Prep roundup: Shine, Rivera win titles
VISALIA, Calif. — Led by champions Nolan Shine and Brady Rivera, Carson High finished in third place at the annual Redwood Invitational at Redwood High School.
Shine (160) and Rivera (220) each went 4-0 en route to individual titles.
“Shine dominated his guy in the finals,” CHS coach Paul Carter said. “Brady beat a real tough kid from Clovis in the finals (4-2). He wrestled a darn good match.”
Brandon Basa (113) took second, losing 12-4 in the finals. He went 3-1 on the weekend. Connor Sievers lost in overtime in the semifinals, but then bounced back to win two straight and take third at 182. He went 3-1 on the weekend. Heavyweight Sheldon Miller did the same thing. He lost in the semis and bounced back to win his next two for a third-place finish.
The only other placer for Carson was Spencer Rogers, who took sixth at 126. He ended up 2-3, losing two of his matches in controversial fashion.
According to Carter, Rogers had a takedown with five seconds left in his semifinal match. The referee ruled it was out of bounds. Carter argued the call to no avail.
“I had other coaches tell me my guy should have won the match,” Carter said.
In his last match, which went overtime, Rogers’ opponent was awarded a takedown even though he hadn’t established an advantage.
Terin Keller (106), Casey Stevens (120), Nathan Mersino (132) and Jarod Butler (152) all failed to place. All four lost their opening consolation matches. Butler finished 2-2.
“I thought we wrestled pretty good,” Carter said.
Virginia City wins thriller
Cali Benton had 12 points and eight rebounds and Leanna Temple scored 10 points, but it wasn’t enough for Sierra Lutheran, who was edged by the Muckers, 30-26.
Clare Davison had five rebounds and five steals and Amy Westre added six rebounds for the Falcons.
Carson girls put streak on line
Carson High puts its three-game win streak on the line Tuesday night against Galena. Carson is 5-3 in league and 10-8 overall.
Muckers roll Lutheran
Clint Hess scored 19 and Sam McCain scored 18 to lead visiting Virginia City to an easy 64-30 victory over Sierra Lutheran.
Chase Wetherington added nine for the winners, who improved to 6-0 and 14-2, respectively.
Evan Lewis led Sierra Lutheran with 11.
Carson on road Tuesday
Two of the top teams collide in Reno when Carson, 6-2, visits Galena, 6-2, in a key Sierra League matchup at 7 p.m.
Both teams trail league-leading Bishop Manogue by one game in the standings. Douglas is in fourth at 5-3. Carson plays Galena, Manogue and Douglas in the next nine days.