the nation.

The event features 12,000 athletes competing over two days and over 450-plus teams will be in attendance.

The Senator girls team — the defending NIAA 5A state champions — will run in the featured race at the end of day two, starting at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Carson was eligible for the featured race as one of the best teams of the 450 teams expected to be in attendance.

The invitation comes after the Senator girls won the Del Oro Invite on Sept. 2 and the boys finished second.

This past weekend, Carson competed at the Nevada Union Invitational in California.

On the boys side, Sawyer Macy and Alex Miner were second and third, respectively, in the varsity, large school competition.

Sophomores Sean Thornton and Nate Freed were ninth and 13th, respectively, as well for the Senators.

For the Carson girls, Hannah Budd won the varsity, large school race in 19:07, besting second place by nearly 20 seconds.

Vea Miner was seventh in 20:04 while Madison Hager and Brianna Rodriguez-Nunez took 10th and 13th, respectively.

Dayton High football 3-1 after besting Battle Mountain

The Dust Devil High School football team is off to its best start since 2014 after taking down Battle Mountain, 12-6, Friday night.

It was a 4th quarter passing touchdown from senior quarterback Dylan Spangler that allowed Dayton to take the lead late.

Spangler threw for a pair of touchdowns in the win.

Seniors Lyric Council and Justin Neils each hauled in a receiving touchdown in the victory. Neils had five catches for 109 yards and the score.

UP NEXT: Dayton (3-1) is at home against White Pine (1-2) Friday at 7 p.m.

McQueen football rolls past Carson

The McQueen Lancers didn’t have much trouble with Carson High School football Saturday morning, cruising to a 41-3 victory.

McQueen led 35-0 with 11:45 left in the second quarter, which started a running clock.

It was Carson turnovers that hampered the Senators.

After McQueen opened with a touchdown, the Lancers were able to block a Carson punt, setting up a 27-yard drive for six.

Trailing 15-0, Carson fumbled the snap on fourth-and-long, allowing favorable field position for the Lancers.

Down 22-0, Carson threw an interception on its first play back on offense.

McQueen needed one play of its own to score, making it 29-0 late in the first quarter.

Another Carson fumble on offense allowed the Lancers to grab a scoop-and-score touchdown.

The Senator defense held strong through the outing, despite working with their backs against the wall.

Junior Eli Locatellia scored the only points for Carson, hitting a field goal in the third quarter.

JT Heaton and Kincaid Gill led Carson’s defense with 12 and 10 tackles, respectively.

UP NEXT: Carson (1-3) won’t catch a break in the schedule as Bishop Manogue (1-2) comes to Carson on Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

 Senator boys soccer wins second straight 

Carson High boys soccer played lights out defense after scoring early in a 1-0 win over Galena Saturday.

Trigo Burciaga found the back of the net in the 5th minute and the Senators were able to ride their 1-0 lead to a league win on the road.

UP NEXT: Carson (4-2-1, 3-2-1 in Class 5A North) returns home today against Spanish Springs (0-5, 0-5) for a 6:45 p.m. kickoff.

Falcon cross country runs in Tahoe

After three years of cancellations due to COVID-19 and smoke from fires, the North Tahoe Kiwanis Mountain Motivational Invitational Cross-Country meet returned.

Sierra Lutheran High School produced seven runners in the boys freshmen race. Josiah Maschke came in 6th (24:12); Elias Woelfel came in 7th (24:32); Jason Wlaschin came in 12th (25:50); Daniel Poole came in 14th (26:10); Carter Redford came in 19th (27:53); Zachary Smit came in 22nd (31:50); and Noah Smit came in 24th (35:22). Overall, the freshmen boys were first as a team. They brought home a first place team plaque withT-shirts for all the runners. The sophomore race was ran by Cameron Bourne who came in 17th with a time of 31:03. Both the freshman and sophomore races were a distance of 2.8 miles.

The final two runners for Sierra Lutheran ran the varsity race for a distance of 3.3 miles. Aidan Concanno placed fifth with a time of 23:57 and Chandler Ricks placed 16th with a time of 25:53.

“It was really good to be back at North Tahoe High School. This is one of the more difficult cross-country races. The athletes really worked hard, and they all ran good races,” said Falcon head coach Robin Williams.

(The Sierra Lutheran freshman boys cross country team poses for a photo after winning the freshman portion of the Tahoe Kiwanis Invitational meet this past weekend. Pictured from left to right are Elias Woelfel, Josiah Maschke, Daniel Poole, Noah Smit, Zachary Smit, and Carter Redford. Jason Wlaschin is not pictured. / Courtesy Robin Williams)

Carson boys tennis drops a pair

Last week, the Senator boys tennis team fell to Spanish Springs (16-2) and Reno (15-3) and now sits at 0-3 on the season.

Carson got its three wins against the Huskies on the singles court as Zachery Laaker, Cannon Myler and Kameron Reed each picked up one point.

Tuesday, Myler was the only Senator singles player to earn a win while Jacob Budd and Dylan Olson earned a point on the doubles court.

UP NEXT: Carson will host Reed (2-2) Thursday, starting at 3 p.m.

Senator girls tennis falls to Spanish Springs, Reno 

Carson High girls tennis suffered the same fate as the boys last week, falling to 0-3 behind a 14-4 loss to Spanish Springs and a 16-2 defeat at the hands of Reno High.

Against the Huskies sophomore Betsy Campbell earned a point with a 6-3 win while the doubles pairing of Dahlia Keating and Ava Schofield added one point from the doubles teams.

UP NEXT: Carson will travel to Reed (1-3) Thursday for another league match against the Raiders.

Senator volleyball sweeps Damonte Ranch

Carson High volleyball had little trouble with Damonte Ranch Thursday, sweeping the Mustangs 25-18, 25-16, 25-13 to pick up their 10th win of the season.

UP NEXT: Carson (10-2, 2-2 in Class 5A North) will be at home Thursday against Galena (2-9, 0-4) for a 6 p.m. start.


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