Prep roundup: Carson High wrestlers enjoy big day at Lowry event
WINNEMUCCA — Carson High placed seven wrestlers in the semifinals and are in second place as a team after the first day of the Cody Louck Memorial at the Winnemucca Events Center.
Brandon Basa (113), Spencer Rogers (132), Brady O’Keefe (145), Nolan Shine (160), Connor Sievers (195), Brady Rivera (220) and heavyweight Sheldon Miller are all undefeated. Sievers is 3-0 and the other six wrestlers are 2-0.
Terin Keller (106) is 1-1, Casey Stevens (120) is 2-1, Jake Roman (126) is 1-1, Nathan Mersino (138) is 2-1, Hector Perez (152) is 1-1 and Kevin Rusler (182) is 0-1 and still alive. The only first-day casualty was Abel Carter (170), who went 1-2.
Lowry leads the way in the team standings at 121 and Carson is close behind at 110.
“Half of our team is in the semifinals, and that’s pretty good,” CHS coach Paul Carter said. “The semis today are really big. We are starting to wrestle pretty tough as a team. Obviously we have areas of improvement.”
Carter was especially impressed with Rivera, Sievers and Rogers.
“Brady looks so tough,” Carter said. “He’s one of the guys from start to finish who has looked dominant. He’s tough.
“Sievers has been a surprise. We didn’t expect this much out of him. He is starting to come into his own. Rogers has such great mat demeanor. He looks like a veteran.”
Today’s action begins at 9 a.m.
VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL
Foothill slams Douglas
MINDEN — Douglas scored the game’s first eight points. But Foothill came back to seize the momentum for good with a 15-2 run to end the first quarter en route to a 69-44 win.
Foothill (2-1 overall) led 15-10 at the end of the opening period and extended its advantage to 37-20 at halftime during the non-league contest at Randy Green Court.
Te’vion Reed led all scorers with 17 points, six of which came during Foothill’s first quarter run. Torrance Littles also scored 14 points for the Falcons.
Douglas (3-4 overall) was led by Connor Lyons and Sam Broersma with nine points, while sophomore Tre Jackson added eight.
Douglas hosts Post Falls (Idaho) in another non-league game today at 3 p.m. Foothill completes its Northern road trip with a game today at Spanish Springs.
Muckers open tourney at 1-1
VIRGINIA CITY — The Virginia City boys basketball team opened its own Comstock Classic with a 49-36 win over McDermitt on Thursday.
Clint Hess scored 15 points and Sam McCain added 13 points for the Muckers.
On Friday, VC (5-2) lost to Battle Mountain 51-6 despite 28 points by Hess. McCain chipped in eight points.
VC led 27-26 at the half and 36-35 after three.
VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL
Sierra Lutheran wins thriller
Cali Benton and Emma Herron scored eight points each to lead Sierra Lutheran to a 31-30 win over the Douglas JV squad.
JV GIRLS BASKETBALL
Carson defeated Sierra Lutheran’s varsity 38-27 on Thursday.
Sophia Ruedy scored nine points, Molly Otto had eight points and Arianna Schmidt added seven points for Carson.
JV BOYS BASKETBALL
Saarem sparks Senators
SPARKS — Taylor Saarem scored 12 points to lead Carson to a 50-37 win over Spanish Springs on Friday.
Gurpreet Badhan, Sevon Mandoki, Michael Mendoza and Connor Quilling all scored seven points.
Carson is 3-3.
FROSH BOYS BASKETBALL
Cougars edge Carson
SPARKS — Spanish Springs grabbed a 42-37 win over Carson on Friday.
Kyle Glanzmann led CHS with eight and Dawson Lamb added seven.