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Douglas wrestling splits hone triangular

Douglas High senior Aaron Tekansik works the head of his opponent from Fernley Wednesday evening. Tekansik went 2-0 in his two matches with two wins by fall.

Douglas High senior Aaron Tekansik works the head of his opponent from Fernley Wednesday evening. Tekansik went 2-0 in his two matches with two wins by fall.
Photo by Ron Harpin.

Douglas High School wrestling hosted Fernley and Yerington Wednesday for the team’s first home meet of the season.

The Tigers dispatched Yerington, 72-12, before falling to Fernley 52-27.

At 113 and 120 pounds, Gunnar Bleeker and Cody Highfill had little trouble with either opponent as both wrestlers went 2-0 with two pins.

“A strong showing from Cody Highfill,” said Douglas head coach Jake Fair. “He’s really been picking up on the technique aspect of earning that pin.”

Despite dealing with a few illnesses, the Tigers still fielded nearly a full lineup in both duals.

At 157 pounds, Dalton Nixon went 2-0 on the day after working his way to a decision win over his opponent from Fernley.

Nixon led 7-1 after two periods before winning the match 7-5.

Aaron Tekansik (190) and Sage Adie (215) won both of their matches via the pin.

Tekansik led 4-2 after two periods in his match against Fernley before working his way to a win by fall.

Adie jumped out to a 10-2 lead before pinning his second opponent in the second round.

At heavyweight, Caden Martin picked up his first varsity win against Yerington with a first round pin.

Martin’s second contest against Fernley nearly went the distance after the junior took a 1-0 lead in the second round, but Martin fell by pin in the final seconds of the third round.

“He kind of got caught with a last-second half in the third. Caden stepped up for us,” said Fair. “Caden did a good job in that very first match, battling a guy that was a little bit heavier than him.”

UP NEXT: Douglas’ next chance on the mat will be after Christmas at the Sierra Nevada Classic in Reno, taking place December 28 and 29.

North Tahoe boys basketball squeaks by Sierra Lutheran

The Falcon boys basketball team led through most of the fourth quarter Tuesday before falling to North Tahoe, 78-71, in overtime.

The Lakers were able to get the last basket in regulation on a dump off pass underneath the rim to knot the game at 59 apiece.

In OT, North Tahoe broke out for 19 points to pick up the win.

“We’re super young. … We’re growing as a team. I could not be more excited and proud of how they played,” said head coach Eric Schinzing.

Marcus Jones led the way for Sierra Lutheran, dropping 39 points in a monster performance.

John Salonites put together quality game as well, posting 13 points at the intermission before ending the game with 20 points of his own.

This is the Falcons’ first season competing against Class 2A competition.

“It’s bigger, faster, but our defense has proven to be very well,” said Schinzing. “I’d like to see us close down the baseline a little bit more.”

U PNEXT: Sierra Lutheran (4-6, 0-3 in Class 2A North league play) will play a road game against West Wendover (5-4, 2-0) January 5.

(Sierra Lutheran’s Marcus Jones drives to the basket, during the Falcon’s home contest Tuesday against North Tahoe. Jones scored 39 points in the loss to the Lakers. / Carter Eckl)

Laker girls too strong for Sierra Lutheran

The North Tahoe girls basketball team proved why its 7-2 to start the season, downing Sierra Lutheran Tuesday, 52-16.

The Lakers jumped in front 18-7 after a quarter before holding Sierra Lutheran without a bucket in the second quarter of play.

Sam Steyn led the way for the Falcons with seven points.

UP NEXT: Sierra Lutheran (1-2, 1-2) will travel to Battle Mountain (9-3, 1-1) January 6.

Smalley earns academic all-district honors

Douglas High alum and University of Nevada, Reno junior Chris Smalley was named to the College Sports Communicators academic all-district team Tuesday.

In order to be eligible, nominees must play in at least 90 percent of start two-thirds of their team’s games during the season as well as having a minimum of a 3.5 GPA.

Smalley is studying criminal justice with the Wolf Pack. 


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