Cougars win league title
The Spanish Springs seniors had a Senior Night to remember.
The Cougars (11-2-1, 11-2-1) wrapped up the High Desert League with a 2-0 win over Hug on Wednesday night in their final regular season home game.
The win kept Spanish Springs seven points clear of second-place North Valleys (8-3-3) with just two matches left in the regular season. Hug (7-5-2) fell three points back of the Panthers.
Jose Estrada scored on the front end of halftime and Cristian Camacho added an insurance tally after the break.
With the No. 1 seed in the bag, the final two games of the season are but a formality for the Cougs. They go to Reno on Saturday then Reed on Monday.
Raiders pick up third win
The Raiders are playing for pride after already being eliminated from postseason contention, but that didn’t stop them from taking care of McQueen at home on Wednesday night.
Austin Parawan scored twice as Reed dropped the Lancers, 3-1. Dayton Farrow also found the net.
The Raiders improved to 3-10-1 but still trail Reno by 10 points with just two matches remaining. The Lancers dropped to 1-12-0.
Reed goes to Hug on Saturday then puts the season to bed on Monday night at home against Spanish Springs.
Sparks keeps pace with North Tahoe
The Railroaders scored early on Wednesday at home against Fallon. And they scored often.
Sparks moved into a tie with North Tahoe for first place in the 3A North with a 16-0 rout of the winless Greenwave.
The Railroaders (17-2-1, 10-2-1) now sit dead even with the Lakers (9-0-4) at 31 points. Both teams are four points clear of third-place Elko (8-2-3). The deadlock may not last long, however.
Sparks goes to North Tahoe on Friday. The two teams played to a scoreless draw last month.
The Railroaders end the regular season next week at home against Incline on Tuesday and at Lowry next Thursday.
Slide continues for Sparks girls
The Railroaders’ playoff aspirations took another blow on Wednesday.
Sparks (6-10-3, 3-8-2) suffered its fourth straight loss, 6-1, at Fallon (2-7-5, 2-6-4).
The defeat leaves Sparks tied with Lowry, three points back of Incline (4-7-2) for the fifth and final playoff spot with three matches remaining.
The Railroaders will play all three remaining games on their schedule at home. They host North Tahoe (6-5-2) on Friday, Incline next Tuesday and Lowry (3-8-2) next Thursday.