Douglas High athletics

Douglas High briefs: Softball keeps raking, track holds home advantage

Douglas High catcher Ryleigh Blaire winds up to toss the ball back to the pitcher against Reno on Saturday. Blaire hit her sixth home run of the season Saturday and has now driven in a team-high 18 RBIs on the year.

Douglas High catcher Ryleigh Blaire winds up to toss the ball back to the pitcher against Reno on Saturday. Blaire hit her sixth home run of the season Saturday and has now driven in a team-high 18 RBIs on the year. Photo by Ron Harpin.

 In Saturday’s doubleheader, Douglas posted 28 runs in two games against Reno taking both contests by finals of 12-0 and 16-4.
In game one, Ashley Delaney went deep again for the Tigers, finishing the first contest with four RBIs.
Talia Tretton allowed one hit in the circle while striking out 12. The freshman helped her cause at the plate, driving in two RBIs and scoring a run after a 3-for-3 start.
Emma Glover and Eva McNinch also had multi-hit performances in the opener.
Game two wasn’t much different for the Tigers, except it was Ryleigh Blaire mashing home runs.
Blaire was 3-for-4 in game two with a home run and a double while driving in a weekend best five RBIs for Douglas.
Mackenzie Willis took over in the circle for game two and fanned nine Reno batters while allowing three earned runs in picking up the win.
Tuesday, Douglas continued its road trip, but couldn’t keep its winning ways against McQueen.
The Lancers posted four runs in the opening frame as they held on to a 7-0 win.
Tretton and Hailey Wilkinson were the only two Tiger hitters to record a hit.
UP NEXT: Douglas (8-3) heads to Reed (8-1) Thursday afternoon.


Douglas track and field defends home turf
The Douglas girls’ track and field team posted 83 points Saturday in its home meet, taking first place in front of Damonte Ranch, Reed and Yerington.
Junior sprinter Jessica James won both the 100- and 200-meter dashes for the Tigers while Julianne James was second in the 200.
In the 1,600, freshman Zoe Baligad set a new personal record of 6:21.38 to win the event while fellow freshman Ava Coons was second in the 100-meter hurdles in 18.75.
Megan Veil won the 300-meter hurdles and also helped the Tiger 4x100 and 4x200  relay teams take first place.
It was the same story for the Douglas girls 4x4 team, winning the event by more than three seconds.
Megan Strand was the top shot put thrower (27-10) while Sophie Marchut was second in the discus (86-6).
Carissa Bilderback won the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, six inches.
Tyler Gunderson and Soma Baligad were top three for the Douglas boys’ team in their respective events. Gunderson also won the 300-meter hurdles in 41.02.
Jackson Davis set a personal record in taking third in the 3,200, finishing in 10:22.89.
Caleb Lewis was second in the shot put with a throw of 39-11 and third in the discus (118-5).
Jacob Coston won the pole vault competition by a large margin with a vault of 13 feet, six inches.
Brayden Schumann did the same in the triple jump, recording a leap of 36-7 for a first-place finish.


Douglas baseball drops three
A Saturday road doubleheader against arguably the toughest team in Northern Nevada didn’t go the Tigers’ way as Reno took both ends 11-1 and 14-1.
The Tigers scored the first run of the contest on a Cuinn Doherty RBI base hit, but the Huskies scored the next 11 runs to take the opener.
Matt Goff and Gabe Natividad each recorded a hit for Douglas in the second loss while the Tigers turned to a number of arms in the bullpen over the weekend series to get out of jams.
Tuesday, Douglas jumped out to a 4-1 lead through two innings against McQueen before ultimately falling 12-5.
Goff, Tyler Rudd and Carter Bleeker each recorded an RBI in the loss, but the Tigers left eight runners on base.
A six-run fifth inning for McQueen was enough for the Lancers to secure the win.
UP NEXT: Douglas (2-10) heads to Reed (4-7) Thursday for another road league contest.

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