Douglas High School junior Jackson Davis runs behind Spanish Springs’ Cade Beadell during the junior class race at Lampe Park on Friday. Davis took second to kick off the cross country season at Douglas’ home meet, the Douglas Class Relays.
Photo by Ron Harpin.
The Douglas High School cross country team was able to get its opening meet under its belt Friday.
The Tiger sophomore boys had enough runners to score points at the season-opening Tiger Relays at Lampe Park.
Dennis Jorgensen was the top finisher amongst the sophomore class, taking 16th in 17:02 over the 2.55-mile course.
Matthew Lewis and Carlo Barton were the next two to cross the line in 18:05 and 18:19, respectively.
Luke Davis was third in the freshman class in 15:07.
Jackson Davis finished three seconds off the leading pace among the juniors, taking second in 13:56.
Matthew Gaskell was the lone senior, taking 20th in 16:22.
Sophomore Julianne Hill posted the quickest time for the Tiger girls in 20:56.
Kalie Moyette crossed the line in 22:49 to finish 29th in the sophomore class race.
Junior Elena Zarnecki posted a 21:27 for 25th in the junior girls race while Kayla Dunseith and Jackeline Gonzales were 25th and 34th, respectively.
Smoke cancels early-season contests across the region
Douglas High as well as most of Northern Nevada has seen a pause in high school athletics, due to air quality.
As the fires continue to burn in the Sierras, the Tigers have moved a few contests to start the season.
Douglas football at Center this Friday was called off on Monday, per head coach Kyle Mays.
Douglas volleyball is scheduled open league play at Reno Thursday, after its Tuesday night contest was moved.
The Tiger girls’ soccer team also did not open its season against Bishop Manogue Tuesday night and had its game rescheduled to Thursday which was also canceled due to air quality.
Tiger football a no-go in week two
Douglas High School football won’t be playing this Friday in Antelope, Calif., (at Center High School) due to the ongoing wildfires.
The news was announced Monday by Tiger head coach Kyle Mays and comes right on the heels of a 24-6 loss on the opening weekend to Lowry.
The Tigers have dealt with some early-season injuries and a week off will give Douglas a chance to recuperate.
“No game this week at all,” said Mays. “Our kids played hard through the first contact of the year without any scrimmages or anything before. … Looking back on the film it made it feel quite a bit better than it did walking off the field Friday night.”
With no contest this upcoming Friday due to smoke, Douglas football will return to action Friday, Sept. 3, with the home opener against McQueen.