Prep roundup: Carson boys cross country starts strong
The Carson boys cross country team got off to a strong start to the season at the Douglas Class Races Invitational at Lampe Park.
Carson finished fourth overall out of 17 teams with virtually all of the northern teams competing.
Zach Sever finished fourth in the junior boys race, covering the flat, grassy 2.55 mile course in 14 minutes, 8 seconds. His time was only 7 seconds off Ian Van Rensselaer’s time in 2014 which is the top time for a Carson junior runner.
Sever was followed by Hunter Rauh in the senior race, a state track competitor from last year, in 14:12. Ethan Byassee, a senior, finished in 14:34, taking 42 seconds off of last year’s time.
Multi-sport athlete but newcomer to cross country, Walker Mackenzie, a sophomore, finished in 15:09, 60th place out of 286 runners.
Tobin McRae, a top rider for the mountain bike club, finished in 15:09.
Jacob Crossman and Jacob Heller finished 80th and 98th, showing the team’s overall strength and depth.
Andrew Ingram, 16:35, Gabe Crossman 16:57, Kyle Holoway 17:32, Cody Jackson, 17:52, Asher Koch 18:22, Jeremiah Favero 18:47, and Eduardo Hernandez 19:27 rounded out Carson’s effort.
Carson was still without two of its strongest runners as well as Adan Garcia and Mark Ramirez had yet to have the required 10 practices and were unable to compete.
A young Carson girls team with no seniors also had several solid efforts.
Hannah Kaiser in her first cross country race placed third in the junior race in 17:03. Her effort was the fourth fastest time Carson has had on the course in the last eight years.
Kaiser was followed by Erin Cartier in 30th in 20:38, a 40-second improvement from last year. Claire Cartier, a freshman, ran a solid 20:38 followed by freshman Ginger Cullom in 21:42, freshman Ella Wick in 21:57, sophomore Sarai Jauregui-Rivas 22.01, junior Hailey Ponzoch 22:28, freshman Jardeh Lopez 24:29 and freshman Kora Ashton 27:08.
The Senators are scheduled to compete again on Friday at the Reed Invitational at Shadow Mountain Park, beginning at 3 p.m.
Carson golfers claim win at Sierra Sage
The Carson High girls golf team notched its second win in Sierra League golf action at Sierra Sage on Monday.
Carson’s 358 was 16 shots better than second place Bishop Manogue.
Leading Carson were the Beglin sisters with Jill and Karen both shooting solid rounds.
Jill carded a one-over-par 72, with three birdies paired with three bogeys.
“I had a lot of fun today, and I hit some good shots. The only thing I’d change is making a few more putts,” she said.
Karen also had three birdies, but had a little trouble getting up and down on a few holes to finish at 75.
“Today I left a few shots out there, but I’ll get it next time,” she said.
Coach Wade Greenlee is continually impressed with how long and straight they hit the ball.
“Even more impressive, though, is their mental toughness,” he said. “For both of them, two of their three birdies came after a bogey.”
Sophia Taggart rebounded from last week with a solid 101. Greenlee was happy with her play, although he pointed out she had three triple bogeys.
“We worked on her swing plane with the driver after last week’s match and she hit it much better,” he said “She just needs more tournament golf to be better at course management.”
Gabby Montes carded another personal best with a 110. Kassidy Cooley had a rough front nine, but played better on the back coming in with a 51, finishing at 115.
“It was a tough start for Kassidy,” said Greenlee, “but she’s a senior and I knew she’d get it under control.”
Freshman Sarah Wiggins rounded out the scoring, also with a 115.
“I need to improve my golf game by taking time and commit to hitting the ball,” said Wiggins.
Carson currently leads the Sierra League after the first two out of six matches. Three of the six teams will go to regions, and then the top two northern Nevada schools will play at state, which is in the north this year. The next league match will be held at Lakeridge Golf Course on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
CHS volleyball starts strong
The Carson High volleyball team got off to a strong start to the season, finishing 7-1 at the Yerington Tournament.
Carson’s only loss came to Damonte Ranch, 25-21, 25-17. Abby Pradere and Carissa Willey each had four kills for the Senators.
Other highlights included a 25-21, 26-28, 15-13 win over Northern 3A power Yerington. Shea DeJoseph had nine kills, Camille Kordonoway had 16 digs and Pradere had 23 assists.
In a 25-6, 25-8 win over Silver Stage, Cami Larkin had five kills for Carson.
In a 25-16, 22-25, 15-6 win over Reed, Camryn Quilling had nine kills.
CHS boys soccer goes 2-0-2
The Carson High boys soccer team went 2-0-2 at the Lake Tahoe Community College Tournament. Carson tied Faith Lutheran 2-2 and Truckee 1-1 and beat West Wendover 8-0 and Elko 5-0.
CHS girls tennis falls
Jennifer Artz swept all three of her matches but it wasn’t enough in a 12-6 loss to Reed on Tuesday. Artz won 6-3, 7-6, 6-1.
Shea Dunn won 6-3 and sustained a tough 7-6 loss and Rachel Fenzke won 6-2 in singles and Becca Trejo and Sydney Lloyd won 6-1 in doubles for Carson.