DAYTON - The words "Building A Tradition" grace the t-shirts of Dayton High's varsity basketball team.
Mike Hays learned to ride a bicycle when he was three and began racing when he was four.
A young Galena High boys basketball team put its feet to the fire right away in a 52-43 loss at home against Utah power Orem on Wednesday in the season opener for both clubs.
RENO - Four University of Nevada football players - senior defensive tackle Chris Barry, senior offensive tackle Harvey Dahl, junior wide receiver Nichiren Flowers and freshman linebacker JeremyEngstrom - received all-Western Athletic Conference honors.
Reno - Jon Miller, the voice of the San Francisco Giants and ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball", as well as one of baseball's finest announcers and most recognizable voices, will be the keynote speaker at the University of Nevada's 21st annual Bobby Dolan Baseball Dinner on Monday, February 7.
In his second year with the Notre Dame swim team, Justin Barber is happy with how his season has gone so far.
To any true college football fan, watching a game played at Notre Dame Stadium is a special experience. Indescribable might be more accurate if you're talking about a true fan of the Fighting Irish.
Caitlin Anderson scored 16 points and Amy Scott added 11 points as the Galena High girls basketball team rolled to the win.
The game went back and forth and the Senators actually outshot McQueen from the field.
It maybe chilly out there, but it will be hot at the Carson City Community Center Saturday night at 7 p.m. when the Sporting Rage shows the latest Waren Miller film, "Impact."
Loyalty is an important word to Lester Hayes, especially when you're talking about loyalty to team.
RENO - The tight end has been a forgotten position in Nevada's offense this season.
You know the old saying, "I'd rather be lucky than good?" Well, that adage certainly applies to newly crowned NASCAR Nextel Cup Champion Kurt Busch!
It's an understandable assumption that there's only one man who knows more about the ins and outs of the Carson High baseball program than Steve Cook. And that's the man who he's replacing.
Carson High girls basketball coach Alana Williams likes what she sees in her team this season.
As could be expected with the success that local teams had, Carson Country athletes were well-represented on all-Northern 4A and 3A teams in boys and girls soccer and volleyball.
RENO - Galena High's Lux Gill leads a strong class of four players who have signed during the fall signing period with first-year women's golf coach Jody Dansie for the University of Nevada.
One of the Raiders all-time greats will be coming to lend a helping hand to Carson City Raiders Booster Club for its biggest fund-raiser of the year.
Nevada's undefeated basketball team left today for its first, and probably toughest, road trip of the season.
RENO - Last year's season-ending 56-3 loss to Boise State was one of the most embarrassing moments in Nevada football history.
This has been a season - a year, actually - of transition for Rachael DeRiemer.
This wasn't the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, but the Carson Senators hockey club pulled a pretty good comeback in its own right by scoring three times in the final 75 seconds to defeat Reed 7-5 in the Northern Nevada Roller Hockey League opener for both teams on Friday.
The snow's here, even if winter isn't, and that's been good news for snowsporters - skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers and cross country skiers. The mountains are deep; snow is what draws visitors from the Bay Area, the Midwest, Texas and Europe to the Sierra Nevada. And we're lucky to live here right in the middle of all this splendid terrain.
As expected, Saturday's game between Nevada and undefeated Boise State will be televised nationally at 4:45 p.m. by ESPN.
RENO - The University of Nevada capped off a successful basketball weekend by sweeping the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week awards.
RENO - It was supposed to be the first test for Nevada's young basketball team. It ended up being more like a pop quiz, which the Wolf Pack passed with flying colors.
RENO - Yes, there is a reason why Dave Shoji was named Western Athletic Conference volleyball coach of the year, and there is a reason why Hawai'i is enjoying its 30th consecutive season with a winning record under Shoji.
Having watched countless young volleyball players around Northern Nevada with more than a passing interest for the better part of two decades, Danny McLaughlin is looking to take his involvement to a new and higher level.
RENO -- After being swept out in three straight games by Rice back on Sept. 25, the University of Nevada volleyball team had lost three of five matches and was looking at a 7-5 overall record and 1-1 Western Athletic Conference mark.
Gentlemen, start your calculators. Actually, Motorsports scribes have already burned out dozens of those devices while figuring out all the combinations and permutations possible in today's final episode of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Race for the Chase.
The Carson City Pop Warner Midget football lost a hotly contested championship game to the Reno Wolf Pack 16-0 last Saturday.
RENO -- Every game is important at postseason time, a point University of Nevada volleyball coach Devin Scruggs made sure to emphasize before the Wolf Pack took the floor for their opener at the Western Athletic Conference Tournament on Friday.
RENO - Megan McGuire knows all about Cal-State Fullerton's women's basketball program.
Whenever a small community's high school wins a state title, it's always special. When a small community can celebrate its high school's first ever state title, there's nothing more special.
RENO - The University of Nevada's men's basketball team puts its 15-game home winning streak on the line this weekend when it opens the non-conference season by hosting the Jim Thorpe Classic at Lawlor Events Center.
RENO - The University of Nevada women's basketball team opens the 2004-05 season by hosting the John Ascuaga Nugget Classic tonight and Saturday at Lawlor
Without a doubt, there are many very big football games being played this week, but even the most popular sport in America must take a back seat to NASCAR this weekend. The champion of the inaugural Chase for the Nextel Cup will be crowned Sunday at the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and there are five drivers still in the hunt.
RENO - The difference in Kyle Shiloh jumps out at you. You can see it on his face and you see it in his actions.
Not a whole lot of size. Plenty of perimeter players. Anyone familiar with Northern Nevada boys basketball over the last few years can immediately deduce that's a description of Carson High.
Hawai'i will bring its No. 2 national ranking and a ton of tradition into the Western Athletic Conference Volleyball Tournament, which begins its three-day run in Reno on Friday afternoon.
FRESNO - There are no tomorrows for the University of Nevada football team. It's win two straight or kiss a bowl game bye-bye.
If the Premiere Development League's rules for the 2005 season were instituted last year, the Nevada Wonders would have been a playoff contender.
Jamie Engan logged the second-best score in the girls 15-18 age group at the second annual Carson Tigersharks Sextathlon Invitational, which ended Sunday afternoon at the Carson Aquatic Facility.
Those competing this weekend are having a chance to show who the best all-around swimmer is in a unique meet being held at the Carson Aquatic Center.
PLEASANTON, Calif. - The Golden Baseball League announced today that Juliana Paoli, a Carson City Native, has been named General Manager of the league's charter team in San Diego.
RENO - One thing Nevada coach Mark Fox wants to see in his team is improvement from day to day and game to game.
RENO - There's nothing flashy about the Galena High School volleyball team. There's no superstars or any super statistics. The Grizzlies simply have something better - a state championship.
RENO - In what turned out to be a fitting climax, Amanda Sbragia served an ace to close out the victory that brought Dayton High School its first state championship on Saturday afternoon.
The committment came midway through the summer but Kayla Dunn, one of the state's top power hitters of all-time, made it official Friday, signing a letter of intent to play softball for Georgia Tech.
The vital statistics for Larry "Irish Pat" Duncan read like this: Born on Dec. 24, 1948, in Vallejo, Calif., a resident of Carson City since 1953 ... professional heavyweight boxer for more than a dozen years between the 1960s and early '80s ... passed away at his residence on Nov. 2, 2004.
RENO - One thing is painfully evident about the University of Nevada's football team - it takes a while for it to get untracked offensively.
The only drawback from winning the Northern 4A title is the wait. After the Carson High boys soccer team defeated Douglas 3-1 on Saturday at home to win the zone crown, it's likely that the Senator players would have rather just made the trip to Las Vegas and started playing in the next tournament the very next day.
Both Kirkwood and Mt. Rose will be open today in celebration of Veterans Day. Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl, Boreal and Soda Springs will open for the weekend Friday. No report from Heavenly.
RENO - More doors are starting to swing open for University of Nevada softball coach Michelle Gardner, and that can only mean success in the future.
For the Galena and Dayton High volleyball teams, there's no place like home. When Galena and Dayton qualified for the state championships last year, their fortunes weren't the best down south as both schools fell short of the crown.
Nobody seems to remember the last time a Carson Midget Pop Warner team has made it to the league championship game, the Snow Bowl. But last Friday night, the Senators earned the right to represent Carson in the big game by defeating the Reno Titans 32-28.
The University of Nevada has taken some criticism for not recruiting enough local athletes.
While it would have made perfect sense for the Washington Expos to place Darrell Rasner on their 40-man roster, anyone familiar with what happens knows that Major League Baseball teams don't always do what's expected.
From pillar to post: some pretentious pugilistic pontifications and prognostications:
There are plenty of choices for snowsporting this weekend with Mt. Rose coming on line. About the only major resort not opening for the Veteran's Day weekend is Heavenly.
Some things never seem to change, and in Carson City, one of those is the sight of Ron Tamori coaching in a basketball game. Low-key and soft-spoken ... composed ... always teaching ... and, of course, there's his trademark, sucking on a lollipop as he watches a game from the bench.
Simply put, the Nevada Wolf Pack (5-4, 3-2) have been horrible away from the friendly confines of Mackay Stadium, losing the four contests by an average of 20 points a game.
When the Galena High girls soccer team began practice back in August, coach Ron Jones knew he had some reloading to do with a number of new faces.
The Lassen College women's soccer team finished its regular season with a 6-0 win over Butte on Friday.
The Dayton High volleyball team took an important step to possibly winning the school's first ever team state championship by winning its second straight Northern 3A title on Saturday.
Even though Northern Nevada teams were at a distinct disadvantage running on a flat course down south, they still were able to dominate the State Cross Country Championships on the 3A and 4A level on Saturday, with Carson, Galena and Dayton High Schools having an outstanding day.
RENO - For the first time since 1998, the University of Nevada has won three straight games. And, for the first time since 1996 it has a legitimate chance of qualifying for the post-season.
RENO - It's been a tough two weeks for freshman running back Drew Robinson. He didn't carry the ball against Tulsa and then the Wolf Pack had a bye last week.
Just when it appeared that the Douglas volleyball team was going to take a match to the fifth set for the third time in the playoffs, Galena turned around and shut the door, claiming the Northern 4A Regional Championship at Galena High School Saturday night.
RENO - Put San Jose State and Nevada on the same football field, and you can expect plenty of offensive fireworks.
Carson High boys soccer coach doesn't want today's Northern 4A championship game to come down to a penalty kick shootout. But he knows all too well that's what could happen.
Galena High graduate Annie Baxter has made the Academic all-District VIII second team for the University of Nevada women's soccer team.
The Carson Valley Archers will hold their Turkey Shoot on Sunday, Nov. 7 at the Red Rock Road Site.
The Douglas High football team takes on the Bishop Manogue Miners tonight at 7 p.m. at Keith Roman Field in Minden.
With little fanfare, yet another season has begun in the National Basketball Assocation. This year, hardly anyone seems to care who will win the championship
Several students from Carson City came home with medals from the 22nd annual International Taekwondo tournament held in Las Vegas this past weekend.
Three Carson Country athletes were named as state finalists in the Wendy's High School Heisman Award Contest.
RENO - Juan Ortega scored from 10 yards out with less than five minutes left to give North Tahoe a thrilling 2-1 opening-round win over Dayton in the 3A regional soccer playoffs Thursday afternoon at the University of Nevada.
So, who will be the team to beat when the Northern 4A Regional Volleyball Tournament starts this afternoon?
RENO - Point guard is a big concern for the Nevada basketball team this season, and sophomore Kyle Shiloh and freshman Ramon Sessions are aware of the expectations placed on them.
RENO - The much-anticipated return of the Nevada's men's basketball season is here.
Carson City's Silver State Gymnastics Academy had another successful meet this past weekend in the Monster Mash Invitational held in Sparks.
After spending the majority of the last 22 months rehabilitating from two surgeries, world junior welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu will find out Saturday if he can still operate in the ring.
Carson City's reputation as a mecca for youth soccer has been well established by two major tournaments the community hosts in the fall and the spring.
RENO - Craig Bailey's goal is simple - keep improving and help the team win football games.
Silver Strike Lanes in the Gardnerville Ranchos plays host to the 2004 Nevada State Seniors Bowling Championship Tournament beginning Friday at 1 p.m.
Carson High senior Liz Rankl is among 1,020 state finalists for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award.
A little more than a week ago, the Carson and Douglas boys soccer teams were fighting simply to stay alive in the hunt for the playoffs.
DENVER - The Western Athletic Conference today announced that an invitation for affiliate membership has been issued to and accepted by Sacramento State to join the conference in baseball for the 2006 season.
RENO - Sacramento State accepted an affiliate membership to join the Western Athletic Conference for baseball starting in the 2006 season.
The Carson Junior Pee Wee Blue football team started the playoffs in fashionable style by shutting out the Fallon White team 33-0.
The Carson Valley Middle School eighth grade girls basketball team avenged its only loss of the year by beating Carson Middle School 29-26 in the title game of the Tah-Neva Tournament.
Carson High graduate Julie Hardt was already able to call herself one of the top scholar-athletes in the country. She can now call herself on of the top 10 scholar-athletes in the nation.