Stories for January 2013


Thursday, January 31

Crabtree caps career year with Super Bowl berth

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Michael Crabtree refused to remove the black 49ers beanie and reveal his hair. Nope, not going to do it.

Lewis says he's 'agitated,' not angry, about story

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Ray Lewis is "agitated."

Carson gears up for wrestling regionals

Carson wrestling coach Tim McCarthy freely admits that he has a different mindset heading into this weekend's Northern Division I tournament at Reno High School than he did at this time last year.

Wednesday, January 30

Tigers inch closer to Sierra crown

The Douglas High boys basketball team took another large step forward toward clinching its second consecutive league title Tuesday night, defeating a scrappy McQueen squad 63-45 in Minden.

Moss proclaims himself the greatest of all time

By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer

Is flag football ahead for NFL?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Making the game safer is making NFL players unsure what's a legal hit.

Carson kids excel at hoop shoot

Seven winners at the Knights of Columbus Council #4781 Free-Throw Championship were from Carson City, and they will compete in the upcoming district event in Gardnerville.

Carson stuns Spanish Springs

It takes a lot to impress Carson High basketball coach Carlos Mendeguia, and his basketball team did him proud Tuesday night.

Carson falls apart in second half vs. Cougars

It was a preview of a first-round playoff game, and if Tuesday night's game is any indication, Carson High's stay in the playoffs will be brief.

Tuesday, January 29

Western Nevada College Softball goes 0-for-6 on road trip

Western Nevada College dropped two more games in Henderson on Sunday to fall to 0-6 on the season.

Time out with Dayton's Ashley Hill

SCHOOL: Dayton High YEAR: Senior SPORT: Basketball

Monday, January 28

Sunday, January 27

Allen Rowe: Bill Gates vs. national debt; the reason to buy metals

Today we see a growing number of people who are buying precious metals because they hear they need to. Jumping on the bandwagon seems to be a strategy that many follow whether they like it or not.

What I'd like to see changed in the NFL

With the Super Bowl a week away, there are several things I would love to change about the NFL.

WNC baseball sweeps South Mountain

For the first time in program history, Western Nevada College's baseball team has started 4-0.

PREP: Carson wrestlers 4-1 at Placer

AUBURN, Calif. — Carson High’s wrestling team compiled a 4-1 record at the 12-team Placer Duals Saturday.

Pack comes together for win

RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball team made a verbal commitment to each other on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, January 26

Polian announces coaching staff

RENO - Brian Polian's task of assembling his first coaching staff as Nevada Wolf Pack head football coach is almost complete.

Manogue girls overpower Carson

The sign of a young, inexperienced team is inconsistent play.

Nolan's 25 leads Carson past Miners

There is no place like home.

PREP: Douglas takes control of Sierra League race

The Douglas boys basketball team took full control of the Sierra League

Racing season begins today

The 2013 racing season officially starts today when the green flag waves for the start of the 51st Rolex Daytona 24 endurance race.

Friday, January 25

FODDER: Fans in love with Super Kaepernick

Sports fodder for a Friday morning .

McCarthy, Luhrs only bright spots in lopsided loss to Spanish Springs

For Cole McCarthy and Jordan Luhrs, Senior Night was a pleasurable experience.

Williams speaks at WNC dinner

RENO - One of the game's best third basemen and the only player to hit home runs for three different teams in the World Series came back to the Silver State to help keep sports afloat at Western Nevada College.

Thursday, January 24

Nevada pounded by SDSU

RENO - The San Diego State Aztecs taught the Nevada Wolf Pack a difficult lesson Wednesday night at Lawlor Events Center.

Wednesday, January 23

Hard-hitting Pollard provides swagger to Ravens' D

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Bernard Pollard likes to talk and loves to hit.

Colin Kaepernick picked pro football over pitching

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Chicago Cubs scout Sam Hughes watches Colin Kaepernick nowadays and still wonders what the strong-armed NFL quarterback might look like on a pitching mound, as a power arm in the pros. It's hard not to, seeing the zip and accuracy on each throw, the competitive fire and fierce focus.

King of the court

Carson High has nearly doubled its win total from last year, and a major reason why is the offensive play of Rafe King.

Carson wrestlers win fifth straight league title

MINDEN - When it was all said and done Wednesday night, there was little fanfare.

NFL lifts suspension of Saints coach Sean Payton

NEW YORK (AP) - Sean Payton is back as coach of the New Orleans Saints.

Callahan denies allegations of Super Bowl sabotage

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Former Oakland coach Bill Callahan has denied allegations made by two of his former players that he "sabotaged" the Raiders in their Super Bowl loss to Tampa Bay 10 years ago.

Slumping Aztecs invade Lawlor tonight

David Carter expects to see the San Diego State Aztecs at their best tonight.

Undermanned Carson hammered by Reed

SPARKS - It's tough enough to play a competitive game against Reed when you're at full strength, but when you are missing most of your guard contingent it's makes the job that much harder.

Carson boys fall short

SPARKS - Despite tremendous offensive games by Rafe King and Chris Lopez, Carson High's boys basketball team dropped its third straight game.

COMMUNITY: CMS wins hoop title

The Carson Middle School 8th grade boys basketball team finished its season with a 22-0 record by winning the South Tahoe Optimist Winter Classic.

PREP: Carson ski teams finish 6th, 7th

Carson High’s ski teams finished sixth and seventh, respectively, at Monday’s meet at Homewood Ski Resort.

Tuesday, January 22

Time out with Carson's Nolan Shine

SCHOOL: Carson High YEAR: Sophomore SPORTS: Football/Wrestling

Monday, January 21

Sunday, January 20

Carson struggles to beat Galena girls

RENO - Carson High girls basketball coach Nathan Tolbert said he was concerned that his team might come out lethargic against Galena after Friday's emotional win over Douglas.

Carson rally falls short

RENO - Carlos Mendeguia, Carson High boys basketball coach, didn't pull any punches. He was straight to the point and right on in his assessment.

PREP: Carson wrestlers third at Fernley

FERNLEY - Carson High's wrestling team finished third at the Fernley tournament over the weekend.

Maloofs need to sell Kings to local investors

I'm totally disgusted with the Maloofs, the family that owns the Sacramento Kings. Simply put, they are screwing the NBA fans in Sacramento.

Saturday, January 19

Posey among 4 Giants to reach one-year deals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Reigning NL MVP and batting champion Buster Posey is among four San Francisco Giants to reach agreement on one-year contracts that avoided salary arbitration.

49ers face fierce challenge vs. Falcons receivers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Carlos Rogers had one word to describe what his homecoming in Atlanta will be like when the San Francisco 49ers face the Falcons in Sunday's NFC championship.

49ers' Crabtree questioned in sexual assault case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police are investigating a sexual assault allegation involving 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree, authorities said Friday.

Douglas defense too much for Carson boys

MINDEN --One of the few constants that has emerged out of the ever unpredictable Carson-Douglas basketball rivalry over the past several years is a simple, understandable fact: Each school struggles in the other's home gym.

Nevada seeks first MWC win

The Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball team has been a thrill ride this season.

PREP: Evans sparks Dayton boys

DAYTON — Jessie Evans scored 23 points to lead Dayton to a 46-38 win over Silver Stage in a Northern IA boys basketball game Friday night.T

Carson girls hang on for win

MINDEN - It was Carson High head coach Nathan Tolbert's first rivalry game as a head coach and the same for sophomore guard Madison Preston. No doubt both are glad to get it out of the way.

Racing director has big plans

I had the opportunity last week to sit down with Dan Simpson, the new managing director of the race track in Fernley, which has been renamed Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway.

Friday, January 18

Time will tell in Te'o case

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Not once but twice after he supposedly discovered his online girlfriend of three years never even existed, Notre Dame All-American linebacker Manti Te'o perpetuated the heartbreaking story about her death.

Jaguars hire Seahawks' Bradley as head coach

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars have an energetic head coach to go along with their brash general manager.

Vilma's defamation suit against Goodell dismissed

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma's defamation lawsuit against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in connection with the bounty case was dismissed by a federal judge on Thursday.

Cardinals hire Bruce Arians as head coach

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Cardinals have filled the NFL's final head coaching vacancy by hiring Indianapolis offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.

Falcons say 49ers' Kaepernick poses new challenge

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Michael Turner's trademark high-pitched laugh filled the Falcons' locker room.

Thursday, January 17

FODDER: Is the Te'o case a lie or hoax?

Sports fodder for a Friday morning .

Tough stretch ahead for CHS boys

Carson High's boys basketball team faces one of its toughest stretches of the season when it faces Douglas, Galena and Reed in a span of five days.

Wednesday, January 16

49ers to face former coach in NFC title game

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Mike Nolan's 3 1/2-year tenure as coach for the San Francisco 49ers offered few highlights on the field.

Winfrey has intense interview with Armstrong

AUSTIN, Texas — “Emotional” doesn’t come close to describing Lance Armstrong’s

LOCAL: Douglas defense sparkles in win over Miners

MINDEN - The Douglas boys basketball team never trailed in a 68-49 win over Bishop Manogue Tuesday night in a Sierra League contest.

Tuesday, January 15

Nevada's Polian says he will keep Pistol offense

The Nevada Wolf Pack football program doesn’t have Chris Ault anymore

Nevada's Polian won’t back down on recruiting end

RENO —Brian Polian has never been afraid of a recruiting challenge.“I’ll never forget the time at Notre Dame when Charlie Weis told me,

Kaepernick, 49ers are 1 win from reaching Super Bowl

SANTA CLARA, Calif - Running back Frank Gore arrived for work Monday ready to push through another tough week of game preparation and do everything he can to keep his team playing right into February.

Monday, January 14

Sunday, January 13

Cowboys hand UNR second straight MWC loss

The Nevada Wolf Pack learned once again Saturday afternoon that it simply cannot live by Deonte Burton alone.

Most NASCAR drivers like Gen 6 car

There's good news and bad news from the Preseason Thunder test at Daytona.

Kaepernick delivers, 49ers beat Packers 45-31

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The unproven kid thoroughly beat the former Super Bowl champion and reigning MVP.

Ledezma carries Dayton to win

DAYTON - What a difference a day makes.

Kelly never should have interviewed in Philly

Just once I'd like to hear a coach tell the media that despite his happiness in his current school he's keeping his options open for the future.

Saturday, January 12

Rodgers returns to Bay Area to face Niners

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The anxiety-filled green room and draft day seem so long ago now to Aaron Rodgers.

PREP: Lowry girls smother Dayton

Lowry 43, Dayton 28 WINNEMUCCA - Lowry High blanked Dayton in the first quarter en route to 43-28 Division I-A girls basketball win on Friday night.

Carson rips mistake-prone NV

It took all of about five minutes for Carson High's girls basketball team to take control of the game.

Senators dominate North Valleys

Fans stayed away in droves Friday night because of the late afternoon snowfall that blanketed Carson City.

Nevada learning on fly in MWC

RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack's undergraduate classes in Mountain West basketball have begun.

Friday, January 11

Thursday, January 10

MLB to expand blood testing for HGH

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - Major League Baseball will test for human growth hormone throughout the regular season and increase efforts to detect abnormal levels of testosterone.

Will Kelly's talk with Philly damage recruiting?

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame nose tackle Louis Nix III capture the emotion of just about everyone who follows the Fighting Irish with a simple tweet: "Didnt see that coming!"

Friday Fodder: Will Nevada become Stop-Gap U?

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . .

Steroids fallout: No BB Hall for Bonds, Clemens

NEW YORK (AP) - No one was elected to the Hall of Fame this year. When voters closed the doors to Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa, they also shut out everybody else.

Air Force beats Nevada 78-65


Justin Smith's likely return big factor for 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Even at less than full strength, Justin Smith's presence on the San Francisco defensive line is enough to instill plenty of fear in opposing offenses.

Young WNC starts to prepare for 2013 season

It's just about baseball season at Western Nevada College, and that usually means there is snow on the ground.

Wednesday, January 9

PREP: Douglas boys knock off Damonte

The Douglas boys basketball team capitalized on a solid first half Tuesday night to walk away with a 61-51 win at Damonte Ranch.

Carson boys escape with win

RENO - This one will be remembered as the Harvard Street escape.

Carson girls wake up in second half for win

RENO - For the first 15 minutes of the first half, the Carson High girls played down to the level of their competition.

Tuesday, January 8

Monday, January 7

Sunday, January 6

Timing of Ault decision hurt Nevada

If you believe a blogger at, the University of Nevada has offered its head football job to Brian Polian, son of long-time NFL executive Bill Polian.

Miners run past Carson girls

RENO - Bishop Manogue's girls like to run with the basketball, and Carson was ill-equipped to deal with the running.

Carson wrestlers win Granada tourney

LIVERMORE — Kyle Sharp won the 120-pound title and Cole McCarthy was second at 132 to lead Carson High to the championship in the Granada Mat Classic on Saturday at Granada High School.Forty-five teams were entered in the event.

Saturday, January 5

Friday, January 4

Racing starts in late January

Race fans still have a few weeks to wait until the 2013 racing season cranks up with the Rolex 24 at Daytona on Jan. 26-27 followed by the Bud Shootout on Feb. 16 and the Daytona 500 a week later. But there are some interesting things taking place in the off-season.

Hug boys nip Carson, 50-47

The Carson Senators were in a good situation. Down 48-47 with 27.4 seconds left against the Hug Hawks. The Senators were going to decide their own destiny, and that's all any sports team wants.

Defense carries CHS girls to win

Carson's High's offense was off and on Friday afternoon, but the one constant was its defense.

Thursday, January 3

PREP: Carson boys host Hug today

Coming off a 1-3 effort down in San Diego, the Carson High boys basketball team hosts Hug at 3 p.m. today at Morse Burley Gym in a Division I crossover game.

WNC softball team ready to hit the field

Western Nevada College Softball coach Leah Wentworth has some new decisions to make this year as she nears the start of the 2013 season

Will next UNR coach have ties to Ault?

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . .

Dust Devils fall short down the stretch

DAYTON - For the first 25 minutes of the game, the inexperienced Dayton Dust Devils gave Truckee all it could handle.

Wednesday, January 2

Klenakis says he is right man for Pack job

Nevada Wolf Pack football is in Chris Klenakis' coaching blood.

Joe Santoro: Pack heading down the football cliff

The Nevada Wolf Pack is in serious jeopardy of falling off the football cliff.

Tuesday, January 1

Former Pack coordinators interested in top job

Tom Mason wants to return to the Nevada Wolf Pack.

Emory leads Oregon over Pack

EUGENE, Ore - Carlos Emory and Tony Woods had 13 points each for Oregon, which will take a perfect home record into the new year following a 56-43 win against Nevada on Monday night.