Senators sweep Senior Night | Serving Carson City for over 150 years

Senators sweep Senior Night | Serving Carson City for over 150 years

Senior Night was a rousing success for Carson High wrestling Wednesday night at Morse Burley Gymnasium.

The Senators first blanked Bishop Manogue, 78-0, to open the triangular meet before dispatching Reed, 42-36, thanks to some late heroics from the Senators’ upperclassmen.

Carson edged Reed, 30-24, as the pair moved into the 215-pound weight class.

Darron Rey made it 3-0 for the Senators thanks to a quick layup. With 13 seconds left in the opening round, Rey scored six points on Carson with a pin.

At heavyweight, Dominic Porter needed even less time to put the Senators ahead.

Porter allowed his opponent to stand after an early takedown, but got behind his opponent’s legs and quickly turned his second takedown into a pin, jumping up in celebration as Carson took a 36 lead. -30.

With Reed leaving 106 pounds open, the Senators solidified the victory behind Porter’s pin at heavyweight.

“After Remer’s win, we were doing some math and it looked like it was going to come down to those two,” Carson High coach Nick Redwine said. “Reed, I saw it as 50/50 at first. It could have easily gone the other way.”

Carson is 2-2 in dual meets so far this season with a triangular against Reno and Galena next week.

Senior Amber Perkins opened the Reed dual with a pin in 4:55 over Reed’s Mackenzie Nash. Perkins had a 7-0 lead after close points early in the third period.

Two more open weights by the Raiders left Carson with an 18-12 lead through five games.

The Raiders had two pins at 150 and 157, setting up senior Zach Remer with an important 165-pound match.

Remer and Reed’s Drake Polak were tied after the opening period, but a reversal in favor of Remer gave the Senators a 4-2 advantage after two.

With just under a minute left in the match, the senior scrambled to the edge of the mat, allowing him to land a switch that gave Remer a 6-2 lead en route to a 6-4 decision victory.

“I know with my body type, I’m a tall guy, so these long keys come in handy,” Remer said. “I felt it and he kept pushing, which was perfect.”

JT Heaton followed up Remer’s decision victory with one of his own by a 12-5 margin at 175 pounds.

Of course, tied at 24, Carson had his two wrestlers at 215 and 285 to step up and secure the win.

Against Bishop Manogue, the Senators had wins by fall in all four games they contested.

At 106 and 132 pounds, Jesse Oliva and Angel Vega each had pins in 0:41 and 3:07, respectively.

It took Remer just 48 seconds to win by fall in his matches, while Isiah Oliva got a pin in the third period.

“It felt good for the team and boosted morale. It showed that we can hang with the teams in our league and that we definitely belong here,” senior Jon Barnes-Hurt said. “My four years here have been great. A lot of improvement and a lot of work that I needed. … There’s been a great thing for sure, so far.”

Redwine said this senior class has been a big part of the program’s growth over the past four years.

“Amber and Ellah (Olson) are both fantastic wrestlers that I’m lucky to have here,” Redwine said. “John was a first-year university student. … As he’s gone through his high school career, he’s really come into his own. Zach comes to practice, he works hard, he gets wins when we need them. I will miss all four. They are great kids.”

McQueen gets along best with Carson

Both Senator basketball teams had trouble with McQueen on Tuesday in the loss.

The Carson High boys team couldn’t hang with the Lancers in a 76-47 loss in which McQueen outscored the Senators 24-10 in the third quarter.

The loss dropped the Carson boys to 5-8 overall this season and 2-5 in Class 5A North league play.

The Carson High girls also failed to get their first win of the season, falling 54-21. McQueen led 31-9 at halftime.

The Senators are now 0-8 this season with an 0-6 record in league play.

Both teams hosted Douglas on Friday night in league action.

Simpson, Tretton lead Tiger girls to win

Douglas High girls basketball defeated Galena on Tuesday with a 65-29 final.

The Tigers outscored the Grizzlies by double digits in three of the four quarters en route to the victory.

Zora Simpson was 7 of 13 from the field, finishing with a team-high 16 points.

Junior Talia Tretton sank seven of her nine shots, finishing with 15 points to go with four rebounds, two assists and two steals.

McKenzie Main and Bre Williams also had eight points apiece in the win.

Douglas (6-8, 4-3 in league play) traveled to Carson on Friday.

Tigers boys hoops build early lead, hold off Grizzlies

Douglas High boys basketball was able to keep Galena at bay the following Tuesday, taking a 42-30 halftime lead.

The Tigers were able to capture the 77-69 victory behind 17 points from Theo Reid.

Reid had a double-double with 19 rebounds and added three blocks to his resume in the process.

Fellow big man Jack Tolbert also had 14 points and four rebounds in the win.

At guard, sophomore Caden Thacker had 15 points, four assists and four steals, while senior JC Reid had 12 points and eight dimes in the win.

Douglas boasts a 9-7 overall record and a 5-2 clip in league play heading into Friday night’s contest at Carson High.

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