Stories for November 2004


Tuesday, November 30

Dayton hopes to continue tradition

DAYTON - The words "Building A Tradition" grace the t-shirts of Dayton High's varsity basketball team.

Hays wins BMX racing national title

Mike Hays learned to ride a bicycle when he was three and began racing when he was four.

Galena boys fall to Orem, Utah

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.

Monday, November 29

Four Pack players make all-WAC first team

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.

Miller to speak at Wolf Pack Dinner

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.

Irish eyes are smiling on Barber

In his second year with the Notre Dame swim team, Justin Barber is happy with how his season has gone so far.

De Arrieta returns to Golden Dome

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.

Galena girls rout Wooster

Caitlin Anderson scored 16 points and Amy Scott added 11 points as the Galena High girls basketball team rolled to the win.

McQueen beats Carson in opener

The game went back and forth and the Senators actually outshot McQueen from the field.

Sunday, November 28

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Reyes agrees to deal with Padres

Miller film will benefit Carson ski

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."

Saturday, November 27

Lester: A Raider for life

Loyalty is an important word to Lester Hayes, especially when you're talking about loyalty to team.

Friday, November 26

Busch had luck on his side

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!

Pop Warner team wins title

Orlando, Fla. would be a well-deserving reward for the Carson Senator Junior Pee Wee Blue football team.

Tight ends finally get into the act

RENO - The tight end has been a forgotten position in Nevada's offense this season.

Thursday, November 25

Wednesday, November 24

Tuesday, November 23

Gill leads strong class for women's golf

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.

Locals honored on all-league teams

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.

Cook replaces McNutt as baseball coach

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 girls basketball set for season

Carson High girls basketball coach Alana Williams likes what she sees in her team this season.

Monday, November 22

Carson inline hockey club rallies to win season opener

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.

Hayes coming to Carson City

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 basketball faces tough road trip

Nevada's undefeated basketball team left today for its first, and probably toughest, road trip of the season.

DeRiemer swings back into action on court

This has been a season - a year, actually - of transition for Rachael DeRiemer.

No. 7 Boise State invades Mackay Stadium

RENO - Last year's season-ending 56-3 loss to Boise State was one of the most embarrassing moments in Nevada football history.

Sunday, November 21

Nevada, Boise State game to be televised

As expected, Saturday's game between Nevada and undefeated Boise State will be televised nationally at 4:45 p.m. by ESPN.

Wac honors Fazekas, Young

RENO - The University of Nevada capped off a successful basketball weekend by sweeping the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week awards.

Snowsports guide to the area

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.

Saturday, November 20

Wolf Pack passes first test with flying colors

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.

Hawai'i defeats Nevada in WAC volleyball final

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.

Friday, November 19

Climatic finish to the Chase

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.

Nevada women win tournament title

RENO - Senior Amber Young isn't one to mince words.

Wolf Pack advances to WAC finals

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.

Capital City Volleyball expanding

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.

Thursday, November 18

Dayton Nation celebrates title

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.

Carson Midgets Lose in Championship Game

The Carson City Pop Warner Midget football lost a hotly contested championship game to the Reno Wolf Pack 16-0 last Saturday.

Wolf Pack wins WAC volleyball opener

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.

Nevada women win season hoops opener

RENO - Megan McGuire knows all about Cal-State Fullerton's women's basketball program.

Wednesday, November 17

Racing's big final weekend

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.

Nevada women ready to start season

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

Nevada men put home win streak on the line

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.

Tuesday, November 16

Shiloh is on the high road for Nevada

RENO - The difference in Kyle Shiloh jumps out at you. You can see it on his face and you see it in his actions.

Carson boys young in basketball

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.

Monday, November 15

Nevada men's hoops signs two

RENO - University of Nevada basketball coach Mark Fox is off to a good start in the recruiting wars.

Wonders in expanded Southwest Division

If the Premiere Development League's rules for the 2005 season were instituted last year, the Nevada Wonders would have been a playoff contender.

Hawai'i looks to net another WAC title

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.

Nevada football faces must win situation

FRESNO - There are no tomorrows for the University of Nevada football team. It's win two straight or kiss a bowl game bye-bye.

Sunday, November 14

Saturday, November 13

Engan, Niehoff, Grunert shine at Carson swim meet

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.

Friday, November 12

Carson woman heads independent club

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.

Lassen soccer to host playoff game

The Lassen Community College women's soccer team has been seeded No. 2 in the Northern California playoffs.

Carson hosts Sextathlon

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.

Chase has us on the edge of our seats

Today's Darlington race is sure to be a nail-biter.

Dayton captures first 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.

Well-rounded Grizzlies win state title

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.

Nevada men improve vs. Seattle

RENO - One thing Nevada coach Mark Fox wants to see in his team is improvement from day to day and game to game.

Thursday, November 11

Dunn chooses Georgia Tech

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.

Wednesday, November 10

Ex-boxer 'Irish Pat' Duncan passes away

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.

Bell happy to have his shot at Nevada

RENO - Chad Bell is like a kid turned loose in a candy store.

Tuesday, November 9

Nevada looking for a quicker start

RENO - One thing is painfully evident about the University of Nevada's football team - it takes a while for it to get untracked offensively.

Ski resorts open today

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.

Spikers set for state tournament

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.

Puzey leads strong Pack softball class

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.

Carson soccer team faces state opener today

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.

Monday, November 8

Pop Warner teams make Snow Bowl

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.

Locals set to sign with major programs

The University of Nevada has taken some criticism for not recruiting enough local athletes.

Rasner placed on 40-man roster

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.

Sunday, November 7

Wolf Pack seeking road win

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.

Tszyu truly was great in blowout

From pillar to post: some pretentious pugilistic pontifications and prognostications:

Tamori retires ... again ... maybe

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.

Lots of snowsports available

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.

Saturday, November 6

Friday, November 5

Lassen College wins again

The Lassen College women's soccer team finished its regular season with a 6-0 win over Butte on Friday.

Locals shine in state cross country

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.

Grizzlies 'Walker' to Northern 4A girls soccer title

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.

Galena volleyball beats Douglas for title

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.

Dayton volleyball wins zone

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.

Robinson shines for Pack

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.

Nevada routs San Jose State

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.

Thursday, November 4

Pack, San Jose ready for shootout

RENO - Put San Jose State and Nevada on the same football field, and you can expect plenty of offensive fireworks.

Carson runners compete at state today

Qualifying for the NIAA Cross Country Championships was the primary objective back in August. T

Carson, Douglas soccer play for title

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.

Playoffs need to be revamped

Some thoughts to ponder over your Saturday morning breakfast.

Wednesday, November 3

Archers to host Turkey Shoot

The Carson Valley Archers will hold their Turkey Shoot on Sunday, Nov. 7 at the Red Rock Road Site.

Local students shine in taekwondo

Several students from Carson City came home with medals from the 22nd annual International Taekwondo tournament held in Las Vegas this past weekend.

Galena graduate Baxter is honored

Galena High graduate Annie Baxter has made the Academic all-District VIII second team for the University of Nevada women's soccer team.

Three locals are Wendy's state finalists

Three Carson Country athletes were named as state finalists in the Wendy's High School Heisman Award Contest.

Douglas football hosts Manogue

The Douglas High football team takes on the Bishop Manogue Miners tonight at 7 p.m. at Keith Roman Field in Minden.

Dayton boys soccer pushes N. Tahoe

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.

Spurs to win NBA title

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

Northern 4A volleyball begins today

So, who will be the team to beat when the Northern 4A Regional Volleyball Tournament starts this afternoon?

Galena girls soccer edges Douglas

Heck of a way to end a soccer game.

Nevada men make their point

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.

Tuesday, November 2

Bailey is maturing for Nevada

RENO - Craig Bailey's goal is simple - keep improving and help the team win football games.

Nevada men open in exhibition

RENO - The much-anticipated return of the Nevada's men's basketball season is here.

Silver Strike Lanes to host bowling

Silver Strike Lanes in the Gardnerville Ranchos plays host to the 2004 Nevada State Seniors Bowling Championship Tournament beginning Friday at 1 p.m.

Silver State Gymnasts continue to shine

Carson City's Silver State Gymnastics Academy had another successful meet this past weekend in the Monster Mash Invitational held in Sparks.

Rankl a Wendy's state finalist

Carson High senior Liz Rankl is among 1,020 state finalists for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award.

Kit Carson Shootout is scheduled

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.

Tszyu set to make comeback

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.

Monday, November 1

Carson youth football teams advance

The Carson Junior Pee Wee Blue football team started the playoffs in fashionable style by shutting out the Fallon White team 33-0.

Sac St. to join WAC in baseball

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.

Carson Valley eighth grade wins title

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.

Hardt is one of the top scholar-athletes

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.

Sac State to join WAC in baseball

RENO - Sacramento State accepted an affiliate membership to join the Western Athletic Conference for baseball starting in the 2006 season.

Douglas soccer beats Wooster

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.

Carson boys soccer 'Good' enough to knock off South Tahoe

Brian Arce has seen some good times and tough times while playing varsity soccer at Carson High School these past four years.