Little League's second season - all-star play in the 11-12 and 9-10 divisions - begins on Saturday with a new format in the District 1 tournament.
So far, the Nevada Comets are hitting 1.000 at the Firecracker Invitational ASA age group softball tournament in Broomfield, Colo.
Fourth of July races have been a regular part of the Carson City running community dating back to the 1980s and on Sunday the Firecracker 10-K, 2-mile run and 2-mile walk will be held at Riverview Park.
Happy Fourth of July! I hope everyone enjoyed last night's Firecracker (oh, yeah, Pepsi) 400 at Daytona.
The Carson Coyotes Senior Babe Ruth Baseball team ended league play with a 7-6 win over the Sparks White Sox.
They may be considered long shots, but Carson High graduates Julie Hardt and Lauren Costella know there have always been surprise performers that come out of nowhere at the United States Olympic Trials in swimming.
Tony Teixeira has never lacked enthusiasm when it came to baseball. It was just a matter of biding his time and waiting for the right opportunity to come along.
Josh Camper pitched six strong innings to pick up the win as the Carson Coyotes Senior Babe Ruth Baseball team beat the Sparks Braves 6-5 on Friday at Reno's Governor's Bowl.
New Nevada basketball coach Mark Fox said he is still finalizing the field for this year's Dodge Holiday Classic.
RENO - When David Ellis visited Nevada last fall, he liked the environment. He felt it was like a second home.
University of Nevada junior basketball player Kirk Snyder and Hawai'i senior volleyball player Kim Willoughby were named the recipients of the 2003-04 Joe Kearney Award for the Western Athletic Conference on Monday.
In the latest issue of Sports Illustrated, sports writer Rick Reilly actually wrote the following about golfer Tiger Woods: "Woods gave us the single greatest achievement in sports history: the Tiger Slam in 2000 and 2001."
Jason Alcasas pitched a shutout as the Carson City Cardinals baseball team won its final game of the Lithia Motors/Dr. Stewart's Invitational in Roseburg, Ore., on Sunday afternoon.
Once again, Phil Perry proved himself the master of Desert Rose 100-lap races at Champion Speedway as he drove to a convincing victory Saturday night to keep his 2004 win streak alive.
RENO - Glen O'Neill put the pressure on co-leader Billy Etbauer, but the four-time world saddle bronc champion was up to the task.
Former Carson High standouts Ryan Henry, Neil Holmes and Eric Melendez all had a solid day for the Yuba (Calif.) Devil Rays, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays scout team, on Saturday. Yuba split a doubleheader with Elk Grove, Calif., losing the opener 7-5 and winning the nightcap 3-0.
The honors continue for 2000 Carson High graduate Ryan Costella, who has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.
Ahron Osheroff of the Carson Bulldogs Wrestling Club recently accomplished something that few Northern Nevada wrestlers have been able to do - win a title at the USA Western Regional Championships.
ROSEBURG, Ore. - Pat Galligan scored on an error in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Lafayette (Calif.) Generals its first victory of the Lithia Motors Dr. Stewart's Invitational tournament in a 4-3 win over the Carson Cardinals Friday afternoon at Legion Field.
Eight years ago last Monday (June 21) I wrote my first motorsports column for the Appeal. I had ideas for about three columns at the time and figured my run would be over in mid-August at best.
RENO - Billy Etbauer rode Old Timer Friday night at the Reno Rodeo, and the horse bucked like it was on its last legs.
The Carson Cardinals, playing in the Doc Stewart's Tournament in Roseburg, Oregon, beat Umpqua Valley 15-7 in their first game on Thursday.
The Nevada Wonders Soccer Academy is expanding faster than expected.
Before the Major League Baseball season started, the biggest story wasn't about who was going to win this year's World Series.
Here are just a few notes on a scorecard for review that may be of local interest.
The Carson Coyotes Senior Babe Ruth Baseball team continued its strong play against league competition while continuing to struggle against the talented Winnemucca Badgers.
In the 20 years Karen and Chet Danburg have been married and Chet has been racing stock cars, Karen never missed a race until her father died three years ago.
Expect Nevada's Kirk Snyder, the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year, to be selected in the upper half of the first round of Thursday's NBA draft in New York.
The Carson Cardinals Baseball team warmed up for its upcoming Doc Stewart's Tournament in Roseburg, Ore. with a 21-5 win over Whittell on Tuesday at Ron McNutt Field.
To the untrained eye, riding a bucking horse can look like a painful series of bumps and jerks. Not according to Matt Marvel, a saddle bronc rider from Battle Mountain.
The Carson-Douglas Rodeo will be well represented at the National High School Finals Rodeo.
In line with the nation's charitable mood, the Fallen Patriot Fund has again stepped up to the plate, or rather the golf tee, with a pledge to raise more money this year at one of Lake Tahoe's largest sporting events.
RENO- After securing a time of 4.8 seconds in Monday's steer wrestling competition of the Reno Rodeo, Johnny Silva jumped up and turned a cartwheel in the arena.
One of the things I enjoy most from being a sportswriter and an umpire, how's that for a massochistic combination, is watching the progress of athletes you covered for the newspaper or players you umpired for.
If real life resembled something from a Hollywood script, then Reno's Kelvin and Kelly Davis would be in the process of living happily ever after.
It all started innocently enough when Ed and Al Goss decided to drive out to the paved track in Carson City and watch their neighbor race his car.
Michael Davis has been an adventure-seeker for the better part of his life. And these days, the 54 years young Washoe Valley resident keeps active with a new challenge - adventure racing - in which athletes test their endurance, orienteering, navigation and back country skills, and more.
Galena High's Aaron Heberger strengthened his position to qualify for the National High School Rodeo Finals in two events.
Former Galena High star Dustin Hahn has signed with the Colorado Rockies and is set to begin his pro career, NevadaPrep.com has reported.
The Nevada Wonders are so close, yet so far in terms of breaking into the win column.
Galena High's Aaron Heberger is in strong contention to qualify for the National High School Rodeo Finals in at least two events.
RENO -- Clifford "The Black Rhino" Etienne is an angry man and he's looking to take it out on Talmadge Griffis.
Remember the old John Wayne movie, when he said, "I ain't gonna hit ya; I ain't gonna hit ya; the hell I ain't!" and then decked the guy?
The Yankees showed why they are the kings of Carson City Thursday night.
Douglas' Mike Rippee readily admits that he threw a lot at his Silver squad in preparation for tonight's (7:30 p.m.) 23rd annual Sertoma Football Classic game against the Blue at Mackay Stadium.
Carson High graduate Tim Priess has signed to play baseball with York College in Nebraska.
With another quest for the Stanley Cup sadly finished in the great sport of hockey and other season mercifully over in the pathetic NBA, could it already be time for people to be turning their attentions to the National Football League?
The Carson Coyotes Senior Babe Ruth Baseball team had a tough time in dropping a doubleheader to the Winnemucca Badgers.
The Angels and Yankees have advanced to play for the Carson City Little League crown.
The first and perhaps only appearance of the Snap-On Stars of Karting in Carson City last Saturday was an interesting event.
Now that our annual All-Carson Country lists for the team sports have been published, I'd like to recognize some of the spring sports season's standouts from the individual sports.
Darrell Rasner hopes that tonight's Florida State All-Star baseball game is the start of bigger and better things.
Dusty Bergman knew all about Ben Weber's struggles. He was aware that Anaheim closer Troy Percival was injured. He also knew that Brendan Donnelly was rehabbing an early season injury.
With new backcountry backpack in hand, I'm ready to try a weekend outing. In this case I think it will be in Hope Valley, along a trail followed last year and got lost.
The Carson Cardinals warmed up for a tough week ahead with a 13-3 win over the Sierra Sun Devils B team on Thursday at Ron McNutt Field.
Give credit where credit is due. By winning Game 1 of the NBA Finals and handing Los Angeles its first home playoff loss, the Detroit Pistons already exceeded most peoples' expectations for the series.
Nevada baseball coach Gary Powers readily admits he has mixed emotions about his 2004 team that posted a 30-29 record.
Two holes-in-one were reported last week at Eagle Valley Golf. John Montross stuck an 8-iron on the East's 165-yard 17th.
Karen Stoffer's ultimate dream is to ride her motorcycle to a National Hot Rod Association world championship. For the time being, however, the 40-year-old Minden rider is more than happy with the Cinderella season she is having in the NHRA's Pro Stock Bike division.
Shana Wilkins was an All-American in track, but her heart has always been on the volleyball court.
When it comes to twisting the laws of gravity, the extreme athletes of Xtreme Air have become more than just a little familiar with it over the last 10 years.
Chris Gimenez, one of Nevada's top players the past three years, is expected to leave the Wolf Pack to sign a professional baseball contract with the Cleveland Indians.
Supermodified Racing League team S & S Motorsports of Carson City, recently made the tow to Meridian, Idaho for a 2-day show at Meridian Speedway.
Winning pitcher Nick Smallman and Danny Rotter combined for a solid effort on the mound as the Carson Cardinals baseball team beat the South Reno Muc Dogs 11-7 on Tuesday at Ron McNutt Field.
The Nevada Comets 12 and under softball team went 4-1 to take second in an ASA Western World Series Qualifier held in Sacramento, Calif.
Carson High graduate Dusty Bergman became the latest in a long line of Senators to become a Major League player.
A great way to get the club on the correct plane as it approaches the ball is to use the hips correctly in conjunction with the shoulders at the start of the down swing.
The Carson Country area will be well represented at the 23rd annual Sertoma Football Classic slated for June 18 at 7:30 p.m. at University of Nevada's Mackay Stadium.
The Carson Coyotes swept their last three games in Sierra Nevada Senior Babe Ruth Baseball action.
Hats off to Buddy Rice and Rahal-Letterman Racing for a dominating performance at this year's Indy 500.
Carson High's Amanda Benson finished 17th in the girls heptathlon during the Great Southwest Classic invitational track and field meet in Albuquerque, N.M.
There was a Tigersharks sighting at the 23rd annual Lake Berryessa 1-Mile Open Water Swim on Saturday. That is, a sighting of Carson Tigersharks swimmers out in front.
Carson High's Aaron Henry and Dayton's Matt Bowman are going to receive the chance to prove themselves at the University of Nevada.
The nonprofit Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation has announced that former National Football League coach Jimmy Johnson will serve as Honorary Chairman of National Fishing and Boating Week for the week of June 5-13.
This week's column is devoted to introducing you to a very specialized outdoor publication known as "Fishing The California Alps."
Tomorrow afternoon the third and final jewel in horse racing's Triple Crown, the 136th running of the Belmont Stakes, takes place at Belmont Park in New York. Nine horses are scheduled to race once around the track's huge one-and-a-half mile oval known for its wide, sweeping turns.
Alex Tanchek doubled home Chris Ames win the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Carson Coyotes a 5-4 win over the North Tahoe Bandits in Sierra Nevada Senior Babe Ruth Baseball action on Wednesday at Governor's Field.
BISHOP CREEK AREA, CALIF: Gary Olson of the Bishop Creek Resorts (760-873-4484) sent in this report:
The Ormsby Sportsmen's Association (OSA) of Carson City, a local organization for hunting and fishing enthusiasts, will hold the first of a series of four monthly, summer picnics on Tuesday.
Opening day for the Western Nevada Community College baseball team likely to occure sometime next February has officially became a reality. The Western Nevada Wildcats will begin play in baseball in 2005.
Diane Gilmore, Mimi Prim, Adele Juskalian and Blaine Bolton won the title in the Genoa Lakes Ladies Golf Club seventh annual Home-and-Home Golf event for the Incline Village Teesters Golf Club.
The 13th annual Kids' Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, June 12, at Sawmill Pond at South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
This is a final reminder that Saturday, June 12, is Free Fishing Day in both Nevada and California.
It shouldn't be the money, but for Carson High senior Willie Bowman, the reality is that's what it's all about.
It took nearly five years, but the finish line is finally in view for the Douglas High School All-weather track project.
Carson High graduate Darrell Rasner has been picked to play in the Florida State League All-Star Baseball Game for the Class A Brevard County Manatees.
Hike the Humbug Trail from North Bloomfield to the South Yuba River in California.
It didn't make sense for Nevada to go outside the Wolf Pack family when it searched for Trent Johnson's replacement as head men's basketball coach.