Marcus Allen will be the featured speaker at the 37th annual Governor's Dinner to benefit the University of Nevada athletics.
As expected, Nevada catcher Brett Hayes was named the all-Western Athletic Conference catcher by league coaches for the third straight year.
Those of you who follow local news closely know that Max Baer Jr. hasn't fared so well in his bid to build a casino in Carson City.
FALLON - Some of the best talent in northern Nevada softball came together for one last time.
The Carson Sharks 12 and under softball team had an impressive showing this past weekend in the Fallon Memorial Day Tournament. The team won the Nevada NSA World Berth Qualifier held on Memorial Day Weekend.
The Nevada Comets 16 and under softball team featuring players from Northern Nevada took second in an American Softball Association A National Qualifier in Phoenix. Among the local players on the team was Carson High's Kayla Sanchez.
Western Modified open-wheel racers will make their season debut and a new division dubbed as "Hobby-Bombers" will appear for the first time at Champion Speedway tonight.
It was only fitting that senior Clint Kofmehl struck out the side to nail down Gary Powers' 700th career win Sunday afternoon against Fresno State.
RENO - It was an emotional and record-setting day for the Nevada baseball program.
FERNLEY - The Memorial Day racing weekend commenced at Reno-Fernley Raceway Saturday night with New West Distributing's Hat Night at the Races. Instead of hats, the first 300 fans through the gates received t-shirts instead, plus a night of exciting racing.
Four years ago, the Carson Tigersharks' Intermountain Classic long-course swim meet attracted a total of 279 age group swimmers. This weekend, some 425 swimmers from four states are competing over four days at the Carson Aquatic Facility, which represents pretty good progress, according to Carson Tigersharks coach Jim Puleo.
It took a little more than a half - which included some much needed injury time - for Anthony Grillo to make his presence felt with the Nevada Wonders soccer team.
Carson Tigersharks coach Jim Puleo is pleased with what he's seen so far during the Intermountain Classic long-course age group swim meet. But now that the Memorial Day weekend meet is at its midway mark, this is when the hard work begins.
Race fans, start your remotes! Ah, yes - Memorial Day weekend, one of the high holy days of the racing religion, with the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 keeping race fans glued to their seats for nearly the entire day.
Ron Swanson and Mike Glucksman both recently fired holes-in-one at Silver Oak Golf Club.
Jamie Engan, Abby Niehoff and Kevin Dyer logged first-place finishes in their respective 1,500-meter freestyle divisions to provide bright spots for the host Carson Tigersharks at the Intermountain Classic long-course age group meet on Friday afternoon.
RENO - Ben Mummy picked a great time for the first walk-off homer of his career at Nevada.
Current standings for the Nevada State Women's Bowling Championships at Carson Lanes:
The Carson Cardinals opened the summer season with an encouraging 9-7 win in eight innings over the Galena Spartans on Thursday at Damonte Ranch.
The honors continue for the Carson High boys and girls track teams, with Kayla Sanchez being chosen for an elite high school meet on the national level.
Northern Nevada's top senior high school softball players from this past season will be featured in the Fallon Optimist Classic.
Pitching and defense helped the Carson Sharks 14 and under softball team team win the Desert Valley Regional Qualifier last weekend in Fernley.
Kyle Schellin has been chosen to be the new boys basketball coach at Reno High, two sources familiar with Northern Nevada basketball confirmed on Thursday.
There is an element of excitement about open-wheel racing that transcends age barriers - whether you're talking about 20-something Amy Barnes or 60-something Bob Beck.
It's just about last hurrah time for the ski and boarder season with Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Mammoth still running through the weekend, and Mammoth going on to July 4.
Crosstumblers Gymnasts continued their winning streak at a dual competition against Redwood Coast Gymnastics held recently in Eureka, Calif.
Western Nevada Community College is now a member of the Scenic West Athletic Conference, school officials said today. The college will compete in the SWAC beginning in the 2005-2006 school year.
One of the most important factors in developing a successful broadcasting career is initiative.
RENO - Barring a huge gaffe by Major League Baseball, Nevada's Brett Hayes' highly successful University of Nevada baseball career will end this weekend.
FALLON - A game of streaks could best described Tuesday night's girls' Fallon Optimist All-Star basketball game between the East and West teams at the high school's Elmo Dericco Gym.
Carson High graduate Lynda Upton has given herself the chance to play on one of the biggest stages in women's golf.
Lowry assistant coach T.W. Cunningham has been named boys basketball coach at Dayton High, NevadaPrep.com has reported.
You're not going to find a lot of excitement or fast lifestyle in Smith Valley. For the most part, the hub of activities in the community revolve around the community's high school that barely numbers more than 100 students.
The position of the body throughout the back swing plays a key role in your ability to return the club to impact correctly.
Paul Lockwood started his day off on the right foot during the Carson Valley Men's Club weekly tournament Sunday at the at the Carson Valley Golf Course in Gardnerville.
Yerington's Jesse Brinkley received his chance to fight in the big-time, but in the end it didn't go the way he would have liked.
One of the most talented group of senior boys donned their high school basketball uniforms for one final time Tuesday night.
They range in age from 4 to 10 years old, but their hearts are as courageous as a lion's when it comes to AMA speedway and quad racing.
No matter what the race, it's never easy to lead from the front and take a wire-to-wire victory.
FERNLEY - Sprint 100 open-wheel cars made their only 2005 appearance at Reno-Fernley Raceway on Saturday night.
Just three weeks into the season, Kim Robbins and her little red Honda appear to be running away from the Hornet class at Champion Speedway.
The University of Nevada (23-26, 12-14 in the Western Athletic Conference) pounded out 20 hits to snap a season high five-game losing streak, downing SJSU (27-25-1, 12-14 WAC) 11-3 Saturday afternoon at Municipal Stadium in San Jose, Calif.
RENO - How many swimmers do you know that win a state title in one event and finish second in another, and aren't jumping up and down with joy?
After winning performance by Kayla Sanchez in the girl's 100-meter dash at the Nevada State High School track and field championships in Las Vegas on Friday, the Carson High team came back on Saturday to claim the gold in the boy's 100-meter dash.
Why does NASCAR continue to run Saturday night races, like last night's Nextel Challenge "Racing Entertainment" event?
In 103-degree heat and high winds at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas on Friday, Carson High freshman Kayla Sanchez won the 100-meter dash in the Nevada 4A state track and field championship - twice!
After losing two of three to San Jose State over the weekend, the chances of Nevada baseball coach Gary Powers reaching 700 wins are slim.
Douglas High's Chad Walling was named as the Sierra League's Player of the Year in baseball to lead a large contingent of Tiger and Carson High players who were named to the all-league teams in baseball and softball.
Carson City's J.R. Williams has been honored with the United States Auto Club's prestigious Walt Johnson Memorial Achievement Award.
If there's one thing certain about fighting for promoter Don King, it's that's nothing is certain.
Riders from California and Northern Nevada will return to Carson City Raceway at Fuji Park (arena) Saturday for the second of eight scheduled competition races.
Douglas High graduates Cal Lewis and Tommy Hoyle were both named to the all-Golden Valley Conference first team this season for the Feather River Community College baseball team.
The middle jewel in horse racing's Triple Crown, the 130th running of the Preakness Stakes, will be contested Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. A maximum 14 3-year-old horses will be vying for a purse of $1 million over the distance of 1 3/16th miles, which is 110 yards shorter than the Kentucky Derby.
Fernley High's Brad Dalton finished second to lead a solid effort by Lyon County golfers at the NIAA 3A State Championships on Wednesday at Dayton Valley Country Club.
Just days after its first Northern 4A Regional championship in baseball, and regional runner-up finish in softball, Spanish Springs High School reaped the benefits of its successful fourth year of existence in the 2005 Sierra Nevada Sports Media Poll All-Northern Nevada Honors released Wednesday.
Yes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But Sam Forbes almost learned a costly lesson that one shouldn't overdo it.
A high-powered field of touring cars and drivers are expected to be on hand Saturday night when the West Car Late Model Series debuts in Carson City for the Desert Rose 100-lap feature event at Champion Speedway.
Carson High's J.T. Cockerill was still in the thick of the title chase until the last few holes before settling for eighth in the NIAA 4A State Golf Championships on Tuesday at Red Hawk.
The Feather River Community College softball team finished its 2005 season on a high note, taking fourth in the Golden Valley Conference.
It's quite likely Curt Kraft had a lump in his throat after stepping down as head coach of the University of Nevada track and field program last year.
How you swing the golf club is largely dependant upon your body position throughout the swing.
It seems that I write this type of column every year, and I'm hoping the coaches in Northern Nevada might come to their senses one day and change the way all-league teams are selected.
SPARKS - Mother Nature turned the first day of the NIAA 4A state golf tournament into one of survival.
One last weekend on the slopes - Alpine Meadows on Saturday and Squaw Valley Sunday.
In three days, the University of Nevada men's basketball team will depart for a 10-day trip to Italy for a little education and a little basketball.
Jim Klopp and Al Goss experienced some difficulties in their heat races at Champion Speedway on Saturday night. There certainly were no problems later in the evening because Klopp and Goss were both on track en route to winning their respective Legends and Late Model feature races.
It's been nearly 55 weeks since he won the vacant IBF cruiserweight belt with an eight-round knockout of Ezra Sellers in Miami, but Reno's "Koncrete" Kelvin Davis is finally getting a chance to fight again.
S&S Motorsports of Carson City is two-for-two as driver Troy Regier of Dinuba, Calif. won the Vukovich Memorial at Madera (Calif.) Speedway on Saturday night.
RENO - You would think after losing 11 of the last 12 meetings to Rice that Nevada is happy to see the Owls leave the Western Athletic Conference at the end of the year.
The clock struck midnight on the Galena High softball team's Cinderella run in the Northern 4A Championships on Saturday.
Yesterday was Pole Day at Indianapolis, or what passes for it in this year's reconfigured qualifying format.
Jamie Engan is Carson High's female version of John Paul Jones. She hasn't really yet begun to fight.
Kevin May, Billy and Joey Mountjoy and Josh Wagoner were among those who helped lead the Dayton boys track team to its first Northern 3A title since 2000 on Saturday.
SPARKS - Carson High freshman Kayla Sanchez admitted that she was nervous before stepping into the blocks for the start of the girls 300-meter low hurdles at the Northern 4A Regional Track and Field Championships on Saturday.
After fighting their way past Wooster earlier in the day, and clawing their way back out in front of Spanish Springs in the sixth inning after trailing for most of the game, the Douglas Tigers fell victim to a perfectly-placed bases-loaded squeeze bunt in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday night.
Perennial powerhouse Rice continued its domination of Nevada, knocking off the Wolf Pack 9-3 Friday at Peccole Park in the opening game of their Western Athletic Conference series.
Forget that Galena High came into the Northern 4A Regional Softball Tournament as the only team with a sub-.500 record.
Spanish Springs did its damage in the bottom of the second and that's all it took Friday afternoon against Douglas High.
Everything went according to plan for the Carson High boys and girls swim teams in the preliminaries of the Northern 4A Championships on Friday at the Carson Aquatic Center.
It was a bittersweet meet for Rachel Neitzke, but the Carson High diver did provide the Senator girls swim team with some valuable points on Thursday in the Northern 4A diving championships.
Spring skiing is alive and well at Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows (where they got 10 inches this week of snow), Boreal and Mammoth, but the hiking trails are clearing at lower levels (we won't be able to do Horse Tail Falls for weeks).
Once again the credibility of the NBA has been attacked, with Houston coach Jeff Van Gundy's allegation of a conspiracy.
Eric Swain, a Carson City product who coached the Reno High boys basketball team to Sierra League championships the past two seasons, was named head coach of the program at Buchanan High School in Clovis, Calif., on Thursday.
Patience went a long way toward keeping Reno High alive in the Northern 4A Regional Baseball Tournament on Thursday afternoon.
After stumbling out of the gate a bit to open the Northern 4A tournament Thursday afternoon, the Douglas High softball team managed to piece together enough runs in an elimination game to see another day.
There was some sense of relief among Douglas Tiger fans heading into Thursday night's regional playoff game against Spanish Springs, since the Cougars had used Steve Masten, one of the top pitchers in the state, the night prior.
If Galena coach Gary McNamara was told before the season that his young team would be one win away from playing for the Northern 4A title, he wouldn't have believed it.
Galena High's 6-4 Derek Lorenzen has signed to play men's basketball with Southern Idaho Community College.
For five innings, the Carson High offense was nowhere to be found. The Senators were at the mercy of Galena southpaw Andrew Ferguson.
Crosstumblers Gymnasts began its 2005 USAIGC season with success. In the first meet of the season held on April 24 at Crosstumblers Gymnastics, the entire team qualified to the USAIGC State Championships to be held on June 5 in Santa Rosa, California.
Start improving your ball striking by developing an understanding of the correct club position through impact.
Carson High graduate Rachel Pesis was recently honored by Pacific Lutheran University as a four-year-letter winner in women's crew.
Keston Denny and Alyce Kugler both won titles to lead another outstanding effort for the Carson Douglas Rodeo Club at the Washoe County High School Rodeo over the weekend.
RENO - It was a bittersweet day for the Carson High golf squad.
He was a man who loved to see kids at the ballpark, and to this day, his name is well known to an older generation of fans, many of whom never even saw him play.
Do you know anybody who watched Saturday's lightweight unification bout between Diego "Chico" Corrales and Jose Luis Castillo and still isn't a fan? If so, please be sure and check to see if he or she has a pulse.
Holding a brand-new Douglas Tiger baseball cap and a file full of paperwork, Rob Streeter was ready to get to work.
You shudder to think what great shape the Nevada baseball team would be in had it been able to garner home sweeps against Hawai'i, Fresno State and Louisiana Tech.
After having its regularly scheduled season opener rained out one week before, Champion Speedway dodged the weather on Saturday night and got in three divisions of racing on a dry track.
With the exception of a 15-minute delay in the bottom of the sixth inning while the home plate umpire had to use the facilities, Douglas' senior day couldn't have gone any smoother.
The Nevada Wonders ended up seeing red in their Premiere Development League soccer season opener on Saturday night.
The Carson High boys swim team warmed up for the Northern 4A Championships with a convincing 170-102 win over McQueen on Saturday in Reno.
Are you ready to hear a Saturday afternoon Victory Circle interview start out, "Well, Chris, the Mountain Dew/Kibbles n' Bits/Drano/Old Everclear Camry run real good today, and my guys did an awesome job in the pits,"?
The Galena High baseball team secured the High Desert League's No. 1 seed into the Northern 4A playoffs with a 5-2 win over McQueen on Saturday at home.
RENO - There is something about the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs that bring out the best in the Nevada Wolf Pack.
According to sources, the hiring of a new boys basketball coach at Douglas should happen sometime this month.
Carson High did its damage in the first innings of each game of a doubleheader at Douglas High Friday afternoon, but the Tigers were able to take care of business through the remainder of the day to pick up a sweep of the Senators.
Carson High graduate Willie Bowman hit his first two home runs of the year on Friday for the UNLV baseball team in a 20-1 win at Air Force.
The Galena High baseball team keeps finding ways to win and as a result, the Grizzlies are on the verge of winning the High Desert League title.
Jeb Onweiler, general manager of the AMA sanctioned Carson City Raceway at Fuji Park, is pleased to announce the following positions have been filled for the 2005 Les Schwab Tire Speedway series.
Led by its armada of sprinters, Carson High will have an abundance of gold medal contenders when the Northern 4A Regional Track and Field Championships begin today in Sparks.
Saturday features the 131st version of the most exciting two minutes in all of sports, the running of the Kentucky Derby at Louisville's Churchill Downs.
RENO - Nicole Ellis outdueled Mandy Carvin and helped herself at the plate with a first-inning run-scoring double to spark North Valleys to a 4-0 win over Carson in a Sierra League softball game Thursday afternoon.
No joshing, it was a good finish and one heckuva high school baseball game.
The Grizzlies fell to 10-10 in the High Desert League, but have already clinched the No. 4 seed into the Northern 4A playoffs.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE - Senior pitcher Nicole Greer could have been wearing a Reed, Wooster or McQueen uniform on Wednesday afternoon. She threw that well.
Carson High graduate Allison Kop has earned a place in the St. Mary's College Honor Society as a junior.
Douglas High School might as well have just gift-wrapped the 2005 freshman football class in orange and black for Mesa College in Arizona.
Gloria Sosa and Floyd Hernandez each were triple winners to lead an outstanding effort by the Carson High boys and girls track teams at the Northern Nevada Junior Varsity Invitational on Tuesday.
Fallon native Harvey Dahl is one step closer to realizing a longtime dream.
Most golfers would like to improve their game by hitting the ball more consistently and more powerfully.
RENO - Calling all cars. Calling all cars. Be on the lookout for the Nevada offense. Last seen in the vicinity of Virginia Street.
On his way to winning three world titles in two weight divisions, Diego "Chico" Corrales has never been one to take the path of least resistance.
Last Sunday morning was a day to cherish for snowsporters. Heavenly was closing, true, and most of the other resorts around Tahoe had closed (Squaw, Alpine Meadows, Mammoth are still open).
GENOA - Led by Tyson Roser's 77, Carson High's golf team closed out the regular season with its fourth second-place effort of the season Monday at Genoa Lakes Golf Club.
DAYTON - When you listen to Nicole Greer speak, you realize instantly you aren't listening to your normal teen-aged girl.