There seemed to be countless reasons why runners and walkers turned out for the 13th annual Carson Nugget Nevada Day Classic on Saturday.
SPARKS -- Perhaps, Carson High's Ali Banister said it best.
On a weekend when the Carson Cannons 18-and-under baseball club scored 70 runs in four games, there was actually some room for a good pitching duel.
Several Carson Country athletes have been nominated for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award program.
There was no doubt about the outcome when the Carson Senators and South Tahoe Vikings collided in an important Sierra League volleyball match on Saturday afternoon.
Close races were the rule on Friday when the Tah-Neva League Cross Country Championships were held at Centennial Park.
The biggest racing news of the past week is NASCAR's reversal of its stand on head and neck restraints. Even in the light of four deaths attributed to basal skull fractures, the sanctioning body had steadfastly refused to mandate the restraint devices.
The Carson City Junior Midgets Pop Warner football team pulled off an outstanding second half comeback last week to keep its playoff hopes alive.
Galena High School's team championship hopes fell short in both the boys and girls divisions at the NIAA/U.S. Bank State Tennis Tournament on Friday in Las Vegas.
Galena High School's Andrew Eklov and Joshua Roach swept their way to the boys doubles championship at the NIAA/U.S. Bank State Tennis Tournament on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Joanna Hixon and Whitney Dibble each had nine kills as the Galena volleyball team swept past Spanish Springs 15-4, 15-1, 15-5. Carly Kolesar had six kills and Lauren Wallace had five kills while setting up the attack with 24 assists.
The Douglas High School boys soccer team faced a twofold problem in its Sierra League match at home against South Tahoe on Saturday.
The Douglas High girls soccer team set up a showdown for the Sierra League title with an impressive 4-0 win on Saturday against South Tahoe.
Gabriel Malanche scored two goals, including the go-ahead shot in the 73rd minute as Dayton High School pulled out a hard-fought 4-2 Northern 3A boys soccer victory at home against Battle Mountain on Friday afternoon.
The Carson boys soccer team broke a three-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over Hug on Saturday.
The Carson Cannons 18 and under baseball team swept two games at the Red Dawgs Fall Shootout.
DAYTON - Six-under turned out to be the magic number. And when all was said and done on Friday, there were 24 happy players who made the cut during the first stage PGA Qualifier at Dayton Valley Golf Club.
Reno High School clinched the Sierra League football championship, but there were some anxious moments before the Huskies closed the book on a 14-6 victory against Douglas Friday night in Minden.
FALLON - Former University of Texas coach Darrell Royal once told his team at halftime of a Red River Shootout with Oklahoma: "There's a heckuva fight going on out there boys, I just wished someone would show up."
Galena's Luxchmi Gill and Shandra Cipriano, Douglas High's Lindsey Knox and Carson Ciarra Christian were among the top local golfers at the NIAA/U.S. Bank 4A State Golf Championships on Thursday.
DAYTON -- A PGA Tour card has never been easy to earn. Judging from scores during the first stage PGA Qualifying at Dayton Valley Golf Club the last three days, that task is only getting harder.
DAYTON -- It's always nice to play in a group of golfers that are shooting the ball well.
The tailspin continues for the Carson High boys soccer team.
Carson City's Amy Thornquist sure was glad she trained in the 30-mile an hour head winds of Washoe Valley.
RENO -- It was a game of touchdowns, a game where defense was only a theory, not carried out, a game that whichever team had the ball last would probably win.
With a key test against Douglas coming up, there was no room for the Carson High School volleyball team to let down on Thursday.
RENO -- There's nothing like a loss to put things in perspective.
Many golfers with otherwise good swings are inconsistent due to a tendency to scoop the ball.
GENOA -- Just call them Tom Duncan's army, because the University of Nevada men's golf players came up with a charge down the stretch that made the difference.
They may not have won and they won't be going to Disneyland. Nonetheless, the Carson High School girls golf team is going to Las Vegas to play in the NIAA/U.S. Bank 4A State Tournament next week --and they couldn't be happier.
Lauren Wallace and Joanna Hixon had strong all-around matches as the Galena volleyball team rolled to a 15-3, 15-4, 15-10 win.
The Douglas boys soccer team stayed in a strong position to earn a playoff spot in its win over Hug.
The high-stakes card game that is open-wheel racing in the United States just finished another hand.
The Carson High volleyball team solidified its position in second place in the Sierra League with a 15-5, 15-2, 15-5 win over Hug on Saturday.
Those who attend Carson High girls soccer games should be well-advised to show up on time.
Carson High boys soccer coach Jim Nealis has mixed feelings about going into the Northern 4A playoffs undefeated, a very real possibility.
Tiffany Spell and Candice Klopf both scored their first goals of the season as the Carson High girls soccer team beat Wooster 15-1 on Tuesday afternoon at Carson High.
There will be no four-game losing streak this year for the Fernley High football team.