n Just as I predicted a couple of weeks ago, the Alphabet Boys have figured out a way to ruin Jermain Taylor's upset decision over undisputed middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins.
Hal Mumme made no bones about why he took the New Mexico State football job. He wanted to coach in the Western Athletic Conference.
Jimmy Cottrell is out to make a little bit of history this year, and if the past three years are any indication, he will accomplish it.
Another near capacity crowd filed into Carson City Raceway at Fuji Park for round No. 4 of the AMA-sanctioned Les Schwab Speedway Championships, as "AAA" presented Charter Media Nite.
New car. Same old Nick Rescino Jr. And for the fifth time in seven races over the last two years, Rescino won a California Asphalt Sprintcar Association (CASA) 100-lap feature race at Champion Speedway.
Martin McKeefery of Milpitas, Calif., and Reno's Kim Robbins drove to victories in their respective Legends and Hornets main event races at Champion Speedway on Saturday night.
If energy equates to wins, the San Jose State Spartans will have a successful first season under new head coach Dick Tomey.
Rufus Skillern will always remember the 2004 season. It's the year he had the best game of his career and established himself as a wide receiver.
All you have to do is listen to Boise State football coach Dan Hawkins speak for a few minutes, and you realize why the Broncos have won three straight WAC titles and have become a national name.
He comes from North Pole, Alaska, home of Santa Claus, and he'd rather give than receive any day of the week.
Remember some of the fabled race tracks of the past that have fallen to the wrecker's ball and the developer's grader?
Carson Valley just keeps finding its way onto the national map.
RENO - For the first time in the history of the Reno-Tahoe Open, the defending champion will be back to defend his title.
The Virginia City High School Muckers boys basketball team received its 2005 1-A State Championship Rings on Wednesday night.
As remote and random as the link may seem, a successful junior college soccer coach's move from Lassen College to NCAA Division II power Southwest Baptist has opened the door for four Douglas High graduates to further their careers.
RENO - In a boxing dual meet that favored an experienced South Korean team it was the event's most inexperienced boxer who made the ultimate difference.
RENO - Nevada head coach Chris Ault has spent all of his life on the offensive side of the football.
It's one of the most important characteristics an elite athlete can have and its something that 2003 Carson High graduate Lauren Costella has been able to maintain over the past two years.
RENO - From walk-on status to the media's choice as Western Athletic Conference's Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.
RENO -- As a loan analyst for a mortgage company 20-year-old Stan Martyniouk is in the business of helping others realize the American Dream by assisting them in buying their homes.
AMA speedway motorcycle racing fans in Northern Nevada are in for a special treat this Saturday night. That's because Flyin' Mike Faria will be in the house.
The grip is an interesting part of the game. A good grip is essential to good golf, after all it is the only contact you have with the club and therefore dictates how you will control the club throughout the swing.
Seventy-year-old Carson City midget racer J.R. Williams has received an invitation to compete in the first USAC Ford Focus midget national races in mid-September.
Season of Life: A football star, a boy, a journey to manhood, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Marx, is more than a book about one of Maryland's most successful high school football programs and more than just a football story.
Jeremy Joustra was close to perfection on the mound as the Sierra Sun Devils defeated San Francisco Trinity 9-0 in an elimination game at the Joe DiMaggio Tournament of Champions on Sunday near Napa, Calif.
Jay Linstroth emerged as the Western Modified feature race winner, while Joel Worley and Greg Schmidt won their respective Late Model Sportsman and Hornet main events at Champion Speedway on Saturday night.
FERNLEY - Saturday night was Michael Hohl Truck Center Make-a-Wish Night at Reno-Fernley Raceway, with a portion of the gate as well as purse donations from several drivers going to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Northern Nevada.
For 90 minutes, the Nevada Wonders were every bit as good as the playoff-bound Fresno Fuego.
Carson High graduate Kiel Costella, who will be a sophomore at Villanova, continues to turn in strong efforts at the Speedo Nevada-California Sectionals being held at the Clovis West Olympic Complex in Fresno, Calif.
Tony Stewart has been tearing up the track in NASCAR Nextel Cup lately, winning three of four races and vaulting up the "Chase for the Championship" order.
FALLON - After coming back from a 3-0 first-inning deficit, the Carson 14-year-old all-star baseball team needed a rally to knock off Fallon in the first round of the state tournament.
The Reno Region Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) will hold its Performance Driving Experience and Track Trials today and Sunday in Fernley.
Douglas High graduate Keston Denny has given himself an excellent chance to advance to Sunday's championship round in the National High School Finals Rodeo.
Douglas High graduates Jimmy Pierce and Chad Walling helped lead the way as the Sierra Sun Devils baseball team rolled to a 14-2 win over Napa, Calif., on Thursday in the Joe DiMaggio World Series being played near Napa.
Swimming 100,000 meters in the pool over a lifetime would be quite a bit. For the Carson Tigersharks' Abby Niehoff and Kevin Dyer, that's a typical week.
Abby Niehoff and Kevin Dyer of the Carson Tigersharks have been chosen to represent the Pacific Swimming all-star team at the Western Zone meet.
Two local athletes have accepted scholarships to play baseball and softball at Kentucky Wesleyan, an NCAA DIvision II school, next season.
Most players in a similar situation to Matt Williams would have what I call the "Marlon Brando" complex when it comes to the Baseball Hall of Fame. "I coulda been a contender" would be their lament.
The easiest way to shave a few strokes off your score is to improve your putting. Most golfers have a tendency to be inconsistent due to poor distance control, this is easily improved with a few subtle adjustments.
He may not have the fastest set of wheels in town these days, but without doubt, Greg Schmidt has enough passion about fast cars and motorsports to last a lifetime.
Never mind the hot July weather, two course records and two masters age group records fell during the fourth annual Tahoe Rim Trail 50K/50-Mile Endurance Runs on Saturday at Spooner Lake State Park.
Here are some random thoughts on the Jermain Taylor-Bernard Hopkins middleweight title fight, which was held Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and shown on HBO pay-per-view:
RENO - Carson American's Cinderella run through the District 1 tournament came to a screeching halt at the hands of perennial powerhouse Washoe Valley.
As expcted, the University of Hawai'i has been tabbed in a poll of league coaches as the preseason pick to win the Western Athletic Conference volleyball championship this year.
Good new for rafting fans. North Lake Tahoe rafting companies opened for business last weekend, kicking off the highly anticipated season on the Truckee River. Thousands of rafters will make the popular drift this summer.
FERNLEY - Gardnerville's Robert Miller pulled off yet another come-from-behind victory in the IMCA Modified division and Randy Reid accomplished a similar feat in the ground-pounding Pro Stock division at Reno-Fernley Raceway on a hot Saturday night.
The evening didn't go quite as well as Steve Shaw and Tom Silsby would have liked it to, but the Carson City-based Supermodified Racing League team of S&S Motorsports still walked away with a second-place finish at Douglas County Raceway in Roseburg, Ore., on Saturday night.
STATELINE - Charles Barkley and Chris Webber continued to trade bad shots in their much-hyped $50,000 sidebet on Saturday.
The Nevada Wonders did their best to send coach Paul Aigbogun back home with a win Saturday night, but fell a goal short in a 2-1 loss to the Bakersfield Brigade in a United Soccer League match at Carson High School.
Douglas High products Chad Walling and Jimmy Pierce helped lead the Sierra Sun Devils to an 11-3 victory against the Carson Cardinals in the Joe DiMaggio state tournament finals on Sunday afternoon in Reno.
STATELINE - Retired NFL quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver is doing all he can to end the Rick Rhoden-Dan Quinn vice grip on the American Century Championship trophy.
Abby Niehoff and Kevin Dyer each came away with another win to lead the continued solid effort of the Carson Tigersharks at the Adam Szmidt Memorial Pacific Swim Long Course Junior Olympics on Saturday in San Jose.
Tonight will be a homecoming of sorts for Carson City's Jerry Allec Jr. and C.J. Bawden when the Northern Tour 100 Super Late Model stock car race is held at Champion Speedway.
Abby Niehoff and Kevin Dyer continued to impress for the Carson Tigersharks as the team had many personal best times at the Adam Szmidt Memorial Pacific Swimming Long Course Junior Olympics on Friday in San Jose.
STATELINE, Nev. - Rick Rhoden bounced back from a rare day off from golf to take the first-round lead with an all-time tournament best Stableford score of 30 points at the American Century Championship Friday at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
The Carson Cardinals baseball team stayed alive in the Joe DiMaggio Tournament with a 14-4 win over the Northwest Royals on Friday.
STATELINE, Nev. - Carson High graduate Matt Williams, who is currently working several jobs for the Arizona Diamondbacks, has more time to play golf now that he's retired.
RENO - Carson American's 11-12 year-old all-star team closed out pool play in the District tournament with an impressive 11-1 win over South Tahoe on Friday at Swope Middle School.
The Carson Cardinals baseball team fell to the Reno Muckdogs 7-2 on Thursday at Reed in the Joe DiMaggio Tournament.
Abby Niehoff pulled off an impressive double for the Carson Tigersharks on Thursday at the Adam Szmidt Memorial Pacific Swimming Long Course Junior Olympics in San Jose. Teams from Northern Nevada and Nevada are competing in the event.
Al Del Greco is the last celebrity other than Dan Quinn or Rick Rhoden to win the American Century Championship, and the former NFL kicker didn't seem confident Thursday afternoon that anything would change when the 2005 champion is crowned on Sunday.
RENO - Carson American won its third straight pool play game Thursday night and earned a spot in the single-elimination phase of the District 1 11-12 all-star tournament.
One of Cary Groth's goals is to get better student-athletes at the University of Nevada, so she must have been happy when the WAC released its all-academic squad for the spring semester.
Carson City native Juliana Paoli has had the loftiest of goals in everything she has entered into.
STATELINE - After 301 tumultuous days of bickering, a declining fan base and an entire season being canceled, the National Hockey League and the players' union reached a tentative deal Wednesday that ensures hockey will return to the ice this fall.
STATELINE - Whenever Michael Jordan tees it up at the American Century Championship, anything can happen.
Thanks to Jack Jacquet, the Carson Cardinals baseball team gained a measure of revenge in its opener of the Joe DiMaggio Tournament.
The Carson American 11-12-year-old all-stars didn't need a thrilling finish this time to improve to 2-0 in the district Little League Tournament at Reno's Swope Middle School.
The pitch shot is a short, high shot. A typical scenario is a 10 to 40 yard shot with a bunker between the ball and the green.
After being burned out by the devastating Waterfall Fire last year, a near capacity field of runners is expected to be on hand Saturday for the return of the Tahoe Rim Trail 50K/50-Mile Endurance Runs.
The American Century Championship kicked into high gear at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course Tuesday, with three-time soccer Olympian Brandi Chastain running between holes to cross-train. The unique brand of extreme golf by the gold medalist became the talk around the barrier ropes.
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. - For the first time in his professional career, Dusty Bergman is an all-star, and he's loving every minute of it.
There were plenty of clutch performances to go around for the Carson American 11-12 all-stars in the 5-4 win over Reno American West on Tuesday in their opening game of the district tournament at Reno's Swope Middle School.
Supermodified Racing League owners Davey Hamilton and Steve Fensler recently announced they have sold the supermodified division to WC Promotions.
Gary Glenn was simply hoping to stay on the track long enough to put himself in position to win at the end. The driver from Orangevale, Calif., driver succeeded in his goal of staying on the track, then made his move to take the lead on Lap 86 en route to victory in the Desert Rose 100 WESTCAR Late Model feature race at Champion Speedway on Saturday night.
Robert Humphreys took the checkered flag to win a Legends main event on Saturday night that literally turned into a racing test of survival that saw Denny Hadler Jr. leave Champion Speedway by Care Flight for the second time in the past year.
Ashton McIntosh has had a strong meet so far for the Carson Tigersharks over the first two days of a Zone 4 short course swim meet in South Tahoe.
Carson High graduate Aron Harvey had a tough choice to make. He could have attended Carson's graduation ceremony or try to qualify for the Super Bowl of amateur motocross racing.
The Carson American 11-year-old all-stars were eliminated from the district Little League Tournament in an 11-5 loss to Washoe in the quarterfinals on Friday at Sparks' Shadow Mountain.
If you were planning to go to the Nextel Cup Race at Atlanta Motor Speedway at the end of October, you might want to take a lawn chair.
Ben Callon let the lack of a call and his temper get the best of him Saturday night, and his Nevada Wonder teammates paid the price.
When Cary Groth took over as Nevada's athletic director, one of her primary goals was to establish a solid Division I football schedule.
The Carson American 9-10-year-old all-stars pulled out a thrilling 7-6 comeback win over North Valleys in the district Little League Tournament on Thursday at Shadow Mountain in Sparks.
Hillary Arthur had a goal of bringing in 18 quality student-athletes for her inaugural season as Western Nevada Community College's women's soccer coach.
Goalkeeper Travis Sharp all too well remembers his first United Soccer Leagues appearance for the Nevada Wonders - a 4-1 loss to the Yakima Reds in Yakima, Wash., on May 20.
Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen admitted he didn't know much about the University of Nevada when he accepted the offer to be guest speaker at Friday's 37th annual Governor's Dinner.
The Northern Nevada volleyball officiating group is looking for a few more good men and women.
Shawn Estes' first hit of the season for the Arizona Diamondbacks proved to be a costly one as it landed him on the disabled list.
With three championships in three different divisions, Shane Kline has had a pretty good run at Champion Speedway these past 10 years.
Minden's Stephanie Murata will be making another trip to the World Championships in wrestling to be held in Budapest, Hungary in September.
Two former Galena High graduates will likely begin their dream of making the Major Leagues this summer.
Pitching, defense, clutch base hits and a close score - all the elements of a great baseball game - were evident Sunday afternoon when Washoe turned back Carson National 2-1 during District I Little League 11-year-old all-star tournament play in Sparks.
Enough talk. No more weaving stories of the past season.
We've heard the news before. ... On Saturday, 26-year-old super lightweight Martin Sanchez died in a Las Vegas hospital, less than 24 hours after he had been knocked out in the ninth round of a bout against Russia's Rustam Nugaev.
Troy Regier, driver of the Carson City-based No. 98 S&S Motorsports super modified race car, always finds a way to do things right.
Jeff Gardner showed on Saturday night why he is the hottest driver on the California Asphalt Sprintcar Association (CASA) circuit when he rallied to win the Mike McCreary Memorial Firecracker 100 at Champion Speedway.
Four sidecar motorcycles took to the dirt track and slowly made their way to the starting line, staggered in lineup. Introductions were made of driver and passenger along with a short summary of how the race would be run.
The Carson Sharks carved out single runs in five of their six at-bats to knock off the Reno Predators 5-2 Saturday afternoon to win the 14-and-under National Softball Association (NSA) B State Championship.
After knocking on the door to win a main event for the past month Vince Malone was able to break the door down and win the Late Model Sportsman feature race on Saturday night at Champion Speedway.
FERNLEY - The mood was somber at Reno-Fernley Raceway Saturday night after a visiting driver, Mike Cohen of San Jose, Calif., succumbed to an apparent heart attack during the first Dwarf Car heat race.
Drew Moreland turned in an outstanding pitching performance and doubled, but it wasn't enough in the loss for the Carson National 11s.
Robin Desota of Kingsbury captured first-place in the 32nd annual Ponderosa Ridge Run trail race from Spooner Summit to Kingsbury on Saturday.
The Carson American 11-year-old all-stars trailed throughout the entire game until when it counted the most - in the last inning.
In last Sunday's Nevada Appeal Opinion section, columnist Guy Farmer mentioned that he has been writing his column for 9 years, since 1996.
RENO - Working his way through the heavyweight division, Samuel Peter has picked up several nicknames - "The Nigerian Nightmare," "The Knockout Sensation" and "The Locomotive."
The Carson Comets scratched and fought for more than seven hours on Saturday in the scorching sun at Centennial Park.