Carson High’s David Remer won the regional title in wrestling at the Northern 4A Championships on Saturday at Hug High.
Remer won the title at 182 pounds when he beat Reed’s Zachary Johnson 4-2 in the finals. Alex Wells also qualified for state for Carson when he finished third at 152 pounds. The top three wrestlers in each weight qualified for state to be held next Friday and Saturday at Winnemucca.
Remer will open with the Mountain Division’s third place finisher, Centennial’s Ike Edwards. Wells will have to wrestle the pigtail match at 152 and will face Durango’s Kaden Renshaw. With a win, Wells would face Faith Lutheran’s Carson Cook, the Mountain Division champion, in the quaterfinals.
Carson finished fifth as a team with 88 points. Spanish Springs won the regional title with 247.5 points and was followed by Reed (201), Manogue (119), McQueen (98.5) and Carson. Damonte Ranch finished sixth with 71 points and Douglas was seventh with 69 points.
Douglas High’s Chad Singer finished second at 195 pounds to qualify for state for the Tigers.
Remer trailed 2-0 against Johnson in the first period but came back to score an escape and a takedown in the second period to take a 4-2 lead and then made the lead stand up.
Well lost in the semifinals to Reed’s Christian Richer 8-5 but came back to pin Manogue’s Max Kiker and then edged Spanish Springs’ Logan Blocher 4-3 in the third place match.
Carson had three other wrestlers just miss qualifying for state by finishing fourth. Ariel Vega at 106, Luis Mayoral at 120 and Max Harris at 132 all finished fourth.
Singer was pinned in the finals by one of the state’s best wrestlers, Colby Preston. Douglas also had three wrestlers who finished fourth and just fell short of qualifying for state. Jaden Blanchard at 126, Byron Fair at 145 and Gabriel Foster at 220 all finished fourth.
Carson girls win
Bella Kordonowy had a huge game to help lead the Carson High girls basketball team to a 42-26 win at Galena on Friday. Carson improved to 4-2 to stay in second place in the Sierra League.
Kordonowy hit 4-of-5 three-pointers on her way to scoring 19 points and added nine rebounds and four steals. Also for Carson, Naycy Alvarez scored seven points and Abby Pradere added five assists. Carson led by as much as 35-16 after three quarters.
Carson boys fall just short
The Carson boys basketball team may have had its most encouraging effort of the season in a 56-53 loss at Galena on Friday. Carson was down by double digits in the third quarter and by eight points with 1:30 left.
But the Senators actually had a chance to tie the game with 30 seconds left with free throws, but converted just one of the foul shots to pull within 55-53.
“Great game Friday,” Carson coach Jordan Glover said. “The boys came out hungry and so focused. We played an entire 32 minute game for the first time all season.”
Carson had several players score at least four points in the game. “We continued to share the ball and play team offense and that’s why everyone was scoring for us,” Glover said. “Every person who went out on the floor did something positive for us while they were out there. Our subs gave us a boost from the bench and allowed our starters to catch their breath.”
Glover said Nathan Smothers, who scored 15 points, played his best game of the year. Glover added Kahle Good was Carson’s best defender while also having to take care of the ball. Parsa Hadjighasemi after a slow start in the first half score 14 points and Colton Schafer added seven points for the Senators.
“He played well and rebounded well for us,” said Glover about Schafer.
Dayton girls go 1-1
The Dayton High girls basketball team beat Sparks 38-27 last Tuesday before falling to North Valleys 39-25 on Friday.
Against Sparks, Dayton led 22-11 at halftime. “The girls got the momentum going our way right from the tip-off and never looked back,” Dayton coach Kelly Frantz said.
The Dust Devils were strong on the boards, grabbing 33 rebounds as a team. Aleea How had an outstanding game offensive, going 8-for-11 from the foul line on her way to scoring 18 points. She added two assists.
Also for Dayton, Shainey Vincent scored five points and Katie Dunkin, Morgan Boehme and Hanah Coltron each added four points. Dunkin also had eight rebounds and three assists. “I was proud to see my girls take care of the ball much better,” Frantz said.
Against North Valleys, Dayton kept its turnovers to a minimum as it trailed 18-12 at halftime. “We ran our offense according to plan and had many open shots and layups, but the ball would not drop through the hoop,” Frantz said.
Aleea Howe had eight points and six rebounds while Faith Reid had six points and 11 boards for the Dust Devils.
Sierra Lutheran girls fall
The Sierra Lutheran girls basketball team’s comeback fell just short as it lost to Whittell 29-25 on Friday. Sierra Lutheran trailed 26-17 going into the fourth quarter.
Amanda Almeida had a double double with 14 points and 16 rebounds and Mikayla Talkington added nine rebounds for the Falcons.
“I am incredibly proud of how the girls played tonight,” Sierra Lutheran coach Danika Neal said. “Their intensity showed, especially as they fought back in the fourth quarter. This was a great team effort all around.”