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Girls’ Golf: Wurster wins third league tournament

STATELINE – Even though Bethany Wurster represents Douglas High School and Alexis Holmes plays for South Tahoe High, they are more like golf teammates. As good “teammates” do, Wurster and Holmes root for one aonother and inspire each other. For two of the top golfers in the Sierra Division, and the state for that matter, a friendship has formed out of competition. “It will fuel you to strive for something better. You just want to beat them. You love them, but you want to beat them at the same time,” Wurster said Tuesday afternoon following a 3-over-par round of 75 that topped the Sierra Division event at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. “It’s kind of like, ‘Oh, I hope you do well, but I hope I do better.’” Wurster, who birdied six holes, finished seven strokes ahead of Holmes, who came in third with an 82. The last of Wurster’s birdies on No. 18 cost Holmes a dinner. “Once I get my scoring figured out, it’s going to be fun,” said Holmes, who believes mismanagement of her game at times prevents her from scoring in the 70s. “I’m driving the ball really well, but I’m just hitting bad irons. I overcompenstate sometimes when I shouldn’t, so I’m 20 yards long, and it’s very difficult to two-putt from there. “Hopefully by zone I’ll get it figured out.” The two friends played Edgewood Tahoe on Sunday in preparation for Tuesday’s round, and Wurster beat Holmes 74-76 by eagling the final hole. Bishop Manogue’s Mackenzie Souers broke up the 1-2 Wurster-Holmes finish by shooting an 80. Alex Phillips, the defending state champion and also playing in the group with Wurster and Holmes, came in fifth with an 85. “It’s the first time all three have played together,” said STHS coach Marsha Butler. “Bethany and Alexis have developed a really good friendship, but they are always real competitive with each other.” Manogue, the defending state champions, were far superior than their division foes on Tuesday, as four Miners scored 90 or better en route to a 339 team total. Damonte Ranch was second with 419 strokes and Galena and Carson tied for third at 422. South Tahoe, which placed third in the previous tournament, finished sixth at 458. The Vikings’ Morgan Murphy shot 109 and Brittany Rumble fired a 118. Team scores 1. Manogue 439, 2. Damonte Ranch 419, 3. Galena 422, 3. Carson 422, 5. Fallon 453, 6. South Tahoe 458, 7. Douglas 467, 8. Wooster 526. Individual scores Manogue: Alex Phillips 85, Maggie Jones 84, Mackenzie Souers 80, Elise Levy 90, Megan Anderson 136, Lexi Robertson 114. Damonte Ranch: Shayla Miller 104, Ashleigh Westover 96, Rachael Schryer 101, Morgan Pisane 118. Galena: Hayley Jensen 100, Skylar Antencio 105, Sydney Atencio 113, Gabi Lucas 109, Rachael Zunino 107, Amanda Parmer 110. Carson: Megan Justice 113, Whitney Nash 102, Elayna Shine 105, Katie Cowperthwaite 110, Lindsay Burroughs 105, Katie Livermore 110. Fallon: Megan Hill 109, Brittyn Tidwell 103, Sarah Frandsen 123, Sara Parsons 118, Ashley Bowers 128, Katie Moore 131. South Tahoe: Alexis Holmes 82, Morgan Murphy 92, Brittany Rumble 118. Douglas: Bethany Wurster 75, Kelsey Endter 118, Megan Welch 151, Bri Burnside 138, Emily Downer 136, Kristen Greenhut 153. Wooster: Alana Crosby 123, Zoie Oberg 116, Karlee Day 130, Samantha Burrows 157.

Douglas final basketball season statistics

Record: 23-9 overall, 11-3 Sierra League, 8-2 home, 8-1 away, 7-6 neutral Team Statistics Points for: 2,113 Points against: 1,767 3-pointers for: 114 3-pointers against: 121 Free throws for: 383-610 Free throws against: 345-527 Field goals for: 879 Field goals against: 633 Scoring by quarters Douglas 486 509 545 565 8 – 2,113 Opponent 402 413 457 492 3 – 1,767 Individual statistics *Keith Olson 203 71-116 477 *Mike Gransbery 133 49-66 386 *Jeff Nady 92 59-90 248 James McLaughlin 78 28-49 200 *Kevin Emm 74 27-42 194 Joe Nady 76 21-34 177 David Laird 55 46-62 156 *Nate Whalin 27 5-16 59 Jared Trowbridge 10 33-47 55 Ryan McPeek 16 17-32 50 Brandon Bernard 7 12-19 27 Herman Fillmore 4 11-16 19 Ross Bertolone 8 2-12 18 *- Starters 3-pointers Mike Gransbery 72 Kevin Emm 18 James McLaughlin 17 Joe Nady 4 Keith Olson 2 Brandon Bernard 1 Ryan McPeek 1 Fouled out Jeff Nady 4 Joe Nady 4 James McLaughlin 2 Kevin Emm 2 Keith Olson 1 David Laird 1 Nate Whalin 1 Record: 14-17 overall, 8-6 Sierra League, 5-3 home, 5-6 away, 4-7 neutral TEAM Points for: 1,353 Points against: 1,297 INDIVIDUAL SCORING *Jessica Waggoner 370 *Bridget Maestretti 173 Dana Pardee 149 *Taryn Williams 107 (from 12/27) *Dany Heidt 71 *Sarah Hartley 70 Nicole Didero 29 Katie Buffo 20 Allie Hughes 18 Kaela Horse 18 Michelle Richardson 12 Lisa Christen 8 Kristin Wyatt 6 Gina Pfaffenberger 2 * – Starters

Tiger golf takes 4th place

Freshman Michele Nikkels continued her successful rookie season, shooting a 100 to lead the Douglas girls’ golf team to a fourth-place finish at Rosewood Lakes Golf Course Wednesday. Reno’s Alyson Felesina took first overall with a 79 and Melissa Slocumb shot an 81 to take second for the Huskies. Reno won the match as a team, shooting a 442. For Douglas, Sarah Schonian shot a 113 and Kristin Wyatt shot a 114. Jolie Kizer shot a 118, Shelby Louie shot a 129 and Alyssa Matus shot a 131 to round out the Tigers’ afternoon.

Basketball: Warriors fall short against Nuggets in OT

The Warriors had a bench consisting of only three players, all NBA Development League call-ups, but still forced the Northwest Division leaders to overtime Wednesday. Led by 39 points from guard Monta Ellis and 33 points from forward Corey Maggette, the Warriors took the Denver Nuggets to the final minute of overtime. But Nuggets guard Chauncey Billups was too much to overcome, scoring 10 points in overtime as the Warriors fell 123-118. “They’re full strength, we were not, and we’re still in these kind of games,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. “It’s tough, you give all that effort … and you have it in your hands.” But it was Billups who had the game in his hands. He tied his career high with 37 points and added eight rebounds and eight assists. He scored Denver’s first eight points in overtime, including a layup that put the Nuggets up 113-111. Curry gave the Warriors the lead with a 3-pointer inside the two-minute mark. Moments later, Ellis put the Warriors up 117-116 with a 3-pointer from the right wing. Nuggets guard J.R. Smith answered with a 3-pointer of his own. Ellis had a chance to tie the score at 119, but he split a pair of free throws with 25.5 seconds left. After two free throws by Billups, Anthony Tolliver missed a 3 from the corner, sealing the Warriors’ defeat. The Warriors have been plagued by injuries all season, and things nearly got worse before the game. Ellis pulled out of the afternoon shootaround complaining of soreness in his left ankle. Ellis then didn’t come out for pregame warm-ups until seven minutes before the game and took only a handful of shots before lying on the floor and stretching. He leads the NBA in complete games (nine) and was averaging a league-high 42.2 minutes before playing all 53 against Denver, but he denied that the heavy workload affected his ankle. “It’s just that I have a plate in my ankle, and when it rains my ankle throbs,” Ellis said. “So it wasn’t nothing like I’ve been playing on it too much and it was hurting. It was just because of the weather.” Even with Ellis in the lineup, the Warriors could only a muster a bench of Cartier Martin, Chris Hunter and Tolliver. Not surprisingly, they struggled out of the gate. They missed seven of their first 10 shots and managed just 12 points over the first six minutes of the game. Golden State shot 34.6 percent for the quarter. But Denver led just 30-25 entering the second quarter. The Warriors eventually erased their deficit, which was as high as 51-32 after a layup by Nuggets guard Aaron Afflalo at the 7:38 mark. The Warriors put together an 11-1 run to take the lead, a spurt started by Martin’s fade-away as the shot clock expired and capped with a dunk by Hunter. Golden State led 43-42 with just over five minutes left in the first half. The Warriors’ rally set the tone for what would be a closely contested game the rest of the way. The final five minutes of the first half saw five ties. Two free throws by Tolliver sent the Warriors into the locker room tied at 53. The Warriors entered the fourth quarter up by one, but perhaps should have been ahead by more. They led 80-71 with just over three minutes left in the third after Maggette scored seven straight points. Golden State led 82-78 in the final seconds of the third quarter. But Denver guard Ty Lawson was fouled by Ellis while taking a buzzer-beating heave from midcourt. After review, referees determined Ellis’ foul came before the horn, and Lawson was awarded three free throws, making all of them. Ellis was involved in a similar situation Jan. 5, resulting in a heartbreaking loss to the Nuggets. Denver needed a basket in the final seconds, and Ellis, contesting Smith’s desperation heave, was called for a foul. Smith made all three and the Warriors lost by a point. Still, the Warriors led 95-92 with just under six minutes left after Ellis found Hunter for a layup. But Denver went on a 10-3 run over the next four minutes. Billups answered a 3-pointer by Curry with one of his own. The Warriors trailed 102-98 with just over two minutes remaining. The deficit was 105-100 moments later, and Billups fouled Ellis in the act of shooting a 3-pointer from the corner. Ellis made two of three free throws. The Warriors gave up consecutive offensive rebounds before center Andris Biedrins tied up Carmelo Anthony with 32.5 seconds left. The Warriors got the ball back after a Nuggets violation during the jump ball. The Warriors, out of the timeout, ran a play that appeared to be designed to get Ellis a 3-pointer. Ellis drilled it, tying the score at 105 with 28.4 seconds left. After Anthony missed a runner in the lane, the Warriors got the ball back and called a timeout with two seconds left. But the play out of the timeout resulted in Tolliver taking the final shot. It wasn’t close, and the game went to overtime.

Wrestling: Douglas season statistics through Jan. 6

Record: 12-2 overall, 3-1 Sierra League, 2-0 home, 2-2 away, 8-0 neutral INDIVIDUAL SIERRA LEAGUE RECORDS Wesley Peterson 0-1 Jordan Hintze 1-2, 1 pin Garrett Hekhuis 3-1 Ryan Olsen 2-2, 1 pin Nico Barker 3-1, 1 pin Cody Spates 3-1, 3 pins Justin Freeman 2-1, 1 pin Joe Ramos 1-2, 1 pin Devin Barker 4-0, 4 pins Ryan Pruitt 3-0, 2 pins Ortega 0-1 DeCee Simpson 2-1, 1 pin Tony Ferris 3-1, 2 pins Sean Molina 3-1, 2 pins Robbie Palmer 0-1 Jake Williams 2-0, 1 pin Steven Anderson 0-1 Adam Campbell 0-1 MATCH-BY-MATCH STATISTICS Nov. 29: CARSON 50, DOUGLAS 18 at Carson 103 pounds: Schlager (C) d. Hintze 10-1; 112: Craugh (D) d. Hechuis 9-6; 119: T. Banko (C) d. Ryan Olsen 12-0; 125: Halverson (C) d. Do. Barker 6-2; 130: Bozin (C) p. Spates 1:13; 135; K. Banko p. Freeman 3:51; 140: Carmazzi (C) d. Ramos 9-3; 145: De. Barker (D) p. Allen 2:42; 152: Pruitt (D) p. Jolcover 1:13; 160: Azzam (C) p. Ortega 1:29; 171: Lamborn (C) p. Simpson 1:09; 189: Ferris (D) p. Remer :36; 215: Truesdell (C) d. Molina 4-0; 275: Simpson (C) p. Palmer 2:56. Dec. 2: CAPITAL CITY DUALS at Carson Douglas 62, Fallon 18 Douglas 51, North Valleys 26 Douglas 59, Reno 21 Douglas 59, Spanish Springs 15 Carson 45, Douglas 27 Dec. 6: No. 2 DOUGLAS 41, No. 3 DAMONTE RANCH 32 at Douglas 103: Garrett (DR) pin Hintze, 3:08. 112: Hekhuis (D) tech. fall over DR, 17-1. 119: Jordan O’Neill (DR) def. Olsen 11-3. 125: Nico Barker (D) wins by forfeit. 130: Spates (D)pin DR 3:20. 135: Freeman (D) wins by forfeit. 140: DR. maj. dec. Ramos 12-3. 145: Devin Barker pin DR, 1:25. 152: Pruitt (D) def. Frank 11-9. 160: DR pins Ceglia. 171: Ferris (D) pin 1:56. 189: Molina (D) def. DR 13-6. 215: Damonte Ranch wins by Forfeit. HVY: Travis Moon, Damonte Ranch wins by forfeit. Dec. 8-9: NATUMAS CITY DUALS (5 wins, 0 losses, 32-team tournament) Outstanding wrestler: Heavyweights: Tony Ferris. Lightweights: Nico Barker. DOUGLAS 69, BEAR CREEK 12 DOUGLAS 62, LINHURST 16 DOUGLAS 43, NEWARK 24 DOUGLAS 47, GOLDEN VALLEY 24 DOUGLAS 38, NATUMAS 33 Dec. 13: No. 1 DOUGLAS 63, No. 9 NORTH VALLEYS 12 at North Valleys Pins: Devin Barker, Ryan Pruitt, DeCee Simpson, Sean Molina, Jordan Hintze, Nico Barker, Cody Spates, Justin Freeman. Wins, Tony Ferris, Jake Williams, Ryan Olsen, Hekhuis. Dec. 16: LOWRY INVITATIONAL Team: Douglas 3rd in 30-team tournament, first in Nevada (204.5) Individuals: 112: 1. Hekhuis. 189: 1. Molina. 152: 2. Pruitt. 125: 3. Nico Barker. 140: 3. Devin Barker. 145: 4. Ceglia. 119: 4. Olsen. 119: 5. Wynar. Dec. 20: No. 1 DOUGLAS 57, SOUTH TAHOE 15 at Douglas 103: Slater d. Peterson (d) 5-4. 112:Hekhuis wins by forfeit. 119: Olsen pins Lopez 4:59. 125: N. Barker wins by forfeit. 130: Spates ins 1:11. 135: Ramos pins Hubbell 1:23. 140: D. Barker pins 3:36. 145: Ceglia wins by forfeit. 152: Perko (S) d. Campbell 7-0. 160: Williams d. Barton 11-6. 171: Simpson wins by forfeit. 189: Wallace (S) d. Ferris 5-1. 215: Molina pins 2:30. HVY: ST pins Anderson. Dec. 28-29: SIERRA NEVADA CLASSIC at Reno Douglas takes 48th as a team out of 89 teams. Jan. 6: CARSON VALLEY LIONS CLUB INVITATIONAL Douglas takes 1st as a team with 215, Carson 2nd, Fallon 5th Champions: 119: Ryan Olsen. 152: Ryan Pruitt. 171: Tony Ferris. 189: Sean Molina. Runners-up: 103: Wesley Peterson, 112: Garrett Hekhuis. 3rd places: 125: Nico Barker, 140: Devin Barker 4th places: 130: Cody Spates, 145: Nick Ceglia, 160: Jake Williams

Wrestling: Douglas picks up first league win

After battling through what will probably be their two toughest dual matches of the season, opening the year with losses to Carson and Damonte Ranch, the Douglas High wrestling team got well in a big way Wednesday night, beating North Valleys 59-24 in Minden. The Tigers got seven pins and one technical fall from its lineup on the way to their first league win of the year. North Valleys didn’t initially put forth a wrestler for the 189-pound match so Douglas’ Tony Ferris wrestled up at 215 pounds and wasted little time, scoring a takedown off the opening whistle and maneuvering around to record the pin in 30 seconds. Douglas’ normal 215-pounder Steve Anderson was forced up to the heavyweight bout and fought through two rounds before being pinned by North Valleys’ Kevin Longman at 5:28. 103-pounder Dillon Spates took a forfeit win to put Douglas up 12-6 and Wesley Peterson flipped an opening takedown into a pin at 32 seconds in the 112-pound match, giving Douglas and 18-6 lead. At 119 pounds, Douglas’ Tim Souza followed the Tiger pattern for the night, spinning his early takedown into a 28-second pin against the Panthers’ Allen Vasquez to give the Tigers a 24-6 lead. Michael Sepulveda boosted that to 30-6 with a forfeit win in the 125s and Nico Barker took down the Panthers’ Tyler Sudeen for a pin at 1:07 in the 130-pound match to put Douglas up 36-6. CJ Wynar followed suit for the Tigers at 135 pounds, pinning Trent Bushell at 1:23 for the 42-6 lead. In the 140-pound match, Cody Spates piled up an 18-1 lead through two rounds with four near falls and a number of takedowns to take the technical fall against North Valleys’ Cody Wilson. Douglas’ Ryan Olsen pinned North Valleys’ Roy Forman in the 145-pound match to give Douglas a 53-6 lead. 152-pounder Justin Freeman and 160-pounder Tyler Cook each were pinned in their matches for the Tigers as North Valleys closed the gap to 53-18, but 171-pounder Javier Trujillo picked up his first league win of the year, getting the fastest pin of the night in just 12 seconds. With the lead at 59-18, North Valleys proceeded to bring out its 189-pounder after sitting him at the beginning. With no one left in their lineup, Douglas was forced to give up the forfeit, closing the night at 59-24.

Wrestling: Tiger grapplers take 2nd at Alhambra

With two weeks remaining until the Northern 4A Regional Championships wrestling tournament, the Douglas High wrestling team seems to be hitting its stride at the right time. Douglas followed an strong eight-medal performance at last week’s Clayton Valley Invitational with a second-place finish at Alhambra’s Lawrence Miller Invitational over the weekend. The Tigers had 12 wrestlers place at the tournament, highlighted by 135-pounder Ryan Olsen, who brought home the tournament championship in his weight class and was named the the middleweights most outstanding wrestler. He had a pin in 4:45 over Mark Gargalakis from Pittsburgh High School in the finals and went 4-0 on the day with three pins and a technical fall. The Spates brothers, Dillon (103) and Cody (140), took first-place finishes in their respective weight classes as well. Dillon Spates went 4-0 with two pins, one of which was the fastest of the tournament (14 seconds). In the final, the 103-pound freshman won decisively over Andres Torres from Windsor High School 12-3. In the 140-pound final, Cody Spates was paired against teammate Pat Theilan, a non-scoring wrestler for Douglas who battled his way unseeded with two pins and a decision to reach the final. Spates won by fall at 3:39. Wes Peterson (112), Timmy Souza (119) and Nico Barker (130) all competed in the finals as well. Peterson was runner-up to Nick Smith of Pittsburgh, Souza was second behind Cody Howe of Windsor and Barker received a silver medal after falling to Aaron Westphal from Alhambra. Douglas also got a third-place showing from Eddie Kollar at 125, a fifth-place from CJ Wynar at 145 and a pair of seventh-place finishes from Joe McDonald (135) and Justin Freeman (145). Javier Trujillo took eighth at 160. Douglas finished just behind California High School in the team standings, losing 185.5 to 183.5. Douglas travels to Wooster tonight for their final league dual. The Tigers will also compete in one final tuneup this weekend, having picked up the Sparks Invitational late in the season. The regional championships are Feb. 1 and 2 at Hug and the state tournament will be Feb. 9 at Cimarron Memorial in Las Vegas.

Golf: Wurster wins third regional title in four years

SPARKS – It was a huge day for Carson Valley golfers Tuesday afternoon at the NIAA 4A Regional Golf Championships at Red Hawk. Carson High’s girls golf team reached the state tournament for the first time in coach Terry Gingell’s eight-year tenure as head coach, and Douglas High’s Bethany Wurster won the 4A regional individual title for the third time in four years. Spanish Springs won the team title with a 36-hole total of 684, including a 338 on Tuesday. Carson was next with a 714, which included a 360 after an opening-round 354. Bishop Manogue was third at 726. Wurster won the individual title with a 151, five shots better than Tess Jones of Spanish Springs. McQueen’s Kelsey Roberts was third with a 159. “Bethany kept her focus and was able to pull off her third regional title,” Douglas coach Steve Gustafson said. “She struggled a bit the second day. There were some tough pin placements, a little wind, and the pressure from Tess Jones. “At one point, they were dead even. Bethany carded a birdie on sixteen, which gave her the motivation needed to finish strong.” Douglas finished fifth as a team (763) behind Reno. “As a team, they played better than any coach could ask,” Gustafson said. “We were not the strongest team in the field, but the kids shot their season bests. “Fifth place was quite an accomplishment for this team. We didn’t have a lot of experienced players, besides Bethany, most of our girls started playing within the past year.” Tawnie Wentz took 16th (95-91-186), Molly Jordan was 37th (107-106-213), Emily Gosselin was 39th (105-110-215), Megan Welch was 41st (113-108-221) and Devyn Hotho was 47th (119-113-232) for Douglas.

Wrestling: Douglas High season statistics through Jan. 20

13-2 overall, 4-1 Sierra League, 2-0 home, 3-2 away, 8-0 neutral Wesley Peterson 1-1 Jordan Hintze 1-2, 1 pin Garrett Hekhuis 4-1 Ryan Olsen 3-2, 1 pin Nico Barker 4-1, 1 pin Cody Spates 3-1, 3 pins Justin Freeman 3-1, 1 pin Joe Ramos 1-2, 1 pin Pat Theilan 1-0, 1 pin Devin Barker 5-0, 5 pins Ryan Pruitt 4-0, 3 pins Ortega 0-1 DeCee Simpson 2-1, 1 pin Tony Ferris 4-1, 3 pins Sean Molina 4-1, 3 pins Robbie Palmer 0-1 Jake Williams 3-0, 2 pins Steven Anderson 0-1 Adam Campbell 0-1 Nov. 29: CARSON 50, DOUGLAS 18 at Carson 103 pounds: Schlager (C) d. Hintze 10-1; 112: Craugh (D) d. Hechuis 9-6; 119: T. Banko (C) d. Ryan Olsen 12-0; 125: Halverson (C) d. Do. Barker 6-2; 130: Bozin (C) p. Spates 1:13; 135; K. Banko p. Freeman 3:51; 140: Carmazzi (C) d. Ramos 9-3; 145: De. Barker (D) p. Allen 2:42; 152: Pruitt (D) p. Jolcover 1:13; 160: Azzam (C) p. Ortega 1:29; 171: Lamborn (C) p. Simpson 1:09; 189: Ferris (D) p. Remer :36; 215: Truesdell (C) d. Molina 4-0; 275: Simpson (C) p. Palmer 2:56. Dec. 2: CAPITAL CITY DUALS at Carson Douglas 62, Fallon 18 Douglas 51, North Valleys 26 Douglas 59, Reno 21 Douglas 59, Spanish Springs 15 Carson 45, Douglas 27 Dec. 6: No. 2 DOUGLAS 41, No. 3 DAMONTE RANCH 32 at Douglas 103: Garrett (DR) pin Hintze, 3:08. 112: Hekhuis (D) tech. fall over DR, 17-1. 119: Jordan O’Neill (DR) def. Olsen 11-3. 125: Nico Barker (D) wins by forfeit. 130: Spates (D)pin DR 3:20. 135: Freeman (D) wins by forfeit. 140: DR. maj. dec. Ramos 12-3. 145: Devin Barker pin DR, 1:25. 152: Pruitt (D) def. Frank 11-9. 160: DR pins Ceglia. 171: Ferris (D) pin 1:56. 189: Molina (D) def. DR 13-6. 215: Damonte Ranch wins by Forfeit. HVY: Travis Moon, Damonte Ranch wins by forfeit. Dec. 8-9: NATUMAS CITY DUALS (5 wins, 0 losses, 32-team tournament) Outstanding wrestler: Heavyweights: Tony Ferris. Lightweights: Nico Barker. DOUGLAS 69, BEAR CREEK 12 DOUGLAS 62, LINHURST 16 DOUGLAS 43, NEWARK 24 DOUGLAS 47, GOLDEN VALLEY 24 DOUGLAS 38, NATUMAS 33 Dec. 13: No. 1 DOUGLAS 63, No. 9 NORTH VALLEYS 12 at North Valleys Pins: Devin Barker, Ryan Pruitt, DeCee Simpson, Sean Molina, Jordan Hintze, Nico Barker, Cody Spates, Justin Freeman. Wins, Tony Ferris, Jake Williams, Ryan Olsen, Hekhuis. Dec. 16: LOWRY INVITATIONAL Team: Douglas 3rd in 30-team tournament, first in Nevada (204.5) Individuals: 112: 1. Hekhuis. 189: 1. Molina. 152: 2. Pruitt. 125: 3. Nico Barker. 140: 3. Devin Barker. 145: 4. Ceglia. 119: 4. Olsen. 119: 5. Wynar. Dec. 20: No. 1 DOUGLAS 57, SOUTH TAHOE 15 at Douglas 103: Slater d. Peterson (d) 5-4. 112:Hekhuis wins by forfeit. 119: Olsen pins Lopez 4:59. 125: N. Barker wins by forfeit. 130: Spates ins 1:11. 135: Ramos pins Hubbell 1:23. 140: D. Barker pins 3:36. 145: Ceglia wins by forfeit. 152: Perko (S) d. Campbell 7-0. 160: Williams d. Barton 11-6. 171: Simpson wins by forfeit. 189: Wallace (S) d. Ferris 5-1. 215: Molina pins 2:30. HVY: ST pins Anderson. Dec. 28-29: SIERRA NEVADA CLASSIC at Reno Douglas takes 48th as a team out of 89 teams. Jan. 6: CARSON VALLEY LIONS CLUB INVITATIONAL Douglas takes 1st as a team with 215, Carson 2nd, Fallon 5th Champions: 119: Ryan Olsen. 152: Ryan Pruitt. 171: Tony Ferris. 189: Sean Molina. Runners-up: 103: Wesley Peterson, 112: Garrett Hekhuis. 3rd places: 125: Nico Barker, 140: Devin Barker 4th places: 130: Cody Spates, 145: Nick Ceglia, 160: Jake Williams Jan. 10: No. 1 DOUGLAS 70, HUG 12 at Hug 103: Peterson (d) wins by forfeit. 112: Hekhuis (D) wins by forfeit. 119: Olsen (D) def. Rollins 10-1. 125: Barker () wins by forfeit. 135: Freeman (D) wins by forfeit. 140: Theilan (D) pins Sappingfield. 145: Barker pin Delaguna :36. 152: Pruitt pins Keller 1:30. 160: Williams (D) pins Ortega 1:00. 171: Ferris pins Jensen 1:43. 189: Molina (D) pin Leach 1:00. 215: Price (H) wins by forfeit. 275: Carman (H) wins by forfeit. Jan. 13: SPRING CREEK KIWANIS INVITATIONAL Douglas takes 4th as a team. Individual: 103: 3. Peterson. 112: 2. Hekhuis. 119: 2. Olson. 152: 2. Pruitt. 160: 1. Williams. 171: 2. Ferris. 189: 1. Molina. Jan. 20: ALHAMBRA TOURNAMENT at Martinez, Calif. Douglas takes 1st as a team out of 25 teams. Individual: 103: 2 Peterson. 112: 1. Hekhuis. 119: 1. Olsen. 125: 5. N. Barker. 130: 4. Spates. 145: 6. Ceglia. 152: 2. Pruitt. 160: 4. Williams. 171. 2. Ferris.

Wrestling regionals could go any direction

There simply isn’t a clear-cut favorite to win the Northern 4A Regional team wrestling championship this weekend. Ask the coaches of any of the top four teams heading in and you’ll likely get four different answers. “Honestly, it’s going to come down whoever ends up with the best seeding and whoever has the best day,” Douglas coach Lamont McCann said. “The seeding is probably most crucial to us. “If we get good seeding, we should be in the mix.” This year’s Tiger squad is markedly different from last year, when Douglas headed into championship week with a clear-cut favorite in the 189-pound class in senior Shane Miller. “We don’t have a standout in any one class like last year,” McCann said. “We do have a good group of kids that have been consistently placing high at each of our tournaments this year. “When you can place six or seven kids in the top three, you should do fairly well, even if you don’t produce a lot of individual champions.” High Desert League champ Fallon will have to contend with the Sierra League’s three-headed crown of Damonte Ranch, Douglas and Carson. “Fallon has been kind of running things in the High Desert League, but the Sierra League is so strong through the top three,” McCann said. “Like I said, on any given day, this could go to any of the four teams. “We beat Damonte Ranch and they were as full-up as you can get in terms of their roster. Damonte turned around and beat Carson, and we lost to Carson in head-to-head to open the year. “When we heard that Damonte beat Carson, that was a big thing for us, because it gave us a share of the league title.” Douglas has been exceptionally strong in the middleweights this season from 140 pounds to 189. Cody Spates (130), Ryan Pruitt (152) and Tony Ferris (171) enter the tournament as No. 1 seeds out of the Sierra League while Ryan Olsen (119), Devin Barker (140), Devin Barker has put together a 22-6 record in the 140-pound and 145-pound classes, Nick Ceglia is 17-8 in the 145 and 140-pound classes, Ryan Pruitt is 33-5 at 152 pounds, Jake Williams went 19-4 at 160 pounds, Tony Ferris went 6-1 with five pins in the 171- and 189-pound classes in Sierra League action and Sean Molina had a 33-6 record overall at 189 pounds. Ryan Olsen has also been very strong in the 119-pound class with a 5-2 record in Sierra League action and Cody Spates (130), Nico Barker (125), Garrett Hekhuis (112), Jake Williams (160) and Sean Molina (189) will be No. 2 seeds. Garrett Hekhuis (112), Nico Barker (125) and Nick Ceglia (145) enter as No. 3 seeds and Wes Peterson (103) took a No. 4 seed. “Our goal is to have about six kids qualify for state,” McCann said. “That would be ideal.” Wrestling starts Friday at 4 p.m. at Hug High School in Reno. The championship round is expected to start Saturday evening, also at Hug. — Joey Crandall can be reached at jcrandall@recordcourier.com or at (775) 782-5121, ext. 212.