Author: Dave Maxwell

Track team competes at regionals

The first day of 1A Northern track and field regionals were held in Fallon last Friday. It only dealt with a few events, the remainder of the 1A finals will be held today and Saturday at Carson High in Carson City. Donnie Nelson, NIAA assistant director, said the meet was to determine the top 12 in the 1600 and 3200 meter races and the top nine in all other running and field events to compete at the regional finals this weekend in Carson City. From there, the top four finishers in each event will advance to the state meet May 19-20 at Foothill High in Henderson. At Fallon, Katie Damele placed second in the girls 800 meters and Angel Greely was second in the Discus. Results for Eureka at Fallon: BOYS 100 meters – Jake Jensen, 13.27 200 meters – Jensen, 27.45, Garrett Todd, 27.71 800 meters – Finn Egan, 2:52.02 1600 meters – Egan, 6:30.09 Discus – Tristan Bircham, 106-6, Jensen, 79-5, Egan, 62-11 Long Jump – Todd, 17-5, Jerret Gallagher, 13-10½ GIRLS 400 meters – Angel Greely, 1:14.52 800 meters – Katie Damele, 2:38.97 Shot Put – Melissa Schweble, 28-10½, Skylar Merritt, 23-2½ Discus – Greely, 92-0, Schweble, 79-10, Merritt, 78-0 Long Jump – Alia Minoletti, 13-6¾, Jiselle Dominguez,...

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Brown happy with strides made in rebuilding season

By Dave Maxwell Wells started off early and just kept on going in their game at Eureka last Saturday. Then the Leopards put nine runs on the board in the fifth inning to take a 17-1 win over the Lady Vandals. Wells and Mineral County along with Whittell and Coleville will be the 1A Northern Division tournament today and Saturday at Smith Valley. Eureka played their final game of the season Tuesday this week at Carlin. Eureka not making the playoffs this year breaks a six year run. The last time they missed out was 2011. Wells put three runs up on the board in both the first and second innings, two more in the third and lead 8-0 before Eureka got an RBI from Shauna Brown to score Jenesis Dominguez, their only run. Coach Briana Brown said the Vandals did play good defense, “did extremely well out in the outfield. I used all my pitchers to get everybody some work and they all did well.” Offensively, however, Brown said the Lady Vandals bats were “just slow,” only getting four hits. Looking at the season as a whole Brown said this was a building year for the girls, “but we did what we wanted to do, to progress, to get better every game, and we accomplished that. From here on out it’s just going to get stronger.” Heather Lacavara...

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Vandals season comes to an end

The Vandals baseball team wrapped up the season last weekend with a couple of losses to Carlin and Wells. Assistant coach Ken Sanders said, it was a close score at Carlin until about the fourth inning and a lightning storm suspended play for half an hour. Afterwards, the Railroaders put some numbers up on the board and won the game 11-7. “That kind of took the energy out of our kids, and we committed several errors, which didn’t help,” Sanders said. The game with Wells was a 7-0 loss. “The Leopards came out strong and it was a day we just couldn’t hit the ball much,” Sanders said. “And when we did hit the Neither team had many hits. Wells only had three and Eureka had four. But the Vandals hurt themselves committing six errors. While not making the playoffs this year, finishing behind Wells and Mineral County, the Vandals still had a good season with a mark of 12-6 Sanders said. “It was a great season, although I wish it could have lasted a little longer. At the same time I think we advanced a lot more than many people thought we might having lost three players to graduation off last year’s team.” And they did split the league series with both Wells and Carlin. Eureka losses two seniors from this year’s team, Josh Garcia and Kolton Anderson,...

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Minoletti leads 1A in girls triple jump

Following the Eureka Invitational meet last week, the Vandal boys and girls track teams participate this Saturday in the Lowry Invitational in Winnemucca. Tristan Birchim is one of the Top 10 competitors in the 1A Shot Put event this season. He ranks eighth at the moment with a put of 36-8¾, but ranks third among teams from the 1A Northern Division. Garrett Todd is sixth in the Northern Division Triple Jump at 34-1 and teammate Jerrett Gallagher ranks eighth in the event with a jump of 29-6½. On the girls side, Melissa Schweble is sixth in the Shot Put at 27-7½, Angel Greely seventh in the Discus 77-1, Alia Minoletti leads the 1A state in the Triple Jump with a leap of 32-1, ranks second in the High Jump at 4-10, and fifth in the Long Jump at 14-0. Jiselle Dominguez ranks second in the Long Jump at 14-7. As for rankings in the girls 1A Northern Division, Schweble is sixth in the Shot Put. Greely is fourth in the Discus with Schweble seventh at 75-5. Minoletti is second in the High Jump, Dominguez second in the Long Jump with Minoletti fifth. Morgan Thomas is ranked fourth in the Triple Jump. The 1A Northern Regional meet and qualifications for state will be held May 12-13 at Carson High in Carson City. The state meet will be May 19-20 at...

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Lady Vandals drop doubleheader

Losing a pair of games to Mineral County last week was somewhat disappointing because of the good progress the team has been making of late, said coach Briana Brown, especially the second one. “We had a 7-6 lead in that one, but they got some good hits and ended up beating us. That was our best game so far. The girls continue to do well and improve, putting the pieces together and play as a team.” Brown said, “Our bats were a little slow in the first game, although we did make some good plays.” In the first game,...

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