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Tribune photo by Garrett Valenzuela - Megan Dettling allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and struck out nine in a complete-game home win over North Valleys Tuesday. She retired the final nine hitters she saw after Reed grabbed a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the fourth.
Tribune photo by Garrett Valenzuela - Megan Dettling allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and struck out nine in a complete-game home win over North Valleys Tuesday. She retired the final nine hitters she saw after Reed grabbed a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the fourth.
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Dettling deals Raiders past Panthers
by Nathan Shoup
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Tribune photo by Garrett Valenzuela - Megan Dettling allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and struck out nine in a complete-game home win over North Valleys Tuesday. She retired the final nine hitters she saw after Reed grabbed a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the fourth.
Tribune photo by Garrett Valenzuela - Megan Dettling allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and struck out nine in a complete-game home win over North Valleys Tuesday. She retired the final nine hitters she saw after Reed grabbed a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the fourth.
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The Reed softball team was upset by North Valleys twice last week. The Raiders weren’t interested in dropping a third straight to the Panthers when they met Tuesday at Reed. Reed rode Megan Dettling’s dominant pitching performance and used timely hitting to best North Valleys, 5-2. “At the end of the day we got that monkey of our back and we’ll certainly take that,” Reed coach Jon Wunder said. “Really, it’s a split in league and that’s what you want.” Reed improved to 17-2, 9-1 while North Valleys dropped to 6-8-1, 5-5. Reed’s first loss to North Valleys came in a Spring Break tournament last Saturday. The Panthers grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first on the Raiders’ lone error of the game, only for Reed took its first lead of the game in the bottom of the second. After missing out on a bases-loaded opportunity in the bottom of the first, Reed put together a two-out, two-run rally in the second. Kenzie Goins roped a two-run double to center that plated special runner Alexis Gonzalez and Jessica Sellers. Ryia Grant started the rally by smacking a two-out single to right before getting subbed out for Gonzalez. Sellers followed with a single of her own to send Gonzalez to third before Goins’ laser. Goins, the Raiders’ sophomore shortstop, played just her third game since missing almost three weeks with a broken finger suffered in the league opener. She finished 2-for-4 with two RBI. “We knew that was coming. She needed a game or two to break off the rust,” Wunder said. “You put Jess (Sellers) out there at leadoff as a freshman, she swings it, and you put Kenzie behind her, it’s a good 1-2 punch. Definitely.” Sellers provided Reed’s other timely hit, a two-run go-ahead single in the fourth. With the game tied at two, Sellers slapped a base bit down the right-field line to drive in Grant and Gonzalez. Sellers finished 2-for-3 with a run and two RBI. The Raiders scored their final run of the game in the fifth. Britni Greninger led the frame off with a crisp single to left before crossing the plate on Dettling’s RBI groundout to second base. Dettling picked up the win in the pitcher’s circle allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits in a complete-game effort. She surrendered three free passes and finished with nine strikeouts. “I thought Megan did outstanding,” Wunder said. “She kept her free bases down. She had (two) walks and a hit batter and we’ll take a hit batter every once in a while. We have to keep them on their toes. Her focus was great late in the game.” Dettling retired the final nine batters she saw after Sellers’ go-ahead single in the bottom of the fourth. “She was salty,” Wunder said with a grin. Bailee Glover started for North Valleys in the pitcher’s circle for the third-straight game against the Raiders and gave up nine hits in the complete-game losing effort. “They threw the same pitcher at us for three straight games. That’s a lot of at bats for these kids and they’re certainly going to make adjustments,” Wunder said. Dettling was the third pitcher to face North Valleys after Julia Jensen and Jackie Sertic got the nod in the first two meetings with the Panthers. North Valleys scored its second, and final run, in the third inning when Caitlyn Wood scored from first on a single. The Raiders tried to throw her out at third then tried to throw out Amy Pender at second, who advanced on the throw to third. Wood swooped home on the throw to second. The Raiders will return to the diamond Thursday for a home double header against Carson at 1:45 p.m. Reed and Carson were scheduled to play the second game of the regular-season series Saturday, but are playing two on Thursday because Carson’s prom is Saturday.
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Contributed photo -- A Washoe County Sheriff's Office inmate work crew member helps clean graffiti vandalism off a wall at a church building in Spanish Springs on Tuesday afternoon. The church has been vandalized twice in the past month and Sheriff's officers are working with other law enforcement agencies to investigate the situation.
Contributed photo -- A Washoe County Sheriff's Office inmate work crew member helps clean graffiti vandalism off a wall at a church building in Spanish Springs on Tuesday afternoon. The church has been vandalized twice in the past month and Sheriff's officers are working with other law enforcement agencies to investigate the situation.
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Spanish Springs church vandalized overnight
by Garrett Valenzuela
Apr 15, 2014 | 151 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Contributed photo -- A Washoe County Sheriff's Office inmate work crew member helps clean graffiti vandalism off a wall at a church building in Spanish Springs on Tuesday afternoon. The church has been vandalized twice in the past month and Sheriff's officers are working with other law enforcement agencies to investigate the situation.
Contributed photo -- A Washoe County Sheriff's Office inmate work crew member helps clean graffiti vandalism off a wall at a church building in Spanish Springs on Tuesday afternoon. The church has been vandalized twice in the past month and Sheriff's officers are working with other law enforcement agencies to investigate the situation.
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The Washoe County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) is investigating a recent graffiti incident that hit the Church of Latter-Day Saints in Spanish Springs early Tuesday morning. County clean-up crews were working to remove spray paint stains Tuesday morning, but officials said it may take more than one day of cleaning to abate the tagging. This is the second time the church on Mercedes Drive has been vandalized in the past month and Tuesday morning's tags were found to be "unrecognizable" by Washoe County Sheriff's officers in relation to any other local tagging. Bob Harmon, WCSO public information officer, said Tuesday that the graffiti would be documented and shared internally with other law enforcement agencies to search for consistencies among any other graffiti crimes in the area. "From what I understand, it is not something recognizable or something known to us at this time," Harmon said. "In terms of helping out, the most important thing we can do right now is get rid of it as quickly as possible and take away the notoriety immediately." Harmon said local residents and property owners can take some preventative measures to deter graffiti or vandalism such as installing motion sensor lights, creating landscaped areas around a property or reporting any suspicious activity seen throughout a neighborhood or particular area. Harmon said another key measure to ensuring justice and preventing graffiti is using the WCSO mobile application from a smartphone or mobile device. He said graffiti reports should be filed immediately from their location, using the application, which allows the Sheriff's Office to pinpoint the exact location, plan for abatement and accrue data to spot trends in vandalism. "As long as you report the graffiti and send the photo from the location, we can have cleaning crews planning for abatement immediately through our online database," Harmon said. "All that information sent in from the public also becomes a great investigative tool for us to locate patterns and compare various tags. It can help us build a case against someone as well if we can compare the graffiti from multiple locations." Harmon said the public plays a major role in helping identify and eventually bring down a serial vandalist. He added that locals should also take extreme caution when posting any vandalized property online in social media settings. "We really want to discourage people from using those photos for anything other than law enforcement purposes," he said. "Anything we can do to remove publicity or notoriety from the situation is helpful in the long run. (Notoriety) is one of the things they are looking for when they do these tags so we want to deny them of that. We want to clean things up quickly and remove any ideas of repeating the act." Anyone with information relating to the graffiti is asked to call the Washoe County Sheriff's Office at 328-3001 or secret witness at 322-4900. You can also download the Washoe County Sheriff's Office app through the Android and Apple stores.
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