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Tribune photo by John Byrne - Reed freshman Makayla Linebarger won the pole vault Saturday at the Reed Rotary Invitational.
Tribune photo by John Byrne - Reed freshman Makayla Linebarger won the pole vault Saturday at the Reed Rotary Invitational.
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Reed boys track second at Rotary Invitational
by Tribune Staff
Apr 20, 2014 | 213 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tribune photo by John Byrne - Reed freshman Makayla Linebarger won the pole vault Saturday at the Reed Rotary Invitational.
Tribune photo by John Byrne - Reed freshman Makayla Linebarger won the pole vault Saturday at the Reed Rotary Invitational.
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The Reed High boys track team showed well at its annual Rotary Invitational over the weekend. Reed finished second among 18 scoring teams. The Raiders scored 97 points, a total bested only by the 114 points of McQueen and easily better than third-place Reno's 81. "I was really surprised," Reed coach Dale Moss said. "I didn't anticipate that happening. I didn't realize as the day was going that we were doing that well. It was a good surprise." Reed's day was highlighted by the winning shot put performance of Jordan de Leon. The senior heaved the shot put 49-feet 11 and three-quarter inches, just a quarter of an inch further than Reno's Taran Feroah. "We had an idea he could do that," Moss said. "We were hoping he'd get over 50 feet and he has been on the verge, throwing in the 49s. It was just a quarter inch short, but we'll take it. Jordan has been in the program four years and for most guys it does take two or three years before they get in a situation to be successful. His hard work, dedication and diligence have put him in a position to do that kind of stuff." The Raiders also got four second-place performances. Freshman distance runner Anthony Ocegueda had two of them. Ocegueda was second in the 1,600m run with a time of 4:35.55. He was also second in the 3,200m run, finishing the race in 9:46.03. McQueen's Kai Benedict was just seconds better in both races. "That was a huge day for him and the night before he ran the 4x800m relay and the distance medley," Moss said of Ocegueda's endurance. "He had a personal record by 30 seconds in the 3,200m. He came out and crushed it. It was the first race of the morning and usually we run the mile first. That was a little different this meet so it's part of the reason he was able to run his best." The Raiders other two second-place efforts came in the relays. One was from its 4x200m relay team, which cruised around in 1:33.50. Eric Espiritu, Alex, Hernandez, Quin Outland and Brandon Koehler comprised the fleet-footed team. The other was in the 4x800m relay (8:30.18) Reed also had a team finish third in the 4x100m (45.10). Additionally, Reed's Sione Taukiuvea was third in the discus, tossing it 134-feet 3-inches while de Leon chipped in a fifth-place finish in the event with a throw of 128-06. Raiders pole vaulter Troy Gingerich, a sophomore, posted a fourth-place effort, clearing 13 feet event. Three seventh-place finishes also helped Reed's point total. The Spanish Springs boys went home with 26 points to finish 10th while Sparks got seven team points, finishing 18th. The big Spanish Springs highlight on the day came with a win in the 4x400m. It's winning time was 3:35.46. The SSHS tracksters were solid in the 4x200m relay as well, finished third (1:33.59). On the girls' side, Spanish Springs racked up 67 points to finish fifth in the team race. Reed was seventh, tallying 60 points. Truckee, a DI-A school, grabbed the girls team title with 93 points. Spanish Springs took two of the top four spots in the girls 100m. Freshmen Jessica Ozoude (12.63) and Madison Alexandra ( 13.03) were first and third in the race respectively. Ozoude also won the 200m (26.49) and picked up a fifth-place finish in the 400m (1:00.80). In addition to Ozoude, another Cougars freshman captured a first-place ribbon when Halie Smith won the high jump, getting over 4-feet 10-inches. Spanish Springs got a second-place performance from its 4x100m relay (51.67). Elle Thomas was fourth for the SSHS girls team in the long jump, snagging a mark of 15-feet 7-inches. In the 1,600m, Cougars freshman Maria Mettler finished fifth after bolting to a time of 5:29.86. A freshman turned in the most impressive performance for Reed as well. First-year Raider Makayla Linebarger cleared 12-feet 4-inches in the pole vault, a mark that was a full foot higher than her nearest competitor. The winning mark also set a new Rotary meet record, besting the 11-9 mark of Reed's Amber Nolte set in 2001. Reed's 4x100m girls relay squad bested the field thanks to a time of 51.42 and junior Kara Day took the top spot in the 40-yard dash (5.64). Raiders freshman Samantha King-Shaw turned in a stellar performance on the 400m, finishing second (59.71). Emilie Braun garnered a third-place finish in the long jump (16-feet 2-inches) for Reed. "On the girls side, we some good positives," Moss said. "We got some good marks by a few girls. Makayla Linebarger won the pole vault. She broke the meet record and got a 'PR' for the outdoor season. That was big time. "Samatha King-Shaw was second in the 400 and broke under 60 seconds. She's on track to do some big things." Sparks High, which got 11 team points for 16th place overall, got its lone Top 5 finish in the girls events came from freshman Senifa Po'i in the discus (105-feet 3-inches).
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White-hot bats push Reed past Carson
by Courtesy Darrell Moody - The Nevada Appeal
Apr 19, 2014 | 387 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Photo courtesy Shannon Litz, The Nevada Appeal - Reed's Kevin Koszuth squares up a ball in Reed's 14-7 win at Carson Saturday afternoon.
Photo courtesy Shannon Litz, The Nevada Appeal - Reed's Kevin Koszuth squares up a ball in Reed's 14-7 win at Carson Saturday afternoon.
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For the second consecutive game, the Carson Senators dug a hole they were unable to extricate themselves from. Jon Pinto whacked a first-inning grandslam, and Reed went on to score in every inning save the seventh in a 14-7 win over Carson Saturday at Ron McNutt Field in a Northern Division I baseball game. The win gave the Raiders a sweep of the two-game series. Carson dropped to 6-6 in league play entering Tuesday’s 6 p.m. home game against McQueen. Carson coach Bryan Manoukian has to clearly frustrated. His team is scoring enough runs to be better than a .500 team at this stretch of the season. The Senators’ pitching staff just isn’t getting people out with any regularity. “Reed is an outstanding hitting team,” Manoukian said. “They have a pretty good idea of the strike zone. They are aggressive at the plate and don’t get cheated. “We walked too many (5) and hit too many (2). That’s too many free bases. That is how they got to 14. They controlled the count; the at-bat. We weren’t able to do. We can’t seem to get out of the first inning.” On Thursday, Reed scored 12 times, and scored four yesterday. Not a bad way to start any game. Alec Leighton singled and Kevin Kozuth walked against CHS starter Dom Norton. Joey Dice’s flyball to deep center sent Leighton to third. Brandon Kozuth was plunked with a pitch to load the bases, and Pinto hammered a grandslam to right field for a quick 4-0 lead. “That jump started us,” Reed coach John Phenix said. “It lifted everybody up.” The Raiders made it 5-0 in the second when Leighton doubled and eventually scored on a wild pitch. The winners tacked on three more in the third. Brandon Kozuth led off the inning with his fourth home of the year, the seventh long ball by Reed in the series. After retiring the next hitter, Norton walked Pinto and yielded a single to Logan Draper. After Austin Dutra struck out, Austin May drove in two runs with a single to make it 8-0. As was the case Thursday, the Senators showed some fight. Carson struck for five runs, though all five runs were unearned thanks to a two-out, bases-loaded error. Josiah Pongasi singled, moved to second on an infield out and moved to third on Gehrig Tucker’s infield single. After Jace Zampirro was retired, Chase Blueberg was waled to load the bases. Norton’s misplayed groundball scored Pongasi to make it 8-1. Brandon Allen followed with a two-run single to slice the deficit to 8-3. The fourth run scored on a wild pitch, and Danny Guthrie singled in the fifth run. Guthrie went to the mound to start the fourth, and he gave up four runs to make it 12-5. Three of those runs came on pinch-hitter Louis Henry’s double. A wild pitch accounted for the other score. Guthrie hit and walked a batter in the inning, and both scored. Carson quickly trimmed the lead to 12-7, as T.J. Thomsen walked, and Reed starter Dillon Schlecht was replaced by Thomas Sertic. Tucker greeted Sertic with a two-run homer to right-centerfield. Carson put runners at first and second with two outs, but Sertic got Allen on strikes to quell the uprising. Reed added single runs in the fifth and sixth off Pongasi, who took over for Guthrie. It was a rough afternoon all around for the CHS pitchers. “You don’t want to throw fastballs in fastball situations, but that’s what we had to do because we were getting behind in the count,” Manoukian said. “We don’t have to pitch backwards, we just have to get ahead and not let them control the at-bat. It’s hard to pitch from behind.” Even though his team won, Phenix knows very well that his pitching needs to improve because you can’t count on outscoring everybody. “We are giving up too many runs,” Phenix said. “We have to be able to shut the door.”
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Photo courtesy Shannon Litz, The Nevada Appeal - Reed's Kevin Koszuth squares up a ball in Reed's 14-7 win at Carson Saturday afternoon.
Photo courtesy Shannon Litz, The Nevada Appeal - Reed's Kevin Koszuth squares up a ball in Reed's 14-7 win at Carson Saturday afternoon.
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