Stories for March 2002


Sunday, March 31

Carson softball drops two in tourney

The Carson High softball team lost its last two games on Saturday in the Reed Tournament.

Fernley baseball sweeps North Tahoe

Tony Selden drove in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning in the opener and Matt Lambeth pitched a shutout in the nightcap as the Fernley High baseball team swept North Tahoe on Saturday.

NASCAR tempers needed off week

It's a good thing NASCAR has Easter weekend off -- it will give tempers time to cool after the contentious Bristol race last Sunday.

Tigers show no love for Hug

MINDEN -- After dropping two of three games against Wooster in an important Sierra League baseball series the week before, the Douglas High School baseball team found itself backed up against a wall.

Saturday, March 30

Rasner breaks another record, Powers records his 600th career victory with 4-2 win

RENO -- Darrell Rasner broke another record and Gary Powers got his 600th victory, but that wasn't the topic of conversation following Nevada's 4-2 win over Louisiana Tech before 1,239 fans on Friday afternoon at Peccole Park.

Carson softball sweeps two games

The Carson High softball team rebounded from a tough week to win its first two games on Friday at the Reed Tournament.


Allen, Haycock and Berryman; Hendrix, Soulier (2), R. Henry (6) and Brolsma. W -- Henry. L -- Haycock. SO -- Hendrix 1, Soulier 4, Henry 0; Allen 6, Haycock 0. BB -- Hendrix 4, Soulier 3, Henry 4; Allen 8, Haycock 1. HP -- Glover (by Allen).

Theilemann qualifies for U.S. Open

Tara Theilemann became the third Carson Tigershark swimmer to qualify for the U.S. Open when she placed sixth in the 200-yard freestyle at the United States Junior National Swimming Championships in Long Beach, Calif.

Local skiers strong in Junior Olympics

Corinne Rotter, Nick Cohee, Bryce Wehan and Devon Anderson all represented the Carson Country area well last week at the Western Regional Junior Olympic alpine skiing championships in Mt. Hood, Ore.

Lundquist loses out to Boyd

Carson High graduate Dave Lundquist is not on the San Diego Padres opening day roster -- for now.

Jim fires 77 in Northern 3A golf tournament

Yerington High's Darren Jim shot a 77 to lead Lyon County golfers at a Northern 3A golf tournament at Mason Valley Golf Club in Yerington.

Friday, March 29

Errors hurt Carson in its 7-0 loss to rival Douglas

After an 11-0 loss to Reno on Tuesday, Carson High softball coach John Sullivan thought his team would be focused coming into its game with rival Douglas.

Carson swim teams sweep Lowry

Ryan Theilemann, Lauren Costella and Kate Hardt all had huge days for the Carson High swim teams which swept Lowry on Thursday.

Bulldog wrestlers win state titles

Ricky McDonald, Owen Craugh and Micah Chalk all won titles for the Carson Bulldog youth wrestling club at the state championships recently held in Las Vegas.

Carson baseball defeats North Valleys

The Carson High baseball team scored five runs in the seventh inning to break open a close game on the way to a hard-earned 10-3 win on Thursday at North Valleys.

Stumble doesn't slow Blair in Reno

RENO -- For arguably the most celebrated speedskater in American history, it would have been an embarrassing moment.

Sceirine makes Nevada softball team

Yerington High graduate Amy Sceirine was among four players to make the University of Nevada softball team after open tryouts.

Weekend will be spring snow festival

The weekend shapes up as an early spring snowsporting festival, lots of sun, lots of snow and not too many on the slopes.

Tigersharks continue solid showings

Justin Barber and Tara Theilemann continued their strong showings for the Carson Tigersharks on Thursday at the U.S. Junior National Swimming Championships in Long Beach.

Thursday, March 28

Orlick takes fifth in snowboarding nationals

Mikey Orlick, a Carson High freshman, placed fifth at last week's USASA Snowboard Nationals held at Mammoth.

Silver State Volleyball nearly makes nationals

The Silver State Volleyball Club's 17-gold team placed fifth in the prestigious Southern California National Qualifier, just missing an automatic berth to the United States Junior Olympic National Championships.

Osborne set to be with Cubs

Throughout this spring, it was looking more and more like Carson High graduate Donovan Osborne would complete his comeback by making the Chicago Cubs' opening day roster.

CHS student-athletes are making the grade

It's been written in this popcorn stand before that the definition of a student-athlete can vary.

Wednesday, March 27

UNR post impressive come back, tops Saint Mary's 15-13

RENO -- With arthroscopic knee surgery scheduled for today, the University of Nevada's Chris Dickerson figured he should make the most of his last at bat for a few weeks. He certainly did.

Barber takes seventh at junior nationals

Justin Barber had a strong effort for the Carson Tigersharks on Tuesday at the U.S. Junior National Swimming Championships in Long Beach.

Big game tag application deadline in April

Big game hunting tags are issued by the Nevada Division of Wildlife, through a computerized drawing system.

Carson softball falls to Reno

For three innings, the Carson High softball team played evenly with Reno.

Carson baseball defeats Fernley

Jake Rasner has proven himself to be someone that could be a key player for the Carson High baseball team this season.

Galena golf wins again, Carson sixth

Galena High again was the class of the field at a 4A tournament it hosted at Lake Ridge Golf Course on Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 26

Monday, March 25

Saturday, March 23

Versatility shown on first day of Carson High Rodeo

Just last month, Ronnie Burton capped off a pretty fair wrestling season for Fernley High School when he placed fourth in the 152-pound weight class at the 3A state tournament.

CHS swim teams split

Without four of their top swimmers, the Carson High girls swim team were still able to turn in a competitive effort against South Tahoe on Saturday.

Carson softball sweeps

The conditions weren't the best, but that didn't stop Brittany Puzey and Kayla Dunn from proving strong pitching efforts again for the Carson High softball team.

Downforce won't mean much today

Earlier this week, it was looking like the Winston Cup race at Bristol might have to be cancelled in favor of a bass fishing tournament.

Carson sweeps South Tahoe with a pair of wins in five innings

Two days after Carson shutout South Tahoe 10-0, nothing unexpected happened in Saturday's doubleheader between the two teams. And that's exactly what should've happened.

'Local race team partners with Advocates'

Don Hill, founder of Po' Boy Racing, along with team members Matt Blevins, Thomas Oddone and Bill Gould, wanted to do something for a non-profit group in the community, yet be able to do it while participating in their favorite hobby, racing.

Silver State volleyball teams in tourney

The Silver State Volleyball Club will have two teams competing today in a tournament at North Valleys High.

Friday, March 22

Carson to host rodeo this weekend

Sarah Kugler blows away any preconceived stereotypes that anyone may have about those involved in rodeo.

Costella places third in nationals

Carson Tigershark coach Jim Puleo said Lauren Costella lost control in the 800-meter freestyle on Tuesday at the United States Swimming Spring National Championships.

Wooster rallies past Douglas

MINDEN -- Douglas High School is the team to beat in the Sierra League baseball race this spring, according to Wooster coach Ron Malcomb.

Carson softball settles for tie vs. Fallon

The Carson softball team had the winning run at third base in the bottom of the seventh inning, but couldn't score and had to settle for a 4-4 tie against Fallon on Thursday at home.

Tim Priess tosses one-hitter, Carson shutouts South Tahoe 10-0

With Tim Priess pitching like this, there was just no way South Tahoe was going to find a way to win. Not with two sophomore pitchers going up against a Carson lineup that needed to regain its swagger on offense.

Good skiing conditions in local area

Thursday was the real kickoff for spring skiing in the Tahoe area: warm weather, good snow, balmy breezes and plenty of sun.

Thursday, March 21

Fernley baseball beats Yerington

The Fernley baseball team scored 12 runs in the final three innings on its way to a 13-3 win over Yerington on Wednesday.

Carson wants to get back to .500 against South Tahoe, Douglas hosts Wooster

If there was ever an easy time for Carson to get back to .500 in the Sierra League, today's game against South Tahoe will be it.

Addressing the address position

To begin building a consistent golf swing you must start at the beginning.

Dayton Chamber sets scramble event

The ninth annual Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble will be held Saturday, June 22.

Wednesday, March 20

Outdoor Calendar

-- Thru 5 p.m. on April 22 -- Online applications for 2002 Nevada big game hunting tags at Website:

Heck, it's just that time of the year in this general area

If you're an outdoor person, this is an interesting but often frustrating time of the year for this general area.

Fishing report

A 12 pound Mackinaw at North Lake Tahoe

Galena golf wins, Carson takes fourth

It will be no surprise if Tuesday's Northern 4A golf match is an indication of what's going to happen the rest of the season.

Carson baseball defeats Lassen

The Senators were able to overcome four errors as they received a solid pitching effort from Jake Rasner, Steve Weyrick, Jarrod Bone and Josh Camper.

Silver State offers batting cage

The Silver State Volleyball Club facility now has a batting cage in operation.

Alta Alpina sets cycling event

The Alta Alpina Cycling Club will host an event for mountain and road bicycle riders.

Fischer ends as 20-time All-American

Carson High graduate Rebecca Fischer ended her college career as a 20-time All-American for the University of North Dakota women's swim team.

Dayton baseball routs South Tahoe

The Dayton baseball team exploded for 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning on its way to an 18-4 rout over 4A school South Tahoe on Tuesday.

Puzey tosses a no-hitter

Brittany Puzey missed a perfect game by one batter, but a no-hitter still isn't too bad.

Costella takes ninth at nationals

The level that Lauren Costella has reached was demonstrated on Tuesday when placing ninth in the nation was a disappointing finish.

Tuesday, March 19

Sunday, March 17

Whine-o-meter continues in NASCAR

NASCAR took the top-finishing examples of each car make to the wind tunnel following last weekend's Atlanta race to see how they performed aerodynamically.

Nevada baseball splits with Cal State Fullerton

RENO -- On another miserable, windy day in which two solid teams were battling, the difference came down to little ball.

Bulldog wrestling hosts zone meet today

Eight wrestlers for the Carson Bulldog youth wrestling team won titles at the South Tahoe Tournament last weekend.

Carson, Douglas split double header

MINDEN -- First-inning rallies set the tone when the Carson and Douglas high school baseball teams collided in a double header on Saturday afternoon.

Carson swimmers split

The Carson High boys swim team rolled to victory while the Senator girls lost a heartbreaker in a dual meet on Saturday against Reed.

Fernley baseball sweeps ROP

Matt Lambeth had a huge day as the Fernley baseball team swept a doubleheader from Rite of Passage.

Saturday, March 16

Rasner struggles in shortened game

RENO -- Even though he could have used the cold, windy and snowy weather as an excuse for his first off outing of the season, one look at Darrell Rasner suggested otherwise.

Niehoff, Costella strong in swim meet

Abby Niehoff came away with the title in the 200-yard freestyle in thrilling fashion for the Carson Tigersharks at the Far Western Swimming Championships.

Carson softball club looks to get feet wet today

No matter how the weather comes up today, the Carson High School softball team is looking forward to getting its feet wet today with a Sierra League season opening double header against South Tahoe.

Lundquist has had quite a journey

PEORIA, Ariz. -- There are so many ways for a baseball player to make the major leagues. Dave Lundquist thinks he's experienced them all. Or, at least he hopes so.

Friday, March 15

Costella is set for nationals

Lauren Costella's improvement from the spring to summer nationals last year was hard not to notice.

Wehan, Cohee qualify for Junior Olympics

Carson Valley residents Nick Cohee and Bryce Wehan have qualified for the Western United States Junior Olympics in alpine skiing.

Top U.S. skiers come to Squaw Valley

The country's top Alpine ski racers will be competing through Tuesday at Squaw Valley USA, site of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games, when the resort hosts the 2002 Chevy Truck U.S. Alpine Championships.

Opportunistic Tigers end eight-year drought

When opportunity knocked, the Douglas High School baseball team answered and Carson didn't.

'Sciarroni joins the Dodge Boys'

Late model driver Dave Sciarroni has added a clear distinction to his resume this year. He's the only driver of a 2002 Dodge Intrepid race car on any racetrack in the state of Nevada.

Thursday, March 14

CHS baseball hopes to tame Tigers

Starting off Sierra League play with an arch rival in cold weather may not exactly be the most ideal of situations.

Douglas hopes to end streak

The Douglas baseball team has heard enough about The Streak.

Rotter, Anderson qualify for Junior Olympics

Two Carson City athletes have qualified for the Western Region Junior Olympics in alpine skiing.

Osborne trying to make a second comeback from shoulder surgery

MESA, Ariz. - Whether or not Donovan Osborne figures into the Chicago Cubs starting rotation this season or if he just relieves the starters, it doesn't really matter. All that matters is that he's playing baseball again.

Carson softball opens with sweep

Brittany Puzey and the Carson High softball team got off to an impressive start to the season on Tuesday at Lassen High in Susanville.

Wednesday, March 13

Volleyball signups are today

Late registration for the Carson City Recreation Spring Adult Volleyball League will be held today.

Yerington baseball falls to Hawthorne

Walks, errors and hit batters hurt the Yerington baseball team in its 8-1 loss to Hawthorne on Tuesday.

Softball signups are scheduled today

Registration for the Carson City Recreation Coed and Women's Softball Leagues will be held today.

Saturday, March 9

Grizzlies edge Tigers

MINDEN -- Galena scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to break a 5-5 tie and defeat Douglas Friday afternoon in a preseason tournament game between teams that expect to contend for the playoffs this season.

Senators on track to season opener

Buoyed by some key holdovers from last year, the Carson High School track and field team will open its season on Saturday by hosting a six-team meet.

Rasner breaks strikeout record, Wolf Pack still finds a way to lose

RENO -- Another record for Darrell Rasner. Another disappointing result, however, for the junior pitcher from Carson High.

Jesters Jog to be held April 6

The Jesters Jog will be held on Saturday, April 6 at the Pinon Plaza.

Kingsbury volleyball goes undefeated

The Kingsbury Middle School seventh grade girls volleyball team finished with a perfect season with a 12-0 record in the Tah-Neva League.

Silver State Volleyball to compete in tournament

The Silver State Volleyball Club will have two teams competing today in an area league tournament at North Valleys High.

Leestma is a medalist for Fernley golf

Fernley's Matt Leestma shot a 3-over-par 76 to place second and become a medalist at a 3A golf tournament hosted by the Vaqueros on Friday in Fallon.

Friday, March 8


Carson City's Jason Strull is off to Sugarloaf, Maine where he will be competing in the Junior Olympics.

Carson baseball looks to make run to state

Even Carson High baseball coach Ron McNutt was guilty of the cliche, "wait until next year."

Robinson speaks on being a winner

The message from John Robinson to Rite of Passage students was clear: They are already winners.

Orlicks advance to nationals

Carson City's Mikey and Aaron Orlick will again represent the USASA South Tahoe Snowboard Series at the National Championships to be held March 18-23 in Mammoth.

Thursday, March 7

Eagle Valley Ladies Day set

The Eagle Valley Golf Club's Ladies Day begin April 3. A continental breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. and the shotgun start will begin at 9 a.m.

VARN tournament to be held at Dayton

Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans, also known as VARN, will present the St. Patrick's Day Scramble golf tournament and drawing.

Nevada hoping third time's a charm vs. Southern Methodist

It's been said that the hardest thing in sports is to beat the same team three times in one season. For the University of Nevada's sake, it better hope so.

Eagle Valley junior program to be offered

The Golf Learning Center at Eagle Valley Golf Club will begin its junior program during the first week of April.

Tuesday, March 5

Mule Deer Foundation in Reno on March 15-17

The Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) will hold its second annual national convention in Reno, on March 15-17.

Q-Tip: Wildhorse Perch Derby

The Wildhorse Resort at Wildhorse Reservoir in Northern Elko County is sponsoring a two-day, ice-fishing derby for perch.

Pinon Plaza to host PBA Regional event

Top bowlers from across the West Coast will again descend on the Pinon Plaza Bowling Center for a Professional Bowlers Association regional event that has increased in size.

Carson Bulldog wrestlers are strong

Several Carson Bulldog youth wrestling club members won titles at the Fallon Outlaws Team Tournament.

Carson forming parallel team

Carson City Babe Ruth is former a parallel team for players 18 and under who are not on a high school roster.

Monday, March 4

Saturday, March 2

Tony Cappuccilli's hits game-winning homer

RENO -- Nevada catcher Tony Cappuccilli picked an awfully good time to break out of his hitting slump. Cappuccilli was only 1-of-11 this season, but that all changed on Saturday against Santa Clara.

Eagle Valley wrestlers strong at South Tahoe

Robert Bagley (135 pounds), Robby Bozin (80 pounds), Travis Lamborn (125), Ryan Riggs (100) and Loren Wooldridge (150) all won titles for Eagle Valley Middle School at the South Tahoe Tournament.

Tigersharks strong in meet

Everyone had personal best times for the Carson Tigersharks at the United States Swimming Speedo Championship Series sectional meet on Saturday in Las Vegas.

A root canal would have been more fun

I attended Wednesday's Carson City Planning Commission meeting that addressed Champion Speedway's special use permit.

Carson softball impressive in scrimmage

The Carson High softball team had an encouraging sign for the upcoming season with a 10-4 win over Fallon in a scrimmage on Saturday.

Friday, March 1

Carson City Boxing club hosts amateur card Saturday

Amateur boxing returns to Carson City today when the Carson City Boxing Club hosts the Northern Nevada Golden Gloves Box-Off.

Inline hockey needs volunteers

Sierra Inline Hockey has an immediate need for volunteers to fill positions on the board for the upcoming season.

Douglas adult softball signups set

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department will begin taking signups for summer adult softball.

Barber continues strong showing for Tigersharks

Justin Barber continued his strong showing for the Carson Tigersharks at the United States Swim Speedo Championship Series sectional meet in Las Vegas.

Snyder scores career high, Nevada downs Hawai'i, 79-69

RENO -- Kirk Snyder is making a habit of coming up huge in big games. He scored a career-high 21 points in an 88-85 win over Fresno State earlier this season.

Snyder making case for WAC freshman of the year

RENO -- Nevada's Kirk Snyder is making a strong case for Western Athletic Conference freshman of the year honors.