Stories for February 2013


Thursday, February 28

Wednesday, February 27

AP Source: 49ers to send Smith to KC

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Alex Smith quietly stayed behind the scenes after losing his job and watched from the sideline as San Francisco returned to the Super Bowl for the first time in 18 years. Yet the No. 1 overall draft pick from 2005 did make one thing known: The veteran quarterback still considers himself a starter.

WNC loses doubleheader

What a difference a day makes.

Tuesday, February 26

COMMUNITY: Tigersharks take 9th in state

The Carson Tigersharks swim team finished ninth in last weekend's Nevada State Short Course Swimming Championships at the Desert Breeze Aquatic Center in Las Vegas.

Tolbert, 10 CHS players honored

Ten Carson High basketball players - five boys and five girls - and girls coach Nathan Tolbert received post-season honors for the 2012-13 season.

WNC sweeps NIC

After a horrific start to the season, the Western Nevada College softball team is starting to hit its stride.

Sunday, February 24

WNC softball takes 3-of-4 from CNCC

Stemming rallies before they spiral out of control has been the Western Nevada College softball team's Achilles' heel a month into the 2013 season.

Allen Rowe: True cost of bullion

With gold and silver bullion there have been a number of changes in the modern landscape. The largest change comes via the Internet. In today's world one can shop anywhere in the country for the best price possible, but is the best price always the best deal.

Saturday, February 23

Nevada Wolf Pack splits doubleheader with Northern Illinois

The Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team had to take the good with the bad on Saturday at Peccole Park.

Wildcats split doubleheader

Western Nevada College Softball Coach Leah Wentworth said her team exhibited a bit of a split personality in its home doubleheader Friday against Colorado Northwestern Community College.-

Shipley pitches Pack past Northern Illinois

All that was missing was a birthday cake Friday at Peccole Park.

Friday, February 22

Thursday, February 21

Big year for CHS boys

It's been less than a week since Carson High's boys basketball season ended on a disappointing note.

Wednesday, February 20

Palmer Club at Dayton Valley open for public membership

The Dayton Valley Palmer Club, the men’s golf club at Dayton Valley Golf Club, is open to public membership and now accepting applications for the 2013 season.

Area wrestling fans upset at IOC decision

Wrestling was taken down by the recent International Olympic Committee announcement to drop the sport as one of its core sports for the Summer Olympic Games in 2020.

Wolf Pack hit rock bottom in overtime loss

RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball team has hit rock bottom.

Tuesday, February 19

Monday, February 18

Sunday, February 17

Salt Lake sweeps WNC

Top-ranked Salt Lake Community College completed a four-game series against Western Nevada College on Saturday at Edmonds Sports Complex.

Carson boys lose OT thriller in regional final

It was supposed to be a Carson High coronation; the Senators' first regional title since 1995.

Carson girls have successful season

Carson High's girls basketball team ended its season last week by losing to Spanish Springs in the opening round of the playoffs, 53-45.

Saturday, February 16

Lopez is Carson's unsung hero

For a basketball team to be successful, it has to have a couple of standout players and a group of complementary players.

Carson ready for title game tonight at 6

Carlos Mendeguia figured out a way to combat the high admission prices the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association charges for student tickets, and possibly put a few more people in the seats for tonight's regional championship game against Hug.

WNC girls drop 2

Western Nevada dropped to 0-6 in Scenic West Conference play after dropping a doubleheader to No. 1 Salt Lake, 4-2 and 15-4, Friday at Edmonds Park.

Friday, February 15

Giants’ Vogelsong enjoying championship glow

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ryan Vogelsong isn’t too concerned about what other guys do with their World Series championship rings.

MWC is one tough conference

Sports fodder for a Friday morning .

Senators outlast McQueen, reach regional finals

To say that the Carson High boys basketball program has been in a drought is an understatement.

Thursday, February 14

Washington leads Wyoming past Nevada 68-48

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Leonard Washington's continued resurgence and the return of Larry Nance Jr. helped Wyoming snap a five-game conference losing streak.

Carson girls eliminated from playoffs

For 28 minutes, the Carson-Spanish Springs girls basketball game was full of drama like you would expect in any postseason game.

Douglas girls lose OT thriller to Reed

SPARKS - It played out exactly like the Douglas girls basketball team's last seven or eight matchups with perennial powerhouse Reed High School.

Wednesday, February 13

PREP: Tigers upset in first round, 60-59

MINDEN - The game will be remembered for McQueen senior Kody Eckert driving the lane and nailing a fadeaway floater with 4.5 seconds left to deliver a 60-59 victory for his team in the first round of the Division I playoffs Tuesday night.

Carson wins thriller, advances to semis

SPARKS - Carson High led for just 54.3 seconds of its Division I playoff opener at Spanish Springs Tuesday night.

Tuesday, February 12

Pack must stop Wyoming center to top Cowboys

RENO --David Carter doesn't hesitate when asked what the biggest challenge his Nevada Wolf Pack will face Wednesday night (6 p.m.) against the Wyoming Cowboys in Laramie, Wyo.

Monday, February 11

Sunday, February 10

Saturday, February 9

State wrestling needs changes

A couple of thoughts after spending upward of 12 hours during the last two days watching the annual NIAA State Wrestling Championships in Reno.

Sharp, Rivera medal at state

RENO - Kyle Sharp came to the 2013 NIAA State Wrestling Championships hoping to improve on his 2012 fourth-place effort.

Wolf Pack rallies past Air Force

RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball team has said all season long that it can't afford another loss at home.

PREP/JC: Carson teams ready for playoffs

The Division I basketball playoffs start on Tuesday for the girls and Wednesday for the boys.

Douglas' defense too much for Carson

Trying to score the basketball against Douglas High is like shooting in a forest of towering trees.

WNC rallies from big deficit to beat Pima

In what coach DJ Whittemore called “the greatest comeback in program history,” the Western Nevada College baseball team erased an eight-run deficit en route to a 12-11 win over Pima College on Friday.

Six CHS wrestlers alive at state

RENO - Carson High wrestling coach Tim McCarthy said earlier this week that all seven of his wrestlers had a chance to medal at this week's state meet.

Friday, February 8

Thursday, February 7

Adrian Peterson has sports hernia surgery

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Adrian Peterson put up one of the best seasons by a running back in NFL history to run away with the MVP award.

Burton needs to step it up

It is time coach David Carter pulls point guard Deonte Burton aside and tell him to take over the Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball team.

State wrestling starts today

More than 30 Division I schools and 126 wrestlers converge today at the Reno Livestock Events Center for the NIAA State Wrestling Championships.

Wolf Pack falls again

The Colorado State Rams taught the Nevada Wolf Pack a painful lesson Wednesday night at Lawlor Events Center.

Pack signs 21 new football players

RENO - Brian Polian has had a busy first month as the Nevada Wolf Pack head football coach.

Tillitt headed to CU

Kenzie Tillitt has always considered the University of Colorado her "dream college".

Sandage chooses NAIA school

Michelle Sandage earned the reputation of being one of the most physical soccer players in Northern Nevada.

Joyner headed to Western Oregon

DAYTON - Josh Joyner capped a three-year varsity career at Dayton High School by signing a national letter-of-intent to attend Division II Western Oregon University Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday, February 6

49ers S Goldson hopes to return on long-term deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh will make it a priority to re-sign franchise safety Dashon Goldson to a long-term contract this offseason - something the defender believes he has more than earned after helping his team reach the Super Bowl.

Carter wants Pack to rebound better

RENO - The Colorado State Rams rebound the way David Carter wishes his Nevada Wolf Pack would rebound.

Polian: Dynamic first recruiting class

RENO - Brian Polian has high hopes for his first Nevada Wolf Pack football recruiting class.

Carson girls inconsistent in win

Carson High clinched second place and a home playoff game by virtue of its 41-28 win over Wooster Tuesday night at Morse Burley Gym.

Nolan's 24 leads CHS to win

Matt Nolan talked to coach Carlos Mendeguia Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. and told him that he probably wouldn't be able to play because he had a sore throat and a 102-degree fever.

PREP: Tigers roll Damonte Ranch

MINDEN — Douglas sent its seniors out in style Tuesday night, rolling over Damonte Ranch 80-45 in the Tigers’ final home game of the regular season.“It’s a compliment to our guys just for coming in focused,”

Tuesday, February 5

Time out with Gemma Ramirez

SCHOOL: Dayton High YEAR: Junior SPORT: Basketball / Softball

Monday, February 4

Sunday, February 3

Bell looking forward to big year

A dozen years ago, I was announcing the Outlaw Kart races at Silver State Raceway when I was informed that I was mispronouncing the name of a 10-year-old beginner in the Box Stock class.

Parcells, Sapp, Carter among 7 Hall inductees

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Bill Parcells was a winner everywhere he coached.

Peterson double winner of AP NFL awards

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Adrian Peterson called it a blessing in disguise.

Pack falls to Lobos, 75-62

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Malik Story's big first half helped Nevada stay with New Mexico. The Wolfpack couldn't keep up late in the game.

MOODY: Take the Niners and Super Kap

This is the day every red-blooded football fan in America has been waiting for - the Super Bowl.

PREP-JC: WNC fails to hit in clutch

The Western Nevada baseball team stranded 10 runners on base in losing to Central Arizona College 3-1 on Saturday in Coolidge, Ariz.

Stunning weekend for Kinder

RENO - If you looked at Carson High's wrestling lineup and tried to predict who would advance to state, Dominic Kinder's name wouldn't have come up.

Saturday, February 2

Pack invades the "Pit"

The Nevada Wolf Pack admits it has gotten pushed around a bit in its first season in the Mountain West Conference.

7 Carson wrestlers reach semis

RENO - With a few exceptions, it was business as usual for the Carson High wrestling team at the opening day of the Division I tournament at Reno High.

PREP: Carson girls win; DHS boys clinch title

RENO — Carson High’s girls basketball team, behind 20 points by Savannah Smith, knocked off Damonte Ranch, 50-28, Friday night in a Sierra League game.

Carson boys fall short in the 4th

RENO - All even with two to go.

Friday, February 1

FODDER: Kap has chance to put Nevada on world map

Sports fodder for a Friday morning .

Jerry Rice to Randy Moss: check the stats

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Hall of Famer Jerry Rice has no interest in a back-and-forth debate with Randy Moss during Super Bowl week about who's the greatest NFL wide receiver of all time.

CEO Jed York looks to lead 49ers back to greatness

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - When Jed York attended his first football game at age 3, he had already developed an eye for watching the way his uncle ran the San Francisco 49ers during their glory days.

Painful losses endure for Kaepernicks

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Lance Kaepernick was 23 days old when he died.