Due to the various regional playoff events takingup the first two days of the week, this week's notebook is going to be on the brief side. I just updated the regular elements and we'll get back into the swing of things next week.
When was the last time the Douglas baseball team swept Reno?
- The Douglas softball team comes into the regional playoffs riding a 15-game win streak. It's the longest since the 2004 Lady Tigers posted the same number before losing the regular-season finale at Wooster. Douglas went on to win the regional title that year.
- You can't ask for much better production than what the Tiger baseball team got from the bottom half of its lineup during last week's series against Reno. The No. 6, 7, 8 and 9 spots went a combined .307 at the plate with five runs scored, five doubles and seven RBIs in three games.
If I had a vote for overall player of the year in the Northern 4A Regional baseball and softball honors ballots (and I don't), this is what it would look like this week, based mostly on their respective performances over the last week:
1. Jordan Hadlock (Douglas); 2. Jacob Anderson (Galena); 3. CJ Maldonado (Reed); 4. Joe Wieland (Manogue); 5. Drew Simpson (Reno)
- This week we find out where everyone actually stands against the best competition in the region. Simpson was as strong as they come both on the mound and at the plate last week against Douglas.
1. Samantha Baker (Reno); 2. Mallary Darby (Spanish Springs); 3. Ashleigh Rahming (Reno); 4. Jaci Carlsen (Spanish Springs); 5. Stephanie Harper (Douglas)
The top athletes, regardless of sport, at Douglas High determined by production during competion, overall value to their team, ability to perform with consistency in routine situations, performance compared to others at the same position throughout the stae/region, ability to come up big in clutch situations, versatility, attitude, sportsmanship, overall athletic ability, heart, potential at the next level, and a host of other intangibles (emotional leadership, role-playing value, work ethic, etc.) This is all, of course, just my opinion.
Spring Sports (Through May 3)
1. Jordan Hadlock, catcher/pitcher, baseball
2. Jessica Gorton, hurdler/field events, track & field
3. Derrick Jenkins, middle distances/high jump, track & field
4. Sarah Hartley, sprinter/field events, track & field
5. Thomas Wicker, golf
6. Tyler Hoelzen, pitcher/outfielder/first baseman, baseball
7. Katrina Morgan, catcher, softball
8. Jessica Waggoner, track & field
9. Stephanie Harper, pitcher, softball
10. Haley VonSchottenstein, swimming
2007-08 school year
1. Bridget Maestretti, volleyball/basketball/track
2. Tim Rudnick, football/basketball/baseball
3. Jessica Waggoner, volleyball/basketball/track
4. David Laird, football/basketball
5. Sarah Hartley, soccer/basketball/track
6. Jessica Gorton, basketball/track
7. Jeff Crozier, soccer/baseball
8. Brock Peterson, football
9. Tanner Thomas, baseball/football
10. Jeff Nady, football/basketball
Since I've been here (2003)
1. Luke Rippee, football/basketball/baseball (2003)
2. Brittany Puzey, basketball/softball (2003-04)
3. Bridget Maestretti, volleyball/basketball/softball/track (2004-08)
4. Tyson Estes, football/basketball/baseball (2003-05)
5. Jessica Waggoner, volleyball/basketball/track (2005-present)
6. Ryan Pruitt, football/wrestling/baseball (2005-07)
7. Mike Gransbery, soccer/basketball (2004-07)
8. Kayla Dunn, volleyball/softball (2004-05)
9. Keith Olson, basketball (2004-07)
10. Tim Rudnick, football/basketball/baseball (2006-present)
2005, when the Tigers won their first league title since the early 90s. Douglas turned around and got swept by the Huskies the next year, but came back to knock Reno out of the playoffs in the bracket semifinals.