Devon Anderson has accumulated plenty of memories as a ski racer these past seven years
Devon Anderson got off to a good start in his giant slalom run on Sunday at the NIAA 4A State Alpine Skiing Championships at Mount Rose. And it only got better from there.
This is the last two weeks of the Western Athletic Conference in its present form.
RENO - Nevada forward Nick Fazekas broke his nose against Fresno State Saturday night, but he isn't expected to miss either of this week's road games at Hawai'i on Thursday night and San Jose State on Saturday afternoon.
FRESNO, Calif. - For the second straight season, Nevada has earned a share of the Western Athletic Conference regular-season championship.
LAS VEGAS - The initial tears from senior Danny Hopper were there when he entered the locker room after the game with his Dayton High boys basketball teammates.
RENO - The University of Nevada released its 2005 football schedule on Friday, and it includes six home games, including in-state rival UNLV and Washington State from the Pac-10.
Las Vegas - The finality of it all hits a team like a ton of bricks. Especially when the club is as close as the Yerington High boys basketball team.
Nevada will be out for a little revenge and hopes to continue its winning ways on the road when it visits Fresno State tonight in a key Western Athletic Conference game.
Las Vegas - Dayton is a young basketball team with a bright future. But because of two experienced seniors who provide leadership when it is needed most, the Dayton Dust Devils also have a pretty good present.
The California boys should have plenty of respect for Carson City's Aron Harvey after the season he's had.
Kevin Dyer came away with the individual title for 13-14-year-old boys to help lead an impressive effort for the Carson Tigersharks Swim Club at the State Championships in Las Vegas, which concluded Monday.
This could be an historic year for the Carson Country area when it comes to the NIAA State Basketball Championships in Las Vegas.
Bill Garis has one of the most unique balancing acts in southern Nevada.
RENO - It has come in baby steps, but litle by little, the Nevada men's basketball team is getting the national respect it deserves.
Nick Fazekas was named Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week after dominating performances against Rice and Vermont.
Whatever possessed the NIAA to hold last week's 4A zone tournament at Reno High School? Was the NIAA trying to show loyalty to one of its oldest schools?
Jordan Savidge of Smith Valley High School and the Reno/Tahoe Athletics Club won the pole vault with a personal record jump at the 27th annual Simplot Games on Saturday in Pocatello, Idaho.
RENO - The national television spotlight shined on Nevada Saturday, and as he has a tendency to do, Wolf Pack sophomore Nick Fazekas had a huge game.
Playing in front of a full house - their own house, no less - the Dayton Dust Devils left nothing to chance when they met Spring Creek in the Northern 3A Regional Tournament semifinals on Friday night.
DAYTON - It wasn't hard to figure out the key to this game, at least according to Yerington High boys basketball coach Daron Wildermuth.
EAGLE-VAIL, Colo. - Battle Mountain cross country and track and field coach Rob Parish did not want this story written.
RENO - If you look closely at Nevada and Vermont, you see two similar teams.
RENO - Twice before, Galena had led in the second half against Reed and lost the game. The Grizzlies weren't about to let it happen again.
Matching up against Reed, a team that has not lost this season and has rarely even been challenged, the Douglas girls basketball team didn't flinch for a second.
The biggest and best sporting event of the week is Sunday's Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, Fla. Plenty of race and proposition wagering is available for the NASCAR fan and handicapper.
The Carson Bulldogs youth wrestling club narrowly lost the title at the Fallon Tournament held this past weekend.
Brittany Cotter and Holden Sapp continued with their blazing seasons, leading the Douglas ski team to a fourth-place finish at a Tahoe Basin Ski League giant slalom event at Alpine Meadows Friday.
There's always something special about a playoff basketball game. That's as true today as it was 30 years ago if you were to ask Nick Pavich.
RENO - When you think Nevada basketball, Nick Fazekas and Kevinn Pinkney are the first two names that come to kind, and with good reason.
It's Presidents' Weekend so like all veteran snowsporters I'll flee the overcrowded slopes after a Friday stopover at Sierra-at-Tahoe to see how the recent back malfunction is holding up -or should I say out?
RENO - Nevada will be without senior forward Jermaine Washington when it hosts Rice Wednesday night at Lawlor Events Center.
It's ESPN Bracket Buster time, and that's always an interesting topic among the Western Athletic Conference basketball coaches.
This time, the Galena High boys basketball team didn't have to worry about losing on a halfcourt shot at the buzzer.
WINNEMUCCA - Carson High wrestler Loren Wooldridge knew the second time around with Fallon's Tommy Diaz would be an uphill battle.
EL PASO - The sellout UTEP crowd was wearing plenty of orange and making lots of noise, and it filed out of the Don Haskins Center feeling a little blue - Nevada blue.
Last fall, Caitlin Anderson came up big as an all-region goalkeeper to help Galena High School win the Northern 4A girls soccer championship.
Coming off a tough overtime loss at Incline the night before, the Yerington High boys basketball team had good reason to be concerned when it took the court at home against Sparks Saturday afternoon.
The Douglas girls' basketball team simply did what it does best Friday night.
Despite seeing a 15-point halftime lead shrink to two, and despite playing against a rival on the road, the Dayton High boys basketball team stayed composed like the playoff-tested team it is.
Normally a 24-21 final in a Super Bowl would indicate a great, nail-biting, well-played game. But between all the referee and player mistakes, last Sunday's NFL championship should never go down as a true classic.
BOISE, IDAHO - You can't blame Nick Fazekas if he's a little sore today.
The Jeep King of the Mountain ski and snowboard races last weekend at Heavenly Mountain Resort (as it is now named) offered locals a chance to see the new "Y" race format in action.
BOISE, IDAHO - Nevada showed its true grit Thursday night, and Boise State folded.
Former Galena High star Joey Hooft is off to a strong start for Arizona State's baseball team.
There's no concerns about a hockey lockout in Carson City these days. Instead, the Carson Senators are on a hot streak and looking to finish their season on top of the Northern Nevada Roller Hockey League.
Nothing is sure in sports, so they still have to conduct the NIAA 4A State Wrestling Championships on Friday and Saturday in Winnemucca.
When it was over, Dave Hart said he could hold his head up high.
Western Nevada Community College is building it so talented student-athletes will come.
Dayton and Yerington are now in a two-way race for the Northern 3A regular season title.
The Dayton girls basketball team was able to pull out a 38-35 win over Incline in overtime after losing a nine-point halftime lead on Wednesday at home.
RENO - There is something about the Reno Huskies that brings out the worst in Carson High's girls basketball.
RENO - Carson High dictated the tempo for the first 16 minutes the last time it played Reno before letting the game get away from them in the second half.
The Galena High boys basketball team took care of business heading into a make or break weekend with a 54-41 win at Damonte Ranch on Tuesday.
Gamblers wagered more than $90.7 million on this year's Superbowl.
ACHIEVEMENTS: Four-time state tournament qualifier, three-time regional runner-up. Douglas team captain. Cumulative grade point average. Air Force Academy nominee.
The honors continue for Carson High graduate Julie Hardt as she's about to receive the most prestigious award presented to a female athlete in the state of Georgia.
The Carson High boys and girls ski teams had what amounted to a scrimmage in a league meet with Sparks on Monday.
RENO - Jon Miller remembers his first-ever trip to a Major League baseball game like it was yesterday. It was the day that changed his life and gave us one of the best baseball broadcasters of all time.
A year ago, all five Nevada starters were capable of scoring in double digits every game.
RENO - What does it take to win on the road in the Western Athletic Conference?
Carson City's Kathy Cockerill fired a hole-in-one on the signature par-3 14th hole at the Turkey Creek Golf Club in Lincoln, Calif., on Saturday. Charlie Cockerill, J.T. Cockerill and Rod Butler witnessed the feat.
RENO - Coaches around the Western Athletic Conference have raved at various times about Nevada's offensive execution, especially its ability to get the ball inside.
The Carson Tigersharks had many impressive efforts in its "Last Chance" swim meet to qualify for the state championships to be held later this month in Las Vegas.
The Carson boys basketball team finds itself in a position where it has not much margin for error.
The most difficult decision that Carson High girls basketball coach Alana Williams had was likely when she would go to her bench.
I can't wait to see what this column looks like in its first appearance under the Appeal's new format. I hope they retouched my picture to take a few years off!
RENO - A lot of tenacity - not to mention a little bit of good footwork - paid big dividends for Carson High senior David Cadwallader Saturday night at the Northern 4A Regional Wrestling Championships.
RENO - Nevada is in first place. Louisiana Tech is on a conference-best five-game winning streak.
Eight Carson High School wrestlers advanced to the semifinals and the Senators stood third in the team standings on the opening day of the Northern 4A Regional Tournament Friday at Galena High.
Travis Wood scored 16 points to lead the way as Dayton High captured a key 69-64 double overtime win at Spring Creek Friday night in a battle between front-runners in the Northern 3A boys basketball race.
RENO - SMU coach Jimmy Tubbs calls Nick Fazekas "the quiet assassin."
You can't blame Nevada baseball coach Gary Powers when he says he's not sure what to expect during this weekend's season-opening three game series against University of the Pacific.
RENO - He was a forgotten man last year, but sophomore guard Kyle Shiloh has made his presence felt during Nevada's 15-5 start this year.
Most football fans are opposed to the practice of scheduling a week off between the Conference Championships and the Super Bowl.
RENO - Nevada football coach Chris Ault was gushing like a proud papa, his excitement showing in his every word.
At the beginning of the season, Carson High wrestling co-coach Tim McCarthy said he expected the Northern 4A title to come down to the Senators and Fallon.
Thanks to a red hot Yerington High boys basketball team, the Northern 3A race just keeps becoming tighter.