Stories for April 2013


Tuesday, April 30

Obituary: Thomas James Cook

Sep. 27, 1929 - April 25, 2013 Thomas James Cook, husband, father, friend, civic leader and proud Marine, passed away Thursday, April 25th at Carson Tahoe Hospital while surrounded by his loving family.

Monday, April 29

Sunday, April 28

Carson drops twin-bill to red-hot Cougars

Despite a doubleheader loss to Spanish Springs on Saturday afternoon at Ron McNutt Field, the Carson Senators still have a firm grip on the final playoff spot in Division I baseball.

Quam signs with UT-Permian Basin

Jennifer Quam celebrated Friday’s sweep of Snow College by signing a national letter of intent to play for Division II University of Texas-Permian Basin.

Prep / JC roundup Clutch hit by Weintz gives Tigers split against Raiders

MINDEN — All game long, Saturday morning, the Douglas baseball team had been looking for a shot in the arm. In the end, the Tigers ended up getting it.

Carson track teams finish third

Carson High’s boys and girls track teams each finished third at the 6th annual Carson Invitational Saturday at the Jim Frank Complex.

Saturday, April 27

Senators looking to win own meet today

Northern Nevada track teams converge on Carson High School for the 6th annual Carson High Invitational today.

Beck, Lostra pitch WNC to sweep

Pitching has long been the Achilles’ heel of the Western Nevada College softball team since the program’s inception.

WNC splits with league-leading CSN

HENDERSON — Western Nevada College split its Scenic West Athletic Conference doubleheader against College of Southern Nevada, losing 3-1 and winning 11-3 Friday afternoon at Morse Field.

Friday, April 26

Mum is the word for Wolf Pack football

Sports fodder for a Friday morning... What did we learn about the Nevada Wolf Pack football team this spring? Well, we learned from head coach Brian Polian that there are a lot of positives on both sides of the ball and that 4,500 or so fans at the final scrimmage is an amazing show of support.

Carson softball team unable to hold onto 4-0 lead

Carson High’s softball team started fast with a four-run first inning against Reed, but then along came Jackie Sertic, and poof went the Senators’ offense.

Carson pounded, but doesn’t lose ground

There was good news and bad news out of Ron McNutt Field on Thursday night.

Prep Roundup Tigers end 7-game losing skid, beat Reno 8-5

MINDEN — Badly in need of a win, the Douglas baseball team came up with one of its best games of the year Thursday afternoon.

Thursday, April 25

Nolan isheadedto William Penn

Matt Nolan has excited local fans with his play on the football field and basketball court the past two seasons, and now he gets an opportunity to test his talents at the next level.

Prep Roundup: Carson golfers take fourth

Carson High’s golf team, led by Dalton Butler and Jonathon Butler, finished in fourth place at the Sierra League tourney at Eagle Valley West Golf Course.

Wednesday, April 24

Bishop Manogue pummels Senators, 13-0

RENO — Carson High’s opening game of its stretch run to hold onto the eighth and final playoff spot was short but definitely not sweet.

Breuer blanks Fernley on 5 hits

Rebecka Breuer pitched and batted Carson High’s softball team to an easy 9-0 triumph over visiting Fernley in a nonleague game Tuesday afternoon.

Community sports Cabela’s hosts Boy Scout Challenge on May 4

Cabela’s Spring Boy Scout Challenge will again be held at the Reno store on May 4 from 8:30 a.m. (check-in) to about 12:30 p.m. at the store, located on 8650 Boomtown Road (I-80 exit 4). This free and team-oriented event tests the Boy Scouts’ skills and knowledge in a variety of timed and scored events.

Tuesday, April 23

Obituary: Marilyn Irene “Mim” Miller

Sep. 25, 1943 - April 10, 2013 Marilyn Irene “Mim” Miller, age 69 of Mesa, Arizona former resident of Carson City, Nevada passed away April 10, 2013. Mim loved the Mountains, spent countless hours climbing all over with the W.I.T.S girls, she loved crosswords, volunteering at NV Opera, and was known for her great sense of humor and quick wit.

Monday, April 22

Saturday, April 20

Roger Diez: Big crowd turns out at new Fernley Speedway

Last Saturday’s opening night at Reno-Tahoe-Fernley Speedway saw nearly 80 race cars take to the track, and there was a good crowd in the stands despite the chilly wind.

Prep roundup Carson High swimmers sweep Spanish Springs

Carson High’s swim teams swept Spanish Springs Friday afternoon at the Carson Aquatic Center. The boys won 163-94, and the girls triumphed 148-38.

Friday, April 19

Banfield’s superb pitching effort sparks CHS to win

It’s been a long time since Charlie Banfield picked up a pitching win — March 9 to be exact.

The pistol needs to shoot bullets

Sports fodder for a Friday morning... The college football season is still four months away. There is no reason for panic. But the Nevada Wolf Pack’s famous pistol offense is shooting blanks so far this spring. We wouldn’t worry at this point in the season under normal circumstances.

Carson bats go silent in 1-0 loss

RENO — Despite outhitting North Valleys 6-2, the Carson High softball team dropped a 1-0 heartbreaker Thursday afternoon in a crossover game.

Thursday, April 18

Tucker is Senators’ ‘Mr. Dependable’

When Gehrig Tucker was 8, he and his father were watching a television program about New York Yankee first baseman Lou Gehrig.

Wednesday, April 17

Northrup and Purcell key Carson win over Lancers

Wins have been tough to come by this year for Carson High’s softball team, so coach Shelby Tuttle will take a victory however it comes.

Tough day for CHS, Tigers

RENO — Thanks to six errors, Carson High’s win streak ended at 5 with an 11-1 loss to McQueen Tuesday afternoon.

Community Sports Golf fundraiser scheduled for Edgewood

The 26th annual golf fundraiser for Whittell and South Tahoe high schools is set for May 4-5 at Edgewood Golf Club at Stateline.

Tuesday, April 16

Senators post two tournament victories

Offense played a huge role on Tuesday, as Carson High’s baseball team opened the Spanish Springs Tournament with two victories at Ron McNutt Field.

Carson falls; Thurman strong on track

The Carson High softball team lost the opening game of a two-game series to Bishop Manogue on Tuesday. Carson fell 9-4.

Carson squeezes past Cougars to reach finals

For five innings, the Carson High offense was nowhere to be found.

Defense costs Carson dearly in 7-1 loss

Simply put, Carson High’s softball team gift-wrapped Thursday’s game for Bishop Manogue.

Senators beat Cougars again, win Easter title

SPARKS — Zak Harjes has made two starts this year for Carson, and both of them have been golden.

Monday, April 15

Sunday, April 14

WNC softball records sweep of Colorado Northwestern

RANGELY, Colo. — Western Nevada College’s softball team swept Colorado Northwestern in a Scenic West doubleheader on Saturday, 7-4 and 6-3, to improve to 11-25 in league play and 14-35 overall.

Polian pleased with Pack defense

RENO — There is a renewed sense of energy on the Nevada Wolf Pack football team’s defense this spring.

Darrell Moody: Movie about Jackie Robinson is a must see

I love movies, always have. It’s a place where you can escape for a couple of hours and leave your worries behind.

Saturday, April 13

Prep / JC Roundup WNC sweeps Colorado Northwestern, moves into 2nd in Scenic West

RANGELY, Colo. — Western Nevada College’s baseball team moved into second place in the Scenic West Athletic Conference with a doubleheader sweep of last-place Colorado Northwestern on Friday afternoon.

Roger Diez: Reno Tahoe Fernley’s new configurations are fast

Last Saturday’s Play Day at Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway’s 3⁄8 mile clay oval was well attended as drivers tried out the high banks of the new track configuration.

Carson girls go 1-2 at Reed tourney

SPARKS — Carson High’s girls softball team went 1-2 during first-day action at the Reed Easter Tournament.

Friday, April 12

Friday Fodder: Burton is back, but he needs help

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ••• Deonte Burton coming back for his senior year is great news for the Nevada Wolf Pack. The Pack wouldn’t have won a dozen games without Burton in 2013-14. Unfortunately, right now, even with him they are merely a 15-win team.

Thursday, April 11

Nevada artists display work to protect Virginia City landmark

Nevada artists will share their work at the second annual Nevada Expressions Show and Sale to raise money to protect the Virginia City National Historic Landmark.

Douglas tops McQueen, Reed

While the games didn’t count in the league standings, the Douglas High baseball team had a big day Wednesday at the Spanish Springs Tournament.

Bees sweep Aces in twin-bill

SALT LAKE CITY — The Reno Aces dropped both games of a doubleheader Wednesday night, 9-4 and 5-3, against the Salt Lake Bees at Spring Mobile Ballpark.

Wednesday, April 10

Community sports Reid takes 14th at Arcadia decathlon

Carson High sophomore Corey Reid posted a 14th-place finish in the decathlon at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational.

Tuesday, April 9

Monday, April 8

Obituary: Joan Hanna

Oct. 30, 1954 - April 4, 2013 Joan M. Hanna, 58, passed away April 4, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Joan was born October 30, 1954 in Carson City, NV, to Richard and Mary Kathleen Hanna. For the past thirty years she has resided in Virginia City, NV.

Sunday, April 7

Darrell Moody: Rutgers coach’s ouster was long overdue

Mike Rice’s ouster/resignation at Rutgers last week was well-deserved, and quite frankly, why wasn’t he fired instead of suspended earlier in the year? I was also glad to see the athletic director who suspended him, but didn’t fire him back in November, resign.

Galena outlasts Douglas, 6-3

MINDEN — The Douglas baseball team struggled to get its bats going until the final inning Saturday afternoon and suffered a 6-3 loss to Galena.

Saturday, April 6

Polian gets first look at new team

RENO — Brian Polian was pleased with his first scrimmage as the Nevada Wolf Pack’s head football coach.

Local racers start engines today

Local racing kicks off today with the first points race at Rattlesnake Raceway in Fallon and a play day at Reno-Tahoe-Fernley Speedway.

Blueberg, Tucker lead Senators to 7-2 win

RENO — For the third time in as many starts, Carson High junior pitcher Chase Blueberg followed up a loss with a victory.

Friday, April 5

Senators counting on Blueberg to stop Reed

For the third time in as many starts, the Carson Senators are counting on Chase Blueberg to be their stopper.

Are we looking at a Syracuse-Louisville final?

Sports fodder for a Friday morning...It would be fitting, in the final year of the real Big East Conference, that two Big East schools (Syracuse and Louisville) meet for the NCAA Tournament championship

Thursday, April 4

Tuesday, April 2

Monday, April 1