Stories for February 2002


Wednesday, February 27

Dayton soccer signups slated

The Dayton Valley High Desert Soccer League will hold final signups.

WNCC looking at possiblity of athletics

The thinking is if Western Nevada Community College builds an athletic program, some of the area's best and brightest student-athletes will come.

Carson softball signups set

The Carson City softball program will hold last chance signups and tryouts.

Orlicks strong in snowboarding

Carson City's Mikey and Aaron Orlick continued their strong performances this past weekend in USASA South Tahoe Series snowboarding events.

Cross country ski to

Kit Carson Pass is located on California S.R. 88, about 42 miles south of Carson City.

Fishing report

Limits of rainbow trout at Indian Creek Reservoir

Various closures

-- Feb. 28 -- Closing day of the 2001-2002, Nevada, cottontail, pygmy and white-tailed jackrabbit hunting season in all 17 counties.

Fishing license year

Here is some basic information regarding fishing licenses and permits:

Unforgettable ice fishing in Northeastern Nevada

The four were yours truly, Norm Budden, Marty Martinez and Bob "Slick" McCulloch, all of Carson City.

Big Springs

The limit is five trout.

Babe Ruth signups scheduled

Late signups for Carson City Babe Ruth will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 2 in the coaches room behind field two at Governors Field.

Chappell vaults high for Arizona

Douglas High graduate Chris Chappell had an outstanding effort in the pole vault for the University of Arizona men's track team this past weekend.

Tuesday, February 26

Monday, February 25

Sunday, February 24

Saturday, February 23

Friday, February 22

Virgin Valley traps Yerington in 3A tournament

RENO -- The Yerington High School girls basketball team started out well enough at the NIAA/U.S. Bank 3A State Tournament on Wednesday afternoon.

Carson City Little League looking for umpires

Carson City Little League is now looking for umpires for the 2002 season.

Carson hockey defeats Bishop

The Carson Senator inline hockey team improved its record to 10-0 with a 6-1 win over Bishop.

Douglas is in 4A state final

RENO -- For the first time in 25 years, a Douglas High basketball team will be playing for the state championship.

Centennial overpowers Carson in second half, advances to state championship game with 62-47 win

RENO -- Carson coach Paul Croghan said following his team's loss to undefeated Centennial in the state semifinals that the Bulldogs are beatable. Well, there's only one more game left to prove he's right.

Fernley boys, Yerington girls head to state

Being the No. 3 seed from Northern Nevada may actually work out to be an advantage for the Fernley boys and Yerington girls basketball teams in the NIAA-U.S. Bank 3A State Championships.

Thursday, February 21

Wednesday, February 20

Tuesday, February 19

Shanna Sparks finds a new spark

True, she did bring a state championship in the 3,200 meters back to Carson High School last May, but only at the end of an injury-plagued spring track season.

Monday, February 18

Here's why you should work out

Most of the general public considers those of us who exercise to be slightly off-center. They can't see the benefits, only the effort expended.

Carson, Douglas set for openers

Douglas, a 46-44 winner against Carson in the Northern 4A regional finals Saturday, opens with a 6:35 p.m. contest against Western. Carson plays its opener at 9 a.m. against Las Vegas.

Sunday, February 17

Douglas girls advance to finals

SPARKS -- Based on Friday night's performance against Fallon, saying Douglas truly deserves to reach the Northern 4A Regional championship games to make the state tournament might not be entirely accurate. But who cares?

McQueen overpowers Carson

SPARKS -- Friday simply wasn't a good day for No. 1 seeds during the Northern 4A Regional basketball tournament -- unfortunately for the Carson High School boys.

Carson girls advance to zone final

SPARKS -- One thing's for sure, the Carson High girls basketball team didn't make things easy for itself in the Northern 4A Regional Tournament.

Rule changes not liked

I imagine all good race fans will be reading this during commercial breaks while watching the Daytona 500.

All-region basketball teams named

It's not surprising that the Carson Country boys and girls basketball teams were well-represented on the all-Northern 4A teams.

Walker named as Dayton's coach

Rick Walker has been named as the new football coach at Dayton High.

Saturday, February 16

Dayton, Fernley boys to meet for state berth

The Dayton and Fernley boys basketball team will play each other for the right to advance to the NIAA/U.S. Bank 3A State Championships.

Rasner pitches well in defeat

Despite another strong effort, Carson High graduate Darrell Rasner was denied in his bid to tie the school record for wins for the University of Nevada baseball team.

Local wrestlers make semis

Carson High coach Tim McCarthy said he was hoping that as many as three of his wrestlers could win medals at the NIAA-U.S. Bank 4A State Wrestling Championships.

Friday, February 15

Dayton, Fernley boys baskeball survive

It was a matter of survival for the Dayton and Fernley boys basketball teams.

Nevada sets school record for free throws, also sets a WAC record

RENO -- It may have bogged down the game, but the University of Nevada men's basketball team broke the school record for free throw attempts.

Carson ski teams win

The Carson boys and girls ski teams both improved to 6-1 on the season with a pair of wins on Thursday.

Miller was amazing in his run

Bode Miller is clearly an amazing skier. Almost any other skier who slipped onto his side while running the Olympic downhill in the combined this week would have simply given up. But not Miller.

Carson Little League tryouts set

Carson City Little League will hold tryouts on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Governors Field.

Thursday, February 14

Douglas girls end fourth quarter strong, top Galena in overtime

SPARKS -- After the first 27 minutes on Wednesday, it looked like the Douglas High girls basketball team would only make a token appearance in the Northern 4A regional playoffs after a three-year absence.

Niederer's free throw with 24 seconds left in the game lifts Carson to dramatic 47-46 win over McQueen

SPARKS -- Carson High girls basketball coach Paul Croghan figured his team's speed and quickness would influence Wednesday night's game against McQueen. Boy, was he ever right, but probably wished it didn't take so long to materialize.

Inline elections set

The Sierra Inline Hockey League governing board elections will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25 at the Pony Express Pavilion.

Wednesday, February 13

Fleming new superintendent at Genoa Lakes

GENOA -- John Fleming, long considered among golf's finest

All-time, favorite, outdoor-oriented fund raiser on March 2

Well gang, it's getting closer and closer to the first weekend of March and you know what that means.

Soccer signups scheduled

Signups for the High Desert Soccer Spring League will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Carson City Community Center.

Carson vs. Galena

SPARKS -- When it came down to settling the battle of wills, the Carson High School boys basketball team won out on Tuesday night.

Carson girls looking to upend McQueen in first round of the Northern 4A playoffs

When the Carson High girls basketball team opens the Northern 4A regional playoffs today against McQueen, coach Paul Croghan knows his team is going up against more than just the Lancers.

Carson hockey still on a team

The Carson Senator inline hockey team remained hot with six more wins in recent action.

Contri helps lead Willamette to big win

Douglas High graduate Rosie Contri continued her strong play for the Division III Willamette (Ore.) women's basketball team.

all-Northern 4A wrestling team named

As could be expected, Carson Country was well-represented on the All-Northern 4A wrestling team.

Tuesday, February 12

Lemos wrestles with success in Yerington

While the silver medal fell short of his expectations, plenty of memories from a highly successful career at Yerington remain for Lemos.

Senators, Grizzlies collide in regional opener

Don't be misled by those records because Galena is the defending tournament champion and has won championships four of the last five years. The Grizzlies have also won four of their last five games.

Monday, February 11

Sunday, February 10

Dayton boys hoops clinch third

The Dayton boys basketball team clinched third place in the Northern 3A division with a 55-40 win over Spring Creek on Saturday at home.

Carson rifle team wins title

The Carson Senator rifle team won its sixth straight title in the Top Gun Match competition at the CHS range.

Battle over local racing continues

The battle over local racing continues, as a scheduled motocross event last weekend was halted by a "cease and desist" order Friday afternoon.

Saturday, February 9

Dayton boys upset Lowry

The Dayton boys basketball put itself on the verge of finishing the regular season in third place in the Northern 3A Division with its biggest win of the year.

Carson wrestlers lead zone meet

Since the Carson High wrestling team is in first place, the first day of the Northern 4A Championships went a little better than expected.

Adult volleyball signups set

The Carson City Recreation Department has set signups for its spring adult volleyball league.

Softball meeting is scheduled

An informational meeting for the 2002 Carson City Recreation softball season will be held.

Friday, February 8

Carson Little League signups being held

The Carson City Little League program is currently holding signups.

Tour concludes with Alta Resort

SALT LAKE CITY -- On our last day on the mountains surrounding Salt Lake City, David Rittenhouse and I decided to visit the venerable resort of Alta

Thursday, February 7

Carson High track camp scheduled

The third annual track camp at Carson High will be held Feb. 23. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 8-18.

Northern 4A wrestling overview

103 pounds -- Rich Hartley of Sparks placed second as a 103-pounder at the Sierra Nevada Classic and was named outstanding lightweight as a 112-pounder at the Carson Valley Invitational

The Canyons -- Heavenly's sister act

With two days left on a ski trip to Utah, it was time to check out the Canyons, sister resort to Heavenly with both part of the American Ski Co. empire.

Silver State volleyball looking for players

The Silver State Volleyball Club is looking to add several players. The club is comprised of girls in grades 7-12 from the Carson City, Douglas, Fallon, Tahoe and Reno areas.

Carson softball sets signups

The Carson City Softball program will hold its final signups from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Round Table Pizza in the Raleys Shopping Center.

Area's best sign with Nevada

RENO -- To hear Wolf Pack football coach Chris Tormey talk about three of Northern Nevada's top players coming to the program, it was something of a recruiting coup.

Carter has learned from the best

To say that Paul Carter is having to fill big shoes in his high school athletic career would be an understatement.

Smith Valley boys hoops beat Whittell

Travis Hansen scored 18 of his game-high 32 points in the fourth quarter to lead Smith Valley High School to a 68-62 non-conference boys basketball victory against Whittell on Tuesday night in Zephyr Cove.

Wednesday, February 6

Ft. Churchill ponds open on Saturday

The 2002 fishing season opens on Saturday at the Fort Churchill Cooling Ponds, which are located near Wabuska. The ponds will be open to fishing until Sept. 30.

Firearms exhibition at Silver Legacy

The 18th annual Firearms Engravers and Gunmakers Exhibition will be held at the Silver Legacy Hotel and Casino in Reno on Feb. 8-10.

Ski introduction at Donner Park

A free, 2-hour, introduction to cross country skiing will be offered Sunday at Donner Memorial State Park, weather permitting. The tour will be led by park rangers with the California State Park System.

Commission meeting to be in Las Vegas

The Nevada State Board of Wildlife Commissioners will meet on Friday and Saturday in Las Vegas.

Lucky winners to fish at Lake Tahoe for Mackinaw trout

If you like to fish for trout and if you would like to have the rare chance to fish at Lake Tahoe from a large boat for Mackinaw (Lake) trout, then mark the date of Feb. 19 on your calendar.

Penrose to sign with Navy

Luke Penrose represents the total package. At least in the eyes of the United States Naval Academy.

Q-Tip: Ice fishing derby

There will be a three-day, ice-fishing derby at Wildhorse Reservoir in Northern Elko County on President's Day Weekend, Feb. 16-18.

Orlicks strong in halfpipe

Carson City's Mikey and Aaron Orlick, representing Out of Bounds Snowboards, came home with top finishes this past weekend in the USASA halfpipe snowboarding competition at Sierra-at-Tahoe.

Colee fires hole-in-one

Ben Colee recently fired a hole-in-one at Empire Ranch Golf Course.

Powder Mountain is a powder dream

SALT LAKE CITY -- From posh Snow Basin in Utah to Powder Mountain is only 18 miles, but it's 30 or more years in time.

Tuesday, February 5

Monday, February 4

Sunday, February 3

Motorsports Column for February 3, 2002

Some people just don't get it. I'm referring to a handful of neighbors (one in particular) of Champion Speedway. These people moved in next door to a track that has been in continuous operation since 1963, and now they want it shut down for their convenience.

Hinton wins 800 at Wolf Pack Invitational

Galena High graduate Julie Hinton was among the winners for the University of Nevada women's track team on Saturday at the Wolf Pack Invitational.

Locals qualify for 3A state wrestling meet

Yerington, Fernley and Dayton High Schools will be well-represented at the NIAA/U.S. Bank State 3A Wrestling Championships.

Saturday, February 2

Rasner outstanding in loss for Nevada

Carson High graduate Darrell Rasner turned in an outstanding effort, but received virtually no support in the University of Nevada's season opener in baseball.

Friday, February 1

An old dog wants to learn cat skiing

When you're reading this I'm supposed to be inspecting the Olympic sites in Utah, weather and luck permitting. On the schedule are Snow Basin, Park City, Deer Valley and Alta.

Fernley boys hoops edge Yerington

The Fernley boys basketball team picked up a huge win when it held off Yerington 53-50 on Thursday.