3A Prep Roundup: Manogue bombs Dayton

Joe Borda swept both hurdle races and Joey Fennessey sped to first-place in the 400 to help Fernley capture second place in the boys team scoring at the 70th annual Yerington Relays on Saturday.

Rite of Passage scored 173 points to run off with the boys title, followed by Fernley's 102 points. Dayton finished fourth by a 68-54 margin over Bishop Manogue in a battle between 3A Division II frontrunners.

Borda sped to first-place in the 110-meter high hurdles in 16.74 and came back to take the 300 intermediates with a 42.86 clocking. Fennessey won the 400 in 51.48.

Dayton's boys 4x200 team placed second in a season-best 1:34.8 with the quartet of Jose Marquez, Shaun Merrill, Brandon Essman and Genaro Coronado, who held off Manogue's speedy Justin Midanik for second place.

Also for the Dust Devils, sophomore George Pass ran a lifetime best 17.04 in the 110 highs for third-place, his best finish ever at an invitational. Senior Chris Viscarret also placed third in the discus with a personal best throw of 129-7.

On the girls side, Shayna Hamner tied for second in the pole vault by clearing 8 feet, Tasha Thompson tied for third in the shot put with a heave of 34 feet and Kristyn Jacobson took third in the discus at 108-1.

Yerington's Stacy Tibbals placed third in the girls 100 hurdles with a 17.95 clocking.

The meet was the final tuneup before the Division II championships on Friday and Saturday in Yerington.

Manogue 13-28, Dayton 3-6

Bishop Manogue pounded out 14 home runs in two games to cap off a perfect 3A Division II season in a meeting of first- and second-place teams on a day when the wind was blowing out on Dayton's field.

Manogue (12-0, 28-3) homered five times in the opener to go with nine bombs in game two.

Dayton (8-4, 22-10-1) took a 2-0 lead in the first inning of the opener when Clayton Friskey hit a run-scoring triple and scored himself on a fielder's choice.

Dayton will face Whittell in the opening round of the Division II tournament on Friday in an 11:30 a.m. contest at Bishop Manogue High in Reno.

3A Division II Softball

Manogue 6-5, Dayton 5-1

The Dust Devils were limited to eight hits over two games and got swept at the hands of Manogue in the battle for second place.

With the losses, Dayton finishes third in Division II entering next weekend's league tourney. The Dust Devils (24-5, 8-4) will play Manogue again next week in the first round of their double elimination playoff tourney. Yerington is the top seed, but the event will be played at Manogue.

Dayton struck first in the opener, and it took a 5-3 lead into the top of the seventh, but the Miners rallied for three runs to stun Dayton pitcher Jen Dillie. Carrie Kordonowy and Maggie Fluharty had RBI singles for Dayton, while Dillie was 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI.

In the nightcap, Manogue got all five of its runs in the first two innings, and Dayton was held to three hits.

Kordonowy, Dillie and Trista Julian picked up hits for the Dust Devils, with Dillie smacking an RBI double.

Playoff brackets will be announced this week.

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