Pershing County finished with a combined 29 hits in two games, and the Mustangs knocked off the two-time defending Division III state champion Lincoln County 7-5 in the second game of the state final at Shadow Mountain in Sparks.
Boulder City’s boys made it somewhat interesting by scoring 110 points to defeat second-place Sierra Vista by 25 points. But the girls dominated throughout, scoring 156 points to easily get past second-place Truckee, which finished with 111 points. It was the sixth consecutive championship for the Eagles’ boys and the fourth straight for the girls.
Peyton Koopman crushed a 2-and-0 pitch for a walk-off, two-run homer to give Boulder City a 4-3 win over Sierra Vista for the Division I-A state baseball title at Bishop Manogue High.
McClain O’Connor, Nick Vincent and Mike Wood combined on a two-hitter, and O’Connor scored three runs in a 6-1 win over the Lions in the second game of the state final at Wooster High in Reno on Saturday.
Pahranagat Valley got two strong pitching performances by sophomore Ashlyn Wadsworth, and used a small-ball approach in the second game to beat Wells 3-2 for the Division IV state title at Shadow Mountain in Sparks. It was the school’s fourth consecutive state championship.
Christian Higbee threw a six-hitter with three strikeouts, and Pahranagat Valley scored six runs in the sixth inning en route to an 11-1, six-inning victory over Wells in the Division IV state final at Wooster High in Reno.
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Nick Tapuala won the discus at the Division I state track and field meet with a mark of 178 feet, 9 inches despite unfavorable conditions at Carson High and became the third Liberty thrower to take home a state title in the event since 2011.
Rancho, which defeated Shadow Ridge in its first game Friday, used a seven-run outburst in the second inning to oust defending state champion Reed 12-0 in five innings in the losers’ bracket final at Hixson Park. Seeking their first state title in 36 years, the Rams will face Spanish Springs (27-14) for the crown at noon Saturday. Spanish Springs needs one win to claim the title. Rancho must win twice.