Stories for July 2001


Tuesday, July 31

New Zealanders like these hills

Lisa Savage may feel more comfortable on a mountain bicycle, but on Sunday morning, she seemed to be right in her element riding on the roads through Diamond Valley.

Roy Jones wins again - Ho Hum!

What Roy Jones Jr. proved Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles was that he is certainly one of the best light heavyweight champions in a long time and that he is deserving of being called one of the, if not the, best pound-for-pound fighters out there today.

Hudson, Barber lead Tigersharks

Ryan Hudson logged a 10th-place finish in the 1,500-meter freestyle and Justin Barber took 11th in the 200 butterfly to provide highlights for the Carson Tigersharks Sunday on the final day of the USA Swimming/Speedo Sectional Long Course Championships in San Jose.

Monday, July 30

Capitols fall short in final

One out stood between the Carson Capitols and a berth in the finals of the International Travel Baseball World Championships in Winter Haven, Fla., on Sunday.

Herazo adds another national title

Victoria Herazo of Carson City added one more national championship to her illustrious race walking career Saturday morning when the USA Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships came to an end in Baton Rouge, La.

Foresight pays off for Carson Babe Ruth

The prize carrot was dangling right before Dan Leck's eyes Friday night in Nevada's State Babe Ruth Tournament championship game at Governor's Field.

New Zealanders like these hills

Lisa Savage may feel more comfortable on a mountain bicycle, but on Sunday morning, she seemed to be right in her element riding on the roads through Diamond Valley.

Sunday, July 29

Tigersharks still strong in meet

Members of the Carson Tigersharks continued to turn in impressive performances on Saturday at the USA Speedo Sectional Championships in San Jose.

Motorsports: Heartwarming father-daughter story

Who says racing has no social relevance? Here's a heart-warming story of a father-daughter reunion that was brought about by racer Don Sak, who put a picture of Tori Wollingur on the dashboard of his Speedvision World Challenge Corvette for the Detroit race.

Allen wins another Carson Valley Criterium women's title

MINDEN -- Not surprisingly, Debbie Allen was out front on her bicycle in the Category 1 women's race at the Carson Valley Classic's Minden Criterium on Saturday afternoon. What was surprising, virtually no one else was in sight on the homestretch as Allen won her second straight title and third in four years.

Capitols advance to final four

Joey Hooft's dramatic game-winning hit in the bottom of the seventh inning on Saturday helped lift the Carson Capitols amateur baseball team to the semifinals of the International Travel World Championships in Winter Haven, Fla.

Amateur boxing results

The Carson City Boxing Club hosted an invitational amateur tournament Saturday at the Nevada National Guard Armory and six local fighters participated on the 12-bout card.

Saturday, July 28

Tigersharks impressive in meet

Several Carson Tigershark swimmers were able to set personal and season bests during the first two days of a major meet in San Jose.

Carson Valley Swim Center to host meet

The Carson Valley Swim Center will holst the Zone IV Championships Aug. 3 through 5.

Paganetti third-team All-American

Galena High graduate Billy Paganetti was named as a third team All-American this past season by the National High School Baseball Coaches Association.

Jam On It advances

Jam On It Basketball Academy representing Nevada featuring local players Ciarra Christian and Katie Kotter of Carson High, Douglas High's Andrea Honer and Galena's Joanna Hixon has won two games at the AAU National Junior Olympic Games in basketball in Virginia.

Midgets to race at Fernley

The Bay Cities Racing Association Midgets will be featured tonight at the Reno-Fernley Raceway.

Douglas to host Senior Games swimming

Douglas County Senior Services will host the Northern Nevada Senior Games Swimming Competition.

CHS fall sports schedule

Carson High School has set its fall sports schedule for the 2001 season.

Fernley's Burton advances to steer wrestling finals at national competition

Fernley High's Scott Burton stood in 10th place heading into today's round in steer wrestling in the National High School Rodeo Finals in Illinois.

Claim Jumpers Mountain Bike Festival set

The fifth annual Claim Jumpers Mountain Bike Festival will be held Aug. 18-19 in Austin.

Keith Hart wins NORBA national champion

Some folks might object to being labeled as a "Clydesdale." Not Keith Hart.

Douglas grad Griffith pumped up coming into promising season at UCLA

There will certainly be no lack for incentive when Chris Griffith reports for the start of his third season as a kicker for the UCLA football team in two weeks.

Carson, Fallon play for state Babe Ruth title

A little adversity from time to time never hurts anyone.

Friday, July 27

Thursday, July 26

Silverada Little League heads for state

Coming off a dominant performance at the District 3 tournament last week in Battle Mountain, Dayton-based Silverada Little League will try to continue its momentum into the state (11- and 12-year-olds) tournament which starts Saturday in Las Vegas.

SIHL All-Star golf event set

The first Sierra Inline Hockey All-Star Golf Tournament has been scheduled.

Horsetail Falls hike set

The Sporting Rage is offering an organized group hike to Horsetail Falls on Saturday.

Proper mechanics of golf swing

Many of my students come for a lesson when their game has gone south - they report that they have lost their swing and must be doing something terrible.

Yankees bomb Tigers

MINDEN - A young Douglas Tigers baseball club sustained some bruises during its first day at the USABA World Series on Wednesday. If all went well, however, the Tigers learned some lessons as well.

Hardt set for World Championships

A few years ago, Carson City's Julie Hardt saw how far she would have to go to make it to the world class level in swimming.

Dayton softball advances to state tournament

The Dayton-based Silverada 9-10 year-old all-star softball team stunned the District 3 field with its run through the district tournament in Elko, and is heading to the state tournament in Las Vegas for the first time in the history of the Silverada program.

Foisy, Tappon ignite Desert Dawgs in win against Tigers

MINDEN - Just like Rickey Henderson used to be an explosive leadoff hitter for the Oakland Athletics, Jon Foisy still plays a similar role for the Ridgecrest (Calif.) Desert Dawgs.

Capitols turn on power in sweep of Feather River

Baseball fans in Northern Nevada became accustomed to the sight of Joey Hooft and Billy Paganetti hitting home runs for Galena High School the last two years.

Bombers to play Giants for USABA title

After losing their first game of the United States Amateur Baseball Association (USABA) World Series last week, the Seattle Bombers have battled back all the way to the final day.

Results from the Men's Day Par Points event at Thunder Canyon

First place - Rick Correlli; second play - Jim Copple, Mike Maloy; fourth place - Larry Goodnight; fifth place - Al Boardman; sixth place - Mike Judge.

Volleyball clinics scheduled

Silver State Volleyball Club will be holding clinics on 7/28, 8/4 and 8/11 from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $10.00 per person and they can register at the door.

Pay attention to your fundamentals

Is your game not where you want it to be? The reason for this can often be traced to the fact that the fundamentals are being ignored for something seemingly more important.

Comets finish fifth at NSA tournament

Coming off a fifth-place finish over the weekend in their 52-team 14-and-under age group division at the National Softball Association (NSA) World Series held in Modesto, Calif., the Nevada Comets are now preparing to travel halfway across the country to play on an even larger stage.

Wednesday, July 25

Fairfield comes back to beat Ridgecrest

With one swing of the bat, Brian Engell changed the fortunes of the Fairfield Yankees against the Ridgecrest Desert Dawgs.

Local girls compete in Junior Olympics basketball

Four local girls have been chosen to help represent Nevada in the United States Junior Olympics in basketball.

USABA recaps

Royce Fukuroku went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Isaac Harbottle was 2-for-3 with an RBI double as West Oahu, Hawaii scored multiple runs in each of the first four innings in its five-inning win.


Royce Fukuroku went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Isaac Harbottle was 2-for-3 with an RBI double as West Oahu, Hawaii scored multiple runs in each of the first four innings in its five-inning win.

Racers won't miss Michigan track

NASCAR has its restrictor plates to hold down speeds on the big ovals at Daytona and Talladega.

Cardinals face elimination today vs. Douglas

It's got to be frustrating for Carson Cardinals coach Steve Cook. It seems like just when the Cardinals expose one problem, they find a way to correct it the next day, only to expose another one.

Seattle rallies to win, Calgary romps past Fairfield

Last Wednesday, the Seattle Bombers lost to the Ridgecrest Desert Dawgs on the first day of the United States Amateur Baseball Association (USABA) World Series.

Tahoe Rim Trail Run tough, but scenic

There were no surprises Saturday morning when nearly 200 runners set out from Spooner Lake State Park for the inaugural Tahoe Rim Trail 50K/50-Mile Ultra.

Carson wins State Babe Ruth opener

It took a couple of innings, but Carson finally got on track and then rolled on to a 12-2 victory against North Valley in its State Babe Ruth (13-15 year olds) Tournament opener on Sunday at Governor's Field.

Steve Frost - Carson's player from Down Under

Steve Frost quite likely played his last baseball game in Carson City Monday afternoon when the Carson Cardinals were eliminated from the United States Amateur Baseball Association (USABA) World Series with a loss to the Fairfield Yankees.

Giants advance to USABA World Series final

Throughout the United States Amateur Baseball Association (USABA) World Series, the California Giants have been known as the comeback kids.

Glick takes first in Desert Road 100

Chuck Glick of Vacaville, Calif., held tight for 50 laps, then made his move on the rest of the pack, beating out Reno's Craig Paulsen and South Tahoe's Jeff Tillman to win the Desert Rose 100 on Saturday at the Champion Speedway.