Kylee Lash (4) of Douglas High girls' soccer tries to get around a Galena defender Saturday.
Photo by Ron Harpin.
Douglas runs at regional championships
The Douglas High boys and girls cross country teams both took part in the Class 5A Northern Nevada Regional Championships on Saturday in Sparks.
The boys’ team took seventh with 142 points, finishing in front of McQueen and Bishop Manogue, while the girls were eighth with 185 points.
Jackson Davis (17:24) and Soma Baligad (18:15) were the first two Tiger boys to finish Saturday in eighth and 15th place, respectively.
Dominic Jackson was 28th for Douglas in 19 minutes flat.
Sophomore Elena Zarnecki was the fastest Tiger girls’ runner Saturday, taking 26th in 23:59.
Fellow sophomore Megan Strand was 28th for Douglas in 24:08.
Reno boys and girls took home the team titles as Penelope Smerdon won the girls race in 19:46.
The boys race was taken home by Galena’s Matthew Gordon in 16:08.
The Class 5A Northern Nevada Regional Championship saw an unbeaten Galena team keep its season pace in a 5-0 win over the Tigers on Saturday.
Isabella Flocchini scored four goals in the Grizzlies’ win and broke the NIAA all-time scoring record with 118 goals scored over the course of her career.
2015 Douglas graduate McKenna Kynett is third on that list with 101 goals scored.
The Tigers end the year with a 6-3-2 (W-L-T) record and will lose four seniors to graduation in Kennedy Cole, Madelyn VonAhsen, Hannah Shaw and Kamryn Harper.
Those seniors cap their careers with records of 36-15-5 over the last three seasons – and if not for a pandemic would have been playing in their third consecutive state tournament.
“That was a good run,” said senior Kennedy Cole. “It was a really good run. … I felt like we really put our all into it.”
Goalie VonAhsen summed up what the season meant to her, after facing one of her busier afternoons in net.
“It feels good that we could do it. Last year, we lost a lot of seniors so we didn’t think we’d be as good, but we are,” VonAhsen said.
The senior was able to keep numerous shots out with leaping saves in her final high school contest.
“I’m hard on these kids because we want to be here,” said Douglas head coach Andrew Robles. “Last year’s team was senior heavy. … With a whole new group, we were able to bring a new team here. Kudos to them. Congrats to her (Flocchini) for breaking the record.”