Dust Devil boys shine at 1A track meet
WINNEMUCCA — Dayton High’s boys track team had a big day, finishing second to Elko at the Division 1A meet at Lowry High School.
Elko finished with 148, Dayton had 146 and Fallon had 143. Because of computer issues, results were very late in getting posted, and coach Mike Paul was surprised at the final tally because he thought it was between Dayton and Fallon.
“We had a phenomenal day,” Paul said. “Things couldn’t have gone better. It bodes well for state next week.”
The top four finishers in each event advanced to next week’s state meet at Carson High School.
Benji Ply won the 110 high hurdles (16.57) and high jump (6-2), and he tied for third in the pole vault (14-feet). Josh Koch, who has been hampered by injuries this year, won both the shot put (54-2) and discus (159-2). Aaron Elissa won the 1600 (4:37.01) and was fourth in the 800 (2:00.41). The 800 relay squad of Dallon Mendoza, Skyler Berntson, Andrew Goodman and Toby Tapley finished first in 1:31.47, and the same group was third in the 400 relay (44.48). Mendoza, Berntson, Goodman and Ply won the 1600 relay in a school-record time of 3:26.09. Goodman won the 400 in 50.37, while Mendoza was second in 50.77. Zach Hawley qualified in the shot (49-6 1/2) and discus (156-9), while Jon Ply qualified in the pole vault with a fourth-place finish at 13-feet, a PR by two feet.
Lettie Lynch and Kaylee Turner led the DHS girls.
Lynch qualified in the 100 (4th, 13.19) and 200 (2nd, 26.56). Turner moved on by finishing second in the discus (120-1) and third in the shot put (33-9). Lauren Daly took fourth (8-6) in the pole vault and Cheyenne Strong was second in the long jump (15 feet).
Reed, Reno win titles
RENO — The Reed softball team knocked off Spanish Springs, 8-4, Saturday at Bishop Manogue to win the Northern Division I softball title.
It was Reed’s second win of the tournament against Spanish Springs. The Cougars had advanced to the finals by virtue of a 7-1 win over Douglas Saturday morning. Both Reed and Spanish Springs will play in the state tournament at UNR’s Hixson Park next Friday and Saturday.
In baseball, Reno won the regional title with a 12-3 win over upstart Damonte Ranch at Peccole Park.
The Huskies had defeated Galena, 10-0, to reach the finals. Damonte knocked off Galena, 8-5, in a consolation game. Reno and Damonte Ranch move on to state play next weekend, also at Peccole Park.
Carson’s Kipling shines
Carson High’s Dagen Kipling qualified for next week’s state meet in two individual events at Saturday’s Northern Division I Swimming & Diving Championships at the Carson Aquatic Center.
Kipling won the 100 breastroke in 1:02.78, more than three seconds ahead of Reed Parkhurst of Spanish Springs. He was second in the 200 IM, clocking a 2:01.44. He also swam the anchor leg on the state-qualifying 200-yard free relay squad which posted a time of 1:34.43. Peter Garrett, Tallon Rauch and Casey Garrett were the other members of the relay. The same group was third in the 200 medley relay, clocking a 1:45.48.
Rauch was seventh in the 50 free (23.67) and sixth in the 100 back (58.12). Peter Garrett was sixth in the 50 free (23.37), Casey Garrett was seventh in the 100 fly (1:00.12) and Drew Briggeman was seventh in the 100 free (56.60).
On the girls side, Eli Everest was third in the 200 free (2:02.45) and third in the 500 free (5:25.55). Christy Krahn was seventh in the 100 free (59.46). The Carson quartet of Vanessa Rauch, Krahn, Kelsey Bradley and Everest finished fourth in the 200 free relay, one spot out of the money. The same group was sixth in the 400 free relay with a 4:04.18.