The Carson High girls soccer team handled the wind and Reno High in a 2-0 win on Saturday at Reno.
Today is your last chance to see some local stock car racing action, as Reno-Fernley wraps up the season at its 3/8 mile clay oval with the fifth annual Western States Shootout.
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Ask any Nevada football player about the Wolf Pack's nine-game road losing streak, and they give you a perplexed stare.
The Western Nevada Community College women's soccer team was no match for one of the nation's premiere programs as it lost 8-1 at Dixie State on Saturday in Utah.
Michaela Gillenwater, Abby Niehoff, Kevin Dyer and Tatum Boehnke all came away with titles for the Carson Tigersharks at the Autumn Freeze Swim Meet on Friday at Minden's Carson Valley Aquatic Center.
Nancy Burrows and Thalia McCann each had strong all-around matches to lead the Galena volleyball team to a 25-15, 25-21, 23-25, 25-9 win over Elko on Friday.
The Western Nevada Community College baseball team came within an eyelash of sweeping a two-game series from a talented Modesto (Calif.) team before settling for a 2-2 tie on Friday at John L. Harvey Field, the school's on-campus ballpark.
RENO - The last two weeks have been excruciatingly tough for the Galena High football team.
The Carson High boys tennis team doubled up for a key win over Douglas on Thursday at Centennial Park. Carson's doubles teams also received just enough help from their friends in singles.
The Western Nevada Community College baseball team scored 11 runs in the second inning on its way to an impressive 14-8 win over Modesto on Thursday at John L. Harvey Field, WNCC's on-campus ballpark.
The first place Dayton High girls soccer team kept its perfect record in tact in the Northern 3A with a 3-0 win over Yerington on Thursday.
The Major League Baseball playoffs begin this Tuesday, but unfortunately the main story isn't about who will win this year's World Series. It's about steroids.
With a new-look lineup, including another sophomore starting at quarterback, the Carson High football team will take on a new opponent tonight when it plays host to the Liberty Lions from the Bay Area.
The injury-plagued Carson Senators Pee Wee youth football team overcame adversity to post a 22-6 win over the Sparks Raiders last week.
Dayton came back to win 12-25, 25-22, 21-25, 25-15, 15-12 to improve to 6-2 in the Northern 3A.
The Carson Senators Junior Pee Wee Silver football team beat the Reno Jets 7-0 last Friday to improve to 3-0.
Coming off a loss at South Tahoe just two nights before, the Carson High volleyball team came out with two goals in mind Thursday night - to play as a team and to play good defense.
Jack Caucino is accustomed to making adjustments, so it's no surprise that he's settling in just fine as the new coach for the Carson Tigersharks swim club.
The Douglas High boys soccer team picked up a key Sierra League win over Reno High as both teams are now 4-2 in league play.
Juliana Paoli, a 1996 Carson High graduate, will be leaving her position as general manger of the Golden Baseball League's San Diego Surf Dawgs, but will stay in the GBL to help build another expansion franchise.
The Carson High girls tennis team kept their playoff hopes alive heading into its most important match of the year with a 13-5 win over Damonte Ranch on Tuesday at Centennial Park.
Despite a tough 28-0 loss to the Douglas Tigers on Friday, the Cason Midgets youth football team did have its share of highlights.
The Carson High girls golf team settled for a third place finish on a long and tough Washoe Golf Course in Reno in a Sierra League Tournament on Thursday.
Season lift tickets are the locals' way to ski and board on the cheap. Usually, half a dozen outings and you've made up the cost of the season pass.
RENO - Nevada football coach Chris Ault isn't thinking much about San Jose State, the Pack's opponent this coming Saturday.
FERNLEY - It was the final points race of the season at Reno-Fernley Raceway Saturday night and the Pure Stock division was added to the card as a make-up race for a rainout earlier in the season.
Amy Gardner scored the first five goals for the Dayton girls soccer team, which stayed in first place and unbeaten in the Northern 3A, improving to 4-0 in league play.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. -- No emotion and no offense. It was a lost day for the Carson High boys soccer squad.
Carson High graduate Sarah Stalling continues to play well for the Southwestern Community College women's soccer team in Coos Bay, Ore.
Christy Works and Chad Shroy both cracked the top 20 and ran personal best times in their respective races to provide highlights for the Carson High School cross country team during the 32nd annual Stanford Invitational on Saturday in Palo Alto, Calif.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - Carson High's girls soccer team won't get any style points for its performance, but the Senators will gladly take the win.
So far, this is developing into a season of firsts for the Dayton High girls soccer team.
DAYTON - The Dayton Dust Devils continue to ride the slim shoulders of Erik Hopper, and the 6-foot 160-pound running back doesn't mind the extra weight.
Nevada hopes to continue one streak and end another when it visits Colorado State in a nonconference football game today in Ft. Collins.
RENO - It's just surreal what has happened to the Carson High football team over the past couple of years.
For the outmanned North Valleys' volleyball team, it was an exercise in futility. For Carson, it was a walk in the park.
The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association announced on Thursday that Mackay Stadium will be the host of this year's state soccer and football championship games.
Pit the No. 1 and No. 3 ranked teams in the region in a league match and this is what you're bound to get.
It's always been the case in the past that the Reno High boys tennis team could just step on the court and know it would win against Carson with no trouble at all. Those days appear to be over.
Galena High had an extra rooter on its sideline for last Friday's High Desert League football showdown against top-ranked McQueen.
Another college sports year is well underway with the powerful but controversial National Collegiate Athletic Association forever imposing its will on our country's universities.
With the University of Nevada continuing to expand its athletic facilities, it only makes sense that the college could be used for more high school state championships in the near future.
The showdown was set on Wednesday when the Carson boys soccer team won 4-0 at North Valleys and South Tahoe won 5-2 at Douglas on Wednesday.
The South Tahoe boys' soccer team jumped up early and didn't need much more Wednesday afternoon as the Vikings cruised to a 5-2 win at Douglas in Sierra League play.
MINDEN - A game played this evenly generally does just come down to the ball rolling one way or the other at the right time.
RENO - Ezra Butler wanted to play linebacker in the worst way, and it took a 4.6 40-yard dash late last spring to convince the Nevada football coaches he could do it.
The Carson High girls tennis team tuned up for the stretch run of the season with an 11-7 win over Wooster at Centennial Park on Tuesday.
Kristan Hale couldn't help but feel something special when she saw her shot hit the back of the net during the WNCC soccer team's match Sunday afternoon. It was more than her first goal as a collegiate player and more than an insurance goal in WNCC's 2-0 victory against Southern Idaho in Twin Falls.
Three Carson High golf players shot their personal bests to finish in the top five in Tuesday's Sierra League golf tournament at Sparks' Rosewood Lakes.
Josh Caron and Bryt Lewis combined to post a 6-0 victory in their doubles match to help the Carson High boys tennis team to a 17-1 Sierra League victory against Wooster in Reno on Tuesday.
The Carson High volleyball team is finally virtually at full strength with the return of Alex McAlman and her return was quite welcome in a key Sierra League win at Damonte Ranch on Tuesday.
The Carson High girls soccer team continues to be a second half club and because of that, the Senators remained unbeaten in the Sierra League with a 4-1 win at North Valleys on Tuesday.
An important shot to learn is the punch shot or three-quarter shot. This shot is especially effective in the wind or when controlling distance is important. It is also effective from less than perfect lies.
Western Athletic Conference commissioner Karl Benson pulled no punches. He believes instant replay is on the way for everybody.
At 11:22 p.m., under a full moon on Saturday night, the checker flag came down and the curtain dropped for the last time ever at Champion Speedway.
Courtney Hayes blasted in an early goal to end a four-game scoring drought and put the WNCC soccer team on track to a 2-0 victory against Southern Idaho Sunday in Twin Falls.
It must have something to do with being a farmer.
Edgar Gomez got the extra opportunity he was looking for and made good on it when he rolled a short shot into the net in the final two minutes to lift Carson High past Damonte Ranch 1-0 in Sierra League boys soccer action on Saturday.
Well, the Race for the Chase is over. Now we're into Phase II Hype, the NASCAR Nextel Cup Chase for the Championship. As a public service, I will review NASCAR's points system, so that those of you who are mathematically inclined can figure out all the possible combinations that will win your favorite driver this year's title.
RENO - Caleb Spencer has emerged early this season as Nevada's "go to" receiver.
A field of California Asphalt Sprintcar Association (CASA) racers will highlight the 42nd, and final, running of the Silver State Classic tonight at Champion Speedway.
RENO - An electric atmosphere. Plenty of trash talking. A lot of hard hits.
Don't expect to see Nevada's football scheduling philosophy change with the new NCAA ruling allowing all schools to play 12 games each year.
Down to 11 players, the Western Nevada Community College women's soccer team was able to hold up through two overtimes before settling for a 0-0 tie against Salt Lake Community College on Friday in Salt Lake.
Newest ski brand in recent years is the Roxy Ski, a collection of skis and bindings that combines high quality in technology with the Roxy attitude: fun, lively, daring and confident.
First, Tyler Tinstman saw a wave of blue coming toward him. Then, all of a sudden, the Douglas High junior was looking at an open green field on his way to an 83-yard kick return for a touchdown to start the second half to put the Tigers on track to a 53-19 victory against arch rival Carson on Friday night.
Erik Hopper was the star of the night for the Dayton High football team, which rolled to a 49-6 win over Lowry on Friday in Winnemucca.
The Western Nevada Community College baseball team ran its record to 3-0 in its fall season with an impressive 7-4 win over the Reno Astros on Friday at Moana Stadium.
In the wake of horrible Hurricane Katrina, the National Football League has done the right thing by giving the victims donations and staging a fund-raising telethon. But when it comes specifically to the NFL's treatment of their own New Orleans Saints and their fans, the league's actions have clearly been wrong.
For the third consecutive year, ESPN has expanded the number of teams and number of conferences for its Bracket Buster Saturday basketball event.
No matter whether they're playing the first game or last, there's never any shortage of motivation when the Carson Senators and Douglas Tigers get together on a football field.
The Supermodified Racing League's final race is Saturday at Madera Speedway, Madera, Calif.
Sara Simmons and Diana Rutt each had a strong serving nights with seven aces to help lead the Dayton High volleyball team to a 25-17, 25-15, 25-15 win over Sparks on Thursday in the two teams' Northern 3A opener.
Well the first week of games provided many upsets and surprises but one theme rings true, the point spread does not matter.
With three starters out of action, Carson High boys soccer coach Jason Koop wasn't quite sure what to expect from his team against Hug Wednesday night.
Something that caught my attention recently was two-time Olympic medalist Rulon Gardner auctioning off his shoes he wore at last summer's Olympics in Athens, Greece, on ebay.
The Carson High boys and girls cross country teams used its toughest course they'll run on all year to tune up for a major event this weekend.
Despite its physical play, the Carson Midget Pop Warner football team couldn't overcome its own mistakes in a 20-12 loss against the Sparks Steelers last week in its season opener.
David Sturgess scored three goals to help lead the Douglas boys soccer team to a 6-3 win at Damonte Ranch on Wednesday.
Dontae Clay ran for 165 yards and a touchdown, but it wasn't enough for the Rite of Passage football team, which lost to Northern 2A power Battle Mountain 43-21 on Friday in a league contest.
It's still hiking time, with the aspens soon turning yellow (and that makes the Spooner Lake trail a must), but skiing and snowboarding are looming.
RENO - Nevada football coach Chris Ault calls the Fremont Cannon a "special trophy."
Julia Mailander had 20 kills to help lead Galena to a 25-19, 25-20, 25-12 win over McQueen.
Despite a valiant effort, the Carson High boys tennis team couldn't pull out the match it needed in a 10-8 loss at South Tahoe on Tuesday.
It was more like a scrimmage for the Carson High girls soccer team, who rolled to a 13-1 win over Hug on Tuesday at CHS.
Facing Douglas was going to be difficult under any circumstances. On Tuesday night, the Carson High volleyball team had to face that challenge in its Sierra League opener and at less than 100 percent personnel-wise.
Led by Samantha Wang's career-best 88, the Carson High girls golf team finished third at Tuesday's Sierra League golf tournament at Eagle Valley East.
There was a time when Chris Healy dreamed of being a play-by-play announcer for the San Francisco Giants. Instead, he's had to settle for play-by-play for Bishop Manogue High School football on KHIM 920 AM Immaculate Heart Radio in Reno.
RENO - The knee injury to Nevada defensive end Charles Wilson isn't as serious as the Nevada coach Chris Ault and the training staff originally thought.
For Al Goss, there was no way to celebrate his 42nd birthday. For Denny Hadler Jr., it was a step forward in his comeback from a serious accident two months ago. For Mark Turner, it was a memorable highlight from his rookie season. And for Jason Philpot, it was a special curtain-closer.
FERNLEY - Rain and a brief hailstorm temporarily halted the action at Reno-Fernley Raceway on Saturday night, but the track was dried and racing resumed.
D.J. Whittemore has become Carson City's version of Ray Kinsella. He has built it. And the people are already coming.
RENO - Bryan Maffei exploded with another big game for the Carson High football team on Saturday.
Four years ago today, we were all transfixed in front of our television sets watching the destruction of a New York landmark and the beginning of a new era in America. We should all pause for a moment and reflect upon this changed world, even as we continue to enjoy our shared passions for music, movies, baseball, football, and yes, racing.
The young Carson High volleyball team showed their growing pains - and then how much they've grown - all in a matter of minutes against Elko on Saturday at CHS.
A lot of times, golden opportunities don't come around once. So after missing on her first golden chance, Carson High's Danielle Benamati wasn't going to miss again when she was given a reprieve.
The day belonged to Enrique Mendoza and Carson High's back-line defenders.
RENO - Nevada showed, without question, that it isn't ready for the prime time.
The Dayton girls soccer team scored early and often in an 11-1 league win over Lovelock on Saturday.
RENO - Just two games into the season, the Galena High football team has already done a lot to erase memories of its 1-9 season in 2004.
Brett Long and Mike Freeman led area runners in the Kirkwood 10K/5K runs on Saturday at Kirkwood Mountain Resort.
Carson High graduate Sarah Stalling and the Southwestern Community College women's soccer team of Coos Bay, Ore., are off to a strong start.
Wide receiver Nichiren Flowers spent the entire first half on the bench of Friday night's Washington State-Nevada football game.
RENO - There are a few big questions facing Nevada when it opens its 2005 football season by hosting Washington State (1-0) tonight (7:05 p.m., ESPN) at Mackay Stadium.
Aided by wins from five different singles players and four doubles teams, Carson High logged a 15-3 Sierra League girls tennis victory against North Valleys Thursday in Reno.
The Galena High girls volleyball team swept to a 25-7, 25-22, 25-20 against Wooster on Thursday.
That's how many players Carson High boys tennis coach Pat Houlihan got onto the court in the Senators 15-3 Sierra League win over North Valleys on Thursday at Centennial Park.
Ashley Winter contributed to all three goals to help lead the Dayton High girls soccer team to a 3-0 win at Whittell on Thursday.
Having passed one test last week in a 13-7 win against Elko, the Carson High football team now faces another formidable challenge against Bishop Manogue Saturday in Reno.
Western Modified open wheeler racing will make its final appearance at Champion Speedway Saturday night with a "Twin 50s" feature race included on the track's next-to-last show before its gates close for good.
Sometimes television commentators pop off and say the stupidest thing.
It would be easy for a 24-year-old pitcher who struggled in his Major League debut in the middle of a playoff race to lose his perspective. But throughout his career - in high school, college and the minor leagues - 1999 Carson High graduate Darrell Rasner has always been able to maintain his perspective.
The "Baby" Senators gave it all they could and just fell short on Thursday at Manogue High.
RENO - Nevada coach Chris Ault has been quick to point out that his biggest concern entering the 2005 season is the inexperience and depth on the offensive line.
The Douglas High boys soccer team scored two goals in the first 15 minutes and made them hold up in a 2-0 win over McQueen on Thursday.
It would have been easy and understandable if Carson High's soccer team had its thoughts on Saturday's Sierra League opener against visiting Douglas and overlooked Bishop Manogue.
Those who are planning to attend Western Nevada Community College baseball games next year may be wondering if they're going to have a place to sit. They don't have to wonder any more.
Tom Horgan recently fired a hole-in-one at Silver Oak Golf Club, using an 8-iron from the blue tee on the 129-yard sixth hole. Adele Horgan witnessed the feat.
Michelle Kop and Samantha Wang finished in a tie for fourth place to lead the Carson High girls golf team to a second place finish in a Sierra League Tournament on Tuesday at Wildcreek Golf Course in Sparks.
Since Hug had just one doubles pair, the Carson High boys tennis team already had a Siera League win before it stepped onto the court on Tuesday at Centennial Park.
The Galena High volleyball team rolled to a 25-10, 25-14, 25-17 win at South Tahoe on Tuesday.
Nevada football coach Chris Ault admits he doesn't know a whole lot about Washington State, which visits Mackay Stadium Friday at 7 p.m., but it's not for lack of trying.
Carson City's Darrell Rasner will take the mound for his Major League debut today against the Florida Marlins when the Washington Nationals attempt to gain ground in the wild card race at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium.
Come Friday night, Mike Rippee will be focused on his job as head football coach when the Douglas High football team takes the field to play McQueen in Reno.
Ed Goss was all smiles as he walked over and held up his hand for a high-five.
Sarah Elissa scored on an assist from Carole Theising in the 11th minute to give the Dayton High girls soccer team an early lead
Self destruction and disappointment are just two ways to describe the Nevada volleyball team's blown chance in upsetting a Top 25 team.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE - A football season couldn't have started any sweeter than it did for Galena High on Saturday.
There was lots of good racing on the tube last weekend, but my favorite was the Indy Racing League's first outing on a natural road course at Sears Point (OK, Infineon) Raceway in Sonoma.
Chad Schroy ran to second-place in the junior boys race and logged the second fastest time of the day overall to lead the Carson High cross country team in its season opener at the Northern 4A all-class meet on Friday afternoon in Gardnerville.
Defense came up big to set the table, then in the end, sophomore quarterback Chris McBroom came up big on the offensive end as the Carson High football team rallied for a 13-7 victory at home against Elko on Friday night.
Despite a slow start, the Douglas High boys soccer team came away with an encouraging 0-0 tie against Northern 3A power North Tahoe on Friday.
Nevada gave its best shot in knocking off a Top 25 volleyball team but fell short to San Diego in its first match of the Sand's Regency/SBC Tournament Friday night at the Virginia Street Gym.
For the first half, Spanish Springs basically had their way offensively rushing for 323 yards and building up a 20-3 lead.
DAYTON - It's safe to say that Dayton football coach Rick Walker is stoked about his newest receiver.
Season championships in both the Legends and Late Model Sportsman divisions could well be on the line when racers compete for double points tonight at Champion Speedway.
Dribbling a ball presents no problem to Katy Herrington and Kerrry Yocum - on a basketball court, that is. But for the two Virginia High School graduates, there is a new twist these days. They're both dribbling, and playing full-time, for the Feather River College women's soccer team.