Almost everybody is getting into winter. Latest resort to announce opening is nearby Mt. Rose, which picked up five feet of snow in recent weather.
RENO - You have to wonder how much more adversity the University of Nevada women's basketball can handle.
Soccer, just like any other sport, is often a game of inches. Sometimes less than that.
The Lassen College women's soccer team continued to roll with a 10-0 win over Shasta on Saturday.
The Douglas boys soccer team is writing its own ending this time around.
While he continues to bide his time till the 2008 Olympics, Jose "Chuy" Elizondo likes to stay busy.
Unlike the days when she qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials Women's Marathon in 1988 and 1992, Terry Adams of South Lake Tahoe says only runs for fun these days. Even more so, she enjoys teaching others about the benefits of running or jogging.
One of the occupational hazards of NASCAR racing is the amount of travel it takes just to get to the races.
With the Nevada Day fireworks show blasting overhead, Enrique Mendoza finished off a pretty good show of his own Saturday night at Carson High School.
She used to water ski, but decided to give up that activity. But don't think that was because Judy Luschar decided to take it easy as she became older.
It only seemed like yesterday that Nevada's basketball team shocked Gonzaga and Michigan State to make the school's first-ever Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
RENO - In the time it takes for a physical exam, Mo Charlo went from being arguably Nevada's top recruit to being unsure if he would ever play basketball again.
Julia Mailander had nine kills and 14 digs to help lead the Galena High volleyball team to a 25-17, 28-26, 25-16 win over McQueen at home on Thursday in its regular season finale.
Amanda Sbragia had 20 kills, six blocks, 11 digs and eight aces as the Dayton High volleyball team wrapped up the regular season with a 25-11, 25-17, 18-25, 25-18 win over Yerington at home on Thursday.
FERNLEY - The Golden Pick is staying put at Dayton High School for another year.
Even though there wasn't anything to play for in regard to the Sierra League standings, the rival Douglas and Carson high school volleyball teams played for pride and to tune-up for the postseason on Thursday night.
There have been some great feature backs to come through the Douglas Tiger football program in the last 15 years or so.
At a glance, all of the incentive would seem to favor the Carson High School football team coming into its regular season ending game tonight against Douglas in Minden.
Mike McCoy, Dominic Green, Luke Lippincott and Robert Hubbard. Remember those names. They are the future of Nevada football.
Ciara Maradiaga's all-around title was among the highlights for Carson City's Silver State Gymnastics Academy competitive team as it participated in its first competition of the year in Reno at the Festival of Stars meet.
It will seem like old times again with Carson High wrestling as a familiar face has returned to help direct the program.
Every week, a couple of thousand or more entries for the Nevada Appeal's Pro Picks Contest are turned in at the Carson Station and Piñon Plaza.
The Carson Midget Pop Warner football team finished the regular season with a 19-0 victory over the Reno Bulldogs last Friday, bringing its record to 5-1 for the year.
TACOMA, Wash. -- Carson City's Rachel Pesis helped the Pacific Lutheran crew teams to third and fourth place finishes at the Head of the Silcox Regatta, held Saturday
Jenny Burrows led the defensive effort with 15 digs and added eight kills as the Galena High volleyball team (35-5, 13-0) swept Reed 25-19, 25-14, 27-25.
Now that all the quizzes have been completed, the Carson High School cross country team is ready to take its the big test today at the Regional Championships in Reno.
Douglas girls' soccer coach Fred Schmidt stressed to his team all year the importance of being able to finish on good scoring chances.
When 6-foot-8 Vitali Klitschko opened up his career with 27 consecutive knockouts and won the WBO heavyweight title in 1999, boxing pundits began to wonder if they had a new phenom on their hands.
With at least one Carson-Douglas matchup scheduled throughout the week, Monday night set the tone for what could end up being one of the more heated go-arounds in recent memory.
The good news continues, snow falling and temperatures holding cold. Winter resorts opening this weekend include Squaw Valley 9-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, lift tickets adults all day $39, juniors 13-15 $19, seniors 65-75 $19, seniors 75 free.
No matter what the sport, high school arch rivals Carson and Douglas always play to win when they face each other.
RENO - One of the smallest crowds in recent Mackay Stadium history saw one of the wildest games in Nevada history.
Douglas High graduate Molly Hernandez scored twice as the Lassen College women's soccer team clinched its third straight conference title with a 12-0 win over Redwoods on Saturday in Susanville, Calif.
Galena High's Julie Burgarello had no trouble in cruising to the NIAA 4A State girls singles championship in tennis on Saturday in Reno.
Today starts the second half of the "Chase to the Championship" for NASCAR Nextel Cup drivers, with only three of the ten contestants having a realistic chance at the title.
The Rite of Passage football continues to have a history making year as the Rams rolled to a 42-0 win over Whittell on Saturday.
The Douglas boys soccer team kept its playoff hopes alive with the win. Despite the loss, Wooster still has clinched second at 7-3-1 in the Sierra League.
On the scoreboard, it showed up as a 3-3 tie. As far as the Carson Senators were concerned, it was a heartbreaker that ended their hopes of winning the Sierra League girls soccer championship.
It's an excruiating wait for those waiting on the top players to finish. For Billy Harvey, quite honestly, it's been something he hasn't expected to go through the last two years.
It appeared that Wooster High School came into Friday night's game against the Douglas Tigers with the sole intention of stopping running back Spike Agosta.
This has been a tragic year for the University of Nevada's women's basketball team.
DAYTON - Dayton High celebrated homecoming and Senior Night with its biggest win in the school's 23-year history, a 63-7 thumping of Sparks in a Northern
There won't be any team titles for the Galena tennis program, but the Grizzlies are still in the running for championships in singles and doubles.
Yerington always has the option to call for a fake punt when it has the opening. But Lions football coach Cody Neville never imagined the call would be made in this situation.
There was nothing fancy about the Reno High football team's offensive game plan on Friday night.
The Carson High junior varsity cross country teams made excellent showings at the Northern 4A Championships on Friday at Spanish Springs. Carson's girls won the title while the Senator boys took second.
RENO - Reclaiming Mackay Stadium was one thing Chris Ault stressed when he took control of the Nevada football program last December.
RENO - University of Nevada assistant women's basketball coach Mike Gervasoni was killed in a tragic car accident on Moana Lane at the 395 off ramp at approximately 5:51 p.m. Thursday night.
The Carson High volleyball team can be a little more relaxed as it took care of clinching a Northern 4A playoff berth by sweeping Wooster in 25-15, 25-18, 25-19 on Thursday at home.
The Galena High School boys tennis team will be playing for the NIAA 4A State championship.
RENO - Through the first seven weeks, the best-kept secret in the Western Athletic Conference is Nevada's kickoff coverage group.
Colten Mellows came up with the play of the year just in time for the Douglas High boys soccer team to keep its Northern 4A playoff hopes alive.
You can't blame Carson High boys soccer coach Jason Koop for feeling a sense of de ja vu.
Due to this week's weather, tryouts for the Sierra Gold Crushers baseball team scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 24 have been postponed.
As far as Aron Harvey's competitors are concerned, he can't turn professional soon enough.
RENO -- Take a look in the dictionary under "persistence" and you just might see a picture of Fabian Castellanos.
Here's a bit of irony. When the South Tahoe volleyball team didn't have any offense, they went undefeated in the first half of the Sierra Division
The Carson Junior Pee Wee Blue Pop Warner football team headed south to face their toughest competition of the year as they took on the Douglas White football team
The majority of golfers hit their bad shots to the right of the target. The good news is that it is not that difficult to straighten these shots up.
DAYTON - Chris Kamin could have stayed closer to home for the first qualifying tournament, but he likes the Reno area, and that's what keeps him coming back to Dayton Valley Golf Club.
Dayton was able to throw for 338 yards, but rushed for only 37 yards as Truckee stayed unbeaten in the Northern 4A.
Despite a valiant effort to keep their season alive, Josh Sorich and Gabe Grobben saw their bid for a berth into the NIAA 4A State Tennis Tournament come to an abrupt halt Saturday afternoon at the Plumas Tennis Courts in Reno.
Similar to the European "man of the match" award, Lassen Community College coach Ben Wade selects the player who plays the best throughout the game.
Colten Mellows scored a goal with 20 minutes left to break a 1-1 tie in the win for the Douglas boys soccer team. Mellows took the ball from his sweeper position and sent a left-footed shot from 40 yards out to the far upper post.
RENO - The Carson Senators showed the most important muscle in football is the heart. But a quarterback with a strong arm and a tall receiver don't hurt, either.
The Galena High football team pulled off the most improbable upset thanks to Tyler Ewald.
Another major shift in the racing universe is in the offing. Rusty Wallace has already announced his plans for retirement with his "Rusty's Last Call" tour in 2005.
Brandon Griffith, a 2000 Douglas High graduate, had a huge day, but it wasn't enough for the NAIA Southern Oregon football team in a 56-34 loss to Linfield of Oregon, the nation's No. 2 team in Division III.
RENO - Nobody in Northern Nevada will ever forget Nevada's march into the Sweet 16 of last season's NCAA Tournament.
Douglas High's Josh Sorich and Gabe Groben and Galena's Wes Reimer and Chris Schwartz advanced to the semifinals in the Northern 4A boys doubles championships on Friday at Reno's Plumas Center.
There was no letdown for the Galena volleyball team after an emotional five-game win over Fallon on Thursday in a showdown for first place in the High Desert League.
Just one glance along the Douglas sidelines Friday night told the entire tale.
The Dayton High volleyball team found out just how good Whittell is on Friday as the Warriors swept the Dust Devils 25-18, 25-11, 25-13.
As a rule, quarterback is one position on the football field that takes time to perfect, particularly in an option-oriented offense like the veer where a quarterback must make quick decisions while distributing the ball.
RENO - Nevada's young defense gets possibly its severest test of the season when it faces off against Rice's high-powered option offense tonight at Mackay Stadium.
Learning the fundamentals of football in the NFL holds great advantages for women who want to know the hows and whys.
It can't exactly be said that Carson High's Kelsey Joyce has been rewarded for advancing to the second round of the Northern 4A singles championships in tennis.
For as long as anyone can remember, the Douglas-Carson rivalry has prevailed all in the Carson Country area.
Jenny Burrows, Michelle Drury, Lydia Mailander and Chelsea Appelbaum all had huge defensive efforts as the Galena volleyball team pulled out a comeback win over Fallon on Thursday in a battle between the High Desert League's top two teams.
Fans of Major League Baseball should be very happy. They got what they wanted to see. Hated enemies Boston and the New York Yankees are clashing once again to determine who will represent the American League in the World Series.
The Carson High volleyball team continues to make steady improvement. The ultimate test on if Carson has improved enough will come on Tuesday.
Royal Good scored one goal and assisted on another as the Carson boys soccer team kept pace in the race for the Northern 4A playoffs with a 3-0 win at North Valleys on Wednesday.
RENO - Chris Hines freely admits it. He's the kind of guy that sees the glass half empty instead of half full. He can't help it, he's been that way his whole life.
RENO - When head coach Chris Ault announced earlier this week that he was scrapping the two-quarterback system, it was music to Jeff Rowe's ears.
Dayton Intermediate School's sixth grade girls and eighth grade boys were among the top teams that won titles at the Sagebrush League cross country championships.
Lydia Mailander had a double double with 12 kills and 11 digs to lead the Galena volleyball team to a 25-23, 25-18, 26-24 win over Manogue on Tuesday.
The Carson Junior Pee Wee Blue Pop Warner football team took little time to established its running game against the Reno Jets in a 31-0 win.
If there's a bright side, the Carson girls soccer team picked a less damaging day to stumble in the Sierra League.
DAYTON - There's no question who the Dayton High School volleyball team looks to in a clutch situation. For that matter, the Dust Devils want to get the ball to Amanda Sbragia any time they can.
The alarm clock started buzzing at 5 a.m. last Tuesday. Way too early for anything, including golf. What on earth possessed me to agree to it I'll never know.
Led by a 1-under par 70 by Luxchmi Gill, the Galena High School girls golf team surged to a commanding lead on the opening day of the Northern 4A Regional Tournament Monday afternoon in Fernley.
Hope Valley is well known for the view offered when the autumn colors turn in September and October, and that's as true today as it was when John Muir passed through the area 128 years ago.
The Douglas football team saw a whole lot of Isaac Porter Friday night. It also saw a lot of Dexter Rackley and Darren Sheppard.
Colten Mellows had a hat trick as the Douglas High boys soccer team improved to 3-4 in the Sierra League with a 4-0 win over North Valleys.
Redshirt-freshman tailback Jacobe Krizman's first collegiate touchdown lifted Southern Oregon to a 10-7 come-from-behind victory at Montana State-Northern.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE - If anyone thought Carson High was safe with its 21-0 lead at the end of one quarter on Saturday, they didn't take into account what kind of talent South Tahoe quarterback Mike Van Gorden is.
Eddie Lanusa took the ball down the middle, faked out the goalie and scored to give Dayton a 2-1 lead with 15 minutes left in the game at Lowry. But Lowry scored three minutes later to force the tie.
Amanda Sbragia's 24 kills weren't enough as the Dayton volleyball team fell 16-25, 25-13, 16-25, 25-20, 12-15 at Lowry on Saturday.
Tahoe Rim Trail volunteers are invited to join the TRTA staff Saturday for the fourth annual Volunteer barbecue.
After playing catchup for the better part of this season, Christy Works and the Carson High girls cross country team found themselves in the role of front-runners on Friday afternoon.
FERNLEY - Fernley coach Dave Hart knew all about Truckee's high-profile offense led by quarterback Paul Tierney and wide receiver Jamie Maehler.
Since everybody else in the world has weighed in on Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s inappropriate language in his post-race Talladega interview, I might as well throw in my two cents worth.
It's been a tough month, one I hope that doesn't happen to me again.
Daniel Geib was playing freshman football at Galena High School at this time two years ago, and he already had plans to play baseball in the spring.
Edgar Gomez - the Carson High boys soccer team's player with a hot foot - scored two goals to give the Senators an early lead on their way to a 3-1 nonleague victory at home against North Tahoe on Friday night.
Amanda Sbragia had 14 kills to lead the Dayton High School volleyball team to a 25-16, 25-17, 25-23 win at Spring Creek on Friday night.
The Galena High boys tennis team left no doubt who was the best club in Northern Nevada.
When Caleb Spencer played quarterback at Kamehameha High School in Honolulu, Hawai'i two years ago, he had dreams of staying home and playing for the University of Hawai'i.
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo took the men's rodeo title this past weekend at Feather River and UNLV won the women's division.
The Carson Junior Midget Pop Warner football team moved to 3-0 with a hard fought 14-66 victory against a tough and talented Reno Vikings at Governor's Field last Saturday.
The Carson High girls soccer team could take this roller coaster ride it's been on the past couple of days to Coney Island.
Two teams battling for playoff survival, the Carson Senators and South Tahoe Vikings, will collide in a key Sierra League football game Saturday afternoon in South Lake Tahoe.
Galena High remained perfect in High Desert League volleyball with a straight set win against Spanish Springs Thursday in Sparks.
Last week's Major League Baseball predictions went well with Houston, and the Southern Cal teams Anaheim and Los Angeles, all reaching the playoffs, leaving the ill-fated Chicago Cubs and Northern Cal's Oakland and San Francisco pondering how things went wrong.
Among the key goals set by first-year Carson High volleyball coach Shana Wilkins for this season was improvement. Judging from their performance on Thursday night against Hug, the Senators are right on schedule.
RENO - Nevada's inexperienced defense has been in the pressure cooker almost every week this season, but the biggest test is coming Saturday night (9:05 p.m.) in Hawai'i.
More than 40 participants took part in the Pepsi NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition recently held at the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada in Carson City. Winners were:
With two of their top players out and the score tied at zero with under 10 minutes left, the situation started looking disturbingly familiar to the Douglas Tigers boys' soccer squad.
A network's commercial for one of the major golf tournaments it was televising used to contain the phrase: "A tradition like none other."
The Fallon Junior Pee Wee Green team came into Carson City with an undefeated record and a stingy defense, only allowing 12 points in its previous three games.
RENO - The corner kick had been an Achilles Heel in Carson High's offense until Wednesday's nonleague game at Galena.
The Carson High volleyball team couldn't sustain its high level of play in a 15-25, 15-25, 11-25 loss to Northern 2A power Whittell on Wednesday at Whittell.
The official visit came over the past weekend, but Douglas softball standout Kayla Dunn had her mind made up long in advance.
Today marks the 80th anniversary of the legendary newspaper story written after Notre Dame's 13-7 victory against Army, a story that launched the nickname of a legendary backfield that still stands tall among the traditions of Notre Dame football.
Carson High's Liz Rankl left no doubt who the Sierra League's best golfer was during the last regular season match.
The Lassen College Women's Soccer team is at it again and among those leading the way is Douglas High graduate Jenny Jaggard.
Amy Beaupre and Keston Denny of the Carson-Douglas Rodeo Club got off to a solid start in a new season for the Nevada State High School Rodeo Association.
Amanda Sbragia had 19 kills to help lead the Dayton volleyball team to a 25-15, 25-15, 25-16 sweep of Sparks on Tuesday.
For the first time in nearly two weeks, the Douglas volleyball team was at full strength for a match.
From the back swing position we can initiate the downswing correctly and easily.
The Carson High girls soccer team controlled the action in the second half to post an impressive 3-0 win at Galena on Tuesday.
There were fireworks aplenty last weekend in the Western Athletic Conference, and the Fresno State-Louisiana Tech game supplied most of them.
Two weeks ago, Troy Regier knew his 50th supermodifed win would come at The Bullring at Las Vegas Speedway. He was right.
Fernley High coach Dave Hart wouldn't call it the biggest win his program has ever had. But it was quite big by any standard.
With a short-handed squad, the Dayton High boys soccer team was still able to sweep three games this past week.
It became a little tense in the end, but the Carson High boys soccer team maintained its position in the Sierra League playoff race with a 2-1 win over Hug at home on Saturday.
The Carson High girls soccer team received virtually no challenge from Hug in rolling to a 15-0 win at home on Saturday.
ZEPHYR COVE - Six different players got into the end zone for Yerington High School in its 49-7 Northern 2A football victory against Whittell on Saturday afternoon.
NASCAR instituted the Chase for the Championship format partly in response to the perception that its scoring system rewards consistency over winning races.
John DeVon was not surprised in the least when the Chicago Cubs lost seven of eight games down in the final week of the season, playing themselves right out of the National League playoff picture.