Congratulations to the local champions who were crowned last Saturday night at Champion Motor Speedway.
The Carson High girls soccer team suffered a frustrating 1-0 loss to Spanish Springs on Saturday.
RENO -- This time the Nevada Wolf Pack fell short in their upset bid. Instead, quarterback Bradlee Van Pelt ran for one touchdown and threw for another in the fourth quarter as No. 25 Colorado State came from behind to defeat Nevada on Saturday afternoon.
The Dayton volleyball team continued its impressive run by beating Northern 4A Wooster 15-5, 15-11, 12-15, 15-7 on Friday.
The Yerington football team created a wild race in the Northern 3A division with one of the biggest upsets in a long time when it stunned Lowry 22-18 on Friday.
There are still two Carson City drivers who want to win the championship in their respective divisions at Champion Speedway -- Mark Beck in the non-winged sprints and Chris Betz in the hobby stocks. Both could win or lose it all tonight.
Carson High School cross country will literally be running coast-to-coast today when the Senators compete at both the Stanford Invitational and at the Great American Cross Country Festival in North Carolina.
Sacramento Kings co-owner Gavin Maloof really enjoyed sucking up to the Carano family during Thursday's press conference at the Eldorado Hotel and Casino.
As discussed in the last column the causes of a slice are the clubface open to the path of the swing at impact andor the club approaching the ball from outside the correct path.
Ciarra Christian shot her best score of the season, firing an 87 to lead the Carson High girls golf team to a sixth place finish in a Northern 4A Tournament at Lakeridge in Reno.
The Galena High girls cross country team again edged out Carson High in a three-way meet on Wednesday at South Tahoe.
The Carson Senator Midgets Pop Warner football team fell to 2-1 in an 18-0 loss to the Wolf Pack.
For Rob Bastien and Cindi Burrows, there's nothing more romantic than an open water swim.
MINDEN -- Most people thought North Valleys would again be the team that would keep Douglas from making the Northern 4A playoffs.
Galena High's Steve Lerud made sure he'll be able to enjoy his senior year by verbally committing to play baseball at Santa Clara University.
There is a big change that is scheduled for next week in Don Q's world, and if you're careless and not paying any attention, it just might catch you by surprise.
The Nevada Red Dogs recently split four games at the Red Bluff Tournament in California in fall baseball action.
MINDEN -- Hannah Sullivan scored a first half hat trick and Terran Hadlock and Mackenzie Porter each tallied three assists in the first half as Douglas shutout North Valleys 9-0 on Tuesday at Douglas High.
The Carson High volleyball team took care of business before its showdown with Douglas by sweeping past Wooster 15-2, 15-7, 15-2 on Tuesday at home.
Lauren Costella can add another title to her resume: She's the top-ranked scholastic high school female swimmer in the country.
After playing three games and not winning a single one, Carson High won its second-straight on Saturday with a 3-0 win over North Valleys. The Senators also beat Hug 8-0 on Wednesday.
The Dayton volleyball team improved to 3-0 in league play by pulling out a thrilling 4-15, 15-7, 15-10, 12-15, 19-17 win over Lowry on Saturday.
The Winston Cup points race has really tightened up with only nine races to go. Sterling Marlin lost the points lead at New Hampshire a week ago, handing over the reins to Mark Martin.
After his team ended up with a surprising draw earlier this season, South Tahoe coach Joe Winters said North Valleys was a difficult team to play. On Saturday, Jim Nealis and his Carson Senators found out why.
RENO -- So, what does a football team do when the nation's leading rusher is lost for the season with an injury? The Nevada Wolf Pack has simply unleashed quarterback Zack Threadgill.
Carson High senior Lauren Costella has finally been recognized as a two-time national champion should be:
RENO -- It wasn't exactly a win over McQueen or Elko. But Galena coach Greg Sakelaris will take a win against a High Desert League opener any time, even if it comes against Spanish Springs, a second-year school playing its first varsity schedule.
The Galena High volleyball team swept past Elko 15-8, 15-13, 16-14 on Friday.
The Carson High boys cross country team looked impressive in winning the Incline Invitational on Friday.
The Fernley High School boys soccer team picked up its first Northern 3A win of the season with a 3-1 triumph against Rite of Passage on Friday afternoon.
Even at 84 years young, Bill Stewart can still remember many of his experiences as a rodeo cowboy just as clearly as though they happened yesterday. And the memories have been good enough that he considers himself to be a very lucky man.
The final Tribute to America 100-lap race for the late model drivers will take place tonight at Champion Speedway. With less than 40 points separating the top 11 drivers, the championship is far from decided. Mathematically, any of the top-14 drivers could win. Realistically, any of the top-14 drivers could win.
Besides a player speaking in a German accent, there's something else different about boys soccer games at Carson High this season.
The Douglas High girls tennis team improved to 5-0 with its win. Natalie Rogers did win two matches in singles and Jenae Jeppson and Staci Cobler won two matches in doubles for Carson.
Gerald Dwyer and Dick Whited were the winners in the Pro Picks Contest for week two.
The Douglas High football team will play North Valleys for the first time at 7:30 p.m. today in Reno.
After a slow start the Carson High volleyball team rolled to a win in three straight games against Reno.
The Douglas High doubles teams were able to win the big points. So in the end, the Tigers were able to win all of the close matches and beat the Carson High boys tennis team 15.5-7 on Thursday at Centennial Park.
Here's some advice for anyone who plans to watch the Carson Senators and Hug Hawks play football tonight: don't blink, you just might miss a touchdown.
Now that the Tahoe snowsport is on its way to becoming a destination ski area with all the new lodgings at Heavenly, Squaw Valley and Kirkwood, it may be time to start reporting on what is new at the resorts, starting with Heavenly.
For the third straight week, the Carson High girls golf team was able to improve its score in a Northern 4A tournament.
If defense does indeed win championships, the Carson High football team looks like a club that could achieve its goal of winning the Sierra League title.
The Carson Midgets Pop Warner football team improved to 2-0 with a 20-0 win over the Reno Titans.
The slice, a shot that starts straight or left of the target and curves viciously to the right is the most common malady of the average golfer.
The Carson Junior Midget Blue Pop Warner football team rebounded from an opening week loss with a 31-0 win over Fallon.
The Carson High boys tennis team warmed up with its showdown against Douglas by beating Hug on Tuesday 19-3.5 at Centennial Park.
It would have been understandable if the Carson High volleyball team had suffered a letdown that lasted more than a few points against North Valleys.
No doubt, beating Brigham Young 31-28 last Saturday afternoon was Chris Tormey's biggest in his three seasons as head football coach at the University of Nevada.
Champion Speedway will have a new general manager for the 2003 season and after spending some time with him on Friday I came away with one thought:
TRUCKEE -- Dayton coach Rick Walker isn't one for moral victories. But after a 44-30 loss to Truckee on Saturday at Surprise Stadium, that's all the Dust Devils have had the past two games.
RENO -- As far as the University of Nevada football program is concerned, wins don't any bigger than its 31-28 upset of Brigham Young on Saturday afternoon.
Dr. Sean Lehmann of Carson City completed 73 miles in his attempt to finish the Wasatch 100-mile endurance run.
Doug Brooks, who graduated from Carson High in 2000, has returned to football and will make his debut with Feather River College today at 1 p.m. against Yuba College in Marysville, Calif.
Yerington's 9-6 win over North Tahoe last Friday night at Martin Field was its first win over a Northern 3A in two years. So, what is the Lions' mind set going into tonight's 7:30 game at Spring Creek? Might as well go for two in a row.
If last weekend was any kind of a gauge, then fans can expect to see the Carson Senators and Galena Grizzlies battle right to the end of regulation, and maybe beyond, in their non-league football game tonight.
If you grabbed some new snowsporting gear at the Labor Day sales around the lake, great.
Carson High's first win of the season in girls tennis amounted to essentially another day of practice.
The Carson City Senators Midgets Pop Warner football team got off to an impressive start with a 34-0 win over the Sparks Raiders.
Carson High graduate Lynda Upton is off to a good start in her effort to make the LPGA Tour.
Is your game not where you would like 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.
The Carson High girls golf team showed that its opening performance was an abberation.
The Carson boys and girls cross country teams had an impressive effort in sweeping a three-way meet on Wednesday with Elko and Douglas.
The Carson Senators Mitey Mites Pop Warner Football team opened with an impressive 32-6 win over the Lovelock Mustangs.
Whoops, I messed up last Tuesday when I wrote in my column that Casey Stengel managed the 1947 New York Yankees to their 19-game win streak and World Series championship.
MINDEN -- Coming into the 2002 girls soccer season, Carson and Douglas had played 23 games against each other and none of them have been decided by more than two goals.
The Carson Valley Eclipse 16-and-under softball team went 5-1-1 and won the California Grapettes Summer Bash this past weekend in Stockton, Calif.
RENO -- There certainly were no secrets when the Carson and Galena high school volleyball teams got together for their non-league match on Tuesday.
RENO -- The Galena High football players, coaches and fans must have been thinking here we go again.
As you read this I'll be in Monterey announcing the 10th annual Cherry's Jubilee car show.
Even though he witnessed the worst loss in the seven years he's been at Carson High, Mike Popp couldn't have been happier with the Senators' 3-0 loss to Reno on Saturday afternoon at Carson High.
The Douglas boys soccer team dominated the second half after trailing 1-0 at halftime.
Following a 2-2 tie with Carson in the Sierra League opener on Saturday, Reno assistant coach Jay Salter quickly dismissed the idea that the Senators and South Tahoe are the teams to beat.
FERNLEY -- Last year, for the time since 1982, Fernley beat Truckee 38-36 after coming back from a 21-0 deficit.
A rowdy crowd Friday night at Douglas High School couldn't help the Douglas Tigers from the onslaught of the state champion runner-up McQueen Lancers as the Lancers defeated the Tigers 56-0.
Yerington won its first Northern 3A game in two years as Randy Shumate was the star for the Lions.
I was actually rooting for the Williams sisters during their semifinal matches on Friday at the U.S. Open. Thankfully they both won, which must keep happening if the rumors of Serena and Venus wanting to play with the men will ever come true.
In a salute to military, fireman, police and emergency services workers, Champion Speedway is offering half-off main gate admission prices to all these personnel Saturday, with valid photo identification.
Reno's Collier Lawrence barely won the battle over Carson High's Shanna Sparks. But the Senators barely won the war over Reno.
Middle school and open runners will compete today when the Jim Frank Cross Country Classic is held at Spooner Lake State Park.
The Nevada Red Dogs baseball team, which includes several Carson High players, is off to an impressive start to the fall seaosn.
Life has calmed down up around Lake Tahoe and we're now into the Shoulder Season. Few tourists, not too much traffic around the lake and generally peace in town or on the trail.
Rachael DeRiemer, Alyssa Wilson and the Carson High School volleyball team served with distinction in its season home opening victory against Reed on Thursday.
After facing Northern Nevada's two toughest programs in Galena and Reno High, the Carson High boys tennis team can say it has shown improvement.
A questionable violation was called late in the game against the Douglas boys soccer team, forcing it to settle for a tie. After the violation, Reed scored off of an indirect kick with about seven minutes left in the game.
The Carson High girls golf team struggled in its opener on Wednesday at Sierra Sage in Stead.
Consistent putting is achieved through controlling the distance and line of your putts.
A typical guy may begin to something a little more challenging when he turns 30. Sean Lehmann isn't your typical guy.
The Carson High volleyball team swept to a 15-10, 15-1, 15-3 win at Spanish Springs on Tuesday.
Carson girls soccer doesn't rebuild, it reloads. But the jury will be out this year as the Senators must replace seven starters from last year's Northern 4A championship team. They open the season tonight at 6 p.m. against McQueen in Reno.
Two years ago, when the Douglas girls won their first Northern 4A Region soccer title, five sophomores made contributions throughout the season to help the Tigers bring home the championship.
Let's face it, there's no secret that Tuesday's season opener for the Galena and Carson High girls tennis teams was going to be a mismatch.
Douglas High's Austin Beemer will have a great deal to live up to this upcoming rodeo season.
If Casey Stengel were still alive, he might have called the Oakland Athletics and their current 19-game win streak, well ... Amazin'.
Going into tonight's season opener against McQueen, Carson High boys soccer coach Jim Nealis and his players are just as confident as they were last year. They just don't want to tell everybody.
RENO -- Dayton High School's defense forced two early turnovers that led to touchdowns and the Dust Devils went on a 21-0 season opening victory against Incline Saturday afternoon at Galena High School.