Stories for January 2002


Thursday, January 31

Nevada swim hosts Fresno State

The University of Nevada women's swim team will complete its dual season at home in an 11 a.m. meet Saturday against Fresno State at Lombardi Pool.

Dayton girls beat North Tahoe

It was a long time in coming, but the young Dayton girls basketball team finally broke through for a 45-40 win over North Tahoe on Wednesday.

Senior Babe Ruth forming Parallel League

A meeting will be held for individuals interested in forming spring baseball teams for players ages 16-18.

Confident Inglima has lofty goals

There isn't a hint of cockiness in Vince Inglima. But that doesn't mean that he lacks in confidence or doesn't have lofty goals.

Wednesday, January 30

Galena hoops fall short against Reed

Despite letting one slip away, it was still an encouraging effort for the Galena boys basketball team against Reed on Tuesday.

Then you can take the time to smell the roses when summer arrives

I would be willing to bet that about now, many of you probably feel hopelessly trapped in your homes by our seemingly endless winter weather.

Carson Bulldog wrestlers strong at Reed

The Carson City Bulldog youth wrestling club had several more champions this past weekend at the Reed Raider Tournament at Reed High.

Contri strong for Willamette hoops

Douglas High graduate Rosie Contri continued to play strong last week for Division III Willamette of Oregon in women's basketball.

Raiders Boosters Club hosts Super Bowl Party

The Carson City Raiders Booster Club will host a Super Bowl XXXVI party from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at Joe Bob's Hot Springs Road House, 1510 Hot Springs Road.

Senators, Tigers to grapple for Sierra League title

The Carson and Douglas high school wrestling teams -- both undefeated in Sierra League dual meets -- will collide for the championship to close out the regular season today in Minden.

Carson boys, girls ski teams defeat Reed

The Carson boys and girls ski teams improved to 2-0 with wins against Reed on Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 29

Carson bowlers are undefeated

The jitters were no problem, as it turned out. And Vaccaro, a senior standout on the Carson team, put on a pretty good show for the crowd when he rolled a 687 series to help the Senators roll to a 60-3 High Desert Interscholastic Bowling Program victory against Wooster.

Monday, January 28

Carson bowlers roll to victory

The Carson High bowling team continued to roll as it crushed Wooster 60-3 on Saturday.

Sunday, January 27

NASCAR is toying with rules

Well, the season hasn't started yet, and already NASCAR is tweaking the Winston Cup rules.

Saturday, January 26

WNCC offers volleyball classs

Earn college credit while having fun in "RPED 138, Beginning Volleyball."

Douglas boys, girls fall to Reno

Without David Padgett, the Reno boys basketball team turned to its outside game in a big way against Douglas.

Galena boys beat Fallon

Galena boys basketball coach Tom Maurer has had many big wins in his career at the school.

Honors continue for Rasner

The preseason honors continue for Carson High graduate Darrell Rasner.

Friday, January 25

Thursday, January 24

Carson ski teams open with win

The Carson High boys and girls ski teams were able to win by narrow margins in their season openers on Wednesday against Manogue.

Carson wrestling routs Hug

The Carson High wrestling team warmed up for a tough week with a 74-0 win over Hug on Wednesday at home.

Carson hockey wins two

The Carson Senators inline hockey team came away with two wins over the weekend.

Bulldog wrestlers are strong

Several Carson City Bulldog wrestlers came away with titles at a tournament on Sunday at Hug High.

Rasner ready for upcoming season

With a year under his belt in the Western Athletic Conference, Carson High graduate Darrell Rasner said he's a stronger and wiser pitcher coming into this season for the University of Nevada.

Wednesday, January 23

McQueen girls blitz Galena

RENO -- The difference in this game was simple: McQueen took care of the ball and Galena didn't.

McQueen starts fast, turns back Galena for win

RENO -- Even with a 23-point lead in the second quarter, McQueen High School boys basketball coach Eric Swain knew better than to relax on Tuesday night. He's too many games go wrong in The Cave at Galena.

Baseball, softball umpires needed

If you are interested in becoming a high school softball or baseball umpire, the NNOA is accepting applications. Contact Jay Beesemyer (775) 688-6464 for softball and Chris Healy, (775) 626-3606, for baseball.

Douglas boys beat Wooster

In the span of three minutes, the Douglas boys basketball team from a perilous to a much stronger position as far as the Northern Nevada 4A playoffs are concerned.

Raabe featured in boxing

RENO -- The University of Nevada Boxing Club will open its 2002 Eldorado/Budweiser Boxing Series on Friday, January 25.

Silver State Volleyball sets youth clinic

The Silver State Volleyball Club will hold a youth clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26.

Tuesday, January 22


Jody Carlsen opens a new chapter

For Jody Carlsen, who grew up in Carson City and later ran for the University of Nevada, this was an exceptional day.


Monday, January 21

Tigersharks win several titles at meet

Lauren Costella, Justin Barber and Tara Theilemann all came away with several titles to lead another outstanding effort for the Carson Tigersharks.

Sunday, January 20

Joyce, Senators shoot down Hawks

RENO -- Just say Talia Joyce and the Carson High School girls basketball team had a good hair day.

Carson boys take over Sierra League lead

RENO -- When the chips were down, the Carson High School boys basketball team stepped forward on Saturday night.

Galena girls defeat Elko

Joanna Hixon had a huge effort to lead the Galena girls basketball team to a big win in the High Desert League.

Galena wrestlers fall to Elko

David Kirn's 3-1 upset win over defending Northern 4A champion Dane Ashley was among the highlights for Galena (3-1 in league) in its match with Elko (5-1 in league).

Costella, Barber lead Tigersharks

Lauren Costella and Justin Barber led a strong effort by the Carson Tigersharks at the Tiger Aquatics January Junior Plus Short Course Swimming Championships at the University of Pacific in Stockton, Calif.

Reichardt, Rigdon lead Nevada swimming

Douglas High graduates Brandy Reichardt and Charlene Rigdon helped lead the University of Nevada women's swim team to two wins in dual meet action on Saturday.

Friday, January 18

Baseball, softball umpires needed

The Nevada State Officials Association is in need of umpires for baseball and softball.

Raiders Booster Club host playoff event

The Carson City Raiders Booster Club will host a playoff game watch at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Joe Bob's Hot Springs Road House, 1500 Hot Springs Road.

Work over those edges before skiing

After battling the boilerplate at Squaw Valley last weekend I realized that I had ignored my own advice: I hadn't worked over my ski edges in several outings.

Carson bowlers win again

What was expected to be a close match turned into a rout as the Carson High bowling team defeated Reed 45.5 to 17.5 on Thursday.

Carson Valley Inn plans Super bash

The Carson Valley Inn is celebrating the Super Bowl in a big way this year with parties in both the Cabaret Lounge and the Shannon Ballroom, plus lots of fun prizes and activities for those playing in the casino!

Carson hockey plays this weekend

The Carson Senator inline hockey team will be in action this weekend when it plays two games.

Thursday, January 17

Carson boys, girls teams face huge games

It's been a tough week of preparation for the Carson High boys basketball team.

Thurman strong for Sacramento State basketball

Carson High graduate Alyson Thurman is having a strong season for the Sacramento State women's basketball team.

Carson meeting set for today

All students grades 9-12 who are interested in trying out for a spring sport should attend the parent/student athletes information meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Morse Burley Gym.

Free throw shooting contest scheduled

The Knights of Columbus is hosting a freethrow shooting contest 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Carsoh High School main gym.

Orlicks take first in snowboarding

Carson City's Mikey and Aaron Orlick both came home this past weekend with first place awards in local snowboard events.

No ski/snowboard program this weekend

Due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, there will be no Carson City Recreation junior ski/snowboard program on Sunday, Jan. 20. The program will resume Sunday, Jan. 27, weather permitting.

Little League signups scheduled

Due to the recent problems in Williamsport, Pa. regarding age and residency, local Little Leage programs will be requiring all those signing up to proving proper proof of age and residence.

Wednesday, January 16

Another fun day at Walker Lake with my fishing partners

Last week, I had the chance to go fishing from a boat for Lahontan cutthroat trout at Walker Lake.

Information on hunting world

Here's what's happening in the Nevada hunting world in the near future:

Fishing report for week of 01/16

Large rainbow trout at Indian Creek

2002 sport shows in California

Here are the dates for three of the International Sportsmen's Exposition (ISE) upcoming sport shows in California:

Outdoor Calendar

-- Every Tuesday at 7 p.m., Wednesday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 8 p.m. on Carson Access Television Channel 10 -- "The Outdoor Recreation Show," a one-hour television program about local outdoor activities.

Final 2002 deadline for turkey hunters

Bird hunters are reminded that spring wild turkey hunt regulations and application forms are now available at all Nevada Division of Wildlife (NDOW) offices and also on the NDOW website at

Q-Tip: Explore the outdoors

There is a new computer CD-ROM on the market called, "Explore the Great Outdoors with Pioneer Nature Software." It serves as a guide to outdoor travel, wildlife watching, plants and geography.

Tuesday, January 15

Monday, January 14

Snyder hits game-winning 3-pointer as Nevada tops Fresno State, 88-85

RENO -- It almost seems unfair, but it was a freshman who finally put the Nevada men's basketball team over that monumental hump.

Carson wrestlers win Sparks event

Superior depth made the difference again for the Carson High wrestling team as it won its second straight Sparks Invitational on Saturday.

Snyder logs career high, sheds some tears

RENO -- Not only was Kirk Snyder's game-winning 30-footer enough to make the freshman wince and nearly get all emotional, it also had that affect on his mother too.

Allec earns NASCAR test drive

Following in the footsteps (or tire tracks) of drivers like Mike Skinner and Steve Portenga, another local hot shoe has a chance at the big time.

Fernley boys impressive in win

The Fernley boys basketball team looks poised to make another run at the NIAA-U.S. Bank 3A State Tournament after beating Dayton 68-49 on Saturday.

Sunday, January 13

Saturday, January 12

Stieber scores team-high 23 points in 68-48 win over Wooster

RENO -- After what happened to the Carson High girls basketball team last season against Wooster, coach Paul Croghan knew he had to come with a way to stop the Colts' Brianne McGowan.

Manogue defeats Dayton

The Dayton boys basketball team had nothing to be ashamed about after losing 71-60 to two-time NIAA/U.S. Bank 3A State champion Manogue at home on Friday.

Friday, January 11

Carson bowling team routs Reno

The Carson High bowling team extended its winning streak to 10 on Thursday with a convincing 54.5 to 8.5 win over Reno at the Reno Hilton.

Carson High sets springs sports meeting

A parent-student athlete informational meeting for Carson High's spring sports season has been scheduled.

Heavenly becoming more complete resort

Heavenly Ski Resort, Big Brother up on the Hill, has climbed one more step on the stairway to becoming a complete snowsport resort with the opening of its new Mountain Adventure Park at the top of the highly successful gondola.

Local pro runs baseball academy

The University of Nevada had a lot to do with Justin Martin making it to the professional level, so he's trying to help give young area baseball players the same chance.

Galena High wrestling rolls past Reed

The Galena High wrestling team rolled to a 54-21 win over Reed in High Desert League action on Wednesday.

Thursday, January 10

Silver State Volleyball offers youth clinic

The Silver State Volleyball Club will hold a youth clinic on Saturday, Jan. 12.

Carson wrestling rolls past South Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE -- The Carson High wrestling team continued its dominance Tuesday, steamrolling South Tahoe 65-9 in a Nevada 4A dual meet at South Tahoe High.

Wednesday, January 9

San Francisco show on Friday at 11 a.m.

The 60th annual San Francisco Sports and Boat Show opens on Friday and run through Jan. 20 at the Cow Palace. Doors open every day at 11 a.m.

Hall, Raiders rally past Galena in overtime

RENO -- Even though the Galena Grizzlies led for 31 minutes and 56 seconds, in the end, Dustin Hall and the Reed Raiders were on top when it counted.

Inglima, Buttner lead Carson over rival Douglas, 70-62

Carson coach Bruce Barnes said he doesn't have a memory when it comes to past games. Good thing his players do, though.

Shorthanded Galena girls lose to Reed

RENO -- Reed's Erin Jackson and Marialea Moore were too much for the shorthanded Grizzlies, who only had eight players in uniform.

Alaska brown bears at the Carson Nugget

Carol Bailey of Washoe Valley will present a special color slide program on Alaskan brown bears on Jan. 15 at the Carson Nugget. Her program is entitled "The Bears of Katmai."

It's close to Carson City and it's fun in the wintertime

I would be willing to bet that, by now, many of you are awfully sick and tired of being cooped up by our seemingly, unending winter weather.

Outdoor Calendar

-- Every Tuesday at 7 p.m., Wednesday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 8 p.m. on Carson Access Television Channel 10 -- "The Outdoor Recreation Show," a one-hour television program about local outdoor activities.

Q-Tip: Best of Alaska

According to the December/January issue of Alaska Magazine, the results of the 2001 Best of Alaska are now in.

Quail group at gun club

The Northern Nevada Chapter of Quail Unlimited (QU) will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse of the Capitol City Gun Club.

Fishing report for week of 01/09

Another large Mackinaw caught at Cave Rock

Pop Warner, cheerleading elections scheduled

The Carson City Pop Warner football and cheerleading programs have scheduled their annual board member election.

Carson girls move up to first place with 52-44 win over Douglas

Carson High girls basketball coach Paul Croghan has figured out what it'll take for the Senators to win the Sierra League.

Douglas wrestling wins Carson Valley event

Douglas High came away with the team title at the Carson Valley Lions Invitational in wrestling that it hosted over the weekend.

Orlick wins snowboard event

Aaron Orlick, riding for Out of Bounds Board Shop, placed first in the giant slalom over the weekend at the USASA South Tahoe Snowboard Series at Kirkwood.

Tuesday, January 8

Carson's Costella honored by Pacific Swimming

The 17-year-old Costella, who competes for the Carson Tigersharks Swim Club, was presented with Pacific Swimming's High School Swimmer of the Year during the ceremony held at the Napa Marriott.

Northern 4A boys hoops wide open

Oh, those cliches. You always hear them. Expect to hear them repeated over the next five weeks as the Northern 4A boys basketball season unfolds, all leading up to the regional tournament on Feb. 12-15 at Spanish Springs High School in Sparks.

Monday, January 7

Sunday, January 6

Marking time until racing season begins

Are you like me, just kind of marking time, on hold until the racing season starts?

Saturday, January 5

Nevada men look to improve to 2-2 in the WAC tonight against Rice

Forget Thursday's loss to Tulsa University, that really wasn't a game the Nevada men's basketball game should have expected to win. But tonight's game against Rice should be.

Friday, January 4

Wet storms don't hurt skiing

After a week in the Midwest icebox it was a pleasure to return to a damp if comfortable temperature in Nevada. Problem was that I had heard that the rains came, the snow was washed away and we were facing a bleak January.

Carson Valley Softball sets signups

The Carson Valley Girls Softball Program has scheduled signups for the 2002 season.

Special Olympics to begin basketball practice

Carson City Area Special Olympics will begin basketball practice from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Northern Nevada Boys and Girls Club Gym. For more information, call Joan Wilkerson, 882-1679.

Thursday, January 3

Eclipse softball sets tryouts

The Carson Valley Eclipse Softball program will hold tryouts for its teams.

Silver State Volleyball to hold clinic

The Silver State Volleyball Club will hold a youth clinic for girls 14 and under.

Wednesday, January 2

Tuesday, January 1