Stories for January 2004


Saturday, January 31

Friday, January 30

Magic continues for Nevada men

RENO - And the magic continues.

Stewart will play for Weber State

Carson High's John Stewart isn't going to let this opportunity slip by. Stewart has decided to continue his football career at Weber State.

Senator girls run past McQueen

The old cliche goes it's not how you start, it's how you finish. But sometimes, it's how you start and finish.

Dayton boys still on a roll

The Dayton High boys basketball team is on a roll and seems to be peaking at the right time of the year.

Thursday, January 29

Hinkeys keep Olympic dream alive

RENO - It takes a lot to make Derek and Tyler Hinkey mad. The brothers, who hail from McDermitt, are generally quiet and soft-spoken and normally let their fists do their talking.

Wolf Pack boxing strong in invitational

RENO - The Air Force Academy boxing team may be the defending National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA) national champions, but it was the Nevada Wolf Pack which successfully defended its home territory on Friday.

Rolex 24 kicks off Speedweek

As you read this, the Rolex 24 hour race at Daytona will be winding down. Quick! Turn on Speed Channel and catch the checkered flag at 10 a.m. local time!

Douglas boys hoops defeats N. Valleys

RENO - Douglas High basketball coach Keith Lewis had hinted all week that his team had problems playing at North Valleys, and that he expected a much-tougher game from the Panthers this time around.

Yerington boys upset Rams

The Yerington boys basketball team did something to Rite of Passage that no one else has done this year - Hold the Rams in check.

Christian and Kotter are honored

Carson High seniors Ciarra Christian and Katie Kotter have been nominated to play in the third annual McDonalds All-American High School Girls Basketball Game.

Wednesday, January 28

Take the Patriots and the under

Eight-hundred million people from 220 countries using 24 different languages will be centered on Houston Sunday for Super Bowl XXXVIII.

Nevada to host boxing event

RENO - After months - and in some cases, years - of training, several University of Nevada club boxers will finally get to perform in front of a home crowd.

Bray named to golf board

The Carson City Municipal Golf Corporation, the nonprofit organization that manages Eagle Valley Golf, has announced the appointment of Patty Lundberg Bray to itsBoard of Directors.

Tuesday, January 27

Weights brings programs together

Dr. Michael Fischer has made sure that Carson City swimmers have had access to weight training equipment that he never had the chance to use when he was an athlete.

Yerington boys fall against Manogue

Manogue hit five threes on its way to take a 38-22 halftime lead and finished with seven threes against the Yerington boys basketball team.

Dayton boys win on buzzer beater

If there were 4.2 seconds left, the game would have gone into overtime. But thankfully for the Dayton High boys basketball team, there were 4.3 seconds left.

Monday, January 26

Yerington boys hoops defeats Truckee

The Yerington High boys basketball team took control in the second quarter and held on for a 61-58 win over Truckee on Tuesday.

Short-handed CHS skiing splits

Short-handed Carson High boys and girls skiing teams were still almost able to pull out wins against Wooster before just falling short.

Sunday, January 25

Same old gussied up Kirkwood

Last Saturday at Kirkwood was a return to the old locals' resort now gussied up to near-destinaton level with all the condos and fancy new bars. All it needs is an airport.

Saturday, January 24

Friday, January 23

She may be NASCAR's biggest fan

I met an interesting lady the other night. She might possibly be the biggest NASCAR fan in Northern Nevada, if not the country.

Nevada men rout Rice

RENO - It's hard to fathom the University of Nevada can play a better basketball game than it did Saturday against Rice.

Carson wrestling routs Wooster

The Carson High wrestling team warmed up for its showdown with arch-rival Douglas with a 78-4 win over Wooster on Saturday at home.

Galena boys defeat McQueen

To contend for championships, teams don't always have to be on. They're just on when they have to be.

Thursday, January 22

Hill leads Galena hoops past Reed

When Derek Lorenzen scores 28 points and Iain Hill adds 23,it's obviously a good bet that the Galena High boys basketball team is going to win.

Dust Devil boys hoops stuns ROP

The Dayton High boys basketball team gave a glimpse of capabality in its biggest win of the year.

Estes signs with Colorado

The Colorado Rockies believe left-handed pitcher Shawn Estes of Douglas High is the type who doesn't hide from difficulty.

Wednesday, January 21

Burton and Jackson are honored

Galena High's Amy Jackson and Kellie Burton have been named to the Western Athletic Conference's fall All-Academic team for the University of Nevada.

A big game and what Rose did

Last week New England and Carolina proved once again that in the National Football League, defense wins championships.

Nevada men hold home court

REN0 -- The proverbial monkey is finally off University of Nevada's back.

Hurtado making a name for himself

When Diego Hurtado showed up to compete in last week's Everlast U.S. Championships at Colorado Springs, many of the competitors and coaches had one question on their minds: Who is this guy and where did he come from?

Wild hockey to play this weekend

The High Sierra Wild Pee Wee ice hockey team will play two home games against the Stockton Colts this weekend in NORCAL regular season action.

Tuesday, January 20

Carson wrestling rolls against Reno

It was an impressive win for the Carson High wrestling team over a solid program in Reno.

Carson boys skiing defeats McQueen

The Carson High boys skiing team stayed unbeated with an impressive 88-68 win over McQueen on Wednesday.

Monday, January 19

Nominations for TahoeFederal committee

Nominations are now being accepted for individuals to serve on the Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee.

Pheasant hunting contestfor bird hunters and dogs

The 10th annual Walker River Pheasant Championship is scheduled for Feb. 6-8.

Champion taking signups for numbers

Champion Motor Speedway is taking verbal commitments for car numbers for the 2004 season.

Douglas boys hoops falls against Reno

MINDEN - Thanks to a five-minute drought at the outset of the fourth quarter, Douglas High's boys' basketball team fell from the ranks of the unbeaten Tuesday night.

Bulldog wrestlers strong in tournament

The Carson Bulldog wrestling team had a strong showing in a tournament hosted by Reed High School.

NIAA Hall of Fame inductees named

Several honorees with Carson Country ties will be among the 11 Northern Nevadans who will be inducted into the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association Hall of Fame this year.

Sunday, January 18

Good time for skiing - and hiking

Last weekend was a chance to ski and hike, starting out Friday at Sierra-at-Tahoe where the snow was excellent and the crowds modest

Saturday, January 17

Friday, January 16

Galena boys lose heartbreaker to Elko

The Galena boys basketball team couldn't hold homecourt in the battle for first place in the High Desert League.

Playoff system causing controversy

Perhaps the most controversial topic in all of racing right now is NASCAR's proposal to change the points system to include a "playoff" for the last 10 races of the season.

Olson leads Douglas boys past Hug

MINDEN - Freshman Keith Olson putthe Douglas High basketball team on his burly back and carried it to one of the biggest wins in recent history.

Thursday, January 15

Yerington boys hoops falls to Lowry

The Yerington boys basketball team jumped out to an 11-4 lead after one quarter but couldn't hold on. Lowry outscored Yerington 15-7 to take a 19-18 halftime lead.

Galena and Dayton boys hoops win

The Galena High boys basketball team warmed up for today's showdown with Elko with an impressive 54-26 win over Fallon on Friday at home.

Douglas boys basketball beats S. Tahoe

SOUTH TAHOE, Calif. - Nick Summers, who grew up in Zephyr Cove and attended Whittell High for one year, loves to play at South Tahoe High against some of his old teammates from his Little League and Pop Warner days.

Brandi Chastain to speak in Reno

United States soccer star Brandi Chastain will be the keynote speaker at this year's Salute to Champions Dinner.

Carson Bulldog wrestling strong again

The Carson Bulldog wrestling team had another strong showing in a tournament it hosted at Carson Middle School, sending 30 wrestlers to the finals.

Wednesday, January 14

Nevada baseball picked to finish third

If the University of Nevada baseball team exceeeds preseason expectations, maybe it will make the NCAA Tournament this year.

Nevada Wonders set for second season

The Nevada Wonders soccer team got its feet wet last year in its inaugural season and believe its taken major steps to make its second campaign much more successful.

'If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it'

There's one sure thing Dan White has learned being around racetracks - if it ain't broke, don't try to fix it.

History calls for an upset

The National Football League produced great drama during last week's Divisional Playoffs, with all four games decided by a touchdown or less and two going to overtime.

Premier fishing guide at Tahoe is a practical joker

Mickey Daniels of Carnelian Bay at North Lake Tahoe is widely acclaimed by many persons (including yours truly) to be the premier sport fishing guide at Lake Tahoe.

A 6-pound, 3-ounce 'Mack'through the ice at Caples


Shine nominated for Red Zone award

Carson High's Nick Shine has been nominated to be the Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year in football.

Tuesday, January 13

It's like clockwork for local gymnasts

It's been like clockwork for Carson City's Silver State Gymnastics Academy. Even with major lineup changes, the beat goes for the Silver State athletes.

Monday, January 12

Sunshine finally returnsto remote Barrow, Alaska

Jan. 24 is a very special time of the year in the lives of approximately 2,000 hardy Alaskans. They live in a small community known as Barrow in northern Alaska, located on the edge of the Arctic Ocean.

Carson girls hoops holds off Fallon

Katie Kotter's two free throws with nine seconds left in regulation play iced Carson High's 46-44 win over the Greenwave Tuesday night in a nonleague girls' basketball game at Fallon.

Wild youth hockey team splits games

The High Sierra Wild Pee Wee B team split two games over the weekend in NORCAL youth hockey action.

Sunday, January 11

Wearing a helmet is a smart idea

If you haven't considered wearing a helmet while skiing or boarding, it might be a good idea to consider it.

Remembering coach Myrehn

Ralph Myrehn Sr. never was a man who liked the limelight. He was strictly old school, a blue collar worker who ate meat and potatoes - except for baseball games, where he always loved a good hot dog.

Saturday, January 10

Friday, January 9

Dust Devil boys outlast Yerington

DAYTON - It was a typical game for these two Lyon County rivals - hard fought and it came right down to the wire.

Snyder leads Wolf Pack men to victory

RENO - Kirk Snyder admitted that his eyes lit up at the opportunity to face Southern Methodist University's 2-3 zone defense.

Sbragia leads Dayton girls to victory

DAYTON - So, how well did Amanda Sbragia play for the Dayton High girls basketball team on Saturday?

Carson girls hoops falls against Reed

The Carson High girls basketball team had an encouraging performance against Reed considering the Raiders couldn't miss from three-point range.

Thursday, January 8

Douglas teams rout North Valleys

MINDEN - When the Northern Nevada basketball rankings came out before Christmas, Douglas coach Werner Christen was stunned to see North Valleys ranked third in the state.

Yerington boys hoops beats N. Tahoe

The Yerington High boys basketball team outscored North Tahoe 18-6 in the third quarter to break the game open.

Nevada men's hoops hosts SMU

RENO - Nevada seeks its second straight Western Athletic Conference victory when it hosts SMU tonight at 7:05 at Lawlor Events Center.

Galena boys rout Spanish Springs

The Galena High boys basketball team had a balanced attack to go along with a strong defensive effort in a 60-30 win on Friday at Spanish Springs.

Wednesday, January 7

Take the Packers in the playoffs

Historically, in the NFL Divisional Playoffs, home teams win at the very strong rate of 73 percent. Recently that rate has been a remarkable 83 percent, with all four home teams prevailing last year.

A $100 rainbow troutSunday at Topaz Lake

CAPLES LAKE, CALIF: Dave Kirby of the Woodfords Station (530-694-2930) said, "It's pretty nice up here at Woodfords (Monday afternoon). I've sold a couple of fishing licenses but have not had any reports back on fishing."

2003 trophy fish deadlinefor Nevada is Friday

If so, here is a final reminder that you need to submit a Trophy Fish application to the Nevada Department of Wildlife by no later than Friday, in order to qualify for a Trophy Fish Certificate for 2003 or to be a new Nevada State Record holder.

Outdoor calendar

n 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.

Nextel is keeping a low profile

NASCAR is already cranking up for the 2004 season, with testing underway at Daytona for Winston (oops, Nextel) Cup teams that finished in odd-numbered points positions taking to the track this past week.

Nevada men's hoops holds off La. Tech

RENO - It may have been the biggest basket of Garry Hill-Thomas' four-year career at Nevada.

Morales has kept proper perspective

There's only one standard of success for a world record holder at the Olympics. Anything less than a gold medal is considered to be a failure.

Bulldogs have a strong tournament

The Carson Bulldog Wrestling Club began the season with a strong performance at the South Reno Tournament on Sunday at Wooster HIgh.

Tuesday, January 6

Dayton wrestling wins title

The Dayton High wrestling team won its first ever Lyon County title during a four-way meet in Yerington. Dayton beat Yerington 42-34, Fernley 57-21 and Silver Stage 57-24 for the crown.

Topaz Lake now openfor 2004 trout fishing

Topaz Lake, which is on the Nevada-California Stateline, along U.S. 395, opened the 2004 fishing season on Jan. 1.

Fernley boys basketball beats Dayton

The Fernley High boys basketball team was able to hold on for a 64-61 win over Dayton on Wednesday at home.

Carson wrestling rolls past S. Tahoe

It could be called the Carson High wrestling team's second "sandwich" match of the season.

Carson skiing ready for season

Conditions haven't been this favorable in a long time for the Carson High boys skiing team.

Monday, January 5

Boulder Lodge still a great place

The new year seemedto be an excellent time to revisit something from the past, so I headed to Heavenly's Boulder Lodge Sunday after enjoying the power at Heavenly Saturday from the California base.

Sunday, January 4

It's good to be Freitas

Just ask Acelino Freitas, who dethroned "King" Artur Grigorian for the WBO lightweight title Saturday in a Showtime-televised bout from Foxwoods Resort, in Mashantucket, Conn.

Saturday, January 3

Dayton wrestling wins own tourney

Stephen Novello and Shawn Ebernickel each won titles to lead the Dayton High wrestling team to the championship of its own Dust Devil Invitational over the weekend.

Friday, January 2

Douglas boys hold off Fallon

A late fourth quarter rally faltered for Fallon's varsity boys' basketball team as the Greenwave lost to Douglas 58-55 Saturday night in Fallon.

Galena boys hoops falls in overtime

The Galena High boys basketball team may have let one slip away, but it was still an encouraging effort.

Senator wrestlers win Lions crown

MINDEN - The rivalry between Carson's Eric Aguilera and Galena's Joel Rivadeneyra goes back several years to their youth wrestling days.

Carson girls hoops defeats McQueen

The Carson High girls basketball team showed its character on the road in pulling out a 49-45 win over a solid McQueen team on Saturday.

Thursday, January 1

Galena boys hoops wins in overtime

It's not too often that a team can have twice as many turnovers as points scored in one half and still come back to win.

Title fight will ring in the new year

Championship boxing begins early this year, as WBA-WBO 130-pound champion Acelino "Popo" Freitas moves up in weight to challenge WBO lightweight titleholder "King" Artur Grigorian in a 12-round contest tonight at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Conn.