The Douglas High baseball seniors stand alongside head coach Ryan Gonzalez during Senior Day against McQueen. The Douglas seniors, pictured from left to right are, Austin Sullivan, Cuinn Doherty, Luke Ackermann, Johnny Morrison, coach Gonzalez, Tyler Rudd, Justin Soto and Christopher Thacker.
Photo by Ron Harpin.
Douglas softball takes care of Damonte Ranch
The Tigers took both ends of a doubleheader on the road against Damonte Ranch over the weekend.
With wins of 2-0 and 13-8, Douglas is now 10-4 this season and sits in sole possession of the No. 3 spot with two games remaining.
Emma Glover, Kaialoni Shaw and Ava Delaney all hit doubles for the Tigers while Talia Tretton fanned 11 batters in seven innings of work in the circle.
In game two, it was Tretton’s bat that did a chunk of damage as she went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and a home run.
Ryleigh Blaire also went 3-for-4 at the dish while driving in another run.
Mackenzie Willis struck out 11 batters in the second game in six innings while allowing five earned runs.
Tiger girls track second, boys third at Galena meet
With 80 points, the Douglas High girls’ track and field team missed out on the top spot by three points Saturday, finishing behind host Galena.
Junior Jessica James continued her domination of the sprints, winning the 100 and 200-meter dashes. James also served as the anchor leg of the 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams, which both took first.
Ava Coons was second in the high jump with a personal record clearance of five feet.
Carissa Bilderback won the pole vault, clearing 10 feet, six inches while also winning the long jump event.
The Douglas boys’ team scored 51 points as a unit, finishing behind Reno (81) and Galena (71).
Tyler Gunderson was second in the 300-meter hurdles in 41.44 while the Tigers’ distance medley relay team took second in 11:17.48.
Caleb Lewis won the shot put (115 feet) and Brayden Schumann cleared 5-6 to take the long jump top spot Saturday.
In the pole vault, Jacon Coston cleared 13-6 to win by six inches.
UP NEXT: Douglas will host its annual home meet Friday afternoon.
Damonte Ranch too much for Douglas baseball
Behind losses of 12-1 and 7-0, Douglas High baseball fell to 2-13 this season.
Matt Goff had the lone hit for the Tigers in the first game while Chris Thacker had four strikeouts on the mound after getting the starting nod.
Thacker, Luke Ackermann and Gabe Natividad each recorded a hit in game two.
Goff threw four innings in his start, striking out three and allowing three earned runs.
UP NEXT: Douglas ends the year with games at Galena and Carson on Thursday and Friday, respectively.