Smokey 12th at regionals
Douglas High junior golfer Aspen Smokey followed up an opening round 85 at the Northern 4A Regional Golf Championships on Wednesday with a 93 on Thursday, failing to qualify for the state championship.
She finished 12th overall. It was the third straight year Smokey has made regionals.
Thursday’s round was played at Arrowcreek Country Club in Reno.
The top six players from non-qualifying teams qualify for state.
Douglas girls soccer rolls
Douglas rolled to a 4-0 win over Wooster at home on Tuesday, improving to 12-3 and 5-1 in league. Today, Douglas hosts a showdown for first at 12:30 p.m. against Galena, which is unbeaten in league and ranked No. 3 in the state.
Against Wooster, Douglas outshot the Colts 38-9, including 13-3 on shots on goal.
On a windy day, Douglas finally broke through late in the first half when freshman Helene Henry-Greard received a pass from Devi Schwartz down the right side. Henry-Greard controlled the ball and cross a pass into the box to Alexa Moss, who scored to give Douglas a 1-0 halftime lead.
In second half, Schwartz passed to Ameila Cochran, who lofted the ball over the keeper into the far corner of the net from 10 yards out. Cochran followed by finding Madi Smalley, who powered the ball into the back of the net.
Douglas finished the scoring when Hannah Shaw passed to Cochran who turned and laid off a pass to the opposite of the penalty to Henry-Greard, who scored.
Defenders Claire Ingrey, Kennedy Cole, Tess Sando, Hailey Christensen and Ari Bilderback and keeper Jordan Smith, who had three saves, combined for their 13th shutout of the year.
Douglas won the junior varsity game 5-0 to remain unbeaten. Douglas posted its 10th shutout to improve to 12-0-3 and 6-0 in league.
Savanna Harrington, Bailey Rozier and Campbell Dedmon combined to put Douglas on the board with Dedmon scoring. Dedmon then assisted on a goal by Lauren Ellis.
Harrington, Shylia Moe and Dedmon then combined for a score with Dedmon scoring her second goal.
After Harrington was fouled, Melanie Telles Robles scored on a direct free kick from 25 yards.
Bailey Rozier found Dedmon, who scored her third goal, to finish the scoring.
Keeper Madi VonAhsen combined with defenders Colby Bera, Moe, Ally Jens. Amara Brown, Robles, Arianna Moralez and Kathy Villesanor to post the shutout.
DoubleS team in semifinals
Douglas High boys tennis team members Zach and Bryce Unger had a 3:30 p.m. Friday match against Spanish Springs in the semifinals of the Northern 4A Regional tennis championships.
The Ungers, the No. 11 seed, were set to take on the No. 3 seed of Chase Martin and Brock O’Connell.
The Ungers opened play on Oct. 8 defeating Wooster 6-2, 6-0.
“Bryce played unbelievably well the first match against Wooster,” said Ginny Unger, assistant coach and mother of Bryce & Zach Unger. “They befuddled Wooster by playing Australian, and Zach mixed in terrific drop shots as well as power volleys for winners.”
Australian is when both players stand on the same side of the court.
On Wednesday the Ungers knocked of the No. 6 seed from Reno, 7-5 and 6-3.
“Zach successfully fought off four set points in the first set by returning with fantastic poise and determination,” Ginny said. “They strategically took apart the talented Reno team to close out the second set.”